Saturday, March 28, 2015

Aweekstweets March 21-28 2015: the week I did an unexpected NYC trip





Have registered for, downloaded & started using the new Periscope service for streaming smartphone2world video. Scope me on Periscope.

Not sure if that "I used to hate pooping in public" YouTube commercial is elaborate put-on or most nauseating advertisement in human history

RIP Richard III. Perhaps, if you’d resembled Marty Feldman in “Young Frankenstein,” Shakespeare might have made you a comedy protagonist.

RIP Michael Brown. Songwriter-keyboardist of The Left Banke. Composed both of their gorgeous hits: “Walk Away Renee” & “Pretty Ballerina.”

OK, enough of the "10 articles you absolutely must read." Go the next step: "1000 articles you must urge everybody in your country to read"

Whew. Weak. End. Whew!

New #IBM JK #InformationWeek column: "Apache Spark: 3 Promising Use-Cases" (http://ow.ly/KTOuQ )

I'm growing nuttier as I get older. For example, I challenge myself to do & write up insanely difficult analyses while in noisy airports

Improbably, I continued my usual thought-leadership output through the reorg-roiled and travel-interrupted past few weeks. Hanging on fine


Information economics? #BigData role in helping developing economies truly develop all their assets (http://ow.ly/KSnLR ) Fri #IBM qh

New #IBM jk blog: "Delving deeply into the narrative hierarchies of computer vision analytics" (http://ow.ly/KSljQ )

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "Placemaking, Urban Design, & The Analytics Of Public Space Utilization" (http://ow.ly/KPbQT )

#BigData single version of the truth? The absurdity of declaring #datawarehouse “dead” (http://ow.ly/KP61q ) Thursday #IBM quick-hit

Drafted next #IBM jk #InformationWeek column: "Spark: Fog, Cloud, Or Stream?"

"Beyond Hadoop: The streaming future of big data" (http://ow.ly/KP2YI ) JK--But batch, like ETL, isn't fading into the twilight.

Just saw legitimate PR pitch to discuss potential o big data in cannabis industry. Rollups & ingestion have whole different meaning for them

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Take Me for a Little While by Cher from Backstage JK--1968. Nice early soul solo while she was still hitched to Sonny

Been a full day of workshopping in Hell's Kitchen. Hope to round it out with a healthy round o winesipping tonight up in Midtown. Manhattan!

Can Hadoop really change the world? http://bit.ly/1BrkWiM 

#AnalyticsForAll livestream April 1st http://bit.ly/waliveldn  Watson Analytics, Twitter & IBM Verse #NewWayToWork http://bit.ly/1FVNgjc 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Black Cherry Pie by JEFF th Brothrhood frm Wasted On Th Dream JK--2015. Ian Anderson on flute. Yes, Tullman incarnate

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Origins by Tennis from Young and Old JK--2012. This one makes me feel deliriously happy.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Once in a Lifetime by Talking Heads from Remain in Light JK--1980. "There is water at the bottom of the ocean." True!

Quantified self? The analytics of quantified candor p1: http://ow.ly/KM5Y6  p2: http://ow.ly/KM60e  Wednesday #IBM quick-hit

OK, I'm up. OK, hotel-lobby coffee urns, you better be down there & steaming your little guts out. I'm a comin' down. Good morning New York!

Cognitv cmptg? AI + BI = decision support + decision automation p1: http://ow.ly/KJARx  p2: http://ow.ly/KJATN  Tuesday #IBM quick-hit

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hold On by Tom Waits from Mule Variations JK--1999. Great song that could just as easily be a soulful Springsteen.

Why a unified Hub makes perfect sense as a dynamic platform for hosting #datatechnology content http://ibm.co/1EEdEtM  by James Kobielus

Beginning spring 2015, #IBMDatamagazine becomes the centerpiece of thought leadership at the hub http://ibm.co/1EEdEtM  by James Kobielus

#IBMDatamagazine’s #nextstep in its evolution: Consolidation into the IBM #BigData & Analytics Hub http://ibm.co/1EEdEtM  by James Kobielus

Turning a Page http://ibm.co/1EEdEtM  by James Kobielus

"The #BigData Warehousing Seminar 2015" (http://ow.ly/KJnhC ) JK--May 21, NYC. Register: http://ow.ly/KJnsn 

"Integrated Tools That Empower Database Mgmt" (http://ow.ly/KJmUS ) JK--Bui & Miskimen on administer monitor optimize ent-scale databases

"Cognitive Innovation Shines a Light on Dark Medical Literature" (http://ow.ly/KJmpU ) JK--Rich Hughes on #IBM #Watson in biomedical rsch

"Turning a Page" (http://ow.ly/KJlbD ) JK--IBM Data mag merges w/ #IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub. I curate all Tech Mktg content on Hub


Four interesting things about IBM, Hadoop and open source http://bit.ly/1FT3klH 

Continuous campaigning. My job now involves facilitating that. Must heed my own advice from year before last (http://ow.ly/KJjvK ).

World Water Day: Will Big Data Save Our Water Systems? http://bit.ly/1BKz5ay 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box by Modest Mouse frm Strangers to Ourselves JK--2015. Good one from their new one

A yes, another day of postal mail, another "special invitation" to apply for another f***ing credit card. I feel divinely anointed as chosen

"Not all machine learning is created equal" (http://ow.ly/KGCwn ) JK--Discusses shifting senses in which term's been used over time

"5 reasons why Spark Streaming... is not stream processing" (http://ow.ly/KGAfj ) JK--See also my recent post (http://ow.ly/KGAqo )

Touring Test. Detects whether machine intelligence can spot tourist traps as rapidly as the most jaded human vacationer.

Even if no time 2 read something that's sorta interesting, I run my eyes over it. Words are textures. Like glancing at fabric. Patterns tell

"The Global Flow of People" (http://ow.ly/KGqqH ) JK--Cool data-driven visualization of migration flows btwn/within regions 1990 to 2010

"New NASA software crowdsources asteroid detection" (http://ow.ly/KGlZQ ) JK--Should crowdsource to 24x7 worldwide IoT deep-lrn sensornet

Pollen season definitely underway. My sinuses feel like there's a Sahara sandstorm raging within.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) by Nancy Sinatra JK--1966. Late 60s: only time another Sinatra eclipsed Ol Blue Eyes

IBM Big Data for Social Good Challenge - Submission Showcase http://bit.ly/1FR9ClR 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Windmills Of Your Mind by Dusty Springfield from Dusty In Memphis JK--1969. Romantic, wistful, & brassy. Beauty!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I'm Only Sleeping by The Beatles from Revolver JK--1966. Considering how busy they were, John deserved "lazy" time.

Drafted my latest #IBM jk blog: "Delving Deeply Into the Narrative Hierarchies of Computer Vision Analytics"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Warrior by Laura Marling from Short Movie JK--2015. Nice one. Sounds like a moody Joni Mitchell.

Not sure if I should list self on Facebook as "public figure." A bit pretentious. Think I'll go with "historically significant personage."


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Aweekstweets March 14-21 2015: the week I was never leaner

Reasonably nice early Spring day. Washed both cars inside&out. Winter slathered them both in nasty gunk. Now all draining to Chesapeake Bay

People misuse term "poster child." Not "shining example." Origin was pledge-bait MD-afflicted kids used in Jerry Lewis TV telethon campaigns

"The Mathematics of Data: Graph Analytics as a Service" (http://ow.ly/KBa27 ) JK--This will drive fog-computing cloud optimization in IoT

"Turning PhDs into industrial data scientists & data engineers" (http://ow.ly/KB7Zp  ) JK--"Finishing school"? Are they that raw?

Doctorates should be called "Elite Learning Masters of Exquisite Renown." So that people who have them must designate selves as "ELMER PhD"

"Why Are Geospatial Databases So Hard To Build?" (http://ow.ly/KB6Bp ) JK--Scaling of non-scalar data types with topological computations

New #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "The all-consuming future of cloud analytics" (http://ow.ly/KB562 )

In a 24x7 online social world, when you're in th virtual presence of everything & everyone, it can be challenge to maintain presence of mind


Stream computing? Complex event proc & splitting the definitional difference p1 http://ow.ly/KA57b  p2 http://ow.ly/KA59i  Fri #IBM qh

Big data: Not just for big business http://bit.ly/1AORKTs 

Why only one of the 5 Vs of big data really matters http://bit.ly/1AORCDv 

"Why you should use LinkedIn Pulse to self-publish" (http://ow.ly/KzYIb ) JK--You better believe it. My posts there have huge readership

RIP Andy Fraser. Wrote classic-rock gem "All Right Now" as bassist for British blues-rockers Free (http://ow.ly/KzWnN ).

New #IBM jk #Dataversity blog: "Framing the Data-Science Narrative through Spatial Composition" (http://ow.ly/KzW6d )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Young Man Blues by The Who from Live at Leeds JK--1970. Good blues-rock. Sounds More Cream than Who.

"5 Things Marketers Need to Know About Data Science" (http://radius.com/2015/03/17/5-things-marketers-need-to-know-about-data-science/ …) JK--Article quotes me in a call-out.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "Frameworks Taking Precedence Over Stacks in Big Data" (http://ow.ly/KzUjF )

Few things are as life-affirming as a really good chocolate chip cookie.

New #IBM jk blog: "The evolving shape of distributed databases in the Internet of Things" (http://ow.ly/Kyvdq )

Have never understood why they call the ramp where models show their stuff a "catwalk." Real cats don't line up & walk in sync. Catfights?

I notice WSJ editorialists are referring to Net Neutrality as "Obamanet." What's the deal w/ giving him credit? Initiative long predates him

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "The Coming Constellation Of Remote-Sensing Things" (http://ow.ly/KxjXi )


Geospatial analytics? Placemaking, urban design, anecdotal assessments... p1 http://ow.ly/KwT0t  p2 http://ow.ly/KwT1Z  Thurs #IBM qh

Nice to be home. When I’m speaking at a conference, before long I tire of hearing my own voice. I enjoy shutting up.

Still thinking about the dolphins of Savannah. How far inland do they swim upstream into North America?

Early years of browser wars saw Microsoft Internet Explorer blow Netscape away. Then Netscape Navigator morphed into Firefox. IE languished.

"What is closer to the ground than cloud?" The Fog (http://ow.ly/KtTAn  ) JK--Good summary of fog-computing use cases in Industrial IoT

Advanced visualzn? Framing data-science narrative thru spatial composition p1: http://ow.ly/Kte3Y  p2: http://ow.ly/Kte4Y  Wed #IBM qh

I tend NOT to watch TV in hotel rooms. Why? You press channel up/down on remote & it may take, say, 5-10 seconds for the channel to change.

I've pondered philosophical implications of "failure is not an option." That mean failure is mandatory? If so, can't opt to succeed either

When asked if I know [some random name] who works at IBM, I take a deep breath. Like asking if I know some random resident of Fairfax County

"IBM Delivers First Cloud Data Svcs w/Twitter Built-In 4 Biz Pros&Devs" (http://ow.ly/KswJR ) JK-- #IBM Insights for Twtr svc on #Bluemix


What do you call a revolution that backfires on itself (eg, “Arab Spring”)? A convolution.

#TDWI case study using obviously incorrect Wikipedia data. National Lampoon actually founded by Doug Kenney, Henry Beard, & Robert Hoffman.

Carnegie Mellon could save $2M with IBM partnership http://bit.ly/1Gi0JjN 

Surprising Insights From the IBM/Twitter Alliance http://bit.ly/1Gi0HZd 

"Big Data and Analytics for the Internet of Things" (http://ow.ly/Kr2R7 ) JK--Developer Day event Tues Mar 24 830am Troy MI #IBMDataMag

"IBM Webcast: Optimizing the Customer Experience" (http://ow.ly/Kr2Ce ) JK--Tomorrow. 11am eastern. #IBMDataMag

"Fueling Modern Data Warehouses" (http://ow.ly/Kr2lr ) JK--Video: integration & governance can modernize a DW with good data #IBMDataMag

"Analyzing for Dollars" (http://ow.ly/Kr2c0 ) JK--Case study video: Take a customer-

"Driving Data Governance But Keeping It a Secret" (http://ow.ly/Kr1TU ) JK--Paula W. Sigmon on overcoming cultural resistance #IBMDataMag

"Data Visualization Playbook: Revisiting the Basics" (http://ow.ly/Kr1Fa ) JK--Jennifer Shin on fundamental principles #IBMDataMag

"Injecting Open Data into the Fight Against Ebola" (http://ow.ly/Kr1uv ) JK--Steven Adler on multinational efforts #IBMDataMag

Every recorded meteorite impact on Earth over the past ~ 4500 years, geo-visualized: http://ow.ly/Kr0s0 

"We (Almost) Have Tech to Predict Potholes" (http://ow.ly/KqWJ7 ) JK--Scan predictively identifies "raveling": road surface deterioration

"New sensor array changes th data collection game" (http://ow.ly/KqVS9 ) JK--Should open-source this tech 4 environmental IoT monitoring

"Why businesses should focus on wide data, not big data" (http://ow.ly/KqTPL ) JK--Translation: "focus on variety, not just volume."

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp On The Banks Of The Old Kishwaukee by Ryley Walker from Primrose Green JK--2015. Country-folk-Americana artist.

Internet of Things? The risk of sensor-driven overnotification (http://ow.ly/KqRRv ) Tuesday #IBM quick-hit

Oracle-r joke-protested my "blue" whale analogy re "Big Media." I retorted: "The ocean is blue. Th sky is blue. You're surrounded. Give up."

Twice tonight people told me i should be a professor. As if I'm not professing further and wider already in my chosen field. This is enough.

It seems like the people who post comments on YouTube skew toward those with borderline personality disorders. Something definitely askew.

Just saw ad for St. Patrick’s Day cards. I’ve never given or received one. Wouldn’t a green barf bag be more appropriate?

Drafted latest #IBM #InformationWeek jk blog: "Frameworks Taking Precedence Over Stacks in Big Data"

Drafted latest #IBM #Dataversity jk blog: "Framing The Data-Science Narrative Through Spatial Composition"

Smartwatches. Sort of like smartphones is the sense that almost nobody will check time on the former, or does phone calling on the latter.

"Spark Release 1.3.0" (http://ow.ly/KnF8i ) JK--Out this past Friday. Several significant feature enhancements.

"8 Reasons Apache Spark is So Hot" (http://ow.ly/KnDSC ) JK--Good summary.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Green Rocky Road by Fred Neil from Th Many Sides o F Neil JK--Greenwich Village folksinger w/ searching soulful voice

Building a Low Cost, Low Power Internet of Things http://bit.ly/1GUiQQ4 

"Further ado." I've never heard anyone spell out the circumstances in which we can't do without it. So it's best to always be avoiding ado.

RT @mbucherl: Sponsor Panel for @bigdata business outcomes @jameskobielus @GokulaMishra @johnschitka @TDWI #tdwisav

There was a dolphin in the Savannah River this evening. We all saw its dorsal fin break surface & go back down. Tried to photo it. No avail.

The Norwegians have pioneered "slow TV" that shows next to nothing happening over many hours. I propose a Paint Drying Channel.

The packed Zumba class just before our yoga was sweating up a storm. We spent our hour in a virtual Bikram of their perspiration mist. Ewww!

Catch #IBM in force at TDWI Savannah this week. We have 2 speakers, one of whom is me (keynote & 2 panels).


This morning I weighed myself on an old-fashioned physical stand-up scale with fulcrums. I trust those. 145. I've never been leaner.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Aweekstweets March 8-14 2015: a week of seriously supercilious Silly Putty

Cool. Trader Joe has Indonesian sambal. They refer to it as Indonesian salsa. Same difference. Made in Indonesia. Give it a try.

“Ex-pat.” Term seems to indicate an Irish emigrant. Happy St Pat’s Day (Tuesday) from this quarter-Pat Eire-diaspora descendant!

Jimmy Kimmel is consistently funnier than Jimmy Fallon. Judge them by their respective monologue styles. Do the 11:30 toggle.

Saw “Whiplash” on DVD. Superb film about an utterly driven student jazz drummer & his brutal taskmaster teacher. Gave me carpal tunnel.

"AI Researchers Propose Machine Vision Turing Test" (http://ow.ly/KjyUZ ) JK--A kind o Rorschach in which machines squint @ image meaning

"Smartphones Will Soon Learn to Recognize Faces and More" (http://ow.ly/KjwT7 ) JK--Machine learning in a smartphone-embeddable chip.

When someone says something will be th "[this-or-that] of the future," I smile. Unless it's been pulverized, the past too will be the future

Weird how utterly essential the skills honed in my many years of being an industry analyst are to my work as solution marketing professional

Friday the 13th. Not sure if I should be superstitious, supercilious, or super serious. Yes, I do think your rabbit's foot is effective

"How Deep Learning, Voice Recognition Will Change the Internet" (http://ow.ly/KidVx ) JK--More efficient searches for media/image objects

"Artificial Intelligence May Transition Decision Support to Actual Decision-Making" (http://ow.ly/Kidal ) JK--Great one from Mike Schiff

"Why Graph Databases are Perfect for IoT" (http://ow.ly/KicaH ) JK--Efficient traversal/analysis of complex behavioral graphs

"...DCG/Constellation Alliance" (http://ow.ly/KibvN ) JK--Considering I once workd with both people mentioned, curious how that will work

"Apple ResearchKit: Big Data Meets Medical Research on iOS" (http://ow.ly/Kiamf ) JK--Early apps track asthma, cancer, Parkinson's, etc

"Will Apple Watch Become Global, Big Data Sensor Network?" (http://ow.ly/Ki9FE ) JK--Whoa! Hold your horses! Let's see if any1 buys them

I'm going to propose that Francis Ford Coppola call Marlon Brando back for a sequel: "Zombie Apocalypse Now."


Machine learning? Pick an algorithm, but not just any algorithm (http://ow.ly/KhWWF ) Friday #IBM quick-hit

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf) by Pixies JK--TV news: do NOT play this when reporting on shark attacks. Don't get cute

Still puzzling over how to slip the term "heteroscedasticity" into casual conversation. That's a toughie (http://ow.ly/KhTG9 )

How the Internet of Things is shaping modern business http://bit.ly/1GzeNoS 

Building a Business with the Watson Ecosystem http://bit.ly/1GzePgg 

Friday the 13ths in 2 consecutive months. Is that double bad luck? Or is it like multiplying 2 negative numbers together to get a positive?

"Is the Data Warehouse Dead? Is #Hadoop trying to kill it?" (http://ow.ly/KhF7q ) JK-- #IBM DW opinion from Dennis Duckworth.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive by Death Cab for Cutie from Kintsugi JK--2015. Another good 1 from their upcoming new 1

New #IBM jk blog: "Visualizing big science like never before" (http://ow.ly/KgiYs )

See the #PureAppMagic of creating a pattern in this tutorial. http://ibm.co/hybridcloudapps  http://ibm.co/1aRhDM5 

Create & deploy a pattern w/ #PureApp in this tutorial. http://ibm.co/hybridcloudapps  http://ibm.co/1aRhDM5  #PureAppMagic


It doesn’t take a 4-leaf clover to get the #hybridcloud you want. http://ibm.co/hybridcloudapps  #PureAppMagic http://ibm.co/18oBTmE 


See it. Try it. Love it. Sign up for our 30 day hybrid cloud trial. http://ibm.co/hybridcloudapps  #PureAppMagic http://ibm.co/18oBTmE 

You won’t have to go over the rainbow to find #PureAppMagic with hybrid cloud. http://ibm.co/hybridclouddemo  http://ibm.co/1wbRVeQ 

It’s not luck, it’s the power of hybrid cloud w/ #PureApp. http://ibm.co/hybridcloudapps  #PureAppMagic http://ibm.co/18oBTmE 

3 key shifts to digital business using advanced analytics http://bit.ly/1GvV3lR 

How One Company Uses Big Data To Build Skis http://bit.ly/1GvUqss 

Drafted next week's #IBM blog: "The Evolving Shape of Distributed Databases In the Internet of Things"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp 100,000 Fireflies by Th Magnetic Fields from Th Wayward Bus JK--1992. Cover artwork by brilliant Wendy Smith Walters

Catch "Understanding th New World of Cognitive Computing" w/ me @sardire et al, Wed Apr 1, Enterprise Data World, DC: http://bit.ly/19e240E 

#Hadoop uber-alles? Framewrks growing more importnt than staks in #bigdata p1 http://ow.ly/KeKpa  p2 http://ow.ly/KeKrT  Thurs #IBM qh

I don’t understand that stupid verdict. “Blurred Lines” sounds nothing like “Got To Give It Up.”

US presidential politics. Like the 17-year cicada, but every 4 years. The annoying screech builds & builds till U just want to swat them all

Nice to see I'm still influential even when not particularly inspired. Maybe just run on the fumes of my residual influence. Yeah, that's it

My challenge this week has been squeezing coherent contemplations (i.e., the blogs I'm writing) amid all the other work tasks. Typical.

RT @tonyshaw: This Thursday: @Daversity #webinar on #CognitiveComputing & the mobile app economy w/ @jameskobielus http://buff.ly/1EbPb1h 

Equities analysts. I'm curious what algorithm determines, on any given day, if their hearts are bullish or bearish.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sweet Jane by Velvet Underground frm Loaded JK--1970. 10 yrs l8r, Reed was himself an "evil mother," recording "Dirt"

Cognitive computing? The seeing-eye duck of artificial intelligence (http://ow.ly/Kc7Z7  ) Wednesday #IBM quick-hit

LinkedIn's metrics on who we're connected to thru whom. I'd also like it to automatically compute our degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon

Now we are moving into that brief period when snow moaning subsides but pollen moaning hasn’t yet begun to swell.

Interesting that business-standard practice o "bring your own device" becomes issue in the presidential campaign, re govt-official practice

Only Tuesday & it feels like the week's been going on for years. A lot of feverish activity to prep way for IBM's new, improved Big Data Hub

I see that GigaOm has ceased operations (http://ow.ly/K9Hwz ). That's sad. I read their content avidly.

Love in the time of streaming data http://bit.ly/1Exupf4 

"InfoSphere Guardium Tech Talk: Encrypting Sensitive At-Rest Data" (http://ow.ly/K9Gc3 ) JK--Tues April 7 11:30 AM Eastern #IBMDataMag

"InfoSphere Guardium Tech Talk: Recent Guardium Enhancements" (http://ow.ly/K9G0L ) JK--Tues March 24 11:30 AM Eastern #IBMDataMag

"DB2 Tech Talk: Get Acquainted with Data Server Manager" (http://ow.ly/K9FPS ) JK--Thurs March 26 12:30 PM Eastern #IBMDataMag

"Accelerating Workload Exploration on Bluemix Platform" (http://ow.ly/K9FFm ) JK--IBM Redbooks solution guide #IBMDataMag

"Fast & Seamless Integration" (http://ow.ly/K9Fnj ) JK--IBM Redbooks solution guide: Integrate mainframe source/destin8n data #IBMDataMag

"Voices From the Cloud" (http://ow.ly/K9Fbm ) JK--IBM Redbook: Discover how to simplify cloud computing #IBMDataMag

"Applying Innov8v Analytics 2 Energy Grid Protection" (http://ow.ly/K9ENx ) JK--IBM Redguide: Assessing smartgrid cyberhealth #IBMDataMag

"Making Complex Systems Management a Snap" (http://ow.ly/K9EhB ) JK--Management Console for IMS and DB2 for z/OS #IBMDataMag

"Rapid Analysis of Real-Time Streaming Data" (http://ow.ly/K9E21 ) JK--Kimberly Madia on InfoSphere Streams Version 4.0 #IBMDataMag

"Enterprise-Scale Infrastructure for Digital Era Analytics" (http://ow.ly/K9DF5 ) JK--Cuneyt Goksu on z13 for in-memory apps #IBMDataMag

"Big Data Initiatives in Developing Nations" (http://ow.ly/K9D6o ) JK--Ajay Ohri on big data enhancing lives o underprivilegd #iBMDataMag

IoT? The eventual orbital constellation of remote-sensing things p1: http://ow.ly/K9lPx  p2: http://ow.ly/K9lVk  Tues #IBMDataMag qh

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty shares #IBM’s bold agenda in her letter to investors. http://ibm.co/18UQk31  #IBM2014AR

Interesting blog re DB evolving from "mutable global state" to distributed always-growing log of "immutable facts" (http://ow.ly/K6OK3 )

"Why Chief Data Scientist in White House is Big Deal for Healthcare" (http://ow.ly/K6L6l ) JK--But U wonder if they'll have policy input

"The Future of Information: Revealed' (http://ow.ly/K6gE1 ) JK--Ubiquitous monitoring & IoT analytics

"IoT's dark side: Hundreds o unsecured devices open 2 attack" (http://ow.ly/K6g7S ) JK--Hundreds? How quaint. Brace yourself for millions

"Save Me From Overbearing IoT Analytics" (http://ow.ly/K6fED ) JK--Refers to consumption items with IoT endpoints that monitor & nag us

Monday is trash day in my neighborhood. Or, as I like to think of it, we've open-sourced our household discards to community landfill.

Grant-Lee Phillips "Spring Released" (http://ow.ly/K68Z0 ) JK--Spring's not released yet. Jumped the gun on the springing. Wait ~ 2 weeks

Glanced at rack of Fitbits at checkout lane in Kohl's yesterday. Still don't see need to be reminded of my heart rate. Nor do I weigh myself

How everyone can become a data scientist http://bit.ly/1GiXCYh 

Does Spark Streaming qualify as stream computing? http://bit.ly/1EuStPP 

IBM Invests $1B to Redefine Storage Economics #softwaredefined #IBMStorage http://bit.ly/1EuSqDz 

The beauty of big data: the L’OrĂ©al and IBM story http://bit.ly/1EuSnYl 

Analytics Antics: Life before Watson Analytics http://bit.ly/1EuSmUt 

Morning. Daily work ritual of getting my head back in gear. Especially hard after weekends. I do it by bootstrapping a patterned self-dialog

"Analysts say 'Any industry can be disrupted”'… really?" (http://ow.ly/K5ZL6 ) JK--IT analyst dissects this re his own space.

When what I say is misattributed to others, I'm of 2 minds: I want credit, but I also want my ideas to circulate unencumbered by my ego.

Hey @syvylyze see "Data Scientist: Closing the Talent Gap" (http://bit.ly/1o5u2ko ), 8th paragraph @jameskobielus #quote #correctionplease

Now that I'm running IBM Analytics' technical-marketing social content-engagement strategy, I'm taking a breath & pondering what next.

"The First Computer Programmer was a Data Analyst" (http://ow.ly/K4L8L ) JK--Article doesn't substantiate that claim for Ada Lovelace.

Ada Lovelace. History's first programmer. Hardware, not software. But not hardcore. That's where distant descendant Linda enters the picture

Standard Time ended last night. Now we're on Non-Standard Time. That means we can do whatever the hell we want for next 8 months. Right?

YouTube now displays ad for "how to get a girlfriend." From what I recall in my long-ago dating days, the primary technique: meet women.

Browsed physical media section at Barnes & Noble. Beatles "Revolver" vinyl for $22? All the lonely people who miss this format will pay that

Serious snowmelt underway. I can hear the basement sump pump from upstairs here. Music to a homeowner's ears.

Mother Jones. Surprised there’s no rightwing mag called Father Smith.

Seems like I’m morphing into an Internet of Things evangelist. So be it.


A redundant phrase is “action plan.” A non-action plan is no plan.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Aweekstweets March 2-7 2015: the week I did Cleveland

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Don't Wanna Fight by Alabama Shakes from Sound & Color JK--2015. Brand new. That is SO GOOD. Crunchy R&B!!!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Heart of Glass by Blondie from Parallel Lines JK--Live, Debbie would turn, showing her behind on "love's gone behind"

Snowmelt Saturday in NoVA. Parking lots are crowded because people need to get out but many spaces still occupied by ginormous dirty piles

Post-winter storm parking lots. Obstacle course for pedestrian. Not just snow piles but grime that covers every car U might brush up against

Not sure what’s worse this year: winter weather or winter whiners.

My LinkedIn Pulse blog today on IoT data modeling is proving to be a smash hit. Go figure. I thought its geekiness limited its appeal.

Calling all #PureData clients, which tools are important? Give us input so we can prioritize cert efforts. #enzee http://svy.mk/1Dpn9Pv 

Learn from your peers about #Informix & #IoT by attending the @IIUG 2015 event! http://ibm.co/IIUG2015  http://ow.ly/i/8w7YH 

Improve reporting speed for thousands of users. See how Knorr-Bremse used #ibmblu to do just that: http://bit.ly/knorbrem  #manufacturing

Knorr-Bremse uses #ibmblu! 4 TB data/day, thousands of users, 60 #SAP systems with reports in 30 seconds! Listen: http://bit.ly/knorbrem 

Get smart about data science http://bit.ly/1G7JAsx 

You Shared, We Voted, and the First Watson Analytics Marketoon was Born http://bit.ly/1G7JwZS 

"10 types of regressions. Which one to use?" (http://ow.ly/K0ZXw ) JK--Vincent Granville crisply discusses an otherwise confusing topic.

"Introducing Flink Streaming" (http://ow.ly/K0YHo ) jK--New real-time stream processing feature in nouveau #bigdata analytics exec frmewk

"The Architecture of a Data Visualization" (http://ow.ly/K0XEF ) JK--"Multilayered Storytelling through Info-spatial Compositions"

"Comparing supervised learning algorithms" (http://ow.ly/K0Vp4 ) JK--Hey data scientists take note of that very useful comparison table

"Future of Public Space Analytics" (http://ow.ly/K0UOq ) JK--Exceptionally great discussion directly relevant to civic Internet of Things

"Why Women Make Great Data Scientists" (http://ow.ly/K0Tse ) JK--Please no gender generalizations. Every person has strengths/weaknesses

"Elemental Path Announces CogniToys" (http://ow.ly/K0SbE ) JK--1st toys powered by #IBM #Watson, offering interactive, personalized play

"Dark Web: anarchy, law, freedom & anonymity" (http://ow.ly/K0RrG ) JK--Good discussion of big-data analytics on it for risk mitigation

"How enterprises can use artificial intelligence" (http://ow.ly/K0Ra7 ) JK--Article nicely discusses how some ARE USING it now.

"Can #Hadoop Replace My ETL Tool?" (http://ow.ly/K0Qqh ) JK--Good analysis by TDWI's Philip Russom.

"The Conscious Web" (http://ow.ly/K0OFF ) JK--"Teilhard called it the 'nooshphere'"? No. That's simply how he pronounced it when drunk.

Gimme a break re "end o civilization as we know it." Civilization as we know it is always ending. There's always a new page we dont yet know

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Carolyn's Fingers by Cocteau Twins from Blue Bell Knoll JK--1988. A true Cocteaus fan actually knows the song names.

"No, AI Won’t Kill Us All" (http://ow.ly/K0KS0 ) JK--Oh, that's right. Elon Musk is also warning us while he's undoubtedly wielding it

Dear Billionaires Who Earned It Primarily from Tech: Please spare us the later-in-life apocalyptic freak-outs about techno-armageddon.

"CMU & IBM Launch First Cloud-Based Analytics Partnership 4 Smarter Buildings" (http://ow.ly/K0Hwh ) JK--Using new #IBM Building Mgt Ctr

"Recent performance improvemts in Apache Spark" (http://ow.ly/K0H6I ) JK--Article has interesting overview o programmng languages 4 Spark

"Near real-time queries produce more credible results for #bigdata users" (http://ow.ly/K0GIM ) JK--A pause makes user doubt response

"Gartner Advanced Analytics Quadrant 2015: Gainers, Losers" (http://ow.ly/K0GpZ ) JK-- #IBM remains among the industry leaders.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "Defining the Unified Data Model for the Internet of Things" (http://ow.ly/K0Bj2 )


Decision scientists? Sensor-driven wearable data in cust-engagmt loop p1 http://ow.ly/K0zLM  p2 http://ow.ly/K0zNn  Fri #IBMDataMag qh

"Too much human faeces on Mount Everest, sez Nepal" (http://ow.ly/JZSEt ) JK--So it's official. The world's highest point is full of sh*t

Glad it snowed throughout the work day, so I could at least get post-work shoveling exercise in lieu of club exercise I didn't dare drive to

"Exhibit devotd 2 all things Bjork is too much" (http://ow.ly/JZPGt ) JK--Gr8 opening sentence: "If Bjork isnt pretentious, then who is?"

"NKorea Calls Knife Attack on US Ambassador 'Punishment'" (http://ow.ly/JZOhW ) JK--State-sponsord violent assault on ambssdr? Act of war

A day of hoisting heavy loads overhead. My head is back to normal. For me, normal is listening to music, not straining to concentrate.

Scaling back the quick-hits to 4 a week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Need to keep this manageable re my workloads.

"IBM Acquires AlchemyAPI, Enhancing Watson’s Deep Learning Capabs" (http://ow.ly/JYpq0 ) JK--40,000 develprs have innovated on AlchemyAPI

"SoftLayer to Offer OpenPOWER Servers to Help Clients Better Manage Workloads in Cloud" (http://ow.ly/JYoIR ) JK--"Bare metal" as a svc

The Race to Probe the Twittersphere http://bit.ly/1EpTlnn 

Machine learning? GPU-powered deep-learning algorithmic accel p1: http://ow.ly/JXY9z  p2: http://ow.ly/JXYbQ  Thurs #IBMDataMag qh

Waiting for 4-8 inches snow to start piling up, per overnight forecast. Just hunkering down, working, expecting post-work work of shoveling

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Oh gosh, that's right. I am totally behind on wishing every single one of my Facebook friends happy birthdays. What is the matter with me?

