Friday, January 14, 2011

Aweekstweets January 10-14 2011: the week I kept up through downtime

Winter sunshine. Precious & glaring. As sharp as a photonic icicle. 2 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Looking forward to talking to the #TDWI chapter in Ottawa-Gatineau the week after next. Practitioners help me ground my research. 4 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Prepping 4 #Forrester internal all-analyst kickoff meetings next wk in Boston. By "prepping," I mean checking email piled up during time-off 4 minutes ago via TweetDeck

"Making of" disc-2 of "Animal House" DVD. Belushi taking face-mugging improvisational directions from Landis. The funnyman was superb actor. 6 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Social network. From early civilization, it was the marketplace. Around which grew communities. And governance superstructure. Transactional 11 minutes ago via TweetDeck

" Why MySpace Deserves to Die" ( JK--Dead socials. In such a turbulent space, they offer a fascinating counter-story. 14 minutes ago via TweetDeck

IBM Watson bests Jennings on Jeopardy. Big whoop. Should have Google Jeopardy where test people speed at search-driven response. 16 minutes ago via TweetDeck

"A mellower Steve Ballmer starts 12th year as CEO" ( JK--Why count his years in job? Hinting his days are numbered? 19 minutes ago via TweetDeck

You don't need a driver in life. Just a good car, a comfy seat, an unobstructed view, and the open road. 21 minutes ago via TweetDeck

"Decline & Fall of Yahoo Empire" ( JK--AOL even more pathetic. Today I realized I'm familiar with none of their brands. 23 minutes ago via TweetDeck

@buckwoody No. Each finds religion eventually, believing he's a theist. 25 minutes ago via TweetDeck in reply to buckwoody

I'd like to see a list of the most profitable IT patents of all time--and metric showing avg ROI lift--if any--from patenting vs. not. 27 minutes ago via TweetDeck

"Conan tops Leno in late-night ratings" ( JK--Signals basic cable overtaking broadcast TV...and Comcast taking NBC. 33 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Chatting w/newly onboarded #Forrester colleague @chinamartens about biz proc, music, Allman Bros, etc. Lord we were born ramblin' analysts! about 4 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Wikileaks & authorized insider threat" ( JK--Solution? RBAC, SIEM, data clssfction, endpoint securty, activty profilng about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

"GigaSpaces, CloudTran Partner on Cloud-Based Data Processing" ( JK--Virtualized app plat w/in-mem TB-scale data grid. about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

I love the IT industry. Where one huge highly profitable vendor wants us to downgrade a huge highly profitable rival to loser status. about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Socialised shopping" ( JK--Has always been social, till Sears Roebuck & their gosh-durned catalog ruined all that. about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

"IBM Outlines Channel Plans For Netezza Acquisition" ( JK--Smart. Deepening portfolio of solution appliances. about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

MySpace is to News Corp what AOL was to Time Warner. A Web property that turned out to be a cobweb in which they found themselves entangled. about 18 hours ago via TweetDeck

The social singularity approaches. Everybody I've ever known is now connected to everybody I might someday meet. Help! I'm surrounded! about 18 hours ago via TweetDeck

Read a few pages from Keith Richards' autobiog tonight. He's more family-oriented than I realized. That's either legit or convincing front about 18 hours ago via TweetDeck

If application developers get the user experience #ux wrong then nothing else they did right matters about 19 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by you and 8 others

@ggruber66 Not going 2 debate details. Just want 2 state we can have "well-regulated militia" + tight gun controls. Not mutually exclusive Thursday, January 13, 2011 3:55:04 PM via TweetDeck in reply to ggruber66

@ggruber66 Militia = state "national guard." We do need them. Thursday, January 13, 2011 2:57:15 PM via TweetDeck in reply to ggruber66

Amy Chua "Tiger Mother" child-rearing ideology: optimized 4 hierarchical, bureaucratic society of fixed, formal, ancient, rote discipline. Thursday, January 13, 2011 1:57:56 PM via TweetDeck

Bottled water. It's closest thing we have to bottled sunshine. And offers just as much value-add vis-a-vis sourcing it straight from nature. Thursday, January 13, 2011 1:28:23 PM via TweetDeck

"Jon Stewart: Long national iPhone nightmare is over" ( JK--Halle-frickin-lujah. Steve Jobs expands addressable market. Thursday, January 13, 2011 1:22:29 PM via TweetDeck

