Has someone produced a map of places that have been "Occupy"ed yet?
You know you're getting in a Christmas mood when you mistake Colonel Sanders for Santa Claus.
Some mistakenly called this "Binary Day." But unit doesn't constitute binary number field. That day was a year, month, & day ago: 10-10-10
The Rays "Two Silhouettes on the Shade" (youtu.be/jdGYK7VpeEE) JK--1957. Expectation of privacy? Stalker? Wrong address. Happy ending
Clear sign of
#Hadoop market maturation. Customers starting to inquire re vendor/product price comparisons.
Every discussion of biz cycles that cites "greed" as the cause of a boom or bust feels medieval. Might as well cite lust, gluttony, & sloth
@mgualtieri Raking day for me is tomorrow. At least sun will shine. After raking, I'll run & kick the football. Egidia never pulls it away
@markmadsen Whoa! Jerry Sandusky's memoir was called "Touched" (amzn.to/u0Rahm). At least he revised from original "Touched Inappropriately"
It's 11/11/11 11:11:11 on the west coast right now. Whew. Glad I didn't miss the second coming of Nigel.
Diff btwn "conversation" & "word of mouth" is that former engages mouths, ears, & brains in social tango. Latter may just be mouthing off
The many Cs of agile customer service: customer-focused, consistent, contextual, cross-touchpoint, conversational, case-based.
@maslett I'm not proposing new category names here. I'm discussing the range/spectrum of use cases that new DBMS approaches being applied to
Intimacy = knowing somebody else almost as well as they know themselves.
@eHarmony_Lori I'm sure there's still a lot of that out there. I've been off market for years. From what I've heard, people shop online now
@aTechWorld J. Presper Eckert. Not sure if he was the only one who invented computer. But I just like saying "J. Presper Eckert."
#Forrester has a truly massive trove of marketing-focused research. Almost overwhelming. Good stuff. Deep stuff.
Social intelligence. People equate it with "listening." But true intelligence is knowing when 2 listen, when to speak, & when to stay silent
@eHarmony_Lori Back in the ancient days when I was single, we had "date warehouses." They were called "dance clubs" aka "meat markets."
@maslett Remember how the thread began with me pooh-poohing the terms "NoSQL" & "NewSQL." Are you asking me to un-pooh-pooh the former?
When people say you need to "get social," say yes indeed and ask them where the party is. On a Friday, that's the social I need most.
@KagroX: Why didn't we just make 10/10/10 louder?
@maslett That's what I said.
Am a bit tired for "secrets to long life" articles. Still haven't seen one that's candid enough to reveal ultimate secret: "avoid dying."
"NoSQL & NewSQL" (bit.ly/vlPkA5) JK--These terms ridiculous. Just call them new database approaches for analytic & OLTP, respectively
Today is Nigel Tufnel Day. 11-11-11. "Turn it up to 11."
I like to think that all of social is my workspace. I splay out research materials & thoughts-in-progress on floor for all to step around.
Does eHarmony.com call their customer data repository their "date warehouse"? Haha haha. OK. I'll stop.
One of those days when my entire office floor becomes my work surface. As I arrange vendor files alphabetically & shove stuff in where fits
Analyst. I don't know the ancient Greek, but I assume it originally meant "he who is anal enough to keep long lists."
Organizing the massive
#BigData research paper pile in my office. Big data, big pile.
People at the club have 2 learn little bit of etiquette. Ya dont interrupt somebody in the middle of their set & destroy their concentration
Beyonce. Greatest distinction as entertainer is amazing power/control she injects into her moves. On high heels. Like Olympic figure skater.
RIP Heavy D. No, Ruby Dee is still very much with us. She's 87. How could Jesse Jackson confuse the two?
The industry needs analysts to put out forward vision statements. Not simply rehashing received "wisdom"
Jeff Keane will continue "Family Circus." That's Jeffy. That's a goshdarn valuable family business. Gee willikers, maybe I shouldn't swear.
