Sunday, May 03, 2015

Aweekstweets April 25 to May 3 2015: a week a day come what may

Bought/downldng "Burn, Rubber City, Burn!" 18 songs from Akron bands 75-80 "Punk & The Decline of the Midwest." Wow! Super-AkronCompilation

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Wanna See My Baby by T-Bone Walker JK--Am I only one who confuses him w/TBone Burnett, TBoone Pickens & Tim Tebow?

I think we’ve moved into the era of cultural suffocation from media oversaturation and overkill. The muchtoomuchness of it all.

Dumb debate whether “thug” is racial code word. It’s not. Refers to brutes generally. Here’s its Indian etymology ( )

Suffering fools gladly. Have they invented a painkiller to help with the “suffering” side & hallucinogen to trick us into the “gladly” part?

Clerk at the drugstore mentioned something about May weather. I said yeah it’s nice out there. He said I hope he beats Pacquiao. I said oh.

Hey Verizon, about that commercial where “nerds” geek out over “modem.” Please observe the distinctions between nerds and clueless morons

It’s important when lifting weights to breathe calmly & avoid screaming grunting groaning and making stupid faces. What can U lift casually?

Wish to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on one of each. That’s where we stopped. Think you can afford it?

IIoT-Enabled Big Data Analytics Improve Manufacturing Performance at Intel and Dow Chemical 

Big oil makes big news 

Can Apple And IBM Change Health Care? Five Big Questions 

RIP Ben E. King. "Stand By Me." Also, a classic Drifter. Here's him on lead of their original o "This Magic Moment" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Good The Bad and The Ugly by Ennio Morricone JK--1966. Love those background voices. Spaghetti desperadoes?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Kizmiaz by The Cramps from A Date with Elvis JK--1986. Speak the title out loud. Oh, yeah.

Neon Boys "That's All I Know (Right Now)" ( ) JK--1973. Hell Verlaine Ficca. PreVoidoids/TV. B/w orig "Luv Cms n Sprts"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I'm Your Man by Richard Hell & The Voidoids from Blank Generation JK--1977. More "Nuggets" than punk. But great.

May Day. Actually, the other 30 in this month are also days. Perhaps "May 1st of 31 Days"? Nah. Delete the "st of 31 Days." Ah, much better!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Damaged by Love Battery from Dayglo JK--1992. Great grinding grunge guitar!

Machn learng? Rise of 3-D gestural i/f & disappearance of personal computing p1  p2  Fri #IBM qh

"Family Feud"'s become dumb-smutty. Qs practically demand it. Barely a show goes by Steve Harvey doesn't shout "show me 'boobs'!" Enough!

Thoroughly exhausted by action-packed work day. Enjoying a little bit of alone time in a public place. Panera. Wife is at supermarket nearby

I’m never sure in any given post if what I’m saying is old hat or a sporty new chapeau. I let my readers try it on for size.

The Modern CFO – Timekeeper, Coach and Pacemaker 

Fingrid is using Internet of Things solutions to create a smarter grid 

#BI ranks >10% points higher than any other #IT priority according to the latest #Gartner #CIO Agenda Report 

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "The Brains In Our Clouds And The Chips In Our Heads" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp A House Is Not a Motel by Love from Forever Changes JK--1967. Classic song. Urgency. But not at all sure what about.

Big Data optimal deploy modl? Avoiding pleasant perils o platform fetish p1:  p2:  Thurs #IBM qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp No Place For Me by Willie Nelson from A Classic & Unreleased Collection JK--1956. Very 1st recording. Gr8 start!

" #IBM Scientists...Steps to Build 1st Practical Quantum Computer" ( ) JK--Error detect/msmrmt, scalable circuit design

New #IBM jk #Dataversity column: "Debunking the Myths around Cognitive Computing" ( )

Big Data-As-A-Service Is Next Big Thing 

Discover eye-opening solutions at IBM Vision 2015 

Improved crisis preparedness with smarter emergency response planning 

I enjoy the music on hold while waiting for the bridged conference calls with my IBM India colleagues to begin. Subcontinental electronica!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Living Proof by Cat Power from The Greatest JK--2006. Album that revealed her to be no shrinking violet. Strength.

