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

30 OpenAI Sora Observations

Random Observation/Comment #832: Definitely living in a simulation. Why this List? How did we go from a wacky Will Smith eating spaghetti to this freaking gorgeous text to video technology from OpenAI Sora? If you missed it, this is one as significant as the first Dall-E release. There will be a lot of production genres impacted by the speed and...

30 Gourmet Culinary Touches

Random Observation/Comment #831: A garnish with some finishing salt goes a long way. Why this List? Every chef has a unique touch that defines their creations. There are certain ingredients and techniques that can universally elevate any dish – making it stand out in flavor, texture, and presentation. This guide is a curated collection of those special touches, aimed for...

The 3 Acts of Life

Random Observation/Comment #830: I should live my 2nd act of life like my 3rd. Why this List? If we assume we live to 90, then the three acts of our life cover 1-30, 30-60, and 60-90. Understanding life’s journey through the lens of these acts offers a unique perspective on growth and achievement. Each act presents its own set of...

“Lists of 30 Writer” GPT Agent

Random Observation/Comment #829: GPTs are making me much more productive than usual. Literally everything is at my fingertips with minimal effort. What is a “Lists of 30 Writer”? “Lists of 30 Writer” is a GPT Agent I’ve created on ChatGPT which helps you (and mostly me) write lists of 30 on any topic. It is only available for ChatGPT Plus...

30 Levels of Dopamine

Random Observation/Comment #828: What’s wrong with just being bored? Why this List? Cheap dopamine is a distraction problem. I’ve advocated for creating systems so the harder work doesn’t feel like working hard. What it feels like is taking small steps. When you zoom out, then you see progress. These are tasks that I do in the order of ‘effort’ towards...

Reflecting on 2023

Random Observation/Comment #827: Every year, I look forward to that time between Christmas and New Years where nothing and everything happens. So far so good. In 2023, War and AI took over. I pivoted my professional work towards building AI workshops and started a company (Wanessa Labs, Inc) to cover some fun side projects. I think we live in a...

“Our Life in Lists of 30” Book Preview

Random Observation/Comment #826: Writing is difficult. I have a list of 30 other things I would do before writing a book, which is why this book is 3 years late to publish. Why this Book? I wrote “My Life in Lists of 30” in my 20s and published it in Sept 2015 right before getting married in October. The preview...

30 Gen-Z Terms

Random Observation/Comment #825: I’m gonna take the “W” for this fire post. Not trying to be sus. No Cap. Cringe. Periodt. // Generated by ChatGPT and Dall-E3 after discussing the topic of slang terms and helping edit for consistency. Why this list? Oxford dictionary has named “rizz” as the word of the year. Apparently it’s a shortening of “charisma.” Now...

30 Human Ages of GPT

Random Observation/Comment #824: GPT40 cut deep. Why this list? 2023 is going to be the year of Wars and AI (and AI Wars). The most impressive part of this technological achievement is the existential threat to SaaS businesses and white collar workers. If you see the differences from Nov 2022 to Nov 2023, you’d think the LLM and surrounding technology...

30 Ideas for GPTs

Random Observation/Comment #823: The Future of Work will be different. Change always scares people, even if it’s for the better better and gives you back more time to enjoy life. Why this list? GPTs are AI Agents that can be built through OpenAI’s GPT Builder (which is now fully rolled out to all ChatGPT Plus users) and hosted by OpenAI....

My 40 Under 40

Random Observation/Comment #822: Writing lists tends to slow down time. In the game of life, the one who perceives the longest life wins. //Faceswapped myself onto the Mona Lisa using Insight Faceswapper – Full Faceswap Guide In my 20s, I lucked out in having a solid career, adventurous friends, and a healthy curiosity for cryptocurrencies. It lead to a lot...

30 AI Risks

Random Observation/Comment #821: I’ll keep writing lists of 30 so AI doesn’t put me into retirement from brainstorming and being creative. //Generated through prompting ChatGPT using Dall-E3. I love having the iterations and not even writing the prompt myself Why this list? 99% of the use cases for Generative AI with LLM semantic understanding will likely have positive outcomes for...

