Saturday, November 19, 2011

Aweekstweets November 12-19 2011: the week of scientific discovery

Essentially, any scientist must be a "data scientist." That's cuz "data," i.e, "facts," are the bedrock of your investigations.

1 minute ago

Social networks. What happens as we all get tired of each other's society & just want to be amused?

5 minutes ago

We'll begin Xmas season on Sun Dec 11. By "begin" I mean put up tree & lights, buy gifts, play CDs, send cards. Fortnight is ideal length

14 minutes ago

Weingarten had funny WashPost column. Admits that, on local elections, he votes 4 candidate w/ "Jewiest" name. "Rosenflutz" trumps "Cohen"

25 minutes ago

"We’re 99% certain this is the most beautiful footage of Earth’s auroras yet recorded" (bit.ly/vrZwJM) JK--Margin of error bothers me

35 minutes ago

"Starbucks raises prices" (bit.ly/s1JxNQ) JK--Geez. Soon a 20oz cup of Java will cost as much as a gallon of gas.

9 hours ago

Companies with "chief scientists." If that person actually heads research lab, title makes sense. If simply glorified evangelist, it doesn't

9 hours ago

Most of the time, I don't have anything interesting to read. So I write something that I myself find interesting to read. As simple as that

9 hours ago

Writing is simply giving expression to what till that moment was simply impression. Making external what's been internal.

9 hours ago

To calm myself, I think about the next thing I'm going to write. Or might write. To calm myself further, I stop thinking, and just write.

9 hours ago

@nancykoppdw #datascientists Thanks Nancy. 10 minutes was more peace than I had at any stretch all week. Wish I had your luxury (heehee)

10 hours ago

One of funny things about new socials is when "longtimers" "coach" U on "here's how it's done." As if they're not making up rules as they go

10 hours ago

The winter dryskin has set in. Where's that damn lotion when I need it?

11 hours ago

The Raincoats "Rainstorm" (youtu.be/A6zDrvmO8HQ) JK--From their strikingly lovely '84 LP "Moving," the vinyl of which I lost (damn!)

11 hours ago

Mary Margaret O'Hara (youtu.be/vQbAr1DCjYw) JK--Odd fidgety self-conscious vocal stylist. Sister of actress Catherine O'Hara.

11 hours ago

The Residents "Teddy Bear" (youtu.be/uLVSn3LCJXk) JK--Theatre-of-the-absurd conceptual rock. Very Blue Man Group.

11 hours ago

Beatles "Flying" (youtu.be/qFrpclWP3eQ) JK--Love this track from "Magical Mystery Tour." Druggy time signature/chorus. Very Residents

11 hours ago

The Beach Boys "Fall Breaks and Back to Winter" (youtu.be/o-kid344Acg) JK--Essentially, one track of "Fire." Feels very Nairobi Trio

11 hours ago

Beach Boys "The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow)" (youtu.be/31pCY1uDRzY) JK--Reportedly caused Brian freakout in '66. Very Ubu

11 hours ago

Beach Boys "Surfin'" (youtu.be/l2sfev-gu3I) JK--Their first recording. Released 50 years ago this month. Feels very Danny & the Jrs

11 hours ago

"Data Science Marries Analytics, Business" (bit.ly/rDRrpT) JK--Excerpts/summarizes the first 2 of the 4 blogs I posted this week

11 hours ago

Rudolph Valentino's voice (youtu.be/1SDIjrC70Sw) JK--Singing.

11 hours ago

Mohandas Gandhi's voice (youtu.be/2Q3xIfoar8g) JK--Deeper than I expected. Quite resonant. Pleasant.

11 hours ago

Aimee Semple McPherson (youtu.be/U0bXH1YgKf4) JK--Did she not exude smarmy insincerity?

11 hours ago

Enrico Caruso's voice (youtu.be/xX4SzE_GDRE)

11 hours ago

Mao Zedong's voice (youtu.be/ztYnr2MV3mY)

11 hours ago

Tsar Nicolas II's voice (youtu.be/FpEEwZBcmJg)

11 hours ago

Benjamin Harrison (youtu.be/pU4gGEL5c8g) . 1889. Oldest known voice recording of a US president. By Edison (duh!).

11 hours ago

Huey Long's voice (youtu.be/VIMi7fBA6e4)

12 hours ago

Albert Einstein's voice (youtu.be/l-1Z2wi2uSA)

12 hours ago

Sonny & Cher (youtu.be/KB3YS3iLO7w) JK--They worked better as a comedy duo than a singing duo--or married couple.

12 hours ago

George Burns and Gracie Allen (youtu.be/06Fk3YLhq84 ) JK--Loved his gravelly straightman voice, her sweet/smartie comebacks.

12 hours ago

Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara (youtu.be/IZzmITdP13s) JK--Recent interview. Meara said Ed Sullivan was scary. He indeed looked ghoulish

12 hours ago

Nichols & May classic "Mother and Son" skit (youtu.be/N5pXggZIr6I) JK--Mothers are indeed this crazy. This is so real it's funny.

12 hours ago

Lady on TV commercial about toilet paper just said "Let's get real about wot happens in th bathroom." I say "Let's not." Lest it hit the fan

12 hours ago

And that concludes my quick and non-exhaustive tour of Detroit-bred musical artists.

