Beautiful movie stars. You've met people as or more beautiful in your real life. But their faces are not communal experiences of humanity.
Ever notice how people don't march in the streets anywhere demanding less democracy & more dictatorship?
I'm of "I find Russell Brand annoying at best obnoxious at worst" school. Yes, I caught one of his bawdy bits on BBC. Conventionally naughty
Listening to Cat Power "Free" from "You Are Free." I am free. In my neck of the woods, we like to call it "weekend."
This winter produced a bumper crop of fallen branches on the fairly arboreal Kobielus homestead. I will pick them with the spring cleaning.
#CRM avatar-based handling of customer conversational interactions at the first level of support. I propose sockpuppets instead of avatars.
Interviewed by freelance IT writer Jeff Kelly re Hadoop. By "interviewed," I mean quick e-mail back/forth with me defining key advantages.
@RforBusiness Good question. I haven't done the quantitative primary research needed to answer that question re that vertical.
"40 Vendors We're Watching in 2011" (http://bit.ly/eyfvFZ) JK--I've been briefed by 26 of them. Most of the others not in my coverage areas
Did inquiry with large financial institution on real-time analytics inline to processes to detect & interdict fraud. I laid out architecture
I love when customers throw a seeming tangent at me in an inquiry and I can hit it out of the park...with research at my fingertips.
Did inquiry with insurance companies on stat analysis tools, predictive modeling, open-source (R), SAS, #Exadata...worked me on all barrels
"Data Mining: How Companies Know Everything About You" (http://linkd.in/hEdetH) JK--Doubt it. Do they know how many fingers I'm holding up?
Distinguished analyst. The best sort of distinction is when people cite and retweet you. When your most distinguishing feature is insight.
I love enterprise practitioner inquiries. Force me to confront analyst herdthink head-on. Are we all talking stuff that nobody cares about?
I'm loving variety of my #CRM nxt bst action case studies. Some use predictive models, others no. Some update biz rules often, others seldom
Tangent re "yer" and 70s rock. "D'yer maker." Jer-maker. Jamaica. Ever notice that Led Zeppelin adapted reggae to rock long before Police?
Every time I abbreviate "your" to "yer" or "yr" in Twitter I chuckle. I first saw that in Creem mag, early 70s. Stoner patois. Lester Bangs
Asking for "business-oriented" discussion of predictive analytics? Yer biz users care far more about stat tools than U realize. Indulge them
Nick Offerman. He's to "Parks & Recreation" what Ted Danson was to "Cheers." A reliably self-deluded macho lead male ensemble anchor.
Innovation. Institutionalized goofing-off. See last night's "Parks & Recreation." I've never seen a more astute TV treatment of the topic.
Innovation. It's institutionalized goofing-off within an institutionalized sandbox that may and perhaps should hold your whole organization
Innovation. It's trying new stuff. Some of it sticks. What sticks can't always B predicted. Indeed, if it could, others woulda beat U 2 it.
"Big data to drive a surveillance society" (http://bit.ly/gxiPoy) JK--Fire that headline writer. Forgot to insert mandatory Big Brother ref.
"15 Biggest Fails for Techies Who Bought the Wrong Gear Too Early" (http://bit.ly/htPWFX) JK--Early birds catch the occasional bad worm.
"Data Slang" (http://bit.ly/hTa84U) JK--I use "munge" all the time. When incorporated into product architecture, I refer to it as "mashup"
K-2. Second highest mountain in world. Recommend renaming tallest peak "E-1." Bingo-style summit nomenclature.
Funny the psychology of repeating news stories. See same headline over & over makes story seem more important than it is. Or deserves 2 B
Hey vendors, try not to over-brief analysts. Yeah, tricky balance to hit. Don't overexplain incremental releases. Email data sheets instead.
RT @kexpplaylist: Dry the Rain by The Beta Band from the album The Three EPs JK--This defunct Brit group were alpha-dogs in my book!
I'm noticing @prussom has decided 2 stop resisting twitter juggernaut. Resistance is futile. Thinking complete thoughts--that's old hat!
