Big Data. Wikipedia has small entry (http://bit.ly/fzxOmc) . Irony? Or lack of any clear consensus scoping in industry? Guess my opinion
Damn. Missed World Backup Day yesterday (http://bit.ly/eim9Oc) . Good that it's April Fool's Eve, tho. In case tomfoolery gets out of hand
Slashdot.org's Facebook page is addictive. Far more browsing-friendly than that graphics-free main site.
Curious how good content analytics tools R at detecting Apr 1 faux-headlines. Should cut teeth on @TheOnion , the Shakespeare of news spoofs
@SethGrimes At some point the hierarchy of storage became a thermal gradient: hot vs. cold storage. Multi-temperature.
@NealSchaffer All I wanted was to see that fluffy yellow Hadoop elephant. All highfalutin hi-tech initiatives need cute mascots.
Big difficulty with answering analytics-related inquiries is that they tend to wiggle, squirm, veer, & flip-flop over many adjacent segments
I cannot recall the last time I tuned into a TV channel because the paper TV guide/digest/listing said something good is on tonight. Useless
Half the time when reporter calls to ask about trends in analytics I have to take long breath. Where 2 start? So many. Tell me yer angle 1st
Listening to severely overplayed Smash Mouth "Walking On The Sun" on radio. Kids R hippie chicks or hypocrites? No other lifestyle options?
"Google's 2011 April Fools Day gags" (http://bit.ly/go6S9k) JK--Haha. Wouldnt it B cool if planted these randomly throughout year? Or not.
The venerable El Toro aka @kurtbreighley informs that Stiff great Lene Lovich still active, did record a few years ago , & still sensational
Was telling the wife that computers aren't necessarily stressful. They're also part of my stress-relief strategy. Now. This. For example.
I use the same style in supermarket mag aisle as on TweetDeck. I glance at something brainteasing. I tweet. I glance for next. I tweet.
As magazines go all digital, it will be sad to see supermarket mag aisle wither. My hangout while Egidia shops. Sample brainfood 4 tweeting
Scientific American cover story. "Quantum gaps in Big Bang theory." Scales wee & grand. Philosophy challengers. Brainfood 4 weekend reading
Usually initial impressions of people hold the core intuition of their character. Revisit the impression periodically. Hold the intuition.
Economist cover story on Libya: "Where does this end?" At least GWBush hinted at exit strategies. Obama has entrenched us in NATO quagmire
Fortune: "Market is showing signs of a turnaround." A quintessentially neurotic statement. Your moods & fortunes ride the markets.
Stress is existential. Stress is ephemeral. What's essential is discerning difference. And weathering essential uncertainty. It's all small.
Explaining hi-tech stuff. Try holding somebody's attention. Only engineers can focus, it seems.
Robeks smoothies. Love em. Also love the walk to the Robeks in Kingstowne. The exercise smoothes me outside & in.
Cold air feels kind of good. Leave my jacket unzipped. I'll catch my death from people, not exposure.
I have long noticed that startups tend 2 lose sight of how incumbents have adapted 2 meet their challenge. Incumbents are not dead dinosaurs
Today I plumbed deeper into my #Hadoop. I scratched hi-level cheatsheet of industry status now. Players tend not to see adjacent spaces.
Being self-documenting allows me to go back to any point & explain what I did & said. I'm not always right. But I always write.
Crowds aren't wise or stupid. They're just an engine for sorting inputs, producing calculations, & providing guidance. A control structure.
Customer inquiries today on data mgt & integration, future & trends in analytics, and value of data. A typical day, in other words.
Not sure if "The Office" last night was rerun. Loved it. That uptight manager put restrictions on spontaneous office fun. Snuffed enthusiasm
I'd like to see contrarian research on the Foolishness of Crowds. Let's not flatter ourselves that mobs are the source of all wisdom.
Interviewed by Beth Stackpole of TechTarget SearchBusinessAnalytics.com on BI considerations for midmarket companies.
Today's a day when you have trouble telling the pranks from the usual stream of industry foolishness. Ya need an analyst to spot the diff
"Making Space for Creative Thinking" (http://bit.ly/g7tpWO) JK--Tip: thrives in nooks & crannies of yer anxieties. Luxury of space is rare.
Hey vendors, if you want me to follow your tweets, report or link to interesting facts. Don't just stream nonstop marketing plugs.
