Closing & Reborn

We'll tomorrow will be the 'official' last day of a website I set up in December 2004.

It's had a funny live, started off as a community website for people I had met online, first it was a pretty open entry system and then after about 6 months swapped to an invite only system.

There were good and bad points to these methods, the latter was in retrospect the one element that secured it's demise. In it's popular phase it would see 100 forums posts a day from over 30 members, sadly towards the end the underbase sank to around 10 active members per week.

I've half written a post about managing online communities, detailing the good and bad. One day it will make it's way into my blog.

RIP CJs.

And onto a lighter topic, my redesign of my clans website KhaosClan.com.

I have tried to deliver 2 themes for users to choose from, one of them is Light and one Dark. Although, truth be told they are both greyscale with varying tones to match the name. in addtion to the new themes I also whated to come up with a new logo/title bar that would give the whole thing a new feel.

So after playing around the chaos star, a logo that we have stuck with for sometime now. I was about to give up and start thinging of something new, when I accidentally dragged the “K” of Khaos over the star and instantly stumbled apon a way to revamp the old logo.

So after a good few hours of tweaking, redesigning and more tweaking, the final version came to life. So for your viewing pleasure i present the final logo/title.

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I'm very happy with the way it turned out to be honest, I wasn't sure the 'K' was going to intergrate and be noticable. But thankfully it shines out wonderfully.

Lost track?

I don't know about you but I just haven't got a clue half the time as to which corporation owns what part of the internet. So for your visual pleasure I've compiled a handy reference list. (plus i was a little bored)

Who owns what?
del.icio.us is owned by Yahoo!
Doubleclick is now owned by google
Myspace owned by News Corp. (parent company of Fox).
Last.fm was recently purchased by CBS for $280 million.
Flickr is owned by Yahoo!
Youtube is owned by Google
WAYN was bought by ITV for £120 million
Feedburner recently purchased by yahoo
Konfabulator and Winblinds both owned by Yahoo
Friend Reunited bought for £120 million by ITV
Skype is owned by Ebay purchased for $2.6 Billion, along with paypal of course for $1.5 billion
Blogger is owned by google
MyBlogLog owned by Yahoo!

So there you have it, if it's not owned by a massive company apparently it's not woth going too.

Abandoned Places

I recently found this great website.
Abandoned Places

It appears that Henk is always on the look out for places to visit.

The galleries on the website are broken down into easy to navigate steps. I prefer the black and white images, they appear almost timeless and give the subjects in the picture more depth.

The old architecture and remains of humans give everything an errie feel.

Great site, well worth a look.

Remember Mr Biffo? Get Stuffed?

Well if not here is a little background.
Paul Rose a.k.a Mr Biffo was the brains and humour behind the Channel 4 Teletext page named Digitiser. Digitiser (or DIGI) was an amazing thing and I’m sorry you missed it.
Everyday was a laugh a minute experience, with reveal-O’s, morse and lewis and the snake.
Not forgetting Mr. T.

Well Mr Biffo has a site up and running here

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On to other news, i was up watching telly and the classic get stuffed came on. Originally aired during the Gulf War, those TV people seem to think another war requires get stuffed again.

Well they have a website and board moderated by the MYSTERY CHEF
www.getstuffed.info

http://www.getstuffed.info