"Social Software Is Not Enough" (http://bit.ly/f3RXQd) JK--Of course it's enuff. 50 million desperate social software startups cant be wrong
"Big Data Keynote Focuses on Analyzing Geolocational Data for Insights" (http://bit.ly/hlCkDC) JK--Big Data contextualized within Big World
"Yahoo working on Hadoop MapReduce 2" (http://bit.ly/e5DCGO) JK--Contributions to Apache Hdp: improved cluster resource, metadata, & HA mgt
"Who invented cellphone?" (http://bit.ly/gWoXyI) JK--Question should be: "who 1st applied cellular RF reuse & handoff 2 wireless telephony?"
Another day of being all-purpose expert on call. Takes a lot out of you. Being honest with others re your own limits. Being honest with self
@robinbloor It's better to curse the electric company than live in the darkness with nothing but candles.
Waiting for nervous system to idle on low. Morning is always a controlled release of built-up sleep tension for me. Sleep tension? I'm weird
"Will Cloud Girlfriend Fake It On Your Facebook Wall?" (http://bit.ly/fSSV8S) JK--Cloud? Does that means she's of the inflatable variety?
@bitterer Makes me want to not vote for him. Which, of course, I would never do under any circumstances anyway.
Tweeting: it's that necessarily mental breath between tasks...it's either doing this or actually breathing....ok, I do both at same time
"Understanding Influence" (http://bit.ly/agfEm7) JK--Grasping it means backward-chain yr thoughts: what event-chain led me 2 do what I do?
"Microsoft Research Watch: AI, NoSQL and Microsoft's Big Data Future" (http://rww.to/gN0gpB) JK--Microsoft has graph database.
End-of-quarter headaches pile up.
Wife informs me the big white flowering bush in front of our house is magnolia. I should know this stuff. That's why I'll never be true poet
Perfect! Thanks Brian!
Japan disasters could impact DC plans for this year Cherry Blossom Festival. Sad, but true. DC tourism industry skirting the issue.
I know why. Word "telemetry" implies monitoring of cyclic measurements taken by remote probes of events in field. #CEP has wider event scope
Telemetry. Why do I have to grope for the word when discussing #CEP ? Original and still core app 4 this tech. Meter & monitor remote sys.
Overcast, damp, high today 10 degrees cooler than normal. I suspect June-Aug of early 1800s "year without summer" post-Tambora was like this
We really nailed that field of jello 2 the proverbial wall, didn't we Mike? CEP-BAM mkt so shrinkwrapped it's losing circulation to tootsies
Working on a devil worship poem to atone for all of yesterday's gratuitous piety.
Listening to some earsplitting, atonal, arrhythmic, caterwauling, inaccessible art-rock crap to atone for tweeting about Rick Springfield.
Univision. They've replaced El Gordo with 2 slender hunks. If they wanted, could replace La Flaca pound 4 pound with 2 emaciated supermodels
Enjoyed Rick Springfield "Jessie's Girl" on car radio on way over 2 Bally's. 80s middle-of- road rock radio buttonpushing product that works
Big Data is a many-V'd thing: volume, variety, velocity, volatility, & va-va-va-voom of new data coming into analytics & apps everywhere!
My fave #CRM rule: "tell us once and you’ll never need to tell us again.” If you don't track relationship's past, U put future in jeopardy.
Propensity models. Another way of saying predictive models, where is not matter of predicting behavior so much as plumbing some deep leaning
Feynman. Love his discussion of the "fragility of knowledge" when people learn it rote but don't cultivate robust mental model of domain.
Gearing up for refresher briefing from #Endeca
People need to relearn English composition with tweeting in mind. Write statement out long-form, then condense while preserve sense & flo
"Tech Insight: HTTPS Is Evil" (http://bit.ly/e8ycUU) JK--Really? Should the Queen then demote Sir Berners-Lee to Prince of Darkness?
"CRM: Avoid 3 user identity mistakes" (http://bit.ly/ho7DJB) JK--Security vulnerabilities. Also, relationship killers.
