Friday, May 06, 2011

Aweekstweets April 30 to May 6 2011: the week we offed OBL

"Signs of Dark Matter From Minnesota Mine" ( JK--"Seasonal variation in density of WIMPs." Needs Garrison Keillor crack 4 minutes ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Vicious by Lou Reed from Between Thought and Expression JK--One of my fave solo Lou. Feels tossed off. Fun guitar lix 6 minutes ago via TweetDeck

"A New Human-Seeking Drone, Much Cheaper Than a Predator" ( JK--I know some people in the former category. 8 minutes ago via TweetDeck

"Where on Google Earth was Osama bin Laden?" ( JK--The quasi-triangular layout of OBL's final lair has become iconic. 12 minutes ago via TweetDeck

"Yahoo wants to take over your TV, launches 30 new apps" ( JK--That could be a cool new business model. 13 minutes ago via TweetDeck

I get a sense that the #Hadoop community is being populated by a Yahoo diaspora. 14 minutes ago via TweetDeck

"10 curses of the analytical thinker" ( JK--Really? Curses? Do we even overthink the F-bomb? 16 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Jimmy Kimmel advice: "When in doubt, order the hamburger." Jimmy Kobielus agrees. Even dives rarely ruin the burger. A reliable quick meal. about 2 hours ago via txt

Listening to Nirvana "All Apologies" from "In Utero." Cobain somehow distinguished his anguish from runofthemill metal mushbrain mewling. about 2 hours ago via txt

This week was watershed in patient painstaking stealthy careful coordinated analytic targeting. We can indeed execute with swift precision. about 2 hours ago via txt

In world where everything top priority, U can only determine true priority by deliberately failing to deliver. See who, if anybody, screams about 2 hours ago via txt

Data virtualization is the new data warehouse. Takes some explaining, but it's true. about 2 hours ago via txt

Kind of a quiet week in the #BI segment. The action has moved on. about 3 hours ago via txt

"Social Media Risks: What If Osama Bin Laden Had Been Watching Twitter?" ( JK--Rather than listen to copter over house? about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

Digital? Yeah, I dig it all. Why do you ask? about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

Day's been light on tweets because it's been heavy on work. about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

Getting detailed update refresher briefing from #IBM on their Smart Analytics System product family. about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck

That one's brand new. Dedicated to @VanessaAlvarez1 about 10 hours ago via TweetDeck

VISIBILITY//Adhere to the grain/of fact. A true analyst/simply reports it.//Fabricates nothing /from whole clo… (cont) about 10 hours ago via TweetDeck

Working on my preso slides for my May 19 webinar with #Vitria on operational intelligence. about 10 hours ago via TweetDeck

Mother's Day upcoming. I have half a mind to edit the Hallmark card right here in front of me with pen. A few edits--and it's exactly right. about 10 hours ago via TweetDeck

What's this #Hadoop thingy I keep harping on? Think of it as some big database in the cloud & some place you can do really cool calculations about 22 hours ago via TweetDeck

Listening to Weekend "Leaves of Spring" from "La Variete." This wonderful jazzy-pop group was bedrock of my personal soundtrack in early 80s about 22 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Here Comes Baby, There Goes the Marriage" ( JK--Nonsense. Childrearing is true test of marriage mettle. about 22 hours ago via TweetDeck

"The Joy of Researching the Health Benefits of Sex" ( JK--All research assumes need partner to derive benefits. about 22 hours ago via TweetDeck

RIP Jackie Cooper. Had extremely long & diverse career in Hollywood. Kept same face. Much respected. Ex-"Our Gang." No Robert Blake he about 22 hours ago via TweetDeck

Listening to Simon & Garfunkel "At The Zoo" from their best. Elephants aren't always kindly, and definitely not dumb. They R smart & nimble about 23 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Facebook, Google May Duel for Fair Skype's Hand" ( JK--Integrate audio/video into social? Or make streams searchable? about 23 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Apache Hadoop: Best Practices and Anti-Patterns" ( by @acmurthy about 23 hours ago via TweetDeck

@mkparkinson Sally Field's a damn sight cuter than the real Mrs. Lincoln, that's for sure. about 23 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to mkparkinson

@acmurthy #Hadoop Excellent. Thanks. about 23 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to acmurthy

Steven Spielberg has cast Daniel Day-Lewis as Abe Lincoln? Sure. Makes sense. Lincoln was known for his rakish good looks. about 24 hours ago via TweetDeck

Industry badly needs #Hadoop best practices drawn from real-world operational enterprise case studies. Stay tuned to this channel. Thursday, May 05, 2011 4:54:46 PM via txt

Interviewed by Judith Lamont of KMWorld re text analytics, sentiment analysis, CRM, and marketing. Thursday, May 05, 2011 3:58:47 PM via TweetDeck

It's actually spelled "motherlode," not "motherload." But latter spelling is cooler. Quite a mother of load extracted from that virtual cave Thursday, May 05, 2011 3:06:10 PM via TweetDeck

"Elite Navy SEALs Secure Motherload of Intelligence During Bash & Dash" ( JK--"Bash & dash"? OBL had quite a cache! Thursday, May 05, 2011 3:04:20 PM via TweetDeck

"Do Tweets Predict The Future?" ( JK--Yes indeed they do. Mine, strung together, rival Nostradamus. Thanks for asking! Thursday, May 05, 2011 2:36:22 PM via TweetDeck