Twisty cords, twisty cords. My laptop mouse. My office phone headset. They tend to curl right back after straightening. Sorta like my nerves
Listening to Jefferson Airplane "She Has Funny Cars" from "Surrealistic Pillow." Best Marty-Grace duet of all. "Your mind's guaranteed."
Should be a fool's day at the start of every quarter. Actually, Jan 1 is sorta foolish. July 1? Vacation crazy. Oct 1? Too damn serious.
"Facebook can turn friends into frenemies" (http://bit.ly/hf56qj) JK--Reminds of old adage: keep your friends close, your enemies closer
Most April Fools gags remind of Fred Armisen's great SNL character Venezuelan comic Ferecito. "I'm juss keedeeng!!" (http://wn.com/Fericito)
Why am I suddenly thinking of Micky Dolenz from the Monkees? Perhaps because he was the funniest of them. Impish humor.
"HP unveils answer to IBM's Watson" (http://bit.ly/hKxJJd) JK--"Urkel" "Bill Turgid" "Vapor Hut"...c'mon InfoWorld..even Mad mag more subtle
"Microsoft bumps Ballmer, brings back Bill" (http://bit.ly/dMQUa0) JK--No independent verif on this. "3rd world" ref a tip-off. April Fools
@decisionstats That wasn't assertion of fact. That was prescriptive guidance. You might seek to authenticate that I issued it. But trust me.
Today's a day when you absolutely must seek independent verification of stuff you just can't believe at first glance.
"Business Continuity via Social Media" (http://bit.ly/hiv567) JK--Friends don't let friends experience downtime.
Listening to NPR All Songs Considered podcast. Guest DJ: Panda Bear. Spinning tracks from upcoming LP "Tomboy." Transporting. LIke jetplane
Oh...it's April Fools...explains why LInkedIn suggests I know Sherlock Holmes, Robin Hood, and JRR Tolkien. Fictional characters all.
Reading Trader Joe's Culinary Compendium. Written with flair. Casually drop words like "floriography" & "motif" into product descriptions.
Something to be said for standing around waiting while the wife shops. Without it I wouldn't do half as much tweeting as I do.
Love TV news intervUs w/ moms holding babes in arms. Child reaches 4 squishy mic end. Mom & reporter squirm away from squirmin little vermin
Plus ones and cloud lockers. The week has introduced 2 powerful phrases into common social media vocabulary. Plus1ing stuff in social lockrs
Univision. El Gordo y La Flaca intervu Miss Dominican Rep. If contestants included Univision on-air talent, she wouldnt win place or show
Okkervil River "Plus Ones" on YouTube: http://youtu.be/CaXvayF2vog . My fave song on "Stage Names." My fondest memory of Starting Blocks.
"Google Doodle honors Bunsen" (http://bit.ly/g1dPUc) JK--What about Josiah Beaker, Paul Pipette, & Jedediah Testtube? They wuz robbed!
"Destroyed hard drives kill off UK National ID Cards" (http://bit.ly/dSnsy4) JK--Not enuff. Must pulverize into plasma, feed into black hole
My #Verisae webinar on predictive analytics flowed well. It's business-level discussion. I kept the algorithmic stuff to a bare minimum.
Tablets are the future, sure. So were/are smartphones. And so were/are netbooks. And so were/are thin-client zero-footprint apps etc etc etc
"Flexible displays: What's the holdup?" (http://bit.ly/gITDXe) JK--I want one of these ASAP. Deliver truly paper-like digital experience
So much twit-chat re finding loopholes in NYTimes' online paywall. I predict majority of behind-paywall content will leak through all pores
Analyst firms. Walled gardens blooming with tech mavens. Should call selves Maven Gardens. Or will Uncle Pennybags of Monopoly throttle us?
Very quaint. Somebody mailed hardcopy offer "MAKE $250K IN WEEKS!...THIS IS NOT A PYRAMID SCAM!" This is 2011, right? Your spambot on fritz?
Alice Cooper. Original shock-rocker still at it, going into R&R HoF. What's shocking now is how genuinely religious: http://bit.ly/eprxMh
"Buffett warns social net investors" (http://bit.ly/hA04DK) JK--Ah, don't listen to this guy. Conspicuous party pooper at previous bubble
March 31. It's the end of the quarter as we know it, and I feel fine. Hmm...sounds like a song. Where have I heard that before?
