Dog & pony shows are OK, but I'd like to see the ponies ride the dogs for a change. Or dog-eat-dog. Now, THAT would be a SHOW!!!!
@kimstanick Good to know I can still count on you Kim!
"What Steve Jobs Was & Wasnt" (bit.ly/pWmf9a) JK--Howard Anderson sez it. Brillilant but difficult. Makes him into Ayn Rand character
This weekend, got grass to mow, burgers to eat.
Whenever somebody asserts "[big tech solution category] is a failure," I think it's primarily their failure to research, analyze, & explain
"Oracle Eyes HP VARs In Partner Recruiting Blitz" (bit.ly/rsT9RS) JK--Agresive incursions risk inspiring sympathy 4 beleaguered rival
@kimstanick Who said anything about not tweeting? It's a pleasure for me, not work. If I wasn't having fun, I'd stop.
Three-day weekend. I'm a-gonna take it.
Taking briefing from
#AlpineDataLabs. Advanced analytics data mining tool vendor.
Actually, dont search 4 the "insanely great idea." Just search 4 stuff that floats yer particular boat. If others think that crazy, so be it
I'm seeing 75% discounting from list in the
#EDW appliance space & sub-$10K/TB street pricing.
Only overlap of Apple/Jobs with my coverage areas is the devices--iPad & iPhone--which are being used for mobile
#BI access & visualization
"Google adds cloud-based SQL database to App Engine" (bit.ly/rk9DFz) JK--Shows SQL niches in cloud computing. SQL not dead.
Gates' main legacy will be shaming billionaires into giving back their wealth to the world. Him and Buffett.
@SethGrimes I'm not worried about Gates' or any other tech exec's posthumous legacy. Their heirs have their wealth to keep them warm.
@SethGrimes That's my primary interest too.
@SethGrimes We're talking personalities here, not products. Windows still far & away success on PC OS front. Jobs/Apple, on "hipness" front
@SethGrimes None of them would. Few tech superstars have ever truly crossed over to cultural rockstar status. Only Jobs did, for good or bad
Detroit knocks Yankees out of post-season. Whew! Now I can doff my fair-weather-fan cap.
"GRACE SLICK//Famous name. Lobby face. Lowered eyes. Hair pulled back. Deep in couch. Hands in lap. Sile… (cont) deck.ly/~ZwYlO
Grace Slick Profile - CBS 08/03/09 (youtu.be/GAiQf-jQhWI) . She's still got that incredible penetrating stare & tough cool ladyhood
@supeters What? They can only make one movie about Jobs?
Let's see. Hmmm. Think Hollywood will rush out a biopic of Steve Jobs? Nah. No popular interest in the guy's life. None whatsoever.
TDWI is incredibly proactive. I'll be speaking at their Feb 2012 LV event re social BI. We're nailing all logistics far in advance.
Grace Slick & Great Society "Sally Go Round the Roses" (youtu.be/2NSy4i-5Qxw). 1966. I first heard it in 1976. Bought it right away.
What I found touching is how Steve Jobs established real friendships with CEOs of other hi-tek vendors. Can tell from tone of their comments
"How Long Will the USPS Be Around?" (bit.ly/oU72mx) JK--I suggest total privatization. Mail will flow reliably over private channels
Just as the Beatles were "just a band," Apple under Jobs was just a vendor.
"Where will the Steve Jobs tech excitement come from now?" (bit.ly/qVkFBO) JK--Get real. It'll come from other vendors, most likely.
"Microsoft tries to make Hotmail cool again with overhaul" (bit.ly/nzCcdq) JK--Get real. Nobody ever thought Hotmail cool, just free.
"With Siri, Apple's iPhone 4S gets voice" (bit.ly/nRLSMK) JK--If U're like me, 1st reaction was "Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes daughter?"
Alison Statton & Spike "Mr Morgan" (youtu.be/ASQ7n5SE91Q) Here's Young Marble Giants singer's most distinctive non-YMG project.
