Saturday, January 22, 2011

Aweekstweets January 14-22 2011: the week I went on far too long about Akron

Speed of thought. It's not like the speed of light. I suspect speed of thought is superluminary. No natural limit. Spans many cosmic branes 4 minutes ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dimestore Diamond by The Gossip from the album Music For Men JK--Lady singer has sheetmetal voice that shimmers. 13 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Latency from TweetDeck through Twitter to real-time Google is less than 5 seconds. 40 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Good. Googling of "James Kobielus" shows my latest blogs and, in real-time, latest tweets. I'll check this tweet in just a sec. Top of list? 41 minutes ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Heroine by See Me River from the album The One That Got A Wake JK--Could be these guys' breakout hit. Or let's hope. about 1 hour ago via TweetDeck

My barometer of a catchy melody is if my wife hums it spontaneously on the first hearing. about 1 hour ago via TweetDeck

Looking forward to speaking to the TDWI Ottawa-Gatineau chapter on Thursday. Never seen Canada's capital in midwinter. about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck

Right. Or doom everybody working there to daily torture of ill-fitting processes. about 6 hours ago via txt

Fave scene from classic "Honeymooners" was Norton playing piano, aggravating Ralph by warming up each song with a few bars of "Swanee River" about 7 hours ago via txt

Enterprise application suite. They are a repeatable common denominator process and model of an entire organization. Merely a starting point. about 7 hours ago via txt

SNL suffers from severe format fatigue. Recommend doing it street level on the Plaza like the Today show. 3am. After the party. Nasty. about 7 hours ago via txt

Watchable eyes & pretty eyes not the same. Latter are often matter of genetic program. Former are often how you've programmed own attentions about 7 hours ago via txt

Rachel Dratch. I want this actress to have a robust career into far old age. Most devilishly watchable pair of eyes in every scene. about 7 hours ago via txt

Not sure it's a compliment? How is it not a compliment? Or is this an example of two peoples separated by a common tongue. Mine not in cheek about 7 hours ago via txt

I want to see Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore play a fictional married couple, just as Cruise & Kidman did in Kubrick's last film. about 7 hours ago via txt

Health analytics. Personality is in fact your spirit's external skin. Some people just glow from inner equilibrium. Others from cosmetics. about 7 hours ago via txt

Health analytics. Key metric is lung capacity. Cant see it externally, but as diminishes, U rob all tissues of oxygen. But can C skin pallor about 7 hours ago via txt

Health analytics. Holistic medical practice akin 2 detective work. Investigatve skills R key. Expect plot twists as pinpoint illness culprit about 7 hours ago via txt

Health analytics. Some people have naturally beautiful skin. Curious whether that beauty only skindeep or correlates w/ other health metrix about 8 hours ago via txt

Health analytics. Would interesting to see how often 2nd or 3rd opnion repudiates vs. corroborates the 1st, & if frequencies vary by illness about 8 hours ago via txt

Robert De Niro. Judging by his recent roles, he's bored with acting. about 8 hours ago via txt

Michael Douglas. Rich movie star with presumably top-notch dental & medical care, & still it took months 4 anyone 2 notice his throat cancer about 8 hours ago via txt

When a man comments on my attire, I think he cares far too much about clothing. about 8 hours ago via txt

When a woman to whom I am not married comments on my attire, I have to wonder why she gives a crap. about 8 hours ago via txt

As we begin to order more restaurant meals from mobiles, would be good to have rules that prevent us from ordering when have reached limit. about 10 hours ago via txt

Are there mobile apps that analyze food combos at restaurants you're standing & that calculate optimal order, from availables, 4 yer health? about 10 hours ago via txt

McDonald's. Its clientele in my vicinity doesn't quite as obese as some other fast food joints. And it skews more to families with li'l kids about 10 hours ago via txt

Got my fallen crown replaced back where it fell out. My tongue is happy not to have that annoying gap. I can bite again on that side. about 10 hours ago via txt

Living in place without horizon. Where topography vegetation and/or urbanization limit perspectve to streets nearby. Does it shape your POV? about 10 hours ago via txt

Great Dilbert. Replace "buy" with "recommend" & you got the analyst biz: http://yfrog.com/h3kufbqj about 14 hours ago via TweetDeck

As more social networks die, more people will sour on social. Just like you dis your hometown as it fills up with abandoned structures. about 24 hours ago via TweetDeck

I'm seeing a steady decline in people on Twitter declaring themselves the "mayor" of this or that in Foursquare. Is nobody civic-minded? about 24 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Mambo Rock by Bill Haley & His Comets from Rock Around The Clock JK--Feels like Louis Prima. about 24 hours ago via TweetDeck

@VanessaAlvarez1 Feel free to call anytme...during working hours...relaxing this weekend....fairly intense week...bonded cross - #Forrester about 24 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to VanessaAlvarez1

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Ready Teddy by Little Richard from The Specialty Story JK--Bisexual R&B piano pounder was 1950s hard & glam rock about 24 hours ago via TweetDeck

A short man cannot afford to slouch. Half the reason I am religious about yoga is 2 strengthen my back muscles to realize my fullest stature about 24 hours ago via TweetDeck

When you're a short man, you stand your ground, keep a straight back, and are not shy to look straight up into the eyes of taller people. about 24 hours ago via TweetDeck

We have some fairly tall analysts in #forrester BP role team. Not me. I'm a shrimp. I'm usually the shortest guy in any room of analysts. Friday, January 21, 2011 10:22:21 PM via TweetDeck

@VanessaAlvarez1 You were there, at the kickoff, weren't you Vanessa? I think I saw you. But there were a 1000+ of us. My head wuz spinning Friday, January 21, 2011 10:19:56 PM via TweetDeck in reply to VanessaAlvarez1

RT @kexpplaylist: Black Ball Ferry Line by Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters #KEXP JK--Great teaming of chart-topping singers from WW2 era Friday, January 21, 2011 10:18:40 PM via TweetDeck

@gcolony plays a fine banjo & guitar. Thanks to him, @mgilpin Randy Heffner and lots of other #Forrester colleagues for the sing night. Friday, January 21, 2011 10:16:15 PM via TweetDeck

We had great internal debate today at #Forrester BP role team re whether enterprise apps & #bpm converging. A lot discussed in short time. Friday, January 21, 2011 10:14:08 PM via TweetDeck

RT @passion4process #FF great #Forrester colleagues @cmooreforrester @waband @rbkarel @paulhamerman @bpmfocus @CSLeClair @chinamartens #bpm Friday, January 21, 2011 10:12:29 PM via TweetDeck

Facebook private offering. No Americans welcome. OK, then, Goldman Sachs, if you won't friend us, we'll go off in a corner and pout. Friday, January 21, 2011 10:10:46 PM via TweetDeck

Anyway, no need to overstate the "importance" of all that. It was just fun. Friday, January 21, 2011 10:06:54 PM via TweetDeck

