Saw & loved "Drive." Steady, gripping, taut, violent. Excellent performances from Ryan Gosling & Albert Brooks.
"Larry Ellison (Oracle)" accepted my friend request on Facebook? Really? He doesn't have anything better to do?
Maybe other analysts are different, but I don't expect or even want customers to adopt my ways of referring to things while we're chatting
@ewhauser Ridiculous. Proliferation of incompatible nonstandard solutions slows adoption and retards industry maturation.
IB's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" & VU's "Sister Ray." Two interminable late 60s freakout jams. Lou Reed's indulgence is more listenable. Gr8 lyrics
Fleetwood Mac "Rumours." Most thoroughly commercial successful hit studio LP ever. 9 of its 11 tracks receivd significant airplay. Pure gold
Saw headline asking what's source of Obama's rage. Part of answer could be fact that idiots challenge authenticity of his birth certificate.
Cable TV trash programming. Reminds me why I increasingly prefer the Web.
Military Channel. Needs to rename itself the World War II Channel. The world has in fact had many conflicts since then. Plenty of footage.
Freakin amazin! "Sgt Pepper" LP stayed on charts for 175 weeks. Past the Beatle breakup. Well into 1970.
Autumn a-comin. Love to wear my jacket walking outdoors. A wraparound security blanket with pockets.
Don't tell people you appreciate them mentioning you. Show them you appreciate it by mentioning them. Reciprocity.
Client asked me to advise on best practices for "recommender engines." This tech could not be more important for multichannel commerce
Definitely going to see Ryan Gosling in "Drive." He's at an amazing point for a young artist: working constantly, nailing every performance
Don't you get a little embarrassed when others still hyping stuff you long ago moved beyond? U wonder if it's you or them or it that's passe
Timelessness. Usually, it involves getting squarely rooted in precisely one time: the flowing moment.
I love when people put adjective "aspiring" before their dream. "Aspiring billionaire" "Aspiring movie star" "Aspiring power broker."
My cousin's husband mentioned them possibly joining Peace Corps when retire. Cool thought. A starter & ender job for Baby Boomer careers.
Blondie covers a Beirut song on their latest LP. Makes me want to give Debby Harry & band a fresh listen.
Getting regular updates from socials that I long ago abandoned. When do you completely unfriend a dead social?
Listening to Nick Lowe doing "Somebody Cares for Me" on NPR Fresh Air with Terri Gross. Exquisite feel for country's best.
Let's see. We have SQL and NoSQL. How about if REST renames self as "NoSOA"?
"Forrester's Kobielus: It's time 4 Hadoop standards body" (bit.ly/pwdn30) JK--I said it's time 4 standardization. Process. Not "body"
Calling today's social networks "social" is like calling big city streets "social." You may see your friends on the sidewalks, in passing.
The Beatles "The Ballad of John and Yoko" (youtu.be/PiT3BsK3JHA) JK--Notice John moxie in taking Lord's name in vain & comparing self
Johnny Horton "The Battle Of New Orleans" (youtu.be/LsRK3DNoa_Q) JK--Great history lesson & great song. Can't NOT sing along.
Roger Miller "King Of The Road" (youtu.be/9GOkc6aEfkM) JK--Almost made it cool to be a vagrant. But not quite.
Jimmy Dean "Big Bad John" (youtu.be/CS3ErDN50Qk) JK--The best ballad that ever rode its way to the top of the pops.
Tennessee Ernie Ford Sings 16 Tons (youtu.be/Joo90ZWrUkU) JK--I want THAT voice.
Should write never-ending blog series called "Why [Company A] Should Acquire [Company B]" Insert random company names. Much hilarity ensues
Next best action. It's love & money. It's satisfaction & value. It's retention & revenue. It's experience & expenditures.
I know that. What makes you think I don't. BTW, federated IdM not "hi-level concept." It's established best practices, tools, and solutions.
For example, if
#BigData a federation of specialized DBs in various domains, should federated IdM for SSO, permissioning, etc
Sure, those are all DB-platform-specific best practices. I'm talking
#BigData DB security best practices that span all included DB platforms
Stocks rise on expectation theyll keep rising. This just in: Seas keep rising on expectations that we'll keep believing in global warming.
#EDW ecosystem has evolved to incorporate more of that than you realize. Core db sec bst prctcs should be architecture-agnostic
I've invoked "
#BigData : Keep It Small, Stupid" in discussions a lot. Have 2 remind self that not yet deliverd that speech. Tues NYC Strata
Glad I'm keeping my immune system stoked. Shaking this damn sinus thing.
Still plowing through the
#Hadoop Wave vendor responses.
Difficult tasks are easy to get my head around. Difficult people less so. Hard to wrap your heart around them too.
You can gauge the maturity of the
#Hadoop market in part by vendor speed of providing sufficient number of reference customers.
Funniest observation by Jackie Kennedy in her 1964 taped memories of White House was meeting Indonesia's Sukarno. She said "lecherous."
I find this "GenX" & "GenY" nonsense annoying. Every generation consists of two types of people: XX & XY.
"Need Democratic Pricing in Zettabyte Age" (bit.ly/plP64P) JK--How "Zettabyte" diff from "Big Data"? Other than bigger char-count?
In the spur of the tweeting moment, I often forget to insert hashtags. Sometimes, I rapidly delete revise retweet. Other times, let it slide
At what point on day after road trip do U realize U still have "out-of-office message" set on yer email. Do U realize or do others inform?
Today I'm all Earl Grey.
Saw Katty Kay of BBC News at Reagan National Airport yesterday, like me, at the US Airways service counter. She looked as frazzled as I felt
Somebody should invent rock guitar that cuts to chase. No matter what chord you play, a voice automatically shouts "Free Bird!"
Client likes my "holistic" approach to covering Next Best Action, both for
#CRM & back-end processes.
LIstening to Andrew Bird "Fitz & The Dizzyspells" from "Noble Beast." Cuz it fits my dizziness. And cuz this the hometown of "Honey Fitz"
I'd prefer we call customer experience optimization "continuous bliss." I'd prefer we call CLV maximization "continuous cash."
Wanna thank the kind folks of
#Pegasystems for the cough drops, cuisine, and conversation. Wanna also thank 'em for tolerating my coughing
Ah yes, Kendall Square, Cambridge. Where, BTW, is the actual "square"? I see many shapes in the streetplan but no equal sided quadrilaterals
Nice to see that Boston Irishman Jimmy Fallon doin' OK for himself. Needs to get back with his roots, trash the Yankees every chance he gets
Can't wait for cool air to move into DC. Boston warmer than I expected.
@rhilsen Don't know him. Dont know who coined "big data." Actually, don't really care about latter. I call it "extremely scalable analytics"
#BigData bubble simmering into bland broth. Diluting down 2 any Big Biz Problem that needs Big Dose o' Analytics powerd by Big Globs o' Data
Facebook IPO postponed til late '12. All 4 best. Mania 4 all things social still slightly off-kilter. Bubble'd burst from insane over-"like"
Have 2 Boston trips & 2 NYC trips scheduled over next 2 weeks. Would love to help Red Sox & Yankees with their respective
Still editing down the
#Hadoop vendor responses to align with the Wave criteria. Good detail.
Busy morning of customer inquiries and vendor briefings. Good to have mine and other
#Forrester analysts' research handy in order to respond
There now. My sinuses have dried. Maybe I can get some sleep now.
I knew Larissa from Bookie's in Detroit, 1980-ish. Father was Russian Orthodox priest. She was pale, skinny, ghostly. Idolized Ian Curtis.
Laughing Hyenas "Just Can't Win" with the late Larissa Stolarchuk Strickland (youtu.be/5q0mEwaIrck). She was a sweet lost girl.
"This Is Ralph Carney: King Of The New Wave Horn" (youtu.be/9O8gxAGa6W8) Ex of Tin Huey and Tom Waits. Uncle of Black Keys drummer.
Niagara always looked like she was going 2 faint onstage. She "sang" that way too. She was laziest "punk" singer imaginable. Her odd charm.
Destroy All Monsters "You're Gonna Die" (youtu.be/DKaQoaUz-xw) JK--Ann Arbor. Late 70s. Ron Asheton post-Stooges. Niagara: Tab drinkr
Jane Aire and the Belvederes "Yankee Wheels" (youtu.be/zpn0ExLh8so) JK--Liam Sternberg was her mastermind. Perfect girlgroup sound
If you're into "Seinfeld" trivia, Rachel Sweet played George Costanza's cousin Shelley brieflly on one episode.