This afternoon I'll be recording my sponsored webinar, "Predictive Analytics: Unlocking Business Value," sponsored by #Verisae
Making predictions. They're more credible when they're not herdthink & person making them is taking risk of embarrassment if don't come true
Tying up myriad end-of-quarter tasks. Have my virtual twine here. My virtual piles over there. My virtual cold storage way over yonder.
Recommended search results. I currently have 3,245 Twitter followers. I suspect a fair number heed my aweekstweets & stuff recommendations
"Google's +1: Facebook "Like" copycat that falls short on search enhancemnt" (http://zd.net/dSYOE0) JK--Good review. Expect GGL 2 enhance +1
"How Open Source Really Is Changing The World" (http://bit.ly/ikmJgZ) JK--Disappointing. Thesis (paraphrased): OSS sticking it 2 The Man
Ah yes the Paul Allen book. I don't spend a whole lotta time caring whether one billionaire bruised feelings of another billionaire ages ago
Speaking of Google "+1", I am listening to Okkervil River "Plus Ones" from "The Stage Names." "No one wants to hear about your 97th tear."
Cloud music lockers. Hot new term. Whatcha wanna bet we suddenly get bombarded with offers of cloud lockers for all intellectual property?
Recommendations. Who follows your tagged recommendations in FB, Google, etc.? Re what topics? In what contexts? This is influence incarnate!
Google gets more social with its search engine" (http://bit.ly/fBTu8H) JK--Wow. Tag results withe recommendations. FaceBook "like"-killer
"A need for speed: Appliances improve delivery of Web-based apps" (http://bit.ly/fpVOLn) JK--"Application delivery controllers"? Good term.
"Less Passion, Less Productivity" (http://bit.ly/fTljSS) JK--And more respect, more passion. Don't sap morale by treating peeps like saps.
Extraordinarily busy day today. Hitting the hay. Yay.
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Listening to Madonna "Don't Tell Me" from "Music." Love odd switchback boing-boing spring-loaded rhythm on this one. Great vocal performance
Peter Drucker. Don't recall him trademarking ideas. Don't recall plugging consulting practice. No namedropping. No quickfix mgmt nostrums.
Conversational mkting. Don't be like phony telemarketeers who feign familiarity. "Is Jim there? Hi Jim. How's yer day? You'll luv this!"
"Many experts agree: Government shutdown likely" (http://wapo.st/gZ2OR9) JK--Just few days? Belgium's gone 289 days without new govt. Gasp!
@tdoyon What do you mean by "mindless tool"?
Listening to Sundays' excellent cover of Rolling Stones "Wild Horses." Didnt realize how many artists have covered it (http://bit.ly/g4x78v)
"Conversational Mktg: Next Phase of Cust Engagement" (http://bit.ly/hRkOAq) JK--1: 1personaliz'n? How about always engage w/ same person?
Salesforce.com acquiring Radian6 gives #CRM vendor strong soc media monitoring. Will SF go deeper w/ nxt bst action? Acquire pred analytics?
Big Data was Big Theme all this Big Day. Everybody's Big on it. I'm a Big believer too. But I'm a Big boy who thinks small just as powerful.
"Google Gets 20 Years of Privacy Audits for Buzz Violations" (http://bit.ly/fXGdB5) JK--20 years is better than life.
"Will Office 365 get you fired?" (http://bit.ly/gdrOAk) JK--Probably not. But if doesn't do wonders 4 MSFT bottom line may get Ballmer fired
"Social Media Rejected 4 Healthcare Comms" (http://bit.ly/eUxPJk) JK--Yep. We want expert attention & guidance, not chitchat, from doctors.
"Health provider seeks algorithm that can predict illness" (http://bit.ly/gM9C79) JK--Interdictive. Who's most at risk? Who 2 help first?
@cdetzel My mental model of industry analyst is equal parts reporter, commentator, advisor, & provocateur. My tweetstyle reflects that.
@cdetzel Believe it or not, it's painful to give over several characters, i.e, "JK: " , to my own initials. But it's key to underline my POV
@cdetzel I report as an integral component of commenting. My comments have more impact if I share the facts or info I'm commenting on.
@alyswoodward "Influence" is the new black. Everybody on social media goes to the party dressed in ostentatious influence. All a bit much.
@cdetzel I often am joking. But always I'm commenting. I infix my initials to make clear when it's me commenting, vs. simply reporting.
