On the other hand, Newgrounds still exists and there does seem to be a community there, which is really cool! Going to dive down that rabbit hole and see what I find..

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There are just about as accessible technologies these days, in the form of generally much better successors to Flash. So what's missing? The right platform?

I guess closest equivalent I can think of for sharing experimental little games would maybe be itch.io?

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Definitely not meaning Flash as a technology there. More.. realising how many little flash animations and games have clearly still stuck with me. How mainstream it was for people to be playing these games, sharing funny animations, mostly all made by people for fun and not profit

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Really cool tribute to Flash games through the years. Nostalgic af scrolling through this, and a little sad realising that with progress maybe there has been something of value lost..

flashgamehistory.com

(also of course very relieved to read this was ended peacefully with no one injured! And that Signs is getting the attention it deserves. Everyone should watch it.)

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Been looking for a proper Letterboxd equivalent for games for aages, and very happy to have now came across the very promising Backloggd. Anyone of my Mastodon followers on there yet? Add me! 😆 backloggd.com/u/r0bbie/

Sad to hear of Larry Kramer's death. By coincidence I just watched How to Survive a Plague a couple nights ago, a powerful and informative documentary on the AIDS crisis as it developed and the activists who fought establishment indifference to find a cure with increasing desperation and anger. Would recommend it, and also The Normal Heart. So important we remember activists like Larry Kramer and others, and how much LGBT people of my generation and those to come owe them for their fight.

The BBC capturing a rare photo of a literal demon here, rejoicing in his daily death count.

@marrkus I just have one question for you - are you a pathetic, worthless punk?

You have to do yourself a favour when you're out in the countryside and you see chickens - youtube.com/watch?v=QhMo4WlBmG

First day working remotely / under quarantine and my productivity is through the roof. Could be in for a very productive period if I don't go mad from the social isolation / society doesn't completely collapse in the meantime. 🤞

hCaptcha (hcaptcha.com) looks like a promising potential alternative to reCAPTCHA - which of course needs to die a miserable and painful death. Going to give it (hCaptcha) a go on my current project, although still on the look-out for an effective open / self-hosted solution. Someone make one pls.

Brb watching all three Lord of the Rings extended editions to make myself feel better cause I need to be in a world where good finally triumphs over evil for a little bit.

After spending a long time looking, the best out of the seriously sparse set of options appeared to be Visual Captcha (visualcaptcha.net). Unfortunately it seems it's no longer under active development.. Fingers crossed someone picks it up or something new comes along. A good, open, customisable, and privacy-respecting captcha open that developers deploy in place of ReCAPTCHA is desperately needed.

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