@neilwd "Wen I tok 2 God He sed I undrstd He sed sit by me Ill B yer guidng hand bt dont ask wot thinka U I might nt give anser U want me 2"
"Jean Bartik, last of the original ENIAC programmers, 86" (http://bit.ly/i0nohB) JK--All of whom were women. All of my Mom's generation.
Sudden craving to hear Fleetwood Mac "Oh Well" from "Then Play On." But only have vinyl. And no working turntable. Oh well.
So many great case studies on #CRM next best action. I've written them all up. Best practices and caveats galore. Factoring into my analysis
The EMML specification is an interesting XML vocab. I'd like to see it combined with RDF/OWL into rich BI virtualization abstraction vocab
One of the nice things about #EDW as core coverage area is that inquiries keep streaming in. Perennial source of user requests for guidance.
Your next best offer can B #CRM moment of truth, or moment of death. The relationship dies & customer churns if U can't deliver on yer offer
@swee06840 I've heard the same joke, but where the prison van collides with Viagra truck. That version slightly funner than the cement mixer
One of the interesting things about Google Books is they've also scanned some mags. Shows original Network World page-images w/ my columns.
"Friction-Free Future of E-Commerce 3.0" (http://bit.ly/gA951V) JK--Don't see anythng new enough to justify "3.0" nonsense quasi-versioning
Advanced dashboarding and data visualization. Not a stand-alone segment. But it is an integral feature of every analytic app. And many OLTP
@nicheVC Educators can/will/do use the same social media as everybody else. Are you suggesting separate socials for different professions?
"Executives Flock To LinkedIn" (http://bit.ly/fvzBPX) JK--The corner office of social media?
"Software Licensing: There's Gotta Be A Better Way" (http://bit.ly/e3lfLa) JK--I agree. "In what other market is an 80 % discount the norm?"
My philosophy of prayer-editing is that every single one, without exception, can benefit from tightening. They must snap like taut sinew.
Google's "books" search feature is mindblowing. By typing in my (thankfully rare) surname, I can track ever citation of me in the literature
Workflow is routes, roles, and rules.
Optimize your workflow around: speed, cost, accuracy, quality, customer satisfaction, & flexibility.
Workflow: it's the flow of content, context, and control throughout a distributed process.
Oh, that's right. The last living subject of Andy Warhol's iconic portraits has passed away. In order of passing: Marilyn, Elvis, Andy, Liz
@Veronica I just love the word "credenza." As with "armoire" or "gazebo," just want one around to gesture in that direction & say the word
Listening to Ringo Deathstarr "So High" on #kexp podcast. Has a slightly lo-fi quasi-Vaselines feel, man & woman duet in rushed atmospherics
Actually, identifying Zune merely with portable media players does it disservice. I love the Zune PC software just as much. Brilliant design
Simpler is power. Pointed messages apply more pressure per square inch of spirit.
RIP Elizabeth Taylor. Her screen presence wasn't just beauty, but a trembling burning passionate voice, behind sultry violet eyes. She hurt.
Not much doubt that Elizabeth Taylor will grab closing position on next year's Oscars "In Memoriam" segment. Clearly, an iconic movie star
Census finds major exodus from Detroit. My 1st analyst job focused on census undercounting of Detroit pops. That hourglass keeps draining.
"Data miner uncovers the real diff btwn MSFT & GGL" (http://bit.ly/hYuDYU) JK--MSFT munches sweet soft salty. GGL: fat, caffeine, & crunchy.
"Unisys unveils cloud mangagement services" (http://bit.ly/heE52R) JK--No typo. They've mashed up management & engagement. Wait, I'm wrong
"Experts see wide use of flash-hard disk hybrids by 2016" (http://bit.ly/ggCc6F) JK--Hybrids? I expect hard drives to be toast by then.
Yoga is all about developing balance, poise, agility, & calm in stasis. But need 2 broaden it 2 being able 2 achieve all that at full gallop
Every task needs breathing room before & after. Consider airgaps integral to task. Not started or done till inhale/exhale cycle complete.