"India 2 oppose .XXX domain 4 pornsites" (http://bit.ly/hlUsz4) JK--TLD feels doomed from start. Few pornsites will choose 2 self-asphyxiate
"Can you really be traced from yr IP address?" (http://bit.ly/et8t7V) JK--Not fully. Which is why computer forensics tracks other signatures
"Fires could B extinguished using beams of electricity" (http://bit.ly/eHaGKc) JK--Could we design bldg where fire gens power 2 self-snuff?
"Can We Fix Security Econ of Fed Authent?" (http://bit.ly/i3Y788) JK--Prop 4 distrib respons & liab re deprov/reprov mobil wallet IDs/creds
"Hierarchy of Needs 4 Soc Media Evangelists" (http://bit.ly/fDCidR) JK--Coulda sworn apex was "pat self on back 4 being so damn influential"
TweetDeck is great for seeing mentions & DMs. But new Twitter browser interface lets me view never-ending scroll of "all friends." Love it
"Amazon Dedicates EC2 Private Clouds" (http://bit.ly/gPIwRc) JK--This will spur many enterprises to give public clouds a second look.
"The death of applications?" (http://bit.ly/ftFJ6n) JK--Even "app" feels archaic. Prefer to think of them as "tailored online experiences."
"Amazon Offers Consumers a Cubby in the Cloud" (http://bit.ly/fw1g0H) JK--Great feature. I hate wasting precious disk storing music locally
Value of data? You know that "for want of nail" adage? Good data = nail. Your enterprise = kingdom. Value = NPV all your potential earnings.
MINE//Sky is studded with/diamond. White dwarves hoard life's most/precious gem: carbon.
Trump questions Obama's birthplace. I question Trump's sanity.
Decision mgt model notation. How does one log human decision? Log every source of guidance, including the social? Where 2 draw the boundary?
Decision mgt model notation. How does one notate nondeterministic decision logic of humans handling exceptions? Simply note: log decision
Sonya & I sharing notes on how hard it is 2 take notes on tech stuff when moving full gallop. She's teaching self these skills at university
"Groupon vs. the Price of Gasoline" (http://bit.ly/hjLmRr) JK--Wow! Shopping smartphone apps must include that analytic.
"New Intel SSDs Boost Performance at Lower Prices" (http://bit.ly/e1Po5q) JK--Tipping point rapidly approaching. HDDs are toast.
John Darnielle of Mountain Goats has resisted Twitter because he doesn't like to say "Twitter." C'mon John. It's a funny word.
"Facebook Scraper Launches Open Source Data Analysis Tool 4 Big Data" (http://bit.ly/g6ktQ7) JK--High-powered dirtcheap geospatial scraping
"Platform Computing Announces Support for MapReduce" (http://yhoo.it/gt3Otx) JK--Longtime MPP platform vendor goes M-R.
Interviewed by Sandra Gittlen of Computerworld re trends in business analytics.
Decision management modeling notation standard? Scope it instead to NxtBstAction modeling, abstracting orchestration, predictive, & BRMS
Predictive analytics & voice of customer. Try 2 predict what they'll say. But some peeps have disproportionate influence on vox populi.
Volume of Foursquare update-tweets has declined considerably in past few months. People have stopped imagining that others care where they R
When you see a a print edition of an IT tradepaper now, you half-wonder if it's 2+ years old. Like mags lying around dentist waiting room.
Predictions are cheap. But models are dear. Few people have powerful enough domain model to generate testable predictions.
Predictions. Everybody has predictions. But who goes back & vets all prior predictions, computes batting avg & flags which hits were flukes?
"Impressive Time-Lapse Photography Examples" (http://ow.ly/4latH) JK--All heavenward. Best are simply stars wheeling thru night sky.
"Is coupon clipping a waste of time?" (http://on.today.com/fAwAsY) JK--Don't even suggest this! The new economy will collapse in on itself!
Would be interesting to know if correlation between underwater hydrothermal vent activities (http://bit.ly/gK4iuu) & seismic activities
Showing my cuz Becky & her daughter Ali the usual family photos, on Facebook, & the usual household amenities, like how to work the shower
Everybody's a visionary. I read book where dude boasts that in early 80s he predicted we'd go all-digital. I predicted it too. Me & Pac-Man.
Explosion in a data mine. 33 statistical analysts drilled down too far. Trapped 4 months in decayed models & rubble of regressions run amok.
There we go. My #Forrester report "Boost Customer Lifetime Value Through Next-Best Actions in Multichannel CRM"into editing. Publish soon
Interesting use of geospatial analysis (http://bit.ly/hZH5i1), if you believe that the size of the data set truly does matter.
