Saturday, February 12, 2011

Aweekstweets February 5-12 2011: the week of wave and snow, ebb and flow

Visionary. Everybody has visions (ie., perspectives). Some have highly speculative perspectives (e..g, sci-fi authors). Speculation is cheap 3 minutes ago via TweetDeck

@JorgenThelin In my experience, "futurist" & "visionary" often associated with hyping of people & ideas, rather than stuff that inspires me 5 minutes ago via TweetDeck in reply to JorgenThelin

@JorgenThelin My cynicism on the matter of "futurism" comes from hearing too many "futurists" from the "Cap'n Obvious" & "Sgt.SciFi" schools about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to JorgenThelin

Much of "social networking" is in fact a comedy of manners, or tragedy, depending on your POV ( No standard manners. about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck

If you're a social guru, Mr. Big Shot Analyst, why do you use the wrong fork to spear your salad? Manners are the heart of social, no? about 3 hours ago via TweetDeck

Social. It's tapping collective subject-matter expertise of tech gurus, process gurus, & customer gurus 2 dynamically optimize relationships about 3 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Thought police? DARPA wants 2 know how stories influence human mind, actions" ( JK--Joseph Campbell had great insights about 3 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Open source's emerging opportunity in BI" ( JK--Yes, R is part of it, but for advanced analytics. BI & beyond. about 3 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Drobo Unveils Storage Appliances 4 Businesses" ( JK--Wouldn't be surprised if being pursued by #EDW appliance vendors about 3 hours ago via TweetDeck

Believe it or not, I used to be product mgr with cellular ntwk design, test, & measure tool/consulting vendor. Learned how2pronounce "Nokia" about 3 hours ago via TweetDeck

"How should we pronounce 'Nokia' anyway?" ( JK--NOKE-ya. Two syllables. Accent on first. No infixed "ee" between 'em about 3 hours ago via TweetDeck

My.Yahoo Facebook feed is good feature. I've had the former as my homepage for 10+ years. Had latter as soc media aggregator for 1+ years about 3 hours ago via TweetDeck

"5 Futuristic Microsoft Technologies" ( JK--All have merits, but calling somethng "futuristic" is backhanded compliment about 3 hours ago via TweetDeck

New blogpost: "Waves of Innovation Continue to Transform Enterprise Data Warehousing Market" ( about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Surrender by Cheap Trick from the album Heaven Tonight JK--Unabashed fun bubblegum metal from late 70s. about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Jackson by Johnny Cash from At Folsom Prison JK--Great concert LP! Wish I'd bin there 2 C it live. Wait, no I don't! about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

@hammnick Actually, I like the feature cuz it gives elbow room. But I still prefer expressive compressive power of classic 140-tweet about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to hammnick

Writing a blogpost on my Wave about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @nytimes: NYT NEWS ALERT: Mubarak Leaves Cairo as Military Asserts Control JK--As said, this not playing out well. More nastiness likely about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Transmission by Joy Division JK--Song hit amazing balance: dance, punk, shoegazer, goth, metal. about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

"How 2 Navigate New World of DB Techs ( JK--Skilled peeps on new DBs in short supply. Nav w/ hi-cost inexperienced crew about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Exodus of Key MSFT Employees Continues" ( JK--Stories'd B more useful if had compare stats on other vdr staff turnover about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

I'm seeing shifting emphasis in customer inquiries re #SAP #BW. Used 2 B primarily migration related. Now more futures/HANA/evolution-focus about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @nytimes: NYT NEWS ALERT: Mubarak Has Left Cairo, a Western Official Says JK--I'll bet that, if true, this resolves nothing. about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

Cyber defense army bootcamp ought to run the grunts through an obstacle course of spam false positives & negatives to trip 'em up. about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Silbury Sands by Wolf People JK--Wolfmother? Wolf Parade? Not this confused since Black, Counting, Sheryl Crow/s/es about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Molly Lips by The Vaselines from the album A Complete History JK--Some sort of rubber ducky thingy on this tune. about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck

Mubarak cedes power but remains in office. Apparently, the Egyptian people need a figurehead of tyranny. about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck

@CurtMonash Ah yes, the Wave cycle enters the next predictable phase: the carp swim upstream to spawn. about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

Supermarket. Next to the day-old food basket, they should have a pawed-over magazine rack. about 21 hours ago via txt

That was my 4th #Forrester Wave. 3rd in the saddle. 2nd in this hyar saddle. 1st this year. Git along little dogies about 21 hours ago via txt

GB. Some Green Bay dude yakking on Fox News. Cant they just shut up & enjoy damn trophy? What? oh, never mind. Take my advice neverthless about 23 hours ago via txt

Cash Cab's Ben Bailey. If worked his stand-up comedy act into show, they'd have 2 put on adult channl. Also, would crash cab. Steamy windows about 23 hours ago via txt

Food Network's Ina Garten. Did smart to drop actual last name: Davidah. about 23 hours ago via txt

#Forrester #EDW Wave. Criteria: max scal, flex, & affordability still rule. Key tek trends: apliance, in-db, adv anlytcs, cloud, db virtz'n. about 23 hours ago via txt

#Forrester #EDW Wave. More leaders, tighter vdr clustering, M&A strengthened some, new product platfs strngthnd most. Bracing 4 inquiries about 24 hours ago via txt

"Now that wasn't too painful." "Define 'too'" about 24 hours ago via txt

Yes. There it is. Thursday, February 10, 2011 4:06:00 PM via TweetDeck

New #Forrester report: "The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Warehousing Platforms, Q1 2011" ( Thursday, February 10, 2011 4:05:38 PM via TweetDeck

Breath of cool air, cup of cool water, I'm good to go. Thursday, February 10, 2011 2:26:34 PM via TweetDeck

S U.....gesundheit Thursday, February 10, 2011 2:10:56 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist The Passenger by Iggy Pop #KEXP JK--One of his all-time catchiest songs. Emaciated punk does "la la la la la la la la" well Thursday, February 10, 2011 12:51:26 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Stranded by The Walkmen from Lisbon JK--Uncanny melodic resemblance to Catholic liturgical incantation of "alleluia" Thursday, February 10, 2011 12:48:11 PM via TweetDeck

Completely open-source advanced analytics stack? What would be the components? Hadoop, R..what else? Open-source BI, ETL, etc. Thursday, February 10, 2011 12:23:33 PM via TweetDeck

