Friday, April 22, 2011

Aweekstweets April 15-22 2011: the week of the double-Love-hubba-hubba-tweetie-for-sweetie

Earth Day. Green = ? Scalable & sustainable lifestyle. Room 2 grow & stay here. Practices neither degrade nor deplete shared nonrenewables. about 2 hours ago via txt

From nano to exa to zetta, I've traversed more scales this week than Mariah Carey on an average day. 4 minutes ago via TweetDeck

One of the strengths of my forthcoming #Forrester #CRM Next Best Action case studies is they show you don't always need predictive models. 21 minutes ago via TweetDeck

@merv Second Love reference I've done on Twitter this week. First was: 27 minutes ago via TweetDeck in reply to merv

RT @kexpplaylist: Booty City by Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears from Scandalous JK--Great 60s/70s-ish soul/funk party sound. Sly-ish. 30 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Providing inputs to #Forrester colleague preso on Big Data's storage implications. about 1 hour ago via TweetDeck

"Apple, Google Collect User Data" ( JK--WiFi hotspots in your smartphone's vicinity. It nails you to a vicinity. about 1 hour ago via TweetDeck

"Earth Day Report: Top 10 Tech Power Suckers" ( JK--Only a matter of time before energy-guzzling tax imposed on these. about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Is the 'cloud' green or not? Greenpeace scrutinizes 10 giants" ( JK--Apparently, coal is the Anti-Green. about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp A House Is Not A Motel by Love from Forever Changes JK--Arthur Lee's great swashbuckling crazy romantic epic sound!! about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Microsoft to relieve 'Excel hell' with Web crawler for enterprise data" ( JK--MSFT R&D 4 metadata mgt w/in MSFT env. about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Lights Out by Santogold from the album Santogold JK--Very catchy theme song of the totally automated data center. about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck

Many IT story headlines get aggregated & syndicated & copied till you're sick of them. Till you want to snark 'em into submission. about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Cisco Unveils Cloud-Based, Green Data Center" ( JK--You mean "cloud-hosting" don't you? Unless they've levitated it about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Whose cloud dirtiest: GGL FB MSFT Apple?" ( JK--Not referring to XXX or even data. Referring 2 clean energy consumed about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck

Deep breath. Next best action case study paper in peer review. Now to work on telecom-vertical nxt bst action for customer experience optzn about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Second Chance by Peter Bjorn & John from Gimme Some JK--Song demands to be played loud. Perfect for IT keynote intros about 3 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Move Your Feet by Junior Senior from D-D-Don't Don't Stop The Beat JK--Our PowerFlex class works out to this song. about 3 hours ago via TweetDeck

I can sense the depth of research that vendors do on me before they brief me. If they assume I've been doing #EDW forever, they don't Google about 4 hours ago via TweetDeck

I can sense the depth of research that vendors do on me before they brief me. If they assume I'm in Cambridge MA, they're not deep enough. about 4 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Sun by Caribou from the album Swim JK--This atmospheric mix is perfect resurrection music. about 4 hours ago via TweetDeck

Good Friday. It's overcast and rainy. Feels like appropriate weather for the day of Christ's passion. Sun on Sunday is right 4 resurrection. about 4 hours ago via TweetDeck

I don't "like" stuff much in Facebook. But just had 2 "like" the "Updated Nic Cage Terror Alert System." Is this celebrity freakout season? about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Blackout Baby by My Goodness from My Goodness JK--Heavens to Betsy! My Goodness sounds like Black Keys. about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

Putting the final touches of my full draft of the #CRM Next Best Action case study doc. Tons of great detail. about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Don't Change by INXS JK--I'd totally forgotten about this great 80s song. Never realized it was INXS. about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Grey Cell Green by Ned's Atomic Dustbin from God Fodder JK--Song's great. @loserboy 's "Angus" testimonial a hoot! about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

Interviewed #Akamai re their R&D and eval of #Hadoop for IP geolocation services. about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

Traverse City. Mentioned 2x this week: 1) my pilot who routed up that way 2 avoid Chicago storm, 2) @loserboy now. TRA-verse not tra-VERSE about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Microsoft ties embedded computing to the cloud" ( JK--Clouds are nothing but conglomerations of suspended "things" about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

You know I'm speeding when start reading into what seemed at first glance to be an article on MapReduce & it turns out to be about MapQuest about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

Cursing whatever unseen process is hanging in memory on my laptop, slowing everything down. Speed up, dammit! about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

Feynman's "The Distinction of Past and Future" with his "world of interconnecting hierarchies" is profound philosophical statement. about 17 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Microsoft Celebrates Feynman 50-year Anniversary" ( JK--Totally cool. Watching now. Exercise your mind. about 18 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Parks & Rec" made me laugh out loud once again. The douchebag guy that Leslie approached. His "dumpster" reference. Very true to life. about 19 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Undrstandng OSI Modl" ( JK--All People Seem To Need Data Processing. Good mnemonic 4 something U dont need 2 memorize about 19 hours ago via TweetDeck

