Sunday, February 07, 2016

Aweekstweets January 24 to February 7 2016: the week and then some

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Great Curve by Talking Heads from Remain in Light JK--1980. Love when screaming guitar comes into this fast chant

Buried under a mid-February personal blizzard of W-2s, 1099s, and other tax documentation. White-out conditions. Groping for a shovel.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Twitch by Danny White from Natural Soul Brother JK--1963. NoLa funk. Not to be confused with Flintstones song.

Hey FB, I don’t need to know it’s “Game Day.” Or that it’s people’s birthdays. So please don’t tell me what games fall on people’s birthdays

Thank the automotive gods for 10 year 100,000 mile drivetrain warranties. That’s all I’m gonna say.

Year of the Monkey starts Monday. Fitting that this is presidential election year. Candidates seem to delight in throwing poop at each other

Looking forward to seeing Elton John live at #IBM InterConnect in Vegas later this month. He hasn't had a hit in years, but so what.

RIP Maurice White. Earth Wind & Fire had the best damn dance songs of the 1970s. Everybody boogied to their grooves.

"The Knowledge Representation Corner: Graphs" ( ) JK--Check out #IBM Graph announced yesterday 

"Next Big Test for AI: Making Sense of the World" ( ) JK--Freaky-fast automated image classification.

"5 Ways Wearables are Improving Enterprise Operations" ( ) JK--Safety, inventory, sales, wellness, efficiency

"Nest Thermostats Crash, Cause Consumers to Second Guess IoT" ( ) JK--I'd 2nd-guess thermostats that run on batteries

Bob & Ray "The Slow Talker" ( ). I have painful memories of meetings chaired by such people. 2 hours = 2 paragraphs

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Pondering The Prophesied Master Learning Algorithm" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry by Ferlin Husky from Vintage Collections JK--1960. Great cover of Hank Williams classic

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dark Moon by Bonnie Guitar JK--1957. Wow! Gorgeous romantic country song. As beautiful a voice as Patsy Cline.

"The Surprising Truth about Big Data" ( ) JK--I'm cited in this @JamesMaguire #Datamation article.

New #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "Machine learning models need love, too" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sealegs by The Shins from Wincing the Night Away JK--2007. Superb song from, IMHO, a perfect album. Shins' best!

RIP Bob Elliott. As one half of classic comedy team Bob & Ray, he helped pioneer a droll Post-WW2 American sketch comedy. Always sharp/funny

"Open for business: Enterprise cloud solution adoption continues unabated" ( ) JK--Blog by Mahowald & Vesset of IDC.

"Aim higher: Analytics and information management in the cloud" ( ) JK--Blog by Dan Vesset of IDC.

"IBM Cloud Data Services officially Open for Data with launch of new portfolio of tools.." ( ) Blog by Derek Schoettle

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Rashomon Effect in Algorithmic IoT Memory Capture" ( )

"IBM Launches Cloud Data & Analytics Marketplace for Developers" ( ) JK--More than 25 new svcs incl open data exchange

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Calgary by Great Speckled Bird from Great Speckled Bird JK--1970. I've been there. I think of it as "Denver North."

This day in 1959 was the day the music died. So, technically, all the music since then has been made by zombies.

I'm not big on this "Citizen [Something]" nouveau-job nomenclature (eg Citizen Analyst). Is there an "Undocumented Deportable [Something]"?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Born Again Teen by Lucius from Good Grief JK--2016. Great. Sounds sort of like a young more-rocking Kate Bush.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Deeply Embedded Future of Deep Learning" ( )

Remnants of the recent blizzard have mostly melted clean away, except where people piled it high. Historic? It's already history.

RIP Signe Toly Anderson. Passed away on same day as fellow Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner. Only on 1st LP. “Chauffeur Blues.”

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "You Wouldn’t Know Humor If It Bit You in the Algorithm!" ( )

With my headcold's impact on my vocal tract, I'm now communicating in a monotone grumble. Suits the little cuss that I truly am, I suppose

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp California Stars by Bragg/Wilco JK--"They hang like grapes on vinesthatshine&warm th lovers'glass like friendly wine"

"Startups beware: Disruption isnt enuff, U need 2 make $" ( ) JK--Stating the obvious isnt enuff, U need 2 belabor it

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Jobs I Had Before I Got Rich & Famous by Walter Martin from Ile Flottante JK--2016. Love the improvised feel of this

"Not up for a data lake? Analyze in place" ( ) JK--Insights from @acoliver on in-memory analytics.

