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

30 Potty Training Tips

Random Observation/Comment #634: It’s a crappy job, but someone’s gotta do it. Why this list? Potty training is a developmental milestone and not a war. This is not a measurement of your parenting, but a normal phase in your toddler’s development. It helps when your daycare does some of this on a regular basis and shows other toddlers using the...

30 Things from 2010s

Random Observation/Comment #633: Writing this blogpost made me feel old. I don’t know if I’ll be nostalgic of the 2010’s like I was of the 90’s. Why this list? Thinking of life in decades is really strange when so many little things that happen get enveloped by the larger span and gradient of trends and fads. I had a lot...

30 Global Worries

Random Observation/Comment #632: Don’t Worry. Be Happy. Why this List? I’ve been doing this grown-up thing where I read the news and try to make decisions about my family’s well-being based on observations on trends, correlations, and emergent patterns. I blame listening to NPR’s “The Indicator” podcast and spending some free time reading about global economics. It was so much...

30 Parent-Child Halloween Costume Ideas

Random Observation/Comment #631: She’s the TARDIS to my Dr Who. Why this list? One of the many joys of parenting comes from dressing up your baby/infant/toddler. They’re just so darn cute and likely an awesome Halloween costume accessory. Here are some random ideas I had for Daddy-daughter costumes. It started with movie/TV-show based ideas and then got more creative. 1....

30 Principles for Writing Lists of 30

Random Observation/Comment #630: I’m okay being called “that guy that writes lists of 30” all the time. Why this list? I’m obsessed with writing lists of 30. It all started from my Epic 30 Day Challenge in 2012 and the subsequent 30 Lists of 30 Challenge. From there I wrote a memoir of my 20s in My Life in Lists...

30 Ideas that Defined Sibos 2019

Random Observation/Comment #629: There are times I miss wearing suits and ties. By day 4 of sibos, it’s so much easier to fall into the crypto t-shirt and jeans with AllBirds. Why this list? Sibos is always impressive and insightful. If you didn’t pay the expensive ticket price, you can watch most of the main sessions and panels on the Sibos YouTube channel....

30 ConsenSys 1-Year Retro Items

Random Observation/Comment #628: Time flies when you’re having fun. Why this list? In Sept 2018, ConsenSys had a Solutions off-site in Dublin with 200+ professionals greeting each other with open ears, arms, and hearts. I wrote a 30 lessons learned for that offsite. One year later, I find it fitting to do retro of these ideas in practice. ConsenSys is...

[Travel Advice] Denver

Random Observation/Comment #627: Every city has its own hidden charm. I see what you did there, Denver. Things Colorado Does Well Hiking and Scenery – Colorado is easily one of the most beautiful places. Walking out of the airport you can clearly see the Rocky Mountains in the horizon. Amazing hiking is a short drive away. There’s enough trails and...

30 Ways to Disconnect

Random Observation/Comment #626: Digital retreats are so hot right now. Airbnb with no wifi is a feature. Why this List? You know you’re addicted. It’s made to be addictive and easily accessible. You love being connected. You need to share. You seek validation. You yearn to be admired from afar. Dependency. All you do is share. All you want is...

30 Requirements for a Home

Random Observation/Comment #625: “Home is where the heart is, so your real home’s in your chest” ~Captain Hammer Why this list? In this phase of our life, we get a chance to re-evaluate our settled habits and preferences as a couple and a family. What parts of how we were raised do we want to keep for Evie? Which parts...

30 Survival Skills

Random Observation/Comment #624: I am poorly prepared for the zombie apocalypse. Why this list? Most of what I do in my professional career depends on computers and creating resilient systems that have Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plans. These practices need to carryover to my real life. What if electricity failed? What skills do I need to learn to survive...

How to be a Good Meshian

Random Observation/Comment #623: Do no harm. Do good. Be good. Seek excellence. I’m coming up on my one year anniversary at ConsenSys and I’ve certainly learned, changed, and grown quite a bit. Not only have I embraced the remote first lifestyle, but I’ve also become an advocate for self-organizing habitats driven by passion. They may not be the most profit-seeking strategies...

30 Blockchain Questions with Libra Answers

Random Observation/Comment #622: Approach any investment or new technology with skepticism. Also, don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty. Why this List? After the announcement of Facebook’s Libra project, I did a lot of reading and digging to see what this was all about. I didn’t realize that in the back of my head, I was checking off this list...

