Friday, July 09, 2010

Aweekstweets July 2-9 2010: the week I restored the natural blogging-to-tweeting-to-facebooking-to-podcasting equilibrium

MDM. Is it a "hairball" program, entangled with DW, DQ, and other initiatives. Tweet amongst yourself & with us. July 20, 3-4pm (EDT) #dmjam about 1 hour ago via Seesmic

Next #Forrester data mgmt TweetJam #dmjam: “ MDM’s Next Evolution: We’ve Only Just Begun…” on Tues July 20 at 3pm ET. More to follow! about 1 hour ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by you

Listening to Carpenters "We've Only Just Begun." Paul Williams composed it for Crocker Bank commercial. #Forrester rewrote as MDM lovesong. about 1 hour ago via Seesmic

Re Seesmic, I like tweet-focused right-mouse-click ability to RT, DM, etc. Like readable format. Wish it had Facebook & LinkedIn connections about 1 hour ago via Seesmic

Did coordination call with #Forrester colleagues to prep for our #dmjam on Tues July 20 3-4pm (EDT) on MDM. Stay tuned for further details. about 1 hour ago via Seesmic

Trying Seesmic as my Twitter dashboard in lieu of TweetDeck. Why? TweetDeck continues to screw up, doesn't update. about 1 hour ago via Seesmic

TweetDeck not updating in the last few hours. Using the browser and txt-to-Twtr interfaces for the time being. about 4 hours ago via web

Interviewed by John Waters of TechTarget on operational intelligence and its relationship to next-gen BI, real-time BPM, and risk mitigation about 4 hours ago via web

New blogpost: "Those Nasty “Hairball” Analytics Projects: Usually There’s a Data Warehouse at the Core" ( about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

Sitting back and watching the back-and-forth ping-pong of "my #DW is bigger/faster/cheaper than yours" claims & counterclaims among vendors. about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

Social media will not replace email. It'll just turn email into more annoying medium: spam of strangers wanting to follow U & "direct msg" U about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

Tech News: Google says Beijing renews China license ( JK--Putting an end to recent search brinkmanship episode? Hope so about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @Kellblog The World Blowed Up Real Good. Video history of nuclear tests / explosions. #drstrangelove : JK--Freaky about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck

OK, Twitter following-U requesters whose profiles consist entirely of Foursquare updates, what makes U think I care where U are. Who are U? about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Changing Minds by New Musik #KEXP: JK--Real-time playlist says 1981. Don't recall it then, but like now. New musik 4 me. about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck

Analyst biz models, if entirely subservient to one dominant personality, must hope that person knows how to manage and/or to delegate. about 19 hours ago via TweetDeck

Analyst biz models, to be sustainable, must continually churn analysts, stars, & specialties to survive industry cycles, fads, & trends. about 19 hours ago via TweetDeck

Analyst firms with only one person, one star, or one hot specialty are not sustainable models. People die/leave. Stars dim. Hot flips to NOT about 19 hours ago via TweetDeck

@bfr3nch #staranalysts Outperform? Not for long. "Brilliant person" not sustainable biz model. Sustainable is org hires/nurture brilliance. about 19 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to bfr3nch

Interesting internal debate within #Forrester on scope of decision management. Stay tuned. Lots of us have thoughts on the matter. about 19 hours ago via TweetDeck

@fribeiro1 Clearly, that's a big part of the problem. about 19 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to fribeiro1

Understanding CEP software ( ) JK--Me interviewed in June by Craig Stedman of 1,278,618,380,000.00 via TweetDeck

Getting prepared for #dmradio panel on database innovation. Sketching out my thoughts on piece of paper. Concocting juicy bon-bon metaphors. 1,278,615,515,000.00 via TweetDeck

Can we set up Microsoft Office meeting alerts TO NOT POP -UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SCREEN, WHERE THEY'RE MOST DISRUPTIVE TO FLOW OF THOUGHT? 1,278,613,961,000.00 via TweetDeck