Exception handling in business processes. Guided next best action. Social/team sourcing for process participant decision support. Real-time Thursday, February 10, 2011 11:51:18 AM via TweetDeck

Jeopardy. Eclipsing chess as prestige brain game for world population? It's trivia-driven. But chess is math-like & war-like. Pure strategy Thursday, February 10, 2011 11:23:08 AM via TweetDeck

Carrying forward the strategizing on my themes for public speaking in 2011: both at #Forrester events & external. Agile process Thursday, February 10, 2011 11:16:54 AM via TweetDeck

@lorita Does nothing but make those of us who tweeted about lost gloves know that we are not alone. But our lost gloves are. So sad. Thursday, February 10, 2011 10:36:06 AM via TweetDeck in reply to lorita

"Huge volcano under Yellowstone Park rising" ( JK--BTW, Yellowstone is North America's mega-volcano. Long dormant Thursday, February 10, 2011 10:33:56 AM via TweetDeck

@lorita When I tweeted about losing a glove in Ottawa, some lost-glove tweetbot started following me. Thursday, February 10, 2011 10:05:25 AM via TweetDeck in reply to lorita

Tweeting. Good lo-time-commit easily-interruptible background activity while waiting for customer to dial into scheduled inquiry. On hold. Thursday, February 10, 2011 10:04:19 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Skylar Interabang!? by Made In Heights JK--Samples the piano from Sufjan "Concerning the UFO..." from "Illinoise" Thursday, February 10, 2011 9:41:48 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Kiss Them for Me by Siouxsie and the Banshees from Twice Upon a Time: The Singles JK--I dedicate this song to my customers Thursday, February 10, 2011 9:38:55 AM via TweetDeck

The reason for my increasingly shiny dome? I've been a professional hairsplitter for so long that I'm running out of raw material. Thursday, February 10, 2011 9:37:56 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Just Like Honey by The Jesus and Mary Chain from Psychocandy JK--I nominate this for shoegazer national anthem. Thursday, February 10, 2011 9:13:47 AM via TweetDeck

@LeeJCarey Cool observation. Easy to buckle under the pressure of "too much." Too much past, too much now, too much to come. Too much mulch Thursday, February 10, 2011 9:12:35 AM via TweetDeck in reply to LeeJCarey

Half the time, creating a vision simply a matter of organizing your published views into an interlocking lattice with internal consistency. Thursday, February 10, 2011 8:57:09 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Old Friends by Bibio from Excuses 10 JK--Excellent Simon & Garfunkel cover. Takes same vibe one step deeper. Thursday, February 10, 2011 8:52:36 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Monkeys Uptown by Iron & Wine from the album Kiss Each Other Clean JK--Great new song. Naughty word in chorus Thursday, February 10, 2011 8:47:23 AM via TweetDeck

RT @GuyKawasaki "Top snowstorms in history named" ( JK--Darn. Hoping 4 hurricane-y names. Or cutesy (eg Snow-locaust) Thursday, February 10, 2011 8:44:53 AM via TweetDeck

Working on my #Forrester vision/trends report on next best offer in mulitchannel CRM. Thursday, February 10, 2011 8:40:54 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Aao Twist Karen by Kazi Aniruddha from Bollywood Steel Guitar JK--Sounds like blend of Hawaiian, surf, & rockabilly. Thursday, February 10, 2011 8:37:56 AM via TweetDeck

"Oracle CRM Sales Automation" ( JK--Embedded analytics. Any plans 2 supprt teleprospecting via social media analytics? Thursday, February 10, 2011 8:36:08 AM via TweetDeck

"Twitter sought by Facebook, Google for up to $10B" ( JK--When acq happens (whoever), it'll mark start of Social 2.0 Thursday, February 10, 2011 8:32:30 AM via TweetDeck

Already getting positive industry feedback on analytic solution appliance report ( Read Wave (today!) in this context. Thursday, February 10, 2011 8:28:26 AM via TweetDeck

I refrain from tweeting headlines that simply inflame vendor trashtalk wars. Even tho I want to flame the headlines. Tough call. Thursday, February 10, 2011 8:24:41 AM via TweetDeck

Saw IT trade-press headline today where one #EDW appliance vendor trashtalks another's product. Remember last night's tweet about crossfire? Thursday, February 10, 2011 8:21:51 AM via TweetDeck

What a strange desire. I want to hear Lobo "Me & You and a Dog Named Boo" right now. Or maybe "Rings." But definitely Lobo. Not Los Lobos. Thursday, February 10, 2011 7:55:22 AM via TweetDeck

Please tweeters don't offer "free gift" for us following you. Sounds like a malware trick. May not be. But sounds like it. Almost as bad. Thursday, February 10, 2011 7:53:34 AM via TweetDeck

I'm equally proud of my senior honors thesis in econ from U-Mich Ann Arbor, modeling TV competition. But not digitized, apparently. 1980. Thursday, February 10, 2011 12:19:02 AM via TweetDeck

"The struggle of abolitionists 4 access to press of Methodist Episcopal Church" ( JK--GGL digitized my master's thesis! Thursday, February 10, 2011 12:11:02 AM via TweetDeck

"Greenplum’s Free Db Lures Tinkerers 2 Try then Buy" ( JK--Competition in #EDW is indeed fearsome. Crossfire harrowing Thursday, February 10, 2011 12:06:15 AM via TweetDeck

I think Prince Charles is a cool guy and I hope he in fact some day becomes head of state of his country. Planet Earth needs smart leaders. Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:55:33 PM via TweetDeck

Curious how many people still set personal homepage on their browser, or accept whatevr homepage MSFT, Google, or whoever rubs their face in Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:53:33 PM via TweetDeck

PBS special has recent of Roger McGuinn doing "My Back Pages." His voice hasn't aged. Still crystal clear instrument. Like his jangle guitar Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:40:34 PM via TweetDeck

Chatted today w/ @bevelson re difficulties calculating devel cost adv of one DB architecture v. another. Visual, agile, metadata tools R key Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:37:21 PM via TweetDeck

Speaking of groups I'm totally addicted to: Jefferson Airplane. I have most of their recordings on various formats: vinyl, cassette, CD, MP3 Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:33:14 PM via TweetDeck

PBS special has recent performance of Jesse Colin Young doing "Get Together." His Youngbloods made it hit. I love Jefferson Airplane's too Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:31:30 PM via TweetDeck

RT @TIME: Berlusconi trial: Why Italian PM will probbly avoid jail time JK--a) He's rich. b) He's powrful. c) He's living male juror fantasy Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:24:30 PM via TweetDeck

