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  • GWU
    American Literature, 1988 - 1993
  • Chaminade
    Philosophy, 1986 - 1988
  • UEA
    Post War Literature, 1990 - 1991
  • St Louis
    School, 1982 - 1988
  • Aliamanu Elementary
    School, 1976 - 1982
  • Saint Louis School
  • George Washington University
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Social media marketing and digital PR strategist
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Chris Abraham is a leading expert in digital: online reputation management (ORM), Internet privacy, social media marketing and digital PR with a focus on blogger outreach, blogger engagement and Internet crisis response. A pioneer in online social networks and publishing, with a natural facility for anticipating the next big thing, Chris is an Internet analyst, Web strategy consultant and advisor to the industries’ leading companies. Chris is based in Washington, D.C.
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Started two global digital PR companies with a global reach and reputation.
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Chris Abraham is a leading expert in digital, including online reputation management (ORM), Internet privacy, social media marketing and digital PR with a focus on blogger outreach, blogger engagement and Internet crisis response.
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  • Gerris digital
    Principal, 2012 - present
  • Unison Agency
    Director, Social Media, 2013 - 2013
  • Reputation.com
    Team Lead Special Projects, 2012 - 2013
  • Social Ally
    President, 2012 - 2012
  • Abraham Harrison LLC
    President, 2006 - 2012
  • New Media Stategies
    Technology Strategist, 2003 - 2006
  • eResources
    Director of Sales
  • Caucus Systems
    System Administrator
  • Edelman
    Senior Account Supervisior, 2006 - 2006
  • US Treasury
    Application Developer, 1997 - 1999
  • NLADA
    Application Developer, 2002 - 2002
  • Beehive GmBH
    Managing Director, 2000 - 2002
  • Gerris Corp
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Honolulu, HI - Berlin, Germany - Norwich, UK - Washington, DC - Jersey City, NJ - New York City - Spring Lake, NJ - Utrecht, Netherlands - Arlington, VA - Portland, OR
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I can't park my bike near any outlets so I installed a solar battery tender. Hey, there's nothing more middle-age dork than a 19-year-old K tourer so this is just the next step. I think it looks cool.  I got the 2 watt version of the PulseTech Solar Battery Charger. It's not supposed to charge the battery but it's supposed to "clean damaging lead-sulphates from the battery plates, which helps maintain a battery that can accept, store and release its power when needed." The one I saw reviewed was a 5 watt so I hope the 2 watt is able to help some. I asked the manufacturer and they recommended the 2 watt -- told me it was perfectly fine. Have any of you tried anything like this?
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I don't think I can. There are only two lead acid car/bike battery leads. The 2 watt should be fine on the touring bike battery, then. Crossing fingers.
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I have a 1995 K1100lt and need some help.

I'm winter riding and on cold days when I've left her outdoors, she doesn't start. I get a really grinding starter but she doesn't turn over at all.

If I keep her in my garage it never happens but if I leave her in the spot at work in the lot outside for a few hours in sub zero weather she just doors this metallic wheeze and nothing. If I try to roll start or bump start, she needs a big push and it feels like there's a block normal cycling.

Rolling isn't good enough, I need a buddy to push. It's like something's locked up. I have a cover for the bike. Do you think a cover might help? Is there any sort of mad crazy extreme winterizing I can do to make this stop?

Could there be water gumming up the works? Is there anything I can do when I park her to prevent this? Is this something I can fix our should I bring her to my guy Khánh at EUBMW? It doesn't feel like battery to me. Is it starter? Alternator?

Any insight or help you may have for me would be very appreciated. Cheers in advance. I'm a proud four season rider looking for a solution.
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At Khanh's garage, EUBMW, dropped off bike. 90 mins.

Diagnosis? Not battery, probably not the starter sprag clutch, but probably a combination of higher viscosity oil and frothy water in the oil because I don't ride too very far in this Winter and so my oil's not getting hot enough to boil off condensation and that's all turning into water in my oil.

Solution? Will change oil, put in Mobil 1 synthetic, a lower viscosity. I might add CD2 4111 oil detergent into the mix to just make sure everything's nice and clean. I'll need to get another oil change when the spring really springs, if only to get a thicker oil in there.