13 hours ago

Destroy All Monsters "You're Gonna Die" (youtu.be/qmsTcey5e20) JK--Niagara had pale model looks. But no muscle tone. She & I danced

13 hours ago

Lene Lovich "Lucky Number" (youtu.be/KnIJOO__jVo) JK--Yes she was incredibly cute. I saw her up close at Bookie's. Hubby was bald guy

13 hours ago

The Romantics "That's What I Like About You" (youtu.be/x6VGFyQBejU) JK--I absolutely defy you to not pogo insanely during this

13 hours ago

Marshall Crenshaw "Someday, Someway" (youtu.be/hwE58OUShE8) JK--Incredibly bouncy rockabilly-ish power-pop dance-floor-filling gem.

13 hours ago

The Knack "My Sharona" (youtu.be/kVdnqEyToqg) JK--Doug Fieger's bro represented Jack Kevorkian. Ran for Michigan governor. Lost.

13 hours ago

Kid Rock w/Sheryl Crow "Picture" (youtu.be/rKFx0MMqb48) JK--I want him to go straight country. This song showed he can actually sing.

13 hours ago

Madonna "Ray Of Light" (youtu.be/ENYwMsxQfmM) JK--"Faster than ray of light"? Wow Material Girl prescient. Upgrade her 2 Neutrino Grl

13 hours ago

Superluminary neutrino measurement replicated. If continues to be independently confirmed, it would turn science upside-down. Godspeed!

15 hours ago

Hey, Newt, let's see you weasel away from Obamacare on the stump. If you can't, welcome to the Democratic party. You owe back dues, dude.

15 hours ago

Gingrich, essentially, advocates Obamacare, or at least his thinktank has taken positions consistent with univ health insurance mandate.

15 hours ago

I'm pondering all of that feedback as I prepare the 5th of 5 blogposts on this topic. Come Monday.

16 hours ago

Check out the interesting comment on my syndicated "Data Scientist: What Skills Does It Require?" blog (bit.ly/v6MKwP)

16 hours ago

1826. The year both Thomas Jefferson & John Adams died. On the same day. The 50th anniversary of US independence. July 4. Unphotographed.

16 hours ago

"The story of the first photograph" (zd.net/vmVYiI) JK--1826. The year humanity began to capture light for all eternity.

17 hours ago

I'm doing yoga on my head. How to bend and flex rapidly between contexts without straining the connective tissue. It gets hot.

17 hours ago

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Bela Lugosi's Dead by Bauhaus from 1979-1983, Vol 1 JK--Well, yeah, his movie career started 2 die when got typecast

17 hours ago

Somebody mistagged (as me) a Roman Catholic bishop on a photo in Facebook. So, apparently, I've been violating my chastity vow for years.

17 hours ago

Taking update briefing from Revolution Analytics on #R #Hadoop offerings & strategy. Check out bit.ly/uzbVes

17 hours ago

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones from Beggars Banquet JK--Naughty Beelzebub moves a bit like Jagger!!!

19 hours ago

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp A Minha Menina by Os Mutantes from Everything is Possible! JK--Cheesiness of late 60s fuzztone is perfection!!!!!!

19 hours ago

Lots of positive feedback on today's entry in the saga of "what will Kobielus blog next on data scientists?" (bit.ly/rLfSST)

19 hours ago

Call me Jim the human switchboard. Half the time on inquiries, I simply point cust to other #Forrester analysts who may have what they need

21 hours ago

Taking #Oracle briefing on #RightNow acq. Strong B2C cloud/SaaS experience-optimization story. Other key recent acqs: FatWire, ATG, Endeca

21 hours ago

On that last reporter call, I had to whip out my old "federated identity assurance" analyst hat (bit.ly/rZritz). Getting a bit dusty

23 hours ago

Interviewed by MInda Zetlin of personal finance website CreditCards.com re social network analysis & anti-fraud apps.

23 hours ago

New blogpost: "Data Scientist: Do You Truly Need #BigData ?" (bit.ly/sCs9Ax)

18 Nov

#kexp Beach Boys "Surf's Up" lyrics by Van Dyke Parks (bit.ly/sVfQRM). Music by Brian Wilson, of course.

18 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Surf's Up by The Beach Boys from The SMiLE Sessions JK--Van Dyke Parks wrote these awesomely imagistic poetic lyrics.

18 Nov

"Black Friday" a week from today. So-named cuz that's when retailers start to go into the black for year. But consumers go deeper into red

18 Nov

Tonight's "Community" was so crazy funny I thought I was going to have a seizure.

17 Nov

Katy Perry song mentions making out 2 Radiohead. Surprised by mention. Shocked by thought any sentient being would make out 2 them. "Creep"?

17 Nov

Phys ed. Schools should teach cardio strength stretch balance. Not compttve sports. Real life = pure endurance. Level the jock playing field

17 Nov

Would be interesting if last GOP candidate standing for nom is Huntsman. He hasn't actually alienated anybody yet.

17 Nov

#Hadoop HDFS NameNode HA resilience. The sooner the open-source HDFS distro can evolve to eliminate that vulnerability, the better.

17 Nov

Some twitter-DM-spam-bot is concerned that "someone" "posting nasty updates on their twitter" about me. Mind your own beeswax, busybody bot!

17 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hollow by Bjork from Biophilia JK--Bjork composition sounds like decomposition. Microbial.

17 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Snow Leopard by Shearwater from Rook JK--Jonathan Meiburg has a thrilling dramatic rafter-shaking voice.

17 Nov

Interviewed by Caleb Garling of #Wired re #Microsoft discontinuing Dryad in favor of #Hadoop for #BigData

17 Nov

I've never actually met a person named "Murgatroyd." But, somehow, heavens will convey to said individual in the hereafter. How to friend?

17 Nov

My trees are almost naked now. My body, however, is swaddled in layers.

17 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Valley Winter Song by Fountains of Wayne from Welcome Interstate Managers JK--2003. Very pretty song. Let it snow!

17 Nov

"Twitter Used to Predict Box Office Revenues" (bit.ly/btlkrF) JK--Only after released? No problem. Can use to cut bait on mktg spend

17 Nov

I cover big vendors. I cover small vendors. I apply the same criterion to them all: what can you tell me that I don't already know?

17 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Might by Wilco from The Whole Love JK--Gotta whole lotta luv 4 this song from their l8st. One of Wilco's very best!

17 Nov

Looking forward to my update briefing from #Hadapt next week. Very cool #Hadoop startup. Great visionary people.

17 Nov

Twitter's not a great channel for focused conversation. Which is why I use it primarily for a) reading news/buzz & b) publishing my thoughts

17 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Black Candles by Crooked Fingers from Breaks in the Armor JK--New. "Black candles burning in the kerosene rain."

17 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Heard Your Voice in Dresden by Elvis Perkins in Dearland JK--Somehow love thinness of his voice. Very folky timbre

17 Nov

If you wonder why my published reports are so detailed, it's because my customers drill me for it constantly. Good to have my research handy

17 Nov

Always chuckle at "please dial in 10 minutes before scheduled startup time" on vendor briefings. We take back2back briefings w/ no time-gap

17 Nov

"There's a Rainbow in Toronto" (youtu.be/4HbYqMobjic) JK--SCTV featured this memorably in '82 skit. "Tune your attitude in!"

17 Nov

Highly technical customer just drilled me 4 details on #Hadoop HA/namenode resilience cluster mgt tools. I sweated & leveraged Wave research

17 Nov

I love when somebody apologizes in advance for "asking a dumb question." What follows is usually the most fundamental question of all.

17 Nov

@steveloughran #hadoop Somehow I doubt the Microsoft "Dryad" work will be wasted. The team's probably developed lots of interesting IP.

17 Nov

"Microsoft drops Dryad; puts big-data bets on #Hadoop" (zd.net/tbabsw) JK--New news, technically, but old news if U've paid attention

17 Nov

#Hadoop solution pricing. #EDW pricing hard enuff 2 fathom. Hdp pricing is whole 'nother mess I'm swan-dive into. Cross-vendor compare? Gak!

17 Nov

If, to quote the venerable Reader's Digest, laughter is the best medicine, is laughter at others' expense the best poison? Discuss amongst

17 Nov

LinkedIn invites me to learn more about my new friend James Kobielus. No thanks. Honestly, I just wish he'd shut his trap.

17 Nov

"Breakthrough and instrumented applications" (bit.ly/tj5sOD) JK--Think of it as envirnmntl data feeding back & controlling env in r-t

17 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp In My Heart by Moby from 18 JK--Never mind the bald vegan nerdy dude behind the gorgeous digital curtain.

17 Nov

I'm tired of seeing the word "scientist" bandied about. I'm staking my thoughts in the ground. Stay tuned.

17 Nov

Digital. I don't dig it all. Which is not to say I don't dig it at all. I dig at it all, but I'm a professional digger. You dig?

17 Nov

New blogpost: "Data scientist: Which adjacent roles are central?" (bit.ly/u58ZjE)

17 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Robin Egg Blue by Cass McCombs from Humor Risk JK--Hmmm...another great song from this guy.

17 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Muzorewi's Daughter by The Fall from Dragnet JK--Unlike, say, Lou Reed, Mark E. Smith has never attempted to "sing."

17 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Mongoloid by Devo from Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo JK--Good song, but suspect spudboys wince now at offensive

17 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Svefn-g-englar by Sigur Ros from Inni JK--what's he singing? "It's you"? Who? Same "you" in CSimon "You're So Vain"?

17 Nov

Sifting thru morning's online news. "Graphic monkey attack caught on tape." Not technically a crime. Or in my neighborhood. Ho-hum.

17 Nov

Upping one's game becomes hard to explain when you're aiming at a strike zone only you can see. So far.

16 Nov

Congrats to Detroit's Justin Verlander on taking AL Cy Young unanimously. That was one impressive season. Best pitcher in the majors in 2011

16 Nov

Listening 2 Doors "Twentieth Century Fox" frm 1st LP. "She's fashionably lean & she's fashnbly l8." Morrison obviously had real fox in mind

16 Nov

@alyswoodward Well, if they don't already know that, then to hell with 'em, dontchoo think?

16 Nov

@alyswoodward That's redundant. I already conspicuously like myself more than is necessary.

16 Nov

Social friending. One of the great things is you have to do less data discovery. The data discovers you, thanks to friendly introduction.

16 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Chicago by Tom Waits from Bad as Me JK--Man his age should be slowing down. He's still hot to trot.

16 Nov

What's good about diversifying & multiplexing your Twitter friends: their peaks & troughs equal out. When some are in rut, others on a roll

16 Nov

Just friended myself on LinkedIn. I've put my normal self-loathing in check and am now earnestly seeking rapprochement with my better angels

16 Nov

Taking briefing & demo from #Birst, a provider on cloud, appliance, and prem-based #BI built on automated multi-dimensional star-schema DB

16 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ghetto Child by Curtis Mayfield from Curtis JK--Mayfield's best were perfect folk songs written as sinuous soul.

16 Nov

Prime ingredients for "TV news @ 11" story? Sensationalism = multi-S: sexual (images), spam(attack), (in)secure, social(network) (must)see.

