Friday, September 10, 2010

Aweekstweets September 6-10 2010: the week Alison Statton kneaded the chi in my nervous tweetstream

RT @Jon_Ferrara: "Apple Says 'We Have Enough Fart Apps,'" ( JK--Jobs isn't naive. As Hollywood knows, they sell. 7 minutes ago via TweetDeck

RT @jeunice: "Had no one from Nokia ever seen Windows Mobile, nor reviewed MSFT mobile follies?" JK--Elop, like Hurd, has so-so track record 11 minutes ago via TweetDeck

RT @drnatalie: RT @kitson: Welcome @Forrester's @KateLeggett to #CustSvc analysis scene. #scrm #analyst 15 minutes ago via TweetDeck

#SAP deepening its orientation toward data virtualization to decouple analytic apps from DW/DBMS/OLAP legacy (SAP and/or non-SAP). about 1 hour ago via TweetDeck

#SAP doing very things re decoupling the front-end analytic apps from their back-end stack. about 1 hour ago via TweetDeck

Taking important pre-briefing from #SAP about 1 hour ago via TweetDeck

I don't user either of them, but I hear far more people coveting a Droid than an iPhone these days. about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck

Now aware of 3 great popsongs titled "California Girls": Beach Boys, Magnetic Fields, Katy Perry. Check out MF's "Distortion" LP. about 5 hours ago via txt

RT @kexpplaylist: One More Cup Of Coffee by Frazey Ford from the album Obadiah JK--Great cover of song from Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

Tomorrow's 9-11-10. Feels like lots of people can't put 9-11-01 behind them. about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

@ianrbruce No problem. Zach covers that market very well. about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to ianrbruce

RT @HowardKurtz: "Media obsessed: So far I've seen book-burning pastor on Today, GMA, ...." JK--Those shows downers. Don't watch em anymore. about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @ianrbruce: "Forrester surveyed 153 "listening" solutions for #sm. 153 is insane" ( JK--Um, no. 153 customers. about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Hurd's Oracle hiring could prove a problem for Teradata" ( JK--Considering Neoview track record, Hurd has much 2 prove about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @bbctech: "Sex movie worm spreads worldwide" ( JK--Sounds like movie plot. Use 3-D & CGI 2 make worm pop out atcha!! about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

@donalddotfarmer Review of that Dickinson bio is exactly what spurred me to write that tweet. about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to donalddotfarmer

Emily Dickinson. Next 2 nothing known about her. Among major literary figures, her speculation-to-information ratio's 2nd only 2 Shakespeare about 17 hours ago via txt

BEAUREGARD PSYCHIC//Specializing in/love and financing. Watch how/she palms your tarot. about 20 hours ago via txt

McDonald's should take pride in their ethnic roots: plaid, kilts, bagpipes, pro golf tie-ins, "Braveheart," McHaggis happy meals, the works about 22 hours ago via txt

U2's video for "Vertigo" is perfect visualization of their iconic rocksound. Bono & band perform full force in wind tunnel. Stand firm. about 22 hours ago via txt

Data analytics. I'm increasingly favoring that term as a shorthand mash of "data mgt" & "analytics." Well-understood. Saves breath. about 22 hours ago via txt

R. 18th ltr is big theme in adv open-srce analytics. Needs cutesy logo. Long John Silver? "R me Buccos"? Nah. More annoying than "wazzzup?!" about 23 hours ago via txt

Deeper adv analytic libraries, APIs, execution platforms, and workload optimization tools. That was theme of my workday. That...and lunch. about 23 hours ago via txt

Chock-a-block briefings, inquiries, consulting, & Wave calls today. Been non-stop work. Did have a half-hour come free. Wolfed down lunch. about 24 hours ago via TweetDeck

Taking briefing from Predixion Software, provider of cloud-based predictive analytics. 1,284,053,694,000.00 via TweetDeck

@DecisionStats Yes. There SHOULD be no lost packets. In the closed, self-contained spin cycle of routed Internet, no sock SHOULD escape 1,284,036,684,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to DecisionStats

RT @lifeanalytics Can Data/Text Mining B dangerous? ( JK--Uncover patterns that, like buried treasure, rogues may abuse 1,284,036,589,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @lmacvittie: "Do lost packets go same place as lost socks?" JK--Lost socks dissolve into your lint trap. Lost packets gum up routers. 1,284,036,331,000.00 via TweetDeck

Re #SCRM #CRM , that one person who cares about you & goes to bat for you is your HERO, and they shape your entire experience going forward. 1,284,036,198,000.00 via TweetDeck

Re social side of #SCRM #CRM , if at least one person in big impersonal company seems to care about you the customer as person, you're happy 1,284,036,120,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @LeighDow: Does #SCRM replace or augment relationship aspects of #CRM? JK--Augment. If human cares re me, I wont churn 1,284,036,023,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @FasTake: Castro: Cuban model no longer works JK-Clear now that when Castros leave scene, Cuba'll be quite different. 1,284,035,839,000.00 via TweetDeck

Prepping slides for my Oct 6 webinar with #Denodo : "Agile #BI & Agile Data Services: A Perfect Fit" 1,284,035,723,000.00 via TweetDeck

I keep a copy of Koran (Arabic original & English translation in parallel columns) alongside my copy of the Bible. Scripture is sacred. 1,284,035,585,000.00 via TweetDeck

"3Par: Pyrrhic Victory for HP or Strategic Defeat for Dell?" ( JK--You can sorta tell HP PR team not getting much sleep 1,284,034,940,000.00 via TweetDeck

"HP Partners Follow Hurd To Oracle" ( JK--Following...[cough} hurd instinct? Sorry, couldn't help it. Lo-hanging pun. 1,284,034,797,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Asteroids Just Missed Earth" ( JK--Let's keep score: didn't hit, fairly small, likely woulda disintegrated & hit ocean 1,284,034,462,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Google Instant Makes Search Psychic" ( JK--Type-ahead. Works well, but needs think-ahead: srch engine preempt queries. 1,284,034,170,000.00 via TweetDeck

YMG fans wondering what Alison Statton does 4 living, visit . Chiropractor. Tai chi ropractor? Hobby: singer-songwriter 1,284,033,995,000.00 via TweetDeck

#Forrester Empowered: Unleash Your Employees, Energize Your Customers, and Transform Your Business ( --KIndle edition 1,284,033,628,000.00 via TweetDeck

@augieray #Empowered Empowerment cures desperation. You never hear about people leading lives of quietly empowered desperation, do you? 1,283,984,098,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to augieray

Waiting 4 that smoothie. C'mon McDomald"s...step lively!!!! 1,283,982,248,000.00 via txt

Ah yes, always lotsa of fun to vet #DW vendor performance and scalability claims with the proverbial nasty stick. 1,283,980,255,000.00 via TweetDeck

Jello Biafra. The punk-rocker who always sounded to me literally like Johnny Rotten with an American accent. Green Party? Wha...? 1,283,976,193,000.00 via TweetDeck

#Forrester looking for #DW developer/architect for our internal IT. Apply at or 1,283,974,611,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Will Google TV change your viewing habits?" ( JK--If boring, it'll reduce my picky TV-watching even further. 1,283,972,578,000.00 via TweetDeck

Listening to #KEXP playing Harry Nilsson's great rocking original of "Jump Into the Fire." Sounds like standard initiation practice in IT!! 1,283,972,342,000.00 via TweetDeck

Mark Hurd as primal threat to HP? One tradepaper headline describes him that way. That's way over the top. He's not a vampire bat. 1,283,972,150,000.00 via TweetDeck

@Computerworld Daily tech #haiku Next move in search game / should be predictive. Results/before you query. 1,283,971,673,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to Computerworld

Interviewed by Jai Vijayan of Computerworld re whether Hurd going to Oracle gives Teradata (ex-Hurd employer) any greater reason to worry. 1,283,969,146,000.00 via TweetDeck

Come see me keynote at #AsterData Big Data Insights Summit, Hotel Sax, Chicago, Sept 30. Register: 1,283,966,757,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @CRMStrategies: Meme 2 End All Memes by @bethharte #sm #cmo @mjayliebs JK--Someone finally declaring "meme" meme lame? 1,283,966,607,000.00 via TweetDeck

@thejoelstein You know it. Many of his "classic" lyrics with Bernie Taupin were pinnacle of inanity. "Rocket Man" "Honky Cat" "Levon" etc. 1,283,966,460,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to thejoelstein

