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Off to School with my Schoolbag Over My Shoulder

My daily life in Berlin was pretty great when I was there in 2010 to attend a full course at the Goethe-Institut in Berlin, Germany--here's what it looked like for me.

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Alexanderplatz is a Gorgeous Space

I must say that this austere public space, historic Alexanderplatz, is very beautiful, graphic, powerful, and I love to just walk around here in the early morning or evening. There are always tons of people around — tourists, locals, workers, business people, and young ne’er do wells all. And it doesn’t hurt to have a super-beautiful day with a beautiful sky as well.

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Fernsehturm Berlin und Neptun

The vicinity of Alexanderplatz is one of the most photogenic of all of the districts of Berlin, including the iconic Berlin TV tower, known as the Fernsehturm Berlin.

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This morning in Berlin in Moabit near Bellevue on the Spree

I arrived in Berlin, Travis picked me up at Tegel, and then we tried to get into my apartment here to no avail. All of our elaborate”where’s my key” backup systems broke down so I have been working a little, taking a serious nap, and waiting until I hear from the upstairs neighbor.

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Has Second Life Cut Its Mullet?

Has Second Life Cut Its Mullet?

Two Years Later, I Venture Back Into the World We All Forgot

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The Freezer Might Have Unfogged My Seiko 6309-7040 Diver

The Freezer Might Have Unfogged My Seiko 6309-7040 Diver

If you have a problem with your dive watch or any other watch and there’s water in the watch and you’re getting all fogged up, give the freezer a try.

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Mein Fahrrad Was Stolen Last Night

Mein Fahrrad Was Stolen Last Night

I received an email from my business partner, Mark Harrison, at 0500 this morning that I saw when I woke up this morning: ":-( All three bikes got stolen last night. Fuck."

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So, Where Do You Live in Berlin, Chris?

I don’t know how many people have actually been to Berlin — and with my friends, I am sure most of them; however, everyone always asks where I live. I guess you can say I live in Moabit, Berlin, or Tiergarten. Heck, I think it is important to just show you… you’ll get a much better idea.

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Berliner Fernsehturm and Galeria Kaufhof

I was hanging out on Alexanderplatz and caught this lovely view of two of the most famous structures in the former East Berlin, the Berliner Fernsehturm and Galeria Kaufhof. What a lovely evening.

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Partying on Alexander Platz

I escaped the mad and mad-making (and shame-making) cleaning of my apartment to Alexanderplatz, which is famous in Berlin. On a Saturday evening, it is also popular as a place to listen to live music, in the background, as well as drink some beer, laugh your ass off, take some pictures, and enjoy the relatively warm weather.

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Chris Abraham as Quoted in The Atlantic

Chris Abraham as Quoted in The Atlantic

"Chris believes that women are far too picky: everyone knows, he says, that a single middle-aged man still has appealing prospects; a single middle-aged woman likely doesn’t. And he’s right. Single women are painfully aware of this. I hear far more women than men talk about getting married as a goal to be met by a certain deadline."

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Lunch of Pasta with Frank

Lunch of Pasta with Frank

It is wonderful to live in the civilized world of Berlin.

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My Neighbor Berlin Hauptbahnhof

If I walk across the street, I get to walk into this majestic building, the “new” Berlin Hauptbahnhof.

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Washington, DC, Dinner Party on the Hill

Washington, DC, Dinner Party on the Hill

I really enjoyed a dinner party I attended last night on the Hill. Thank you, Professor Meredith Hindley.

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The Style in Berlin is No Fashion

The Style in Berlin is No Fashion

I like to rib my German friends in Berlin because they’re always wearing these silly Chairman Mao hats — everyone wears OD green and black caps. If you want some good advice to help you look cool while visiting or living in Berlin, please just dress like a distressed communist revolutionary student protester… blue jeans, Adidas soccer shoes, hoodies, leather coats or bomber jackets — dark colors — but you can wear these until you’re deep in your 40s so buying an assortment of them is a worthwhile investment. I like to call it “Vanguard of the Proletariat Fashion.”

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Caught at Schneerot Bar: Libia, Kike, Frank, and Me

We four, from left, Kike, Libia, Chris, and Frank, stopped in for mojitos at Schneerot Bar last Friday night. It was DJ night so we were caught on film and ended up on the Schneerot Blog.

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Today Was an Amazing Day (and Night) in Berlin

The last couple days have been great. I have spent some time away from work with Colombian visitors, Kike and Libia, friends of Clau and Frank. Some drinks last night and then brunch, the market, dinner, and then the night out on the town. You can watch it all via Twitter, with all the details, from the start to the end. I have to go to sleep now because tomorrow is another breakfast together. And then who knows what else. Also, I apparently know how to speak Spanish. Who knew!

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My Next Bike is a Soma Delancey Single Speed

My Next Bike is a Soma Delancey Single Speed

There are just no Surly Steamrollers available, so I ordered a Soma Delancey single speed.

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When in Rome Do As the Romans Do

Engaging in online conversation as a member of an online community requires your language, delivery, humor, and tone to mirror that of the community.

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Social Bookmarking Strategy

Social Bookmarking Strategy

Making sure that your sites are "bookmarked" and "dugg" on the top social bookmarking sites can really help with site promotion and publicity.

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Blogger Outreach is About the Permanent Record

At the end of the day, this is all about getting into permanent record. Second Life may be cool, and so may be IM, but these are all ephemeral — the web and the blogosphere is indexed and exists much longer and to greater effect the longer and deeper the penetration a site has into Google’s, Technorati’s, and Ask.com’s site indices.

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Reciprocal Linking and Google PageRank

Blogrolling sites that you want to be connected to can lead to reciprocal linking. The nature of the blogosphere lends itself to linking. The process of exchanging links with other websites is called Reciprocal Linking.

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Blog Community Outreach

A powerful technique for building community on blogs is to find a compelling item about your industry, products, and services, then search for blogs that are already talking about it on Technorati.

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Lucy Kellaway is an Examplar Bicycle Commuter

Lucy Kellaway is an Examplar Bicycle Commuter

Brava, Ms. Kellaway, for doing a much better job of evangelizing pedal bike commuting.

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I Commuted to Work on My Bike this Morning

The weather was ideal, the road conditions swift, and the en-suite shower at Edelman DC amazingly convenient.

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