"The PC era is not over--yet" ( JK--Whatcha mean by "over"? Every desk/floor swept clean of single-user compute power? Thursday, January 13, 2011 1:19:23 PM via TweetDeck

"CES's biggest fallout: Say good-bye to Wintel" ( JK--That's premature kiss-off. But partnership less strategic 4 both Thursday, January 13, 2011 1:08:51 PM via TweetDeck

#Forrester #EDW Wave due to be published in early February. You don't need a magic sextant to navigate this Wave. We chart a course for you! Thursday, January 13, 2011 1:04:26 PM via TweetDeck

RT @infochimps @gutelius: Chris Harrison's brilliant language visualiztion projex JK--Many analytics to bend your mind Thursday, January 13, 2011 12:58:46 PM via TweetDeck

Rocket science. It's engineering, actually. It's not science unless you can point to some fundamental force of nature called "rocket." Thursday, January 13, 2011 12:39:28 PM via TweetDeck

Digital or die. Clearly, dominant trend in early 3rd millennium. Content flourishing. What's fading are hidebound media & institutions. Thursday, January 13, 2011 12:38:15 PM via TweetDeck

Well-regulated militia. Criteria: rule of law, civilian control, prof discipline, populace-mirror demogs, keep & bear arms commens w/ duties Thursday, January 13, 2011 12:35:04 PM via TweetDeck

@paul_a_barsch Success! Yes, I have a poem. Search here for "Love of Cold" ( Thursday, January 13, 2011 12:31:45 PM via TweetDeck in reply to paul_a_barsch

Real-time personal profiling w/ interdictive analytics. Prevent nutjobs from gaining access 2 firearms. Need std/legislated nutjob ontology. Thursday, January 13, 2011 12:24:18 PM via TweetDeck

Re this POV (, would be nice if Stonebraker defined comprehensve, not limitd, principles of #EDW I/O & CPU optimization Thursday, January 13, 2011 12:22:09 PM via TweetDeck

People who don't create pointed opinions for a living tend not to understand that "argumentative" is a useful skill, not a bad habit. Thursday, January 13, 2011 12:20:39 PM via TweetDeck

@ggruber66 How specifically does what you said implicate them in this event? Thursday, January 13, 2011 12:18:57 PM via TweetDeck in reply to ggruber66

@paul_ohagan Right. But, for the record, I think Google's search results are far better than, say, Bing. So "suck" is highly subjective. Thursday, January 13, 2011 10:33:07 AM via TweetDeck in reply to paul_ohagan

"Will Real Column Stores Please Stand Up?" ( JK—Stonebraker gospel: 1 stor blok/col, no recd IDs, eff compr, optz exec Thursday, January 13, 2011 10:13:28 AM via TweetDeck

@paul_ohagan Since when does "not best technology" translate to "sucks"? Thursday, January 13, 2011 9:58:07 AM via TweetDeck in reply to paul_ohagan

"Could U Sell Yer Tweets?" ( JK--Yeah. I'm thinking of having mine printed on vellum & bound in fine Corinthian leather Thursday, January 13, 2011 9:55:04 AM via TweetDeck

RT @conversionation: Three social media predictions from @augieray #Forrester: analysis - @selligent guest post Thursday, January 13, 2011 9:51:34 AM via TweetDeck

@tracey_thorn Because they're precious. You curate your kids creations. At some point, I saved the best of my kids', and tossed the rest. Thursday, January 13, 2011 9:49:46 AM via TweetDeck in reply to tracey_thorn

Larger tragedy is 80 Americans die daily from guns, as many every 2 hrs as died in Tucson.My take: Thursday, January 13, 2011 9:45:52 AM via web Retweeted by you and 100+ others

Hmmm. "Animal House" epilogue re "Sen. John Blutarsky." A member of the original SNL crew became US senator. But it was writer @alfranken Thursday, January 13, 2011 9:44:44 AM via TweetDeck

"Google already knows its search sucks (and is working 2 fix)" ( JK--How does "dominates market" translate to "sucks"? Thursday, January 13, 2011 9:39:36 AM via TweetDeck

RT @JesseNewhart: Heaviest Black Hole Yet Could Swallow Entire Solar System JK--Like snake, would have 2 unhinge jaw. Thursday, January 13, 2011 9:36:02 AM via TweetDeck

"California Governor Cuts Employee Cell Phones" ( JK--Small is beautiful, budget-wise. Rampant abuse, for sure. Thursday, January 13, 2011 9:24:17 AM via TweetDeck

