This week, we would like to extend thanks to all the generous citizens
who purchased Why-Passes over the last three months for some of the
best news to ever hit our town: Whyville has added a new server!
For almost 3 years, our town has been making do with one computer. At
times, we were barely limping along. Now, with some added computing
power, Whyville should run more smoothly, respond more quickly, and best
of all, hold more citizens!
City Hall tells me that they're still
making sure everything's working smoothly because, as you can imagine,
setting up a new server is a pretty complex thing. So, if you run
across a glitch, please let them know.
There is one important thing to make clear: this doesn't mean there'll be no more Waiting
Room. More people will be able to get in at a time, but
there are just plain too many Whyvillians wanting to get in.
This also doesn't mean there'll be no more Why-Passes. In fact, we need Why-Passes
more than ever, because now we have to pay to keep two servers up and running, not just one.
I hear from City Hall that this costs about \$1500 a
month! So folks, please, your continuing support is as important as ever!
In other news, last week's paper stirred up quite the response in
our community! Articles about "oldbies and newbies" have positively
flooded the Times' Inbox -- I had to swim to get to my coffee Monday
But seriously, folks, you've sent in some fantastic articles, and
only a hair's breadth is shown in this week's paper. I'll
try to publish the best and most interesting in the weeks to come,
but I'm still going to have to send to the circular file (a.k.a. the trash) articles
which would otherwise make me proud to publish.
I just wanted to say thank you for your dedication to Whyville
and to the Times -- for your passion, your thoughtfulness, and your
patience, with me, City Hall, and each other.
Thanks, and keep writing!