16 Nov

"Facebook Users Threaten 2 Deactivate After Porn Hack" (bit.ly/rutIVn) JK--Has all ingredients of sensationalistic "news @ 11" story

16 Nov

One of the vendors in my #Forrester #Hadoop wave expressed appreciation for the work I've put into the project. I sweat all details.

16 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots pt 1 by The Flaming Lips JK--How so sure Yoshimi not double-agent working for robots?

16 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Common People by William Shatner from Has Been JK--Veteran actor walks a funny line between blowhard & buffoon.

16 Nov

"Offshore data warehousing." Phrase makes me chuckle. I imagine a big rig in the Gulf, spewing liquid intelligence sky-high. Gusher!

16 Nov

"SAS CEO Jim Goodnight: Not The Retiring Type" (bit.ly/uViv7Y) JK--In person, billionaire comes off as slightly shy. But not retiring

16 Nov

Bobby Bare Jr. "The Monk at the Disco" (youtu.be/NXEspYvTOjA) JK--Live. Shaky handcam. Funny guy. Great song.

16 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You Blew Me Off by Bobby Bare Jr from Boo-Tay JK--Great rocker. Old man is country gr8 (youtu.be/D6dP1xLk4rQ)

16 Nov

Interviewed by @chriskanaracus of #IDG re my predictions for analytics in 2012.

16 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Graveyard by Feist from Metals JK--Song's power builds with every listen.

16 Nov

@rainnwilson What did Johnny Rotten actually look like as a kid? And when did he change his surname? Schoolmates knew him as Johnny Snotnose

16 Nov

@databaseguru Congress' minds appear to be lapsing into a vegetative state. Perhaps they should put their gray matter on the menu.

16 Nov

@databaseguru Common denominator in all this seems to be the tomato. Is sweet&salty paste of that now the minimal definition of "vegetable"?

16 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ritual Union by Little Dragon from Ritual Union JK--Not truly wedding song. But neither is Billy Idol "White Wedding"

16 Nov

"Pizza is a vegetable? Congress sez yes" (on.today.com/uxfGk4) JK--Surprised Obama not cutting slack 4 cheese-intensive Chicago-style

16 Nov

"DataSift Launches Twitter Data Analysis And #BI Platform" (tcrn.ch/u3A2g0) JK--Firehose-specific social media analytics dashboard

16 Nov

Interesting. Inquiry from #Oracle shop strongly leaning toward migrating to #Microsoft for #EDW.

16 Nov

Catch my webinar "Findings From #Forrester Emerging Mkts Wave: Enterprise Hadoop Solutions" (bit.ly/uGDce3), Mon Dec 5 1-2pm EST

16 Nov

"Facebook Porn & Gore Exploit Spiraling Out Of Control" (zd.net/sP3hwN) JK--Whew! I was worried it's new multiplayer game SleazeVille

16 Nov

"First look: Oracle #NoSQL Database" (bit.ly/vfq2ZT) JK--Key-value store. Complete rewrite of Berkeley DB tech. Sorta ACID-ic.

16 Nov

#NoSQL databases. They concern me. If you install one in the same space as a SQL database, will they mutually annihilate?

16 Nov

"Beauty of little boxes, and their role in the future of storage" (bit.ly/vJUQ2v) JK--Actually, ticky-tacky is very energy-efficient!

16 Nov

New blogpost: "Data scientist: What skills does it require?" (bit.ly/sKH3mN)

16 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Cat Walk by Beat Happening frm Jamboree JK--Calvin Johnson (bit.ly/v4PYqh) has lamest voice that somehow works

16 Nov

Everything But the Girl "Each and Every One" (youtu.be/PHppIFO2gaU) JK--I turned country DJ onto EBTG in '84. She shared her Judds

15 Nov

The Judds "Why Not Me" (youtu.be/ku32NxHVpC4) JK--Hitsong in 1984 when I was a news stringer for Madison WI country radio station

15 Nov

Paula Cole "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone" (youtu.be/JPR108kwNo4) JK--Great compressed domestic drama song.

15 Nov

Shania Twain "You're Still The One" (youtu.be/KNZH-emehxA) JK--I still love this early hit of hers best.

15 Nov

Tennis "Marathon" (youtu.be/LsbXcJT8yfE) JK--Reviewer unfairly called them "lightweight." They are simply buoyant.

15 Nov

The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl "Fairytale of New York" (youtu.be/Jq9hdMIVpac) JK--She did superb collaborations too. This, especially.

15 Nov

Kirsty MacColl "Terry" (youtu.be/8vHDigOYSk4) JK--Kirsty's recordings are, from start of her career 2 her untimely death, all classix

15 Nov

Kirsty MacColl "Here Comes That Man Again" (youtu.be/x7p-S1JQ4jI) JK--Sexy funny cut frm gr8 posthumous last LP "Tropical Brainstorm"

15 Nov

Kirsty MacColl "Soho Square" & "Angel" on Jools Holland show, 1992 (bit.ly/uIN894 ) Both cuts highlights of her "Titanic Days" LP.

15 Nov

Kirsty MacColl "Teenager In Love" (youtu.be/UYcL7kAEcGw) JK--From her first LP "Desperate Character." I have on precious vinyl.

15 Nov

Kirsty MacColl "Days" (youtu.be/Pa3FwO1Tx-M) JK--TV performance of Kinks song she covered brilliantly on "Kite."

15 Nov

Kirsty MacColl "Don't Come The Cowboy With Me Sonny Jim" (youtu.be/L7ieij6JPiw) JK--1989. Country-western gem from her gr8 LP "Kite."

