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

30 Generative AI Image Experiments

Random Observation/Comment #807: My new hobby is to look at images, try to describe them in detail, and then recreate it with some AI tool in a different style or combined artists. Why this list? I love experimenting with Generative AI image projects like midjourney, stable diffusion, dall-e via bing’s image creator, and Leonardo.ai. I personally have found midjourney to...

30 Self Help Pieces of Advice

Random Observation/Comment #806: Self help cliches are so cliche. Midjourney prompt: Ethereum futuristic city, chromatography artwork with fractals, perfect symmetry, pride colors, by Hokusai by James Gurney –ar 16:9 –v 5.1 Why this List? I asked GPT4 to ingest all of my seelemons.com and listsof30.com websites and figure out a common theme to my writing and lists. With 236 lists...

30 Costco Food Buys

Random Observation/Comment #805: I love food shopping therapy because I get to also practice cooking and eating therapy afterwards. Why this List? The YouTube recommendation algorithm has deemed it so. I started watching FlavCity with Bobby Parrish because I wanted to see what I should buy at Costco. This is the way of the house husband. After literally watching 5...

30 Random H1 2023 Insights

Random Observation/Comment #804: I bet ChatGPT can’t write random insights from my lived experiences. Why this List? I’ve been accumulating fun and random out-of-context quotes in my life. For some reason, this year has been extra full of notes, so I was able to get to 30 much faster than usual. Maybe I’m just paying attention more. Maybe I’m just...

30 Doses of Optimism

Random Observation/Comment #803: I’d be a pessimist if I was so damn joyful all the time. Why this List? There’s too much loom, doom and gloom (is that the phrase?) in this world. Sometimes we just need to stop and smell the roses. I’m still hopeful that AI won’t take over everything and humanity is reduced to doing expensive manual...

30 Practical AI Tools

Random Observation/Comment #802: Your job won’t be replaced by AI. It’ll be replaced by someone who knows how to use AI tools. —> Generated by Midjourney V5. Prompt written by ChatGPT (Model: GPT-4).—> Specific prompt: A photograph of a giant AI brain connecting to various tools and devices in a digital network, taken with a Panasonic Lumix GH5 with a...

[Travel Advice] Amsterdam (again)

Random Observation/Comment #801: I’m okay with not eating healthy while traveling, but this means I really need to be more mindful when eating at home. Getting fat. Why I still Love Amsterdam I visited Amsterdam for ETHAmsterdam in 2022 (travel advice). It was a short few days and I had a lot of work events, but it was still awesome...

[Travel Advice] Malta

Random Observation/Comment #800: Don’t be ashamed to take personal time to appreciate the beauties of life and nature. What did GPT4 suggest? I’m glad to help you plan your trip to Malta! Here are 10 suggested activities and specific restaurants for your 4-day stay, each taking around 4 hours: Day 1:1. Morning: Valletta– Explore St. John’s Co-Cathedral– Visit the Upper...

30 ELI5 Topics for Evie

Random Observation/Comment #799: I feel like I only have 5 more years before she becomes a tween and doesn’t even want to hang out with me any more. Why this List? 5 is an incredible age of wonder and why’s. To elevate my conversation with Evie, I’ve thought about different complex topics we can discuss on our drive back from...

30 AI and AGI Trends

Random Observation/Comment #798: The explosion of AGI hype and practical use cases is too fast and furious to ignore. Why this List? I’ve been obsessed with AI progress because all of the hype and real life applications have been exponentially better with unlock. It’s getting so crazy and fast that the “public internet” version pushed forward by OpenAI and Chatgpt...

30 Beard Meats Food cannon

Random Observation/Comment #797: You’re either the type of person that can’t look away or can’t take your eyes off of competitive eating videos. I gotta keep watching. Why this List? The YouTube algorithm has deemed that I love watching competitive eating videos (as well as table tennis and cooking). The best of the best is Beard Meats Food. It’s not...

[Travel Advice] Monterey Bay

Random Observation/Comment #796: Daddy Daughter trips FTW! Unlike my other trips that are usually jam-packed with activities, I really enjoyed the 1-2 broad strokes and just rolling with it on this 3-daddy-3-daughter trip. The girls were just having fun and I was perfectly fine spending time at the rental house cooking some fun meals. Tips for Monterey/Carmel: Itinerary Thursday Drive...

