My fave time of week: Sunday morning calm.
RIP Charlie Callas. Comic worked so many facial and behavioral tics that he gave distinct impression of Tourette's sufferer.
RIP David Frye. Stand-up made a wickedly demonic Nixon impersonation his calling card in the heyday of Tricky Dick.
DJ Michele Myers of #kexp always spins the most romantic mix of indie, soul, and other styles on her weekend shows.
"Woman Sues Diddy for a Modest $1 Trillion" (http://on.msnbc.com/ezouU1) JK--Did he? Say he didn't! She sez Diddy sexed her & caused 9/11.
RT @kexpplaylist: Gone Daddy Gone by Violent Femmes from Violent Femmes JK--Can't decide which I love better: this or Gnarls Barkley cover.
Amazing! This phenomenon called "winter" keeps coming on a more or less annual frequency. Never misses. Surprised no one else has noticed.
"For the sake of argument, let's assume that..." When somebody begins an argument with that line, let's assume they totally disagree with U.
I realized that when Obama was clearly on the road to victory in 2008.
Just realized Abraham Lincoln was my current age when he became president of the United States. Glad he was up to the challenge.
Panera. It has become preferred pitchstop 4 salespeople targeting consumers w/ complicated propositions. Financial advisor one table over.
As an amateur poet, I like tintinabulation & assonance. Partly for their sonic texture, but mostly for the fact that those words sound dirty
Charlie Sheen in "rehab." That's only half-solution. Wont believe he's on the road till signs up 4 oft-neglected "ilitation" part of program
Jackie Gleason brilliantly substituted gestures 4 words. On "Honymunrs," could get bang-zoom laughs miming fist to Alice kisser. "Wanna go?"
Responded 2 reporter email yesterday re best practces using predictve analytics in direct mktg. Boost OB response & IB mktg lift w/NxtBstOfr
Watching CNN coverage of Egypt crisis muted. Very gripping sequence of images. Tells story of just how acute the crisis in fact is.
Egypt. Saudi regime is obviously very vulnerable. If Saudi Arabia becomes safe haven for all deposed Muslim dictators, popular revolt awaits
With the across-the-board healthy financials of publicly traded analytics vendors, they have cash for major acquisitions. Bracing for news.
Have seen diminishing mentions of "NoSQL," but growing innovation in alternative db architectures. People realizing uber-label adds no value
Wondering whether Mubarak plans to mummify & inter self in some sort of futuristic virtual pyramid.
Interesting to thumb backward in time thru my tweets and relive the memory of exactly where I was & what was doing when tweeted each.
Rahm Emanuel back in the Chicago mayoral running. Let's see whether Obama coattails still stretch back to hometown.
"YouTube Buys Fflick 4 Social-Sentiment Analysis in Videos" (http://bit.ly/h9RgaL) JK--Should use to rate & pay amateur video by popularity
Cut Internet access punitively, and you force people to physically congregate to get the news--and to make it!
"With wired Internet locked, Egypt looks to the sky" (http://bit.ly/gbFSBNj) JK--Mubarak planning to drop ancient pyramid of silence.
jasonkobi Walk like an Egyptian
YOW-zuh! Computer glitch resolved, we're being processed through US immigration/customs. Now just cooling inside terminal.
Predictive analytics in national governance. If I deny my people their life-sustaining connectivity, what's the next-best action? Me flee?
Egypt cuts its people off from Internet cellular etc to keep them from revolting, virtually guaranteeing formation of massive angry crowds.
Some sort of US immigration/customs computer glitch has us in limbo at Ottawa airport.
Listening to Montreal's Arcade Fire "Suburban War" from "The Suburbs." Actually, Regine's from Haiti original and Win from Texas.
Wanna thank buds in #TDWI Ottawa-Gatineau chapter 4 cool conversations & warm Canada maple-leaf mittens. Fellow North Americans: I salute U!
Listening to Ottawa expatriate Alanis Morissette "All I Really Want" from "Jagged Little Pill." Do schools here slap w/ splintered rulers?
"Ochocinco Planning 2 Change Last Name Back 2 Johnson" (http://aol.it/hSxhAi) JK--Darn. I predicted he'd stay with sequence: "Nueveseis."
Rideau Hall and grounds sure do look pretty in snow. Quiet. Not too many tourists in late January.
Big shout-out to Denny's in South Keys Shopping Centre in Ottawa for their awesome free wi-fi and delicious eats. Truly a grandslam place!
"Google-Backed 'Super Wi-Fi' Plan Gets FCC Approval" (http://bit.ly/f5b0wl) JK--To supersize your Internet addiction.
"Seven Ways to Stay Sane Around Technology" (http://bit.ly/gvAwR0) JK--Way #1: Don't make IT your career.