RIP Bil Keane. No, I didn't think "Family Circus" was all that funny. But I dine on peanut butter & jelly on white bread. And take comfort.
Hadoop pattern #7: Deploy commercial Hadoop distro plus open-source Hadoop subprojects.
Hadoop pattern #6: Deploy RDBMS, HBase, and HDFS for diverse purposes within Hadoop architecture.
Hadoop pattern #5: Deploy HBase alongside other NoSQL databases
Hadoop pattern #4: Deploy specialized Hadoop clusters for various applications.
Hadoop pattern #3: Deploy Hadoop alongside RDBMS and real-time event engine.
Hadoop pattern #2: Deploy diverse Hadoop and non-Hadoop analytic tools and platforms.
Hadoop pattern #1: Deploy Hadoop within an established, heterogeneous high-performance computing architecture.
"Why Gingrich Could Win" (on.wsj.com/s7LUdx) JK--The GOP nomination, yes. But likely to alienate his closest allies in the process.
Sheer velocity, variety, & volume of new stuff coursing thru pipelines of our lives demands we each hone our "care/don't care" snap chops
Saw email with headline "No More Raises: Creative Ways to Motivate." Please don't recommend "Beatings will continue until morale improves."
Flash apparently fizzling. Rumor of Microsoft snuffing out Silverlight. The former "Web 2.0" browser visual brightlights dimming, it seems.
Online advertising placement optimization. A highly-monetizable
#Hadoop core use case that's central to the digital economy as we know it.
"Consumerization of IT: It’s a Strange World" (bit.ly/uRNwOS) JK--It's also a strange word: like "accessorize" or "jazzercise"
Don't think of
#Hadoop as something entirely new under the Sun. Think of it as a big new uncharted continent on the same old planet.
# OpenConnect Intros Workforce Reporting & Analysis" (bit.ly/vnL0fO) JK--Tool 4 employee/team/process productvty/efficiency monitor
Taking briefing and demo from
#OpenConnect on their process intelligence offering, Comprehend, for visibility into employee productivity
"Foreigners Dont Take IT Jobs, They Create Them" (bit.ly/sQ6xjR) JK--What's matter w/ "taking" if outshine domestic candidates?
I thought 2012 for GOP a bit like 1988 for Dem prez nom: buncha nobodies. But these clowns have tons of negatives. Dukakis was merely a zero
"Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ Rank in Top 10 Social Nets" (bit.ly/vM8XnC) JK--U don't say! I thought I was their only friend
Thinking of rewriting an Xmas song to make it a November song. Call it "Let it Fall! Let it Fall! Let it Fall!" You don't "shovel" leaves.
@nancykoppdw Actually, didn't know that. Not that I inquire into such matters, mind you.
Sagittarius "My World Fell Down" (youtu.be/MG3rS9M5lwo). JK--Usher, Campbell, Johnston, Melcher, & Boechter channeled Brian's spirit
Shoegazers. Your self-reflective lifestyle is incomplete without patent-leather footwear. No we wont think U any less grungy & bohemian 4 it
#R/GA a B2C-focused social media marketing optimization solution provider, moving into deeper consulting, w/ cadre of data scientists
Taking briefing from
#R/GA, vendor of adv visualization for customer experience, digital channels, etc,w/colleagues Vidya Drego & Adele Sage
Brand fatigue. In social universe, we're all being told 2 root 4 "brands." What if we're sick&tired of the rah-rah? Go ruthlessly generic?
The Avalanches "Frontier Psychiatrist" (youtu.be/qLrnkK2YEcE) JK--See, listen, & laugh for yourself!
Reading the Joe Frazier obits, I didn't realize Ali's trashtalk was so savage & personal. Frazier never forgave. For obvious reasons.
@Syncsort Great. Request through www.forrester.com/briefings
#Hadoop use cases that my case studies exemplify fall into two broad categories: customer-facing & IT-facing.
