Friday, April 08, 2011

Aweekstweets April 2-8 2011: the week Ann Arbor referenced in 3 tweets

Expect somebody soon to package up an entire datacenter as an appliance, staffed by Liliputian DBAs & sys admins inside on gerbil wheels 4 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Suddenly, everybody's got a "Big Data" message. 15 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Met new #Forrester colleague Brian Hopkins. He's on the #EA side. But he & I are both on the Big Data side. Looking forward to collaborating about 3 hours ago via TweetDeck

Oracle acquiring data quality solution vendor Datanomic ( about 3 hours ago via TweetDeck

Facebook is dumb. Keeps telling me I might know Ann Winblad. I don't. She still hasnt accepted my outstanding friend request. FB recommended about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Street Fighting Man by Rolling Stones from Beggars Banquet JK--"What can poor boy do?" Mick sings. Middle class boy about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

@lhillenbrand Understood. I'd like to send our a formal invite to participate. Sometime early next week. Email me: about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to lhillenbrand

@mikeolson Strange. Anyway, thanks for the leads on case studies. I've contacted them both. about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to mikeolson

Hey @mikeolson . You can DM me and you definitely follow me, but, when I try to DM you, Twitter says you don't follow me. What gives? about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

@lhillenbrand Hi. I'm Forrester's lead analyst on Hadoop. I wonder if GE would like to be included as a case study in a report I'm writing about 5 hours ago via web in reply to lhillenbrand

Shades of the 90s. Government shutdown. I suppose if Obama wins re-election, they'll try to impeach him. about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

@ratzesberger Give me a tweet & a holler. I'd like to include eBay as a case study in my #Forrester report on #Hadoop. about 6 hours ago via web in reply to ratzesberger

@mikeolson #BigData #Hadoop Would be good to include eBay in my report @ratzesberger about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to mikeolson

Writing #Forrester case study report on CRM Next Best Actions. Combing thru rich interview material. Highlighting best practices--& pitfalls about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

I have plenty of conservative friends on Facebook & Twitter. I keep their feeds. No point in pretending other points of view don't exist about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

I also want to retrofit the late Mr. Drucker with a southern accent: "If it ain't worth measurin', it ain't worth managin'". about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

Peter Drucker said "it isn't worth measuring, it isn't worth managing." He was from Vienna. Why do I want to substitute "ain't" for "isn't"? about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

"A co-Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks" ( JK--Defines a common qry lang abstraction 4 SQL & NoSQL about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

Hiding a feed in Facebook is surprisingly easy. Just click the "x" on the upper left of any update and click the appropriate option. about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rich Kids Blues by Lykke Li from Wounded Rhymes JK--Wow. Another great one from this new LP. about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @dmenningervr: quoted along w/ @JamesKobielus @merv in @JaiVijayan Computerwrld article on #Greenplum #SAS partnershp about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Gamers make good employees" ( JK--Really? Even the ones who shoot craps in the break room? about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Facebook open sources its server, data center designs" ( JK--Commoditizing data-center design practics even further about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

Listening to the very excellent DJ @sharlesemetcalf on #kexp while I do my morning emailing and tweeting. about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

"10,000-core Linux Supercomputer in Amazon Cloud" ( JK--45 min to provision 1,250 8-core instances, 8.75TB RAM 2PB disk about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Does Google Have Mole at Twitter?" ( JK--Actually, mole would be great corporate mascot. Little critter, not blemish. about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Is the iPhone Over?" ( JK--Perhaps the market is saturating. There's this S-curve we discuss at #Forrester. about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

Let's see. I've resisted family pressure. I've resisted friend pressure. I've resisted marketing pressure. I've resisted cultural pressure. about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

"10 Reasons Why Apple Is Hated" ( JK--I neither hate nor love 'em. I simply don't use 'em. And resist pressure 2 do so. about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

@LoveStats I try to be inspirational on occasion, for sure. But I snark with equal passion--and greater productivity! about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to LoveStats

"IT GRC, ESIM Vendors Dig In For War" ( JK--Huh? What's diff btwn enterp security info mgt & security info & event mgt? about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

"IBM shows smallest, fastest graphene processor" ( JK--Suited for high-speed analog signal processing. about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

I love Bill Maher's straight talk. about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

Starting morning by choosing not to follow many of "live life to the fullest" tweeters who follow me. Fulfillingness can get full of itself about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

Univision. El Gordo y La Flaca. Remote live feed from some beauty pageant swimsuit competition. El Gordo has the biggest grin on his face. about 23 hours ago via txt

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Prowl Great Cain by The Mountain Goats from All Eternals Deck JK--Good to hear @FakeJDarnielle rock out! Thursday, April 07, 2011 2:52:54 PM via TweetDeck

@drluckyspin Yahoo's sending me their up-to-date info on size of #Hadoop clusters, etc. May be a core case study in my #Forrester report. Thursday, April 07, 2011 2:43:01 PM via TweetDeck in reply to drluckyspin

Needless to say, the discussion with Todd P. from #Yahoo re their #Hadoop environment, projects, & strategy was incredibly interesting. Thursday, April 07, 2011 2:34:10 PM via TweetDeck

Yahoo's Todd Papaioannou: "We use #Hadoop for the 'T" in ETL" and for much more Thursday, April 07, 2011 2:11:09 PM via TweetDeck

Speaking with Todd Papaioannou of #Yahoo, who is their chief architect for cloud computing, presenting their #Hadoop strategy Thursday, April 07, 2011 1:38:06 PM via TweetDeck

Took excellent briefing from #Dotbox, a social commerce startup leveraging Azure & FB Social Graph for contextual B2C promotions Thursday, April 07, 2011 1:35:25 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Forget That You're Young by The Raveonettes from Raven in the Grave JK--Group specializes in tingle-inducing sonic surf Thursday, April 07, 2011 12:57:51 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp A Girl Like You by Edwyn Collins from Gorgeous George JK--Great mid-90s radio song. Chek his early 80s Orange Juice! Thursday, April 07, 2011 11:40:34 AM via TweetDeck