25th anniversary today of the Challenger space shuttle disaster. I recall watching it on somebody's office TV at North American Telecom Assn
I cannot believe I lost a glove while walking the streets of Ottawa last night. Perhaps I'm futzing with my Zune too much.
What are the odds? Someone in my Ottawa audience, Jason Simmons, knows 2 of our longtime friends, Teresa Spataro & Bill Ellis, back in NoVa
Ottawa and its Beavertails. They're good, but gooey. I'm a slob, in a business suit. Do I dare?
#TDWI Ottawa-Gatineau preso went well. Great people, many federal employees or contractors. Excellent discussions.
@don_r_coradix I'll try not to disappoint.
"Tech of Gods: Intelligence Automatd: Genius Switch For Super Intelligence Inventd" (http://bit.ly/ehymPM) JK--What genius thought of that?
Speaking to #TDWI Ottawa-Gatineau chapter this evening on DW, BI, and analytics trends. 80+ attendees expected.
Listening to Chambers Brothers "Time Has Come Today." Actually, right this very moment. C'mon Air Canada. BOARD!
Being an analyst involves carrying heavy baggage hither & yon. Physical & conceptual.
Listening to summer-themed songs by Lesley Gore and Chad & Jeremy. Fun fact: All guest-starred on Batman TV series. The Brits as themselves.
Some Toronto dude just called Ottawa the "armpit of Canada." I beg to differ. Ottawa-Gatineau is a very nice place.
The fact that "urb" is the root of "suburb" should clue you to core fact: these communities are cities within larger urban areas.
It sure is. You don't need multistory buildings and symphony orchestras to constitute a city.
A suburb is a city.
There's a city in Canada called Kanata. Do we have a city in USA called Uza?
Got home in one piece at 1am. Had to shovel the driveway. Got a good 3 hours or so or sleep. Now off to the airport. And Ottawa.
@jackmackenroth That is a wonderful capitalization corollary to "Eats Shoots & Leaves." Twitters must absolute check what I'm responding to.
Listening to Raveonettes "Break Up Girls!" from "In & Out of Control." Duo has rhythmic agility of Olympic gymnasts on uneven bars.
I know for all intents & purposes to the people around me in the Ritz lobby that I appear to be workaholic freak. Sorta like me at airports
@briantimoney Gasp! Spreadsheet illiteracy! That was also warning sign in the decline & fall of the Roman Empire. That + difficult numerals.
A lady also camped in the Ritz lobby complimented me on my one-legged plank (in biz suit) to plug laptop into hidden wall outlet. PowerFlex!
@passion4process Yes, yes, and so my wife reminds me too. Trying to see if can sleep in business suit without rumpling it or my disposition.
Listening to Bob Dylan "Tombstone Blues" from "Highway 61 Revisited." One of his funniest rockingest. "The sun's not yellow, it's chicken!"
Listening to YMG "Ode to Booker T" from ext "Colossal Youth" CD. Only track never previously released. Opaque lyric, like most of theirs.
Listening to Young Marble Giants "Radio Silents" from extended "Colossal Youth" CD. "Be polite tonight. You know a smile when you see one"
Still stuck in plush surrounding in the Ritz Tysons lobby. No room at the inn. My home not far as the crow flies. Thinking of renting a crow
3d-eyeing James Staten's forthcoming #Forrester report "2011 Top Ten IaaS Cloud Predictions For I&O Leaders." We have awesome cloud experts!
Wherein Jim has the time to regale y'all with his 30+ year infatuation with all things YMG. Hey, I got me my credit in the straight world!
Listening to Young Marble Giants "This Way" from "Colossal Youth" extndd Crepuscule '94 release. Mislabeled as "Clicktalk." I have the vinyl
People often ask me about my race. As you all know, I'm Asian. I'm a Cauc-Asian.
Listening to Young Marble Giants "The Man Amplifier" from "Colossal Youth." Feels like Kraftwerk composed for the hurdy-gurdy. Stu's organ!
Listening to Young Marble Giants "Eating Noddemix" from "Colossal Youth" (1980). Whatever it is, sounds like the potion I need right now.
Listening to Junip "Rope & Summit" from "Fields." I need a pair of cross-country skis right now. Cross-Beltway skis plus a jet pack.
@mschafer Great meeting U too "Security PR Chick - Merritt Group" (your own profile description), from a fellow former Current Analysis dude
Camped in lobby of Ritz Tysons Corner, listening to Ben Gibbard & Feist's gorgeous "Train Song" from 2008's "Dark Was The Night" compilation
Snowstorm traffic jam tweets. Plenty of time 4 listen 2 NPR podcasts. T. Gross interview physcist re parallel universes. This one pure white
Snowstorm traffic jam tweets. Plenty of standingstill vehicular time to make up for today's tweetdearth.
Snowstorm traffic jam tweets. Discussed my 2011 research agenda far too many times today.
