View Full Version : [SOLVED] Yahmicroosoft? Looking for creative writers/artists.

March 13th, 2008, 07:30 PM
I've recently acquired some domains related to the possible buyout of Yahoo by Microsoft. I've thrown around the idea of setting up a quick MediaWiki (http://mediawiki.org) installation and doing some "fan fiction" (likely by non-fans of Microsoft like myself), perhaps an alternate universe like EPIC 2014 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPIC_2014) where the buyout definitely happens. Really, I'd like to mock Ballmer, Gates, and such.

Anybody interested? If I got about two dozen people I'd be willing to set it up and incur the startup hosting costs. If I set this up, where else do you think I could try to recruit creative writers/artists from the free software crowd?

Bungo Pony
March 13th, 2008, 09:12 PM
Here's your fake Steve Ballmer:

Here's your fake Bill Gates:

And here's a fake Steve Jobs too:

March 14th, 2008, 05:20 AM
Thanks for the links; I was unaware of the Fake Ballmer. Although I'd like to poke fun at people, however, I think the focus should be an alternate reality. The idea here is to get a bunch of people to collaborate and expand on that reality. I think I'm funny, but I'd get pretty sick of myself if I took the approach the "Fakes" take.

March 14th, 2008, 02:52 PM
too bad if they want a domain you own, they will just take the issue to court and most likely win, because it makes more sense for them to own it rather then you.

March 14th, 2008, 04:30 PM
Actually, I don't think they would want to do that unless they're about to actually rename Microsoft to "Yahmicroosoft" or something similar. Even if they did, I would just get a new domain with something inspired by the alternate universe we create.

March 14th, 2008, 05:20 PM
so show us some of your "funny"

May 20th, 2008, 07:21 PM
I ended up installing a quick MediaWiki site with some links to news articles at:
http://yamicrohoosoft.org (http://yamicrohoosoft.net)

Until I have the time to work on something more creative (not any time soon), I'm afraid that's how the sites will stay.