Saw "The Red Balloon" (1956) on TCM, first time since elementary school in the 60s. Hadn't realized how gorgeous the cinematography.
Flights from Auckland to Johannesburg. Do they take Great Circle directly over the South Pole?
USN&WR does special edition on secret societies throughout history. How about secret social nets? Secret Internet protocols of elder geeks?
In English, "Mrs." stands for "mistress." Why do we use same term 2 designate both plaintiff & defendant in an alienation of affection case?
Country-western. Only musical genre with requisite headgear for male performers. Also, all musical notation is in the Stetson clef.
Clear calm freezing winter mornings. Clean dry outdoor winter air is so refreshing. I inhale deeply walking outdoors 2 pick up morning paper
State of Virginia has budget surplus. Cool. Even cooler that Gov McDonnell, 4 whom I did not vote, proposes using 2 fund correct priorities.
Hot water. When your workout club loses it in the frigid heart of winter, you know exactly what priority issue mgmt must work out ASAP!
Former music video channls degenerate into reality swamps. VixenHouse-1 & MoreTroubledVixens. I pine 4 days of REO Speedwagon videos (koff!)
Coming up on CNN: George Clooney in Sudan. Crazy thought: Give the actor his own political talk show.
Sonya noticed Jim Carrey absolutely owned every SNL skit he was in last night. Like the most supernaturally flexible marionette from hell
Enjoyed Black Keys performances on last night's SNL. These guys do heavy crunching blues-rock jams with consummate power & style.
Saw "Country Strong." Not a strong film. Songs are good, melodramatic country cliches less so. Gwyneth strong. Takes guts 2 play older woman
Considerng how shaky many peep's probability sense is, may not B prudent 2 over-rely on gut. Odds it's unerring outside confidence interval
Yep. Cultural perceptions of beauty tend 2 flutter around holisticlly avg dimensns of all featurs w/in male & female templ8s of repro health
Girl & I discussed diff dmgrphcs that diff cable chanls target. Easy 2 C wot skews senior: ads 4 meds insur lwsuits & funrl arrngmts abound
Lotsa pos feedbak 2 this week blog on business analytics. Most authentic feedback usually via Twitter. Spambots tend 2 comment inline 2 blog
Tablets. To me, they feel like personal blades w/ displays, apps, content, & connectivity. Matter of time till become personal BI data marts
New theme at #CES is car as electronic living room on wheels. That makes me queasy. Can suddenly become dying room on wheels. Safety 1st!
Internet TV. Last vestige of olden TV is notion that default 4 new program episode availability is @ fixed repeating day/timeslot intervals.
Appliances. That will B key packaging theme across all enterprise app, mid'ware, & plat sgmts this year. Appliances as cloud building blocks
Apple skips #CES why? Competitive differentiation? Stoke self-conceit that their brand has no competition?
Yeah, almost anything can be turned into innuendo. Even "innuendo." The human mind can map any meaning onto anything. Words are weird.
Social anthropology. New #Forrester RA has background in that discipline. Would love 2 C study of slash&burn practices of homo socialneticus
No patience for people who claim 2 B "too old" 4 physical activity. Age, by itself, is not infirmity. You can stay fit as the years pile up.
I just introduced my daughter to Martin Short (http://bit.ly/hpOLWF) in his full career context. He was a lightning bolt on SCTV & SNL.
@carol_phillips Yes, we're discussing the lilting rhythms of money money money.
RT @MHarrisPerry "And seriously does anyone think that 1st time kids "hear" N-word is when readng Twain?" JK--Archie Bunker's great-grandpa?
@carol_phillips Ring by spring if there's been a fling while it's, um.....snow-ING? OK, I strained my rhyming muscle. Ouch!
Watching "Father of the Bride" (1991) with my grown girl on snowy morning. The "independent communications consultant" fiance mentioned X.25
Doves. Listen to their songs & you start to notice how masterfully & subtly they work chord changes into their melodies. Vibe colorations
Constructive. Now that House has read (selectively) from Constitution, should read all court interpretations (& re-) of same, since 1789.
Today in "Dilbert," the pointy-haired boss hires Dogbert to consult on evolving products 2 cloud computing. Dogbert advice is blah-intensive
My so-called "lengthy article" blog this week took half-hour top-of-head to write. For me, lengthy is 2,500+ words summing 4 weeks research
Fitness analytics. Here's a branch of analytics where gut feel must rule. But numbers indicate you have never had a good feel for your gut.
Dear IT Press: When you list the names of the two largest analyst firms, please use alphabetic order. Thanks.
My laryngitic throat now feels like a wood chipper. Not the one from "Fargo," mind you. But my words & nerves feel like bloody pulp.
"Google, IBM et al Weird Job Intervu Questions" (http://bit.ly/edTCSz) JK--Not so weird. Most test numerical reasoning. Key 2 analytic savvy
The laryngitis saga continues. I'll take it a call at a time to see how long the vocal cords can go before shutting down.
Taking briefing from #DataRoket, a real-time DW/DI startup w/ hybrid columnar/row/file in-memory persistence architecture & 20:1 compression
My eggnog-engorged noggin? Poetic license. I've never touched a drop of the stuff in my life. Name sounds supergross.
"Predictions For Business Analytics In 2011" (http://bit.ly/hMZPEq) JK--Notice that I didn't speculate on who'll acquire whom. Others may.
Public note to self: SOA platform = reusable, solution appliance = tweakable, application = repeatable.
I've never been to #CES but always sounds like a lot of fun. Plenty of gadgets and gizmos, media & money, holiday atmosphere, post-holiday.
