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

[Travel Advice] Tel Aviv, Israel

Random Observation/Comment #781: There’s so much more to eat and see in Israel. Time to plan another trip. What Tel Aviv Does Well: Things I Didn’t Expect: Quick Itinerary: I didn’t have a long trip. For me, it was more about catching up with old friends and being in the moment. We did walk around everywhere though. Wandering areas Places...

30 Favorite Reddit Life Pro Tips (LPT)

Random Observation/Comment #780: Reading more Life Pro Tips should be a top LPT. Why this List? If you know me, you know I love pro tip life hacks. I had a whole section in my book “My Life in Lists of 30” devoted to it. For my personal entertainment, I follow the subreddit /r/LifeProTips and have kept track of ones...

30 Stocks to Survive

Random Observation/Comment #779: Buy the dip (but probably closer to Q2 2023)! Why this List? We’re probably (most definitely) about to go into a recession or world war in the next 3-9 months where equities usually bottoms first. While I normally buy ETF and indices, I like thinking about single stock trades and like macro musings on how earnings could...

[Travel Advice] Maui, Hawaii

Random Observation/Comment #778: I’m happy with switching my whole wardrobe to Aloha shirts. Things Maui does well Rainbows – To get rainbows, you also need a lot of random rain. It’s overall beautiful weather with a spritz of precipitation and high winds at times Perfect temperatures – It’s always 85 degrees Fahrenheit plus or minus 10 degrees depending on the...

30 Web3 and DAO Marketing Avenues

Random Observation/Comment #777: It’s weird how everything leads to sales. We want people to understand and participate in our products. Why this List? There’s no shortage of marketing activities that could help a project or software product move forward and engage with the community of users. While I tried making this a web3 specific list, the truth is that we’re...

30 Areas AI Takes Over

Random Observation/Comment #776: AI can easily write lists of 30 for me. Maybe I need to spend my time on things that aren’t easily replaced by data processing and optimized decision making algorithms. Why this List? Continuing on the Oct 2022 trend of thinking about tech more broadly, I wanted to map out how AI can be applied to different...

30 Career Next Steps Questions

Random Observation/Comment #775: It’s okay to feel stuck. Reflect on what’s most important to you and try to move forward with baby steps. (Now I’m thinking about “What About Bob”) Why this List? Feeling unchallenged and bored at your current position, but the money is good? Looking for a new opportunity that’s different from the pigeon hole expertise you’ve built...

30 Tech and Industry Trends

Random Observation/Comment #774: Don’t discount your capabilities and expertise as a limiting factor to where you can apply it. We can all leverage our experiences and pivot to new opportunities and niche areas. Why this List? This list was inspired by a question from an intern: “if you were just graduating college now, what technologies would you be focused on?”...

30 Ways to Token Gate

Random Observation/Comment #773: Tokens provide exclusivity and collections can build loyalty. Written with Tom Borgers from 3mint. Why this List? By now you’ve probably already heard of token gating, the new Web3 primitive that allows you to gate and gain access to experiences in both the digital and physical world based on your digital assets — tokens and NFTs alike....

30 Doughboy Podcast Questions

Random Observation/Comment #772: Traveling the world and eating fast food restaurants with live podcast recordings? That’s the dream, right? Why this list? I’m still on a podcast binge and this month is Doughboys. They travel and eat at fast food restaurants to rate them (discussion and hilarity ensues). There’s a ton of fun sections throughout the show and one of...

30 MCON Discussions

Random Observation/Comment #771: DAOs – still so hot right now. Why this List? MCON is a gathering of brilliant DAO minds. It’s focused on growing community of organizers and tool builders to tackle the hard questions like – What’s the best way to fight discoordination and harmonize towards a single mission? Does my DAO need a legal entity? Will we...

[Travel Advice] ETH Mexico City

Random Observation/Comment #770: Hackathons are super fun and definitely a good way to connect with all this remote working. Observations about Mexico City Mezcal is so smooth and smoky – Definitely get some of the top shelf bottles for around $30USD. It’s dangerously delicious. Large pedestrian street potholes – I almost fell into these while walking around. Definitely be careful...