@TonyBaer Any, I mean retail establishment....that wants to cover its walls in the green medicinal variety. 1,278,611,978,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to TonyBaer

Dear #DW vendors. Have 24 vendors on my list. Will soon start #Forrester Wave update process. If you want to be in loop, send me Twitter DM. 1,278,611,859,000.00 via TweetDeck

Very impressed w/ #Oracle Exadata Intelligent Warehouse initiative, or rather what I've heard so far. Hope Oracle provides broader briefing 1,278,610,499,000.00 via TweetDeck

@ccgillett Thanks. Very important historical context of which I was unaware. Should be final answer in "Technology Industry Jeopardy." 1,278,608,913,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to ccgillett

Taking Oracle briefing on Comms Data Model, part of Exadata Intelligent Warehouse for Comms, part of growing verticalized solution family. 1,278,608,865,000.00 via TweetDeck

@fribeiro1 Curious why anyone'd feel Apache & other indigenous Americans not tired of being treated as logo-mascots (eg Wash'tn Redskins) 1,278,604,508,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to fribeiro1

Curious why Apache Software Foundation ( chose to name their community after an ethnic group. 1,278,599,675,000.00 via TweetDeck

Interviewed this morning by Chris Kanaracus of IDG News Service re #EMC #Greenplum and what's next. 1,278,596,678,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Forever And Ever Amen by The Drums #KEXP: JK--Has anybody noticed that really great new rock is back? Lots of fresh stuff! 1,278,591,975,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @Dana_Gardner: I'm okay with Internet sales tax. No need to subsidize ecommerce any more. receipts should help spread broadband. 1,278,591,601,000.00 via TweetDeck

Don't harass customers to ostensibly maximize their satisfaction! Stop those pushy post-transaction follow-up surveys! Uncle, already! #crm 1,278,591,378,000.00 via TweetDeck

Hear me #sybase #asterdata #algebraix speak on database innovations. DM Radio. 3pm (eastern). Register at 1,278,590,648,000.00 via TweetDeck

Sarcasm = surface praise cloaking subterranean damnation. 1,278,551,954,000.00 via txt

New blogpost: "personal Repost of What I Posted to "Advisory Industry Competition: Pushing Past ‘Business as Usual’" ( 1,278,550,429,000.00 via TweetDeck

Listening to Johnny Rivers "Mountain of Love" from "Anthology, 1964-1977." What a great voice, like a ladykilling Louisiana truck driver! 1,278,549,357,000.00 via TweetDeck

Listening to Gordon LIghtfoot " Cold on My Shoulder" from "Gord's Gold." What a great voice, like the coolest guitar-picking lumberjack! 1,278,549,170,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @merv: @rbkarel Knocks it OUT OF THE PARK with a great post in the wake of EMC-Greenplum. 1,278,545,118,000.00 via TweetDeck

Each social medium is a river of news. Taken together it constitutes an endless delta of news. It all feeds a bottomless ocean of curiosity. 1,278,544,240,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Along The Way by DeVotchKa #KEXP: JK--Today Sonya heard DeVotchKa in car. Said "Dad U have great musical tastes!" My girl! 1,278,543,289,000.00 via TweetDeck

@johnrrymer Submitted my thought. Others are invited too. What's necessary & sufficient for app 2 B considered dynamic? 1,278,543,177,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to johnrrymer

Oldest Beatle turns 70 today. OK everybody of a certain age, how does that make you feel? Have a good one Ringo! 1,278,540,136,000.00 via TweetDeck

@hsmalltree Kayaking turbulent news cycle not a bad idea. Kayaks are more stable than surfing it all. Easier to set right when capsized. 1,278,540,102,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to hsmalltree

New blogpost: "Social Media Analytics vs Social Network Analysis: Is There Real Difference or Are You Seeing Double?" ( 1,278,530,900,000.00 via TweetDeck