Strict construction. The constitution is not strictly constructed, in terms of defining exhaustive list of all future legislative scenarios.
@johnrrymer Does it say anything in the Constitution about whether we can classify elected officials as 3/5 of person? Just curious.
@bruces It would be even more radically mischievous if Maya Arulpragasam leaked some of it thru her raps.
Let me amplify on the focus of my forthcoming #Forrester teleconf: it's all about growing EDW appliance mkt focus on prepackaged solutions
Developing preso slides for my Jan 26, 1pm (EST) #Forrester teleconf, "Appliance Power: Deliver Adv Analytics into Cust-Facing Processes."
"'Hybrid Cloud?' Check Processing Thru 'Thick' & 'Thin'" (http://bit.ly/hew0tP) JK--Dunno. Last thing I wanna hear is "check's in the cloud"
"FCC contest looks for open Internet apps" (http://bit.ly/g1w153) JK--Essentially, tools for "net neutrality" violation sniffing.
"Utterly irresponsible tech" (http://bit.ly/fB4L8n) JK--Yikes! Then I suppose they'll have 2 add in-dash analytics on mean-time-2-crash&burn
Workplaces are a bit like relationships. It's good to have friends. It's also good to have benefits.
RT @kexpplaylist: Gloria by Patti Smith from Horses JK--Totally cool how Patti mashed up the Morrisons--Van (song) & Jim (spirit)--on this!
Section 9 of US Const (http://bit.ly/PVd5N) on Limits of Congress. Please explain any of that invalidates Obamacare.
US constitution (http://bit.ly/PVd5N). Worded with loopholes & barndoors galore (e.g, "Congress...provide...general welfare"). Good luck!
Laryngitis. I will take this day by day. I can't do inquiries until this clears up.
RT @kexpplaylist: Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) by Arcade Fire from The Suburbs JK--Get away from sprawl? No way! Sprawl is us!
New blogpost: "Predictions and Plans for Business Analytics in 2011" (http://bit.ly/e7lu5J)
"Starbucks unveils new logo" (http://bit.ly/gjmePJ) JK--Focusing on the jittery lines of caffeine addiction emanating from mermaid's brain.
Cultural inertia. One can use that as a pretext for cynicism, or as an obstacle to be overcome thru new strategies.
"Anti-Predictions for 2011" (http://bit.ly/hGJrWQ) JK--Predictions of inertia: info mgt best practices pushing against cultural resistance.
Do U ever request 2 B Facebook friend w/ somebody U never met in hope of fooling the other into thinkng U met, so U both might someday meet?
I wonder whether people are more likely to recall people's names without help when they meet face-to-face if they're also Facebook friends.
"Regulators Say Risk Obscured By 'Silos' of Data" (http://bit.ly/eyIzun) JK-Smash those siloes with EDW, MDM, DG, CPM best practices.
"Most overrated & underrated sci-fi novels" (http://bit.ly/fUFFZY) JK--Raise this issue in a geek saloon & yer askin' fer trouble pardner.
"Motorola Is Dead - Long Live the Motorolas" (http://bit.ly/g9gTr8 ) JK--MMH & MSI. Nah. Should have called one "Moto" & the other "Rola."
Doves. They have coolest most consistently driving big-rock sound that never flirts with arena-rock self-importance, pomposity, or swagger.
New GOP-controlled House. Agenda revolves around reading Obama admin the riot act, giving the 5th degree, & digging 4 dirt on everything.
Analytics on our personal tax prep strategies. When does the financial risk of us screwing up our complex filings warrant hiring a pro?
Bought "Best of Doves: The Places Between." Bands I love that I have, oddly, never bought studio album from. Another example: Rolling Stones
Sitting at Borders wondering how much longer Borders will be in business. When it goes, Ann Arbor will shed a tiny little tear.
Downtown DC was fairly peaceful this morning. U wouldn't have suspected there was patch of fresh nastiness up on Hill, not far from there.
"Location-Based Svcs Are Becoming Social Netwk Outcasts" (http://bit.ly/e5svO7) JK--Foursquare et al's GPS coordinates? Slightly underwater
Suits. Do we call them that based on preferred attire, or tendency to take competitive tensions into the courtroom? Or both?
"What you missed: Social media messaging is getting around traditional firewalls" (http://bit.ly/eD3kCI) JK--In same vein as previous tweet.
"Is RSS becoming irrelevant?" (http://bit.ly/fPbOlQ) JK--Hmm. In age of SMS & social media, w/ email declining, is SMTP becoming irrelevant?
@SethGrimes In the immortal words of George Bernard Shaw, as performed by Michael Palin, "I didn't say that!" "Your majesty is like a ....."
I need a pony figurine on my desktop to keep me company today. Because I'm a little hoarse.
"The Towering E-Commerce 3.0 Wave" (http://bit.ly/eeR6fF) JK--Huh? Nothing "towering," "3.0," "wave" in piece. Just generic e-comm article
"Micron releases half-TB laptop SSDs" (http://bit.ly/i2oMzV) JK--Can days of personal DW marts 4 real-time BI & adv analytics be far behind?
Most #EDW POCs only benchmark a few performance criteria. So much of what U need to make yer final decision demands full RFP process.
I want to thank Starbucks, Halls cough-drop people, & H20 4 keeping my throat from locking up entirely this morning. Couldnadunitwitoutcha
@joshoward My pleasure. It's a complex story to tell. No elevator shaft in the world is long enough or car fast enough to do it justice.
#EDW POCs. If successful, they prove the concept that the system can meet your needs and that the vendor is optimally organized to do POCs.
