uselessd was a fork of systemd, intended to strip out many of the unnecessary features and provide a smaller alternative. Eight versions were released. Near the end of the project, work was being conducted to replace udev and create a data structure / IPC system.
IRC: irc.darknedgy.net #uselessd (Use port 6697 for encryption, disable auth check, it’s self signed.)
As of 2015, the original author of uselessd took on other projects, lost some interest, and transferred ownership. No work has since been carried out. You can read the full death announcement on the homepage linked above.