"Why skyscrapers are overrated" (bit.ly/sRxfdV) JK--Disappointed. Expected "top 10" list. I suggest: "#1: Lack rocket propulsion"
"Zuckerberg: Google, Microsoft collect data "behind your back" (bit.ly/tE2Q8a) JK--Well, at least they gotcher back.
"IBM and big data: an introduction" (bit.ly/tI0l9j) JK--"Some product rationalisation might be nice." Lovely understatement.
"Social media is dead (please share this with your friends)" (bit.ly/vZmiTW) JK--"Are" dead, technically. And "isn't dead," actually
Only one of the vendors who prebriefed me didn't announce anything at
#hw11. Didn't see any announcements that I wasn't prebriefed on.
My favorite spam subject line of the day is "Personal (Not Junk)." From a sender name I've never heard of.
Not only did Rick Perry's forgetfulness make him appear dumb, the position he was trying to remember was itself quite dumb.
Beatles "Helter Skelter" (youtu.be/QWuXmfgXVxY) JK--Paul, in fact, was both the softest & hardest Beatle. This is epic scream song.
Love "Seven & Seven Is" (youtu.be/hH9EGu6SHN0) JK--Arthur Lee produced the single greatest freakout song of the acid rock era.
PJ Harvey "Kamikaze" (youtu.be/yJCf8xr8nMc) JK--Notice how PJ and band ramp with absolute control into screaming overdrive
Beach Boys "Shut Down" (youtu.be/0_FWGNXYu1E) JK--The power of this car song is its streamlined economy & focused propulsion.
Ramones "Swallow My Pride" (youtu.be/TnrNV_7qc5M) JK--Joey could write serious lyrics with awesome economy. This is one of his best.
Village People "YMCA" (youtu.be/CS9OO0S5w2k) JK--Devotional. Dedicated 2 Young Men's Christian Association. Odd costumes 4 choir boys
The Cure "Fire in Cairo" (youtu.be/IeG1sUh911o) JK--Original lasted 30 minutes. Robert Smith spelled out every single word in lyrics
Tammy Wynette "D.I.V.O.R.C.E" (youtu.be/TiacBuuY7Ak) JK--Someday your little boy will tell everyone mommy & daddy are I.D.I.O.T.S.
@ConanOBrien: On tonight’s show, Cheryl Hines undresses me with her eyes. Then dresses me again. And adds a hat.
Neko Case "Guided By Wire" (youtu.be/vnXktGu7vg0) JK--One of her best pure country songs.
Rick Perry. Devil's in the details. He's a good holy man. Of course he can't remember details (bit.ly/sYsfFG). Tempt him not Satan!
Listening to Jerry Lee Lewis "Great Balls of Fire." His piano playing improved considerably when he broke with partner Dean Lee Martin
Ever notice how maddeningly "programmed" traditional TV feels now. Even channel-switching feels old-fashioned. Make this crap interactive
Every other display ad in the IT press this week seems to mention
#Hadoop. I'm only slightly exaggerating. Only slightly.
One of the great pleasures of working your core muscles is that you can sit in a chair sedentary for long periods without collapsing into it
Ever notice how news-deprived the "newspapers" feel now? Even big-city newspapers. I finish them in half-hour, tops. I never finish the web
Drinkin' wine spody-ody drinkin' wine spody-ody, pass that bottle to me.
"Speed-bump device converts traffic energy to electricity" (bit.ly/v8KcZC) JK--That's a great idea.
"Hadoop: Making Linux gobble big data" (bit.ly/uvkhYn) JK--Huh? The "modern distro" they show has apocrypha such as "Omid" & "Gora"
"Hortonworks to Take Apache Hadoop Beyond MapReduce" (bit.ly/vo9ktg) JK--Superset execution framework: MapReduce + MPI
Haven't seen anybody's FourSquare updates in a while. Same with those FarmVille updates. Can't say I miss them.
"How prepare 4 total breakdwn of society w/out look like (complete) lunatic" (bit.ly/sEanAw) JK--Sure. Nonparanoiacs electrify fences
Alison Statton & Spike "Seaport Town" (youtu.be/EM_PNvTQUb8) JK--From '95's live (Japan) "Maple Snow." Original on '94 "Tidal Blues"
Van Morrison "The Way Young Lovers Do" (youtu.be/BFSmkY1hOsE) JK--Jazzy centerpiece of the classic "Astral Weeks" LP.
Andrew Bird "Fitz and the Dizzyspells" (youtu.be/4vv2EyQnqG4) JK--Feel the spell of this tune build thru dizzying fits & restarts
Cheech & Chong "Sister Mary Elephant" (youtu.be/DnjOwjsFJao) JK--As rendered by popsicle-stick puppets.
Cheech & Chong "Dave's Not Here" (youtu.be/N6wV7rAKMNE) JK--As rendered, apparently, by Transformers.
@VitriaTech My pleasure. It was NDA, so I wasn't sure if I should even tweet.
Mozilla Firefox is my favorite browser. Keeps all my most frequently used websites in persistent tabs. They load true and refresh every time
Something wonderful happened. While I waited 4 my order, Noodles & Co played Andrew Bird "Fitz & Dizzyspells" overhead. I sang along quietly
Listening 2 Steely Dan "Reeling In the Years." Preppie rock long before Vampire Weekend. "Weekend in college didnt turn out like U planned"
"Hadoop-y frutti, all-rootie! Womp-bom-a-loo-bom-a-womp-bam-boom!"
When the next reporter says
#Hadoop is "flavor of the day," I'll respond: "Yes, indeed-y! 1 scoop or 2 scoops of Hadoop-y? tutti-frutti?"
"Tech-induced medical errors: wave of future?" (zd.net/vofJCU) JK--Scary, & consider tech-induced lifestyle errors that put U there
#BigData universe is "on steroids," or so it seems, from press/blog/PR blather. Does that mean all ineligible 4 hall of fame?
"Big Money for Big Data" (bit.ly/veU5Se) JK--I've spoken to dozens of startups who are likely recipients of some of that funding.
"IT must prepare for Hadoop security issues" (bit.ly/vOkv87) JK--Authentication, access control, encryption etec factors into my Wave
Twitter not doing enuff 2 appeal 2 narcissist demographic. Should auto-detect elevation of self-regard & dialback "similar to U" to null set
#BigData doesn't translate directly to big insights. As analyst, I always strive 4 closure on research. Insight blooms when info search ends
By the way, I often edit vendor PR headlines before tweeting. I don't forward headline-embedded boasts/claims I don't necessarily agree with
People think I'm at the
#Hadoop show. I'm not. Got other stuff to do. But I like fostering illusion of my omnipresence if not omniscience
A November poem I wrote ages ago. Somehow, it came back to me: DEAR AND DREAR//We cannot escape together int… (cont) deck.ly/~5HGRO
SAP releases more task-specific analytic apps (bit.ly/tEnJhn) JK--Start reading 6 paragraphs into this overstuffed press release
SAP announces HANA-powered Customer Segmentation Accelerator (bit.ly/uYZbZ9) JK--Start 2/3 of way through confusing press release
The morning after an email-free day is intense.
Hallelujah. I needed a good goddamn laugh. Goodnight & goodluck!
Ah, yes, chuckling at the Ghoul again makes me think I never left junior high...emotionally...patron saint 4 Beavis & Butt-head demographic
"The Ghoul Show" (youtu.be/44EQloUgAIo) JK--Stoner-dumb 70s mock-horror show. Filmed in Cleveland, but Detroit kids said "overday!"
