"Visualizing Music Notation" (http://bit.ly/mucGeB) JK--Makes you realize that music is both abstract & concrete. It's a pattern language.
Today's my half-birthday, 6 months before & after my birthdays. Wanna thank Baskin-Robbins for the free cone. Fortunately, not a half-scoop.
"4 Hadoop Helpers Promise Speedy Big-Data Analysis" (http://bit.ly/k3XsSz) JK--Henschen just coined great new phrase. Hadoop = hamburger.
ICQ. Remember when it was cool & new in IM. Then adoption in US waned. Then went into extended living oblivion. Thought that was Skype fate
Those "someone's searching for you" spam lures feel especially dopey in the era of Google & Facebook. Unless they're clueless, they found U
Just a matter of time before Skype's new owner ties it into all its other properties. Can they make this a new cashcow as Windows declines?
Upgraded the Skype on my personal laptop. Did videoconf w/ Egidia sister & her husband in Jakarta. It's our global family intercom.
We're talkin' the 31 flavors of #Hadoop, Dana. Extra big scoops. Creamy goodness in every petabyte.
Extending my time on the elliptical to watch this new TV On The Radio video. "Will Do."
I'll wave my magical sentiment analysis wand to filter the vast deep streams emanating from Mr. G's many soc media presences & defer 2 him.
Feeling is mutual, Tony. We need to spend more time on small talk about Big Data with Big Dana.
Cuz I have you primed to expect it. I wield the power of poetic suggestion....big time!
It's a big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big ol' world
Let's see. This week I took cracks at a Big Data maturity model, a mkt size projection, a vendor shortlist, a go-to-mkt msg vet, & a vision
Experience optimization. Trying to engineer it inside the interaction is one thing. But trying to keep it optimized in retrospect is futile.
Deep prebriefings from vendors R great, but I dont do "scoops." I'm not a reporter, but am xpert source 4 reportrs. Who scoop my brain clean
Today was start2finish business calls. One of those days where I used every resource at my disposal.
Major league baseball. Top alltime basehitter will never be in hall of fame. Top homerun hitter will share that distinction. Scandal sport.
A calm gray May day. Nothing much to say.
Taking speed briefing from #Sumerian , a Scotland-based IT stat/predictive analytics vendor with subscription/consulting "hybrid" biz model
"Facebook-Google 'cold war' suddenly gets hot" (http://bit.ly/kX16Dc) JK--Mass media loves this IT hotbrand feud stuff. It'll B hyped 2 hilt
1st-gen brick cellphones. Don't laugh. Prices were also outsized. But mobility made everybody salivate. Ample justification 4 early adopters
Cisco on hard times. Toyota declining to #3 in world auto market share. When yesterday's blue chips suffer, you wonder if it signals new era
Real-time log analysis. It's the deep replenishing pool of cloudy evidence into which you dip the diagnostic of root cause analysis.
Real-time clickstream analytics. It's the fuel driving the engine of experience optimization across all online channels. Reveals inner quest
"Detox"? It's the hip new quasi-synonym for "diet." Seems to treat certain food/drink/thoughts as if poisonous. Vegans stigmatize carnivores
Hadoop-optimized storage layers? Depending on which #Hadoop storage layer you're optimizing. HDFS? Hbase? Cassandra? Other, via pluggables?
Can refer to senior IBM exec only by first name & everybody knows, in context, which Arvind I'm referring to. Mr. Krishna very approachable
Arvind, at #Ibmbigdata, referred to "isolation layer" (aka abstraction or virtualization layer). Good term. Suggests performance & HA.
Finishing several days worth of newspapers that piled up during my roadtrip. I need to know that I've at least scanned every page. Awareness
Settling in for several days of, per the meteorologist, "unsettled" weather. More moisture. Nothing terribly dramatic, I believe. We'll see.
"EMC, NetApp Go Open Source With Hadoop" (http://bit.ly/kSA7mR) JK--EMC--I knew. NetApp has Hadoop-optimized storage product.
