Loud insect mornings. Summer will be over when they shut up.
I lied. Here's "SCTV Leave It To Beaver " (youtu.be/cmexAJ06Soc)
One more, then it's sleep for me: "SCTV Andy Griffith Merv Griffiin spoof" (youtu.be/j2jGPixE1sQ)
Started at mock folk, moved to SCTV, then Hendrix, then Beatle, then sequed to Gordon Lightfoot. That was a pleasant association train.
Lightfoot's wobbly baritone is distressingly easy to imitate. Absolutely love his ability to invest his songs with deep authenticity.
BTW, I'm big Lightfoot fan. Saw him ages ago @ Pine Knob north of Detroit. Here's him with Johnny Cash in '69 (youtu.be/2YyE7cBy7AE)
"Burton Cummings as Gordon Lightfoot doing a Rod Stewart cover" (youtu.be/Jlmcx06aiAI) JK--Guess who does a wicked impression!
"Bullwinkle sings Gordon Lightfoot" (youtu.be/OkN5HnMHXpc) JK--A truly inspired mash-up.
"SCTV CCCP1: Uposcrabblenyk/What Fits Into Russia " (youtu.be/1RpJH5zDmZc)
"SCTV, 10/16/81: "PERRY COMO: STILL ALIVE" (youtu.be/zafLYTatUOU)
"George Harrison on the Dick Cavett Show" (youtu.be/Ee8gRroI6fo)
BTW, Johnny Carson never had rock musicians on his latenight show. And said disparaging things about them. I always thought Carson overrated
Here's Hendrix' actual performance on that Dick Cavett show (youtu.be/J7d36Fo6iC0)
Hearing Jimi Hendrix speak, you realize that Graham Nash wasn't kidding. Hendrix was nothing like the wildman you'd expect from his music.
Fairly awesome, in the 1969 cultural context, to realize that Cavett had Hendrix on the show and treated him like a grownup.
"Jimi Hendrix on the Dick Cavett Show" (youtu.be/s_IaCLTdWIc) JK--Actually, this is the real thing. Totally cool interview.
"SCTV, 11/7/80 - CAVETT INTERVIEWS CAVETT " (youtu.be/gHIyOJsvBVk) JK--A Rick Moranis gem.
SCTV "Martin Scorses's Jerry Lewis Live on the Champs Elysee" (youtu.be/I8NCvn8LtCc) JK--Another Martin Short classic!
SCTV Martin Short "Lewis Sings Dylan " (youtu.be/JlZsOfCOxek)
"SCTV, 1/16/81 - "GORDON LIGHTFOOT SINGS EVERY SONG EVER WRITTEN" (youtu.be/F08b_d_Sh0g) JK--I too do a mean Gordon imitation!
"SCTV - 20 Depressing Hits by Connie Franklin" ( bit.ly/pcuBF9)
You will have to excuse the following sequence of tweets: Awesomely funny & memorable SCTV sketches on YouTube.
"A Mighty Wind" with Eugene Levy & Catherine O'Hara, reminds of this great SCTV sketch (youtu.be/BA6UEv65aIc)
"Space Elevator Enthusiasts Face Unanswered Questions" (bit.ly/pJjacc) JK--Such as whether express elevator will take you to Cloud 9
"Can Obama admin fix yer identity mgmt problems?" (bit.ly/obvGtB) JK--Yep. If anyone doubts yr birth cert authenticity, they can fix
Often, the high-tech industries feel like they're a mockumentary of themselves. Which is why I like to occasionally mock, & see who notices
Watching "A Mighty Wind" again on cable. My wife doesn't seem to realize its a mockumentary. She's not dumb. At some point, she'll realize.
"Facebook Envy Could Trip Up LinkedIn" (bit.ly/mRL9a1) JK--LnkdIn is your office, FB yr home. Most peeps look forward 2 quittin time
"Google provides weather forecast on Maps" (bit.ly/rkgj6K) JK--Darn. I thought it said "weather forecast on Mars."