Awesomely perfect cover of Beach Boys classic "God Only Knows" by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. on #KEXP. Different enough to shine on own merits. 1,283,959,612,000.00 via TweetDeck

@multithreading #Oracle #SQL #Vertica Now you're talking "normal" DBMSs. That confuses with "normalized." Best to speak of row vs. columnar 1,283,959,069,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to multithreading

Prepping for my speech at #AsterData Big Data summit in Chicago on Sept 30. Very very boss show is planned!!! 1,283,958,989,000.00 via TweetDeck

Listening to Archie Bronson Outfit on #KEXP doing "Hoola" from LP "Coconut." Very very boss rock combo. 1,283,958,863,000.00 via TweetDeck

Eating early lunch cuz lunch-hour & beyond occupied by calls. Listening to Devendra Banhart's latest. "Can't help but smi-oh-ling!" 1,283,957,392,000.00 via TweetDeck

@multithreading #Vertica #SQL #Oracle How do you define a "regular" SQL database? Are others "irregular"? 1,283,952,672,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to multithreading

Big peril of electoral politics everywhere is tend to escalate nasty divisive issues--e.g., religious intolerance--that tear societies apart 1,283,952,233,000.00 via TweetDeck

"WashPost's tweet blunder highlights power of Twitter, microblogging" ( JK--Power & peril. Micro blogs have macro clout 1,283,951,989,000.00 via TweetDeck

@jennifer_dubow Not necessarily. Meetings often stuck on schedules w/o anybody having great need 4 them. Read "Dilbert." Watch "The Office." 1,283,951,833,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to jennifer_dubow

"Questions 4 Oracle" ( JK--Like 2 hear Larry & Mark explain Exadata v1 (pre-Sun) episode. Probably won't happen, though 1,283,951,680,000.00 via TweetDeck

One of life's simple pleasures is a lo-priority meeting that suddenly gets pushed back weeks, freeing up time now for more important stuff. 1,283,951,503,000.00 via TweetDeck

TweetDeck's "user stream preview" is continuous streaming. Makes Twitter a more CEP-ish experience. Event-driven snark-itecture? 1,283,951,318,000.00 via TweetDeck

@SethGrimes Thanks. These biblical units of measurement are far too entangled to pull them apart. Good thing Noah didn't hear "Q-tip." 1,283,951,255,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to SethGrimes

"Discovery could boost quantum computers" ( JK--"Quibit"? God specified Ark in those dimensions! Now it all makes sense 1,283,950,574,000.00 via TweetDeck

Wonder how many blindly choose alphabetically 1st country in drop-down list when renewing IT pubs, declaring selves residents of Afghanistan 1,283,950,037,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Hurd's new job: Sell Oracle's Exadata vision" ( JK--And distract attention from NeoView. The past was another company. 1,283,949,339,000.00 via TweetDeck

Is it even possible to surf a Wave on a fine-toothed comb & keep your balance? Done it before. How hard can it be? 1,283,948,911,000.00 via TweetDeck

Few things in IT as consistently irritating as "click here to save your ID & password" boxes that never in fact save them. 1,283,947,825,000.00 via TweetDeck

This new IT ad left me dumbstruck. I laud ScriptLogic's sheer chutzpah, but wince at the headline & image: 1,283,909,399,000.00 via TweetDeck

Is that new Tracey Thorn on overhead music at McDonald's? When did this burger joint get this cool? 1,283,902,667,000.00 via txt

Still thinking about TCM replay of "March of Time" midcentury documentary short. RCA chairman David Sarnoff predicting cellphones & email. 1,283,902,443,000.00 via txt

Psychological Fall. I define it as lasting from the 1st day U realize sun setting earlier 2 1st day U realize all deciduous trees R bare. 1,283,901,605,000.00 via txt

Now everybody's sorting thru Hurd's #HP track record 2 C if he's really what #Oracle needs at this time, or just star CEO-type 2 bakup Larry 1,283,891,933,000.00 via txt

We're bringing #Forrester #Empowered theme into biz process in a big way. Biz process HEROes, both internal & customer-facing, are key. 1,283,885,118,000.00 via TweetDeck

What's the mean time to failure for a rubber band? 1,283,884,513,000.00 via TweetDeck

