I received an email this morning that wanted me to know that a link on a post I wrote six years ago linked to a Flash game and, in the interest of staying ahead of the Great Flash Doom of December 2020, gave me the link to a safe HTML5 version.
I had no memory of the post or the game — I was still in a post-GHP haze when I wrote it — but thanks, person!
Of course I had to try all the links in the post, and the first one goes to the source: The Useless Web.
Buckle up, because I’m going to waste time this morning.
- A largely hysterical collection of inexplicable books. [Full disclosure: I own three of them.]
- One of those simple websites that seem to exist only to prove that the coder could do it.
- Swoop that mouse! A click will change colors, a double-click will clear the canvas.
- This is a site that, if I were still in the classroom, I would have up on the screen without comment or explanation or even acknowledgment.
- Silly, until…
- This one was on the old post and showed up again. Someone, somehow, has engineered a collection of photos with people pointing their fingers — at your cursor. It’s mildly creepy.
- Nicely hypnotic. It could use a gentle sound of some kind.
- An old favorite, also from the old post. As I said then, I am amazed that someone has bought (and keeps paying for) the domain name for these odd little ventures.
- Not as zen as the creator might think; I can see where the meditative games could actually be quite nerve-wracking. I much prefer the old zombo.com, if only it weren’t Flash-based.