"Google Android Surpasses Apple iPhone Market Share" ( JK--Inevitable. What Wintel is to Mac, Android is to iPhone. Thursday, January 13, 2011 9:20:59 AM via TweetDeck

"Google Chrome Adds WebM Video, Drops H.264" ( JK--But retains H.264 interop via Flash wrapper. Gotta read into story. Thursday, January 13, 2011 9:18:27 AM via TweetDeck

Noticed that #Jaspersoft introduced Web architecture in v4. That's good. BI promise realized when SOA-based reuse of analytics enabled. Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:39:48 AM via TweetDeck

MySpace. I have not been linked to anywhere in that community in years. Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:35:33 AM via TweetDeck

Apple has an advantage from birth. "App" is its first 3 letters. Don't suppose Jobs & Wozniak planned that. Or did they? Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:34:46 AM via TweetDeck

"The Case for Push-Down Analytics" ( JK--Aka in-db analytics. Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:29:44 AM via TweetDeck

Watching "Animal House" with Sonya. Still funny after all these years. Think of it: one of most influential comedies in movie history. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 11:30:46 PM via TweetDeck

Glad I'm not catching Obama's speech. Why? I don't need my buttons pushed or levers pulled on this matter. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 9:51:16 PM via TweetDeck

It's absurd to lay any of this tragedy in the GOP's lap. This was a deranged individual, not a member of a "well-regulated militia." Wednesday, January 12, 2011 9:46:02 PM via TweetDeck

You will excuse me for thinking that Glenn Beck is lead anchor and/or pundit for Fox News. Every time I flip past that channel, he's there. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 5:44:14 PM via txt

Does Facebook have inline context/content-specific policies & rules on what automatically gets provisioned with a "like" button? They should Wednesday, January 12, 2011 5:40:07 PM via txt

TV news story about Amber Alerts in Facebook. Shows you can click "like" button on one. That creeps me out. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 5:36:12 PM via txt

Tablets, touchscreens, #BI, KPIs, geospat'l, embed cameras, & augmt'd reality. Would B interesting to see 3D rl-tm biz-perf skins on offices Wednesday, January 12, 2011 5:33:38 PM via txt

Wonder how #BI & performance mgt dashboards will evolve in age of the tablet. Will success KPIs respond to touch differently than failure? Wednesday, January 12, 2011 5:28:49 PM via txt

Tablets. Would be cool to have one with multiple live displays that pivot out and retract like blades on a Swiss army knife. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 5:24:41 PM via txt

Today hugged the freezing point throughout daylight hours without any precip forecasted. The wind drummed midwinter into every exposed pore. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 5:19:33 PM via txt

University of Maryland University College. What's with the triple redundancy in name of UnivMd's continuing ed program? Wednesday, January 12, 2011 5:15:45 PM via txt

Saw new movies starring Blythe Danner & Gwyneth Paltrow. Still undecided which actress, blonde mother or blonde daughter, is most beautiful. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 2:24:09 PM via txt

@NeilRaden Pimping McLuhan? Sir, you know nothing of his work! Wednesday, January 12, 2011 1:36:26 PM via TweetDeck in reply to NeilRaden

@FortuneMagazine Wot would Hefner teach Martha Stewart? Let's see. Bleach her hair, get implants, lose 40 years. Not sure she'd appreciate. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 1:30:30 PM via TweetDeck in reply to FortuneMagazine

@NeilRaden McLuhan's main observation had bumper-sticker depth. We all know the bumper sticker by heart. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 1:28:32 PM via TweetDeck in reply to NeilRaden

@NeilRaden Whenever anybody mentions Marshall McLuhan, I roll my eyes and recall how bored I was trying to plow through his books. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 12:19:22 PM via TweetDeck in reply to NeilRaden

@IanSkerrett Yikes! I'm hoping to see Canada's capital in full winter mode the week after next. Hope nature obliges. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 12:18:04 PM via TweetDeck in reply to IanSkerrett

Very little snow in northern Virginia. And for that I'm grateful. Got half a mind to scrape it off the pavement with a plastic stick. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 12:14:10 PM via TweetDeck

"To BW or Not To BW" ( @bevelson blog. See forthcoming #Forrester #EDW Wave for update on #SAP BW, and SAP #Sybase Wednesday, January 12, 2011 12:08:16 PM via TweetDeck

