Blog Grammar

I just read an article about common grammar mistakes that occur in blogs. I hope a lot of bloggers read it and it has a positive affect on blog grammar. Its always been one of my pet peaves. If your interested in improving your grammar, then their are many sites on the web to help ...

Back from Bodensee (Lake Constance)

A couple nights ago I got back from my week-long trip to Bodensee in the south of Germany. The weather didn’t play nicely however and I spent most of my time reading rather than riding my bike around the lake. The last 2 nights were especially bad. There were only 2 days with half a ...

Lordi Wins Eurovision

Europe once again proved that it has no sense of taste in music. They did, however, show a sense of humor. It was surreal seeing the “Monsters” from Finnland excepting a trophy and bouquet of flowers upon winning. For all the Americans out there who have no ideas what this is all about, Eurovision is ...

Eurovision Song Contest Time!

Tomorrow the Eurovision Song Contest will showcase the great musical talent from across the European continent. Ok, enough with the jokes. The only reason I watch it is for the Schadenfreude. It was even more fun to watch a few years back when Radio Eins broadcast it live with two commentators who just ripped each ...

A Guide to Berlin Via Google Maps and Wikipedia

Soon many people will be coming to Berlin for the 2006 World Cup. For many it will be their first time in Berlin, so I thought I’d provide a tour of the places that I’ve found interesting in my 6 years here in Berlin. Some you will have heard of while others may be new. ...

Map of Countries and States I’ve Visited

First the countries…. So basically most of Europe and North America. A detail of Europe… So mostly “western” Europe. And States in the U.S…. The ones from Georgia to Arizona are just drive-thrus. If you want to play along go to World66.

Collaborative map viewing

I just submited the following feature request to Google Maps today. [Subject] Feature Idea: Collaborative map viewing It would be quite useful to be able to view maps together with others. I often find sending links to google maps too disconnected with what I’m trying to communicate. I imagine the zoom and drag functions that ...

Look Ma! I’m on Google Maps

So it looks like Berlin (and Europe) has finally gotten decent coverage from Google Maps. Now I can Finally give folks an idea of what it looks like (from the air anyways) where I’ve been living for the last 6 years. So, a small tour is called for…. My place The Reichstag Alexanderplatz (Alex for ...

I’m sick :(

After a week of Annika coughing and blowing her nose every few minutes, it’s my turn. I have a growing mound of used tissues beside my desk and the coughing is just starting. Oh joy! Thanks for nothing, Annika!

Bike Trip to Bodensee (Lake Constance)

Before the World Cup gets rolling here in Berlin, I’m planning on taking a trip down south to Bodensee (Lake Constance). I was originally planning on going to Spain but have now decided on staying inside of Germany because I’ve still got 2 trips left on the 99 EUR 4-trip ticket they were selling at ...