Excellent #Forrester report by Paul Hagen: "Beyond CRM: Manage Customer Experiences" ( Comprehensive, deep, insightful Thursday, May 05, 2011 2:31:15 PM via TweetDeck

"Google Shows Off Data Center Security to Impress Enterprise Apps Users" ( JK--Cool photo slideshow. Thursday, May 05, 2011 2:26:19 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Bowls by Caribou from Swim JK--Bells & harp & chimes & claps & bottles & bones, simulated, electronic, amazing. Thursday, May 05, 2011 2:05:27 PM via TweetDeck

Just interviewed another really strong #Hadoop case study. Every case study has its own unique nuances and insights. Thursday, May 05, 2011 1:53:09 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Buenas Tardes Amigo by Ween from Chocolate And Cheese JK--My fave jokey Cinco de Mayo song. Thursday, May 05, 2011 10:48:38 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Superstar by Sonic Youth from If I Were A Carpenter JK--Astonishing cover that made us all re-listen to Carpenters. Thursday, May 05, 2011 10:44:53 AM via TweetDeck

"Is Mono dead? Is Novell dying?" ( JK--Almost forgot. Peeps used 2 worry re MSFT dominance in PC OS & Novell in LAN OS. Thursday, May 05, 2011 10:29:03 AM via TweetDeck

Industry analysts lose sleep worrying whether we're being blindsided by events in our industry. That's why nervously check email & socials. Thursday, May 05, 2011 10:22:58 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Suburban War by Arcade Fire from The Suburbs JK--Love line "look for U in every passing car." That's suburban anomie Thursday, May 05, 2011 10:07:48 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Two Against One (w/Jack White) by Dangermouse & Daniele Luppi #KEXP JK--Excellent new one. Supergroup of 2+ Thursday, May 05, 2011 9:51:11 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Black Swan by Thom Yorke from The Eraser JK--Musician has built the most glowing agglomeration of glorious gloom. Thursday, May 05, 2011 9:31:27 AM via TweetDeck

What problems can you address best by harnessing Big Data? Any complex scientific, engineering, business, o… (cont) Thursday, May 05, 2011 9:16:20 AM via TweetDeck

Alternative "Big Data" open source stack: Is it the LAMP for the new age of extremely scalable cloud-based analytics? Thursday, May 05, 2011 8:38:41 AM via TweetDeck

"CIOs to Be Offered Alternative 'Big Data' Stack" ( JK--All open source: Cloudera, Couchbase, Jaspersoft, Revolution. Thursday, May 05, 2011 8:35:32 AM via TweetDeck

Fact-grounded analysis. That's why best analysis often seems blindingly obvious in retrospect. U wonder how anyone couldve thought otherwise Thursday, May 05, 2011 8:34:16 AM via TweetDeck

Much of my day is spent just getting the facts straight. Once I'm confident that I have, the analysis flows straight from the facts. Thursday, May 05, 2011 8:32:37 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Streets Of Your Town by The Go-Betweens from 16 Lovers Lane JK--A very pop-lovely 80s sound. Also check out Weekend. Thursday, May 05, 2011 8:23:15 AM via TweetDeck

#Mozilla using #Hadoop to do near-real-time diagnose browser crashes & detect signatures of malware in Firefox. Among other operational uses Thursday, May 05, 2011 8:04:45 AM via TweetDeck

Check out video of Bomb & Dagger, late 80s Cardiff band w/Spike (ex-Weekend, ex-Statton/Spike). Very Weekend-ly: Thursday, May 05, 2011 8:03:08 AM via TweetDeck

Slightly ironic that OBL met his end in a largely Muslim city named for an Englishman (Abbott) whose name refers to Christian cleric. Thursday, May 05, 2011 7:56:20 AM via TweetDeck

"Six Ways to Improve Your Decision Making" ( JK--Good. These consider decision making as a social action. Thursday, May 05, 2011 7:50:52 AM via TweetDeck

"IBM's Watson: Parlor Trick or Enterprise Tool?" ( JK--The latter. People don't invest billions in smoke & mirrors. Thursday, May 05, 2011 7:49:16 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Where Are You My Love? (Ou Es-Tu Mon Amour?) by Django Reinhardt JK--Lovely romantic guitar & violin serenade. Thursday, May 05, 2011 7:44:42 AM via TweetDeck

@ManyaMayes #scrm #voc #textanalytics Testing the value of RDF triple technology generally, or value of semantic data structured thusly? Wednesday, May 04, 2011 9:16:42 PM via TweetDeck in reply to ManyaMayes

@ggruber66 #retrocereals IMHO, Lucky Charms was never magically delicious. That leprechaun was lame. At least Snap Crackle & Pop could bebop Wednesday, May 04, 2011 9:15:04 PM via TweetDeck in reply to ggruber66

"Kim Cameron: Identity's god" ( JK--Apparently, Kim has time machine. This one dated 2005. Smart guy. No god. Wednesday, May 04, 2011 8:13:59 PM via TweetDeck

It's nice to catch my breath afterhours and not feel compelled to insert the word "system" into every other sentence. Wednesday, May 04, 2011 6:03:03 PM via txt

"HP's cloud coming into focus via LinkedIn profile?" ( JK--Thank God Biden didnt leak OBL-kill plans in LnkdIn profile Wednesday, May 04, 2011 5:36:55 PM via TweetDeck

