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Clemens is "that guy who writes lists of 30" and generally a perpetually curious, lover of learning.

30 YouTube Optimization Patterns

Random Observation/Comment #736: Are followers an appreciating asset? Is this the new way of the internet? Why this List? I watch more YouTube than TV nowadays, and I subscribe to a number of channels that are doing some fairly clever things to increase view count and cross between networks of viewers. I love noticing these patterns in case one day...

30 Crypto/Blockchain Criticisms

Random Observation/Comment #735: Every technology has its critics. It just so happens the crypto industry is disrupting traditional banking infrastructure and some powers that be would rather keep this a cartel. Why this List? Criticisms are always welcome as new products and features will be incremental in the crypto space. Many thanks to the ConsenSys marketing team (esp James B...

30 Bearish Trends (Sept 2021)

Random Observation/Comment #734: I’ll become a bear when everyone gets overly bullish. Why this list? I find it funny that I started with 30 bullish trends (because I was feeling optimistic after adopting 2 kittens). The truth is that I see-saw between all these contradictory feelings. I guess that’s what makes the markets. Not to fall for any FUD, but...

30 Bullish Trends (Sept 2021)

Random Observation/Comment #733: We’ve still got a lot of innovation happening that offsets some of my cynical predictions. Why this list? What is there to look forward to in the next few years? I’m nervous about the markets by Feb 2022, but still a bull across the board on interesting patterns and developments in communities. Cryptocurrency – This new form...

End-to-End POAP Guide for Enterprises

Random Observation/Comment #732: Collect those badges like you collect fake internet points! POAP for Enterprise Events Let’s say you’re working at a large enterprise innovation group and you want to sprinkle some fun blockchain exploration into your event. What can you do? With the latest NFT boom attracting consumers to think about creative artwork auctions and NFT patterns (see 30...

30 DAO Patterns and Projects

Random Observation/Comment #731: I can’t wait for the day I tell people I work for or manage a DAO. Imagine the eye roll. Why this list? Just as NFTs had its seasons (30 NFT patterns and projects), I figured I’d get ahead of the oldie, but goodie – DAOs. Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) from the OG slock.it DAO showing the...

30 Judge John Hodgman Inside Jokes

Random Observation/Comment #730: I love fake internet courtrooms. Please solve all my disputes. Why this List? I’m a completionist when it comes to devouring content and podcasts. My recent revisit to Judge John Hodgman made me realize that there’s something comforting in a fake internet courtroom. The little arguments are petty and pedantic, but the judge is just so wise...

30 Digital Mediums

Random Observation/Comment #729: We should all think about how our works can take different forms to reach different audiences. Why this List? We create a lot of digital content to communicate ideas and expressions of ourselves and our products. In a quest to better understand how my lists of 30 content and other material I create can be expressed, I...

30 Questions for my Parents

Random Observation/Comment #728: Even if you don’t ask questions for advice, ask because you’re curious. I was surprised at how happy my parents were when I showed interest in their past, present, and future plans. Why this List? Sometimes I struggle with getting into the “real talk” with my parents. They are my ultimate idols and I don’t want to...

30 Parent Visiting Denver Activities

Random Observation/Comment #727: I love showing my parents how I’ve become a functional and independent adult. Now we can move into the next parent-child phase of being awesome friends. Why this List? My parents are here for almost a month and we managed to squeeze in a lot of fun activities. We tried to keep things interesting and I took...

30 Foods Evie Eats

Random Observation/Comment #726: Being a good eater is important in Chinese culture. Best Chinese kids finish everything on their plate/bowl and ask for seconds. Why this List? Evie is at the age where she’s super picky about what she eats. We do the “3 bite rule”, but I think she’ll just love on carbs and chicken nuggets for the next...

30 Things My Parents Want Me to Learn

Random Observation/Comment #725: In retrospect, I’ve never gotten bad advice from my parents. Thank you! Why this List? I hadn’t seen my parents in a year due to the pandemic, so I’m ecstatic to show them Colorado. Along with their love and cooking, I’ve also received a lot of sage advice. I might be writing this because I know my...

