The current pandemic has exposed many of society’s frailties, and no other sector has been impacted more than the service industry, especially the food and restaurant ecosystem. A lot of us don’t quite understand the fragility of this supply chain, and the sheer size and scope of the impact. In order to understand the magnitude … Continue reading [Podcast] Stuck@Om with Matt Buchanan
Occasionally my morning walk throws up a surprise — fog masks the horizon, the ships, and the port buildings become a faint outline. Oakland fades out. And then with a little bit of contrast adjustment, and by pushing the mid-tones, what was just a walk along the water becomes a tiny moment of zen. Made … Continue reading Almost still waters
Why does it feel like its 1999 on the Internet? If you feel that your network is slower than usual, you are not alone. Everyone is experiencing the same thing. That said, the Internet is withstanding the pandemic as well as its original creators expected it to do so. Speaking of the Internet, how about taking a moment … Continue reading [04.07.2020] Signals
On the news, on social media, and in personal communication apps, there seems to seems to be a continuous end-of-the-world vibe. Given that none of us can do much about the way things are going, except self isolating and pay attention to the needs of each others, you get the sense that much of this … Continue reading Yet Another Monday in Pandemic
James Seng, a long time Internet expert, and investor based in Singapore, has published three informative posts on how to buy medical supplies from China. I have known of Seng and his work, and he has deep connections in China, and his three-part series can be beneficial to those seeking medical supplies. This includes a primer on buying KN95 masks, ventilators, and surgical masks. Here are some key takeaways from his posts:
– Only buy KN95 GB 19083 FFP2 masks for frontline doctors and nurses. Others are pretty useless in medical facilities.
– There is a short supply of ventilators and it might take a couple of months to get these delivered.
– “For your own personal use, buy this mask is sufficient. It is cheap and comfortable,” Seng suggests. “Ask for a medical mask with YY-0969-2013 standard.”