I'm having him install my PulseTech Solar 2 watt battery conditioner. It'll surely look pretty fugly but it'll be nice to have a general daytime feed to the battery. The box is battery conditioning tech. Since I am never near an outlet, this'll have to do.

I'll share a photo of the frankensteined outcome when it's done.

Now, just need to work from Dunkin' Donuts for the next 90-minutes. Wish me luck!
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I have a 1995 K1100lt and need some help.

I'm winter riding and on cold days when I've left her outdoors, she doesn't start. I get a really grinding starter but she doesn't turn over at all.

If I keep her in my garage it never happens but if I leave her in the spot at work in the lot outside for a few hours in sub zero weather she just doors this metallic wheeze and nothing. If I try to roll start or bump start, she needs a big push and it feels like there's a block normal cycling.

Rolling isn't good enough, I need a buddy to push. It's like something's locked up. I have a cover for the bike. Do you think a cover might help? Is there any sort of mad crazy extreme winterizing I can do to make this stop?

Could there be water gumming up the works? Is there anything I can do when I park her to prevent this? Is this something I can fix our should I bring her to my guy Khánh at EUBMW? It doesn't feel like battery to me. Is it starter? Alternator?

Any insight or help you may have for me would be very appreciated. Cheers in advance. I'm a proud four season rider looking for a solution.
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I have a 1995 K1100lt and need some help.

I'm winter riding and on cold days when I've left her outdoors, she doesn't start. I get a really grinding starter but she doesn't turn over at all.

If I keep her in my garage it never happens but if I leave her in the spot at work in the lot outside for a few hours in sub zero weather she just doors this metallic wheeze and nothing. If I try to roll start or bump start, she needs a big push and it feels like there's a block normal cycling.

Rolling isn't good enough, I need a buddy to push. It's like something's locked up. I have a cover for the bike. Do you think a cover might help? Is there any sort of mad crazy extreme winterizing I can do to make this stop?

Could there be water gumming up the works? Is there anything I can do when I park her to prevent this? Is this something I can fix our should I bring her to my guy Khánh at EUBMW? It doesn't feel like battery to me. Is it starter? Alternator?

Any insight or help you may have for me would be very appreciated. Cheers in advance. I'm a proud four season rider looking for a solution.
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Do you have or know where I can get a paragraph or two outlining the duties and obligations of a contractor hired to run a company's social media program?

I'm thinking of something along these lines: X will not tweet or post any material that is defamatory or controversial or that will harm the reputation or goodwill of the business. If Company decides X has violated the preceding, X will immediately retract/correct the offending material.

Thanks.
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Hey guys, I am so sorry that I didn't respond quickly to all of your amazing pieced of advice for my K1100LT. You were all right! It was not the battery at all. It was probably not the starter sprag clutch. It was probably the result of lots of very short trips in subzero weather. The moisture, maybe. I changed the oil to synthetic Mobil 1, lowered the viscosity, and am hoping the oil moisture is coming from the the oil not getting hot enough to burn off the vapor rather than a $450 replacement of the three water pump seals (original) that could be the culprit behind the frothing watery oil.  I think I will order the CD2 4111 detergent. Should I?
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probably not a bad idea to put the detergent in for one oil cycle.  considering the age of your bike and the number of years running i assume was bmw spec oil  there is probably some varnish or goo in there.   What does your old oil look like when it comes out?  

Switching to a synthetic and a lighter one for winter is a very good idea.   you might want to stick with a synthetic like Mobil one all the time though.   Except for the initial break in, my 2003 K1200LT has ran mobil one in it for it's entire life.   I do oil changes at every 7500 miles and it still comes out as clean as it went in.   But I also send off oil samples to blackwater labs to find out what oil change interval is best for my bike and location.

I am actually looking at picking up a 1995 K1100RS that has a bmw sidecar on it.   How many miles do you have on your LT?
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"The fingers you have used to dial are too fat...", or "I'm sorry, Dave, I can't do that". :)
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I have a 1995 K1100lt and need some help.

I'm winter riding and on cold days when I've left her outdoors, she doesn't start. I get a really grinding starter but she doesn't turn over at all.

If I keep her in my garage it never happens but if I leave her in the spot at work in the lot outside for a few hours in sub zero weather she just doors this metallic wheeze and nothing. If I try to roll start or bump start, she needs a big push and it feels like there's a block normal cycling.

