Bob Fairbairn

Local Mom Raising Two Kids On Her Own!




Into each life a little rain must fall

I have been working on the patio to level out a few blocks that had gotten out of wack. I cleaned out all the moss and I filled in with polemeric sand. Brushed it all off nice and clean and then I carefully watered in the sand this morning and all seemed well!

But all of a sudden the weather turned on me! Rush to tarp everything so it will not wash out.

Watching the WWDC keynote today you can see that Apple is listening about diversity at least “in public”. This is the most relaxed WWDC in a while. Some very interesting features in the new OS’s. I want to see the underlying APIs on the watch for Podcast listening. I hope that @marco can now put overcast on it! Getting the Home app “ported” to the Mac will help me with some more automation

Off to getting my spare MacMini up and running on the Beta…… Notice I said “SPARE”!!! Not Prodcution..

Basic website hosting

I have moved my blogs over to for now and I have to find a web host for my very simple business web site.  (4-5 static pages).  I have been using Squarespace but it is too expensive for now.


Anyone have a suggestion?




Counting the birds

This morning there were five White Crowned Sparrows, a Grosbeak, a Baltimore Oriole, the pair of Doves that have been hanging out and a Robin or two, and some House Finches! Some stay ands some are passing through. Nice!

I just listened to an interesting podcast from Loreena Mckinnett about her upcoming album: 🎶

A Walk Near The River

PSA: Change your Twitter password:

Main garden tilled and settling in for planting:

Sunday morning “deep thoughts”

I typically read a lot early in the morning to wind up the clock so to speak. During my reading this morning I found this article in my inbox.

I am not sure what I want to say about this article. It could be “I told you so!” Or it could be “I thought this was closer to the truth!” I could be depressed and do nothing.

So I am going out to till my garden and plant some more food. I hope I am reducing my impact. I try……

An interesting post about productivity:

Validates simplicity and balance.

Zoo Day With The Grandkids

There is a nice post on MacStories about Wavelengthl

An interesting link for today

“How the Environment Has Changed Since the First Earth Day - National Geographic”…

Good intentions, the internet “rathole” and finding gold

This morning I am sort of waiting for some work that is coming my way today. A DAC to test, the fireplace guy to clean, and a quiet house to do some test podcast recording. I am reading and there is @Agiletortise mentioning the Drafts action to post to A reminder to read the MacStories article about the new version of drafts. And what appears to be an interesting podcast “Fundanmentally Broken”

Thanks @Manton for enabling this!

Well the intro and outro music had been selected and imported. The outline for the first microcast is in draft form. I have studied Ferrite Studio and practiced. I guess tomorrow when the house is quite I should record….. Scary!

Before starting a Microcast. A few questions for the group.

I have this “idea” for a microcast to take place of some of my blogging. Would you mix the blog and the cast in the same stream ? Do you think a microcast should have it’s own domain name? How regular does a microcast need to be to keep folks happy?

So many things before “commit myself” or get committed,…


Taking some of my thinking “public”

Apple and “How do to even more with iPad”…

Barred Owl

The owl was perched on a sign post as we were returning to our vacation cottage.

To “Mirkwood”

This is on one of my local walking routes. The light makes me feel like the walk into Mirkwood!