Wow. In 30+ years since I heard those Akron songs, this documentary (which I found tonight) is first time I ever got this info on all that. Friday, January 21, 2011 10:01:46 PM via TweetDeck

Akron scene spawned Waitresses, who recorded "Christmas Wrapping" (http://bit.ly/fqBg1t), which I hear on radio more with each passing year Friday, January 21, 2011 9:55:20 PM via TweetDeck

Trying to interleave some observation on data warehousing amid the Akron stuff. Hmmmm.....nah. Friday, January 21, 2011 9:48:57 PM via TweetDeck

I still have all that Akron vinyl. All of it is extraordinarily evocative of that strange period. Though I have no working turntable anymore Friday, January 21, 2011 9:46:46 PM via TweetDeck

Stiff Records in UK had the coolest "Akron Compilation," of many bands, released 1980-ish, which had rubber-smell scratch-n-sniff cover. Friday, January 21, 2011 9:41:14 PM via TweetDeck

Akron bands played, during that time, at A2's Second Chance, right across street from Schoolkids, just dwn block frm original Borders Books Friday, January 21, 2011 9:39:11 PM via TweetDeck

Schoolkids Records in Ann Arbor had all the UK punk/newwave/postpunk/indie records of that period too. Absolutely perfect hangout. Friday, January 21, 2011 9:37:36 PM via TweetDeck

Akron bands. I enjoyed all of their recordings. Hard to find them, even then, even in Michigan. Schoolkids Records in Ann Arbor had 'em all. Friday, January 21, 2011 9:36:32 PM via TweetDeck

Akron bands. Not much of a scene. A failure, for the most part. Adds to the perfection. The 70s were a flame-out decade. Friday, January 21, 2011 9:34:38 PM via TweetDeck

Akron sound. Let's face it: the 70s were a bummer for America, especially for the rust belt. Somehow, this stuff grooved off that bummer. Friday, January 21, 2011 9:31:11 PM via TweetDeck

Akron sound. It was an odd disjointed art-punk metal-media deconstructionist funk funny rock groove. Friday, January 21, 2011 9:27:11 PM via TweetDeck

Omigosh! Early Devo were long-haired hippies. Friday, January 21, 2011 9:20:37 PM via TweetDeck

Cool documentary on Akron rock scene/sound of the late 70s. Huge impact on Michigan boy--me. Erie rustbelt axis (http://bit.ly/a42aK3) Friday, January 21, 2011 9:17:23 PM via TweetDeck

Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney. Nephew of Ralph Carney, multi-instrumentalist of Tom Waits, Tin Huey (http://bit.ly/eYiBYH), etc. Friday, January 21, 2011 9:10:10 PM via TweetDeck

Awesome Black Keys performance on SNL a few weeks ago. "Howlin' for You" (http://bit.ly/fz8yqq). Dan Auerbach has Iggy-like simian face. Friday, January 21, 2011 9:05:41 PM via TweetDeck

Carrying heavy bags long distances under tight deadlines w/ head full of distraction & nerves wracked by stress. The road warrior experience Friday, January 21, 2011 9:00:05 PM via TweetDeck

Watching replay of SNL Gwyneth Paltrow episode. Loved the danger implicit in her, Cee-lo, Andy & Jason almost cursing on "forget you" sketch Friday, January 21, 2011 8:56:35 PM via TweetDeck

Recommend that @reichmanIT check out the excellent new Mavis Staples-Jeff Tweedy collab: "You Are Not Alone" (http://amzn.to/f540vq) Friday, January 21, 2011 8:25:35 PM via TweetDeck

No snow on ground at home in northern Virginia. But it's biting wind. Sitting at Dunkin drinkin Dunka..... Friday, January 21, 2011 4:25:10 PM via txt

Feist. She should cover Melanie's "Brand New Key." The voices are so similar. BTW, I love that song. You should hear my falsetto. Friday, January 21, 2011 1:25:28 PM via TweetDeck

@neilwd You are my English cousin, Neil, just as Smythe's Andy Capp was every American's pint-swilling bloke bro across the Big Drink. Friday, January 21, 2011 1:19:49 PM via TweetDeck in reply to neilwd

Now people realize how fundamentally fragile Apple's charismatic-cult business model truly is. Friday, January 21, 2011 1:12:50 PM via TweetDeck

Relatively quiet airport terminal. Actually, I'm at bliss in such environments. Huge windows for gazing at an active node in world travel. Friday, January 21, 2011 1:04:49 PM via TweetDeck

Finally getting around to listening to Arcade Fire "The Suburbs" in its entirety. Another great one from this classic group. Friday, January 21, 2011 1:02:26 PM via TweetDeck

Expressamente Illy at Boston Logan. Good panini. Friday, January 21, 2011 1:01:27 PM via TweetDeck

Cooling my jets at Logan. Watching their ground crews de-ice theirs. Friday, January 21, 2011 12:54:46 PM via TweetDeck

Are deathwatches dead in the age of the long tail, with its asymptotically refusing-to-die half-lifing methuselahization of all phenomena? Friday, January 21, 2011 11:32:17 AM via txt

"Bieber Gnaws At Your Heart' "Well, I'll B Dammed" "No, My Parents Arent Ward & June" Justin: I got more LP title ideas. Yr peeps call mine! Friday, January 21, 2011 11:03:42 AM via txt

New model army. New army of #BPM modelers: process rules analytics policies. Process modeling for mass of biz analysts. Highly social SOA. Friday, January 21, 2011 10:20:59 AM via txt

As tablet SSDs drop in cost and increase in capacity, expect to see personal data marts on these form factors. #EDW in cloud will be hub. Friday, January 21, 2011 8:18:45 AM via TweetDeck

Tablets. Every IT group now seems to be asking about tablets: which are best, how to manage them, etc. iPad becoming prestige #BI client. Friday, January 21, 2011 8:13:54 AM via TweetDeck


Wendy's/Arby's Group may sell Arby's . Speaking of Arby's, their restaurants appear never to have been remodeled. They all look like 1972. Friday, January 21, 2011 8:11:44 AM via TweetDeck

In USA Today, current photo of George HW Bush & Dan Quayle together. Quick picking on Quayle. He's not the dummy folks made him out to be. Friday, January 21, 2011 8:09:37 AM via TweetDeck

I've "gone green" at Westin Boston Waterfront the past few days--i.e., no housekeeping, but get free meal vouchers, which I use at Starbucks Friday, January 21, 2011 8:07:16 AM via TweetDeck

I'm unusual in the #forrester analyst community: I don't have a smartphone or tablet. I prefer to read physical newspapers. Many of them. Friday, January 21, 2011 8:06:02 AM via TweetDeck

Our IT group at #forrester has the benefit of so many leading industry experts in-house to help them with projects--eg, @waband on #CRM Friday, January 21, 2011 8:04:37 AM via TweetDeck

