"Hypertext creator sez structure of Web 'completely wrong'" (http://bit.ly/gZztqJ) JK--Vannevar Bush also issues posthumous rebuke 2 Sir Tim
"All Languages Linked 2 Common Source" (http://bit.ly/fbxmWc) JK--Phonemic diversity, like genetic, narrowed as mankind migr8d out of Africa
"Solar power without solar cells" (http://bit.ly/gvo2Nu) JK--Still srching 4 nonconductive material 2 induce magnetism from incoherent light
"Oracle: OpenOffice.org to become "a Community-based Project" (http://bit.ly/hKEHRQ) JK--Excellent. I may start using it now.
"FTP is 40 years old" (http://bit.ly/hYDcgM) JK--One of Internet's trusty bedrocks. Boring, you might argue. But that's good. Reliable.
@brianhanley1 For sure. Even better when that same person doesn't consider any of that as sufficient grounds for divorce.
Biblical proportions. Is there signpost at entrance to Heaven that sez "You must be this many cubits tall 2 be mentioned in The Good Book"?
I'll be at ABPMP Chicago next week. EMC, IBM, & SAP shows in May. Then both Forrester IT Forums. Some consulting & speaking. Little relaxing
I'm proud of myself. Screaming baby at next booth at Panera tonite didn't set my nerves on edge. I had Johnny Rotten screaming in my earbuds
CORRECTION: "Titanic Days." Song chokes me up too.
Listening 2 Kirsty MacColl "Soho Square" from "Titanic Square." Kirsty fans have indeed dedicated bench in that London location 2 her memory
Hell was simple till Dante added those 7 levels. Evil would easier to extinguish if all those middle managers didn't get in the way.
Listening to Florence & The Machine "Girl With One Eye" from "Lungs." Feels like should be foundation for one-act play starring Florence.
"Soak the rich" makes no sense as a phrase. That implies enhancing their liquidity. You mean "drain the rich."
Small thinking on Big Data equates it solely with #Hadoop, analytics, and data. Should broaden focus 2 virtualization, transactions, & media
Big Data. Enough enough enough. Need small breather.
Today's been packed. Weekend almost here. One last hour-long call. I am so looking forward to shutting off this computer.
Do you ever wonder why the same repetitive spam from same sender always seems to slip by yer anti-spam filter, but is obvious to yr eyes?
Tweets. They're small tasks that I use to grease the mental transitions between big tasks.
Took inquiry from customer re sizing the "data as a service" market. We don't do formal market sizing. I gave them back-of-envelope ballpark
Interviewed by David Essex of SearchManufacturingERP re BI in supply chain analytics.
Loyalty programs. In competitiv wars, are merchants going 2 require us 2 take loyalty oaths & render tribute? Is churn tantamount 2 treason?
Comes that time in the morning when you think you've cleaned out your inbox, only to find 2 dozen false-positives in bulk mail folder.
@alyswoodward Too many distractions, that's 4 sure. Our workspaces should just sit there, silent & not fidgeting. Like obedient schoolkids
Comes the time in the day when I mute my laptop, so I don't have to listen to the "be-boops" of new emails flooding in. Got enough stress.
"Putting on the Brakes: Mankind Nears End of the Age of Speed" (http://on.wsj.com/fenmhR) JK--No one noticed. We've all sped up virtually.
"What’s killing your Wi-Fi? Wrapping your house in tin foil" (http://bit.ly/dY7XkC) JK--Do a signal coverage test on your walkthru.
If you work at home, neighbors like to think that you can be a watchdog for suspicious activity. You can to a degree. But work consumes you
"Twitter more robust than it may seem" (http://bit.ly/emu02T) JK--And still largely an ad-free zone. How much longer?
Plan to attend #IBM "Big Data" analyst event in Yorktown Heights NY (aptly named "Watson Center") on Wed May 11.
"Battle of Office Candy Jar" (http://on.wsj.com/dEe9On) JK--OK. But I always gravitate to tradeshow booths with Reese's. Babes or no babes
"Thence," "whence," & "hence" are 3 of the handiest words in the English language. We should bring them back into standard US dialect.