@evidentsoftware Lifelong learning: that's what my life has been occupied with. Teaching myself is always my primary concern. Thursday, April 07, 2011 11:21:43 AM via TweetDeck in reply to evidentsoftware

"HP and Violin build Oracle Exadata killer" ( JK--Oh, really. Can someone at #HP pls connect this with #Vertica? Thursday, April 07, 2011 10:32:18 AM via TweetDeck

Taking briefing from all-in-memory real-time OLTP-focused database vendor #Starcounter. Thursday, April 07, 2011 10:03:48 AM via TweetDeck

"EMC's 'big data' efforts gain momentum" ( JK--Catch me at #emcworld next month! Thursday, April 07, 2011 9:56:11 AM via TweetDeck

"11 geekiest musical artists of all time" (! Where are Les Paul, Brian Eno, & Devo, for starters? Thursday, April 07, 2011 9:48:41 AM via TweetDeck

LinkedIn page for Forrester's IT Forum EMEA 2011 Barcelona Jun 8-10 ( Yes, I'll be attending & presenting. Thursday, April 07, 2011 9:27:51 AM via TweetDeck

"Jim, what are your coverage areas?" Do people not have access to the Web? Thursday, April 07, 2011 9:23:38 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: New Slang by The Shins from Oh, Inverted World JK--Indestructibly perfect melody! Thursday, April 07, 2011 9:15:38 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Birthday by The Sugarcubes from Life's Too Good JK--This goes out to my firstborn. Once again, have a great one J!!! Thursday, April 07, 2011 8:47:19 AM via TweetDeck

If you look at how well Washington Post has done with Kaplan, it's clear that media (& analyst) companies can go big on lifelong learning Thursday, April 07, 2011 8:45:43 AM via TweetDeck

"Borders Restructuring Plan Is Said to Meet Skepticism" ( JK--Should become coffee shop w/media. Starbucks is lame. Thursday, April 07, 2011 8:44:28 AM via TweetDeck

Google could make a ton of money by setting up a YouTube University. Distance learning with multimedia & social. Or somebody could. Thursday, April 07, 2011 8:43:02 AM via TweetDeck

In the coming 1-2 years, you won't find surviving #CRM app vendor without embedded listening engine. Sentiment is empathy & engagement Thursday, April 07, 2011 8:39:02 AM via TweetDeck

"Cloud Democratizes Smart Planet Imagery" ( JK--World's visible surface is an open sandbox, visible to one & all. Thursday, April 07, 2011 8:36:19 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Girl U Want by Devo from the album Freedom of Choice JK--Spudboys always had that great bubblegum bounce. Thursday, April 07, 2011 8:34:59 AM via TweetDeck

For more on process guidance in the #CRM next best action context, check out my May 3 tconf or May 26 #Forrester IT Forum preso Thursday, April 07, 2011 8:17:31 AM via TweetDeck

Process guidance in #CRM next best action: 3) guide order fulfillment, manufacturing, and other back-end processes to satisfy the customer Thursday, April 07, 2011 8:15:38 AM via TweetDeck

Process guidance in #CRM next best action: 2) guide sales, marketing, and customer service to target recommended offers to customer reqs Thursday, April 07, 2011 8:14:59 AM via TweetDeck

Process guidance in #CRM next best action: 1) guide customers with consistent cross-channel experience Thursday, April 07, 2011 8:14:14 AM via TweetDeck

Process guidance: it's the heart of next best action: who/what guides U 2 optimal action to take at each step in each business process? Thursday, April 07, 2011 8:13:36 AM via TweetDeck

Social process guidance: tapping the collective domain expertise of your team/company when mystifying process exceptions rear ugly heads Thursday, April 07, 2011 8:12:37 AM via TweetDeck

New #Forrester report: "Social Process Guidance: Use Crowdsourcing 2 Drive Better Biz Outcomes" ( Me + @passion4process Thursday, April 07, 2011 8:11:05 AM via TweetDeck

"Facebook nixes virtualization, eyes microservers" ( JK--Microservers. The droplets from which cloud formations form. Thursday, April 07, 2011 7:54:33 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Too Much Pressure by The Selecter from the album Too Much Pressure JK--Theme song of the IT analyst industry. Thursday, April 07, 2011 7:52:38 AM via TweetDeck

Shredding my weekly Network World for good articles. Beth Schultz always does great job. Excellent section on public vs. private clouds. Thursday, April 07, 2011 7:51:28 AM via TweetDeck

A nice Spring morning. The peak bloom is slightly behind us now, but that's fine. I'm looking forward to lush grass. But not to mowing it. Thursday, April 07, 2011 7:50:21 AM via TweetDeck

@stevenn Not familiar with Outerthought. Would love a briefing. Please request one thru Thursday, April 07, 2011 7:48:58 AM via TweetDeck in reply to stevenn

Happy 24th to @jasonkobielus today. Hard to believe, dude! Knock 'em silly in LA! You're my fave California star!!!! Luv, Dad Thursday, April 07, 2011 7:41:22 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: California Stars by Billy Bragg & Wilco from Mermaid Avenue JK--2nd tweet on this in a week's span. Worth it. Thursday, April 07, 2011 7:39:43 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist All The Pleasures Of The World by Crayon Fields from All The Pleasures Of The World JK--Thanx #kexp 4 starting my AM w/this Thursday, April 07, 2011 7:29:24 AM via TweetDeck

Much better. Me. Dorm room. South Quad. Frederick House. 1st floor. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. 1979. Wednesday, April 06, 2011 11:03:04 PM via TweetDeck

Curious how this photo will display in TweetDeck. Wednesday, April 06, 2011 11:00:46 PM via TweetDeck

If you need a friend in this town, hug your mouse. Wednesday, April 06, 2011 10:36:58 PM via TweetDeck

Waiting for Conan to come on at 11. Haven't seen him in a while. Need to laugh. Wednesday, April 06, 2011 10:34:35 PM via TweetDeck

Might I suggest that in Big Data the data mgt mkt seeks new bigtop big enuff 2 cover all main atractions a few sideshows & the odd clowncar? Wednesday, April 06, 2011 10:02:05 PM via TweetDeck

Big Data is a many-V'd thing: volume, variety, velocity, volatility, & va-va-va-voom of new data coming into analytics & apps everywhere! Wednesday, April 06, 2011 10:01:49 PM via TweetDeck

Big Data sideshows: any platform, app, prod, or pattern that doesnt need peta-scale 2 deliver max value here & now. Most tradl #BI & #EDW Wednesday, April 06, 2011 10:01:30 PM via TweetDeck

Big Data clowncars: any hasty re-messaging that mashes up cloud, SOA, ESB, social, and/or virtualization without address scalability's value Wednesday, April 06, 2011 10:01:05 PM 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 Wednesday, April 06, 2011 10:00:46 PM via TweetDeck

I occasionally show reruns of my own. When I suspect that people aren't reading aweekstweets in depth. Wednesday, April 06, 2011 9:57:58 PM via TweetDeck

Big Data main attractions: s-n MPP, #EDW, petabyte scaling, cloud storage, db virt, compression, #Hadoop, MpRdce, unstr cont, adv analytics Wednesday, April 06, 2011 9:57:18 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Tom Waits "Clap Hands" from "Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years." Dubl-chek'ng definition of "paladin" ( Wednesday, April 06, 2011 9:50:51 PM via TweetDeck

I remember EPA program manager who thought voice mail, then-new invention, was scary productivity-killing tech. Required airtight biz case Wednesday, April 06, 2011 9:44:28 PM via TweetDeck

It was '92. I recall having to do 9 iterations of justification for online newsfeed subscription for EPA program offices. Soon, the Web hit Wednesday, April 06, 2011 9:41:45 PM via TweetDeck

Yes, some of my formative career years were providing IT support to EPA. Shout-out to Mr. Dwight Rodgers. Remember our Vegas night hike? Wednesday, April 06, 2011 9:39:14 PM via TweetDeck

RT @cloudEq: EPA to move e-mail, help desk, security services to the cloud ( JK--From Waterside to cloudside. 4 Deana Wednesday, April 06, 2011 9:37:28 PM via TweetDeck

RT @GuyKawasaki: Prehistoric human brain found pickled in bog ( JK--False alarm: slept off nasty St. Paddy's Day bender Wednesday, April 06, 2011 9:34:56 PM via TweetDeck

Only place you can see TV cigarette ads from the bad old days: online ( The cancerous kick with the cancer-free pitch! Wednesday, April 06, 2011 9:27:19 PM via TweetDeck

@davidloshin Yep ( . The Dobie Gillis show was one of my earliest TV memories as a tot. Him as Thinker in park. Wednesday, April 06, 2011 9:20:59 PM via TweetDeck in reply to davidloshin

TV Land stinks. Reruns same junk we've all seen a million times. Check out old/fresh stuff, like "Sgt. Bilko" on Web ( Wednesday, April 06, 2011 8:56:16 PM via TweetDeck

"Microsoft 'A Little Puppy'" ( JK--And Sinatra wuz "little lamb who’s lost in the woods" ( Wednesday, April 06, 2011 8:39:43 PM via TweetDeck

"Wozniak questions long-accepted date of 'Day 1' at Apple" ( JK--Think he has Paul Allen-style get-Jobs book up sleeve? Wednesday, April 06, 2011 8:32:14 PM via TweetDeck

"The Real Social CRM: More Than Asking for 'Likes'" ( JK--Confusing #CRM with influencing sentiments. Wednesday, April 06, 2011 8:29:14 PM via TweetDeck

"Dish Scoops Up Blockbuster 4 Pittance" ( JK--Yep. Virtual video delivery devours physical. Block busted 2 smithereens Wednesday, April 06, 2011 8:26:45 PM via TweetDeck

"Microsoft, Toyota 2 jointly build telematics svc" ( JK--"Telematics"? Word feels archaic. Just call "connected car" Wednesday, April 06, 2011 8:23:16 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to #KEXP Music That Matters podcasts. They do the best all-new-music podcasts. DJ patter informs, is brief, & not self-indulgent Wednesday, April 06, 2011 8:19:58 PM via TweetDeck

Data themes tend to lag California statehouse incumbency. Big Data follows big muscly movie star. Next year, Small Data (will be beautiful) Wednesday, April 06, 2011 7:01:45 PM via TweetDeck

I'm simply a critical thinker who publishes his critiques constantly. Wednesday, April 06, 2011 6:26:36 PM via TweetDeck

Another part of my job as analyst is to recognize that Big Themes come and go. But the parsing must carry on, stoking the bunk/debunk cycle Wednesday, April 06, 2011 6:25:06 PM via TweetDeck

Fundamentally, my job as an analyst is to parse Big Themes for a) what's new?, b) what's important?, c) what's valuable?, d) what's mature? Wednesday, April 06, 2011 6:23:38 PM via TweetDeck

I posted most of those Big Data tweets from my phone in the magazine aisle at Harris-Teeter in Alexandria whil… (cont) Wednesday, April 06, 2011 6:21:05 PM via TweetDeck

@edd Some recent tweets of mine scoping Big Data:… (cont) Wednesday, April 06, 2011 6:16:54 PM via TweetDeck in reply to edd

@HowardKurtz Beck likens self to Paul Revere. I liken him to the aft end of Revere's mount. Wednesday, April 06, 2011 6:00:02 PM via TweetDeck

@PARCinc Ask #asterdata, aka #Teradata. They hosted the event and must have posted it somewhere. If they can't help you, give me yr email Wednesday, April 06, 2011 5:57:54 PM via TweetDeck in reply to PARCinc

This "Big Data" focus needs to be on big challenges facing humanity that we can address best thru adv analytics against massive data sets Wednesday, April 06, 2011 5:56:57 PM via TweetDeck

I subset Apache #Hadoop into the core: HDFS (storage) + Hive (EDW) + Pig (data flow) + MapReduce (adv analytics modeling) Wednesday, April 06, 2011 5:54:40 PM via TweetDeck

Of course, to claim that #Hadoop is the pinnacle of cloud data scalabilty & adv analytics is ridiculous in extremis. Just a piece of picture Wednesday, April 06, 2011 5:53:10 PM via TweetDeck

For many people in IT, #Hadoop is still simply, at heart, a funny new word. Wednesday, April 06, 2011 5:51:48 PM via TweetDeck

Observation: many data analytics analysts don't really grok what #Hadoop is & is not, what's truly new & what's not, what suited for & not Wednesday, April 06, 2011 5:50:59 PM via TweetDeck

@PARCinc If you attended the Big Data Insights conf in Chicago last fall, it's consistent with what I said in my keynote. Wednesday, April 06, 2011 5:46:49 PM via TweetDeck in reply to PARCinc

Developing a Big Data vision paper for #Forrester. Wednesday, April 06, 2011 5:37:20 PM via TweetDeck

Help @Forrester understand #customer service buying trends and current tech. Biz and IT perspective . Survey: #CRM Wednesday, April 06, 2011 3:35:46 PM via TweetDeck

"ClickFox applies analytics 2 map customer experience" ( JK--Customer experience analytics: optimizing B2C touchpoints Wednesday, April 06, 2011 3:34:10 PM via TweetDeck

Internal meeting all content tweets....but you don't care...or do you? Wednesday, April 06, 2011 3:14:56 PM via TweetDeck

"Teradata Completes Acq of Aster Data" ( JK--Synergies in mktg campaign optzn, anti-fraud, & social network analysis Wednesday, April 06, 2011 8:46:42 AM via TweetDeck

Govt shutdown? Does that mean we will have to stop all the soldiering overseas? Would logically follow. Military is govt. Wednesday, April 06, 2011 6:36:46 AM via txt

Tim Kaine running for US Senate seat being vacated by Jim Webb. Smart $ sez George Allen runs for GOP. Battle of the former VA governors. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 5:54:09 PM via txt

Ever have a 1:1 conversation with someone where they invoke your name with every sentence, ostensibly 2 show they're addressing U? Annoying! Tuesday, April 05, 2011 5:51:12 PM via txt

Food Network. Claire Robinson eyes the camera so directly & speaks so pointedly that I'm surprised she doesn't get lipstick on the lens. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 5:46:41 PM via txt

Every day is a different stew. Different ingredients, different recipe, different temp, different time, different pot. Same stove. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 5:43:47 PM via txt

Interviewed by Jai Vijayan of Computerworld re #EMC #Greenplum DCA announcements, especially the SAS partnership/appliance. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 2:19:28 PM via TweetDeck

"IT Poll: Do U Think Augmented Reality Could B Useful in Yer Wrkplace?" ( JK--Augments my reality when my tweet cited Tuesday, April 05, 2011 2:02:57 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Sadness Is a Blessing by Lykke Li from the album Wounded Rhymes JK--She's like Lesley Gore + Dusty Springfield Tuesday, April 05, 2011 1:54:52 PM via TweetDeck

Big shout-out to XML Girl! Tuesday, April 05, 2011 1:39:05 PM via TweetDeck

"Just be my friend." Coming out of my mouth, makes me sound like a total pathetic loser. But no truer words have I ever spoken. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 1:30:32 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Let Me In by R.E.M. from the album Monster JK--1994. Actually, my favorite LP of theirs. I'm a contrarian. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 12:21:28 PM via TweetDeck

@decisionstats #hadapt They haven't begun to formulate a clear go-to-market strategy. Hence, dunno. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 12:20:35 PM via TweetDeck in reply to decisionstats

Next worst action: the dumb decision that can destroy the biggest pool of business value in the shortest time. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 12:19:19 PM via TweetDeck

Next best action: lunch. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 12:17:08 PM via TweetDeck

"EMC Expands Greenplum Big Data Analytics Appliance Family" ( JK--1) hi-cap, 2) hi-perf (all-SSD), 3) DI, 4) SAS integ Tuesday, April 05, 2011 12:11:57 PM via TweetDeck

On the #IBM business analytics first quarter update briefing with analysts from many firms. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 11:42:17 AM via TweetDeck

#Hadapt. Adaptive query exec (load balancing, resource prov, fault-tol, & split-SQL/MR qry) w/r-t mid-qry task shift 2 avail #Hadoop nodes Tuesday, April 05, 2011 11:31:24 AM via TweetDeck

Taking great briefing from #Hadoop start-up #Hadapt. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 11:19:20 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Sunshine Superman by Donovan from Sunshine Superman JK--Also name-checks Green Lantern. DC Comix-oriented minstrel! Tuesday, April 05, 2011 10:54:04 AM via TweetDeck

#IQity . R-T CEP cloud/SaaS performance mgt for manufacturing plant/process "variation" monitoring correlation prediction & visualization Tuesday, April 05, 2011 10:14:53 AM via TweetDeck

Taking briefing from manufacturing-focused performance mgt vendor & prof svcs firm #IQity Solutions. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 10:08:29 AM via TweetDeck

I'm of 2 minds when I'm told that someone was "blown away" by something I sed: flattered, but hoping they'll blow right back in...not "away" Tuesday, April 05, 2011 9:00:47 AM via TweetDeck

"Wozniak: Tablet is the PC for 'normal people'" ( JK--True to Apple spirit. Downgrade rivals' users to abnormal status. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:55:27 AM via TweetDeck

"Caught up." What a delightfully antiquated phrase! No one is truly caught up in a world that can barely keep up with itself. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:53:14 AM via TweetDeck

"Making Facebook Ads More Buyer-Friendly" ( JK--I barely notice their ads. Not sure if that's good or bad for FB. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:51:12 AM via TweetDeck

"Google kicks off Larry Page era: 5 challenges ahead" ( JK--Which Steve will he B 4 GGL? Their Jobs or their Ballmer? Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:48:31 AM via TweetDeck

"EasyAsk...Watson-like Nat Language Search & Analysis...SugarCRM" ( JK--Superlong PR title. Gist: analytics key to #CRM Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:44:24 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Step Right Up by Tom Waits from Small Change JK--I saw Tom sing this at Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, 1979. Memorable! Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:40:16 AM via TweetDeck

"20 Game-Changing Events That Shaped the Internet" ( JK--Excellent overview. These are key historical milestones. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:39:34 AM via TweetDeck

"Top 10 Google Accomplishments Under Eric Schmidt" ( JK--He did a sensational job building powerhouse. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:37:12 AM via TweetDeck

"Android Becomes Top Smartphone Platform" ( JK--From Apple snarky POV, Android the new "Windows" & GGL the new "MSFT" Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:35:40 AM via TweetDeck

"Google hopes to spray patent trolls with Nortel portfolio" ( JK--Puzzling move. GGL in UC? This Android-related? WTF? Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:32:40 AM via TweetDeck

"Three modes of data deduplication: How do U decide?" ( JK--Often "big data" the problem, not the solution. De-dupe it! Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:30:50 AM via TweetDeck

Every day I resist the temptation to imagine that my current coverage areas are the center of IT universe. It's a big world of innovation Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:28:40 AM via TweetDeck

@joeharris76 "Newscycle" is an old term. I remember it was old even back in my journalism school days (UW-Madison, '82-'84). Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:26:16 AM via TweetDeck in reply to joeharris76

"Every day should be World Backup Day" ( JK--You know it. If not continual automatic & offsite, world of data imperiled Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:24:26 AM via TweetDeck

Twitter mentions show that you have people's attention. And attention is addictive. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:20:28 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Your Eyes Told by Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter from Oh, My Girl JK--Sleepy/sultry folk-rock from Pac Northwest Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:19:23 AM via TweetDeck

"The Sales Team's Automated Backbone" ( JK--Configure/Price/Quote (CPQ). Familiar with concept. Not with abbreviation Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:18:14 AM via TweetDeck

Saw a b&w photo of young Martin Sheen yesterday. For a sec, I thought it was his ubiquitous/obnoxious younger son. I actually respect Martin Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:14:55 AM via TweetDeck

You know how you'll know when "Big Data" has jumped the shark, as paradigm go? When "BD" becomes standard industry abbreviation. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:10:30 AM via TweetDeck

Every day I resist the temptation to just tweet my reactions to vendor announcements. The newscycle is lo-hanging fruit for comment. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:09:26 AM via TweetDeck

"Why Google is getting into the 'Like' business" ( JK--Wants 2 B be more "like" FB...its cashcow is at stake. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 7:51:48 AM via TweetDeck

"Healthcare ntwk offers $3M for illness-prediction algo" ( JK--Kinda like Netflix challenge, except stakes truly matter Tuesday, April 05, 2011 7:48:59 AM via TweetDeck

"Hadoop Hive gets production polish" ( JK--As #Forrester #EDW analyst, I definitely see lots of CTO interest in it. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 7:46:02 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Kick Out the Jams by MC5 from Best of Ann Arbor 1969 JK--I made up that LP title. I definitely remember A2 back then Tuesday, April 05, 2011 7:42:09 AM via TweetDeck

@acmurthy Ask #Cloudera. They are their stats. Tuesday, April 05, 2011 7:32:25 AM via TweetDeck in reply to acmurthy

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Heroin by The Velvet Underground JK--I always listen for Lou's nervous chuckle after "it's my life & it's my wife" Tuesday, April 05, 2011 7:27:22 AM via TweetDeck

Great AARP pieces on dealing with toxic people. This is very actionable intelligence. Monday, April 04, 2011 9:42:56 PM via txt

Upright Citizens Brigade. Apparently, several SNL regulars trained there. Apparently, at least one of my offspring will too. Monday, April 04, 2011 9:14:30 PM via txt

Listening to Three Dog Night "Shambala." Tell me how does the light shine ? Monday, April 04, 2011 8:57:37 PM via txt

Sitting here contemplating my filthiest poems. There they sit, never to be tweeted. Monday, April 04, 2011 8:53:19 PM via txt

FIOS made Egidia & I a next best offer. 6 months free HBO, starting 10 minutes from now. Predictive model told them we will vegetate happily Monday, April 04, 2011 8:50:31 PM via txt

AARP magazine. Makes me glad I'm old. I can read this demographically appropriate periodical & relate 2 other people with very long memories Monday, April 04, 2011 8:46:01 PM via txt

Fed gov shutdown would serve at least one important purpose. Would remind everyone why Gingrich should never again B elected 2 public office Monday, April 04, 2011 8:26:25 PM via txt

Anxiety. Best antidote is action. Monday, April 04, 2011 7:28:19 PM via txt

Great. Got a lotta crap done. Kept the socializing to a bare minimum. Monday, April 04, 2011 6:56:23 PM via TweetDeck

Me? I'm what my cuz Kathye calls a "fusion" personality. As reflected through my deliberate & never-ending fusion of personal passions. Monday, April 04, 2011 4:38:12 PM via TweetDeck

Social network analysis. It's interesting to see how other analysts see their social networks. In terms of partitioning subjects/friends. Monday, April 04, 2011 4:32:31 PM via TweetDeck

@SethGrimes #Hadoop Follow me and I'll respond. For some reason, I can't DM you. Monday, April 04, 2011 3:38:04 PM via TweetDeck in reply to SethGrimes

Took inquiry from CTO asking whether #Hadoop ready for enterprise deployment & if it has clear value for his strategy. I nuanced my response Monday, April 04, 2011 2:57:51 PM via TweetDeck

Customer experience optimization. Needs to factor in the possibility that regular customer satisfaction surveys non-optimal for many of us. Monday, April 04, 2011 1:46:19 PM via TweetDeck

Bidin' time, waiting for a prospect to come online, discussing Detroit's decline, tryin' not to whine, with #forrester colleague of mine. Monday, April 04, 2011 1:10:26 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp California Stars by Billy Bragg & Wilco from Mermaid Avenue JK--Now starts the "Jim sing out loud" portion of program Monday, April 04, 2011 10:05:24 AM via TweetDeck

"Augmented Reality: From Zero to Billions in No Time" ( JK--When will #BI vendors leverage AR to overlay 3D analytics? Monday, April 04, 2011 8:23:54 AM via TweetDeck

Working on my #Forrester IT Forum preso: "Best Practices in Next Best Action for Customer-Driven Processes." Monday, April 04, 2011 8:12:42 AM via TweetDeck

