I'm looking for vendor differentiation in the
#Hadoop market that will a) grow that market and b) grow the vendor's presence in that market.
"‘Everybody Loves Our Town,’ oral history of grunge rock by Mark Yarm" (wapo.st/q5MnZf) JK--Sorry, Seattle. Was simply Punk Rock 2.0
What I've discovered is that every vendor in
#Hadoop space is differentiated. That's key characteristic of immature mkt. Commoditization l8r
October. The most autumnal month. The peak colorful leaf canopy month. The month when you smell woodsmoke for first time & it stirs memory
Another verbal pet peeve: "went missing." Also convoluted. Just say "vanished," "disappeared," or "lost."
For a company to be "shopped around" sounds pathetic. Both cuz sounds desperate & cuz phrase feels convoluted. Just say "offered for sale"
I spoke at an O'Reilly conference recently. Somebody asked the other day if connection with Bill O'Reilly. Clearly, doesn't follow my tweets
Meryl Streep playing Margaret Thatcher in her next film. Something tells me another awesome performance. She can do Iron Lady with magnetism
Hope rain holds off till late afternoon today so can enjoy Franconia community picnic. Several churches sponsoring. Free food. Moon bounce!
Many people on cellphones in public places seem to think it drops virtual phonebooth around them. WE CAN HEAR YOU! YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT US!
"Sanction." Let's agree to banish this word from the English language & replace with 2 words with which synonymous: "approve" & "disapprove"
This "Lio" comic (bit.ly/pKquBx) JK--Bold. BTW, don't give the lawyers of Scientology & the estate of Charles Schulz common cause.
Just saw infomercial that took my breath away on pure chutzpah. Buy computer on credit for $30/week. No mention of when you're paid up.
Listening to Morcheeba "What New York Couples Fight About" from gr8est. "Just when things are looking up/You act just like a horse's butt."
I cannot believe Vanity Fair has dropped "The Proust Questionnaire." It has long been my fave recurring feature of this prettypeople pub.
Listening to The Gist "Simian" from "Embrace The Herd." Stuart Moxham doesn't fully realize what an impression this LP made on us in 1983.
Listening to Dave Clark Five "Glad All Over" from their greatest. Sure am glad the Beatles decided against calling selves John Lennon Four.
Listening to Cream "Spoonful" from their greatest. Song is fundamentally dirty. Band's name could easily be interpreted 2 refer 2 same thing
Want to thank
#Teradata for the full prebrief today. Looking forward to Partners in San Diego on Mon-Tues.
A couple of schedule slots unexpectedly came open today and I quickly seized them to nail my lingering Q3 tasks shut. Whew!
Participated in a multi
#Forrester analyst fast-turnaround written response to a complex inquiry today that produced an impressive deliv'ble
Helped an enterprise customer today to scope out an advanced analytics capabilities model: tools, skills, staff, roles, etc.
Inspectors rappelling the Washington Monument. If this were tourist season, they'd be watching in droves.
Watching Sugarland video for "Stuck Like Glue." One of those recent radio hits I continue to enjoy without, until now, fully realizing.
VH1 shows "100 Greatest Songs of the '00s" starting Monday. I'm cool with calling that decade "The Double-Os."
Univision. Do El Gordo and La Flaca have real names? Are those their actual names? Stage names? Do they address each other as "El" and "La"?
The late 60s were a hoot. Just putting the word "high" in a pop song was deemed dangerous. As if just the word itself could get you high.
Closed out Q3 in a burst of activity. Got three
#Hadoop docs into editing. A fourth will go in the next week or so. 5th, Wave, in process.
This is my 1st tweet ever about Colbie Caillat. Just heard great new song from her on radio. Expect big hit. Quickr rhythm than her previous
"What's In Your Facebook File? More Than You Think" (bit.ly/qKzjRu) JK--Major motion picture? "Social Conspiracy Theory"?