"Nixon Resignation" (youtu.be/ZEOGJJ7UKFM) JK--History. The following month, my 10th grade history teacher was Nixon spitting image
"Edward R. Murrow - See It Now (March 9, 1954) " (youtu.be/anNEJJYLU8M) JK--Exorcising Sen. Joseph McCarthy from US body politic
"KNXT-Carson's Cellar 1950s" (youtu.be/nJU-hByJndk) JK--A very young Johnny several years before he replaced Paar on "Tonight Show"
Jack Paar reflecting on the fact that he showed Beatles to Americans a week before Sullivan (youtu.be/BCnENAj2jhs)
"Ed Wynn Show W/ 3 Stooges" (youtu.be/6Ucrt91zhn8) JK--Early TV is endlessly fascinating. Wynn had wonderful goofy voice.
Billy West as Larry Fine at Woodstock '69 (youtu.be/aW7r-wzwqGY) . JK--Actually, the real Fine was a dirty bird. West does him well.
"Bob Dylan Screen Test 1965 at Andy Warhol's Factory" (youtu.be/M--oHOn4a0U) JK--Oddly, with VU/Reed "Heroin" accompaniment
Nico in Warhol's "Chelsea Girls" (youtu.be/dCnBVZG3GhU) JK--Admittedly, weird tedious fidgety splitscreen eternity. Ondine was "Pope"
The Velvet Underground & Nico "Chelsea Girls" (youtu.be/de6ojRtD5fM) JK--She was in the Warhol film. I saw it in Ann Arbor in 1979.
"Edie Sedgwick In The Beatles Dr. Robert" (youtu.be/7RRMGxk_zcQ) JK--As in Warhol's Edie. Cool mash. Who did this one?
Beatles "Dr. Robert" (youtu.be/xFmSQKv8yF8) JK--Fairly gutsy for John to write an homage to a pusher.
Beatles "She Said She Said" (youtu.be/b00VTswskFI) JK--Dedicated 2 Herman: "I said I know what it's like [for my campaign] 2 B dead"
The funniest guys at the gym are those who have over-developed their above-the-waist muscles. "I'm Popeye The Sailor Man, toot toot!"
Not that I'm super-fussy, mind you, but guys who grunt excessively while lifting weights are either devolving to gorillahood or showing off.
@MarshaCollier You are quite welcome, Laughing Lady!
@AlecBaldwin Fave Kevin Kline movie is "Sophie's Choice." Dude outshone Meryl Streep, in my hubristic opinion. Hoffman came close in "Doubt"
Now, for all-important celebrity tweeter category, trophy 4 least-funny tweets by star who makes me laff in other media goes 2
The trophy for best updating of the "Kilroy was here" peeping from behind wall in a Twitter photo goes to
The award for best use of some dude cupping his hear to hear tweets better goes to the Twitter photo of
Now I praise the Twitter profile photos of people I follow but don't know. I enjoy every time "laughing lady"
@MarshaCollier comes around.
Apparently, Godfather's Pizza's ex-CEO made lots of ladies offers they could refuse. And did. Vehemently.
Told Kathye at our age the grim reaper looms in the distance. Don't fear the reaper. Grab your cowbell & bang away. MORE COWBELL!!!!!!!!!!
Wished 5-days-older-than-me cousin Kathye Mangene a happy one. Wished her the old-fashioned way: phone call. We've earned our fogeyhood cuz!
George Harrison on why the Beatles couldn't last: "can't be on front page of everybody's life every day."
Dear Herman Cain: Please invite your campaign mgr 2 blow convincing smokescreen in front of your live address. Flash us that creepy grin too
Dear Infomercial Ambulance Chaser: Why should anyone engage attorney who can't spell "substantial" correctly in their ad? Substance matters
Where's that King Lear quote? This one? bit.ly/cTdErn
"Google TV Gets Its First Porn Channel" (bit.ly/v8bmAQ) JK--Google PR team vigilant. No use of "Google" as naughty nickname.
@skemsley Whence the US promptly responded by outstripping UK industrial production, pops, & per-capita income 80 years later.
"How Hotmail will wage war on newsletters" (bit.ly/s1rxb4) JK--Huh? That's my main use of Hotmail. Whence most of my tweeted stories
Ah yes, the War of 1812. They don't make wars like that anymore.
Terrible reason #1 for not tweeting: Can't express complex thought in less than 140 characters.
An email-free day can be highly relaxing. Yes, I've been working. Writing/revised/tuning
#Forrester reports I'm authoring. Busy, but quietly
Berlusconi stepping down. Not clear if his harem...I mean cabinet...will carry him, garbed in his ceremonial toga, on a perfumed sedan chair
Been a fine day so far. Everything spooled out more or less as expected. Glad everybody's getting up to speed on
#Hadoop. Complex stuff.
Needles in haystacks. Speaking 2 data mgt pros re what's ailing companies' initiatives, often scores of needles, indistinguishable from hay
Every tech industry bubble is everybody collectively intuiting some fundamental new pattern & stoking each other 2 place bigger bets. Boom!
Work email down. Everybody who needs to send me urgent email, try me at jkobielus @ gmail.com
@mgualtieri Shutdown social media during civil unrest? Makes lotsa sense. Massive unruly crowds cant possibly spontaneously "occupy" streets
When the earth is rattling, do you dare to stand under the arch? Do you trust the heavens less than human engineering? What will fall first?
Those "promoted tweets" are starting to annoy me in TweetDeck. I can't banish them from tops of hashtagged columns. Out, out, damn promos!
@VanessaAlvarez1 Believe it or not, I often find covering shows at a distance just as productive as in person. Gotta be flexible. Stay sane.
There are maybe 2 dozen solution providers actually shipping prod in today
#Hadoop market. And key cloud/SaaS providers, most notably Amazon
What's happening in immature
#Hadoop market is that vendors are rushing 2 provide repeatable solutions. Right now, every deploy very bespoke
"IBM's Watson beats Harvard students in 'Jeopardy!' quiz" (bit.ly/ukSBot) JK--Fun fact: "Watson" a Yalie. Knows Skull & Bones secrets
RIP Joe Frazier. Was a formidable foe to Ali. He'll always be compared to Ali, of course. He fought with dignity. Definitely not a bum.
Let's disabuse selves of misconception that there's a discrete platform called "Hadoop" or that HDFS is synonymous w/
Email's down now. In emergency, DM me here. Thanks.
"What Mick Jagger and Warren Buffett Used to Do" (bit.ly/tx7cle) JK--Disappointed. Wanted 2 C photos of them jamming with Keef.
Saw "Another Year" on DVD. Started humorous, ended a bit sodden. Could have used a bit more levity, bit less drama. The drama shows age you
Fairly starry night tonight. Air is clear and still.
Tom Petty & Heartbreakers "Mary Jane's Last Dance" (youtu.be/aowSGxim_O8) JK--"Last dance w/Mary Jane, 1 more time to kill the pain"
Don Henley "The Boys Of Summer" (youtu.be/UsqcDXizFmE) JK--"Saw Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac. Dont look back. U can nevr look back"
Gregg Allman "I'm No Angel" (youtu.be/NWNKHi2joJE) JK--Pickup lines: "Let me show U my tattoo." "Let me start a fire with your spark"
Harvey & The New Moonglows "Mama Loochie" (youtu.be/GNOEqyFTEC0) JK--Marvin Gaye's1st lead vox. Video not Marvin. I'm not complaining
Birthday cometh. Age just number, that puts U 1 year closer 2 death. Is mind over matter, if dont mind yr matter decomposing 4 all eternity
"Cloudera Nets $40M in Series D Funding Round Led by Ignition Ptnrs" (bit.ly/tbhU02) JK--Strong confidence vote from VC community
"21 Free Apps to Keep Your PC Healthy" (bit.ly/vkx9fQ) JK--Has anyone tested interaction of those 21 inside your PC? Overdose risk?
