Om Swastyastu! If you are interested in what life in Ubud is like, feel free to follow along on Instagram, although I only share the occasional food and nature shot. Bali already feels like a never-ending Instagram story – they even advertise some tours to famous (?) sights with ‘As seen on Instagram’. So there is that. 🙄 But if you disregard the hippie-dippie escapism stuff, you can experience real beauty here – not just through its lush, vibrant rainforests, but more so through its kind-hearted people that proudly and genuinely invite you to experience the local culture anywhere you go. And, oh dear, the food. The food is so very good.

I hope you have a great week! – Kai 🙏🏾 


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Get 100+ top-tier Mac apps in 1 suite

Setapp is what’s missing from your everyday work on Mac. Instead of googling for apps when you need them, you can have all the apps for common tasks right at hand. For just $9.99/month you get a growing collection of quality software. Give it a try!



Visual workspace

Whimsical is a powerful, shared visual workspace: collaborate on flowcharts, screenshots, wireframes and more, together and in real time.


Turn conversations into written notes

‘Otter is the smart note-taking and collaboration app that business people, students, and journalists use to get more value from meetings, calls, video conferences. Record and review in real time. Search, play, edit, organise, and share your conversations from any device.’


Powerful CRM inside Gmail

Nethunt is a feature-rich Chrome-plugin that adds a ton of CRM and organisational tools to your inbox. Add notes to emails, compile sales pipelines, get more info on each email sent, categorise your communication in more efficient groups, and much more.


A Mac window manager

Another window manager for Mac, Magnet organises your workspace for up to six (!) screens, activated by dragging, customisable keyboard shortcuts or via the menu bar.



A magazine about people who improve the world, for others

For is a new independent print magazine telling the stories of individuals from around the world who are taking personal action to improve lives for others. You know, the kind of stories we really need to hear right now...

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Dual standing desk

I love the design of this industrial-looking dual sit-stand desk that would fit beautifully into our shared office in Melbourne.



Data Violence and How Bad Engineering Choices Can Damage Society

This is a fantastic read (or listen to the audio version) that summarises many of the systematic biases that we build into software without even noticing. It should be required reading for any data scientist, software engineer, or even designer.


Why You Can’t Really Trust Negative Online Reviews

This article reveals some fascinating data about online reviews, or rather the people writing them. For instance: ‘People traveling with significant others wrote the most positive reviews, followed by those traveling with friends or family. Reviewers traveling alone or for business were the most negative. Our experiences change depending on our expectations, travel expertise and who we’re with.’


To cure affluenza, we have to be satisfied with the stuff we already own

I have this article flagged on my reading list as a reminder: consumerism is bad, materialism is good. Don't buy stuff for the sake of acquiring things; appreciate the value of the things you already own. Let's say it again together...


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– Fred Brooks

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