"Europeans unconvinced by big data in general" ( ) JK--I'm unconvinced by absurd blanket-statemnt headlines in general

"Smart Factories & Indstrial IoT" ( ) JK--Just-in-time part delivry w/driverless transport vehicles. The new forklift?

"Why the Internet of Things needs another 10 years" ( ) JK--Really? Until what specifically takes place?

"BDAnlytcs: Do Machines Have Biases?" ( ) JK--They're built & builders have biases. See also: 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Two Versions Of Tomorrow by Eleanor Friedberger from New View JK--2016. Wow! Another killer great song off new LP.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Valleri by The Monkees from Th Birds th Bees & Th Monkees JK--1968. Odd structure for such a short song. Feels rushed

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Digital Placebo: The Psychosomatic Impacts of Quantified Self" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Brighter by Rufus Du Sol from Bloom JK--Got a nice chill soul roll to it.

I suppose they call it the Iowa “caucus” because it’s mostly Caucasians. Prove to me that I am wrong.

Downloaded a meditation app. I set it to speak to me with an Aussie accent. Down Under folks have a sunny-chill vibe that sits right with me

I'm flattered but always decline when someone requests that I speak on intersection of big data with some random other topic. I'd sound dumb

The only thing that Donald Trump & I have in common is that neither of us is particularly fond of Fox News. That's not enough.

No fresh winter wonderland this weekend. But I do find a scary noirish romance in the gray filthy piles of icy doom along all the roadways.

Somebody in Germany, addressing me as “Professor Kobielus,” has asked me to contribute to a book. Thanks, but I have mid-terms to grade.

Down with a cold. Or rather, up & doing my usual stuff, but with a cold. I’m rarely sick. Keeping noncontagious distance from people at mall

30-something guy on mall restzone sofa next to me regaling seemingly 90-something guy wearing Korean War vet cap with his Iraq War exploits

Sampling wine at Wegman’s. I’ve become quite the connoisseur. Preferred vintage is anything they offer in those tiny little cups for free.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Martha by Jefferson Airplane from The Worst of Jefferson Airplane JK--1967. Kantner song originally on "...Baxter's"

#IBM Closes Weather Co. Purchase, Names David Kenny New Head Of Watson Platform  via @techcrunch

I'd like to see a blog entitled "10 Reasons Why You Should List 10 Reasons to Do Anything In Your Blog Title." I might write it.

New #IBM jk #ITKnowledgeExchange #TechTarget column: "The Internet of Things will eliminate data deadzones" ( )

RIP Paul Kantner. Jefferson Airplane cofounder. "Crown of Creation" is a very Paul song, lyric based on sci-fi story 

New #IBM jk blog: "Building smart business on the four pillars of predictive analytics" 

Drafted latest #IBM jk #ITKnowledgeExchange #TechTarget column: "The Internet of Things Will Eliminate Data Deadzones"

The one simple thing you can do to make your iPhone 100 times more secure  via @techinsider

PR person offers me "Expert Sources Available to Comment" on a range of subjects, one of which is "Marijuana." Get me Cheech & Chong!

"What It Will Take for Artificial Intelligence to Gain a Sense of Humor" ( ) JK--Grow up a nerd bullied by idiots.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp On the Radio by Regina Spektor JK--2006. Voices an odd glottal stop/catch at end of "the" in title. "the[bh] radio"

Drafted latest InfoWorld column: "Shouldering the Burden of Maintaining Your Machine Learning Models"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I'm Ready to Go Home by The Louvin Brothers from Satan Is Real JK--1959. These brothers had awesome Appalachian twang

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Madame George by Van Morrison from Th Bang Masters JK--1967. Funky. Very different frm languid "Astral Weeks" version

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Visions of Johanna (Take 5) by Bob Dylan from Th Bootleg Series Vol 12: Th Cutting Edge JK--1965-6. Uptempo. It works

