Everybody in the #EDW arena is starting to turn their attentions toward the inevitable all-in-memory all-SSD always-on all-real-time future.
My girls are chattering about Kate's dress. I haven't paid attention. Been in transit most of day. But saw David Beckham's 'do. Impressive!
Home. Going to work out. Work the road out of my bones.
Seattle has 2 alternative free weekly newspapers: Seattle Weekly and The Stranger. Both are far better than DC's City Paper. Good reading
"IBI Announces Prtnrshp w/ Teradata 2 Deliver Fully Integ Appliance 2 Speed DW Impl" (http://bit.ly/iGXQwG) JK--Analytic solution appliance
Microsoft's Redmond WA HQ campus has lovely landscaping & much fine architecture, but no clear symbolic focus or signature/landmark building
Shared with Microsoft my Big Data "bigtop" discussion: main attractions, sideshows, and clowncars. Core main: s-n MPP & optimized storage
It is up to them. No details other than general statement of direction.
Microsoft has a very interesting Big Data roadmap that involves convergence of PDW and Azure technologies.
"Everything's Amazing & Nobody's Happy" (http://youtu.be/8r1CZTLk-Gk) JK--Comments on how spoiled we are. I'm pissed cuz this stream lo-qual
I for one doubt that Obama was even born. My sense is that he has existed since the beginning of time, emerging from the pre Big Bang void.
I advise William & Catherine to consummate their marriage with all deliberate speed. They should ditch this wedding party ASAP & get a room.
In fact, my honeymoon 27 years ago was triangulation of US water-land fengshui cities: Madison to San Francisco to Seattle & back 2 Mad City
Was telling @xmlgrrl about water-land topographical fengshui of Seattle. What Indonesians call "tanah air kita." Closest US equiv: Madison
I try not to tell reporters the exact same thing on the exact same story. I try to give each a differentiated perspective to report.
I love @NancySinatra tweetstream. It's obviously really her, talking straight about stuff that interests her, much of it interesting.
Speaking of odd jumpy manic styles, check out shortlived Ohio group The Numbers Band (15-60-75) (http://bit.ly/kLVsoP). "Here In The Life"
RT @kexpplaylist: My Country by tUnE-yArDs from the album W H O K I L L JK--That weird capitalization fits their odd jumpy manic style.
Chatted about Coen Bros films with @xmlgrrl . We agreed they alternate between great ones & too-clever-by-half quirkfests.
@xmlgrrl And I sincerely appreciate Bill & Melinda Gates using their clout with the higher powers to get the clouds parted for a short time
Wonderful dinner on Lake Washington with my good friend @xmlgrrl . The perfect relaxer. Great food & conversation. Great lady.
The content of this tweet is embargoed under super-duper-double-secret-probationary NDA!!!!!!!!
Good golly Denali!
What's fun is playing God. Being able to play with a massive sandbox as easily as with a single grain of sand.
Fun as a design principle for business apps. Playful interfaces on serious tools. Addicting people to stuff they need. Magical revelation.
Miked up. Did the bio break. Mike not live yet. Whew. Don't need a Frank Drebin "Naked Gun" moment. You know what I'm talking about.
Ah, the good old days when all you need was a good crimping tool and time-domain reflectometer to resolve all tech issues. Back to physical!
"Barnes & Noble Claims Microsoft Is Out 4 Android Blood" (http://bit.ly/lTK8uT) JK--Really? Vampirism rampant in Redmond? Must be careful
"Why speed matters" (http://oreil.ly/lCicRi) JK--Good meditation on velocity's impact on biz, IT, & culture. Speed = pain. Speed = gain.
Intense weather events seem 2 B symmetrical 3K miles apart in N. America. Washingtons west & east. Seattle's sudden bite. Storms back home.
Thank you Tully's Coffee for your excellent early-morning roast. Hard decision in my vicinity: you, Starbucks, Top Pot. Luv ya all. Seattle.
"The Physical Layer: Understanding OSI Model" (http://bit.ly/mMnnyf) JK--Check cable. Get crimper. What about lefty-loosey righty-tighty?
But I do love the pre-dawn hour everywhere. It's the calmest and most expectant time of day. Great time for deep relaxation.