"River of news"...a phrase I'm hearing more often in the social media listening, monitoring, and analysis context. 1,278,525,189,000.00 via TweetDeck

Taking great briefing and demo from #Clarabridge. Very sophisticated content analytics platforms and tools. 1,278,524,754,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Black Coffee In Bed by Squeeze #KEXP: JK--Great Squeeze original from 1982. 1,278,509,996,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Goodbye Girl by The Shins #KEXP: JK--Great Squeeze cover. 1,278,509,979,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: I Can Change by LCD Soundsystem #KEXP: JK--James Murphy began as speaksinger. Became actual, decent singer. He can change! 1,278,507,164,000.00 via TweetDeck

Interviewed today by, Info Mgmt, eWeek, & Intelligent Enterprise re EMC/Greenplum. Wrote that blog. Worked out. Ate 1,278,468,247,000.00 via TweetDeck

New blogpost: "EMC Acquiring Greenplum, Paving the Way to Emergence of Virtualized Cloud Data Warehousing" ( 1,278,467,694,000.00 via TweetDeck

#EMC acquires #Greenplum. EMC evolving into full-stack info mgt & virtz'n platf vendor. GP gets $ for fast expansion: R&D, sales, mktg, etc 1,278,451,049,000.00 via txt

Kudos to @kathleenschaub, who is herself a bit of a polymath and and awesome marketing professional. Seek her out. Work with her. 1,278,447,049,000.00 via TweetDeck

Your Hadoop and columnar database strategies can be in alignment. HBase is columnar. 1,278,446,058,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @jolenebonina: Boston reaches 100 degrees, first since 1911. Damn. JK--Bake them beans! 1,278,445,964,000.00 via TweetDeck

DW/BI reporters take note: Golden oldie tweet from last week: Perspective on your next story. Email me at 4:15pm (EDT) 1,278,445,080,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Stillness Is The Move by Dirty Projectors #KEXP: JK--Catch Solange Knowles' cover of this cool albeit hard-to-sing song. 1,278,443,617,000.00 via TweetDeck

Catch me live on DM Radio w/ #sybase #asterdata #algebraix discussing "DB Innovations," this Thurs, 3-4pm (EDT) 1,278,443,569,000.00 via TweetDeck

Catch me live on DM Radio discussing "Database Innovations: Solid-State, In-Memory & More," this Thurs, 3-4pm (EDT): 1,278,443,365,000.00 via TweetDeck

New blogpost: "Commercializing Enterprise-Grade Hadoop: Tools for Harnessing Petabyte Analytics" ( 1,278,439,325,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @buckwoody: "Bing Query Language" ( ) JK--Bing Cherry Verbiage: 1,278,435,528,000.00 via TweetDeck

We analysts like to imagine that summer is a lull period for significant M&A activity. Wish that were so. 1,278,435,431,000.00 via TweetDeck

Re #EDW strategies, you hear me discuss "hairball" of tangled decisions: BI, DBMS, MDM, etc. I help #Forrester customers run fine-tooth comb 1,278,432,596,000.00 via TweetDeck

Hadoop's a stuffed pet elephant. Is that an ironic comment on stuffed petabyte elephantine DWs and advanced analytic applications? 1,278,430,003,000.00 via TweetDeck

Today's #Forrester cust inquiries so far: usual mix of users & vendors. Common theme: best/deepest/cheapest commercial adv analytics stack. 1,278,427,415,000.00 via TweetDeck

Pitney Bowes Business Insight acquires Portrait Software. Together, they bring strong geospatial focus to predictive customer analytics. 1,278,418,003,000.00 via TweetDeck

@NeilRaden "Eclipse"? Vampires are a dumb pretext for almost any movie. Add a teenage sex/romance text to it, and you get hyper-dumb. 1,278,414,094,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to NeilRaden

Walked out of stupid boring "Eclipse." Also, annoyed by coming attraction for action-adventure flick starring Helen Mirren shooting guns. 1,278,384,223,000.00 via txt