Spoke with #Vitria today re parallels btwn Big Data now & SOA/WS-* 10 years ago. Mess of specs needs frmwk, subset, profiles, & interop cert about 23 hours ago via txt

What's core of #Hadoop? In descending order of presence in real-world deploys: MapReduce, HDFS, Pig, Zookeeper, Hive, Hbase, Chukwa, Mahout. about 23 hours ago via txt

Have you noticed that the days are getting warmer? Could this be a sign of global warming? Or simply another sign of Spring? about 24 hours ago via txt

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Yellow Elevator #2 by The Black Angels from the album Phosphene Dream JK--Very Doors-y. In a great way. Thursday, April 21, 2011 1:46:42 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Shrine/An Argument by Fleet Foxes from Helplessness Blues JK--In folk choirboy mode, a la "White Winter Hymnal" Thursday, April 21, 2011 1:40:49 PM via TweetDeck

"Bacteria Divide People Into 3 Types, Scientists Say" ( JK--The analytics of the gut. No, this is not a #BI topic. Thursday, April 21, 2011 1:23:56 PM via TweetDeck

Seriously hate those pop-ups in Outlook. They tend 2 jump in my face when I'm doing something & knock my keystrokes & mouselicks off kilter Thursday, April 21, 2011 12:45:17 PM via TweetDeck

#Tynt using #Hadoop for behavioral analytics & graph analysis for personalization of online experience. Thursday, April 21, 2011 12:20:52 PM via TweetDeck

Speaking with #Tynt, event-proc startup w/ #Hadoop cluster to capture, aggreg, & do behav analytics on people Web page/URL copy/retweets Thursday, April 21, 2011 12:02:03 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Making Plans For Nigel by XTC from the album Drums & Wires JK--Ever wonder why Partridge is picking on this bloke? Thursday, April 21, 2011 11:28:56 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rider by Okkervil River from the album I Am Very Far JK--Good energetic one from the veteran Austin indie group. Thursday, April 21, 2011 11:13:50 AM via TweetDeck

And if other #EDW industry analysts want to debate the definition of #EDW in #Hadoop context, step right up. Thursday, April 21, 2011 11:10:34 AM via TweetDeck

That #HStreaming briefing was validation of long-term trend (5-10 years) I'm seeing toward more completely #Hadoop centric #EDW ecosystem Thursday, April 21, 2011 11:09:17 AM via TweetDeck

Forrester published the first ten year #Cloud forecast. Blog Full Report 4 clients @StefanRied Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:59:26 AM via TweetDeck

#HStreaming customer implementing #Hadoop based #EDW (from another vendor) but interested in #HStreaming 4 Hdp-based eventstream proc/stage Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:50:53 AM via TweetDeck

#HStreaming has Mapper/Reducer event-volume-reduction ratio of 4:1 that's stable & roughly linear perf as vary event sizes & time windows Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:45:42 AM via TweetDeck

#HStreaming: Pig is "seamlessly integrated" as language for parallel r-t lo-latency event proc; many connectors; UDF extens; Python/Perl Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:41:32 AM via TweetDeck

#HStreaming: real-time MapRdce, continuous data flow & processing over IP net w/reliab (proprietary streaming fabric) & millisecond latency Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:39:06 AM via TweetDeck

#HStreaming: real-time MapReduce engine with clustering of real-time mappers & reducers. Programming with Pig, Java, & Cascading. Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:36:23 AM via TweetDeck

#HStreaming has cloud/SaaS & enterprise/prem-based/perpetual license offerings. Customers see cloud/SaaS as POC for license. Most R prem-bsd Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:34:32 AM via TweetDeck

#HStreaming Cloud: SaaS billing, hosted on Amazon EC2 MpRdc, managed #Hadoop cluster "appliance," run r-t & batch proc together, job library Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:29:25 AM via TweetDeck

#HStreaming: real-time all-in-mem stream processing, ETL, storage, & analytics built on #Hadoop (MR Pig Hive HBase Zookeeper HDFS etc.) Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:15:16 AM via TweetDeck

#HStreaming: "rapid value decay of high-volume react now or the data is useless." Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:11:35 AM via TweetDeck

#HStreaming on "Big Data": "shift from human to machine-generated data causes data data is generated continuously 24x7" Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:10:19 AM via TweetDeck

Speaking with #HStreaming, a self-funded #Hadoop start-up based in Chicago, focusing on real-time...which made my ears perk right up. Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:08:48 AM via TweetDeck

#Hadoop is still at an immature stage. Far more vendors eager to tout their offerings than users willing to tout their apps & ROI. Thursday, April 21, 2011 9:55:01 AM via TweetDeck

RT @debtfreeguy: A careless word may kindle strife.A cruel word may wreck a life.A timely wrd may level stress.A loving wrd may heal & bless Thursday, April 21, 2011 9:46:55 AM via TweetDeck

Getting ready to interview another #Hadoop adoption case study. Thursday, April 21, 2011 9:45:43 AM via TweetDeck

