Watching "Doc Martin." Feel an addiction coming on.
@TheOnion Man Who Likes To Be Jostled Moving To City
Electing Obama in 2008 was key to dispelling the trauma of 9/11 from our national spirit.
Thinking of inventing the male equivalent of blonde jokes. All about tall handsome broad-shouldered guys & how dumb they are. Might not work
@augieray Yep. You don't need to replace cellphone clock batteries and they are always accurate.
@rwang0 Everybody has overthought the WTC memorial. The vacant tower footprints are enough.
Eddie Murphy's going to kick butt as Oscar host. Next best thing to resurrecting ghost of Richard Pryor and putting it into a tux.
Obama visibly aging. People often note this about sitting presidents. I say duh. Most are around our age. Early 50s. Cusp btwn young and old
Men's Health magazine. Q: How do top scientists stay strong and healthy? A: Get grad students to do the heavy lifting.
Young Marble Giants interview at bit.ly/qEcqon is great because it plays full songs & intersperses them with Stuart Moxham filling in facts
Relief, relief, relief. All my responsibilities are arranged around me in a more comfortable way. Some stuff has a way of working itself out
Relief, relief, relief. Sun is still shining. Going 2 take lot of radiant energy 2 evaporate week's worth of drenching but I have faith in U
I thnk the Burning Man festival should re-convene at Ground Zero tomorrow & incinerate massive Osama Bin Laden effigy. Or is that overkill?
ConanOBrien Woke up and read that Stan Lee is suing the movie "Conan" for ripping him off. Now my father is suing Stan Lee.
ConanOBrien So far we’ve been incredibly lucky that all of our guests have something to promote.
ConanOBrien Just taught my kids about taxes by eating 38% of their ice cream.
Somehow, Twitter is overcapacity on the browser interface, but it keeps streaming in on TweetDeck.
"Why the fax machine refuses to die" (bit.ly/pEALwf) JK--My loop-powerd princess phone also refuses 2 bite big one. Handy in blackout
10 years ago tomorrow I knew we would be looking on that specific day 10 years later.
Many of my customers'
#BigData inquiries still revolve around herding this unruly gang of conceptual cats into 2 some semblance of coherence
"Dr Dr" (bit.ly/qXudGa) JK- -"Ah morning. Sun is shining, birds R chirping & I just had a movement that would do Beethoven proud!"
Listening to Kosheen "I Want It All" from "Resist" (2001). One of best sexual jealousy songs of recent memory. Lady sings this full throttle
Listening 2 Jefferson Airplane "Triad" frm "2400 Fulton Street." Wonderful laying bare of love triangle. Grace sings 2 Paul K & David Crosby
Listening to Jefferson Airplane "Today" from "2400 Fulton Street." One of many stunning tracks from "Surrealistic Pillow." Marty's best.
LIstening to Jefferson Airplane "Martha" from "2400 Fulton Street." One of those great loose harmonies where Paul and Grace intertwine.
LIstening to Jefferson Airplane "Crown of Creation" from "2400 Fulton Street." Song's a great fossil of its time. 1968.
"If Terabyte Only Costs $50, Must Not Be Big Deal" (bit.ly/pwrrFm) JK--Its big deal but not Big Data til U stack 100s or 1000s of 'em
"Facebook Revenue For First-Half 2011 Doubles" (bit.ly/o4bnI1) JK--I'd be shocked if doesn't roll its cashflow into big acquisitions
"Scientists experimenting with laser beams to create rain" (bit.ly/nGfsfI) JK--Don't let this tech fall into hands of evil scientists
Some dream sequences make no sense at all. I dreamt about the Higgs boson, and then Michael Buble jumped in with some ditty.
On 9-11-01, I was still accessing the Internet via dial-up modem. Broadband came to my neighborhood 5 months later. I jumped on it w/ glee
On 9-11-01 I was doing what I'm doing now. Checking my My Yahoo page for the latest headlines. It's still my homepage. Continuity's sake
On 9-11-01, I was writing a report on Security Assertions Markup Language 1.0, and prepping a teleconference on same topic. I kept at it.
On 9-11-01 my mechanical mouse was degrading, losing precision control, jumping herky-jerk. I didn't need more jitters. Replaced at Best Buy
@mahesh_narayan Should analytics be part of our routine? Start with aerobics.
@anametrix I don't make the distinction at all. Instead, I speak of basic vs. advanced analytics, with analytic apps, analytic databases etc
I have become fairly adept at squeezing a grand verbal tour of complex, evolving tech topics into a half hour.
PRussom asked good question: How 2 know when U've lost customer? Sometimes a perfunctory relationship endures, but their heart's elsewhere.
I like 2 think that I have prepared mind. I also like 2 think that I have prepared workspace. I'm always adjusting what's in front 4 agility
"Internet Red-Light District Is Open for Business" (bit.ly/p0heJq) JK--But will be completely closed to business users everywhere.
Did inquiry today where customer used "business intelligence" & "business analytics" differently from my definitions. I flexed situationally
Kind of ironic that the first two letters of
#Hadoop are "HA," when high availability is still one of its weaknesses.
What's that golden glowing object in the sky? Do they make rainclouds in that color?
Success with real-time BI tech doable – if avoid perils (go.techtarget.com/r/14822794/243…) JK--Peril is underprovisioning data analytics infra capacity
HD. It's starting to stand for
#Hadoop. But it also stands for "high definition." Would fine-grained analysis in HBase be HD HD?
Yikes! Being promoted as "data star." Didn't video kill those? I'm mixing decades in my head. Streaming media might be doing the job now.
Come hear me on
#Big Data at Strata Summit, NYC, Tues Sept 20. Register: oreil.ly/nhHUbJ
A fairly productive day so far. Didn't realize for a few hours there that my VPN client was down. Wondered why email was light. Then WHOOSH!
Rain attenuation. Sudden RF signal fading that may B caused by substantial downpours. Especially prevalent in short wavelengths. Thanks LCC!
Hope we get beautiful blue skies and optimal temps on Sunday, just as we had 10 years ago on that date. Minus the nastiness.
Rain-soaked terra firma of northern Virginia. Is it soup yet?
Whoa! Bartz' exit from Yahoo kinda nasty. The words she let fly in interviews with press are deeply into bitter territory.
"Yahoo fires chief and puts itself up for sale in search for success" (bit.ly/n5xDAx) JK--I bet Facebook grabs them.
The fall industry announcement season is upon us. My rightbrain is under nondisclosure to my left brain.
"DARPA cool or creepy: 'Good Stranger' 2 'global brain' spying" (bit.ly/qJKIdR) JK--Psst. Think "cool." They're reading your mind.
"Is Transcend planning a 2TB USB thumb drive?" (bit.ly/oGkfQT) JK--If so, U'll be able 2 efficiently lose yr data warehouse in sofa
"Predictive Analytics Helps Save an Endangered Species" (bit.ly/rsbcnO) JK--Grevy's Zebra. Survival is a predictive concept.
Serious flooding throughout the DC area. No relief in sight. Now I'm simply hoping that the soggy ground doesn't uproot large trees.
"Social Location Services Not Catching Fire in US." (bit.ly/oUtTOY) JK--Location checkin messages. Most content-free social chatter
MPP, grid, cloud, virtualization. I see ample confusion of these terms. It's all about scale-out, elastic provisioning, unif access & admin
Good high-level discussion of how Google searches work (bit.ly/bWk8Lb)
"Keep Online Friends in Line w/Social Media Citations" (bit.ly/noDk4R) JK--Sure, if U dont mind being most friendless "social" person
2_doodles Bad spellers of the world, untie!
"From HP to Amazon, Tablet Dilemma: Go Big or Go Home" (bit.ly/nG6uCc) JK--Tablet shelf lives dissolve faster than antacid tablets
Surprised nobody's claimed "www.skipthisad.com." Would B nasty if every time you try to bypass annoying ad links you to same ad at that site
Another day spent trying to talk the industry through the fuzzy notion of a "
#Hadoop stack." I have my layering models. Others have theirs
Listening to Frank Sinatra "Young at Heart" from "The Capitol Years." Old Blue Eyes could be delicate & dainty without losing his macho cool
Lauren Bush marries David Lauren. Opts to hyphenate her married name. I was hoping she'd change it to superscript numeral 2. Power of two!
Buddy Holly's 75th birthday. Listening to his recording of "It's So Easy." Brilliant young singer-songwriter made these rock gems seem easy
Dogbert has an extensive ecosystem for his Big Data offerings (bit.ly/prE6Yf). Why go anywhere else? He's got your back (pocket).
Madonna, pride of Rochester Hills, Michigan, should re-record her hits with her faux British accent. Our Detroit accents carry no prestige
Listening to PJ Harvey "Kamikaze" from "Stories From the City, Stories from the Sea." Sheer sonic assault with her strident voice out front.
Listening to PJ Harvey "On Battleship Hill" from "Let England Shake." Gorgeous wistful yearning. Resignation. "Cruel nature is wild again"
Listening to Traveling Wilburys "End of the Line" from their gr8st. Supergroup made me realy listen 2 Tom P. for 1st time, not just overhear
Ever try to keep your perspective in a hype-infected complexity-plagued dynamically-shifting IT space? Welcome to my work life.
Listening to Led Zeppelin "Dazed and Confused" from "Mothership (Disc1). Exhausting day at work. Soggy outdoors. Feels appropriate.
Solid jampacked day of doc writing, inquiries, consulting, etc. Squeezed in a half-hour for lunch. Barely ate.
I like the rhyming of "requirements" and "environments." I'll take whatever meager poetry comes my way in the core of a tech work day.
Last time I checked, everybody has a
#Hadoop strategy. Wait, correction, not everybody. But it seems like that.
Recharging my battery. That's not a metaphor. Been on the phone all morning. It's a cordless. Recharging to speak all afternoon.
Starting to feel like the proverbial hedgehog, who knows only one Big thing (data). But like 2 think I'm the fox (my snout's into it all)
That was a mournful morning of the dark and soggies. But it was a morning full of conversations with bright people. Now for lunch.
"Google Prunes 10 More Products From Portfolio" (bit.ly/nZZrhB) JK--Anything that's not cashcow (e.g, search ads, Android) vulnerable
"Bartz couldn't deliver Yahoo turnaround" (bit.ly/plPMGf) JK--Surprised she hung on this long. Web pioneer has truly lost its way.
Soon we should declare moratorium on use of adjective "big" to qualify noun "data." It's being applied indiscriminately. Stop the madness!
Google+ is off to a fine start. Getting lots of friend requests from people I've never heard of. None of which I've reciprocated.
Auto insurance. No, it doesn't mean "self-insured."
Dusty Springfield "Son of a Preacher Man" (youtu.be/dp4339EbVn8) JK--Betcha didn't realize she was English. Channelled Dixie passion
Nancy Sinatra "These Boots Are Made For Walking" (youtu.be/yRkovnss7sg) JK--With this song alone, she emerged from daddy's shadow.
The Rivingtons "Papa Oom Mow Mow" (youtu.be/EQrQjNNZCAo) JK--Whenever I want a shot of pure happiness, I play this song.
@Dana_Gardner Hey dude, no problemo. Every analyst has own business model.
PJ Harvey also won Mercury Prize 4 "Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea." Also absolute keeper. I've kept it in perpetual rotation
"PJ Harvey Wins Mercury Prize 2011" (huff.to/o7c38V) JK--Very awesome! Very well-deserved! Absolutely love her "Let England Shake" LP
Hey fanbots, don't make us sorry we tweeted nice things about your favorite band. Your "give my faveband-like band a listen" tweets annoy.
Hey vendors, don't come to analysts asking for us to help you increase your brand awareness. Just tell us something interesting.
Jonah Hill in the new Brad Pitt film. See Hill in "Cyrus" with John C. Reilly & Marisa Tomei. He's a terrific actor. I mean it.
Almost 10 years since 9/11. Song I associate with event's memory is Enya "Only Time." Slow-motion shock and grief with eyes upward turned.
Prime takeaway from college Poli Sci 4 me was notion of "agenda politics." Each side links agenda issues&positions. U may want 'em de-linked
Cheney on CNN. I agree with him on bailout but disagree on Iraq. Former was very necessary, but latter unnecessary & tragic waste of lives
Bachmann campaign manager resigns. Declining polls scare away donors. Flatlining pols drive organizations hither and...yawn.
The DC-area media have dubbed this "Terrible Traffic Tuesday." Triple whammy of vacation returns, crappy weather, and BRAC attack moves.
Talking with Ruth. One of my fave people to chat with at Bally's. Also a member. Women who work out religiously usually very nice people.
Watching Owl City "Fireflies" video. Reminds me of Death Cab like Cars suggested Talking Heads. Enjoy 'em all.
Some tweets are best time-shifted. The fleeting moment of ideation may not be the best moment to mentally vet and promote to production.
The word I keep hearing from more
#BigData startups is "transactional." Interpret it as you wish.
Rotating media becoming obsolete in music delivery. And in data analytic delivery. SSD, in-memory, cache, and cloud uber analytics.
Those Mythbusters dudes are too clever by half, or, technically, by 52.3458237% over the legal limit.
Running thru the rain. Am I crazy to want a rule of thumb to guesstimate how many individual drops hit me as run 100ft at 20mph in downpour?
Trying to juggle the web & audio components of an online webinar can be challenging. Wee little config setup settings can make all the diff
Wildfires in Texas, and we're saturated soaked out east. Wish we could reengineer redirect the weather on occasions like this.
Hey vendors, don't rebrand your message as "Big Data" unless you have order-of-magnitude more scalable solution platform now or in the works
Taking briefing from
#Quantivo, provider of multitenant cloud/SaaS behavioral analytics
Doing a peanut butter and jelly lunch today. My core comfort food.
I resist the reportorial pressure to oversimplify my analysis. The reporter may think I'm hairsplitting. But I'm not. Nuances carry heft.
I usually request that biz/tech reporters call me if they want a nuance market perspective. Social and email just don't cut it.
#kexp I mean "Young Folks." Damn am I getting old!
Loyalty programs. I'm in every hotel chains'. Which means I'm loyal to none.
Like you, I gravitate to landmark locations in any city. But I pay closer attention to the tissue that connects them: highways & backstreets
Ordering lunch. Home, far from home. Jason and Courtney. Echo Park & Los Feliz & Silverlake
Listening to Junip "In Every Direction" from "Fields." Walking along a
#Hadoop scale body of water.
Always feels good to execute according to plan. Especially when you're planless.
Paul and Diane say they do. Your families wish you a long and happy marriage.
Listening to The Beatles "Get Back" from "Past Masters." Only one of their recordings that mentions dope straight-on. "California grass."
Wedding vow should be "we do." This is not an individual's pledge. Also, 1st 3 letters are "W E D."
PDA. So glad that smartphones and tablets have rendered that gadget acronym obsolete. Now it can resume its rightful role as annoying amour.
Please, always, by any means necessary and available, oxygenate your spirit.
Listening to Fleetwood Mac "Tusk" from their gr8st. Love how Lindsay got bandmates 2 make marching band oddity the post-Rumours title trak
Listening to Bo Diddley "Pills" from his greatest. Nursey nursey!
Listening to Fatboy Slim "Kalifornia" from yeah you know. Should be sign on border saying "We don't let a measly 5.8 freak us out."
Listening 2 Fatboy Slim "Praise You" from "YCALWB." Gotta praise way U handled yrself undr tough circumstances. Losing Mom then Dad so young
Listening to Fatboy Slim "The Rockafella Skank" from "You've Come A Long Way Baby." You've come a long way baby bro. Diane's a great lady.
Influence is nothing if doesn't put your name in currency and currency in your name.
Listening to Built to Spill "Mess With Time" from "You In Reverse." You recognize U can reverse-engineer the past U need from future U seize
Sometimes gut feel is too polluted by pain. Best under those circumstances to relax your way into clarity. Something simple.
Knocking off for the day, head is pounding, too pooped to Hadoop.
Suddenly got a headache. You know when that happens, how it's difficult to tell why. Self-diagnosis is headache-inducing in its own right.
#KEXP stream back up. Just in time for my lunch while I work at my desk.
"Rodney Dangerfield & Andy Kaufman" (youtu.be/xFjELLzIT74) JK--Kaufman was funny even in non-conceptual humor. Even outshone Rodney!
Great. I'm getting higher quality of new Twitter followers this week. Peeps who actually tweet interesting stuff. Who don't OD on smalltalk
#KEXP stream today. I'm listening to NPR.
Hey Today show, at what point will you realize we don't need stories about people jamming pruning shears into their eye sockets?
Any search tool works for my tweet history. As you may or may not notice, I self-digest my tweets every weekend. Makes finding them easier.
Little known fact. I started my analyst career in 1987 as an understudy to Dr. Peter G.W. Keen. You can look him up: bit.ly/oU8jnp
Back in the day (stroking his nonexistent but graying chin whiskers) I was the smartcard guru at ICIT. 1987-88. 'Twas hot. Then, was not.
I have to laugh. Eventually,
#Hadoop will be as passe, or at least as taken-for-granted, as, say, XML or SOA. We'll wince at old manias.
"Death of the Smartphone" (bit.ly/qAgq48 ) JK--Eventually, at least in terms of being latest thing. Remember when pagers were hot?
Dandy Warhols "Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth" (youtu.be/9mgjZK46_uw) . "Heroin is so passe" is an awesome grabber lyric.
Dandy Warhols "Plan A" (youtu.be/AueGN0b_dGo) . I always sing the "all of us sing about it" and do the falsetto...all the way through
Video of Big Mama Thornton doing her original version of Leiber & Stoller's "Hound Dog" (youtu.be/8SfkFG_rVCI). They wrote it for her
After re-listening to so many Leiber & Stoller compositions, I can confidently declare that the 50s would have been truly lame without them
Little known fact about the lady on the cover of that Weekend EP. It's not Alison. How do I know? Spike told me. I believe him.
I'm talking Weekend "The View from Her Room plus Leaves of Spring" (bit.ly/qsO5Nq) . For me, most stunning recording of early 80s!