15 Nov

The Byrds "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better" (youtu.be/UcF-ZnhDpGw) JK--Back when Roger McGuinn still called himself Jim.

15 Nov

Jim Croce "Lovers Cross" (bit.ly/LOAuM) JK--Love how this singer-songwriter could put his heart so completely on his sleeve.

15 Nov

"Interview with Jim Morrison's father and sister" (youtu.be/Kz63-q8otYM) JK--They loved the guy. Clearly. His dad was an admiral.

15 Nov

"Grace Slick and Paul Kantner on Jim Morrison" (bit.ly/kbEecp) JK--Amazingly lucid remembrances.

15 Nov

Queen had LP in 70s w/ 2 hits: "Somebody to Love" & "My Best Friend." Also names of 2 diff songs on Jefferson Airplane "Surrealistic Pillow"

15 Nov

You have to sort of pity the GOP. These candidates for the pres nom keep flaming out. Now the issue is embarrassing lack of preparation.

15 Nov

Scientists. They don't have all the answers. They have all the questions.

15 Nov

Think about specializations among scientists: experimental, theoretical, etc--& other scientfc roles: instrument makers, lab assistants, etc

15 Nov

Rolling up high-level competitive SWOTs of #Hadoop vendors from the Wave. Will present on December #Forrester teleconference.

15 Nov

"Why do we need Data Science?" (bit.ly/rvPFQ3) JK--Per @edd Dumbill: "Your world and business is a giant laboratory"

15 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Glosoli by Sigur Ros from Inni JK--Not really ambient. Not futuristic. Not medieval. Not occult. Not Bjork-y.

15 Nov

Correction: #SAS has future support for automated retraining of STAT models in Model Manager on the roadmap. #R not definite. Stay tuned.

15 Nov

#SAS has future support for automated retraining of #R models in Model Manager on the roadmap. Stay tuned.

15 Nov

#SAS briefing on Model Manager 3.1 Added automated model retraining (EM models only), SAS Workflow Studio integration, & #R model support.

15 Nov

#SAP #Sybase presenting detailed/excellnt discussion of alternate #Hadoop deployment roles in IQ #EDW ecosystem, re #ETL #datafederation etc

15 Nov

#SAP #Sybase IQ 15.4 has extensive integration with #MapReduce #Hadoop. Data connectors & partner algo libraries. But not own distro.

15 Nov

@ABridgwater What "shenanigans" are you referring to? This is a deep-dive call.

15 Nov

@daniel_abadi #Hadoop Great preso, Daniel. Can you enable downloading, or email me the deck? Thanks for your consideration.

15 Nov

About to go into briefing from #SAP #Sybase on IQ 15.4

15 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist: In a Big Country by Big Country from The Crossing JK--1983. Coulda been the Scottish U2. What's that squealy instrument?

15 Nov

Frankenmuth (bit.ly/B2eMQ). Michigan's little Bavaria. I definitely miss those chicken dinners on holidays. And beer in the taverns.

15 Nov

"BeautifulPeople.com Exposes Online Daters' Top Ten Lies" (prn.to/rXBUGb) JK--Is there a ConceitedPeople.com dating site?

15 Nov

"Revolution R Enterprise Delivers New Big Data Analytics Capabilities" (bit.ly/tuZV1f) JK--#Hadoop #MapReduce #HPC parallel exec etc

15 Nov

There are no "hard" or "soft" sciences. There are only different fields of fact-grounded human inquiry into fundamental truths.

15 Nov

Conversational intimacy in B2C multichannel CRM. Not enough to listen to voice of customer. Must also tune into the heart of the customer.

15 Nov

Coldplay "The Scientist" (youtu.be/EqWLpTKBFcU) JK--"I was just guessing, numbers and figures, pulling puzzles apart."

15 Nov

Guided By Voices "I Am A Scientist" (youtu.be/zN9x6zckn18) JK--Diff song. "Seek 2 understnd all of my impurities & evils yet unknown"

15 Nov

Dandy Warhols "I Am A Scientist" (youtu.be/suazwrc2RPU) JK--"Analysis and freaky sensitivity, we've got to live on science alone."

15 Nov

Took #NextBestAction inquiry from large enterprise who are evaluating comprehensive program. I keyed on key role of data scientists 2 drive

15 Nov

Daguerrotype of John Quincy Adams (bit.ly/rPls0b) JK--1843. First photograph of any US president.

15 Nov

"SGI Spins Ready-to-Roll #Hadoop Clusters" (linkd.in/u9x70p) JK-Appliance. Integrates with #Cloudera #Pentaho #Datameer

15 Nov

#KXEN launches InfiniteInsight Express (bit.ly/vf1Exi) JK-- Self-service predictive analytics for mktg pros, w/ predefined templates

15 Nov

"Real-Time Analytics Takes a Bite Out of Crime" (bit.ly/uqkbnW) JK--Right. Entity analytics. Sleuthing is real-time analytics.

15 Nov

People who gripe over rain tend to forget that unrelenting sun can also be depressing. Monotony of meteorological sameness.

15 Nov

"Best Buy To Acquire Cloud Provider mindSHIFT" (bit.ly/sKd2CC) JK--Retailer becoming major IT services firm, for consumer & business

15 Nov

"Informix revived" (bit.ly/v4z1BK) JK--Informix was never dead or even declining. Simply buried deep in massive IBM portfolio.

