Recognizing a riptide

There is so much advancement of technology, I can’t keep up at the moment.  Chrome, FireFox, Drupal, WordPress, Video, Live Streaming, Angular vs React, SSL, HTTP/2.  Upgrades to the tooling I’ve built have been put off so long, that now they are beginning to be incompatible.

I can see, now, that I’ve been swimming in an ocean of sorts.  There is a strong current of technical change and technical debt, that is pulling me out to sea.

A Riptide!!!!

Now I knew the answer:  Swim parallel to shore to get out of the current, then swim back to shore.

Sideways for a while, it is.