And the videoconference hookup (I'm at a non-Forrester commercial room) isn't working. Geez. What a day.
Nice & healthy all holiday season. Then I get laryngitis the night before I'm supposed to do a videoconference (now) with consulting client.
Most startling fresh experience of "Citizen Kane": flash cut of screeching cockatoo heralding scene where Kane trashes Susan room post-Fyou!
#EDW proofs of concpt: Too easy 2 collect mess of useless detail. First U must define sys life, likely loads, valid scenarios, & key metrics
Personal fitness analytics. These elliptical calorie counters don't measure my metabolics, stress noise floor, anxiety load, or inner calm.
The post-New-Year siege of resolutionaries are storming the treadmills. They binged putting it on, and are doing the same taking it off.
My daughter clued me to a cool fitness analytics podcast at NY Times (http://nyti.ms/5E5ea) . Listening to it now.
Empulse has hybrid row/columnar architecture in massively parallel petabyte-scalable real-time ParStream db architecture.
RT @kexpplaylist: No One's Gonna Love You by Cee-Lo from the album The Lady Killer JK--One of 2010's very best love songs.
"Teradata Deal Signals 2011 Analytics Trend" (http://bit.ly/emZkMH) JK--They've long been customer analytics vendor, but EDW their mainstay.
"Scottish Researchers Claim 1000-Core Processor" (http://bit.ly/haAcUq) JK--Should auld computers B forgot & ne'er brought to mind?
"IBM Unveils Memory Technology Breakthru" (http://bit.ly/g2ygi9) JK--The SSD space race will be a dominant IT industry story in this decade.
"Is there enough aWhereness?" (http://bit.ly/dFiCV2) JK--Gagging on the tortured coinage, & the technology-push discussion of location intel
I have been less than impressed by the "what's hot/what's not" lists this holiday season. Much of it feels tired, perfunctory.
Some regard tablet computers (eg iPad) as toys for execs. In the next business-laptop-upgrade cycle, they'll be everybody's target platform
From a researcher's point of view, Google & Wikipedia are the most fundamental technologies in the Web universe.
Just glanced at a "hottest emerging technologies of 2011" list that, except for words "cloud" & "social," could've been plucked from 2001.
Classic Twitter hardsell tweet (won't say whodunit): "He Was Angry As Hell, Now He’s Rich As Hell… It Pays To Find Out Why"
Generally, I try not 2 follow peeps who tweet witty quotations by others. If I wanted those bonmots, I'd follow George Bernard Shaw's tweets
Happy 2011 everybody. Back to work.
"What Your Shirt Color Says About You" (http://aol.it/i5HOSw) JK--It sez you ate spaghetti last night, fell asleep in it, & dribbled coffee.
@jasonkobi has given up looking for professional pseudonyms for time being. We've ruled out "Jason Galifianakis." For now.
Further from home my grown offspring roam, the closer I can follow their every coming & going. Thank U Facebook!
RT @kexpplaylist: Toomus Meremereh Nor Good by S.E. Rogie from Africa Dances JK--Sierra Leone palm-wine guitarist with captivating technique
@apearson Social media taken to an extreme can be a hardselling medium putting a hardshell on one's own inflated self-importance.
@johnlmyers44 Learning to loosen can be as simple as sharing useful info now and then,.
Brand brand brand brand brand. Twitterers' obsession with self-branding threatens to transform this into Hardsell Central. Learn to loosen
Marketing marketing marketing marketing. Twitter would be practically devoid of content if marketeers weren't tweeting their hearts out.
@NeilRaden Would be funny if Trump tried to make Palin his apprentice, and she mistook him for one of those antlered things.
Why does Edison, like every other white male American northern voice before WW1, sound like WC Fields? (http://bit.ly/hlPSeE )
"Thomas Edison Recites “Mary Had a Little Lamb” in Early Voice Recording" (http://bit.ly/hx3FGM) JK--Would be good ringtone.
This year we'll be bombarded with 9/11 tenth anniversary observances. I'll be seeking alternate programming to avoid it all.
Listening to Kanye West, "Monster" from "MyBtflDrkTwstdFntsy." Hip-hop that rises to the cinematic levels of drama & rafter-shaking.
"3 Predictions for Social Good in 2011" (http://on.mash.to/fF3SIP) JK--I predict social-media cause fatigue & abuse will make big headlines
"How Twitter Uses NoSQL" (http://ldata.in/g2tFZC) JK--These tweets are riding on Scribe, Hadoop, Pig, HBase, FlockDB, Cassandra (& MySQL)
Listening to Feist's terrific "The Reminder" LP from a few years ago. "1234" "I Feel It All" "My Moon My Man" "Sealion" etc.
"Twitter Buys Fluther Social Q&A Service for Talent" (http://bit.ly/gSma4F) JK--Social search 4 experts? No need 2 search when ya got Jimmy
"Visions of Behavioral Analytics Dance in Marketer Heads" (http://bit.ly/fAlTFL) JK--It's about targeting conversations, not just campaigns
"25 Data Management Do's and Don'ts" (http://bit.ly/eRq2C8) JK--Single view of customer a "what's out"? Explain that
Listening to Daft Punk "One More Time" from "Discovery." This is a song we powerflex to. And I didn't realize it was Daft Punk. Till now.
"11 predictions for 2011" (http://bit.ly/hsJ8bO) JK--Not an actual prediction in the lot. Just stating obvious: hype buzz & acronyms live on
"Curbing Database Sprawl" (http://bit.ly/efzfD9) JK--Cut costs, improve quality, tighten governance, & streamline access.