"DataStax Rewires Hadoop 4 Low-Latency Applications w/Apache Cassandra" (http://bit.ly/gYdCQU) JK--Important for real-time cloud analytics
@LogiXML Kobielus korollary: Make it as simple as possible, without constraining range of possible scenarios into which simplicity may play
Interviewed by Chris Kanaracus of IDG re Oracle's decision 2 drop devel on Itanium, & its relevance re them v. HP/Vertica in "Big Data"
Thank you #Panera Kingstowne for serving as my personal productivity zone this early morning. The drizzle has kept its distance.
I generally accept LinkedIn friend requests from people I'm not sure if I know. Why? I've spoken, F2F or virtually, to so many, I lose track
"SAP Launches Next-Generation GRC" (http://bit.ly/hgyy8r) JK--GRC all about controls. Would love to see if SAP GRC includes MDM/data gov
@jasonkobielus turning his tweets into improv in LA. Attaboy! Chip off the old...!
@tweetorshine I like 2 think I myself am getting more mature & robust, in my growing ability to boil down complex stuff to simple statements
South Park dudes making snarky stage musical about Mormons. LDS first Americans to truly settle a desert. Scoff if U will, but no mean feat
Working on a sponsored webinar I'm doing for #Verisae. Topic is trends and new frontiers in predictive analytics.
Tension headaches are only partially due to muscle tension. More often, they are due to tension of attention held too long. Mental strain
@tweetorshine Architectures that R more complex often feel more mature (aka "evolved"). But simple structures can B robust (aka "adaptable")
Have you ever sat pleasantly for an hour or more doing one thing and realize you've been tensing every muscle. Sitting can be strenuous.
Half the reason I hate chat is that it consumes precious time and delivers little actual info. Any synchronous comms is inefficient.
"40 Vendors We're Watching in 2011" (http://bit.ly/eeg9ax) JK--One of those damn slideshow dealy-doos. Don't waste time. Just need 1-pager
A personally motivating song is one that makes a perceptible difference in bloodflow to my brain. I can feel the tingle & the exhilaration
Listening to Fatboy Slim "Praise You." This is one of those personally motivating songs that I routinely insert into my headstream.
M&A predictions in open-source analytics in 2011: both Cloudera (Hadoop) & Revolution Analytics (R) will be bought by Big Data vendors.
Recurring Q, considering my diverse rsch interests: "Jim do you still cover [this or that]?" A: Yes. I truly never stop covering anything
Going to catch EMC World this year, in early May, in Vegas. Why? Three-word answer to that question: They got Greenplum.
I don't aim to influence others when expressing my brand preferences thru social media. I don't have brand preferences. I just like stuff.
Feynman worked on physics in strip joints. I've often wondered whether that's double-entendre. Also wondering how freaky he got.
"Social BI: What Is It & Do U Need It?" (http://bit.ly/fW5xR4) JK--"eCRMGuide recently caught up w/ J.Kobielus." Wish I could catch up w/me
What do we call our side in this new war. "Coalition of the willing"? "Coalition of the bombing"? "Coalition of demolition"?
Vendor refresh. Long time no brief. Just what's new. Been 16 months since last we met. We're both a year older. Are you in the same rut?
NxtBstOfr: success imperativs: cust exper optimization: deep cust insights, seamless cross-chan handoff, interaction history, human in loop
NxtBstOfr success imperatives: CLV: retention, repeat sell, upsell, cross-sell, self-svc, msg ib/ob, auto wkflo/resol, thruput, lo-cost agts
NxtBstOfr success imperatives: cust lifetime value vs cust exper optimization: quant v qual: facts v feelings?
NxtBstOfr bst prctcs: align w/biz imperatives, prioritize channels, SVOT cust data, deep domain models/rules, pervade cust engage convrs8ion
Art of the possible? That's politics. Art of the impossible? That's faith. Art that mashes them up & hides the seams? That's marketing.
@tweetorshine Some architectures have become more pervasive. Which often means "successful" from an adaptive standpoint. If they survive.
Thank you big white & yellow flowering bushes. And, yes, I do love you Spring. Madly.
Crowdsourcing industry breaking-event real-time awareness to Twtr. By which I mean, quick glance tells whether important stuff happening now
Stardate 03222011: William A. Shatner turns 80. Next milestone: Stardate 0322233, when James T. Kirk due to be born. You'll make it, Cap'n!
Did great update briefing from MDA, a global process analytics vdr w/ adaptive visual modeling 4 risk mitig, root cause analysis, & CLV max
@lorita Wow. Thanks, Lorita. I suppose the inmates wish they could have posted their word as bond, rather than $1 million cash. Wow, loot!
People who say "woot!" Where'd this origin8? While I'm on subject, what's with peeps who say "word!" Must be hiphop ref, but apocryphal.
"Enterprise architecture's quest for its proper identity" (http://bit.ly/eqyuWu) JK--Distinguish IT arch (sys) from biz arch (processes).
WSJ "Breaking the Headache Cycle" (http://on.wsj.com/euUdFo) JK--Try this when you feel tightness coming. Breathe deeply. Relax your eyes.
"Nokia Siemens Improves Network Efficiency w/o Liquid Radio" (http://bit.ly/e2PYgX) JK--Latest advance in beamforming for RF capacity max
Spam is educational. It teaches the masses to distinguish scams of many stripes from legit solicitations. A sucker is educated every minute
That woman singer from Girls at Our Best. She had the most oddly reedy human singing voice I've ever heard. Captivating cuz strangely fluty
Wow. Somebody made a YouTube montage set to Girls At Our Best "Go for Gold" (http://bit.ly/eOCPD0). 1981. I have vinyl 45. Very obscure.
@merv Old and new DBs hybridizing in this decade in incredibly range of patterns, optimizing for old & new challenges.
Zune's "Smart DJ" feature is uncanny not only in its song choices but in ablity to sequence with subtlety. Even strange juxtas sound cool
Love Bing Music, powered by Zune. Buck Owens, for example: http://bit.ly/gUsccX
Feynman's safecracking discussion most fascinating look into his mind. Delight in revealing complex phase-transitions (http://bit.ly/hbPNDJ)
"10 weird psychology studies" (http://bit.ly/gDPF2z) JK--Weirdest thing in first study cited was how they might have measured this.
Why does Sheryl Crow keep sending me email. I haven't bought a CD of hers in ages. Feelin' guilty now. Won't that woman leave me be?
@Veronica I just love the word "credenza." As with "armoire" or "gazebo," just want one around to gesture in that direction & say the word
SET-TO//I wouldlean mybike/and set mykickstand,so,it would/n’t evv-er to-tter. #micropoetry
I love Twitter. But I also love #micropoetry. So I'm in the minority. "It's not for everybody, Jimmy."
I wish the local country-western station specialized in honky-tonk, roots, & western swing grooves. I would listen constantly.
"5 Reasons Why I Hate Twtr" (http://bit.ly/gMfHNl) JK--In sum: 1) h8s limits 2) h8s abbrevs 3) luvs Englsh 4) too mny twts 5) too mny fakers
Listening to PJ Harvey "The Glorious Land" from "Let England Shake." Note jarring martial bugle countermelody. Heightens the call to arms
I seriously doubt there's any ideal #EDW architecture. Just like there's no ideal organism architecture 4 life on Earth. Adaptability rules
LIstening to Tom Jones "She's a Lady" from his best. One of most muscular male singing voices this side of opera. Exqusite diaphragm control
Degree of "structure" in info-set: extent 2 which payload semantics explicit vs. implicit. If latter, content analytics 2 mine it 2 surface
So we're bombing Libya but not Iran. Near as I can tell, only practical difference is latter has nukes. Dear Pres Obama: care to comment?
Bought a Dwight Yoakam CD. Because he rocks.
"Facebook 2 buy mobile tool maker Snaptu" (http://bit.ly/ed9abm) JK--FB bought Snap-On Tools? Oh, never mind. That would really jump shark
Whenever I hear about a "zero-day exploit" involving a worm, I keep thinking that's what Adam & Eve indulged in, and look where it got us.
Whenever I hear that a stock has done a "reverse split," all I can think of is.....that must be painful!
Back up there. Nothing major. Don't ask: http://bit.ly/gVOe5Q
Microsoft. Spam cop extraordinaire. Somebody's gotta make Internet safe 4 legitimate mktg email. Which of course we all opt into constantly
I predict Apple would move with lightning speed and righteous fury if someone spread an "Apple cure app."
Twitter's 5 years old today. I've been using it for almost exactly 2 years. Aware of it from the start. I move my style when I say I'm ready
".XXX Domain Approved: Now Begins The Era Of Meaningless TLDs" (http://zd.net/dZjtXL) JK--Since when is porn meaningless?
No matter how well-known you are in your own sphere of influence, you will have to re-introduce yourself constantly. Influence attenuates
Is it me being curmudgeon, or does anybody else hate FB real-time chat? I want FB to stay async. Uninvited pop-ups in my face annoy me.
Always a circus atmosphere in high-tech. But hard 2 tell where the rings begin & end, what belongs in sideshow, & who the real clowns are
Emails that start out with all uppercase "IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED" are darn tootin'. That action is "DELETE WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE."
Recommendation engine. All it needs to produce is one recommendation at a time per contact. Bombarding customer w/ offers can be dealkiller
Love Feynman's philosophy. If couldnt explain difficult subjects simply enuff 2 B understood by everyone, maybe he too didnt understand it
End-of-quarter madness is upon us. If I tweet even terser than usual, you know why.
RT @kexpplaylist: Caffeinated Consciousness by TV on the Radio from Nine Types of Light JK--Very good heavy-hammering new one from them.
I mute my laptop throughout the day. It's annoying 2 B beeped every time a message arrives. You know how many msgs an industry analyst gets?
Interviewed by Jeff Kelly of SearchContentManagement re unstructured content analytics: what does next 5-10 years hold in store?
"ACID cloud databases to keep an eye on" (http://j.mp/f0bPut) JK--Transactional, yeah. But "ACID" & "cloud" juxta suggests corrosive rain.
When the music stream degrades to point where obvious that even Radiohead didn't intend this weirdness, you close media player & restart.
ADHESIONS & LESIONS//Labels affix. By/smearing glue and slapping names/on flesh they affront.
Blunderbuss marketing. It's vendors who indiscriminately blanket analyst community with PR pellets, w/o targetng who specifcally covers what
@InformationCTO Clips verbosity to bone, brings out essential point. Makes memorable.
Constant Comment. A tall deep spicy one. It's one of those kinds of mornings.
"AT&T to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion" (http://yhoo.it/ghHKhX) JK--Cellular was supposed to be hotbed of competition. Wha hoppen?
OK, cleared the Monday morning email inbox clutter from my nervous system. Next step: get work done.
"Can the New York Times Paywall Work?" (http://bit.ly/fdlFGR) JK--The Grey Lady fastens her kimono. Long after her dancing days.
Doing required morning reading on what's happening in world of tek. Quick scan of horizon. Without it, I'd never be able 2 C over turbulence
Fully into Spring now. Yesterday was equinox. This week: March mud.
"Unexpected Rise of Twitter Poetry" (http://nyti.ms/i3hH6) JK--Constraints suggest options. Compression expressions. Finetunifications.
"What happens in our brain when see banknotes being ripped up?" (http://bit.ly/fQzaph) JK--One feels anger when research $ spent on nonsense
"Cell phones are 'Stalin's dream,' says free software movement founder" (http://bit.ly/i20O9I) JK--Wasn't free software Marx's dream?
Feynman. You can tell he was emotionally obtuse. Equated English major with mastering spelling. Yeah, dude, & science is test tube cleansing
Feynman. You can tell that subatomic interaction diagram paradigm was magnetic resonance of his head. Much like Newton & calculus. Coord sys
You can tell from listening to Feynman speak that he could barely control his intensities, and that even his goofing was deadly serious.
Reading consolidated tome of curious-char tales of Dick Feynman. Great audio CD. He had rough aggressive voice & extraordinarily agile mind
Why do those Mtv & Vh1 housevixen reality shows feel like they are taped on backlot in San Fernando Valley by XXX film wannabes?