"The Government Internet ID Proposal’s Pros & Cons" ( JK--Much of it consistent with Kim Cameron's Identity Metasystem Thursday, April 21, 2011 9:11:29 AM via TweetDeck

"Google launches Earth Builder, aims at geospatial software mkt" ( JK--C'mon Google. Admit you're going #BI with this Thursday, April 21, 2011 8:44:30 AM via TweetDeck

Tech is booming, buoying the economy, which always looks to our sector for signs of boom times coming. Gas prices crazy, though. What gives? Thursday, April 21, 2011 8:42:23 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Kuen Kuen Lueng Lueng by Sroeng Santi from Thai? Dai! JK--Thai version of Black Sabbath "Iron Man." Less raucous. No Ozzy. Thursday, April 21, 2011 8:41:10 AM via TweetDeck

Public libraries. Will e-books transform them into empty halls where ancient musty little-read hardcopies go to die? Thursday, April 21, 2011 8:38:31 AM via TweetDeck

"10 Hot Biz Techs" ( JK--Some aren't techs. Some sound bogus: "almost enterprs apps," "capab clouds," "real analytics." Thursday, April 21, 2011 8:11:18 AM via TweetDeck

Potomac looking very muddy and swollen, flying back home last night. Hope we don't get any drenchers for a few weeks. Thursday, April 21, 2011 8:01:20 AM via TweetDeck

I'm a little put off by speakers whose every statement is studded w/ subliminal hooks 4 "retain my firm sign up for my 12-step buy my book." Wednesday, April 20, 2011 8:01:59 PM via txt

"Mexican Radio." Suddenly I'm thinking about Wall of Voodoo. Deep personal significance. Met them the same night I met Egidia. Madison. Wednesday, April 20, 2011 7:50:37 PM via txt

v2 of POEMS//Flowers know poems./Soddenly they Spring. It all/becomes a bit mulch. Wednesday, April 20, 2011 7:44:28 PM via txt

The data/meta terminology is confusing. All is resources & their descriptors. Resource descriptor is resource in own right. Meta meta meta.. Wednesday, April 20, 2011 5:43:22 PM via txt

The speaker today who split meta from data also seemed at a loss where 2 classify predictive models. Content? Context? Closer to conjecture Wednesday, April 20, 2011 5:39:24 PM via txt

Metadata is one word. Any spelling that separates meta from the data is just plain wrong. For example, does anyone write "meta morphosis"? Wednesday, April 20, 2011 5:27:47 PM via txt

Sound of a child screaming in a public place. No human vocalization is this close to a raw red nerve exposed. Wednesday, April 20, 2011 5:00:46 PM via TweetDeck

You can spot a DBA on the bus. They're the ones on cellphones talking distant colleagues thru the gory details of extracts, loads, & backups Wednesday, April 20, 2011 3:39:49 PM via txt

Note to world: 8 pt font inside PPT projected onto large screen in big auditorium is not only unreadable, but is boring to have read to you Wednesday, April 20, 2011 2:38:50 PM via txt

"Teradata Boosts Data Warehousing Performance With SSDs" ( JK--Important industry milestone in coming age of all-SSD DW Wednesday, April 20, 2011 9:52:33 AM via TweetDeck

"22 free tools for data visualization and analysis" ( JK--Yes, there's a lot of free #BI apps floating around. Wednesday, April 20, 2011 9:48:40 AM via TweetDeck

I'm not going that far, but here's a shout-out to my buds in MIlton, Wisconsin. Where I once lived. The coldest day of my life. Jan 20 1985 Wednesday, April 20, 2011 9:36:40 AM via TweetDeck

The exquisite flatness of northern Illinois. You know when you've reached Wisconsin. The gentle roll of pasture begins around there. Wednesday, April 20, 2011 9:35:26 AM via TweetDeck

Yeah, I wonder about dumb things. That's why they pay me the big bucks. Wednesday, April 20, 2011 9:29:30 AM via TweetDeck

Getting ready to go to the #ABPMP #DAMA Chicago chapter meeting. At Allstate, Northbrook IL. Always wondered what this place looked like. Wednesday, April 20, 2011 9:29:01 AM via TweetDeck

"We'll be shovin' off in just a few minutes," sez the Cap'n. But Cap'n Matt Damon on recent "30 Rock" kept promising it would be half-hour. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:05:39 PM via txt

I can't freakin believe how much pent-up analysis I did, sitting in a cramped coach seat. Constraint is freeing. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:57:56 PM via txt

Sleep is negotiable. Schedules take precedence. Consciousness finds its own rhythms, summoned up by the exigencies of the moment's knowing. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:54:45 PM via txt

Rewatching "The Tourist" on the plane while we await greenlight to Chicago. Johnny Depp & Angelina Jolie Voight compete for prettiest prize. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:51:15 PM via txt

Listening to Neko Case "The Needle Has Landed" from "Fox Confessor Brings The Flood." Refueling 8 miles south of where I grew up. Livonia. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:46:25 PM via txt

