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.”
It has been a wet and gloomy weekend around these parts. I don’t mind the rain — it usually quietens the world around me. But this weekend it makes the world seem a bit eerier. It is also the kind of day when you need to dust off your old Miles Davis and John Coltrane … Continue reading [Photos] Kind’a’Blue
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