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Thom Thomas
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When your smile makes you look even more evil than not smiling, something is seriously  wrong. Turns out, you can often judge a book by it's cover. :)
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What Tommy and Elliott call our scribble bot. We built him today. They love it. Pro-tip: unless you have a 10' x 12' sheet of paper, frame out the paper on the floor unless you are cool with marker on the floor.
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I'm good with words. I can be an excellent, even diplomatic, communicator in various styles, vernaculars, points of view. I'm good at thinking critically , empathically and strategically. I think long term, act short term and do not enjoy mid terms. I'm handy with a command prompt, a camera and textual presentation. And I'm generally pretty good at haggling prices and making deals. Technical writer, diagrammer, story teller, merry maker. I can build an elaborate Intranet to be amazingly efficient, a pleasure to use daily, serviceable for everyone in your organization and productive as fuck - as long as Sharepoint has NOTHING to do with it. I can scope projects, provide post game analysis, identify process black holes, find money synergistically, fix your SMB/SME or home network, make you laugh, question long held beliefs or assumptions, champion change, work a room and close down the bar.
Employment
  • Current Employer
    Family Man w/ a skill set, 2012 - present
  • Former Employer
    IT Director, 2004 - 2012
    Started as sys admin, became IT Manager, then IT Director. Proudest of the 802.11a PTP wireless bridge spanning 1000 ft to bridge an expansion office of 30+ ppl to our LAN. Also pretty happy with forklifted corporate communications infrastructure I built using Asterisk (VOIP telephony across the corporation including call center), Hylafax (for high volume incoming fax job ordering and automated document imaging) and Google Apps (email, corporate instant messaging, heavily utilized Intranet and document collaboration.)
  • FedEx
    Intranet Analyst & Technical Writer
  • Turner Broadcasting
    Cultural Consultant
  • Fritz Companies
    Technical Writer, Intranet Web Master, Jr. Sys Admin, Support Tech
  • An Interactive Web Agency
    Sys Admin
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Introduction

My use of this Google+ account is personal, amateur and likely offensive.

If you think you know me and where I work - you are wrong. You have me mistaken with a Thom that has thrived as an IT professional since 1997. That ain't me.

I know that Thom - we share a resemblance but he is way more boring and responsible.

For all anyone knows, I am a fictional character created for one or more people's entertainment and/or vexation.

Does that excuse my excesses? Probably not. I try to walk in love - sometimes I don't do so well.

I like class based delimiters of language (fuck you vs. you're fired), long elaborate setups mixed with esoteric punchlines, fart jokes in Old & Middle English (as long as that shits translated), taking photographs with my phone, gadgets, Android, reading about hacking, sci-fi, watching the watchers, judging the judgers, being the fool, donkeys, rhinos, monkeys, being a dad, oxygen, water, engaging narrative in my native tongue ...

Spent a lot of time contrasting & road testing Christianity, Westernized Buddhism, my take on Taoism & Atheism as belief systems. You might say each system contributed to my experiments with truth.

I want more than flip hipster humor. Cooler than thou types - it's okay - one day you'll understand.

