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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian20 Feb 2017 11:07 p.m. PST

There are a variety of things to update you about.

First, I've authorized an increase of memory on TMP's server. That will increase our monthly costs, but should improve the situation regarding slow-downs and time outs.

I'm also continuing to work on the 'garbage collection' systems for the forums, trying to remedy our remaining forum bugs.

Second, I mentioned previously that TMP is unusually short of staff right now, even considering the part-time status of the staff editors.

Editor Gwen is on bereavement leave. She has asked me to tell you that her older brother was killed about a week ago. He was gunned down by police in a case of mistaken identity, they claimed he was a "bigtime shabu dealer" (shabu is Asian slang for meth), but bigtime drug dealers don't live in poverty. There is a major problem with corrupt police in the Philippines, as you may have heard.

Editor Julia is recovering from a motorcycle accident with a stray dog. (Yes, there are also a lot of stray dogs in the Philippines.) Her injuries are painful, including some deep abrasions on her feet, but hopefully she will recover soon.

Meanwhile, Editor Hebber is having problems with her internet service – randomly, she'll lose the ability to connect with some particular website, but other websites will be fine. This is forcing her to work odd hours when the internet service finally lets her connect to whatever website she needs to perform her job (such as TMP, but also advertisers' websites). She is trying to get her internet service to fix the problem.

Editor Dianna is now working an extra job, so her work availability may be affected.

I'm relatively fine. However, my sister-in-law in the Philippines has suffered another stroke, so we are quite worried about her.

raylev321 Feb 2017 3:30 a.m. PST

When it rains, it pours. Good luck to all.

Texas Jack21 Feb 2017 3:43 a.m. PST

Condolences to Editor Gwen, it is a very sad situation. And prayers for your sister-in-law.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 7:34 a.m. PST

My condolences to Editor Gwen. Hoping the best and prayers for a quick recovery for Editor Julia and your sister-in-law.

Texas Jack21 Feb 2017 8:15 a.m. PST

Oh goodness, I missed the news about Julia, so best wishes to her as well!

emckinney21 Feb 2017 11:28 a.m. PST

I will not say something Dawghouseable about violence in the Philippines. I will not say something Dawghouseable about violence in the Philippines. I will not say something Dawghouseable about violence in the Philippines …

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 12:25 p.m. PST

Best of luck for all of them…

Bill…and you want to live there instead of USA?… (smile)


Personal logo Editor Gwen The Editor of TMP21 Feb 2017 11:09 p.m. PST

Thank you so much!

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