Fun fact: Professional recording artists don't sit around all day listening to their recordings, no matter how excellent. That's our job!
Helped Sonya diagram brewing of beer: malting mashing sparging lautering hopping yeasting fermenting packaging. I imbibe structured workflow
Had birthday dinner for Sonya. Tom and Donna came by. We all told college stories.
Spam's sting diminishing because.....people don't check email like they used to.
You don't rollback anybody's collective bargaining rights. If the GOP wants to play the "class warfare" game, they've struck a raw nerve.
A text message can hold an entire stanza of poetic noodling. Or an entire poem. Modularizes the composition quite well.
@GuyKawasaki Human touch? Pat on the back, recognition-wise, is best. Pat on the back, physical, feels like patronizing attaboy praise.
@KelFitz Rim? It's a soft rimless pullover. Snow? Had taken a few light flakes in a feather-light Steamboat Springs snowstorm.
As the music industry grows more virtual in its distribution, consumers have less of a clue what art the artists put on their album covers.
WARD They call it stress. But they called it demons, humors, neurasthenic exhaustion. Your spirit done gone… (cont) http://deck.ly/~I5Qxn
Now for that poem I tweeted incrementally to myself earlier. Essentially a sonnet (syllable-wise), chopped haiku-ishly
Systematiclly filling in my collection of must-have LPs of recent years. Today's acquisition: Animal Collective "Merriweather Post Pavilion"
Regis can bench press his weight. James Franco's conceptual. And oil is running out.
They call it strife. But striving is strength, the bully adaptation's red palm flat, pinning us squirming.
Sensors indicate the magnetic poles have come unstuck, wobbling like crazy. Watch those auroras.
Money flees emerging markets. Crowds mass in public demonstrations on finer points of policy.
Television. The living light source. Wards off all seasonal disaffection. Where's that damn remote?
They call it stress. But they called it demons humors neurasthenic exhaustion. Your spirit done gone.
OK. Enough of that winter shot from a year ago. Here's 30 years ago, in a photo machine in Ann Arbor. U-Mich student union.
Listening to Alison Statton & Spike "Where to Start" from "The Shady Tree." Welsh artists of which I'm inordinately fond.
@arWasgarDros Apparently the language site I visited steered me wrong. Apologies to the people of Wales.
Deterministic rules don't cut it when dealing with behavior of humans exercising free will. Pavlovian stimulus-response modl been discreditd
Where does "predictive" enter next-best-offer picture? Through concept of "most likely." It's the offer the customer will most likely accept
My next-best-offer case study was actually cross-channel customer experience optimization--i.e., next best experience.
Today was quite productve. I wrote sizeable chunk of #Forrester doc, put togethr FLB slides; interviewd NxtBstOfr case study; did inquiries
"Portlandia" alert! U cannot watch just 1 clip. U cant stop yerself from watchng them all (http://bit.ly/e27sp2). Addictive fresh hilarious
Tech bubble forming. How do I know? When everybody plays "same name game" of obsessing over value of same brandnames (GGL, FCBK, TWTR, etc)
Portlandia "Did You Read?" (http://bit.ly/fA8fAi) . A screamingly funny short slapsticky video of cultural oneupmanship.
This "Family Plan" out-take from "Portlandia" is one of funniest commentaries on the cellular industry I've ever seen (http://bit.ly/gclwB7)
Funny video "I Dream of the 90s" from IFC series "Portlandia," starring Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein (http://bit.ly/gn8LJj)
Hey iTunes. Stop slapping dumb labels on music. You label half the songs on Arcade Fire latest LP as "rock," the other half as "alternative"
Inuit. Circumpolar people. Hence the only ethnic group that is aboriginal to both of earth's hemispheres. And who totally surround an ocean
Which got me to wondering about the numbers in Cymraeg (aka Welsh): dyn dau tair pedwar pump chwech saith with naw deg
Today I realized I don't know what the numbers in old Anglo-Saxon were. Here they R: ān twēgen ðrīe fēower fīf siex seofon eahta nigon tīen
Sonya apologizes for speaking so fast and animatedly and with so many ideas tumbling out. I apologize for bequeathing half her genome.
