Still catching up from that road trip. Preparing for another, next week. This week? Don't ask.
Saw Jo Anne Worley on latest "Curb Your Enthusiasm." She was for me one of the most memorable performers from "Laugh-In." Her swooping voice
"How World Wide Web was nearly called The Information Mesh" (http://tnw.co/osPCPE) JK--Just in: Berners-Lee's parents almost named him Biff
Has anybody ever done study of what % of hotel-room Bibles have been opened & read? Most appear 2 B pristine & untouched. No dog ears.
Reading Joseph Brodsky "From A School Anthology" (http://bit.ly/npDmal) JK--Gripping remembrances of some people he knew under Soviet rule
Escuchando a Mocedades "Eres Tu." Cancion era hit en los Estados Unidos en 1974. En Espanol. Yo recuerdo escuchandola en WCAR-FM Detroit
Reading Joseph Brodsky "Dutch Mistress" (http://bit.ly/nRVODJ) JK--"In this country laid flat for the sake of rivers/beer smells of Germany"
Escuchando a Cristian Castro "Tu Sombra en Mi" en Verizon FIOS Music Choice Romances mientras espero para "Curb Your Enthusiasm" in HBO
That sudden torrential summer afternoon downpour was kinda refreshing. Abundant precip. After a month of desert, semi-arid, & tropical dry
Now that Sonya has geospatial grounding experience of the iconic cultural abstraction called "Vegas," she knows it's all that & not all that
Infomercial w/ fake news head "R U experiencing premature mental decline." Unspoken premise, that decline normal after certain age, is caca.
Texas governor hosts prayer rally. Somehow I doubt they'll be praying for human rights, social justice, or religious tolerance.
Loved photos of Ireland archaeological gem Newgrange shown us by @merv over lunch. Thinking of Clannad song "Newgrange" from their greatest.
Infomercials filmed on location outdoors in front of some unnamed city's modern skyline. If U R like me, U R too busy wondering "where dat?"
Cable reality shows about 24-hr party people. Many are taped w/ shaky mobile cams. All the better 2 induce viewer nausea with that lifestyle
Customer experience. You can shape it but not program. U can nurture but not guarantee. Just do usual: satisfaction guaranteed or yr $ back
#Teradata discussion of "independent" DW vs. "enterprise" Dw just muddies the conceptual waters. Independent from what?
We discovered that adjacent to The Strip is a pleasant city called "Las Vegas."
New biracial Spider-Man sort of looks like our biracial president. Coincidence?
"TV Porn Doesn't Sell Like It Used To" (http://on.wsj.com/nOMD4h) JK--Shocking! One of the mainstays of the modern economy in the dumper.
Internet Explorer story on user IQ was a hoax. Considering that everybody uses Internet Explorer, the avg IQ is that of whole population
Half the time it feels like everybody on Twitter is marketing pro. Half the time I need break from being on business end of mktg messages
Hey Twitter, let me write rules that auto-follow me to any follow-me-please requester who resembles ones that I've manually chosen to follow
Scott Adams in WSJ on his corporate years: "every meeting felt like a play date with coma patients."
DB Cooper. Why did the authorities hand him a parachute that worked?
DB Cooper. Has anybody done a cost-benefit calculation on the search for the hijacker? He stole $200K four decades ago. Give up the hunt.
The rate of press inquiries on Big Data, in the larger business context, continues to grow. Everybody buzzing Big.
GPS was fairly reliable on this trip, but can still steer you wrong. No substitute for having mental map to keep U from straying off course
US govt credit rating downgraded. Deserves it. This political stalemate is bad for business.
Vegas in the middle of drought. Been going on for years. Eons apparently. Something 2 do with desertification of that part of North America
Nice to be home drinking my usual morning double dose of Earl Grey & parsing Parade magazine for deep nuance.
Work-life balance. It's like holding hot coffee in one hand while lugging several items of heavy luggage in your other.
Interviewed by Todd Weiss of CIO mag re role of predictive analytics in #CRM and marketing.
Was great 2 introduce Egidia & Sonya 2 my best bud analyst peers & co-conspirators on this trip. I hate separating personal & professional
Wine goes well with music. And with relaxing by the pool in the shade. And with being left alone, behind shades, to let the day drift away.
I am waiting for the day when one and the same DBMS can be configured as row, columnar, graph, file, doc, token, & inv index w/equal agility
Who says Vegas hotel-casinos R run by the taste-impaired? JWMarriott played School of 7 Bells "Half Asleep" overhead. I'm Zuning "Babelonia"
Sitting poolside with my girls, in Vegas, listening to The Ramones "I Wanna Be Sedated." Repeat: "I Wanna Be Sedated."