"Syncsort offers Hadoop data sort alternative" ( JK--Market for add-on & complementary tools develops. Wednesday, May 04, 2011 5:25:28 PM via TweetDeck

Fun fact: Cap'n Crunch originally named his flagship #Hadoop. Wait...double-checking was the Minnow...wait, no..... Wednesday, May 04, 2011 5:08:04 PM via TweetDeck

@ggruber66 #retrocereals Apparently, I'm older than you. I associate Cap'n Crunch with 1960s. It was introduced in mid-60s. I ate it then. Wednesday, May 04, 2011 5:05:40 PM via TweetDeck in reply to ggruber66

Interviewing #Mozilla for my #Forrester #Hadoop case study. Impressive use in near-real-time correlation & analysis of browser crash reports Wednesday, May 04, 2011 5:02:03 PM via TweetDeck

@ggruber66 Overrated. Overmarketed. I'm so over sugary cereals with cartoon interfaces. Except Kellogg's Frosted Flakes. They're grrrrrr8! Wednesday, May 04, 2011 4:01:11 PM via TweetDeck in reply to ggruber66

Let's see. Obama stabilized a crashing economy, passed much-needed healthcare insurance reform, and nailed our #1 enemy. He's done nothing. Wednesday, May 04, 2011 3:57:24 PM via TweetDeck

#Peoplemetrics has a nicely designed environment for recognizing "brand ambassadors" and influential "HEROs", per my Wednesday, May 04, 2011 3:40:19 PM via TweetDeck

#Peoplemetrics has a very comprehensive, albeit static, set of screens providing next-best-action guidance under various process scenarios. Wednesday, May 04, 2011 3:32:30 PM via TweetDeck

Taking briefing & demo from #Peoplemetrics, provider of next best action and Voice of Customer/Employee solutions & services for B2B Wednesday, May 04, 2011 3:25:19 PM via TweetDeck

My voice is deteriorating. Blame it on the pollen. Wednesday, May 04, 2011 2:57:26 PM via TweetDeck

@decisionstats Here's my own poem on what it's like to be an IT industry analyst: AN ANALYST’S LISTS//Big bol… (cont) Wednesday, May 04, 2011 2:27:42 PM via TweetDeck in reply to decisionstats

Quoth Chuckles: "A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down the pants." No truer words were ever spoken. Wednesday, May 04, 2011 2:13:35 PM via TweetDeck

@merv Surprised Hadoop peeps havent named projects 4 famous elephants: Babar, Horton, & Dumbo. Or beast that killed MTM's Chuckles the Clown Wednesday, May 04, 2011 2:10:26 PM via TweetDeck in reply to merv

@merv Branson Airport? That's easy. Yer a gi-tar pickin' analyst! Wednesday, May 04, 2011 2:05:52 PM via TweetDeck in reply to merv

Blown away by all the #Hadoop announcements, both recent and forthcoming! Uneasy hangs the head that carries the NDA! Wednesday, May 04, 2011 2:04:20 PM via TweetDeck

By the time my #Hadoop case study interviews are done, I'll have a round dozen or so. Giving me deep insights into nitty-gritty. Wednesday, May 04, 2011 1:46:19 PM via TweetDeck

Every college admission application should include "do not call for the rest of my life" check-off box. Alumni associations are relentless! Wednesday, May 04, 2011 1:42:45 PM via TweetDeck

Growing older means having to fend off never-ending donation requests from your own alma maters--and from those of your grown children. Wednesday, May 04, 2011 1:41:17 PM via TweetDeck

"Cap'n Crunch sails into obscurity" ( JK--Cereal was OK. But the Jay Ward animated commercials were great. Wednesday, May 04, 2011 1:33:47 PM via TweetDeck

In coverage of OBL's offing, I focus on role of analysis, analysts, and analytics in pinpointing the perpetrator. Guided spec ops 2 target! Wednesday, May 04, 2011 12:56:06 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Alone Again Or by Love from Forever Changes JK--Great song. Great title. The elliptical "Or" nails the uncertainty. Wednesday, May 04, 2011 12:47:52 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Red Right Hand by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds from Let Love In JK--This man can tell great dramatic tales in song. Wednesday, May 04, 2011 12:35:06 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Crazy by Willie Nelson #KEXP JK--The first time you hear Willie's original you realize that Patsy was moved by his voice. Wednesday, May 04, 2011 12:33:19 PM via TweetDeck

@teradatanews What I said. Teradata needs to provide me with pricing. So I can help them drill down on the what they're getting for their $ Wednesday, May 04, 2011 11:59:32 AM via TweetDeck in reply to teradatanews

"Social Media Stress Disorder" ( JK--You got it bad if don't realize "Dr. Tweety McTweeterson" is not a real person. Wednesday, May 04, 2011 11:16:04 AM via TweetDeck

Did customer inquiry on #Teradata pricing for the 6650 platform. Wish I had those numbers from Teradata. Wednesday, May 04, 2011 11:01:58 AM via TweetDeck

"The Insidious Creep of Latency Hell" ( JK--Excellent detailed discussion of latency creep in many IT areas. Wednesday, May 04, 2011 9:21:20 AM via TweetDeck

"HP Exec Spills Huge Company Secret On LinkedIn Profile ( JK--TMI indeed! His marital status would be sufficient. Wednesday, May 04, 2011 8:56:29 AM via TweetDeck