Jeffes wikipedia entry discusses Sid Vicious collab. Omits Alison Statton collab: produced 1st gorgeous Weekend EP (bit.ly/nlpcy7)
Simon Jeffes (bit.ly/qxv6MI). Mastermind of Penguin Cafe Orchesttra. Also collab with members of Sex Pistols & Young Marble Giants
Penguin Cafe Orchestra "Music by Numbers" (youtu.be/qrUeMO0rum4)
Penguin Cafe Orchestra "White Mischief" (youtu.be/xB0O6_xPFS8)
Penguin Cafe Orchestra "Air a Danser" (youtu.be/UZ-Y10N8QyA)
RIP Eugene Nida. Linguist oversaw translation of Holy Bible into countless tongues. Religious ur-txt became Rosetta Stone 4 future linguists
Simon Jeffes. Penguin Cafe Orchestra. "Music For A Found Harmonium" (youtu.be/yJg1NNyke2E). Somebody please re-release their discs!
@Greendrv I'm using something called "Google." Heard of it?
WSJ article on how hard it is 2 unwind. Some breaks do little to lax U. Some work, sustained, helps U ramp it down. Nature can help distract
Interesting to see that Cheney rubbed a lot of people inside the Bush administration the wrong way. Disliking him not just a partisan thing.
Reasonably OK day. Squared my
#Hadoop Wave criteria more firmly into place. Locked down my vendors. Organized my research pile more tidily.
I tweet in order to follow myself. Leave crumbs of thought that are searchable later when I need to fetch them, pat them together, & consume
Golden oldie: fave of my measly cameraphone photos from Vegas last year. Simply looked up from LV cathedral & snapped: bit.ly/pRSAvo
One of the accelerators on responding to customer inquiries is recognizing that many people phrase the same core requirements in diff ways.
Oooh...that was a harsh image, wasn't it?...oh well...it fits.
But I agree that not committing back to open-source community whence your tech sprung (e.g., Linux,Hadoop, etc.) stabs forks in mkt's heart
"Linux Fdn chief: 'You are an idiot' if U don't give back 2 open source" (bit.ly/pxZbBp) JK--Much too harsh. Just say "shortsighted"
@nmandavilli And considering that I work from my home, Kobielus at home and Kobielus at work are pretty much the same thing, anyway.
@nmandavilli No can do. I don't partition my life like that. Definitely for the convenience of others. Unfollow me please.
@donalddotfarmer Who can predict w/certainty/precision the severity of human impact of any natural disaster? "Cried wolf" is post-hoc call
Oh...no wonder I haven't received any work email in last half-hour so....client VPN crashes without screaming that fact at me.
WANE AND WAX Summer’s technically through. September masquerades. Burns, but it’s all fall. And spring in al… (cont) deck.ly/~AMfHb
Reviewed everybody's comments on the
#Hadoop Wave draft criteria. Turning the crank as we speak.
Notion that Irene or any other natural disaster "overhyped" is obnoxious. Consider the people who lost their lives, loved ones & property
@loserboy Thanks, John. Imagine how this sounded to receptive ears in the mid-70s. Made our blow-dried hair stand on end!
"Google's Schmidt delusional on TV again: 5 ways 2 end the madness" (zd.net/mVUgy8) JK--Just give me better TV programs, not TV on PC
"Steve Jobs' Exit: The Day the Magic Died" (bit.ly/rrvjfB) JK--Dumb headlines like these. All the more reason Jobs needs to exit.
"The lost art of reading packet traces" (bit.ly/piXVm2) JK--Sorry, but only thing sexy about Physical Layer is word "physical."
Pleasant evening for sleeping, it was. Left those windows open. The morning reminds me of mornings from my early childhood in Michigan.
WSJ review of book about rise & fall of A&P. Discusses early 20th century political pushback against chainstores. Draws Wal-Mart parallel.
@BrianG_Jasper Oh, I see. Still not sure how that differs from "harass."
In terms of ancient cartoons that nobody feels nostalgic for, not even ironically, Harvey comics rank right up there: bit.ly/pXeHcT
@Teleos What about it?
Not only don't I understand the Facebook feature called "poke," I don't really want to know. Stop "poking" me you "friends."
"Vertigo" is only U2 hit of past 20 years that I care for. It reminds me of what I liked about their first 10 years.
Because the V = Volume metric is the core scaling constraint determining cost, subject-area breadth, & functional depth of an analytical db
Since I'm not a storage analyst per se, I simply leverage great research by Reichman, Balaouras, and Alvarez in this area.
The single most important gating factor on
#BigData initiatives is the cost of storage.
In the same vein we joke that a 60s mainframe had less horsepower than your iPhone, we'll laugh at the puniness of an 00s
#EDW, from 20s POV
Proof of customers? Giving us their names & contact info so that they can respond to our
#Hadoop Wave survey. Without that, we have no proof
@mikojava You're anticipating one level of my layered argument. I can always count on you to be thinking many steps ahead, MIko!