Like me, the wife is tired of too-loud music during bodyworks classes. We both stand in front, and tell instructors to turn it down. They do

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You Must Have Met Little Caroline? by JD McPherson JK--2015. Cool interplay of plinking piano & electric guitar

"Compressed representations in age of big data" ( ) JK--Compress of deep-learning algos key to embedding in mobile/IoT

"Transactional streaming: If you can compute it, you can probably stream it" ( ) JK--Good discuss on robust streaming

"Engaging Aesthetics for Data Narratives" ( ) JK--I dig the pictogramic logos for famous modern artists.

"How driverless cars will transform auto insurance and shift burden onto AI and software" ( ) JK--Hyper-safe motoring

"New 'moonshot challenge' at Harvard aims to make giant leap in AI" ( ) JK--Literally mirror brain-synapse connections

"What does the future hold for artificial intelligence?" ( ) JK--Automated online negotiations by your personal agent

"Teaching AI to Appreciate Stories" ( ) JK--Need larger training-data sets to algorithmically grasp subtle subtexts.

"Driven by Data: Harnessing Telematics" ( ) JK--In connected cars, enables over-the-air engine reprogramming.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lay Lady Lay by Bob Dylan from Nashville Skyline JK--1969. "His clothes are dirty, but his hands are clean."

Space commercialization, aka monetizing the Moon.

My usual morning mad dash through the inboxes. I won't glorify it with the term "reading."

Drafted next Dataversity column: "Paths, Patterns, and Lakes: The Shapes of Data to Come"

I wrote most of a column in one mad run tonight on iPhone at my exercise club. Now editing it down to shape back on my laptop. Needs work

Finally received all our blizzard-delayed back papers. Gave me a chance to relive the weekend with 20:20 hindsight.

RIP Marvin Minsky. Pivotal researcher and visionary in artificial intelligence ( )

Yes, we survived the blizzard. Yes, it was an ordeal to spend a winter weekend indoors w/ TV, Internet, food, drink, leisure, warmth, etc

"Immutability Changes Everything" ( ) JK--Deep dive into a future-facing distrib database architectural topic.

"How 'artif swarm intel' uses people 2 make better predXns than experts" ( ) JK--Crwdsrcd anonymous gestural consensus

"Big data in ranching and animal husbandry" ( ) JK--More humane livestock tagging than searing hot metal into cowflesh

"What Is Machine Intelligence Vs. Machine Learning Vs. Deep Learning Vs. AI?" ( ) JK--Great taxonomic discussion!

"10 text, sentiment, and social analytics trends for 2016" ( ) JK--#7: "emoji analytics." FB: 

"Human-in-the-Loop is the Future of Machine Learning" ( ) JK--Crowdsourcing puts billions of humans in learning loop

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp He Didn't Mention His Mother by Eleanor Friedberger from New View JK--2016. Good one. Has a Natalie Merchant feel.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Factory Girl by Tom Jones from Long Lost Suitcase JK--2015. Rolling Stones cover. Excellent.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Citizen Data Scientists in the New Global Order" ( )

Coffee is to my mornings what wine is to my evenings. Both help me concentrate, but in opposite ways. The former winds me up, th latter down

I think it's so groovy now that people are starting to get together.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Aweekstweets January 17-24 2016: the week of remorseless recrystallization

Chaos gripping the capital city. Why won't Obama lead?

I’m sore from having shoveled 3 times. I shouldn’t have attempted the double axle triple toe loop out there on the driveway.

Watching figure skating. What figure are they etching in the ice? TV should superimpose that on video feed, like football line of scrimmage

I’ve already shoveled twice in this ongoing blizzard. Will do a 3rd and maybe a 4th time. My muscles are so tight they twang.

14 inches on the ground & more coming down. I will haul my carcass outside again & hoist yet another pile of th sloppy stuff off th driveway

Totally addicted to “Luther.” Idris Elba rocks that role. Conflicted, nail-biting, intense.

Blizzard underway. Fortunately, we have plenty of milk, eggs, and bread. You need lactose, cholesterol, and carbs to weather the storm.