@beinkandescent Sounds like someone spiked Dinesen's coffee with something that induced hallucinations. Wednesday, May 04, 2011 8:53:16 AM via TweetDeck in reply to beinkandescent

"Following bin Laden's Death, Social Media Buzzes" ( JK--Duh. It's not news anymore that socials thrive on newschat Wednesday, May 04, 2011 8:44:43 AM via TweetDeck

"SQL or NoSQL for Big Data in Cloud?" ( JK--Frames NoSQL as column, graph, doc, key/value, & yin/yang (co-relational). Wednesday, May 04, 2011 8:40:46 AM via TweetDeck

"Assange: Facebook is "spy machine" for US Intelligence" ( JK--Does he think other govts' spies don't mine socials? Wednesday, May 04, 2011 8:30:25 AM via TweetDeck

"Big data" ( JK--Skirts main issue: MPP, whether via Hadoop/MR or traditional EDWs--is key to scale-out small 2 big Wednesday, May 04, 2011 8:27:22 AM via TweetDeck

"IBM hopes to bring Watson technologies to enterprises" ( JK--Likely 2 work w/partners 2 build Watson-based appliances Wednesday, May 04, 2011 8:20:23 AM via TweetDeck

"Social media analytics software going through growing pains" ( JK--"Technological unicorns"? Nonsensical metaphor. Wednesday, May 04, 2011 8:13:38 AM via TweetDeck

Analytic cloud. Yeah. That goes to heart of Big Data paradigm. Feels cooler to run 'em together as compound word: analytiCloud. Yeah. Tuesday, May 03, 2011 5:11:07 PM via txt

Listening to Dandy Warhols "Plan A." "Must be some kind of planet for all the people who cannot manage." Tuesday, May 03, 2011 4:57:01 PM via txt

"Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!" Seriously must have that new Rocky & Bullwinkle DVD boxset. Classic TV cartoon buffooning. Gr8 stuff Tuesday, May 03, 2011 4:52:05 PM via txt

Customer directly benchmarked me against the competition today, execution-wise, quite favorably. The competition's tough. That felt good. Tuesday, May 03, 2011 4:34:29 PM via txt

Let's see...any other hardened terrorists dispatched with extreme prejudice in the past 24 hours? to our usual geekchat. Tuesday, May 03, 2011 3:34:04 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp On Fire by Sebadoh from the album Harmacy JK--I love the burning yearning in Lou Barlow's voice. Tuesday, May 03, 2011 3:11:20 PM via TweetDeck

"Why Is Analytics Such a Hot Market?" ( JK--High biz potential + low biz penetration = ample headroom 4 industry growth Tuesday, May 03, 2011 3:10:39 PM via TweetDeck

"Dirty little secrets of virtualization" ( JK--None of this secret. But virtualization is mess 2 manage. A dirty shame. Tuesday, May 03, 2011 3:09:07 PM via TweetDeck

"Twitter seeks to buy TweetDeck for up to $50 million" ( JK--Worth way more. I live all my social through TweetDeck. Tuesday, May 03, 2011 3:07:22 PM via TweetDeck

"Who Owns Your Location?" ( JK--Sounds too metaphysical. Just ask over who may control access to your whereabouts. Tuesday, May 03, 2011 3:05:52 PM via TweetDeck

Taking briefing, with @rbkarel, from #Adaptive, a vendor of metadata mgt tools for semantic web-based integration and lineage analysis Tuesday, May 03, 2011 2:39:37 PM via TweetDeck

Humid warm one out there. Storm system rolling thru tonight. Cooler one tomorrow. That's the DC pattern. Tuesday, May 03, 2011 12:48:24 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Killing Moon by Echo & The Bunnymen from Ocean Rain JK--These guys did early 80s indie with epic sweep. So did U2 Tuesday, May 03, 2011 12:32:23 PM via TweetDeck

I do commentary on NBA. No, I'm not Dick Vitale. That's Next Best Action. #CRM. Occasionally, I do dribble. But that's cuz I'm a geezer. Tuesday, May 03, 2011 12:29:06 PM via TweetDeck

Getting ready for my 1pm (EDT) #Forrester webinar: "Next Best Actions in CRM: Maximizing Love + Money." By "getting ready," I mean "lunch." Tuesday, May 03, 2011 12:20:31 PM via TweetDeck

Some might conceptualize the life of an IT industry analyst as mind-boggling. But I operationalize it as mind-toggling. Tuesday, May 03, 2011 12:19:11 PM via TweetDeck

Toggling today between my multiple modes: appliance analyst vs. Big Data analyst vs. CRM next best action analyst. Tuesday, May 03, 2011 12:18:03 PM via TweetDeck

"Fat lady has sung: End of BlackBerry" ( JK--Follow PalmPilot into oblivion? Mobile clients have limited hipness window Tuesday, May 03, 2011 9:49:47 AM via TweetDeck

Early #Hadoop adopters are the uber-geeks that you'd imagine. Basing Web 3.0-ish biz models on this new scalable cloud analytics platform. Tuesday, May 03, 2011 9:46:01 AM via TweetDeck

Just did #Hadoop case study call with company using #Hbase & #SOLR. Highly specialized massively parallel search engine. Tuesday, May 03, 2011 9:36:20 AM via TweetDeck

