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!

My Interview on Doubt The Doubts

A few weeks back I was interviewed by Paul Blais, Founder & Host of the Doubt The Doubts Podcast. The podcast is one of the top podcast in iTunes and focuses on “Killing The Doubts That Kill The Dreams”. During the podcast we talked about finding the right resources and not depending entirely upon yourself. Hire to compliment your weakness because your strengths are all ready there.

In the interview Paul drew out of me not only my story, but also some struggles I went through, successes I found, and then he finished the interview drawing out what he calls my sage wisdom. I would love for you to hear the story of my journey. Take a listen below and let me know what you think.


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?


Create An Awesome Instagram Photo Website Using WordPress

This week Instagram decided to change their terms which caught a lot of social attention, and the critics hammered them on their new position. After the backlash, we got a statement from Instagram co-founder giving his take on the changes.

What Now?

Sticking with Instagram is an option. Moving back to Flickr (which I also love) is also viable, along with other options I’m sure. I love the use of 3rd party apps, but my whole point in writing this quick article is to show you how to bring it all back to you, at least when it comes to Instagram.

The next few sections of this post will walk you through setting up WordPress to pull all of your existing images from Instagram, and also configure your WordPress site to auto-post all future Instagram images.

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Another Round of Passing the Blame

Hi, I’m that quiet guy that everyone ignores. Times have changed, I can no longer get guns or ammo, my country felt that guns were the root cause for so many unwarranted and useless deaths. Well, in part maybe.

Funny thing is, as I have quietly been ignored, I read, and I mean I read a lot! I learned how to make pipe bombs and other powerful explosives from every day items I can get at Lowes, or Home Depot, or Insert your favorite hardware store here.

Yah, that’s it. I’ll just blow up a school, or train station, or whatever is in my way when something triggers my psychopathic tendencies. Ya, guns are too slow anyway, not impactful enough.

No, this is not a pro gun rant, but if you really think guns are the issue here, you’re not thinking deep enough. The reality is when it’s not guns anymore, it will be something else, and then something else.

We love to push blame. We love to put bandaids on the compound fractures of life. Sorry to tell you folks, this is way more complicated than picking your next scapegoat.

In the end, we need to do a better job of understanding the risk anyone poses to OUR society. Why was this guy able to snap and cause the misery he caused today? There were no signs he was a wack job? I call bullshit! What did I, you, we do wrong to allow this?

We need to be held accountable as a people, I don’t think we’re doing the best we can, not even close. It’s a sad day for the loved ones of 18 children, our world, and the human race because we love to push blame.

This is the world our children and children’s children will live in. We are failing indeed!


God Bless America

God bless America, and God bless our brave troops. God bless those troops for enabling us to BBQ in the US this 4th of July. Don’t forget that as we sit and enjoy, they are manning the watch!

Do something awesome today! Celebrate the birth of our country, celebrate being an American.

Enjoy safely, and God bless you too!