Sunday, November 22, 2015

Aweekstweets November 1-22 2015: the week or three whatever it be

A gray blustery day. Made me think of Winnie-the-Pooh and empathize a wee bit with Eeyore.

Oddly memorable biz trip o year. Mar 3. Cleveland. Spoke about DW @ Quicken Loans Arena. Then saw Cavs game w/LeBron

I give thanks that the year's drawing to a close. It's been a good one. But it's starting to drag. Or perhaps the darkness makes it seem so

Tadpoles don't develop into sperm whales, do they? Look like they should. 

Bryce Harper NL MVP celebratory truck at lunchtime in Crystal City was cool. Confused why Greenpeace activist chose that spot to chat me up

I wrote that entire InfoWorld column today while waiting to go up & do my presentation. The power of positive distraction. Speech went well

This was 3rd year straight I've spoken at DM Forum late-Nov event in Crystal City. Bill Inmon always opens. I always close. Call me Outmon.

Drafted new InfoWorld blog: "Data Science Fertilizes The Thousand Flowers of Cognitive Spring"

Speaker keeps calling it "Silicone Valley." If I'm not mistaken, that's Las Vegas.

Big congrats to Nats slugger Bryce Harper on winning NL MVP. Now if team could only leverage its considerable talents to take it all the way

"Human-Like Neural Networks Make Computers Better Conversationalists" ( ) JK--Please don't use HAL9000 as example.

Here's how I rehearse for my presentations: I glance at my slides & say to myself "oh yeah, that's what I'm supposed to talk about...uh, ok"

RIP PF Sloan. Wrote & produced many memorable California-inflected 60s hits--eg Turtles “You Baby” ( )

Catch me speaking tomorrow at Big Data and Enterprise Architecture Conference 2015, Arlington VA (Crystal City). 

Drafted next #Dataversity column: "Data Science to Change The World or Scratch an Itch"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Open Your Eyes by School of Seven Bells JK--2016. Slated for next year release. Recorded in 2012. RIP Ben Curtis

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Little Mule by Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs from Coulda Woulda Shoulda JK--2015. Boss jam.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Beautiful Blue Sky by Ought from Sun Coming Down JK--2015. Sounds like Lou Reed doing Edward G Robinson impersonation

Eagles of Death Metal "Complexity" ( ) JK--Good band. Tragic circumstances at Paris show gained them recent notoriety.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Kurious Oranj by The Fall from I Am Kurious Oranj JK--1988. Song is primarily MarkESmith repeatedly mewling its title

Data Scientists and the Practice of Data Science  Great wide-ranging blog by @bobehayes around #IBMInsight

"You Don’t Have to Choose Betwn ‘Big Data’ and ‘IoT’" ( ) JK--Yes you do. We here at Big Data demand absolute loyalty

"How to Present Data to People Who Are Scared of Numbers" ( ) JK--Never show them "800." It looks too much like "BOO!"

"A moment of IoT silence before we disrupt" ( ) JK--Did the late Daniel E. Noble pencil in that 'stache?

"5 Best Machine Learning APIs for Data Science" ( ) JK--Puts #IBM #Watson up top.

"AI gone wrong: Cybersecurity director warns o 'malevolent AI'" ( ) JK--Sure, in context of malevolent use of any tech

"Artificial Intelligence Gives Photos New Life Online" ( ) JK--Unlocking the rich pool of visual info otherwise hidden

Out a day is like being out a week or a month. No matter how long, when I come back my inbox seems to have stretched out beyond the horizon.

Meet One Of IBM's Secret Weapons: A 29-Year-Old 'Intrapreneur' via @forbes @jaredkleinert 
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Caught a Roma Downey-Mark Burnett production on disc yesterday. "Little Man." Spoiler alert: involved child, family, priest, & redemption

Deleting crap messages from my inboxes is like a never-ending game of whack-a-mole.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Astral Plane by Jonathan Richman & th Modern Lovers from The Beserkley Years: The Best of JK--1976. Classic dork-rock

@jameskobielus I have a first generation zune. Is it a collector's item?
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"The IoT and the return of 8-bit computing" ( ) JK--Embrace cramped quarters, make the most of hardware constraints.

"Microsoft turns off the lights on Zune services" ( ) JK--But my second generation Zune still works beautifully.

I've stopped looking at my Starbucks app since they stopped giving free new songs. All they pitch now are free apps. I couldn't care less.

People are often said to be "losing their mind." I think the issue is exaggerated. How often do they turn up in lost & found boxes?

I predict that English spelling will shift from capitalizing proper names to hashtagging them. Everybody aspires to searchable brand status

Pilatespalooza. Rock your muscle tone.

