Friday, May 27, 2011

Aweekstweets May 21-27 2011: the week I optimized every experience to a fare-ye-well

App Internet. It's a tailored personal portable mobile app/data cache interactive/experience layered over & infusing social into Web 3.0 2 minutes ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Tomboy by Panda Bear from Tomboy JK--Very textural layered same-voice choruses. Sorta Enya-esque, but dude, Baltimore 5 minutes ago via TweetDeck

"Microsoft, Cisco Partner On Data Warehouses, Virtualization" ( JK--Addition to MSFT Fast Track DW appliance program 6 minutes ago via TweetDeck

"Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's personal possessions set for creepy online auction" ( JK--Should incinerate them instead. 10 minutes ago via TweetDeck

App Internet ( Blends REST SOA social P2P cli-svr cloud & fed data intrchange. Smart devices drive portable experience 17 minutes ago via TweetDeck

RT @SteveMartinToGo: "Perform tonite in Nashville at Woods at Fontanel....bringing bear repellent" JK--Leave yer pick-a-nick basket in hotel 28 minutes ago via TweetDeck

"Bring your own device? That's easy. Try App Internet" ( JK--Only matter of time before we start calling it "Appernet." 29 minutes ago via TweetDeck

"Google Wants to Be Your Wallet" ( JK--Sends shivers up spine. Being wallet gives privileged access to its contents. 32 minutes ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Belong by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart from Belong JK--Vibe like lite Smashing Pumpkins + Silversun PIckups 35 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Minneapolis has become my fave connecting airport. The place is laid out for maximum throughput without sacrificing comfort 4 the transient 36 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Petabytes + petaflop + peta "meta". The scale of Big Data + Big Analytics + Big Virtualization. 38 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Big Data. Keep it as small as practical. As it bulks massive & multidimensional, keep it compressed & consumable. Microcast 2 App Internet. about 2 hours ago via txt

Tune into my #Ingres webinar on June 14. "Why Big Data Doesn't Always Mean Big Insights." Fast data slices to right peeps at right time about 5 hours ago via txt

@edyson And then you have no options other than to pivot atop the spinning planet, or go south, or rocket into space. about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to edyson

Corporations commit idiocies all the time. Always interesting 2 C how they propagandize absurdities & how otherwise smart people acquiesce about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

Been sneezing a fair bit the last day or so. All that Vegas dust. All those sick buildings. Seriously glad to be going home. about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @Computerworld: Forrester's George Colony calls Google's Chromebook 'corporate idiocy' (@dcgov) JK--Provocative about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @forrester Forrester’s IT Forum: App Internet Future Of Internet: #itf11 JK--@gcolony keynote was provocative about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

Las Vegas hasn't really recovered from the local real estate market crash. But the place feels vibrant anyway. It's robust. about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

I had great discussions with many fellow #Forrester analysts while at #ITF11. Plenty of collaboration potential. about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

I was actually able to get some non #ITF11 work done while at conf. Finished first draft of preso slides for June 14 #Ingres webinar. about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

Some #ITF11 1:1 customers told me they were explicitly comparing #Forrester to Gartner. Whew--pressure! I just focused on question at hand about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

Looking forward to the 3-day weekend. It's been a very stimulating #ITF11. Customer 1:1s continue to stimulate. Helped clarify options. about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

Had a great walk and drink with Peggy O'Neil of #Informatica last night. Down the crowded Strip in Las Vegas. Next to Ballys. about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

@VanessaAlvarez1 You are quite welcome honeybunch! about 14 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to VanessaAlvarez1

RT @SteveMartinToGo: White wine spritzer POTENT. Actually HALF wine. Starting 2 see swirly visions & spooky chipmunks. Don't end up like me. about 14 hours ago via TweetDeck

Customer experience management. Can't easily be engineered. More like guided seduction in the direction of seamless satisfactory loyalty about 17 hours ago via TweetDeck

Great dinner with #RightNow. On to drinks with #Informatica. After that, sleep, dreams, arising, checkout, taxi, airport, security, gate about 17 hours ago via TweetDeck

Definitely need a drink & an hors d'oeuvre inside me about now. Doing some Chinese place at the Wynn's with #RightNow. about 20 hours ago via TweetDeck

