Update: R.I.P. Adobe Flash

Back in July 2017, you may recall when Adobe announced the “end of life” for their legendary Flash software.  Back in its heyday (ok so what if it was a mere 10 to 15 years ago), Flash was the standard when it came to producing multimedia content on the web.  As with many tech related things, the mantra: “out with the old and in with the new” can’t ring true enough especially when it comes to Flash.  As I was casually surfing the web over the weekend, I came across an article from earlier this year claiming that less than 5% of all known websites use Flash!  I have to say that I’m surprised at how fast Flash has dropped off the face of the earth.  Compare that with Microsoft’s Windows XP and 7 operating systems which stubbornly held on much longer than their corporate owners anticipated and therefore have caused so many security related issues…oh wait, you mean to tell me that was because their newer “replacements” have been even more problematic…???

Umm…nevermind, time to go.  R.I.P. Adobe Flash.

CrashPlan for Home “End of Life”

Sad to see that one of the best backup solutions for home users is no longer available for use.  I remember when they first made the announcement that it will be going away last year and cannot believe that the day has come.  However, I’m pleased to see that they have partnered with Carbonite to help users transition to their service which while not perfect, is still pretty good.  It’s always better to have a backup than not have one at all!