I didn't realize how many countries #forrester has analysts in. People have traveled from all over for the kickoff. Friday, January 21, 2011 8:03:15 AM via TweetDeck

I am still quizzing myself on #forrester faces I meet and/or see at the kickoff. How many people do I know without glancing at nametags? Friday, January 21, 2011 8:00:20 AM via TweetDeck

Boston. Quite adept at quickly removing large amounts of accumulating snow. Bravo Beantown! I heartily applaud your valiant efforts! Friday, January 21, 2011 7:35:33 AM via txt

Snowy Boston. Glad I did my walking last night. Friday, January 21, 2011 7:07:02 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: C-30 C-60 C-90 Go! by Bow Wow Wow from Grlz JK--Burmese-British singer (http://bit.ly/eHql21) navigates tongue-twister. Friday, January 21, 2011 12:51:08 AM via TweetDeck

@NeilRaden Wouldn't mind the immortality, but the email backlog would put me six feet under again in no time. Thursday, January 20, 2011 11:08:48 PM via TweetDeck in reply to NeilRaden

Today's 50th anniv of JFK's inauguration. Also, Shirelles "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" was #1 on pop charts. I'm veritable fountain of trivia Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:57:17 PM via TweetDeck

"Woolly Mammoth May Be Resurrected by Scientists" (http://bit.ly/f6ohGL) JK--Just in time for global warming. Some species got all the luck. Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:47:55 PM via TweetDeck

@jasonkobi Improv Asylum (http://bit.ly/lAzIC)J. Blaney, J. Brothers, M. Catanzano, D. Faneuf, E. Kaufman, B. O'Hara, K. Opstad, M. Whitaker Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:33:35 PM via TweetDeck in reply to jasonkobi

@chinamartens Enjoyed talking with you too China. You have cool musical tastes. I definitely must follow your referrals. See you in morn. Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:28:40 PM via TweetDeck in reply to chinamartens

Listening to Built To Spill "Mess With Time" from "You in Reverse." Misirlou inside out and turned around. Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:15:38 PM via txt

The self-stylish exposed brick of postmodern streetlevel urbanism. The self-mortified exposed brick of disintegr8ng premodernism. Slumcrumbs Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:12:43 PM via txt

Listening to Junip "Without You" from "Fields." A building burn. Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:38:14 PM via txt

Tweeted txt msgs. Greatest invention ever for urban peregrination rumination. Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:35:26 PM via txt

My guess is improv actors all college students here in Boston. I instinctively age young adult faces into their mature personalities. Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:31:52 PM via txt

Extraordinarily pleasant midwinter night in downtown Boston. Just smidgen warmer than that night during 2-week analyst training in Jan 2008 Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:27:46 PM via txt

Not sure. On Hanover Street. Google a club with "improv" in name. Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:25:30 PM via txt

Saw improv comedy company with my #Forrester buddies in Boston's North End. Thinking of @jasonkobi in California's south end. Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:22:47 PM via txt

Listening to The Hollies "Bus Stop" from their greatest. Song is indelibly etched on my happy childhood memories of 1966. Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:17:14 PM via txt

@foerdespratt Really? Talking to a 1,000 people on a single occasion? That doesn't even work in social media. Thursday, January 20, 2011 5:44:11 PM via TweetDeck in reply to foerdespratt

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Tree by the River by Iron & Wine from Kiss Each Other Clean JK--Pretty one from new I&W album. Sam Beam forever! Thursday, January 20, 2011 5:43:19 PM via TweetDeck

Who is everybody? Don't you wish could walk into room of 1000 people & have quick mental model of each person & how they relate each2other? Thursday, January 20, 2011 2:53:21 PM via txt

Hey IT trades reporters, same procedure as yesterday: send email to jkobielus@forrester.com, get mobile # in email signature, call that. Thx Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:17:56 PM via TweetDeck

"HP-Microsoft collaboration bears fruit" (http://bit.ly/gIGVr1) JK--HP & MSFT jointly develop solution appliances built on EDW appliance Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:11:40 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Days by Kinks #KEXP JK--Song brilliantly covered by the late Kirsty MacColl on the "Kite" LP (1989). @chinamartens Thursday, January 20, 2011 12:50:09 PM via TweetDeck

Need a key defining those terms. Thursday, January 20, 2011 12:05:23 PM via txt

Connections count. Quite often, most successful people & firms have an "in" and milk it for all it's worth. Old boy/girl networks move world Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:13:41 AM via txt

Startup cluster. Often, it's bunch of people possessed by same idea. Common notion may stem from myriad affinities among them, incl region. Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:09:12 AM via txt

Voice is power. Social media empower you with amplified voice, a key asset in idea marketplace. Beckons audience and builds the viral buzz. Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:02:45 AM via txt

Silicon Valley cluster. Incubators: Stanford & HP. Primary factors: smart people & VC $. Costs: compens & collab 4 innovative R&D talent. Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:54:53 AM via txt

Never use 140 char limit as excuse for not expressing complex thoughts. Equations are powerfully compressive. Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:48:54 AM via txt

You could also see clustering as necessary 4 young sector to minimize transaction & factor costs in chaotic process of scaling & evolving Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:47:40 AM via txt

Opportunity vs positional logic? Sounds interesting. Please explain. Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:38:37 AM via txt

Speak of devil: Schadler discussing "Empowered" themes now at #Forrester internal all-hands meeting in Boston. See my & other Empwrd repts Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:36:48 AM via txt

Competitive advantage of regions. Porter points to stickiness of industry clusters around incubators, such as universities & big customers Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:34:06 AM via txt

Recent biz books? Try "Empowered" by Bernoff & Schadler. Usually, I prefer classic biz books, like Porter "Competitive Adv of Nations" Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:31:47 AM via txt

Schaden Freud. That was Sigmund's nasty little brother who chuckled at Oedipus' dilemma. Thursday, January 20, 2011 8:15:45 AM via TweetDeck

Luggage. Do they call it that because you have to lug it around? Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:43:39 AM via txt

"8 Funny Data Disasters of 2010" (http://bit.ly/dL1zsO) JK--Funny? Depends on POV. Cynic sez comedy is tragedy that happens to other people. Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:27:11 AM via TweetDeck

"Apocalypse in Cyberspace? It’s Overdone" (http://nyti.ms/gAOv49) JK--"Terrible concept"? Sure, but same can be said 4 nuclear annihilation Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:23:58 AM via TweetDeck

"Universal Remotes Not Remotely Possible" (http://nyti.ms/hMi5hv) JK--Cant access every device feature & tends to get lost in universal sofa Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:20:31 AM via TweetDeck

"Most-anticipated tech products of 2011" (http://bit.ly/g8fWKD) JK--All gadgets? Does nobody anticipate software, infrastructure, or cloud? Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:11:06 AM via TweetDeck