Young Marble Giants "Colossal Youth" (youtu.be/0s0nHuLXb0s) . Stuart Moxham's most famous project.
Stuart Moxham & Louis Philippe "The Huddle House" (youtu.be/YOYuSyNuiVE) . Welshman & Frenchman perform former's quiet meditation.
Enya "Caribbean Blue" (youtu.be/EeYL3uhYv48) One of the most gorgeous of many examples of Eithne Ní Bhraonáin's waltz-like dreamsongs
Moya Brennan "Caidé Sin Do'n Té Sin" (youtu.be/ReWyzVfjYmg). Even a bit of mic feedback can't mar Maire's marvelous melodiousness.
One can indeed celebrate everything. Some do it thru transcendental religious yearnings. I do it thru tweeting everything that's touched me.
Junip "To The Grain" (youtu.be/QnrMLKJr7eY) . Also from "Fields." I love playing this on my Zune while walking in peace, in nature
Junip "Always" (youtu.be/BYB0iEiOuzs) . Jose Gonzales, Tobias Winterkorn, Elias Araya. From their stunning LP "Fields"
Jose Gonzalez "Heartbeats" (youtu.be/s4_4abCWw-w) . One of today's most brilliant guitar-singers, a la Jansch. Argentinian-Swedish
Pentangle "Travelling Song" (youtu.be/_q9of8OhkeQ) . Bert Jansch on guitar/vocal. Jacqui McShee & he harmonize hi-lo gorgeously. 1968
RIP Bert Jansch. Scottish acoustic guitar stylist extraordinaire. Warm, expressive fingering, and he sang with a richly melodic brogue.
Roadtrips work certain muscles. Workouts work others. I feel it when I'm back. In my back.
Notice how TV news zooms str8taway 2 Twitter comments on events. Seldom to Facebook, which tune into 4 human interest fluff & privacy scares
Hey vendors, cut out the public trashtalk re your rivals. Trashtalk pollutes what should should be a clear stream of solid mkt intelligence.
Let's split diff btwn Nobel & Macarthur prizes. Recognize accomplishments across all scientific, creative & biz areas. Trash the cash awards
Nobel's legacy to the world: treating any science that's not physics, chemistry or economics as unworthy of recognition; lit as the only art
I have not seen a single elegy of Jobs that mentions Macintosh or Apple II. I guess the PC era is truly over. Mass culture has forgotten.
"That 70s Show" rerun. Danny Masterson wearing Rolling Stones '75 tour Tshirt identical 2 one I bought @ their Cobo gig. Eagle or hawk image
Today was nonstop phone calls, and tomorrow too. To counterbalance the 2 days of nonstop face2face I did earlier in the week.
#Hadoop vendors, your "commitment" is both 1) yer commitment of financial resources and 2) yer commitment of code back 2 Apache Hdp comm
Briefed earlier today by
#CrowdFlower, which uses crowdsourcing for data classify, tag, analyze, & enrich tasks that need human judgment
Agility = enabling velocity & variety in your responses without inefficiency, ineffectiveness, friction, or fragility
Catch me Nov 1 @ Building Business Capabilities conf, Ft Lauderdale, speaking on "Agile Predictive Process Platforms" (bit.ly/ctO0gk)
Hmmm....Jobs needs special recognitions at Oscars (for Pixar), Grammies (iPod), phone industry (iPhone), & CTIA (iPhone/iPad).
Ah, herbal tea, herbal tea, wild as a wild berry is all I dare to be.
Jobs' accomplishments were considerable, but the mythmaking surrounding him is getting out of hand.
You know the Academy Awards "in memoriam" segment next year must absolutely include Pixar pioneer Steve Jobs.
What's the deal with Ellison & Benioff?
"Steve Jobs Dies. A Revolution Ends" (bit.ly/pHuDWA) JK--Um, no. The gadgetmania revolution proceeds apace. He played big role.
Vendor missed a Wave deadline because she was giving birth. That is a very good excuse. Glad her priorities are straight.
Andrew Bird "Tenuousness" (youtu.be/NB7cuA-fv4w) JK--Legacy is a very tenuous thing. "Thank the heavens for their elasticity."
Steve Jobs built good products that people like and bought in droves. Try not to gloss over his mistakes. That would dishonor his memory.
This is one of those extraordinarily rare moments in the high-tech industry when everybody suddenly pauses & reflects on someone's passing.
Eva Cassidy "Over the Rainbow" (youtu.be/7l8tB__vlsg) JK--Singer died young of cancer. She took a classic & made shine even brighter
Marianne Faithfull "As Tears Go By" (youtu.be/FhPPJ5dolxU) JK--Yes, have a good cry. You will feel better for it.
Vashti Bunyan "Train Song" (youtu.be/0AGD78mWcss) JK--1966. Ineffably sad. Feels like an autumn day when youve lost someone important
I expect that Apple will name the new spaceship HQ for Jobs. Not a tough call.
"IT industry shrinks as employer in last decade" (bit.ly/pWpjgj) JK--Wow! We really are doing much more with less (labor).
Jobs' passing now totally consumes the high-tech news cycle, pushing the Oracle & Teradata announcements out of people's immediate thoughts
Slowly but surely, YouTube is becoming my primary TV channel.
Jeff & Jane Hudson "PCP" (youtu.be/87n0F4ZdL7g) JK--Same EP as the two others I just tweeted. J&J Hudson never got their due.
Jeff & Jane Hudson "The Girl From Ipanema" (youtu.be/GKA6tx_xtFc) JK--Same EP as "Information." Samba electronica. Cuts a narcogroov
Jeff & Jane Hudson "Information" (youtu.be/BG7i8awBBfs). JK--1981. Boston duo. I bought this awesome electronica EP. Still got vinyl
Jefferson Airplane "Plastic Fantastic Lover" (youtu.be/zHC9NANKluU) JK--Computers seemed sinister in 1967. Till the hippies toked 'em
Kraftwerk "Pocket Calculator" (youtu.be/eSBybJGZoCU) JK--Converge pop computing & music. Beatles' Apple tried. Jobs' Apple succeeded
Do you think Apple will move toward a more open architecture now that Jobs has passed away?
Jobs very literally was the next Disney. Pixar is the dominant CGI animation studio, and, of course, Disney bought it. Eisner less important
Yes, PCs, MP3 players, smartphones, and tablets were on the market before Jobs & Co jumped in. But he created most distinctive brand in each
Now we will truly see Jobs' legacy. The culture of daring and innovation he established. Can it truly survive him, or has Apple now peaked?
Here's an odd juxta this week. The rollout of the iPhone 4S to yawns & comment on post-Jobs Apple. Suddenly, it's now truly post-Jobs.
For the record, though, I've never bought an Apple product. I am considering getting an iPad, though. Doesn't mean I think they're not good
Jobs. Part of what's sobering is the thought that the great people of my generation are starting to pass into history.
Jobs' funeral. I'll bet there will be an iPad, an iPhone, an iPod, and a Mac orchestrating some special Apple-centric narrative of his life.
Jobs. Spawned an industry. His surname itself was a portent of economic boom. Stoked innovation, designed new patterns for living & grooving
Sad sad sad, but, obviously, not unexpected. I was saying 2
@robinbloor yesterday that Jobs death imminent. Didnt think it would be next day
RIP Steve Jobs. A true pioneer. This is obviously a hugely sad moment for high-tech and world culture. It's like Disney dying.
Returned home to a warmer, sunnier DC than the one I left. Now, this is my kind of October day (and night)
I'm still reeling from the "appliance" religion wars of yore. True and false appliances and all that jazz.
Apparently, Ellison treating "cloud" as a religion of sorts now, with "false" ones to beware.
Herding my backlog of email into folders for later reading & disposition. I feel like corralling 'em into place w/ "git along li'l dogies!"
#Forrester certainly does. We have analysts looking at professional services. I provide the DW focus. Engage us.
The recorded female voice overhead is same as voice at DCA. Surprised they didn't process it thru a twangifier before going live in north TX
Hey airports, you notify us of flight delays. Why not also post metric of your current wi-fi latencies, scale from "schweet" to "stinx."
American Eagle plane parked at DFW. Huge crazy black propellers. Explain those.
Connecting at DFW. Riding airport skytrain. Skyscrapers on horizon. Is that Dallas or Fort Worth?
Hey airlines, please alert us at start of flight to presence of seat electrical outlets.
The founding myths of many tribes attribute some special virtue, wisdom, prowess, or competency to the founder.
Source of the phrase "speed of thought"? Perhaps a Lexis-Nexis search is in order.
@dianterry I strongly suspect that most IT CEOs have ghostwriters. Those who write their own books are rarely original in their thinking.
Remember that your social style is your style of expression, not 4 convenience of those who may or may not follow U on one or more channels
@dianterry I never claimed it's original to Ellison. It's not original to Gates either, I believe.
@dianterry What about Gates' book? Do you want to offer some thoughts on it? I never read it.
I don't know about you, but I think way faster than I type or even speak. Hence, I have plenty of pent-up thoughts awaiting expression.
"Oracle Unleashes the 'Speed of Thought'" (bit.ly/ot26zh) JK--One Oracle rep said it's "speed U can type" (or click). Not same thing
"Microsoft: Zune HD is dead" (zd.net/mRVMk1) JK--Discontinued, yes, but dead,no. My Zune HD is my trusty travel music-tweet companion
"Facebook and Netflix Test Appetite For Change" (bit.ly/pA5azl) JK--Like wedge issues in politics, wedge enhancements sow seeds of h8
My favorite Starbucks beverage is a venti plain coffee. My favorite Starbucks food is a ripe plain banana. I'm a simple man, really.
Next best action. The business proving ground for advanced math & stat. Embedded solvers for pieces of a problem called process.
Machine learning. Because your data scientists are smart, but they cant work while theyre asleep. Androids do indeed dream of electric sheep
Listening to The White Stripes "Seven Nation Army." Jack White wields his axe like he's writing an electric vibe on the air in bold cursive.
Listening to Tift Merritt "Virginia, No One Can Warn You." Superb country-rock vibe. Ah, the tacos have arrived.
Listening to Talk Talk "Life's What You Make It" from their gr8st. Anheuser-Busch used in commercial 20+ years ago. Tonight, let it be ice T
Listening to Sufjan Stevens "Jacksonville" from "Illinoise." At Rockin' Baja Coastal Cantina. Trying not to think of Old Hickory.
Enough fine food. Find me coarse food. Not too many courses, mind you.
Listening to The New Pornographers "Sing Me Spanish Techno" from "Twin Cinema." No hay ninguna palabra de espanol en esta cancion.
Listening to Modest Mouse "Float On" from "Good News For People Who Love Bad News." "Well we'll float on good news is on the way."
Listening 2 Jefferson Airplane "Plastic Fantastic Lover" from "SP." "The electrical dust is starting 2 rust her trapezoid thermometer taste"
Listening to Camera Obscura "James." I distinctly recall listening to this a few years ago in La Jolla.
Listening to Camera Obscura "My Maudlin Career" on a pleasant post-work evening during my career. Joggers pass me on Harbor Drive.
@strukhoff All I remember about my SAT scores was being in 99th percentile across board. Didnt give much mind. Didnt ask others about theirs
For the record, I don't recall my Klout score, forgot to remember my Myers/Briggs four-letter ratings, & am clueless what my IQ might be.
LinkedIn suggests I reconnect with myself. Odd. Some might say I'm already too self-involved. Must keep my distance from the man in mirror
"EMC Tailors Storage Systems For Big Data" (bit.ly/pvyv17) JK--They're not alone. IBM, HP, Dell, NetApp, others doing the same.