Listening to Neko Case "Hold On, Hold On" from "Fox Confessor Brings The Flood." Holding on at Detroit Metro Airport in beautiful Romulus. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:44:24 PM via txt

RIP William Donald Schaefer. Colorful Maryland politician. His legacy will be as horse's patootie who got stuff done. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 7:02:14 PM via txt

There are no recognized best practices in "Big Data." There is no consensus scope of what "Big Data" means. So it's hard 2 say what's best. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 4:07:09 PM via txt

"Working with Bill Gates Was Like 'Being in Hell,' Allen Says" ( JK--We got lotsa stubborn brainy folks in our biz. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:40:38 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Separator by Radiohead from the album The King Of Limbs JK--Very cool new original from Yorke, Greenwood, & band Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:34:47 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Everything In It's Right Place by Anomie Belle from How Can I Be Sure EP JK--Very cool Radiohead cover. Bjork-ish Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:31:05 PM via TweetDeck

RT @jstrepacki Sign up for #Forrester's Business Process Council Webinar: Best Practices for #BPM success: May 3: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:26:44 PM via TweetDeck

"Opportunities Lost: Why Good Internet Ideas Burn Out" ( JK--Eventually evangelists wheeze from breathing own ether. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:24:54 PM via TweetDeck

Interviewed #Hadoop case study #sevenscale for my upcoming #Forrester report. Massively scalable aggregated searchable cloud syslog Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:03:03 PM via TweetDeck

@TT_Nicole I always shout-out a good Polish name. And hope that I don't mis-spell. Spell unto others as I would have them spell unto me. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:00:57 PM via TweetDeck in reply to TT_Nicole


@ddelmoli My sense is that unstructured search is RDF wedge, hence XML entree, into #BI & #EDW. Next-gen adv analytics with rich semantics Tuesday, April 19, 2011 2:59:27 PM via TweetDeck in reply to ddelmoli

Inteviewed by NIcole Laskowski of TechTarget re census data in #BI. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 2:52:44 PM via TweetDeck

@ddelmoli XML in rut. Not much in #BI. Hasn't broken out of Web svcs in its decade-plus existence. SemWeb/RDF has only slightly (search). Tuesday, April 19, 2011 2:52:23 PM via TweetDeck in reply to ddelmoli

"'The Best Software Doesn't Need Support'" ( JK--OK, so are you eliminating support services? Didn't think so. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 1:04:38 PM via TweetDeck

"Silicon Valley is back: 2010 best year in its history" ( JK--Also WSJ piece on VC-mania ( Tuesday, April 19, 2011 12:53:04 PM via TweetDeck

Seinfeld-Gates shoe-store commercial with the "magnum Jupiter brain & Saturn ring brains" ( I still love it. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:51:19 AM via TweetDeck

I wonder how many Big Deals will focus on driving Big Data into the world of Big Business? Big Money, Big Stakes. Big Stories likely. Soon. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:46:33 AM via TweetDeck

"Starcounter Launches ..." ( JK--Massively scalable all-in-memory OLTP-optimized DBMS. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:26:19 AM via TweetDeck

Writing my #CRM Next Best Action best practices and pitfalls to avoid for case study doc. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:14:50 AM via TweetDeck

Speaking of awesome speakers on XP SP1 machine. They're Harman/Kardon. Never thought twice till Sidney Harman died. He co-invented hi-fi. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:11:23 AM via TweetDeck

I love crunching press release core semantics into teeny tiny tweets and seeing how little of the kernel gets lost. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:00:59 AM via TweetDeck

"MicroStrategy Announce v9.2 GA" ( JK--Self-svc contxtual web interactv geo #BI dshbd explr/viz/pub w/import dsktp data Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:00:15 AM via TweetDeck

My 10-year-old XP SP1 machine is my radio, essentially. It's the machine to my right with awesome speakers. Plays #kexp continually. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:35:20 AM via TweetDeck

@decisionstats Brain & body churn old cells continuously. You wouldn't want 2 stop it, even if you could. Fresh tissue enriches old patterns Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:34:07 AM via TweetDeck in reply to decisionstats

I'm a great believer in holding onto old tools for as long as they remain useful. Including old cars. And old ways of thinking. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:30:48 AM via TweetDeck

Oracle did something good with Java. They made change that now sends updates to my 10-year-old XP SP1 machine. Previously, updates stymied Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:30:03 AM via TweetDeck

Collaborative culture. You know U have one when fresh POVs are greeted as enriching the conversation, not resisted as threatening status quo Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:27:59 AM via TweetDeck

"Analytics Will Take Over Your Company" ( JK--Sure, till someone with superior gut feel takes over your market. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:24:16 AM via TweetDeck

Helping a customer negotiate a reasonable price for an #EDW appliance. Quite often, prices are opaque & confusing. Too easy to overpay Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:16:44 AM via TweetDeck

"To My Fifties" by Kenneth Koch ( JK--Ah, too melodramatic. Reads like a teenager projecting identity crisis forward. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 9:24:20 AM via Tweet Button

RT @LarrySabato "Now obvious that Dems & certain media using Trump to minimize GOP field" JK--At least Perot had sense to run as independent Tuesday, April 19, 2011 8:51:45 AM via TweetDeck

@saltpublishing #SaltHaiku POEMS//Flowers know it's Spring./Suddenly the poetry/is a bit too much. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 8:18:33 AM via TweetDeck in reply to saltpublishing

"Groupon Buys Pelago in Bid 2 Expand User Discovery" ( JK--Real-world real-time locational serendipitous deal discovery Tuesday, April 19, 2011 8:11:42 AM via TweetDeck

Data scientist. This is the new hot job title re all things Big Data. There's a Data Scientist Summit in May in Vegas ( Tuesday, April 19, 2011 8:00:43 AM via TweetDeck

"Big Data Needs To Think Bigger" ( JK--I'm noticing an increasing vogue for "machine learning." Tuesday, April 19, 2011 7:58:50 AM via TweetDeck

Twitter introduces me to far more content far more rapidly than emailed newsletters. I'm less inclined to renew newsletter subscriptions. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 7:57:22 AM via TweetDeck

"A broken link can spoil customer experience" ( JK--Experience is fragile. Almost everything can break or spoil it. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 7:52:04 AM via TweetDeck

"Social Nets as Collaboration Tools" ( JK--Overrated. I've never seen marked-up drafts exchanged on social media. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 7:45:14 AM via TweetDeck

@ddelmoli Yes, and at the heart of all of those listed triple-store specs is XML. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 7:42:47 AM via TweetDeck in reply to ddelmoli

"What Monty Python Taught Me About the Software Industry" ( JK--Never mind that bollocks! Just watch the classic clips! Monday, April 18, 2011 11:07:43 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Sufjan Stevens "Jacksonville" from "Come On Feel the Illinoise." "I follow my heart & it leads me right to Jackson." Monday, April 18, 2011 11:04:17 PM via TweetDeck

"Social noise: So many platforms & too much choice?" ( JK--Most have already chosen. Now we're seeing if the shoe fits Monday, April 18, 2011 11:02:27 PM via TweetDeck

Continuous status updates. Social media's specialty. Like overhearing many overlapping taxi-dispatch conversations. Static wears nerves thin Monday, April 18, 2011 10:56:48 PM via TweetDeck

"Activity streams may lead to deluge of status updates" ( JK--Continuous status updates make us tired of each other. Monday, April 18, 2011 10:52:51 PM via TweetDeck

Reminds me: I have 8mm b&w silent home movies of JFK. Whistlestop campaign. 1960. Jackson MI. Dad took. Me toddler w/Mom. Senator speaking Monday, April 18, 2011 10:48:17 PM via TweetDeck

"Will Camcorders Go the Way of Pager?" ( JK--Will all our home movies go way of Super8? I still have reels & projector Monday, April 18, 2011 10:45:51 PM via TweetDeck

"Computer factories eat more energy than devices they build" ( JK--Solution: build all-in-1 devices that last forever Monday, April 18, 2011 10:37:52 PM via TweetDeck

Browsed briefly in an actual bookstore tonight. That musty smell feels like the back stacks in a graduate library. Where tomes are entombed. Monday, April 18, 2011 10:33:54 PM via TweetDeck

"Why virtualized hybrid clouds won't happen soon" ( JK--Because clouds are the new fluffy siloes of modern computing. Monday, April 18, 2011 10:31:16 PM via TweetDeck

"Will Triple Stores Replace Relational Databases?" ( JK--Not until XML databases break out of their narrow niche. Monday, April 18, 2011 10:28:06 PM via TweetDeck

Every time I drive down Richmond Hwy I see the buildings that formerly housed prosperous paging firms, brandishing their antenna masts. Monday, April 18, 2011 10:25:19 PM via TweetDeck

FB Open Compute Project specs: general (, servers (, data centers ( Monday, April 18, 2011 10:18:56 PM via TweetDeck

"What cyberwar with China might look like" ( JK--More likely, US'd strike first & fiercest. It'd B mutually assured DoS Monday, April 18, 2011 10:14:11 PM via TweetDeck

"What a wall of 4,500 video streams looks like" ( JK--Feels like Marshall McLuhan's nightmare. Monday, April 18, 2011 10:09:41 PM via TweetDeck

Replaying this morning's #KEXP show by @thetroynelson because it felt so good. Monday, April 18, 2011 10:07:35 PM via TweetDeck

"Twitter Tries to Widen Appeal to More Users" ( JK--In talks to acquire TweetDeck. Dashboard makes this fun. Monday, April 18, 2011 9:54:11 PM via TweetDeck

I could tweet endlessly about analyst "circuit" of "went here talked to them I'm up/down on this-that." But none of that is differentiating Monday, April 18, 2011 8:02:26 PM via txt

Reading WSJ review of book about notion of common sense. In any society, it's whatever belief system won't get U fired, flamed, or scorched Monday, April 18, 2011 7:30:46 PM via txt

Listening to The Beatles "Sie Liebt Dich" from "Past Masters Vol 2." Awesome. Makes me wish they'd composed all songs in their native German Monday, April 18, 2011 7:18:00 PM via txt

Just got me a good hot stone massage. Quite relaxing. All my joints feel springy. Humidity dropped while I was in there. Sun came out. Monday, April 18, 2011 6:41:48 PM via txt

Today was good. Drafted a detailed paper on appliances. Monday, April 18, 2011 6:37:27 PM via txt

Big Data is all about extremely scalable analytics. You can address that with myriad tech approaches & drive that into myriad use cases. Monday, April 18, 2011 4:20:18 PM via txt

You're pitting "Big Data" against RDBMS. But the most scalable DBMS in the world is #Teradata 13, and that's relational. Monday, April 18, 2011 4:10:29 PM via txt

Every overbroad tech fad alternates between firehose of pumped-up tech spew and wimped-out spray of tired marketing cliche. Monday, April 18, 2011 3:31:58 PM via txt

I predict that "Big Data" initiatives in business world will suffer same fate as SOA. Scope creep will dilute them to laughable buzz. Monday, April 18, 2011 3:29:00 PM via txt

Data sources come and go in social sphere. Blogs bloom wither & die with shocking regularity. Only sustainable biz models keep them alive. Monday, April 18, 2011 3:25:55 PM via txt

Getting update from #Microsoft on their #StreamInsight #CEP product Monday, April 18, 2011 2:05:32 PM via TweetDeck

Taking update from #Attensity on their industry-vertical solutions for customer experience mgt & social media monitor, response, & engage Monday, April 18, 2011 10:15:39 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp EP by Junior Boys from the album It's All True JK--Wow. New Junior Boys. Like great early-80s synth-romance-pop. Monday, April 18, 2011 9:32:42 AM via TweetDeck

Key daily chores when U cover specific IT mkt sgmts: 1) try not 2 get bored, 2) try not 2 get jaded, & 3) try not 2 imagine U know it all. Monday, April 18, 2011 9:10:44 AM via TweetDeck

Today's Patriot's Day in Massachusetts. I'm not in Massachusetts. I'm in Virginia. I'm working today. Just 3rd Monday in April, & Tax Day Monday, April 18, 2011 9:06:32 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Riding For The Feeling by Bill Callahan from Apocalypse JK--Today's most obvious Hazelwood heir. Sings like he speaks Monday, April 18, 2011 8:54:37 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp If it's Monday Morning by Lee Hazelwood from Requiem For an Almost Lady JK--Quiet meditative country. Monday, April 18, 2011 8:49:23 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: The Plains / Bitter Dancer by Fleet Foxes from Helplessness Blues JK--Sort of reminds of Beach Boys "Cabinessence" Monday, April 18, 2011 8:42:21 AM via TweetDeck

"Radian6's Coming Out...Again Party" ( JK--Social media dashboards. Should be on every marketing pro's desktop. Monday, April 18, 2011 8:25:42 AM via TweetDeck

" Google's Panda algorithm" ( JK--Now incorporates more user feedback signals. You & I know spam when we see it. Monday, April 18, 2011 8:22:29 AM via TweetDeck

"Lexalytics Announces Salience 5.0" ( JK--Text , sentiment, & semantic analytics "concept matrix" honed on Wikipedia Monday, April 18, 2011 8:20:06 AM via TweetDeck

"Anonymous hacker claims he broke into wind turbine systems" ( JK--Never mind. I thought he bragged about breaking wind Monday, April 18, 2011 8:14:03 AM via TweetDeck

Recent soc media mon acqs: Radian6, Jive Software: Filtrbox, Lithium: Scout Labs, Attensity: Biz360, MarketWire: Sysomos Monday, April 18, 2011 8:00:29 AM via TweetDeck

"Border Security Improvements with Gaming Technology" ( JK--They adapted Whack-a-Mole. Monday, April 18, 2011 7:51:58 AM via TweetDeck

Computed my federal tax "receipt" over the weekend. Doubt I can get my money back if programs fail to deliver promised results. Monday, April 18, 2011 7:50:17 AM via TweetDeck

Over the weekend I wrote a poem about the immune system. Monday, April 18, 2011 7:43:27 AM via TweetDeck

Verizon FIOS. They remove channels from your standard package in mid-term. Don't inform you. Don't give rebate. Something's wrong here. Monday, April 18, 2011 7:38:07 AM via TweetDeck

Starting week like I always do: ignore emailed warnings from lots of financial institutions that accounts suspended unless I give passwords Monday, April 18, 2011 7:27:17 AM via TweetDeck

Starting the week like I always do: tell Java, Flash, my printer driver, & lots of junkware I wont be requiring an upgrade to latest version Monday, April 18, 2011 7:24:56 AM via TweetDeck

"Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan sure of victory in election" ( JK--Better prospects than runner-up: Fatchance Mortimer Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:49:33 PM via TweetDeck

"White House releases trusted Internet ID plan" ( JK--Which of course GOP will distrust from start & equate w/socialism Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:41:17 PM via TweetDeck

