Saturday, May 23, 2015

Aweekstweets May 16-23 2015: the week that was way too crazy

5 hours ago
Jim Gaffigan. Funny comedian who routinely delivers laughs. But if he screws up, he has a good excuse: "I gaffe, again."

"American Idol" ending after way too long. I've never once watchd an episode from start2finish. But I've ignored it while switching channels

I'm actually starting to follow the Washington Nationals more closely. A real solid squad. They're on a streak. 1st place in their division.

Monkees "Last Train to Clarksville" (http://ow.ly/Nkxym ) JK--What the? WashPost says this Boyce/Hart from POV of soldier bound 4 Vietnam

Hmm. Hillary received emails warning about dangerous conditions in Benghazi. As if she didnt receive similar re every other place in Mideast

"Outlet stores." Outlet for what? The same exact merchandise you can buy anywhere else that will carry it? The crap they can't give away?

"First World problems." Problem #1 is thinking of yourselves as the "First World." There's only one world, folks, and every people are in it

WSJ article about Saddam Hussein craving for Doritos in prison. Couldn't help but munch a few while I read it. My bad.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Look Good in Blue by Blondie JK--1976. Most trad-pop of the CBGBs group. Beautiful lady singer, well-crafted melodies

Read WSJ "anatomy of a song." Bob Seger on writing Night Moves." Inspired by KK's"Me & B McGee," "American Graffiti" film, Boss "Jungleland"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Necessary Evil by Unknown Mortal Orchestra from Multi-Love JK--Bit of a Steely Dan vibe here.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Stoic Resemblances by The Helio Sequence JK--2015. Great exercise song, Get that cardio pumping.

Will now mow the lawn and clear my brain. Have a good 3-day. I know I will.

Fight the cold cyberwar with analytics http://dy.si/MhoYc 

5 ways to make better merchandising decisions http://dy.si/q8GM 

Geospatial analytics with IBM SPSS Modeler http://dy.si/XqzqR 

@Semaphorecomms @IBMSmrtrCmptng frontiers: PB vols, real-time veloc, multistruct variety...as data pushes those magnitudes, becomes #bigdata

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp In a Big Country by Big Country JK--1983. If Scotland separated from UK, would it be a big or smaller country?

"What R Th Most Common Mistakes Made By Aspirational Data Scientists?" (http://ow.ly/NhH03 ) JK--The aspirationals' most exasperationals

"7 Techniques for Data Dimensionality Reduction" (http://ow.ly/NhGxW ) JK--Good reference. Could not be more essential to data science

"Why Data Scientists Dont Have Time to Do Analysis" (http://ow.ly/NhFRI ) JK--And why didnt David Byrne have time for Mudd Club or CBGBs?

"Silicon Chips That See R Going to Make Your Smartphone Brilliant" (http://ow.ly/NhF8K ) JK--With what impact on your own visual acuity?

"Say hello to machines that read your emotions to make U happy" (http://ow.ly/NhEwE ) JK--Like a hip flask of wearable Internet of Things

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rainbow by Robert Plant & the Sensational from Lullaby and The Ceaseless Roar JK--2014. His post-Zeppelin work is gr8

I seriously hate those webpages w/embedded ad video that plays as you scroll over it. Like annoying person always trying to get last word in


#Hadoop uber-alles? Surmounting scaling and acceleration challenges surrounding #Spark (http://ow.ly/NhwXI ) Friday #IBM qh #SparkInsight

The lesson I learned from "National Lampoon's Animal House" was the wisdom of the road trip. When the going gets tough, trip out.


Fitz & The Tantrums "Spark" (http://ow.ly/NgJ2e ). 2013.

The Shadows "Apache" (http://ow.ly/NgJ0m ). 1960.

Never understood old slogan about Coca-Cola being "the real thing." Yeah, it's really secret syrup dissolved in carbonated water. That thing

Kudos to the great @louistcherian for his masterful orchestration o today's very successful #SparkInsight Crowdchat (http://ow.ly/Ngl6X )

Statistics on #Spark community are in this recent blog: http://ow.ly/NfiDQ 


This has been an amazingly (over-)stimulating Crowdchat on #Spark. Wow! #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/02stc 

@IBMbigdata The next generation of business application developers--the "Millennials" and beyond-... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/52st9 

@IBMbigdata #Datascience is the core of app development in the 21st century, in which big-data an... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/42st4 

@IBMbigdata Here's a cool case study from France of Spark machine learning on accelerometer data ... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/02ssx 

@acoliver You are quite right on that, Andrew. As Spark matures as a market, expect to see soluti... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/92ssi 

@IBMbigdata #Datascientists need to implement in-memory big data development and runtime platform... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/82ssd 

@IBMbigdata #Datascientists need to deepen their skills in iterative development of machine learn... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/02ss6 

@pagal882 #Spark can access and process data stored in HDFS, Apache HBase, Apache Cassandra, and ... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/42srz 

@IBMbigdata Spark is another big-data environment---alongside Hadoop, various stream-computing, v... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/42srq 

@IBMbigdata Spark is a data-scientist real-time exploratory machine-learning development environm... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/02sri 

@IBMbigdata #Spark accesses "data lakes" built on #Hadoop HDFS, complements the low-latency strea... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/92srd 

@IBMbigdata Spark-suited scenarios describe many projects in social analytics, mobile analytics, ... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/72sqz 

@IBMbigdata Spark’s machine-learning tools are fundamental for boosting data-scientist productivi... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/92sqx 

@IBMbigdata Spark’s graph analytics are well-suited for anti-fraud, influence analysis, sentiment... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/82sqv 

@IBMbigdata You may want to include Spark’s streaming analytics capabilities if you’re doing low-... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/82squ 

@IBMbigdata If you're a data scientist building models in Spark, you may build a starter in-memor... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/12sqr 

@IBMbigdata Data scientists would use #Spark for “schema on read" development, freeing them from ... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/82sqq 

@IBMbigdata Data scientists would use #Spark to rapidly model and simulate alternate scenarios, e... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/92sqh 

@IBMbigdata Spark is well-suited for exploratory analytics by teams of data scientists using Hado... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/12sqc 

@IBMbigdata Spark includes runtime engines that are optimized for in-memory processing, streaming... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/02sq6 
@elesinOlalekan I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that IBM BigInsights 4.0 has Spark inside: ... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/12spz 



@IBMbigdata D-Streams are a continuous sequence of RDDs representing data streams that are create... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/42spn 

@IBMbigdata An RDD is a read-only partitioned collection of records. It includes data-integration... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/02spj 

@IBMbigdata Where Hadoop has abstraction layers in MapReduce and YARN, Spark Streaming relies on ... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/12sph 



@IBMbigdata Spark boosts data-scientist productivity through in-memory performance, easier APIs, ... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/52sok 

@IBMbigdata Developers and data scientist can bring existing expertise from familiar programming ... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/82soi 

@IBMbigdata Spark enables organizations to do more and deeper analytics with less coding and fast... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/32soh 

@IBMbigdata #Spark is a data-scientist productivity tool #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/22sof 

@IBMbigdata Currently in version 1.3.1, Spark is a layered distributed-computing framework that c... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/42so4 

@IBMbigdata Forward-looking organizations see Spark as a platform to complement their investments... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/02so1 

@elesinOlalekan Not a matter of #Spark over #Hadoop. It's more a matter of Spark leveraging and e... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/82snx 

Remember to post your replies under the question frames (e.g., Q1: What is Spark?) so that others... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/62snr 

@avi_patwardhan Spark is not an extension to MapReduce; instead, it complements MapReduce through... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/42snm 

@IBMbigdata Spark's performance advantages come from parallelizing models across distributed in-m... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/72snf 

@andbflo_denny Advantages of Spark are speed, simplicity, versatilitiy, ability to work with your... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/92snc 

@IBMbigdata This capability makes Apache Spark well-suited for the growing range of real-time app... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/92sn7 

@IBMbigdata Apache Spark's core design feature is the ability to support iterative, distributed, ... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/82sn5 

@IBMbigdata Essentially, Spark is a next generation cluster-computing solution, runtime processin... #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/52sn2 

@IBMbigdata Spark is a distributed in-memory analytics tool. #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/52sn0 

@IBMbigdata Glad to be on this Crowdchat discussing Apache Spark. #sparkinsight http://www.via-cc.at/42smw 


Join #crowdchat starting at top of the hour: "What is #Spark?' #sparkinsight #apachespark http://bit.ly/1HkaXPp . Use your Twitter to access

Join our #crowdchat starting at the top of the hour, 11am ET, on 'What is #Spark?' #sparkinsight #apachespark http://bit.ly/1HkaXPp 

Join our #crowdchat starting at the top of the hour, 11am ET, on 'What is #Spark?' #sparkinsight #apachespark: http://bit.ly/1HkaXPp 

Join our #crowdchat starting at the top of the hour, 11am ET, on 'What is #Spark?' #sparkinsight: http://ow.ly/NeZkY 

"Spark insights from the recent Cambridge meetup" (http://ow.ly/NeQ3d ) JK--IBM's Monica Fox reports, #SparkInsight

Machine learning as a fluid intelligence harvesting service http://dy.si/eWLgP 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Stoned And Starving by Parquet Courts from Light Up Gold JK--2013. Song ends before learn if stooped to cannibalism
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp To Have and to Have Not by Billy Bragg from Life's a Riot With Spy vs. Spy JK--1983. Great raw working-class anthem

Machine learning? Distinguishing voices from chatter and beauty from clutter (http://ow.ly/NesMU ) Thursday #IBM quick-hit

RT @ibmbigdata: Join our #crowdchat starting in a few hours on 'What is #Spark?' http://ibm.co/1Kluq8F  #sparkinsight

Join our #crowdchat starting in a few hours on 'What is #Spark?' http://ibm.co/1Kluq8F  #sparkinsight

I do recall Letterman’s short-lived morning show in th early 80s. He would feature a fat guy drinking out of a garden hose. I said what the?

New #IBM jk blog: "Machine learning as a fluid intelligence harvesting service" (http://ow.ly/NdBhb )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Moses Pain by Jonathan Wilson from Fanfare JK--2013. Good song. Sounds like Tom Petty at his peak. But better voice

Today's Koby LinkedIn Pulse post had a helluva 1st day in views & likes: http://ow.ly/Ndu1s 

Not sure who's ghost-writing all those blogs with my name on them. But whoever it is, I want them to cut it out. You're wearing me out!

New #IBM jk blog: "Trusting the ecosystem that sustains and maintains the Internet of Things" (http://ow.ly/NceCz )

Making agile decisions in high-frequency #trading http://ibm.co/1IOlvKS  #Cloud #Analytics

Applying cost-effective, off-premises #cloud-based #analytics http://ibm.co/1IOlvKS 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lavinia by The Veils from The Runaway Found JK--2004. If she were from my hometown, she'd be Lavinia from Livonia.

After I print out all the important emails for the morning, I staple them & arrange in nice piles. Then I stare & smile at them.

Applying cost-effective, off-premises cloud-based analytics http://dy.si/iaCK 

Taking On the Data Compression Challenge http://dy.si/4vDe 

Cloud Computing: A Path to Tech Success for Young People Around the Globe http://dy.si/824KA
 
Only a short window of time each summer when groundwater warms house foundation enough for me to work w/bare feet on basement floor. Not yet

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Jane Says by Jane's Addiction from Kettle Whistle JK--True: the actual Jane kept wig to mask hair loss from addiction

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Love Burns by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club JK--2001. Band took name from Brando-led biker group in "The Wild One."

Hallelujah. It was cool again last night. Windows remained open. Comforter snugly wrapped around my sleeping self. Couldn't be better.

Drafted latest InformationWeek blog: "Drones and Their Impact on Data in the Internet of Things"

Drafted latest Dataversity blog: "Deep Learning Lives and Dies By Dimensionality Reduction"

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "If Machine Learning Only Had A Heart" (http://ow.ly/NbruI )

Experience optimization? The delicate art of sensitivity mapping in data-driven application development (http://ow.ly/NbozI ) Wed #IBM qh

Taking a break from the quick-hits next week. Memorial Day is Monday. That's my excuse. Otherwise, I'm working.

The pace of change and the sheer dizzying rush of new stuff to absorb has me feeling punch-drunk & sucker-punched in equal measure.

"Changing the world" is trivial. Anybody can change it. However, much of it gets changed right back. Change it for good. And for good.

Taking the next step toward text analytics http://dy.si/cRFpm 

Deloitte and IBM to Deliver Risk Intelligence Solutions http://dy.si/d1qP 

What Mobile & Analytics have in common: The Consumer http://dy.si/dPPZ 

Morning. When I wrestle my unruly inbox to the ground. Not a pretty sight. But somebody has to show it who's boss.

"Great R packages for data import, wrangling & visualization" (http://ow.ly/N8k5l ) JK--Near dizzying variety of available tools

Learn about what makes #Informix the ideal database for #IoT. Video featuring IBM's Steve Shoaf - https://ibm.biz/SteveSh  #cloud #analytics

Presentation on " #IoT architectures & capabilities" from the IBM and Intel event  https://ibm.biz/IoTArch  via @SlideShare #Informix #cloud

IBM invites you to attend joint webcast with Intel- “Constructing the #IoT solution” on May 28. Register- http://bit.ly/IBMIoTWeb  #Informix

Balluff uses IBM #DB2 BLU ! 50 times faster access to complex #analytics reporting in #SAP BW system https://ibm.biz/BdXjeC  #ibmblu

New ROI study finds #ibmblu #inmemory to be cost efficient and mature! More details in this Wikibon Study-  http://bit.ly/1bmsPQI 

Want to learn more about sizing DB2 BLU solutions? Attend the May 28th #DB2 Tech-talk. Register here - https://ibm.biz/BdXHDy  #ibmblu

Share your expertise with thousands of peers at the #IBMINSIGHT 2015 conference. Submit session proposals by May 29- https://ibm.biz/BdXYhU 

Big data under control? Warring imps in the debate over AI impact p1: http://ow.ly/N8eE3  p2: http://ow.ly/N8eF0  Tues #IBM qh

No useful pattern in readership metrics on my LinkedIn Pulse posts. Most populars vary widely in subject matter, style, & intended audience

Hey folks who want me to praise their books to help them market them: If any of you write poetry, and it's good, I might. Otherwise, nah.

I listen to music played overhead at stores. Sometimes I hear good songs I wasnt aware of, eg Sheryl Crow "Abilene" (http://ow.ly/N7brv )

A day my head was in the zone from first to last. Might have been the Twilight Zone.

Comes time in each workday when I walk outside to grab the physical mail. Not that I badly need to get it now. But I badly need fresh air.

Please join us on “What is Spark?” #SparkInsight #ApacheSpark Crowdchat Thurs May 21 11am ET http://bit.ly/1Ago3zX 

"Go ahead, get grandma out of your feed" (http://ow.ly/N5nbG ) JK--No. Just be 100% yourself to 100% of family/acquaintances on socials

"Working with Apache Spark Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Shuffle" (http://ow.ly/N5m7b ) JK--Insights from data scientist

Interesting preso on Apache Ignite (incubating), a distributed framework for in-memory data management (http://ow.ly/N5lS7 )

"Machine Learning Methods For Captcha Recognition" (http://ow.ly/N5ksM ) JK--Interesting preso on topic of great import to online security

Statisticians know that regression to the mean is inevitable. But regression to the nasty or the just plain unpleasant is to be avoided.

"Outliers." Word is a sort of a conceptual shibboleth. Business geeks interpret it in Malcolm Gladwell terms, analytics geeks in stat terms.

"An Introduction to Deep Learning...." (http://ow.ly/N5eSs ) JK--Statistical analysis learning through hierarchical layers.

Are you paying attention to your telecommunications customers? http://dy.si/CxxD 

Getting started with Spark: How smart is your app? http://dy.si/yaS3 


How smart retailers turn data into differentiation http://dy.si/Zen8p 

New #IBM jk #SparkInsight blog: "Apache Spark and the power of openness" (http://ow.ly/N5biK )

A week till Memorial Day. Bugs starting to come out in summer formation. My hands are starting assume battle stations in the swatting war.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Servant by Hanni El Khatib from Moonlight JK--2015. Great one. You don't know if this show of submissiveness is token

My work email inbox on a Monday morning. It's a bit like waking up to find the lawn you mowed Friday afternoon is once again waist-high.

Pointed out to my Deadhead friend that, like them, musicians can build large loyal followings without substantial airplay. Wilco for example

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Heinrich Maneuver by Interpol from Our Love 2 Admire JK--2007. Thought this calld "how are things on the west coast?"

Basic cable seems to have an endless supply of documentaries about World War II and the Nazis.

Which evolved first: the chicken or the egg? I think the answer is obvious. Nobel committee: just wire me the award money.

CNN wonders why its ratings are anemic. I don't. Last night, it, typically, broadcast a 3-hour straight "Atlanta Child Murders" documentary

Sitting here contemplating strategy for dodging all obnoxious online campaign advertising that's sure to come during 2016 presidential race.

Waiting for Connecticut friends to traverse the Eastern Seaboard in their automobile and get here so we can commence Sunday evening partying

Need to adopt “-ghazi” as standard suffix for concocted scandal designed to discredit a political opponent.

Wife learning power of multi-channel e-commerce. Shopped/bought new patio set via smartphone, laptop browser, call center, & in-store visit

Chicken gizzards. Just grossed out my daughter with the fact that her paternal grandfather enjoyed eating those nauseating digestive organs.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Reformation by The Fall from Reformation Post TLC JK--2007. UK punk/post-punkers have averaged 1 LP/yr since late 70s

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Aweekstweets May 9-16 2015: the week of living languorously

Enjoying the summerlike languor, though it’s mid-May. A Saturday afternoon nap is not out of the question.

Bon Iver "Blood Bank" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-BZ0D92mtU …) JK--Surprised to see Taylor Swift cites this as a song that deeply influenced her.

Glad for the weekend. Idle time is like a pillow into which the waking dream sinks deep.

New #IBM jk #SparkInsight blog: “Apache Spark and the power of openness” (http://ibm.co/1PoDahF )

Corporate branding. Where the name of the game is the game of the name.

You just know it's going to happen. Somebody's going to remake Hitchcock's "The Birds" as "The Drones."

"Researchers design robot to help with physical therapy" (http://ow.ly/N0NC6 ) JK--Neuromuscular exoskeleton as therapeutic prosthetic

"The AI ecosystem" (http://ow.ly/N0MHN ) JK--Nice high-level breakdown: heart of what we now call cognitive computing over big data

"NKorean Defense Minister Executed by Antiaircraft Fire, South Says" (http://ow.ly/N0Ggq ) JK--He'd tried to up up & away Superman-style

Dueling headlines: #Hadoop adoption is either "accelerating" (http://ow.ly/N0FQE ) or "slow" (http://ow.ly/N0FWZ ). What the...?

We've pumped out quite a lot of quality big-data analytics content this week through #IBM BD&A Hub. Check it out: http://www.ibmbigdatahub.com/ 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hard Row by The Black Keys from Thickfreakness JK--2003. One o their great gritty growling early blues-rock crunchers

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Helicopter Spies by Swell Maps from Jane From Occupied Europe JK--1980. Rough-hewn Rough Trade UK originals.

RIP BB King. Blues legend with brilliant guitar fingering style and unmistakeable voice both gruff and tender.

It is not difficult to create visualized #data : Simple steps that outline possible setups http://ibm.co/1JcSCsi  #Analytics #BigData

#Visualization : The key to comprehending any piece of #bigdata to make it look as easy to understand http://ibm.co/1JcSCsi  #Analytics


Organizations see #ApacheSpark as platform to complement their investments:Join #CrowdChat to know how http://ibm.co/1H3BxfJ  #SparkInsight

Everything you need at know about #Spark : Join our #CrowdChat on May 21 at 11 ET http://ibm.co/1H3BxfJ  #Hadoop #SparkInsight #ApacheSpark



The CEO of #IBM just made a jaw-dropping prediction about the future of artificial intelligence http://read.bi/1JcVl53  via @BI_Science
 jameskobielus retweeted

How financial advisors can connect with investors http://dy.si/dxscR 
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Drama by 79rs Gang from Fire On The Bayou JK--2015. Very cool+distinctive. Fast linear spicy NOLA/Caribbean urban rap


ML? Pivotal role o dimensionality reduction in making stat sense o our world p1 http://ow.ly/MZn1A  p2 http://ow.ly/MZn2D  Fri #IBM qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Drone by Chastity Belt from Time To Go Home JK--2015. Simple but captivating drone of voice over repeating chords

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Gut Feeling / (Slap Your Mammy) by Devo from Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo JK--1978. Gr8 rockr from the Spudboys

"Your Poop Is the Latest Privacy Threat" (http://ow.ly/MYpNx ) JK--Does this mean privacy watchdogs will sniff sewage treatment plants?

"S. Hawking fears robots could take over in 100 years" (http://ow.ly/MYpwC ) JK--Could they start any sooner? Need fix for global warming

What I call th "Altman problem" some call the "Cocktail Party problem." Detangling overlapping voices in noisy settings. Deep-learning algos

"The Human Application of Cognitive Computing and Big Data" (http://ow.ly/MX7nP ) JK--Summary of recent industry panel I spoke on.

Healthcare providers weigh in on how analytics improves care http://dy.si/g7JJ 

Transforming the customer care model using predictive and real-time analytics http://dy.si/r9rD4 

How the Makers of Things connect the components of IoT http://dy.si/TPNgk 

Crowdsrcng Big Data creativity? Algorithmic tango of deep+shallow learning p1 http://ow.ly/MWkPT  p2 http://ow.ly/MWkQY  Thurs #IBM qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dazzle by Siouxsie & The Banshees from Hyaena JK--1984. Nice one. Unusual one for them. Symphonic backdrop.

Dear People Who Put "Whistleblower" in Their LinkedIn Profiles: Unless you're a football referee, it's not clear this makes you hireworthy.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Thou Shall Not Murder by Elvis Depressedly JK--2015. Best rockstar-name takeoff in bandname since Ringo Deathstarr

"Hadoop’s Speculative Execution at glance" (http://ow.ly/MVyaP ) JK--Not as naughty as it sounds.

"Without Big Insight, Big Data Useless" (http://ow.ly/MVxal ) JK--Thank U. IBM could not agree more. BigInsights: http://ow.ly/MVxeQ 

Verizon buying AOL. I'm at my laptop in what used to be my son's bedroom. Long ago, young Jason decorated all walls w/free AOL promo CDs.

A bit on the cool windy side today. Wouldn't you know it, a day after we'd put away the long-sleeved pullover shirts.

Please join us on “What is Spark?” #SparkInsight #ApacheSpark Crowdchat Thurs May 21 11am ET https://www.crowdchat.net/sparkinsight 

Medical community and #IBM are teaching Watson to help doctors treat #cancer http://to.pbs.org/1EDl0xj  via @NewsHour @hari #ibmwatson
 jameskobielus retweeted

Cramer goes inside #IBM's Watson http://cnb.cx/1culort  via @MadMoneyOnCNBC @jimcramer

Printing out all the latest emails demanding my immediate attention. And I've given them that. I printed them all out immediately.

Mining the Internet of Things for new insights http://dy.si/sobg 

How Twitter data helps shape public policy | The Big Data Hub http://dy.si/P42f6 

"IBM Helps Brands ... Complexity of Marketing ...Relevant Customer Experiences" (http://ow.ly/MTpkD ) JK--IBM Journey Analytics, etc

Behavioral analytics? ML analytics of data-driven prudence, empathy, ... p1: http://ow.ly/MTmA3  p2: http://ow.ly/MTmB9  Wed #IBM qh

My favorite chuckle-producing spams are those that tell me I can "meet women 50+" & "meet Asian women." You want me to meet my actual wife?

Opened all the windows in the house. Wearing summer skimpies indoors. Barefoot & drinking iced tea. Thank you mid-May!

Dashed off a long analytical blog on Spark use cases. Been coiled up in my consciousness for some time. Will appear soon. Try 2 B definitive

Sleepy LaBeef "Every Day" (http://ow.ly/MSy8Q ) JK--1968. Not sure what's cooler: this musician's stage name or birthplace: Smackover AR

Listening to a music-on-hold muzak version of "Spooky." Here's what I prefer: the Classics IV hit recording of it: http://ow.ly/MRaSy 

Apache Spark Meetup Thurs May 14 6pm ET, Montreal. #SparkInsight. Register here: http://ow.ly/MR22Q 

One of my favorite dumb movie curses is "I'll see you in hell!" Seems to imply the speaker is also going to hell.

Don’t chase unicorns: Build data analysts from within http://dy.si/v3rU 

Hadoop: A quick and easy guide to this flexible framework http://dy.si/TXtQ 

Enhance forecasting skills to be future ready http://dy.si/MAYE 

"Science [identifies] 3 pop music revolutions" (http://ow.ly/MQE9z ) JK--1964, 1983, 1991. Rapid shifts in timbre, harmony, chord changes

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Connected Cars & The Coming Era of The Distributed Data-Transmission Drivetrain" (http://ow.ly/MQBOk )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Ledge by Fleetwood Mac from Tusk JK--1979. Haven't heard this gr8 LBuckingham tune in ages. Got minimal airplay.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Molly's Lips by The Vaselines from Enter the Vaselines JK--1992. This woman sings in unnaturally painfully high pitch

Drafted new #IBM blog: "Machine Learning as a Fluid Intelligence-Harvesting Service"

IoT? Spark, wearable accelerometers & analytic measure of all things active p1 http://ow.ly/MQp30  p2 http://ow.ly/MQp4L  Tues #IBM qh

Enjoyed "Wild" on DVD. Reese Witherspoon plays a complex, tortured character with dignity & humor. Laura Dern also shines.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Slow Dance by Th Tallest Man on Earth from Dark Bird Is Home JK--2015. Swedish singer-songwriter continues to deliver

Dear body sculpt instructor: remember you are like a drummer. You keep the beat. If U change tempo mid-measure, I may whack you w/my guitar

Next Mon is Victoria Day in Canada. Celebr8s capital o British Columbia. US has Columbus Day 4 same reason. Ay-oh-way-to-go capital of Ohio!

"More Biz Turning 2 Watson Analytics 4 Fast Access 2 Strategic Insights" (http://ow.ly/MOISD ) JK--Launch: Watson Analytics Professional

" #IBM Unveils New Servers Software Solutions to Help Customers Accel Hybrid Cloud Cmptg" (http://ow.ly/MOIGG ) JK--PowerSys, SDS, z, etc

"Survey: #IBM Cloud Cited as Fastest Growing Platform-as-a-Service by US Develprs" (http://ow.ly/MOIkq ) JK--By Enterprise Strategy Group

"IBM Interactive Experience Named Largest Global Digital Agency" (http://ow.ly/MOI8N ) JK--By Advertising Age

" #IBM Introduces New Bluemix Svcs to Help Devs Create Analytics-Driven Cloud Apps" (http://ow.ly/MOHSS ) JK--Plus Bluemix API Mgmt

" #IBM Sells More All-Flash Storage in 2014 Than Any Other Competitor" (http://ow.ly/MOHJv ) JK--According to new Gartner study.

New #IBM jk blog: "Tracking and monetizing the genome of human mobility" (http://ow.ly/MOyxn )

"Drones in the enterprise: The future of data collection" (http://ow.ly/MNIUc ) JK--Some types of enterprises, some types of data.

"Apache Flink: New Hadoop contender squares off against Spark" (http://ow.ly/MNHzu ) JK--Good comparison article.

"Apache ORC Launches as a Top-Level Project" (http://ow.ly/MNHk1 ) JK--Columnar storage format for #Hadoop.

"Real-Time Stream Processing: The Next Step For Apache Flink" (http://ow.ly/MNGWn ) JK--One of many streaming alternatives "out there."

"Florence Henderson Describes How Former NYC Mayor John Lindsay Gave Her Crabs" (http://ow.ly/MNFLU ) JK--Thanks Mrs Brady for that TMI.

"Coming Problem of Our iPhones Being More Intelligent Than We Are" (http://ow.ly/MNF12 ) JK--"Computationally intelligent"? Pls explain

"Sensitivity Mapping of Document Databases" (http://ow.ly/MNDEB ) JK--Important exercise 4 mitigating usage risks o unstructured #bigdata


My eye glosses over "data wrangling." I thought at first glance that it said "data wangling." Which sounds funnier. And slightly naughtier.

Eight rewards for giving your customers a superior customer experience http://dy.si/2DYaK 

Building better healthcare outcomes on solid infrastructure and analytics http://dy.si/ammw3 

Understanding the context of unstructured data http://dy.si/yx7b 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Porcelain by Moby from Play JK--1999. The epitome of chill.

"What is the Internet of Everything (IoE)?" (http://ow.ly/MNfSZ ) JK--I like that pinup-grade infographic.

"This Is How Fast America Changes Its Mind" (http://ow.ly/MNeNo ) JK--Graph of how rapidly states changed laws on landmark social matters

"Apple and #IBM Announce Plans For Elder-Support Svc In Japan" (http://ow.ly/MNdDS ) JK--iPads with senior-friendly quality-of-life apps

"Deep Learning Machine Solves the Cocktail Party Problem" (http://ow.ly/MNd8y ) JK--Distinguishing voices from noise--or background music

New #IBM #SparkInsight @jameskobielus @jshorwitz @madiakc blog: "The power behind Apache Spark" (http://ow.ly/MNbCz )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Marquee Moon by Television JK--"New Wave" voice = blend of Tom Verlaine, David Byrne, Ric Ocasek, & Mark Mothersbaugh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Another You by Jacco Gardner from Hynophobia JK--2015. Another good one from this artist, who's new 2 me (but 3rd LP)

Power is when it’s you that moves you to act. Weakness is when you simply react to extrinsic compulsions.

RT @JSHorwitz: The power behind Apache Spark | The Big Data Hub @jameskobielus writes an impressive on @apachespark https://lnkd.in/einA3GX 

When I'm a bit weary of thinking, I like to deflect every "why?" question with a reflex response of "why not?" Buy time to find a clue.

RT @UberFacts: Buzz Aldrin left a copy of Playboy on the moon.