"Schrödinger's Cat" (youtu.be/IOYyCHGWJq4) JK--So, if we hadnt observed those shaky videos from LIbya, Catdaffi might still be alive
Sigur Ros "Svefn-G-Englar" (youtu.be/zQ5Grncdjlc) JK--You thought the song was eerie? You haven't seen the video? Brace yourself.
Pink Floyd "Arnold Layne" (youtu.be/EQTFRq1hjtM) JK--Syd Barrett sketched crazy people in song quite well. Perhaps too well.
Napoleon XIV "They're Coming To Take Me Away Ha Haa!!" (youtu.be/0WmbbFD_XhQ) JK--It's a marching song. Armies are utterly mad.
Pere Ubu "Not Happy" (youtu.be/6H8EjS51vkU) JK--Wondefully whimsical single that feels like "They're Coming to Take Me Away" (haha)
Pere Ubu "Small Was Fast" (youtu.be/OPDBVtl6Sf0) JK--Extraordinarily dense & strange atmospheric. Album cover a striking composition
Beach Boys "Wind Chimes" (youtu.be/Crcq3G18JLc) JK--Their most conceptual. Very very Pere Ubu. Listen to the trail-out "ting-ga-lin"
Lou Reed "Romeo Had Juliette" (youtu.be/0_8-Fm1vfw0) JK--Classic New York song. And so totally in the iconic "Lou Reed" persona.
Velvet Underground "Some Kinda Love" (youtu.be/pc8kMbL7y3o) JK--The bipolar genius of Lou Reed. This is a powerfully bluesy mumble.
Lou Reed "Metal Machine Music" (youtu.be/9I5OtlKjzJo) JK--Perhaps Lou left his instruments & mics on to feedback while he got lunch
Velvet Underground "Sister Ray" (youtu.be/FJUpY5geWcU) JK--All 17 mins of nerve-jarring dissonance. Dry run for "Metal Machine Music"
Velvet Underground "Foggy Notion" (youtu.be/CiT_O90jkUI). JK--1969. Only available on bootleg vinyl (I got it on Bleecker Street).
Raybeats "Jack the Ripper"(youtu.be/xOwC6XAHIlQ) JK--1981. New York no-wavers became supertight surfrock revivalists. Link Wray cover
"Jobs questioned authority all his life, book says" (yhoo.it/pVuCLp) JK--This just in: only morons accept everything unquestioningly
Bill Clinton ruined Fleetwood Mac "Don't Stop" for me forever. Please Beatles, don't license "Revolution 9" to Herman Cain. I beseech you!
I basically don't unfollow anybody anymore on socials. I can size up whether they're worth following on first glance. It's served me well.
@merv How private is it to confess those thoughts to your biographer?
Possibly. He had a way of severely hogging the limelight. I'm sure Apple has ample design smarts. Lots of creative people.
Jobs obviously exuded contempt for other hi-tech execs, including erstwhile partners, when suited his purposes. Bile. Just read the stories
Jobs-voiced bile in Isaacson bio is disintegrating the cult's myth of his benign influence over IT ecosystem.
Apple's closed architectures and business model will melt now that Jobs is gone. Glue keeping them from dissolving was personality cult.
FL TParty Sen Mario Rubio's still living father, who emigrated in 1956, neglected 2 correct son's claim 2 B child of Castro-fleeing exiles.
I love the word "stacks." It makes the intangible (set of software and/or service components) feel like U can tie them with twine & pile 'em
"Scientists Have Fun With Quantum Levitation" (bit.ly/qXjM0u) JK--Sounds like great name for an especially cheesy carnival ride.
Private zoos. Should they be regulated? If they have endangered species, extra tight regulation? Don't want idiot-accelerated extinctions
Wow. That was a ton of really solid
#Hadoop briefings today. Lots of smart people are preparing lots of smart announcements.
@monkchips I'd like to suggest that vendors NOT go "extreme" on performance claims of 10x, 100x, 1000x speed increases w/o solid benchmarks.
Let's see. Bin Laden gone. Gadhafi gone. Iraq pullout largely done. Afghanistan not exploding. Will anybody give Obama credit where due?
@monkchips Right. Which is why "big" just feels like the wrong adjective. "Extreme" is better because implies pushing scalability frontiers
@monkchips What point were you trying to make?
"Steve Jobs: Android a 'stolen product'" (zd.net/mXlRhV) JK--Go "thermonuclear"? Deprive every organism in ecosystem of oxygen?
"Steve Jobs criticizes Obama, Gates, & loathes Android" (bit.ly/pPhcHp) JK--He insisted that POTUS kowtow to Steve Jobs' schedule?
"Steve Jobs: Gates "unimaginative" "odd" & should've dropped acid" (bit.ly/pt6w6o) JK--Left out "wealthier & more charitable than me"
Ah yes, people unclear on pub/sub concept behind social networking. I publish (tweet, post). U subscribe (or not: U control that, I dont)
Gadhafi's end wasn't pretty. But neither was his tyranny.