"Dell sells preconfigured Hadoop system" (networkworld.com/news/2011/0804…) JK--Bundles Cloudera Distro of Hadoop.& Cloudera Enterprise mgt tools
Tasso Argyros discussing #BigData as paradigm for leveraging "multi-structured data" for customer behavioral analytics.
#Teradata defines "solution" as ref arch + db/platforms + indstry LDMs + consulting/impl svcs + solution toolkit + app + "solution showcase"
"Death by PowerPoint." Microsoft has to live with hearing product described as toxic. "Death by Windows"? Sometimes the latencies are deadly
"Teradata Creates..State Health-Human Services & Medicaid Logical Data Model (media.prnewswire.com/en/jsp/latest.…) JK--Diverse LDMs a key TD differentiator
"'SOA was artificial marketing concept': VMWare VP" (zdnet.com/blog/service-o…) JK--Sure, but name me marketing concept organic to Mother Nature.
"Facebook: "Anonymity on the Internet has to go away" (ct.techrepublic.com/clicks?t=95152…) JK--Making Facebook kosher for Chinese market?
@NeilRaden Big Data is lots and lots of data and lots and lots of stuff you can do with that data. Analytics, transactions, the works.
Teradata offers a "comprehensive education program for Oracle DBAs"? You mean "re-education program," don't you?
@NeilRaden Try reading the blog for the net-net.
Long list of "companies who've migrated from Oracle to Teradata" on the screen at #td3pi. Tiny little words crammed together. I'm squinting
Big part of being an industry analyst is churning same stable topics relentlessly. Much is glacial. But glaciers can slip suddenly
Big part of being an industry analyst is churning same stable topics relentlessly. Much is glacial. But glaciers can in fact slip suddenly
Teradata's Ed White discussing excellent win rates for the 2600-series DW appliances. #td3pi
Teradata's Daniel Graham providing excellent config-balancing performance-boosting discussion of SSD vs. HDD in DW architecture. #td3pi
Doing dinner at the #Teradata analyst summit, then going out to get my fair share of Vegas neon nocturnal visual overstimulation
Tweetdeck columns feel like slotmachine. My email inbox scrollilng feels like a slotmachine. Now, to walk past real slotmachines. Vegas!
Connecting at LAX on way to #Teradata analyst event in Vegas. I like the spaciousness of this area of LAX. Plenty of room to spread out.
Gerald McBoing-McBoing ( http://youtu.be/uNsyQDmEopw) Minimalistically advanced animation, c/o La Jolla’s creator of inspired tomfoolery
Had a fine dinner with #Teradata out on the Veranda. Now...to walk with the girls around the property & survey all I can see.
I'm all loopy over #Hadoop.
Prepping for a full day of consulting. By "prepping" I mean "already prepped." I just wake, jump into my suit, and seize the day.
"Google gets defensive, buys IBM patents" (http://bit.ly/pzNMvo) JK--Yeah, were buyin patents, buddy! What of it? Wanna make sometin' of it?
August. I'd like 2 rename the month. The "Au-*" reminds me of beginning of Autumn, fast approaching. Stay, Summer, stay, for a little longer
Interviewed by Adrian Bridgwater, freelance tech journalist, re SAP Sybase IQ scalability.
"10 'great' tech products that really weren't" (http://bit.ly/ow0OcK) JK--LOL! "Thefacebook" was "LinkedIn marin8d in beer & testosterone"
What was deal with the Coronado bridge being closed last night? We got into Coronado all right, but had to circle via Chula Vista to get out
Quiet morning in exurbs of San Diego. Wait--"exurb" not the right word for Rancho Bernardo. Has San Diego street addresses. Anyway, quiet.
Hallelujah for a working Ethernet jack in a hotel room where the in-room Wi-Fi has strong signal but flaky DNS/DHCP.
In the Delta SkyClub lounge at Reagan National sipping Diet Coke & checking the sights with my girls. Capitol Buildiing etc.
Discovery Channel doing Shark Week. Up close & personal with the Great White. They reveal their fondness for fricaseed homosapien flesh.
Junk cable TV reality programming. Most of it appears 2 B taped in reality-free vortex triangle somewhere btwn Vegas, San Diego, & SF Valley
You don't bring 20 dresses for a 5-day trip, girl! This isn't Gilligan's Island. You're not Ginger.
"Did WWIII Already Start?" (http://bit.ly/pmqSiP) JK--It started in our heads long ago when we renamed "Great War" as "WW1."
Eucalyptus oil (http://bit.ly/NSALr). One of the most comforting of all ointments. Almost addictive.
"Google vs. Facebook: Which Can You Trust?" (http://bit.ly/p4r7En) JK--Trust? I don't trust any large media institution. Who can U stand?