[Travel Advice] Utah Glamping

Random Observation/Comment #769: Get lost in the details of the vastness. Observations about Utah Moab has awesome restaurants – I loved the different food options in Moab. Even though we were comfortable cooking, sometimes you just want to eat without cleaning dishes. Drive scenic route 128 – From i70, take the exit on Cisco to catch route 128. The drive...

30 Glamping Accessories

Random Observation/Comment #768: I think I’ve outgrown frugality and backpacking. Where’s the vrbo with the jacuzzi? Why this List? I used to camp, but now my definition of “roughing it” is not having a bidet toilet seat. Especially with a 4-year-old, we’re going to setup the tent next to our car and have the amenities available for comfortable sleeping. When...

30 Funny Messari Email Subject Lines

Random Observation/Comment #767: I’m a sucker for funny email subject lines. Take my click. Why this List? Since early 2021, I’ve been following Messari writers and have a pro account to read all those spicy takes and great content. What I really love is the daily newsletter title written by Ryan Selkis and his team. Here were 30 of the...

30 Dad Memories

Random Observation/Comment #766: We’d rather be here and now than there looking back. Why this list/children’s book? It’s the little things that makes it all unique and memorable. The attention to detail is a distinct bookmark in my memories. I can have a vivid flashback most quickly when I take photos, but when I can tie in all the senses...

30 Costs to 0

Random Observation/Comment #765: Taking out one intermediary often creates a new one. See Tradfi pivot to CeFi leading to over leveraged systematic risks. Why this List? When you reduce friction for the customer, there’s going to be an “X” as a service play. It was a fun exercise reflecting on what has been created from these models and how “disruptive”...

30 ETH2 Merge Narratives

Random Observation/Comment #764: If you’re in it for the tech and not the economics, then drip savings into ETH and contribute to the ecosystem without worrying about the price. Why this List? The Merge is upon us (hopefully early Sept)! I’ve been keeping track of all dev updates through Ben Edgington’s notes and I realized there’s a lot of marketing...

30 To-not-dos

Random Observation/Comment #763: First off, do half as much. Second, make those half things you do twice as awesome. Quality over quantity. Why this List? I have no shortage of lists, especially “to do” ones. I take pleasure in adding things to them so I can satisfyingly check them off. As I think through all that I can do, I...

30 Benefits of “Working”

Random Observation/Comment #762: Instead of retiring, I’ll just work 1 week per month (maybe just 2 days a week with a reverse weekend) and have my passive income be greater than my spend. Personal financial freedom should be this easy. Why this List? When you attend enough crypto conferences, you find a lot of smart, passionate developers that have effectively...

30 Elon Musk Businesses

Random Observation/Comment #761: Elon just Gets Shit Done. Take my Money. Why this List? I’m not an Elon Musk fanboy, but I do appreciate his willingness to take risks and build companies that tackle huge problems in a very aggressive way. I think all the engineers and employees would rather build a product/industry from scratch than rely on another company’s...

30 Things I Love in VR

Random Observation/Comment #760: Eleven Table Tennis VR has replaced real life TT. I can’t beat no commute and some games between work meetings. Why this List? I have played the Oculus/Meta Quest 2 since April 2021 and I surprisingly still use it everyday (mainly for ElevenVR table tennis – this me). I get a good sweat playing different games and...

30 Macro Worries (May 2022)

Random Observation/Comment #759: I’m just so tired from thinking this week. Why this List? I’ve been learning macroeconomics for the past few years to better understand how different events are correlated to my portfolio distribution. It’s an incredibly complex set of moving pieces, but once you see the factors and think broader, you can connect the dots and basically panic...

[Travel Advice] Amsterdam

Random Observation/Comment #758: I could see myself living in Amsterdam. Things Amsterdam Does Well Beautiful canals and wandering – There’s no shortage of scenic bridge photos overlooking into a canal. I think every corner is just gorgeous and it’s lovely just being surprised. Biking commute – There’s still cars on some major streets and crazy thin one-way roads, but bikes...

30 Refreshed Travel Tips

Random Observation/Comment #757: For me, traveling is a mentality. I look at my experiences differently and just absorb the vibes of the new culture and people. Why this List? I haven’t done an international trip since COVID started, so I needed to think through this process for my devconnect / ETHAmsterdam conference. Here’s some things I wrote down before my...