Tag Archives | Abandoned

…MrWong got carried away with the Soup’Partments?

Soup'Partments

MrWong’s Soup’Partments is an abandoned attempt to build the world’s tallest virtual building.

Abandoned doesn’t mean it was unsuccessful however, as I can’t imagine anyone ‘building’ anything higher than the Soup’Partments, with its 406 residents and 2,000 meters of height.

To help with the construction, MrWong opened the project to anyone with an image editor and some spare time. Users downloaded a template for either a one-story ‘apartment’ or a two-story ‘loft’ and went to work customizing it with anything that their heart desired. MrWong then checked I, and as long as it met with his approval, the story was added.

Since the project was closed down almost five years ago, not much has gone on in the Soup’Partments lately, but if you want a good look at some rather unique Internet history, there’s no better place to begin.

[MrWong’s Soup’Partments]

[Via: ReubenMiller]

…It’s Website Wednesday: 66 Celebrities That Blog?

Celebrity

Rather than choose one site for this week’s Website Wednesday, I’m going to give you 66 of them, and let you co the choosing.

Celebrity Cowboy Gossip Blog has put together a list of 66 Celebrities that Blog, and it’s surprising how many well known people wield a keyboard in the online world.

It is worth noting though that some of these have long since been abandoned, and “a bunch of them are disappointing” because “their sole intention is to advertise a product or show.”

However, there are some choice diamonds buried among the rough, so click around and see what you can discover, because you never know who might be blogging on the down low.

[Celebrity Cowboy Gossip – 66 Celebrities That Blog]

…The Pirate Bay wants to buy a country?

Sealand

The Pirate Bay is trying to acquire its own country by purchasing Sealand, a small “island” made up of an abandoned gun battery near the UK “that was occupied, declared sovereign, and turned into an offshore data-center for sensitive information”. Kopimists can donate money to the cause with promises of “high-speed Internet access, no copyright laws, and VIP accounts to The Pirate Bay” for every citizen of Sealandia. If they can’t get enough money together for Sealand though, The Pirate Bay still promises to buy another small island somewhere and claim it as a sovereign state, so no investment goes unrewarded. I’d be interested to see just how far they could go around copyright laws if they did in fact become their own country, so donate now to a movement that could change the world.

[Buy Sealand]

[Via: Boing Boing]