Listening to PJ Harvey "The Glorious Land" from "Let England Shake." Reminds me of this poem I wrote in 1998… (cont) http://deck.ly/~bCuze
"Bin Laden Sons Say U.S. Broke International Law" (http://nyti.ms/iIz2M1) JK--Sons of 9/11 architect cite law? What's Arabic for "chutzpah"?
Can't wait for SAPPHIRE Orlando on Monday. Don't have much time this year, but very much enjoy the experience. Meet folks. Learn thing or 2
I am so looking forward to our vacation to Indonesia this summer. Visit Egidia's family. It's been several years. Always enjoy the place.
Wanna thank @djkevincole for having the most awesome list of people/bands he's following on Twitter, and which I, too, am now following.
I'm all Hadoop'd out. Too pooped to Hadoop.
Today was an intensely draining day. Cordless-phone battery-draining from wall-to-wall phone calls.
Doing webinar on Tues June 14 with #Ingres on real-time high-performance analytics. Stay tuned for further details.
Doing briefing/demo from #Denodo
"Data Link Layer: Understanding one of my favorite layers of the OSI Model" (http://bit.ly/kbRRQS) JK--U have a fave OSI layer? Get a life.
Just shared with Doug Henschen a broad framework 4 guesstimating size/growth of the #Hadoop Big Data solutions market over rest of decade.
@StarcounterDB There is indeed madness in my method acting. I stuff cotton in my jowls & scream "STELLA!!!!"...silently...while taking notes
Are we having fun yet? Are we having lunch yet?
Cuz Big Data is about data at REST & in MOTION. Cloud-ly bodies at rest and in motion. How's that for tortured Newtonian acronym-mongering?
Abstraction layers for Big Data. REST is one of them. I'd also like to see one called MOTION: multi-object transform instantly over networks
Taking briefing from #Informatica right now on lots of good stuff.
Big Data in a Big Rush. That's how I expect the data analytics industry to re-message the whole elastic self-service provisioning theme.
Massive re-messaging, re-positioning, re-roadmapping, & re-partnering shift in enterprise IT around Big Data theme. Hoo-boy!
I am not a dog person. Have no pets at all. Prefer it that way. Like living in a clean house.
The barking dog in the background on a business call. That's the sonic signature of the home-office worker.
@StarcounterDB Thanks but they're a mess. You sit next to me, I look like a crazy man scribbling all over a single indecipherable sheet
"IT pro's perfect game puts him in Putt-Putt record book" (http://bit.ly/iVDuOK) JK--18 consecutive aces? Wow! The Poobah of Putt-Putt!
Many vendors have similar mapping & reducing features in their offerings...I call this "loosey-goosey mappy-reducey"
Managing anxiety levels is one of key productivity boosters. Not just managing your own. But be aware of your influence on others' anxieties
I have one of those voices you wouldn't describe as "relaxing." Nor does my wife. So we agree that we have nerve-jangling pipes.
Always happy when friends reach out 4 emotional support. Life is crazy. It's good when friends aren't emotionally needy. That's crazy-making
Skype has had how many owners in past several years? Everybody knows it's a valuable asset. Nobody quite knows what to do with it.
"Deloitte buys Oco for BI, analytics" (http://bit.ly/j85umT) JK--Blinked when I saw this headline. Then realized prof svcs & SaaS a good fit
Was telling Phil F. at #ibmbigdata that my tweets from events are my notes. Well, only part of them. On paper I diagram crazy complex graphs
'Twas good to hear the #ibmbigdata emphasis on data governance and ILM. Big Data can become a big mess if means slacking off from quality.
"Cisco family tree" graphic in center of latest Network World is cool. Companies acquired since 1993. "Oh, that's what became of so-and-so"
IEEE piece on 3-D printers for CAD prototyping. I could use one around house for one-off household stopgap doodads & thingamabobs.
Picked up free IEEE Spectrum at Delta Shuttle gate at Laguardia. Good historical piece on incandescent bulbs. Manufacturing. Early 1900s.
We are all now very familiar with the phenomenon of baddies impersonating our friends on email & social. Quick chat can test authenticity.
