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

30 Tips for Nesting

Random Observation/Comment #585: Nesting is as much about routines as it is about physical items. Why this list? So you’ve decided to stay in your one bedroom because it’s economical and babies usually just eat, poop, and sleep for the first 6 months. Even if you’re living minimally, babies do require a lot of stuff that take up space like...

Daddy’s Pregnancy Diet

Random Observation/Comment #584: What’s more interesting to me is the daddy’s pregnancy diet. I say that the wife is eating for two while I’m drinking for three. For the expecting Dad, you should know that there are really important health reasons for the dietary restrictions for pregnant women. These can be googled pretty easily, so I’ll let people do that separately....

[Baby Advice] Pregnancy Monthly Checklist

Random Observation/Comment #583: Fathers can also nest. When we were prepping for our wedding, there was a fairly detailed checklist of things to do. I think there were some in these baby books, but I decided to make my own. Most of my subsequent blog posts will be about these activities. First trimester – 1-13 weeks Month 1 Don’t freak out...

[Baby Advice] 30 Blogposts

Random Observation/Comment #582: As an expecting parent: I’m not looking at your baby, I’m just checking out what stroller you rockin’ Why this List? I was going to call this “baby crazy”, but we all know the “c-word” is not good to put in writing for your wife to read. I’ve always written very deliberately, and as I was doing research for...

[Travel Advice] Grand Canyon Las Vegas Babymoon

Random Observation/Comment #581: Not all activities revolve around drinking. It may seem like most of them do though… I’ll drink to that. See previous blogpost for our babymoon planning. At a very high level, we spent 2.5 days roadtripping from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon, Page, and Sedona, then spent the other 2.5 days relaxing by the pool at the Wynn...

30 Fyre Festival Memories

Random Observation/Comment #580: Make the best out of a bad situation. Background Over promising and under delivering is dangerous. #Fyrefraud made the major news outlets (CNN, Bloomberg), but it was completely blown out of proportion by social media. Here’s what I experienced. I was in Exuma by 1pm with a tequila in hand and high spirits. The flight wasn’t the...

[Travel Advice] Babymoon

Random Observation/Comment #579: Besides the frequent bathroom breaks and lighter walks, this adventure roadtrip was pretty much like the rest. Crushed it. What’s a babymoon? Similar to a honeymoon, a babymoon is a celebration of a life-changing milestone. It’s a last hurrah, but also supporting the foundation we build in our relationship. Kids will grow up and leave the nest, but we’ll...

Pregnancy Press Release

Random Observation/Comment #578: “Sometimes the thing that’s most expected can be the most wonderful surprise” ~vnessawithaneye It’s official. I’m gonna be a Daddy! Yay! Well, some of you likely knew since it’s kind of a big change… If you know anything about me, you know I like to be thorough and do my research. In the past few months, I’ve...

30 Drinking Tips for 30-year-olds

Random Observation/Comment #577: NYC is filled with functional alcoholics. I am certainly one of them. Why this list? There are a lot of reasons why drinking changes for your 30s. It’s no longer about getting drunk and pulling off shenanigans – it’s more about being social and catching up with people in your limited time juggling multiple “grown up” responsibilities. The...

30 Organizing Meet up Tips

Random Observation/Comment #576: There was a time when I lurked meetups around NYC to meet new interesting people and pick up women. The picking up of women didn’t work very well. Why This List? If you’re organizing meetups for your company around software or specific industry trends, it’s always a good idea to follow the lessons learned from some very experienced...

30 Conference Go-er Tips

Random Observation/Comment #575: Conferences on the similar topics often have the same attendees. New location, same content, and same people. Why this list? I attend 1-2 conferences every 2 months (they’re usually free if you offer to be on a panel). I’ve been told I do a pretty decent job covering these conferences by keeping up-to-date with business connections and taking...

Finding the Right Candidate

Random Observation/Comment #574: Believe in the team. If we wanted to pivot to any other technology, I’d bet that we’d likely see the same success. Through a recent slew of conducting interviews, I’ve learned a lot more about my own standards of capability, drive, and trust. Mainly – my standards are pretty damn high. In each of the sections, I’ve...

Designing Your Life

Random Observation/Comment #573: It’s never too late to redesign your life. Ever since I’ve started drawing every night (currently at a 200+ day streak), I’ve started doodling more random infographics about life. This one came to me when I was thinking about a community hub model to connect people to their interests. I wanted to map what people need for a...

