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Thomas O'Connell
Works at Rustici Software
Attended Brown University
Lives in Nashville, Tenn.
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Inching closer to a much faster expansion of Nashville's knowledge economy, which depends on this fundamental currency.
 
One step down, two to go. Big thanks to the city for bringing Nashville one step closer to Google Fiber.
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One of my favorite latter-day Lou Reed moments.
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This is a pretty amazing workout.
In 12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall, it fulfills the latest mandates for high-intensity effort, which essentially combines a long run and a visit to the weight room into about seven minutes of steady discomfort — all of it based on science.
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An interesting late-night Independence Day read. Excerpt: "The problem I have with socialist utopias is there’s some kind of committees trying to soften outcomes for people. I think that imposes models of outcomes for other people’s lives. So in a spiritual sense there’s some bit of libertarian in me. But the critical thing for me is moderation. And if you let that go too far you do end up with a winner-take-all society that ultimately crushes everybody even worse. So it has to be moderated."
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No one is for gun violence, so surely we can work together on approaches to reducing its impact on so many lives.
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An important history lesson.
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Diets high in fiber are good for you.
 
We're excited to start discussions with the Nashville area to bring Google Fiber there. Share this graphic to let your neighbors know the news. Learn more and sign up for updates: http://goo.gl/AqL6me
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I could probably create a similar one about parenting. Sometimes, it seems we make life harder than it needs to be. I'm very close to executing the personal finance index card.
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I'm interested in seeing that parenting index card...
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I'd contend that approaching literary forms of any media encourages the improvement of critical and analytical thinking skills, but I'm not sure I'd offer much opinion (or evidence) that it was somehow morally imperative to pursue something beyond "mass" taste.
The view that literary fiction educates and civilizes its readers is widespread, and unproven.
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One can own a gun, like guns (in a pro-gun way) and still be for common sense gun control.
The New Republic tackles politics, culture, and big ideas from an unbiased and thought-provoking perspective.
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Important findings regarding race politics, how we vote, and Republican leverage.
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Work
Occupation
Software Developer
Employment
  • Rustici Software
    Producer, 2011 - present
  • SearchViz
    Founding Partner / SEO, 2009 - 2011
  • SouthComm
    Internet Strategist, 2007 - 2009
  • The Nashville Post Company
    Director of Technology, 2006 - 2007
  • Sitening
    Founding Partner, 2004 - 2006
  • NetCentral
    Programmer, 2003 - 2004
  • Sitemason
    DBA / Systems Programmer, 2000 - 2003
  • Telalink
    Intern, 1997 - 1999
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Currently
Nashville, Tenn.
Previously
Nashville, Tenn. - Providence, R.I.
Story
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Tech-inspired occasional entrepreneur with an interest in politics, policy, and media.
Introduction
Some people call me "Freddie."
Bragging rights
drove Daryl Hannah's car, built (or helped build, really) Ashley Judd's website, and did a scene with Gwyneth Paltrow
Education
  • Brown University
    2000
  • Montgomery Bell Academy
  • Brown University
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