Only serious reconnection I had with my highschool crowd was after one of us died in WTC on 9-11. It was a bizarre circumstance. All online

11-13-15. The rising numerological cadence is reminiscent of 1st 2 terms of 9-11-01. Diff is 9-11 twisted into inverted intermediate number

Bidding some friends farewell. They’re moving on the Auto-Train to Florida. We tend to forget the terminal’s near us. Maybe someday we 2 too

"What every CEO needs to know about Big Data Analytics" ( ) JK--Please don't start its history in ancient Mesopotomia

Oh, wife bought new microbrew. Miller Lite. Says here it has micro number of calories. As if I worry about weight when all I want's the buzz

Wow! A new version of Java to download? Amazing! Been waiting for it forever. What's a Sunday night without a little fresh software action?!

Can’t think of any incredibly profound things to say right now. So I think I’ll come up with some credible profundities instead.

RIP Gene Amdahl. Pioneer in the mainframe industry. Ex-IBMer who then founded own rival company. More here: 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Tangled Memories by Gems from Kill The One You Love JK--2015. Nice misty/moody atmospheric pop from LA-based duo.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sympathique by Pink Martini from Sympathique JK--1997. Cool swinging lounge song.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp La Vie En Rose by Edith Piaf from The Very Best Of Edith Piaf JK--1946. Gorgeous Gallic warble.

RIP Allen Toussaint. Famed NOLA R&B producer/songwriter composed "Java" & "Whipped Cream." Two-thirds of his unfinished Frappucino Trilogy

Spent the day after my return from my business trip processing the day before. Horrible terrorist tragedy fell on my birthday. Memento mori.

Got back home in time for my favorite sort of birthday celebration: quiet drinks alone with my honey.

The week I was born, Conway Twitty & Kingston Trio were contending for Billboard #1 spot. I favor “Tom Dooley” over “Its Only Make Believe”

Wrote 4 detailed blogs in 48 hours. I really squeezed all the data from that palooza. #RockYourData

New jk #Datapalooza #RockYourData blog: “The new soul of the insight economy: A Datapalooza dispatch” ( …)

Another birthday? Seems like this aging thing is getting way out of hand.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Blue Eyes by The International Submarine Band from Safe at Home JK--1968. Great country tune. Gram Parsons et al.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Devil Don't Want Me by Ashley Monroe from The Blade JK--2015. Classic-feeling twangy soulful country ballad.

Believe or not, I had one more #Datapalooza Dispatch blog inside me. "The New Soul of the Insight Economy" will post tomorrow on BD&A Hub.

So there!

New #Datapalooza #RockYourData blog: "Creatve Data Engineerng Can Drive Data Sci Insights: A Datapalooza Dispatch" ( )

New #Datapalooza #RockYourData blog: "A Community Event for Innovative Spark Apps: A Datapalooza Dispatch" ( )

New #Datapalooza #RockYourData blog: "Rocking Data Science for Sustainable Innovation: A Datapalooza Dispatch" ( )

As #KEXP moves to their brand spankin new studio, I wish to point out that their old studio is righteously cool. I always felt at home there
Here’s the secret to getting the most out of a business trip: never forget that you are a tourist.

"Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill" ( ) JK--Only 007's will be specifically licensed for that use case.

"Four Immutable Laws of Data" ( ) JK--"Man-made data-climate change is real"? Huh? What's "data climate"?

To dad, who helped make this country a safer place. Thanks for your service. To mom, who helped him make me. Thanks for your cervix.
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RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sunburned Shirts by Car Seat Headrest from Teens of Style JK--2015. Love multi-layered guitar feedback fuzz on this

I have essentially 3 handshakes: a tentative fingers-on-fingers, a more engaging 2-hand clasp of 1-hand, and a hand/hand clasp + arm touch

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Firecracker by Frazey Ford from Live on KEXP JK--Her voice is sort of like Feist run through a Joanna Newsom filter

Big data mythmaking seems to be waning. Need I be concerned? Should I rebunk some myths? Don't want my debunking skills to atrophy.

Whew! Wrote one of my Datapalooza recap blogs. Day 1 (yesterday). I'll let U all know as soon as I post it. Not sure where yet

Apparently homeless woman profanely berating an apparently homeless man right in front of me. Might be time to find somewhere else to write

Putting earplugs in to block out the Christmas music being piped into Starbucks. It's not even my birthday yet, or Thanksgiving. Hold off!

Ach...enough with the Bear Grylls, already. If he’s such a survivalist, why doesn’t he grill a bear? Conflict of interest?