Here's “Stake,” my 2001-ish poem about standards (the "flag" and "stake" are both literal aspects of the word'… (cont) deck.ly/~NNxPo
Air gap. I like to think of them as a "breath gap." Wait 2-3 seconds (or minutes, hours, days, weeks) before respond to stuff that annoys.
#Hadoop vendor feedback on initial scorecard drafts. Detailed. Yes, we check facts thoroughly. Published research is vetted
@shawndolley It does more than "sound nice." Order-of-magnitude refers to 100x or 1000x (at least) improvements over standard scale & perf
If we used a term such as "extreme" rather than "big," it'd make that "frontier-pushing" requirement for
#BigData platforms more explicit
"RIM's Death By Speculation" (bit.ly/qaWjCR) JK--Or, on ground, RIM death by Verizon sales activly discouraging me getting BlackBerry
@shawndolley 50 TB is not an order-of-magnitude larger than the mainstream DW/BI practices. 50PB would be.
I'm wary of declaring "standards" without formal standards process. Each vendor declares own approach THE standard. No...you're combatants
"Hadoop and R are the new industry standards" (oreil.ly/qq2I0l) JK--OK, in the sense that "standard " is flag planted in terra firma
#Hadoop is a standard in the same way that "Over the Rainbow" is a standard. Lots of people have embraced it. But there's no standards group
Finding a common convenient timeslot to speak with the Far East is a losing proposition. Either or both of us must fight back sleep.
Casual chats are my style. But casual chats are hard to arrange when you have as many demands on your time as I do.
"Re-imaging IT" (bit.ly/n6rLu4) JK--After running it through the X-ray, submit your IT for a CAT scan.
"What's Next For Google+ " (bit.ly/no9uoa) JK--And don't let the answer be simply "Google + +"
#BigData project. Does it involve petabyte volumes, real-time latencies or polystructured data? No? Then why U calling it BigData?
How Yahoo Spawned Hadoop, the Future of Big Data zite.to/rgoIhu
Bob Dylan "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" (youtu.be/jHrK6L91BgA) JK--Makes absolutely no literal sense. Lame poetry. But good vocal
The Hombres "Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)" (youtu.be/LgVMMdOplHw) JK--Makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. No-account hombres
Beck "Loser" (youtu.be/YgSPaXgAdzE) JK--Makes no sense whatsoever. Hence, only a loser could write a great song like this.
Broken Bells "Vaporize" (youtu.be/5tstDvkpDlw) JK--James Mercer and Dangermouse. Very excellent collab. They're working on next LP
The Shins "Goodbye Girl" (youtu.be/JfF2t6AphJ0) JK--A Squeeze cover. Shins own it now. Calls your attention to similar songcraft.
The Shins "Girl Sailor" (youtu.be/Rx90unirOEA) JK--One James Mercer's many strikingly gorgeous melodies . Has a McCartney-like gift
The Shins "The Past and Pending" (youtu.be/4FTUDgbw-04) JK--I play this song on long walks, on my Zune. I then replay it. And again.
The Shins "Phantom Limb" (youtu.be/OkITsv3Nk6M) JK--James Mercer is such an awesome songwriter. Can't wait for his next release.
Billy Swan "I Can Help" (youtu.be/tBBw1MEOMWI) JK--"If your child needs a daddy, I can help." Great gentleman song. Those are rare.
Gilbert O'Sullivan "Alone Again (Naturally)" (youtu.be/D_P-v1BVQn8) JK--Insufferably depressing song that needs a good whuppin'
Terry Jacks "Seasons In The Sun" (youtu.be/iA6BqS9FlQ0) JK--Insufferably self-pitying song that needs good whuppin'
Richard Harris "Macarthur Park" (bit.ly/aqGqtw) JK--Insufferably pretentious song that needs a good whuppin'
Wall Of Voodoo "Mexican Radio" (bit.ly/aaocES) JK--Stan Ridgway has a seriously cool singing voice. Commands attention.
Robert Palmer "Addicted To Love" ( youtu.be/XcATvu5f9vE) JK--His hardest-rocking hit, most iconic video. Explicit sex=drugs fusion.
Royal Teens "Short Shorts" (youtu.be/qYKlYA77ZI4) JK--I love the cheesy cheesecake of this early rock 'n' roll.
Audrey Hepburn "Moon River" (youtu.be/BOByH_iOn88) JK--Love plainness of clothes singing setting. Puts her beauty & song's in relief
Sam Cooke "What a Wonderful World" (youtu.be/u48PvBTl3u8) JK--From "Animal House" foodfight scene. Surprising choice that works.
Julie Andrews and child actors "The Lonely Goatherd" (youtu.be/za7dAJtYXwo) JK--Awesome fusion of Rodgers & Hammerstein & puppetry.
Zero 7 "In the Waiting Line" (youtu.be/tJmhFp3fRW4) JK--Unexpectedly this great song floated in & levitated the scene
Aimee Mann "Wise Up" (youtu.be/qJ_phQnNE80) JK--Think of how this song totally nailed the scene's sadness in "Magnolia."