Decision automation? Case for/against human override o algorithmic decisions p1  p2  Wed #IBM qh

Actual reason I started tweeting in March 2009: Forrester'd put th clamps on analyst personal tech blogs. My subterfuge was to "micro" blog

Saw tech headline that made me chortle: "Why everyone hates DevOps." Not sure I agree. I mean, it's not Nickelback or anything that odious

There's this odd misconception floating around that I put in long work hours. I don't. I work bankers' hours. I wind that clock spring tight

One of the things I love about living in the vicinity of Mt Vernon is the ghostly presence of George Washington. His galloping grounds.

My tweeting behavior over the years has veered between chatty & purely tactical. Often in the same session. Sometimes, longer cycles.

RIP Jack Ely. Singer of Kingsmen who famously slurred the words of their cover of "Louie Louie" & in doing so inadvertently made it classic.

Caught "Rosewater" on DVD. Jon Stewart's directorial & screenwriting debut. Very good. Curious what his next career step will be.

A day of frantic defranticizing. All’s cool now.

Machine Learning The New #Cloud Sweet Spot, And Amazon Trails #IBM  via @SeekingAlpha

Three ways to improve claims management with business analytics 

Jen Q. Public: Predict criminal activity and effectively investigate crime 

The City of Madrid used business #analytics to cut costs and support outcome-based maintenance contracts:... 

New #IBM jk #DW blog: "IBM’s Continued Leadership in the Data Warehousing Market" ( )

Cognitive computing? The brains in our clouds and the chips in our heads p1:  p2:  Tues #IBM qh

"How #BigData is Transforming Architecture" ( ) JK--Clients demanding more data from architects & from the buildings

"Internet of Things: Enhancing Sensor Reliability through Venting" ( ) JK--Good piece on IoT endpoint ruggedization.

"Customer Data: Design 4 Transparency..." ( ) JK--Interesting stats on diff nat'l valuations of datum-specific privacy

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Faithful by Ibeyi from Ibeyi JK--2015. Nice. Pronounced like "eBay," but with extended diphthong second syllable.

"Build Consumer Loyalty in Digital Age" ( ) JK--I read of a retailer that just hands out free stuff w/out loyalty prog

Many people throw "big" into data discussions as perfunctorily as Sullivan described every show as "really big." Even those with Topo Gigio

"Data Scientist, The Magician?" ( ) JK--Don't fall 4 unrealistic expectations. No one (U can afford) can do everything

"The democratization of predictive analytics" ( ) JK--Good high-level sketch of the trends in this direction.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Shatter You Through by Daughn Gibson from Carnation JK--2015. Nice new from the deep-voiced one. Very Ferry (Bryan)

Also catch me at Spark Summit, June 15-17, San Francisco, the week after Hadoop Summit. #IBM will be at both events. In force.

Interesting slideshare on Apache YARN future ( ). From #Hadoop Summit Europe. Catch me at Hdp Summit in June, San Jose.

For every interesting story about data analytics, there are 2-3 about somebody putting some kind of data in some kind of database. Snooze.

"Tech titans ready clouds for NOAA weather data" ( ) JK--Open Cloud Consortium will bring NOAA's 20TB/day data online

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Into Your Arms by The Lemonheads from Come On Feel the Lemonheads JK--1993. A durable 90s indie-rock gem.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Naked Patients by Happyness from Weird Little Birthday JK--2015. Weird little sentiments. Nice little tune.

Caught “The Imitation Game.” Excellent telling of the Alan Turing saga. Of course Cumberbatch delivers a peerless performance.

The social-media world is full of unseen parties who say my opinion is important to them. My opinion of them is negligible.

Machine-milled insights and the limits of algorithmic automation in cognitive computing 

The resurgent relevance of the data warehouse 

Reducing sonic & visual clutter in my workspace. Earbuds tune out the physical environment. Turning off pop-ups makes for less busy UI.