Joel Osteen. At what point does he drop the disguise and reveal that he is in fact Martin Short honing his smarmiest character 2 perfection?
Why does military always attack with these "Operation this-or-that" codenames at outset of assault? Just call it "Operation War on Libya"
Would like to see Food Chnl/Discov Chnl mashup. Bear Grylls showing how to BBQ yeti-burgers using hi altitude technique from atop Everest.
Curious whether sentences, even simple abbreviated fullstopped ones, hold twittr consumer's attention microsec longr than sentence fragmnts.
Mixed media diet? "Diet" assumes I'm primarily consumer in this new landscape. But I consume now primarily 2 cultiv8 my own crop. I produce
We all have far more varied media diets than ever. The old staples of print & broadcast now feel like meat & potatoes: merely sustain life.
Not true. Have no greater control over others' tweets & posts than over TV programmer offerings. I can switch channels as easily as unfollow
"Facebook Gets Groupon in Crosshairs with Local Deals" (http://bit.ly/gwFocD) JK--B2C deal mania.Is wind leaving Google ad-supported sails?
"Groupon Could Break Google's Record With $25 Billion IPO" (http://bit.ly/hZjDIv) JK--Another sign that B2C group coupon/deal-mania building
Does adv analytics w/ biz rules put knowledge worker employment in jeopardy? (http://bit.ly/ibSlxZ). Who develops the models & rules?
Trying to decide whether it's good, bad, or neutral that I don't feel need to watch much TV anymore. Maybe sign of age we're in. Or I'm at
Seize the day. Dumb phrase. Like desperation of drowning person try 2 grab hold of imagined driftwood. Life is liquid. Float. Don't flail
#tanka Clean up. Pick up. Stay/up. Keep up. Keep picking up./Stay clean. Stay caught up./No tsunami. No earthquake./Resume. Resume. Resuming
"Highlighting Unusual Behavior in Insurance Via Social Net Analysis" (http://bit.ly/gXjWP2) JK--Behavioral anomalies: early warning system
Washington Examiner doing better job of confining editorializing to the editorial pages. Had specialized in GOP-skewed banner headlines.
"ICANN Approves .XXX Red-Light District For Internet" (http://bit.ly/gX0e9p) JK--Pay a little extra, they let you see the '.OOO' district"
Saw "The Adjustment Bureau." God, Philip K. Dick, and the Manchurian Candidate conspire to keep Matt Damon & Emily Blunt apart.
Saw "The Lincoln Lawyer." First film that Matthew McConaughey has ever truly owned. Fits him perfectly. Works beautifully. See it.
Eurovision contest. C'mon US networks. Start broadcasting it. Lots of us find Euro-kitsch immensely fun and funny.
Univision has new Bollywood-ish series. Cool. Any decent mashup of Indian & Hispanic cultures probbly wildly entertaining. Singing & dancing
A bit cooler and tad less humid today in DC area. But no less sunny. Breeze very refreshng. My sunglasses at the ready. Light spring jacker
French taking lead on airforce intervention into Libya. Apparently, Iraq & Afghanistan werent close enuff 2 home. US: let's cool our jets.
Appeals courts have bottled up Obamacare & new Wisc civil srvnt union emasculation law. Left & right now have common cause. Pesky 3rd branch
NASA probe reaches burning hot Mercury. Methane rain detected on super cold Saturn moon Titan. Even nastiest Earth weather relativly optimal
Following breaking news events across world's 200+ countries a bit like theatre in round, where U sit on stage & action surrounds. Dizzying.
NBC renews Office, P&R, & Community. Love 'em all. Classic ensemble-verite sitcoms. Believe or not, Joel McHale is dramatic anchor of latter
World now watching in real-time w/ deep visibility into how humanity reacts to & tries 2 prevent nuclear meltdown. Unlike Chernobyl & 3 M I
Predictive analytics centers of excellence. Would be radical reform. Would recognize that siloes of domain experts are counterproductive.
Modern art. Throw a frame around anything. Anything can B a frame. Anything can B art. Even nothing, & concept of nothing costing something