"LinkedIn Boss is Down on Google+" (http://bit.ly/r5iNcl) JK--Lamebrained logic. "Nobody has free time" 4 G+. Dump LinkedIn & make time
"Google Works to Verify Google+ Celebrity Accounts" (http://bit.ly/rngTSZ) JK--Pls verify that U really Johnny Depp--& can I have autograf?
"Google Founders Had to Be Talked Out of Ignoring User Email" (http://bit.ly/qYvlub) JK--Not enough humans on Earth to respond 2 every email
I'm waiting for the Google+ novelty hype cycle to blow over before deciding whether I want to actually use my account.
"Microsoft Appeases Tribe Over 'Tulalip' Code Name" (http://bit.ly/ozMebY) JK--Reminds. How do Apache people feel about Apache Foundation?
"Hey, Twitter, There's an Ad in My Stream!" (http://bit.ly/nhKTmL) JK--Easier to ignore than email spam and web browser interstitials.
"LinkedIn's CEO Suggests Booming Google+ Is a Bad Idea" (http://bit.ly/qUrxjr) JK--Yeah. Competitors are an inconvenient truth.
"10 Signs of a Bad Work Environment" (http://bit.ly/pcocjq) JK--A purely "gee duh" list. Why do they waste editorial resources on this?
"Who Will Give Birth to the gTLD's First Billion-Dollar Domain Baby?" (http://bit.ly/rnaDaq) JK--Will 2- or 3-letter TLDs be the ticket?
Going to the #Teradata analyst event this week in Vegas. Looking forward to great discussions.
Dear Facebook: Quit asking if you can be my homepage. If I wanted to reside with my friends, I would have freeloaded on their sofas ages ago
Semantics of sentiment. True meaning of "like" is "likely." Probability that positive vibes produce positiv outcomes. Transform love 2 money
CNN has Fabio doing weather. So what. Mr bodice-ripping Italian hunkman letting himself go as he ages. Packing on pounds. Losing muscle def.
In many ways, 1976's "Frampton Comes Alive" marked beginning of punk new wave era. Crystallized growing disappointment with MOR/arena rock.
Electing Romney in 2012 would not be catastrophic. He would throw rightwing a bone while reliably caving 2 liberal pressure. Handsome patsy.
BTW, SKorean Sun Myung Moon's Washington Times: epic long-running rightwing failure to ram propaganda rag down gullet of US capital region.
BTW, does anybody seriously think the world will tolerate Korean peninsula reunifying under northern control?
Whenever the Korean peninsula reunifies, DMZ will remain no-man's land indefinitely. Probably most landmine-intensive real estate on Earth
CNN on "tweeting the debt ceiling debate." Crawler says "Pres Obama loses 30K followers." Winds of changing sentiment? Or changing channels?
Semantics of sentiment is propensity: to buy, stay loyal, recommend, etc. What sentiment truly means, in context of customer relationships
Big Sentiment. It's, ostensibly, what listening engines extract from social web Big Data. Some might equate it with soft notion of Zeitgeist
The semantics of sentiment. How can we truly know what "like" means? Our biggest fans may never pay a dime 4 our output, but praise us on&on
Semantics. It's fundamentally about agreeing on what things truly mean. It's not epistemology. How can we truly know what they truly mean?
Adele's "Rolling in the Deep." I like to silently singalong while working out. Expands & flexes the entire upper vocal tract.
Elected officials interviewed on Fox News. Don't need fancy text analytics to notice predominance of letter "R" next to names. Wonder why?
Integrity. People & situations come & go, but you're stuck with yourself. Find inside your character the best traveling companion.
Socials, ie microblogs, strain relationships in ways that traditional blogs never did. No one freezes U out 4 mixing biz & personals on blog
Good that we're all getting our heads around likely consequences of US default. Likely chronic geopolitical shock of next 20 years.
Caught 2-year-old but still relevant Bill Maher last night. Said absurd that GOP demonizes HClinton. "A blander MOR centrist U cant imagine"
Dr. Nguyen gave me the best piece of advice I ever got from a dentist: gargle daily w/ hydrogen peroxide. Kills gum-burrowing bacteria dead!
"CouchBase, SQLite launch unified NoSQL query language" (http://bit.ly/rrIxgY) JK--Interesting. Could catalyze "NoSQL" into real alternative
Today show. I chuckle at their sharp tonal transitions, from nastiness to puppydog. "On a much lighter note..."
Today show. Seems 2 specialize in "anniversary of nastiness" observances. This morning's special: 35 years since 1st "Son of Sam" killing
Treated Sonya 2 impromptu disquisition on 1976 & Peter Frampton and what the f was into us did we not hav good jams the yr I grad hi school?