Folk music. Who exactly are "folk"? Didn't the folk who wrote commercial Tin Pan Alley tunes need to appeal to the folk who bought 'em? Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:21:01 PM via TweetDeck

@WSJ Why do they call them fanny packs if you wear them on your tummy, not to cushion your fanny? Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:15:09 PM via TweetDeck in reply to WSJ

Always fun 2 help #Forrester customers work thru #EDW architecture issues. But I need yer docs beforehand please. Must study up on U first Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:14:12 PM via TweetDeck

Want to thank the Russians for preserving US silent films so well and providing us with high-quality reproductions. Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:11:18 PM via TweetDeck

Still watching PBS show with great folk music video footage from 50s-60s. Judy Collins & Pete Seeger "Turn Turn Turn." Her voice & eyes! Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:08:43 PM via TweetDeck

Reading book on sci-fi predictions that came true. Murray Leinster's '46 Internet foreshadow, "A Logic Named Joe," is freaky prescient. Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:07:31 PM via TweetDeck

Same show with footage of Trini Lopez' Latin-lite version of "If I Had a Hammer." By not hammering it, he elevates it out of kumbaya gulch. Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:04:13 PM via TweetDeck

Same show with footage of Peter, Paul, & Mary singing "Lemon Tree." Song too good and their voices too beautiful to ever tire of them. Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:01:05 PM via TweetDeck

Something on PBS in b&w with Rod McKuen in 60s singing his "Seasons In The Sun." Suppressing gag reflex. Wednesday, February 09, 2011 10:59:22 PM via TweetDeck

That's cool. Your point was well-taken. Wednesday, February 09, 2011 9:33:59 PM via txt

Listening to Pere Ubu "Small Was Fast" from "New Picnic Time." Staring at LP cover art. Cranking it up loud. Following David's vox gyrations Wednesday, February 09, 2011 8:08:45 PM via txt

"Jim Webb's retirement (and what it means)" ( JK--Means George Allen senator again. Then pres candidate. Then....? Wednesday, February 09, 2011 5:26:22 PM via TweetDeck

"Microsoft's Paralyzing Windows Fixation" ( JK--IT trade press' paralyzing sensationalistic-headline fixation? Wednesday, February 09, 2011 5:25:00 PM via TweetDeck

Oh, and in the "too much info" category, did I mention my mid-day visit to an oral surgeon? Don't worry. 'Tis nothing. Now I got ya worring Wednesday, February 09, 2011 5:23:10 PM via TweetDeck

With that steady build, you at some point face dilemma of who or what is it safe to "blow off," or, at very least, delay responding to Wednesday, February 09, 2011 5:16:31 PM via TweetDeck

Sensing a steady build, week by week, in demand on my time. Seasonal cycle, plus economic cycle on the upswing. Wednesday, February 09, 2011 5:15:26 PM via TweetDeck

@Claudia_Imhoff Just doing it organically with tech-biz reading & research, per usual practice. I treat tweets like broadcast instant msgs Wednesday, February 09, 2011 5:11:04 PM via TweetDeck in reply to Claudia_Imhoff

"Looks Like You Don't Have Mail!" ( JK--And what you have is largely social media follow-you requests from creepy peeps Wednesday, February 09, 2011 5:07:59 PM via TweetDeck

"'Confession' app could do so much more it's a sin" ( JK--Satan has place 4 peeps w/ so many sins they can't keep track Wednesday, February 09, 2011 5:05:52 PM via TweetDeck

New #Forrester report: "Appliance Power: Deliver Advanced Analytics Into Customer-Facing Processes" ( Wednesday, February 09, 2011 5:00:47 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Walked by Sufjan Stevens from The Age of Adz JK--Pronounced "odds". Comment on gaming? Or Mad Ave w/ foregn accent? Wednesday, February 09, 2011 4:58:10 PM via TweetDeck

"Mark Zuckerberg allegedly stalked on Facebook" ( JK--Irony alert! Isn't his invention designed to facilitate that? Wednesday, February 09, 2011 4:55:17 PM via TweetDeck

Scale your schedule. Scale amount of work you can reasonably devour. Unhinge your jaw like a snake. Scale, but don't grow scales. Stay cool Wednesday, February 09, 2011 4:53:35 PM via TweetDeck

RT @dbstodder @datadoodle @weckerson Thanks, James! JK--Hey Dave, I'm swamped, can't make it to the Vegas, but hopefully C ya in Steamboat! Wednesday, February 09, 2011 4:49:16 PM via TweetDeck

Going postal. That's definitely the feeling that email overload builds up in you. But postal is kaputnik. So figure. Wednesday, February 09, 2011 4:48:34 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Goin' Against Your Mind by Built to Spill from You in Reverse JK--Cool bit o' wisdom. Yer mind may B conditiond wrong Wednesday, February 09, 2011 4:32:49 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dust on the Bible by Wanda Jackson from The Party Ain't Over JK--Great new one by rockabilly pioneer + Jack White Wednesday, February 09, 2011 4:27:09 PM via TweetDeck

@catevz That "system" is a human system called an "analyst," which, last time I checked, is me. Wednesday, February 09, 2011 4:18:29 PM via TweetDeck in reply to catevz

Oh, and 40 zillion tweets screaming for attention, like a nest of baby birds tweeting for their mommy to deliver the worms. Wednesday, February 09, 2011 4:05:24 PM via TweetDeck

Let's see. I have 40,000 IM windows open, 400,000 emails open, and 4,000,000 browser windows open. Orders of magnitude ganging up on me. Wednesday, February 09, 2011 4:04:15 PM via TweetDeck

Today was a day of fairly intensing IM-ing, within Forrester and with my better half (who didn't realize it was available where she works). Wednesday, February 09, 2011 4:02:14 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: No Fun by The Stooges from the album The Stooges JK--Hey Jimmy Jr, U've gottn yr kix, don't be coy monkey-boy! Wednesday, February 09, 2011 3:29:06 PM via TweetDeck

Used 2 love when IT trade pubs sent crisp fiver 2 respond 2 survey via postl mail. Did I complete the surveys? Well, I gave the $ to my kids Wednesday, February 09, 2011 3:27:39 PM via TweetDeck

Let me tell you now the story of a man named Charlie.... Wednesday, February 09, 2011 3:17:29 PM via TweetDeck