My issue with founder-centric biz models (e.g., Apple) is that they introduce single point of failure from start. Proverbial house of cards
Expect a petabyte of usable data storage will cost $4 by end of decade. Come to my Strata Summit preso to hear how I argue & calc that.
Here's the registration link for Strata Summit: bit.ly/nAgfQj
Finished my presos for Strata Jumpstart (NxtBstActn) & Strata Summit (Big Data), NYC Sept 19-20 2011. See you there: bit.ly/nPElV1
I occasionally self-search to remind myself of what I said to a particular reporter on a particular occasion. Sometimes, it reminds me.
That dreaded post-portal-interaction experience survey. "Tell us about your experience." How 'bout "Tell us about how telling us soured it."
"7 Steve Jobs Products That Failed" (bit.ly/o0Ud05) JK--I thought he was toast after NeXT.
Much of my life is now spent defining and explaining
#Hadoop for the benefit of other analysts.
Understand they're bringing in Dickie Betts of the Allman Bros to christen the new
#Forrester HQ this Thursday.
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" does car with periscope. Larry David gave that idea to Kramer on "Seinfeld."
Attack of the "here's a funny video of you" bots. It's always important to remember that nobody has recorded video of me in quite some time
Loved the NJ governor's pre-Irene guidance to his constituents: "Get the hell off the beach!"
@acroll I take Big Data as "extremely scalable analytics," where "extremely scalable" per four Vs & adv analytics addressing mega challenges
WHIZ Winds ride the pressure gradient. It’s always a mad race to stasis. Watch out. Ghost of a virtual vorte… (cont) deck.ly/~Wfftb
@acroll Yes. Controlled, fact-based, interactive exploratory analysis. That's heart of science, which depends on adv analytics/"Big Data"
@MDI_LLC Curating = building & evolving focused collection thru steady systematic sensitive application of human judgment. Weeding out junk
@acroll What's the relevance to Big Data? I'm all ears.
Feynman was a bit of the aesthete & mystic. That's why he took up the bongos & tried Esalen & isolation tanks.Very much the fusion thinker
"Cargo Cult Science" (bit.ly/qum9mU) JK--Feynman taught many people to imagine & think & question & pushback like a true scientist.
"Chronology of Events in Science, Mathematics, & Tech" (bit.ly/nbxvej) JK--Totally cool. Are these timelines being wiki-curated?
What I sense with StumbleUpon is that distributed teams of domain-knowledgeable humans are curating the links under each topic category.
"Tree of Life" visualization based on rRNA sequences (bit.ly/bZLoOm). Should be called branching spiral of life. Scroll way down.
"Marco Tempest: The magic of truth and lies (and iPods)" (bit.ly/px6QhB) JK--My daughter clued me into TED, and this great video.
"Olivia Newton-John Almost Didnt Release 'Physical' Because of Sexy Tone" (aol.it/nH76cp) JK--Right reason would been cuz it sucks
Took me 2+ years from when I created a Facebook account till when I found a real niche for it in my lifestyle. I take my time on such things
StumbleUpon encourages me to "like," invite friends, add interests, & download app. I'll keep my consumption barebones. Still feeling it out
Thankless chore is telling friends that my very sociable but non "social" better half didn't send out those health club invites. Was hacked
For TV meteorologists, doing remote from hurricane-swept beach is the moral equivalent of war-zone reporting. Shows they have right stuff.
"Successor Faces Tough Job at Apple" (on.wsj.com/pks04U) JK--Thankless. If tinkers with Jobs legacy, he's toast. If doesnt, they are
"The great battery hunt of 2011" (bit.ly/mWELuS) JK--Shoot! Shoulda put my personal stash on Craigslist. What was I thinking?
"New Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm Thinking Printers'" (onion.com/nISvVe) JK--Hopefully, insanely great paperless ones.
"How old is English?" (bit.ly/6s0IV) JK--Another thought. AngloSaxons Vikings & Normans werent aliens. Were kindred 2 indigenous folk
Funny how IT trade press has regular stories on science fiction topics. Don't see that it's actually any more relevant than, say, "Munsters"
Woulda sorta been cool if orig Star Trek had licensed Dr Smith from "Lost in Space" & apprenticed him to Spock. Even Vulcan woulda hated him
"5 worst Star Trek episodes" (tek.io/qGoyME) JK--Original series? 3rd season as whole, esp. Abe Lincoln episode. "Lost in Space" bad
Yeah, I have a lot of magazines still unread. But I like to let them pile up, browsed through lazily, for months on end. No big hurry.
Finished the Sunday paper. Didn't take long. Now I'm onto tweeting until it's time for us 2 head out for belated anniversary restaurant date
"Who Will Be Next Steve Jobs?" (bit.ly/nCkdrE) JK--I'd like 2 suggest that it be nobody. He championed gadgets. New era is services.