30+ minutes of "our agents are standing by" on hold is only slightly less ear-ritating on speakerphone than on headset or handset.
Junip "In Every Direction" (youtu.be/SwgnU8c32m8) JK--"You are the center and you are always free in every direction."
Org structures. Very useful as coordinate system for introducing self 2 others. But please dazzle w/new dimensions in every direction.
@kexpplaylist: Cannonball by The Breeders from the album Last Splash JK--Kim & Kelley were the real Deals.
I actually can't stand long poems. I'm much more Dickinson than Whitman in my bones.
@CHBoorman HADOOP//The elephant's brain/evolved to extend/its prehensile to/every crevice, feel/out every nut, and/extract the kernel.
@nickpatience Hey Nick, I sweat to work as much nuance into a tweet as possible. Consider it a hobby.
@nickpatience Oh. If U put it in "Yahoo, like Xerox w/ PARC, failed 2 leverage own innovations into max cashcow potential" context, I agree
"Just Because Data Is Portable Doesnt Make It Safer" (bit.ly/sYWKS2) JK--Who writes these headlines? Portability always vulnerability
Apple now has a readymade excuse for every screwup ("Steve wouldnt have done that") & story 4 each success ("Steve's spirit prevails").
"Can 'dumb users' B trained 2 not make mistakes that lead 2 exploits?" (tek.io/tiebFZ) JK--If you phrase it like that, answer's "no"
"When You Tweet, the CIA Listens" (bit.ly/t6pXo6) JK--Really? They use advanced technology? I thought they were all cloaks & daggers
"Harvard Business Review: Gates, Not Jobs, Deserves Recognition" (bit.ly/vuXg0j) JK--Enuff of this "revenge of the nerds" backlash
"Why did you become an IT consultant?" (tek.io/sSZUQi) JK--You became one 2 have occupation that's extraordinarily boring to describe
"2 Reasons Videoconf Remains Niche" (bit.ly/uFr2Ax) JK--3rd reason: unless you're incredibly good-looking, your face adds no value
"7 Billion People, Now in Dashboard Analytics" (bit.ly/uKUOZ0) JK--KPI = greatest good for greatest number? Hug a utilitarian!
"Is Solitude the Secret to Applying Analytics?" (bit.ly/uNGQNJ) JK--Secret to grokking it, yes. Give we analysts space 2 think please
Interesting. A new social seems to think that my email address is something I abandoned in the late 90s. Where they getting these addresses?
"Google Reveals Whys&Wherefores Behind Targeted Ads" (bit.ly/vKsdKf) JK--Dont care "Why These Ads?" Gimme "Dislike These Ads" option
"Google says Apple's Siri threatens search" (bit.ly/rUOSYq) JK--Really? I didn't realize "search" is an entity that can be threatened
"10 Surefire Stressbusters" (bit.ly/uiP8kh) JK--Who compiles these ridiculous lists? #10 is essentially "get laid after hours."
@0_h_r_1 has published "Poets & Hackers" as e-book. Contains subset of the "C" segment of my longer book. Mine are alphabetical by title
Yes I check my bulk mail folders religiously. I still like 2 believe that email is reliable messaging service. All legits will make way 2 me
Composition is simply arrangement of elements into some effect that you nurture into being, some suggestive heft. Doesn't have to be fussy.
Starting to dig Facebook's three-panel display of uploaded photos. I post from my cameraphone with eye toward how 3 images compose together
"Goddamn" is one of the best adjectival intensifiers in the English language. Use it sparingly.