Wow! Intense set of 1:1s at #ITF11. Now goiing to hear @VanessaAlvarez1 on Big Data/Storage. about 21 hours ago via TweetDeck

@Claudia_Imhoff No. Far from it. By taking determined action, you can hasten the "all things must pass" scenario. Only losers rely on fates Thursday, May 26, 2011 3:20:52 PM via TweetDeck in reply to Claudia_Imhoff

All things shall pass, everything will blow over eventually, fads come & go, etc. If you hold those truisms in head, you can weather change. Thursday, May 26, 2011 11:36:19 AM via TweetDeck

At #ITF11, @gcolony discussing App Internet. "Web not future sw arch of Internet. Interpolation btwn power at periphery & at center of 'Net" Thursday, May 26, 2011 10:50:51 AM via TweetDeck

@johnrrymer I was wondering where the heck you are. Thursday, May 26, 2011 10:31:31 AM via web in reply to johnrrymer

Going into Day 2 keynote at #ITF11. George Colony Thursday, May 26, 2011 10:31:00 AM via TweetDeck

Was telling @xmlgrrl how I too have to wind self up each morning. Can be a challenge on some mornings when thoughts don't come easy. Thursday, May 26, 2011 8:19:20 AM via TweetDeck

"Top 10 Myths Hindering Virtualization Adoption" ( JK--Good, detailed discussion. Virtz'n is scale, perf, HA, flexiblty Thursday, May 26, 2011 8:17:31 AM via TweetDeck

"Volkswagen aims for 'rolling computer'" ( JK--Discussed at #ITF11. Self-optimizing ride that plays yr personal gadgets Thursday, May 26, 2011 8:11:45 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sweetest Girl by Scritti Politti from Absolute JK--Like Wyatt, another great 1980-ish Rough Trade UK artist. Welsh. Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:23:02 AM via web

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp At Last I Am Free by Robert Wyatt from His Greatest Misses JK--1980-ish. Reedyvoiced Englishman does great Chic cover Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:18:42 AM via web

Fingernail growth definitely accelerates on business trips. I wonder what the critical combination of physiological factors might be. Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:47:31 AM via web

Did obligatory nighttime stroll down the Strip. Las Vegas: land where women flock 2 from far & wide to expose cleavage. It's all a bit much Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:19:36 AM via web

#Forrester analyst Eve Maler, aka #xmlgrrl, went to high school in Hawaii with President Obama. She has great stories. I'm Eve's biggest fan Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:15:47 AM via web

Several inquiries at #Forrester #ITForum were simply customers wanting 2 meet me in flesh. Feels good to have fans. I don't take 4 granted Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:13:52 AM via web

Clem from ESRI and I discussed need for tools for rating the gerrymander quotient of any political redistricting proposal. Tough nut 2 crack Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:11:16 AM via web

Was a good day. Highlight was NICE's demonstration of human side of their next best action platform. Capture expertise of call center agents Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:09:22 AM via web

Had a very fine dining experience with the rest of the #Forrester BP role team at Canaletto Palazzo. That bourbon was neat & wicked good! Wednesday, May 25, 2011 10:49:55 PM via web

Best optical illusion of the year ( JK--Follow the instructions on your 1st viewing. Look at the ring on your 2nd view Wednesday, May 25, 2011 8:24:00 PM via web

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Man in Black by Johnny Cash from The Legend of Johnny Cash JK--My theme song at #ITF11. Black is slimming. Lean! Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:56:58 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Bitch by The Rolling Stones from Sticky Fingers JK--Ballsy song & album titles. And album cover. Badboys done good! Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:37:05 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: I Wanna Be a Flintstone by Screaming Blue Messiahs from Bikini Red JK--Song I wish I had written. Yabba dabba doo! Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:26:16 PM via TweetDeck

Wanna thank Mr. Mike Balch from #SAP #Sybase for delivering the presos from the NYC analyst day on USB to me at #ITF11. Reading now. Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:00:41 PM via TweetDeck

"Avoid Tech Distractions: Nine Simple Focus Enhancers" ( JK--Here's 3 more: 1) earbuds, 2) music, & 3) solitude. Wednesday, May 25, 2011 4:31:49 PM via TweetDeck