It's not just the cold out there. That wind is wicked. Bellevue pre-dawn. Got my fair share of air. Now defrosting fingers over warm laptop.
"Last Typewriter Factory in the World Shuts Its Doors" (http://bit.ly/eeps9W) JK--The correction fluid industry has also seen better days.
"20 worst-named tech products" (http://tek.io/lzpFGe) JK--Lessons: 1) KISS, 2) no arbitrary alphanumerics, & 3) no ambiguous pronunciations
"Amazon's Cloud Crash Disaster Permanently Destroyed Many Customers' Data" (http://read.bi/iXfji8) JK--A black eye for cloud data industry.
"Revolution releases R Windows for Academics for free" (http://bit.ly/iOAi6k) JK--I suspect it will be widely adopted. R's a juggernaut.
Reading "Sil Val VC Conf Index" by MV Cannice (Univ of SF). VC confidence back to early '08 levels.Cloud, social, & mobile R tops. More IPOs
Looking at the #IBM slides on cloud from Impact.
RT @kexpplaylist: Mazes by Moon Duo from the album Mazes JK--Great linear lightning.
Told #KEXP that they're far from an "indie" station. They've introduced me to many country artists, old and new. They're Americana station
Wondering if we need to create a national lockbox for birth certificates of newborns who have snowball's chance of being President some day
Wonderful evening of dinner & drinks with Microsoft team at Wild Ginger. Weather's a bit wild: cold & raw. Is this almost May? Or December?
OK, haha, tech vendors. Enough with the jokey marketing tie-ins to the Wills & Kate nuptials.
For the record, I think Seattle's Safeco Field & Qwest Field look cool. Like giant spaceship mooring and refueling structures on Puget Sound
Love and money? Check out great 1985 Everything But the Girl LP "Love Not Money" (http://bit.ly/k3B70E). Slightly naughty cute cover photo
Love & money? Love = max customer satisfaction and loyalty. Money = max customer lifetime value to the business.
#Forrester clients, catch my webinar "Next Best Actions In CRM: Maximizing Love And Money," on Tues May 3, 1-2pm (EDT).
Let's see. I'm trying not to overthink "Big Data." It's only three syllables. I'll keep my observations to max one minute per syllable.
Weird thing was, I wasn't expecting to meet Cheryl Waters. Her on-air shift was over. I was simply looking for lunch. Asked 1st stranger.
I told Michelle Myers to her face how impressive her research is for those #KEXP music history documentaries. She's far deeper than me.
Cheryl Waters mentioned how'd she'd been an environmental engineer before getting into DJ'ing at #KEXP. Lots of smart people at station.
Overthinking is an occupational hazard of the analyst industry. We tend to overthink because we're thinking stuff over & over & over.
This afternoon, I declared to @djkevincole my unironic love for ABBA & the Carpenters. There. Whew! My dirty little secret is out.
@johnrrymer John, that new PJ Harvey LP is one of her very best. I listen 2 it constantly. Up there w/ "Stories from City, Stories from Sea"
The drive into Bellevue across Lake Washington on 520 in the light rain and overcast was very drowsy-inducing, but I am far too keyed up.
Prepping for my dinner with #Microsoft AR team. By "prepping," I mean relaxing and checking email.
@djkevincole Likewise sir! Only wish I weren't always interrupting your work. Would be fun to just chat.
Great #KEXP encounters: Cheryl Waters on the street, Michelle Myers in the hallway, Kevin Cole in the booth. Could've spent hours with each.
In the booth at this very moment with Kevin Cole at #KEXP
RIP Phoebe Snow. Her rich agile soul voice was all balm and buoyancy. She made everything all right.
WSJ piece about Yahoo possible spinoff of #Hadoop R&D group into separate biz. Unclear whether plan 2 offer enterprise distro. Or prof svcs
Had 3 beautiful bluesky rainfree days in Seattle 27 years ago. my first encounter with the place. That sky still infuses my experience.
"Frank Talk About Cloud Architctr" (http://bit.ly/ifIYA5) JK--Nature deconstructing Fallingwater into creek. Next gen may severely dis Gehry
"Friendster rethinks site, will nuke users' info" (http://bit.ly/gbvPvp) JK--Dead & dying socials. Makes me glad I started self-digesting.
"SETI hunt for alien life put on hold" (http://bit.ly/dZfmWa) JK--The heavens can wait.
This week in mass paranoia: your location, tracked, continuously, with pinpoint accuracy, by unseen forces. BWAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHAHAHAHA!!!
MPLS Wi-Fi works like a charm, like always. DCA often flaky. Does anybody who manages the Wi-Fi at National actually use it?
Listening to Simon & Garfunkel "The Only Living Boy in New York." "Tom, get yer plane right on time." "Tom"? Tom & Jerry. Artie. Audition.
Great. Wi-Fi is free now at Reagan National. One small catch: it doesn't work anymore.
No, I don't dream about Hadoop. Not yet. And when I start doing it, I'll strongly consider getting my head examined.
U try explaining database virtualization in detail & hope it survives translation. It barely survives translation from my brain to my tongue
Hearing my complex technical answers translated live into foreign tongue is sobering. I'm sure it's being translated well. But nuance tricky
"Yahoo Mulls Spinoff for Hadoop Software Unit" (http://on.wsj.com/fcnXmh) JK--This would be big, if it comes to pass.
In all photos of dilapidated Detroit fallingdown houses every overlooks something good. Every single lot populated by tall beautiful trees
Do I have a comment? Commentary R me!
Often, putting a quick observation out there for general consumption & then eyeing it myself reassures me that I'm not fooling myself.
Reporters on insanely tight deadlines asking anlysts on insanely tight deadlines 4 insanely brilliant quotes on bleeding edges. We all bleed
Food Network's Sandra Lee. Her live-with boyfriend being mentioned as possible Biden replacement on 2012 Obama ticket. NY Gov Andrew Cuomo.
May is shaping up to be one intense month in data analytics & Big Data "space." Getting spacy just thinking about it.
@alexwilliams Now you have me thinking of The Beta Band "Dry the Rain."
@alexwilliams Perhaps Seattlites evaporate the moisture on contact with their superheated caffeinated selves.
Prepping for a late-night consulting call with an Asian client. Both sides of the Pacific in my mind right now.
Prepping for a Seattle trip. I suppose I should bring raincoat. Water-tight shoes.
My little brains are fried. I need cool clear water. My tall iced-filled cup at my side. [slurp] Ah!
#Hadoop is hip. Seemingly everybody in Silicon Valley is either familiar with it, is getting there, or wants U to believe they are.
OK. I won't press the issue of who "invented" #Hadoop any further at this moment. Too controversial. And not key to my present purpose.
@eclectitech OK. The confirmation was important. Irony and sincerity often ambiguous & blurred on social media. Never can tell.
Interviewed by Amir Efrati of Wall Street Journal re #Hadoop
Big Data. Is it getting too big for its britches? Discuss amongst yourselves.
Getting ready for briefing from #IBM
Taking briefing from Software AG on ARIS 7.2 & WebMethods 8.2. Many #Forrester analysts on call.
Spoke with #1010data, one of the long-established providers of cloud/SaaS advanced analytics, plus professional services. Big in fin svcs.
Currently in hour 3 of a 16-hour work day....with breaks for meals and short workout.
Today's Google over-search-box picture is one of my favorites....ever: http://bit.ly/bOAhub
Let's see. Lawson bought by GGC Software Holdings, affiliate of private equity firm Golden Gate Capital and Infor (http://tcrn.ch/fmkyIB)
People say Obama is running his presidency differently from how he ran his campaign. I disagree. He ran as robo-orator. Still seems robotic.
"Golden Gate Buys Lawson Software in $2B Deal" (http://bit.ly/dKdokN) JK--Golden Gate Capital. Not vendor GoldenGate, which ORCL acquired
"Researchers Propose New Steganography Sys 4 Hiding Data" (http://bit.ly/fhn2em) JK--God practices steganography. Truth hidden in plainsight
"Smartphones: the future of in-car entertainment" (http://bit.ly/ifsHAU) JK--Further dooming crappy over-the-air local radio to oblivion.
"What Does IQ Really Measure?" (http://bit.ly/gqi4tK) JK--Test-taking prowess. Correl8s w/motivation 2 succeed & adapt 2 society expctations
"NASA's wondrous views of Earth" (http://tek.io/hwexjN) JK--Geospatial par excellence. Gaea in space.
"Pitney Bowes Business Insight: trying to put its stamp on software world" (http://bit.ly/eV6Yju) JK--Potential geospatial juggernaut.
RIP Hubert Schlafly. Inventor of the Teleprompter. Revolutionized the art of public speaking. Till PowerPoint came along and debased the art
Starting the day offering guidance to colleagues on their #Forrester IT Forum presos. Stylistic guidance. Some content guidance.
That's me wearing AFSCME t-shirt. Yes, I was once union member. 36th District Ct, Detroit, City-County Bldg, 11th fl. Great view of Windsor!
Smokies. Summer 1982. Went to the Knoxville World's Fair. Smokies were great, like always. World's Fair? Knoxville was nice.
"Yahoo buys TV content indexing, recommendation company" (http://bit.ly/ftYNOD) JK--My recommendation: I'm content with sitcoms & music.
Customer experience. Often, I don't really realize what experience I've had till I recollect in retrospect. When I ponder what I endured.
Self-digesting & curating yer own social media stream. Call it meta-social. It's all part of branding. Assembling I-tems into new me-locules
"Story of my day in tweets, April 25 2011" (http://bit.ly/fr7PPn) JK--My experiment in using Storify to curate a daily self-tweetstream.
"Filtering the Social Web to Present News Items" (http://nyti.ms/dKouQX) JK--Or create next new lit-form blending fact & creative embellish
@decisionstats Are you saying you recommend Lady Gaga, or that she's simply the anti-Britney?
Hi-tech startup success stories. Anybody done study on whether garage-born enterprises outperform dormroom- & coffeehouse-spawned ventures?
Britney Spears. Wife left cable on some channel showing her older videos. I listened 2 a few till had 2 switch channel. Still leaves me cold
"Customer Effort Score: A Loyalty Predictor for Customer Svc Interactions" (http://bit.ly/fHXgMR) JK--And metric for customer experience.
"10 Reasons iPhone Could Eventually Hurt Apple's Business" (http://bit.ly/gdhiFl) JK--Netnet: cashcow over-rely. Can they strike gold again?
People are actually reading my weekly "stuff" digest. That warms the cockles of my heart. You're reading what I'm reading. Same-page BOFs
"500-year-old book surfaces in small Utah town" (http://on.today.com/dIDyj5) JK--Suppressing urge to grab low-hanging snark on this one.
Machine learning. I don't know if that's such a good idea. Do we really want to empower our overlords with fresh knowledge? Tread carefully.
My buds know they can always reach out to me. The accessibility must be mutual, though.
Writing premise docs outlining my forthcoming #Forrester reports. Always good to scope stuff in advance. I've always done that anyway.
"SpaceX aims to put man on Mars in 10-20 years" (http://bit.ly/gu74ia) JK--Without massive govt subsidy? How ya gonna pull that off?
"Apple: We 'must have' comprhnsv user location data on U" (http://bit.ly/i6HbVe) JK--Be more specific than "to provide hi qual prods & svcs"
"5 Reasons Product Data Integration is Like Chasing Roadrunners" (http://bit.ly/e6bynD) JK--So tricky you risk fall off cliff holding anvil.
Funny how the economy seems to be improving in spite of gas prices at all-time highs. Explain the gas prices. Explain the business upswing
I'll admit it. I don't awlays proofread every tweet before shoving it out there.
"How Geeks Drive Everyone Else Nuts" (http://bit.ly/gao0zU) JK--Good one: "You're incredibly plugged in, but somehow always inaccessible."
"Web 3.0 Increases BI" (http://bit.ly/eWlIJ2) JK--Interesting discussion of Facebook Open Graph as RDF dialect, as well as SemWeb in fed qry
Yeah, the Hallmark Hall of Fame last night was their usual inspirational cornball. But always well-scripted, well-acted, reliable hokum.
Another day of not imagining I can address everybody's technical questions to every level of conceivably useful detail.
Another day of not sweating IT stuff I have no control over.
Watching 243rd presentation of Hallmark Hall of Fame. Series goes back 60 years. Longest in TV history. Rerunning old Hallmark commercials
Thong. Great word with two meanings. In some places, you can go to beach legally garbed only in thongs: fabric fig leaf & floppy footwear
"Coming Wave of “Social Apponomics”" (http://bit.ly/dHyJyo) JK--"Transform pricing into a dynamic conversation"--i.e, frictionless haggling
Man, that thunderboomer was intense. Reminds me: CUMULONIMBUS//Our scattering sun/deepens the blue and graying… (cont) http://deck.ly/~yWgrB
"Watch out Groupon, Here Comes Google Offers" (http://bit.ly/fkSryJ) JK--I'm sure they don't need your warning. They know it's coming.
TV overkill on Wills-Kate focusing on Anglesey, Wales, where groom currently stationed. Looks lovely. Couple should settle there permanently
Chiffons "One Fine Day" (http://youtu.be/OXpk-KNZn1s) JK--My personal pick for greatest girl group recording from early 60s.
"One Fine Day" (1996 film w/ Clooney & Pfeiffer). Named for Chiffons hit. Notable as 1st Hollywood film w/cellphones integral to plot
"How to format a hard drive" (http://bit.ly/g7yBjz) JK--Exactly when did Network World become a how-to manual for PC maintenance?
"Who in the World Needs a Hard Drive?" (http://bit.ly/gunrW6) JK--Good discussion of trend toward all-in-memory analytics.
What exactly is this urge in our culture to exaggerate beauty of celebrity women? Kate Middleton getting the full Diana Spencer treatment.
"'Paul Reiser Show' joins list of axed-in-a-flash series" (http://bit.ly/iikSyd) JK--Was mad about his 90s show. But this one stunk supreme
Listening to NPR interviewv of Will Ferrell. He was bank teller. His colleagues couldnt believe he was comedian. His bland face is his asset
Listening to NPR interview with late director Sidney Lumet. He spoke with great sensitivity to what actors need to suceed on screen.
Time magazine cover story: "What If There's No Hell?" Next week: "What If Other People Hold Different Religious Beliefs?"
Hot and humid. Can definitely feel that pollen thick in my upper repiratory tract. Mostly blue sky. Quiet streets. People Eastering indoors.
Oxygen. Women's TV of relationship dramas. Discovery has popular Shark Week. Expect Oxygen to experiment w/ Men Can Be Such Bastards Week
Cable TV advertising. Sells solutions for breaking the cycle of inactivity that has you locked into a cycle of watching cable TV advertising
UMBRA/I uprooted a/mighty maple this morning./Yank'd its 9-day shoot.
NY Times paywall. Glad to see they practice 5 W's & concise headlines. Gives away kernel of news this side of paywall.
Billy Joel "Piano Man" on radio. Not to my taste. But would love 2 hear Phoebe Snow "Poetry Man." Nobody plays it or her duet w/ Paul Simon
Easter Sunday. My childhood memories infused by sunshine, green grass, chocolate bunnies, & colorful painted eggs. None of it liturgical.
"Scientists Abuzz Over Rumor that God Particle Detected" (http://bit.ly/gDVVKg) JK--Higgs-Boson. Might explain dark matter. Not Genesis.
"50% Of Apple's Revenue Comes From iPhone" (http://bit.ly/eJXVIw) JK--Cashcow. What Office is to MSFT & srch-drvn ads to GGL. Vulnerability
Ever notice that "cloud" is anagram of "could"? "Cloud" is potentiality field in today's turbulent economy. "Could" is risk/reward field
"Apple TV Svc Could Rival Google TV in Cloud" (http://bit.ly/gcCzXg) JK--"Could" is operative word. No one truly knows how this'll shake out
"Is 'Social' Business Collaboration Just Expensive Fad?" (http://bit.ly/hR51hX) JK--To a degree. Just adds to GUI clutter of modern worklife
Apologies to Emily Dickinson, but there's a certain slant of truth from marketing buffoons that oppresses like the heft of turd macaroons
Hot Tuna: "Well keep on truckin' mama truck my blues away here you come big as hell can tell what you been doin' by the way you smell"
"A Serious Man" didn't do it for me. Loved the autobio-ishness. But was a bit too much Coen-brand quirk & too little coherent narrative
GOP will have Donald Trump 2 thank 4 derailing any chance of taking back White House next year. Lamebrained Libya strategy: "take the oil"
Happy Easter everybody. We have blue sky and singing birds. I have a quiet morning of newspaper reading.