RT @TheOnion StatShot: What Are We Taking The Blame For? (http://t.co/F02D4Vb) JK--Personally I'm taking blame for next several tech bubbles Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:07:08 AM via Tweet Button

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: I'll Be A Liar by Bette Davis from The Lost Soul Queen JK--Jazzman Miles' better half. Strong tough R&B from 1963. Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:01:37 AM via TweetDeck

Sunrise over Boston. Mostly clear. Snow pushing in tonight. Got my sweater, overcoat, gloves, hat, scarf, & reading material at the ready. Thursday, January 20, 2011 6:57:32 AM via TweetDeck

Note to self: must absolutely get a Dolly Parton greatest-hits album. Her songs are so solid, from the start of her career to the present. Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:09:49 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Don't Want To Throw Rice by Dolly Parton JK--1967. "I want to throw rocks at her. She took the only love I had." Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:08:15 AM via TweetDeck

Man, my voice is shot. And folks were encouraging me to have another shot. A shot at singing. A shot of spirits. All high-spirited, mind you Thursday, January 20, 2011 12:58:23 AM via TweetDeck

Fun night of singing & carousing with all my #Forrester buddies, including the CEO, to the sounds of guitar, banjo, and keyboards. Thursday, January 20, 2011 12:53:48 AM via TweetDeck

A Boston winter. A post-midnite venture a few hundred feet outside the Westin. Yes, it's cold & wet & dark & precipitating something snowy. Thursday, January 20, 2011 12:48:46 AM via txt

"Does Microsoft Deal Signal Death of HP's Neoview?" (http://yhoo.it/i0pKpW) JK--Yes but also nu life in HP's partner-focused DW applnc strat Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:26:52 PM via TweetDeck

@datamartist If ya don't watch out, a billion here, a billion there, and soon it adds up to a whole lotta columns. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:22:17 PM via TweetDeck in reply to datamartist

Fun fact: #Forrester analyst @xmlgrrl aka Eve Maler went to school with future-pres Obama in Hawaii. He's a year older. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:20:17 PM via TweetDeck

"IBM’s cloud computing strategy: Flying blind?" (http://bit.ly/gNoMjJ) JK--What's "blind" about comprehensive vision & portfolio? Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:18:33 PM via TweetDeck

If you're emotional, you get stuff out of your system with a good cry. If you're cerebral, with a good say. Sharp word or two does the trick Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:14:40 PM via TweetDeck

Actors in & around LA pursuing careers. Saw an "Entourage" rerun last night. Spoke to @jasonkobi a sec ago. Work can be had if ya hustle. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:06:16 PM via TweetDeck

Greg Vandy at #kexp is doing one of his consistently awesome The Roadhouse shows right now. Just one great gospel number after another. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:58:40 PM via TweetDeck

Somebody named @jameskobielus keeps speaking to the IT press about analytics topics. That's not me. We often get confused. He's clueless. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:51:45 PM via TweetDeck

"Why some companies are ditching their spreadsheets" (http://bit.ly/fu85RH) JK--Is #BI displacing Excel? Not that we've seen. [CORRECTION] Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:42:04 PM via TweetDeck

" New Cassandra db can pack two billion columns into a row" (http://bit.ly/gRSDUG) JK--Wow. Optimal for hyperfederated cloud analytic DBs? Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:36:21 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind On Jesus) by Blind Roosevelt Graves & Bro JK--Peppy. Nothing like Doug Martsch's Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:30:29 PM via TweetDeck

"Avoiding a collision between tech & emotion" (http://bit.ly/eY3lT2) JK--Real & forced smiles work different face muscles. Read users' well. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:26:36 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen by Sam Cooke from Night Beat JK--1963. Sam sang of soul's exaltation. Great gospel Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:18:27 PM via TweetDeck

At house-warming party last weeknd, my neighbor regaled me w/ tales of Berkeley in 60s, me him w/ Ann Arbor memories. We were li'l kids then Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:17:07 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Backlash Blues by Nina Simone from Sings The Blues JK--Best coolest "protest singer" of the 60s. This from 1967. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:14:34 PM via TweetDeck

Cool chat w/ #Forrester VP internal suppt Janice Gatchell re Fr. Bill Neenan, who taught us both econ--me @ UMich-A2, she @ Boston College Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:13:02 PM via TweetDeck

Having great discussions with #Forrester colleague @xmlgrrl aka Eve Maler re IdM intersections with my core focus areas. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:10:11 PM via TweetDeck

Having great discussions with #Forrester colleague John KIndervag on collaborating on research re DW and advanced analytics roles in SIM Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:09:31 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: I'm Moving On by Ray Charles JK--Singer best known for...........where do I start? Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:05:19 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Night Train To Memphis by Bobby Hebb from From Where I Stand: Black Exper In Country Music JK--Best known 4 "Sunny" Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:04:26 PM via TweetDeck

Shouted noisy-party conversations tend to tighten the vocal cords & strain the nerves, no matter how pleasant the subject matter. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 8:54:33 PM via TweetDeck

@Alyssa_Milano Best food for your brain is love. Absent that, your cerebral digestion begins to curdle and pinch. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 8:50:16 PM via TweetDeck in reply to Alyssa_Milano

These IT vendor financials continue to rock 'n' roll. This space is heating up for a solid 2011. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 8:47:22 PM via TweetDeck

Totally cool reconnecting with @xmlgrrl aka #Forrester IdM analyst Eve Maler. She & I go back to my xmlboii & IdM daze at Byrtingroop Wednesday, January 19, 2011 8:45:57 PM via TweetDeck

Taking a break from the imbibulation so I can be limber, vocal-wise, to perform with the late-night #Forrester band. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 8:41:06 PM via TweetDeck

Phrase I'm hearing more frequently in discussions with IT pros: "We want to do everything in the cloud." Wednesday, January 19, 2011 7:32:34 PM via txt

A drink or two would be in order. Until, that is, I get out of order. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 5:46:05 PM via TweetDeck

Hey Eve, it is an honor and pleasure to have you in the #Forrester community. Glad we didn't lose you to the dark side! Wednesday, January 19, 2011 4:04:03 PM via txt

Re #Forrester Derek Miers, set your own personal goals. "Where do I need to go and how am I going to get there?" Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:05:11 PM via txt

Did 3 reporter calls today on HP-Microsoft converged appliances. Watch this partnership. Very strategically important for them both. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 2:37:34 PM via txt

Hat? I don't have a hat now. I don't even have all that much hair anymore. Just a bareheaded geek, without sartorial flourishes. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 2:32:40 PM via txt

Had new official #Forrester photo taken. Sans spectacles. Like the one that's there now. But closer-up. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 2:18:28 PM via txt

Spending time on the phone with reporters while on the road at conferences. That's my strategy for starving myself. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 12:12:11 PM via TweetDeck

Diagramming. The reason I am always sketching is because diagrams are absolutely essential for getting my head around complexity. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 11:40:02 AM via txt

