Know your plastics

Here’s a pretty good short description of each type of plastics from CNet. Each recycle label on the plastic bottles and containers have a number, and they represent different types of plastics. You should know how these may have health implications and the recyclability of each.

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(L)CHINA campaign

If you have some Chinese friends on you MSN list, you’ll probably see this in front of their names. Due to the recent false reporting from the western media, the young Chinese netizens have started a campaign to show their patrioticism for China. If you’re a westerner, you might feel a little overwhelmed by this. However, in my opinion, this is no where near as violent as the riots by the Tibetans or the false media propaganda.

Love China

Capitalism will lead us to death

The recent edition of Time magazine talked about “The clean energy myth”. I’ve wanted to find more research about this topic for a while, I’m glad Time talked about it and I didn’t have to find it on some conspiracy theory forum site. Some people would just believe what they hear from the mainstream media, anything with bio- and eco- are pretty much bound to be environmental friendly. Well if you are one of those, please think twice before you support those products. It maybe just another greedy environmental UNfriendly company behind it.

Here’s a quote from Time magazine “biofuel… it’s dramatically accelerating global warming … Corn ethanol, always environementally suspect, turns out to be environmentally disastrous.” The chain effect of farmers moving to framing biofuel products causing food prices rising and deforestation of rainforest to make way for more land is just the perfect example of capitalism gone bad. The world is seemingly controlled by the few trillionaires, most people in life just don’t have a choice other than following where the money is.

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Ankoder pitch at Barcamp Sydney

Rex Chung at Barcamp

Barcamp 3 just finished last weekend. I met some interesting people there and it was a relaxed environment to discuss ideas. The speed networking introduced this time was definitely useful to meet a lot of people quickly. I think it can be an idea to organise that regularly similar to speed dating events. I did a demo of Ankoder on Sunday at the entrepreneur’s track. It got quite a good response and I ran out of business cards. There’s definitely alot of videos lying around and people need to do something about them.

Another cool thing was meraki – Free Australia Wifi. It is very similar to FON, which was introduced in HK in 2006. Basically it is hoping to setup free wifi mesh with everyone sharing their own internet connection. Although I have a 3G modem now, it’ll still be good for my iphone if there’s free wifi 🙂