RT @IBMFacts Move Over Amazon, #IBM Now Rules #Cloud Services  @DigitalTonto via @Forbes

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Pyramid Song by Radiohead from Amnesiac JK--2001. This LP, following "Kid A," was IMHO, their definitive work.

Felt good to walk throughout my district alone today: Franconia, Springfield, Manchester Lakes, & Kingstowne. A fine Spring Sunday.

Olympic decathlon gold medalist has become the most famous transgender person. You could refer to this latest twist as the Trans-Jenner.

Good. My head feels less hammered. That's what a little alone-time is for.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Aweekstweets April 18-25 2015: the week my head got hammered

5 hours ago

The people that WSJ calls “tech guru” tend to be equities analysts more adept at P/E ratios than visionary tech prognostications. Snooze

Few colleges now require English majors to take Shakespeare classes. I took Bard in high school and a Milton class in college. Enjoyed both

Day's been blessedly free of meetings & phone calls. Hence, blessedly full of me getting stuff done. And not straining & rushing to do all.

Yes, I write blogs in my sleep. Which explains why pillow, down-comforter, and embarrassingly Freudian imagery permeates my writing.

"For Big Data, Was The Best Of Times, Was The Worst Of Times" ( ) JK--What the Dickens drives this tale of 2 outcomes?

"Predictive Analytics: Reality Check Within Insurance" ( ) JK--Interesting findings on indstry resistance 2 pred analyt

Reality check. The reality is when the check actually arrives & the funds fall into your possession. Everything before that is unreal.

RT @kexpplaylist kexp Do The Get Down by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion JK--Good. But they're no John & Spencer's Booze Explosion.

"MIT develops progrmng lang to supercharge image & video machine learning" ( ) JK--Cut 1000s lines of code down to < 50

"How PayPal beats the bad guys with machine learning" ( ) JK--Article notes #IBM & others offer SaaS ML cloud services

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp A Day in the Life by Beatles from Sgt Peppers JK--1967. UK now does forensic DNA test for House of Lords membership

Tech-marketing pros' laptops should come equipped with a "paradigm-shift" key. Hold it + "Alt" down to inflect every statement in new mania

"From Big Data to Big Bets on Food Science" ( ) JK--Building a massive database of all known plant proteins.

RT @kexpplaylist: World Shut Your Mouth by Julian Cope JK--1984. Watching 24x7 idiotic cable-TV chatter makes you agree with this sentiment.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Every Day Should Be a Holiday by The Dandy Warhols from The DWs Come Down JK--1997. It is...somewhere in the world

This was the only night this week where I had a normal-for-me sleep pattern. Felt odd to wake up refreshed. Odd in a good way.

Caught "The Theory of Everything" on DVD. Very good. Redmayne beautifully inhabited the constrained body & expansive mind of Stephen Hawking

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ain't Got No - I Got Life by Nina Simone from At the Village Gate JK--1962. Great song! Great body-part inventory!

"What is data science?" ( ) JK-- @BigDataGal indoors this time with a static whiteboard & her book.

Winning with Application Retirement 

Why partner with a business leader in data warehousing 

Can analytics help decrease attrition in higher education? 

Graph analysis? Algos 4 detect social pattrns cnsstnt w/human-rights viol8ns p1  p2  Fri #IBM qh

New #IBM jk blog: "The resurgent relevance of the data warehouse" ( )

New #IBM jk blog: "Machine-milled insights and the limits of algorithmic automation in cognitive computing" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Astral Plane by The Modern Lovers JK--1975. Not to be confused with Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks." No one does.

Standardizing the world of the Internet of Things 

Microsoft-commissioned @The451Group study of almost 2000 cloud users lists #IBM as most likely to win cloud business 

 jameskobielus retweeted

My ability to publish fresh thoughts is a gyroscope. Keeps my head pointing in the same direction, no matter how, externally, I'm oriented

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Little Wanderer by Death Cab for Cutie from Kintsugi JK--2015. Gibbard's lyrics are so good. Draw you into his mind

Engaging customer as individ? Rewards risks & mitigations of blended physical/virtual retail experience  Thurs #IBM qh

Always fun to be accidentally poked in the eye by a fellow passenger trying to return to his window seat. Now I have a serious headache.