Snowstorm traffic jam tweets. Met wit SenSage in Reston today. Strong prospects focused on SIEM apps of event DW.
Will still be in Ottawa tomorrow to speak at TDWI...if they plow DCA overnight....let's see
Mark Brunelli of SearchDataManagement.com interviewed me on top predictions for 2011.
#Experian Decision Analytics has a sophisticated constraint-based optimization & strategy map capab for multichannel CRM & next best offer
Snow & sleet falling in DC area. Totally looking forward to driving clogged roads throughout the day with tight scheduling connections.
Taking briefing & demo from #Experian Decision Analytics on Marketswitch & Strategy Tree Optimization
"Father of Internet Vint Cerf Calls Schmidt's Departure From Google 'Fortuitous'" (http://bit.ly/fbowso) JK--Politespeak 4 "good riddance"?
"Cloud computing & Jevons Paradox" (http://bit.ly/fM8P6g) JK--Not 2 B confused with the Jeeves paradox: if U ask the price, U cant afford
Does any member of congress become automatically ineligible to run for mayor in their hometown when they start working primarily out of DC?
Casualty is that causality falls to correlation as U deepen interdependent relations with those who plumb those among dependent & indeps
Modeling, modelers, & models. Spend any time with them and your head will be swimming in variables variables variables variables variables
One of my discussions focused on modeling productivity, the other on modeling scalability. Speeding experts vs. speeding infrastructure.
Spoke with economists this morning, both involved in advanced analytics. One a software vendor, the other a government user. Models rule.
"HP chief to reveal strategy on March 14" (http://bit.ly/eKfbAJ) JK--Summit just for journalists? Hope they brief the analyst community too.
"Google, content farms & one slippery slope" (http://zd.net/gXMdQ5) JK--Zap lo-qual content from search results? Ya mean, like tweets? No!
"The Industrial Engineering of Business Service Factories" (http://bit.ly/h2eepi) JK--See how you feel when those services unionize.
"Mapping Profanity on Twitter" (http://bit.ly/hOL7Nk) JK--Salt Lake City. Cleaner than a mosquito's tweeter.
"App Success May Signal End of Internet Innovation" (http://bit.ly/dMryTN) JK--Undecided whether this headline prophetic or merely moronic.
My fave modern story-song: See Me River "Ed Jackson": taut newswirish drama set up by opening line "10-27-08 639am" (http://bit.ly/hnj2M1)
So glad I got this fan-cooling platform for my new home laptop. I can actually keep it comfortably on my actual lap for extended periods.
"Self-service BI catches on" (http://bit.ly/gI4voh) JK--Don't recall speaking w/ Elisabeth Horwitt. But IDG has many reporters. They team.
Sitting here finding another recent quote, cite, or excerpt of me. Compiling the mentions into a mention mulch. I'm such a mensch.
I like how the GOP has named the healthcare insurance reform to nail it more tightly to Obama's legacy. Thanks folks!
Iraq War and our involvement. Can you name a song associated with it? For me it's Broadcast's "America's Boy" (http://bit.ly/gIoeXP)
Oh, right, it will increase cost, impoverish us all, & kill jobs. Same argument the auto companies used to oppose every safety & enviro reg
Considering that the US is a major agricultural exporter, I'd say we're the hub of that wheel.
Doesn't mean they didn't love or respect their dad any less. It just means they were a normal, fractious clan, like many, such as mine.
Patti & Ron Reagan. Ever notice that Gipper's younger, biological offspring more liberal than older, adopted? Suspect P&R knew him better.
The new foodsource traceability law in US will create the biggest baddest most federated public product info mgt #MDM database anywhere.
Nightdreams. God gave them to us to remind us how totally nondreamlike all our dayschemes really & truly are.
The afterwork hours at my leisure. When I recollect and refocus the blur thru which I've been plunging headlong all day. Pluck out the real
Food source analytics. New US law will let us all trace all ingredients in all supermarket food items back thru every processing step.
Doing more with less.....sleep.
"HP officially axes the Neoview data warehouse platform" (http://bit.ly/eg8iRS) JK--Took it off artificial life support.
About Schmidt: Did young'uns put older Eric out to pasture now that they have the experience to run the place well? (http://bit.ly/gDTmCi)
Winter is summer's reverse image. Summer: "It's not the heat, it's the humidity." Winter: "It's not the cold, it's the aridity."
"Social media analytics going thru growng pains" (http://bit.ly/gbjDRT) JK--Sentiment analysis? No settled sentiment on soc media usefulness
"Social Net Frenzy Signals Another Tech Bubble" (http://bit.ly/dIXk83) JK--Ya think? It's not as if evrybody slapping "social" on everything
RIP Jack LaLanne. True American pioneer, both on the exercise & healthy eating sides of fitness equation. Hated exercise. Loved results.