Rolling isn't good enough, I need a buddy to push. It's like something's locked up. I have a cover for the bike. Do you think a cover might help? Is there any sort of mad crazy extreme winterizing I can do to make this stop?

Could there be water gumming up the works? Is there anything I can do when I park her to prevent this? Is this something I can fix our should I bring her to my guy Khánh at EUBMW? It doesn't feel like battery to me. Is it starter? Alternator?

Any insight or help you may have for me would be very appreciated. Cheers in advance. I'm a proud four season rider looking for a solution.
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I have a 1995 K1100lt and need some help.

I'm winter riding and on cold days when I've left her outdoors, she doesn't start. I get a really grinding starter but she doesn't turn over at all.

If I keep her in my garage it never happens but if I leave her in the spot at work in the lot outside for a few hours in sub zero weather she just doors this metallic wheeze and nothing. If I try to roll start or bump start, she needs a big push and it feels like there's a block normal cycling.

Rolling isn't good enough, I need a buddy to push. It's like something's locked up. I have a cover for the bike. Do you think a cover might help? Is there any sort of mad crazy extreme winterizing I can do to make this stop?

Could there be water gumming up the works? Is there anything I can do when I park her to prevent this? Is this something I can fix our should I bring her to my guy Khánh at EUBMW? It doesn't feel like battery to me. Is it starter? Alternator?

Any insight or help you may have for me would be very appreciated. Cheers in advance. I'm a proud four season rider looking for a solution.
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Good luck :-) 
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I have a 1995 K1100lt and need some help.

I'm winter riding and on cold days when I've left her outdoors, she doesn't start. I get a really grinding starter but she doesn't turn over at all.

If I keep her in my garage it never happens but if I leave her in the spot at work in the lot outside for a few hours in sub zero weather she just doors this metallic wheeze and nothing. If I try to roll start or bump start, she needs a big push and it feels like there's a block normal cycling.

Rolling isn't good enough, I need a buddy to push. It's like something's locked up. I have a cover for the bike. Do you think a cover might help? Is there any sort of mad crazy extreme winterizing I can do to make this stop?

Could there be water gumming up the works? Is there anything I can do when I park her to prevent this? Is this something I can fix our should I bring her to my guy Khánh at EUBMW? It doesn't feel like battery to me. Is it starter? Alternator?

Any insight or help you may have for me would be very appreciated. Cheers in advance. I'm a proud four season rider looking for a solution.
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I was on The Sims Online online publicity team back in the early 2000s when I was at +New Media Strategies​. Listen to this if you want proof that virtual online communities and MMORPGs are real communities, real tribes. Thanks for the memories, Roman Mars​ and 99% Invisible​.  #simsonline   #eaonline   #EALand #EA -Land
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reviewed a month ago
It's the only place in the Metro DC area I would use to maintain, fix, repair, and restore my 1995 BMW K1100LT touring motorcycle, and Khanh Nguyen is the only mechanic I would trust her with. He's "my mechanic." I'll never get any other bike besides a BMW and I'll never use another mechanic besides EUBMW. I have been using him since 2013.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Fantastic place to browse and buy bikes -- and receive service under warranty. The people are charming but they have their hands full. They're best at high-end and new bikes. Leave the old and restored bikes to other shops like Crossroads Cycle or EUBMW.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
The best pho in the US. Cafeteria dining. Cash only. I get the number 14 and get the beef raw. It cooks in the soup. I also get the young coconut water. With slices of coconut. Perfect. Number 14 has bible tripe. There are many other items on the menu.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Poor - FairService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Both high-end and foodie-wowing while also being down-to-earth. I had an amazing dining experience with my girlfriend. She doesn't eat red meat but there was plenty choice for her, too. The deserts were to die for, especially a pastry called the Paris–Brest. I am old family friends with the founders, Sarah Obraitis -- I went to college with her brother -- but please don't let that get in the way of this positive review.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Love it. All-drums 911 wings, Sam Adams, and charming servers!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I work out here almost every day. There are no classes but the facilities are new and the equipment is top notch. My trainer, James Harris, is brilliant and so are the other staff and trainers. Love it.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago