Saturday, March 19, 2011

Aweekstweets March 12-19 2011: the week they deep-sixed my Zune

Big business stakes present big business challenges which are met by big business initiatives with big analytics & big data yielding big ROI less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Some reduce "Big Data" to one industry initiative: #Hadoop. Some see it more expansively, encompassing MPP etc. It's buzz. Don't overthink 2 minutes ago via TweetDeck

"Single version of truth" in #EDW. Relativist would say no single version, but many equally valid POVs. Can we at least agree on "facts"? 5 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Event data warehouses. You start to realize that "event" data isn't warehoused so much as pipelined just-in-time to downstream refineries. 8 minutes ago via TweetDeck

As video rental places disappear from landscape, you realize you relied partly on chit-chat with staff & customers to decide what to rent. 13 minutes ago via TweetDeck

@swee06840 It's easier as you get older to disguise the fact that you're not getting any wiser. Just more weathered & wizened. 15 minutes ago via TweetDeck in reply to swee06840

Wondering if Facebook will introduce ability to "like" someone's "like," in cascading hierarchy of thundering sycophantic hip-hip-hoorays 18 minutes ago via TweetDeck

For those who wonder what Spike's pre-Weekend/pre-Statton group Reptile Ranch sounded like: . Bit like the Cure about 18 hours ago via TweetDeck

Zeitgeist is indeed shifting. An American astronaut landed in Kazakhstan and I haven't seen a single wisecrack referencing Borat. about 18 hours ago via TweetDeck

The reason I habitually clear physical clutter out of my work environment with my left arm is to clear my mind. And it's my power arm. about 18 hours ago via TweetDeck

"NYTimes Paywall: Small Change That Seems Big" ( JK--How many NYT stories have I retweeted recently? None. No big deal about 19 hours ago via TweetDeck

Somebody should do an "Office"-type show where it's just people rushing from conference room to conference room, deadline 2 deadline. Fried! about 19 hours ago via TweetDeck

Today's my personal primaflora day. Not yet equinox. Not yet officially Spring. But 1st buds on my bushes have opened. Pretty white blossoms about 20 hours ago via TweetDeck

A staple. This staple is the context btwn these 3 phys docs. I hereby bind them (kee-runch) to a persistent status: transaction completed! about 20 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Renegades of Funk by Rage Against the Machine from Renegades JK--Almost forgot about these guys. Great one from 2000 about 22 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: #kexp Desire Lines by Deerhunter from Halcyon Digest JK--Very powerful guitar dynamics. Just love to hear them ramp it. about 22 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Analytics: Better strategy comes from dogged approach to data" ( JK--1st time I've been quoted in Financial Times. about 22 hours ago via TweetDeck

Combining my preso deck with great deck from @mgualtieri re CEP-BAM for client engagement next week. Common #Forrester POV on this about 22 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Glenn Gould plays Bach" ( JK--With the unsettling self-absorption & intensity of a geek tweaking source code. about 24 hours ago via TweetDeck

Customer experience optimization. Metrics 4 continuous seamless oblivious customer bliss? Max renewal & growth. Min complaint & churn. about 24 hours ago via TweetDeck

@RonaldDamhof "All mixed up" is in fact the crazy new world of data virtualization. DBMS-centric gets mashed into every other approach. about 24 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to RonaldDamhof

"Strange Agricultural Landscapes Seen From Space" ( JK--Cultivated fields btwn incandesdence: humanity's planetary face about 24 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Is EMC ripe for the picking?" ( JK--Dell or Cisco as suitor? Either seems plausible. HP main rival. Oracle: dark horse Friday, March 18, 2011 9:01:51 AM via TweetDeck

@TheOnion "Child On White House Tour Momentarily Seizes Control Of Nation" ( JK--Gives it back. Oval Office boring. Friday, March 18, 2011 8:26:42 AM via Tweet Button

@stoweboyd Good point. Except for the fact that governments (eg., China, Egypt) have shown they still hold far too much power over it all. Friday, March 18, 2011 8:20:41 AM via TweetDeck in reply to stoweboyd

RT @adsIndustry: They now have an Italian airline that flies out of Genoa. It's called Genitalia. Friday, March 18, 2011 8:18:55 AM via TweetDeck

@stoweboyd Top o' the morning to U too! Of course, social media mavens not "edglings" any more. We're all at center of new world culture. Friday, March 18, 2011 8:15:55 AM via TweetDeck in reply to stoweboyd

"Is Happiness Overrated?" ( JK--Pursuit of it is 3rd place in Decl of Indep, after life & liberty. That too high? Friday, March 18, 2011 8:13:39 AM via TweetDeck

"Internet killed the radio star: let NPR "go dark"" ( JK--Not a bad thing. Become completely listener-supported. Friday, March 18, 2011 8:09:37 AM via TweetDeck

"SAP plans cloud version of HANA appliance" ( JK--Wondering if/when #Oracle will put #Exadata in cloud. Friday, March 18, 2011 7:59:58 AM via TweetDeck

"Getting Started On Building A Real-Time BI System" ( JK--CDC, CEP, EII, etc--& r-t #EDW also see Friday, March 18, 2011 7:57:44 AM via TweetDeck

U can tell when some peeps not paying attention to industry buzzwords. They say "utility" or "on-demand" computing. Most now call it "cloud" Friday, March 18, 2011 7:49:53 AM via TweetDeck

Why doesn't IE have a "close all windows except the one you're viewing" option? Would use that constantly. Can't stand window proliferation Friday, March 18, 2011 7:43:55 AM via TweetDeck

"Price of social media is eternal vigilance" ( JK--Yeah, sure, cavemen invented social media. And a yabba-dabba-doo 2 U Friday, March 18, 2011 7:35:33 AM via TweetDeck

Client today asked me for quick overview of #EDW trends forecast over next 5-10 years. Think 140 chars tight? Try do 30-min cosmic overview Thursday, March 17, 2011 7:03:25 PM via txt

Totally digging the live performance by OMD on #KEXP from an Austin bike shop at SXSW. All their hits. Still sound fresh, bouncy, & fun. Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:58:06 PM via TweetDeck

I'm honoring St. Patrick's Day by retroactively adding "how green art thou?" criterion to #EDW Wave & toasting all vendors with a hearty "5" Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:48:38 PM via TweetDeck

Writing up my #CRM next best action case study. A slow careful slog through the details. Glad Alli & I typed up our interview notes. Godsend Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:43:01 PM via TweetDeck

Prefer not to wear green on days such as this. Sends false message of solidarity with Spartans. St. Patrick actually wore maize & blue tunic Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:40:26 PM via TweetDeck

LIstening to Kirsty MacColl "A New England" (written by Billy Bragg). "I saw 2 shooting stars last night, but they were only satellites." Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:11:28 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Billy Bragg & Kirsty MacColl "Greetings to the New Brunette." How can you lie there & think of England? When your what is wet? Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:07:39 PM via TweetDeck

I still miss Miss Kirsty Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:04:15 PM via TweetDeck

LIstening to Kirsty MacColl "Patrick" from "The One & Only." This English (Croydon) singer-songwriter was so very Irish (recorded w/Pogues) Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:01:45 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist Elizabeth Fraser by Starslinger #KEXP JK--Mind-twisty concept. Song named for & sounds like Cocteau Twins singer. This her? Thursday, March 17, 2011 2:43:59 PM via TweetDeck

Did me yet another impromptu #EDW consulting engagement compressed into a half-hour customer inquiry. Thursday, March 17, 2011 2:41:59 PM via TweetDeck

Funny how many people who R demons on one social med (eg FB) react with seeming physical revulsion when asked if they use another (eg Twtr) Thursday, March 17, 2011 1:24:17 PM via TweetDeck

"Now playing: The sounds of data streams" ( JK--You think that's cool? I have a bot that turns 'em into lyric poetry Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:30:20 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Gloria by Van Morrison #KEXP JK--About as punk as Van ever got. Still sounds perfect. Secularized bark of religious word. Thursday, March 17, 2011 11:12:49 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Youth Knows No Pain by Lykke Li from Wounded Rhymes JK--Yet another great song from this new release from Swedish popstar Thursday, March 17, 2011 10:09:52 AM via TweetDeck

@hblodget Groupon's on a roll. Married 2 coupon-crazy spouse 4 more than quarter-century, I've learnt not 2 smugly mock coupon fiends openly Thursday, March 17, 2011 9:38:38 AM via TweetDeck in reply to hblodget

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Coming Up Roses by Elliott Smith JK--Smith was the Patsy Cline of indie-rock. He mined a deep vein of heartbreak. Thursday, March 17, 2011 9:10:30 AM via TweetDeck

Hey Patricius Qatrikias Cothraige Coithrige Pátraic Pádraig Patrikios Patric Padric Padrig Patric Patrick ( luv a snake Thursday, March 17, 2011 9:04:56 AM via TweetDeck

RT @martiniak "Relevance is difference btwn yer marketing being service or spam." JK--Overload of relevant stuff almost as bad. Disservice Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:58:28 AM via TweetDeck

Attending #ABPMP Chicago chapter meeting next month. #BPM & data management. Chi-town one of my favorite towns. Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:53:06 AM via TweetDeck

Working on joint consult next week on #CEP #BAM w/ #Forrester colleague @mgualtieri . Real-time BI app vs. #BPM dashbord vs. std-alone infra Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:51:47 AM via TweetDeck

RT @robinbloor: "Has the mathematical abilities of a Clydesdale. "--David Letterman #quote JK--Can count with their hooves. Not too shabby! Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:48:57 AM via TweetDeck

"Dirty little secrets of HR" ( JK--None of this is dirty or particularly secret. If U dont know this stuff, youre naive Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:47:22 AM via TweetDeck

Early mornings are my personal "no-rush" zone. Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:43:59 AM via TweetDeck

"A bachelor's life is no life for a single man." - Samuel Goldwyn JK--What witticisms did Metro & Mayer have on this topic? Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:42:33 AM via TweetDeck

"What I Look 4 In Social Analysis Tool" ( JK--Second @SethGrimes call 4 strong ID resolution. Social #CRM depends on it Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:40:25 AM via TweetDeck

"10 Trends You Can't Ignore." Email that just screams "delete me, sight unseen." Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:36:19 AM via TweetDeck

Rounded up all my physical #Hadoop research notes. Yes, it's a thick folder. Let's not even talk about what's on disk. Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:33:49 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Someday, Someway by Marshall Crenshaw JK--Detroit-area New Waver. See also: The Knack, The Romantics Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:09:45 AM via TweetDeck

"Oracle Integrates Crowdsourcing Into CRM" ( JK--Customer ideas surface & circulate faster in enterprise-hosted social Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:53:31 AM via TweetDeck

Can't sleep. Watching cable TV. NatGeo: "Countdown to Catastrophe: Mega-Quake." Discovery program on possibilty of mega-tsumami. Thanks tons Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:52:59 PM via TweetDeck

UNBURDEN//Prayers carry. The air/holds them suspended. We can/kneel only so long. #haiku #micropoetry Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:26:39 PM via TweetDeck

Honshu. Sad setting of the two worst nuclear disasters in history. One deliberate, one accidental. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:18:10 PM via TweetDeck

Absolutely refuse to wear green tomorrow. Partly because my Polish, German, & French ancestors overrule my Irish--and cuz own no green garb. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:15:32 PM via TweetDeck

"Better Living Thru Algorithms" ( JK--Algorithms? Ho-hum. Only tweet this cuz refs Dick McAuliffe of beloved '68 Tigers Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:12:34 PM via TweetDeck

I'm hoping NetFlix does "NetFlix Challenge" as original TV series. Geeks compete for cash & caffeine--and race to bottom of Nielsen ratings. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:03:59 PM via TweetDeck

"Forrester: Expect more enterprise data warehouse software bundles" ( JK--Hey #HP #Vertica et al...paying attention? Wednesday, March 16, 2011 7:59:25 PM via TweetDeck

"Apotheker Steers HP Toward Cloud" ( JK--More accurate to say steering to all approaches: software, appliance, & cloud Wednesday, March 16, 2011 7:55:33 PM via TweetDeck

I just counted. I'm working on a dozen different projects/tasks concurrently. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 7:49:41 PM via TweetDeck

@billwohlHP #hpsummit How's that different from now? Vertica already software, appliance, & cloud offerings. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 7:30:07 PM via TweetDeck in reply to billwohlHP

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Wrong Feels Right by Dum Dum Girls frm He Gets Me High JK--I keep thinking this is classic indie. But it's new & cool Wednesday, March 16, 2011 6:54:19 PM via TweetDeck

Let's see. What could I have possibly tweeted today that got NASCAR to follow me? "Cutting to the chase"? Nahhhh....maybe. Dumb. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 6:06:27 PM via TweetDeck

RIP Owsley Stanley. Acid-rock pioneer in 60s. Did I say "pioneer"? I meant supplier. But not in rock form. Blotters, man, far out. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 5:08:53 PM via txt

RIP Dan Bannister. I didn't really know him, but he was my boss for a while in the early 90s. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 5:06:38 PM via txt

Occasionally. I tweet an alliterative mnemonic to myself and print out that tweet to make sure the mnemonic truly takes. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 2:07:18 PM via TweetDeck

Sustainability. It depends on planning & predicting & provisioning & replenishing proactively to prevent depletion & maintain resource base. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 2:05:56 PM via TweetDeck

"Facebook Finally Allows Comment Editing" ( JK--Coming soon: roll back yr relationships 2 erase impact of stupid comments Wednesday, March 16, 2011 1:56:24 PM via TweetDeck

Many customer inquiries R like tossed salads. Customers have requirements & requests that cross many tech boundaries. Toss 'em all in a dish Wednesday, March 16, 2011 1:52:22 PM via TweetDeck

You know what confused me last night. Seeing "60 Minutes on CNBC." Has the TV marketplace gotten that mashed-up? Big brands hybridizing? Wednesday, March 16, 2011 1:49:07 PM via TweetDeck

#Forrester def’n of “EDW” = DW capable of multi-subject domains w/ robust “ilities” & tools 2 meet mission-critical biz reqs @ColinJWhite Wednesday, March 16, 2011 1:47:57 PM via TweetDeck

"Large Data Sets Offer Insights, Require Tiered Storage" ( JK--Right. Archive, vault, & persist Big Data in cloud tier Wednesday, March 16, 2011 1:44:37 PM via TweetDeck

When a marketplace becomes overcrowded, pretty much everybody boils down vendor list to mnemonic of 5-7 providers, tops. Track who's on 1st. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 1:40:45 PM via TweetDeck

CRM apps in Google's app marketplace ( Just another reminder that #CRM market rivals #BI in sheer number of vendors. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 1:38:35 PM via TweetDeck

"New flash specification doubles SSD data transfer speed" ( JK--Need to keep balance btwn storage, RAM, & CPU thruputs Wednesday, March 16, 2011 1:32:21 PM via TweetDeck

Can't hyperlink to things in future. Or can we? Possible4 hyperlink 2 execute pred model & consume results. But prediction not future...yet. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 1:28:48 PM via TweetDeck

TheFundingGuru RT @modelquallity: Zune hardware apparently dead, software and services live on: Microsoft also did little to promote the Zune bran...... Monday, March 14, 2011 6:39:25 PM via HootSuite Retweeted by you

Trick to keeping up is moving stuff from my inbox(es) as fast as my little fingers can pull them to the appropriate holding pens. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 1:13:51 PM via TweetDeck

Working with @passion4process on final touches of #Forrester report on social BPM real-time crowdsourced guidance & dynamic case management Wednesday, March 16, 2011 1:09:06 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Our Life Is Not A Movie or Maybe by Okkervil River from The Stage Names JK--Great hyperventilating vocal performance. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 1:07:58 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Absolutely Nothing by Lily Allen from Smile JK--Am I tripping or is she sampling Emerson Lake & Palmer "Lucky Man"? Wednesday, March 16, 2011 12:52:31 PM via TweetDeck

Most of those conversations are mediated through this laptop I'm typing this into now, and that phone at my right hand that's ringing now. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 12:25:02 PM via TweetDeck

Always slightly amazing/bewildering 2 realize that over course of any given workday I've participated in dozens of overlapping conversations Wednesday, March 16, 2011 12:24:15 PM via TweetDeck

I have missed SXSW once again. Not the music. Not the tech. Not the total experience. Never been to Mardi Gras either. One of these days. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 12:14:02 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Exhaustible by DeVotchKa from the album 100 Lovers JK--Multi-mode artists in full gypsy-hootenanny mode! Wednesday, March 16, 2011 12:11:53 PM via TweetDeck

RT @insightspedia: "Rise of Curation in Age of Big Data: 'Anyone can provide new content, but takes mentor to provide fresh perspective' Wednesday, March 16, 2011 12:10:13 PM via TweetDeck

#kexp @loserboy made astute comment. Lack of airplay hopes encourages more artists to include obscenities in band & song names, & in songs. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:56:15 AM via TweetDeck

Customer experience framework for CRM. My #Forrester colleague Paul Hagen has done great work that I will reference & leverage. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:52:30 AM via TweetDeck

My Q2 #Forrester teleconfernece is tied to the topic of my forthcoming reports on CRM next best action. Vision doc + case study doc. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:47:40 AM via TweetDeck

I sorta knew FM radio in Detroit was declining in late 70s when Steve Dahl and Howard Stern both local DJs. Too cynical for my tastes. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:46:06 AM via TweetDeck

While I'm on the subject, I also miss the WABX of Detroit in the early 70s. WHFS was sorta like that in DC. #KEXP Seattle still is! Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:44:10 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Supernova by Liz Phair from Supernova JK--1994. Song got me listening to FM radio after 10-year break. I miss WHFS! Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:42:52 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: 5 Years Time by Noah and the Whale from Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down JK--Perfect for a kids' TV show theme Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:28:58 AM via TweetDeck

@MariaSimoneau Put another way: can U earn your fair share of customers' affections & budgets? Not mutually exclusive. But you must EARN it Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:16:24 AM via TweetDeck in reply to MariaSimoneau

Cutting to the chase: love and money. Love = customer experience optimization. Money = customer lifetime value. Sexy? Your call. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 10:42:38 AM via TweetDeck

Now that I've tweeted "love & money," I will no doubt receive more Twitter "followers" promising both, quick & easy. I decline. In advance. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 10:40:04 AM via TweetDeck

@brwood Attend the #Forrester webinar and see. Tues May 3, 1-2pm (eastern). Wednesday, March 16, 2011 10:37:03 AM via TweetDeck in reply to brwood

Working on my #Forrester Q2 teleconference: "Next Best Actions in CRM: Maximizing Love and Money." Wednesday, March 16, 2011 10:09:38 AM via TweetDeck

"Service-Now Lets Users Be More Social" ( JK--Hold on just a darn second, bud! We're so social now I could just scream. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 10:06:20 AM via TweetDeck

Here's how I think social media are changing tone of conversations everywhere. Micro-expressions. Cracks. Twitter is making us all quippers Wednesday, March 16, 2011 10:03:09 AM via TweetDeck

"Memory breakthrough could lead to weeks between mobile recharges" ( JK--Taking untethered experience to cool new place Wednesday, March 16, 2011 9:59:23 AM via TweetDeck

"BrightEdge Introduces Social Analytcs SEO Tool" ( JK--Mine trend topics to identify hot keywords 2 plug into webpages? Wednesday, March 16, 2011 9:57:36 AM via TweetDeck

I love when industry people tell me they read my stuff. It's good to be read....and remembered....and appreciated. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 9:50:01 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Black Cab by Jens Lekman from the album Oh You're So Silent Jens JK--Perfect morning song. Don't know why. But it is. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 9:47:09 AM via TweetDeck

Don't know if this was called out much...but #IBM #Watson built on #Hadoop ...IBM InfoSphere BigInsights. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:59:51 AM via TweetDeck

Always take a minute to reorganize someone else's my the structure that I visualize. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:36:59 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Bad Luck Heels by DeVotchKa from the album 100 Lovers JK--In full power-mariachi mode! Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:11:49 AM via TweetDeck

Yeah, scary. Most dire nuclear environmentl crisis ever just 150 miles from world's largest metro area, following catastrophic quake/tsunami Tuesday, March 15, 2011 5:06:43 PM via txt

Week till equinox. Buds are forming everywhere. In a few weeks, DC area will be aglow in cherry blossoms. No, it's not worth the traffc jams Tuesday, March 15, 2011 4:56:44 PM via txt

Yes, I bang out my analysis. Forge it in the smithy of my soul. Sorta like great-grampa John Tisler at his blacksmith anvil. But quietly. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 4:51:53 PM via txt

Was one of those kinds of days I enjoy. 2 vendor briefings on roughly same emerging themes. Found time to bang out integrated POV on CEP-BAM Tuesday, March 15, 2011 4:49:22 PM via txt

Put together a detailed slide deck preso for a client advisory on CEP & BAM. Several different options. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 4:08:15 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Get Behind The Mule by Tom Waits from Mule Variations JK--Classic singer-songwriter with totally cool titles. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:42:03 PM via TweetDeck

Seeing the rapid evolution of an industry-standard open-source advanced analytics stack: #Hadoop + R. Strong vendor push in this direction Tuesday, March 15, 2011 2:55:42 PM via TweetDeck

Growing up is realizing you will seldom be able to choose the moment. The moment will choose you. You choose how to respond in the moment. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 9:55:27 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Last Living Rose by PJ Harvey from Let England Shake JK--On surface, feels pastoral. But thoro'ly punk sensibilty Tuesday, March 15, 2011 9:49:18 AM via TweetDeck

Actually, I prefer Zune gen-1 hardware. It's tactile. I am no fan of touchscreens. I hate looking at my finger smears on display screens. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 9:17:41 AM via TweetDeck

Big 27 for Egidia & I today. Nothing planned. Just work & workout & stayin. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 8:55:22 AM via TweetDeck

"Setting up a Hadoop development environment" ( JK--Article about one of them: Karmasphere Studio. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 8:49:09 AM via TweetDeck

Customer experience optimization. Crystal-clear bill & monthly statement will work wonders. Reduce call volume from confused angry customers Tuesday, March 15, 2011 8:47:25 AM via TweetDeck

"The Promises and Challenges of Exascale Computing" ( JK--Buzzword alert: no longer being called "supercomputing." Tuesday, March 15, 2011 8:44:28 AM via TweetDeck

"HP's new strategy: Public cloud, analytics, big data appliances" ( JK--Mentions disciplined acq strat. Waiting w/bated Tuesday, March 15, 2011 8:41:21 AM via TweetDeck

"Foreigners in Japan Rely on Twitter for Breaking News" ( JK--Yes. It's the new news-ticker for the global community Tuesday, March 15, 2011 8:36:58 AM via TweetDeck

"'Google Circles' Looms, But do Google's Nerds 'Get' Social?" ( JK--Or is Google too late & lame to social game? Tuesday, March 15, 2011 8:35:37 AM via TweetDeck

"Study predicts dramatic changes in automotve landscape" ( JK--Cars'll become docking stations for personal electronics Tuesday, March 15, 2011 8:32:22 AM via TweetDeck

#HP Apotheker announcement ( JK--Vertica already offers software, appliance, & cloud, & supports real-time. What's new? Tuesday, March 15, 2011 8:27:01 AM via TweetDeck

"40 Fast Facts on Cloud Computing" ( JK--Now it's nuts. 40 of anything ain't fast. Many of them are complex sentences. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 8:23:01 AM via TweetDeck

Surprised took so long 4 Microsoft to discontinue Zune. I love it, but it was obvious after 1-2 years that iPod had media-player mkt sewn up Tuesday, March 15, 2011 8:20:12 AM via TweetDeck

Customer experience optimization. Hey call centers, I'll tell U what's not optimal: on hold for 45 mins, transfer several times, drop call. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 8:18:42 AM via TweetDeck

" #Hadoop and #NoSQL Databases at #Twitter" ( JK--Let's mash it all together & call "twitterbase." They're biggest user Monday, March 14, 2011 10:02:32 PM via TweetDeck

What's happened to Why has it disappeared from TweetDeck on every computer I have? Monday, March 14, 2011 9:56:02 PM via TweetDeck

"The Eerie World of Abandoned Computers" ( JK--I love image #3, which shows old desk buckling under heavy monitor. Monday, March 14, 2011 9:52:05 PM via TweetDeck

Yoko Ono on Piers Morgan, commenting on the disaster in Japan. She is confident Japanese will rebuild. Cites her Tokyo WW2 & postwar youth. Monday, March 14, 2011 9:37:35 PM via TweetDeck

@TonyBaer Re G.Gottfried. Offensive 2 poke fun at Japan tragedy. Also, his tweetstream boring. Repeatedly "thanks" peeps. Like duck quacking Monday, March 14, 2011 9:30:13 PM via TweetDeck in reply to TonyBaer

Reading Geoffrey Ward "The West: An Illustrated History." Sez larger % of peeps on "frontier" lived in cities than back East. City slickers! Monday, March 14, 2011 9:23:07 PM via TweetDeck

"6 Tricks 4 Adding Soc Media Metrics 2 Yr Mktg Dashboard" ( JK--Nothing tricky. Just smart advice from #Forrester @znh Monday, March 14, 2011 9:19:53 PM via TweetDeck

"7 Best Uses for Predictive Analytics in Multichannel Mktg" ( JK--Links to thoughts of mine on social network analysis Monday, March 14, 2011 9:17:21 PM via TweetDeck

If U stop 2 think, that's cultural diff btwn Twitter & Facebook. On former, almost everyone "goes stag." On latter, many post couple-shot Monday, March 14, 2011 9:10:35 PM via TweetDeck

@dahowlett #hpsummit It's not just you. This was the most tweet-deprived major IT vendor announcement in the past year. Monday, March 14, 2011 9:02:54 PM via TweetDeck in reply to dahowlett

@mcgoverntheory #media Also, photo is to defuse inevitable question: "Who was that lady I saw you with?" "That was no lady, that was..." Monday, March 14, 2011 8:58:40 PM via TweetDeck in reply to mcgoverntheory

@mcgoverntheory #media Yes, Jimmy-boy travels to the beat of a different drum. The lady & celebrate our 27th tomorrow. Monday, March 14, 2011 8:56:23 PM via TweetDeck in reply to mcgoverntheory

"Infor's Offer for Lawson Could Spark Bidding War" ( JK--Could a CRM industry M&A bidding war be far behind? Monday, March 14, 2011 8:54:50 PM via TweetDeck

#HP Apotheker on Vertica: "coming soon: new real-time analytic appliance" ( Monday, March 14, 2011 8:38:16 PM via TweetDeck

What's "Impact"? Monday, March 14, 2011 8:31:20 PM via web

Listening to Delilah (, just like every night over dinner & sofa-vegetation. Cheery social worker of the airwaves. Monday, March 14, 2011 8:30:48 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to A-ha "Take On Me" on regular over-the-air radio. I cannot quite hit those high notes, but really want to. Such a great popsong! Monday, March 14, 2011 8:23:40 PM via TweetDeck

"R.I.P. Microsoft Zune, 2006-2011" ( JK--No problem. I will continue to put both of mine, both generations, to good use Monday, March 14, 2011 7:48:58 PM via TweetDeck

"HP's new strategy: Public cloud, analytics, big data appliances" ( JK--OK, Vertica & analytics part of it. Details? Monday, March 14, 2011 4:56:07 PM via TweetDeck

Hmmm...take every mention of "enterprise service bus" in a 2005 doc and replace it with "cloud." Voila! Instant 2011's gonna getcha! Monday, March 14, 2011 3:08:17 PM via TweetDeck

Taking briefing wity @bevelson from #FuzzyLogix & #IBM #Netezza on their partnership. Monday, March 14, 2011 2:23:27 PM via TweetDeck

Interviewed by reporter Dan Worth re SAP HANA DB2 integration/performance press release from last week. Monday, March 14, 2011 1:52:00 PM via TweetDeck

"Sensitive Data More Likely 2 B Transferred on Tablets" ( JK--Uh-huh. Hand over all your secrets on a silver tablet. Monday, March 14, 2011 12:11:34 PM via TweetDeck

Man, does it smell like Spring or what? Skin doesn't mind a wee nip of cold as long as the nose gets a whiff of green. Monday, March 14, 2011 11:48:16 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Little By Little by Radiohead from The King Of Limbs JK--New one. Great one. They just keep deepening their groove Monday, March 14, 2011 11:14:40 AM via TweetDeck

Irony about acronym 4 customer experience optimization. That's wot makes customer happy. What makes yer CEO happy is cust lifetime value max Monday, March 14, 2011 10:00:37 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: 1234 by Feist from the album The Reminder JK--Notice banjo, piano, & trumpet on this one. Very NOLA. She's Canadian. Monday, March 14, 2011 9:53:46 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Sadness Is a Blessing by Lykke Li from Wounded Rhymes JK--Brand new. And already a timeless classic. Monday, March 14, 2011 9:51:39 AM via TweetDeck

@ted_friedman 27 years tomorrow and back is still dagger-free so, yes, the Ides bode well. Thanks. Monday, March 14, 2011 9:38:12 AM via TweetDeck in reply to ted_friedman

I don't thank people for following me, but I do thank reporters for calling me. Monday, March 14, 2011 9:17:47 AM via TweetDeck

"Steve Jobs: Apple's greatest legacy or its biggest obstacle?" ( JK--Replace "or" with "and" & remove "?" & I agree. Monday, March 14, 2011 9:15:27 AM via TweetDeck

"Windows Isn't Dead or Dying" ( JK--Agreed. It's not the only game in town on any level. But it's in many games. Monday, March 14, 2011 9:12:27 AM via TweetDeck

Why ParAccel, Infobright, Kognitio, Calpont, & Exasol not been bought out yet ( Perhaps still waiting 4 right price Monday, March 14, 2011 9:09:19 AM via TweetDeck

@ted_friedman Ides of March is always more interesting, cuz it's my anniversary. Monday, March 14, 2011 9:04:49 AM via TweetDeck in reply to ted_friedman

"Nanogenerators to Enable Battery-Free Handhelds" ( JK--Piezo. Harvest energy from body movements & vehicle vibrations. Monday, March 14, 2011 9:00:59 AM via TweetDeck

Have you ever committed a list of 10 things to memory on 1st pass? Me neither. Why proliferate top-10 lists? Keep 'em to 3-5 items per list Monday, March 14, 2011 8:56:05 AM via TweetDeck

Immediately move all Twitter & Facebook-generated emails 2 "social media messages" foldr, 4 later review. Otherwise, I'd never get work done Monday, March 14, 2011 8:32:31 AM via TweetDeck

"Revolution Analytics & IBM Netezza Bring Enterprise-Ready R to the DW" ( JK--Open-source adv analytics is emerging Monday, March 14, 2011 8:26:11 AM via TweetDeck

@dhaimes "Want to see how the government spends your tax money? Ask for a receipt." ( JK--So people can see actuals. Monday, March 14, 2011 8:23:57 AM via TweetDeck in reply to dhaimes

@dhaimes Not dumb at all. It would give people a concrete list of exactly how their money is spent. And wouldn't be broken out that granular Monday, March 14, 2011 8:18:52 AM via TweetDeck in reply to dhaimes

Japanese nuclear crisis. Painful symmetry. Both SW & NE Honshu been afflicted. This one's accidental. Hope can it can be pre-empted. Sunday, March 13, 2011 5:59:01 PM via web

With that last tweet as prelude, listening to Raveonettes "Last Dance" from "In & Out of Control." "Teen Angel" w/ perfect pitch and thrust. Sunday, March 13, 2011 5:38:40 PM via web

RIP Jean Dinning. Wrote quintessential & iconic "dead teenager" popsong, "Teen Angel," as performed by bro Mark. Romeo & Juliet on wheels. Sunday, March 13, 2011 5:35:56 PM via web

RIP Hugh Martin. Wrote, among other long-ago hits, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." No better bittersweet holiday song can be found Sunday, March 13, 2011 5:32:50 PM via web

Listening to PJ Harvey "The Last Living Rose" from "Let England Shake." Short song with huge resonance. Starts off with "goddamn Europeans." Sunday, March 13, 2011 5:02:39 PM via web

Don't know what's more depressing: terrible things happening overseas or US media reducing all fallout to "feeling the pain at the pump"? Sunday, March 13, 2011 4:59:59 PM via web

LinkedIn recommends "people I may know." Apparently, I may know James Kobielus. But how much can anybody truly know this enigma named James? Sunday, March 13, 2011 4:51:25 PM via web

Listening to PJ Harvey title track from "Let England Shake." Interpolates bits of non-PJ songs throughout LP. In this: "Puttin' On The Ritz" Sunday, March 13, 2011 4:38:19 PM via web

Looking at photo history of US west settlement in 1800s. Permanent human settlements look makeshift in beginning. Always shifting thereafter Sunday, March 13, 2011 4:25:18 PM via web