Male flight attendant with the highest pitched seemingly natural human voice I have ever heard. Freaking me out.

Thanks all for positive response to yesterday’s post. No, I am not starting a “sexy movie star” thread. Curb your enthusiasm.

Drafted all of next week’s quick hits in a single sitting. None is obvious crap. Plane ride well spent.

Teaching creationism in public schools. Ingenious method for discrediting public school systems. Kids know BS when grownups dish it out.

The future of analytics 

5 ways to leverage telematics for insurance 

From connected to self-enabling vehicles: What's next in automotive 

Biz proc optzn? Human-driven cyberplane..21st century ind val chain p1:  p2:  Wed #IBM qh in adv

Nice to touch base tonight at #passbac w/former colleague @bevelson. Boris was/remains the dominant lobe in Forrester's big BI brain.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Search and Destroy by Iggy & The Stooges from Raw Power JK--1973. Ann Arbor Pioneer HS alumnus. U-Mich dropout.

"Machine Learning Algorithm Mines 16 Billion E-Mails" ( ) JK--Should predict when email overload has us at wit's end.

"How Will The Transition To Self-Driving Cars Work?" ( ) JK--That's a crisp maturity model. Data sharing & autonomy

Fighting cybercrime with actionable insights 

"BigInsights 4.0 is now available" ( ) JK--IBM Open Platform w/Apache Hadoop (BigInsights) version 4.0 includes Spark

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Fantastic Visualization Voyage Through the Deep Data of Human Physiology" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp America by First Aid Kit JK--2014. Good cover of Simon & Garfunkel by the Swedish folkie sister duo.

Simon & Garfunkel "America" ( ) JK--Gabardine suits no longer in style. But bowtie cameras may come back, thanks to IoT

That went well. Did my #IBM #cognitivecomputing preso at #passbac ( ). I didn't develop the slides, but I rode them.

How vehicle telematics is changing the auto industry 

CEO Ginni Rometty Leads #IBM w/ Big Bets [VIDEO] 

IBM's Unexpected Partnerships With Apple & Twitter [VIDEO] 

IBM's Unexpected Partnerships With Apple and Twitter [VIDEO] 

Can #IBM Ever Be as Cool as Apple or Google? [VIDEO] 

Security of big data? Hydra-headed security vulnerabilities of IoT p1:  p2:  Tues #IBM qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Leaving Here by The Sonics JK--2015. Great one. Hard to believe they've been inactive for 50 years

New #IBM jk blog: "Accelerate your operational analytics" ( ) PureData for Operational Analytics 

"Cybersecurity, data science & machne lrnng: Is all data equal?" ( ) JK--Discusses value of positive v negative samples

"Build a connected-car IoT app with Geospatial Analytics" ( ) JK--Pretty cool. #IBM #Bluemix. Start your free trial!

Internet of Things. Why use 3 words when one will suffice? "Thingernet"?

How many times must you iterate something before you've reiterated it? If you reverse the process, have you thereby deiterated it?

I feel guilty asking for a glass of water now in a California restaurant. I don't feel guilty showering or using the commode. Go figure.

The best nerve-relaxer when everything is in flux is simply to sit perfectly still. Let the frenzy perfect your inner poise. Rest you.

"How Moore's Law Changed History (and Your Smartphone)" ( ) JK--Indelibly linked IT miniaturization with app value-add

Saw the phrase "machine learning" on a billboard on Hwy 101 in the heart of Silicon Valley. Only place on planet you'll see that. So far.

Moore's Law is 50 years old. After age 50, you realize that the relevance of your experience declines by 50% every 18 months.

The Internet of Things rocks the Museum of Natural History 

HealthToon: Taking down chronic diseases with advanced analytics 

It's probably no surprise to anyone that I spend most of my spare moments on the road writing. Same thing when not on the road. I write.

I remain fascinated by the streetcars of San Jose and Santa Clara. The dream of the 1890s is alive in Silicon Valley.