Damping down the noise floor again. Coffee surprisingly helps. Not sure about the breakfast scones. Monday, April 04, 2011 7:39:05 AM via TweetDeck

Saw "St. Elmo's Fire" on cable. Never saw it before. Not impressed. Nothing but stagy scenes & phony conflict. Reeks of young actors emoting Sunday, April 03, 2011 10:48:51 PM via TweetDeck

"Portlandia: Portland Unemployment PSA" ( JK--Someone described Portlandia as visual cocaine. This one is proof. Sunday, April 03, 2011 8:55:22 PM via TweetDeck

"Portlandia: Harajuku Girls in Coffee Land" ( JK--Another great sketch. Armisen should quit SNL, focus on this. Sunday, April 03, 2011 8:49:21 PM via TweetDeck

That's it. I've read all my books mags & papers; watched all my videos; listened to all my music. Now plan to consume everything on Internet Sunday, April 03, 2011 8:24:53 PM via TweetDeck

Everything is touted as anti-oxidant these days. But I have always kinda liked oxidants. Especially sprinkled on chocolate sundaes. Yum. Sunday, April 03, 2011 5:28:25 PM via txt

Relistening to Animal Collective LP "Merriweather Post Pavilion" in entirety. Like college glee club chained 2 a carousel, grabbing rings. Sunday, April 03, 2011 4:26:43 PM via txt

@Hadapt You're right. Apologies. I lose track. Sunday, April 03, 2011 4:16:11 PM via Mobile Web in reply to Hadapt

Surefire marker of male weirdness: facial hair of conspicuous length, bizarre configuration, and/or ungroomed filthiness. Sunday, April 03, 2011 3:45:52 PM via txt

Occasionally you google the name of somebody you knew ages ago and you find a YouTube video showing they've morphed into a monster. Sunday, April 03, 2011 3:28:14 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Kevin Kelly tell Robert Krulwich on NPR that no tech ever has gone completely extinct. Someone somewhere still uses everything. Sunday, April 03, 2011 2:54:42 PM via TweetDeck

@Hadapt Dyn-o-mite! Please brief me. Submit request through I'm looking forward Sunday, April 03, 2011 2:46:11 PM via TweetDeck in reply to Hadapt

You don't need to go to the Tidal Basin. Just cruise here in the DC burbs. Many beautiful white flowering trees. Sunday, April 03, 2011 1:10:57 PM via txt

Returned defective "Red" DVD to Redbox. Listening to Enya "Amarantine" overhead. Egidia hands me cookie. Sun blessedly out. Sunday, April 03, 2011 12:49:10 PM via txt

My pre-yoga cooldown. Damping down the noise floor of nervous system. Sunday, April 03, 2011 10:50:33 AM via txt

VH-1 on 1-hit wonders of music. Would like ESPN to do 1-hit wonders of baseball. And ABC 2 put agony-of-defeat skijumper on endless repeat. Sunday, April 03, 2011 10:32:34 AM via txt

Quality research. Of necessity it's primary. Analyst doesnt delegate core intelligence gather & sift any more than absolutely necessary Sunday, April 03, 2011 10:22:17 AM via txt

Not true. Good to familiarize with semantic nuances of borrowed terms, but not treat opaque originals as sacrosanct. If fill gap, adapt 'em Sunday, April 03, 2011 10:15:45 AM via txt

Would like 2 see Theodore Sturgeon's fiction given quality cinematic treatments like the best of Clarke, Dick, & Bradbury have received. Sunday, April 03, 2011 10:11:26 AM via txt

First time I've ever seen video of Deep Blue Something "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Like song far better than movie or novella. Sunday, April 03, 2011 10:06:44 AM via txt

Morning drivetime zoocrew local radio rock shock-jocks. "Parks & Rec" has screamingly funny & cruel characters "Ira & The Doosh." Accurate. Sunday, April 03, 2011 10:02:04 AM via txt

Wonder if Progressive using Flo-as-bobblehead as bargaining lever over actress Stephanie Courtney. As in "U iz own likeness" Sunday, April 03, 2011 9:56:14 AM via txt

"Attention span." Your attention has scope, duration, & priority. But when somebody sez U have "short att span" they just want yer attention Sunday, April 03, 2011 9:51:21 AM via txt

OK. Enuff of this. Off to the club. Hope Cindy will be there to teach yoga. Checking her Facebook. She's none the worse. Her car not so good Sunday, April 03, 2011 9:11:38 AM via TweetDeck

It's important to look beyond #Hadoop & other Big Data initiatives to see new order into which all R evolving: complex cloud analytics Sunday, April 03, 2011 9:09:50 AM via TweetDeck

@acroll Yes, please. I definitely need an update from them ASAP. Thanks. Sunday, April 03, 2011 9:07:44 AM via TweetDeck in reply to acroll

When the Catholic liturgy went from Latin to vernacular, suddenly the mysteries seemed far less mysterious. Amenable to analysis. Sunday, April 03, 2011 9:07:12 AM via TweetDeck

@mkrigsman More often, though, foreign tongue, unintelligible, introduces word that lacks nuance (to non-speaker). No transparent semantic Sunday, April 03, 2011 9:05:54 AM via TweetDeck in reply to mkrigsman

But that info is 2 years old. Must get update from Yahoo. Who's managing their #Hadoop programs? Sunday, April 03, 2011 8:59:04 AM via TweetDeck

Across all clusters, Yahoo has >25,000 #Hadoop nodes today, with > 82PB storage & > 500 internal users. Sunday, April 03, 2011 8:57:10 AM via TweetDeck

Big Data is fundamentally big fast calculation: counting, correlating, grouping, sorting, & forecasting. Sunday, April 03, 2011 8:46:24 AM via TweetDeck

Far fewer statements to program data transformations in PIg than in plain-vanilla MapReduce for #Hadoop. Sunday, April 03, 2011 8:41:06 AM via TweetDeck

Advanced analytics "Big Data" industry. Gravitational pull that draws tenure-less PhD physicists into its clutches & never lets go. Sunday, April 03, 2011 8:36:09 AM via TweetDeck

Log analysis. Even before clickstream sessionization & soc ntwk analysis, it's predominant #Hadoop app. Event processing, in other words. Sunday, April 03, 2011 8:30:51 AM via TweetDeck

#Hadoop implementations vary in the stack/subprojects they leverage: Hadoop commons tools. HDFS with or withou… (cont) Sunday, April 03, 2011 8:24:41 AM via TweetDeck

#Hadoop "powered by" cases that use it for recommendation engine:,, Sling Media Sunday, April 03, 2011 8:17:30 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: King of Pain by The Police from Message in a Box JK--A year or so before Sting & bud… (cont) Sunday, April 03, 2011 8:10:26 AM via TweetDeck

Feng Shui. Yoga. RC. I've never felt comfortable with philosophy tenets opaqued in tongues I dont natively speak. I am ruthlessly vernacular Sunday, April 03, 2011 8:02:26 AM via TweetDeck

@bevelson paid me the highest compliment the other day. Said I should become a comedian. This from man who knows every joke ever invented. Sunday, April 03, 2011 7:59:17 AM via TweetDeck doesn't update my photo from TweetDeck. Hence, I'm perpetually 21 years old and super-serious ( Sunday, April 03, 2011 7:58:12 AM via TweetDeck

Finished the Sunday papers. Not much news worth delving into. Anyway, I read fast. Listening to #kexp while I sip coffee & think. Sunday, April 03, 2011 7:56:24 AM via TweetDeck

Social ntwk analysis & clickstream sessionization. Core of customer experience optimiz'n. Deep behavioral analytics. #Hadoop core use cases Sunday, April 03, 2011 7:54:58 AM via TweetDeck

I'm so tired that I can't sleep. Ever get that way? Sunday, April 03, 2011 7:03:01 AM via TweetDeck

Other key next-gen #Hadoop reqs, per Yahoo, support for "alternate prog paradigms to MapReduce" & "short-lived services" Sunday, April 03, 2011 6:59:20 AM via TweetDeck

Another next-gen #Hadoop req, says Yahoo, is "evolution...ability for customers to control upgrades to the Hadoop software stack." Sunday, April 03, 2011 6:58:05 AM via TweetDeck

Yahoo says "predictable latency" on #Hadoop is a "major customer concern." Sunday, April 03, 2011 6:57:22 AM via TweetDeck

Key req for next-gen #Hadoop, per Yahoo is scalability to clusters of 10,000 machines and 200,000 cores, and beyond. Sunday, April 03, 2011 6:56:54 AM via TweetDeck

Yahoo says "The Apache Hadoop MapReduce framework has hit a scalability limit around 4,000 machines" ( Sunday, April 03, 2011 6:54:54 AM via TweetDeck

@decisionstats #Hadoop Try the Apache website. Or go to, for example, Yahoo's pages: Sunday, April 03, 2011 6:53:57 AM via TweetDeck in reply to decisionstats

Yahoo has biggest prod #Hadoop cluster: 4,000 phys nodes; FB has 1,100; eBay LinkedIn Baidu ~ 500 each. On EC2, some have multi-100 instnces Sunday, April 03, 2011 6:50:56 AM via TweetDeck

Microsoft/Powerset contributing to #HBase, a #Hadoop subproject, according to this: Sunday, April 03, 2011 6:37:02 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: 1977 by Ana Tijoux from the album 1977 JK--Chileana. En espanol. Una rap rapida, con una poquita sabor del tango Sunday, April 03, 2011 6:16:47 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Time of the Season by The Zombies from Odessey and Oracle JK--Love Blunstone voice & call&response "who's yer daddy?" Sunday, April 03, 2011 6:12:50 AM via TweetDeck

#Hadoop plumbing: JRE, ssh, TCP/IP, RPC, master-slave, various filesys, block prtcl, MapReduce engine (job&task tracker). Must keep straight Sunday, April 03, 2011 6:09:24 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: The Glorious Land by PJ Harvey from Let England Shake JK--Very Manifest Destiny vibe: "Oh America! Oh England!" Sunday, April 03, 2011 6:03:24 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Jamie, My Intentions Are Bass by !!! from Strange Weather, Isn't It? JK--This band has great neo-soul Clash-like vibe. Sunday, April 03, 2011 6:00:56 AM via TweetDeck

Hank the Deuce. "Never complain, never explain." Somehow, his wisdom shines through after all these years. Wisdom, or irresponsibility. Sunday, April 03, 2011 5:46:21 AM via TweetDeck

"Academics to dissect Bob Dylan at NY conference" ( JK--Bob's a brave man to submit to public vivisection. Total pro. Saturday, April 02, 2011 8:05:34 PM via TweetDeck

"30th Anniversary of Osborne Computer" ( JK--Pioneered the mobile PC & bit heads off bats. Wait, hold on, CORRECTION... Saturday, April 02, 2011 8:02:35 PM via TweetDeck

Google's driverless car project ( . When IT vdrs dabble in auto tech, feels sharkjumpy. Whither Shai Agassi venture? Saturday, April 02, 2011 8:00:28 PM via TweetDeck

Tysons Corner VA finally getting own USPS-sanctioned place on the map. No longer will it have to partition addresses between McLean & Vienna Saturday, April 02, 2011 7:53:49 PM via TweetDeck

Customer experience management. How are you going to erase customers' memories of every bad experience you inflicted on them? Rollback tough Saturday, April 02, 2011 7:47:37 PM via TweetDeck

@eric_rojas Does that also mean the era of modern computing is over every time James Franco shuts down his PC? Saturday, April 02, 2011 7:46:06 PM via TweetDeck in reply to eric_rojas

@Mindiggg I'm a busy man. If she wants to chat with me, tell Gaga to become a #Forrester client & schedule inquiry thru the standard process Saturday, April 02, 2011 7:43:53 PM via TweetDeck in reply to Mindiggg

"Fake Facebook Girlfriends R Newest Cloud Svc" ( JK--And even sadder than inflatable variety, which R at least tactile Saturday, April 02, 2011 7:39:40 PM via TweetDeck

The last thing we need right now is a scandal anywhere in shouting distance of Warren Buffett. When I say "we," I mean US capitalism fans. Saturday, April 02, 2011 7:36:07 PM via TweetDeck