"Best Buy to Shrink 'Big Box' Strategy" (http://on.wsj.com/iiApQ1) JK--Down to "small box" (mall outlets)? Thence to "no box" (all online)?
"Geeks, functional deviant behavior & evolution" (http://tek.io/gLxQHz) JK--Refrain from armchair anthropology, pls. Just call a jerk a jerk
"Nag Screen Hall of Shame" (http://bit.ly/fFj8Ii) JK--Tell my 10-yr-old copy of XP SP1 2 stop telling me its unsupportd. I friggin know that
"Why Does CRM Training Get Short Shrift?" (http://bit.ly/h6enI4) JK--Why does training in all apps get short shrift? CRM not singled out.
Arlington Cemetery Scandal. Apparently, there are far more Tombs of the Unknowns than we once believed.
Customers often ask 4 TCO calc re data analytics program. Roolathumb: more funct layers in infra = more layers in staffing model = more cost
@decisionstats Do they even have basements in Hollywood? Or, if they do, are outer-space CGI special effects made there? Or at least hosted?
Relief to find that no matter how finely I slice & dice my mind I still haven't lost it. But I have indeed pulverized it into a pliable pulp
Gamification. One of those words that makes me shiver nervously. Feels like instrumenting the social for massive spamscamphishpornification
"Red Hat Putting Finishing Touches on Cloud App Platform" (http://bit.ly/hAkQLj) JK--Surprised these guys still haven't acquired open-src DW
Comes the time of day when I close all the superfluous open windows on my desktop. Breezes blow right thru. Getting a chill.
Explained next best action infra to #Forrester consultant today. I'm becoming an internal resource on all such questions/projects.
Spilled coffee on self. Fortunately, it was cold coffee. Fortunately, spilled on my brown junky pants. Fortunately, it wasn't while on phone
"Java devs getting OLAP API" (http://bit.ly/eH3bF5) JK--Open source. Pentaho olap4j. Access Pntho Mondrian, MSFT SSAS, SAP BW, & Jedox Palo
"Twitter getting rival?" (http://bit.ly/dFKIyM) JK--Dumb headline. Rival is every other thing you might be doing w/ wee small cracks of time
Have all my tasks spread out along my desk. Seem to reach clear to the horizon.
"Microsoft Convergence" (http://bit.ly/f4TMxr) JK--Microsoft Dynamics has > 350,000 ERP customers abut only 27,000 CRM customers.
"Yellowstone Supervolcano Bigger Than Thought" (http://bit.ly/eTNFPv) JK--And, like Old Faithful, seems due to blow. Every 600K-700K years.
"Berners-Lee: Web access is 'human right'" (http://bit.ly/dESMja) JK--Free? Broadband? Mobile? Uncensored? Nice, ill-considered sentiment
"'Scrapers' Dig Deep for Data on Web" (http://on.wsj.com/hOeMMi) JK--Harvesting low-hanging fruit, sometimes barging into private orchards
"DARPA's new telescope could see the aliens on Mars" (http://bit.ly/gBuN8X) JK--Something tells me DoD's pointing it toward our planet
Prime candidates 4 Big Data anlytcs. Anything unfathomably inscrutably complex. The cosmos. The weather. The genome. The brain. The tax code
"Leading app maker said to be planning Twitter competitor" (http://bit.ly/eQQynn) JK--And said to be discussing buying TweetDeck.
"Sybase Moves Toward Real-Time Calc of Trading Risks" (http://bit.ly/hngGq0) JK--Real-time distrib risk mitig is Big Data app par excellence
"Facebook Flops: The Social Ntwk's 10 Biggest Mistakes" (http://bit.ly/h0E4RO) JK--Privacy, security, legal, design, arrogance, & PR issues
"Jive Software Buys Data Mining Vendor 4 Social Analytics" (http://yhoo.it/hu0axW) JK--Proximal Labs. Graph analysis. R-T machine learning
"Dawn of the Dingus, or the Next Big Tech Rush" (http://bit.ly/gC0JoX) JK--If this weren't pure blue-sky, I'd have a case of dingus envy
"Epsilon: A watershed for an industry under siege" (http://bit.ly/feLNz2) JK--Consumer confidence in email service providers is melting down
"US scientists unveil world's 1st computerized human brain map" (http://bit.ly/f5B7xz) JK--Talk about Big Data! Human gray matter humongous!
Remember when Wired mag was hip, back when Web was young? Now it feels as geriatric as Popular Mechanics.
US Civil War. Was it fought over states' rights or to perpetrate mass treason in defense of mortal sin? Discuss amongst yourselves.
I think the latest Paul Simon LP is better than "Graceland." Pretty damn close to his best solo IMHO: "Rhymin' Simon." But cant touch "BoTW"
My #Hadoop case study interviews begin in less than an hour.
"Lingering Q's & (Some) A's On SAP, HANA, & In-Mem Apps" (http://bit.ly/dZTVD4) JK--Cut2chase: OLAP+OLTP in-mem/cloud, pricey, 2-3 yrs out
"The Future of Tablets: Also Unknowable" (http://bit.ly/eIOoNb) JK--Disagree. Predict adoption S-curve of growth, equilibrium, & decline.
Winklevoss Twins. Almost sounds like a made-up name. Are they Winkledee & Winkledum?
Listening to New Pornographers "Sing Me Spanish Techno" from "Twin Cinema." I suspect their lyrics are meaningless. But incredibly catchy.
Textured analysis of any problem requires Big Data. If reduce world to monochromatic stickfigures speaking cliches, can do back-of-envelope
Listening to New Pornographers "The Bleeding Heart Show" from "Twin Cinema." That "hey la hey la" crescendo chorus is unstoppable!
Deep historical analysis requires Big Data. Deep real-time event processing require Big Data. Deep futurecasting requires Big Data.
What problems can U address best by harnessing massive data? Any scientific, engineering, or biz problem requiring deep statistical analysis
Big Data. I still think in terms of "massive but agile" #EDW. Without agile analytics, massive scale is a burden. Big Burdensome Data.
Today I felt like I was floating inside my own body. Not sure if that's a good or bad thing.
My biz travel itinerary (so far) for next 8 weeks: Chicago, Seattle, Vegas, New York, Orlando, Vegas, Barcelona. Then vacation.
"7 dirty consultant tricks" (http://bit.ly/eKY6l3) JK--In fairness, describes how clients f*** up too--eg, imagine consultants work miracles
As my brothers will undoubtedly attest, I was indoctrinated subliminally into the Pere Ubu cult in my Ann Arbor years.
Notice this Twitter photo of me in my room at South Quad in U-Mich Ann Arbor. I undoubtedly had Pere Ubu "Humor Me" on my mind right then.
Listening to Pere Ubu "Humor Me" from "The Modern Dance" (http://youtu.be/kAWxOPzaEw8). "It was the ballistics mon. No, that was fate"
Listening to Pere Ubu "Petrified" from "Song of the Bailing Man" (http://bit.ly/hcQGxI). David's solo poetic voice is quite transparent.
That solo Garfunkel was flip side of the great "I Shall Sing," a Van Morrison composition.
Check out Garfunkel "Feuilles Oh Do Space Men Pass Dead Souls on Their Way To Moon" (http://youtu.be/kQpo8h2TGco). 1971. I have 45rpm vinyl
Check out post-Tom&Jerry pre-S&G solo Art Garfunkel (going by "Artie Garr") doing "Dream Alone" (http://youtu.be/owJ8yiU11kM).
Check out post-Tom&Jerry pre-S&G solo Paul Simon (going by "Jerry Landis") doing "Flame" (http://youtu.be/Sc5HAUOXT4M). Very Anka. Very good
SOFT SERVE SHAKE AND SLUSH//headache hemorrhage of the ice cream variety who's not to say...strategic capillar… (cont) http://deck.ly/~8IRGC
I do luvs me that Triple Chocolate Truffle shake sample. Thank U Bally. I will have to post my 1995 poem "Soft Serve Shake & Slush." L8r
I love my Mounds bar. They didn't pay me to tweet this.
Interviewed by Alan Earls of SearchBusinessAnalytics on BI best practices for SMBs
My #Forrester colleagues who cover storage market tell me SSDs not coming down much in price at the moment. Why is that?