Handy BS-generation algorithm: take any praise, make it superlative, & append phrase “of all time.”

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Radio Free Europe by REM JK--1983. Cold War refernce. Detroit had "Captive Nations" ethnic festivals 4 Eastern Europe

Yes, I'm a monthly columnist for InfoWorld InformationWeek Dataversity & TechTarget. Cuz everyone in big data is entitled to Jimmy's opinion

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Aweekstweets April 12-18 2015: the week that went by just like that

Getting ready for the Silicon Valley trip starting tomorrow. Speak in Santa Clara on Tuesday. Cognitive computing. BAC PASS.

Tired from a day of working out & chores outside the house. The mid-80s is a bit of a shock to the system. That + the pollen. I'll acclimate

Enjoying the warmer weather. Nice to not shiver when I go out to grab the morning papers.

"Open Data Platform Hits Milestone" ( ) JK-- #IBM, #Hortonworks, & #Pivotal products are now aligned on ODP core.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp My Sister by The Juliana Hatfield Three JK--1993. I love the emotional honesty of this.

"Structured Data Ain't Dead" ( ) JK--"Ain't" makes me chuckle in any context. Especially dropped into tech headlines

"TED Talk: Your brain + the cloud = super humans" ( ) JK--I always chuckle at the phrase "implanted in our brains."

"Map of Complexity Sciences" ( ) JK--Need new science just to study this map, then add that science to map. Recursion

"How mch should humans intervene w/wisdom o algrthms" ( ) JK--Unfortunate headline. Implies all-knowing robot overlords

"Cloud machine learning wars heat up" ( ) JK--Brust oddly overlooks market pioneer/leader: #IBM #Watson.

"The Hype Around Graph Databases & Why It Matters" ( ) JK--Why the hype matters? It's only singular antecedent of "it"

"Apple tech applies mach learnng to 3D mapping 4 accurat in-air gesture recog" ( ) JK--Would make cool new-age theremin

"NIST Wants 2 Standardiz ‘Big Data’" ( ) JK--Not clear whether NIST has plan 2 harmonize w/ODP ( )

"Giving Out Private Data for Discount in Insurance" ( ) JK--Free Fitbit auto-uploads activity levels to John Hancock

There needs to be a "Bulls***-Literal Nonfiction Contest" for worst tech writing. Counterpart to the Bulwer-Lytton ( )

"Redefining power distribution using #bigdata " ( ) JK--Plus sensors & algorithms to simplify power infra in data ctrs

"Who should really 'own' data science initiatvs?" ( ) JK--Me, that's who. I'd charge data scntsts a nickel per variable

"Auto Nausea: The Downside Of Self-Driving Cars" ( ) JK--The "spam-in-a-can" feeling you might get on a rollercoaster

"Spark data streaming opens faster path to online ad analytics" ( ) JK--Cool case studies.

A Look Back at Spark Summit East ( ) JK--Catch #IBM at Spark Summit West June 15-17 San Fran ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp (Keep Feeling) Fascination by The Human League from Fascination JK--1983. Great cheesy synth-bass/synth-keyboard vibe

"Businesses Make Greater Investment in Threat Intelligence" ( ) JK--See this recent #IBM news ( )

#IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on the @CharlieRoseShow: 'Health Care Will Be Our Moon Shot' 

Your Apple Watch health data assist clinical care in the future 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Librarian by My Morning Jacket from Evil Urges JK--2008. "Another lovely victim of the mirror."

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure 

" #IBM Acquires Explorys 2 Accel Cognitive Insights 4 Health+Wellness" ( ) JK--One o world's largest clinical data sets

" #IBM Opens Threat Intellignce 2 Combat Cyber Attacks" ( ) JK--IBM X-Force Exchange, new intel shrng plat on IBM Cloud

Drafted latest #IBM jk #InformationWeek column: "Does Spark Risk Code Bloat?"