One of my fave people in IdM community, Eve Maler, has joined #Forrester. Can't wait to chat with Eve here in Boston. We go back 10 years. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:55:55 AM via txt

Interviewed by Chris Kanaracus of IDG re HP & Microsoft. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:52:51 AM via txt

Checklists. I attach stickynoted to-do lists to all physical project folders, and arrange those folders in priority orders. That's my memory Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:03:53 AM via txt

George Colony. Never realized till now how much he resembles Alan Alda. Speaks a bit like George Plimpton. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:49:03 AM via txt

I too judge every encounter by how much I learned. Feed my mind please. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:45:08 AM via txt

Takes courage to do social media in a different, idiosyncratic fashion. Courage to be 100% authentic. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:38:21 AM via txt

A forrest of faces and names and roles and specialties. Familiarizing self with one and all. No mean feat. No, I do not have a good memory. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:10:46 AM via txt

Reporters can most easily reach me today thru Friday at my mobile, the number of which is in my email signature at jkobielus@forrester.com Wednesday, January 19, 2011 8:32:18 AM via txt

Who sez large modern convention centers have no soul? They are a nakedly geometric stage where many souls enact vignettes large & minor. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 8:29:37 AM via txt

RT @kexpplaylist: It Happened Today (Featuring Eddie Vedder) by REM from Collapse Into Now JK--Excellent new REM. In their classic sound Wednesday, January 19, 2011 6:56:43 AM via TweetDeck

Expecting snow in Boston the day we're all supposed to fly back. 'Twill be fun for all. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 6:53:53 AM via TweetDeck

#Forrester internal all-company kickoff. Going downstairs to get my badge, meet everybody. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 6:51:36 AM via TweetDeck

Complimentary copies of Roll Call, The Hill, & Politico for US Airways shuttle passengers? Oh, I forgot. I live in the DC area. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6:59:07 PM via txt

"Congress tones down the rhetoric after shootings" (http://yhoo.it/dZaGer) JK--Yep. They've stopped referring to House middle aisle as "DMZ" Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6:48:36 PM via TweetDeck

"Ford's Distracting Dashboard Needs Risk Disclaimer" (http://bit.ly/e1ihan) JK--Yes. Auto dshbds should default 2 least-risky visual clutter Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6:45:40 PM via TweetDeck

"Internet Kill Switch Could Cause Chaos" (http://bit.ly/hqKe43) JK--Yep. Rumor is switch'll erase concept of Internet from collective memory Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6:35:27 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hurricane Season by Trombone Shorty from the album Backatown JK--Old-timey New Orleans party jams. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6:25:13 PM via TweetDeck

This is the year when appliances are repositioned as the building blocks for clouds, private and public. Function-fit hi-perf modulars Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6:24:15 PM via TweetDeck

Analytics appliances. Storage appliances. Integration appliances. Security appliances. WAN optimization appliances. [fillinblank] appliances Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6:19:29 PM via TweetDeck

Winter has its own special chiaroscuro. Days of limited sun but, when it comes, sun must compete with the dazzle & glare of snow everywhere Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6:12:41 PM via TweetDeck

"In 2011, SQL Server market trending toward cloud, virtualization" (http://bit.ly/hTPRvG) JK--#Forrester #EDW Wave criteria emphasize these Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6:06:46 PM via TweetDeck

RIP Sargent Shriver. First director of agency that gave global-oriented Americans an alternative to joining the war corps or spy corps. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 5:32:27 PM via web

Another spam line that gives me the creeps: "Somebody's searching for you!" Constant surveillance. Is that supposed to make you feel loved? Tuesday, January 18, 2011 5:28:39 PM via web

RIP Don Kirshner. 60s wouldnt have had as many catchy pop hits if he hadnt packaged opportunities for so many great singers & songwriters Tuesday, January 18, 2011 5:25:34 PM via web

Privacy protection notices in your monthly statements. They've felled more forests than Paul Bunyan & his blue ox. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:41:29 PM via TweetDeck

Another spam line that sends chills down my back: "We need your help!" Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:23:34 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Lake Michigan by Rogue Wave from Asleep At Heaven's Gate JK--Best believe the lake's frozen solid right now. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:18:37 PM via TweetDeck

Putting the final post-copyedit touches on my #Forrester #EDW Wave. Early Feb publication, I'm told. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:40:01 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Godless by The Dandy Warhols from Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia JK--Note to self. Buy a Dandies CD. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:39:22 PM via TweetDeck

Those "connect with yer long-ago classmates" spams will be irrelevant. Social media ensure my kids' generation never lose touch with theirs Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:38:33 PM via TweetDeck

@johnrrymer Prisons? LOL. We're either a walled gartn or forrest, depending on your perspective. But they're paywalls--aka, business models Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:29:42 PM via TweetDeck in reply to johnrrymer

Somehow I've been possessed by the ghost of SeƱor Wences. Been saying "'sawright" all day. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:26:56 PM via TweetDeck

@johnrrymer Captive analysts? LOL. I feel a joke coming on. Must not succumb. Must not succumb. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:19:51 PM via TweetDeck in reply to johnrrymer

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Only Shallow by My Bloody Valentine from the album Loveless JK--1991 rocksong with exhilarating electronic rush-wash Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:14:32 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Lord, I Hate You California by Kay Kay And His Weathered Underground #KEXP JK--Cool hippie-fied paean to Golden State. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 1:48:47 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Good Intentions Paving Co. by Joanna Newsom from Have One on Me JK--Harpist is 2nd cuz 2x-removed of CA Lt Gov Gavin Tuesday, January 18, 2011 1:41:36 PM via TweetDeck

Interviewed by @jaivijayan of #Computerworld on #Microsoft Dynamics #CRM Online #cloud launch. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 1:38:25 PM via TweetDeck

My yard is littered with fallen, ice-encrusted branches & twigs. Hey Mr TS Eliot, we're not buyin' it. January is the cruelest frickin month Tuesday, January 18, 2011 12:43:48 PM via TweetDeck

Is there any way to set up Facebook so we don't get alerted to every message of everybody else who commented on somebody else's commentary? Tuesday, January 18, 2011 12:26:13 PM via TweetDeck

Just helped daughter unstick a stuck "insert" key on her laptop. Just a matter of pressing "insert." Wish all tech support issues that easy! Tuesday, January 18, 2011 12:13:48 PM via TweetDeck

Snowing in Boston, and rest of week looks wintry. Adds just the appropriate dash of anxiety to my travel plans. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 12:12:22 PM via TweetDeck

@marksmithvr "Social Media Ignorance in IT Analyst Industry" JK--Do we "buck the trend at [our] firms"? No. #Forrester very social-focused Tuesday, January 18, 2011 12:05:47 PM via TweetDeck in reply to marksmithvr

"Value of People Over 50" (http://bit.ly/dJv5Bt) JK--Do we wear a scarlet L? Let's see equivalent justifications for 20-, 30-, 40-somethings Tuesday, January 18, 2011 12:01:55 PM via TweetDeck

Anecdote analytics. That's the IT ROI justification based on "wow, I heard somebody somewhere got super-rich from this once" business case. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 11:06:53 AM via TweetDeck

Ice still coats every outdoor surface. But I do see the first drips of the thaw. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 11:01:24 AM via TweetDeck

@OneOro Funny that they put the ersatz Larry Ellison impersonator in the position of the ersatz Bill Gates from those Apple commercials. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 10:24:33 AM via TweetDeck in reply to OneOro

Wouldn't it be cool if physicists found that at the subatomic core of the universe it all comes down to....teeny tiny URLs? Tuesday, January 18, 2011 10:20:20 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Fat Man & Dancing Girl by Suzanne Vega from the album 99.9 F JK--Cool soft narrative rap, a la "Tom's Diner." Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:38:18 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: New Slang by The Shins from the album Oh, Inverted World JK--In a dream, I imagine this as folksong from the Middle Ages. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:20:54 AM via TweetDeck

I must always have complete calendar in front of me; all my projects & tasks; & all requests & pending commitments. Only then can I commit. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:18:22 AM via TweetDeck

Ice sheets everywhere. It's days like this that remind us of why it's good to have a garage and all cars in it. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:15:40 AM via TweetDeck

Privacy and social networks. It's like cancer and cellphones: never-ending anxiety factor that may never be extricated from the meme pool. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:14:42 AM via TweetDeck

"Death by water cooler" (http://bit.ly/eyzAXk) JK--Geez. Conversation and its discontents. Just enjoy the cool water & don't B paranoid. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:11:53 AM via TweetDeck

Notice the rhythm of a deep breath as it sends cooling waves of relaxation throughout every tissue of your body and mind. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:08:08 AM via TweetDeck

RT @znh: Dilbert predicts social's decline: http://bit.ly/gM8cIZ JK--Not prediction. Just noting differentiation declines when too popular. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:06:43 AM via TweetDeck

Read WSJ articles this morning on #IBM & #SAP in analytics markets. Didn't say anything I didn't already know. Speed-reads over breakfast. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:04:02 AM via TweetDeck

Baby Doc back in Haiti. Just what the Haitians need. Threat of govt instability to take their minds off geological & societal instabilities Tuesday, January 18, 2011 8:59:54 AM via TweetDeck

Must always have A.M. reading time. That's sacrosanct. What's an analyst who doesnt do daily research? Someone trading on stale intelligence Tuesday, January 18, 2011 8:56:52 AM via TweetDeck

Catching up on a dizzying range of tasks, large & small, the have piled up in my time-off. Unholy moley! Tuesday, January 18, 2011 8:53:24 AM via TweetDeck

Solid ice sheet coating northern Virginia. Slipping & sliding. Glad I'm inside. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 8:06:23 AM via TweetDeck

@kimstanick I'm seeing the same thing, Kim. 2011 is promising to be a strong year for the economy, with data mgt a key growth sector. Monday, January 17, 2011 10:21:31 PM via TweetDeck in reply to kimstanick

Augmented reality and heads-up automotive displays. At night and/or when ice/snow obscure road ahead, windshield should display lane lines. Monday, January 17, 2011 10:20:36 PM via TweetDeck

@HowardKurtz LOL. She'd have a point (http://bit.ly/hsGcAu) if we were accusing Tea Party of vampirism. Monday, January 17, 2011 9:50:38 PM via TweetDeck in reply to HowardKurtz

Blogger. The term feels so "last decade" now. Sort of how "hippie" felt in the 70s or "beatnik" in the 60s. Monday, January 17, 2011 9:47:11 PM via TweetDeck

Wait a darn second, now. The new Starbucks "trenta" have about 30 oz. The "venti" have around 20 oz. These names are the Italian numbers. Monday, January 17, 2011 8:45:28 PM via TweetDeck

@luisdans Dirty little secret: most analysts moonlight as landscapers, cuz we love to hedge. Monday, January 17, 2011 8:43:22 PM via TweetDeck in reply to luisdans

Famous entertainers whom I've never actually seen perform, on TV, movies, or what have you. Ricky Gervais, for one. Monday, January 17, 2011 8:41:39 PM via TweetDeck

We tend to leave the over-the-air radio on country or classical stations around the house. Note that I don't tweet much on those. Go figure. Monday, January 17, 2011 8:40:08 PM via TweetDeck

Wow. My output makes it look like I spent all day on Twitter. But the centerpiece of my day was a nap. Atypical for me. Felt good. Monday, January 17, 2011 8:38:52 PM via TweetDeck

"Starbucks aims at customer churn with new coffee" (http://bit.ly/fE2Uk6) JK--New "Trenta" supersize? Yikes! Calculated 2 make innards churn Monday, January 17, 2011 8:16:25 PM via TweetDeck

Habituation. Fill your life with contractions, distractions, and satisfactions that become your new main action. Monday, January 17, 2011 8:09:10 PM via TweetDeck

"Have pockets, will travel" (http://wapo.st/dJlHQN) JK--Sure sign of terminally geek: absolutly must have one of these dorky travelr jackets Monday, January 17, 2011 8:05:03 PM via TweetDeck

RT @NowYouBeYou: "Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself." Miles Davis JK--Glad he didn't say "with." Monday, January 17, 2011 7:58:40 PM via TweetDeck

Ice crystals starting to coat the deck out back. Sleet seems to be on the way. I travel tomorrow night. Ah...timing. Monday, January 17, 2011 7:55:35 PM via TweetDeck

Now I know what's unsettling about Twitter photos. Cycles thru same faces, over & over, sorta like The Onion's "person on street" section Monday, January 17, 2011 7:50:58 PM via TweetDeck

@mikojava Apparently. Just as Apple had two Steves, I suppose. Monday, January 17, 2011 7:47:38 PM via TweetDeck in reply to mikojava

Social network analysis of laughter. I'd be interested in knowing who gets most "LOL", and how much is of the "hardy har har" variety. Monday, January 17, 2011 7:44:26 PM via TweetDeck

"Mapping laughter in Supreme Court" (http://wapo.st/e941hy) JK--Scalia funniest? I'll bet most laughter before bench is nervous. Monday, January 17, 2011 7:42:24 PM via TweetDeck

RT @jackshafer @peterflom: "Reince Priebus - take out vowels and it's RNC PR BS" JK--LOL. His name, given+ sur, looks made up. Monday, January 17, 2011 7:39:41 PM via TweetDeck

@Futureratti No. Did Brokaw say anything we haven't heard a million times before about MLK Jr.? Factual, not salacious, that is. Monday, January 17, 2011 7:31:06 PM via TweetDeck in reply to Futureratti

"Social Media Drops Another "P" Bomb" (http://bit.ly/ey8Kto) JK--"Social media norm of privacy"? You kidding? It's society of blabbers. Monday, January 17, 2011 7:29:55 PM via TweetDeck

