Is it China, or western companies in a financial crisis? Part 1

I was talking to friends about Apple’s letter to investors on January 2. This was almost a month after Jaguar Land Rover had disclosed sales problems in China. The key question that came out was how much were Apple milking the Chinese situation? Was the bulk of their problems really down do China? Or was […]

Mac software recommendations

Why a list of Mac software recommendations and why me? I have been using Macs since my early cough, cough – ok let’s just say a long time. I bought my first Macs secondhand. The first one was a sit-up-and beg style Macintosh SE. This is in what nerds now call the Mac Classic style […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Hackers Make a Fake Hand to Beat Vein Authentication | Motherboard – another biometric standard weakens. The big question is the cost of the hand versus the benefit gained 9 Chinese Fashion Labels to Watch in 2019 | RADII Media – there are also legion of domestic streetwear brands to keep an eye on due to […]

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Things that made my day this week, apart from spending time with family, introducing my Mum to T-WOG$ – the Terry Wogan secret pirate radio shows and eating surprisingly little Christmas food. For those who haven’t heard it, Peter Serfinowicz channels Terry Wogan IF he hosted a show on rinse.fm. Now I just need to […]

Things we’re likely to see in 2019

At a macro level, the world is in a pretty strange place at the moment. There is uncertainty across many countries in terms of political direction, macro economics, technology and consumer uncertainty. Populism and nationalism is on the march: Duterte in the Philippines. Trump in the US. The AfD is shifting the Overton window in […]