15 Nov

"Dont forget cybercriminals part of social net" (tek.io/rFRUxy) JK--Dont forget soc net anlyss (bit.ly/bJ67Dp) can nab baddies

15 Nov

"Data Scientist: Important New Role or Trendy Job-title Inflation?" (bit.ly/u7xHcf) JK--Bit 'o both, actually.

15 Nov

"Reinventing the Check-Out Line" (bit.ly/uvOz4K) JK--Why should there be a "check-out line" if you can scan/buy from smartphone?

15 Nov

"Loyalty Programs Don't Inspire Loyalty" (bit.ly/ur0kr9) JK--Yep. They're really "identity programs" (we know ya 360).

15 Nov

"Dean and Britta perform to Jane Holzer's screen test by Andy Warhol" (youtu.be/p7HfI6dThy0)

15 Nov

Luna "IHOP" (youtu.be/z2okzyBZMe4) JK--Goofiest song that plays like it's dead serious. Always fun. "Is there a doctor in the house?"

15 Nov

Jonathan Harris intervu (Lost In Space) (youtu.be/gbisA4Zw7ko) JK--Whenevr I write "indeed", I hear Dr Smith, indignant: "INDEED!!!!"

15 Nov

New blogpost: "Data scientist: Important new role or trendy job-title inflation?" (bit.ly/uGHn2G)

15 Nov

More "turn back the clock & look younger" spams. If I want to look younger, I'll stare at my childhood photos. Thanks, though.

15 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp For Emma by Bon Iver from For Emma, Forever Ago JK--Can't imagine Mr. Vernon orchestrated all this in backwoods shack

15 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Cabin Essence by The Beach Boys from The SMiLE Sessions JK--Atmospheric glory. Brian instructs 2 sing "doing doing"

15 Nov

Wonderful new category of spam. The "former Libyan defense attache has entrusted you with $1B assets, secrecy a must" variety.

14 Nov

Oh, before I forget, happy 63rd birthday to His Royal Highness Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor, Prince of Wales, aka Duke of Rothesay

14 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Seether by Veruca Salt JK--Cool lyric. Title character ambiguous: may be rabid pet or singer's inner rage

14 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Orono Park by Wilderness of Manitoba from When U Left th Fire JK--Bit FleetFoxy, bit GrizzlyBeary, bit Arthur&Yuesque

14 Nov

I'm as much in love with Twitter as I am with the cushion under my bum. Sometimes it cramps my style. I scrunch & adjust.

14 Nov

"The Essence of Cloud" (bit.ly/sUWKWg) JK--Disappointing. I thought it was treatise on suspended water vapor.

14 Nov

"Today, the Internet -- tomorrow, the Internet of Things?" (bit.ly/tBenRg) JK--Followed by "Internet of Stuff," after entropy sets in

14 Nov

"Steve Jobs on MSFT: 'They just have no taste.'" (bit.ly/vWQrc6) JK--Wouldnt B surprised if Gates said "Jobs: He just had no tact"

14 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Don't Know What I Can Save You From by Kings of Convenience from Quiet Is the New Loud JK--Perfect vibe for romance

14 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Chains of Love by Ryan Adams from Ashes & Fire JK--Adams has romantic heart. And he can rock'n'roots with best of 'em

14 Nov

A lot of user inquiries on #EDW today. One vendor inquiry on #BigData, and another vendor briefing on same.

14 Nov

"Why you should keep your 'big data' technology small -- for now" (bit.ly/tTlhOL) JK--@weckerson interviewed me, video, in September

14 Nov

Taking deep briefing from #RainStor on upcoming announcment re #BigData

14 Nov

Warm November day. Opened all the windows in the house. Love that fresh air. Sun is glorious right now. Shine on harvest sun!

14 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Your Protector by Fleet Foxes JK--This is one of those songs you imagine is emanating from the landscape around you

14 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Everybody Hurts by R.E.M. from Automatic 4 the People JK--Clearly, their best LP. Stipe put his deepest soul into it

14 Nov

"Big data is ‘the next frontier’" (on.ft.com/siFYd1) JK--Machine intelligence + human insight: powerful combination.

14 Nov

Picture of Doug Cutting w/stuffed elephant that inspired name #Hadoop (yfrog.com/o0hy6zrj) from FT article (on.ft.com/siFYd1)

14 Nov

@loserboy on #KEXP doing a special set of dedications by listeners to loved ones who have passed away.

14 Nov

Sunny...for the moment. Keep my expectations in check. It's Monday morning.

14 Nov

"Actormachine" A Nate Whelden Joint featuring Jason Kobielus (youtu.be/mesX5e7EiRE) JK--2007. Charlottesville VA

14 Nov

"Analytics Held Up By People More Than Tech" (bit.ly/tvJkMJ) JK--"Aspirational" "experienced" "transformed" users? Don't get cute.

14 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Heroes and Villains by The Beach Boys from The SMiLE Sessions JK--Beach Boys song you can imagine Syd Barrett doing

14 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Heroes and Villains by The Beach Boys from The SMiLE Sessions JK--Delightfully odd catchy-as-hell standout from SMiLE

14 Nov

"Four Principles of Decision Management Systems" (bit.ly/un9YQg) JK--Number 4 is key. Iterate. These can be real-world experiments.

14 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp If It's Monday Morning by Lee Hazlewood from Requiem for an Almost Lady JK--Perfect mood music for this time of week

14 Nov

@eric_andersen There's one dominant type of Twitter DM spam now. The "haha I found a funny pic of U [tinyURL] where was this taken?" variety

14 Nov

No, no. There's been no lockout in the Next Best Action (NBA) industry. Recommendation engines everywhere still dribble pass slamdunk offers

14 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Strange Brew by Cream from Disraeli Gears JK--On my list of songs best turned to "11."

