lists of 30

“Our Life in Lists of 30” Assets

Random Observation/Comment #833: Retired Clemens will probably still write Lists of 30. What’s Published? I’ve been writing lists of 30 for almost 10 years now. My first List of 30 was pretty meta as an outline of the 30 Day Challenge of writing 30 lists of 30 in Oct 2014. If you’re curious, this was the post on Dec 1,...

The 3 Acts of Life

Random Observation/Comment #830: I should live my 2nd act of life like my 3rd. Why this List? If we assume we live to 90, then the three acts of our life cover 1-30, 30-60, and 60-90. Understanding life’s journey through the lens of these acts offers a unique perspective on growth and achievement. Each act presents its own set of...

“Our Life in Lists of 30” Book Preview

Random Observation/Comment #826: Writing is difficult. I have a list of 30 other things I would do before writing a book, which is why this book is 3 years late to publish. Why this Book? I wrote “My Life in Lists of 30” in my 20s and published it in Sept 2015 right before getting married in October. The preview...

30 Human Ages of GPT

Random Observation/Comment #824: GPT40 cut deep. Why this list? 2023 is going to be the year of Wars and AI (and AI Wars). The most impressive part of this technological achievement is the existential threat to SaaS businesses and white collar workers. If you see the differences from Nov 2022 to Nov 2023, you’d think the LLM and surrounding technology...

30 More AI Insights (Oct 2023)

Random Observation/Comment #820: My digital twin is more than just identity – it’ll be the sculpted version of “me” with the ability to create on my behalf. Why this List? AI is still accelerating. At top of mind, we’re seeing large existing companies roll out their optimizations directly to their existing SaaS customers. This distribution of tools leveraging AI is...

30 ChatGPT Future Features

Random Observation/Comment #813: On one hand, I hope the open source LLM battle wins. On the other, I think we need some guardrails or we’ll accidentally connect our services to Skynet and lead to our doom. //Generated on Midjourney using a pan left and right feature. I used this in an internal company presentation showing the launch of Claude 2...

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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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...

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 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 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...