Waiting for the frigid water-bearing moving airmass over Northern Virginia to commence the forecasted remorseless recrystallization.

Too many #DBaaS choices? Join us in #Austin and see what NoSQL database is best for you! 

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Bottomless Log of Everything" ( )

Just received email with subject: "Build your skills now. Don't let 2106 slip by." I'm thinking "holy crap! did I just nap for 90 years?"

Deep Learning: The External Contextualization Engine Behind The Self-Driving Car 

"Why 2016 might be the year of citizen data scientists" ( ) JK--It's a Gartner prediction: 

"7 Ways Your Data Is Telling You It’s a Graph" ( ) JK--Forgot to mention #8: "It's screamin' 'graph me please!!!!!'"

"The Big Data Brouhaha Is Just Beginning" ( ) JK--Nope. Not until the big-data donnybrook, melee, & hubbub subside

"Hidden technical debt in machine learning systems" ( ) JK--Risk that ML models, once built+deployed, never maintained

"Google Is Using Big Data to Debunk Sickness Mysteries" ( ) JK--Please test "feed a cold, starve a fever" next.

"How World Will Transform Once Environ Sensors Everywhere" ( ) JK---"Automated world adjusts to changing conditions"

"Why Can't Economists Be Trusted? Ask an Economist" ( ) JK--Catch-22 is you can't trust the economist you ask.

"Mining the Quantified Self: Personal Knowledge Discovery" ( ) JK--Ameliorate, not just measure, what ails/jitters you

"Potential o Computer Chips Optimized for Deep Learning" ( ) JK--Need to accelerate the training o on-chip neural nets

Trump boasts o his business prowess, but then he dumbly calls on US-based tech companies to manufacture 100% in US. Does he grasp economics?
My wife imagines that the blizzard will keep us from exercising. I remind her that from her POV that may be true. But I do all the shoveling

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Remorseless Recrystallization of the Open Source Analytics Ecosystem" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Mississippi by The Cactus Blossoms from You're Dreaming JK--2016. Wow. Do they channel the Everly Bros sound or what?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Feelin' Alright by Lulu from New Routes JK--1970. Surprisingly gr8 bluesy full-throated performance. Good as Cocker's

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp House Un-American Blues Activity Dream by Mimi & Richard FariƱa from Reflections in a Crystal Wind JK--1965. Cojones!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Reno, Nevada by Fairport Convention from the album Heyday: The BBC Sessions 1968-1969 JK--1968. Great rocking tune.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ive Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up 2 Me by Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra JK--1968. Wish theyd done "I Got U Babe"

Tonight Alex Trebek pronounced a fairly long Welsh phrase. He did it with his usual showy relish. I can't say if he got it right.

You know what's better than living like a king? Living like a kingpin!

Meteorologists forecasting “historic” snowstorm. Reminds me to dust off one of my old college history texts: “The Blizzards of Antiquity.”

New #IBM jk blog: "Debating the hot topics in weather data analytics" ( )

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Fitting Data Science Methodologies 2 th Complex Contours o th Internet o Things" ( )

A microthanks to my new vibrating seatback pad. Soothes & smoothes the morning microjitters out from th micromuscles in the small of my back

Today I had a legit dayjob need to broker an intro between a tech industry colleague and an indie-music industry acquaintance. That is rare.

I’m a bit nearsighted. I mistakenly read “electropop” as “electropoop.” Was worried what’s worse: the stink or the shock?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lazarus by David Bowie from Blackstar JK--2016. Here's the video: 

Did you know? Companies that refine data correctly have a competitive edge according to #Forrester #IBM Research #MakeDataWork

#makedatawork democratized insight speeds up action to drive outcomes

#MakeDataWork we see healthcare companies making this more transparent - have for a while.

#MakeDataWork Data refinement is key to revenue opportunity in the data economy. Creates trust and transparency to quantify value.

#MakeDataWork 45% lift in customer interactions, and a 55% lift in brand affinity and trust with holistic data refinement and prep strategy

#MakeDataWork Data prep more easily allows prototyping of aggregating on-prem and cloud sources than standard data integration

#MakeDataWork Self-service is key for data prep. Endusers get to data data without access barriers. They know good data when they see it!