@duncan3ross Sleep is a relative thing in conference season. Sleep is whenever your poor battered nervous system simply must shut down.
By the way, everybody,
#Hadoop is in heavy eval at many companies, but only a small proportion of those have it in production. Reality check
@duncan3ross I enjoy working. Traveling is something I often need to do to work to maximum effectiveness. I also enjoy sleeping at day's end
"Facebook Advertising Gets Faster & More Effective with Proprietary Analytic Engine from Clickable" (prn.to/r4wwRW) JK--Brief me pls
This has been challenging few days. Covering one show I'm physically at (#tdpug11) & another 500 miles north (#oow11). Lots of stuff at both
"Microsoft zapping Zune music player" (bit.ly/oi2YTk) JK--This was announced months ago. What's with the 2nd death notice?
"Oracle rolls out 'Big Data' appliance" (bit.ly/pDKZiO) JK--For POV on "full enterprise-ready Hadoop platform," see upcoming Wave
Rain, now sun. Clouds with many blue breaks. Comforting breezes. Early October. San Diego.
My hunch is that "kumbaya" and "hakuna matata" mean the same thing. "No worries for the rest of your days." Of course, each a passing craze
Motion-sensor-driven public restrooms have spoiled us. When they're not present, we stand there like fools aw8ng water, soap, paper, & flush
If the devil's always in the details, does that mean the angels are always in cloudy abstractions?
"Oracle commits 2 'parallel everything' arch for Exadata, Exalogic" (zd.net/o1apMU) JK--Notice how "faster" claims lack "than what"
"Oracle Execs Engage In Competitive 'Trash Talk' At OpenWorld" (bit.ly/oGYaRz) JK--Also referred 2 "good friends" at those vendors.
"D.C. near bottom of ‘manliest’ U.S. cities list" (wapo.st/ripfoI) JK--This a put-on? U noticed Wash Monument? Classic phallic symbol
"Earth without art is just 'eh." Thanks to some
#KEXP listener whose name I didn't catch.
Speed of thought is too damn slow. I want all our electronic contraptions & contrivances to exceed our wetware's speed limits. Out-think us!
Narrative is hypnosis. Somebody offered that great thought at the party last night. I was so hypnotized by the thought I forgot who said it
Comical chatbots (bit.ly/rsLvuB) . Have to harness this force for mass entertainment. I'm serious. No, seriously, I'm serious.
Dear bot: when multiple parties DM that "I saw a real bad blog about you, you seen this?", I wonder why they care.
Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (youtu.be/hTWKbfoikeg) JK--Punk classic that became unexpected mainstream rock smash in 1991.
Lynn Anderson "Rose Garden" (youtu.be/WO4wcNVbYOQ) JK--Great country hit that hugely crossed over to popcharts in 1973.
Desmond Dekker "Israelites" (youtu.be/83Y2hv-3UCM) JK--1968. First charting of reggae song on US airwaves. It's been rare since then
The Shirelles "Foolish Little Girl" (youtu.be/8zAX5StHD6A) JK--Not a huge hit, but hugely great.
The Toys "Lovers Concerto" (youtu.be/aGDZc9bdUZM) JK--1965. The only Bach tune ever performed on "Hullabaloo." I remember this.
The Jaynetts "Sally, Go Round the Roses" (youtu.be/2PePXnXxRGE) JK--1963. Also chek out Grace Slick's great '66 cover w/Great Society
Lene Lovich "Lucky Number" (youtu.be/KnIJOO__jVo) JK--British. Grew up partly in Detroit. Greeted us at Bookie's "good 2 B home"
Split Enz "I Got You" (youtu.be/xv6oOxn1axw) JK--The Finn brothers. Essentially, begot Crowded House.
Scritti Politti "Skank Bloc Bologna" (youtu.be/8NX2L0uwn_M) JK--Noise-art late 70s incarnation. Band totally changed to pop in 80s
Pere Ubu "The Modern Dance" (youtu.be/TUf7UCnRl6c) JK--Ubu has always been the smelly stogey of acquired musical tastes. Enjoy alone
Hootenanny in sight of the pineapple ship.