"Treasury Sites Jump To Amazon Cloud" ( JK--Wow. Could this signal tipping point of public sector into public cloud? Wednesday, January 12, 2011 11:55:04 AM via TweetDeck

"2011: The Year Personal Computing Will Reinvent Itself" ( JK--1986. Desktop paradigm was radically new & cool. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 11:52:55 AM via TweetDeck

1986. Year I got first glimpse of HDTV. Demonstration at old FCC HQ at 20th & M Sts., NW, DC. Video replay of '84 Olympics Opening Ceremony. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 11:51:06 AM via TweetDeck

1986. It was an economic boom year. Especially in IT. Especially in telecom. The immediate post-AT&T-divestiture & dereg period. Fun times. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 11:48:04 AM via TweetDeck

Dirty little secret of so-called workaholics (IT industry subspecies). We read/think biz/tech stuf 4 pleasure--but R ambivalent re that fact Wednesday, January 12, 2011 11:46:19 AM via TweetDeck

"2011's 25 Geekiest 25th Anniversaries" ( JK--Good list. Also marks 25th straight year of me reading Network World. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 11:43:25 AM via TweetDeck

"Is there anything the Internet won't believe?" ( JK--Has Network World reclassified Internet as sentient being? Wednesday, January 12, 2011 11:39:10 AM via TweetDeck

Timeshifting. The reason I aggregate my "stuff" links to my blog each weekend is so I can catch up on reading it all--at my leisure/pleasure Wednesday, January 12, 2011 11:37:17 AM via TweetDeck

"Cubicle wars: Best and worst office setups for tech workers" ( JK--Never-ending debate. Balance social & private. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 11:27:13 AM via TweetDeck

"Will touchscreens kill keyboard?" ( JK--Not kill but shift industry focus toward tactile haptics ( Wednesday, January 12, 2011 11:25:19 AM via TweetDeck

"10 new open source projects to watch" ( JK--Includes Volt DB and Activiti BPM Platform. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 11:21:35 AM via TweetDeck

"Cloud computing crime poses unique forensics challenges" ( JK--Need federated event archiving, discovery, & analytics Wednesday, January 12, 2011 11:18:06 AM via TweetDeck

Snow on the ground in 49 states. All except Florida. Hawaii? It's snowing up on the volcano peaks. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 11:15:17 AM via TweetDeck

"How Smartphones Have Changed Business" ( JK--Initially a prestige exec toy. Now an indispensable tool across all roles Wednesday, January 12, 2011 11:14:34 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Come See About Me by Diana Ross & The Supremes #KEXP JK--Cool scene in Amer Graffiti sequel where girlfriends sing this. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 11:08:52 AM via TweetDeck

"Eleven Signs You Work Too Hard" ( JK--Sign #1: You beat yourself up for not being able to think up at least 99 signs. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 10:57:23 AM via TweetDeck

Rat race not all bad. At least those rodents getting good exercise. But when the race is over, they tend 2 hit the gorgonzola a bit too hard Wednesday, January 12, 2011 10:53:03 AM via TweetDeck

@jpmorgenthal Inky hands don't bother me. Can wash it off. Can't do that w/ eyestrain, carpal tunnel, & other device-gnarled physiologicals Wednesday, January 12, 2011 10:43:37 AM via TweetDeck in reply to jpmorgenthal

I love traditional paper Wall Street Journal & will read it first. Only go online to find URL to tweet. Give my regards to broadsheets! Wednesday, January 12, 2011 10:12:37 AM via TweetDeck

"Verizon Unwraps iPhone" ( JK--Expect Android will continue 2 do well till all smartphones succumb 2 mkt saturation Wednesday, January 12, 2011 10:09:55 AM via TweetDeck

If we allow ourselves to equate aging with enfeeblement, our minds will not resist all efforts by society, and ourselves, to self-enfeeble. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 10:04:47 AM via TweetDeck

"Many Risks of Shoveling Snow Stressed in Study" ( JK--Blames shovel design. Should blame shoveler fitness deficit. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 9:56:00 AM via TweetDeck

Workout club & movie theatre were largely empty today. Lots of people chicken out when snow is forecast. I enjoy the peace. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 12:47:33 AM via TweetDeck

Powerflex is excellent training for snow shoveling. Keep barbell/shovel close to body. Keep back straight. Squat. Alternate left & right. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 12:45:35 AM via TweetDeck

Cold is not disease. I feel best in cold weather when I'm outdoors in it, active. Staying indoors tends to sicken. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 12:43:11 AM via TweetDeck

