Workflows. In adhocracy, workflow isn't something you model. It's a mess you shovel into some coherent pile. Is a blizzard a "flake flow"?
Reviewing industry faces-I-know in Facebook so that next time I encounter them in "wild" I'll know I know them so I won't make fool of self
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. I'll grant them the "arts," but what's with the "sciences"? Call it innovative tech applications.
Waiting for out-of-town friends to finish tour of Virginia wine-tasting opportunities. So we can party at nice Vietnamese restaurant nearby
WSJ piece on "aerotropolis" & the "new Silk Road." I feel emerging postmodern catchphrases on the verge of being hammered superhard.
Advanced analytic in-db #EDW platforms. Rather than pursue prprietry algorthm librry arms race, vendrs should focus on open sorce "R" models
"Flo" on the Progressive commercials. She's great, but before she jumps the shark they need to give her a steady male foil. A clueless dude.
Kelly Clarkson. She has never become anyone's "idol." Just a reliable performer on the pop charts with decent quality material.
"Paid programming." Usually a reliable marker of laffably awkward oldschool TV marketing pitches. Real commercials these days slick & smart.
Madison. This standoff is going to last months. Spring warmup will transform the isthmus into a lefty hippie frat absurdist sit-in happening
Next best action driven from deep historical cust intel in #EDW. Think long & hard before load all email clickthru histry. Expensiv storage!
Next best action in social #BPM. Identifying optimal response frm real-time crowdsrcng doesnt make U any less responsble 4 outcome. U decide
Next best offer. How often do or should U update your models & rules? Real-time may be overkill if customer needs and/or your offers simple.
Roz Chast's great "The Last Thanksgiving" cartoon in Nov22 New Yorker. Society of fussy eaters can be hospitality-hostile. "No, thanks"
Just ripped a poem from New Yorker for future reference. Nick Laird "Epithalamium" 1-24-11. "You're bubble wrap to my fingertips." Waterloo!
Glengarry Glen rules: world is closers vs losers. BTW, Mamet, Baldwin, where are your Oscars? nominated? not good enuff pals: YOU'RE LOSERS!
Amazing. So many of the Twitter fiends who want to rock my SEO & help make $ are attractive young women. Anybody done correlation analysis?
Diff intros in diff media. I always start phone calls "Jim here." I sign emails "Jim." I in-fix "JK" inside some tweets. But no ID in FB upd
"Google Revamps Its Search Engine" (http://on.wsj.com/hqAKbS) JK--Had they ever "vamped" it? Eyeliner, glossy lipstick, fishnet stockings?
"NASA: Humanoid Robot Launching Into Future" (http://bit.ly/fYjnld) JK--Bot boots pronouncing "billions & billions" in Saganese dialect
"Google ...Declares War on Content Farms" (http://bit.ly/fiYpvN) JK--SEO evil? Sow farm-germinated content weeds into search results?
"Bet the farm." Oh....I guess you're betting your server farm on some new online strategy. Yeah, OK, metaphor's organic to IT. Go for it!
RT @kexpplaylist: Head Like a Hole by Nine Inch Nails from Pretty Hate Machine JK--Trent Reznor up for Oscar. Co-scored "The Social Network"
Here's the part of the day/week when I start to gradually unclench every muscle, sinew, & fiber.
No, this photo is not my son. It's me 30 years ago. For my actual son, now (roughly same age as me then), try @jasonkobi
That, and "Panic in Detroit." Especially "Panic in Detroit." We Detroit-area kids interpreted that in a whole different light.
Yes, indeed, hefty windy gusts, and physical junk mail trying to sell me on someone's One True Religion. Let's watch it fly!
Quick carbohydrates & creamy peanut butter. All my brain & body need. For now.
Amazing. Even with extended patch of spring-like warm temps there is still a stalwart month-old little blizzard-remnant pile out front
"HP CEO Apotheker Is Betting The Farm" (http://bit.ly/fc1Hf6) JK--What? HP is in agribusiness? Why was I not prebriefed on this?
