2011/01/28

Die Sonne ist herzlich willkommen









The space between the windows is the temporary fridge, it works pretty well but it's soon time to buy a real one. Had coffee at No fire no glory and it was very tasty. You see an example of a new pair of Wrist Worms in the coffee pictures; cotton/linen vanilla white ones. I love them and think about keeping them for myself ;)

And another Berlin-related question:
This blog post took me 40 minutes to upload, there is no internet in my house so I can't use Alice-DSL or any other provider and must have a mobile internet connection. Which one is the best in Berlin? Right now I'm messing around with fon.com which has been a good solution to start with, but come on - 40 minutes for one blog post...

23 comments:

  1. Hi, I found this private? test of different providers for you, it's in german. In short, it seems that (providers using?) E-plus network were slow on upload with lots of data, like pictures, whereas vodafone seemed to have a higher upload speed. Whether situation has changed, I don't know, the test was done in August 2010.

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  2. those wrist worms look beautiful! Make some for the rest of us too :)
    Sorry about your internet troubles. Is there no open network you can piggy-back on near by?

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  3. PS: love those old-fashioned windows.

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  4. yay, the sun was great today, wasn't it?! i loved walkin around pretending spring will be here soon.

    when i had no alice i used a surfstick from fonic and was really happy with it. it's not the cheapest i guess but i always had a very good connection. (it costs 2,50 € a day but the maximum is 25 € a month)

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  5. When I first came to Berlin, I used the Vodafon surfstick and was quite happy with it...

    Seems we are living in the same neighbourhood! If I ever randomly bump into you, I will say "hi" (if I muster the courage and if it'd be okay with you...)

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  6. I have Alice flat not too expensive and quite fast, I spend around 15€ a month because I don't have the telephone...sometimes they make as offer a voucher about 100€ to buy something at Saturn

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  7. Julia > how nice! yes, please say hi :) i feel awkward receiving comments/e-mails from people who have seen me without saying hi, it makes me feel watched.

    thank you all for the tips! i will look into the fonic, alice and vodaphone. my "problem" is that i have 2 computers + johan has 1, so it feels a bit expensive + crazy to have 3 sticks. maybe it works to have 1 and share in some way :) (you see, i haven't done much research yet... coming from sweden i thought it was possible to choose whatever connection there is in whatever building you live).

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  8. what a fine looking coffee!

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  9. my boyfriend uses an o2 surfstick which works pretty well in berlin he says. it's price is pretty reasonable i guess. (i use o2 for my mobile where a home zone number ist included and really like it. it's a 2 year contract with both though...)

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  10. looks great and I agree they are nice, you should keep them yourself:-)

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  11. Your new house looks so nice. How is it like living in Berlin? Must be an amazing city, I've never been there.

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  12. I love the new color. Sell it, and I will buy it! I have grey wrist worms that I purchased from you in December, and they are going out to lunch with me right now in Kimberton, Pennsylvania, USA. Have a fabulous weekend!

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  13. wow! you finished a wrist worm in a coffee length.

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  14. Hey Sandra, just wanted to say that it's so interesting exploring life in Berlin with you. Thanks for taking us on this ride with you!

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  15. it seems you are at home in berlin!
    [a wrist while drinking cappuccino worm] is my fav. Einfach herrlich :)

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  16. Hi Sandra
    welcome to Berlin :o)
    when I first came here I had a long search on internet options as well, I had used vodaphone before coming here and couldn't continue using it, because my house didn't have space for vodaphone.
    In Germany there was a monopole for telephone and internet by telekom. They still own about 70-80 % though and I needed to go to telekom again, although they are the most expensive ... it's about 40€ a month

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  17. Hi Sandra,

    you need a mobile UMTS WLAN Hotspot like the Huawei E5 or Trekstor Portable WLAN Hotspot. Put the Data SIM-Card from your UMTS-Stick in this little box and you have a WLAN Hotspot for max 5 PC. It´s very easy. You can get it at Media Markt or Saturn Alexanderplatz or Amazon.

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  18. Oh Boris, that is so nice of you to tell! Thank you! I have a question: Does it work with Mac?

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  19. Hi Sandra,

    In addition to Boris' suggestion, I have used a Cradlepoint:

    http://www.cradlepoint.com/

    in my work life and it works quite well. It should have no problem working with a Mac, either.

    Paul.

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  20. Pleasure ;) Yes it works with Mac OS. I used a Huawei E5 with a Mac and iPad and it works very well. It´s like a little Airport Express Router for mobile use. If you search a fast (Prepaid) Provider choose one who use D Netz or Vodafone Netz. O2 it´s OK but E-Plus is not really fast.

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  21. Boris + Mr Sly > thank you so much for all the information! i'm beyond grateful, my brain is a bit dizzy and overwhelmed from all things that need to be fixed when moving to a new country so any help is more than welcome. thanks again.

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  22. Oh my, I know the place around Müggelstraße.
    A friend of mine had worked there...wow,it really comes over me now that you live in the capital. It´s nice to know you here.^^
    Have a good day!

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  23. I don't know if you still need it or not. When in Berlin, we used Alice for internet connection. We used phone (it's free to call around Germany) and internet. It cost about €17 per month. For sharing the internet, we used wifi router and you can get it in media markt/saturn. It works really good and we really satisfied (since I've used to slow speed internet). We used 2 computer, 1 iPhone, 1 iPod touch and sometimes some extra computer when our friends come over.

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