Enough of the storm coverage for me. I know that NY's still taking it on the chin, but we have a quiet aftermath her in DC area.
You can't reliably optimize your personal online digital experience if the gadgets & services you rely on are not long for this world.
"Google Squared Among Next Labs to Wind Down" (bit.ly/o3J90p) JK--Google becoming more noteable 4 what they kill than what they birth
Hurricane didn't impact us too much in northern Virginia. NY looks like it's flooding though. Battery Park looks has foot of water + rising
This recent Dilbert quickly became one of my all-time fave installments of that strip: yfrog.com/z/khqwgmsj
"How old is English?" (bit.ly/niCo5s) JK--Interesting theory that Germanic tongue rooted in eastern Britain long before 400 AD.
Listening to School of Seven Bells "Windstorm" from "Disconnect from Desire." No, that wasn't a random song choice.
DC area TV reporters doing remotes from Ocean City MD, where Irene is furiously trying 2 rip them from rails on which they hang 4 dear life
I indulge Egidia's passion for chik flix on Lifetime Movie Network. I listen to music & tweet. I look up briefly only 2 check out sex scenes
"IBM’s Vision of Data Scientists: Our Bridge to the Future" (bit.ly/q6ienW) JK--I think of them as meaning miners & pattern sleuths.
"IBM goes for really really really big data" (cnet.co/o4CGuH) JK--120 petabytes but still in research, & doesnt match hi-end Teradata
Skype. Microsoft provides the technology I see in more and more live video rough&ready TV reporting from remote locations.
Listening to Pink Floyd "Money" from "Dark Side of the Moon." A heapin' helpin' of electric blues in the heart of their spacejam masterpiece
Always remember that you haven't seen "it all." You haven't seen the part of "it all" that starts with now and ends with eternity.
To stay fresh, the best approach is simply to comment on what's in front of you now. Your first thought is usually sharper than you think.
Oughta be a Turing test for telling when a human is injecting fresh wit into their humor vs. robotically delivering stale jokes.
Social sufficiency. How do we know when we have enough friends? How do we know when we have enough socials? How to turn away others nicely?
Listening to Leiber & Stoller's interview with Terri Gross of NPR in 1991. These white Jewish dudes were total '50s beatnik hipster types.
Elvis "Steadfast Loyal & True" from "King Creole" (youtu.be/pVHPVSFnW1s) JK--Cited by Leiber/Stoller as dumbest song they wrote 4 him
Listening 2 Big Mama Thornton original recording of Leiber & Stoller's "Hound Dog." Elvis' is gr8 in its own way, but hers is earthy as hell
Forgot to tweet about what I ate today. I rarely tweet about what I eat. I can never remember. I just don't care.
Listening to NPR Fresh Air podcast on the life&career of Jerry Leiber, one-half of extraordinary Leiber & Stoller songwriting duo.
Egidia sed 2 friend on phone just now how much we loved La Jolla. See this awesome foto of her & Sonya at sunset: yfrog.com/j2314upj
Sufjan did truly daring gambits on that LP like writing a sympathetic song about John Wayne Gacy...without glossing the horrors he committed
@colorblindjames Sufjan's "....Illinoise" was one of my faves of the decade too. Daring concept album that he nailed beautifully--with edge!
@SemperD Making you smile makes me smile, Daryl!
Power back on. Only affected our immediate neighborhood. Spent quality time at Tom & Donna's place. They introduced us 2 "Doc Martin." Gr8!
She was hacked. Just as I was hacked. Nobody's safe. She doesn't do any social, but is highly sociable.
Listening to Lady Gaga "Alejandro." Her most Madonna-ish..and my personal fave.
Often, my afterhours tech tweets are me forcing my mind to stay in game. Not always easy. I obviously have other interests. It's just a job
Listening to Loggins & Messina "Danny's Song." My vote for most touching and heartfelt lovesong of early 70s.
Your thoughts can be pleasant company in a darkening house. Your beloved is even better company.
Pulled out our old loop-powered princess phone, plugged it in jack, voila dial tone. Power still out. This my Internet access 4 time being
Listening 2 Rupert Holmes "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)." If Rodgers&Hammerstein had written "My Favorite Things" in Me Decade, this'd B it
Got enough spare batteries to power radio. Listening to John & Olivia "You're The One That I Want" from Grease soundtrack. Ooh ooh ooh!
Power's out. Getting the flashlight and candles.
"Google+ Adds 'ignore' Option" (bit.ly/qbReXp) JK--Perfect addition. Unfollowing people tends to hurt feelings.