Having fun fun fun fun Wednesday, February 09, 2011 3:16:23 PM via TweetDeck

My predictive model showed long ago that I'd be listening to Pere Ubu "Make Hay" on verge of Wave pub. "Mark the day" Wednesday, February 09, 2011 3:14:10 PM via TweetDeck

Thinking of splinter projex from early Pere Ubu, also check out rare vinyl from Home & Garden (Scott Krause & Tony Maimone). I have it! Wednesday, February 09, 2011 3:12:31 PM via TweetDeck

Glad #TDWI finally found somebody for that slot. Why'd they wait so long? Wednesday, February 09, 2011 3:10:56 PM via TweetDeck

Listening 2 Pere Ubu's "New Picnic Time" LP, my fave. Classic orignal line-up w/Tom Herman & Allen Ravenstine. David's sharpest compositions Wednesday, February 09, 2011 3:07:02 PM via TweetDeck

RT @datadoodle: Email from TDWI says @weckerson's successor at TDWI Research is Dave Stodder. JK--Good choice. Wednesday, February 09, 2011 2:28:26 PM via TweetDeck

RT @govdigest: What's so funny? JK--'Bout peace, love, an' unnerstandin', ohhhh.......If you must ask Wednesday, February 09, 2011 2:28:00 PM via TweetDeck

New Forrester report on analytic solution appliances (EDW appli ++) will also be published tomorrow. Double-dose o' Jim on EDWs comin' atcha Wednesday, February 09, 2011 2:26:25 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to my Zune. Closest thing I have at moment to breath of fresh air. Listening to School of 7 Bells "ILU" from "Discnct frm Desire" Wednesday, February 09, 2011 2:13:57 PM via TweetDeck

Helped a #Forrester enterprise customer with a complex EDW design. Balancing many design criteria & requirements. In a short inquiry call. Wednesday, February 09, 2011 2:08:47 PM via TweetDeck

#Forrester #EDW Wave will be published tomorrow. Thanks to all vendors for all the assistance. Solid field of top-notch solution providers! Wednesday, February 09, 2011 2:07:20 PM via TweetDeck

"Will cloudies take over at Microsoft?" ( JK--"Cloudies"? Is this like hippies or foodies? Dumb term. Pejorative? Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:30:46 AM via TweetDeck

"CouchOne and Membase Merge To Form NoSQL Powerhouse" ( JK--Hopefully they'll brief analyst community about it. Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:28:09 AM via TweetDeck

Pere Ubu's essential weird theatrical lyricism is essentially the template for, say, the Modest Mice of the modern day. Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:08:20 AM via TweetDeck

That's cool. Consulting work coming in. Appliances a big theme this year. Industry momentum building around theme. DW, but much more. Wednesday, February 09, 2011 8:43:31 AM via TweetDeck

"Trading Thoughtfulness 4 Snark on Web" ( JK--Sorry but must snark this. Intimate F2F is snarkful--eg, any modern drama Wednesday, February 09, 2011 8:33:10 AM via TweetDeck

Keith Olbermann going 2 Current TV. One of channels FIOS wants me 2 pay extra for. I won't. Got enough already. Besides, Olbermann no draw. Wednesday, February 09, 2011 8:24:50 AM via TweetDeck

Got my space heater working. Cold hands & shivers not conducive to workplace productivity. Even/especially if the workplace is my home. Wednesday, February 09, 2011 8:22:17 AM via TweetDeck email newsletter "famous slights" and "observations." Just witty insults by famous people. Stop the daily downer dose. Geez Wednesday, February 09, 2011 8:20:18 AM via TweetDeck

"12 Soul-Crushing Work Behaviors" ( JK--No. 13: don't use "soul-crushing" litely. Email overload not dark night of soul Wednesday, February 09, 2011 8:17:47 AM via TweetDeck

Well, so much for another episode in an occasional series of "Jim's Stupid Musical Obsessions from His College Days." Good night all. Tuesday, February 08, 2011 11:32:43 PM via TweetDeck

Next best offer. Next best action. Next best activity. Variants of same idea. It's what's best (for all concerned) on next decision cycle. Tuesday, February 08, 2011 11:25:20 PM via TweetDeck

Influence. It's not about how many people once became aware of you. It's about how many of those who became aware will never forget you. Tuesday, February 08, 2011 11:21:16 PM via TweetDeck

@Rick345 Attitude. Unless you're getting high off your own fumes. Then it's altitude. As in Icarus. Tuesday, February 08, 2011 11:19:22 PM via TweetDeck in reply to Rick345

Attitude really is everything. It's all about taking responsibility for yourself and your own results. Making no stupid excuses. Persistence Tuesday, February 08, 2011 11:07:20 PM via TweetDeck

One lady got attitude under control & just keeps 2 self. PowerFlex teacher commented on her obvious slimming. Shoulda seen her face light up Tuesday, February 08, 2011 11:06:24 PM via TweetDeck

People at our exercise club. We take note of the regulars. People, like us, who simply stick with it, day in/out. They show obvious results. Tuesday, February 08, 2011 11:03:50 PM via TweetDeck

I'll use it sparingly. Tuesday, February 08, 2011 10:51:59 PM via TweetDeck

SYSOP’S ANXIETY//Password still missing? Hardly ever used it, damn. Always recalled it fingerwise no brainwo… (cont) Tuesday, February 08, 2011 10:51:37 PM via TweetDeck

AUTUMN PLUMMETS//And then there were ten/thousand squirrels attending each drop/of the nut from the sky outsid… (cont) Tuesday, February 08, 2011 10:49:07 PM via TweetDeck

ARLINGTON COURTHOUSE IMPLOSION//Why this low-grade eyesore rated a CNN camera crew. Was younger than me by tw… (cont) Tuesday, February 08, 2011 10:48:06 PM via TweetDeck

That one was very much in the spirit and voice I learned from David Thomas. Tuesday, February 08, 2011 10:47:11 PM via TweetDeck

A FAST BROKEN//An egg an orange/are a fast broken, a dream/of day’s unfolding.//A note my wife left/remind… (cont) Tuesday, February 08, 2011 10:46:27 PM via TweetDeck

Hmmm...with on upgraded TweetDeck I can publish longer pieces. Let's see. Prepare Tuesday, February 08, 2011 10:46:08 PM via TweetDeck

Weird. iTunes doesn't have Ubu's "Art of Walking" or "Song of the Bailng Man" LPs, or David's solo LP "Sound of the Sand". Love them madly Tuesday, February 08, 2011 10:37:44 PM via TweetDeck