Can you discuss how collaborative data stewardship and/or curation operates in leading-edge user organizations? #MakeDataWork

How does data preparation relate to the democratization of data? #MakeDataWork

Michele, can you give us an idea for how business can identify opportunities to monetize refined data #MakeDataWork

How does data refinement, if done properly, give companies a competitive edge? #MakeDataWork

Please use hashtag #MakeDataWork to submit your questions for Michele to respond to.

We will be discussing data preparation and data movement today #MakeDataWork

Welcome to the @IBMBigData tweet jam on how to #MakeDataWork We are joined today by @FORR_Mgoetz from @forrester #MakeDataWork

Tweeting in from homebase in beautiful Fairfax County, Virginia. #rockyourdata 

Glad to be joining this #Datapalooza #RockYourData crowdchat on identifying data app dev best pra... #rockyourdata 

New #IBM jk column: "2020 vision: The triumph of cognitive IoT" ( )

New #IBM jk column: "2020 vision: The triumph of cognitive IoT" ( ). "IoT," not "IT." I've requested correction.

Major snow heading for the Northeast. I assume that branding experts are working on a suitably anxiety-stoking name for it. "Snowzilla"?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ymaelodi A¢'r Ymylon by Super Furry Animals frm Mwng JK--2016. Welsh band back w/super unpronounceable LP/song titles

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Deep Learning: The External Contextualization Engine Behind Th Self-Driving Car" ( )

RIP Glenn Frey. He and Don Henley were the songwriting nucleus of The Eagles. Sang lead on many of their biggest hits--e.g. "Take It Easy"

Spending this federal holiday pointedly NOT working. That doesn’t stop work calls coming in on my home line and cellphone, though. Sigh.

Wife’s watching “50 Shades of Grey.” I’m listening to my music thru earbuds. But occasionally glancing at the nude scenes.

Watched “Pawn Sacrifice” on DVD. Tobey Maguire was terrific as Bobby Fischer. It’s madness to unhinge your head around a stupid board game.

Self-driving fully realizes concept of “auto-mobile.” It’s not enough for a car to go under own power, but under own intelligence as well.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Housekeeping by Cibo Matto from Hotel Valentine JK--2014. Very titillating

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Aweekstweets January 10-17 2016: the week Bowie capped it in high style

A bit of "conversational snow" today around these parts. Here was the conversation: "Hey, it's snowing." "OK."

Bought & downloading David Bowie "Blackstar" LP. For the sheer beauty of what I've heard so far, which is most of it.

Bowie just notched the 1st (and only) #1 charting studio album of his career. "Blackstar" eclipses Adele "25." It was David's 25th.

“Camptown ladies sing this song”? Really? Singing a song about themselves singing a song? That’s pretty damn meta for the 19th century!

Redbox promo code doesn’t work. Redbox full of titles I’ve either already seen or don’t wish to see. It’s a meh morning in January.

Spent half-hour on phone w/ @graemeknows this morning improvising elaborate metaphorical framework comparing data to water. At his request

"Autonomous cars powered by Deep Learning" ( …) JK--Greatly improved real-time situation awareness on the road
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RT @kdnuggets: Creating a methodology for #DataScience for #IoT (IoT #Analytics) @AjitJaokar 

Live video panel taking place now on #IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub. Real-time Fraud Detection. Tune in here: …

User manual? That's so bourgeois!

"IBM Acquires IRIS Analytics, Strengthening Fraud Detection Analytics" ( …) JK--"Virtual analyst" uses machine learning

RT @graemeknows: Talking to @jameskobielus like JK--Hey, which one of us is Gilligan in this analogy?

In case you're keeping score @ home, I started 2016 with 10 straight daily thought leadership posts, M-F. Resumed cadence I suspended in Aug

What's this "aw, snap!" exclamation that only seems to exist on webpage rendering failures? Who came up with that steaming pile of bullsnap?

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "I’ve Got This Down to a Data Science" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Let The Sad Times Roll On by Buck Owens & his Buckaroos from I've Got A Tiger By The Tail JK--1965. Slide guitar!