Great 1:1 chats with #Forrester customers on Big Data, #Hadoop, Next Best Action, Advanced Analytics, and EDW at #ITF11. More coming up. Wednesday, May 25, 2011 4:23:29 PM via TweetDeck

#Forrester #ITF11 Marc Cecere says VCs wary of startups who have IT org in business plan. IT outsourcing is becoming the mainstream. Wednesday, May 25, 2011 10:58:51 AM via TweetDeck

"MapR & EMC Announce Tech License Agreement 4 Next-Gen #Hadoop Distro" ( JK--Importnt prtnrshp: cluster HA & visibilty Wednesday, May 25, 2011 10:52:14 AM via TweetDeck

Iceland. The mouse whose volcanoes roar, where European air travel is concerned. Wednesday, May 25, 2011 10:45:57 AM via TweetDeck

#Forrester #ITF11 is underway. Keynotes start in just a moment. Huge customer attendance. We Forrester personnel in overflow room. Wednesday, May 25, 2011 10:44:32 AM via TweetDeck

Had excellent demo/chat with NICE Systems, a call-ctr-focused next-best action solution vendor. Their conf on floors above #Forrester in LV Wednesday, May 25, 2011 10:43:18 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Wise Up by Aimee Mann from the album (Sntrk) Magnolia JK--Poignant. Aimee Mann always sings with real heart. Wednesday, May 25, 2011 9:05:52 AM via TweetDeck

"Facebook Wants to Hook 'Em Young" ( JK--This just in: Facebook hires Ronald McDonald as chief marketing officer Wednesday, May 25, 2011 8:54:32 AM via TweetDeck

"Twitter reportedly seals the deal to buy TweetDeck" ( JK--Absolutely essential acquisition for them. Social dashboard Wednesday, May 25, 2011 8:44:29 AM via TweetDeck

Getting ready for day one of #Forrester IT Forum. By "getting ready," I mean getting up. Wednesday, May 25, 2011 8:41:50 AM via TweetDeck

Not sure who's the bigger Internet bandwidth hog: Netflix or Lady Gaga. Wednesday, May 25, 2011 8:41:11 AM via TweetDeck

Did a small #Forrester hootenanny tonight with @mgilpin @xmlgrrl & Randy Heffner. Randy did a Dylan and M.Ward songs that I didn't recognize Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:52:37 AM via TweetDeck

New #Forrester report, "How Social CRM Benefits From Big Data" ( Tuesday, May 24, 2011 8:57:04 PM via TweetDeck

"The poem fails when it strays too far from the song, and the song fails when it strays too far from the dance." --Ezra Pound Tuesday, May 24, 2011 8:19:53 PM via txt

Munching lunch late afternoon at Subway on Tropicana in Vegas listening to Chilly's #KEXP podcast "El Sonido" of cool modern Latin grooves. Tuesday, May 24, 2011 7:30:40 PM via txt

Just got into Vegas. Going out to grab a late lunch. Get some fresh air. Tuesday, May 24, 2011 5:55:40 PM via TweetDeck

At some point, somebody has to work Big Bandwidth into the Big Data paradigm. How ya gonna move that ballooning mass of intelligence? Tuesday, May 24, 2011 11:37:56 AM via TweetDeck

"Crowd Computing Requires Mix Of Openness And Controls" ( JK--Social BI? Crowdsourcing? Is another synonym necessary? Tuesday, May 24, 2011 11:18:32 AM via TweetDeck

"10 things you can do to conserve Internet bandwidth" ( JK--Phrased like a "green" imperative. But it's "save green $" Tuesday, May 24, 2011 11:08:50 AM via TweetDeck

"Twitter to leave empty CTO post unfilled" ( JK--Can/will a "social" of engineers make the CTO function redundant? Tuesday, May 24, 2011 11:00:51 AM via TweetDeck

Must continue to read the news in transit to and while at #Forrester IT Forum. Customers expect us 2 B up-to-the-moment with sharp analysis Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:58:10 AM via TweetDeck

"Has Oracle stopped making big acquisitions?" ( JK--If dont make #Hadoop acq soon, Redwood Shores lagoon'll freeze ovr Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:56:41 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: New York Town by Woody Guthrie from the album The Asch Recordings Vol 1 JK--Good blues number with hillybilly twang Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:50:04 AM via TweetDeck