Another faux-simple example of David Thomas' cool poetry: "Make Hay" from Ubu's "New Picnic Time" ( "Mark this day" Tuesday, February 08, 2011 10:30:54 PM via TweetDeck

Almost moroncally simple lyrcs of David Thomas' Ubu song "Small Was Fast": Hugely shaped my sensibility. Hard 2 say Y Tuesday, February 08, 2011 10:28:12 PM via TweetDeck

Downloaded Pere Ubu tunes I seriously overplayd on vinyl: "I Will Wait" "Navvy" "Small Was Fast" "Make Hay" "Goodbye" "Lonesome Cowboy Dave" Tuesday, February 08, 2011 10:22:53 PM via TweetDeck

Can you tell I'm a Pere Ubu fanatic from long back? It's not obvious is it? Tuesday, February 08, 2011 9:59:14 PM via TweetDeck

Totally friggin' cool. The band Pere Ubu perform the play Ubu Roi, whence their name, in three acts on a free podcast series. Tuesday, February 08, 2011 9:58:48 PM via TweetDeck

Pere Ubu - Prologue / Act 1 Scene 1 - #iTunes Tuesday, February 08, 2011 9:57:31 PM via web

Pere Ubu - Act 1 Scene 2 - #iTunes Tuesday, February 08, 2011 9:57:24 PM via web

Pere Ubu - Act 1 Scene 3 - #iTunes Tuesday, February 08, 2011 9:57:12 PM via web

Finally downloaded and am grooving to School of Seven Bells "Disconnect From Desire." One of those 2010 LPs that kept percolating inside me Tuesday, February 08, 2011 9:37:19 PM via TweetDeck

@dhaimes Apparently, tongue-in-cheek doesn't travel well in Twitter. Tuesday, February 08, 2011 9:35:35 PM via TweetDeck in reply to dhaimes

@jasonkobi You applying there? Tuesday, February 08, 2011 8:57:52 PM via TweetDeck in reply to jasonkobi

This "" thing is going to ruin Twitter by making us verbose. Just as color and sound ruined cinema. We purists will not stand for it! Tuesday, February 08, 2011 8:48:33 PM via TweetDeck

Instant messaging programs (AIM, MSN Messenger, etc.). Who uses them for IM any more in a consumer context. Be… (cont) Tuesday, February 08, 2011 8:47:13 PM via TweetDeck

All-in-mem end2end data analytics? Not until build bridge btwn all-in-mem #EDW server infra & all-in-mem #BI client apps. L8r in decade. Tuesday, February 08, 2011 4:46:27 PM via txt

One of those days when several things clicked into place. Not sure how long they will stay where clicked. Tuesday, February 08, 2011 4:40:21 PM via txt

Taking great update from #Idiro on social network analysis solutions for telecomm carriers to support next-best offer 4 churn, upsell, etc Tuesday, February 08, 2011 3:38:46 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I L U by School of 7 Bells frm Disconnect Frm Desire JK--Great LP kept me warm on transatlantic flight. Thanks Delta! Tuesday, February 08, 2011 2:54:53 PM via TweetDeck

Suddenly, everyone is an IPv6 evangelist. Wonder what caused the change of heart? Hmmmmmmm Tuesday, February 08, 2011 2:46:37 PM via TweetDeck

@AnnettePriest @mgualtieri Data is a liquid resource that pools in databases, streams across the network, and collects in clouds. So, yes. Tuesday, February 08, 2011 2:44:35 PM via TweetDeck in reply to AnnettePriest

"AOL buys Huffington Post, kills qualty content as know it" ( JK--Reminds we'd forgotn about formr, never visited lattr Tuesday, February 08, 2011 2:38:34 PM via TweetDeck

Grade school warps you forever. Dumb 2 regard somebody 1 year behind (class lvl) as "young." But U still think that way when you're all old. Tuesday, February 08, 2011 2:25:22 PM via TweetDeck

Maybe missing something, but "protecting tweets," what's up w/that? Only certain peeps may follow U, but they can retweet 2 heart's delight Tuesday, February 08, 2011 2:21:34 PM via TweetDeck

@kateleggett & I will commence our next-best offer case study interviews this week. Tuesday, February 08, 2011 2:06:29 PM via TweetDeck

2 reports hitting imminently Tuesday, February 08, 2011 2:03:52 PM via TweetDeck

LISTLESSNESS//1 or 2 things I was going 2 do 2day/1 was just not 2 repeat yestrday/Or repeat it wth better results/2 had somthng 2 do with 1 Tuesday, February 08, 2011 2:03:21 PM via TweetDeck

Listlessness. Funny word: means lacking energy. Funny cuz could mean lacking list, taking things as come, riding energy of breaking events Tuesday, February 08, 2011 2:00:11 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Age Class by Weekend from Sports JK--Not British Weekend w/Alison Statton+Spike. Wait: no one gets my ref. Never mind Tuesday, February 08, 2011 1:54:21 PM via TweetDeck

@markmadsen I think airplanes should charge for leg length, with discounts for us short-legged folks. Tall people have too many advantages Tuesday, February 08, 2011 1:50:17 PM via TweetDeck in reply to markmadsen

Being an analyst covering "data" is like being a hydrologist covering the "ocean." Tuesday, February 08, 2011 1:48:05 PM via TweetDeck

Interviewed by Beth Stackpole of TechTarget on how-to's for advanced analytics. Tuesday, February 08, 2011 1:35:25 PM via web

RT @hkisker: In a pre-lauch briefing for SAP BI and EIM 4.0 with @jameskobielus and @bevelson #SAP #BI Tuesday, February 08, 2011 11:17:38 AM via TweetDeck

I love when vendor collateral says "maximize your investment in [our tech]" rather than "max your ROI [in all that]." Classic Freudian slip Tuesday, February 08, 2011 10:32:44 AM via TweetDeck

RAM is the new disk. I expect all new #EDW appliances to be all-in-memory by the middle of this decade. Virtualized parallel memory. Tuesday, February 08, 2011 10:17:50 AM via TweetDeck

"What experts think about viability of Internet kill switch" ( JK--Internet? Bad idea. Kill it. Roll back world to 1969 Tuesday, February 08, 2011 9:59:29 AM via TweetDeck

@alyswoodward My pet peeve is the unpredictably alternating end-with-star, end-with-hash, & just-enter-the-digits instructions. Tuesday, February 08, 2011 9:42:35 AM via TweetDeck in reply to alyswoodward

