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Google versus Flash, the battle continues

31 August 2015

I don't know of anyone who still thinks that Adobe's Flash is a good thing.

Ask any security expert about Flash and they'll throw holly water at you, put a ring of garlic around their neck and thrust a crucifix into your face -- that's how much they hate this hideous piece of code.

The tragedy is that even though we all know Flash is the devil incarnate, very few people or organisations have done anything to try and rid us of this scourge.

Until recently that is.

And coming to the rescue is Google!

A few weeks ago, Google decided to kick Flash as the default player for its YouTube service, effectively moving the majority of its users to HTML5.

Now they've taken the next step, a step that is possibly the most important nail in Flash's coffin.

Read more...

 

Forums are up!

Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.

Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.

So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkrox when asked for it.

Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.

The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.

Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.

Stay tuned!

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