In the spirit of "LI" for "Long Island" (NY), I propose Michigan designate "UP" cities--e.g., Marquette UP, Escanaba UP, Sault Ste. Marie UP
For Vs of Big Data, I suggest: volume, velocity, variety, volatility, validity, & value. Yes, value: R U getting big insights from Big Data?
"Variety" & "variability" are too easily confused. I suggest "volatilty" for latter. Volatilty means data sources/formats come & go.
Actually, the word "variability" got thrown in there as well as #ibmbigdata. It's not the same as variety. Variability is changing varieties
@daniel_abadi I like someone's suggestion of adding "validity" (i.e, trustworthy data) to the Vs.
What's now the Bronx must have been dense forest before civilization came. Westchester still has that tree-carpeted roll to the landscape.
IBM's Westchester County NY facilities (I've been to Watson Lab & the Somers campus) have feeling of crowning their respective hillsides.
Economy's improving. I saw fresh construction projects in Vegas. Somebody has enough confidence to put some money behind something new.
"Grandiose" & "plethora." People mistakenly think they mean "big" & "a lot." But they are pejoratives meaning "excessive" & "too much."
The Good Humor people. They never had a signature ice cream variety or truck-jingle. They used to have a signature truck design. No more.
Social network behavioral analytics: secret sauce for next best action, customer experience optimization, segmentation, & target marketing.
One of the things that impresses me about #ibmbigdata is their commitment to Apache open source & desire to minimize proprietary forks.
Yahoo focusing on Apache Hadoop, discontinuing "The Yahoo Distribution of Hadoop" - http://yhoo.it/i9Ww8W
Why does Delta Shuttle put ample, diverse free pubs at Laguardia & near-diddly-squat on the WashNatl end? I want my free reading material!
Nice to be home. Breather. Open window behind me. Quiet night. Air is fresh. Bandwidth. I've unpacked my work head & left it downstairs.
"Weaponizing the Social Web" (http://bit.ly/ikVuaW) JK--Spreading geopolitical propaganda thu false fronts? Lies, damned lies, & marketing.
Hmmm....relatively short two-city business trip, but packed with excellent experiences...that's all I hope for, really.
Go to my Facebook to see my photos of Mandelbrot, Codd, and Booch from the IBM Watson Labs Hall of Fame wall of great IBM scientists.
My fave memory of Watson Research Center today. A guy who works there has great quirky Benoit Mandelbrot stories. Fractal peregrinations.
Zettabytes. A trillion billion bytes, I believe. Let's call it a "trillbill." Why? Even a hint of Catherine Zeta-Jones distracts me.
Life on the "social" is all overlapping conversations. It all feels like a Robert Altman film: conversational "M*A*S*H"-ups. Edgy edgy.
In our chat with Arvind Krishna at #ibmbigdata I discussed my service-oriented analytics focus.
#IBM Big Data event was great. I'll tweet my notes when I have more bandwidth and breathing room. In transit. Lag you are dee uh.
New hot job title in analytics: "data scientist." Your database is your laboratory. Your schemas, models, and metadata are your test tubes.
Excellent #IBM Big Data symposium. This vendor has the most coherent biz solution approach I've seen so far in this emerging space.
Those who failed History are doomed to retake it. Those who didn't read the assigned Santayana aphorism are doomed to misquote it.
Wall Street focuses on your business outcomes, which are, down deep, your business' income.
#IBM Big Data Symposium. Quite a jampacked program today. Arvind etc. Several partners and customers.
Looking forward to the #IBM Big Data analyst day at their Watson Research Ctr in Yorktown Hts. NY. Love forested Westchester County
Far southeastern New York state. Only US state region with own virtual-state designator. NYC local news IDs nearby city as Freeport, L.I.
"25 Ways IT Will Morph in the Next 25 Years" (http://bit.ly/k1KYQa) JK--Number 10: dirt-cheap petabytes.
Tired little puppy. Nibbled at cold cuts, but they didn't cut it. Beer was good, though. This tired little puppy is in a deep drowse.
Landed at White Plains. Sitting in terminal. Doing what I rarely do. Sync'ing email before going 2 hotel. Priority email inquiry. Big Data
It's all a matter of simply tracking, correlating, & analyzing all vendors' public moves/statements in proper context. Anyone can do it.
People who aren't industry analysts seem 2 think U need deep briefings from vendors 2 do them justice. But public actions/words are key
Detroit Metro Airport. Site of my first airplane takeoff/landing. Me & Webelos in '69. Field trip of sorts. Flew tight circle around Motown
Good. Grabbed the seat next to the outlet. That's cause I camped on floor, saw my opening, and jumped for it.
Relistening to Arthur & Yu's 2007 LP, "In Camera" in its entirety while I squat on airport gate floor typing this. For me, reliable relaxer
Sitting at gate in my connecting airport, Detroit, en route to White Plains 4 #IBM thing. This is not the Metro of my childhood. Better now.
Listening to Bill Callahan "Drover" from #KEXP Song of the Day podcast on my 1st-gen Zune. Love the authenticity of his plainsong delivery.
"Hadoop & Enterprise Storage? (http://bit.ly/ko3X9L) JK--Make data really small as make it really big. Big duplicate data = big storage cost
Now I'm going to chillax at the airport. Often, that's my ironic calm spot in a busy travel schedule.
"10 things end users do that drive me crazy" (http://tek.io/lbE5F0) JK--IT support needs patience of saint & bedside manner to get thru day
"Did cloud computing help catch Osama bin Laden?" (http://bit.ly/kmxV0d) JK--It's possible. US govt threw entire cyber-arsenal at him.
Flying today to the #IBM Big Data analyst event (tomorrow) at Watson Labs, Yorktown Heights NY.
"Microsoft Acquires Skype for $8.5 Billion" (http://tiny.ly/OYKa ) JK--Paid dearly. But may become most important social property.
May I suggest that true core of #Hadoop is MapReduce, as a modeling abstraction layer? Nothing else (HDFS, Pig, etc.) is universally adopted
DJ Riz always plays the coolest mood music in the late hours on #KEXP.
"Who Owns Your Social Identity?" (http://bit.ly/kvMkbR) JK--Can it be truly social if U can't persistently bind it to your actual identity?
A vendor asked today if my increased volume of #Hadoop tweets recently is just my personal passion. I said proportionate 2 industry activity
"EMC Delivers Hadoop 'Big Data' Analytics to the Enterprise" (http://bit.ly/kKpw8T) JK--Press release. GA in Q3.
What's all this about Microsoft acquiring Skype? Nice Twitter fodder for a 24-hour commentary cycle.
Tonight I'm going 2 B contrarian. Start calling it #Poodah for little while. Be the Grand Poobah of Poodah. Primitive analytics in the clod
An easterner on or near the west coast for a few days. You invariably split your consciousness between the timezones. Who's up now?
"Living Legend: Vint Cerf" (http://bit.ly/kplE4L) JK--Cerf is the Warren Buffett of the Internet. A respectful hush rises when name invoked
Pardon me, but I lump search-engine-optimization devotees with get-rich-quick specialists on Twittr. They want U 2 pay them 2 game something
#EMCWorld best use of live contortionists in a tech demonstration.
@JAdP Just Google "DataStax" & "Hadoop" and that press release will pop right up on many sites you don't need to register for.
#EMCWorld Greenplum plans proprietary Hadoop distro that, they claim, will be "6X faster than Apache Hadoop"
@InformationCTO By middle of decade, the real-time social media analysis will be substantially handled in-memory. Historical partly on disk
#EMCWorld EMC definition of Big Data is very high volume, growing very fast, and disparate data types.
@CurtMonash Agreed. I think of the new paradigm as the complex content analytics cloud. Every EDW is a node in the fabric.
@CurtMonash They haven't announced pricing yet. I doubt they will today. So not sure where you get the "overpriced" from.
@CurtMonash "Hadoop hardware"? What's that?
@nselby I've got a little black book of names I will nominate to fill up that hall pronto.
"IBM Delivers Technology to Help Clients Protect and Retain "Big Data"" (http://bit.ly/iKjmJd) JK--Tape storage, enhanced archiving, dedup
In many ways, the killer apps for #Hadoop are 1) petabyte-scale log analysis & 2) petabyte-scale machine learning.
#EMCWorld Tucci won't discuss acquisition plans in Big Data. Close to the vest.
#EMCWorld Tucci building technology to make virtual appliances work more seamlessly.
#EMCWorld Tucci believes most software will be delivered as appliances: physical and virtual. But says virtual will be "better."
#EMCWorld Tucci said something new: Cloud apps can be more secure than prem-based if move policies with the data into the cloud.
#EMCWorld keynote hall WiFi bandwidth starved. Reverting to handy dandy texting to tweet. Tucci still has not said anything new. Laptop off.
#EMCWorld Tucci: "Enter the Hybrid Cloud." Details later.
#EMCWorld Tucci cites research: 1.2 trillion billion bytes (zettabytes) data in digital world now, grow to 35 Zb by end of decade. 90% unstr
#EMCWorld "World's first data scientist summit"? Is that a branch of computer science? I assume it's not branch of "library science."
Here at #EMCWorld keynote. Waiting for Joe Tucci to come on. "Big Data Meets Cloud." 6000 customers here. 1000 partners. Venetian, LV
"First Ever Twitter Message Sent from Top of Mount Everest" (http://bit.ly/k08oau) JK--Only got to character 124 before oxygen ran out.
"Cloud Computing Era Could Mean MSP Extinction" (http://bit.ly/iYguck) JK--Disagree. Some enterprises'll still need remote IT monitor & mgt
"Open Source's Greatest Hits" (http://bit.ly/jfLskg) JK--Watson? Watson isn't open source! Don't list "Watson" if you only mean UIMA.
Getting ready for analyst day at #EMCWorld. By "getting ready," I mean typing these words into TweetDeck.
@bitterer "Not again" what? Context?
Lotioning & hydrating continuously. Trying to keep desert grit & brooke out of my system, though I'm indoors here at Palazzo. Casinos R gross
150th anniversary of the start of Civil War. I'm a Virginian who grew up in the Midwest. Virginia's pleasant countryside was battle central.
Memphis, of course, was named for a desert city on a large river that flooded on a predictable schedule.
Connecting to desert city Las Vegas thru river city Memphis, which braces for a flood of historic proportions.
WashPost published photo of Obama's mother at Borobodur. I love that central Java valley. In middle of humanity's 1st path out of Africa.
"D.C.’s tech scene is finally re-emerging" (http://bit.ly/eo9nI1) JK--Hasn't gone away. But VCs are Valley-dwellers.
Another nice thing about the self-tweet visualization. It tells me my tweets-per-day average. Currently: 34.45 tweets per day.
Nice thing about that self-tweet visualization graph: by clicking on word, I can quickly rollup all tweets I've done recently that use it.
This has been a Spring of intermittent sun and regular rains in the DC area. We're plenty lush. What we need is short break from precip.
Tweet influence visualizations. Would B cool 2 C how many learned new fact 1st from that tweet, or if it simply confirmed what already knew
Right, & influence often best explained post hoc: somebody took some action, the principal cause of which was what someone else did or said
They also demonstrate how little actual coherency you can get on individual's unique POV if U don't engage them in interactive conversation
Every tweet topic map shows our individual current preoccupations. I'd like 2 C time-series analysis of how mine have evolved.
Pretty freakin' amazing! Look at this topic map of my tweets (http://bit.ly/jZbal2). Try it on your own.
"In Praise of Lesser Talents" (http://bit.ly/iRZ9XD) JK-Smug & superior? Ranking talents by greater vs. lesser? Where does ranker rank self?
"Diff btwn UK, Great Britain, & England" (http://youtu.be/rNu8XDBSn10) JK--Sharp, funny, fast, accurate Venn diagram of Crown's componentry
Even when there's nothing on TV, there's always something on the Internet. And when there's nothing on the Internet, U can put something on.
Local FM station does usual Saturday night of 70s "retro." All in the disco vein. Only minimal overlap with the 70s I actually experienced
Browsing my latest "stuff" scrape of links 2 stories. Dirty little secret is out: I don't read all of them in depth during week I scrape 'em
"The History of Atari Computers" (http://bit.ly/iMCoGX) JK--Innovative for its day. And its products were attractive. For the sleek geek
"What Should Twitter Do With TweetDeck?" (http://bit.ly/kO4RSR) JK--For starters, take it out of "beta" stage fer cryin' out loud. Go v1.0.
Drinking warm ginger tea. One of my very favorite drinks. Not sure if it's medicinal. But the soothing quality is like a warm bath. Inside.
VCs primarily funding B2C social/mobile/gamification stuff these days. Business-oriented IT investments? #Hadoop stuff getting funded.
"Cracking Bin Laden's Hard Drives" (http://bit.ly/lewij8) JK--Physical fingerprints on laptops & thumbdrives may be just as important.
"Should every server be virtualized?" (http://tek.io/laAmU2) JK--Better 2 ask if all server resources should be dynamically pooled & alloc8d
RT @GoGVOConference: I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it. W. C. Fields JK--Actually, Fields said "fuck"
Getting ready for #EMCWorld. Go there tomorrow. Looking forward to a great show.
@merv and yours truly agree that 2011 is the year traditional vendors get a kick in the aaS
Word tries to autocorrect "Kobielus" to "cabal." But I'm a lone wolf, not part of some secret society or vast conspiracy. Far as I know.
RT @jeffjarvis: Android just autocorrected "asshole" to "Assange." Apparently White House took control of my tablet.
Did our yardwork in the morning. Egidia got her massage in the afternoon while I relaxed at Panera nearby. Now we're loving the calm at home
@merv You know it. BTW, what does "stealth" mean when they sponsor a conference and promote self as "stealth"?
"13 features that make each Web browser unique" (http://bit.ly/kJDqS5) JK--Nice comparative analysis of space most asssume is commoditized
Hadoop Summit 2011 (http://yhoo.it/lB6UQz). June 27. Santa Clara CA
Punk pastafazoola! WSJ has review of jarred tomato sauces. One is "Marky Ramone's Brooklyn's Own Marinara Pasta Sauce." His dad was chef
Wanna bet NSA's using most powerful supercomputer in existence 2 break whatever encryption OBL may have applied 2 all those computer files?
Hey media, quit referring to OBL at the end as "old man." He was 54. Middle aged. Not much older than me. Only 4-5 years older than Obama.
Proof we killed OBL? Why would anybody else B holding unreleased videos of him practicing speeches? His minions would've used 'em 2 taunt us
Jack Elliott. He's almost 80 years old. When will he become Settlin'Down Jack Elliott? Must he always be Ramblin'? Draws suspicion.
If you sense that the late 70s was an era of odd faux-primitive new-wave hipsterism, you are quite right. In many ways, it shaped me.
The Shaggs "My Pal Foot Foot" (http://youtu.be/yN9UT2zF8c8) Somebody, please, somebody, somewhere, find the Wiggins sisters. Make them rich
Teenage Jesus and the Jerks "Race Mixing" (live in NYC 1979) (http://youtu.be/_Il2GWc4r_4). Somehow, this makes me nostalgic for college.
DNA "Blonde Red Head" (http://youtu.be/sRSzGbuhF0g) . I'll understand if you hate this noise-art. I love it. Feels like streetperson rant.
James Chance & The Contortions "Dish It Out" (http://youtu.be/re6uN1lOTQw) JK--From classic Eno-produced 1978 LP compilation "No New York"
Young Marble Giants "Wurlitzer Jukebox," video, live, 2008. Yes, 2008 (http://youtu.be/d2POSXkN7tg)
Original version of "Misirlou" (http://youtu.be/1Qd2Nb-oh4I). An old Greek song. Title means "Let's go surfin' now everybody's learnin' how"
Saw "Love & Other Drugs" on DVD. Succeeds partly on script, mostly on strong acting from Hathaway & Gyllenhaal. Plus ample sex scenes.