A cup of Joe huh, always good tidbits of wisdom and/or know-how in these! Though Wikipedia seems to have alternative theories... would you say they're misled here? https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cup_of_joe
Regarding Flash I wonder how that's working for you now? Depending on OS/update status maybe it never shut down for you? If you've been missing out on fixes: https://sonucais.newgrounds.com/news/post/1137244
In regard to newer games it seems like the majority is, and probably has been the last few years, HTML5. So maybe this change won't have as large an impact on the regular user as we assumed it might. Maybe specifically with certain iconic; classic games, but I feel like a lot of them will probably just fade out of the public eye a bit... for now. Hopefully Ruffle brings them back. Maybe breathes some more life into the community again when/if people start going here in particular to relive those glory days and find some old; familiar nostalgia.
Unfortunately a lot of the new stuff does require webGL support to run properly though, which at least my GPU does not have. Lotsa lag. In contrast Flash games still run flawlessly... except when they now run via Ruffle, since Ruffle in part also requires webGL, which my GPU doesn't have. :/ Alas... though it seems that particular bit might get tweaked in the future. Major issues now and optimizations when everything's working.
Sounds like you're really getting by on scraps lately though, though beverages/nicotine-based relaxants: bound to amount to a fair share of $$$ long-term I guess? Hope things start looking up though. It's cool to hear at least there are friendlies out there; a certain sense of community.
And you really have the perfect voice and competent verbal aptitude for this kind of content! Plus quality recording equipment. Wouldn't mind hearing more. About some of all those as of yet unsaid things mayhaps.