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An Indiana man unhappy with cops parking in the fire lane of his local Walmart was arrested after he asked a cop for his name and badge number.
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A little bit of humor heaven. Gilbert Gottfried interviews Steve Buscemi.

Gottfried has got to be one of my favorites - mostly because I still don't know why I love him so much.
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I'm confused.

He used to think that he wanted to be good, he wanted to be kind, he wanted to be brave and wise, but it was all pretty difficult. He wanted to score some tight pussy, too, if he could fit it in between hitting the gym with his bros.
“Actually that’s my secret — I can’t even talk about you to anybody because I don’t want any more people to know that our first date was at a club and you threw up on my shirt, and then when I took...
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The NSA was figuring out how to attack Google Play, according to new Snowden docs.
The NSA developed a plan to deliver malware through Google and Samsung app stores, according to newly published documents obtained by Edward Snowden and published by The Intercept. The documents...
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Y"all better hide your Nasty Pics!! LOL
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*State of Emergency Declared: CA Oil Spill Now Estimated @ 105,000 Gallons *

http://ecowatch.com/2015/05/21/santa-barbara-oil-spill/
An oil pipeline ruptured in Santa Barbara County, along the Refugio State Beach coastline spilling an estimated 105,000 gallons. A state of emergency
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uhhh ...
According to ex-NYPD Detective Harry Houck, violent white bikers aren't called "thugs" because that word originated with the "black community."
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Indian, actually. As in "from India". Not those folks Columbus started slaughtering.
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Chrome may be the best browser around, but it eats up your PC’s RAM like turkey on Thanksgiving. If you’ve ever looked at your task manager, you’ve probably flipped out at the sheer number of Chrome processes and the memory they hog. Here’s why Chrome uses so much RAM, and how to curb its gluttony. The Best Web Browser for Windows The Best Web Browser for Windows The Best Web Browser for Windows The battle for best browser on Windows is especiall...
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With trinket.io, you don’t need to install python. You just run it in your browser.
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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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I'm still working on some things.
Introduction

Read about how my love affair with +Motorola Mobility started after an amazing product return process, watch me fall out of love as things fall apart and see if Moto woos me back:



Getting On With The 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.


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maybe one day. until then. mayonnaise
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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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Designer's Choice Interiors
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Modelling Clay and Moldable Plastic for Prototyping - MakingSociety
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Learn how to use clay and moldable plastic for prototyping. Choose the best clay material for your prototypes.

#1095; The Misery Menagerie
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Why you should take another look at Google Keep, the best free organizat...
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It does way more than just note taking, if you learn some of the hidden features and tricks on Android and Chrome.

Can A Human Be Frozen And Brought Back To Life?
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We see it all the time in movies. A person gets frozen or put in cryosleep and then unfrozen at a later date with...

Does Gargling With Salt Water Actually Help A Sore Throat?
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If there's a handwritten sign in your store's window penned by employees, odds are it's not a glowing review. Adding to the rolls of disgrun

Marriott: It's Okay, We Only Want To Jam Your Hotspot In The Rooms You A...
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Last fall, Marriott got in trouble for jamming the signals from users' portable hotspots in one of their conference centers. That's illegal,

Biggest Find Of The Year: Massive, 5,000-Year-Old Underground City Unear...
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Turkey’s state-run housing authority has halted construction of a development project in the central province of Nevşehir following what som

Angry Birds Star Wars II
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포스가 강합니다. Angry Birds Star Wars II에 대비하세요. 최고의 인기 게임을 기대하세요! Star Wars 영화 프리퀄을 바탕으로 포스를 사용하여 탐욕스러운 돼지 연방에 저항하거나 더욱 어두운 길을 택하세요. 그렇습니다. 처음으로

Racist Euphemisms
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At parties, I'm hesitant to tell strangers what I do for a living. Upon learning that I am an English professor, many make a face before adm

The Interview
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In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tablo

Certification Home Sales Specialist Deployment Specialist ...
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djay 2 - The #1 DJ App
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OPENVPN WITH LDAP ... HELP - Google Product Forums
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HELP, Ioxas, 5/6/14 1:41 AM. Good morning to all;. I have an Openvpn issue, let me explain: I work in a big company, outside office we need

Worth the wait? Depends on your mood and the level of nostalgia you have.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
An amazing joy. Greatest muffuletta on the planet.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Staff is helpful, the rooms ocean side made me feel like I was in a movie or beer commercial. Room 106 might be a nonsmoking room now, but it is obvious from the smell that it spent years as a smoking room. The smell was slight and easy to forget about once we were in the room for a bit. It is magical to be able to walk out the door if the hotel and be right on the beach ocean side. And don't think about it, just charge the daily rental for the beach lounges under the umbrella to the room. Best $30 we ever spent.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
This branch is fine. The institution is so technologically backwards I have decided to remove my money and go with another institution. I've been a member for 17 yrs. After they changed their online banking software that required me to shorten my username (12 or less characters) AND password (8 or less characters) I can not trust them with my money. Only idiots would shorten the maximum username and password length to something so short. I know there are national banks & brokerage firms doing it - they are idiots and you should move your money. Don't take my word for it, go to stackexchange or reddit security forums and read about cryptographic security. Not only is it insecure, but they are disrupting my system for keeping my credentials safely non-duplicated whilst being able to remember them.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
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It looks like a bar - and it is, but it is so much more. The food is fresh, high quality and expertly prepared. A grade above typical Memphis bar fare. Good food for your money. The down stairs (the subterranian "Underdog") is smoke free and one the best lunch locations Downtown. Great music, always a decent selection of craft beers on tap and attentive staff.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
The sweet iced tea tastes as if it has soured slightly. The lemonade for my oldest son is syrupy. I asked for a diet coke, it tasted funny as well. I like the Greek salad dressing. The Greek salad was enjoyable even if far from impressive - a life's journey from the perfection of Manos' perfect Greek salad at his Gondolier restaurant in Cleveland, TN - today's starter iceberg lettuce, olives, feta, onions et cetera. My wife's side salad was iceberg lettuce, tomato et cetera with bleu cheese dressing that I'm hoping wasn't home made. My wife got the cheese steak sandwich and I got the chicken gyro. My boys got kid's cheese pizza. The fries were bland and not exactly crispy. The gyro looked good on the plate, and I enjoyed eating every bite of it. The cheese steak sammy was competent. Our booth sat next to a broken window. That didn't stop my two pizza eating machines. At 7:30 on a Saturday night, it is telling that other than two small tables, we were the only guests peopling the place. I think I heard three pick up orders phoned in while we ate. I get the feeling that no one really enjoys running this restaurant. The food is meh, the building could use some TLC. This joint could be awesome. But today, it is far from it.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
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 - a year ago
reviewed a year ago