"Facebook: Our AI will give everyone 'superpowers'" ( ) JK--What's kryptonite in this analogy? Forced 2 live off-grid?

"Mapping the Internet of Things" ( ) JK--How are "vehicles," not "homes," conceptually next thing out from "people"?

"America's Big Data Obesity Problem" ( ) JK--Unconvincing stretch of obesity analogy & fingering of USA as chief fatty

Can the air be more refreshing and can San Francisco be more urbane? I think not

Always make sure I get my cardio workout in the city by the bay

"The “Rules” of Data Visualization Get an Update" ( ) JK--Very cool visual preso of practical guidance.

"Can An Astrophysicist Change The Way We Watch Sports?" ( ) JK--"Flash precognition": pinpoint ballistic predictions

Data scientists range all over presentation-friendliness spectrum. Some build engaging visual narratives. Some are text-heavy plodders

"Data Analytics, Data Pros Big Winners in 2016 Budget Increases" ( ) JK--Highlighting data-scientist shortage

Often in high tech, the most radical thing you can do is remember the past. So many current debates obliviously repeat history.

"Time for Identity as Service?" ( ) JK--I recall MSFT getting flack 15 years ago re Hailstorm 

"If one of Pluto’s moons spins any faster its surface might fly off" ( ) JK--Why's this story in Network World?

Heading over to Galvanize, 44 Tehama. Day 1 o 1st #Datapalooza. Hope to see U there. I assume coffee's been brewed. Let's see. #RockYourData

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lips Like Sugar by Echo & The Bunnymen JK--1987. "My Siamese twin"? How possible he has different ethnicity from you?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Prairie Rose by Roxy Music from Country Life JK--1974. Amazing that the jawdropping LP cover photo was ever approved.

IBM unveils matchmaking tech for finding & leveraging best APIs ... 

Heading to San Francisco for #Datapalooza. Come #RockYourData tomorrow through Thursday. Get ticket here: 

No need to grow jaded with age. You only think you've "seen it all." What you've seen is what you've seen. Don't confuse that with "all"

Seems like the "History Channel" is just pseudo-science documentaries now. How does speculation on extraterrestrials qualify as "history"?

"Could Detroit become next Silicon Valley?" ( ) JK--Locating some tech jobs there doesnt make it "next Silicon Valley"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp My Wandering Days Are Over by Belle and Sebastian from Tigermilk JK--1996. Group is sort of an arty Herman's Hermits

First World problem: trying to identify which of the exoplanets is the long-rumored Second World.

Have mentally mapped out all the blogs I plan to write this week. That doesn’t mean I know what I will say. Just that I’ll write whatever.

Spent a cool low-key rainy day inside hanging with my girl. Don't get to see her that much now that she's grown and got her own place.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Silent Rain by Keep Shelly In Athens from Now I'm Ready JK--2015. Cool squealy electronica.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dancing In The Dark by Hot Chip JK--2015. Great Springsteen cover. Turns it a dance song. As befits the title.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Xanadu by The Ghost of a Saber-Tooth Tiger from Midnight Sun JK--2014. Sean Lennon & band.

RT @TheEconomist: A new book looks at history through the murky lens of London's fog 

Not sure how many years I've spent reading advice on adding years 2 my life. Hopefully it all nets out on th positive side of th life-ledger

"Quantum Materials & a New Paradigm for Computing" ( ) JK--Emulate brain ability to do vast computation at low energy

B-52s "Quiche Lorraine" ( ) JK--I originally misheard it as "Quiche LaPuto." Masochistic French-Italian bondage freak?

Airline ads for 1st class seats. When I recall my trips, I almost never remember the seat I occupied for several hours to get there.

I’m never quite sure what to make of it when people tell me their parents were “hippies.” Which specific alternative parenting lifestyle?

We have now passed the peak of fall season of IT industry events & announcements. A collective breath-catching. Not necessarily an idle time

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp A Pin-Light Bent by Joanna Newsom from Divers JK--2015. An affecting moonchild melody on the harp.

Nice thing about a staycation is I can give myself permission to reshuffle my domestic routine into a different arrangement. Just because

At last the GOP candidates are debating the issues that matter. Next up: Ben Carson's theory on how the Loch Ness Monster built Stonehenge.

"Rolling Stone Mag 10th Anniv Special" ( ) JK--11-25-77. Exceptionally excremental. Except Steve Martin at 29:30 mark

There are far more options for "watching TV" than ever before and I'm far less interested in exploring them. I'm not averse to potatohood.

WSJ intervu w/Ronald Isley says he & bros derived "Shout" from call-response live outro cover o Jackie Wilson "Lonely Teardrops." I hear it.