30 Ways to Improve Your Business

Random Observation/Comment #724: I don’t want to be good, I just want to be better. Why this List? I love brainstorming and helping people improve their businesses. Our chiropractor and personal trainer, Matt O of Move Muscle Therapy Co asked how he could leverage social media to create a brand and grow his client base. For background, he travels to...

30 Ways to Make Friends

Random Observation/Comment #723: “I have friends, I definitely have friends” ~Crazy Ex Girlfriend song stuck in my head Why this List? It’s hard to make friends as an adult. Most of the people closest to me are close because we’ve known each other for a long time, traveled together, had countless meals together, and used to hang out all the...

[Travel Advice] Glenwood Springs / Hanging Lake

Random Observation/Comment #722: Just as I rather buy a business class flight when bringing Evie, I totally rather go glamping than roughing it. Observations about Glenwood Springs: Incredibly beautiful and easy i70 drive (even better if you take the Aspen route) – Take your time driving out there. Cute small town with lots of great food – There’s not a...

30 Denver Kid Class Ideas

Random Observation/Comment #721: At this age, we’re just happy to see them roll around outside. Why this List? We want Evie to try as many things as possible. Awesome part of all this is the activities out there also double as daycare and socialization opportunities. After writing this list, I just realized that I can probably also take these classes...

30 Lesser Known Luxury Items

Random Observation/Comment #720: My new favorite thing to do is visit neighbors and look for cool gadgets I can buy. I totally want that Dyson lamp. Yea, they make lamps. Why this List? I don’t like expensive things, but I do invest in awesome things that bring me joy and perceived luxury. The most expensive thing on the list is...

30 Manners I Want Evie to Learn

Random Observation/Comment #719: Class never goes out of style. Why this List? Manners represent social norms and levels of kindness. From a Chinese background, poor manners are disrespectful and could lead to dishonor or disappointment. In these important years of parenting Evie, I want her to at least learn some of these phrases, actions, and situations. “Please” / “Thank you”...

30 Traditions We Want to Form

Random Observation/Comment #718: Let’s slow down time together. Why this List? Off of the previous post on Wills, Trusts, and Digital legacies, I was thinking about which traditions we want Evie to try out while she’s growing up. We got around 5 years to experiment with a few fun activities. For example, some families love the super bowl and will...

30 Themed Potluck Parties

Random Observation/Comment #717: All that cooking during the pandemic has prepped me for the upcoming set of neighborhood cooking competitions. Challenge accepted. Why this List? It’s time to party! We’ve been stuck inside for way too long and now we are ready to host and be hosted. Most of these ideas are just foods I want to eat all the...

Mapping the Data I Create

Random Observation/Comment #716: We’re always talking to the future. Anything we write can be an archive for a future generation. This is the age of data collection, so it makes sense to be a little bit more aware of the things you input into the interwebs… a series of tubes. I’ve done this exercise to map the data I create...

30 Crypto FUD Narratives

Random Observation/Comment #715: If you’re trading the market on margin/leverage, then you’re straight up gambling. Have a longer time horizon. Be an investor. Why this List? “The sky is falling.” Is the “bottom in” or is this a “cycle top”? How do I diversify through a bear market? I personally don’t like spreading FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt), but it’s not...

30 Replenishing Energy Activities

Random Observation/Comment #714: Remember to take a break. Split up your hours, days, weeks, and take those vacation days. Why this list? You start your day with a limited amount of energy. Each decision or long thought process requires your attention to execute. A recommended exercise is creating your energy plot of your hours and days of the week. Mine...

30 Ways to Improve your Morning

Random Observation/Comment #713: A good morning leads to a good day. Why this List? You can tell a lot about a person based on what they do within the first hour of waking up. I follow a fairly focused routine in order to get my day setup for success. Avoid picking up your phone and checking the news – If...

30 Security Best Practices for Crypto Owners

Random Observation/Comment #712: Don’t get rekt! Secure your shitcoins! Why this list? The Internet was fairly low stakes when the worst case scenario of a social media account hack was a few chain letter DMs. With Crypto and DeFi exponentially growing, there could be substantial money on the line. Remember to protect yourself and make sure you follow these practices...