Saw "Knight & Day." Standard Hollywood fare. Standard Hollywood stars. Sarsgaard winces that standard scowl. 1,278,370,464,000.00 via txt

Yes it's hot outside. Yes it's July. Yes it's summer in northern hemisphere. Yes A/C is great invention. No not complaining. Yes I'm indoors 1,278,359,956,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @govdigest: "Attributes of Social Unit" ( JK--Huh? Feels like warmed-over Rousseau w/ lick o' Locke & gob o' Hobbes. 1,278,359,764,000.00 via TweetDeck

@NeilRaden You're making the assumption that US will get first dibs. 1,278,359,361,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to NeilRaden

"Microsoft's Vision: The High-Tech Home of the Future" ( JK--I see realistic vision: hi-tech home w/o any MSFT gadgets. 1,278,358,453,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Microsoft's Vision: The High-Tech Home of the Future" ( JK--They've had this vision since Jetson era. What's new? 1,278,358,349,000.00 via TweetDeck

Twitter, a microblog, hi-lites weakness of macroblogs. U can boil complex wordy stuff down to serial bullets (eg tweets) w/o loss of content 1,278,358,142,000.00 via TweetDeck

"BUSTED: The Economist Photoshops Obama To Make Him Look More Depressed & Alone" ( JK--Mag heavyhandedly pushes its POV 1,278,357,688,000.00 via TweetDeck

@CurtMonash Good coinage. It fits. 1,278,357,069,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

@NeilRaden That bounty? I doubt that something discovered in past few months retroactively explains why US has endured a near-decade there. 1,278,357,048,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to NeilRaden

RT @Bing_Crosby "Ballad for Americans" ('39-'40). Ref ( ). Lyric/history ( GOP & Commies used it? 1,278,356,690,000.00 via TweetDeck

@NeilRaden What about it? 1,278,356,119,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to NeilRaden

Let's move beyond this crazy notion we can achieve "victory" in Afghanistan. We've been there almost decade. It's the most arid of quagmires 1,278,344,717,000.00 via txt

Heed the collective mood. It can B milestone 4 dead reckoning into uncharted future. Or can B deadly: fog, cul-de-sac, & boobytrap. Caveat. 1,278,343,475,000.00 via txt

Gulf gush still spewing. Suggest US govt create "Coastal Cleanup Brigade" spawned from EPA, Energy, & Coast Guard. Fund from offshore leases 1,278,342,994,000.00 via txt

Commercializing Hadoop. This space will be predominantly open source, open standard, open architecture, open to any SaaS analytics startup. 1,278,342,547,000.00 via txt

Commercializing Hadoop. Analytics pros should eval for hot niche apps for which trad'l #DW inadequate. Start with social media monitoring. 1,278,342,390,000.00 via txt

Commercializing Hadoop. Until recently, most startups trashtalked traditional #DW. Now they're trying to reinvent it. Suggest they seek acq. 1,278,342,115,000.00 via txt

Commercializing Hadoop. Until recently, most #BI & #DW vendors have regarded as "Heck, Another Damn Obscure Open-source Project." 1,278,341,953,000.00 via txt

Commercializing Hadoop. It'll stall as trend if stays tech-push-y. Needs pithy app banner. Suggest "harvesting customer voice across cloud" 1,278,341,522,000.00 via txt

Michael Steele. It's interesting 2 C GOP silence chair. They have no real leader, just factions & frictions & fiction of unified alternative 1,278,341,002,000.00 via txt

Some vendor announcmnts merit no more than 140 chars comment. Some R significant enough to justify bulletforce impact of a well-turned tweet 1,278,340,776,000.00 via txt

Commercializing Hadoop. Position it as the core of analytic cloud, where polystructured info & predictive logic drive agile business. 1,278,340,542,000.00 via txt

LIstening to title track from Lou Reed's "The Blue Mask." One of fave Lou personal-catharsis songs. "I get a thrill from punishment." Whoa! 1,278,332,436,000.00 via TweetDeck