"The perils of ad hominem arguments" (http://ow.ly/3ISxK) JK--Only total freakin losers go the ad hominem route, ya hockey puck!
Anybody who think Twitter is crack for ADD people has got it bass-ackwards. Those who colonize this adept at concentrating thru noise.
Days start the same. Trying to configure contiguous blocks of concentration from disconnected blocks of time.
Getting ripped? No thanks, Maxim. I prefer girly exercise called yoga. Stretches & strengthens muscle fiber. Ripping = damage = weakness.
Listening 2 Buddy Holly's superb cover of Chuck Berry "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man" on PA at Rite-Aid. Lubbock dude would've been mega 60s star
With she & her older brother living away from home, it's both a relief 2 know they can take care of selves & good 2 know they need us still
Listening to Eddie Money "Two Tickets to Paradise" on car radio. Can't help but smile remembering how Homer Simpson sang it.
Delivering Sonya & her stuff back to her GMU dorm room after long holiday break. Miss her already, and I'm still parked out front.
Keith Olbermann. I never watched him. Not even once. And I'm a liberal. But I don't need cable-TV commentary on politics. It's all hot air.
@rmcilree Milton WI. When I got ticket-outa-there job offer that started my actual career, I rejoiced. Wisconsin was my dad's home. Not mine
@rmcilree Milton, Wisconsin. It's interesting how quickly a smalltown associate editor fresh out of Madison angers town's conservatives.
@rmcilree MIlton in '84-'85 lost a highschool teacher in a plane crash out-of-state. Got feds to give them library from defunct college.
@rmcilree Milton in '84-'85 had interesting local story of possible mob connection at the pizzeria down the street. Pizza guy unpleasant.
@rmcilree Milton has that interesting/odd bipolar two-main-street configuration. I lived on Janesville side mainstreet, worked on other side
@rmcilree Milton College closed the year before I worked at the Courier. Town was in a deep funk. Plenty of cheap vacant apartment space.
"Do BI and Analytics Belong Together?" (http://bit.ly/dTQ9KH) JK--In the same vein, do rectangles & quadrilaterals belong together?
Yoga teacher was bit off & distracted this morn. It's sessions like that where U tell yrself not 2 follow all instructions. Be yr own leader
Listening to Dandy Warhols "Plan A" from "Capitol Years: '95-07" "All of us, all of us, sing about it, All of us, all of us, sing about it!"
"Mom and Dad Are Sexting" (http://bit.ly/hbsJ1x) JK--With each other, I hope. Then tell Mom & Dad to get a room. Have one? Shut the door!
Oh, yes, let me tell U story of my glorious tenure as associate editor of Milton (WI) Courier. Let me not. I'm longtime Virginia transplant.
Wisconsinites have epithet "FIB" that refers to rude jerks south of THEIR border. I have family both sides of that border. Divided loyalties
Listening to Dandy Warhols "We Used to Be Friends" from "Capitol Years: '95-'07." Should be theme song of dead socials.
Motivational speakers. Often, their primary motivation is to motivate you to buy their book.
@mdmcdermott All the time. If you're driving at results, processes can feel like opposing team: need agile running back to leap that line.
Listening to Dandy Warhols "Every Day Should Be a Holiday" from "The Capitol Years: '95-'07." Pure guitar-rock joy.
In other "just shoot me now & get it over with" news, some spambot continues to have a field day with my Hotmail account.
Also got "Dark Was The Night," awesome 2-CD multi-artist AIDS-benefit compilation LP from '09. Artists range alpha from Antony 2 Yo La Tengo
Jim's dandy now. Found The Dandy Warhols' "The Capitol Years: 1995-2007" at local Borders. Bought it. Ripping it to my Zune as I tweet.
Metric of torture from ill-fitting biz proc shoved down user throats by suboptimal ent app suites. How frequently do users let curses fly ?
Giada Di Laurentiis. She's like a petite southern Calif Sophia Loren who bakes brownies. Notice her extraordinarily bright widemouth grin.
I'm showing off to yoga teach Cindy. She is 2 rows behind on cardio machines warming up. This is how I warm up: handsfree balancing tweeting
Enterprise app suites. Software equiv of mainframe. When our children's children are the vendors, peeps'll still be predicting their demise.
Paper checks. Endangered form of payment. In 12th year of new century, many of us still have unused checks with "19.." printd in date field.
Enterprise application suites. Your EA planners will keep refocusing your stratgy & infra 4 frnt & bak office biz processes. Reusable models
Enterprise application suites. Well-entrenched partner ecosystem keeps vendor customer loyalty from eroding. Your SI promotes that throat.
Enterprise application suites. Doubt market will decline anytime soon. Users value single throat2choke. Identify selves as throat's "shop."
Facebook alert! James Kobielus likes....liking things. OK, you can all go back to what you had been doing. I like all that too.