Schizophrenia. Onset often during late Teens/early Twenties years. U can see rapid deterioration on face of Tucson shooter in recent fotos Wednesday, January 12, 2011 12:40:42 AM via TweetDeck

@chinamartens I didn't realize till you told me and I looked it up. And, of course, Ray fathered Chrissie's first child. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 12:36:29 AM via TweetDeck in reply to chinamartens

Sick of US "why can't world's richest most powerful nation do something about" teethgnashing. Money & military not solution to all problems Tuesday, January 11, 2011 10:54:53 PM via txt

Saw "Little Fockers." Didn't suck as badly as I expected. Not half bad. Not terribly funny either. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 9:11:53 PM via txt

I enjoy the TechTalk podcasts at But would be even better if UI also presented slideshow of the paper's related reportage. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 4:24:32 PM via txt

Justice delayed is not justice denied. Justice 4 DeLay is undeniably justice delicious. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 4:18:42 PM via txt

Today in Armageddon Preparation News, snow clambers up the Eastern Seaboard with malice aforethought. Or is that a 4-foot? Tuesday, January 11, 2011 4:04:55 PM via txt

Apple opens iPhone to other wireless networks at a time the smartphone playing field has leveled. 1st mover advantage? They not first on Vzn Tuesday, January 11, 2011 2:45:53 PM via TweetDeck

@arifkhan7 Didn't get what? Tuesday, January 11, 2011 2:14:24 PM via TweetDeck in reply to arifkhan7

Listening to Sia "I Go To Sleep" from "Some People Have Real Problems." Excellent Pretenders cover. Better than Chrissie's (sorry Chrissie) Tuesday, January 11, 2011 1:45:40 PM via TweetDeck

@arifkhan7 I'm OK with receiving alternate viewpoints from various sources. I'm not OK with one source spamming me with same exact message Tuesday, January 11, 2011 1:39:52 PM via TweetDeck in reply to arifkhan7

Listening to The Postal Service "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight" from "Give Up." Ben Gibbard recognizes Wash DC is real human community. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 12:57:01 PM via txt

Cool jazz. If it's good, it rewards inattention. It deliberately drifts you. Till U realize U are far from source, wondering how U got there Tuesday, January 11, 2011 12:43:49 PM via txt

@fredmcclimans #archat What are the "tells" of AR pushiness? Inner voice that grumbles "oh, them again...enough...I heard ya the 1st time" Tuesday, January 11, 2011 12:34:01 PM via TweetDeck in reply to fredmcclimans

Saw a snippet of "Caddyshack" on Comedy Central this morning. Still not funny. Murray mugs, Rodney swaggers. Others like it, though. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 12:32:48 PM via TweetDeck

@mkrigsman #archat So true. AR pushiness rankles us. It tends to backfire or at least stall your attempt 2 get us 2 say nice things about U Tuesday, January 11, 2011 12:28:33 PM via TweetDeck in reply to mkrigsman

Listening to MIles Davis "Kind of Blue" LP from 1959. Trying not to listen "cuz it's good for you." Tuesday, January 11, 2011 12:07:28 PM via TweetDeck

Dare I say that both #Microsoft & #HP are at crossroads in their respective corporate histories? Yes, I dare! Bold moves might make sense. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 10:46:20 AM via TweetDeck

Notion of brain drain (from IT vendors) is slightly insulting to those still there. Smart people abound everywhere in this industry. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 10:43:09 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Paper Planes by M.I.A. from Kala JK--Song power comes partly from contrast between gunshot sound & Maya's cute voice Tuesday, January 11, 2011 10:38:52 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Human Behaviour by Bjork from Debut JK--She is to vocalization what Jim Carrey is to physical gesticulation. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 10:29:58 AM via TweetDeck

Clouds & gadgets. Enterprise computing migrating to the hyper-intangible & the hyper-tangible. Data centers atomized to smithereens! Tuesday, January 11, 2011 10:28:28 AM via TweetDeck

@evidentsoftware The 60s "Dating Game" with Jim Lange as host was delightfully cheesy. Late 60s swinging-singles mass-market kitsch. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 10:14:37 AM via TweetDeck in reply to evidentsoftware

Gotta hand it to Apple, though. Not the first or only consumer product in major categories. But very adept at positioning as best. Prestige. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 10:08:15 AM via TweetDeck