"Your Microsoft Word Skills Suck" ( ) JK--So true. And my WordPerfect skills are totally rusty. I've let myself go.

In the analytics biz, we speak of "actionable insights." Are there any "non-actionable" insights? Where's all the useless knowledge?

These presidential debates aren't working out. I suggest new format: candidates simply mock each other in high-pitched fake foreign accents

"Bob Dylan & IBM Watson on Language" ( ) JK--Fun fact: he originally went cognitive on disc 2 of "Blonde on Blonde"
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Weather With You by Crowded House from Woodface JK--1991. "57 Mt Pleasant St" is fictional: 

"Do Data Big, Or Die in 2016, Warns Big Data Veteran" ( ) JK--Isn't that the New Hampshire state motto?

Alexandria mayor Bill Euille loses write-in re-election bid. Voters probably gave up trying to remember correct spelling of his last name.

Did mid-day Pilates down at the club here on my day off. New teacher (to us). She put us through some challenging moves. I'm feeling it.

Shopping at Wegman’s. Wish my GPS worked inside the store so I could find my way around. Not sure, but I think I’m still in Virginia.

Facebook has gr8 face-recog tech but cant manage 2 recog+block bogus friend requests ostensibly from vain young women vamping provocatively

Warm one today. Hard to tell whether it’s Indian Summer. I’ve never been to India.

Catching up on a massive stack of unread New Yorker magazines. I always start with their “Night Life” profiles of musicians playing th clubs

Election Day. I assume that people are still writing in cartoon characters, like Huckleberry Hound, Mickey Mouse, Donald Trump...

Hillary should make somebody named Ben Ghazi her running mate. Many Republicans want to see that connection. She needs to win them over.

Now I'm actually taking a few vacation days off. Staycation. It's been a year and half since I've been able to manage even that.

Today was one of those weirdly epiphanal days for me. A lot of workplans I'd been stewing for months serendipitously converged as planned.

Hey new version of every app, utility, and/or driver on all of my computers, I do indeed love downloading & installing you every other day.

New #IBM #RockYourData jk blog: "Datapalooza: Produce Your Data Application Development Concert" ( )

Here's how my name renders in wingdings.

New #IBM #RockYourData jk blog: "Datapalooza: Compose Your Data-Science Music" ( )

Leading GOP pres candidate is a neurosurgeon. I feel like the campaign so far has been too heavily focused on mass-media brain salad surgery

This could not be mistaken for any previous decade in PR: I routinely receive legit emails about startups in the "cannabis" space.

Let's see. How shall I use my vast social influence today? Such responsibility. Such awesome responsibility. Woe is me.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out our latest ads on YouTube... 

"Learn Everything U Need 2 Know...Big Data" ( ) JK--"SMACK" (Spark, Mesos, Akka, Cassandra, Kafka)? "Akka"? What dat?

"Data Scientists Should be Good Storytellers" ( ) JK--The persuasive kinds: correlations as argument fodder for cause

"What's your Sensor data and what does it mean?" ( ) JK--Good IoT taxonomy. See also my blog: 

When somebody says about something "I'm just speechless," the smart alec in me wants to say "no you're just spoke."

"I think it’s very difficult for your 1st role in politics 2 B President of th United States.” Whitman on Fiorina ( )

"Lawrence Lessig drops out of presidential race" ( ) JK--You might say he was never really in it. This the 1st I heard

Daily challenge: distinguish what's truly new in online conversation from boring old stuff being said at higher volumes velocities varieties

New #IBM jk #RockYourData blog: "Datapalooza: Harmonize your data engineering" ( )

"Pedro Domingos’ on “Five Machine Learning Tribes”" ( ) JK--Is there a Lost Tribe & a Holy Land in this analogy?

"3 Effortless Tactics 2 B Data Science Success in Business" ( ) JK--These are OK. I thought it was "tactless efforts"

"The Rise of AI in Medicine" ( ) JK--Study shows greater tolerance for human error than algorithmic screw-ups.

"Artificial intelligence can go wrong – but how will we know?" ( ) JK--Can't realistically audit every micro-decision

"How Your Device Knows Your Life through Images" ( ) JK--Deep-learning auto-narrative. New-word alert: "egography."

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp If it's Monday Morning by Lee Hazelwood from Requiem For an Almost Lady JK--1971. Love the spoken intro on this.

"Thoughts on th Grace Hopper Keynote" ( ) JK--Ah yes GraceHopper, true joy is th quest 4 autonomous intelligent robots

"Musical Taste Correlates with SAT Scores?" ( ) JK--Artist list is a bit out o date. Low-SAT scorer must have compiled

"5 Warning Signs that Turn Off Data Science Hiring Managers" ( ) JK--Forgot to mention "You don't know nothin'."