Seeing how US politics are swinging back-forth across a near 50-50 left-right split, maybe we'll need to do the "co-President" thing too. 1,283,881,676,000.00 via TweetDeck

How do you know you're getting old in an IT career? When you reprise an ancient gripe on NetWare Loadable Modules over casual conversation. 1,283,881,531,000.00 via TweetDeck

Vendors that can elegantly convey info, update, differentiators, & pitch in 30 minutes--those are consummate pros. 1,283,880,443,000.00 via TweetDeck

Taking update briefing now from geo intelligence vendor #ESRI. 1,283,879,302,000.00 via TweetDeck

Took great update briefing from open-source DW software vendor #Infobright. 1,283,879,274,000.00 via TweetDeck

Hmmm...Ellison Hurd an #Oracle context, stands for more than enhanced hybrid head's still decompressing. 1,283,876,028,000.00 via TweetDeck

Curious where Charles Phillips is going next? 1,283,875,894,000.00 via TweetDeck

Listening to Beatles "I'm Only Sleeping" from "Revolver," on #KEXP. John Lennon was one of the hardest working lazybones in existence. 1,283,871,166,000.00 via TweetDeck

#bpm ur chance 2 impact our biz process unconference session at #Forrester Bus Process Forum, 10/7-8, DC vote here: 1,283,870,882,000.00 via TweetDeck

Get Forrester's new book Empowered for free on your Kindle, now until this Friday - 1,283,870,848,000.00 via TweetDeck

Tech sector slow 2 hire partly because tech professionals have become frightfully productive. Doing much more with less. Recession-optimized 1,283,870,762,000.00 via TweetDeck

@johnrrymer #Oracle Hurd is now 1 of 3 people holding reins, and not paramount among them. Suspect his #Oracle strategy quite diff from #HP 1,283,870,005,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to johnrrymer

Chris Kanaracus of IDG News, that is. 1,283,864,329,000.00 via TweetDeck

Interviewed by Chris Kanaracus on Hurd joining #Oracle & what it might mean for #Exadata 1,283,864,311,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Is Your Social Media Presence Annoying?" ( JK--Start with fundamentals: Is your physical presence annoying? 1,283,862,625,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @TelegraphTech"Nicolas Sarkozy falls victim 2 Google bomb attack" ( JK--Nah. People just Googling bombshell 1st lady 1,283,861,277,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Likewise Integrates Alien Systems into Microsoft Active Dir" ( JK--"Alien systems"? What is this, "Lost in Space"? 1,283,861,093,000.00 via TweetDeck

The big IT story this morning? What could it possibly be? 1,283,858,875,000.00 via txt

Jakarta Journal: Looking Homeward, by the Millions 1,283,822,421,000.00 via The New York Times Retweeted by you and 22 others

Love my sofa. Have digested & tweeted on Hurd's re-emergence from the lowest possible energy state, posture-wise, this side of sleep. 1,283,822,545,000.00 via txt

@rwang0 Much more than hiring of friend. Assembling killer executive team. I expect Hurd to deliver splashiest keynote at OpenWorld 1,283,822,141,000.00 via mobile web in reply to rwang0

@TonyBaer Agreed. That's why I said Hurd will focus on integrated solutions. Hurd'll herd Oracle cats. Jobs he ain't. 1,283,821,795,000.00 via mobile web in reply to TonyBaer

Expect #HP 2 hire new CEO promptly. Wouldn't B surprised if it's someone, like Hurd, w/background in integr'd #DW solutions. Oracle on roll. 1,283,820,744,000.00 via txt

Hurd drove HP acq of EDS. Expect him to push Oracle toward prof svcs 2 deliver, optimize, & customize all-Oracle solutions built on #Exadata 1,283,819,792,000.00 via txt

Mark Hurd will almost certainly push #Oracle as provider of integrated solutions with #Exadata core. Expect him 2 succeed Ellison eventually 1,283,819,149,000.00 via txt

Wow! Charles Phillips out, Mark Hurd in, as co-president at Oracle, alongside Safra Catz, under Larry Ellison. Just in time for OpenWorld. 1,283,818,663,000.00 via txt

TCM's "March of Time" replay on juv delinq on homefront during WW2 was surprisingly honest: sex, drugs, booze, porn, prostitution, rape, etc 1,283,817,617,000.00 via txt