30 Streams of Income

Random Observation/Comment #795: Wealth is when your passive income exceeds your expenses. Why this List? I don’t remember where I heard this, but it made an impression – “The average millionaire has 6 forms of income.” If you play the game correctly, the salary keeps you in the rat race, while assets that accrue some revenue and/or appreciates in value...

30 Web3 Values

Random Observation/Comment #794: Death to Crypto. Long Live Web3! Let’s work on tech crypto instead of money crypto. Why this list? I’ve been trying to foster enterprise adoption of web3 since 2014 (with slow and incremental luck). Around 2019, I gave up the “replace post trade financial services settlement layers with better technology” and went full degen exploring DeFi, NFTs,...

30 Burn After Writing Prompts

Random Observation/Comment #793: I feel nostalgic for writing ink on paper. It’s good to know there’s no automatic cloud backup of it. Why this List? The “Burn After Writing” (by Sharon Jones) book of prompts has been one of my favorite things to decompress and reflect with. I loved just writing carelessly and thinking about my past, present, and future....

[Travel Advice] Disney Cruise

Random Observation/Comment #792: If I spent any more days on the cruise, they’d have to roll me back home. We did the 5-night Disney Cruise with Marvel Day at Sea leaving from Miami and it was incredibly fun. Here’s the things we loved and would do differently. Things Disney Cruise Does Well Things Disney Cruise can Improve General Advice Itinerary...

30 Peak Dad Moments

Random Observation/Comment #791: “Dad, I’m hungry.” “Hi Hungry, I’m Dad.” – That’s peak dad. Why this List? I love Dadding. It’s an opportunity to say silly things and teach by having fun. I also realize most of the “Dad” things are closely tied to the pride of being handy in home improvement projects. Here are a few of my favorite...

30 Pieces of Advice for my 20s

Random Observation/Comment #790: Enjoy the magical period of “roughing it” and “hustling” with a strong metabolism and stamina. Why this list? We have so much expectation for our younger selves. Hindsight is 20-20. 2020 was also a terrible year. If I were to go back, I probably wouldn’t change a thing (besides buy more BTC). The journey was more important...

30 Hopes for the Future

Random Observation/Comment #789: Make decisions that make tomorrow a better place. Why this List? I’m an optimistic worrier. In previous pieces, I’ve expressed musings around 30 Macro Worries (May 2022), 30 Impacts of war, and 30 bearish trends (Sept 2021). Of course, I was somewhat over reacting and planned too far in advance. To put a spin on similar thoughts,...

30 Personal Systems

Random Observation/Comment #788: Program your own sub routines. I am a robot with feeling. Why this List? Systems make life so much easier and form longer term habits. If you have a good system or routine, you’ll approach problems easier and live without this constant anxiety of needing to meet deadlines for goals. The systems I’ve created make me like...

30 ConsenSys Buzzwords

Random Observation/Comment #787: I survived another round of layoffs. Wrote this while pouring one out for my homies. Why this List? My last series of buzzword posts were back in 2021 (30 DeFi Buzzwords), 2019 (30 Smart City Buzzwords), and 2016 (30 Blockchain Buzzwords). Since we’re probably emerging from the hype of blockchains and venturing into modular combination of budding...

30 Self proclaimed titles

Random Observation/Comment #786: A writer writes. Try to create as much content as you consume. Why this List? Sometimes I think about being interviewed on a TV show / documentary and looking at my title overlay. What would it say? What if it’s something just descriptively random? ~See Lemons Self Titled

Reflecting on 2022

Random Observation/Comment #785: 2022 was financially rough, but emotionally rewarding. I’m okay with this. Life is good. Kindness is contagious. In 2022, we traveled again and celebrated life with friends and family. I love weddings. Invite me to more weddings. I’ll take good pictures and dance all night. I’ll eat all the food and chat with everyone. This year, I...

30 Random 2022 Insights

Random Observation/Comment #784: The best notetaking app is the one you use. Inspiration is spontaneous and I love bottling it. Why this List? I’m continuing my end of year activities and previous 2021 version of Random Insights by looking at the randomness in my Google Keep Notes. Here’s some of my favorite out of context random notes from 2022. ~See...

30 ElevenVR TT Improvements

Random Observation/Comment #783: ElevenVR is so much fun as it is, but it can grow to be so much more. Why this list? The only games I ever got obsessed with were Half Life, Portal, Counterstrike, Diablo 2, and Guild Wars. I probably poured years of my life into playing them in college. Since then, I haven’t really played anything...