"MSFT disables 'supercookies' used on.." (bit.ly/o38ON9) JK--Reminds me. Someone please invent superpowered "skip this ad" automator
"Facebook, Twitter Costing Businesses Time and Money" (bit.ly/oDDV0T) JK--Ummm, OK. So are every other important business asset.
Search is essentially a recommendation engine (of links). Social is recomm engine (of likes). StumbleUpon is recomm engine (of lookits).
My rule of thumb on following a vendor's tweetstream is if I see one BS-laden marketing pitch in 10 most recent tweets, I won't follow.
"Plans for 4,000mph underwater train from NY to London" (su.pr/2eys1r) JK--Air travel is a fad. Good to have insane backup plans.
Sony Nextep Computer Concept for 2020 by Hiromi Kiriki (su.pr/1F8Q8t) JK--No thanks. I've given up on wristwear. It chafes.
StumbleUpon brings personalized-yet-random nature of Twtr or FB, but without "friends." Continuous social-free found-content recommendations
"Top 10 Civilizations That Mysteriously Disappeared" (su.pr/3khfy2) JK--Whew! We're not there yet. So far so good!
Following recommendation of my daughter, who was hooked on it by her boyfriend, I'm hooked on www.stumbleupon.com. Recomm engine at its core
Apparently Scott Adams has listening devices implanted in my cranium: yfrog.com/khqwgmsj
WSJ sez ADHD diagnoses have risen more than 30% over the past decade. Have they factored the psychology fad diagnosis variable out of that?
@Laticiacztqf Doesn't have anything to do with my tweet. Apparently, people will do anything to get a retweet. like get incoherent.
WashPost piece about LDS using SEO on GGL to control their image. So, essentially, today's denominations think we worship search engines.
Lots of kids enter workforce these days imagining that their overprogrammed childhoods prepare them well for the free4all of modern business
Ignoring some Lifetime channel movie where all southern women characters speak like Flo the Alice Waitress & Scarlett O'Fried Green Tomatoes
Per ASmith, Marx should've generalized class struggle 2 consider market as continu struggle btwn buyers & sellers. Each of us is always both
WSJ piece sez scientists have found genetic basis for smarts. But there are too many & actual intell depends on unpredictable combinations
Listening to The Weavers "If I Had A Hammer." Prefer PP&Mary cover 4 better harmony & adding "& sisters." Prefer Trini 4 the cha-cha riddim
Listening to The Vaselines "Jesus Wants For A Sunbeam." Clearly, they were thinking 4 themselvs while subjected 2 the churchgoing experience
People ask what was this superb education that made me so damn smart. I say TV, comic books, & riding my bike aimlessly around Livonia.
Reading Samantha Bee's gr8 WSJ piece on "weary tiger mothers" in summer. What happened 2 letting yr no-account offspring goof til Labor Day?
Reading WashPost SundayMag DateLab feature. Latest is one of their occasional engineerd gay meetings. This interracial. They discussed Kylie
Listening to Talking Heads "Stay Up Late" from "Sand in the Vaseline" greatest collection. David does a cool snorting bit partway thru.
Olivia Wilde. Daughter of two high-profile members of the NY-centric intelligentsia.
Dump all existing IQ tests in favor of one that's unabashdly verbal: How few chars do U need 2 summarize the most complx ideas fullfidelity?
War of 1812. Let's retroname all large-scale armed human conflicts 4 their start years. Just 2 underline arbitrariness & endlssnss of it all
Funny thing about being a fulltime industry analyst. Many perceive U as elite. One perceives self as working class. Accent on the hard work.
Read piece about Tom Green thinking he needed 2 tamp down inner rage 2 stay in standup career. Good advice 4 Louis CK too. Rage sours humor.
Watching infomercial targeted at women a generation youngr than me worried abt signs of aging skin. Hey gals, worry accceler8s aging process
When I'm chatting with someone who is rich, expects 2 get rich, or workng franticly 2 get rich, I think god/goldspeed but pls enrich my mind
Cool thing about people who get it: I can relax among them. And at the same time be working analysis at a heightened intensity level.
Even cooler thing about speaking with the smartest people in the world: I can open up the entire range of my thinking to people who get it.
Cool thing about chats with PhDs from elite universities is that osmotically acceler8s my self-learning process. Thinking in & out of boxes
One of the cool things about covering advanced analytics Big Data #Hadoop cloud platform vendors is chats with PhDs from elite universities
@ABridgwater Which of my comments on Sybase IQ? From the EDW Wave?
Ask yourself: Are you a distractional burden on those around you? And ask: Does "around you" also extend to your online social presence?
"Masters of Distraction" (on.wsj.com/nKEq9D) JK--Your control over your attention is your core asset in this omniconnected world.
Remember when IBM sold PC business to a China-based firm? Guess who's likely 2 buy HP PC biz. PC will soon stand for "purchased from China"
Got a good sleep last night. First one in my own bed in almost a week. Didn't stumble in middle of the night in dark to unfamiliar bathroom
A "Big Data" Wave would be an unwieldly and unfocused mashup of my EDW Wave plus my forthcoming Hadoop Wave.
Warren Buffett's call for higher taxation on billionaires. Made him unwelcome among fellow billionaires, and a TeaParty pooper to boot.
Whenever tension headaches start to come on, I relax all muscles from the shoulders on north. And I breathe. Prevents it from growing.
People line up to see the Mona Lisa at the Louvre. Never been there but I'll bet it's like seeing the pandas at National Zoo. Underwhelming
Burger King dropping creepy King mascot to focus on burgers. Should also drop burgers (from name, not menu) to broaden appeal.
Didn't get a whole lot of sleep this past week. Wanna thank darkened theater & dreary cinema for helping me catch up on some zzzzzzz
Saw "One Day." It drags on for 20 years. Call me Rip Van Winkle. I slept through the whole thing.
BTW everybody, it's called the Forrester Emerging Markets Wave for Enterprise Hadoop Solutions. Not "Big Data Wave." Clear bounded scope
Listening to Bruno Mars "Grenade" overhead at SFO. Glad he didnt extend figure of speech into suffering shrapnel wounds for love.
Good Silicon Valley consulting trip. Advised a brand new startup/spinoff, an older strtp lookng 4 next big, & a recently acq strtp going big
"Comcast offers IPv6 in Michigan" (bit.ly/pU5Fc9) JK--If you seek a pleasant protocol, look around you. But be circumspect.
"Americans Using Phones 2 Avoid Human Contact" (bit.ly/pQZtD2) JK--Disagree. Using texting 2 avoid telephony (which is human contact)
Yep. Hadooped 'em into thinking I know this crap.
Camptown ladies sing this song, poodah poodah!
"Facebook, Yahoo To Test 'Six Degrees of Separation'" (bit.ly/okBIXj) JK--Poor Kevin Bacon! His inbox bulging with follow-me requests
If Tim Berners-Lee had invented #Hadoop, he'd have started up a Semantic Hadoop group by now & we'd all be forking down Big Data cul-de-sacs
"Nodeable working on 'Twitter 4 machines'" (bit.ly/mOzd7J) JK--Just what we need. Machines get social & conspire 2 enslave. No thx!
#Hadoop momentum will stall unless committers keep on keeping on with keeping community growing evolving cohering into unified opn-src stack
"Avoid vendor lock-in"? Key #Hadoop best practice? In theory, but infeasible. Unless go pure Apache, every user confronts forks in roadmap
Why doesn't Google acquire a #Hadoop distro/integration/tool vendor? Will it? Will Facebook? Will LinkedIn? Will Twitter?
Who holds the patent on patent leather?
#forrester Because open-source IT-vendor biz models hinge on differentiation: of community codebases & of committer knowhow
BTW, re any open source distro in a community environment, one might regard a major committer as equivalent to a vendor of that distro
Lady at Harborcourt hotel front desk asked if my sleep habits have adjusted. I say they only adjust when I'm back home. On road todo es loco
Just defining #Hadoop in crisp solution-oriented sense without nailing it too tightly to any one subproject's current incarnation is tricky
I also think it's important to layer the #Hadoop specs: modeling, devel, schema, ingest, storage, execution, aggreg, query, access, & mgmt
I think the notion of a "MapReduce-enabled" solution--distro, data integration, DBMS, etc.--is key. MapReduce is core of the core.
What the industry thinks of as " #Hadoop " is a melange of Apache Hadoop & non-Hadoop Apache projex + vendor-proprietary extensions/specs
Wow. The range of #Hadoop solution providers & approaches make this a tough call. Still reviewing inclusion criteria. Thanks 4 the comments!
@mikeolson We emailed it to your AR/PR contacts. I'll email it directly to you too.
Vendors need to read the wording of my #Hadoop Wave inclusion criteria as written. Do you meet those criteria? What's your feedback?
Bummed to see Borders boarded up.
@datameer Short answer: Oracle will be done when they own everything.
@datameer Oracle is a vendor, not a project.
What's the deal with congestion on 101 this week? Some say it's BART station closures. Some say early start to fall semesters. What gives?
Good day talking all things #Hadoop with a vendor in that community.
SCTV's Sid Dithers (youtu.be/P60kNrJMsaA). Best known for "Son Fron-siskey...How you come? You droven did you flew?"
I think by now moles have evolved sufficient intellignce 2 know they need 2 avoid human-engineerd multi-hole mallet-equipped arcade machines
"USPTO Issues 8,000,000th Patent" (bit.ly/qMg1rj) JK--Woulda been ironic if it had been for a high-speed patent-counting apparatus.
Quite frankly, in my humble opinion, no valley is complete without a jolly green giant.
Going down to Silicon Valley today for a consult. However, for the life of me, I still don't see the land contours that constitute "valley"
Tech M&A that aims primarily to acquire patents. The corporate M&A lawyers do deals to arm their patent-defending compatriots down the hall
I want to thank my college "philosophy of mind" prof, Richard Brandt, for the insight (30+ years ago) taht went into that last tweet.
Experience. It's a cloud/stream of events contextualized as POV of an identity, measurable on some external level, but fundamentally private
Just saw phrase "geographic map." That's like "acoustic guitar." World evolves. Standard old sense of word needs gee-duh nouveau adjective.
I would love to hear people's honest assessments of each layer of the #Hadoop stack--e.g., Pig...pros & cons, strengths & weaknesses.
Another day of consulting. As with yesterday, it will be a tweet-light day.
Googorola or MotoGoogle? What is it?
Driving the SF Bay area is a bit like surfing the Web. Those logos on the sides of buildings just seem to pop into your field of vision.
Cool. While I was preoccupied with consulting, Twittersphere proved that a little "love" goes a long way. Where "long" = retweets + mentions
New blogpost: "The ROI of Next Best Action: Measuring the Lift from Improved Customer Experience" (bit.ly/mXy8p9)
#Hadoop Wave kickoff call beginning. Big turnout from the vendors.
Pleasant early-morning walking on the Embarcadero. Harbor Court Hotel has coolest location. Awesome Bay Bridge view.
If Warren Buffett entered the 2012 presidential race, as an independent, he would stand a damn good chance.
The CFOs accepted my "CFO's Terror" triple-haiku for publication. I'll take validations where I can get 'em.
"When the lights go down on the ci-tay, and the sun shines on the bay-ay, do I wanna be there in my ci-tay, oh..oh..oh..oh..oh..oh!!!!"
"A Closer Look at Apple's Planned Spaceship-like Headquarters" (bit.ly/pFOzdg) JK--Look closely for Starfleet logo on hull.
"Engineer of original IBM PC declares end of PC era" (tek.io/q9aYjw) JK--Dont U sass me now PC. Brought U into world & can take U out
"Computer technologies 25 years or older you still use" (bit.ly/qkvEwD) JK--Most of which are coming apart at seams.
Some say the end of the PC era has arrived. But that's bunk. We're simply at the tail end of the 3270 terminal emulation era
"Google Buying Motorola Mobility For $12.5 Billion" (bit.ly/niNowE) JK--Whatcha wanna bet Microsoft scoops up Nokia?
"IBM Pulls Out of World’s Fastest Computer Project" (bit.ly/nBpnJX) JK--That was fast. Was computer supposed 2 B fast, or project?
The South San Francisco hill. A Bay Area landmark. Largely undeveloped real estate in heart of peninsula. Needs a cool statue or earthwork
Sunny day in the SF Bay Area. I like the airport people mover and conslidated rental car plaza at SFO. Very smooth efficient onramp to area.
WiFi down at MPLS airport. Air Force One out on tarmac. Flights delayed out of here.
#Hadoop is powering B2C digital media experience everywhere but infra not as sexy as smartphones. At least as far as mass mkt ads R concernd
Larry's airborne imbroglio on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" last night was funny. What was even funnier was him with extra-long shoelaces.
Hey POS customer service managers. Train your people to listen. Having to repeat one's order over and over is annoying.
Hauser's Law? Wazzat?
My pre-yoga chilldown disrupted by overloud PA in group exercise class in that room. Chillin instead on elliptical out of earshot.
My yoga method is to systematically collect inspect and neglect my thoughts. Like any tisssue, dwelling on and in them hampers agility.
Pullouts from Iraq & Afghanistan, plus entitlements reform, plus don't renew Bush tax cuts. The main steps 2 deficit/debt reduction R clear
Nice and muggy and overcast and damp today in DC area. At least it will stay in 80s...though will feel like 90s.
It will take few years for the #Hadoop distro wars to cool down. Will pure Apache open source prevail? Will proprietary forks wither?
"The Death of Booting Up" (slate.me/pQqKpN) JK--Windows 98 was my personal boot-up latency bog.
Cellphone reception cut to SF protesters. We need to consider adding tech access to list of basic civil rights enshrined in Bill of Rights.
CBS Sunday Morning story on internships & whether they give U foot in door for l8r jobs. My internships at urban coalition & newspaper didnt
Good article in WashPost on decline of USPS as reliable on-ramp to the middle class. I'm from Detroit. Saw same decline re auto worker jobs
Good article on ill-conceived, ill-fated, & now long forgotten and/or obliterated "memorial groves" throughout DC area. Non-memorials
Saw "The Help." Good civil rights drama & chick-flick combined. Equal opportunity deep look inside both the black maids' POV & white women's
Saw "Horrible Bosses." I'd like to say it was boss, but....
Has anyone in high tech ever lost their job for doing something that Vint Cerf recommended? I seriously doubt it.
I like the fact that America's richest family is based in Arkansas, and has never loaded up the truck & moved to Bever-lee. Hills, that is.
Hey, smartphone manufacturers, if you're going to have phys social access key, make it user-prgrmbl 2 prfrd social, w/optional togl & b-cast
Hey customer service managers, start and stay with basics. Answer the phone every time or, if message must be left, respond ASAP.
Hey vendors, please only set us up to speak with your ref customers when they're in production & doing something interestng w/ yr 1.0 produx
AT&T sells smartphone with physical key 4 access Facebook. Yeah I understand reason why. But queasy at seeing a social hardwired 2 hardware
Watching classic SNL "cowbell" sketch on mute. It would not have worked if Walken hadnt kept so perfectly deadpan. Notice Fallon cracking up
WSJ article today calls this the "Downgrade Era" (uppercase added by me).
Listening to "Papa Oom Mow Mow," "Rama Lama Ding Dong," "Yakety Yak," "Buzz Buzz Buzz," & "Alley Oop" from doo-wop gr8st "Rubber Biscuits"
@MarkTabNet How about him?
Seems long-overdue that we have superhero African-Americans in comic books. There've been superhero black athletes since Jesse Owens.
As governments attempt to crack down on socials, we need to think of new ways to spawn flash socials to squirm out of their iron hands.
Listening to Dave (Baby) Cortez "The Happy Organ." Trying very hard not to read a double-entendre into the song title. Trying very hard.