20 years ago, pp 41-3 (http://bit.ly/dPi9vy), NREN rsch focused on multimedia apps, distrib computing, interactive visualization, telemetry
20 yrs ago. Big Internet testbed network. P. 26 (http://bit.ly/eYmIw6): "4 major Internet apps—e-mail, file transfer, remote login, & news"
Back to rain and gloom. Well, not in this room. Nice not to have a window sometimes.
"Cloudera ups the ante on open-source Hadoop" (http://cnet.co/idGZ6p) JK--New distro deepens its enterprise-grade functionality.
The .ly TLD. Now I'm worried. Has Gadhafi planted moles in every adverb in the English language? Should we speak softly. Geez...now I did it
"Data centers: Make mine modular" (http://bit.ly/fjtIF8) JK--They're not buildings. They're machines masquerading as buildings. Get over it.
"Larry Page's first blunder" (http://bit.ly/e557dR) JK--Just as Bing is MSFT's Google envy, FB's social is the Google's Great White Whale.
"Smartfones, Social Nets Remake Knowledg Mgt" (http://bit.ly/f6SUEr) JK--Or render KM terminally quaint. U dont manage knowledge. U surf it
Categorically refuse to follow any Twitterer whose latest tweet is "We accept major credit cards."
Make your data small while you're making it big. Consolidate it. Deduplicate it. Compress it. Archive, purge, & summarize it. Crunch it.
Customer inquired today about SMB predictive analytics that won't cost arm & leg. Pointed them to self-svc BI tools w/ embedded pred anlytc
RT @SteveMartinToGo: Working on new stand-up act with just swearing, no jokes. Feels right.
I love today's premature summer-like heat. Wore my shortsleeve shirt to the shopping center. Windows open. Just love it.
"Sorting algorithms as dance" (http://bit.ly/eG8bhn) JK--This is freakin' beautiful. I also want to see network protocols as choreography.
"Forget space travel: it's just a dream" (http://bit.ly/fMcnu7) JK--Unless you harvest energy & gravitational acceleration along the way
"Social Intelligence: Defined for the Enterprise" (http://bit.ly/hC5jGF) JK--Not bad. I slice it a bit differently. But not bad.
"Microsoft Could Lose More Than Consumer Market To Tablets" (http://bit.ly/h7w4OT) JK--Holy Moses! Redmond cashcow drowning in da Nile.
"VA atty genl says guns in churches are OK if 4 self-defense" (http://wapo.st/hJZ4o5) JK--If U need one, you're in the wrong church.
Bob Dylan in old age is more than ever a blues musician. Paul Simon is more than ever a reggae artist. In their essential grooves.
New LPs on my shortlist: Paul Simon, Peter Bjorn & John, Panda Bear, TV on the Radio, Radiohead, Fleet Foxes, Feelies. So much fresh stuff.
Listening to Sleigh Bells "A/B Machines" from "Treats." "Got my A machines on the table, got my B machines in the drawer" x infinite repeat
"Internet2 turns 15. Has it delivered on its promise?" (http://bit.ly/hbgDcl) JK--Why are they not active in cloud computing development?
"Microsoft putting ERP in the Azure cloud" (http://bit.ly/dOHeqv) JK--But partner-reliant for verticalization & customization.
"IBM Takes Half Step Toward BPM Integration" (http://bit.ly/gDo7LJ) JK--WS Lombardi & Proc Srvr now have shared process repos & admin i/f
With sadness I hear the news that a tornado has hit Merrill, Wisconsin. My prayers go out to the people of that pleasant city up north.
Fresh signs that #EDW appliance prices declining. More deals being done in low $10K/TB range.
"Six Apple Stores to Visit Before You Die" (http://bit.ly/ge2hNj) JK--My bucket list is Apple stores in Lourdes & Fatima.
"Authorized hagiography of Apple's Steve Jobs due in 2012" (http://bit.ly/eltAJv) JK--Already resembles clergy. Canonization awaits miracle.
@lhillenbrand Linden: understood. Can you provide your email so I can send the scoping doc that you can use to get those approvals?
"EMC Isilon Delivers Breakthrough Performance for Big Data" (http://bit.ly/fX3Gmt) JK--Big Storage: the bedrock of Big Data
"Miserably bad advice about email" (http://bit.ly/ijH8ed) JK--Right. Assume your ID being impersonated. Mine is being. Distrust all email.
