Saw "Super 8." A real good monster thriller.
Saw "Larry Crowne" with Hanks & Roberts. Reviews were wrong. Good film. We laughed and relaxed into the story.
Yeah. That's why I said "gas." I choose words carefully, Curt.
Social's a bubble bound to burst. How do I know? I personally have pumped enough gas into it to float the Hindenburg...and then some.
Listening to The Mamas & The Papas "Dream a Little Dream of Me" from their greatest. I always considered Mama Cass a sexy lady. That voice.
Venezuela has oil wealth. I suppose they have modern medicine. Why did their dictator go 2 Cuba 2 have tumor removed. Doesnt trust his MDs?
Listening to Lyle Lovett "She's No Lady" from "Pontiac." Fave lyric: "The preacher said 'I now pronounce you 99 to life.'"
"Charlie Sheen Took Steroids Before Filming 'Major League' " (http://aol.it/jHapfJ) JK--To put himself in Oscar contention. It didnt succeed
The Onion "Our Dumb World": perfect beach reading for globetrotting vacation.
Done for the day & week. Have a happy July 4th. Vacation beckons. Outahere.
PIgs speak a dialect of Latin, it's well known. But, honestly, that's just to show off in ecclesiastic circles.
I always do mid-year cleaning on July 1. The 6 months of stuff I've piled up that has no obvious residual value: purge or pile over yonder.
"Google+ lets you hang with small (or large) circle of friends" (http://bit.ly/mAY6oL) JK--Does it say which circle is coolest to hang with?
Wow! #Nickelodeon sponsors family cruises of the Mediterranean. You can visit the French Riviera with the kids and get slimed repeatedly
Mailmerge failures on outbound direct email mktg. I don't mind being called [salutation] [firstname] [lastname]. But salute me when U do so!
IBM develops 'instantaneous' memory, 100x faster than flash engadget.com/2011/06/30/emb…
Interviewed by Shara Tibken of DowJones re....guess what....begin with "H"....you get my drift?....(hint: #Hadoop)
@neilwd What made Q2 fantastic? The fact that it's now Q3 and I'm starting to relax.
Haven't yet seen "chief #Hadoop architect" on any IT pro's business card, but I sense that some already have the title. More will adopt it.
Following a daisy-chain of Twitter "you might also want to follow" recommendations, starting from @hortonworks
Ended Q2 reasonably well: published tons of reports, did a huge number of inquiries, nailed down much consulting, lots of public speaking
People on Twitter need to get real lives. Enough of profiles that read (more or less): "I love tech & love telling U how much I love tech"
San Jose/Santa Clara CA. Many hi-tech HQs scrunched next to amusement park (Great America) & airport (Mineta). But still feels spacious
Just sort of curious. Social listening engines everywhere! Hark! How many social "IMHO"s qualify a truly humble statement? 0.00000001% ???
Much as online advertising pays the bills for digital media companies such as #Yahoo, it makes the consumer experience suboptimal, IMHO.
@Beth_Schultz Not putting Hadoop on hiatus. Simply going on vacation.
Definitely need that vacation. The coming month will be very tweet-lite....intentionally.
Customer inquiries planned for today on several topics: #Hadoop, Hadoop, Hadoop, and...let's see....ummmm...Hadoop.
Google took another stab at social for the same reason Microsoft reloaded on search. They may be in perpetual catchup mode, but FB may slip.
Electronic health records. Back in Stone Age (60-70s), my dad sold Sperry-Univac Lektrievers (electromechanical file cabinets) to hospitals.
"Massive botnet 'indestructible,' say researchers" (http://bit.ly/kWKVgs) JK--Then why can't security pros built indestructible defenses?
Has been an even more intense end-of-quarter than usual. And, given how heart-stoppingly intense they normally are, that's saying something
Interviewed (by email) by Robert Mitchell of Computerworld re predictive analytics in the retailing industry.
Listening to Led Zeppelin "Houses of the Holy" from "Physical Graffiti." Previous LP should've been named "Missing Title Track."
Over the past few days I have replayed the NPR Fresh Air podcast interview with Jimmy Fallon countless times. Absolutely hilarious!
Listening to PJ Harvey "Kamikaze" from "Stories...." When she ramps shrill intensity, U realize PJ's one of rock's greatest women vocalists
Listening to Neko Case "John Saw That Number" from "Fox Confessor..." Lady has a super-righteous belting brassy set of pipes. Holy holy!
Listening to Joe Cocker "Delta Lady" from his greatest. I'll spare fellow passengers from my Cocker impression. Belushi's was much better.
Expect #Hadoop adopters to call selves "'Doopers." Sounds kinda hippie rad. "Hey man, you a 'Dooper too?" "Yeah, man, doin' big 'Doopies"
@sjvn J-j-j-j-jitt-ter-r-r-r Wh-wh-what's th-th-that?
Everybody has cooler tools than me. I pride myself on doing cool stuff with my limited toolset.
Cool. Cursing latency to his face got him to retreat and give way to the gods of blinding Internet speed.
Out, damned latency! Thou art the devil's handiwork, sent here to pull us down into the quicksand of wasted moments and slog of desperation.
Interviewed by Justin Kern of Information Management re #Hortonworks.
Watching Piers Morgan interviewing Charlize Theron on CNN. Very smart, strong woman. Can easily imagine her as a CEO or elected official.
Relaxing with things that make me happy and are sensational. Chipotle beef burrito. Beatles "Things We Said Today" from "A Hard Day's Night"
That is it
I have handed out almost all my business cards at #hadoopsummit. Great networking opportunity!
Next year's #hadoopsummit should have more solution-oriented, more case studies, more success stories, more visual MapReduce modeling
Waiting for cocktail reception doors to open at #hadoopsummit. They should trumpet an "open sesame" with simulated elephant trunk. Vuvuzela!
I predict that "-doop" will become a popular suffix on advanced analytic cloud offerings that build on the stuff shown at #hadoopsummit
Most of the track presos at #hadoopsummit are protocol/implementation-level technical drilldowns. This is very much a developer conference.
"Yahoo’s new company Hortonworks: all Hadoop all the time" (http://bit.ly/jgh7Te) JK--Yahoo's Hdp prof svcs spin-off.
I've also grabbed all vendors' T-shirts & caps at #hadoopsummit. One size fits all: BIG. Hee hee: just kiddin'.
My first order of business at #hadoopsummit was to grab every vendor's collateral from their booths. And read it. All of which I've done.
Correction #hadoopsummit "personal and relevant"...but personal is highly useful, of course.
#hadoopsummit Rossiter: "Content Optimization Relevance Engine" to personalize Yahoo subscriber homepages through clickstream analytics
#hadoopsummit Rossiter: "Hadoop is what keeps Yahoo useful and relevant."
#hadoopsummit Yahoo's Rossiter: "Hadoop is mainstream" (on slide)..."almost mainstream" (out of his mouth).
#hadoopsummit Jay Rossiter of Yahoo on stage. Showing slide of growing number of vendors in the Hadoop market, from 2007 to now.
Going to have to rethink the "800-pound gorilla" metaphor with #Hadoop in mind. 800-pound elephant would be anemic, near death. 8000-pound?
Sitting here at the Santa Clara Convention Center, waiting for registration to open for #Hadoop Summit. So many people to meet.
Getting ready for #Hadoop Summit today. By "getting ready," I mean making sure I have updated my precise schedule of companies to meet with
"Half the world's data is stored in hard drives" (http://bit.ly/lriHAw) JK--On Julian Assange's, to be quite specific.
"The desktop is dead. Kinda. Sorta." (http://bit.ly/jd6Xsq) JK--Mine's not dead. Just warped from years of holding heavy monitors & printers
"Who Put the 'BI' in Big Data?" (http://bit.ly/m8u8tn) JK--Same dude who put "bomm" in a bomm-she-bomm-she-bomm? I'd like 2 shake his hand
Somebody on cable news used term "moral bankruptcy." Is Chapter 11 for such things a hidden addendum to the 10 Commandments?
Sorting thru the many vendor briefing/chat requests for tomorrow's #Hadoop Summit. Will meet them all. Reviewing my schedule.
Eat light when stress is heavy. Your innards can't lift 2 crushing burdens without collapsing in on themselves.
@faustoibarra Great. Let's touch base on Wednesday while there.
Just finished customer inquiry re #Exadata. Customer simply wanted 2 know how much is hype & how much is substance. Plenty of latter, sez I
@TonyBaer Huh? Where's the "evil" angle on this, Tony?
Took a pre-briefing from a vendor who'll be at the #Hadoop Summit on Wednesday. Good stuff. NDA
Sonya surprised that her old man has Florence & The Machine CD. Hey, Daddy-o is hip to the new sounds
@monkchips Sure. Let's leave it as dumb part of Internet culture that uses the wrong tar brush to stigmatize companies who gain market power
@monkchips It's one thing 2 call somebody/thing venal, corrupt, self-serving, wrongheaded, etc, and quite another 2 put them in Satan's camp
@monkchips I don't follow that logic.
@monkchips What do you mean by "that's all culture"? Can I justify any nasty thing I put out by claiming it's "all culture"?
"Identifying the Data That Matters" (http://bit.ly/mKLvoz) JK--Easy. What do users scream for when suddenly it's not being delivered 2 them?
Postcards. Still special 2 receive one. Even more so when from my father's cousin in Poland during Cold War. Commie censors opened envelopes
"Camera Start-Up Lytro Promises 2 Revolutionize Photography" (http://bit.ly/kumuzo) JK--Depth-of-field. Another thing to fuss with post-hoc
LulzSec. Finally got around to glancing at what the hell that's all about. The WikiLeaks to-do got me jaded to this sort of story.
"Is Microsoft Blowing Smoke When Sez Wont Be Hurt By Cloud?" (http://bit.ly/lAzonm) JK--What? You expect IT vendors to admit vulnerability?
End of quarter. For some that means racing against deadlines. For others, chillin (relatively), already having met deadlines. I'm a bit both
"30 Ridiculously Dumb Tech Warning Labels" (http://bit.ly/le4vaz) JK--No. Dumb story. Many of these are obviously intentional jokes.
"What Businesses Fear Most" (http://bit.ly/iNMaAG) JK--FUD itself? No. Recession, competition, consolidation, litigation, regulation, etc.
Those "we'll help you find your classmates" services are sorta pointless in the age of Facebook. It's everybody's default rendezvous point.
Here's a stupid Internet-culture practice. Name some IT company you don't like. State that they are evil. No other industry is this juvenile
Spector creeped out the Ramones--and they were punks...so, bottom line, a seriously nasty person.
Saw & got steadily more depressed watching Ryan Gosling & Michelle Williams in "Blue Valentine." Also, the flashback&forthing left me dizzy
Saw and laughed from beginning to end through DVD of Simon Pegg's "Hot Fuzz."
Ought to be a Misbegotten Public Art Reclamation Program. Remove those rusting, mangled iron abstractions from civic institutions everywhere
Listening to The Who "Sally Simpson" from "Tommy." Their only song with piano as lead instrument. Acoustic, yet. Very Wild West saloon-y!
More letters to editor of NYTimes Mag coming from same town. Some place called "Facebook." No state.
Cable TV reality shows. Apparently, real relationships always settle problems by throwing drinks in each other's faces & being unfaithful.
Watching video of people in the snow always cools and calms me. Even if it's footage of last winter's blizzards.
Every other commercial on cable TV is women worried about external signs of aging. Rarely do they fret about osteoporosis or heart disease.
I always do cardio before yoga. I establish a flowing rhythm and progressively ratchet down personal energy level. For me it's all cooldown
I always quickly shift to other machine when person on adjacent mach is distractngly clnkty-clnk. May B machine fault. Or too energetic user
Cable TV. I tweet about when have 2 endure. I have to endure when it's primary visual stimulus. It's primary visual stimulus when I work out
Looking forward to visiting Egidia's family in Indonesia. Every time we return, I see another frame in the time-lapse of SE Asian econ devel
Fossil fuels. It still feels like humanity are primarily hunter-gatherers where energy supplies are concerned.
Can't believe the first half of the year is almost over. What I can't believe is how action-packed this first half was for me. Need vacation
No. What's it about?
Customer experience optimization. Minimize number of times they have to endure "Your call is very important to us...."
Mass-market mags boast they can boost your power: brain power, muscle power, financial power, sexual power, influence power, etc. Self help.
"Smarter car algorithm shows radio interference risk" (http://bit.ly/m2pteQ) JK--Smart cars turn off radio when dumb DJs interfere w/ music
Here's my theory. At some point in late 80s M. Headroom (http://youtu.be/cYdpOjletnc) reincarn8d as J. Carrey. Ever seen them in same room?
"Be honest, do U really trust Google?" (http://tek.io/keinUR) JK--Be honest. Would ya really trust yrself if had access 2 world's searches?
BTW, headlines on @TheOnion are often not appreciably more farfetched than, say, average supermarket checkout tabloid. Just better written
"'Literally Unbelievable' Catalogs FB Users Who Don't Get 'The Onion'" (http://ow.ly/54V1C) JK--No better tribute to pitch-perfect satire!
'Literally Unbelievable' Catalogs Facebook Users Who Don't Get 'The Onion' http://ow.ly/54V1C
@ohh_la_la Your profile says "Yorkshire, England," but U indicate familarity w/ Land of Gitchee Gumee. Holiday and/or residency in Michigan?
Delaying the lawnmowing by an hour or so to give the girls and the neighborhood a chance to sleep in--and me a chance to goof on this more
For the sake of humorists, I'm hoping that Weiner's now-vacant congressional seat goes to somebody named Peter Willie Dick Johnson.
Superluminal signalling through quantum entanglement. Is there any speed limit to the expansion of the space-time continuum? Infinite?
YouTube isn't as complete a video compendium as I thought. My kingdom for a clip of a classic Danny Thomas spit take.
"How the Hippies Saved Physics" (http://on.wsj.com/j9Q2IV) JK--Yeah, but U cant win Nobel 4 any new particles discovered under the influence
I've lived longer in VA than MI, so can declare self southerner, like Jefferson, who had good sense not 2 begin Dec of Indep "I do declare"
Jon Huntsman. Seems to have a level head on his shoulders and a balanced approach to policy & governance. Doesn't stand a chance in GOP race
Wait, whoa, Chayefsky. Barnard Hughes character from "The Hospital"? P. Finch in "Network" 5 years l8r? Old raving loonie guys of a feather
A shockingly calm & quiet summer Saturday morning. A calm & quiet I plan to disrupt massively with the sound of a gasoline-powered lawnmower
Cable TV commercials. Alternate between pharmaceuticals, insurance, lawfirms, & lawsuits against polluters, pharmas, & medical malpractice
Watching "The Hospital" (1971) with George C. Scott, screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky. Brilliantly written, very realistic acting, still fresh