@Ken_Rosen Yes everybody puts everybody else in boxes. We put ourselves in boxes. Most people need boxes/boundaries. Some cant breathe there
Tim Cook. Successor 2 Jobs. He's the logistics chief at Apple. Doesn't suggest passion for innovative design. Could surprise, but doubtful
John Carroll Lynch. A much-employed Hollywood character actor who never fails 2 deliver. Remember him as Frances McDormand hubby in "Fargo"?
Genuine laughter, even the memory of genuine laughter, sends lovely waves of relaxation through every system of your body.
Aaron Eckhardt. Keeps delivering great performances. Loved him in "Erin Brockovich." Remember him falling in love backwards upon meet Julia?
"Love Happens" soundtrack highly Seattle-centric. Now Postal Service "We Will Become Silouhettes." Best local music scene since late 70s NYC
So many socials, all starting 2 resemble each other, all starting to repost each other. Before long, it will be as undifferentiated as email
Aniston & Eckhardt are attending a Rogue Wave concert in the Seattle-based movie "Love Happens." They're doing "Lake Michigan" Noticing now!
Jennifer Aniston. She's pleasant & engaging & attractive in a perfectly rom-com context. You don't need to pay attention. She just sparkles
@LoraineLawson "Was"? Still "is"! And the figuring out happened long ago, upon first seeing a photo of Gloria Steinem. Commentators remarked
@Ken_Rosen Industry analysts tend to organically broaden coverage because their areas overlap & bleed into so many others. Gotta stay agile
When actors in Hollywood films speak complx sentences that R wickedly witty & devast8ingly perfect, destroys illusion that this not scripted
WashPost Sunday funnies has great "Flashbacks" historical feature on DC life in 1800s that shows how govt people & regular folk lived.
WSJ Peggy Noonan says Rick Perry using anti-Bernanke rhetoric that has overtones of physical threat. Don't laugh it off as Texas machismo.
Dumb to lament that the age of the protest song has passed. Just write great songs. If you have protest in your heart, it will out.
Listening to Seal "Kiss From A Rose" from "Batman Forever" soundtrack. Has my vote for most beautiful love song pop hit of the 90s.
WSJ Holly Finn op/ed slamming "Burning Man" culture. She's no doubt being flamed by so-called "Burners." But has point about infantization
Listening to Sufjan Stevens "Chicago" from "Come On Feel The Illinoise." Song features road trip from Windy City to Big Apple. Sufjan & buds
Listening to Patsy Cline "She's Got You." One of the most poetically, powerfully, and poignantly compact pieces of heartbreak ever recorded.
Listening to Nada Surf "Always Love" from "The Weight Is A Gift." Finally listened to the mid-90s "Popular" 1-hit. Disappointed. Stale Cake
Steinem? The face. Even as old woman, she is still a beauty. The bunny outfit just distracts from her main physical asset.
Steinem said bunny outfit was very uncomfortable. IMHO, it was desexualizing. Dumb cottontail & ears effaced beauty of female contours.
WSJ article on history of Playboy Bunny. Photo of young Gloria Steinem in bunny garb. Is it sexist to comment on the fact that she was hot?
People sometimes think that an analyst is covering a tech deeply because he/she has abiding passion for it. Best analysts can cover anything
Hot & cold, hot n cold. Industry manias come & go, blowin over U in alternatng bands of hi & lo pressure. Best 2 keep lukewarm eye on it all
Comes a point in late summer where you walk in from tropical gray outdoors to arctic AC-enhanced indoors and shiver. Intimations of autumn.
Bally's pre-emptively closed our local gym today and tomorrow in anticipation of the storm.
Yeah, sure, right. As if analysts don't use computers, smart phones, and media players. We enjoy a clunky experience. Builds character.
Alexandria, Georgetown, Huntington, and Annapolis are going to get clobbered by Irene.
Ahhh. That ceiling fan feels good. Humidity is thick and soupy now.
Natural disaster bearing down on NYC as we approach 10th anniversary of 9/11. Likely to impact same part of Manhattan.
Yeah, I think Apple's got good products but worshipping them & being subjected 2 neverending cultural pressure 2 praise 2 hilt aint my cuppa
Good. Got the girl moved in to start her senior year. Didn't take long. George Mason University has excellent process w/ student volunteers
Have already battened down the hatches against the coming storm. Deck chairs in garage. Deck table under the deck, rooted in sandbox.
Best way to describe Amish country to a foreigner is that all men look like Abraham Lincoln and all women are Little House on the Prairie.
Nope. Brand new building!
I'll be sure to teach that to my cousin Tris, who is 10 years my senior
Egidia & I celebrated our 27th anniversary yesterday, of the church wedding. Followed up with a San Francisco to Seattle honeymoon.