Drafted latest #IBM jk #Dataversity column: "Debunking the Myths Around Cognitive Computing"

Cognitive computing? Automation of mining of low-hanging meaning..taggings p1:  p2:  Fri #IBM qh

"What If Lincoln Had Lived?" ( ) JK--For starters, he'd be 206 years old. Definitely a freak of nature. Possibly zombie

Joel Horwitz on Hadoop standardization. 

Great new perspective from Michael Schrage. 

Hey world, when you think to ask "do you know so-and-so at IBM?", I'll spare you the wasted breath. I don't. It's a big company.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp There's More Where That Came From by Lee Ann Womack JK--1995. Lovely little lady warble. Pure Appalachian twang.

How The Internet of Things Is a Transformational Opportunity (for #IBM)  via @themotleyfool

Dear People I Was Only Dimly Acquainted With in the Distant Past: Quit using social media to ask for "one big favor" in your careers.

Data-scientist skillsets? Everything on the cheap for the aspiring autodidact data scientist ( ) Thursday #IBM quickhit

The End of Moore’s Law and the Search for the Next Switch 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Everybody's Been Burned by The Byrds from Younger Than Yesterday JK--1967. David Crosby. Very CS&N. Very "Guinnevere"

5 days left to register for #IIUG 2015 conference. Great sessions on #IoT, #Informix #database security..Register- 

Intel & IBM bring intelligence to #IoT! Attend event @ San Diego on April 30! Register here 

Tech-talk on April 20 - Learn about Pattern matching & its use in #IoT sensor data #analytics. Register-  #Informix

What's new: #PureData for Operational Analytics with #DB2 + #Power Systems is refreshed! 

Save the date: April 30 Webcast on latest features of DB2 for improved availability, scalability and usability  #DB2
Exciteddddd! #Hadoop4good winner reveal in T-minus 20!! #bigdata #hadoop 
 jameskobielus retweeted

#Hadoop today sits at the center of an #analytics revolution similar to that of the #internet :  #ODP #Bigdata

#ODP gives customers a rich #technology palette to work with” @AnjulBhambhri #Hadoopsummit #OpenData  #Hadoop

"Standardizing on #ODP customers won’t have to worry about whose #Hadoop they will use"  #ODP #Hadoop #Bigdata #IBM

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "Questioning The Authority Of Intuition And The Intuition Of Authorities" ( )

Hadoop uber-alles? Spark’s expanding footprint of .... libraries p1:  p2:  Wednesday #IBM qh

IBM teams with Apple, J&J, Medtronic to transform healthcare via @Forbes  #IBMWatsonHealth

IBM Creates Watson Health to Analyze Medical Data via @nytimesbits  #IBMWatsonHealth

IBM's Watson HealthCloud is on a mission to reduce healthcare costs via @mashable  #IBMWatsonHealth

"That’s Data Science: Airbus Puts 10,000 Sensors in Every Single Wing!" ( ) JK--It's a multi-thing'd thing with wings.

"Open Data Platform is Real Deal" ( ) JK-- #Hadoop vendors who deny that risk marginalizing selves & hurting customers

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Girl Called Alex by Kurt Vile from Wakin on a Pretty Daze JK--2013. Nice psychedelic guitar/keyboard groove on this.

Quantum analytics? Quantum approaches in high-dimensional machine learning p1  p2  Tues #IBM qh

How to get started with data governance 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp A Day in the Life by The Beatles from Sgt Pepper'€™s Lonely Hearts Club Band JK--1967. Only speak-sung Beatles song.

"Concentration is focusing on one thing. Meditation is focusing on every thing." BKS Iyengar

Hey, analytcs vndr, who told U it'd B good idea if your ads go interstitial on YouTube, altern8ng w/"embarrassed o pooping in public" spots?

Improve employee efficiency with #WatsonAnalytics 

"Cut the cord." The phrase misses the mark. You still need an electrical cord to recharge your computer. What you mean is "cut the cable."

New #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "No, the data warehouse is not dead" ( )

TV & movies always use sound of ancient computer keyboards to represent typing. I doubt your laptop keys go "clackety clackety clack."

Brooks Brothers. In all honesty, their suits are not much better than those at Men’s Wearhouse.