Listening to LCD Soundsystem "I Can Change." Also reading NYTimes profile on Debra Winger's re-emergence. Also sitting here with my family.
@Fit_Coach Is he who finds the work he mislaid equally blessed? Or just damn disorganized?
Standing under PA speaker at Trader Joe, listening to Marshall Crenshaw "Someday Someway." New Wave era had so many great songs. Nostalgic.
Prediction for 2011: Schwarzenegger will go back to making movies. As a producer.
Fox News. Havent changed my opinion on their news skew. But might B tempted 2 watch 4 longer stretches if they lightened dreary color scheme
Cable TV. Most depressing experience we subject selves to addctvly. Sedentary, surfing channels full of get-rich get-hot get-healthy pitches
Propiocentricity. Keeping self stable in environments that tend toward instability. Trainer at Bally showed me some cool exercises.
As teenager, I could ride bike handsfree 4 long distances. That's how I use elliptical. Balance, presence of mind, core strength, & tweeting
Christine Whitman. She would be a good president.
Lou Gerstner author of "Who Says Elephants Can't Dance." JK--Asian elephants actually very sensitive nimble & precise. They move with grace
Tony Blair: "It's tough to find the time & energy for strategic thought." JK--If leader doesnt live & breathe strategy, they R just an admin
Prediction for 2011: EDW apliance indstry price war becomes perf war as suprfast albeit pricey SSDs in vogue as economy & IT budgets improve
Prediction for 2011: Internet TV will have first mass-market hit program. AC Nielsen will start to take surveying that segment seriously.
Prediction for 2011: Microsoft ripe for major acquisition. Crystal ball cloudy re whether it will be the acquirer or the acquired.
Clouds & devices. Feels like enterprise soltions beginning to bifurcate between the intangible & tangible, all pervasive, some personal.
Difference btwn favorite artists vs those that influenced me most. I consume my faves. I am consumed by my influences.
People who whine that the English language is deterioratng. Those people should simply write as they wish we would write. But not lecture us
Palin's idiotic "laissez faire" call 2 let kids eat more sugary hi-fat treats in school. If she were obese & lumbering, message wouldnt sell
Attention span = pop metric of our ability to sit thru tedious difficult stuff that well-meaning patronizing people insist is good for us.
Different people's bodies respond differntly to exercise, sez NYT. Mine plateau'd early at optimal weight, optimized muscles 4 tone not mass
Bullying in school. WashPost article questions if can eradicate. Fat chance. Try eliminatng adults bullyng other adults--ie, power struggles
Memory glands. No, there aren't any. But so much memory feels so inextricably physical that there might as well be.
"Putin Orders Russian Gov't to Move to Open Source" (http://bit.ly/dJ1xO1) JK--Better than running it all off of bootlegs.
PoC: Do systems meet expected service levels over expected useful life? How do rivals compare? Do they scale linearly?
Angelina Jolie admits 2 being daredevil, doing own stunts. At some point, her risk factor'll outstrip boxoffice potential. Insurers'll balk
Washed all 3 cars today. Glad it's warm, light breeze, and overcast. Didn't feel wintry in my soggy sneakers.
Hauteur. Occupationl attitudnl disordr often ascribed 2 prof critics by auteurs of works they zing. Flame proportionate to the zing's sting.
True appliance? Ridiculous to treat packaging as a religion. Let's focus on true answers to your business questions. What enables that?
Quite amusing she calls her cable network "OWN." Yes, it's Oprah Winfrey's Network. Yes, she owns it. Yes, it's her very own. Mine mine mine
Obsessing over health can be unhealthy. Any spiritual imbalance is unwise. Extinguish ego. That's Buddhist, right?
Empowerment empowerment empowerment empowerment. Everybody on Twitter wants to empower me. Thanks, but I don't have Napoleon Complex.
I like the fact that LinkedIn auto-syncs all my tweets reliably. Tumblr is unreliable. Facebook not at all.
RT @marciamarcia: "I dwell in possibility." - Emily Dickinson JK--Was that a neighborhood in Amherst?
Saw "Citizen Kane" (again). The original meta-mockumentary. A superbly composed cinema landmark. You feel drama build scene by classic scene
Saw "Cyrus" on DVD. John C. Reilly is one of the best ugly leading men ever. Has the plain gravitas of a clown without his facepaint.
Some screwups can be edited from the historical record. Some we simply let drift downstream.
The lookingback side of newyear never interests me as much as the lookingforward. The timepassing more than the ballgazing. The observance.
The lookingback side of newyear never interests me as much as the lookingforward. The ballgazing not as as the timepassing. The observance.
Scientific American says habitual self-awareness is key to weight loss. It's also key to neurosis--& to social media output. Tweet & be lean
Been a couple of weeks since saw WikiLeaks sensational headlines. Secret secretions stanched for good?
Much as I enjoy the music of "Do They Know It's Christmas?", it has the most winceworthy lyrics. Starving Africans hungry for Christianity?
Only unfunny bit in Buckley "Wry Martini" book is "Howl" parody as if writn by J. McInerney. Dont care about that beat poem or yuppie author
That makes 2 members of my extended family, both of whom are my legal heirs. Paid for praise, hence, not impartial judges of my humorositude
I can't stand hearing people debating their top-10 lists of year. I just enjoy people boldly asserting and explaining their own pet grooves.
My daughter told me I'm funny. The only member of my extended family ever to say that.
The key to happiness is having dreams. The key to success is having an agent to sell the movie rights to those dreams.
