CAPTCHA tests are those little tests of skill that websites use to make sure you are a human, not a robot. Sometimes they ask you to re-enter some of the faded text displayed on the screen, other times they show you nine pictures and want you to click on the pictures that include, for example, a boat. There are a bunch of different types of CAPTCHA, but they all share at least one property: It sucks.
But what if we lived in a world where captchas weren’t that bad? Presumably developer Miquel Camps Orteza is the only developer to ask himself this question, and by doing so, he created an instantaneous captcha captcha that he actually feels a pleasure to solve.
It’s called DOOM CAPTCHA, and it involves shooting three Doom imps over a short period (approx very Short period of time. Weirdly, goblins are in the Wolfenstein universe, but this paradox doesn’t matter because no matter where they are, launching goblins is fun.
You write Camps Orteza on Github Captcha page They “had the idea on Friday, and they developed the first version on Saturday morning, and it was published that night and came back here directly on Sunday.” It is also noted that it will be very easy to “crack the security” in CAPTCHA, and the project is mainly intended for fun. In line with the topic, if you type IDDQD while running CAPTCHA, you can skip it entirely.
It does make you think, though, of an alternate world where captcha are not stressful, confusing, and sometimes even mind-boggling pests. If you want to try it, head over to Orteza Camps page on GitHub.
Cheers, Mag Computer.