Weirdo's Weekly Update — 1 May, 2023

What are we working on?

We're finally launching our Weirdo.Rocks Academy and our first three online courses this month! We are still busy fine-tuning every detail of our website and materials to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience.

We're excited and will give you all the juicy details next week, including a special launch price for our loyal newsletter subscribers. So, if you're itching to become a location-independent entrepreneur, get started with Cryptos, or work remotely sustainably, this is your chance to learn from the best. Stay tuned for more info, and get ready to join the Weirdo. Rocks Academy!

Crypto Update

There's exciting news in the world of decentralized technology! The innovative layer-1 blockchain project, Sui, is set to launch its mainnet and $SUI token on May 3rd, which is just around the corner. Sui is poised to revolutionize how we think about programmable blockchain platforms by enabling instant settlement, high throughput, low latency, and cost efficiency. What do you think about Sui?

In other news, the crypto-fueled wireless network Helium has just completed its much-anticipated migration to Solana, unlocking the potential for additional use cases around the network. Helium's founders and backers are excited about the possibilities. They are even contemplating a mass-scale NFT mint tied to the migration. This is a significant development in decentralized technology, and we can't wait to see what the future holds. Stay tuned for more updates!

Travel Update

We're still hanging out in Pattaya, Thailand, and we've got some insider knowledge to share with you about getting around this bustling city. Did you know that Pattaya was once called 'Tappaya'? The name has since been changed to the more manageable 'Pattaya,' which is definitely less of a tongue-twister.

But we want to talk about the most affordable way to get around town - the Baht Buses or Songthaews. These dark blue pick-up trucks with open sides and seats along each side are Pattaya's version of Tuk Tuks. And the best part? They only cost 10 Baht, making them the cheapest form of transport around. Plus, they run 24 hours daily, so you'll never have to wait long for a ride. To catch a ride, wave your hand palm-downwards (remember, palm-upwards is impolite in Asia) and hop on when it stops. And when you want to get off, press the buzzer, and the driver will stop. There are no set stops, and you can get off anywhere along the route. I love the simplicity of this transportation.

I am currently listening.

Kevin Kelly on Excellent Advice for Living, Universal AI Assistants, Time Machines, and The Power of Fully Becoming Yourself (#669)

I am currently watching.

Netflix - The Diplomat (one season currently available)

The Diplomat is a geopolitical drama series about Kate Wyler, a frustrated female ambassador facing challenges in her career and marriage. She aims to promote women's rights in Afghanistan while being secretly evaluated for a higher position in the White House.

A great show where lead actress Keri Russell shines in her role as Kate.

Tool of the week

This week's tool is a must-try for all Python developers out there!

LangChain is a framework for developing language model-powered applications. LangChain connects language models to other data sources, allowing them to interact with their environment. It provides various use cases, including autonomous agents, personal assistants, question-answering, chatbots, and code understanding. LangChain is implemented in Python and JavaScript.

I'm currently experimenting with my own private knowledge database implemented with LangChain, and it's been a lot of fun playing around with this tool. So, if you want to create unique and robust applications using language models, LangChain is worth checking out!

Something to think about

"Whoever has the most fun wins."


"Time assets vs. Time debts.

Time assets are choices that save you time in the future. Think: saying no to a meeting, automating a task, working on something that persists and compounds.

Time debts are choices that must be repaid and cost you time in the future. Think: saying yes to a meeting, doing sloppy work that will need to be revised, etc.

Time assets are an investment. Time debts are an expense."

James Clear

A question to ask yourself

Who are the few people that deliver the majority of happiness in your life? Can you schedule time with one of them today?

Found in James Clear Newsletter

Tips and Tricks

"Don't aim to be the best. Be the only." — Kevin Kelly

May 3, 2023
Leo Brunnhofer