Only Zappa LP we ever bought, "Overnite Sensation," with "Movin' To Montana." Only Grateful Dead, "American Beauty," with "Truckin'"
A regular hootenanalyst, dontcha know!
@merv leading the analyst hootenanny.
That was a good upperbody massage at the rooftop analyst party @ Stingaree, downtown San Diego.
#Teradata chose venue well. She pressed deep
Joan Baez "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (youtu.be/nnS9M03F-fA) JK--Admit guys. Your kumbaya dreams had a bit of Joan in them.
Coven "One Tin Soldier" (youtu.be/qswm7lHp7oY) JK--Get past your squeamish self-righteous "Billy Jack" memories. Just a great song.
Kyu Sakamoto "Sukiyaki" (youtu.be/mvuO0BsEEss) JK--Wanna learn Japanese so I can sing the original lyric to this bewitching melody.
Os Mutantes "A Minha Menina" (youtu.be/SEpSFOibJho) JK--Great odd psyche-samba-doowop-rock stuff from Brazil. 1968.
Pet Shop Boys "West End Girls" (youtu.be/p3j2NYZ8FKs) JK--One of many great moody electropop groups from 80s Britain.
Sting "Englishman In New York" (youtu.be/d27gTrPPAyk) JK--Did anybody vet his "legal alien" claim before Mr. Stingaree released this?
Fleet Foxes "He Doesn't Know Why" (youtu.be/brZTvGIzeGg) JK--He definitely does know why, if by "he" U mean me & "why" I love the FFs
The Shins "New Slang" (youtu.be/zYwCmcB0XMw) JK--Just came down with my recurring Shins jones.
#tdpug11 Brobst discuss data scientist vs data ninja vs analytics developer vs quant. "Data ninja"? Teenagers, mutants, and/or turtles?
Thanks. I shoulda known. Would be easier for everybody if nomenclature referenced power of 10, e.g. Zettabyte = bytes to the 21st
Power prefixes. Kilo to 3rd. Mega to 6th. Giga, 9th. Tera, 12th. Peta, 15th. What's prefix for 10 to the 18th?
Zettabyte = ten to the twenty-first bytes. 21st power. We're in the 21st century. Easy mnemonic.
Ab Initio. There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that the name is Latin for "no marketing collateral."
"This is the voice of the sand. The sailors understand. There is far more sea than sand. There is far more sea than sand." --David Thomas
San Diego Convention Center. For one week every summer this becomes Intergalactic Nerd Central.
@weckerson See you here in San Diego, Wayne. Safe travels.
Oracle Exalytics BI Machine (bit.ly/q4oOAI). TimesTen in-mem DB + OBIEE + Essbase + SunFire server. How expensive, BTW?
#tdpug11 Gnau notes that Aster Data database available as software package, as cloud/SaaS, and as new appliance.
#tdpug11 Gnau discussing Aster Data 5.0 with SQL-MapReduce.
"Oracle Optimizes Integ Btwn ORCL Apps & Oracle Exadata Db Machine & Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud" (bit.ly/nv8qSC) JK--Not RTD?
Dear people who program these video marketing pitches 4 conf keynote mainstage projection: tone down the boom-a-dee-booming please. Headache
#tdpug11 McDonald discussing "data scientists." In-vogue new job description that is one part multivar stat modeler, one part BI developer.
#tdpug11 Darryl McDonald speaking. Very effective speaker.
#tdpug11 Koehler discussing Aprimo end2end marketing solution. Available as on-premise and SaaS/cloud offerings.
#tdpug11 Koehler: 2 key trends going forward: 1) analytics more important than ever, 2) data is exploding
#tdpug11 Whoops. I listed Claraview twice.
#tdpug11 Koehler discussing Claraview, Xkoto, Kickfire, Aprimo, Aster Data, and Claraview acquisitions.
#tdpug Koehler: Teradata growing on every level.