"Scientists Suggest Microfiche 4 Long-Term Archive" ( JK--Ah nostalgia! Bill Kobielus sold microfiche 4 Sperry Univac Tuesday, January 11, 2011 12:30:23 AM via TweetDeck

January. Quietest month in the IT industry calendar. Am I imagining that, or is there an annual post-holiday lull in important activities? Tuesday, January 11, 2011 12:27:07 AM via TweetDeck

Listening to Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass "Spanish Flea" from greatest hits. "Will Bachelorette # 3 please come out & tell us about yourself" Tuesday, January 11, 2011 12:12:49 AM via TweetDeck

App stores in the mobile enterprise. Key locking down the apps that devices can run. And to locking down the #BI data marts they can access. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 12:08:41 AM via TweetDeck

Image recog & biz perf mgt? I'd love to take snapshot of dysfunctional company & have gadget quickly recognize what's broken. Dream on! Tuesday, January 11, 2011 12:04:42 AM via TweetDeck

WikiLeaks revived, for a nanosecond, public & private sector interest in digital rights management. Until we remember it was an inside job. Monday, January 10, 2011 11:57:43 PM via TweetDeck

Cloud hype will abate when we all realize the word's been leached of all meaning by everybody's lazy readiness 2 slap it on almost anything Monday, January 10, 2011 11:49:32 PM via TweetDeck

Social media have plenty of personalities, but no personality cults to rival the Jobs & Gates followings. And I'm relieved. Idolatry idiotic Monday, January 10, 2011 11:39:07 PM via TweetDeck

Consumerization of enterprise IT. Tablets are coming in force to your company this year & beyond, whether IT is ready. Get with it. Flattops Monday, January 10, 2011 11:23:24 PM via TweetDeck

"Database Pros Can't Sleep at Night" ( JK--Badge of pride. Employers pay them them stay awake 24x7. Sleep is 4 sissies. Monday, January 10, 2011 11:17:20 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to The Weavers "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine." Actually, decoding it for secret brainwashing Commie messages. Suspiciously pretty. Monday, January 10, 2011 11:03:50 PM via TweetDeck

Changed my Twitter photo to a snowstorm scene. A street scene. Taken by Egidia this past March on the main drag in Steamboat Springs CO. Monday, January 10, 2011 10:49:50 PM via TweetDeck

Watching comings & goings & risings & fallings of execs at tech vendors. Careers go on. Net worths climb. Companies sometimes stumble. Monday, January 10, 2011 10:06:53 PM via TweetDeck

Facebook. Makes you aware of other people's birthdays like you never were before. Makes you aware of everybody aging. Monday, January 10, 2011 9:59:33 PM via TweetDeck

iPhone coming to the wireless carrier I'm on. OK. Another chance to exercise my freedom not to choose Apple products. I'm sure they're OK. Monday, January 10, 2011 9:53:37 PM via TweetDeck

Hey Sonya, my advice is internalize the message in the title of Morcheeba's "Be Yourself," but ignore the lyrics, which make no f-ing sense Monday, January 10, 2011 9:48:52 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to The Moody Blues, "The Story In Your Eyes," from their greatest hits. Their best straight-ahead rocker, with soaring grandeur! Monday, January 10, 2011 9:20:32 PM via TweetDeck

#CES this year felt (from afar) like an extension to the holiday season, in which visions of sugarplum gadgets illuminated a glum economy 8:57 PM Jan 10th via TweetDeck

Listening to War "Summer" from 1976 greatest hits collection. Only known specimen of pop culture romanticizing (unlamented) 8-track tape. 8:48 PM Jan 10th via TweetDeck

US Const 2nd Am. ( Strict construct. Don't infringe yeoman-farmer right 2 use own musket in well-reg militia. Fine w/me 8:09 PM Jan 10th via TweetDeck

"Mom just wants you to be happy, and perfect" ( JK--Some writer named Amy Chua. Gave me a chuckle. Sonya understands. 6:18 PM Jan 10th via TweetDeck

Daughter just asked me to define "cloud computing." I answered a) outsourced, b) subscription, c) distributed, d) latest name 4 long trend 4:30 PM Jan 10th via TweetDeck

Spent great father-daughter day hangin' w/ Sonya around Georgetown. Just walking streets, browsing shops. Showed her where she was baptized. 4:16 PM Jan 10th via TweetDeck

Dylan should release an album called "It's All Symbolic," to shut critics up or goad them on. 7:54 AM Jan 10th via TweetDeck