Reading Christopher Buckley's "Wry Martinis" (1997). Just keeps me a perpetual state of helpless laughter.
I often wonder if I will ever actually meet most of the people on my socials. Or if I ever actually met them in the past.
Year ends are like weekends. Just a bigger load of stuff to forget for now.
People facebook more than they google. I tweetdeck more than i facebook, twitter, or linkedin. Our dashboards become our social verbs.
Annoying when click on newslink thinking only text but it's an audio or video preso that plays in one of many open browser windows. Shut up!
"The Power of Twitter in Information Discovery" (http://bit.ly/dNvBJD) JK--It's simply power of hyperawareness without hyperconcentration.
Listening to Cee-Lo Green "Fuck You." Gosh darn good song!
Thank you for the mentions. Thanks for the attentions. Thanks for the willing suspensions of disbelief so I could deliver some tweet relief.
Plan to wash the cars tomorrow. Yes, New Year's Day. Will be warm. Will wash by hand. Wash off old year's grime.
My son has both Foo Fighters and Ethel Merman in his iTunes library. How's that for eclectic? They can both belt 'em out there!
Happy Old Year!
I was telling the personal trainer my goal is to walk in a smooth flow like skating on a calm stream.
Walking across a parking lot in central Springfield. Looking ahead to 2011. Jason. My boy.
Past. You know something truly past when "whatever became of...." question pops into yer head. Continuous status updates = perpetual present
Listening to Concrete Blonde, "Joey," at a Subway in Leesburg VA. Got Jason his replacement wheels.
Campy Batman is the only Batman that has ever worked 4 me. Heavy Batman always feels like macho jerk overcompensating 4 lack of superpowers
Walked National Mall yesterday. Still love how we can get into all these great Smithsonian exhibits w/out entrance fee. Don't take 4 granted
"Amazon Patent Aims 2 End Need 4 Regifting" (http://bit.ly/gLUf1E) JK--OK. Then should be able 2 tag so-called friends "ungrateful jerks"
Interesting how trade press does regular features on Microsoft & Google "top 10 failures," but nobody looks at any other IT big-brand flops
"Meet the Data-Storing Bacteria" (http://bit.ly/ieG9Zz) JK--Just matter of time before someone brands it "eColi" then "iColi" then "myColi"
If you're like me, you've lost track of the volley of arguments & counter-arguments in the "net neutrality" debate.
"To Change CRM, Embrace The Social Cloud" (http://bit.ly/g4bO6n) JK--Conversation-driven architecture. Customer bonding. Nuance & intimacy.
"Microsoft Unveils Beta for Dryad Technology " (http://bit.ly/gC29Um) JK--Their answer to MapReduce? Please don't go proprietary on this all
Patti Smith statement bang-on: 70s rock was "floundering in mire of spectacle, finance, and vapid technical complexity."
Jon Bongiovi did the right thing by changing spelling for professional reasons. Easier pronunciation. Avoids "bong" jokes.
Fairfax County creating cross-county biking infrastructure plan. Should create foot/bike path on westbound Franconia/O.K.Mill over I-395.
Palin tackles the big constitutional issues. Sez dessert a right. Sez fed nutritional guidelines intrude into our private lives. Hoo-boy!
Incoming GOP 2 require cite constitutionl authority in all nu proposd legis. R they also going 2 req retro-tag auth of each part of US Code?
Living Social vs. Groupon: 2 "social shopping" sites that apparently legit. Hence, I won't delete as suspect spam when appear in wife inbox
Love how cellphone and texting have taken the worrisome "where & when will we rendezvous" edge off aimlessly meandering around public spots
Visited Arcimboldo (http://bit.ly/fLimnt) exhib yesterday at Natl Gallery East. Takeaway thought: Created Habsburg grotesques, not executed
Visited Holocaust Museum for the first time yesterday. Takeaway memory: Goehring hairsplitting distinction btwn "final" and "total" solution
Saw "The Fighter." A fine working-class redemption drama. Fighting a bad family dynamic. Oh, and beating guys' brains out in the boxing ring
Pleasure of walking on Independence. Independently.
Holidays are rarely a break from business. Usually, they are full of attending to family business. Case in point: this week, my family.
Overhyped. Redundant. Hyped means overemphasized. But the shorter word works better in a snap-rant. So it prevails.
BI not as hot a journalistic focus this year as previous. How do I know? Fewer reporter calls on the topic. Reporters have drifted elsewhere
Trying to understand how the local pizzeria got my name and wants to be my friend on Facebook. I never go to that one.
Heading down to DC today to tourist with the family. We've lived here 25 years. The grown kids born & raised here. But always something cool
Saw "Rabbit Hole" with Nicole Kidman & Aaron Eckhart. Sad touching tale of how couple lives with the grief of their young son's tragic death
Got our new GPS working & downloaded all map updates. Now I don't trust my GPS voice directions. If I require ambiguity, my wife suffices
I have dumb simple desires. To be once again over my head and have to teach myself something tres cool tres new.
Year ahead in analyst-ics. In 2011, I expect people my children's generation to start teaching me a thing or two about the cloud.
Year ahead in analytics. Expect dirt-cheap petabytes & petaflops to become rally cry for new breed of Hadoop-based #EDW cloud/SaaS providers
Year ahead in analytics. Expect more #EDW appliance vdrs 2 offer all-SSD models as extreme hi-performance options.
Year in revu in analytics. Major acquisitions continue. Will see more in 2011. Expect HP, MST, SAP, EMC, Red Hat, Sw AG, IBM, ORCL 2 do acqs
I have dumb simple desires. To turn a quick phrase loose on the world. Because I can.
