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.