Rachel Sweet "Tourist Boys" from "The Akron Compilation" (youtu.be/d0wWH423WVs) JK--Que lastima, oh oh, ojala que se mejore pronto!
I still have "The Akron Compilation" original scratch&sniff vinyl. Could not be a more cherished LP in my collection from the late 70s.
Jane Aire & the Belvederes "When I Was Young" from Stiff Records' "The Akron Compilation" (youtu.be/QE-150hr_vc) JK--Scratch&sniff!
Kirsty MacColl "There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis " ( youtu.be/DL2GmaI3Xus) JK--"Buthesaliar&Imnotsureabout U"
The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl "Fairytale Of New York" (youtu.be/HwHyuraau4Q) JK--One of my all-time fave Xmas songs
Rachel Sweet "B-A-B-Y" (youtu.be/pT4XHkahBJ8) JK--Her recording (a 60s cover) actually from the 1978 classic Stiff LP "Fool Around"
Andrew Bird on ABC News (youtu.be/O5K4oG_UfUc)
Andrew Bird with Yo Yo Ma (youtu.be/3xOLwSzQFJo)
Andrew Bird "Anonanimal" (youtu.be/sT3_jTmL2i0)
What comes thru most clearly from Jacqueline Kennedy's recording is her intelligence and introspection. More intellectual than political.
Watching Diane Sawyer ABC special about Jackie Kennedy tapes. Already absorbed deeply by it.
Nice lame-o try at Nirvana ref, Huntsman, but it's "all apologies," not "no apology." Now apologize, or gnarly ghost of Cobain gonna getcha.
"HTC: iPhone Not 'Cool' Anymore" (bit.ly/nSsPz6) JK--4 the record, none of my competitors' products has ever been even remotely cool
Always nice when vendors actually read the text of the criteria before entering their responses. Saves me from editing them severely.
@tony_rosario "Attention span"? Many things were never worth extended attention in first place. We're giving many inconsequentials their due
@tony_rosario Bottom line is that too much of any one type of tweet creates boredom satiation & tune-away in consumers. Keep 'em guessing!
Plowing through responses to my
#Hadoop Wave vendor & user questionnaires.
Nothing says "management turmoil" better than an extended streak of analyst relations non-outreach.
If we're supposed to keep our friends close and our enemies closer, won't they blur into an indistinguishable mush of frenemies?
@stevenn Didn't realize. I apologize 2 the French. And I understand why the Belgians have kept this dirty little national secret under wraps
OK, I've had my fun at Plastic Bertrand's expense tonight. Franco-American relations will never be the same (maybe all for the best).
BTW, I bought Plastic Bertrand's first 2 albums. Album #1 had his big hit and plenty of shit. Album #2 was 100% merde.
Plastic Bertrand "Ca Plane Pour Moi" (youtu.be/bVDfmn_TMkI) JK--My only wish is that Edith Piaf could have lived to cover this.
David Essex "Rock On" (youtu.be/NgcYfKw0_TI) JK--One of the very coolest radio songs of the 70s. A perfect hipshaking 1-hit wonder
Yeah, Italian guys with Super Mario handlebars mustaches and monkeys with crank organs on the street corner give me the creeps too Mr Leitch
Donovan "Hurdy Gurdy Man" (youtu.be/3lKCUuyojDI) JK--Cool voice shake sounds natural. Unlike Tommy James in "Crimson & Clover"
Jefferson Airplane "Fat Angel" from "Blessed Its Pointed Little Head" (youtu.be/O8M1oNgWhtk). Donovan wrote it for them. Luv this one
Donovan doing "To Susan on the West Coast Waiting" on some lovechild hippie Andy Williams TV special in 1969 (youtu.be/hmVEnbleU90).
That last sip of rose sits in the bottom of my glass, telling me the night is winding down, and that I myself am wining down to beddy-bye.
Caught "The Beaver" on DVD. For all his issues, Mel Gibson still delivers great performances. Nominate this one.
Season finale of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" was uncomfortably edgy. Larry questioning to Michael J. Fox whether shaking was anger or Parkinson's
The O'Reilly Strata NYC conferences at which I'll be speaking next week are the premier
#bigdata conferences right now. See you all there.