Let's see, what crazy crap did I tweet today? Oh, a haiku. That was a short light. If it had been a traffic jam, I coulda concocted a sonnet
RT @ScreenwritingU "There are 1000 doors to Hollywood & at any given time, 20 are open" JK--20 casting calls? 980 projects in production?
ABOVE & BENEATH TYSONS//A big fat gray cloud/crowds my pleasantly blue view/but is pierced clear through.
Loved "Community" & "Parks & Recreation" on NBC last night. My two favorite sitcoms right now. Chevy Chase and Aziz Ansari my personal faves
Re Fred Armisen (& Carrie Brownstein), SNL should do something that has only one precedent (Blues Bros.): make cast member the musical guest
"Facebook Makes a Silent Change 2 Newsfeeds" (http://bit.ly/dEhPLN) JK--Bad feature. I use social 4 dashboarding. Don't disappear my feeds!
@loserboy is right. M.Ward is an awesomely talented guitarist. I saw him on Austin City Limits do the most intuitively brilliant performance
"Leonardo DaVinci applies for job" (http://bit.ly/9rYqq9) JK--Candidate rejected. Resume written backward. Doodles in margins. Paint smears.
Wisdom of crowds. Culture has taught us the opposite: the wisdom of martyrs who stood up against crowds. And whose wisdom recognized later.
Wisdom of crowds. Sorry, but this phrase has always given me creeps. Seems to provide ideological cover 4 rioting, vigilantism, & lynching.
"IBM's Watson could usher in new era of medicine" (http://bit.ly/hpkhUe) JK--Same can B sed 4 self-svc in-mem analytics w/ adv visualiztion
Sentimentality analysis. I'd like speech analytics developers to perfect cornball filtration algorithms & use 2 block Plain White T's songs
"Reputation Warfare" (http://bit.ly/9miYkH) JK--Aka PR. Flanking strategy: analyst relations. Persuade, wow, co-opt trusted 3rd-parties.
"Open Govt May Do More Harm Than Good" (http://bit.ly/fJ5VgQ) JK--What the....? You don't say. Should we be modeling selves on North Korea?
"Google Makes Search Results Social" (http://bit.ly/fvREwt) JK--So U can swirl yer beer buddies' "it sux" opinions into Google's algorithms
PR people have the deepest and juiciest Facebook "friends" lists. They are connected to everybody.
RT @kexpplaylist: Souljacker, Part I by Eels from Souljacker JK--Essentially, post-grungy twist on Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love"
Big Data (e.g., Hadoop). Big Memory (e.g., Terracotta). Big Brain (e.g., Watson). Week's been big all right. Need wee bit o' time 2 focus.
Always, in front of our house, have last big streetpile of dirty plowed snow to melt. Factors: shade from our house + position on cul-de-sac
Funny thing about people who ask incredulously "who is Arcade Fire?"...the band's played on SNL a few times...not unknown or out of blue
Desktop quikly clutters w/ IM windows, browsr windws, opened emails in own windws. Feels like house of open wndows. Too much wind. Close 'em
"HP's Half Step Back Into DW" (http://bit.ly/hMR8rD) JK--Not half-step. It's full step. But HP has overly complex footwork & could stumble
I recommend Jeopardy B changed 2 "all video/audio" & "all emotional and kinesthetic intelligence" format. OK, Watson. Try that on for size!
"You've been labeled at work. What do you do now?" (http://tek.io/hkwfBK) JK--Get a skin graft to remove Myers-Briggs tattoo from yer behind
"Google Lets Users Block Content Farms" (http://bit.ly/gw3k8X) JK--Good. Gives us a bit more ability to filter spam from search results.
"Has Zune Finally Met Its Inevitable Demise?" (http://bit.ly/dF1wce) JK--Not inevitable. Only inevitability is absorption into MSFT bundles
Saw headline this morning asking whether [big IT brandname] is "corrupt"? Inflammatory? Sensationalistic? Yes. But more concrete than "evil"
"Massive Information Stockpile Guides Humanity Course" (http://bit.ly/fBl0rC) JK--Only in gravitational sense. Warps cyberspace curvature.
"IBM Watson Takes 1 Small Step 4 Computr " (http://bit.ly/ev8sH) JK--Cannon can launch baseball into space. But prefer slugger whack-a-ball
"Nokia Leaps Off 'Burning Platform' Into Microsoft's Arms" (http://bit.ly/hp3wg2) JK--Butcha gotta admit: it's an even-Stevens relationship
"Txtng-- gudbuy inglissh, oui 1ce luv'd U" (http://bit.ly/g9BaLs) JK--Apparently, person who thinks Shakespeare wrote w/ grammar book in lap
Speaking to the #Forrester Leadership Board on Customer Intelligence on March 10. Topic: Trends in Customer Analytics and Data Warehousing.
Dodged a bullet. They're not closing my Borders. Not yet. Long-term prospects don't look good, though.
Having fun dredging brain cells to recall names of people I used to work and/or hang with and send Facebook friend requests.
Canonical model. Master model. Uber-model. On any givn day, what I call it depnds on whethr feelng more ecclesiastic, controlling, or German
RT @marshallk: "trying new PJ Harvey album" JK--Enjoying PJ's new one. It's her voice above all: freer phrasing, higher pitch, Celtic timbre
RT @btemkin: "Just saw Watson crush the humans on Jeopardy" JK--Now it's up to humans to change rules of Jeopardy to level the playing field
Listening to PJ Harvey "On Battleship Hill" from brand-newLP "Let England Shake." Think Sinead O'Connor, informed by William Blake.
"eBay" is one of most randomly arbitrarily named high-tech companies I've ever heard of (http://bit.ly/g38F90). And that's saying something
Dear Late Mayor Coleman Young, from a LIvonia Boy: "AT THE STRAITS//Detroit riots and rots,/deteriorates and/r… (cont) http://deck.ly/~3XG2y
Yes, two straight Detroit tweets. Prepare for a forth (extended thru the magic of deck.ly)
"The Death Of The Music Industry" (http://bit.ly/eTbxp7 ) JK--Hardly. Careers return to fundamental: performing live.
"Everyone's a Winner" (http://on.wsj.com/fnpyaw) JK--"Celebratory culture" Yeah, but I've never receivd award/promotion in career. Go figure
Leaflessness. On a lovely snowfree midwinter late afternoon, you realize the trees are happy to be bare. The weight of Spring awaits.
Best way to face the future is face-down, walking straight thru it. Face-up, all you see are reflections of the past, steering you wrong.
Working on #Forrester vision paper on next best offer. Been a blessed afternoon. Minimal disturbances. Much clarity. Wrote some good stuff
"Infoblox ramps up IP address mgt 4 virtual envirnmnts" (http://bit.ly/e1Jv9F) JK--HIghlights importance of stewardship 4 precious resource
Not sure which global depletion concerns me most: ozone, petroleum, biodiversity, or IPv4 addresses. Can we survive without Internet sprawl?
295+ exabytes stored globally? Feels lo. If 1B peeps own PCs & avg disk 100GB, that's 100 exaB right there. Biz must have 10-100X that much.
Sunny & warm February day. Wary of mild air in mid-February, cuz I know how hairy and hoary and horrid and hasty winter might soon re-enter
Interviewed by Courtney Bjorlin of ASUG News re SAP Business Objects 4.0 upcoming launch.
RT @debtfreeguy "Success in marriage is more than findng the right person. It's becomng the right persn" JK--Fave Twtr original-quote source
@brwood Real-time everything: BI, analytics, transactions, business processes, etc.
Wuz tellin cuz Tommy: "i'm only 26....times two....i'm twice as young as i was a quarter-century ago"
Chatting with my cuz in Florida. Both of us originally from Mich. Winter vs. summer: which is more of a pain to endure? Snow vs. humidity?
Tired of blanket statement that young are "Internet savvy," as if older people unhip. The latter simply havent built their lives around 'Net
Getting more inquiries on all-in-memory architectures. Is this this a market segment? Hardly. It's a theme/trend permeating many IT segments
Here's my vision on multiverses. If revealed & confirmed thru math patterns alone, they exist. Do prime numbrs "exist"? Does it rain digits?
"RSA Launches Industry's First End-to-End Incident Management Solution" (http://bit.ly/folCvQ) JK--Any event DW under the covers? Tell more.
It's been years since I did a CTIA. Year since a Lotusphere. Years since an RSA. Why? Ever-shifting coverage areas. Life = change
"Innovation Transforms Data Warehousing" (http://bit.ly/h58ZNN) JK--My recent blog, syndicated to Information Week.
Dear Various Web Conf Providers That I Use Only When Taking Various Vendor Briefings: Quit littering my desk w/ yer icons & disk w/yer files
Hmm..that 276 exabyte world data storage estimate comes, mas o menos, to 50 gigabytes per person. Many of us have many times that in our PCs
These "old classmates looking 4 U" spams losing allure as all old classmates who really R looking have already found U on Facebook.
Runway models. At some point, they should dress up like airplanes and be judged on their aerodynamics. As well as cheekbones.
"Microsoft Unveils SQL Server Fast Track DW 3.0" (http://bit.ly/dYbpwV) JK--Kurt made several factual errors. I've requested corrections
“Out of My Way, Jerk!" Researchers Study 'Sidewalk Rage' (http://on.wsj.com/h5krZO) JK--Must admit: slowpokes get on my nerves.
Have two reporters scheduled to call me tomorrow. Doing two case study interviews. Drafting 2 docs. Everything's pairing. Parallel streams.
They are dueting on Oprah. Debbie Reynolds now looks younger than daughter Carrie Fisher.
"Big Memory." Before long, it will relegate "Big Data" to ash heap of outmoded scalabilty summits 2 conquer. Big virtual memory across cloud
Interviewed by Kurt Mackie of Redmond.mag re Microsoft Fast Track DW 3.0
Taking briefing from NICE Systems w/ @kateleggett . Real-time analysts for mulitchannel next-best action & customer experience optimization
Love when "investing in" is pejoratized (I made up that word) as "throwing $ at." Even well-thought-out investment can B throw fate 2 wind
ADVIZOR oem's their predictive modeling & regression analysis algorithsm from #KXEN
Taking briefing from ADVIZOR Solutions on their predictive, in-memory data mgt, and data visualization capabilities.
Annoyingly protracted conf call dial-in procedures: phone number, access code, moderator code, record name, confirm, audio pin, confirm
I find popup messages annoying, both visually & audio. That's what IM/chat is all about. It's distracting 2 have yer workspace jump out at U
Bloomberg TV chatted with me on the phone re data mining. They're trying to develop a story. Not a formal interview.
@CurtMonash I think Twain's principal offenses were a) living in the 19th century in America and b) honestly depicting what he saw/heard.
"Could Google Risk Taking on the CRM Market?" (http://bit.ly/dMG7tT) JK--Or take the easy way in. Why not simply buy Salesforce.com?
Working on my next best offer vision piece. Waiting for a CPG customer to dial in for an inquiry on predictive analytics in #CRM
My favorite new funny band name: Ringo Deathstarr.
"How to ergonomically optimize your workspace" (http://j.mp/gcXbeu) JK--Excellent guidelines. I use 2 little pillows 4 extra lumbar support.
Noticing an interesting trend in the sort of year-start inquiry requests I'm getting. Vendors want detailed discussion of my research agenda
"8 Epic Computer Industry Failures" (http://bit.ly/gdA4f2) JK--Value vanishes so quickly in this industry it can break your heart.
@CurtMonash You're very kind, but youthful visage always been double-edged sword professionally. People youngr than me imagine they're older
@CurtMonash Fer sher. But we all tweet about startups, and half the time, just a wee little attention and mention is all they're asking for.
@CurtMonash I refer them to a Forrester account manager, and if they opt to go the POC route, that's entirely up to them.
"Should Mark Twain be censored?" (http://ow.ly/3WrjX) JK--Yeah. You'll never work in this town again Twain! What..oh..never mind.
Unseasonably warm yesterday in DC area. Just like Valentine's Day 21 years ago. I remember that because that's the day our youngest was born
One of the tricky aspects of being an analyst is having to tell old professional acquaintances I can't freebie them on inquiries. Gotta eat.
Listening to School of 7 Bells "Babelonia" from "Disconnect From Desire." Exquisitely stacked upward-building vocal dynamic. Very Cocteau!
Migraines For Dummies. Of course, the pamphlet prints advice in tiny font that works wonders on your migraines.
Being briefed by #Pervasive on DataRush 5.0, which combines multi-core & Hadoop cluster scaling w/ enhanced multi-language support
New blogpost: "HP Acquiring Vertica, Ramping Steadily Back into Enterprise Data Warehousing Market" (http://bit.ly/e5ZdAB)
Taking briefing and demo from #Spiral16 on their Web sentiment monitoring SaaS offering. Me and colleague Zach Hofer-Shall
HP acquiring Vertica. Last sentence in my #EDW Wave last week: "strongly believe Vertica will be acquired in next 1-2 years"
HP acquiring Vertica. I'm doing a blog on that. Stay tuned. Today. Soon.
Just been informed that Train "Hey Soul Sister" won best pop group performance. Faith in Grammies restored!
What the..? Arcade Fire "The Suburbs" somehow won Grammy for LP of year. Shocking! How dare they give these to deserving artists/recordings?
Today's my baby's 21st. The old "where do the years go?" really comes into focus on days like today. Happy b-day & V-day Sonya!
When you say a vendor is toast, I think yum-yum. I have toast with PB & J every day and love it. Toast is platform for spreading value-add.
"Scientists calculate total data stored to date: 295+ exabytes" (http://bit.ly/hVPJ6C) JK--How much of that has been purged/trashed?
Brain drain from IT vendors. Wouldn't you prefer the brains drained to vital vendors than stay swirling down drain at dead-end vendors?
How to know email declining in importance to your work/life? Email is down for longer and longer periods before you notice.
Reading "You Don't Know Me." Remembrance of Ray Charles by his eldest son. Unflinching, loving, balanced, detailed, well-written.
Clarence Thomas keeps 5-year Supreme Court silence. Twain sed best: "Best 2 keep silent & B thought fool than open mouth & remove all doubt"
Trump in 2012. Cuz what America truly needs is a homegrown Silvio Berlusconi.
Donald Trump considering White House run. Ramping up the bloviational factor in 2012.
It's funny. I watch so much trash cable at my club, muted, that I am starting 2 become so-so fluent in lipreading. F-bombs explode visually
It's sorta default oldfart behavior 2 dis latest batch of teen idols, but I like Justin, Taylor, & Gaga. Last that left me cold was Britney.
If you're expecting some supernatural content analytics engine in cloud 2 reveal meaning of life, I feel Monty Python moment approaching
Beyond Mubarak. In these stories, just matter of time before someone cues The Who "Won't Get Fooled Again." If youth-stoked, "My Generation"
My freshman comp teacher taught us the rhetorical power of parallel construction.
Do Google, Wikipedia, & Watson render trivia buffs obsolete? Not if you suspect trivia game rigged. What if sponsored by left or rightwing?
Do Google, Wikipedia, & Watson render trivia buffs obsolete? Not if U want 2 question answers on controversial topics. Jeopardy avoids those
Do Google, Wikipedia, & Watson render trivia buffs obsolete? Not if U want 2 question others' answers. Is Jeopardy reserch staff infallible?
Do Google, Wikipedia, & Watson render trivia buffs obsolete? Of course not. One's agility as critical thinkr depends on cognitive fact cache
Yeah, as I said in my tweet
"How Much Data Can Humankind Generate?" (http://bit.ly/eMN3Dc) JK--My rule of thumb: usage grows 2x annually, hence 1000x each decade.
An audience. Once you've built one, you don't trifle with it. Transient asset.
Already loving the new Iron & Wine LP--"Kiss Each Other Clean"--madly, and I'm only 3 songs in so far. Sam Beam has gift for magical melody.
I didn't realize Hollywood leading men in the 30s took color headshots (http://yfrog.com/h397suoj)
Rogers & Astaire dance "Too Hot to Handle" (http://youtu.be/UnUfY-URXzA) from "Roberta". Not humanly possible to watch this without smiling.
Spam subject line that made me giggle: "Did you forget about this cash?"