[Biz Travel Advice] San Francisco

Random Observation/Comment #572: Adapt to a healthy and productive routine quickly during business travel. As mentioned in an earlier post about business travel advice, travel for business is a completely different beast from travel for leisure. There’s expectations to do more than just eat, take photos, sight see, and eat some more. It’s absolutely necessary to blend in and enter...

Slack Police

Random Observation/Comment #571: Take time to learn your tools. A few shortcuts and quicker defaults can save a lot of time in the long run. Like any other employee moving from an enterprise Microsoft-based infrastructure into the “start up tools”, I immediately fell in love with Slack. It just feels like a series of organic conversations that can replace the...

Personal Cybersecurity

Random Observation/Comment #570: Protect your digital identity. Seriously. People’s stupidity will always be the weakest link of any security policy, so make sure you’re careful with your passwords, apps you download, browsing, and general information you share. Yes, I’m slightly more paranoid and careful with digital security than the average person, but it’s for good reason. Stories like this one from wordfence: https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/01/gmail-phishing-data-uri/...

Happiness Jar

Random Observation/Comment #569: You don’t need a reason to feel great.   I loved fireflies growing up. Whenever I visited Pennsylvania, I’d grab a mason jar and run around the meadows with my brother catching them. Because the flickering green made me happy, I always thought I had bottled happiness. I learned a valuable lesson that first summer: happiness needs...

Reflecting on 2016

Random Observation/Comment #568: Have compassion and perspective. If you’re kind and have a view that keeps humor in mind, I think things will be just fine. In 2016, I turned 30: Traveled to: Bermuda, Naples Florida, St Petersburg Florida (for Niki/Tomas wedding), Toronto, Maine, Switzerland, South Africa, Oregon, Redwoods, Washington, Alaska (cruise), London, Maryland, Tokyo, Singapore, and Sydney. Triumphantly: Moved...

Favorite Blogposts of 2016

Random Observation/Comment #567: I may have actually written more internal work-related posts than public ones this year (which means I’m really liking what I’m doing). It’s been a slow year of writing blogposts mostly because of the new role. As I spend the last quiet week before things get crazy in 2017, here are my favorite blogposts of 2016:      ...

Favorite Photos of 2016

Random Observation/Comment #566: Get addicted to creating, sharing, and putting good use to content. It’s so much more rewarding than simply absorbing it. Another year of incredible changing times. I chose the photos above as my favorite because it represents the teamwork and hard work it takes to move the needle. I continue to see some pretty incredible sights and...

Turning 30

Random Observation/Comment #565: “It’s all downhill from here…” ~All my friends My 20’s was basically a test of goals, time, and relationship management. Goals management is your mission, vision, and true North towards your ideals of success. Time management is the organization and prioritization necessary for executing and delivering those goals. Relationship management is making the connections and building a...

Business Travel Advice

Random Observation/Comment #564: “There’s no place like 127.0.0.1” I love to travel, so when I was offered a chance to run some workshops in APAC for two weeks, I emphatically agreed. Here were my series of reactions: Celebration. Woohoo! I’m going to check-off Australia and Singapore! My standard “travel research” routine. This basically consists of me indulging in travelporn destination...

30 Podcasts

Random Observation/Comment #563: This has been a year of listening to podcasts. I think I’m an official podhead. Why this List? Podcasts are a part of my daily commute. I’m submerged in this audio world of commentary, interviews, and careful dictation. From inspirational thoughts on how to improve my productivity to 3 brothers and a father playing D&D together, it’s...

30 Day Drawing Journal Challenge

Random Observation/Comment #562: I almost forgot the joy of just sitting down with a pen and drawing what’s on my mind – I highly recommend this challenge. Why this Challenge? I can draw one good line at a time, gauge perspectives, scale sizes well, and be patient with results. However, one of my all time goals is to be able...

[Travel Advice] Norwegian Alaska cruise

Random Observation/Comment #561: We took the Norwegian Pearl (y’argh). Yes, I kept saying y’argh after the ship name. It’ll never got old. Things NCL Alaskan Cruise did well Access to remote locations – We learned that locations like Juneau and Ketchikan can only be accessed 3 ways, “boat, air, or birth canal” (pause for laughter). Taking a cruise offers the opportunity to visit...