Adobe Fireworks retired in 2013

Adobe Fireworks retired in 2013

Since it did, I need to update (part of being old and set in my ways) so I asked Adobe what the upgrade was and Adobe XD
is the suggestion. And now a part of the learning stack for yours truly.


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VMware Workstation 17.0

I got an update notification that VMware Workstation version 17 was available to download and the upgrade was done.

My Virtual Machine’s wouldn’t start up, that was a bad thing. So after several hours, and with help from a post I made to Reddit

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r/vmware The workaround was to disable 3D Graphics in the VMware settings for the affected Virtual Machine.

Password Generator in Keepass tip

keepassPassword Generator in Keepass tip, there’s a great password vault called Keepass I use that has a great option.  You can setup the characters used in generating passwords, and exclude characters like lower case L and the number 1 for instance.   Here’s a look at the exclude characters list I have used since 2000 or so  gijloqsyz1GIJLOQSYZ0  to make things LOTS easier done when sending passwords to users and to avoid the “Is that a zero or and “O” in that password” and that will save you time.  Keepass doesn’t store information in the cloud, it stores your vault locally on a USB stick of your choice. is the URL , click Downloads, and the Professional Edition>Portable  

Download this ZIP package and unpack it to your favorite location (USB stick, …). KeePass runs without any additional installation and won’t store any settings outside the application directory.

Supported operating systems:
Windows 98 / 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7 / 8, each 32-bit and 64-bit, Mono (Linux, Mac OS X, BSD, …).

Microsoft .NET Framework ≥ 2.0 (already included in Windows Vista and higher) or Mono ≥ 2.6.