Thanks, man. Best of luck at Gartner. It will be a pleasure jousting with you on the field of analytical combat.
I have dumb simple desires. To sit in hotel lobbies leisurely reading local papers and waving to people I know & like & like chatting with
Cabin fever. People just as likely 2 catch their death of cold indoors as outdoors in winter. Succumb 2 the darks & drabs as much as chills
Ok. That wraps Year 3 or Year 5 or Year 6 or Year 12 or Year 26 or Year 31 or Year 32 or Year 42 or Year 52, depending on where set baseline
I have dumb simple desires. Like having breakfast at Starbucks in other cities. Same Starbucks experience as at home. But not at home.
It's frightful how the past is never past anymore. You carry those people forever, continuously updated, in your social networks.
It's frightful how well-researched today's young'uns are. At everything. They've always known Google, it seems. And colonized it thoroughly
When buying a new home computer, there's always the issue of the old ones it's replacing or supplanting. If old still operational, new role?
@daniel_abadi You certainly missed a lot. The rest of us pumped out zillions of tweets. Your job now is 2 catch up on assigned tweet reading
Exactly. Survival of the fittest is often used as thug ideology. Highly suspect. Not natural selection.
"'How Do You Know' is worst movie of 2010" (http://nydn.us/fU6XvZ) JK--Agreed, per last night's tweet. Even Jack Nicholson seemed wrong.
@merv Right. And where each of us has difficulty forming a coherent single PoV when voices are buzzing all around us.
@the_saltworks Family reunions are seldom reunifying. Often more of a matter of reopening old wounds.
@merv Talking past each other is the reason why Robert Altman's method-ish cinematic style felt naturalistic. Every character distracted.
We have almost no snow remaining on the ground in the DC area. Sunshine and 40-ish today. And winds have largely subsided.
Now that so much tech news comes tagged as "cloud" and "social," I find it harder to give those a second look. May be substantive, but banal
"Nonversation" (http://bit.ly/h5pCvt) in the social cloud. Getting harder to tell demarc between overlapping conversations and communities.
Strong consumer spending during holiday season. Strong corporate profits during year. I suspect 2011 will see GDP & employment upticks.
"Denis Dutton’s Darwinian Theory of Beauty" (http://bit.ly/90a1Cs) JK--Really? Pls show link btwn cultural sophistcation, looks, & fertility
Darwinian theories of anything. Never quite trust these ("this happened, hence adaptive") when opposite could just as easily have happened.
Robert Altman's "McCabe & Mrs Miller" (1971) picked for film preservation registry (http://yhoo.it/huiSb1). Yes! It's long been my fave film
Hugh Hefner now engaged to someone young enough to be his great-granddaughter. Shocker? Not. Not shocked she's blond either.
Sitting thru "How Do You [something or the other]?" A movie so dull I forgot title midway thru, and can barely sense the plot between yawns
I predict yes, but I'm no Bayesian. I'm not a Chesapeake or San Francisco Bay-sian either. So my mental model may all skewed up.
Romulus. As good as any other flat former farmers field in SE Michigan, just beyond gravel line that marks furthest reach of last Ice Age.
Lykke Li. "Get Some." Check out this great song on video on this Swedish superstar's website (http://bit.ly/OG84f)
I try to leave the Xmas decorations up past New Year, or till Epiphany if I'm feeling especially traditional. Quiet illumination is pure joy
@JamieCrager Where specifically outside Detroit? Winters are harsh in the upper Midwest, but also awesomely snow-draped.
Year-end reviews. A year is a convenient enough checkpointing interval. It's a substantial increment of most of our life expectancies.
Fun watching how @jasonkobi & I tweet and/or facebook the same experiences at the same time without communicating side2side.
DC area's heavy winds beat rest of Eastern Seaboard's heavy snows. Don't need a shovel. But would be great if could harness 4 wind energy.
Predictive analytics. On lots of year-end hotlist of emerging techs. Not truly emerging, but definitely hot.
Vacation. When deadlines take their foot off your neck and let you breathe for a millisecond till they clamp down again. Only harder.
"You've been pre-selected." Marketeer-speak for "we've gotcha on big ol' list & will bombard U with solicitations till you scream."
Twittersphere. Nice to know that there are plenty of analysts thinking semi-profound thoughts. When I feel less than semi-profound.
CAPS LOCK. IF IT WERE PERMANENTLY AND UNIVERSALLY LOCKED, WE'D ALL BE SCREAMING AT EACH OTHER, OR APPEAR THAT WAY!!!!! HEAR WHAT I SAID!!!!
@JesseNewhart No. We drink because being monogamous is monotonous.
I notice that "Little Fockers" was #1 film in US this Xmas weekend. Reviews & trailer have biased me against seeing it.
Trying to get my Xmas present TomTom GPS to update all North America maps into memory. As backup, I have memorized all streets in lower 48.
@Rick345 Huh? This isn't even close to Arctic Circle. Actually, same latitude as Colorado. Whatcha talkin' about?
Fairfax County resident tend 2 look down noses at Prince William County residents. Not entirely fair. Southbound I-95 traffic exacerbates.
Jason & I did 5-hour tour of used Corollas for sale across wind-gouged freezing sun-stabbing northern Virginia. Brittle iced-over ponds
Winter. The season when late afternoon feels like night, and night feels like eternity.
Going 'round today to help Jason look for a new used....um, pre-owned....car. In the biting cold gusty wind.
@scottros We're always forgetting something important. If we didn't, future historians wouldn't have to work quite so hard.