That new Avril Lavigne hit is a bit like Katy Perry. But it's a good song. My fave from Avril so far. Just a good peppy radio song. Saturday, April 02, 2011 7:24:15 PM via TweetDeck

Rented "Red" from Redbox. Haven't watched it yet. Can't wait to see Helen Mirren shoot guns. Saturday, April 02, 2011 7:18:05 PM via TweetDeck

Good diet and digestion is its own self-reinforcing feedback loop. Once you amp up your throughput, you won't want to fallback to sluggish. Saturday, April 02, 2011 7:16:58 PM via TweetDeck

@decisionstats someday i hope to be the tim allen of poetry...a handyman explaining Hadoop and iambic pentameter Saturday, April 02, 2011 7:07:33 PM via TweetDeck in reply to decisionstats

@VanessaAlvarez1 Babe, my brother hands off all his back issues to me. He also gives me NYT mag & New Yorker. Hence, I heard of Sontag. Saturday, April 02, 2011 7:05:50 PM via TweetDeck in reply to VanessaAlvarez1

Plowing thru back issues of Vanity Fair. Didn't realize there are so many celebrities with fascinating lives about which I don't give a crap Saturday, April 02, 2011 6:40:12 PM via txt

Must say. I keep turning back to Feist's "The Reminder" LP from a few years ago. Like the best Joni Mitchell. Saturday, April 02, 2011 3:42:17 PM via txt

Big Data clowncars: any hasty re-messaging that mashes up cloud, SOA, ESB, social, and/or virtualization without address scalability's value Saturday, April 02, 2011 3:40:15 PM via txt

Big Data sideshows: any platform, app, prod, or pattern that doesnt need peta-scale 2 deliver max value here & now. Most tradl #BI & #EDW Saturday, April 02, 2011 3:35:28 PM via txt

Big Data main attractions: s-n MPP, #EDW, petabyte scaling, cloud storage, db virt, compression, #Hadoop, MpRdce, unstr cont, adv analytics Saturday, April 02, 2011 3:28:59 PM via txt

Might I suggest that in Big Data the data mgt mkt seeks new bigtop big enuff 2 cover all main atractions a few sideshows & the odd clowncar? Saturday, April 02, 2011 3:24:16 PM via txt

Gratitude. Key to happiness. Needs to be woven into core of being. Map your particular faith to that universal truth. Saturday, April 02, 2011 2:24:13 PM via txt

Thank you Sun for emerging. It actually feels like Spring. Imagine that. Saturday, April 02, 2011 2:16:34 PM via txt

Big Data + Predictive Analytics. Nice to have 2 hot topics in my core focus area. Holds an audience. Saturday, April 02, 2011 1:57:34 PM via txt

Woman on Oxygen channel wearing "I Love Tofu" t-shirt. I want one of those but with reverse side: "...smothered in high-fructose corn syrup" Saturday, April 02, 2011 11:39:52 AM via txt

Donald Trump gets Fox News gig. Can they fit the whole Tea Party in there while they're at it? Somebody'll need to let gas out of Trump 1st Saturday, April 02, 2011 11:35:00 AM via txt

#Apache #Hadoop. Would like 2 C ref framework agnostic to acc/qry langs: #Hive-QL, SemWeb-SPARQL, SQL, etc. Embrace SQL. Say no to "no" SQL Saturday, April 02, 2011 11:19:55 AM via txt

#Apache #Hadoop. Would like to see ref framework that clarifies usecases for diff persistence layers: HDFS, Hbase, BigTable, Cassandra, etc Saturday, April 02, 2011 11:15:53 AM via txt

Rap? Ah, not my style. I already speak far too fast. What I'd like is forum where can speak slowly & quietly. Each syllable hangs pregnant. Saturday, April 02, 2011 11:12:38 AM via txt

HP #Vertica. Leo Apotheker needs 2 get his people contributing actively to opn src #Apache #Hadoop. Same goes 4 their bigbrand #EDW rivals. Saturday, April 02, 2011 11:08:37 AM via txt

EMC Greenplum. They need to focus on building up their stat algo lib along the lines of #IBM #Netezza #Teradata #AsterData . Saturday, April 02, 2011 11:05:44 AM via txt

Microsoft. They have the low petabytes + cloud + "Dryad" + adv analytics partnerships. Need some serious acqs in & around MR & #Hadoop Saturday, April 02, 2011 11:02:29 AM via txt

SAP. #HANA + #Sybase + in-Db + extensive adv anlytcs partnerships + likely acqs. PBs + machn lear + #Hadoop well within nr-trm roadmp reach Saturday, April 02, 2011 10:59:25 AM via txt

Or maybe poets dont need sponsorship. Just need audience & place 2 publish. Also dont need "workshops." Tend 2 exert peer pressure to dilute Saturday, April 02, 2011 10:55:37 AM via txt

IBM. InfoSphere BigInsights is a formidable #Hadoop initiative. It is #Watson central nervous system. Saturday, April 02, 2011 10:49:34 AM via txt

Almost all poetry publishers I've ever met cant pigeonhole my style. Or dont undrstd my voice. Or not looking 4 voices outside their clique Saturday, April 02, 2011 10:48:51 AM via txt

Thanks. Who's to say I'm poetry's loss. I'm producing the stuff. Most peeps who produce the stuff have dayjobs. A publisher would B cool Saturday, April 02, 2011 10:44:54 AM via txt

Oracle. Exadata scales into multi-PB, offers in-Db analytics from deep library. Wouldnt be surprised if acq Hdp and adv analytics startups. Saturday, April 02, 2011 10:41:31 AM via txt

Teradata. They can do well over 100 PB now. Deep machine learning algos thru partners like SAS. And don't forget Aster Data acq. MpRdce. Hdp Saturday, April 02, 2011 10:39:08 AM via txt

Chilly this morning. Where's that vest? Ah...comfy. 9:12 AM Apr 2nd via TweetDeck

Funny WSJ review of bio of Susan Sontag. Describes her as "intellectual cheesecake." Far too cheesy for my tastes. Cafe-sipping pretension. 8:10 AM Apr 2nd via TweetDeck