On this first day of the new year, 2013, we look back and cherish a decade of fond memories with our Verrips Family News website, http://verrips.org
The web updates started on 11th February 2002 (then http://verrips.co.za) as a means to keep our family and friends current on news, photo’s and blessings. The site became http://verrips.org in early 2004.
The website went through three major platform changes from starting off being a postnuke portal, then a moveable-type blog in late 2003, and finally onto wordpress, initially version 1.2 in early-2004. She would go through eleven major software version updates, but stayed on wordpress until the end, finally bowing out with version 3.5.
During her 10 years and 767 postings she witnessed and reported on many changes. Phones started including digital camera’s, making news updates faster and more interactive. Posting via email, sms and other methods kept updates quick and easy. In her last few years though she started handing over to other platforms, like facebook and google+, and tools like pixelpipe allowed for cross-posting and multi-posting.
Verrips.org leaves behind an about.me page for Roy and actively updated facebook pages for Roy and Angela. Also in her wake are a less frequently updated Google+ page for Roy, as well as twitter feeds for Roy and Nathan, and many fond memories of Rachel.