I spend all day on the phone & seriously cannot stand conference bridges that have way too many prompts 4 you to respond to when dialing in. Tuesday, February 08, 2011 9:33:13 AM via TweetDeck

What does it mean when you dream about dead hummingbirds? Tuesday, February 08, 2011 9:09:23 AM via TweetDeck

"Teradata Expands Life Sciences Indstry Commitment W/ Release of Dedcated LDM" ( JK--LDMs key diffs 4 some #EDW vendors Tuesday, February 08, 2011 9:06:34 AM via TweetDeck

"Mooching Off Neighbor's Wi-Fi Is Growing Trend" ( JK--How is it mooching when their signal trespasses on yer property? Tuesday, February 08, 2011 9:03:46 AM via TweetDeck

"Suddenly everybody's selling IPv6" ( JK--Suddenly, there's no turning back. Tuesday, February 08, 2011 9:00:17 AM via TweetDeck

"A conversation with IBM's Mr. Big Data" ( JK--Hadoop etc. Urges look beyond traditional #BI & #analytics context. Tuesday, February 08, 2011 8:57:36 AM via TweetDeck

Some people recall a packed tweet as if it were an entire blogpost. It expands on contact with their vivid imagination. Power of suggestion Tuesday, February 08, 2011 8:52:58 AM via TweetDeck

"DW mkt reacts 2 death of HP Neoview" ( JK--Not death of strategy. Cut bait on fish that got away. Still pole in water. Tuesday, February 08, 2011 8:50:42 AM via TweetDeck

"Sure, the cloud's insecure; like everything else" ( JK--If U're chief security officer, dont say this, ever, tho true Tuesday, February 08, 2011 8:41:37 AM via TweetDeck

"Oracle offers file management package 4 cloud" ( JK--Hopefuly we'll C converge w/ Oracle #Exadata & #Hadoop strategies Tuesday, February 08, 2011 8:38:16 AM via TweetDeck

By the way, people, Detroit is just one city in Michigan. Believe it or not, it's a nice state with many fundamental strengths. Circumspice! Tuesday, February 08, 2011 8:33:12 AM via TweetDeck

Not impressed by Eminem's Super Bowl commercial ( . Enough Detroit, already. Focus on Ann Arbor & Oakland County Tuesday, February 08, 2011 8:30:45 AM via TweetDeck

Reading David Sedaris "Me Talk Pretty One Day." Very funny, very serious, very seriously funny. Tuesday, February 08, 2011 8:21:57 AM via TweetDeck

Darius Rucker. Actually, I have no opinions on Darius Rucker. Cancel this tweet. Monday, February 07, 2011 7:29:47 PM via txt

RIP Ken Olsen. Founder & CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation. Way back when "mini" computer meant slightly less massive than mainframe. Monday, February 07, 2011 7:06:16 PM via TweetDeck

RIP Bob McBride. Former Detroit TV anchor & station manager at WJBK. He delivered well-rounded insightful mature opinions. I met him once. Monday, February 07, 2011 6:59:03 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Rupert Holmes "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)." 1970s was last time dudes called squeeze his "old lady" w/out having ass kicked. Monday, February 07, 2011 5:32:52 PM via txt

#LogLogic has wide range of #SIEM appliances. Monday, February 07, 2011 2:52:51 PM via TweetDeck

Taking great briefing from #LogLogic. SIEM, log management, and IT data management. Monday, February 07, 2011 2:40:30 PM via TweetDeck

Super Bowl Sunday. Only time of year when we're primed 2 care who does funniest commercial. Normally, we laugh at 'em but don't compare 'em Monday, February 07, 2011 2:16:26 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: So You Want to Be (a Rock 'n' Roll Star) by Patti Smith Group from Wave JK--Poet drops pretensions when she rocks Monday, February 07, 2011 2:02:10 PM via TweetDeck

Complex stuff. Sifting & sifting. Sorting & sorting. Clarifying & clarifying. Simplifying & simplifying. Then amping complexities up again Monday, February 07, 2011 1:54:53 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Song 2 by Blur #KEXP JK--"Woo-hoo!" is best dumb rocksong hook since Count 5 locomotve gitar-riff on "Psychotic Reaction" Monday, February 07, 2011 12:51:50 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Put the Stereo On by Gappy Ranks #KEXP JK--Power-reggae done right! Monday, February 07, 2011 12:38:42 PM via TweetDeck

Reverse Turing test: How do U know when it's an automated program responding vs. human who's so hyperdisciplined they could pass for robot? Monday, February 07, 2011 12:34:46 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Breathe Me by Sia from album Colour the Small One JK--Reminds of "Six Feet Under," the "Twin Peaks" of the 2000s. Monday, February 07, 2011 12:27:35 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Temper Trap "Conditions" LP. Australian group seems 2 B channeling one part Journey, one part Delays. Falsetto & power ballads Monday, February 07, 2011 12:26:15 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Tom Waits "Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years." Man of 1000 voices, up from Hades, channeling Kerberus Cabaret & Muddy Waters Monday, February 07, 2011 12:23:43 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: My Girls by Animal Collective from the album Merriweather Post Pavilion JK--Pop music's Phillip Glass equivalents. Monday, February 07, 2011 12:09:13 PM via TweetDeck

Super Bowl XLV and the general disappointment about quality of commercials. I've been ignoring commercials for so long I couldn't care less Monday, February 07, 2011 12:07:08 PM via TweetDeck

@PoetryFound #poetry That's why we have limericks. Monday, February 07, 2011 11:45:40 AM via TweetDeck in reply to PoetryFound

@CurtMonash That's preferable to being followed by "Mein Kampfer" Monday, February 07, 2011 11:40:28 AM via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

Note to everybody. You will probably see my EDW appliance mkt update hit this week before the EDW Wave. Diff docs, same research base. Monday, February 07, 2011 10:55:42 AM via TweetDeck

This was an all-Rust-Belt Super Bowl played in the Sun Belt, but with the northern snow gods showing those cowboys who's boss! Monday, February 07, 2011 10:34:59 AM via TweetDeck

Waves and tides. Ebb & neap. Cool geeky discussion at Monday, February 07, 2011 10:33:28 AM via TweetDeck

#IBM Watson passed the Turing test ( ( Monday, February 07, 2011 9:52:29 AM via TweetDeck

#IBM Watson has a predominantly in-memory architecture: maintains entire working set of unstructured info in 16-TB massively parallel RAM Monday, February 07, 2011 9:47:56 AM via TweetDeck