First in a never-ending series of spam subject lines that made me giggle: "Have Great SEX And Save 80% Valentines Day Special"
http://twitvid.com/TEKOM This is me natural, or unnatural, depending on your POV. Bespectacled, glaring, but the me you'd see in daily life
http://twitvid.com/VOVQW This is me testing TwitVid. Click 2 C & hear me on my sofa, unnatural. I took off my glasses. Too much glare
Got the latest Iron & Wine at what remains of Borders. Copying it to my Zune. Can't wait to hear. But will wait. Dinner comes first.
@SarahKSilverman C'mon Sarah. You have to do a follow-up tweet developing the topic of that juice in the expected direction. Just because.
Pretty clear clean pure iridescent February sundown now over northern Virginia. Thrilling in its cold calm radiance.
Downhill skiing. One of the most sinfully pleasant outdoor sports to watch on TV with mute on and your thoughts switched down low.
Tyra Banks. I'll bet there are faces like hers sculpted on sarcophagi still undiscovered all along upper Nile. She has those haughty genes.
Sorry to break it to you Kim, but she & near-contemporary Ronald Reagan cutting the rug on Big Cloud upstairs. I'm sure she puts him 2 shame
Mississippi governor calls 4 reining in of "govt gone wild." OK. Let's start by pulling back from wild reckless overseas military campaigns
Ginger Rogers' 100th. She could sing, dance, act, make you laugh, swing with Fred, and do it all with consummate grace. And she was a babe
Curious: Have astrophysicists considered possibility that dark matter & energy bound up in galaxies so far their light has never reached us?
Parade's Manner Up! column: Q: "My boss wants 2 friend me in Facebook. Must I accept?" A: Accept but relegate 2 list of frends dished drivel
Walter Scott's Personality Parade. Take random set of Google search results on current celebrity doings. Print that & put in Sunday paper.
Teens & tweens packing the multiplex last night. Middle of winter. Why? Justin Bieber movie.
Listening 2 German classic rokrs Beeth Oven "5th Synth." Repetitive. Swings btwn hammring opening riff & sulking away. These dudes tonedeaf?
@EugeneMirman If "Atlas Shrugged" is successful, I fear it'll lead to film adaptation of "Dianetics."
Anyway, my senior honors thesis was on none of that. Quant model of TV competition impact on program quality. Our polarity: tube vs life.
"Free yourself from mental slavery." That's my favorite line from any Bob Marley song. "Redemption Song."
Which explains why so many people who were born in the first 8 decades of 20th century still in thrall to capitalism vs. communism polarity.
Not that I necessrily agreed with the principles of either revolution at the time. Nor do I now. But disruptors burn polarities into culture
What was special about that 1978-80 period was disruption brewing in world. Reagan/Thatcher revolution in west. Islamic revolution in Iran.
But fave "philosophy" was econ senior honors seminar. We debated left (Rawls) vs right (Nozick). Both philosophers analytically sharp!
My fave philsophy profs in Ann Arbor in 70s? Richard Brandt (phil of mind), Peter Railton (political phil), Elias Baumgarten (ethics).
Me personally? Well, it's sort of obvious. But it's not as obvious that I was predominantly philosophy at U-Mich. I've always built models
Occasionally I like to drop these ideology-philosophy tweets into my stream to gauge others' reactions. Who sits on what side of what fence?
Listening to Caribou "Odessa" from "Swim." One of those 5-minute songs you can totally swim inside & lose track of time.
But, anyway, this is like arguing to Deadheads that in fact the Airplane had better songs. To each their own tribe.
Ayn Rand's belief in the supremacy of the disruptors seems to ignore the primacy of organizers & managers in realizing these grandiose plans
Ayn Rand crazy notion that innov8rs R some distinct subgroup of humanity who can organze cartel & go on strike. Others'll innov8 around them
Ayn Rand's selfishness philosophy. Long been rally cry of arrogant rightwing laissez faire, but just as applicable to vigilantism.
Ayn Rand's "objectivism" value of selfishness. Seems she selfishly coined own term rather than bow 2 "existentialism" (http://bit.ly/Sl4fz)