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Month: December 2016

Re: [trinity-users] End of Year Fundraiser

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2016 15:31:56 -0500
On Thursday 22 December 2016 16:05:01 Timothy Pearson wrote:

> All,
> I'll keep this short and simple.  The TDE project needs your financial
> support to continue hosting the services critical for further
> development.
> This year we are have fallen significantly short of breaking even on
> the monthly expenses needed to keep TDE online and under active
> development; these expenses primarily consist of electricity for the
> TDE servers and Internet bandwidth.  I have been covering the
> shortfall for several years now, but it has become a great strain over
> the past few months.  If you would prefer to offer financial rewards
> for fixing specific bugs, that works too, but the bottom line is we
> need additional financial support to avoid further service cuts that
> could slow / stop development.
> We are not in a position to outsource portions of the TDE
> infrastructure beyond what has already been migrated to external
> systems such as the mirror distribution system.  Attempting to split
> up the remaining core would simply incur even higher bandwidth costs
> than what we already have, and altering the stable, running system at
> this point could end up halting development entirely.
> Finally, I'd like to personally thank those individuals who have
> donated, are hosting portions of the TDE infrastructure such as the
> mirror system and backup site, or have been actively working on TDE
> development over the past year.  Your contributions are much
> appreciated, and TDE would not be possible without them!
> If you can, please donate to the TDE project here, and thanks!
> Timothy Pearson
> TDE Founder

I have or had a paypal account that I haven't used recently, as in 45 
days or so, but all of my attempts to login and donate, I am always 
stuck at the spinning wheel wait screen, either after hitting enter 
using ff's password linked phrase, or clearing the and re-entering it by 
hand. Same result.

I am a convert to the TANSTAAFL phrase since RAH made it famous several 
decades ago, and I have been the recipient of your largess long enough I 
should pay the rent, as much as I can afford on SS. But after 15 
minutes, I'm still looking at the please wait spinner. And a page 
refresh, f5, just continues the spinner.

If you are in the US, PM me with a USPS address, and I'll have my bank 
send you a check. I think the day after Christmas business has crashed 

Cheers and thank you Timothy, Gene Heskett
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