#tdpug11 Mike Koehler, Teradata CEO, discussing progress and directions for company as a whole.
#tdpug11 Got some bandwidth again. Keeping computer powered. Erin Redshaw, pres Partners Steering Committee, speaking. With Loblaw Cos Ltd
#Tdpug11 show begins and wi-fi goes down. Turning off computer. Will tweet from phone
#tdpug11 Keynotes start 27 minutes from now. The Wi-Fi is good and strong. Knock on wood. You'll see plenty of content tweeting from me.
"Dead scientist awarded Nobel in medicine" (yhoo.it/qA3nl3) JK--Bigger tragedy if take away. Are good deeds null&void upon yr demise?
RIP Robert Whitaker. Photographed famous "butcher" photo pulled from Beatles "Yesterday & Today." Coolest thing is Fab Four approved it.
Now down to
#tdpug11 , San Diego Convention Center. Badge pickup. Breakfast. Milling about.
@CurtMonash I've determined through ego-surfing my overseas quotations that I'm fluent in Russian, Chinese, and Portuguese.
Really? The capital of Idaho is pronounced "boy-see" not "boy-zee." I prefer the mispronunciation.
"Oracle rigs MySQL for NoSQL-like access" (bit.ly/ntVm9T) JK--Leverages Memcached.
@sscdotopen Looks interesting. Thanks for the recommendation.
Watching Ken Burns' "Prohibition" on PBS. Right now, pre-Prohibition. Post-Civil War. Dirty immigrants. LIke my ancestors.
Elvis Costello sighting at ice cream place in NW DC. WashPost reports: "he looks just like himself." Stop the presses! Rockstar actual human
See tweet just before this one.
Asti Ristorante, 728 5th Ave, SD CA. You deserve the plug, and the tip I'm inscribing with pen.
Steve Martin said something cool in article in Delta inflight mag. He said tweets are a new form of expression. Feel around the edges of it.
My tweets have only just begun to live, white lace and promises, a kiss for luck and we're on our way. Wine almost done.
Listening to Cat Power "The Greatest." Thinking of several emails I need to send.
Karen Carpenter's fate disabused me of the notion that I can truly know a singer from their voice. It's an artifice. So are these tweets.
Reporters are encouraged to call for quotes and thoughts. My mobile's in my email signatures. In another life, I put new poetry there too.
Taxi driver was serious jerk coming from airport. Good meal and this sparkly vino have brought my head back to an easy space.
"And I miss you, like the deserts miss the rain."
In my oh so very humble opinion, SF's Fisherman's Wharf doesn't hold a candle, dining-wise, to SD's Gaslamp Quarter.
Saving that pinot grigio for long lazy sipping. Everything But The Girl "We Walk The Same Line."
Restaurateur asked if I'm enjoying meal. I gave a thumbs-up. J. Geils Band "Centerfold."
Saw Dave Menninger at Hilton checkin. He watched Patriot game on plane on way out to San Diego. I worked on
#Hadoop Wave til battery drained
The salmon has arrived. Johnny Cash "Jackson."
Over my shoulder, a signed photo of Judy Collins. Darn. Don't have hers handy. Listening to Ramones "Oh, Oh, I Love Her So."
Wonderful, huge medieval painting on brick wall of this place. Looks like battlements. Listening to Sheryl Crow "First Cut is The Deepest"
Italian place. San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter has finest Italian food & so many choices. Swedish looking maitre d'. Listening 2 ABBA "Fernando"
Enigmatic overheard one-sided San Diego downtown cellphone convo: "I broke up with you, and, besides, I showed you those f-ing pictures."
Quiet Sunday night in downtown San Diego. Get me to the Gaslamp Quarter pronto for some fine dining. Galleries probably closed by now.
Why go to the actual shows if I have what I need in advance to do my job? Key consideration: deeper engagements face to face.
Next best thing to first class is exit row with ample legroom. I prefer to eat on the ground anyway.