30 More AI Insights (Oct 2023)

Random Observation/Comment #820: My digital twin is more than just identity – it’ll be the sculpted version of “me” with the ability to create on my behalf. Why this List? AI is still accelerating. At top of mind, we’re seeing large existing companies roll out their optimizations directly to their existing SaaS customers. This distribution of tools leveraging AI is...

30 Things I’m Making

Random Observation/Comment #819: In retirement, I hope to always create. The balance of passive absorption and active creation drives my productivity and general purpose. //Generated on Midjourney with description generated with GPT4: An abstract representation of the concept of ‘making,’ where traditional physical creations like a paintbrush, hammer, and laptop are intertwined with metaphysical elements like a heart, a brain,...

30 Random Q3 2023 Insights

Random Observation/Comment #818: ChatGPT has terrible random observations. I’m in the business of being clever. Why this list? There’s no shortage of random insights. Some of them are dad jokes. Some of them are memories. They all make me pause and feel. Previous Random Insights: 2020, 2021, 2022, H1 2023 ~See Lemons Observe More

30 More Peak Dad Moments

Random Observation/Comment #817: There’s a dad magnet at every Costco and it attracts me to the food and alcohol section. Give me that chicken bake. I can’t pass up a good deal. Why this List? The first 30 peak dad moments earlier this year wasn’t enough. This overflow list very quickly filled up and now I just feel like a...

30 Ideas for an Applied AI Group

Random Observation/Comment #816: I like to use “please” and “thank you” in my AI prompts. All hail the glow cloud. //Generated on MidJourney. I find it hilarious an AI overlord bot would just be typing away on a computer with explosions in the background. Why this List? I believe in the decentralized approach to learning and implementing applied AI for...

30 Internet and App Phases

Random Observation/Comment #815: Technology is so much fun to follow. I will always be a technology philosopher. //Generated on MidJourney. I love how cool this looks, but how meaningless it is. Why this List? The internet and tech world have been on a wild ride for the past 50+ years. It all started with big, clunky mainframe computers and the...

Faceswap Guide

Random Observation/Comment #814: Faceswapping is my new party trick. Don’t trust anything on the internet. In this Guide I spent a week having way too much fun creating faceswaps using InsightFace and MidJourney discord bots. The bot does all of the work including color/lighting, matching facial expressions, keeping scars/patterns, and addition/removal of glasses. What would take a photoshop expert a...

30 ChatGPT Future Features

Random Observation/Comment #813: On one hand, I hope the open source LLM battle wins. On the other, I think we need some guardrails or we’ll accidentally connect our services to Skynet and lead to our doom. //Generated on Midjourney using a pan left and right feature. I used this in an internal company presentation showing the launch of Claude 2...

30 Positive Sentences for Evie

Random Observation/Comment #812: When can I start saying “you go girl!”? My ultimate dad form would be complete. Why this list? I want Evie to grow up in a positive environment. As a parent, the way you communicate with your child can significantly shape their self-perception and influence their behavior. To me, this means the questions we ask and conversations...

30 Smartless Inside jokes

Random Observation/Comment #811: Socialites also know so many people’s names and bona fides. Why this list? As a completion-ist, I got introduced to Smartless in early June and I’ve probably listened to 50 episodes. Why do I love it? – Unscripted flow of questions from peers, fans, and friends. It sounds like I’m a fly on a wall at an...

30 Lasts with Evie

Random Observation/Comment #810: Wealth buys time. I’ll exchange a few years of ambition for a few years of enjoying her childhood. Why this list? I’m a sappy dad. While I’m optimistic about most things because I set low expectations, there is a part of me that fears time passing by too fast. It’s the reason I write so much –...

30 Common AI Requests

Random Observation/Comment #809: The best way to learn AI is to build with the tools (and ask ChatGPT to give you a full 2-hour crash course with tested projects). Why this list? There are so many use cases and buzzwords for AI tools. We basically want AI to do everything to make us more productive without replacing our jobs. I...

[Travel Advice] Grand Teton Range

Random Observation/Comment #808: I totally want to do a retired “RV Life” tour of the national parks. Things we learned about Jackson Preparing for the trip ChatGPT query and results Similar to my trip to Malta and Amsterdam, a great query to use is: “I’m traveling to Jackson, Wyoming by car with a 5 year old for 10 days. We...