RIP Ken Oshman. Pivotal entrepreneur in the development of the competitive office telephone equipment market.
"Britain's PM considers social media ban to curb riots" (bit.ly/r0xMoE) JK--Since when is Hosni Mubarak advising 10 Downing Street?
Caught "Jumping the Broom" on DVD. Pleasant romantic comedy about culture conflict between affluent & working-class African-Americans.
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Quick metric for declining starpower: U don't recognize the names of 2 of the 3 most recent films made by actor who won Oscar 10+ years ago.
Yes. Worry about in vino veritas. It's a business tipsy, the most risky of all.
Please enough of the sniggering jokes & suggestions re Bert & Ernie. Former's only peculiarity is punk 'do, latter's his rubberducky fetish
Chinese producers tainting food products with harmful additives? If PRC ever wishes to export foodstuffs again, they must seriously crakdown
Now I'm confused. Wot I thought of as Tuvan throatsing origin8d in Mongolia? Mongolians angry @ China 4 claiming it? Too many odd overtones!
I liked Maher's comment that the same general public that consistently holds Congress in low esteem consistently elects them every 2 years.
WSJ interview with Mel Brooks. He is just organically funny & witty w/ every twisty turn of phrase. Obviously works these phrases constantly
Must mainline me some classic Ramones without delay to rock the crazy week gone by into a semblance of oblivion.
Is Steve Cropper in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yet? Don't tell me he isn't. Look him up.
Business trips for me are nothing like vacations, no matter how nice the place. My work schedule brackets any incidental pleasures in worry
It's hard to believe that I did everything I did today. And did my annual physical. I don't kid myself. This shit takes a physical toll.
Feels like I'm becoming an introducer within the Silicon Valley-centric #Hadoop segment. In spite of fact that I'm 3000 miles away.
WSJ says GM planning export-oriented Indonesia plant near Jakarta. I suggest dredge/build dedicated oceanport west of Pluit near airport
Many customers of #SAS whom I speak to are quite perplexed by which tool from that vendor's vast portfolio is best suited to what problem.
Yes I do carry big heavy bags of paper with me everywhere I go. Sometimes they're full of blank sheets for me to scribble details & analysis
Shout-out to new tweeter @nonash88 . Now you have the formidable task of following me on social & supporting me real-time on my bread&butter
"Scientists Pop Atoms in Microwave, Out Comes Quantum Entanglement" (http://bit.ly/r5Q1Xa) JK--Kernels get lodged between God's teeth.
Bill Maher. What's the point of him inviting rightwingers to his show if he won't let them get a word in edgewise. Just a reverse O'Reilly.
How do you model, simulate & test quality of customer experience across multichannel #CRM? It's like freeform dance with zillion variations
"I'll view what they're viewing." Recomm'dat'n engines in social TV networks will magnify the ratings influence of hip people on their peers
@rpsherman I mix work & pleasure continually anyway. Interleaving Hadoop & music in equal measure.
Computing for pleasure, which, to my wife, is instinguishable from me computing for work.
Aubrey Plaza's character on "Parks & Recreation" just namedropped the defunct indie group Neutral Milk Hotel.
Kinda of a dumb question, don't you agree? If it's on the public record, check for yourself. BTW, who are you exactly?
Top story: Stocks rebound! Following the break: analysts speculate whether sundown will be followed by temporary darkness.
Challenge of covering a space is partly in seeing something in stuff you look at every day and may be a wee bit jaded about.
An enterprise #Hadoop solution is, at heart, one that lets U move model mine & manip BigData volumes to and/or from ApchHdp-centrc platforms
Startled brown white-tailed rabbit in my frontyard this morn. Startled one in Rancho Bernardo last wk. Suspect it stowed away in my carry-on
@nancykoppdw Glad I could stimulate your thinking!
That Newsweek cover photo of Michele Bachmann is what she looks like in most photos I've seen of her. No distortion. Slightly deranged smile
WashPost reports that new US Poet Laureate Philip Levine grew up in Detroit "a mile from 8 Mile Rd." Quik calc pinpoints poet at 7 Mile Rd.
Does every #Hadoop solution vendor implement every spec in that stack I linkd to earlier? Does every user impl? No way. What's common? MpRdc
WSJ reprts that mistakes in scientific studies surge. Just in: Einstein ghost retracts relativity. Askd 4 coment, OldTstmt God sez toldja so
John Phillips name-checked Alexandria, his hometown. And, for past quarter-century, mine too (if you count Franconia as Alexandria, that is)
Listening to The Mamas & The Papas cover of "Dancing in the Street." Sitting in Falls Church VA. Mama Cass mentions Falls Church in outro.
Listening to Dandy Warhols "Bohemian Like You." I'll forgive them the JumpinJackFlash-y intro--they take it into a very Dandy direction!
@TonyBaer Spammers rarely promise anything quite that classy--or specific to any Vegas hotel-casino that's way off-Strip
Dear Spammers: If U want 2 fool me into clicking on one of yer come-on messages, dont promise free meal at establishment that grosses me out
Dandy Warhols. Every time one of their songs comes on the player, it feels like dear old friend coming to spend time. A few rockin' moments
@NeilRaden I don't suppose any battle is a joke. But whence the name?
Experience analytics. Sounds like trying to quantify the ineffable. But we all like to list our favorite things. That's a simple analytic.
As new socials come online & old friends want to re-social thru them, what's the etiquette for declaring "one social with you is plenty"
Some vendors and users still freak at the word "cloud," thinking that it only refers to public hosting. The word carries baggage, don't it?
"Is Social Networking's Honeymoon Nearly Over?" (http://bit.ly/q8WPjv) JK--In other words, is Google+ essentially Winklevoss 2.0
Critical thinking in a blink. It's absolutely essential for shooting down distractions before they can do damage on your attention span.
"Microsoft adds Hadoop support to SQL Server, data warehouse" (http://bit.ly/pDxMbI) JK--Just the bare minimum: connector to external HDFS
"Social Media Makes Mark in London Riots" (http://bit.ly/nn9JP6) JK--Enuff of such headlines. Rioters also drove horseless carriages Im told
Boy am I glad I organize my notes from previous inquiries. Saves my tail in a pinch every time.
Much of life is resisting dumb advice on language and how to use it.
WSJ review of John McWhorter "What Language Is" (http://on.wsj.com/oavID2) JK--IDIOM: Ingrown Disheveled Intricate Oral Mixed. Cool mnemonic
@NeilRaden That's nothing. My grandpa rode up Pork Chop Hill and nibbled on the Big Rock Candy Mountain!
@NeilRaden Speak up sonny! I can't hear ya!
@NeilRaden Theodore Roosevelt brought us out of what depression?
Mt. Rushmore. I love the cheesy patriotic iconic nature of the place, carved into the earth, oddly exalting Theodore Roosevelt.
What's this "girl next door" nonsense? Are there zoning ordinances prohibiting girls out of one's league from residing in the adjacent home?
Kylie Minogue. Is she the older shorter white Aussie Beyonce, or is Ms Knowles the younger taller black Texan Kylie. Which is yr ref diva?
Social media listening & much text analytics, applied 2 user-generated content, is experience analytics. Experience of being me cantcha see
Behavioral analytics. It is in fact experience analytics. People tend to act out their inner dramas.
Watching video for Hanson "Give A Little." Great song. Wicked riff.
Now that everybody is friends with everybody else on socials, has anybody done study to determine whether more people can stand each other?
As I said, my consulting dance card is full. It's more like a mosh pit. My head's banging & band's clanging on one chord "HA-DOOP HA-DOOP!!"
#Zettaset. Founded in 2007. VC-funded. Mountain View CA-based. Formerly known as GOTO Metrics.
Seems like everybody's verticalizing adv analytics into industry-specific and/or painpoint-focused #CRM solutions leveraging social media.
"Microsoft's, Google's Big Data Plans Give It An Edge" (http://bit.ly/pcRTqy) JK--Good discussion of MSFT "Daytona" & GGL Fusion Tables
Long. Lengthy. Elongated. Can you think of any English synonym that goes deeper down the dimension that these words denote?
Laissez faire. My mnemonic on that has always been "let's see how the market shakes out and call that fair."
"The Data-Fueled Display Ad Revival" (http://bit.ly/nNcTUq) JK--Think of it as next best offer machinery in the service of Madison Avenue.
"Are Google's best days behind it?" (http://bit.ly/qjbH8b) JK--Same question was asked about Apple back in the 90s.