Leonard Cohen "Sisters of Mercy" (youtu.be/oBFQg7P5YKw) JK--My favorite Cohen song. From my fave Altman film, "McCabe & Mrs. Miller"
Globe sez Michelle Obama's spending out of control. Sure, that explains why she's been seen shopping at Target.
TV news should freezeframe that wildly jerky video purporting to show the Libyan dictator's demise. If I have to lose my lunch, gotta ID him
Can't wait for buxom Ukrainian nurse's tell-all about Gadhafi. Wouldn't it be ironic if she were actually Moammar in drag?
CNN reports that MC Hammer building own search engine. Optimized to search for whatever the hell happened to MC Hammer.
Listening to Bob Dylan "Maggie's Farm" from his greatest vol.2 . Was Maggie based on real person? More 3-dimensional than women in his songs
@CompositeSW You are quite welcome Bob!
Catch me keynoting at the Canadian Marketing Association's Analytics Conference, Toronto, January 18, 2012. Multichannel B2C engagement.
Gadhafi apparently has passed into the other realm. Now, has anybody determined whether despotism has truly bit the big one in Libya?
"True" appliance. It's the magical one U can get into production in 2-3 seconds, vs. 2-3 hours, days, or weeks. If you find one, let me know
Must issue partial retraction of previous tweet from this morning. It indeed is windy 'round these parts. Autumn bluster a-building!
"25 Worst Cities to Be Young" (bit.ly/rih2Db) JK--Everybody checking to see if their childhood hometown is listed.
#IBM IOD pre-briefing. Brief 3 of 3. Drawing sketch over of all days' announcements. NDA till next week.
I always thought it sneaky/clever that the pitcher, the MOST VISIBLE INDIVIDUAL IN THE BALLPARK, can secret/secrete/slather stuff on ball
@Slate "Fox using military-grade thermal-imaging cameras in World Series broadcst" JK--TSA tech 2 detect whethr pitcher "doctoring" ball?
BTW, I noticed a long time ago that the analyst who provides market-sizing numbers or SWAGs often gets top billing in IT reporters' stories
@Scotty_McTweety "Saddam, Bin Laden, & now Gadaffi, & nobody can find wot Bono lookin for" JK--Looking for The Edge. He's losin' his Edge
Everybody feels this. Paradigms fatigue over time, like a structural component that's been twisted & torqued to the breaking point.
Forgiveness. Christ teaching didnt truly make sense 2 me til several years ago. Learnd it's not U doing world a favor. It's U freeing yrself
#IBM is doing its usual great job of prebriefing analyst community in detail the week before IOD. Hey other vendors, follow their lead.
"Cloudera Univ Launched....Training & Certif for Apache Hadoop" (bit.ly/q0CmRU) JK--Likely to be even more popular than their distro
"Valassis Launches Electronic Coupon Clearing Platform" (bit.ly/pnBZIZ) JK--Key electronic value transfer tech for online economy
Whenever Gaddafi death reports confirmed, "RIP" is inappropriate. I suggest "RIH" (rot in Hell).
My Morning Jacket "Librarian" (youtu.be/_DBCf0nx02s) JK--Prettiest lovesong of recent years. Great lyrics. Jim definitely sells it!
Blue skies a-dawnin'. Puffy little clouds to the south, moving swiftly east. Humidity low. Cool. Not windy. Refreshing as orange juice.
"The State of Absaroka" (bit.ly/mZJwWL) JK--If theyd put capital in Sheridan, I'd B honorary citizen. Many folks named Kobielus there
"The State of Superior" (bit.ly/mZJwWL) JK--Yes, air is superior in UP. But "animosity" toward LP? Never saw it. No poison pasties
"The Kingdom of Beaver Island" (bit.ly/mZJwWL) JK--The "king"'s assassins fled to Mackinac Island, and promptly vanished. Oh fudge!
"8 Secessionist Movements in U.S. History" (bit.ly/mZJwWL) JK--Other than the Southern unpleasantness. 2 in my homestate Michigan!
Another nugget from "Hollywood OS": "26. Microsoft Windows doesn't exist. Macintosh has a 75% market share."
"Hollywood OS" (bit.ly/pdvpn4) JK--"10. Whenevr character looks at terminal, image so bright that projects itself onto his/her face"
"Double-Sided Design Solves Painfully Universal USB Problem" (bit.ly/r8aYhh) JK--Painfully unnecessary solution. Flip it, lazybones!
Occupy everything. That's sit-ins. Vacate everything. That's boycotts.
@esammer Thanks for clarification on that!
The glass is obviously always full. I'm including air in my definition of what's filling it up. What? Vacuums fill glasses with vacuum. Haha
"Data Miners Urged 2 Dig Carefully" (bit.ly/oEWgtW) JK--Practice should redub self "deep data exploration" 2 thro off stink of stigma
Today I played role of the "great switchboard," helping customer navigate richness of published research from myself &
Today I played the role of the "great mentioner." I mentioned buncha
#Hadoop startups to a vendor looking 4 partners, acq candidates, etc
"Ballmer: Microsoft is winning winning winning" (bit.ly/osMg17) JK--Methinks he doth gloat too much.
"Stallman on Steve Jobs: Tasteless or Incisive?" (bit.ly/o7QSZa) JK--Tone was tasteless & offensive. But underlying substance valid
@nancykoppdw Sounds awesome. Let's do that.
Verizon. It's pronounced "version." Cuz everyone you deal with in customer svc, sales, & tech support gives you different version of truth
@BillcBrennan Anyway, most people of any level of education tend to not treat northern Africa as Africa.
Give Michele Bachmann a break, 4 cryin out loud. So she didn't know Libya in Africa. Many US residents don't realize Mexico in North America
Listening to The Raincoats "Dancing In My Head" from "Odyshape." Has all the meandering beauty of a college girl composing poem in her head
Good to know I have fans in the vendor community. By "fans" I mean people who actually know my work and seek me for genuine conversation.
Listening to The Raincoats "Shouting Out Loud" from "Odyshape." This postpunk English group had oddly shaped songs of surprising depth.
Listening to Sly & The Family Stone "Everybody Is A Star" from their gr8st. Their group vocalizations made "family" feel not so metaphorical
New Yorker single-panels are deliciously dry. Two peeps on street corner conversing. Sez one: "He died after a long battle with me." (BEK)
I am so utterly tired of reading about Xerox PARC, invention of GUI, mouse, + how Apple improved. Tech industry histories R me-too wankfests
Ages ago, Mad mag did comix parodies. Dennis the Menace sed "Hey Mom look what I found in Mr Wilson's head." Held skullbone. I still chuckle
Mein kopf runneth over with
#Hadoop vendor nondisclosures. And with love.
Listening to Blues Traveler "But Anyway" from that LP. Only contemporary pop group I've seen at IT vendor show that blew me away. Microsoft
That red red wine, rosay I say, feels damn good. Egidia and I are vegetating on our respective sofas. I'm perusing back issues of New Yorker
My favorite word is the English lexicon is "anyway," judging by how habitually I voice it. Anyway, back to tweeting context-free obscenities
Listening to Camera Obscura "Footloose & Fancy Free" from "Underachievers Please Try Harder." One of few songs where Traceyanne not lead vox
My favorite swear word is "fuck." Not sure why. English doesn't provide many options.
Forever stamps don't guarantee that forever sentiments are sweetly sealed within.
In WashPost poll of voters on words they associate with GOP prez candidates, words "idiot" & "dislike" often mentioned re Rick Perry.
Electronic health records. They need to be as clean as your surgical instruments, examining rooms, & hands. I get queasy when records messed
"HPC for Analytics: Laying the Groundwork" (bit.ly/pQ71fU) JK--Another fine one from a veteran IT journalist.
In physical office env, there's always that one co-worker who lets you wordlessly know they're exasperated. Grumbles & long breaths.
Almost out of the white writing tablets. Will soon start scribbling on the yellows, till I run and get a new stash of whites.
I'm starting to use "H-word" cuz I'm getting tired of parroting the made-up funny word that refers to a child's stuffed elephant toy.
@timoelliott The usual scare tactics about tech rendering humans obsolete, dumbing us down, and enslaving us. Same ol' same ol'
"Analytics in 40 years: Machines'll kick human managers to curb" (zd.net/rnElGc) JK--No. Managers will manage new types of decisions
"Big Data Means Big File Sharing" (bit.ly/osgPVv) JK--Now everybody ties their story and/or announcement to uber-theme.
"IBM announces preconfigured analytics servers" (bit.ly/r7MOCo) JK--New ISAS systems for System x, Power/AIX, and System z
It's raining. But I have no need to be outdoors. Or even to look outdoors. But I can't help myself on the latter.
Romney keeps hand on Perry shoulder during short-range contentious debate. In male body language, Perry likely to respond with punch to face
"Charlie Callas 1960s TV Appearance" (youtu.be/y5-3eNiv2fc) JK--One of greatest twitchety comix. Just watching him induces Tourette's
"Fernwood 2Night: William W.D. 'Bud' Prize" (youtu.be/1EIZsR5SIU0) JK--Kenneth Mars as great oddball. Mull & Willard great too!
"Larry "Bud" Melman Greets Travellers" (youtu.be/FnKEQtR30rM) JK--What was funniest was the homonculus' normal-sounding fake name.
"Tiny Tim on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" (youtu.be/skU-jBFzXl0) JK--This androgyne's appearance, manner, & act remain unsettling.
"Ernie Kovacs' Nairobi Trio" (youtu.be/FIf5Ec2Keh0) JK--The absurdity of this classic costumed TV musical set-piece keeps it fresh
"Soupy Sales - Complete Show 1965 pt 1 of 3" (youtu.be/W8VtY_li3Sc) JK--46 years ago, geez. Even a snippet reminds how funny he was.
Absolutely cannot believe that 1980-ish Mr. Unique on YouTube. No, they stunk. But Ralph was childhood buddy. Human mannequin, dontcha know
At what point will we agree Hollywood has reached creative exhaustion? When every story has been retold in 3D CGI w/voice of Johnny Depp?
What is "tech company" anymore? Calling all online svc providers "tech companies" is like calling all post-1900 firms "typewriter companies"
@WilliamKeck If Laffer had actually built an econ statistical model with any explanatory & predictive power, he'd've been less laffable.
@WilliamKeck Exactly. Automate most data discovery, extraction, preparation, sample, etc. Concentrate on build, test, & iterate econ models
Arthur & Yu "Afterglow" (youtu.be/6Q1Er7Db1tA) JK--Short-lived Seattle duo with fore, mid, & afterglow 2 burn. Glow w/ long half life
"Mitt Romney..tried 2 recruit Steve Ballmer 30 yrs ago" (bit.ly/r74qYs) JK--Romney got key fact wrong. Staff ever heard of Wikipedia?
"ORCL boosts ent srch w/Endeca prchse" (bit.ly/q93ktf) JK--Should read ""frthcmng Hadoop/NoSQL 'B.D. Appi' & Exalytics in-mem appli"
Lotsa recently transplanted southerners in the Detroit suburbs when I grew up. Kid Rock & Jack White got their country creds organically
#KEXP has global reach as online radio station. Also, its DJs doing more live remotes from other countries/cities. Truly global "DJ booth"
I once met James Chance in the hallway at a club in Detroit. I sort of didn't want to meet him. But he was drab & emotionless. Go figure.
@robsaker I don't have a pet. I like a clean living space free from animal food, dander, tracks, scratches, gouges, noises, feces, or urine.
If dogs are supposed to be our best friends, do you think their feelings get hurt when we demean their food as unfit for human consumption?
@bgracely Shakespeare was wrong. If you called a rose a "skunk weed," people would project a stink onto it in their minds. It would smell.
#Hadoop is still bleeding edge, for sure. I have to say that. Don't want to be perceived as putting lipstick on the elephant.
Getting ready for the first of 3 solid IBM prebriefings on the IOD announcements next week.
It's not inconceivable that most public cloud/SaaS services, by mid-decade, will embed key pieces of
#Hadoop for scalable data analytics.
Siri. I half-wanna say "yes Siri bub".
"Really big data: The challenges of managing mountains of info" (bit.ly/nWV0G0) JK--Cheap storage. Offline archive. Indexes. Metatags
"Five Less Awesome Legacies of Jobs" (bit.ly/nCMDKy) JK--Closed, proprietary architecture. Selfish, arbitrary, insensitive manner.
Widjajono Partowidagdo, new vice minister enrgy & mnrls, speaks to press at parliament bldg, Jakarta, yesterday ( yfrog.com/oekozsj)
It's not too hard to keep perspective when delving into abstruse tech topics. Just admit to yourself that you too are confused as all f***
Yes, I do sprinkle technical gobbledygook on my morning cereal. The true breakfast of champions.
Fortunes "You've Got Your Troubles" (youtu.be/kgXX8MGjNTo) JK--1965. Not only a great song, the production is sterling. Thrilling mix
"Occupy Charlottesville asks suspension of Lee Pk curfew" (bit.ly/qeu9j2) JK--Huh? Becoming civic institution like Chambr of Commrce?
Brewer & Shipley "One Toke Over the Line" (youtu.be/Ejvcd-JeVCQ) JK--Implied doing doobies was worshiping the Lord. Not Rastafarians
Lobo "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo" (youtu.be/8ACCcekWMWA) JK--If you listened to AM radio in the early 70s, you must remember this
Helen Reddy "Peaceful" (youtu.be/w31Sisa2TLo) JK--IMHO, Australian singer's best hit. Needs to be played on oldies radio.
Shelley Fabares "Johnny Angel" (youtube.com/watch?v=F_o-ad…) JK--TV actress sailed this dreamboat song to massive pop hit.
The Bobbettes "Mr Lee" (youtu.be/xi-qUhGHm2A) JK--The real Mr. Lee was a highschool teacher that these girls had a crush on.
Liz Phair "Supernova" (youtu.be/tM60GAPIXTY) JK--It's pretty clear what action Liz is comparing to a volcano.
Dave Clark 5 "Glad All Over" (youtu.be/Yrrch43CweU) JK--Dave was drummer. He was a righteous stomper & their songs were rock solid
Keith Moon (youtu.be/MVa4q-YVjD8) JK--Speaking of animals on the skins, check out the clip from The Who on "Smothers Brothers"
"The Muppet Show - Buddy Rich vs Animal Drum Battle" (youtu.be/n_BmeBfV-O4) JK--Rich looked & acted like an animal. A very tight one
Sun Kil Moon "Salvador Sanchez" (youtu.be/jW3_8Q45xM8) JK--Ohio-bred singer/songwriter who produces high-quality droning dirges.