#IBM Watson is "embarrassingly parallel"--can parallelize workloads across 1000s of Power7 cores Monday, February 07, 2011 9:44:17 AM via TweetDeck

#IBM Watson discussion today primarily from R&D side of the initiative. Not a productization or commercialization discussion. Monday, February 07, 2011 9:38:55 AM via TweetDeck

It's cool when computers hand the Garry Kasparovs & Ken Jenningses their walkng paprs. But cooler when Watson-like tech avail in cloud 4 #BI Monday, February 07, 2011 9:37:11 AM via TweetDeck

I see #IBM Watson as the pop-culture-salient initiative that is showcasing the power of Hadoop and CEP in the cloud. Monday, February 07, 2011 9:33:26 AM via TweetDeck

Essentially, "Jeopardy" just proof-of-concept that #IBM Watson has analytic muscle & flexibility 2 nail the Ken Jennings of world 2 the wall Monday, February 07, 2011 9:31:46 AM via TweetDeck

#IBM Watson. "Jeopardy" just app of underlying advanced analytic techs, which are my prime focus. Personally, I'm all-armchair "Jeopardy." Monday, February 07, 2011 9:30:16 AM via TweetDeck

#IBM Watson uses text mining (IBM Content Analytics), EDW (InfoSphere Warehouse), CEP (InfoSphere Streams), Hadoop (InfoSphere BigInsights) Monday, February 07, 2011 9:27:35 AM via TweetDeck

#IBM Watson "is "'Big Data" using advanced analytics to make sense of unstructured data and bring new insight" Monday, February 07, 2011 9:23:01 AM via TweetDeck

#IBM Watson "scales out with and searches vast amounts of unstructured information with UIMA & Hadoop open source components" Monday, February 07, 2011 9:20:57 AM via TweetDeck

#IBM Watson is "workload optimized system designed for complex analytics, made possible by integrating massively parallel POWER7 processors" Monday, February 07, 2011 9:20:18 AM via TweetDeck

#IBM #Watson incorporates massively parallel probablistic evidence-based text analytics archtectre for autom8d open-domain question answerng Monday, February 07, 2011 9:19:23 AM via TweetDeck

#IBM #Watson incorporates "deep question answer" (DQA) tech, powering flexible decision-support engine for answering open-domain questions Monday, February 07, 2011 9:09:24 AM via TweetDeck

Taking deep briefing from #IBM on #Watson tech w/ #Forrester colleagues @hkisker Chris Mines & Chris Andrews Monday, February 07, 2011 9:07:10 AM via TweetDeck

Little known fact about Ken Jennings. He is android was sent back from the future to wreak havoc on "Jeopardy." Watson is actually human. Monday, February 07, 2011 8:49:10 AM via TweetDeck

LinkedIn & Facebook blurring into web of unnecessary details on business acquaintances. They all changed profile photos & had birthdays! Monday, February 07, 2011 8:43:50 AM via TweetDeck

"Culture clash: Marylanders, Virginians loathe to cross Potomac" ( JK--Number 1 issue: all bridges are booby-trapped! Monday, February 07, 2011 8:39:08 AM via TweetDeck

"Could Future Processors Use Lasers? New Research Makes Possible" ( JK--Dr. Evil R&D. CPUs w/frickin laser beams on 'em Monday, February 07, 2011 8:35:23 AM via TweetDeck

"The IPocalypse Is Not A Cause For Panic" ( JK--LOL! Great name for IPv4 address depletion sticky-wicket we're in. Monday, February 07, 2011 8:33:14 AM via TweetDeck

Warning! Every single word you tweet will be magnetic "follow you" fodder to aficionados of those words. Twitter bots know no irony. Monday, February 07, 2011 8:26:26 AM via TweetDeck

Christina flubbed the line & her voice was bit off. If she didnt try 2 belt every song like it was national anthem, she'd be more listenable Monday, February 07, 2011 7:25:48 AM via TweetDeck

NFL has announced will change Super Bowl format next year to 3 hours of commercials, with 5 minutes of football interspersed every half-hour Sunday, February 06, 2011 9:01:18 PM via TweetDeck

@CurtMonash Don't sell to the likely victims, that is. Sunday, February 06, 2011 4:49:58 PM via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

Western civilization. I used to think it's been all downhill since "Gunsmoke," but now regard Eastwood as a major figure in its renaissance Sunday, February 06, 2011 3:53:04 PM via txt

Never noticed the facial resemblance between Bobby Fischer and JD Salinger till now. Each deeply inner, taut, and wary. Sunday, February 06, 2011 3:39:37 PM via txt

Robek. Not 2 B confused with Reebok. Not that anybody does. The purpose of this tweet is 2 introduce confusion, hence mor entropy 2 universe Sunday, February 06, 2011 2:59:34 PM via txt

Matthew McConaughey. He simply needs to resuscitate "Dallas" with self in JR Ewing role and then can just swagger & scowl & leer scot-free. Sunday, February 06, 2011 2:27:37 PM via txt

Blockbuster. Had been now-empty store across street. Now it's vendng machine in front of Rite-Aid. Before long, just untetherd logo in cloud Sunday, February 06, 2011 2:24:33 PM via txt

Buying CDs. I tend to buy stuff to close gaps in my collection. Today: Tom Waits best and Temper Trap debut. Sunday, February 06, 2011 2:12:12 PM via txt

Ike closing warning re military-industrial complex. His status as GOP president & WW2-winning general give this caution undeniable authority Sunday, February 06, 2011 1:29:49 PM via txt

Edmund Morris deconstruction of Reagan myths in WashPost. Best capsule analysis I've ever seen of his strengths & weaknesses as a performer Sunday, February 06, 2011 1:25:09 PM via txt

In the quarter-century-plus we've lived here, Virginia has had reasonably decent governors from both parties. No Illinois-grade sleazeballs. Sunday, February 06, 2011 1:05:34 PM via txt

Anxiety of the watched pot. The economy or you personally. Something is always bubbling up. Something is always boiling over. Or so you fear Sunday, February 06, 2011 12:40:57 PM via txt

Word for the wise: optimal wellness strategy is seeking max results from minimal outlay. That means keeping own counsel. Pay no trainers. Sunday, February 06, 2011 10:50:26 AM via txt

Ah catharsis! Sunday, February 06, 2011 10:35:52 AM via txt

OK Go "Here It Goes Again" video of those 4 guys doing synchronized choreographd moves on 4 treadmills. Brilliant! Jaw-droppingly brilliant! Sunday, February 06, 2011 10:34:29 AM via txt

