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Chris Abraham
Arlington, VA
Chris Abraham is trying to get back into excellent shape and wants to share his progress along the way.
Interests: rowing, writings, lifting, erging, sculling, riding, motorcycles, running, jogging, health, weightloss, fitness, kettlebells
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Crypterium is a cryptobank with the goal of turning the impenetrable volatile world of cryptocurrency into a contactless payment platform that's as easy-to-use as the Starbucks App is for buying coffee--providing cryptocurrencies to mainstream everyday users. Once cryptocurrencies are as simple and easy to use every day as dollar bills the benefits of cryptocurrency--lower transaction costs, speed of payment, removal of national boundaries, and so on--become real. Crypterium will free you to easily spend your cryptocurrencies IRL. Bitcoins have been more stocks and bonds than actual cash Right now, Bitcoins are almost strictly being used as investment vehicles. They're stuck... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2017 at Fake it Till I Make It
Last week I showed you how to tame the Facebook dragon in The Facebook Sharing Debugger Is An Essential Content Marketing Tool. Scrape, scrape, and rescrape until you get it right, is what I always say. I cross-posted the article onto LinkedIn and the lovely Beth Farris chimed in with some Twitter Cards Validator Tool school: So, yes, there is a Twitter validator, the Twitter Cards Validator Tool. I am assuming that whenever you click on Preview Card, it also acts like a linter and debugger, but I am not sure — please let me know in the comments. Whether... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Fake it Till I Make It
It takes a lot of money to give you license to treat someone like crap. And they’ll still resent you and wish you dead. In the gig economy, the interview process goes both ways. Your favorite lifestyle influencers are actively vetting you with the same rigor you’re using to discern whether they’re influential enough to be worth the pot full of money you’re willing to pay them for post or partnership. Some agencies on Madison Avenue are starting to get it as is David Goldsmith, Chief Strategy Officer at WEGO Health. They’ve been working on building respect-based and trust-based influencer... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Fake it Till I Make It
History is a goldmine of proven ideas just waiting to be uncovered. It may just be that the “Next Big Thing” happened long ago. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at Fake it Till I Make It
Chris Abraham is now following David Armano
Jan 30, 2013
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Jan 26, 2012
Chris Abraham is now following Scott Brinker
Jan 26, 2012
Well, you are obviously uncool. Don't worry, I hate W hotels too.
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2010 on The W Deserves an F at RepMan
Well, that's true. Or maybe not, with all those tattoos.
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No, in ten years you'll just have mild-to-severe regret.
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Why do you need to mark your body to remember your dad? Why do you need reminders for a trip to Europe when you actually did it? That's why Why can't you just carry these things with you in your heart or on your blog? I guess I blog and write and shoot (photos) as my own way of making something creative that is the manifestation of the way I feel about my dad, RIP '95, and my move to Berlin, in 2008. I really don't get it. But I guess not everyone is creative, not every had the language or the lens or the boldness or the passion to make something that exists and could/might/should change the/my/your world and make everything different. I guess that's why I feel that way. I guess what I did wrong here was go for the humor, for the play, and try to channel Oscar Wilde more than I tried to be generous and kind.
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Because I don't think most people think it through. There is not only the risk of deadly blood-borne disease such as AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, tetanus, syphilis, tuberculosis, there is also the all too permanent resultant of getting a tattoo in response to too ephemeral feelings, excitements, and passions. While I believe in absolute personal responsibility, so I also approve in mad-tattooing, I honestly believe that you can be an awesome rock star, an amazing soldier, and even the most loyal biker without marking yourself permanently. In fact, if you ever want to take your Army career further into operations or intelligence, you'll impede your career forever if you mark yourself as as 82nd Airborne paratrooper. What I am saying is that tattooing can really limit your potential. When the world is trying so hard to NOT hire someone for a teacher's position or NOT hire someone for this or that, I also guarantee you that more than more tattoo has directly resulted in a job not offered. No matter what anyone says, I daresay that there is still a lot of hiring or buying decisions that are broken as the direct result of a perception by someone who doesn't know you and your beauty, your soul, your amazing-ness, your transcendent hart, your years at school or on the job -- it can all be dismissed as the direct result of a single patch of ink. What I think this is all about is that I just turned 40 and, while I don't have any kids, I am going through the same developmental evolution and I am having that "you really shouldn't get a tattoo" conversation with the Twitterverse instead.
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I am buying my mom one for mother's day, a little belated as I am still in Berlin. She seems, to me, like the perfect demo for the iPad. Not a touch typist. Interested in casually checking email and the web. I will report on how well she adopts is. For her, it is even better than the netbook. Also, as far as getting her the $399 version, bottom of the line, I don't think it will matter as she's (probably) not going to start downloading music, using it as an iPod, or watching her movies on it so I am looking forward to seeing if it is enough.
Toggle Commented May 10, 2010 on The Juice on the iPad at Jaffe Juice
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I had gone to college with hopes of learning and interacting with teachers and other learners until I got into the clutches of celebrity athlete/frat-boy bashes, pretty foggy and hard to remember.
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To be honest, 90% of all registered Twitter users joined to passively follow celebrities. They're using it like a newsreader. Like a radio. Like a television. That doesn't change the fact that it is a powerful command-and-control medium in addition to being a community-building, engagement, and activation tool as well. It is both. One is not better than the other.
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