Bon Iver "Re: Stacks" (youtu.be/ePatJIwB-sI) JK--Eau Claire-based deep moody folk artist with penchant for allusive poetics.
Hem "All That I'm Good For" (youtu.be/QpNIMKF-Ozg) JK--Brooklyn-based country-folk group that put out 2001's memorable "Rabbit Songs"
Frank Sinatra & Nancy Sinatra "Somethin' Stupid" (youtu.be/MTHmnBys_Pw) JK--Talentless one-hit wonder & daughter cut novelty record
Tommy James & The Shondells "Draggin' The Line" (youtu.be/uJXBsCYIWU0) JK--Every one of his hit singles shines in own special groove
Billy Joe Royal "Down in the Boondocks" (youtu.be/mVPJvk4t6SQ) JK--Indestructibly perfect pop hit that feels like classic Buddy Holly
The Association "Windy" (youtu.be/Qlqwpq7xycU) JK--Looked like dorks, but had some of the best lightweight radio songs of the 60s
"Occupy" things. What's to distinguish it from a "sit-in"? Oh, you're sitting outside. How is that occupying? It's more like loitering.
You know that spidery white structure at LAX? I suspect that's where the pod people will emerge from to turn us all into Hollywood phonies.
The "ticker" column in the upper right of Facebook should be where I can plug in my Twitter. Or LinkedIn. That would be useful.
I hate that "ticker" column in the upper right of the new Facebook GUI. Tells me nothing useful. I never glance at it. It just clutters.
Herman Cain sez if not employed or rich, blame yerself. Does that mean recessions R caused by losers? Do peeps inherit $ cuz they earned it?
Wid & Tissa were our hosts last summer in Jakarta ( yfrog.com/nw3dsvj) . Old friends. Very nice people. Tissa's an economist.
"Widjajono P. named Indonesia vice minister, energy & mineral rsrces" (bit.ly/qSERBI) JK--Congrats to Wid. 'Twas fate & well deserved
The fact that somebody I hadn't heard of in ages is now "trending" often indicates they've died or soon will. That's not my kind of "trendy"
"Document Databases Compared: CouchDB, MongoDB, RavenDB" (bit.ly/b9rLVp)
@Harvard is 375 yrs old. SAT should test on 3 lies of Harvard Yard statue. If aspirants ace 'em, they want it too bad. Bounders. Reject!
Influence. Like fame & money, it can be cold comfort. Or it can be fuel for the fires of your own self-importance. If that sustains you.
Notice how we all assume that social ntwking is here 2 stay. Does anybody seriously think self-micropub/sub'll fade away? It's subcutaneous
@lauradidio Married for 27 years. Same great lady. I'll leave it at that.
@lauradidio And I suspect that most of us have strands of DNA from other human species that otherwise died out. We're promiscuous species.
Good 2 C that Facebook's "people U may know" recommendations are mostly peeps I dont know. I've got a good handle on the list of ones I know
DNA studies say most Eurasians have Neanderthal forebears. I know I do. Ive been knuckledragger from start. Gives me brute keyboardng skills
Ah, did it again. I just wrote "August" when I meant "October." Summer's all ober, dude. Get over it. Aughhhhhh!
The world doesn't know when you're email is down. All they need is that you're not responding to their emails. Hoo-boy!
Twitter's teaching many people how to get to the point right away and nail it in a single statement containing all sufficient context.
@monkchips Good question. Not sure if supposed Twitter "influence" is merely metric of working my fingers online or saying stuff others dig
My first analyst job was 32 years ago, an intern, laboring all summer to produce one number. I produced it. Wasn't pretty. But they used it
Is it really October 17? Just 2 weeks till Halloween. Gettin' spooky out already.
"Oracle's Stack Is Engineered For Investors Not Customers" (bit.ly/qEztff) JK--That's a bit extreme but Greenbaum's analysis is solid
"LinkedIn's Big Data Lessons Learned" (bit.ly/pvMKOP) JK--Yes! Boasts of "'making big data small' & ..making data of any size useful"
"NYC Mayor: US Needs More Foreign Tech Talent" (bit.ly/pvPAfY) JK--I'd second that & add that need more foreign talent of all types
Verizon salesperson didn't do a very good job selling me on the benefits of Siri voice recog this weekend. Demo could do the trick, though
"Without Dennis Ritchie, there would be no Jobs" (zd.net/nkPpuk) JK--That's a bit extreme. But C & Unix still widespread.
"Table salt found to boost data storage density" (bit.ly/p0iMvJ) JK--Better there than boosting the density of my arteries.
I'll be at
#IBM IOD Las Vegas next Monday-Tuesday. Will be my 6th year in a row.
Receiving vendor feedback on initial draft
#Hadoop Wave scorecards this week.
"Is Your Car Tweeting? -- What's Next for Connected Devices" (bit.ly/nHJZsG) JK--I hope in future. Twitter a great event service.