@IBMcloud @jameskobielus says that's a good idea! Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:48:24 AM via TweetDeck in reply to IBMcloud

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall by Bob Dylan from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan JK--Happy b-day to The 70-Year Old Bob Dylan Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:43:27 AM via TweetDeck

Catch me #Forrester ITF, Palazzo, Titian 2305, Thurs May 26, 2:25-3:05pm: "Best Practices In Nxt Bst Action 4 Customer-Driven Processes" Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:42:36 AM via TweetDeck

@InformationCTO I'm thinking of prefacing every tweet with "@jameskobielus says" just to remind you all of the obvious. Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:38:40 AM via TweetDeck in reply to InformationCTO

Advice to companies who tweet: Don't mention your company in every single tweet. Dead give-away of purely promotional blather. Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:33:50 AM via TweetDeck

For industry analysts, best differentiation is just to issue steady stream of sharp insights derived from ongoing research & engagement. Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:31:26 AM via TweetDeck

Next best actions. Where #CRM customer experience optimization concerned, nxt bst action may require human judgment. Give agents wiggle-room Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:30:02 AM via TweetDeck

En route to Vegas for #Forrester IT Forum. Speak on #CRM Next Best Actions on Thurs afternoon at Palazzo. Hope to see you all there! Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:25:40 AM via TweetDeck

In transit to #Forrester IT Forum in Vegas/Palazzo. Catch me Thursday, speaking on #CRM Next Best Action: Maximizing Love + Money. Tuesday, May 24, 2011 7:26:16 AM via TweetDeck

"Mitt Romney Haunted By Past Of Trying To Help Uninsured Sick People" ( JK--Atoning by slacking on personal hygiene Monday, May 23, 2011 7:06:45 PM via TweetDeck

Commercial photos taken by Stanley Kubrick before he became a filmmaker: Monday, May 23, 2011 5:45:54 PM via TweetDeck

"50 Best Science Writers of All Time" ( JK--How many of these were/are non-scientists (i.e., pure "popularizers")? Monday, May 23, 2011 5:22:13 PM via TweetDeck

@BIScorecard My only commentary on my competitors that they all do a fine job. Hence, I stay alert & on my toes. Monday, May 23, 2011 5:18:38 PM via TweetDeck in reply to BIScorecard

Likely GOP pres nom is the former Massachusetts gov. I guess we can refer to universal healthcare coverage as "Obamneycare." Bi-partisanship Monday, May 23, 2011 4:16:10 PM via TweetDeck

"Scientists beat data transfer record" ( JK--26 TB per second on a laser beam at 50km via OFDM Monday, May 23, 2011 3:21:39 PM via TweetDeck

Do boomerangs break the opposite way in the Northern Hemisphere from how they cut the air Down Under? Does it work like sink drains? Monday, May 23, 2011 3:10:03 PM via TweetDeck

I'm thinking of focusing on analytics in cloud leveraging gut intuition. Call it "Gut as a Service" (GaaS). Ummm, never mind. Acronym issues Monday, May 23, 2011 3:06:45 PM via TweetDeck

"NICE to Showcase its Cross-chann Interaction Analytics.." ( JK--NxtBstAction vendor. Conf next 2 ours in LV this week Monday, May 23, 2011 2:51:03 PM via TweetDeck

@OttieNolan2612 Thanks, but not me. My son is. He's a screenwriter (working on one; hopeful to sell) in LA. Handle is @jasonkobielus Monday, May 23, 2011 2:49:17 PM via TweetDeck in reply to OttieNolan2612

Don't assume that I have access to my competitors' reports or that, even if I did, would comment on them. We have own independent research Monday, May 23, 2011 2:30:38 PM via TweetDeck

Metadata. No, it's not data on a magical existential mystical zen cosmic plane. If it were, Charlie Kaufman would've written the screenplay. Monday, May 23, 2011 2:17:40 PM via TweetDeck

Developing webinar preso for vendor-sponsored event is all about fine-tuning some subset of your POV to that context. We offer perspective Monday, May 23, 2011 1:03:13 PM via TweetDeck

Summer's definitely coming. I can stand to keep my barefeet on the cold cold wood floor of my basement office for longer. Monday, May 23, 2011 12:54:12 PM via TweetDeck

Omigosh. Also ignore the double-entendres in the previous tweet. Now that I've called attention, you can't "not see" them. Oh well. Monday, May 23, 2011 12:45:42 PM via TweetDeck

@NeilRaden Fer sher. That's why vague "experience" is the right focus. Friction kills satisfaction. Are U rubbing customers right or wrong? Monday, May 23, 2011 12:45:04 PM via TweetDeck in reply to NeilRaden

Big Data. Must consider the overkill factor. Experienced gut feel is classic small-data scenario. Don't drown insight in deep data wells. Monday, May 23, 2011 12:37:44 PM via TweetDeck

Big Data driving targeted micro-decisions (e.g., customer experience optimization session-handling) that have massive impact in aggregate. Monday, May 23, 2011 12:34:03 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Change Gonna Come by Otis Redding from Otis! Th Def Redding JK--Which do I luv better: his or Sam's? Both R awesome! Monday, May 23, 2011 12:17:12 PM via TweetDeck

Big Data. Does it require Big Data Centers? Or can U democratize petabytes out 2 palms of hands? Mobile devices? How soon? How cheaply? Monday, May 23, 2011 12:10:46 PM via TweetDeck

"Big Data: Keep It Small, Stupid!" Presenting at Strata Summit NYC on Sept 20. Not just storage efficiency. Deliver #BI consumable slices Monday, May 23, 2011 12:07:04 PM via TweetDeck

Don't read any more entendres into that last tweet. Believe it or not, unintended. If you read them in, you have a dirty mind. Not me Monday, May 23, 2011 12:00:11 PM via TweetDeck

Paradigms' demise. Half the time, we analysts busy ourselves with post-mortems much like the munchkins and their ding-donging the dead witch Monday, May 23, 2011 11:59:34 AM via TweetDeck

Psssssst.....Big Data is dead(-on the most important new paradigm)....pass it on. Let industry know that I'm the first to proclaim this. Monday, May 23, 2011 11:48:03 AM via TweetDeck

RT @CarlyEdittOn: "Friction control project makes touchscreens sticky or slippery" ( JK--My project is 2 wash my hands Monday, May 23, 2011 11:41:19 AM via TweetDeck

@araffalovich Awkward is natural feeling in yoga. If you don't feel awkward, you're not trying. Geeks are awkward from birth. Feel at home Monday, May 23, 2011 10:27:32 AM via TweetDeck in reply to araffalovich

@donalddotfarmer Of course, "quality" is also a matter of enhancing/augmenting data to support hi-quality decision support. Monday, May 23, 2011 10:26:24 AM via TweetDeck in reply to donalddotfarmer

Relistened to Charlotte Gainsbourg "IRM" LP over weekend in its entirety. Confirms that she's putting out work on par with late father. Monday, May 23, 2011 10:21:33 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sweet Jane by Cowboy Junkies JK--Sleepy languid Canadian indie-country-rockers nailed definitive cover of VU classic Monday, May 23, 2011 10:18:55 AM via TweetDeck

"Michele Bachmann, '"Sarah Palin's stunt double'" ( JK--GOP has 2 attractive female candidates but no sex appeal Monday, May 23, 2011 10:10:32 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Your Favorite Thing by Sugar from File Under: Easy Listening JK--Great rocksong from mid-90s. Monday, May 23, 2011 10:09:11 AM via TweetDeck

@araffalovich Essentially, yoga runs you through awkward physical positions and rhythms and challenges you t… (cont) Monday, May 23, 2011 10:08:39 AM via TweetDeck in reply to araffalovich

@krdaugherty Hey Kim, can't speak for analysts generally, just for little ol' me. I don't retain any more o… (cont) Monday, May 23, 2011 10:01:53 AM via TweetDeck in reply to krdaugherty

@johnrrymer #SoftwareAG #Terracotta #Gigaspaces Please send me the slides. I didn't get the invite to this. Monday, May 23, 2011 9:55:14 AM via TweetDeck in reply to johnrrymer

Cecelia Tisler Hoff. 188?-1971. Monday, May 23, 2011 9:54:00 AM via TweetDeck

Only grandparent of mine whose lifespan overlapped mine was ancient & absent-minded. That made me sad. Long memory should inform long life Monday, May 23, 2011 9:52:48 AM via TweetDeck

Often, I recover memories in the very act of speaking or writing about them. What I'm doing now is using social to boost my own memory Monday, May 23, 2011 9:50:09 AM via TweetDeck

Big Memory. People seem 2 think I have one, but I dont. I'm absent-minded. My memory is in my notes. Include tweets in definition of "notes" Monday, May 23, 2011 9:48:55 AM via TweetDeck

National Capital Region. Funny how you have two states named for women (Virginia & Mary) surrounding a district named for a dude (Columbus). Monday, May 23, 2011 9:07:05 AM via TweetDeck

But of course, so many of us are in transit to Vegas this week it'd be the exact wrong day to invite Gregg & crew on-site. Monday, May 23, 2011 8:52:50 AM via TweetDeck

@bzurek #Code Just invite Allman Bros Band 2 perform live in Tech Square. That'll make it #Forrester HQ field day full of fun & productivity Monday, May 23, 2011 8:50:43 AM via TweetDeck in reply to bzurek

I very much want to hear what sort of Big Data strategy Software AG might have. So far, haven't heard from them on this. Monday, May 23, 2011 8:42:50 AM via TweetDeck

I tend to keep my possessions really simple, focused on my core tools, and work them intensively till they fall apart. I'm no early adopter Monday, May 23, 2011 8:35:34 AM via TweetDeck

Picked out a new carry-on garment bag at Macy's yesterday. Can't believe I'm still using my old man's suitbag from 1970s. It's falling apart Monday, May 23, 2011 8:34:48 AM via TweetDeck

@youngwookim Pig and Hive? Technically, pigs live in "pens," not "hives." Monday, May 23, 2011 8:28:51 AM via TweetDeck in reply to youngwookim

@donalddotfarmer #qlikview Not really. The data stewardship process is spectrum of governance, profiling, cleansing, and enhancement tasks. Monday, May 23, 2011 8:27:45 AM via TweetDeck in reply to donalddotfarmer

Software AG acquires in-memory search, query, & r-t analysis vendor Terracotta ( TC "Big Memory" a key Big Data tech Monday, May 23, 2011 8:24:30 AM via TweetDeck

McDonald's should keep Ronald in their ads. In fact, they should put him in all ads, even 4 grown-ups. I find their recent commercials dull. Monday, May 23, 2011 8:19:03 AM via TweetDeck

Gearing up for #Forrester IT Forum the rest of this week in Vegas. Hope to see many customers, do many 1:1s, have many great conversations. Monday, May 23, 2011 8:17:20 AM via TweetDeck

Latency kills productivity. Mixed latencies in same online session (some things lickety-split, some long lag) kill mood. Give U the jitters. Monday, May 23, 2011 8:16:26 AM via TweetDeck

At this point, I never want to see another dystopic or apocalyptical vision in cinema. The world's died a million times. I'm over all that. Monday, May 23, 2011 8:03:59 AM via TweetDeck

Getting my head back together after a busy weekend of doing stuff, with an even busier week of going places & doing stuff ahead of me. Monday, May 23, 2011 7:47:31 AM via TweetDeck

Sipping my day-old microwaved Panera coffee. I like theirs. Consistent quality. Free refill. always grab one 4 "road" (or next-A.M. wake-up) Monday, May 23, 2011 7:46:23 AM via TweetDeck

Saw depressing, illogical, organ-harvesting dystopia "Never Let Me Go" on DVD. Just want to say "You dumb-ass clones, run the f*** away!" Sunday, May 22, 2011 9:46:53 PM via txt

@kushohri Birds do it. Bees do it. Even monkeys in the trees do it. Let's do it. Let's jump each other's game (in purely professional sense) Sunday, May 22, 2011 7:21:10 PM via TweetDeck in reply to kushohri

Had a filling meal with the girls at Romano's Macaroni Grill in Kingstowne. Filling doesn't mean delicious. Pasta overload. Spice-impaired Sunday, May 22, 2011 7:19:44 PM via TweetDeck

Yes, I have 2 Zune. I prefer 1st-gen black brick for simple tactile interface. I use my smaller/slimmer/touchscreen 2nd-gen 4 browsing Sunday, May 22, 2011 7:17:47 PM via TweetDeck

Bought Paul Simon "So Beautiful or So What" (Deluxe Ltd Edition w/DVD) at Border's (50% off all titles). Copying to both my Zunes. Awesome!! Sunday, May 22, 2011 7:16:11 PM via TweetDeck

Interesting that Blockbuster was acquired by online service provider and Barnes & Noble likely to. Loyalty programs their core assets. Sunday, May 22, 2011 5:14:06 PM via txt

Mall "community room." I have never heard of community organizations holding potlucks on the 2nd floor of Macy's 3 doors down from restrooms Sunday, May 22, 2011 4:14:16 PM via txt

Dead malls. The anchors are often all that remain, mooring the rotting hulk to the sandbar where it sits listing. Sunday, May 22, 2011 3:34:27 PM via txt

Springfield Mall. It is now largely vacant. At least the owners had decency to cover the vacancies with continuous clean white plaster walls Sunday, May 22, 2011 3:31:53 PM via txt

Libertarians. Philosophy majors at a party school who switched to poli sci late in junior year while steadfastly denying they're pre-law Sunday, May 22, 2011 1:17:55 PM via txt

All-time worst NPR All Sngs Cnsdrd podcast: "Splitsville." Bands these guys fell outaluv with. Shoot selvs in foot citing groups I still luv Sunday, May 22, 2011 12:49:35 PM via txt

Another analyst mentioned "Almost Famous" scene where Bangs tells cub RlgStone reporter that bands not real friends. Like analysts & vendors Sunday, May 22, 2011 11:43:49 AM via txt

Good question. Why are there no firms that track long-established sprawling data analytics analyst space, with or w/o granular segmentation? Sunday, May 22, 2011 9:40:40 AM via txt

Do what? Sunday, May 22, 2011 9:35:05 AM via txt

Gauge bigtheme winds. 2. Figure where fast $ sits. 3. Publish or say U plan 2 on that. 4. Market self as guru. 5. Gloss over own history Sunday, May 22, 2011 9:34:18 AM via txt

Technorati et al don't track analyst community w/ meaningful segment'n by coverage. As befits arena where everybody jumps everyone's game Sunday, May 22, 2011 9:25:38 AM via txt

Guild of BI analysts? You must be kidding. Sunday, May 22, 2011 9:21:29 AM via txt

As I have said many times, I tweet pre yoga to cool down. Such as now. Sunday, May 22, 2011 9:20:33 AM via txt

Yoga is all about relaxing deeply while pushing strenuously against constraints to build agility. Any career comment entirely in your mind. Sunday, May 22, 2011 9:17:33 AM via txt

In terms of #BI analysts who go really deep on predictive analytics, data mining, & statistical analysis, I'm one of the few. Sunday, May 22, 2011 9:13:10 AM via txt

Folks such as Technorati. Sunday, May 22, 2011 9:10:34 AM via txt

Do I? I don't, as an analyst, cover the analyst community of which I'm a member. I'm not THAT meta! Sunday, May 22, 2011 9:09:24 AM via txt

Every analyst builds a practice thru their particular mix of subject areas, passions, and pronouncements. Sunday, May 22, 2011 8:57:59 AM via txt

Just some idle thoughts before we run off to morning yoga. Got the daughter with us. She got the many A's nailed down. Straight A's at GMU! Sunday, May 22, 2011 8:07:27 AM via TweetDeck

In other words, to keep pace with the 3 Vs of "Big Data" you need the 3 As of service-oriented analytics Sunday, May 22, 2011 8:06:17 AM via TweetDeck

Scalable devel 4 "Big Data" is abstraction (wrap all as services), agility (iterative/collaborative), & automation (self-learning models) Sunday, May 22, 2011 8:05:21 AM via TweetDeck

As I tweeted last week, development model for "Big Data" must focus on scaling devel to keep pace with many Vs: more data, analytics, etc Sunday, May 22, 2011 8:03:05 AM via TweetDeck

While the world was ending yesterday I caught up on reading. Never realized that Armageddon would be perfect opportunity to refresh my mind Sunday, May 22, 2011 8:00:39 AM via TweetDeck

Republicans hoping that they can replicate Obama feat of 2008: relative nobody emerges to win election. GOP field full of relative nobodies Sunday, May 22, 2011 7:56:30 AM via TweetDeck

Part of the problem with tweetng about "physical layer" of IT is that many tweetbots follow U misunderstanding juxta of "physical" & "lay" Sunday, May 22, 2011 7:54:16 AM via TweetDeck

RT @ChrisPirillo: "Do you have the self discipline it takes to work from home?" ( JK--And the temperament. It's lonely Sunday, May 22, 2011 7:49:59 AM via TweetDeck

Another beef with that McKinsey "Big Data" study (yes, I read fast). You can remove "big" from 90% of mentions without changing meaning. Sunday, May 22, 2011 7:48:45 AM via TweetDeck

Summer heat & humidity settling into DC area. The hazies outside will remain for months, off and on. Sunday, May 22, 2011 7:46:35 AM via TweetDeck

"Don't see value in LinkedIn?" ( JK--LInkedIn is a social that seems business-ready, but just as big timewaster as FB. Saturday, May 21, 2011 4:23:13 PM via TweetDeck

Big Data. It's a big sinkhole of warring definitions that will resolve nothing. Saturday, May 21, 2011 4:18:28 PM via TweetDeck

Skipping past the 40 millionth "BI defined" article in the trade press. Hasn't it been defined to death by now? Saturday, May 21, 2011 4:16:45 PM via TweetDeck

Listenng to Vampire Weekend "White Sky" from "Contra." Ezra does his little spiral-y YokoOnonanistic "oo oo ow oo ow oo oo" vocal turn. Saturday, May 21, 2011 4:06:25 PM via TweetDeck

Regaled lunchtime companions with self-indulgent tale of provenance of name "Kobielus," bringing lumberjacks, Lithuanians, & JS Bach into it Saturday, May 21, 2011 4:02:46 PM via TweetDeck

Each authors their own narrative. Grab your tale by the tail. Saturday, May 21, 2011 3:41:40 PM via txt

“@DamianM: Skype to be renamed to "Microsoft Windows VOIP Cloud Talky Talky Foundation Services.NET"” excellent ! Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:17:43 AM via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by you

When I see someone whom I like who remains in Facebook in spite of having passed away, I'm glad they're there. They live in communal memory Saturday, May 21, 2011 8:20:47 AM via TweetDeck

Sleep's a hit-or-miss thing when your work/travel schedule is nutsy-cuckoo. I go with flow. Try not to lose any sleep over losing any sleep. Saturday, May 21, 2011 8:13:50 AM via TweetDeck

YOUR DUKES//How to placate your/ angriest gods and not be/bullied is wholly/ between you and them and may//the toughest spirits/win. Saturday, May 21, 2011 7:48:02 AM via txt

My main beef with the McKinsey study is that it's written with little apparent understanding of shared-nothing MPP EDW: the core technology Saturday, May 21, 2011 6:51:42 AM via TweetDeck

Cross-industry findings on use cases 4 "Big Data" in McKinsey study can B summed up by "pervasive next best action": a term they dont use Saturday, May 21, 2011 6:41:50 AM via TweetDeck

Best part of McKinsey "Big Data" study is pp. 66-75: retailing industry. A very useful, detailed discussion of key use cases. Saturday, May 21, 2011 6:39:46 AM via TweetDeck

McKinsey "Big Data" study ( Discussion of analysis techniques, technologies, & visualizations is not rigorous taxonomy Saturday, May 21, 2011 6:36:10 AM via TweetDeck

In my younger days, I was the dork whisperer. In my career, I evolved into the geek whisperer. In my dotage, I'll be the coot whisperer. Saturday, May 21, 2011 1:27:48 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You're Gonna Miss Me by 13th Floor Elevators JK--One of rock's classic screams. Roky Erickson. "U never heeded it" Saturday, May 21, 2011 1:07:40 AM via TweetDeck

Sometimes U read vendor press release announcing 1.0 release of product U know they released a few years ago. Wondering what "release" means Saturday, May 21, 2011 1:06:06 AM via TweetDeck