Precision is important. If you can intuit the exact center of conceptual gravity of any topic, you can pivot and flex around it and not fall
Glad there was no earth-shattering industry news today. After recent quake & rainsoaked week, shattered earth would dissolve into quicksand
Need a handy bag of tricks for getting the world to think that whatever I'm covering right now is coolest thing in all creation.
Hint to anybody trying to organize a conference that will get big attendance this fall. Make
#BigData your theme. Just sayin'
Nearing home stretch on my
#Hadoop case study and best practice docs. Expect to see them published in early Q4.
"How BI helping 2 predict fashion trends" (bit.ly/pX5eMX) JK--Should use regression analysis 2 see if U're regressing 2 lame-o norm
Don't ask me how I do it, but I do it.
@anametrix Thanks. I appreciate it. I need it.
Been a day of steadily getting stuff done.
@anametrix Thanks. Precision gets you labeled as "academic." But it saves on confusion down the road.
"Facebook Pushes Frontier of Real-Time Translation" (bit.ly/q0kE2L) JK--But can it capture cross-cultural nuances of "like"?
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" season finale. Good to see Michael J. Fox as himself. The dude has serious guts and style.
November 2000: electoral system crashed. April 2001: economy crashed. September 2001: geopolitics crashed. Everything stunk of blue funk.
9/11. Suddenly disaster recovery strategies were rage everywhere. Enron gave us compliance mandates. Welcome to the 2000s: age of crackdowns
I'd like to suggest that everytime a McDonald's, KFC, Starbucks, & Dunkin Donuts cluster in an Asian city, we declare that "Americatown."
Abbott & Costello sandwich routine from "Keep 'Em Flying" (youtu.be/9f1zuw5Ha18). Bud's balletic abuse of hapless Lou.
Elayne Boosler (youtu.be/DjDC6Yj2OrQ) . Always cracks me up.
Woody Allen on The Jack Paar Show (youtu.be/in0X7vOYVjU). '62. Paar gives Woody his monolog slot. BTW, Allen Funt did "Candid Camera"
Robert Klein live Stand Up Midnight Special 1973 (youtu.be/0dGCQcTcPLc) JK--Klein's "Child of the 50s" LP made me laugh convulsively
Bob Newhart "Bus Driver Training" (youtu.be/R5TTA4f7Q3E) JK--Newhart's a terrific actor. He puts you straight inside the situation.
Andy Griffith "What It Was, Was Football" (youtu.be/-z3XvZ-lh7I) . 1953, Raleigh NC, launched his career. Thanks to my cuz Kathryn!
10 years on, I remember our technology preoccupations on that day. I note our technology preoccupations today. Take change in stride.
Deliberately NOT preparing for the week to come.
Immediate post-9/11 aftermath saw me & other former Livonia Stevenson debaters who knew Josh mourn him online in Yahoo Group. Our Big Chill.
Last time I saw Josh Rosenthal was Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, main reading room, U-Mich, Ann Arbor, 1979. Nice guy, whipsmart, funny.
BTW, notice how hugely multicultural this 9/11 victim list is.
Watching Fox News 9/11 memorial live coverage. Alphabetical name crawl of deceased. Won't turn away till I see Joshua Rosenthal.
Fairly packed travel schedule these next few months. Same events as this season last year, plus a few new, such as Strata NYC.
In any given cardio session, not quite clear at outset whether best to go lo or hi intensity. First must feel carefully 4 weak & achy spots
RIP Cliff Robertson. Built an acting career of some note and durability in spite of having been f'dover by the Hollywood studio system.
#BI advancement this year has been shift in industry emphasis toward massive cloud scale 2 execute social media analytics
91111//Their vacancies serve./Each a fountain where stood a/mountain. Drip, drip, drip.
Watching video of Modest Mouse "Float On." The indie-rock "I Will Survive."
@TT_Nicole Why would you think I have time on my hands?
Weekend - "Past Meets Present" live (1982) (youtu.be/5pvlyw-X2D4) Original studio recording was flipside of "Midnight Slows."
Weekend "Midnight Slows " (bit.ly/qqF1tN) . Most bewitching single of 1982. Great Wendy Smith watercolor. The vinyl is precious
Weekend - "Carnival Headache" live (1982) (youtu.be/RbAU3VzzZaw) A Stuart Moxham composition. Thanks to Mike Appelstein