Friday, June 03, 2011

Aweekstweets May 27 to June 3 2011: the week the dimensions curled back into God like an ingrown toenail

"Google expands analytics coverage with PostRank acq" ( JK--If can't control social, control how socials self-search 2 minutes ago via TweetDeck

"Syria shuts down Internet" ( JK--Apparently, Internet is one of those outside agitators who stir up all the trouble. 25 minutes ago via TweetDeck

@NeilRaden My poetic homage to Planck et al: PIXEL One ought to thank Planck for the thought/the infinitesim… (cont) about 1 hour ago via TweetDeck in reply to NeilRaden

Its the end of the IPv4 world as we know it and I feel fine. about 3 hours ago via txt

Next best action models driving retention etc. Some practitioners call the models "experiments." Is multichannel #CRM a laboratory 4 biz? about 3 hours ago via txt

Yep. Adele is near the tops in my pops. Alphabetically in my Zune, she's second only to ABBA. about 4 hours ago via txt

Wonder how many of those curled-up spatial dimensions are below Planck length, and how many macroscopically curled around our dimensions about 4 hours ago via txt

Listening to Adele's new hit album, "21," in its entirety. Excellent R&B in a classic style. Hope she evolves it going forward. about 4 hours ago via txt

My brain: Is it soup yet? about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

Interviewed by @chriskanaracus of IDG on...guess what?...some vendor #Hadoop announcement coming down the pike. about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Six days to IPv6 Day; I couldn't care less" ( JK--I commend Richi Jennings for getting thru post w/out REM reference. about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

Cosmos view revolutionized by Einstein thought experiment: POV traveling at speed/path of light. Now we take fresh POV: speed/path of string about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Lorelai by Fleet Foxes from Helplessness Blues JK--Perfect Friday afternoon song. Like an open window onto blue sky about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

Customer experience is the pivot upon which more & more enterprise CRM initiatives turn. Can you turn customers loyal? Can you turn them on? about 10 hours ago via TweetDeck

RIP Jack Kevorkian. Whatever your position on assisted suicide, you gotta admit that it took serious integrity & guts to persist on this. about 10 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Daft Punk Is Playing at My House by LCD Soundsystem JK--Knew Murphy was losing edge when stopped namedropping bands. about 10 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Jump Into The Fire by Nilsson from Nilsson Schmilsson JK---Another song I replay constantly on my Zune(s). Adrenaline! about 10 hours ago via TweetDeck

@TonyBaer Thanks, man. Short but goes to heart of what I'm seeing on #Hadoop readiness--at this time. Fast-evolving space. about 11 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to TonyBaer

@Netezza #bigdata Not true. No "wondering why." The blog clearly indicates I strongly expect more vendors to in fact do what IBM has done about 11 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to Netezza

@joshoward See you there. @quest is definitely on my short (but growing) list of vendors to visit/chat/demo. about 11 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to joshoward

@o_h_r_i #FF Thanks for the "saint" bit, but I'm too much of a squirming stubbornly critical heterodox to be a saint in any religion. about 11 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to o_h_r_i

@o_h_r_i #FF LOL! I followed your tweet's "reply to" lineage & indicated U were responding to the Sting tweet. That one done stung me good about 11 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to o_h_r_i

@o_h_r_i #FF Sting? Wow! Apparently, he's concurrently leveraging his tantric chops into some new non-musical endeavors. Synchronicity! about 11 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to o_h_r_i

Sting did SAP SAPPHIRE. I see he's also down for Oracle OpenWorld. Apparently, he's enterprise software industry's artist-in-residence. about 11 hours ago via TweetDeck

@nyyrajvggranhre Does this make no sense: "Hadoop: Is it Soup Yet?" ( about 12 hours ago via web in reply to nyyrajvggranhre

Interviewed by Sandra Gittlen of Computerworld re SMB adoption of BI. Email back&forth. Cited @bevelson great #Forrester research. about 12 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sympathy 4 the Devil by Rolling Stones JK--Whoa! Mick confessed to Kennedy killings! Did Warren Commission know this? about 12 hours ago via TweetDeck

@codeslack "Acceptance" & "interoperability" are two separate concerns. Lots of stuff gets broad "acceptance" w/o interop, creating chaos. about 12 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to codeslack

@mikeolson I don't get any sense of Apache driving any interoperability profiling of the #Hadoop subprojects. Not happening in practice about 12 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to mikeolson

Lovely morning out there, and in here. Got all the windows open. Fresh, calm, lo-humidity air pervades the house. My lungs appreciate. about 13 hours ago via TweetDeck

Charlie Sheen. Is he still "winning"? Didn't see the box score in this morning's paper? Oh, I forgot, he was benched. about 13 hours ago via TweetDeck

New blogpost: "Hadoop: Is it Soup Yet?" ( about 13 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sunny Afternoon by Kinks from Ultim8 Collection JK--Sunshine & its discontents. See also L. Reed "Who Loves the Sun?" about 13 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix Experience from Smash Hits JK--Seattle native could kiss their purple hazy drizzly sky about 13 hours ago via TweetDeck

Groupon going IPO. Wonder if consumers will be eligible for 50-90% discounts off the IPO price if act now & invite friends to lose shirts. about 14 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Content Virtualization Startup Sets Sights On Overload" ( JK--What's abstraction layer of Virtual Index Architecture? about 14 hours ago via TweetDeck

@geoffrobinson I liked "Pulp Fiction," but it felt too self-consciously clever. So did "Forrester Gump." about 14 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to geoffrobinson

"Boob Wobble App Sells 1.1 Million Copies for Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" ( JK--Real app. My fave PR headline of morning about 14 hours ago via TweetDeck

Interesting how so many people, self included, name "The Shawshank Redemption," not Oscar-winning "Gump," as their fave film of '94. about 14 hours ago via TweetDeck

@nyyrajvggranhre Specifically? about 14 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to nyyrajvggranhre

Expect many important announcements will be made at the #Hadoop Summit, many deals will be done, & many business plans will be floated Thursday, June 02, 2011 10:15:16 PM via txt

Catch me at the #Hadoop Summit later this month in Santa Clara CA. Sure to be stimulating and educational for all involved. Thursday, June 02, 2011 10:11:51 PM via txt

Did dry run for webinar June 14 w/ #Ingres "Big Insights: You Don't Necessarily Need Big Data" ( Would love to have U Thursday, June 02, 2011 3:41:08 PM via TweetDeck

@AmyWeber1973 I don't even rank-order poets. If did, it would probably B indistinguishable from various critics'. The usual "major figures" Thursday, June 02, 2011 3:39:03 PM via TweetDeck in reply to AmyWeber1973

@AmyWeber1973 What is good is whatever moves me at the moment. I try to treat poems like radio songs: if something grabs me, I may re-read Thursday, June 02, 2011 3:37:17 PM via TweetDeck in reply to AmyWeber1973

@AmyWeber1973 Johnny also did jokey songs, like "A Boy Named Sue" (which he didn't write). He was fairly complex personality Thursday, June 02, 2011 3:36:33 PM via TweetDeck in reply to AmyWeber1973

How long can a carbon-based life form withstand constant intense pressure? If we don't crack, how long before we become a perfect diamond? Thursday, June 02, 2011 3:32:22 PM via TweetDeck

@AmyWeber1973 Impressive. I don't have a specific list of favorite poems. I try not to rank-order. Whatever strikes me as good. Thursday, June 02, 2011 12:43:22 PM via TweetDeck in reply to AmyWeber1973

RT @kexpplaylist: Man in Black by Johnny Cash #KEXP JK--Ya wonder if Johnny started writing song as a joke, chickened out, & did it straight Thursday, June 02, 2011 11:14:18 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Voila by Francoise Hardy from the album Ma Jeunesse four l'camp JK--Chanteuse magnifique. Thursday, June 02, 2011 10:40:52 AM via TweetDeck

#KEXP bit sponsored by F5 "ntwk appliance vendor." I'm collab w/ @nyuhanna on #Forrester appliance TechRadar. I authored TLP on appliances Thursday, June 02, 2011 9:39:34 AM via TweetDeck

"'Duh' science: Why researchers spend so much time proving the obvious" ( JK--Cuz, duh!!!, somebody's paying for it. Thursday, June 02, 2011 9:32:44 AM via TweetDeck


Is it gauche to wear the same outfit to this Judgement Day that I wore last Judgement Day? Don’t want to be judged for what I’m wearing. Friday, May 20, 2011 4:50:26 PM via web Retweeted by you and 100+ others

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lost Cause by Beck from Sea Change JK--A soulful Beck. When this came out, peeps thought it was a put-on. It's not. Thursday, June 02, 2011 9:23:20 AM via TweetDeck

@o_h_r_i That's hard to choose. But I will. DM me your email address. Thursday, June 02, 2011 8:09:18 AM via TweetDeck in reply to o_h_r_i

@o_h_r_i Sure. Let me know how many pieces you'd like from me, what theme(s), style(s), etc. I'll pluck some stuff from my manuscript. Thursday, June 02, 2011 8:07:35 AM via TweetDeck in reply to o_h_r_i

This is one of those glorious mornings when the humidity has noticeably dropped, the temps are tolerable, & sun is out. My windows are open Thursday, June 02, 2011 8:06:41 AM via TweetDeck

@o_h_r_i Thanks. I'm still thinking of eventually taking up the guitar....thinking is all I ever do...may never happen. Thursday, June 02, 2011 8:05:00 AM via TweetDeck in reply to o_h_r_i

RT @kexpplaylist: Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business) by Aretha Franklin #KEXP JK--One of her stirring blends of gospel & blues. Thursday, June 02, 2011 8:03:28 AM via TweetDeck

@o_h_r_i Artist? Which art? Thursday, June 02, 2011 8:02:13 AM via TweetDeck in reply to o_h_r_i

@o_h_r_i It was just me during period when I took a lot of photo-machine pictures, goofing around with expressions. This one is gangster-ish Thursday, June 02, 2011 8:00:08 AM via TweetDeck in reply to o_h_r_i

My new Twitter photo is 30+ years old, like my previous few. This one was in photo machine, Michigan Union, Ann Arbor, 1980-ish. Thursday, June 02, 2011 7:37:44 AM via TweetDeck

@Mickeleh Thanks. Rep. Weiner didn't tweet lewd photo. And my new Twitter prof photo not on 'ludes either. Me in foto booth with gangsta mug Thursday, June 02, 2011 12:06:58 AM via TweetDeck in reply to Mickeleh

@Mickeleh That tweet is screaming for context. Or, perhaps, we need a Twitter contest in which people invent humorous contexts for it. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 11:51:34 PM via TweetDeck in reply to Mickeleh

"Andreessen: 'Greatest VC firms founded by operators'" ( #D9 JK--That means what? Operator in one-ringy-dingy sense? Wednesday, June 01, 2011 11:49:39 PM via TweetDeck

RT Mark Ruffalo Completely Shuts Down About Life Love & Show Biz ( JK--The Onion. Yer 1st source 4 celebrity non-comment Wednesday, June 01, 2011 11:31:09 PM via Tweet Button

@NeilRaden Seriously, in the footnotes Greene comes out of closet & declares his allegiance to super-duper-double-secret-probation-symmetry. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 11:25:20 PM via TweetDeck in reply to NeilRaden

@NeilRaden Eschew? Gesundheit! Wednesday, June 01, 2011 11:23:43 PM via TweetDeck in reply to NeilRaden

"Prince William Divorces Kate Middleton After 5 Weeks" ( JK--The Onion. Reporting what the mainstream media keep hid Wednesday, June 01, 2011 11:22:45 PM via TweetDeck

This #Portlandia sketch, "Did You Read?" ( is like A&C "Who's on First?" in hysterical comic compressive rhythm. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 11:16:20 PM via TweetDeck

Bubble titan. You can tell I'm reading Brian Greene "The Hidden Reality." Bubble universes (pp. 57-58). Wednesday, June 01, 2011 10:22:57 PM via TweetDeck

"Google’s Schmidt: ‘I Screwed Up’ on Soc Ntwkg" ( JK--Every titan's screw-up allows new bubble-titan (eg, FB) 2 emerge Wednesday, June 01, 2011 10:21:27 PM via TweetDeck

Microsoft buy Nokia? Why not? All apps being baked into devices & services into clouds. It has the cloud. Why not its own devices? Wednesday, June 01, 2011 10:14:14 PM via TweetDeck

Google hits "James Kobielus": Twtr, JK blog, Forr prof, Forr blog, Forr docs, LinkedIn, Nt Wd column, JK blog prof, POF poems, press quotes Wednesday, June 01, 2011 10:11:27 PM via TweetDeck

"Saving the planet"? Don't worry. Planet is doing just fine. I'm just a little concerned for thin film of "life" clinging precariously to it Wednesday, June 01, 2011 10:02:22 PM via TweetDeck

@Hadapt If by "soon" you mean 5-10 years, I agree. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:33:28 PM via Mobile Web in reply to Hadapt

If you consider the 2 docs I just submitted to editing, I'll have authored (solo or co-) 9 #Forrester docs published in 1H 2011 Wednesday, June 01, 2011 5:09:52 PM via TweetDeck

"No 'Joni Mitchell clouds' here ... OK, just one" ( JK--Far out man. We got to get ourselves back to the walled garden! Wednesday, June 01, 2011 4:55:33 PM via TweetDeck

RT @santaferraro @Claudia_Imhoff @weckerson @shawnrog @markmadsen Know Elastic Intelligence? ( ) JK--Only wot U just twt'd Wednesday, June 01, 2011 4:49:43 PM via TweetDeck

"Log analytics with Hadoop and Hive" ( JK--Interesting paper from #SevenScale. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 4:41:13 PM via TweetDeck

That interview with Rosemary Cafasso from SearchCRM was spurred by this report I published last week: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 4:11:43 PM via TweetDeck

Interviewed by Rosemary Cafasso of SearchCRM re how #SCRM social #CRM benefits from Big Data for social analytics. Think I blew her mind. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 3:59:53 PM via TweetDeck

@SethGrimes That's what I gather. But "distributor" still feels like the wrong word. "Vendor" or solution provider" makes more sense. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 3:58:30 PM via TweetDeck in reply to SethGrimes

@sjvn Not hard to imagine. Nobody's indispensable. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:40:54 PM via TweetDeck in reply to sjvn

Even more deep-seated Oct 2003 memory of Barcelona was middle of night, MTV Chill Grooves, video for Sigur Ros "Svefn G Englar." Maypole Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:36:51 PM via TweetDeck

"Polycom To Acquire HP Video Business" ( JK--Reminds me. Saw @avinorenstein at IT Forum Vegas last week. He's AR chief Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:34:55 PM via TweetDeck

Many people code the events in their lives by what's on the tops of the pops on those dates. 9/11 for me was Enya "Only Time." Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:32:25 PM via TweetDeck

Going to Barcelona next week for #Forrester IT Forum EMEA. Last time I was there was October 2003. Dido "White Flag" was new hit on radio. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:31:04 PM via TweetDeck

Now that summer's almost here, I have to think a season my fall travel schedule. I'm too damn proactive for my own good. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:30:07 PM via TweetDeck

"A case for Lou Gerstner at Cisco" ( JK--I tweeted too soon. Somebody exploring handing Chambers his walking papers Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:26:15 PM via TweetDeck

@VanessaAlvarez1 #EDW Definitely, plenty of potential for other TechRadars on appliances in storage et al. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:24:04 PM via TweetDeck in reply to VanessaAlvarez1

@VanessaAlvarez1 #EDW @nyuhanna & yrs truly doing #Forrester TechRadar on appliances for db consolidation, analytics, & data mgt. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:23:24 PM via TweetDeck in reply to VanessaAlvarez1

Why is IT media so obsessed with handing Ballmer his walking papers? Why just him? Cisco not doing well. HP so-so. What about their CEOs? Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:20:56 PM via TweetDeck

#Hadoop reference architecture in #EDW context. I'm working on it. You'll find it in upcoming report(s). Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:18:51 PM via TweetDeck

"Computer science grads fielding multiple job offers" ( JK--Took me 4 years post-univ (econ) 2 get even 1 offer. 1980-4 Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:16:55 PM via TweetDeck

"Twitter buys online ad company AdGrok" ( JK--Please don't make me hate TweetDeck by cluttering it with ads. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:14:48 PM via TweetDeck

@SethGrimes I didn't say "distribution." I said "distributor." Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:13:14 PM via TweetDeck in reply to SethGrimes

Was telling @owensleslie via IM that #Hadoop has pluggable storage architecture: HDFS, Hbase, Cassandra, etc etc. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:13:00 PM via TweetDeck

He became Oopsy when NBC affilate cut costs & didnt renew Bozo license. Can imagine negotiations: "Pay that fee? What kinda clown are you?" Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:11:41 PM via TweetDeck

Hadoop. Can't help myself. Everytime word pops up, I CAN'T NOT think of "Oopsy the Clown" (, from my Michigan childhood Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:08:32 PM via TweetDeck

@VanessaAlvarez1 #ntapaday11 #engenio #teradata #hadoop Who's that? Whoever they are, they weren't in my Wave. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:57:37 PM via TweetDeck in reply to VanessaAlvarez1

"Hadoop distributor." I've seen this phrase in headlines re #Hadoop startups. "Distributor" is misleading. Sounds like Coca-Cola bottler Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:56:36 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp 1234 by Feist from The Reminder JK--I habitually replay this on my Zune(s). Always puts me in the right mood. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:53:56 PM via TweetDeck

Anyone following my tweetstream can see where going with that: Big Data: make it compact & consumable: drive insights w/o driving up costs Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:52:49 PM via TweetDeck

Join #Ingres & yours truly 4 "Big Insights: You Don't Necessarily Need Big Data," Tues Jun 14, 1030 (PDT)/130 (EDT) ( Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:51:18 PM via TweetDeck

RT @robinbloor @databaseguru 10 Words You Dont Know That Shouldnt Exist ( JK--None are obscene, much less Carlin-grade. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:46:09 PM via TweetDeck

Funny how inadvertent omission of a key word entirely changes the meaning of a tweet. Rapid correction here, FB, & LinkedIn Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:43:33 PM via TweetDeck

Of all the #EDW vendors in my #Forrester Wave from a few months ago, only #EMC #Greenplum has a full #Hadoop product/partnering strategy Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:42:50 PM via TweetDeck

"Why politicians don't get GIS" ( JK--They'd "get it" if the GIS vendors had a PAC (that's a joke...let's see reaction) Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:41:23 PM via TweetDeck

My daughter keeps semi-seriously asking 4 help with her college-level enzyme kinetics. She's just testing limits of dad's know-it-all-i-tude Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:35:08 PM via TweetDeck

@databaseguru I sensed the irony, Carl. Just wanted to throw my college philosophy erudition into there to notch smartypants brownie points Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:33:04 PM via TweetDeck in reply to databaseguru

@databaseguru #custserv #CEM Treating peeps decently is primary human value. Whethr biz $ accrue is entirely 2ndary. Peeps R ends not means Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:29:07 PM via TweetDeck in reply to databaseguru

@Brett2point0 #dataviz What's funny/tragic is when all those verbal responses, on phone call, are simply your own voice echoing distantly. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:26:28 PM via TweetDeck in reply to Brett2point0

Another key asset of an IT consultant is the self-confidence to propose something they've never done before but know they can if requested. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:25:00 PM via TweetDeck

The number one asset of an IT consultant is to keep their mind focused, even as complexities & absurdities unfold rapidly around them. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:22:35 PM via TweetDeck

"Ah, the glamorous life of IT consultant!" ( JK--Um, this is HARD WORK. Often in cramped rushed suboptimal conditions Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:21:26 PM via TweetDeck

Analytics quotient? I'm more interested in a QQ (questioning quotient)? Who asks the most questions of a probing nature? Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:18:46 PM via TweetDeck

I am being followed on Twitter by somebody/thing that simply produces hashtagged phrases & tinyURLs. Something phishy there. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:14:39 PM via TweetDeck

@bitterer #ibmbas11 'BI on BI." What are the KPIs that you measure your decision support & advanced analytics initiatives according to? Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:13:13 PM via TweetDeck in reply to bitterer

"Hero pilot is ready for new CBS News job" ( JK--Doing plane crash post-mortems? Sounds ghoulish. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:09:55 PM via TweetDeck

I love the fact that Border's hasn't slacked off from sending promotional offers despite being in Chapter 11. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:05:31 PM via TweetDeck

Split Next Best Action case studies into 2 docs: "The Power of Predictions" & "The Role of Rules," focusing on the respective best practices Wednesday, June 01, 2011 12:36:17 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Violet by Hole from Live Through This JK--Actually, this is good. Couldn't stand that '94 radio song from this LP. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 11:38:47 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Movin' Down the Line by Raphael Saadiq from Stone Rollin' JK--Sweet soul music. New. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 11:14:53 AM via TweetDeck

Customer, in inquiry, asked for #EDW ref architecture that includes #Hadoop. I sketched 3-tier arch, w/ Hdp in staging layer. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 10:36:20 AM via TweetDeck

"Structure of an HTTP request" ( JK--Obsession of a true geek. I used to ponder structure of the pencil in grade school Wednesday, June 01, 2011 9:08:21 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lippy Kids by Elbow from the album Build a Rocket Boys! JK--Then when @loserboy carefully amps up the moodiness. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 9:06:04 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Gymnopedie No 1 by Erik Satie #KEXP JK--I love when @loserboy begins his shift with something minimal. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 9:04:48 AM via TweetDeck

"Sentiment Analysis Turns Social Media Into Customer Intelligence" ( JK--Feelings. Everybody tuning into feelings. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 9:03:09 AM via TweetDeck

@RuleisCCF MSFT = Mostly Seattle-Fostered Technologies Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:57:30 AM via TweetDeck in reply to RuleisCCF

"Worst hackers ever?" ( JK--"Worst" as in "incompetent." Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:52:48 AM via TweetDeck

"Is cloud killing Apple?" ( JK--Apple is Schrodinger's Cat. App Internet keeps alive. Cloud kills. Uncertainty = limbo Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:48:01 AM via TweetDeck

"SAP And Sybase: The Synergy Begins" ( JK--Already began a year ago. HANA is clear example of synergy. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:44:34 AM via TweetDeck

'Tis the season when you think everybody's drifting off to vacations and summer languor, only to be socked with important industry news. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:40:59 AM via TweetDeck

"MapR Joins EMC in New Hadoop Distribution" ( JK--Glad MapR is out of stealth. Very impressive #Hadoop startup. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:39:40 AM via TweetDeck

Easter Island. When exactly did native bunny species go extinct? Due to human nibbling, or to evolutionary hollowing of milk chocolate core? Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:38:17 AM via TweetDeck

Infamous. Inglorious. Not exactly negations of those root words. Infamous is nasty fame. Inglorious is the devil's glory. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:35:14 AM via TweetDeck

"Why modern computing'll kill traditional storage" ( JK--Not really, if see virtualized cloud storage as new tradition Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:32:00 AM via TweetDeck

"Apple makes you rich, Android leaves you...bored" ( JK--And puts Jobs at head of App(le) Internet. That worries me. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:26:22 AM via TweetDeck

"10 Things Bill Gates Would Change If Came Back to MSFT" ( JK--Sure...and Gibbs was gonna put Skins back in Super Bowl Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:22:25 AM via TweetDeck

"Geeks Are Cooler Than Jocks" ( JK--Don't kid yerself. W/ apologies 2 Lucy "U ever seen geek w/face on bubblegum card?" Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:19:43 AM via TweetDeck

WSJ says city of Florence, Italy is denying "Jersey Shore" cast access to major sites to film. Good. No point in US exporting trash culture Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:15:10 AM via TweetDeck

I really enjoyed the 1:1 sessions at last year's #Forrester ITF EMEA. Looking forward to discussions in Barcelona next week. Great city. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:12:51 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Summertime Cowboy by Husky Rescue from Country Falls JK--Perfect song to herald the hot months incoming. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:10:14 AM via TweetDeck

#DataStax has one of the most compelling stories in the Big Data arena. #Hadoop + #Cassandra. Batch + real-time. OLAP + OLTP. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:09:41 AM via TweetDeck

Sonya just said "Dylan's coming over." I said "This is Dylan here, on the #KEXP." We have a case of dual Dylans going on. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:05:05 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Visions of Johanna by Dylan from Blonde on Blonde JK--"Mona Lisa musta had hiway blues U can tell by way she smiles" Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:02:25 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Visions of Johanna by Bob Dylan from Blonde on Blonde JK--Inspired my most pretentious poem in highschool. Discarded Wednesday, June 01, 2011 7:59:02 AM via TweetDeck

June. The very word starts to infuse senioritis into the soul. And I'm far closer to "senior citizen" end of spectrum than "senior class" Wednesday, June 01, 2011 7:55:52 AM via TweetDeck

What customer service technologies do you use? Let #Forrester know. Survey: #CRM, #SCRM, #Custserv Wednesday, June 01, 2011 7:52:09 AM via TweetDeck

Velcro morning. Everything sticks. Humidity & heat just hang around all night. Fortunately, the AC working well. Relief expected l8r. Storm. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 7:50:54 AM via TweetDeck

Being updated by #DataStax on #Brisk, combining #Hadoop batch & #Cassandra lo-latency Tuesday, May 31, 2011 3:08:47 PM via TweetDeck

New #Forrester report: "Best Practices: Next Best Action In Customer Relationship Management" ( Tuesday, May 31, 2011 2:59:27 PM via TweetDeck

@TonyBaer Same problem my kids' gener8ion faces with Barney & Friends mentions. Get over it. If U loved it, don't deny. Bob Keeshan wuz cool Tuesday, May 31, 2011 1:47:39 PM via TweetDeck in reply to TonyBaer

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Music Is My Boyfriend by The Hidden Cameras from Mississauga Goddam JK--Thrilling tuneful positive songs, & quite gay Tuesday, May 31, 2011 1:38:55 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Can Hear Music by The Ronettes from Be My Baby JK--Beach Boys did great cover on "Wild Honey" (1967) Tuesday, May 31, 2011 1:34:44 PM via TweetDeck

@TonyBaer How is watching Captain Kangaroo when I was a wee one, and remembering it, off the deep end? Tuesday, May 31, 2011 1:32:14 PM via TweetDeck in reply to TonyBaer

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Ornament by Gold Leaves from The Ornament JK--Grant Olsen. One-half of Arthur & Yu. Tuesday, May 31, 2011 1:31:37 PM via TweetDeck

On the verge of June. One of my primal memories was that Captain Kangaroo always played "June is Busting Out All Over" on June 1. Tuesday, May 31, 2011 12:26:35 PM via TweetDeck

Interviewed by David Ward of DMNews re Toyota Friend, a new private CRM social powered by Chatter Tuesday, May 31, 2011 12:22:17 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Birth, School, Work, Death by The Godfathers JK--Great protest (or drinking) song (of sorts). Tuesday, May 31, 2011 12:05:29 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist Rock N Roll by Velvet Underground JK--Despite multivariate statistical computations, U cd listen 2 #kexp. Fine fine music! Tuesday, May 31, 2011 11:58:59 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rock N Roll by Velvet Underground JK--5-yr-old Jenny had nothing going on at all. 5-yr-old me had Beatles on Sullivan Tuesday, May 31, 2011 11:57:07 AM via TweetDeck

@nigelwallis You're attributing Neil Young's occasional awkwardness to his Canuck-titude? I disagree. He's simply music nerd with odd pipes Tuesday, May 31, 2011 11:51:18 AM via TweetDeck in reply to nigelwallis

RT @kexpplaylist: The Stars of Track and Field by Belle and Sebastian from If You're Feeling Sinister JK--Kinks + Herman's Hermits = B&S Tuesday, May 31, 2011 10:33:21 AM via TweetDeck

See me next week in Barcelona at #Forrester IT Forum EMEA. Hotel Rey Juan Carlos. Tuesday, May 31, 2011 9:39:43 AM via TweetDeck

Doing a fast rewrite of a large number of case studies that I've already written up. I move fast. Tuesday, May 31, 2011 9:37:59 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Teardrop by Massive Attack from Mezzanine JK--Song's metronome beat is thick with drama. Utterly distinctive! Tuesday, May 31, 2011 9:19:30 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Me and the Devil by Gil Scott-Heron from I'm New Here JK--Great Robert Johnson-y blues from the late GS-H's last LP Tuesday, May 31, 2011 9:16:41 AM via TweetDeck

There are a great many IT topics on which I'm clueless. That realization gives me what passes 4 humility, when I'm being honest with myself Tuesday, May 31, 2011 8:55:44 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rider by Okkervil River from I Am Very Far JK--Excellent new OR song. Video's jittery format makes me wanna barf, tho Tuesday, May 31, 2011 8:37:37 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You Are a Tourist by Death Cab for Cutie from Codes and Keys JK--Love this new one from DCfC. Made my morning! Tuesday, May 31, 2011 8:35:29 AM via TweetDeck

Net promoters. The only brand I routinely promote is #kexp. And, of course, #forrester. Tuesday, May 31, 2011 8:29:03 AM via TweetDeck

Morning after 3-day weekend. Entire nervous system locked into some sort of sleepy inertial field. Tuesday, May 31, 2011 8:26:28 AM via TweetDeck

Wow! On "Jumpin' Jack Flash," Richards used "electrified, overloaded acoustic guitar fed into cassette machine." That changes how I listen. Monday, May 30, 2011 11:34:26 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Terry Gross interviewing Keith Richards on last year NPR podcast. Richards is intelligent & humble. Not an ego-freak rockstar. Monday, May 30, 2011 11:27:28 PM via TweetDeck

"The Researchers Who Analyzed All the Porn on the Internet" ( JK--Curious what conclusions Kinsey would have drawn. Monday, May 30, 2011 11:19:28 PM via TweetDeck

"Of Codebreakers & Mechanical Giants" ( JK--SIGINT. The original killer app for computing. An app for nabbing killers. Monday, May 30, 2011 11:14:00 PM via TweetDeck

LIstening to Neil Young "Ohio" from "Decade." His protest songs, even from start, had a slightly off, awkward quality. Great guitar, though. Monday, May 30, 2011 10:53:44 PM via TweetDeck

@o_h_r_i According to Greene's book, various lines of scientific inquiry converge on various notions of "parallel universe." Monday, May 30, 2011 10:51:52 PM via TweetDeck in reply to o_h_r_i

Protocol 4 parents is not 2 comment too intrusively on their offspring's Facebook pages. We are not friends in the same way as their friends Monday, May 30, 2011 10:49:43 PM via TweetDeck

Something unnerves me about Twitter "profile" pages with fancy graphics. Someone cares far too much about appearance. Monday, May 30, 2011 10:44:43 PM via TweetDeck

I met future Nobel Prize winner Al Gore in 1991 (senator, press conf, US Capitol, NREN legislation) & 1994 (VP, OEOB, tech roundtable). Monday, May 30, 2011 10:42:20 PM via TweetDeck

I met Nobel Prize Winner Arno Penzias in 1997. I was at LCC. He was on their board. Microwave cosmic background radiation. Big Bang's fossil Monday, May 30, 2011 10:40:28 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Neko Case "Star Witness" from "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood." Great lyric: "The nightgown sweeps the pavement clean." Monday, May 30, 2011 10:37:22 PM via TweetDeck

"Iran Vows to Unplug Internet" ( JK--In Egypt, people unplugged the government when this happened. Monday, May 30, 2011 10:35:31 PM via TweetDeck

Facebook needs to stop reminding of people's birthdays. It's stress on both ends: guilt when we dont wish happy b-day, resentment they feel Monday, May 30, 2011 10:33:51 PM via TweetDeck

Vacations are often big productions involving reservations, packing, travel, activities, etc. When all U want is something as simple as fun Monday, May 30, 2011 10:31:23 PM via TweetDeck

Three-day holidays are sometimes more relaxing than full vacations. You are less likely to do anything that requires stressful logistics. Monday, May 30, 2011 10:29:44 PM via TweetDeck

"Strain of Bacteria Can Survive on Caffeine Alone, Doesn’t Sleep" ( JK--And can program in Java, C#, & Ruby On Rails!! Monday, May 30, 2011 10:20:17 PM via TweetDeck

"Not Too Late for Microsoft Tablets" ( JK--They were too early. Remember Windows 4 Pen Cmputng? ( Monday, May 30, 2011 10:16:54 PM via TweetDeck

"The directory as graph" ( JK--Beautiful! This joins social network analysis & I&AM at the hip. Relationship graphs! Monday, May 30, 2011 10:12:36 PM via TweetDeck

"IBM Celebrates 100 Years of Health Care Breakthroughs" ( JK--Clinical data capture, mach… (cont) Monday, May 30, 2011 10:02:52 PM via TweetDeck

Taking a break from Brian Greene's book on parallel universes. Try thinking too hard on this stuff & your brain gets sucked into a vortex. Monday, May 30, 2011 9:56:48 PM via TweetDeck

"The Tech Market on Stranger Tides" ( JK--Last decade dull? No way! Were you asleep? Monday, May 30, 2011 9:54:45 PM via TweetDeck

Escuchando vivo al #kexp programa "El Sonido" con @deejayChilly . El mejor musica latina moderna. Picante! Monday, May 30, 2011 9:37:41 PM via TweetDeck

Have the AC on. Absolutely need it now. First weekend of summer, effectively. Feels like it. The humidity is intense. Monday, May 30, 2011 9:24:54 PM via TweetDeck

Made mental note of the Nobel Prize winners I've met: Arno Penzias & Al Gore. Monday, May 30, 2011 4:18:30 PM via txt

The 8-mile walking/biking path from Alexandria to Mt Vernon along the Potomac is among my fave in the DC area. Perfect Sunday stroll! Sunday, May 29, 2011 11:41:30 PM via TweetDeck

"Geo. Washington’s Mt Vernon pleasure garden revamped 4 authenticity ( ) JK--Not completely. GW grew hemp, aka cannabis Sunday, May 29, 2011 11:39:55 PM via TweetDeck

Spent the night largely submitting expense reports for all these recent trips. But Sonya kept me company. As did Chardonnay. Sunday, May 29, 2011 11:33:50 PM via TweetDeck

Tried 2 do yoga alone this PM in empty group exercise room. But my silence was interrupted by fool with radio grunting his crunches. I left Sunday, May 29, 2011 11:32:56 PM via TweetDeck

Starting to read Brian Greene's book "The Hidden Reality" on parallel universes. Sonya asks if I understand. If I did, I wouldn't be reading Sunday, May 29, 2011 11:31:15 AM via TweetDeck

"Funny or Die: Groupon’s Fate Hinges on Words ( JK--Poetry in the service of pennypinching. Sunday, May 29, 2011 11:04:39 AM via TweetDeck

@morefromalan Sofia Coppola programs her own soundtracks. She makes that quite clear in interviews. Sunday, May 29, 2011 10:30:11 AM via TweetDeck in reply to morefromalan

"New! Improved! (and Very Old)" ( JK--Discusses how tech limits constrained commercial package designs back in day Sunday, May 29, 2011 10:20:11 AM via TweetDeck

Most noteworthy feature of Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," like many of hers, was the soundtrack: she has brilliant taste & chooses expertly Sunday, May 29, 2011 10:14:54 AM via TweetDeck

David Thomas, of Pere Ubu, just accepted my friend request in Facebook. This artist was the primary catalyst in me finding my voice. Sunday, May 29, 2011 10:10:51 AM via TweetDeck

For me, food & drink & restaurant R just context for the true "meat": talk. Or "ground" against which the "figure"--connection--stands out Sunday, May 29, 2011 10:09:51 AM via TweetDeck

@VanessaAlvarez1 I tend to lose weight on business trips. As you saw close up, I tend to neglect the meal in favor of the conversation. Sunday, May 29, 2011 10:07:16 AM via TweetDeck in reply to VanessaAlvarez1

Rep Paul Ryan's plan to privatize Medicare has potential. Glad to see creative thinking from GOP side of the aisle. Sunday, May 29, 2011 10:06:18 AM via TweetDeck

One of the nice things about staying home is the freedom to not eat. On business trips, one feels pressure to consume. Hospitality. Sunday, May 29, 2011 10:02:10 AM via TweetDeck

Yoga and all other classes canceled today. Enjoying just sitting at home. Let the girls sleep in. I'm catching up on reading & tweeting Sunday, May 29, 2011 10:00:59 AM via TweetDeck

@tkgeorge Cool. Do the whole bit: wigs, quills, snuffboxes, dueling pistols at 20 paces...wait....scratch that. Sunday, May 29, 2011 9:59:03 AM via TweetDeck in reply to tkgeorge

Movie theaters. Drive-ins went obsolete years ago. I wonder if "sit-ins" (I just made that up) on way out. People watch from wherever. Sunday, May 29, 2011 9:55:47 AM via TweetDeck

"One Old Mall's Strategy to Lure Shoppers" ( JK--MODE//Mall was remodeled/twice in a generation/in a modern style. Sunday, May 29, 2011 9:51:43 AM via TweetDeck

I am quite content not to be in TV networks' core target demographic of 18-49 year olds. They're not in my core media diet anymore. Sunday, May 29, 2011 9:39:34 AM via TweetDeck

@tkgeorge Would be cool simply to dress up as writers of Constitution and play-act the issues that led to its framing. Whigs in wigs! Sunday, May 29, 2011 9:31:01 AM via TweetDeck in reply to tkgeorge

"Lots of Green Is at Stake in This SF Spat" ( JK--My neighbors' trees obstruct views of sky & dirt. Actionable? Sunday, May 29, 2011 9:26:29 AM via TweetDeck

"Hard Times, Fewer Crimes" ( JK--Attributes to vague changes in US "culture." Actually, no one truly knows why. Sunday, May 29, 2011 9:02:44 AM via TweetDeck

@tkgeorge #apple would be silly. Let's not make a fetish of particular amendments or sections of Constitution. Sunday, May 29, 2011 8:54:29 AM via TweetDeck in reply to tkgeorge

@tkgeorge It would be good to have a Constitution Day 3-day holiday, just as we have an Independence Day. Sunday, May 29, 2011 8:33:46 AM via TweetDeck in reply to tkgeorge

@tkgeorge One should recognize military's contributions without overstating. Democracy is elections, vote, rule of law, human rights, etc Sunday, May 29, 2011 8:22:37 AM via TweetDeck in reply to tkgeorge

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Sacrifice by Steve Miller Band from Book of Dreams JK--I'd forgottn this great song. Too easy 2 dismiss SMB as fluff Sunday, May 29, 2011 8:17:22 AM via TweetDeck

Washington Examiner op-ed calls military "bedrock of American democracy." Funny thing, I always thought it was Constitution & Bill of Rights Sunday, May 29, 2011 8:03:48 AM via TweetDeck

Las Vegas. So many of stores catered to various people's need for "luxury." Ho hum. That usuallly means wildly overpaying for faux status Sunday, May 29, 2011 7:22:12 AM via TweetDeck

Popular DC area summer getaways: Eastern Shore & Outer Banks. Both are way too crowded. Always best 2 head inland 2 the mountains.Cooler too Sunday, May 29, 2011 7:08:00 AM via TweetDeck

Saw Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere" on DVD. Good char study of busy actor trying 2 B good father 2 his daughter. But glacial pace & weak build. Sunday, May 29, 2011 6:59:00 AM via TweetDeck

@rhilsen #Forrester #ITF11 You were 2nd analyst relations pro in as many nights to refer to me as professor. Perhaps I should change careers Saturday, May 28, 2011 9:33:07 PM via TweetDeck in reply to rhilsen

@rhilsen #RNOW #ITF11 Impressed. You actually delved into McLuhan at a deeper conceptual level than most can. Woody Allen would be proud! Saturday, May 28, 2011 9:32:05 PM via TweetDeck in reply to rhilsen

"What makes parallel programming hard?" ( JK--Inter-task dependencies not obvious till you dig--and then you're in deep Saturday, May 28, 2011 9:21:47 PM via TweetDeck

"Scientists turn human skin cells directly into neurons" ( JK--Making it easier to get under your skin & on your nerves Saturday, May 28, 2011 9:18:06 PM via TweetDeck

I've seen a lot more Gil Scott-Heron remembrances on social than I expected. Mostly from people who, like me, went to college in the 70s. Saturday, May 28, 2011 9:14:46 PM via TweetDeck

NYTimes piece with provocative insight: "species-extinction crisis largely about disappearance of unique & isolated creatures from islands" Saturday, May 28, 2011 5:50:08 PM via txt

Listening to Andrew Bird "Fitz and the Dizzyspells" from "Noble Beast." Brilliant lyricist. His stuff works we… (cont) Saturday, May 28, 2011 5:20:18 PM via TweetDeck

Jakarta's horrendous traffic congestion is a major vulnerability in Indonesia's economic growth. They seriousl… (cont) Saturday, May 28, 2011 5:08:21 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Hem "Half Acre" from "Rabbit Songs." "I am holding half an acre, torn from the map of Michigan." Mysterious cool poetic lyric. Saturday, May 28, 2011 5:04:14 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Zero 7 "You're My Flame" from "The Garden." One of those deliciously jazz-inflected electro-pop gems that Sia did with them. Saturday, May 28, 2011 5:00:04 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Gordon Lightfoot "Don Quixote" from "Gord's Gold." Seriously underrated singer-songwriter. Well-wrought ballads & deep vocals Saturday, May 28, 2011 4:56:41 PM via TweetDeck

Mowed thick green rain-engorged lawn this morning. Trimmed it with my usual brute speed. Always wary of hidden hornets. Been stung in past Saturday, May 28, 2011 4:54:20 PM via TweetDeck

Sonya skyping with her guy, who happens to be in Netherlands right now. We're sitting in Panera. She holds her netbook up for he & I to chat 4:51 PM May 28th via TweetDeck

Among my fave experiences at #Forrester #ITF11 were dining & drinking with AR pros who spoke intelligently about their profession. 4:49 PM May 28th via TweetDeck

Listening to Rooftop Singers "Walk Right In" from "Time-Life Treasury of Folk." Fave lyric: "everybody's talkin' 'bout a new way of walkin'" 4:43 PM May 28th via TweetDeck

Rolling Thunder motorcyclists rolling into DC area, just as they do every Memorial Day weekend. We love seeing them vrooming up I-395. 4:36 PM May 28th via TweetDeck

FAYGO Redpop Commercial w/ pretty good Laurel & Hardy imitators circa 1970 ( 4:33 PM May 28th via TweetDeck

"Faygo Boat Song TV commercial - 1970's" ( JK--Instant nostalgia for Detroiters. Appropriated nostalgia camp. 4:31 PM May 28th via TweetDeck

Chillin' with the girls at Panera Kingstowne. Sonya just flashed me the peace sign. She often says "peace!" in a jokey confrontational voice 4:22 PM May 28th via TweetDeck

I love "Me and the Devil" from Gil Scott-Heron's last LP. Great electrified blues. Man could sing, as well as rap, with the best of them. 4:21 PM May 28th via TweetDeck

RIP Gil Scott-Heron. Achieved bumper-sticker notoriety for saying revolution would not be televised. It's being tweeted. BTW, last LP great! 4:11 PM May 28th via TweetDeck

As that great sage Iggy once advised, when stuck, rewrite something you like. 5:57 PM May 27th via txt

MORNING WAS BROKEN//Blackbird is night/and flight the light/of genesis/fresh from the egg. 5:55 PM May 27th via txt

Microsoft Windows 1.0 screenshots ( Don't laugh. This was wicked cool in mid-80s. 5:17 PM May 27th via TweetDeck

"Does Quantum Theory Explain Consciousness?" ( JK--Dunno. But "entanglement" explains marriage. 5:15 PM May 27th via TweetDeck

3-D map of the local universe (, thanks to Harvard-Smithsonian astrophysicists 5:13 PM May 27th via TweetDeck

"Student finds universe's missing mass" ( JK--It was tangled in the dustbunny under his bed in the dorm. 5:10 PM May 27th via TweetDeck