"Oracle Vs. HP -- Who's Got Your Back?" (http://bit.ly/fs371g) JK--In other words, if you were Napoleon Dynamite, which of them is Pedro?
Glad it's cold out there, and calm. Cool air helps my inside to cool down that much faster. On the walk to my physical mailbox. Curbside.
Ah, that was good shiver of released nervous tension. My theory is that a good shiver tickles you from the inside.
I've avoided an end-of-quarter brain meltdown by a) turning off the music, b) delaying the tweeting, and c) postponing lunch. Now 2 latter
Taking briefing from #Exasol, a columnar db vendor w/ shared-nothing MPP, in-memory architecture & compression tuned to column-type & values
Taking great update briefing from #Pegasystems on predictive customer decisioning.
Wrapping up end-of-quarter tasks.
@cdibona Bad business names come from same place as bad business models. People get "out of the box" confused with "out of our minds"
@jasonkobielus Cool. What's the title? What was your part? How'd you land this opportunity?
"Meet 'Future You.' Like What U See?" (http://on.wsj.com/dRxhtm) JK--Could backfire. Some might "spend fast, die young, leave pretty corpse"
"Steve Jobs screws my wife (out of $944)" (http://bit.ly/fEdEMA) JK--Best tech headline of the week, and we've only just begun.
@jasonkobielus What specifically are you referring to, Jason? You getting film work?
The Beltway's not an abstraction. It's a real highway. I-495. It's the north boundary of my neighborhood. Fortunately, that 1/4 miles north
"Is It a New Tech Bubble? Let’s See if It Pops" (http://nyti.ms/gHwanF) JK--Graphic shows fewer bubbles now, but larger. Bigger kaboom?
RIP Paul Baran (http://nyti.ms/hBYmRp). Internet pioneer. Invented concepts of packet-switching and routed internetworking.
Social media. It ain't truly social until someone out there's got your back. Everybody's got your face on Facebook. Who's got your back?
What Daniel Burrus calls "skipping your biggest problem" others call "thinking outside the box." Note to self: don't simply spin synonyms
When the world is spinning so damn fast, the most radical thing is to hold perfectly still. It all comes into focus.
Reading Daniel Burrus "Flash Foresight." New mgmt book that talks up importance of predictive powers. Each chapter ends with action steps.
I'm seeing more people in Facebook around my age, or a little older, who list selves as "retired." Just noticing.
Prior art. I just realized I have exactly one patent to my name--well, me & 3 other guys. I'll never make a dime. But you can look me up.
One of the most gripping real-life videos I've ever seen. Tsunami ripping through Kesennuma, Japan (http://aol.it/gAg9Kf)
Feynman. Great story of how he mistakenly became pallbearer for total stranger. Common friend pressurd him. Almost feels like Facebook folly
@StevePR104 From an operational standpoint, that is the responsibility of the chief of staff, not the Secretary of State.
Some patterns in nature have no practical applications. Except for revealing the strange beauty of the cosmos.
Srinivasa Ramanujan. Autodidact Indian math genius died in 1920. Only supremely gifted revelationing mind can x-form number theory as he did
Scientific American mag April issue. Bit.ly chf scientist Hilary Mason. I didnt realize URL-short'g needs scientist. Does behaviorl anlytics
Men's Fitness mag. Cover story on ripped abs. If it weren't for the preening narcissist demographic, these mags would fold.
Last night's light snow is already mostly melted. The blossoms look none the worse 4 it. Will stay bit below normal tempwise. But moderating
Not according to the then National Security Advisor, in article in today's Washington Post. Haig was a power freak prima donna to them too.
30 years ago, ex-general Haig, 5th in succession as Secy of State, asserts he "in control" at White House post-POTUS shooting. Coup d'idiot?
"Curation Nation: Fall of the Machines" (http://bit.ly/fMWl2I) JK--Analysts even better filtration systms than journos: we dont chase scoops
"Spoiled by the All-in-One Gadget" (http://nyti.ms/hkC88L) JK--I don't have one. I don't worry. I make most of junk I have till it wears out
I think we're going to see one #EDW vendor after another roll out a graph database for social media, geospatial, and clickstream analytics
Something tells me this is going to be a big week of industry news. Not sure why I feel this way. Seriously, no external evidence.