Listened last night to US patriotic songs from 1930s radio. In one, Bing Crosby speed-sings all US ethnic groups. Sings "I'm a Negro." Wow! 1,278,332,176,000.00 via TweetDeck

Squaring your calendar 4 following week/month/quarter is calming. U can block out quiet times amid the craziness. Start to relax into it all 1,278,331,922,000.00 via TweetDeck

Independence Day holiday observed in US. Day when every business email response generates out-of-office msg, which further clutters inbox. 1,278,331,115,000.00 via TweetDeck

Too many "social" distractions means you have to nurture your inner aloof. Be a bit out of contact. Shut yourself off. 1,278,298,219,000.00 via TweetDeck

A lot of popular moaning now about too many distractions from gadgets, social media, etc. They're right. Find your quiet head space. Focus. 1,278,298,020,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Composite & Kapow launch solution deliverng agile data virt'n 4 web content" ( JK--Makes sense. Complementary EII vdrs 1,278,290,190,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Young Americans by The Cure #KEXP: JK--Cover I'd enjoy more if weren't comparing it note 4 note w/ classic Bowie recording 1,278,289,808,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: American Girl by Matthew Sweet #KEXP: JK--Cover that feels close to Tom Petty's original, but better sung. 1,278,289,542,000.00 via TweetDeck

Montreal. Last week when I was there, I kept wondering: Where exactly was Leonard Cohen from? William Shatner? 1,278,289,083,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Sisters Of Mercy by Leonard Cohen #KEXP: JK--This Cohen song absolutely nailed mood of Altman's "McCabe & Mrs. Miller." 1,278,288,690,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: That Summer Feeling by Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers #KEXP: JK--Dude consistently does hyper-cornball perfectly! 1,278,285,735,000.00 via TweetDeck

#KEXP I keep hearing Damien Jurado's surname mispronounced "Gerard-o." 1,278,285,650,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Summer Dream by The Goodnight Loving #KEXP: JK--Ah so good 2 stream KEXP on a lazy July 4. Great new one & so appropriate 1,278,285,580,000.00 via TweetDeck

"MicroStrategy Announces Support for Apache Hadoop" ( JK--Hadoop for unstructured + columnar 4 structured: nxt-gen DW 1,278,285,523,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: See These Bones by Nada Surf #KEXP: JK--One of my faves from a very strong long-lived relatively unsung great indie band. 1,278,285,027,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Superhighway To Hell" ( JK--Essentially, the "1984" vision, with Internet for continuous surveillance. Same ol'.... 1,278,284,440,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Ray Kurzweil On 'The Singularity' Future" ( JK--Essentially the "matrix" vision w/ implicit apocalypse. Same ol'... 1,278,284,194,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @fastcompany: A Modest Proposal: The New "Declaration of Interdependence" | Co.Design JK--I tweeted too soon earlier 1,278,283,374,000.00 via TweetDeck

@EventCloudPro #curious Not stream of consciousness. Think of any BI env where have hetero info, managed in linked DBs w/ rich metadata. 1,278,279,328,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to EventCloudPro

@EventCloudPro Examples of what? What are you referring to? And what is "free wheeling"? 1,278,270,007,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to EventCloudPro

July 4. Counterfactually speaking, if South'd won Civil War, would they celebr indep today, Feb 7 (Confed Const), and/or Apr 12 (Ft Sumtr)? 1,278,262,302,000.00 via TweetDeck

July 4. If there red states & blue states, why no white states? Or is politically incorrect to think that way? 1,278,261,584,000.00 via TweetDeck

@EventCloudPro The information set is "polystructured." Each subset has its own degree of structure. 1,278,257,971,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to EventCloudPro

Gonna leave this thing B 4 now & swiff the office. Should Swiffer people be alarmed that I've turned their product name into generic verb? 1,278,255,170,000.00 via TweetDeck

