Flash and Facebook

Adobe Flash PlayerYou may have seen this headline recently:
Firefox blocks Flash, and Facebook calls for its death

Firefox has been blocking outdated versions of Flash for quite some time now. This isn’t news; it’s click-bait.

You can update the version of Flash that you do have by visiting https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

You also can test/check to see what version you currently have installed at https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

Update to the newest version of Flash, version (as of this moment), and Firefox will remove the block automatically.

WordPress 4.0

wordpress-logo-stacked-rgb_300x186A significant update to the content management system that our website uses, WordPress, was released this past month. WordPress powers about 13 million other websites and continues to be the world’s most popular content management system.

While development on the next version is already underway, we went ahead and upgraded our website (and all of our clients’ websites) to the latest and greatest stable version of WordPress: version 4.0 (a nice summary of updates is available on the WordPress Codex).

Along with that update, we also upgraded tons of bells and whistles that keep all of those websites running smoothly. Then, we backed everything up to our off-site servers.

It was a pretty busy month for us here at Frutke, but a good one. We hope things have been going well for you too.

Wikipedia and Dell join Frutke in accepting Bitcoin

BitcoinIn May, Frutke became the first business in our county to accept Bitcoin. We made the local paper too (here’s the article). Yesterday, I learned that Dell and Wikipedia both now accept Bitcoin also (see Wikipedia Now Accepts Bitcoin Donations With Coinbase). It feels really good to be “ahead of the curve”.

The second article linked above mentions Coinbase as a payment processor for Bitcoin. I’m still researching it, but so far it seems like a PayPal for Bitcoins.

Kinda neat.