I realized this morning that Donald Trump’s behaviour reminds me of Mao in his later years: Arbitrary even capricious actions, attacks on “intellectuals”, attempts to muzzle the press, xenophobia and promoting a fear of outsiders, etc.

The Drafts iOS app has morphed into a database of links for me!

All I need now is an easy way to aggregate them at the end of the day and I will consider it complete! (For a little while.)

*The only thing holding me back from going to the Pro version is my demonstrated inability to deal with negative option marketing in time.

Reuters: [Evidence for man-made global warming hits 'gold standard': scientists](https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-temperatures/evidence-for-man-made-global-warming-hits-gold-standard-scientists-idUSKCN1QE1ZU)

> “Humanity cannot afford to ignore such clear signals,” the U.S.-led team wrote in the journal *Nature Climate Change* of satellite measurements of rising temperatures over the past 40 years.

Before it’s too late, happy birthday to Steve Jobs.

I bought his daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs’ book Small Fry last night. I’m about ¼ of the way through and so far I’d give it a thumbs up.

📚 📖 #books

I finished listening to the S•Town podcast series the other night.

I’m still thinking about the how different the worldviews of the major participants were. It’s not for everyone, but it certainly is thought-provoking!

🎙 #podcasts

NYT: The Tiny Swiss Company That Thinks It Can Help Stop Climate Change (long)


Two European entrepreneurs want to remove carbon from the air at prices cheap enough to matter.

Albert Finney has died. He was in many well-known films, but my favourite is the lesser-known Shoot the Moon (1982)

“A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated…”

🎞 🎥 🍿