Merriam-Webster defines "boggle" as "make (the mind) unable 2 think clearly." If "mind-boggling" indistinguishable from dementia, no thanks

"Big Data: 20 Mind-Boggling Facts Everyone Must Read" ( ) JK--Very little of this is must-read or mind-boggling.

"A text-mining approach to Internet Governance Monitoring" ( ) JK--Not at all clear if any of this helps policymakers.

Bought & downloaded Siouxsie & The Banshees 1st LP "The Scream" ( ). Weird vibe was totally a piece of late 1970s.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Aweekstweets October 18 to November 1 2015: a fortnight full of insight

All pharm-ad disclaimers should be speed-recited in chipmunk voices. And all should be required to end with David Seville hollering “ALVIN!”

RT @JuntaeDeLane: “Content is the atomic particle of all digital marketing.” -- Rebecca Lieb 

Loving Roz Chast’s comix-format memoir o dealing with her aging parents in their final years: “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?”

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Stars of Track and Field by Belle and Sebastian from If U're Feeling Sinister JK--1996. Beautiful? Lean & toned

It's getting dark earlier than usual! What's up? Don't tell me it's a solar eclipse! Oh....never mind.

You don't really gain an extra hour of sleep when daylight savings time ends. Much of that bonus time is spent resetting analog clocks.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp 96 Tears by Big Maybelle JK--1967. Righteously great soul cover of ? + Mysterians' hit from 2 years previous.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Believe to My Soul by Ray Charles from Visionary Soul JK--1959. Great example of his cool blend of gospel & blues.

I love handing out the candy to the trick-or-treating kids. It makes me feel like a grown-up.

Reading Patti Smith, listening to The Carpenters. Romantics.

Found an old CD player in a box we’d never opened. Never used. Using it now. Whipped out some John Denver discs. Seems fitting.

Thankfulness. The thankfulness that flows from reminding oneself of an accomplishment recently completed. And well done.

When somebody says they read some unspecified blog I wrote, all can think is that that narrows it down. I keep them all cached in my mind.

Nice to clear my head after that long business trip. Literally. I’m still sneezing out Vegas dust.

New jk #IBMInsight blog: "Introducing Insight Cloud Services at IBM Insight 2015" ( )

New jk #IBMInsight blog: "IBM Insight 2015, day 3: Final thoughts and transformative announcements" ( )

Spark Summit EU: IBM Keynote 

El NiƱo must be underway. I’m feeling the first raindrops I’ve ever felt in many trips to Las Vegas. Strange times indeed.

Gladly gave my floor pass to someone who’s actually into Maroon 5.

Here's all I can see of the Maroon 5 concert

Partaking of the traditional tater tots. For they are a tradition in my country.

Bob and Marissa Hayes

To put today's #IBM announcement of acquiring TWC digital assets in consumer context, I check their weather app on my iPhone very often

"Twitter Talks Up New Storytelling Tools" ( ) JK--New tools let publishers organize tweets to better tell a tale

Data storytelling. I think every data-sci project needs a clear narrative that starts with "once upon a time there was beautiful statistic"

If I'm going to be replaced by a robot, I want it to be the one from "Lost in Space." He was the only interesting character on that show.

The past 3 months has been the most insanely busy work period of my entire career. God keeps telling me to speed up & bend into new shapes

New #IBMInsight #WeatherMeansBiz blog "IBM Insight 2015 day 2: Highlights from sessions & Hack the Weather finals" ( )

Not sure if I'll check out Maroon 5 tonight at Event Center. I tend to change the station when their hits come on: 

New jk #IBMInsight #InsightEconomy listicle: "What is the role of the data scientist in the insight economy?" ( )

I’m thinking that e-commerce needs to be rebranded as the Internet of Ka-Chings.

Down in the expo being interviewed. I will come back up to the social VIP lounge now

Disruptive new concept. A public phone you drop coins in to make calls. We live in amazing times!

The weather today in Las Vegas? Desert-like conditions. Expected to persist into the indefinite future.