Sweet sweet sweet sweet mangoes. Good for digestion too!!
At a certain point in analyst maturity curve, you evolve into something resembling a free-floating pundit without portfolio. Guru factotum
Chatting with Ann Winblad of Hummer Winblad. Plan to get an update from #Hadoop pure-play Karmasphere. Last time was Aug 2010. Eons ago!
Yes, I cover "event data management." No, I don't cover managing data for events such as b-day parties & bar mitzvahs. Thanks but no thanx.
"Smarter Data Transfers: Point & Paste" (http://bit.ly/eGP8W4) JK--Tap content on one device. Tap screen on other. Instant tactile transfer.
On one level, I agree with my customer's cynicism that "Big Data" just rehash of older stuff. But it focuses us on scalability imperative
Customer asked me who's doing "smart" stuff in "Big Data." I pointed them to #Hadoop community...for starters. Lotsa smart folks everywhere.
Early morning customer inquiry on "Big Data." Glad that's behind me. Now on to Big Caffeine.
"Big Data." If you replace the "Big" with "Scalable" & the "Data" with "Analytics," it means the same thing. More syllables, though.
Listened to the new Paul Simon LP, "So Beautiful or So What" on NPR. Great album. One of his best. He's almost 70. Still sounds young.
Reading piled-up back issues of "Prevention" mag. Sorta like Reader's Digest for hypochondriacs. I'm not. Targeted at women.
Listening to Panda Bear's new LP, "Tomboy," in its entirety. Richly processed vocals. Intensively arpeggiated melodies. Deep deep reverb.
Listening to Paul Simon "The Afterlife" from his new LP "So Beautiful or So What." Lovely little shuffle reminiscent of "Graceland."
Who will I piss off today? People in my personal life who don't want 2 C work tweets? People in my prof life who don't want the personal?
Fuzzy Logix Unveils NVIDIA GPU-Based Analytics Appliance "The Tanay ZXnW Series" (http://bit.ly/ghTaUS) JK--Algorithmic co-processor
When will President of United States use #BI? When will Congress? When will the Supreme Court? Is governing by analytics a dumb idea?
"David Cassidy, Danny Bonaduce play Partridge song" (http://yhoo.it/eFXR7T) JK--Why were these guys not in 1st round R&R HoFame inductees?
"Wot If America'd Beaten Soviets into Space?" (http://yhoo.it/e5yoOI) JK--Wot if KC'd beaten GB in Super Bowl 1? World woulda been different
"Tweet If U See Osama" (http://bit.ly/hLId2K) JK--Thanks a lot. We need more sensationalistic inflammatory false alarms. Helps preparedness
RIP Sidney Lumet. Made many great films. Also one of the finest directors of live dramatic plays during TV's 1950s Golden Years.
Hassle-free environment. That keeps me coming back to an establishment. Don't give me a hard time over simple stuff. Respect me.
Not so important that recall everyone identity on 1st glance, but that have protocol 4 id x-change wen do meet. It's literally the handshake
Logos. Always fun to watch brands duke it out in the battlefield of symbolic suasion. Hatted Quaker Oats "Friend " in new social Society of.
Social graphs. Every one one of us is superposition of multiple graphs. Human touch collapses infinite propensity field down to single event
Social graphs. At some point, they become more personal than social, as our connectdness status sez tons about our inner state. Crowd lonely
Social graphs. At some point, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, & others should let us view relationships in ntwk diagrams, not in dull alphlists
Social graphs. At some point, Hollywood needs 2 graphically overlay relationshp status on screen, 2 jazz those boring typedtextchat sessions
Another cool overcast morning. Could seriously use a jolt of Spring sunshine and color about now.
Curious what Emily Dickinson's prose looked like? Check out this letter she wrote to cousins (http://t.co/Am6yYbB). Simple graceful powerful
One of the nice things about going downtown DC is that printed Onion still there. Humor, of course, plus great music & entertainment section
Note to self: read some of this late David Foster Wallace guy's stuff to see if it actually lives up to all the "genius" hype.