"Startup 2 release 'stone-like' optical disc that lasts forever" (http://bit.ly/p0K1NV) JK--Umm stones erode. When forever arrives, well see
"Fastest-Growing Vertical in IT? Healthcare" (http://bit.ly/puj65Q) JK--Driven partly by insurance reform compliance, partly by cost control
Once again, the turbulent financial markets rumble ominously. As always, nothing much I can do about it. But focus on what's in front of me
One tweeter's profile describes as "writer, drug addict, musician, nerd, & very immature." LOL But I wont follow unless he tweets more often
Saw "Crazy, Stupid, Love." Great, film. Laughed, pretty, much, through, the, whole, thing. Lots, of, great, performances. Tangled, lives
Tweet-lite day for me. Head-down in consulting & research tasks. Q3 is much busier than I expected. That's a good thing!
"Study: Twitter Helps Investors Predict the Stock Market" (http://bit.ly/qwGMuT) JK--Predict that it will stay jittery? I coulda toldya that
@The_Quacker One grabs the bull by the horns, in which case I'm referring to the doorknob, & slams shut. Also, ignore social & email & phone
Rediscovered the joys of focusing on one task for more than an hour.
I meant to type "Forrester" into my browser address bar, but typed "Facebook" instead. Can't be Freudian slip.
That dramatic moment just before your lip learns whether the coffee is too damn hot.
Maybach. Daimler's most opulent ride. Not selling many of the vehicles. $375K pricetag. Also, very ltd distrib. Ive only seen in Monte Carlo
"Google's Self-Driving Car Crashes" (http://bit.ly/mT0sPY) JK--But in its defense, your honor, some stupid human was driving at the time.
"Google+ Floodgates Open -- Everyone Gets 150 Invites and an Invite Page (http://bit.ly/pfLIIp) JK--Every new social creates new friendspam
"World music"? That's sorta like "world painting" or "world architecture." Qualifier "world" says nothing. Just call it "music."
Listening to Cat Stevens "Oh Very Young" from his greatest. Love poetic compression of "your dad's best jeans denim blue faded up 2 the sky"
@ggheorghiu Sure. This, for example. But why does some stranger expect me to spend time mentoring them remotely? What's in it for me?
Considering using props in a couple of near-future speaking engagements. Considering them carefully. Nothing too hokey or showy.
@ggheorghiu Gotta eat.
Dear Every Graduate Student in the World: Please don't imagine we can give U gratis guidance. Sincerely, Every Industry Analyst in the World
Curious where Maslow would put #BI in his hierarchy. Self-actualization? Nah. That's only when you go fully self-service & actionable.
Few things as mundanely annoying as "sign me in automatically" screens that never do, no matter how many times you indicate "yes, please"
Albert Einstein. Albert Brooks should drop his pseudo. Would be funny if always had 2 neurotically explain yes it's my real no I'm no genius
Even if Einstein had been crewcutted and cleanshaven, he would have been iconic for those soulful eyes. And, oh yes, for his smarts.
Listening to Neko Case "If You Knew" over & over, obsessively. Just one more shot, please, from this former Alexandria VA resident.
Listening to Harry Belafonte "Jamaica Farewell" from "Time-Life Treasury of Folk Music." A song I often sing acappella after a drink or two.
Ads 4 "male enhancement." "Enhancement"? Matter of degrees? I thought criterion 4 maleness was binary. Like being "a little bit pregnant."
When people pray at cross-purposes, the prayers cross & cancel in Heaven and make the Almighty quite cross with us.
Almost forgot. Norah Jones, half-Indian
Critical thinking. Critically important for you to keep lies, distortion, & manipulation from warping your POV & upsetting your equilibrium.
Arianna Huffington. She seems to have political ambitions. I'll leave it at that.
Thank you Standard & Poor's for whacking the entire US federal policymaking establishment on their debt-addicted heads. Downgrade = tuff luv
The faux-monumental hotel-casinos. Names like New York New York & Circus Circus. Vegas fills yr eyes w/ that dubl vision. Gets the best of U
Michelle Branch. Karen O. Racking my brain to identify other American popstars of full or partial Asian ancestry.
I don't golf, but I readily admit that golf courses are among the most beautiful & ecofriendly footprints of organized sports on this planet