Behavior Influenced More In Denser Networks: Via: @vernaallee 1,283,815,460,000.00 via TweetDeck Retweeted by you and 1 other

I'm not at all surprised that Mark Hurd is in discussions with Oracle. I'd be shocked if most major IT vendors not interested in him. 1,283,791,981,000.00 via TweetDeck

Obvious ironic of calling work-free holiday "Labor Day." Let's rename Thanksgiving "Starvation Day." 1,283,791,132,000.00 via TweetDeck

True legacy of the New Wave era was making retro stylemaking cool again without being burdened by kitsch & nostalgia. 1,283,790,840,000.00 via TweetDeck

Listening to Big Star, "September Gurls," from "#1 Record/Radio City" on #KEXP. Hard to believe this got no airplay in 1970s. 1,283,790,547,000.00 via TweetDeck

@NeilRaden Re linguistics, there's syntactics (eg, XML), semantics (eg, RDF), & pragmatics (eg, social). NLP serves all linguistic processng 1,283,788,742,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to NeilRaden

TCM "March of Time" replay of "Palestine Problem" from '45 (3 yrs before Israel founding) was eye-opening. Core situation analysis unchanged 1,283,788,117,000.00 via TweetDeck

Funny FarmVille frase: "[so-and-so] found some extra pig slop to share!" Perfect expression of social-media oversharing culture. Hog heaven! 1,283,787,900,000.00 via TweetDeck

Does Facebook encourage forgiveness or its opposite? Does seeing entire past dramatis personae in one place bury hatchets or conceal them? 1,283,787,597,000.00 via TweetDeck

Yes, I do scroll back thru my aweekstweets periodically. Hard to believe my weeks are so packed with variety. 1,283,787,348,000.00 via TweetDeck

Yes, I do re-read my own poetry periodically. Hard to believe it's all me. 1,283,787,233,000.00 via TweetDeck

@RichardReviews I'd like to see a Gaylord Focker video on how you can milk anything. 1,283,786,839,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to RichardReviews

I love how my tweet on absurd health/fitness practices caused tweet to be auto-sent to me re "try this efficient hypnosis weight loss plan" 1,283,782,357,000.00 via TweetDeck

When I say "65 years from now, we'll laugh," I'm including self. I plan to live to at least 116. If not, I'll want my yoga money back. 1,283,782,107,000.00 via TweetDeck

65 years from now, we'll laugh at many current health & fitness practices. But which ones? 1,283,782,012,000.00 via TweetDeck

Which reminds me, a "March of Time" short doc from 1945 showed women trying to lose weight by strapping selves into absurd belt machines. 9:05 AM Sep 6th via TweetDeck

"Math becomes fashionable, focus shifts" ( JK--I'll believe math is sexy when acne becomes the new beauty mark. 9:02 AM Sep 6th via TweetDeck

@brunoaziza #EarlWarren Former Sup Ct Chf Jstc said that? Didn't know sports pages record losers too? (eg, Cleveland Browns vs. Bd of ..) 8:46 AM Sep 6th via TweetDeck in reply to brunoaziza

@LarrySabato If so, and if GOP puts president in office in 2012, hope it's a moderate like Ike. Country doesn't need ideological fools. 8:41 AM Sep 6th via TweetDeck in reply to LarrySabato

"The Golden Age of IBM Advertising" ( JK--Someone needs to do a "Mad Men"-ish series about early computer geeks. 8:33 AM Sep 6th via TweetDeck

"The future of human-computer interaction" ( JK--This phrase sounding obsolete. Computing embedded everywhere. 8:31 AM Sep 6th via TweetDeck

"The most dangerous jobs in technology" ( JK--For sure. The physical side of physical infrastructure is perilous. 8:29 AM Sep 6th via TweetDeck

Always laugh at commercials that claim some consumer product developed for NASA manned moon missions, hence innovative. That's 40 years ago! 8:13 AM Sep 6th via TweetDeck

Hmm..News stories reporting outages on Twitter, Facebook, & Hotmail. I use these daily & never noticed. Internet getting more self-healing? 8:04 AM Sep 6th via TweetDeck

I tend to sign up for a new social network long before using it in earnest. I wait for it to suggest its own application in my busy life. 8:00 AM Sep 6th via TweetDeck