"Closing the loop." That's what makes me happy. Few discussions R ever truly at an end. But closing the loop--responding--is good etiquette
Charlie Sheen. Can't they just carry on as one and a half men? Or perhaps two men, one of whom is playing with half a deck?
Listening to Arthur & Yu "The Ghost of Old Bull Lee" from "In Camera." One of A&Y's many strikngly original reconstructd neo-Americana songs
Listening to Tom Waits "16 Shells from a 30-Ought-6" from "Beautiful Maladies." One of his many extraordinarily potent compositions. Rattler
I've seen 7 of the 10 best picture nominees this year. I'm rooting for "Social Network," Natalie Portman, Colin Firth, and Darren Aronofsky.
Putting a petabyte EDW plus full suite of BI tools on a tablet computer? Cost effectively? As personal productivity tool? Not so farfetched.
Google Docs tool to move Microsoft Office files to Web-based alterna-apps. Cool. Wasn't hard ages ago to make transition from WordPerfect.
Sequels. If Hollywood studios could show reruns and trick us into paying full ticket price the next time it plays our multiplex, they would.
WSJ article on expanding psychiatric definitions of "service animal." At what point do we draw the line? Petting anything alleviates blues
WSJ article on formation of new political parties in post-Mubarak Egypt via Facebook. Apparently, "like" is the new petition signature.
"Muka," not "cara," means "face" in Indonesia. Spanish keeps struggling word-by-word, to assert self as my primary 2nd language.
Watching Weezer video of 90s classic "Buddy Holly." Wait for it: some punk kid will do a snarky dorky guitar cruncher called "Rivers Cuomo."
Definitely time to reinstate Gadhafi back onto international pariah list. I'll bet he had good laugh or 3 when normalized a few years ago.
Libyan air force bombing protesters in Tripoli. In US, we march on Natl Mall 2 redress grievances. Libya strafes grievances into mass graves
Univision. El Gordo y La Flaca. Wardrobe outfitted El Gordo with lame leftover 80s power tie, La Flaca w/tinkerbell version of 60s miniskirt
"Facebook Privacy: 10 Must-Know Security Settings" (http://bit.ly/i1mxpt) JK--No. It's not the Facebook passwords of your 10 worst enemies
"Army of Fake Social Media Friends to Promote Propaganda" (http://bit.ly/gTACzM) JK--Hey, 50 million avatars can't be wrong!
"Modems in the Movies: The Early Years" (http://bit.ly/gcJahU) JK--IMHO, Hollywood never captured romance of acoustic couplers & WATS lines
"Retro browser war: IE6 vs. Netscape in 2011" (http://bit.ly/ggIQAv) JK--Rolls back history to pre-9/11 pre-bubble idyliic state of grace
Fact that I gravitate to articles on frequency-hopping spread-spectrum RF tech has absolutely nothing to do with those Hedy Lamarr photos
Fair number of initial next best action case studies outsource model devel (predictive, segmentation, etc.) to consultants.
Oh, so that's what Stephen Swoyer looks like. #TDWI finally publishing his photo by his byline. Surprised it took so long.
"How to Enhance Existing Apps with Embedded Analytics" (http://bit.ly/fAcILt) JK--Think of advanced analytics as "future-facing biz logic"
@Stefania_Rohrb What makes you think I care who looks at my Facebook profile?
@GuyKawasaki "How mummies work"? Don't tell me the undead are coming back to life & taking our jobs. Letting sleeping ghouls lie!
@RforBusiness That was far from my most embarrassing longhair photo. For while, I parted my shoulder-length down middle. Tres Wayne's World
@nselby Reminds of funny title for Wm. F. Buckley book (ref his editorship at National Review mag): "Cancel Your Own Goddamn Subscription!"
Interviewed by Alan R. Earls, a freelance reporter doing a story on real-time #BI for searchbusinessanalytics.com
Favorite spam headline of the day: "90% off local restaurants!" Essentially, you expect us to eat our neighbors out of business.
Dance card's filling up. Too bad I never learned to dance.
Wow! I just saw Sarbanes-Oxley mentioned in a customer inquiry request. Blast from the past! Nostalgia for the 2000s. Not!
@RforBusiness My Twitter photo is now a hard pointy stare. From 30 years ago. Essentially, 22-year-old me doing 1,000-yard stare into future
Had a stimulating chat with @acroll . Guy seriously knows his stuff.
Microblogging's terse compression favors blunt attention-grabbing to-the-pointedness. Discourages pointy-headedness. Be forewarned.
@SethGrimes Domain names are definitely cheapening, with radical expansion in TLDs, and funny stuff such as ".ly" tarred by Gadhafi brush
@nselby I use the "hey [so-and-so]" phrase to set up what, in other contexts, is called an "open letter." I've used in many contexts.
@nselby And, besides, they can "hear," because TweetDeck autosyncs all my posts to Twtr, FaceBk, & LinkedIn. Boundaries btwn social blurring
@nselby Who's yelling at anybody? I'm making a commentary on this, the industry commentary bus. I'm an analyst.
Hey Facebook, stop prompting us to friend people who, as it turns out, have "too many friends." Quit wasting our time.
@SethGrimes But it was a good article, nonetheless. You don't put out junk, Seth.
OK, Facebook, quit telling me I might know Kim Polese and/or Ann Winblad. I don't. And they both have "too many friends."
"Reader's Digest, OrganizedWisdom Team on Health Expert Search (http://bit.ly/eKyaNC) JK--Rx? Nitrous oxide. "Laughter Is The Best Medicine"
"National Broadband Map Crippled by Data Flaws" (http://bit.ly/eNqD0y) JK--Be patient. Map's missing pieces still downloadng. Slow conection
"SAP Streamwork Now Supports Open Programming Standard OpenSocial" (http://bit.ly/hKcois) JK--Decision facilitiation? Any integ w/ BI 4.0?
RT @kexpplaylist: The Last Living Rose by PJ Harvey from Let England Shake JK--PJ's voice has a thrilling new Celtic-ky shake in this album.
"Evolution of CRM Communication Channels" (http://bit.ly/gVpbtT) JK--Handy overview of CRM channel options. Pinning that baby on my wall.
"Cold Fusion: It May Not Be Madness" (http://bit.ly/dRmoGO) JK--Don't confuse hype with madness. Hype is cold calculation by careerists.
"Search-Based Applications: Smoke & Mirrors or Real Innovation?" (http://bit.ly/dLlEvp) JK--It's real. Search gone semantic, social, & BI.
"The Beginnings of Next Big Thing" (http://bit.ly/igG9zr) JK--Article unfocused. Doesnt discuss "next big thing." Apart from big oil prices
"IBM's Watson Goes to Work for You: 11 Personal Apps" (http://bit.ly/fLmRPh) JK--Really? That's news to me. IBM's getting into apps?
I've never once thanked anyone 4 following me. It's not like they're doing me a favor. Its more like I'm doing them a favor. Quipping lively
"Thank you for being a friend." That's from the "Golden Girls" theme. But it sounds like the social media theme.
Pleasant TV-free evening. Almost a tweet-free evening as well, but I succumbed once. No, twice, if you count this one. And you must.
Glossophilia. Go for it.
Rootkit. Sounds like a genealogist's traveling bag. Special sniffer for nastiness in the soil of the family tree. Selective pruning tool?
Alternate transliterated spellngs of current Libyan dictator surname (http://bit.ly/hMarqe). Not unusual 2 have so many. Canonical is Arabic
Zero-day exploit. Essentially, that's what Adam & Eve indulged in that got us into mess we're in. Original worm went viral. Apple vulnerable
"How Are Your Hexadecimal Skills?" (http://bit.ly/gCEs3q) JK--Better than yours, dude! I speak hex with a thick Klingon accent!
"Supporting Gadhafi's Libya with .ly domain: Bad idea?" (http://bit.ly/gmfriB) JK--Hence, tweeting short (bit.ly) or long (deck.ly) is evil.
Productivity in the connected office still revolves around moving stuff into and out of folders/boxes (virtual). As quickly as possible.
Working in a windowless office day after day, you have to make your own windows.
RT @kexpplaylist: Barabajagal by Donovan from the album Barabajagal JK--buh-RABB-uh-JAGGLE
RT @kexpplaylist: Oh! Mighty Engine by Neil Halstead from Oh! Mighty Engine JK--British singer-songwriter with deep Nick Drake vibe-voice!
RT @kexpplaylist: Rebound by Sebadoh from Bakesale JK--Lou Barlow's own band more to my tastes than his DinoJr teaming with J.Mascis.
How many distinct situational contexts can you keep open and straight in your head concurrently? Social media pushes that boundary.
Many IT vendor announcements are hyper-packed with nuance and context. Imagine trying to break 'em into soundbites without distortion.
From my forthcoming #Forrester report: "For customers, your next best offer is the moment of truth." You committed to making them happy?
If you read too much into that last tweet, shame on you.
Systems of engagement. Moments of engagement. Moments of truth. When the social clicks concurrently 4 all concerned. A beautiful interchange
Datamation. Why suddenly am I thinking of that long-defunct IT trade mag? Dull covers: men in biz suits posing awkwardly next to mainframes
"Has Data Become a Four-Letter Word?" (http://bit.ly/hnaZDg) JK--Yeah, I never say it in polite company. Prefer 11-letter word "information"
Yes, it has happened. I am now tweeting in my dreams. No, seriously. Other night, wuz alpha-waving in TweetDeck: rapid eye & finger movemnts
Yes, prebriefings. They often render need to physically visit the location of big product launch irrelevant. But events are fun, mind you.
"Egyptian father names newborn daughter Facebook" (http://bit.ly/f7TDEy) JK--Wait for it. Somebody will put new lyrics to "A Boy Named Sue."
"Dumbest tech marketing stunts of all time" (http://bit.ly/efAeZh) JK--Dumb? Maybe. But were they effectve? Key criterion. Story doesnt say
Yesterday I realized I'm losing my edge. Telltale sign? I tweeted a quote from Dorothy Parker. Slippery slope to tweeting about Cole Porter.
"Grab some REST with your SOAP" (http://bit.ly/hpdmgF) JK--I understand both acronyms, but headline makes no sense. Not even as dumbass pun.
"Service Oriented Architecture Demystified" (http://bit.ly/eTSScb) JK--What mysteries remain? Raised SOA corpse from its crypt? Whodunit?
@SethGrimes "Social platform" is OK. Funny how peeps've de-emphasized "collaboration." Virtual watercoolers have replaced conference tables
@CurtMonash Fine with me. Are you writing up some specific doc in which this is an important issue to resolve?
"Enterprise IPv6 Transition" (http://bit.ly/gFRkUQ) JK--Good advice. Companies everywhere are behind the 8-ball on this.
"Jasmine Revolution"? Doesn't sound all that revolutionary, does it? Sounds like the latest frou-frou tea variety from Celestial Seasonings.
SAP Adds New Analytic Applications 4 Industries" (http://bit.ly/gfIZP1) JK--Verticalization. One route to differentiation in biz analytics.
"Facebook: Ruiner of All Things" (http://bit.ly/gRRtgk) JK--What is this? "Gang up on Mark Zuckberberg Day"? Poor Mark. Wait...no. PIle on!
"10 Ways Facebook Is Destroying Your Life" (http://bit.ly/ftSqJz) JK--Who says our lives were all peachy pre-Facebook? Misery loves friends.
That Khadaffy ducks quip wuz calisthenics, of course.
With the crossfire in Libya, only a matter of time before ruler's defense strategy inspires headline "Khadaffy Ducks!"
Got an inquiry today re best practice putting an "ODS on a mobile client." The fact that people R inquirng means #EDW on iPad not farfetched
Speaking of favoring father, search 4 "Ross MacManus." Especially younger him. This UK musician cloned his face & gave 2 son Elvis Costello
I have no opinions on Oasis members. I like their stuff OK. But, as with Nirvana, I have trouble listening 2 them outside 90s hype context.
No problem. Not trying 2 force-fit an amoeba into a straightjacket. Just need microbe that moves at speed of light and obeys traffic signals
Both sound fine. Use the shorter unless critical distinction requires longer.
My new Facebook photo is even older. Proves was addicted to music while studying in college. Would've tweeted it too, if option'd been there
Ok Mr James "Sensitive Bloke" Blunt. You've won all the ladies' hearts there with your gi-tar. Where's Bluto when we need him? Smashing!!!!!
@CurtMonash It's almost exactly 30 years old. I had a full head of hair back then. It's to prove that point.
"NoSQL Databases Go Mobile" (http://bit.ly/g4w2Ia) JK--Will SQL fade from the cloud?
"6 cool things learned from the National Broadband Map" (http://bit.ly/fH4ZwR) JK--Pardner, beware of Wyoming. It's Narrowband Gulch.
Taking briefing from #DataStax. Commercial tools for real-time massively scalable clusters of non-relational Apache Cassandra grids.
Interviewed by Linda Cole of eCRMguide.com re social BI.
Today feels so much like Monday I want to slap it. But I won't.
Whenever somebody referred to as "enfant terrible," I have to wonder: who dares change their diaper? Higher primates have nasty aim!
@prebynski Maverick: the self-designation of people who feel uncomfortable at parties, don't socialize, but really really want to be invited
Blogging isn't dead. Writing diaries isn't either. Nor is jottng thoughts on random paper scraps. It's all simply been digitized & atomized
@joeharris76 You answered your own question.
"CardSpace, we hardly knew ye" (http://bit.ly/eBA86u) JK--Closes a chapter for Kim Cameron, IdM Metasystem, etc.
"20 Reasons Students Should Blog" (http://bit.ly/3UPTHE) JK--They should also use typewriters, write longhand, & wield slide rules.
"Why You're Pissing Off Half Your Facebook Fans" (http://bit.ly/fcGk0y) JK--Why should you care? It's not popularity contest, or is it?
How many still-profitable IT vendors sit mouldering in the "we once wuz cool" hall of shame? Dull profitability is warm consolation.
Another LOL Portlandia short clip. This with James Mercer, Colin Meloy, & Corin Tucker (plus Fred & Carrie, of course): http://bit.ly/ea17ZG
"Yahoo to open-source cloud-serving engine" (http://bit.ly/eIwxaD) JK--How is "cloud serving" different from "cloud provisioning"?
"Cerf: Future of Internet doesnt include IPv7" (http://bit.ly/gDsSo4) JK---Self-assembling Internet-alternative? Tell us more. GGL project?
"Seven reasons network management needs IBM's Watson" (http://tek.io/hjQ0T1) JK--Publicity stunt paying off. Buzz relentless.
Checking email after 3-day holiday weekend. Reminding myself what the world's been up to these past few, apart from Middle East turmoil.
"There's helluva distance between wisecracking & wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply callisthenics with words." Dorothy Parker
Back in my college student days, it was always "talk back to authority." Now, in my career days, it's "talk back to hype."
"IBM's Watson makes it official -- humanity is toast" (http://bit.ly/dIUkiD) JK--Um, no. Did jets turn our legs to toast? Who flies Watson?
"12 Worst Tech Predictions Of All Time" (http://bit.ly/fNze6e) JK--It's a good day. I'm not on there. Now, let's check the obits.
"IBM's Watson 'Our New Computer Overlord' in 'Jeopardy'" (http://bit.ly/frGfQb) JK--Inscription on master's scepter: "advanced analytics"
"Bill would prohibit Internet 'kill switch'" (http://bit.ly/ffK2aX) JK--Actually, Dems want 2 keep it, but sequester inside Gore's "lockbox"
"Brain behind IBM's Watson not unlike a human's" (http://bit.ly/gjkqfJ) JK--Hate to break it to you, but IBM only employs Homo Sapiens.
"Sentiment analysis comes of age" (http://bit.ly/exzUvo) JK--Good piece by Elisabeth Horwitt. However, stockpicking app sounds like scambait
"Semantic Web gets down 2 business" (http://bit.ly/gbdHY0) JK--"It's still early going but"? When'll we stop waiting 4 this kettle 2 boil?
I'm the last IT industry analyst without a smartphone. One of the last without an iPad. Or so it feels.
"IBM's Watson Heralds Future of Computing" (http://bit.ly/eNSpGx) JK--Answers are cheap. Insightful questions & probing analysis. Precious.
I'm expecting soon to see ultimate Twitter marketing come-on: "See How Easy It Is to Make Money Telling Others How Easy It Is to Make Money"
My only Presidents Day tweet was on Gerald Ford. The only president from Michigan. But he was born in Nebraska. Under a different name.
Is there such thing as being too connected? Too many other people distracting. Like yoga in hall of mirrors. Harder 2 focus on own breathng
Zimbabwe arrests 46 for watching uprisings on TV. What's next? Eliminating mentions of the American and French revolutions from textbooks?
C-SPAN3. Pres. Ford first address to Congress. Aug 12, 1974. Videotape brings vivid immediacy to the moment. Ford wasn't boring. Just plain.
Civil insurrections across Middle East. Reminds of downfall of Communism 20 years ago. Systemic stresses of tyrannical bloc crack. Suddenly!
Short postings are almost subconscious & subcutaneous. They slip into stream of collective awareness in the most viral way. Get under skins
@alexwilliams Easier to get eyeballs--readers like you--to respond quickly with pointed feedback. Most feedback on blogs these days is spam.
Here's the thing about blogs. I'm happy to have long-form posting available & will use where appropriate. But short-form easier on eyeballs
Decision trees (http://bit.ly/c5YiTT). Decision support tool spells diff btwn valid & useless predictive models. Sort variables by influence
RT @debtfreeguy "Last night I discovered a new form of oral contraceptive. I asked a girl 2 go 2 bed with me and she said no." --Woody Allen
Wall Street Journal. It actually adds value every single day. Not just the news. The features are top notch, and you actually learn stuff.
Personal finance magazine subscriptions. If you already follow all the fundamentals religiously, they become cost you can safely cut.
Warren Buffett. Closest thing we have a folk-hero in American capitalism, in terms of pure investors...i.e., non-entrepreneurs non-raiders
@alecsharp At least Men's Health shows men who actually look healthy. Bodybuilder mags show men who look like they're overdosing on steroids
Money magazine. Why does it feel like I'm receiving the same advice over & over month after month? Earn save diversify rinse repeat
Remember the Icelandic volcano travel disruptions almost a year ago? Remember the BP oil spill? Funny how quickly we put disasters into past
Reading is not always an act of the conscious contemplative mind. Often, it's simply eyes scanning a field of text for some vague pattern.
Listening 2 Animal Collective "Merriwthr Post Pavilion" in entirety. Luv it. Sorta like cracked Association vinyl, w/ "Windy" skipping madly
Another book about T.E. Lawrence. I'm having trouble caring about an Englishman whose mission was to atone for all Western crusader guilt.
Hey #HP . Are you holding your annual analyst summit in the next month or two? I'm sure there's plenty of new stuff to discuss.
Personally, I think it's dumb to waste a Facebook "like"on a musician in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. They've been "liked" to death.
Zuning out from the 20-something relationship analysis going on at adjoining table. I'm 50-something. We're far more into portfolio analysis
Predictive Darts Bullseye. At 100 paces. In a headwind. Board one-foot in diameter. Affixed to moving vehicle. Dart thrower on unicycle.
Want gameshow calld "So Why Ain't U Rich?" Contestants make predictions. Most predictive comes back year l8r. Jackpot rides on dart bullseye
I'd also like to see gameshow called CAPTCHA: contestants race to identify gnarliest looking images of words from scanned text.
That last idea would Merv Mashup, hybrdzng late TV personality's longlived cashcows: Jeopardy & Wheel of Fortune. Letter pattern recognition
Jeopardy. Would be fun if answers were from random NY Times crossword puzzle across/downs & contestants had one sec per blank letter square
Jeopardy. Irony is that game based on questioning answers, but who questions answers supplied by show rsch staff? Gameshow peer-revu board?
Budget battles grip all levels of government. What we need now is sudden & roaring economic expansion to drop from sky like deus ex machina.
Midwinter brushfires around the DC area. Wind has whipped us dry as kindling.