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So what is changing?

Squidwolf Ltd. the UK entity which provides you with your hosting services, will stop providing these services at the end of June 2018. Your services will be transferred to a new UK entity which is a subsidiary of Squidwolf Ltd called Squidwolf Hosting Ltd. We are doing this to streamline our operations to help with our growing business and to ensure we can provide you with the best service possible. In addition, Squidwolf Hosting Ltd has a vastly upgraded hosting platform and we are sure you are going to love your service even more than you do now.

All of your services will be transferred will minimal interruption. We don’t anticipate any downtime for your services, however if you do experience any loss of service during the migration we will refund you a full month of service charges + 10% for the trouble.

We are also launching a brand new company which will provide Broadband and Landline services. This company is called Squidwolf Internet Ltd and it will provide Hosting, Domain Registration, Email, Broadband, and Phone services in an all-in-one package.

GDPR

Squidwolf Ltd has been GDPR-compliant since December 2017 so we didn’t bother emailing you to tell you this. We wanted to avoid clogging your email inbox up with yet another damn GDPR notification email. As we don’t email you marketing material, we don’t need you to confirm anything either.

We have updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer about these things so be sure to take a look anyways. Here is a quick summary:

  • We’ve incorporated concepts from the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We actually did this months ago.
  • We’ve added explanations for why Squidwolf processes customer data and the types of data that we process, as well as information about your data protection rights. We have also added a complete list of all the companies we deal with for data processing and what sort of information we share with them.

I’m confused, tl;dr

In a nutshell, your services will still be provided by us, Squidwolf. You don’t have to agree to these changes if you don’t want to, and you also have the awesome choice of adding Broadband and Phone to your existing service if you wish (we hope so! Its awesome!), that has the added benefit of only dealing with one awesome company for all of your internet things!

  • Squidwolf and all of its subsidiary companies are GDPR compliant.
  • Squidwolf now has two subsidiary companies, these are Squidwolf Hosting Ltd and Squidwolf Internet Ltd.
  • We are migrating your service to Squidwolf Hosting Ltd.
  • However, you have the choice to add Broadband and Phone to your service. If you choose this option, your hosting service and all of your domains will move to Squidwolf Internet Ltd instead.

I don’t want to change anything, I just want my stuff to work!

Awesome! The following things will happen if you aren’t interested in moving your Broadband and Phone.

  • We will cancel your PayPal or Direct Debit with Squidwolf Ltd.
  • We will move your service to Squidwolf Hosting Ltd at no cost and no interruption of service.
  • We will email you once we’ve moved your service.
  • You will need to login and set up a PayPal subscription again.
  • We won’t suspend your service or charge you late fees for three months after the move. Just in case you didn’t have time to setup a new subscription.

I’m alive, don’t worry. just taking a break from all things internet, well not really.

I’ve had an interesting New Year, spent in multiple places as usual. Most of it was spent playing Cards Against Humanity with Bryony, Danny, Basti, and Eva. I’ve fallen in love with the same so much that I now own a deck. We spent the best part of the weekend laughing hysterically and making up our own cards.

When Eva came down to Manchester with Basti of course she forgot to bring her own deck, which was the one we spent all weekend playing so I decided to go hunting in Manchester for a deck. Fanboy in the Northern Quarter is the only place in the city you can just walk in and buy a deck, and when I got there they only had two left! So if you’re hunting for your own, best to do it online. The CAH store is currently the only place you can buy the booster packs anyway (if you’re stuck on what to get me for my birthday, there is your answer).

Playing this game has motivated me to really put in the effort for my own games and now its all I want to do, besides everything else…naturally.

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So everyone is preparing to go nuts with the sales after christmas. I got up at 7 to take a look at the Steam Sale. Apparently nothing I want is in the sale.. oh well! Anyway, since the majority of my Facebook feed is now taken up with people’s eBay purchases and selfies from the Trafford Centre, I have spent the day hiding in my bedroom.

I don’t know where i would be without Ricky Gervais.

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Its a gun that shoots fog!

My birthday is coming up soon, jus saying.

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Slipknot in January!

In other news, I just used all the Game rewards credit I have. I spent a few hours tonight on Skype with some more random folks from Omegle; like you didn’t know. Internet life has gotten really weird at the moment.

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Edit: They climb on top of my mother’s wardrobe where there are straw baskets and, as you can see, they like destroying them.

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Bryony isn’t here at Christmas and since the office is closed from the 19th I’m taking part in the good old sport of being on Omegle, not in that way. Weirdly though, I’ve actually met some nice people on there.

What else do I spend the holidays doing? Well the Annual N00b Harvest, of course! Since this is the first Christmas with me owning a delicious copy of Grand Theft Auto V I shall be directing my efforts towards that game. In previous years I would spend N00b Harvest on Halo 3, then to Halo: Reach but sadly all the people I used to play Halo with aren’t on Xbox LIVE much these days. I am also guilty of this.

Although I miss having Bryony here for Christmas it does allow me time to have a catch-up with some internet friends, there won’t be any cuddles though.

So this time around on Omegle I started a hashtag called #DomCantSleep which caught some attention on twitter, probably because I was one of like 100 people still tweeting at 5am in the morning.

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Who needs Lorem Ipsum? A funny website has created what they call the “UKIPSum generator” which you can use instead of the traditional Lorem Ipsum dummy text.

You can create several paragraphs of “slightly racist and homophobic dummy text”.

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Because sometimes you just need to place a cup on your cat.

 

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