I am an ass.
Bragging rights
maybe one day. until then. mayonnaise
Education
  • Lee University
    English Literature, Interpersonal Communications, Theology & Philosophy, 1990 - 1994
    Interpersonal & Group communication theory, English Literature, Composition, Literary Journalism (as a study and a practice), print publishing (newspaper & periodicals,) Oratory & Rhetoric, Copy writing, Creative writing, Christian Canonical Text studies & Christian Theology, comparative religious studies, modern philosophy.
  • University of Memphis
    Fiction Writing, Chinese Philosophy, 1996 - 1996
    Wrote and criticized short stories, studied Chinese philosophers mainly from the Confucian school and Taoist school of thought. Also audited a magazine production class and hung around the school newspaper some.
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I don't like talking on the phone - not time shiftable and not text based., Love video conferencing if the audio, video and lighting are acceptable., So - message me via Google Plus. Let's talk.
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This is my personal profile. I sometimes act a donkey. You will not be contacting me at work using this information. :) If you know me well enough, you will know how to contact me in RL
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My wife's Shrimp boil came with corn that was still ice cold. We ordered a crab cake and shrimp appetizer, it came with 1 crab cake and 3 butterfly shrimp garnished with steamed broccoli. What I'd expect for a $9.99 appetizer. Turns out the server rung it up wrong. When I asked about it at the end of the night, he said his manager said we ate the entree portion, we'd have to pay the entree portion. Wow. Our server shouldn't have been waiting tables. But servers with only 3 days waiting experience happen - I just don't expect it at a place like Pearl's. I spend a lot of money on restaurant food. I eat Downtown nearly every day - high end and low end joints. I won't be spending any more money at Pearl's. The food isn't that good.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
My iPhone 3G started acting wonky so I took it in to have someone look at it.I didn't know I had to follow a certain kind of protocol to get help so I spent about 5 minutes kind of drifting, watching and trying to suss out some kind of order to the over-stylized, over priced chaos.After asking a few Apple Store employees (all super polite and affable) how things went down, about 20 min. later, I figured out the system and had someone looking at my phone.His solution for my problem involved me resetting the phone and restoring it. The only problem I had was that I could only see the picture that was last taken w/ the camera. Reset the entire phone!?!? To fix a single app issue?? So all my apps that don't back up data to web or iTunes (which is most of them) would be wiped? The fix almost seemed worse than the "solution."I brooded some more, thinking, "Awesome - my gas milage data lost, my password vault lost, all my cached passwords in Safari wiped. Genius!"Not a very Jobsian user experience. Apparently, things don't just "work" on the iPhone. There is no Apple magic. This smart phone is sexier than any other smart phone I've owned, but when it comes to the technology - it suffers many of the same things all consumer gadgets do. Short sighted usability & design coupled w/ superficial support solutions that leave consumers frustrated and under-served. For all the hassle and pomp of the Apple Store - I think once my contract's up, I'll be getting a Nexus One.I'm sure I'll experience similar issues here and there, but I won't have to deal w/ the big fat lie machine that is Apple's marketing.
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Quality: Very goodAppeal: GoodService: Poor to fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
So, the food at Jerry's Sno Cones? Think gas station meets diner-dive with only window ordering and no place to sit. But you don't go to Jerry's Sno Cone for the hot food. You drive across town to put your taste buds into cryogenic freeze so that you can be transported back in time to re-live your first ice cream or popsicle! I knew none of this when we loaded the family up into the auto. As we rolled up onto Jerry's corner lot, I have to tell you, I thought sno cones were a scam. The thought of little pellets of ice drenched in syrupy food coloring made my teeth ache and my tongue shrink back into my mouth in fear. The only reason I went, (other than the fact that I am generally motivated to test my biases) is because Sara seemed stoked about going, and her culinary instincts have done very well by me (even if not by my waste line). Jerry's didn't just prove wrong my prejudice against sno cones as a cut rate frozen treat grift, his Sno Cone busted a flavor party off in my mouth unlike any delight I remember since my childhood. On a cranky hot summer Memphis day, Jerry's Sno Cones transformed me from skeptic to childlike believer - all within my first spoonful.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
5 reviews
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Bring a date at sun down, and you'll likely get laid later.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I've been getting my hair cut at Dabbles for years - maybe 10 yrs - and every stylist I've had there has done an excellent job. I'm not a dandy by any means, but I'm irrationally fussy about my haircut and Kelsey has helped me find a style that is both edgy and complimentary to what I want to see when I look in the mirror. I rarely feel hip/cool/sharp-looking (nor do I really care) but when I do, it is usually for a brief period of days after I've had myself fixed up at Dabbles. The only caveat I'd give: don't expect to be able to walk in and get the stylist of your choice. I just scheduled an appointment nearly 10 days out.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago