[04.07.2020] Signals

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

When Buying Medical Supplies from China…

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.”

America 2.0

I feel a certain kinship with Mark Cuban, the owner of Dallas Mavericks and an investor in many companies. Except for owning the NBA team part. Or being a billionaire. Or being white. Still, I like that he is hopeful and almost relentlessly optimistic about human capabilities. My often visible skepticism about a lot of … Continue reading America 2.0