"Do You Really Need the Newest, Shiniest Smartphone?" (bit.ly/p1yNE2) JK--My shopping over weekend tells me "no." Don't get suckered
Netflix. I'm resisting signing up for it because I don't really need a regular feed of movies. I will rent one as needed. Like library book
Apple devotees are lining up for iPhone 4S & eagerly await iPhone 5. I'm leaning to toward iPhone 4, cuz they're cheap while supplies last
"Flexible Displays Finally Arrive" (bit.ly/ptLz8U) JK--Dumb to position this as "iPad killer." I'm sure iPads will incorporate it.
Yes, I do check my junk mail folders regularly. I hate missing stuff.
Kayaking w/Redondo Beach Blue Whales (youtu.be/HVtw94PJ8XA) . Video taken week ago off Palos Verdes CA. Thanks to sister-in-law Diane
Looking forward to the end of daylight savings time. Have no idea why.
I'm slightly astonished when I receive a personal email. Can't remember the last time I got personal postal mail. Or sent it.
13th Floor Elevators "You're Gonna Miss Me" (youtu.be/hfcHgk10rbg) JK--Yes, they were a psychedelic insane jugband
Roy Orbison "Crying" (youtu.be/qLC9o_unLq4 ) JK--This powerful popsinger had operatic delivery without maudlin or showboaty gestures.
Chris Isaak "Wicked Game" (youtu.be/3Uw4V5yt1-w)
Chris Isaak "Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing" (youtu.be/dPZQ7ZLy3MI)
Chris Isaak should update his song for the social network. Call it "Baby Done a Bad Bad Blog...Ya Seen It?"
Ever notice that these bogus "bad blog about you" hack tweets never specify what's so bad? Sloppy grammar?
Steroid-besmirched baseball superstars. Their recordbook asterisk should read: Athlete Stupidly Took Enhancement RISK.
Spike Williams is running for chairman of something. 1 of my Facebook friends. Fancy that. UK citizens can stand 4 elective office in US now
9-9-9. It's 666 upside down. Just sayin'.
I love junk food. But a while back I started to realize I find a stress-free digestive system a delicious experience in its own right.
Good "Myths busted" piece in WashPost morning re healthy eating. Advertising doesnt create obesity. People actually find junk food delicious
"This Week w/ Christiane Amanpour." Topic: "Where Are The Jobs?" Good one. Corporate profits remain strong. When will fuel job creation?
Major Garrett. Political pundit. Does he have younger siblings? Hope parents named them Sergeant & Corporal 2 let wrld kno who outranks whom
George Will. Why do I suspect he was separated at birth from a hippie twin who now calls himself Jorge Wont?
Can I set up Pandora-like script in YouTube to play a free mix of the kind of stuff I want streaming without manually specify song by song?
If it weren't for Paid Programming we'd have far fewer cable options, down from from 500+ to a more manageable 100+.
Also, can I program my car radio with a TEOTH rule that autoswitches stations when "Total Eclipse of the Heart" about to come on?
Hey elliptical machine manufacturers: You let us program params few care about. Let us program video chans. I'd like to blok Joel Osteen.
Very nice fall morning for MLK Memorial dedication in DC.
Sandra Lee. Does she do all the cooking at the New York governor's mansion? Or is that just her dayjob on Food Network?
Dear "Hahaha i found a funny picture of U" tweeters: Hahaha even if existed, I'm self-involved enuff 2 have found 'em unassisted. But thanx!
Same can be said for any vendor's flops, including the ones that put them under. Live and learn. Live and burn thru cash.
Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day. Let me spend the first part of it indoors grunting and sweating my yoga moves.
Libertarian philosophy also feels a tad academic, but at least has some organic relationship to market economics & decision theory.
@znmeb Marxist rhetoric always looked and sounded wonky and academic. Poor translations of archaic & library-ensconced Germanic philosophers
@TimKarr: "Aristotle argued that size of ideal polis extended to limits of herald’s cry" JK--So, with global comms, is world govt ideal?
Texas clearly dominated the ALCS and deserves the pennant.
Conspicuously absent from Jobs' eulogies were Lisa, NeXT, and Newton. He did have some prominent flops. Prominent to us who paid attention.
I have an econ degree. I could never dig the Marxist jargon. It always felt way too limp & lifeless. Also, didn't fit the real world.
Class warfare. At least rightwingers haven't dredged up "dictatorship of the proletariat" & "dialectical materialism." Clunky Marxist jargon
How far forward do I need to pitch my predictions in order to be considered a "futurist"? Next decade at least? Next century?