Idle chitchat with another Forresterite about Warren Buffett. Brings to mind the following poems inspired b… (cont) deck.ly/~NQ4Xf
Part of what I love about Twitter is you can create illusion of conversation with famous person who doesn't follow you and doesn't care.
@AlecBaldwin "Self-reverential tweeting"? Hey Alec, you're talking self-branding, w/out which Twitter would cease 2 exist. Twits tout selves
"Taking Moneyball tactics 2 enterprise" (bit.ly/q9H4G9) JK--Deep analytics to spot undervalued assets. It's Warren Buffett strategy
Universities should rename tuition as "pre-payment on your future kind donations to our incessant alumni fundraising drives."
End-of-quarter intensity. Toggling nervous system over to herbal tea.
Getting my ducks in a row, yoked into a harmonious quack-o-phony.
"Oracle “Exalytics”: Frankenstein Follow Up 2 Cloud in Box?" (bit.ly/nbJIuI) JK--Stow yr torches. Just disparate releases. No monster
"Clad in cap & sunglasses, 1st lady shops at Target" (on.today.com/pIlvlP) JK--Spgfld Mall or Beacon Center? Nosey locals wanna know
SkyPilot Theatre, North Hollywood CA (bit.ly/qodUw7)
"Identity Federation Versus PKI" (bit.ly/nBIDpv) JK--"Versus"? What is this: 1999? They're highly complementary.
Wrapping up end-of-quarter work tasks. Million of them. All of them physical pieces of paper or folders screaming at me on physical desktop
Headline in IT press about lawsuit involving cloud services. Said "cloud suit." Ever so briefly, my subconscious said "clown suit."
@lauradidio Disappointed. I thought Whitman took the helm as HP's new turnaround CEO out of the goodness of her heart.\
Turning customers into "brand activists"? Nah. When a customer is too in-your-face in love with a company, triggers "get a life" response
Oh my, do I love this low-humidity cool early Fall morning.
Best bogus spammer address of the day: Dino_Fry@irs.gov. Good to know the government is outsourcing sensitive positions to bar bouncers.
I've never heard of a login dialogue that's "case-insensitive." It's good to know that they're all sensitive souls.
Listening to Bo Diddley "The Story of Bo Diddley" from his greatest. "Mama this boy gonna a be a mess!" "I'm a killa dilla"
@jasonkobielus now official member of North Hollywood's SkyPilot Theatre Company! Duespaying moves to next level.
Ok, I got it now. The Ed Helms character is the replacement for Michael Scott on "The Office." Last night episode was a scream. Good choice
Another day, another donut.
Listening to Kirsty MacColl "All I Ever Wanted" from "Electric Landlady." Upbeat surface, bitter text. Autobio of her disintegr8ing marriage
Listening to Billy Bragg "Greetings to the New Brunette." Gr8 lyric: "How can U lie there & think of England.?" Yes this Yank know wotitmean
#ibmbao11 was full of great discussions
Late day LaGuardia Delta Shuttle terminal with rain delays a sweaty madness. Well behaved business people, but, like me, tuckered.
"Mayor Bloomberg calls H-1B visa caps 'national suicide'" (cwrld.us/nfJV0G) JK--Mayor/billionaire knows whereof he speaks. Lift 'em
"Has a Speeding Neutrino Really Overturned Einstein?" (on.wsj.com/pEvnYC) JK--That really would blow our minds. Replicate first, tho
"Capitol Police issue ‘all clear’ following Onion tweets, article" (wapo.st/qq1wdy) JK--Wonder if
@TheOnion will go meta satirizing this.
One of the nice things about Delta Shuttle terminal at LaGuardia: ample booths for business travelers 2 actually get work done while waiting
Airport delays. Golden opportunity to catch up on work. Yes, I know I'm insane.
People often remark on how deeply I research and report my findings. I'm fundamentally a reporter. Any good analyst must be.
Yes, I too have a journalism background. Ethics, integrity, balance, and humility do matter if you purport to tell it like it is.
