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Bernard Katz
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Art Glass Sculptor, Designer, Business Owner, Entrepreneur, and Creative Problem Solver
Art Glass Sculptor, Designer, Business Owner, Entrepreneur, and Creative Problem Solver

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If you use Wordpress for your site, you need to check your plugins!

I found another plugin I use that contains malicious code. First it was the 'Display Widgets' plugin, now the 'Fast Secure Contact Form' plugin! Apparently, there are many more plugins that may have problems with malicious spam code hidden in them!

What bothers me the most, is that I have been finding out in round-about-ways. http://Wordpress.org sometimes knows about these problems for months... And yet fail to notify users about a problem plugin! If I didn't check the forums before updating a plugin, I may never have known.

The Wordpress moderators released a 'hidden clean' version of 'Fast Secure Contact Forms' plugin. More info here: http://www.fastsecurecontactform.com/ ... I don't have the time, or like playing detective, to figure out a problem that the Wordpress moderators could easily notify people about.

#wordpress #wordpressplugins #maliciouscode #pluginspam #wordpresssecurity
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I've written an article about 'auto-posting', and why I think it's bad for small business owners. Finding the time to engage and market on social media is hard... But taking too many short-cuts may do more harm than good.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-social-media-automation-bad-small-business-bernard-katz/

#socialmedia #smallbusiness #SocialMediaAutomation
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I have never made a giant glass chandelier... But seeing how it is done is interesting.

#chandelier   #moltenglass   #glass  
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Beach Horizon Glass Art Sculpture
This new sculpture represents an abstract 'nod' to the dance between the beach and the ocean...
http://bernardkatz.com/beach-horizon-glass-art-sculpture/

#glassart   #glasssculpture   #sculpture   #art   #glass  
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"Wow, it's bigger than I expected!" I hear people say this all the time... 

Why is the perception of an object's size often different from the object's 'actual' size? My recent post has some thoughts and tips to better visualize the actual size of an object... Because size does matter.

#glassart   #sculpture   #size   #sizeperception  
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We just finished working on a custom glass sculpture installation project for a residential client.This photo was one of our ideas we proposed.

The dimensions are: 57" wide x 21" high x 13" deep
  #glasssculpture   #glassinstallation   #glassart   #artinstallation  
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Movie themed pop corn birthday cake
My daughter wanted a movie themed birthday cake. I don't bake very often, and have never made fondant icing before... This was my noble effort. Making mini marsh mellows look like popcorn took forever... So this will probably be my first and last pop corn cake.
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+Brian Fields this was a test render and comparison to the real glass piece. On this particular render, I have a white plane behind the model to reflect light into the glass... This is a similar trick I would use while photographing  my actual glass work.
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I'm finally starting to get the material set-up closer to the look of my actual frosted glass sculptures. I used actual glass pieces for reference.

I also made a side-by-side comparison test image of the real glass blue piece and the 3d model version, which I can post if anyone is interested in seeing how it looks next to the real thing.
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Glass Blowing Truck
A friend of mine, Kalen Erion, built a mobile glass blowing truck. I stopped by to help test it out on its maiden run... Pretty impressive!

It took Kalen about 4 years to finish it... Well, these type of things are never really finished. Anyway, he has more photos of the truck being built on his Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/GlassRoutes

#glassblowing   #truck  
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