@TonyBaer They? We! Up to us. I'm calling this year twenty-ten. Next year, twenty-eleven. Etc. Parallel with previous century 19-everything
Reading the Penguin History of Latin America. Other species provide refreshing perspectives on human civilization.
We have a 3-laptop living room scene going on. Me with my new notebook, Jason with the one we bought him last year, Egidia with her netbook
Saw DVD of "You Don't Know Jack," HBO movie with Al Pacino about Jack Kevorkian. Handled issues quite well. Key scene at Elias Bros. Big Boy
Dodged a soft white bullet today. The DC area snowfall was minimal, but quite atmospheric and definitely put us all in an indoorsy mood.
Last week of old year. Why have we not standardized on whether to pronounce these years "twenty something" or "two thousand something"?
Boxing Day. Six years since the great tsunami. The 2000s were very much the decade of mega-disasters.
Spent a great day with the family. Nice to have both kids here. My adult kids.
Saw "The King's Speech." This was almost certainly the performance that gets Colin Firth the best actor trophy. Terrific all around.
Saw "True Grit." Excellent western, better than the John Wayne movie from 1969. The girl stood out as the main character this time.
Still feels like it wants to snow. Now it feels like it wants to wait till night to snow. It has feelings, after all. Don't push it around.
Reading the morning comics. All of them Xmas-.themed. Dilbert the funniest of the bunch.
Sunny, windy, raw Christmas eve. Feels like a weather system wants to drop its bag of goodies down Christmas' chimney.
Wife & I relaxing & reading paper at Panera. Party l8r w/ former neighbrs Bill & Yuki, Dominick & Teresa. Compare how we've aged, kids grown
Holiday break. Time to reflect? Nah. Time to recharge.
I am off today, and thru New Year's. But if you give me a snow check on that, maybe chat in Steamboat in a few months.
"The ghosts of the Internet" (http://bit.ly/gD0G53) JK--Tim Cratchit got a little bro, Tiny URL. Now they're hacking Scrooge's bank account!
"Microsoft develops tactile, shape-shifting touch screen" (http://bit.ly/gSytlZ) JK--Cool. I can't stand non-tactile flat touchscreens.
"Teradata to buy marketing vendor Aprimo for $525M" (http://bit.ly/gSaGbR) JK--Deepens its customer analytics solutions. IBM bought Unica
Wanna laud President Obama for a fine record of accomplishment. Got necessary stuff done, despite obstructionism.
Lovely winter morning. The air is there.
Listenng 2 Okkervil River, "Plus Ones," frm "The Stage Names." "No one wants tune about 100th luftballoon seen shootng frm windw of yr room"
Saw "Black Swan." Grace & menace. Twisted knot of tangled nerves & rivalries. Blood & funeral tones. Kinetic camera. Will jab U in the gut.
Jason Sudeikis. Versatile comedic actor who hasn't yet found signature character. Suggest he grow stupid facial hair or specialize in jerks
Listening to Woody Guthrie recording of "This Land Is Your Land." Also listening to Francis Scott Key recording of "Star Spangled Banner."
Listening to Morcheeba, "Be Yourself." Sayeth Skye: "Just B yrself, anyway that U want 2, anyway that U can..wif brand nu nu nu funky sound"
Listening to "Macarena." I love that song. The dance, a bit less.
WasPost sez "Coen brothers remake western into a modern classic." I found "No Country.." Disappointing, but generally like their stuff.
This has been a workday after all.
Solution form factor: run on software, appliance, SaaS, virtmachine? Solution packaging: how many editions designed & optimized for each FF?
@Veselina_Buie Yeah. Which is why being snubbed or conspicuously not invited or informed about some communal activity wounds deeply.
Ladies attend me. One sister cuts my hair. The other trims. The wife supervises, and then submits her head for the sororial tonsorial.
Would love Doonesbury 40th anniv bigbook. Too expensive 2 ask others 2 get me. I'll probably get after holidays. Greatest comic strip ever.
Miracle on 34th Street. Need an update from USPS. Which living avuncular Macy's employee do they now officially recognize as Santa Claus?
I am always entitled to the wife's opinion, just as she is always entitled to half our assets.
Gift cards. The greatest invention in the history of Xmas virtualization. Few things as poignant as gifts of electronic purchasing power.
Jewelry. My opinion on the matter doesn't count, but wife asks anyway. Technology. She gives her opinion, regardless.
Anyway, thought I'd wrap up the year with a janus-blog.
Crossed the mind of someone who posted an unkind response to my blog.
By the way, no idea why anyone thought I was implicitly referencing either you or @merv in that blog. I wasn't.
Reminds me of Fermat's last assertion re proof of his last theorem not fitting into the margins of the page he was writing on. Blog it.
Anyway, jump into the fire. RDBMS folks don't get columnar. DB-centrics don't get feder8n. EDWardians don't C point of cloud Hadoop etc
Design methodologies? They are designs optimized by various methodologies. Often improvised from mashup of various methodologies.
Federated, decentralized, on-demand use cases, for starters. Where there is no physically persisted mart to cubify.
New Coen Bros film. Must resist cinemaphilic critic hype-o-sphere.
Design approaches that are limited to specific use cases. Yes.
I don't see anything particularly authoritative about the Inmon or Kimball takes on #EDW. Each framework is limited 2 specific use cases.
Processed last adjustments to Wave this morning, on my vacation time. It is done. A wrap.
Yesterday was rare co-incidence of solstice, lunar eclipse, and full moon. Could that explain freakishly large lowhanging orb in night sky?
Definitions. Designations. Deifications. Denigrations.