"IBM Plans to Acquire The Weather Company’s Product & Tech Businesses; Extends Power of Watson to IoT" ( )

IBM confirms Weather Co. deal, touts cloud/analytics synergies; shares rise $IBM 

My afternoon delivery o "Cognitive Computing in Mobile App Economy" had even smaller audience than morning. I'm cool with speaking to myself

New #IBMInsight jk blog: "IBM Insight 2015, day 1: Observations, announcements and insights" ( )

Team Weatherway wins the Hack the Weather challenge. #weathermeansbiz #ibminsight

IBM Insight 2015, day 1: Observations, announcements and insights  via IBMAnalytics

Team SmarterData #weathermeansbiz #ibminsight

Team SmarterData #weathermeansbiz #ibminsight

Team SmarterData #weathermeansbiz #ibminsight

Team SmarterData #weathermeansbiz #ibminsight

Team SmarterData #weathermeansbiz #ibminsight

Had a nice 1:1 chat with Jake Porway right before he started judging Hack the Weather finals. Seems he follows my ubiquitous commentary

Judge Claudia Imhoff grills Weatherway #weathermeansbiz #ibminsight

RT @jameskobielus: Jake Porway judging at Hack The Weather finals #weathermeansbiz #ibminsight

Team Weatherway #weathermeansbiz #ibminsight

Jake Porway judging at Hack The Weather finals #weathermeansbiz #ibminsight

What are your thoughts on the word "cognitivize?" @aspijh via @jameskobielus @tkklein #IBMInsight

Bluemix enhances Cognitive in Big Data, Mobile, Watson, Cloud Via @jameskobielus EML-1911 #IBMInsight FYI @aspijh

OMG LOL! John Furrier of @theCUBE interviewed John Cleese, who splashed him with water to still his typing fingers: 

Edd Dumbill of Silicon Valley Data Science speaking on #IBMInsight Day 2 general session. I'm an Edd fan: 

Listening to SETI Institute's Dr Jill Tarter at #ibminsight

Catch me speaking at #IBMInsight today: "One Query Drives It All: Fluid Hadoop in the Unified Data Warehouse." Palm C. 1pm PDT

Catch me speaking at #IBMInsight today: "Cognitive Computing in the Mobile Application Economy." Booth 762. 1030am PDT & then again 430pm

The outthink imperative: The many paths to cognitive illumination 

IBM Insight 2015, day 1: Business Partners and SPSS 

I love Jake Porway's vocal delivery on #IBMInsight general sessions. His youthful passion hooks you, his authoritative understanding anchors

#IBMInsight PA sez silence all electronic devices. Day 2 genl session starting. We'll cut #Watson some slack. Vocalize oh cognitive one!

One of my social-VIP influencers dated one of my fave #KEXP DJs. I learned this over drinks last night. Won't say who. Wouldn't be prudent

The ever-cool #IBM analyst relations wizard and jazz drummer-gonger extraordinaire Jeff Jones at #ibminsight

Grabbed me some freshly brewed orgasmic coffee. I’m ready. Bring on Day 2 of #IBMInsight

Catch me at #Datapalooza the week after next in San Francisco: . #RockYourData

"Spark sits at heart of #IBM reinvention" ( ) JK--Points to our investment in Spark as service 

Partied at Neon Museum, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving gaudy Las Vegas signage of yore ( ). Just north o downtown

I never understood that song. What exactly is "amore"? The act of the moon hitting your eye? Or pizza-pie/moon analogy? Or the pizza itself?

It’s nice to be followed on socials. It’s also nice to be ignored. Frees me to not feel the presence and pressure of an audience.

Inhi Cho Suh on theCUBE at #ibminsight

"TED Video: Can computers think like humans and help diagnose problems?" #CognitiveEra #TEDatIBM 

Insight Cloud Services = Your data + news, events, weather, social media for actionable insight.  #insighteconomy

IBM is teaming with @twitter & @weathercompany to take data & analytics to a new level. See how:  #insighteconomy

New today: IBM Insight Cloud Services. Now easier to explore, relate & act upon data.  #insighteconomy

Listening to live TV broadcast in a studio setting. Familiar commercials come on. Ace is indeed the place for the helpful hardware...human?

My only weather-celeb encounter? I once sat next to Al Roker in 1st class on the Delta Shuttle. He was traveling to my neck of the woods

Devine and Statton "Under the Weather" ( )

10,000 Maniacs "Like the Weather" ( )

Crowded House "Weather With You" ( )

Build your collective intelligence with Cognos Analytics  #experiencecognos

#WeatherMeansBiz #IBM Glenn Finch "Weather analytics: A new dimension for business" ( )

#WeatherMeansBiz TWC Paul Walsh recent blog: "Applying weather data analytics to your business strategy" ( )

#WeatherMeansBiz TWC Paul Walsh's recent blog: "Seasonal forecasting puts weather data to work for your business" 

Live TV broadcast from #ibminsight The Weather Channel's Weather Underground. 3-5pm PDT #weathermeansbiz

New jk #InsightEconomy blog: "Listening, engaging and influencing: The power of Twitter-based social insights" ( )

New jk #AnalyticsforAll blog: "The outthink imperative: the many paths to cognitive illumination" ( )

New jk #IBMInsight #ExperienceCognos blog: "Demystify your data with the next generation of business analytics" ( )

David Kenny, CEO, The Weather Company. #IBMInsight

#IBM SVP Mike Rhodin in dialogue with "Pepper," a Watson-powered robot. #IBMInsight Day 1 general session.

