In September 2015, Mark Stephens, in his persona as Robert X. Cringely and along with his three sons, launched a project on Kickstarter to produce a low-cost, low-power Minecraft Server called the Mineserver. At the time the project was launched, Stephens wrote "virtually all development work is already done so risks are minimized. If we had cases we could start shipping tomorrow." (See the "Risks and Challenges" section at the bottom of the Kickstarter campaign page.)
After many delays and excuses (and family trips to amusement parks), the mineservers still have not shipped. Not only that, but despite having promised weekly updates, Stephens has stopped all communication with backers via Kickstarter. It appears that he has simply abandoned the project, leaving nearly 400 backers $35k poorer.
This page is meant to track how long it has been since the project ended as well as how long since the last update on Kickstarter.