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15 years old(er)

Post by Danno »

When I started Cloudflash in 2004, I was 15 years old. It was just 5 years prior to that when I discovered the joys of the internet - using dialup unsupervised, typing in random URLs just to see if they exist, in constant search of cool sites with free games, chatrooms, and cheat codes. While I was at it, I also kept my eyes open for "free website makers" so that I could make my own website and be part of this wonderful world wide web. When I was 14 or 15, I learned how to type fast and make basic webpages in HTML as part of my high school education. Computers and the internet had also evolved greatly since my first time online - the timing was perfect for me to start up Cloudflash in a small, dark corner of the internet.

Anyway, 15 years later, Cloudflash is still a thing. It's been part of me for half of my life to date (yes, I'm 30). I scrapped and removed many of my projects throughout the year due to lack of entertainment value, but their sacrifices have allowed me to improve my abilities and this website. Cloudflash might've never reached the quantity of "cool stuff" or the popularity I imagined it could back when I started it, but I'm still happy with it for what it is.

This year, I've got 4 new Cloudflash Mix comics and a 34 page head start on a new chapter of An Improved Society. I'll update An Improved Society: Reversal casually, I suppose, since I'm not really in a good position to be making guarantees!
And it was finally my turn to be given the test. The teacher handed me a couple papers with material on "life". I remember thinking, "is this the final test?"

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