BTW, Andy Rooney's curmudgeon act is obviously no act. It's also not journalism. It's whiny op/ed-ing backed by shallow skewed research.
"My collision with Andy Rooney's ethical blind spot" (bit.ly/rrCqRy) JK--Read Paul McNamara's gr8 column about slippery journo ethics
@chriskanaracus I know, Chris. And it was a great foil for my comment. Thanks for setting up the pins for me to roll my strike!
"FAQ: Oracle OpenWorld's burning questions" (bit.ly/neKKf7) JK--Advance buzz for this OpenWorld is muted. Nothing burning, actually
Andrew Bird "Anonanimal" (youtu.be/sT3_jTmL2i0) JK--Stunningly beautiful fusion of music, poetry, & video from a modern master.
Kraftwerk "Tour De France" (youtu.be/QLiai4gg_0Q) JK--Their electronica's beauty is that it's like concrete poetry. Pump those legs!
@lorita Not sure yet, Lorita. I won't know my schedule till I'm on the ground in San Diego.
Kraftwerk "The Robots" (youtu.be/3HiRjblCypw) JK--One of gr8est concerts I ever attended was them at Detroit danceclub. They rocked!
"CIA Invests In Semantic Search, Wireless Networking" (bit.ly/nWqzYM) JK--Most substantial market segment for semantic Web.
That end-of-quarter frenzy is upon us. A good dose of fresh oxygen keeps the anxiety under check.
Had great, albeit schedule-accelerated discussions with Deepak Advani & Michael Haydock at
#ibmbao11. Look forward to more of same at IOD
Sonya & Dylan: bit.ly/pVzegG
Good 2 days at
#ibmbao11. In limo 2 LaGuardia. Torrential rainstorm. Reading WSJ piece about SuperHeavy: Jagger Marley Stewart Rahman Stone
#ibmbao11 Chris Moore SIIP applies deep analytics to enh chemical & biological data to draw strategic insights for R&D & IP mgt decisions.
#ibmbao11 BTW, Michael Haydock was the IBM exec presenting the next best action story. Partner, Dstng Eng & Chief Scientist, BAO GBS
#ibmbao11 IBM rolling out "Strategic IP Insight Platform" (SIIP). More details later.
#ibmbao11 IBM BAO building multichannel next best action for customers to help tune interactions for relevance & rules
#ibmbao Multichannel NBA immature. Companies building infra to handle mobile data to guide customers and produce optimal outcomes.
Kraftwerk "It's More Fun to Compute" (youtu.be/DCeygk7ts3s)
#ibmbao11 Dietrich: How many MIPS will the computer burn in getting to answer? How complex & messy are data & algorithms?
#ibmbao11 Dietrich: IBM Research has "collaboratories" worldwide.
#ibmbao11 Dietrich: How math affects the world. What can and cannot be computed? What's most efficient approach?
#ibmbao11 "Out of the Labs: Bringing BAO Innovation to Clients" Brenda Dietrich. She runs math department in IBM labs. Uber-data scientist!
#ibmbao11 George Zaruba, VP Infra Suppt Svcs, WellPoint, speaking on panel at IBM BAO Analyst event.
Curious whether the stock market spikes & troughs coincide with human traders' blood-sugar, blood-pressure, & caffeine intoxication levels?
Evidence- based medicine. Do treatments actually work? If they don't and we keep prescribing/applying them, isn't that pure superstition?
Interesting that Twitter's cycling of "similar to you" tweeters is close to 100% people I actually know. Other analysts. Birds of feather
#ibmbao11 Healthcare data analytics must serve needs of small businesses--doctors/clinics/practices--key to delivery. They resist new tech
#ibmbao11 Balboni: "IBM. It's International Business Machines, & we dont make too many business machines anymore." Au contraire: appliances!
Heather O'Rourke. She said "it's here!" in first "Poltergeist," and "it's ba-a-ack" in the sequel. Clears that up.
Didn't this young actress (bit.ly/oYWvQL) say the immortal line?
