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30 ChatGPT Musings and Use Cases

Random Observation/Comment #782: I don’t need to write lists of 30s anymore. All hail our robot overlords. Why this list? In Oct 2022, I wrote a post on 30 areas AI is taking over. Little did I know that everything I thought would be applied is even simpler when we enter into a narrative economy with #chatgpt.For those who haven’t...

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 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 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 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 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 Random 2021 Insights

Random Observation/Comment #743: Even if the years pass quickly, I’ll have a blog of random thoughts. Why this List? When going through my end of year clean up, I archive old Keep notes that come from random inspirations. Here’s some of my favorite out of context random notes from 2021. What we do is much more than what we have...

30 Things Listeners can do to Help your Podcast

Random Observation/Comment #741: We can all make someone smile (or help their goals). Why this List? While I’m completing my 30 day challenge contacting my favorite podcasts, I’ve decided to do something for the lovely people that responded. Even just a “like” on a DM or response to an email is super kind and rewarding. I think everyone would want...

30 Conferences I Want to Attend

Random Observation/Comment #738: I don’t miss conferences, but I miss my conference-goer acquaintances. It’s been way too long. Why this List? If I were single, without responsibility, and given my current capital, I’d probably do a year long challenge of attending fun conferences and events. Unfortunately (and fortunately), I do have an amazing home life and would rather spend the...

30 Market Bootstrapping mechanisms

Random Observation/Comment #737: Tokenization does not equal liquidity! Why this List? Whenever you have new markets, you have whales and market players that take advantage of market inefficiencies. The healthy growth of a network needs an evolution/stabilization of the valuation and analysis of the market. To bootstrap your network (and maybe your native token governing the dapps on this market)...

30 Crypto/Blockchain Criticisms

Random Observation/Comment #735: Every technology has its critics. It just so happens the crypto industry is disrupting traditional banking infrastructure and some powers that be would rather keep this a cartel. Why this List? Criticisms are always welcome as new products and features will be incremental in the crypto space. Many thanks to the ConsenSys marketing team (esp James B...

30 Bearish Trends (Sept 2021)

Random Observation/Comment #734: I’ll become a bear when everyone gets overly bullish. Why this list? I find it funny that I started with 30 bullish trends (because I was feeling optimistic after adopting 2 kittens). The truth is that I see-saw between all these contradictory feelings. I guess that’s what makes the markets. Not to fall for any FUD, but...