Guys in those hypermusclebuilding mags look like they're having extraordinarily painful seizures. Or like they're wearing Hulk bodysuits. Sunday, March 13, 2011 3:56:23 PM via txt

Listening to Captain & Tennille "Love Will Keep Us Together." A pure pop delight from the mid-70s. Sunday, March 13, 2011 1:35:24 PM via txt

What to read into the fact that #HP hasn't prebriefed tech analysts on any announcements that Apotheker may or may not make this week? Sunday, March 13, 2011 10:36:47 AM via txt

In recommendation engine, the fuel/lubricant is synthetic composite of orchestration models, biz rules, predictve anlytcs, & human decisions Sunday, March 13, 2011 10:32:23 AM via txt

In nxt best offer infra, recommendation engine is usually a stack of functional components, rather than a discrete component. Sunday, March 13, 2011 10:29:04 AM via txt

One nxt bst ofr case study left to interview. Starting to write the #Forrester report this week. Sunday, March 13, 2011 10:27:10 AM via txt

Governing. A cascade of social decisions falling out from prior decisions, driven by events & personalities, riven by parties & polarities. Sunday, March 13, 2011 10:20:52 AM via txt

Watch how the Japanese respond to this crisis. This experience will define their politics for the rest of the century. Sunday, March 13, 2011 10:10:45 AM via txt

I like the idea, per today WashPost, of sending taxpayer a receipt showing where $ spent. Should do at all levels of government. Sunday, March 13, 2011 10:06:18 AM via txt

Classic rock. They might as well rename it "ancient arena rock." For peeps who still believe there's something heroic about electric guitars Sunday, March 13, 2011 10:04:20 AM via txt

Back to Daylight Savings Time. They might as well call this Standard Time and rename the period we just came thru "Winter Time." Same diff. Sunday, March 13, 2011 9:58:40 AM via txt

"If U Dont Like Cookies, You'll Hate Addressable Ads on TV" ( JK--And look back fondly on nonaddressable Super Bowl ads Sunday, March 13, 2011 8:49:27 AM via TweetDeck

Ken Jeong. You probably havent heard of him, but I predict he'll be breakout star from NBC's "Community." His manic oddness quite unsettling Saturday, March 12, 2011 7:16:17 PM via txt

WashPost piece re bad bandnames. I say judge music instead. I've heard/like Ringo Deathstarr, !!!, Dinosaur Feathers, & Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr Saturday, March 12, 2011 7:08:52 PM via txt

I love Time-Life half-hour commercials for their multi-CD popsong compilations. Their 60s compilation, for example. As if rock hadnt hit big Saturday, March 12, 2011 5:55:19 PM via txt

QUAKE//From the crust. A crack./A crevice. The crashing. The/cries. The crush. Collapse. #micropoetry #haiku Saturday, March 12, 2011 11:21:41 AM via txt

And it's always interesting to see how vendors leverage all of that, and how other analysts retort. It can get fairly tortuous. Or torturous Saturday, March 12, 2011 11:10:32 AM via txt

Always interesting to see which nuances of my detailed SWOT get played up and what reportorial context my words used in when story publishes Saturday, March 12, 2011 11:08:05 AM via txt

Yes, I pay attention to the roots of words and to those of their elements. Sometimes the radical thing is to uproot the tuber & wash it off Saturday, March 12, 2011 11:00:06 AM via txt

Analysis isn't soothsaying. Analysis is teasing the sooth out of anything & vetting with righteous zeal. Then rolling it thru wringer again. Saturday, March 12, 2011 10:57:05 AM via txt

Big difference between songs of praise & songs of devotion. Former can apply to any worthy object. Latter imply fixation on one object alone Saturday, March 12, 2011 10:52:20 AM via txt

Secular songs of praise, such as Fatboy Slim "Praise You" & Dido "Thank You." Secular tunes of devotion? Every co-dependent silly love song. Saturday, March 12, 2011 10:48:02 AM via txt

Disaster recovery. How can an entire nation maintain offsite backup with hot failover? Thru steadfast alliances with deep-pocketed nations. Saturday, March 12, 2011 10:44:11 AM via txt

Social couponing. Like a mass-market perpetual blue-light special. Surprised the big brick&mortar retailers not big here yet. Saturday, March 12, 2011 10:39:11 AM via txt

"Are You Always On?" ( JK--Or, the question might be, "are you always on, but always feel a little bit off?" Saturday, March 12, 2011 9:41:12 AM via TweetDeck

Nice new moneyshot of @jasonkobi ( I don't keep hardcopy photos of my offspring in my wallet anymore. On my Zune. Saturday, March 12, 2011 8:47:38 AM via TweetDeck

As I wuz tellin' @StevePR104 , we're all MPP (maddeningly peculiar people). Some share nothing. Perhaps that's best. Shared disk is risky Saturday, March 12, 2011 8:40:06 AM via TweetDeck