Deinitions of who is or isn't an "expert" or an "analyst" R relative 2 whatever authority U wish to elev8 or denigr8 2 support yer position
When people cite various "experts" to rebut something I have published relevant to my core specialty, I chuckle. Who am I?
"Design pattern." That's some people's term for architecture. That's fine. But doesn't address points I made in yesterday's blogpost.
Please be advised: This high-velocity analyst breaks for holidays.
Surfing channels with the girls.
Yes, my original blogposts are more like full articles. That's by design. My non-original blogposts are more like indexes. That's by design.
Massively full lowhanging moon in the sky tonight.
Solstice right this very moment.
Half chance of snow on Christmas day itself.
Solstice in t minus...what is it...3 minutes?
Witnessing other people, near-strangers, connecting via Facebook. What's its impact on your holiday mood? Prefer real socials.
Some rsch indicates pervasive inflammation, caused by imbalances btwn natural inflammatories & anti-inflamms, is contributor 2 many maladies
Way far sou'wester, depending how God hooks the ball, could gutter in the Gulf or strike a direct nor'easter. Wait-and-see.
Year's not over. Will be soon. But it isn't.
Take your lumps, take your lumps, take your lumps.
New blogpost: "An Enterprise Data Warehouse Without A Database—Is That Even Conceivable?" (http://bit.ly/geDsZ5)
I have a splitting headache. Just thought I'd share that with you.
@TonyBaer With key diff. Approach got going long ago without Columnar Manifesto. Nowadays, that would be beside point. Not a radical tech.
Some #EDW indstry veterans still treat columnar as if another world. Hey folks, Berlin Wall fell long ago. We've assimilated columnar!
Bought self new laptop tonite. Scratch that: Wife got it for me. Scratch that: Santa magic spirited $ from my account & inventory from store
@SethGrimes True confession, Seth. It was so good I viewed it at least a 1,3900 times.
"Yahoo's Unkindest Cuts" (http://bit.ly/hUwyjN) JK--Yahoo toodle-oos.
I love this new cooling tray for my laptop. Not only does it cool, it gives a cool bounce when I plunk my keyboard with my usual force.
Query flexibility. How to optimize for all types of queries? Incorporate DNA of all physical & logical structures in EDW ecosystem, plus etc
If relational, optimize for ROLAP queries, ad-hoc queries, complex queries. If dimensional, for MOLAP queries. If columnar, for tall/thin.
Nice thing about being geek is that, at very least, U're semi-welcome in many social circles. Why? Evryone got tek they might need help with
When I say "processed" feedback, I want word "process" 2 hang in the starry sky. I am a process person & proud of it. Workouts R process
Thanks. And for that two-holidays tweet I thank DJ Miss Ashley for a soft mis-speak this morning that put that thought in my head.
Reasonably. It's more a matter of being aware of the current pattern. No pattern pleases me more than another.
Sitting here afterhours reviewing all the stuff I tweeted today.
Is someone only known through their presence on social media a "socialite" A "socialist"?
Listening to Caribou "Odessa" from "Swim." Grandchild of "Tomorrow Never Knows."
Listening to Beatles "Tomorrow Never Knows" from "Revolver." Song I use to recalibrate after hectic day. Standing in line at post office.
I keep fairly tidy notes on all my research, all my eval framewks, and my rationales for making this or that call. Absolutely essential.
RT @kexpplaylist: Fairytale Of New York by The Pogues from Essential Pogues JK--True2life love song where couple verbally abuses each other
A slightly shaky voice is often a memorable voice. Subtle vibrato is soothing.
Thanksgiving. Food-centric holiday when we stock stuffings. Christmas. Gift-centric holiday when we stuff stockings.
Encouraging @jasonkobi to rummage thru his father's CD collection for jams he doesn't realize his old man also digs.
@SethGrimes Disagree vehemently. An EDW is a DBMS specialized to analytics.
Tomorrow's the shortest day of the year (solstice is Tues12-21 6:38 PM ET). So bask in today's relative sunshine.
RT @copyblogger: "Evian is "naive" spelled backwards" JK--Cuz only naive people truly think that bottled water better for you than tap water
WHAT I WANT//Nothing breakable./Nothing material. Just/give me peace and love.
When sky clears & sun shines thru pure air & U outdoors walkng midday near-winter & glimpse distant landmrks. Alexandria's Eisenhower Valley
Twitter. These aren't throwaway thoughts. I regard this as part of my corpus. Not an opus. Straining 4 masterwork usually produces opposite.
Michael Douglas slated to do Liberace in upcoming biopic. What? Huh? Michael Douglas? Was Al Pacino unavailable?
Siloes. It's not so much about fragmented, non-interoperable IT domains. It's more about barriers to future alignment, convergence, & reuse.
QE2 conundrum on future title for married Ms Middleton. I suggest "Catherine, Commoner Consort." But sounds unseemly. Anyway, that's not us.
Interactive visualization. People want guidance thru deep field of facts, not concocted cosmos of questionable data. Nail info quality solid
History doesn't move me quite as much as seeing present with clear-eyed exactitude moves me. Getting deep fix on shifting coordinate system.
Ritualized hype. Many industries have it. Hi tech. Entertainment. Sports. Giveaway hypeword: "historic." Rush 2 declare the banal momentous.
Prominence of "A Charlie Brown Xmas" soundtack in seasonal muzak environment grows year by year. Original recordings. Covers. Lite jazz yule
RIP Don Van Vliet. Capn Beefheart was critics' dandy. Sold squat. Me only familiar w/artists he influenced. Made living painting. Smart move