Archive | August 2013

Chinese and their cars: A love affair

Chinese and their cars...In my last post I mentioned that I mainly saw Chinese tourists at the BMW World and BMW Museum when I visited last month. Actually, I shouldn’t have been surprised. Chinese people are absolutely car crazy, especially the young generation! Read More…


BMW World Munich – are we in China?

BMW World

Last month while I was in Munich I visited the BMW World and BMW Museum. And I was in for a few surprises.

Upon arriving the BMW World in Munich I was surprised to hear a familiar language I’m well acquainted with. But it wasn’t my native German, nor English or French. Read More…

Kowloon Walled City – where the outlaws live!

Kowloon Walled City

You might be forgiven if you haven’t heard of “Kowloon Walled City”, also known as “Kowloon Fort”. After all, it was knocked down more than 20 years ago. But despite that, the history behind it is quite interesting. Sometimes, it’s surprising to see the repercussions of a little neglected thought… Read More…

Encryption 201: Encrypt your emails

In last weeks post I provided a bit of theory into the field of encryption. This week, let’s do the real stuff. Let’s encrypt our emails. I will explain how to encrypt emails using the free software PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) on a Mac together with Apple’s built-in Mail client.  Read More…

Encryption 101: How do I protect myself against nosy secret services….

EncryptionSo you read everything about the recent NSA scandal and ask yourself: How can I make sure my data is safe?

The answer: ENCRYPTION!

Only through strong encryption and strong passwords you can make sure you data is save from nosy secret services or hackers. And it’s actually quite easy as this series of posts will show you.  Read More…

So what’s the real China?

The question of “the real China” is sometimes puzzling. There is the People’s Republic of China (PRC) but also the Republic of China (ROC), mostly referred to as “Taiwan”. So what’s the real China?

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