I keep seeing people in high-tech and elsewhere writing "it's ba-a-ack!" Am I wrong, but did that originate in 1982 flick "Poltergeist"?
#ibmbao11 Warzecha discussing IBM BAO new offering 4 social business. Mingle social data w/internal data. Drive better decisions & processes
#ibmbao11 Andy Warzecha discusses building smarter businesses.--specifically, how IBM has used analytics to transform its own business.
#ibmbao11 Balboni says 2011 has been biggest year of skills enhancement for IBM BAO ever. Many of its consultants have gone thru training
#ibmbao11 Balboni says IBM investing in BAO Centers of Competence & globally integrated capabilities. Around the world.
#ibmbao11 Balboni says IBM BAO has 8 Analytics Solution Centers worldwide. If client goes to ASC, more likely client will buy IBM solutions.
#ibmbao11 Balboni says > two thirds of BAO projects over $10 million involve Business Value Accelerator upfront.
#ibmbao11 Balboni discussing IBM BAO Biz Value Accelerator 6-10 week initial convo with client re clarify client strategy & info mgt agenda
#ibmbao11 Balboni discussing IBM BAO's commitment to working on customer projects that involve non-IBM tech as well as its own.
#ibmbao11 Balboni discussing how clients cut cost of analytic & info mgt app portfolios.
#ibmbao11 Balboni describes "collaborative" path to transform as horizontal, cross-process, enterprise-wide. "Both paths are right."
#ibmbao11 Balboni describes "specialized" path to transform as biz-process-functional: customer process, HR process, etc.
#ibmbao11 Fred Balboni discusisng "data-centric" and "analytics-centric" functional paths toward biz transform. Collab vs specialized paths
Ossining. Reminds me of 3 Stooges. "We cant get this guy out of Sing Sing." "Good, that's just where he belongs" "Why you..!" "Moe, ow, no!"
Pleasantville. That's what you get when you let the chamber of commerce name the place.
Love the forests hills and lakes of upstate NY. Even in the gray and rain.
Gas prices a good 40 cents higher in Westchester County NY than in northern VA.
Resistance training. Best way to build brainpower is to push back against stupidity: both your own and what surrounds you.
Going down to catch the early shuttle to
Resistance training. The only true way to build a muscle is into incrementally & repetitively push back against a stubborn external force.
Continuing to NOT FOLLOW tweet feeds from marketing pros are constantly trying to empower me. Thanks, but I use resistance training for that
Continuing to NOT FOLLOW tech vendor tweet feeds that are just 1 product plug after another. Ya dont spam email, but yer tweets feel spammy
@gcaesar However, in article, Andreesseen doesn't say what databases his startups are using. I suspect MySQL is key among them. That's ORCL
Didn't get a whole lot of sleep last night. But it's end of quarter. I sweat to deliver high-quality research to you, dear customers.
@markmadsen Yeah, how about Big Data? How come nobody ever talks about it?
@mathewi: "rush-hour traffic in a large metropolis is a truly soul-destroying experience" JK--I equip my soul with airbags to survive it.
#ibmbao11 Watson is fine upstanding citizen. Unlike evil cousin HAL9000, who struck Jeopardy producers as loose cannon & wasn't invited back
#ibmbao11 Look at Watson as a proving ground and continuing showcase for the full range of advanced analytics harnessed as a single asset
@jasonkobielus: "Audition in North Hollywood!" JK--Knock 'em dead dude!
#ibmbao11 Watson uses machine learning. Leveraging past learning to help refine next question.
#ibmbao11 Deep Q&A use cases range from high-performance trivia gaming to agile iterative multidomain scientific investigation.
