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Daan van Rooijen

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Bad news about Phillip
« on: 2024-05-16 20:50:29 »
I just learned that the man who gave the world ThumbsPlus, Phillip Crews, is very ill  :'(

Phillip, Cerious Software's founder and chief developer a.k.a. code poet, is being treated for metastatic cancer. He is too weak and sick to work. I'm afraid this means that there's currently no-one at Cerious to fulfill orders or answer technical support queries.

His daughter Leah has set up a fundraiser to help the family cover healthcare expenses. She explains more about Phillip's situation on the fundraiser page: https://gofund.me/9eba8fee

I would encourage anyone who has enjoyed working with ThumbsPlus, or benefited professionally from doing so, to maybe donate a few bucks if you can afford to.

Let's all hope for the best for Phillip!

-Daan-

ps: I'm posting this in the Announcements section, but I'll also post a copy in the General Discussions section where forum users can respond.
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Re: Bad news about Phillip
« Reply #1 on: 2024-06-01 03:17:24 »
I'm very sorry to inform you that Phillip Crews has passed away on May 22nd.  May he rest in peace.
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Re: Bad news about Phillip
« Reply #2 on: 2024-06-01 03:18:20 »
I think we must assume that this means the end of Cerious Software. If I hear anything to the contrary, I'll let everyone know. I do not know how much longer the website, the forum and the ftp server will stay up. If there's anything that you'd like to download for future use or reference, I'd recommend that you do so soon.
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