@nselby "Each senator has a flag request person in their DC office; contact your senator and request a flag." JK--Free? Really? 1,278,254,778,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to nselby

July 4. Nobody ever wants to declare, or admit, interdependence. We certainly downplay our debt to France's military assistance. 1,278,254,719,000.00 via TweetDeck

July 4. Why doesn't country provide citizens w/ free (ie, taxpayer-funded) fabric flags? Is paying out of pocket retail more patriotic? 1,278,254,438,000.00 via TweetDeck

July 4. Did Americans barbecue outdoors in 1776? 1,278,254,086,000.00 via TweetDeck

July 4. The newly printed Declaration of Independence was read out loud in towns throughout states. Wonder how many hecklers & fistfights? 1,278,253,871,000.00 via TweetDeck

July 4. Th. Jefferson's 1st draft of Declaration of Independence ref'd 2 Americans as "subjects." He smudged that out & overwrote "citizens" 1,278,253,726,000.00 via TweetDeck

July 4. Thomas Jefferson owned copy of Koran & used2 teach himself Arabic. Was his copy in Arabic script, or transliterated to our alphabet? 1,278,253,547,000.00 via TweetDeck

Doing a webinar later this month with #TDWI & #Oracle on mixed workload mgt & next-gen DW. Stay tuned for details. 1,278,253,197,000.00 via TweetDeck

Keeping the tweets flowing in seemingly random juxtapositions is not hard. Sorta like improv comedy. Each tweet you see suggests a sketch. 1,278,253,048,000.00 via TweetDeck

Deliberately mixing up tweets even more incongruously by content. My cousin Kathye digs my "fusion" approach. Glad to see somebody gets it. 1,278,252,941,000.00 via TweetDeck

DW vendors. I'll be starting up the refresh to the #Forrester EDW Platforms Wave this month. Expect an email to kickoff process. 1,278,252,549,000.00 via TweetDeck

Trusting mental calcs. That bit dust w/ advent of pocket calculators. GPS killing mental maps & gut-feel dead reckoning (ie, how guys drive) 1,278,252,422,000.00 via TweetDeck

Sonya's new HP netbook has embedded GPS with maps. Works well, except for insisting that Fairfax County is in Maryland. 1,278,252,071,000.00 via TweetDeck

Selling commercialized Hadoop. Need to sell as enabler for inline analytics, content analytics, & cloud analytics. As adjunct to DW strategy 1,278,251,916,000.00 via TweetDeck

Enjoyed party w/ Silvia & Howard & other friends last night in PG Cty MD. No, Dee, I didn't get freaky in Canada. Last place on Earth 4 that 1,278,251,671,000.00 via TweetDeck

Problem with term "complex data" is that all-structured datasets can B very complex. Need term focusing on degree of structure in infoset. 1,278,251,214,000.00 via TweetDeck

Restoring 10,000+ items to my Zune HD. Somehow, it crashed on me. Otherwise,it & predecessor have been quite solid. 1,278,250,986,000.00 via TweetDeck

Semi-structured info is where BI & content analytics converge: need rich metadata to describe polystructured syntax/semantics. 1,278,250,826,000.00 via TweetDeck

@EventCloudPro So can define "polystructured" infosets as including formats that are not all structured, not all unstructured, not all semi. 1,278,250,691,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to EventCloudPro

@EventCloudPro Hence, "semi-structured" means some explicit syntax/semantics (e.g., tweets). 1,278,250,508,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to EventCloudPro

@EventCloudPro Hence "unstructured" means no explicit syntax/semantics (e.g., flat ASCII text). 1,278,250,473,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to EventCloudPro

@EventCloudPro Info "structure" refers to incorporation of explicit syntax & semantics. 1,278,250,432,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to EventCloudPro

Having been in Canada for July 1 (Canada Day) & now back in US for July 4 (Independence Day), I can firmly state: Holidays are good things. 1,278,250,169,000.00 via TweetDeck