Listening to the English Beat "Best Friend." This is always first song I turn 2 on their greatest hits. Their most perfect ska-bouncy number
Feynman kept trying to analyze his dreams. Best not to try too hard. Dreams squirm. They are like gut microbes. They live 2 churn inside you
Listening to Beatles "I'll Be Back" from "A Hard Day's Night." Not one of their big hits, but is one of the purest early-Beatles vibe songs.
The most wonderful thing happened when Dylan went electric. His songs went classic & timeless. Folk-topical-protest stuff yellowed & decayed
Listening to Dylan "Tombstone Blues" from "Hiway 61Revisitd." "The city fathers R trying 2 endorse the reincarnation of Paul Revere's horse"
"Will Ferrell hired as NBC's 'Office' temp" (http://bit.ly/hXlSyi) JK--He'd be perfect permanent replacement. Hope he stays as boss.
Listening to Alison Statton & Spike "Empty Hearth" from "Tidal Blues." Their glorious 1994 LP. Best work of both of their careers.
@DWesterberg Paul McCartney published good book of original poems a few years ago
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Listening to Chumbawamba "If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me" from "Readymades." Their much-overlooked but superior follow-up to "Tubthumper"
Finished the full volume of Feynman stories. Best thing about them all: his voice on the page. Just straight-talking smart guy open to stuff
Mental stimulation exercises to keep mind sharp in old age. Been boom in this sort of pop advice. My advice: start self-stimulation young
Oh. The "new math" was sets, bases, primes, simple algebra, & story problems. That's what got people riled up? You must be kidding.
Have never seen a bee make a beeline for anything. They tend to bumble their way to their final destination.
US role in Libya declining? NATO to control no-fly zone. But US controls NATO. Am I missing something?
What I like about Donny Osmond & Marie Osmond is how they have individuated with age, as pleasant people. Hence, I give each their surname.
CNN has a brighter, less busy, more glance-friendly realtime TV interface than Fox. CNN doesn't overwhelm with word crawls.
Most peeps spend avg 15-20 minutes on cardio machines. That's not enuff. I see avg 2-3 of you on next machine over during my hourlong stint.
Consciousness. A word we apply to ineffable fabric of lived experience. Animals experience, live, & vocalize. Dog a mystery 2 us & we 2 them
On Discovery Channel, another episode of men in oceangoing boats hauling fish, crustacean, or some such. Discoveries? That stuff stinks.
In land of cable TV, everybody is hyperconscious re their looks & vigilant 4 any sign of aging. All messages directed at couch potatoes
Love Peanuts but grew too coarse in l8r years. Charlie went from "rats!" 2 not giving "rat's ass" whether ever kickd "that goddamn football"
Listening to Simon & Garfunkel "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" from their greatest. Perfect lazy Saturday morning song.
Syndicator should package "Classic Peanuts" as story-arc block of daily strips, and date them. Start with Linus revelation of Great Pumpkin.
Sunday comic strip "Pickles." Wife quotes saying: "If it is to be, it is up to me." Also name of great Chumbawamba song from "Readymades"
RIP Dorothy Young. Houdini's last surviving assistant. Kept his secrets to her grave. Good girl. He could've escaped his own & throttled you
WashPost article on yet another preacher predicting apocalypse is nigh. Could be right. 40 millionth alarm is the charm!
Oops....resurrecting stuff I learned in econ class at U-Mich. Couldn't help self
Distributional equity, allocational efficiency--now fiscal stability. Many frameworks 4 argue pro vs con progressive tax code. No pat answer
Bankrupt Borders asks bankruptcy judge to allow exec bonuses. Apparently, their ethics are also bankrupt.
Interesting 2 observe that US presidents of both leanings, right and left, more than ready 2 engage in reckless overseas military adventures
First issue of WSJ magazine (April) in today's paper. Obviously modeled on NYTimes mag. Fashion & art. I suggest humor columnist. Cartoons.
Sound of Spring. Birds trying to build nests in the outdoor vent from our dryer. I can hear them clattering up there. Glad the cover secure.
"Price of Taxing the Rich" (http://on.wsj.com/eDpAFU) JK--Price is fiscal volatility, when govt receipts tied to segment's volatile incomes.
"Can U use Twitter 4 biz successfully?" (http://bit.ly/enIWKu) JK--Make 1 person lead voice, but encourage others. Stay loose, fun, & funky
@robinbloor "Twittroversy"? Is Twitter putting you up to this? Is that Biz somebody or another orchestrating this campaign 2 kill Facebook?