Yo La Tengo "Pass The Hatchet, I Think I'm Goodkind" (youtu.be/4G9NZvebscw) JK--Hoboken's sonic shapeshifters w/blistering 10-min jam
The Flaming Lips "Fight Test" (youtu.be/7EbrMAZbFpo) JK--A great serious inspirational song from too-quirky-by-half Oklahomans
Sebadoh "On Fire" (youtu.be/jcbmBm5k-dc) JK--The breathtaking bass guitar on this, and Lou Barlow's sonorous vocal, burn hot crimson
The Vaselines "Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam" (youtu.be/-zYwjhJuNAE) JK--Most of their stuff was jokey. This was dead serious--& great
The La's "Timeless Melody" (youtu.be/Eus8vzjBVaQ) JK--This late 80s/early 90s Liverpool rock group had exceptionally strong songs
Pixies "Wave of Mutilation" (youtu.be/hvHJOus1pRo) JK--This slow reverby version is nice & creepy-cool. Full of foreboding
Hüsker Dü "Makes No Sense At All" (youtu.be/J1sYN0PuRs4) JK--The grainy monochromatic quality of their speedpunk was very Minnesota.
Ben Franklin. He was to the French what Davy Crockett was later to the Americans. A self-manufactured "noble savage" myth-man.
Lovely fall Sunday afternoon. Walking in my extended neighborhood. By "extended" I mean a mile south & east. Manchester Lakes & Kingstowne.
Listening to Cee-Lo Green "Forget You." Singing original lyric.
Listening 2 Guess Who "American Woman." Y have no US rockers rspnded 2 this Canuck slap @ Yank pulchritude? Suggest barbed pucks @ 20 paces
Kmart. It has survived Wal-Mart challenge. But who mentions it anymore? Near as I can tell, this tweet is its 1st mention ever on soc media
I'd like to declare moratorium on Adele "Rolling In The Deep" until the 2020s, at which point we'll need ready material for 2010s nostalgia
Candidates. Refrain from mopping your brow on-camera. What a wonderful image for photojournalists to signify "campaign in trouble."
"ABC This Week w/ Christiane Amanpour." Speaker Boehner on "class warfare." Disappointing. Referring 2 fed crackdown on campus foodfights
Apparently there's law that all (quasi-)scientific authority figures in infomercials wear white lab smock. In case of hydrochloric acid spew
I never use the metrics on the elliptical. My analytic is gut feel. Physical intelligence.
Andy Rooney's bit in SNL replaced "Point-Counterpoint," which was memorably lampooned in this SNL bit (youtu.be/k80nW6AOhTs)
Men's Health Living mag cover story: "Build Your Perfect Life! And Strip Away Stress For Good!" Inside: "How to Literally Live Forever!"
Watching video of Katy Perry "Last Friday Night (TGIF)." apparently, dorky boys haven't changed their glasses or hair styles since 1962.
Anti-smoking is an entirely distinct issue from anti-food&drink campaigns. Smoke literally fouls the environments of other people's bodies.
Spurlock's anti-fastfood & Pollan's anti-HFCS campaigns feel like overkill. I long ago marginalizd that in my diet 2 "spice of life" status
Michael Pollan's "a desk is not a table " assumes a) you have a table, b) time, & c) lunch so splendid it requires special surface 2 lay out
Michael Pollan's "dont eat anything yr gramma wouldnt recognize as food" assumes gramma actually knew how 2 cook foods that were palatable
A nationwide sales tax on top of state salex taxes would place disproportionate burden on class least able 2 bear it. Reject it vehemently!
George Washington. Victorious general who became 2-term president. Warned us about the militia-musketry complex. Did we listen? No.
Will monitor announcements from this week's Hadoop conference, which I won't be at. I've been prebriefed on many. But probably not all.
People tend 2 think NC's all country-western. Far from it. Asheville has thriving electronica scene. Listenng 2 recent NPR podcast frm there
Listening to latest
#KEXP Music That Matters podcast. Don Slack/Yates, host of Swingin' Doors. Weekly country-western show.
People tend to think Seattle is just indie-grunge. Far from it. They've got vibrant hiphop, country, & folk scenes too. Bit o' everything
Vader and Palpatine's Google+ accounts suspended for being "fictional". Guess which planet's going to be "fictional" by Monday?
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