14 Nov

@eric_andersen No, it hasn't. I find lots of false positives & false negatives in all my email accounts all the time.

14 Nov

Spam will live as long as men everywhere worry whether they measure up and turn to email from anonymous creeps for the ultimate solution.

14 Nov

"Has the spam problem been solved?" (bit.ly/vdkG9n) JK--Not as far as I can see. I find more than a dozen false positives every day.

14 Nov

"Twitter Research: It's Where the Money and Action Is" (bit.ly/sGi8mJ) JK--"Tweetographer." Good new term.

14 Nov

"Computational Journalism: A Call to Arms to Database Researchers" (bit.ly/s8l9Sr) JK--Actually, it's about crowdsourced reporting

14 Nov

"My Love-Hate Relationship With Twitter" (bit.ly/trQCii) JK--Yeah, it's not perfect. I try not to demand too much from it.

14 Nov

"Analysts see room for growth on Hadoop, other 'big data' technologies" (bit.ly/rIQ16c) JK--Becoming an #EDW function.

14 Nov

"Diving into the Big Data pool" (bit.ly/rNW7OJ) JK--Good discussion of NameNode vulnerability.

14 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Nightclubbing by Grace Jones JK--Jamaican-American singer-model-actress cuts a particularly severe androgynous look

14 Nov

Holland-Dozier-Holland. Favorite trio since Howard-Fine-Howard.

13 Nov

"What Do You Care What Other People Think?" (bit.ly/vpBecA) JK--My favorite Dick Feynman quote, Except not him. Was 1st wife Arline

13 Nov

Everybody, it seems, "specializes in social media marketing" these days. So many specialize in it that it's become province of generalists

13 Nov

Today, Yoga Cindy taught me to feel for stresses on my ligaments. When you start to become aware, you start to notice stresses you add.

13 Nov

I hate it when Twitter doesn't reliably post all my texted tweets. I keep a mental log of all. I check regularly. I re-text when necessary.

13 Nov

Data scientist: What adjacent roles are central? #Bigdata platform & data governance pros.

13 Nov

Data scientist: Important new role or trendy job-title inflation? Bit of both, but more the former. Recog that mining the nonobvious is key

13 Nov

What you notice about James Osterberg Jr. speaking is he's a) intense, b) intelligent, c) oddly vulnerable, and d) from southern Michigan

13 Nov

Cool interview of Iggy Pop on Canadian Broadcasting Corp talkshow in 1970s (bit.ly/vIuRMv). No performance allowed.

13 Nov

Actually, "participatory" is the least of my requirements for TV. I am more than happy to be a self-contained isolated consumer.

13 Nov

G+'s YouTube player is amazing. When I search for a musician, it weeds out the junk & only presents the actual artist videos.

13 Nov

@eric_andersen It could be because I have 2 LinkedIn accounts. Registered under separate email addresses. But still, isn't it smart enough?

13 Nov

Cat Power "He War" (bit.ly/6C3UW) JK--Listen to how Chan & band nail an angular rhythm-charged melody. Jawdropping.

13 Nov

Cat Power "The Greatest" (youtu.be/MJfQXS1hKDo) JK--Chan just radiates vulnerability: voice, face, mannerisms, songs. Captivating.

13 Nov

Cat Power "Cross Bones Style" (youtu.be/wU291yKCbBE) JK---Chan Marshall is sultry, enigmatic. She's never played off her looks.

13 Nov

Nada Surf "See These Bones" (youtu.be/bvNI-EKGubo) JK--This great song steadily accelerates into an exhilarating crescendo

13 Nov

Nada Surf "Do It Again" (youtu.be/6RgteX-IJNw) JK--Awesome lyric. "Maybe this weight was a gift/like I had to see what I could lift"

13 Nov

Nada Surf "Blonde on Blonde" (youtu.be/uVk3tZcKo00) JK--Coolest song premise. Just walking thinking grooving to the Dylan LP on MP3

13 Nov

4 Non Blondes "What's Up" (youtu.be/6NXnxTNIWkc) JK--Amazing vocal perf by LInda Perry. Emotionally amped, over the top, on the money

13 Nov

Concrete Blonde "Joey" (youtu.be/OdpTcvSn8HQ) JK--Wonderful deep contrition and heartbreak. "Joey if you're hurtin' so am I"

13 Nov

Blondie "Dreaming" (youtu.be/fOnv8lXDzhg) JK--Outlier in late 70s CBGB-ish scene. Debby too hot, they too poppy. Good songs though.

13 Nov

LinkedIn tellls me I "may know" James Kobielus. Honestly, Ive been acquainted with Kobielus for 53 years, as of today, but he remains enigma

13 Nov

Occasionally, I'm sorry I follow tweets of certain celebrities whom I otherwise respect. Twitter brings out the cursing curmudgeons in some

13 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Palms Will Smoke In Cold Air by The Pica Beats from Better In Color JK--New. A bit Kinks-ish. A great plucked guitar

13 Nov

RT @JesseNewhart: "Is the New Twitter Activity Feature Insane?" (bit.ly/uuysuf) JK--No, just pointless.

13 Nov

Surfing the web. When you're relaxed, on your sofa, on weekend, sipping wine, following your curiosity, it's an endless beach of blue skies.

13 Nov

The Economist is a magazine to be read in depth. Almost like reading a textbook. You won't be tested. But, damn, do you learn a thing or two

13 Nov

"Herr and Madame, SeƱor and Mrs" (econ.st/u0Edby) JK--Excellent comparative study of "international marriages" worldwide. I'm in one.