#ibmbao11 My take on Watson is that it's advanced analytic ecosystem tuned to "deep Q&A" use cases. Would love to see taxonomy of such cases
Information is reduction of uncertainty when extract meaning from message. Intuition takes next step: reduction of info in distill of wisdom
"Harvard-supported Harvard Grad Mitt Romney Criticizes Obama for being a Harvard-supported Harvard Grad" (bit.ly/oNbU4O)
Now following a tweeter who calls herself a "marketing bunny." No, not in Hugh Hefner context. Laud her creativity in social self-branding
#ibmbao11 Beth Riczko is with Westfield Insurance.
#ibmbao11 Schroeck discussing digital hospital room implementations they've helped clients build. Electronic medical records are key.
@jpmorgenthal No, for sure. Journalists get their facts straight. Palin rarely does.
@VanessaAlvarez1 Singling out women pros 4 either attribute is bit patronizing. When's last time headline called male exec "smart&handsome"?
@jpmorgenthal Nobody has ever used that first adjective with Sarah Palin, and look how far she's come.
#ibmbao11 Has a good representation of analysts from big & small firms, from broad IT analysts to business/vertical specialiists.
#ibmbao11 Balboni says conversations with clients not about tech. It's about business outcomes.
#ibmbao11 Advani discussing descriptive, prescriptive, predictive. Over lunch, B. Dietrich discussed "vindictive analytics": pinpoint blame
#ibmbao11 Krishna says taking outcome focus helps to assemble the right "piece parts" of the solution to deliver that.
#ibmbao11 taking a role orientation on BAO. Amping up focus on the CMO (Chief Marketing Officer).
#ibmbao11 BAO panel with Arvind Krishna, Deepak Advani, & Fred Balboni.
#IBMBAO11 in Yorktown Heights NY. Watson Labs. Listening 2 Fred Balboni doing intro speech. IBM's 100th anniversary. All analytic agenda
Dave Grohl knew "Nevermind" was huge when, while in SNL dressing room, Nirvana got call from Weird Al Yankovic asking if OK 2 do parody.
Heading to an
#IBM BAO Analysts event in Westchester County NY today and tomorrow.
Spam. The only form of email where "people" use "Mr" "Mrs" or "Miss" in front of their "sender" names.
RIP Arch West. Invented Doritos. First obituary that ever gave me a case of the munchies.
Had a great idea. FrownBook. The social network for curmudgeons. There's a "dislike" button. And a hair-trigger "unfollow" feature.
If Fairfax County is so damn well off, why don't we have a single decent mall here in the eastern end of the county?
Northern Virginia. New reports show we're wealthiest per capita but have worst traffic. I suspect we're leadng telecommuters. No coincidence
Jobs' "design experience 1st, tech to enable" dictum can slippery slope 2 walled garden. Hard 2 optimize garden in industry jungle overgrown
Watching vid of Deep Blue Something "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Bandname & lyric suggest inarticulateness. Should've called selves The HemHaws
PowerFlex Ruth and I misfired on the knuckle bump just now. It's quite a skill to aim it true from atop a machine a-cyclin' On vertical axis
Yoga Cindy just told me I look like I'm falling asleep up here on elliptical. Anything but, sister. Deep meditating on tech & other nonsense
#Hadoop throughout the day today: Wave, case studies, webinar, reporter intvu, customer inq, consulting call, bakgrnd read, several tweets.
Speculation about NJ gov Christie running 4 GOP prez nom. At this point, field so wide open we could turn it into an international airport.
Brooke Shields on some rerun of That 70s Show. Her beautiful face could work just as well on a handsome man. Oddly androgynous.
I have never, not even once, watched a single episode of any soap opera. They've always been the styrofoam peanuts in daytime TV schedule.
Scoring the vendors in my
#Hadoop Wave. I have everybody's feedback. Now's the time.
"Google becomes a teenager" (bit.ly/ncQtME) JK--Then why isn't it rendering its logo in zits?
@mediaChick “History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it." - Winston Churchill JK--Hence, the spiritual father of Wikipedia.
#InfoCentricity has constraint-based optimization with strategy map development tools. Comes from O/R perspective.
Taking briefing from
#InfoCentricity, 10+ year-old predictive analytics SaaS provider serving financial services and retail marketing.