#IBMInsight Day 1 General Session

#IBMInsight Jake Porway emcees Day 1 General Session. He does a great job every year.

All of the fabulous #ibminsight Social VIPs!! Your all rock stars!!
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RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Revolution Blues by Neil Young from On the Beach JK--1974. "I keep 'em hopping till my ammunition's gone."

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lavendula by Israel Nash from Israel Nash's Silver Season JK--2015. Sounds like fresh Neil Young. Style + quality

"Getting US Govt On Board w/Citizen Science" ( ) JK--Sen C.Coons intro'd Crowdsourcing & Citizen Science Act of 2015

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Tainted Love by Gloria Jones JK--1964. Bigger hit for Soft Cell in 1981.

Still my favorite piece of analysis I produced this year: "The Matter is Settled: Big Data = [ ]" ( ). Purely abstract

People ask me the secret to my constant productivity. It's in plain sight. Music. It's an emotional lubricant. Helps the mental gears slip

Glad that Mr @louistcherian finally made it to #ibminsight in spite of airlines screwing him around. He's one of our best social strategists

Finally met the great @rashockley of IBM Institute for Business Value tonight at #IBMInsight. She didn't realize I'm a big fan of her work

RT @acoliver: So @jameskobielus was here #ibminsight JK--Spilled my wine during conversation.

I heard Ward & June totally disowned Wally. Their will clearly stipulated: “Leave it to Beaver.”

"Watch Stanford self-drivng DeLorean burn rubber in name o research" ( ) JK--Let's retrofit an Edsel while we're at it

Enduring archaic expression: "so-and-so didn't get the memo." Really? I mimeographed copies for everybody & distributed them via vacuum tube

"Why has Macaulay Culkin aged so horribly?"( ) JK--He wasnt any better looking as a kid. Don't blame that mug on aging

Enjoying #KEXP DJ Sean Nelson's Audioasis set tonight. You might know him from Harvey Danger--eg "Flagpole Sitta": 

I am now officially old. How do I know this? I'm watching a rerun of "The Lawrence Welk Show" and kind of enjoying it.

Today my Facebook “people you may know” are all suspiciously beautiful women. Are Zuckerberg & crew in cahoots with Ashley Madison?

Flying out from my DCA homebase to Las Vegas for #IBMInsight. Connecting at this moment through Midpointapolis-StPlaneChange airport.

"Getting Insights Using Data Science Skills & the Scientific Method" ( ) JK--Excellent post by @bobehayes #ibminsight

Hmm. Sunday’s “Dilbert” does #Watson. Something tells me I’ll see this strip displayed & mentioned frequently at #ibminsight this week

Going to #IBMInsight next week? Even if you're not, check out the Insight previews on #IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub: 

Wife & guests meeting Hillary & Gov. McAuliffe at a campaign rally in Old Town Alexandria. I'm working, getting ready for a business trip.

Dishwalla "Counting Blue Cars" ( ) JK--1993. "Tell me all your thoughts on God"? Don't use that as a pick-up line!

My typical day. Somebody somewhere in the world sends tweet asking "Mr James Kobielus please to tell all you know big data, thanks"

New #IBM jk #insighteconomy #weathermeansbiz blog: "Putting analytics into disaster preparedness and response" ( )

"What is Role of the Data Scientist in #InsightEconomy?" ( ) JK--Excellent observations by one of my faves: @acoliver

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Times To Die by Car Seat Headrest from Teens of Style JK--2015. 2nd song I've heard from them. Like this one too.

Journey on: Four must-haves for a strong master data management solution 

"MIT Machine Beats Human Intuition in Big Data Analytics" ( ) JK--But didn't do as well as #IBM #Watson

Velvet Underground "Sister Ray." Live at the Matrix, San Francisco, November 1969: . 37-minute chill/slow version.

Another morning of newsglancing, another "oh yeah, I'd forgotten that so-and-so acquired so-and-so" realization. Assimilated brands blur

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Natural One by Shearwater from Fellow Travelers JK--2013. Great cover of Folk Implosion 1995 original.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Something Soon by Car Seat Headrest from Teens of Style JK--2015. Interesting dissonant rushing wall of sound.