30 Dad Jokes

Random Observation/Comment #621: When is an obvious joke a dad joke? When it becomes apparent… Why this List? When I watched Magic School Bus (MSB) back in the day, I thought Carlos was hilarious with his punny jokes. It took a long time to realize that those were channeling the best dad jokes. I personally love how there’s a clear...

30 Favorite Toddler Meals

Random Observation/Comment #620: I can’t find a purer way to show my love than through cooking and sharing food. Why this List? As soon as Evie could eat solids, I claimed head chef of the household. It started off with creating purees of everything using our Beaba and making sure we had as many colors as possible throughout the day…...

30 Smart Cities Buzzwords

Random Observation/Comment #619: Every industry has its business buzzwords. Speak the language of your peers. Why this list? The past 3 days, I attended the Smart Cities New York conference, and quietly listened and took notes throughout fascinating panels and talks. Much like coming up with my list of 30 blockchain buzzwords, it didn’t take long to hear some common...

30 Things I Suck At

Random Observation/Comment #618: You can’t be good at everything. Why this list? Own up to what you suck at and be your own worst critic. I was inspired to write this list from a coworker who embraces constructive criticism and learns from what she didn’t even know was a weakness. Some of these were easy to write, and many of...

30 Clembot Productivity Hacks

Random Observation/Comment #617: Don’t just work hard – work smart. Why this List? I got the nickname “Clembot” from Harrison a few weeks after joining R3. Since working at ConsenSys, the name has carried over. I multi-task, type notes quickly, and sometimes just Get Sh!t Done before people ask for it. I wouldn’t be able to be this efficiently without...

[Travel Advice] Sonoma

Random Observation/Comment #616: Don’t forget to schedule date nights. Don’t forget to schedule travel without the baby. It wasn’t a lot of time, but a long weekend is what I used to take for bear trips. This one was a lot of fun and much needed time with the wife (and without the toddler). Many thanks to my parents for...

30 Remote Working Tips

Random Observation/Comment #615: If you want productive remote workers, you’re going to want to hire people with discipline and entrepreneurial initiative/drive. Why this List? For the past 6 months, I’ve been working at a remote-first company. I try to get into the office twice a week to keep a natural co-worker cadence going, but I had a few London clients...

30 Tricks to Teach Your Toddler

Random Observation/Comment #614: Parents sometimes treat their kids like PR brands or pets. “Look at what my toddler can do.” “See how my child’s intelligence reflects my own.” Why this list? I’ve been reading a lot about what to teach Evie at 18 months so she can build a foundation with learning physical feats, language, grasping new concepts, and understanding...

30 Days of Drawing Evie

Random Observation/Comment #613: Take advantage of your technology as a tool instead of being a tool to your technology. (Seems like a 90s catchphrase). Why this 30 Day Challenge? I’ve recently found myself playing too many mobile games or getting sucked into always being connected to work via slack and emails. To do a level of disconnecting and taking advantage...

30 Toddler Calming Techniques

Random Observation/Comment #612: Toddlers are assholes. I read the book. Can confirm. Why this list? My previous post outlined all the signs of your infant transitioning into toddlerhood. Oh, joy. Now what you need, besides a vacation (aka business trip) is a few techniques for distracting or appeasing your child without forming bad habits. We really liked the book “No...

30 Signs of a Toddler

Random Observation/Comment #611: When did my cute baby become a mad (but still cute) toddler? Why This List? It happens slowly with signs of defiance and then all at once – your crawling & cooing infant has become a running & screaming toddler. It’s still extremely enjoyable and immensely rewarding, but very different. I’ve been putting together some personal toddler...

Reflecting on 2018

Random Observation/Comment #610: There’s always more things to do. In 2018, I embraced fatherhood: Traveled to: Boston, Toronto, Dallas, Baltimore, New Jersey and Upstate weekend trips, DC, Pittsburgh, Philly, Dublin, Sydney, and Singapore (all for work) Triumphantly: embraced fatherhood through swim class and little gym weekends, wrote Blockchain4Babies and ABCs of Blockchains, became an accredited investor, helped with Corda Enterprise...