Storage optimization? Analytic-driven intel in hybrid storage fabric p1 http://ow.ly/JUzKI  p2 http://ow.ly/JUzLQ  Wed #IBMDataMag qh

Level-setting #bigdata concepts apples-to-apples means I'm often concurrently juggling concentric apples, oranges, pomegranates & coconuts

Having grown up outside Detroit gives me a perfect reference frame for sizing up Cleveland. They and Buffalo are cousin cities. Erie-strewn.

Absolutely no chance of the Cuyahoga catching fire on this soggy winter day. The Cavs, however, burned th Celts like an industrial blowtorch

Cleveland's got a good downtown stadium/arena district. The Cavs know how to orchestrate a sporting event for maximum entertainment value.

New #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: " #Hadoop is probably as mature as it's going to get" (http://ow.ly/JU0sC )

What do Led Zeppelin and your baby have in common? http://bit.ly/1FRsxuA 

You Shared, We Voted, and the First Watson Analytics Marketoon was Born http://bit.ly/1FRssqO 

"CeBIT Global Conference" (http://ow.ly/JRYZo ) JK--March 16–20 in Hanover, Germany Register http://ow.ly/JRZcm  #IBMDataMag

"DB2 Symposium: Advancing DB2 for Linux, UNIX, & Windows Skills" (http://ow.ly/JRYMM ) JK--9-unit, webinar-format this month #IBMDataMag

"The #BigData Revolution" (http://ow.ly/JRYAu ) JK--Storytelling approach to gain inspiration for big data revolution #IBMDataMag

"Enhancing #Hadoop with Powerful Enterprise-Grade Capabilities" (http://ow.ly/JRYmW ) JK--Whitepaper: BigInsights Linux Sys z #IBMDataMag

"Automating Distributed Computing Resources" (http://ow.ly/JRY91 ) JK--Whitepaper: Apply autonomics to modernize DB2 for z/OS #IBMDataMag

" #BigData Projects and Return on Investment" (http://ow.ly/JRXXc ) JK--Wikibon Project analysis report #IBMDataMag

"Putting the Action into Actionable Insights" (http://ow.ly/JRXIV ) JK--Download Wikibon analysis report #IBMDataMag

"How to Game the Turing Test" (http://ow.ly/JRXyN ) JK--Me. I got game. #IBMDataMag

"What Is a Data Warehouse After All?" (http://ow.ly/JRXch ) JK--David Birmingham on adaptive DW architectures #IBMDataMag

"Living in the Mobile Moment" (http://ow.ly/JRWWA ) JK--Erik Burckart on mobility & contextual data for rich experience #IBMDataMag

#Hadoop uber-alles? Open source Hadoop has found its commercial sweet spot (http://ow.ly/JRPWJ ) Tuesday #IBMDataMag quick-hit

Is Victoria's Secret using cryptography to keep it that way? Regardless, she's not making much of an attempt at cloaking it.

How catchphrases, keywords can be engineered to trick humans into thinking they’re engaging with a http://ibm.co/1DL2Oo1  by James Kobielus

Why gaming a #Turingtest is challenging considering #intelligence is gained through experience http://ibm.co/1DL2Oo1  by James Kobielus

A #Turingtest may mimic #humanintelligence, but #intelligence is acquired through life experiences http://ibm.co/1DL2Oo1  by James Kobielus

How to Game the #TuringTest http://ibm.co/1DL2Oo1  by James Kobielus

New #ITKnowledgeExchange #IBM jk column: "Spark and its growing pains" (http://ow.ly/JPXpB )

New #IBMDataMag jk column: "How to Game the Turing Test" (http://ow.ly/JPX18 )

Drafted next #IBM jk blog: "Defining the Unified Data Model for the Internet of Things"

Drafted latest #ITKnowledgeExchange column: "Spark and Its Growing Pains"

Drafted latest #Infoworld column: "The All-Consuming Future Of Cloud Analytics"

"AVG unveils invisibility glasses to defend against facial recognition" (http://ow.ly/JPhXc ) JK--And imply wearer is "up to something"

Catch my #Dataversity Smart Data webinar: "Cognitive Computing in the Mobile App Economy" Thurs Mar 12 2pm EST. Reg: http://ow.ly/JPfC6 

" #IBM Delivers Record Performance to Cloud, Mobile and Web App Developers" (http://ow.ly/JP1g2 ) JK--SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmarks

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Bored In the USA by Father John Misty from I Love You, Honeybear JK--2015. Spliced-in laughtrack/audience are spooky

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Perfect Day by Lou Reed from Transformer JK--1972. Perfect example of placid aggression in fairly creepy lyric/vibe.

#BigData vision? Something singular may or may not this way come p1: http://ow.ly/JOHDA  p2: http://ow.ly/JOHFQ  Mon #IBMDataMag qh