"This Tech Bubble Is Different" ( JK--Confuses "bubble" (no sound techbiz model) with "bauble" (no valuable new tech) Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:38:45 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Bangles "If She Knew What She Wants" from their greatest. My fave all-woman LA rock band. Better songs & harmonies than Go-Gos Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:24:07 PM via TweetDeck

One of my favorite things about "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is how it's so totally set in & around the real LA. Very authentic SoCal ambience. Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:21:25 PM via TweetDeck

Doing 360-degree visual drive of greater LA in MapQuest. Just to refresh my memory of the special monotony that is the So Cal streetscape. Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:17:53 PM via TweetDeck

Listening 2 Love "Maybe the People Would Be the Times Or Btwn Clark & Hilldale" from "Forever Changes." Huh? MapQuest sez it's W. Hollywood Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:01:58 PM via TweetDeck

"Quantum Teleportation Is a Reality" ( JK--Someone please teleport the details out from behind "Science" mag's paywall! Sunday, April 17, 2011 9:39:06 PM via TweetDeck

"Yahoo Search Direct, Google Instant Face Off In Speedy Search Comparison" ( JK--Not bad. I like them both. Sunday, April 17, 2011 9:34:47 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to The Shins "The Past & Pending" from "Oh, Inverted World." Wonderful 4 long solitary walks. For me perfection is Vegas off-Strip Sunday, April 17, 2011 9:24:56 PM via TweetDeck

Patent: "Sys & methods 4 enable trust in fed collab" ( . Inventors: Borneman, Nigriny, Kobielus, Sherwood, Takanti Sunday, April 17, 2011 9:21:21 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Everything But the Girl "Five Fathoms" from "Temperamental." Love this LP's supple beats. @tracey_thorn Sunday, April 17, 2011 9:16:02 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Enya "Flora's Secret" from "A Day Without Rain." Of course I have an Enya poem: ENYA//Upon thi… (cont) Sunday, April 17, 2011 9:13:25 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Jefferson Airplane "Today" from "Surrealistic Pillow." Greatest of all Marty Balin songs. Like Paul Simon, he once aped Anka. Sunday, April 17, 2011 9:05:46 PM via TweetDeck

Pretty nice weekend gone by. Cleaned the house during the miserable Saturday rain. Hung outdoors on this beautiful Sunday afternoon. Sunday, April 17, 2011 9:03:52 PM via TweetDeck

"Google teaches computers regret" ( JK--Teaches them to rue the day they ever doubted Google's magnificence. Sunday, April 17, 2011 8:14:04 PM via TweetDeck

New poem: LUPUS//The human body/is teeming. It's every cell/pulling at its selves.//How the balance is/kep… (cont) Sunday, April 17, 2011 7:07:46 PM via TweetDeck

Jodie Foster. I pride myself on spelling people's names correctly. Still don't know how to pronounce "Saoirse." Sunday, April 17, 2011 6:00:43 PM via txt

Saw & enjoyed "Hanna." Saoirse Ronan is obviously being groomed for major motion picture stardom. Tough waif. A bit of young Jody Foster. Sunday, April 17, 2011 5:57:06 PM via txt

The human body is teeming. It's every cell pulling at its selves. How the balance is kept is the miracle. The war pretty as peace. Sunday, April 17, 2011 4:40:01 PM via txt

Saw "Fair Game" on DVD. For an outsize obstreperous personality, Sean Penn knows how to vanish into a part. Sunday, April 17, 2011 2:38:09 PM via txt

Boredom is simply the repetitive stress of same-ol-same-ol boring a hole in your being. Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:56:32 AM via txt

TV news teasers for post-commercial important details on breaking stories will backfire. Impatient viewers search Web and ignore commercial. Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:40:23 AM via txt

There is never an end 2 issues. There is never an end 2 answers. There is never an end 2 probing questions that crank the issue mill faster. Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:35:46 AM via txt

Advertising messages. They festoon our media. They sustain our media institutions. They strain our trust in media as mass messengers. Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:21:22 AM via txt

Every new medium carries seeds of own repudiation. As you habituate to it, the habits start to feel too habitual. You feel repetitive stress Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:13:57 AM via txt

Big Media. Not farfetched 2 talk of Enterprise Media Warehouse. As #SocialBI emerges, each podcasts our intel. How extract expert semantics? Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:06:58 AM via txt

Big Media. Exabyte storage clouds will come here first. FMV-optimized staging layers. Adv pattern recognition to extract video semantics. Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:01:40 AM via txt

Big Media. The latest hot button in Big Storage is FMV (Full Motion Video). Adv analytics hasn't caught up. #Hadoop missing from this action Sunday, April 17, 2011 9:58:05 AM via txt

TV continues to wither. Notice that I tweet more YouTube videos. I query & play, rather than surf FIOS bewildering channel jumble. Sunday, April 17, 2011 9:53:43 AM via txt

Point of view. Always a struggle to maintain one that is coherent, rooted & authentic, rather than a scattergram of received opinions. Sunday, April 17, 2011 9:48:24 AM via txt

