TQE | That Queer Expatriate

Expatriate, not ex-patriot: I'm a progressive liberal and queer American in Berlin, Germany. My roots in include 18 years in Denver, 6 in Laramie, Wyoming, 6 in Bloomington, Indiana, and 6 in Weimar, Germany. Sense a pattern? Don't want to leave a comment on this blog? Email scintillatingme at gmail.com, username "elmadaeu"

I forgot my username. Or maybe it was my password.

Currently I must remember my username and passwords to 14 mission critical websites – and I am going bonkers.

Remember, by the way that those are only 14 mission critical websites, never mind the second-tier stuff that I a wee-bit less often – so all told, it wouldn’t surprise me if I didn’t have something [...]

Happy 8th Anniversary to My Blog!

Some how I missed the fact that I converted elmada.com to the blog format 8 years ago Sunday – so I’m celebrating it this evening.

Weeee!

I had three posts that first Thursday…

Personal Blogging Ethics at TQE | That Queer Expatriate | elmada.com

I’ve been meaning to do this for a few years – but have been too lazy to actually do it. However, some external events have prompted me to lay out a few things so that in the event anybody has any questions, I can point them to this blog post.

First, should I ever blog [...]

WEBMU 2012 – Those Whiney Expatriate Bloggers are picking a Meet-Up Spot

It’s springtime in Germany and, therefore, time to talk about where the English speaking expatriate bloggers living in Germany are going to get together in the fall to complain about Germany…

Gosh, that sounds convoluted:

If you are an English speaking, expatriate blogger based in Germany and want to join the 2012 meet-up for people [...]

Google Translate Fail

I found the following sentence on Amazon.de:

Auf Lager. Zustellung kann bis zu 2 zusätzliche Tage in Anspruch nehmen.

Instead of taking the 5 seconds necessary to fully digest and understand it, I popped it into Google Translate:

In stock. Delivery may take up to 2 weeks.

After re-reading the German sentence I knew immediately something had gone wrong–and now [...]

Killing FourSquare

I’ll admit it: I am a bit of a social media geek: I blog, I tweet, I flickr, I tumblr.

I even used to FourSquare.

But I gave it up seven weeks ago and haven’t really missed it.

I guess because I never really saw the point. For awhile I was into it because one [...]

The bloggers I most want to meet, 2011 Edition

Every so often I sit back and think about the bloggers I want to meet.

Sometimes I tell them, sometimes I don’t.

This time I’m sharing the list with you—and it is in no particular order, so don’t read anything into the sequencing.

The Texpatriate: The Texpatriate is a Texan living in Norway. Her upstairs [...]

My DSL is working again.

And I’m getting caught up with a lot of things now that I can be online at home—it makes me wonder what life was like before DSL speed Internet at home.

I found out, to a limited extent this week when I went out for dinner with a friend on Tuesday and then, Wednesday, I [...]

An Update on Socializing Adam

No doubt some of you have noticed that I’ve expanded my online presence in the last week to include two new websites: Tumblr and Facebook.

Of the two, I expect Tumblr to be far more interesting and useful. Although I have not yet used it extensively, Tumblr, for me, is a place to stick things [...]

I must say that I’m mighty chuffed!

It turns out that I’m in mighty fine company—GoOverseas.com has decided that I am one of Germany’s top ten blogs, presumably all written by expats.

Of the remaining 9 in the top ten, I already know six: the AmiExpat, Planet Germany, This non-American Life, No Apathy Allowed, Snooker in Berlin, and 50% of my DNA. [...]