"How One Phone Call Led U.S. To Bin Laden's Doorstep" ( JK--OBL take-out revealing US extensive cyber-arsenal. Tuesday, May 03, 2011 8:49:35 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Heaven Or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins from Heaven Or LV JK--Funniest CT title. Their distinctive sonic wall of sparkle Tuesday, May 03, 2011 8:32:02 AM via TweetDeck

"Yahoo Hadoop spin-off doomed to fail" ( JK--Writer tries to have it both ways: "this isnt 2 say YHOO couldnt succeed" Tuesday, May 03, 2011 8:27:09 AM via TweetDeck

"Teradata Accelerates Big Data Analytics with 1st Collab Community for SQL-MapReduce" ( JK--AsterData developed SQL-MR. Tuesday, May 03, 2011 8:14:28 AM via TweetDeck

Now we have all learned from OBL's lesson. If your house lacks sufficient connectivity, you just may be a terrorist. Or Luddite. Monday, May 02, 2011 10:17:12 PM via TweetDeck

"How Little-Known Spy Agency Helped Track Down OBL" ( JK--"Innocuous" Rosslyn bldg? Arent they all? That's the problem Monday, May 02, 2011 10:14:08 PM via TweetDeck

@TheKernOrg Ah yes, just what will rebuild the southern Michigan economy: stamp out entrepreneurial spirit and local boosterism. Monday, May 02, 2011 10:08:00 PM via TweetDeck in reply to TheKernOrg

Fairfax County VA opens devel office in LA, attempting to lure California businesses east. This is good place, but traffic crazy here too Monday, May 02, 2011 9:17:16 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Michael Jackson "Don't Stop Till U Get Enough." Always sounds like he's saying "keep on with the post op." Surgeon: keep at it! Monday, May 02, 2011 8:55:49 PM via TweetDeck

Al Qaeda is of course a federated network, not a hierarchical one. Killing putative king node does little 2 disrupt links among peer nodes Monday, May 02, 2011 8:53:24 PM via TweetDeck

This week our schedules have caused us to shift our normal Tuesday/Thursday workouts to Monday/Wednesday/Friday. I need it. All my travels. Monday, May 02, 2011 8:50:47 PM via TweetDeck

Teradata Information Builders roll out BI appliance Monday, May 02, 2011 8:48:32 PM via BI Dashboard Software Retweeted by you

@drluckyspin I am losing count. #Hadoop startups stream into my life now almost as fast as tweets. My head is spinning. Monday, May 02, 2011 8:45:43 PM via TweetDeck in reply to drluckyspin

Stand-alone #Hadoop deployments for Web 3.0 predominate now. In 3-5 years, transform hub deploys behind #EDW will. In 5-10, will be the #EDW Monday, May 02, 2011 5:15:38 PM via txt

#Hadoop is shaping up to be the world's pre-eminent search engine for behavioral & relationship patterns. Social surveillance & targeting. Monday, May 02, 2011 5:12:22 PM via txt

Univision. El Gordo y La Flaca interview Joan Sebastian. Confused. Isn't he aging bespectacled folk-rocker? What's with androgyn spelling? Monday, May 02, 2011 4:42:41 PM via txt

Let's see. Today's tweets were alternating between Big Story & Big Data, with lame attempts by yours truly to tie the latter into former Monday, May 02, 2011 4:10:53 PM via TweetDeck

OBL, like Luca Brasi, sleeps with the fishes. Monday, May 02, 2011 3:54:22 PM via TweetDeck

"Osama bin Laden dead; Twitter-body broke the story" ( JK--Social surveillance: in the cause of good. Monday, May 02, 2011 3:46:47 PM via TweetDeck

Startup never sees #IBM in #Hadoop opportunities....hmmmmm Monday, May 02, 2011 3:10:50 PM via TweetDeck

Problems with #Hadoop: unreliable (cluster & job failures), difficult to use (write-once sys limits, batch-onl… (cont) Monday, May 02, 2011 3:08:24 PM via TweetDeck

Briefing by yet another #Hadoop startup under NDA Monday, May 02, 2011 3:04:55 PM via TweetDeck

Big Data is so broad and vague that it's hard to speak authoritatively on all aspects of it. You come to point where can feel like Big Dummy Monday, May 02, 2011 2:34:55 PM via TweetDeck

Customer inquiry re in-database analytics. Customer asked about #Teradata & #SAP HANA, as well as #SAS #IBM #SPSS & #R integration. Monday, May 02, 2011 2:33:51 PM via TweetDeck

Ironically, OBL's lack of connectivity to Internet made his residence suspect. Our spec ops people sniffed out somebody hiding something. Monday, May 02, 2011 1:50:56 PM via TweetDeck

Customer inquiry on tools for modeling predictive and orchestration logic in a unified fashion. Monday, May 02, 2011 1:47:50 PM via TweetDeck

RT @ReallyVirtual Here's a picture of OBL's hideout in Abbottabad, as shared by @Rahat Monday, May 02, 2011 12:58:53 PM via TweetDeck

Doing another customer inquiry on Big Data in just a sec. Big Chunk of my time now. Some Big Deals goin' down all over. Monday, May 02, 2011 12:57:01 PM via TweetDeck

This takes just the right note of backward-looking frustration off upcoming tenth anniversary observance of 9/11. Focuses us on resolutions. Monday, May 02, 2011 12:37:57 PM via TweetDeck

Looking forward to pre-briefings from #EMC on their announcements at next week's #EMCWorld. Pre-briefs help me digest. Live shows R blurs Monday, May 02, 2011 12:35:48 PM via TweetDeck

@donalddotfarmer No need for worry. Worry is anxiety. Anxiety immobilizes the spirit. Don't worry. Be happy. Monday, May 02, 2011 12:26:18 PM via TweetDeck in reply to donalddotfarmer

All the "ding dong the witch is dead" euphoria right now overlooks the fact that the flying monkeys still swarm around that dark castle. Monday, May 02, 2011 12:22:39 PM via TweetDeck

We definitely need to wind down this Afghanistan engagement ASAP. I suspect that will be key issue in 2012 campaign. Monday, May 02, 2011 12:21:33 PM via TweetDeck

Anxiety kills, more than anything else. Monday, May 02, 2011 11:56:05 AM via TweetDeck

Here's just one of several pieces I wrote right after 9/11. Captures that period's mood effectively. Weird t… (cont) Monday, May 02, 2011 11:48:13 AM via TweetDeck

Glad for the news. It's not as if OBL was still a huge operative. But it book-ends & closes the post-9/11 chapter quite symbolically. Monday, May 02, 2011 11:45:00 AM via TweetDeck

"Secrets to Building Deeper Bench" ( JK---No secret. Recruit more people into key specialties. Encourage cross-collabs. Monday, May 02, 2011 11:41:54 AM via TweetDeck

I suspect there will be no photos forthcoming of OBL's corpse. Last thing the US wants is image fuel for the martyr cycle. Monday, May 02, 2011 11:39:06 AM via TweetDeck

OBL's offing really blows William & Kate out of the news cycle, now don't it? William & Kate who? Monday, May 02, 2011 10:50:48 AM via TweetDeck

#Outerthought has #Hadoop #Hbase licensed software called "Lily," v1.0 of which will be released on Thurs. Real-time indexing & search. Monday, May 02, 2011 10:34:54 AM via TweetDeck

#Outerthought has #Hadoop #Hbase #MapReduce licensed software offering for premises deploy w/ scalable storage, indexing, & search Monday, May 02, 2011 10:13:58 AM via TweetDeck

Being briefed by #Outerthought, a Belgium-based Big Data solution vendor with background in content management systems. Monday, May 02, 2011 10:06:31 AM via TweetDeck

Working on my Next Best Action case study doc specifically focused on telecom industry and on customer experience optimization. Monday, May 02, 2011 9:53:34 AM via TweetDeck

This 9/11 payback event will probably cinch Obama's re-election in much the way that 9/11 greased the skids for GWBush in 2004. Monday, May 02, 2011 9:52:36 AM via TweetDeck

OBL offing calls attention to the occasional pointlessness of sentiment analysis tools, when the clear popular mood is jubiliation. Monday, May 02, 2011 9:50:57 AM via TweetDeck

Anxiety is like thick mud. You can move, but not rapidly, gracefully, or without splattering yourself and everybody around you. Monday, May 02, 2011 9:39:16 AM via TweetDeck

OBL offing highlites history decay. Srch fails 2 return my 9-13-01 col: "Open Ltr 2 Pres Bush: Telecom 2 Defend Against Future 9/11 Attacks" Monday, May 02, 2011 9:34:27 AM via TweetDeck

OBL's offing highlights need for DNA fingerprinting to ascertain positive ID....for forensics....and many top security apps. Monday, May 02, 2011 9:29:27 AM via TweetDeck

OBL offing highlights need for pinpoint geospatial targeting. Ummm...for peaceful apps too. Like delivering happy customer experiences. Monday, May 02, 2011 9:25:26 AM via TweetDeck

I did not estimate "$1 billion" market 4 #Hadoop solutions over next 5 years. I left it indefinite: several billion over next several years Monday, May 02, 2011 9:18:21 AM via TweetDeck

OBL's offing also highlights the need for social network analysis to sniff out the Al Qaeda operatives & cells still ubiquitous. Monday, May 02, 2011 9:05:05 AM via TweetDeck

OBL's offing highlights importance of location tracking tech. But that also sends the wrong signals to those worried about their smartphones Monday, May 02, 2011 9:03:32 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp To Be Young (Is 2 B Sad) by Ryan Adams from Heartbreaker JK--Today is lifting of lingering post-9/11 funk for GenX/Y. Monday, May 02, 2011 8:36:44 AM via TweetDeck

Hard to find tech-related news or comment on Twitter this morning due to OBL offing. Monday, May 02, 2011 8:18:47 AM via TweetDeck

Seattle Cannabis Co-op ad in indie weekly. No medicinal benefits mentioned. One type called "Charlie Sheen." Cure acute imbecilic actoritis? Monday, May 02, 2011 8:00:01 AM via TweetDeck

Obama offs Osama. I'll skip the "RIP" jazz in this instance. Expect chorus of "deathers" to join birthers in denying that this happened. Monday, May 02, 2011 7:25:58 AM via txt

"Teradata, Information Builders Roll out BI Appliance" ( JK--DW appliances with BI licenses. Sunday, May 01, 2011 9:20:05 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Fade Away by New Age Steppers from Grlz JK--With late Ari Up. More famous as member of Slits. Sunday, May 01, 2011 6:41:05 PM via TweetDeck

"Seth Meyers Slams Trump At WH Correspondent Dinner" ( JK--"Trump still sounds like know-it-all down at OTB" Sunday, May 01, 2011 6:25:24 PM via TweetDeck

"President Obama Roasts Donald Trump At White House Correspondents Dinner" ( JK--Notice how Trump wasn't smiling Sunday, May 01, 2011 6:17:40 PM via TweetDeck

RT @AMAnet: "What It Means To Be Happy Changes As Employees Age" ( JK--Disagree. Some of us grow less conservative. Sunday, May 01, 2011 6:10:17 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Young Marble Giants "Wurlitzer Jukebox" from "Colossal Youth." Quiet combo rocked with majesty suggesting Westminster Cathedral Sunday, May 01, 2011 5:22:50 PM via txt

I LOL'd yesterday. Read recent interview w/ Grace Slick. They asked if she had any regrets. Her #1 is never doing it with Jimi Hendrix. Sunday, May 01, 2011 5:19:54 PM via txt

Listening to Jefferson Airplane "Eat Starch Mom" from "2400 Fulton St." I love strong women. Grace Slick has long been my fave rock voice. Sunday, May 01, 2011 5:15:37 PM via txt

Sonia was good at yoga this morning. She moved between many poses, but had smooth transitions that were well-introduced & toned me all over. Sunday, May 01, 2011 5:11:22 PM via txt

Actually, I bought GPS for my wife, at her request, knowing she'd never use it. Why this need 2 get tech contrivance when hubby suffices? Sunday, May 01, 2011 5:05:04 PM via txt

We bought ourselves a GPS for Xmas and never use it. We stay close to home. I'm good with directions & mental maps. My wife relies on me. Sunday, May 01, 2011 5:00:39 PM via txt

Looking forward to both #EMC & #IBM roadmaps on Big Storage products driving Big Analytics solutions. Each has those synergies. Sunday, May 01, 2011 4:52:40 PM via txt

Looking forward to the #EMC & #IBM events next week. Expect updates on their respective Big Data strategies. Sunday, May 01, 2011 4:49:26 PM via txt

I like weather. It's of the moment. And the moment always blows thru. Momentously. Sunday, May 01, 2011 4:46:21 PM via txt

Donald Trump's "candidacy." Can't wait for the disclosures: full financial and full extent of his sleazy dealings with professional women. Sunday, May 01, 2011 4:02:43 PM via txt

"Hollywoodland" with Ben Affleck. The boom mic dropped into the frame several dozen times. The most unnerving theatrical experience ever. Sunday, May 01, 2011 4:00:05 PM via txt

"Facebook and Twitter: Treat them like your kids" ( JK--No way! The hell I'm going to write Zuckerberg into my will! Sunday, May 01, 2011 3:25:52 PM via TweetDeck

"Location Tracking: Looking Past the Hype" ( JK--Right. Most of us are not hard to find. Home, work, shop, play, repeat Sunday, May 01, 2011 3:24:27 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp 23 Minutes In Brussels by Luna from Penthouse JK--Love all of this defunct band's recordings. Great smart fun songs. Sunday, May 01, 2011 3:21:10 PM via TweetDeck

@Portlandia "Did U read Family Circus?" I don't even think Bil Keane reads Family Circus. Aliens brainwashed him to jot down lamest crap. Sunday, May 01, 2011 3:14:20 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rolling in the Deep by Adele from 21 JK--This great hit is everywhere: DC radio, my workout club (Bally's), & KEXP Sunday, May 01, 2011 3:10:45 PM via TweetDeck

5 visits to #KEXP since '03. Met John Richards, Cheryl Waters, Kevin Cole, Rachel Ratner, Michelle Myers, DJ Riz, Jon Kertzer, & Don Slack Sunday, May 01, 2011 3:07:03 PM via TweetDeck

@VanessaAlvarez1 Ping me if you develop analyst's block. Sunday, May 01, 2011 3:03:52 PM via TweetDeck in reply to VanessaAlvarez1

#Hadoop powered #Klout ( tells me I'm a "specialist." IMHO, I specialize in squirming away from overspecialization Sunday, May 01, 2011 3:02:52 PM via TweetDeck

@kurtbreighley Reminds me. I enjoyed your article in The Stranger this week. Great airplane reading coming back from biz trip to Seattle. Sunday, May 01, 2011 2:55:22 PM via TweetDeck in reply to kurtbreighley

RT @kurtbreighley "They only seem to play 7-10 artists at my gym. And 3 of them are Rihanna." JK--Like mine. That's why I tweet from there. Sunday, May 01, 2011 2:54:39 PM via TweetDeck

RT @NickKristof: "White House Correspondents Dinner? incestuous hobnobbing of journalists & sources?" JK--Just like IT vendor analyst events Sunday, May 01, 2011 2:53:36 PM via TweetDeck

DJ Cheryl Waters paid me the highest compliment on Wed on street outside #KEXP . "I feel like I know you." Me: "Cheryl, it's been 9 years." Sunday, May 01, 2011 2:52:00 PM via TweetDeck

Maybe I'm nuts, but I like the fact that Kate is now a "Duchess." Feels less precious than "Princess." Sunday, May 01, 2011 12:51:32 PM via txt

Feeling is phenomenology. It's inner instrumentation for controlling mood and anchoring it to your body as matter in the matrix of creation. Sunday, May 01, 2011 12:48:35 PM via txt

The key to controlling headaches is learning how not to self-induce. The key to that is relaxing your face. The key to that? Your eyes. Sunday, May 01, 2011 12:45:25 PM via txt

Pain-at-pump also exacerb8d by US cultural idee fixe: hi gas prices hamper mobility, which is heart of American dream. Closing the frontier! Sunday, May 01, 2011 10:32:26 AM via txt

Good WashPost piece on how "pain at pump" exacerb8d by retail modl: std-alone stations, prices signboarded publicly, self-pump w/on-spot pay Sunday, May 01, 2011 10:27:20 AM via txt

I like the fact that "American Idol" has produced one bonafide country star: Carrie Underwood. Rock stars are passe. Sunday, May 01, 2011 10:20:20 AM via txt

I don't get premise of Vh-1 "Mob Wives." Is it to send message "Our husbands are criminals who need 2 B brought 2 justice ASAP!"? Sunday, May 01, 2011 10:13:22 AM via txt

Fox News shows noninformational nondecorative diagonal crawling unreadable dark text behind commentator. Just 2 accentuate the menace factor Sunday, May 01, 2011 10:07:45 AM via txt

Muscles I truly care about and work are calves thighs & glutes. My locomotives. Physical agility depends most on them. Not 4 show or threat. Sunday, May 01, 2011 10:02:33 AM via txt

Robert De Niro. Seems 2 B aging into slightly beatup but lovable teddybear of a man. Any lingering sense of menace is just darn good acting Sunday, May 01, 2011 9:58:59 AM via txt

I like that Kid Rock song well enuff. But whenevr it plays I realize I'd rather B listening 2 the Zevon or Skynyrd or B bak in northern Mich Sunday, May 01, 2011 9:52:51 AM via txt

"Google Summer of Code 2011" ( JK--Extraordinary range of student projects being funded. VCs take note. Sunday, May 01, 2011 9:17:34 AM via TweetDeck

I have recently become a addict. Facebook was my onramp. Lots of great fresh tech stuff to read and comment on. Sunday, May 01, 2011 9:14:44 AM via TweetDeck

Facebook. Where parents can follow their grown children's movements & relationships without seeming to be hovering and/or snooping. Sunday, May 01, 2011 9:12:38 AM via TweetDeck

"Tech Addict's Road to Spiritual Bankruptcy" ( JK--Ever notice nobody gives us hard time over TV addiction anymore? Sunday, May 01, 2011 9:09:16 AM via TweetDeck

"Poll: Has Microsoft lost its evil corporation status to Google & Apple?" ( JK--Who do they poll? Conspiracy theorists? Sunday, May 01, 2011 9:06:52 AM via TweetDeck

Always a challenge in this industry to not be led by the nose. Sniff out your own clues. Let your bloodhound sense point you right. Sunday, May 01, 2011 9:04:34 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Only Living Boy In New York by S&G from BOTW ( JK--Paul's goodbye to Artie Sunday, May 01, 2011 9:00:11 AM via TweetDeck

"Newest Internet Meme: Royal Wedding Flower Girl Upstages Kate & Wills" ( JK--She's the Grace note in image. Attitude! Sunday, May 01, 2011 8:53:14 AM via TweetDeck

Consumerization of IT. This notion that you can & should bring your own devices to work. Tips work-life balance over the edge. Be careful. Sunday, May 01, 2011 8:50:10 AM via TweetDeck

"The Geek's Guide to Seattle" ( JK--Not really. True geeks dig coffee & jams. Where are #Starbucks & #KEXP ? Sunday, May 01, 2011 8:48:26 AM via TweetDeck

"Weaponizing GPS Tracking Devices" ( JK--Turning your personal tech into a double agent (aka mole). Cause for concern. Sunday, May 01, 2011 8:45:58 AM via TweetDeck

"What happens to data when your cloud provider evaporates?" ( JK--Big Data in cloud can put you in Big Peril. Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:26:26 PM via TweetDeck

"Mugabe in Rome for JPII's beatification" ( JK--What? "Alleged" human rights abuses? No one doubts Mugabe's a monster! Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:24:06 PM via TweetDeck

Why is a local sub shop suddenly resurrecting a Bill Clinton impersonator in their radio ads? Oblique commentary on fatigue with Obama? Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:16:07 PM via TweetDeck

That little girl holding her hands over her ears in photo of Kate & William kissing is perfect. She nailed the comment on the crazy clamor. Saturday, April 30, 2011 7:28:56 PM via txt

Birthers etc. Now it can B revealed. Was born as Insanity Party. Twas deemed too much 2 say with mouthful of froth. Shortened to Tea Party. Saturday, April 30, 2011 6:53:12 PM via txt

Leaving my Zune on SmartDJ. I'm tired of skippering my personal tune selection. Some days are best left on autopilot. Or wind-driven. Saturday, April 30, 2011 5:46:01 PM via txt

Standing at Victoria's Secret while Egidia & Stephanie browse. I browse the posters & staff. Saturday, April 30, 2011 3:34:47 PM via txt

When all else fails, a good family never fails you. Saturday, April 30, 2011 2:32:06 PM via txt

Parade mag feature on Cary Grant by his daughter. Carrie Fisher memoir has great scene of him offering teenage her coping advice. CF luvd CG Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:21:30 AM via txt

@fawadqureshi That all-in-mem all-SSD etc scenario doesn't make econ sense now. Optimized (mixed) storage is definitely key to Big Data now. Saturday, April 30, 2011 9:26:22 AM via TweetDeck in reply to fawadqureshi