Some object 2 terms "semi-structured" & "unstructured" data. I find "complex" too vague. Let's call it spectrum of "polystructured" info. 1,278,209,417,000.00 via txt

Could that be a Clem Snide song playing overhead at CVS? Don't recognize but that's definitely Eef Barzelay's slightly frayed but mellow vox 1,278,195,308,000.00 via txt

Nice to see airlines refurbishing coach cabins with electrical outlets. They can keep their dumb pretzels. Give us power! 1,278,194,487,000.00 via txt

Love Weingarten intervu w/ Arlo Guthrie in WashPost. Catches him on major fib in "Alice's Rstrnt." How could Arlo name B under Alice trash? 1,278,181,340,000.00 via txt

To avoid mixup with similarly named US neighborhoods, European nation rebranding self "Big Italy." Asian nation weighing "China Country." 1,278,170,463,000.00 via txt

Poetry is simply a conscious fusion of word & world, without managing to confuse them. World is all that matters. Words hang on that gravity 1,278,168,448,000.00 via txt

Core workouts are key to equilibrium. Concentration is key to core. Calm is core of concentration. It's all concentric circles, rippling. 1,278,168,100,000.00 via txt

Got me to thinking of 90s indie radio songs I'd like to hear again. For starters, Marcy Playground "Sex & Candy." 1,278,167,898,000.00 via txt

Courtney Love is back with Hole. Whoopie-doo. I only recall 1 radio song from 90s heyday. That stunk, as did their Young Marble Giants cover 1,278,167,721,000.00 via txt

Analytics industry continues 2 debate definition of "analytics." Does #CRM space fret over def'ns of "customer," "relationship," or "mgmt"? 1,278,167,154,000.00 via txt

Whatever became of Al Franken? Rumor has it he won election to Senate. Orrin Hatch still writes songs. Has Al put funnybone in blind trust? 1,278,166,671,000.00 via txt

Integrating #CRM & #GPS. Need new type of elevation contour map: one that displays mountain of opportunities awaiting U in that next burg. 1,278,166,335,000.00 via txt

Integrating #CRM & #GPS. Mark your customer's every milestone with a next best offer. Treat their every trip as if it were a shopping trip. 1,278,166,073,000.00 via txt

It's interesting to see what displaces what when new gadgets, media, & diversions enter your life. You find past passions suddenly quaint. 1,278,155,515,000.00 via TweetDeck

Facebook Unveils ...Recommendation Engine ( #tech #socialmedia #smm JK--Predictive "like"-ness analytics. 1,278,154,900,000.00 via TweetDeck

Say what you will about nuclear power, but plutonium doesn't gush from orifices in the earth's surface. 1,278,154,725,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Sexy Russian Spy’s Business Plan" ( JK--I assume it includes selling her story direct-to-Hollywood. 1,278,154,503,000.00 via TweetDeck

Thinking critically is applying the "so what?" criterion to each assertion, including one's own pet theories. Truth rises to every challenge 1,278,153,930,000.00 via TweetDeck

I systematically find every time I'm quoted or cited in the trade press. Usually, it comes in the natural course of my daily reading. 5:38 AM Jul 3rd via TweetDeck

An IT industry analyst is part meteorologist (following fast-moving cloud structures) & part glaciologist (tracking slow-cracking crevasses) 5:37 AM Jul 3rd via TweetDeck

Hmmm...good point of ref...of NPR's top 20 albums of first half of 2010, I followed my taste and independently went and bought all of them. 5:33 AM Jul 3rd via TweetDeck

Never been comfortable with the saying that so-and-so will eat some vanquished rival's lunch. Eat a loser's food? You are what you eat. 5:31 AM Jul 3rd via TweetDeck

Wikipedia. It beat encyclopedias at own game. I trust wiki process to deliver truthiness as much as I trust any commercial editorial team. 5:26 AM Jul 3rd via TweetDeck