Dear magazine publishers who only put out their content online now. It's far easier to ignore or mistakenly trash your output. Just sayin'
Rod Stewart "Every Picture Tells A Story" (youtu.be/QxYu0IU9gdg)
It's funny how social media refer to posted sentences and/or fragments as "stories." Every Twitter tells a story, don't it?
Messaging stress. We all know we feel it constantly. The anxiety from the sheer remorseless endlessness of it. Volume, velocity, & variety
Experience. An illusion is indeed an experience of magic. Advanced tech offers an experience of practical magic that hides the machinery.
Steve Jobs in 1997: "You've got to start with the customer experience and work backward to the technology." (zd.net/qC11qB)
"Why money diets don't work" (on-msn.com/q3vBN6) JK--Printed on tough paper. Too much roughage.
Whenever I see press article about vendor X's system outperforming vdr Y's, have 2 wonder whether journos realize they're being manipulated
"DataDirect Networks Brings 'Big Data' To Storage Channel" (bit.ly/mU2CHf) JK--Small storage vendor focusing on unstructured data.
"Landlines Are Inexplicably Awful" (bit.ly/pSknT1) JK--No they're not. This is a gripe against your specific carrier.
"ParAccel Collaborates With MicroStrategy for High Performance Cloud and Social Media Analytics (bit.ly/ptXe56) JK--Specifics?
Dear Any Other IT Research Firm: Please don't ask an industry analyst to respond to your survey. U realize we're your competitor, don't you?
@ralph_carney It is cool. The fairground everybody-walking-about-and-snapping photos nature of the clip just accentuates the chaos.
Welcome to morning. Or, as I like to think of it, day's onboarding experience.
This was such a busy workday I can't recall exactly what I did. But I'm sure I did a lot. Just need to rollback thru my tweets & remind self
"Fighting Facebook feature fatigue" (bit.ly/ohqxot) JK--Why dont they leverage Web 2.0 magic 2 let us drag/drop personal interface?
Sitting here replaying David Thomas' "Yiki Tiki" for my jollies. I had many jollies 2 this song back in day, when could still play the vinyl
Conway Twitty "It's Only Make Believe" (youtu.be/Uun5aF78Kts) Number 1 on the US popcharts the day I was born.
Thomas Dolby "She Blinded Me With Science" (youtu.be/YXyFy7ixr10) Only popstar frm New Wave era whom I've met in my IT analyst career
Taco "Puttin' On the Ritz" (youtu.be/eubhg1gTyj8) Most respectful but fresh/fun/cool deconstruct of classic song during New Wave era
Devo "[I Can't Get No] Satisfaction" (youtu.be/jadvt7CbH1o) Funniest deconstruction of classic song during New Wave era.
Flying Lizards "Money (That's What I Want)" (youtu.be/3_iQZiVD_zA) Most inspired deconstruction of classic song during New Wave era
Haircut 100 "Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)" (youtu.be/G2cat4kykzI) I played hell out of this LP in grad school. Then I met girl
David Thomas' greatest lyric: "I thought of a new way to say the same old things. I thought I'd jump up & twirl my arms like a windmill."
David Thomas & The Pedestrians "Yiki Tiki" (youtu.be/Z5zKtpWLfsk) I played the hell out of this btwn college & grad school.
Fleetwood Mac "Bare Trees" from album of same name (1972) (youtu.be/mtYfKe1-0Pw) I played the hell out of this vinyl in college.
Fleetwood Mac "Coming Your Way (Live1970) " (youtu.be/QgpkvUdEReA) JK--Great Peter Green song from the awesome LP "Then Play On"
Rachel Sweet "Paper Airplane" (youtu.be/hSMGMq8k9NU) JK--Very early single from her. She was 14. Quite the new Brenda Lee.
Fuse & confuse, far too easy to conflate doer deed & word, subject agent, subject topic, & subjectivity, object, objectivity, & objective
Some Lifetime Movie Network thing about some violent jerk terrorizing his hapless wife. Isn't there anything better on?
