8 years

Huh. I missed the squid’s eighth birthday.

I don’t really feel bad about it, but it’s interesting to reflect on how much has changed since the domain was originally registered. People have moved on, married, had kids, changed jobs multiple times, fallen off the planet, etc. I’ve held five jobs and lived in four different cities myself in that time, so it’s fair to say a lot’s gone down with everyone else, too.

I’m glad that the nature of the squid has changed. It started out as a mailing list whose purpose was ostensibly to stay connected, but ended up being a forum for the vituperation of a failed company that we had put a lot of our time, effort, money, heart, and hope into. That list hasn’t seen a post in over a year, and hasn’t really had anything of substance beyond the odd hello and address change in over three, so it comes down today.

What the squid has turned into is a home on the weeb (sic) free of hooks for some of my favourite people on the planet, and I hope it stays that way for many years to come.

7 thoughts on “8 years

  1. I’m happy to be a part of such a great little community…you, sir, are the rockingest.

  2. Awww… you’re just saying that ‘cuz I managed to use “vituperation” in a sentence. 😉

    Likewise, good to have you along for the ride!

  3. Squiddy, Squiddy, Squiddy.

    Oh the memories.

    Some day, little Squiddy, we will sit in our rockingchairs on the porch and watch the sun go down and think about the olden days, hanging out with Globe Head Man and the gophers, jet-setting off to St. Catherines or maybe even Cincinnati….

  4. not to mention the B-side of the squid which involved different gaming servers and their communities along the years…

    i wonder how many other facets the server has that not everyone is aware of.. (chinese black market forum for organ exchange?)

  5. I’m just one of the young’uns, a blink of an eye in terms of squid history I’m sure but I’m so happy to be here and it doesn’t seem to matter how many times I pester you about my silly web stuff, you always respond with a smile (although you may be crying on the inside).

    Thanks tons for allowing me to join you here; hopefully in the ‘years to come’ my volume of support calls will lower drastic

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