"Knowing What Isn't So" (http://on.wsj.com/fIMrMb) JK--Read great explanation for the ridiculous longrunning overrrating of "Mona Lisa"
What were we talking about? Virtualization? Almost forgot: I blogged on topic mid last decade. Still my core thinking: http://bit.ly/dOCJXc
"Something I need to get off my chest." Odd phrase. It's not that anything external pressing down on it. It's that U're clutching internally
@ratzesberger Thanks. Please DM me your contact info so my research associate can follow-up to set up call.
The more crazy distracted the online universe grows, the more critical it is that each of us not get distracted from prime imperative: fun
"What happens if you get sucked out of a plane?" (http://bit.ly/iflNzv) JK--Hopefully, I'll get refund on ticket & free miles 4 my trouble
Foodie. Funny name 4 wot used 2 B called gourmet epicurean or gastronome. I like yoga. Am I a yogi? Must I be smarter than average tweeter?
I love scrolling through the friend list of FB friends who have thousands of friends...test my recognition of names & faces...just because.
Facebook is humbling. It shows you're just a name and a face..among billions..and by no means the one that jumps out of the crowd..if any do
Had splendid conversation about virtualization, inasmuch as several of us are in IT. Rare dinner party where I'm not surrounded by teachers
Neal at the dinner party has a Sharepoint consulting practice. But he says many such "Sharepoint" projects veer into data warehousing.
Talked deep tech on my own street, which is unprecedented.
I also tweeted today unprompted about Rick Santorum, about whom I couldn't care less.
I fondly recall not caring about Charles-Di nuptials 30 years ago & I am sure my lookback on Wills-Kate will be infused with like sentiment
Getting ready for dinner at Donna & Garry's across the street. Egidia baking the brownies. Man, I wanna have dessert before the entree.
caalie "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
Apparently, I'm sending myself spam now. At least the spambot could do me the favor of writing cool original poetry in my name.
Best not to conceptualize it as "stress." Best to treat them as "stresses." The more concrete, the easier to isolate and manage.
Grohl is mature & well-adjusted. After Cobain died, chilled in Ireland, visited Mom bak home, refused easy $, turned 2 future, went own way
Dave Grohl mentioned in today's WashPost acquiring his drumming chops in defunct 80s club "off Duke Street." Local boy. Near Bishop Ireton?
Phylicia Rashad has had the most substantial post-"Cosby" acting career of all the regulars. Raven-Symone the most televised.
Hence this is the sesquicentennial of secession.
Civil War started...shooting war over secession...150 years ago...in South Carolina.
Santorum, Gingrich, Bachmann, & Trump. In descending order of popularity for 2012 GOP nom in SC poll. Palin, Romney, & Hucabee not listed.
Infomercial on wealth w/o risk. Brunette Stefanie Schaeffer listed as attorney at law. Don't doubt. No doubt was chosen for moviestar beauty
Infomercial on Wealth Without Risk Success Stories. Panel starring Glenn Beck lookalike & pretty young blonde woman w/ample exposed cleavage
Money mag cover "How 2 Get to $1 Million." Income, saving, investment, time, patience, luck, pluck, discipline, will, skill, no magic pill.
Govt averts shutdown. Hard choices must be made. But brinkmanship frays the public's patience with all incumbents. With both sides of aisle.
Overcast, cool, & calm in DC. We went downtown but skirted the Cherry Blossom Festival crush. Went to Capitol Hill SE. Optometrist.
I love the Onion News Network on IFC. Plays just like the Onion online and paper.
@mddailydeals Did prehistoric humans call it "leg lag," back before they invented boats?
Anti-spam tools. Would they be more effective if they simply used spell-checking? Much spam signals itself through sloppy spelling.
"Star falls into black hole" (http://bit.ly/e0YZoC) JK--Enough with the Charlie Sheen news, fer cryin' out loud!
Scientific Amer cover "Quantum Gaps in Big Bang Theory." Physics is the new metaphysics. Debate how many angel strings on singularity pin
Forbes cover story "The Face of China Inc." Just goes to show the 90s are back. Invoking latent racist economic nationalism. Japan's big cuz
Feds working on colorless system for terror alerts. Also working on odorless and tasteless systems.