13 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Personal Jesus by Johnny Cash from American IV The Man Comes Around JK--Gr8 Depeche Mode cover. Telephonic redemption

13 Nov

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Enjoy the Silence by Nada Surf from If I Had a Hi-Fi JK--Great Depeche Mode cover. In higher-pitched Byrds-y register

13 Nov

Was a good birthday. Egidia and I ate out for both lunch and dinner, and did our usual Sunday shopping tour of the usual establishments.

13 Nov

Definitely felt yesterday's raking when I did yoga this morning. My upper body trembled to hold the static salutations for long.

13 Nov

"Ashton Kutcher quits Twitter after comments over Paterno sex scandal" (bit.ly/sUXMH3) JK--Feels a bit rash. Can't he just apologize?

13 Nov

@madgreek65 Seems beside the point. I'm rarely searching. I sort so I can delete the junk with extreme prejudice.

13 Nov

#BigData hyped? No way! If we were in the hype phase, we would have already amped up the buzz to #SuperMegaGigantoHumongoColossalData.

13 Nov

Had a Gmail account for a few years, but still find it user-unfriendly. How do U do somethng as simple as sort mail alphabeticlly by sender?

13 Nov

"Technocrat." I've never understand that term. What's it mean? Somebody who wants to put robots in charge? Or is him/herself a robot?

13 Nov

Data scientist: "nonobvious" pattern is any relationship that requires statistical algorithms and/or interactive exploration 2 dig from data

13 Nov

When I refer to my "advanced" age, I mean it in sense of "sophisticated." I'm so incredbly evolved I can barely stand 2 B in my own presence

13 Nov

Construction sites look suspiciously like ruins. Coming at you out of context, the builders could just as easily be pulling it all down.

13 Nov

Halfway thru McCullough's gr8 John Adams bio. Find RevWar diplomatic activities in Paris/Amsterdam engrossing. US tangled in Europe politics

13 Nov

Historical Christ. What I find most fascinating is analysis of the historical milieu within which Yeshua ben Yusuf was born, lived & died.

13 Nov

Michael J. Fox. Actor has a real resilient spirit. Reading his wry responses to latest Vanity Fair Proust Questionnaire. He's a hockey dude.

13 Nov

People always refer to principal singing male personality in rockband as "frontman." Makes it sound like he's facade for something nefarious

13 Nov

Data scientist: somebody who mines observational data for nonobvious patterns using iterative statistical models.

13 Nov

Data scientist: Is this really science or just pretension? Science is build & test models thru controlled observation. Stat controls are key

13 Nov

Data scientist: Do you truly need #Bigdata ? No, cuz representative samples & even single observations can yield vast insights.

13 Nov

Data scientist: What skills does it require? Fusion of stat analytics & business domain expertise.

13 Nov

MTM's Chuckles the Clown funeral episode has to be the funniest single sitcom episode ever. Still has me in absolutely stitches.

13 Nov

Mary Tyler Moore Show-"Chuckles Bites the Dust" (youtu.be/K8EUykajYWo) . JK--Part 3. Includes the classic funeral scene.

13 Nov

On G+/YouTube Mary Tyler Moore Show "Chuckles Bites the Dust." "A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down the pants."

13 Nov

Wow. Streaming episodes of "The Beverly HIllbillies" on G+/YouTube. This is exactly my new TV-watching style. In an app.

13 Nov

Wow. YouTube player in G+ is perfect. Now watching streaming episodes/bits from "Portlandia." "Dream of the 90s"!!!!!

13 Nov

Watching back-episodes of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" in YouTube player in Google+. Gives me reason to nail G+ up in Mozilla. I'm not Chrome-y

13 Nov

"Google+ Gets Tighter w/ YouTube, Chrome" (bit.ly/ssGetS) JK--Google may B cracking Internet TV code. Check out YouTube player in G+

13 Nov

For me personally, TV is becoming something to make snide remarks about on Twitter.

13 Nov

"Fuzzy Signals for Internet TV" (bit.ly/tVTTrv) JK--Fair to say it's GOING TO HAPPEN, and also that nobody has truly figured out how

13 Nov

Listening 2 ABBA "Fernando" frm their gr8st. Egidia & I unabashed fans of the Swedish popmeisters. "There was sumthing in the air that nite"

12 Nov

Did some serious raking & bagging today, the missus and I. Hot tub at the club felt real good. Hot tea at home real cozy now. Just she & me.

12 Nov

Listening 2 Jefferson Airplane "Somebody to Love" from "Surealstc Pillw." Always hold breath during Grace's searing soaring last long "love"

12 Nov

My days as a Beltway Bandit. Late 80s/early 90s. Got a lot of good experience, but it's a ttotal documentation mill & coveryourass-a-thon.

12 Nov

"How To Sell IT To the Feds" (bit.ly/voOjoS) JK--Just ship them an unreadable 1000-page proposal that proves you're low bidder.

12 Nov

"Randy dwarf galaxies are making billions of baby stars" (bit.ly/s6PBZy) JK--Somebody tell those binary star systems to get a room!

12 Nov

"Judge Orders Divorcing Couple to Share Facebook Passwords" (bit.ly/siW2Si) JK--Should also split visitation rights with FB "friends"

12 Nov

"Exploring the Ocean in Our Brains with Jaron Lanier" (bit.ly/v1yUlm) JK--First, science needs to explore the jungle in his dreadlox

12 Nov