Weirdo's Weekly Update — 6 Feb, 2023

Here is a new weekly mix of travel, crypto, goal tips, and a positive vibe. Join us for a virtual chat about all the exciting things in life and get a boost towards happiness. Let's go!

What are we working on?

The website is still in construction mode 🚧 but we already have some improvements that we are happy about it. We ordered a new header image (I booked a Fiverr gig for the task) that represents us and what we are all about, and I think it is quite a good match.

Fun fact, the seed idea for this image came from Chat GPT. 🤖 I fed the bot with the explanation and details on what we do and our website's main categories. The bot came up with possible ideas on how the website's header image could look. I refined the idea on our end, prepared a brief, and sent the request to the person on Fiverr who we liked the designs the most.

This is another example of improving your work processes with Chat GPT.


When it comes to cryptocurrency, your crypto keys hold the key to your digital assets! These keys are the backbone of encryption and decryption, and come in two flavors: private and public.

Private keys are the secret sauce that allows you to manage your digital assets with ease, while public keys are your virtual address for receiving transactions. It's important to keep your keys safe, as any security breach can result in your assets being compromised.

That's why we recommend using a hardware wallet, paper wallet, or metal mnemonic plate to store your keys. By keeping them offline, you can avoid potential security threats such as hacking or phishing.

And to add an extra layer of security, it's important to follow best practices such as keeping a backup of your keys stored in a safe place, using strong passwords, and enabling two-factor authentication (2FA).

For more tips and tricks on keeping your crypto keys safe and secure, check out our article How to take custody of your crypto keys.

Traveling, what's next?

Our month in Borneo island is coming to an end. We usually like to explore islands by motorbike, and we rented one in Sabah. The only difference compared to other islands is that here we only saw a small fraction of it as Borneo is HUGE.

It's the third largest island in the world, covering an area of approximately 743,330 square kilometers (287,000 square miles). To compare, Borneo is about 8.9 times larger than Austria and 37 times larger than Slovenia.

This time our focus was mostly on Sabah, but we want to return here in the future and explore the island's biodiversity. We booked our scooter with Scooter Rabbit  and were very satisfied with their service. We recommend it if you want to explore Sabah on two wheels. 🛵

This weekend we also have a special visit; our friends Kasia and Marc flew in from Singapore to get a first impression of Sabah. We spent the whole Sunday island hopping and snorkeling, which was a great experience. We visited 3 islands, Manukan, Mamutik and Sapi.

I am currently reading

I carry one physical book on my trip, the The Almanack Of Naval Ravikant.

This book, is a must-read for anyone seeking to achieve both financial success and personal fulfillment. With its unique blend of practical advice and thought-provoking philosophy, it's no wonder that readers always find themselves coming back to its pages time and time again.

Gadget of the week

Access to the internet is very important for our work. Therefore, we usually choose apartments with high-speed internet in more central locations to ensure a stable connection. When we arrived in Kota Kinabalu and met with our Airbnb host at the check-in, we were hit with a bit of shocking news for being digital nomads. She explained to us, “through the flowers” (how Austrians would say) that there is no wi-fi in the apartment.

We got an option to cancel, but we didn’t want to go through the hassle of canceling and finding a new place. We instead put our mobile router NETGEAR Nighthawk MR2100 in the game. We bought a SIM card with unlimited internet for a month and solved the issue quickly. It was also an affordable solution as the SIM card cost us 20 USD.

The router works great for now, it’s portable and easy to carry around if necessary.

Something to think about

Our weekly James Clear.

"The trick to viewing feedback as a gift is to be more worried about having blind spots than hearing about them."

and Naval's famous Tweet on "How to get rich (without getting lucky)

A question to ask yourself

What has been the best hour of my week? How can I make it easier to have more hours like that?

Content of the week

We published the article How to take custody of your crypto keys. Read and stay safe

February 13, 2023
Leo Brunnhofer