I'm not worrying about
#Oracle ability to build or sell them. But they have no strong solution push for analytic appliances.
Is this Minneapolis or Anneapolis? I don't see the Chesapeake, so must be the former.
Thank you dear spammer for offering me a gross dinner at an unpleasant eating establishment on you. Very kind of you.
If we all spoke like flight attendants, we'd remember to put all electronic appliances in the off positions before leaving home.
Segway Human Transporter. The only humans I see them transporting anymore are those in the law enforcement biz.
So are they protesting in favor of a theocracy? Somehow I doubt it.
People clogging Wall Street imagine they're sending a message. If anything, their message is "we can add more misery 2 a sorry econ outlook"
When setting film in fictional foreign cntry, best 2 leave unnamed rather than giv fake name (eg Jerqistan) tht dstroys ilusion could B real
Flying to San Diego today for
#tdpug . See you there.
Rick Perry & racially offensive name of his west Texas property. Watcha wanna bet never would have changed it if hadn't gone into politics?
Social media gives influence. Yeah, sure. How many people have started listening to
#KEXP just because I tweet about it?
RIP Sylvia Robinson. One-half of 50s' Mickey & Sylvia "Love Is Strange." More important, godmother of hip-hop. Founded Sugar Hill Records.
Checked out "Da Ali G Show" on YouTube. Explain to us how the guests didn't know this was a put-on from the very first lamebrain question.
Saw "Incendies" on DVD last night. Excellent 2010 film about war-ravaged lives in the Middle East--and Quebec.
If it weren't for prostitution, drugs, & Nazis, people would have no points of comparison for the things they despise.
"You Love Your iPhone." (nyti.ms/nAH6ab) JK--Comparing everything 2 drugs makes drugs seem less dangerous. Stop the madness!
When mute is on, somebody doing airquotes is quoting pure air.
CNN story on Sesame Street "making math exciting." Elmo helping toddlers get up to speed on differential calculus.
Best scene in any Woody Allen film was the one of him alone in "Manhattan," listing things that make him happy. Counterweight to anhedonia.
Morcheeba. The original trio with Skye was sort of like a turn-of-century Eurythmics. I badly want that Morcheeba back on scene.
Discovering fresh talent. Learn to appreciate each new experience on it own terms. Learn to how to feed on their enthusiasm. Learn 2 groove.
"College rock" Wazzat? Recog of period when large # of peeps formd indep judgmnts of what rocks their various lives. I prefer "indie" minded
Thinking about duality, polarity, tao, yin/yang, & good/evil. Each side evals the other & depreca8s. Hence, epistemology of who's what fuzzy
The community picnic rained out. Hope clement for reschedule a week from today. Wanna meet folks and, yes, eat.
Colony House Furniture, Arlington, goin outa biz. Notable gray bldg, Lee Hwy, visible frm I-66 near Rosslyn. Someone do something cool w it!
"Moneyball" synopsis said ballteam GM focused on onbase pct vs slug pct. Smart. Game's mostly grind, punctuated by drama. Walks&HBPs matter
First longsleeve day of season in DC. Jacket too. Zipped up. Grab umbrella. Stay indoors.
Haven't seen or read "Moneyball" but synopsis makes clear. Discover acquire & unlock undervalued assets. That's analytics, procuremt, & mgmt
She & Him "Thieves" (youtu.be/SeAgLIaHj0M) JK--My fave from Deschanel & Ward's second. The deepest vein of melancholy.
Of all my capitalism poems, this one makes me inordinately proud: THIMBLE Wee token of play, tough talisma… (cont) deck.ly/~5TShe
Small Faces "Itchycoo Park" (youtu.be/VJzcF0v1eOE) JK--It's all too fab!
Florence + The Machine "What The Water Gave Me" (youtu.be/am6rArVPip8) JK--Brilliant new one from young she of the powerful pipes.
10000 Maniacs "Candy Everybody Wants" (youtu.be/jORFcH5uAjM) JK--I totally want Natalie Merchant to make big brassy songs again.