"Datapalooza! Real World Data Products" ( ) @JSHorwitz #rockyourdata Nov 10-12 San Fran: 

Big Data and the Internet of Things 

IBM Fellow Chieko Asakawa using cognitive tech to help the blind "see" the world around them... 

"An Algorithm Helps Robots Fall Safely" ( ) JK--"Some even toppled over with what seemed like impeccable comic timing"

"Fitness Technology That Helps the Blind Get Moving" ( ) JK--A drone that guides blind runners around a track

"How Facebook Is Using AI to Help Bring Photos to Life for the Blind" ( ) JK--Image-to-voice content/contextual cues.

"Machine Learning: How Algorithms Get You Clicking" ( ) JK--Discusses fiendish clickbait-generating online journo apps

"Hilary Mason: Use data science & machine intelligence to build a better future" ( ) JK--And touches on frivolity apps

Hillary will testify about Benghazi. I'm sure the questions will also touch on Whitewater, Vince Foster, & how she felt about Monica+Bill

"Are you smart enough to work at Google?" ( ) JK--And are you smart enough to realize smarts get U only so far in life

"Age of Data Innocence is Over" ( ) JK--What's with th "scattered bones" analogy? Did innocence end at slaughter time?

When I hear about data "silos," I can't help but think of server "farms" and wonder where Old McDonald fits into the analogy.

"Take Advantage of Existing Linked Data Networks" ( ) JK--Article has visualization that suggests dandelion. And API

I won't believe something's a so-called "killer app" until it's required to be registered as a lethal weapon in a majority of the states.

"Predicting Daily Activities from Egocentric Images Using Deep Learnng" ( ) JK--Really? Do mine predict my wisecracks?

"You are your algorithms, says Gartner" ( ) JK--That seriously understates prevalence of non-algorithmic decisions

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Planet Claire by The B-52's JK--1979. Brilliantly built a punk/surf/"Peter Gunn"/sci-fi beat you can't not dance to.

"5 Unbelievable Ways You Can Be Better Data Scientist in Business" ( ) JK--"Unbelievable"? Then why should I believe?

"Setting the Stage for Gender-Personalized Customer Experience" ( ) JK--Just always call me "Da Man." Got that?

"Is Game Theory important for Data Scientists?" ( ) JK--Discusses case studies. Here's my blog 

"How the USGS Detects Earthquakes Using Twitter" ( ) JK--People immediately tweet short sharp shocked concrete reports

"Deep-Learning Robot Takes 10 Days to Teach Itself to Grasp" ( ) JK--Grasp physical objects, not the concept o objects

"Data Scientists: Skills Mix, Team Makeup" ( ) JK--The visualizations are as cool as the stats in this one.

"Spark Lighting a Big Data Fire, Survey Says" ( ) JK--Interesting adoption stats in that study.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hey Now by London Grammar from If You Wait JK--2013. English group with a smoky soul.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Woodpile by Frightened Rabbit from Pedestrian Verse JK--2013. Love this Scottish indie band's very Scottish vibe

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You And Whose Army? by Radiohead from Amnesiac JK--2001. Thom Yorke forgot to taunt the horses that army rode in on.

It's useless to try to understand it all. Better to stand under it all, let the choicest nuggets pelt your noggin like acorns in autumn.

"Five principles for applying data science for social good" ( ) JK--Catch Jake Porway next week at #IBMInsight

"6 Ways to Tell Stories with Data Throughout the Customer Lifecycle" ( ) JK--HBR cites #IBM success.

"This Car Knows Your Next Misstep Before U Make It" ( ) JK--Too much in-car gadget/app distraction invite U 2 make it

"White House Explores How 'Citizen Science' Can Help Society" ( ) JK--The new cliche is "citizen [whatever]"

"Why Didn’t Government Invent Uber?" ( ) JK--Umm, perhaps because it shouldn't be competing with the private sector.

New #IBM jk blog: "The Internet of Things and the evolving role of big data analytics in the insight economy" ( )

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"Alan Turing: The man behind the myth" ( ) JK--Nephew finds more pleasant human being than we've been led to believe

"IBM Research & Carnegie Mellon Create Open Platform to Help Blind Navigate Surroundings" ( ) JK--Dev smartphone apps

New workweek starts. The usual ponderings over how I'm going to get it all done. The usual self-reminders that previous weeks all got "done"

Fantasy football. My fantasy is a Sunday in autumn on which the TV channels are NOT wall-to-wall football coverage.

The relaxation benefits of deep-tissue massage are transient. But memory o what a totally relaxed body feels like can last. Retrain yourself