Martin Luther King Junior. Can't help but focus on initials: 4 consecutives in reverse alphabetical order. Also, 2nd & 4th names quasi-rhyme Monday, January 17, 2011 7:21:28 PM via TweetDeck

Sean Parker. Who? I was scratching my head throughout "The Social Network." I only recall the name Shawn Fanning, re Napster founder. Monday, January 17, 2011 7:16:38 PM via TweetDeck

Obama has weathered the midterm backlash reasonably well. He stands unbowed. And will wield a mean veto power for next 2 years. Monday, January 17, 2011 7:11:17 PM via TweetDeck

Group-shopping sites. OK, they're getting under my skin. Egidia & I negotiated great group deal on full-body massage w/non-needle acupunctre Monday, January 17, 2011 6:58:58 PM via TweetDeck

"No-Glasses 3D Tech Makes You Blink Really Fast" (http://bit.ly/i0jNU8) JK--Simulating a seizure. Yeah, that sounds like lots of fun. Monday, January 17, 2011 6:10:13 PM via TweetDeck

"DNA Molecules Can 'Teleport,' Nobel Winner Sez" (http://bit.ly/eXdRDM) JK--Apparently, life beamed 2 earth surface from orbiting Enterprise Monday, January 17, 2011 6:08:12 PM via TweetDeck

"When Patents Don't Equal Innovation" (http://bit.ly/hEbcqK) JK--Patents show you have lots of people inventing stuff. That's it. Monday, January 17, 2011 6:00:07 PM via TweetDeck

Steven Jobs. I think his place in the history books is already reasonably secure. Monday, January 17, 2011 5:18:28 PM via TweetDeck

""Stealing Wi-Fi" isn't about Wi-Fi" (http://bit.ly/efpNWI) JK--Cyber-ethicists: this is your assigned dissertation topic. Have at it! Monday, January 17, 2011 5:17:19 PM via TweetDeck

"The Internet of Things and the Cloud CIO..." (http://bit.ly/fuIHMu) JK--With geospatial & social, it's Internet of people, places, & things Monday, January 17, 2011 5:13:13 PM via TweetDeck

"Happy 25th birthday, IETF" (http://bit.ly/eb1QsK) JK--After qtr-century, should get promotion from "task force" 2 "force 2 B reckoned with" Monday, January 17, 2011 5:11:27 PM via TweetDeck

"10 biggest hoaxes in Wikipedia's first 10 years" (http://bit.ly/ewhDS4) JK--Is mean-time-to-hoax going up or down? Mean-time-to-spot/fix? Monday, January 17, 2011 5:07:57 PM via TweetDeck

"Battling 'BPM backslide'" (http://bit.ly/g19bU9) JK--But R they really "improved" processes if people don't find the collaborative groove? Monday, January 17, 2011 4:58:49 PM via TweetDeck

@EventCloudPro #validate Hey Facebook, how about letting us define any relation we want to add? Monday, January 17, 2011 4:00:22 PM via TweetDeck in reply to EventCloudPro

Listening to "The Story of Bo Diddley" from His Best. This braggadocio electrified bluesman was the true archetype for Kanye West. Monday, January 17, 2011 11:38:54 AM via txt

Boredom. It's the tension of same-ol'. A steady flow of novel sensations relieves it. Monday, January 17, 2011 11:31:20 AM via txt

Risk dashboards. Would be cool to see them integrated into heads-up GPS to tell which path to destination is diciest. Monday, January 17, 2011 11:24:12 AM via txt

It's always essential to have alternate distractions for when Internet bogs down. Which is often. Monday, January 17, 2011 11:14:01 AM via txt

In the moment. Funny thing. When you're in it, it doesn't feel like a moment. It feels like ever & ever. Monday, January 17, 2011 11:10:24 AM via txt

Facebook keeps suggesting "people U may know" then penalizing me 4 trying 2 friend many of them (freezing my ability 2 do so 4 days). Geez Monday, January 17, 2011 10:48:45 AM via web

"Congratulations, you've been selected!" That's one of those spam lines that sends a chill down my spine. Monday, January 17, 2011 9:49:52 AM via TweetDeck

Profiles in victimology and remedial solutions. Chief subject matter of the infomercial universe touting identity theft protection schemes. Sunday, January 16, 2011 10:48:31 AM via txt

Info output of humanity. Folks wanna know what's organically digitizable potential of all activities of all people, apps, sys, & processes. Sunday, January 16, 2011 10:45:00 AM via txt

Calculating total informational output of humanity a bit tricky. No single source. Variegated spectrum of tech and nontech activities. Sunday, January 16, 2011 10:26:49 AM via txt

Amazing that people can calculate aggregate energy output of Sun from the heat it pours onto human-scale exposed surface on face of Earth. Sunday, January 16, 2011 10:23:41 AM via txt

Does 911 accept text messages? Is there a way of supporting this medium while minimizing incidence of false & prank text requests for help? Sunday, January 16, 2011 10:13:32 AM via txt

Desert southwest. Does it actually end at Boise? Sunday, January 16, 2011 9:23:10 AM via TweetDeck

Silvio Berlusconi. Makes Bill Clinton seem like a wuss by comparison. Sunday, January 16, 2011 9:19:59 AM via TweetDeck

@futurescape You have to worry about augmented reality in automotive heads-up displays. People swerving to avoid phantom objects. Sunday, January 16, 2011 9:18:44 AM via TweetDeck in reply to futurescape

RT @TheKernOrg: CEO Mark Zuckerberg is depicted as a harsh megalomaniac - http://ow.ly/3Ds5g JK--Ever heard of a kind&gentle megalomaniac? Sunday, January 16, 2011 9:17:21 AM via TweetDeck

One annoying thing about Facebook's profilng feature is can't declare any family members who aren't on Facebook. Such as wife. Sunday, January 16, 2011 9:15:15 AM via TweetDeck

If organized religion ruled Twitter, your first follow would be your last follow. Sunday, January 16, 2011 9:12:21 AM via TweetDeck

Cee-Lo Green was great on SNL last night. And check out his all-girl band. I think he realizes he needs beauty distraction on stage. Sunday, January 16, 2011 9:00:37 AM via TweetDeck

Still receive the tech emailed newsletters that I received 10 years ago (if they still publish). Stay afresh on old coverage areas. Sunday, January 16, 2011 8:57:22 AM via TweetDeck

Dunkaccino! Dunkaccino! Dunkaccino? Saturday, January 15, 2011 6:08:44 PM via txt

Growing up in Michigan, I saw it as heart of the Salt Belt. They mine it, apply it liberally to roads in winter, and sprinkled on every meal Saturday, January 15, 2011 6:05:25 PM via txt

Kmart. Sturdy retailing brand. Haven't gone into any of their stores in ages. Saturday, January 15, 2011 6:00:56 PM via txt