RT @HilzFuld: "Checked out @klout is telling me I am influenced and influence people" JK--Powered by #Hadoop. Case study for my report Sunday, April 17, 2011 9:14:11 AM via TweetDeck

"High tech." The very term feels antiquated, just like "high culture." The ubiquity and democratization of IT has created a vast middle. Sunday, April 17, 2011 9:12:05 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Walking In The Rain by The Ronettes from Be My Baby JK--One of the most soulful examples of Spector's Wall of Sound. Sunday, April 17, 2011 8:18:11 AM via TweetDeck

The price of gas in 1918 was $0.25/gallon. Adjusted for inflation, that would be $3.61. I still feel bad. It's $3.88 down the block. Sunday, April 17, 2011 8:11:37 AM via TweetDeck

Chris Farley interviews Paul McCartney ( "You remember when you were with the Beatles...THAT WAS AWESOME!!!" Saturday, April 16, 2011 10:02:14 PM via TweetDeck

John Belushi's SNL audition ( Eyebrow calisthenics, obnoxious noseblowing, 50s & 70s Brandos, odd Mexican. Saturday, April 16, 2011 9:57:20 PM via TweetDeck

Curly Howard's last screen appearance, 1952, "Hold That Lion" ( Post-stroke, thinner, hair grown back. Saturday, April 16, 2011 9:49:56 PM via TweetDeck

Today is Record Store day. If there were any around here, I'd visit to sell as much of my old vinyl as possible. Except my YMG & Pere Ubu Saturday, April 16, 2011 9:35:15 PM via TweetDeck

"LinkedIn is Facebook's mature older sibling" ( JK--What Wally was to the Beav. The older dork vs. pimple-faced rascal Saturday, April 16, 2011 9:30:40 PM via TweetDeck

"10 Things Killed by the Smartphone" ( JK--Wait. My daughter's dating a 20-something wearing a functional wristwatch Saturday, April 16, 2011 9:26:48 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Girl Like You by The Speedwobbles from the album LIVE on #KEXP JK--Feels like summer vacation 1966. Ah..great memories Saturday, April 16, 2011 9:24:52 PM via TweetDeck

Seem to be choosing who to follow on Twitter reasonably well. A minimum of junk streams by in TweetDeck. Usually several good tweets in view Saturday, April 16, 2011 9:21:27 PM via TweetDeck

"Your 2010 Federal Taxpayer Receipt" ( JK--Calculate it yourself online. Saturday, April 16, 2011 9:01:56 PM via TweetDeck

"Photo tour of FB's new datacenter" ( JK--Open source, eh? Does that mean we can walk in & rewire 2 heart's delight? Saturday, April 16, 2011 8:59:44 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You Are A Tourist by Death Cab for Cutie JK--New one. Feels like another hit. Ben & band keep putting out great songs Saturday, April 16, 2011 8:48:49 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Bochicha by Dom from the album Sun Bronzed Greek Gods JK--Feels like Go! Team on heavy reverb. From Worcester MA. Saturday, April 16, 2011 8:33:26 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sinnerman (Felix Da Housecat's Heavenly House Mix) by Nina Simone JK--Sultry & mesmerizing Saturday, April 16, 2011 8:28:32 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Where Do I Begin by The Chemical Brothers from Dig Your Own Hole JK--Beth Orton's fragile vocal makes this shine! Saturday, April 16, 2011 8:18:29 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Solitude is Bliss by Tame Impala from the album Innerspeaker JK--Group's rock atmospherics have a lo-fi sheen Saturday, April 16, 2011 7:52:35 PM via TweetDeck

Rainy gloomy day. After housecleaning & workout & grocery shopping, it's home for the evening. Trying to figure out FIOS channel arrangement Saturday, April 16, 2011 7:48:19 PM via TweetDeck

"Rediscover How to Discover Music" ( JK--Or make it even easier. In 2002, I discovered #KEXP. Haven't looked back. Saturday, April 16, 2011 9:57:39 AM via TweetDeck

Washington Post Sunday Magazine keeps streak going. Havent had interesting feature story since mag founded in 80s. I turn only to Weingarten Saturday, April 16, 2011 9:54:38 AM via TweetDeck

Larry Curley & Moe in "Men in Black' '34 ( JK--Notice pitch of their voices. Larry's was higher & more manic. Saturday, April 16, 2011 9:22:43 AM via TweetDeck

"Billy West as Larry Fine of 3 Stooges circa 1991" ( JK--Near-perfect impression. All Stooges had distinctive voices Saturday, April 16, 2011 9:09:05 AM via TweetDeck

Larry Fine Interview ( JK--1973. Tells how Stooges came together, how prospered, & how Columbia/Cohn suited them Saturday, April 16, 2011 9:05:41 AM via TweetDeck

"Statue of Liberty on stamp is an imposter" ( JK--How do we know the "original" is authentic? Dirty French trick? Saturday, April 16, 2011 8:52:49 AM via TweetDeck