Gonna watch "A Serious Man" on HBO in just a sec. One of Coen Bros films I haven't seen. Also shockingly not-seen-yet: "The Big Lebowski"
Trying 2 understand how cloud is "dirty" now cuz powered largely by coal. If U werent on cloud, you'd be devouring hardcopy. Felling forests
Ah, paranoia! The new freak-out is your smartphone spying on you. A bit more credible than it giving you cancer. A bit more Hollywood-ready.
Was Amazon EC2 down? Were websites hosted in that cloud down? I never noticed. Every site I've clicked through to the past few days was up.
WSJ "smart phone" article is all about pred analytics, data mining, social net analytics, content analytics, event data, & next best action
"The Really Smart Phone" (http://on.wsj.com/h8dGle) JK--Article never sez "advanced analytics," but that's the smarts here. Not the phone
Which reminds me. This is definitely one that Emily Dickinson inspired me to write: CHURCHGOING//Material as/h… (cont) http://deck.ly/~j5XNk
Yoga's canceled tomorrow. All classes are. But that's cool. I love the empty dimmed room. I can feel my breathing and calm my mind faster.
Finally have us a warm weekend day. A windows-open night. An evening of me & Egidia lazing without socks. Watching tube (FIOS: her; Web: me)
Mowed today when the sun came out. Laid down the fertilizer. Some weedkiller. Actually, my weeds look nicer than my grass. Why do I bother?
"An American Family" (1971-2) on WNET (http://bit.ly/i1fPp5). Wow! Hard to believe that's 40 years ago. Feels like yesterday. My generation.
Watching "An American Family" (1972) on www.thirteen.org. I missed the saga of the Loud family the first time it aired.
Folger's Coffee is doing jingle contest? Why? They have one of best jingles of all time. Don't jangle nerves by tangling brand in sonic junk
Haircut 100. Wait, no. Do math. 52+ yrs x avg 4 cuts/yr. That was roughly Haircut 210. Aye-yi-yi-yi-yi. Never wear Favourite Shirt to these.
"April Come She Will." Paul Simon should write sequel about the other six months. "October Wake Me When It's Over."
"50 Fast Ways to Overthink All of Life's Problems." Think I should write a book with that title. But need to think long & hard about it 1st.
Artisanal. The vogue word that essentially means "designer." But nobody is trying to sell us "artisanal jeans" yet. Just wait.
I remember 1st Earth Day. I was in jr high. The term "ecology" was unfamiliar. There was some weird green flag. We were defoliating Vietnam
"Top 5 Myths About MSFT" (http://bit.ly/14LU4a) JK--That photo. Funny ol' world. If Gates had been handsome, he'd've had less geek charisma
"Top 5 Myths About Microsoft" (http://bit.ly/14LU4a) JK--Is Redmond on Mt. Olympus? How many other IT vendors can be described as "mythic"?
"Starbucks Is My Office: Guide 4 Mobile Over-Caffeinated Workers" (http://bit.ly/g8SuZl) JK--Addresses laptop security issue: pee or hold it
"The Michael Cera School of Acting" (http://youtu.be/fa_ECS9Jvgk) JK--Where awkwardness is authenticity & drab boy geeks get cute girl geeks
Degradation & depletion of shared nonrenewables. Topsoil? Biodiversity? Minerals? Petroleum? Wilderness? Sadly, Green against humanity grain
Green = global practices that do least 2 degrade & deplete shared nonrenewables (eg, fossil fuels). Show me valid global "Green" calculator
"Cloud & Internet use suck energy, emit CO2, sez Greenpeace" (http://lat.ms/hIzQ9g) JK--But reduce CO2 from encourage mouse potatoes. Right?
"20 Great Sex Tips 4 Men" (http://bit.ly/eys1v4) JK--20? U expect a 1-track mind keep track of 20? Tip 1 of 1 should be: don't overthink it!