Asking somebody to respond frankly, and then specify use fewer words on next response. Signal that they are not respecting your style. Saturday, January 15, 2011 5:00:52 PM via txt

January. The month resolutionaries invade fitness clubs & trample standard etiquette. Dont interrupt somebody set 2 ask if can use equipment Saturday, January 15, 2011 4:26:33 PM via txt

By the way, I am not tweeting from dentist chair. I am not that perverse. But I am tweeting while I exercise. Call me eccentric. Saturday, January 15, 2011 4:13:08 PM via txt

Your dentist uses nonmetallic instruments for drilling & scraping? Saturday, January 15, 2011 4:11:05 PM via txt

My new dentist has cool digital dental imaging sys that gives quik insight into what might B wrong or right in there. Confirms with own eyes Saturday, January 15, 2011 4:09:05 PM via txt

How to relax in the dentist chair? First, accept that having mental instruments jammed in your mouth is stressful. Then, unclench everything Saturday, January 15, 2011 4:05:04 PM via txt

Tyra Banks still going strong with TV career predicated on anointing America's Top Runway-Strutting Fashion Clotheshanger Starveling. Saturday, January 15, 2011 3:59:41 PM via txt

Behavioral analytics. Sad truth is that profiling, prediction, & nick-of-time interdiction of a Loughner, McVeigh, or 9/11 very difficult. Saturday, January 15, 2011 3:57:07 PM via txt

Behavioral analytics. Another danger is overreliance on conversational signs of mental illness. Physically observng somebody behavior is key Saturday, January 15, 2011 3:51:02 PM via txt

Behavioral analytics. Danger of profiling each other compos mentis is when dominant personality types bully eccentrics into hiding & shame. Saturday, January 15, 2011 3:46:58 PM via txt

Behavioral analytics. Often, few biological markers 4 psychologicl disorders. Symptoms often manifest in conversation. We profile each other Saturday, January 15, 2011 3:44:54 PM via txt

Behavioral analytics. Somebody on some social net observed Loughner's increasingly bizarre utterances & suggested get checkd 4 schizophrenic Saturday, January 15, 2011 3:41:52 PM via txt

Behavioral analytics. Essentially, that's core of social science. Why people behave the way they do, individually or in groups. Saturday, January 15, 2011 3:38:41 PM via txt

Does the Vatican keep an official registry of certified miracles associated with any human? Or just what's expedient for backstory? Saturday, January 15, 2011 3:31:22 PM via txt

Oddly, I can scarcely what happened in the year 2000. A disputed election, an Olympics...what else? Saturday, January 15, 2011 2:17:40 PM via txt

RIP David Nelson. Older son of TV's first, longest running, & most popular reality show based on a family. His Ozzie also former bandleader. Friday, January 14, 2011 9:58:15 PM via txt

RT @kexpplaylist: Wilco (The Song) by Wilco from album Wilco (The Album) JK--This just in: Tweedy renaming self "Wilco (The Leader)" #kexp Friday, January 14, 2011 5:51:21 PM via TweetDeck

Amy Chua. Has given children everywhere a new reason to hate music. Piano & violin lessons: the castor oil of tiger moms. Yeesh. Friday, January 14, 2011 5:48:27 PM via TweetDeck

RT @reasonapplied Francis Ford Coppola Explains Power of One Word Strategy http://ow.ly/3DYkV JK--Fesses 2 renting out middlename 2 carmaker Friday, January 14, 2011 5:45:58 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Dylan "Girl from the North Country" from "Freewheelin'" LP. Young Bobby drops his affectations, hints at own regional bakground Friday, January 14, 2011 5:43:16 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to greatest hits of The Weavers. Tremendously influential. Gutsy buncha leftwing musicians. Fresh warm breeze at start of Cold War Friday, January 14, 2011 5:37:05 PM via TweetDeck

@buckwoody #ThingsYouWillNeverHearBuckWoodySay Spoken like a true Seattlite. Check out Robyn Hitchcock lyrics to "Belltown Ramble." #kexp Friday, January 14, 2011 5:19:33 PM via TweetDeck in reply to buckwoody

@dermotcasey The last couple of tweets are my next volley in this thread, by the way. Didn't want to tamper with the verse as written. Friday, January 14, 2011 5:15:48 PM via TweetDeck in reply to dermotcasey

That was "REVELATION" from http://scr.bi/crqB5g Friday, January 14, 2011 5:13:26 PM via TweetDeck

Beauty is in the contour of a new way of seeing, in the revelation of a cosmos that, at our prompting, has just let drop the very next veil Friday, January 14, 2011 5:12:45 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Arthur & Yu "Come to View (Song for Neil Young)" from their "In Camera" LP (2007). Love this Seattle duo's Hazlewood-ish songs. Friday, January 14, 2011 5:06:55 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Fleet Foxes "He Doesn't Know Why" from their debut LP of a few years ago. C'mon guys: when's the next coming out? Luv yr stuff. Friday, January 14, 2011 5:04:22 PM via TweetDeck

@dermotcasey Right. Or see the same ol' patterns that everybody sees, which contributes to a type of habituated cognitive blindness. Friday, January 14, 2011 5:03:29 PM via TweetDeck in reply to dermotcasey

@dermotcasey Or insight: seeing patterns where others see randomness, chaos, noise, ...... Friday, January 14, 2011 5:00:46 PM via TweetDeck in reply to dermotcasey

@ariegoldshlager Tyranny of choice? Does that equate laissez faire with totalitarianism? Now I'm getting scared. Friday, January 14, 2011 4:58:03 PM via TweetDeck in reply to ariegoldshlager

"A Map of the First Internet" (http://gizmo.do/hJ0xsf) JK--East & west coasts met in Utah. Put golden traffic spike at http://bit.ly/g83sSq Friday, January 14, 2011 4:54:03 PM via TweetDeck

Tweet propagation latency diffs. The browser interface generally gets them a few seconds before TweetDeck, which is 2-5 secs before txt msg. Friday, January 14, 2011 4:49:48 PM via TweetDeck

@merv Did all Jeopardy categories have a common "geek wish fulfillment" theme? Friday, January 14, 2011 4:45:57 PM via web in reply to merv

Praise You (http://bit.ly/fqRPx5) Friday, January 14, 2011 4:41:22 PM via TweetDeck

Loeke Pelenkahu: http://on.fb.me/hxhUFb Friday, January 14, 2011 4:36:38 PM via TweetDeck

Sadly, this week we lost a dear friend. Not suddenly, not unexpectedly. It was her decision. Netherlands law allows end-of-life choice. Friday, January 14, 2011 4:34:28 PM via TweetDeck

This week in "child"rearing: my elder (23) relocated to La-La-Land, my younger (20) locked down her career plans a little more firmly. Friday, January 14, 2011 4:32:11 PM via TweetDeck