Zooey Deschanel in an ad for eyeliner. If ever a pair of eyes did not need further emphasis, she has them.
Lisrening to Viva Voce "Analog Woodland Song." Heavy bottom. Chopping a mahogany forest into tidy planks of rhythmic bounce.
Listening to My Morning Jacket "Holdin' On To Black Metal." Jim James has the classiest falsetto in modern rock.
Listening to Point Juncture, WA "Boston Gold" Cuts a brilliant blue streak of scratchy electronica.
Listening to Ravenna Woods "Graves." Picture Fleet Foxes doing a quick jig.
Listening to Joseph Arthur "Gypsy Faded." A wounded romantic with an overflowing heart & voice scratchy enough to show he's still suffering
Listening to Zola Jesus "Vessel." Think Florence Welch nursing a hangover but somehow still belting it out of the park.
Listening to Robbers on High Street "Hey Unbelievers." Sweet piece of updated 60s soul R&B.
Sylvia Plath. I liked her novel much more than her poems. But nobody ever calls her "the late novelist."
Reading Fritjof Capra "The Tao of Physics." From the mid 70s. Cites Carlos Castaneda's Don Juan stuff. DEFINITELY from the mid-70s.
Used bookstores. In a few years time, they'll be the primary physical bookstores left standing, as physical books become obsolete.
@VitriaTech You are quite welcome. I remain impressed by your operational intelligence portfolio & directions.
"Revolution Analytics Partners w/ Cloudera 2 Deliver Comprhnsve New Big Analytics Solution" (bit.ly/mXuexe) JK--Open-source analytics
Savvy. The word bothers me. Something about those double Vs.
@aristippus303 OK. In the UK, if I refer to myself as a "brand" I'll get mistaken for Russell Brand, and I definitely don't want that brand
As my trusted RA Shannon knows, I am truly the Johnny Appleseed of joy, in terms of my tweet droppings. I just do it 2 make myself chuckle.
There! All caught up after my road trip. By "all caught up," I mean entangled, like being caught up or suspended in cobweb of pending tasks
"Google: Facebook becoming “closed walled garden” (zd.net/nJfLO0) JK--Remember when "walled garden" was good thing, not pejorative?
"Is Quantum Computing Real?" (bit.ly/qYl6oG) JK--If the cat lives, it's real. If the cat croaks, it's still real.
"HP Should Have Looked Inside IBM For CEO" (bit.ly/qH52k2) JK--Or do something unprecedented: Look inside HP!
"Apotheker, Jobs, Schmidt Top List of 2011 CEO Exits" (bit.ly/oTWaQ5) JK--Don't forget Bartz. "Bartz who?" Oh, never mind.
"Cisco Report Finds People Consider Internet as Important as Food, Air" (bit.ly/n9cKUq) JK--Really? Airlift TCP/IP to starving peeps?
"Michael Dell: End of PC Era 'Complete Nonsense'" (bit.ly/plCflf) JK--Got a point, but can he think outside box with his name on it?
I'm seeing lots of stories on why Apotheker was bad for
#HP, but few saying Whitman is right for the job.
Interviewed by Wall Street Journal about
Partying at a 1920s vintage inner city house in DC. Reminds me of my grandma's in Detroit. Skeleton keys, radiators, and an old Victrola.
Good. Former dirty video outlet in strip shopping center is now campaign central for several local officeseekers. I feel snide crack coming.
Everytime I see the closing nature scenes of CBS Sunday Morning I replay the sonorous comforting voice of the late Charles Kuralt in my head
What differentiated Godfather's for me back in day was free drink refills. Clearly, that was their path 2 sustainable competitive advantage
Godfather's Pizza. Haven't seen one of those in years. Cain is their ex-CEO? The U S of A still viable nation, right? Let's keep it that way
Florida straw poll. GOP regulars in the Sunshine State indicated preference by removing straw from their margarita. FL Dems use swizzle stix
Straw poll. Anybody ever notice that it's "lop warts" backwards? They grow too big, ya gotta lop 'em right off. Or lase or tase 'em.
