All The Family Huddled Around A Glowing Laptop

The times when the kids were growing up it was a tradition to have the laptop on and the Northern Hemisphere family watch as the presents are open. A lot has changed since this photo in 2017, the kids are young adults, my Dad is in a home, the Swedish side aren't allowed to travel to Wales due to COVID, and I won't be around the kids this Christmas Day. It's not so much the change, the kids were always gonna move on and with the divorce new rituals have been created. It's more that it's happened in 3 years, 2017 seems both a long long way away (as does January, remember then?), and yet close enough to touch. Whatever your routines are be prepared to change them, but keep the rituals . 

Facebook, my connections are one camp OR the other

Nice wee application (Nexus) that will chart all the connections between your Facebook 'friends'.

As you can see from my Facebook friends it's pretty much "Wellington web people" (the big circle) and then "others" which has a large connecting point of my wife Liz. Of course this is just the "Facebook view" of my life ... it's totally skewed towards those that are on-line and misses out a good 75% of actual friends, family and work.

It also goes to show that nearly everyone "Webb-y" in Wellington and/or New Zealand is connected with everyone else ... what a 'wonderful fishing village' I live in :-)

(there's an alternative graphing method after the big picture)

Mike Riversdale

Mike Riversdale
[alternative graphing view]