Oughta be an official registry of Cosmetic Reliance Indicators among female entertainers. Degree to which made-up visage masks cleanface. Sunday, February 06, 2011 10:27:52 AM via txt

Crowdsourcing your decision support guidance vs. keeping own counsel. Relying on #social #KM #BI #BPM vs gut. Having guts to wing it. Sunday, February 06, 2011 10:23:35 AM via txt

Adam Sandler. His barely suppressed rage always leaves me cold 2 his attmpts at humor. I tend 2 sit there feelng pity & hope he gets therapy Sunday, February 06, 2011 10:18:47 AM via txt

People with beautiful faces. Far too easy to get distracted and ignore micro-expressions signalling inner turmoil. "Sultry" often just sad. Sunday, February 06, 2011 10:13:49 AM via txt

Now that update to #Forrester #EDW Wave on brink of pub, I'd like U all to shift focus to another on brink: analytic solution appliances. Sunday, February 06, 2011 10:10:46 AM via txt

Penumbra. Word means "almost shadow." That indistinct boundary btwn fact & phantasm. Dangerous zone. But it's frontier that science explores Sunday, February 06, 2011 10:08:02 AM via txt

What does quantum indeterminacy say about #BI performance mgt dashboard KPIs? Not much. Just that U the obsrver are one of phenoms U observe Sunday, February 06, 2011 10:04:39 AM via txt

Multiverse? Multiple mutually inaccessible & almost-unobervable planes of single universe. Only observable as indetermnacy in quantum modls Sunday, February 06, 2011 9:58:35 AM via txt

So somebody in Pennsylvania discovered tattered videotape of Super Bowl I in attic. Hope some someone in Houston finds Apollo 11. Sunday, February 06, 2011 9:52:48 AM via txt

Ongoing video coverage on all news channels. Sunday, February 06, 2011 9:51:24 AM via txt

Hopefully, everybody who was heading to Dallas for the big game is there by now. Hopefully, they are resting. They have already sunk megabux Sunday, February 06, 2011 9:48:30 AM via txt

What do you do when somebody you didn't particularly like reaches out to you thru Facebook? You friend 'em. Sunday, February 06, 2011 9:44:54 AM via txt

Beauty can bloom amid cinder blocks. DC area has turned ex munitions (Alex's Torpedo Fctry) & ex prison (Lorton Workhouse) into arts centers Sunday, February 06, 2011 9:43:10 AM via txt

Egypt. These are stunning visuals of great historical importance. Just watch the video. Sunday, February 06, 2011 9:11:49 AM via txt

90s in baseball. Decade that made U wish all sluggers had standardzed only on Babe Ruth vices, hotdogs & hookers, none of it asterisk-fodder Saturday, February 05, 2011 2:02:47 PM via txt

#EDW market today. Per-TB pricing good. Proprietary pricing schemes? Not so. Your customers do comparative POCs. Eschew obfuscation! Saturday, February 05, 2011 1:52:27 PM via txt

Bill Clinton. Lordy lordy. I am just about to fall apart from the sheer overpowering smarm convulsion. Saturday, February 05, 2011 1:40:58 PM via txt

Kenny G. Admit it. The name alone starts that Beavis snicker to crawlin up yer insides. Saturday, February 05, 2011 1:38:53 PM via txt

VH-1 progresses to 90s retrospective. The dancing CGI baby from "Ally McBeal." Actually, I found 90s pop culture quirk quite delightful. Saturday, February 05, 2011 1:36:12 PM via txt

Flipped thru Time/Encyclopedia Brtnca almanac at Rite-Aid this morning. Can anybody identify Nobel Peace Prize winner year before Obama? Saturday, February 05, 2011 1:32:18 PM via txt

Much of what old-line #BI industry wants U 2 think "predictive" is just historical analysis trigger out-of-band forecast by subj matr exprt Saturday, February 05, 2011 1:28:50 PM via txt

Some VH-1 special on the 80s in pop culture. By which time I was already semi-world-weary young adult yawning in classic seen-it-dun-it mode Saturday, February 05, 2011 1:23:39 PM via txt

Self-branding in analyst arena. When others become too conscious of U tooting "self" & "brand," U fail. Reputation rides on accomplishments Saturday, February 05, 2011 1:16:33 PM via txt

Sometimes U just have 2 B stubborn. Such as when racing up 2 deadline & people make needlss distractions. Determination may B misinterpreted Saturday, February 05, 2011 1:12:18 PM via txt

Wisdom. Sorta like optimization. Algorithms galore, many coughing up conflicting solutions. If hit on one that doesnt make U gag, stay there Saturday, February 05, 2011 1:06:42 PM via txt

Deep tissue massage every week? I asked you to knead the knots out of my muscles, not muscle the money out of my wallet! 12:57 PM Feb 5th via txt

Better the devil you know than the angel you don't. 12:54 PM Feb 5th via txt

Tysons Corner, Virginia. Whatever happened to the possessive apostrophe? Was Mr. Tyson cutting corners when he named his place on the map? 12:31 PM Feb 5th via txt

Many of my contemporaries seem to recall the 70s more fondly than I do. In retrospect, a real drag. 12:14 PM Feb 5th via txt

Late US presidents and public observances of their 100th birthdays. Can't recall one before now. Why start now? Why this rightwinger? 11:44 AM Feb 5th via txt

WSJ piece on key adulthood lesson: unlearning. Disenthrall yerself from adolescent infatuations, many of which U romanticize thru bong haze 11:27 AM Feb 5th via txt

"'Popular Poets' for $100, Alex." "She was role model 4 yer most toxic girlfriend, whose poetry U pretended was OK." "Who was Sylvia Plath?" 11:21 AM Feb 5th via txt

WSJ piece on computers playing "Jeopardy." Category "Popular Poets." Surprised show researchers can find even one answer 2 put up on board. 11:16 AM Feb 5th via txt

Rooting for the Pack tomorrow out of kneejerk regional loyalty. I grew up in Mich. My old man was from Wisc. I married Egidia in Madison. 11:03 AM Feb 5th via txt

WSJ piece on marketing to aging boomers. Don't remind us of mortality. Equally applicable to other demographics. Death threats don't sell. 10:57 AM Feb 5th via txt

Good to see that @jamiemlewis also likes Neko Case. I always assumed he and I have similar musical tastes. Never compared notes directly. 9:50 AM Feb 5th via TweetDeck