Firefox 69: Flash disabled by default by Martin Brinkmann:

Mozilla plans to disable Adobe Flash in Firefox 69 by default according to an updated bug listing on the organization’s bug-tracking website.
Adobe Flash Player is the last NPAPI plugin that Mozilla Firefox supports; support for other NPAPI plugins like Microsoft Silverlight or Java was removed in Firefox 52. Firefox users could switch to Firefox ESR to continue using NPAPI plugins at the time. Google dropped support for NPAPI plugins in 2015 in Chrome.

Hang on. Mozilla killed of Live Bookmarks, RSS, the legacy extension ecosystem, and other bits but kept Flash around until … tomorrow-ish?

Reeder is my RSS client of choice, especially since most browsers abandoned the “standard”. It works well with Feedly, my Google Reader replacement.

MarsEdit is my WordPress authoring client of choice, especially as the WordPress native client is barely functional and Emacs’ org2blog is a bit too fiddly for my time.

Since macOS Mojave (I prefer the incorrect Americanized pronunciation close to “mo’ java” and not the more correct one near “mo’ have, eh”, because it’s a buggy release & I still have room to grow as a person), these two tools no longer work well together.

Pre-Mojave, when I wanted to write about an article in Reeder I would click the icon for MarsEdit and the text magically appeared in a new MarsEdit post.

Now, I get an error.

I presume the problem is with the ever evolving security protections in Apple’s macOS and that the author of Reeder hasn’t updated for it yet.

I still amaze myself when I talk with people about security. What I say isn’t amazing; it’s the neuro-chemical hit I get in the exercise. Consulting engagements deliver a slower constant drip. Both are good for my mood, personally & professionally, and when balanced