Listening to Foster The People "Pumped Up Kicks" while I work out. Couldn't be a better workout song.
Suggest leftwing fringe dress up in funny colonial costumes 2 defend against Tea Party kooks in the sartorial wars. Pilgrims with big hats?
For me, the nadir of Apotheker's time at
#HP was him saying company needed to diversify into "software," as if that were a solution per se
@NeilRaden I said nothing of the sort. I said I'd been "noticed" ages ago. My brand was well-establishd even before became full-time analyst
Andrew Bird licensing recordings to American Express. Snippet of "Tenuousness" on commercial.
Excellent Radiohead performance on SNL season premiere. Thom Yorke is a shaggy misfit puppet who once dreamt he was Mick Jagger.
That, in fact, is the first video ever of me showing how kinetic I can be speaking live in front of large audience. I pace out my delivery
Plenty of data virtualization e-mail false positives. Pretty sure they're not run of the mill spam. Topic is the opposite of sexy.
@NeilRaden I was noticed long ago. Novelty has worn off. I come now to express myself & crawl it all for inspiration.
Herman Cain wins Florida GOP straw poll. Rumor is he bribed electorate with free pizza, with their choice of toppings.
@NeilRaden "Esther Dyson said people come 2 social media 2 B noticed, not 2 notice others" JK--Not true. I notice lots of peeps this way
Massive Attack "Teardrop" from "Mezzanine," written/sung by Cocteau Twins Elizabeth Fraser. She wrote it about Jeff Buckley. Didnt know that
@tracey_thorn: "I remember trying to like the Bay City Rollers more, in order to *fit in*" JK--Wow. Scares me to think BCR had "in crowd"
Whitman concerned about
#HP size. As she should be. Not that they need 2 shrink back 2 original scale (garage). But needs visit to woodshed
@znmeb: My poltergeist can beat up your zeitgeist.
Lou Reed and Metallica coming out with a collaboration album. That sounds like it might be fairly awesome.
Happiness is "The Rain, The Park, & Other Things." Blissed as cowsills & yardbirds twittering in the trees, and troggs chirping in the pond
Happiness is a weekend when you're simply clicking back through to the YouTube music videos you tweeted to world & self during the workweek
Reading back thru all my tweets from this week. Helps me digest it all much better. U think I bang out aweekstweets 4 YOU? You silly people
On Twitter, all these "dailies" constantly "come out." Funny, I didn't realize they'd been in the closet.
When does great old song become standard & we can stop referring 2 new recordings of it as "covers"? Zillion "covers" of "Over The Rainbow."
Don't think of it as aging. Just think of as doing hard time on terra firma.
"Jon Stewart: The Rolling Stone Interview." I sorta guessed that, seeing as how it's in Rolling Stone, unless U ripd it off from Vanity Fair
If TBS gig doesn't work out, Conan O'Brien should join SNL. Cast member, head writer, co-producer. He'd be a natural.
I'm thinking of organizing supergroup called Clowncar, w/ everchanging membership of popstars of wildly diff styles, generations, and talent
Romney and some Perry dude will debate on Michigan's Mackinac Isl. Mich-native Mitt'll know that reek of horse manure not just from Texan
Tyler Perry is now the top-earning person in showbiz. Rumor is that his next film project will be called "Tyler Perry's House of Ka-Ching."
Watching The Band Perry "If I Die Young." Disappointed. Thought it's supergroup of Katy Perry, Perry Farrell, Christina Perri, & Tyler Perry
CNN sez government shutdown looming. I'd like to see govt shut-up-and-get-down-to-business looming.
That equation was constrained to domain of all adjectives. More gen'l form equates variables w/in any part of speech: eg, "a is the new the"
"[adjective x] is the new [adjective y]" Favorite equation of the fatuous fashionista.