"Hollywood's New 'It' Girl." I'm sorry, but when hear that all I can think of is Cousin Itt from Addams Family. Very long hair. Could B dude
Hot Tuna "Keep On Truckin' " (youtu.be/UWxJOht2yRE) JK--Jorma & Jack. Both of them DC boys grounded in the blues. Used 2 B rockstars
Jefferson Airplane "Good Shepherd" (youtu.be/lOWX2-l788A) JK--Jorma Kaukonen's voice has a great adenoidal twang. Awesome guitarist
Jefferson Airplane "Greasy Heart" (youtu.be/1ckv1v9GWRk) JK--Grace at her peak:"Paper dresses catch on fire & U lose her in the haze"
Jefferson Airplane "If You Feel" (youtu.be/2ldpwHlyZuQ) JK--Great lyric: "If you feel like china, break it if you feel like laughing"
Jefferson Airplane "Crown of Creation" (youtu.be/x-dz3cxhQy4) JK--'68. Title trk 2 4th LP. "Soon U'll attain the stabilty U strive 4"
Jefferson Airplane "Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil" (Live 1970) (youtu.be/HrTS7b028A8) JK--Orig from "After Bathing at Baxter's" ('67)
Jefferson Airplane "Lather" (youtu.be/RVstafKZDYY) JK--From Smothers Brothers show 1968. Grace wrote it for then-lover Spencer Dryden
Saw "Adrift" on DVD, a film from Brazil starring Vincent Cassel (i.e., creepy ballet teacher from "Black Swan"). Fine study of infidelities
Era of SOA giving way to era of
#BigData. One sign: new uses of "ML" more likely to refer to "machine learning" than "markup language."
Listening to Weezer "Buddy Holly." Ooh wee ooh Rivers Cuomo doesn't look just like Buddy Holly. Charles Hardin Holley was better looking.
Listening to Barenaked Ladies "Brian Wilson." While lying in bed, they wrote catchy songs just like Brian Wilson did.
Barker's campaigners came to explain that he's not Baker, his opponent. Hey Barker, bake us voters some cookies. Hey Baker, don't bark at us
Springfield"s comix store. Back in the day this would have been Saturday nerd central. Now it's grownups reliving nerd childhoods.
Was a good day for yardwork. Pruning and trimming trees and hedges. I am scratched all over.
Ohhhhh....."mahout" means "elephant driver" in Thai. That explains that
#Hadoop subproject name.
Beach Boys "Shut Down" (youtu.be/ivUcDZUNLJk) JK--1963. My fave car song of all time. You feel that powershift & ridin' the clutch!
Beach Boys "Transcendental Meditation" (youtu.be/5vAICnFZA6I) JK--1968, from "Friends." Mike Love wrote in Rishikesh with Maharishi
Beach Boys "I Can Hear Music" (youtu.be/YlH3bZt9ooU) JK--1969, from "20/20." Definitive version of Greenwich-Barry Brill Bldg song
Beach Boys "She's Goin' Bald" (youtu.be/ix1-Coa7qQQ) JK--From "Smiley Smile." Mike Love sez was dirty joke, rendered insane by acid
The Beach Boys "Gettin' Hungry" (youtu.be/Z47Zje99Qdo) JK--Or this very Pere Ubu-ish oddity from "Smiley Smile"
The Beach Boys "Vegetables" (youtu.be/BO0aNOpOYF0) JK--Goofy stand-out from "Smiley Smile."
My high school years in the early 70s were spent discovering the awesome semi-arty/goofy stuff the Beach Boys produced in the late 60s.
Beach Boys "Heroes and Villains" (youtu.be/_lkk8Cku4p8) JK--1967. Opened "Smiley Smile." Flip of "Good Vibrations." Brian & Van Dyke
Beach Boys "Surf's Up" (youtu.be/5k6dPX2_xQo) JK--One of the crowning glories of short-lived Brian Wilson-Van Dyke Parks partnership
Beach Boys "Busy Doin' Nothin" (youtu.be/ELKWNOYmTmk) JK--1968. Brian doodling on trivia & domesticity. Captivating. Calming. Mellow
Beach Boys "Cabinessence" (youtu.be/MhSKM5faLP0) JK--1967. "Smile" sessions. Very atmospheric. Almost abstract use of their harmonies
"Equifax Completes Acquisition of eThority" (prn.to/p4sdHm) JK--Acquired self-service visual BI & predictive analytics tool
Laffer Curve. Just convex contour & ideological pretense of scientific grounding. Woulda been less laughable if Laffer had statistical model
Felt like I didn't use my voice much today. Most of my vocalization was with chattering fingers. And that suits me fine.
When somebody says Reaganomics, I think massive deficit spending, which was Keynes, & Laffer Curve, which was pen stroke on cocktail napkin
Treat Romney faith as you did JFK's, a candidate from my own, in 1960. Ignore. Though we must admit Pope John XXIII ordered the Bay of Pigs.
Prehistoric people weren't dumb. They were simply making do with available materials & received wisdom. Culture transmission was incestuous
As long as there has been art, there must have been art critics. How else to explain the blood-red pigments on cave walls ?
RIP Dennis Ritchie. Invented C language and co-invented Unix OS. Worked for a lab attached to Bell System. C, Unix, & Bell system? Quaint.
Windy and cool but fresh tonight post rain. Wearing my jacket and short pants. Short pants? My legs were born free. Free to freeze.
Twas a busy day with much whitespace. Was productive cuz the whitespace was time blocked on my schedule for research & analysis. Alone.