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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...

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 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...

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...

30 News Subscriptions

Random Observation/Comment #756: After reviewing all these ways I absorb news, no wonder it’s so hard to disconnect. Why this List? I consume a lot of information on a regular basis and I do so through curated smart people and groups. What do I subscribe to? What have I filtered out? Short answer is that I don’t scroll through Twitter,...

30 Memorable Smells

Random Observation/Comment #755: I smell the past, present, and future. It always smells optimistic. Why this List? I don’t usually do “favorite” lists because it doesn’t require too much deep thinking, but I’m always game for a nostalgic memorable list connected to senses. (Plus, I just don’t want to exclusively think about the war and crypto). As a person that...

30 Awesome Beer Names

Random Observation/Comment #754: Beer. Drool. Why this List? To avoid thinking about the war and those “what if” situations, I’ve just been drinking more with neighbors. We have aptly named ourselves the Northend Beefcakes. The above photo is my basement “wall of shame”, which is honestly some expensive wallpaper. Risky Sitch by Outer Range brewing Co In The Deep Steep...

30 Evacuation Kit Things

Random Observation/Comment #753: Risk management is everything. “Disaster Recovery” planning should be on the top of your list. Why this List? With climate change leading to more wildfires and the world generally in a state of disarray, I revisited our family’s evacuation kit. For any set of situations, it makes sense to put together an easy to-go bag of essentials....

30 Impacts of War

Random Observation/Comment #752: Wars happen over the span of months and years and not days. Constantly reading the next reaction can take a toll on your mental health. Take care. Why this List? We’re on the brink of World War 3 with mainly Russia, China, North Korea, Pakistan, and some other small dictator-led countries Versus Ukraine, countries in the EU...

30 Awesome Things at ETHDenver

Random Observation/Comment #751: This year’s ETHDenver event has had more attendees than all devcons combined. Why this List? No surprise – ETHDenver was super cool. 20k+ applications with a 7k+ waiting list at some point. I loved rejoining the conference scene and all the incredible side conversations with new comers and OGs. To facilitate the openness of the Web3 culture,...