Great news! GNHosting (aka Ghoulnet) has finally gone bust! In an email released yesterday morning the company said, “It is with deep sadness we have to inform you that for reasons beyond our control Ghoulnet Ltd has ceased trading.” Let me repeat the important bit here: “…reasons beyond our control.” Beyond their control? There is one reason and one reason alone this company has gone down the tubes, and it is this – plain and simple shite customer service. I speak from a position of authority and bitter experience on this matter, given that I used to be a customer of theirs.
Ghoulnet were cheap and at one time among the best in the business, but their friendly approach disappeared somewhere along the way when they realised they might be able to make a quick buck without actually doing anything in return. Servers went down unmaintained, spam was rife, and they even burnt down their data centre and several machines with it on one occasion. They stopped taking phone calls, emails went unanswered, and they responded to requests through their support forum with short and rude responses.
They were born golden visionaries of the web hosting business and died a shower of shambolic cowboys. Good riddance Ghoulent, I can only hope Ezee Internet, who have taken on your portfolio, do a better job at it then you did.
If anyone is wondering, I moved to UK2.NET a while ago and am totally satisfied with their products, reliability, and most importantly, their customer service which is outstanding.
I’ve been surprised at the usefulness Twitter has started to provide me in terms of networking and promotion. I’m meeting a lot of new writers and other artists, and even had tweets sent to me from more “established” people in related and entertainment industries. Locally, as well, there is a large Tweeting community, and it’s opening up possibilities all over the place for me just now. Very pleased with TweetDeck in keeping track of it all; not possible through the normal web GUI.
Good progress made on Greener is the grass, the PSH e-book, and the Stella sequel, and I’ve written this blog, for the first time ever, about the day before, i.e., posting real-time about the previous day. Confused? Don’t be, I’m trying to free myself from the mundane.
Here’s a wee video exclusive for you (almost), the new video for the forthcoming Madness single due for release on 11th May by Lucky 7 Records. It’s called Dust Devil, and is taken from their new album, The Liberty Of Norton Folgate. Extra points if you can spot Suggs and Chas Smash in the vid. You can pre-Order the single and the album now from the Madshop at www.madness.co.uk Video: Directed by Adam Smith Featuring: Jamie Winstone and Alfie Allen.
Cheap and free e-books:
- Selektion – FREE!
- Brick by Brick – FREE!
- Silly Poems for Wee People Vol.1 – FREE!
- Fringe Fantastic – £3 (£5 OFF!!!)
- Poolside Poetry – £3 (£2 OFF!!!)