[Poll] How quickly can you implement counter fraud measures? Share your answer & learn more: 

Did people back in th day really say "methinks"? Could it be that Cookie Monster is speaking a grammatically correct dialect of Old English?

It's with sadness that we read of the ISIS attack on Sarinah shopping mall in downtown Jakarta. Hope our family & friends there stay safe.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "How Many Crowdsourced Experts Can Compute on the Head of a Problem?" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Love You Till Tuesday by David Bowie from David Bowie JK--1967. His persona on album #1 was Austin Powers Prototype

"Big Data Analytics Predictions for 2016" ( …) JK--Motley asstmt of vendor POVs. Where are analyst/blogger predictions?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Jean Genie by David Bowie frm Aladdin Sane JK--1973. But if let him/herself go, he/she wouldnt fit in those jeans

Self-service data preparation 

"IBM Study: Consumers Still Want Cars But Not Necessarily To Own Them" ( …) JK--42% have would consider subscription

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Internet of Things and the Principles of Personal Data Exploitation" ( )

Breaking news: Rams returning to LA. Also: Swallows returning to Capistrano. No word whether town taxpayers will subsidize premium birdseed

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Can't Give Everything Away by David Bowie from Blackstar JK--2016. Feels like a superb cut from "Young Americans"

Bowie's finale was the 1st time I recall ever wanting to cheer, light a match, stand on my seat, & request an encore from the newly departed

Bowie’s passing has surfaced more social chatter from Bowie denigrators than I expected. Remind me to keep mum when Prince bites the big one

My professional center of gravity is my ability to post thought leadership content of my own authoring. Weighty thoughts keep me anchored

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Inflecting and Genuflecting Toward Yet Another Analytic Industry Turning Point" ( )

Consumer appliances is another big IoT app dev focus. Once again, IBM's partnerships per CES are indic... #iotchat …

Healthcare is a key focus of IoT app dev. As can be seen from IBM's partnerships and announcements at ... #iotchat …

I'm hyper about everything, including convergence. #iotchat 

It's a pleasure to be tweeting today on IoT & analytics. I'll hyperconverge my thinking over the comin... #iotchat 

New #IBM jk Linkedin Pulse post: "The Swarming Nano-Agents of Algorithmic Cognition" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Dig Everything by David Bowie from Early On (1964-1966) JK--1966. A Swingin' London groove. Very Austin Powers.

Coolest thing was when David hung with Bing and did "Little Drummer Boy." Their chemistry felt mutually respectful: 

Hi-class cheese! I always dug it when David went all showbiz. Here's Mr. Bowie dueting with Cher on her TV show: 

Sick of people inserting "arguably" into any crazy assertion in a lame attempt at justification. Arguably, you can win any argument that way

"Ford, IBM Use Data Analytics to Find More Effic Ways to Move; Real-Time Streaming Underpins Mobility Experiments" ( )

With that final record, Bowie orchestrated his end-of-life career with exquisite style. Amazing parting gesture from a consummate artist.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Heroes/Helden by David Bowie from Christiane F. JK--1981. He spoke pidgin Deutsch. Had lyric written out phonetically

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Let's Dance by M. Ward from Transfiguration of Vincent JK--2003. A hyper-languid Bowie cover that surprisingly works

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dollar Days by David Bowie from Blackstar JK--2016. Says "I'm dying" several times on this. Now we realize why.

New #IBM Kobielus/Engelke infographic: "Extracting business value from the 4 V's of big data" ( )

It is absolutely hard to get my head around the concept of David Bowie dying. His music is immortal.

"Spark 2015 Year In Review" ( ) JK--Good discussion of the community/codebase's progress in the year gone by.

"16 for '16: What you must know about Hadoop and Spark right now" ( ) JK--Good rollup by @acoliver

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lazarus by David Bowie from Black Star JK--2016. Excellent one from what is, sadly, the man's final studio LP.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Cognitive Computing and the Emerging Ecosystem of Algorithmic Savants" ( )

RIP David Bowie. One of the most influential musicians in rock history. Who doesn’t dig Bowie?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Walt Disney by Shinyribs from Okra Candy JK--2015. Great barroom boogie number. Hi-ho hi-ho!