Hi. I’m Dre Armeda. I'm a Harley enthusiast, and a Chargers fan. I wear many hats, and love tacos. I'm infatuated with WordPress, web design, and web security. I work at Sucuri Security. I hope to help make the web a safer place!

Adobe Creative Cloud Upgrade Path Equals Null

Adobe Creative Cloud is pretty awesome. You pay a monthly premium for the products you want to use, I love it. Well, at least I did until today (I still love it, just a little less).

I had the single license for Photoshop and wanted to go for the full suite upgrade today. Apparently it’s not so simple, check out this chat with Adobe Creative Cloud support:

Adobe Creative Cloud Upgrade Path

I guess when there’s no suitable alternative you have no choice, but I’ll tell you that this has been less than a favorable experience.

As someone that works at a SaaS company I know this is generally easy to build, and last I heard, Adobe wasn’t hurting in the resources department. What’s the point of not allowing quick upgrades through their dash, this is an easy win, especially if you incentivize? This sounds like it has a lot of upside if implemented.

Anyway, that was it. I’ll end my little rant here, and I leave it to you. What would you do if you were Adobe? What would you do as one of their customers needing to upgrade?


Stop and Salute

You all might be gone or hung over by this evening so I figured I’d post a thank you now.

We have some really special people in this country willing to put life and limb on the line every day to defend the purist of fundamentals, the freedoms our nation was built on.

If you get a minute, say a prayer for those serving, and give a thank you to all who have made and will make that sacrifice.

To those who served before me, with me, and to those that will continue to protect our world in an effort to make it a better place for us and our children, I salute you. I wish for you a safe watch, and I offer my deepest gratitude!

Wherever you are, have a Happy Memorial Day. God bless you, and God bless America!


Heading to BlogWorld & News Media Expo

I will be at BlogWorld Expo in New York next month. If you’re going, drop me a line.

See you there!


My Awesome New Web Caricature

I’ve been wanting a cool new illustration of me to use online for avatars, social profiles, etc. Well, I got it :)

I’ve had a great time working with James Dalman who created this for me. He is great to work with and as you can see, he’s very talented. He even tossed in a free taco, now that’s a win!

Dre Armeda Caricature

Let me know what you think.


Dre.im Redesigned – My New Genesis Child Theme

dre.im is finally sporting a new coat of paint, plus a few added improvements. I finally got around to creating a new custom theme using Genesis Framework, and the site was moved over to Page.ly who will do the heavy lifting on the hosting front.

Dreim Launch

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