Didn't take long 2 build my preso 4 CMA Analytics keynote. I've been mulling it for weeks. Narrative on "conversational intimacy" came fast
Charlie Chaplin "The Gold Rush" (youtu.be/xoKbDNY0Zwg) JK--Famous bread-roll ballet scene.
Buster Keaton "The General" (youtu.be/BUkyu5f0aNg) JK--Not only were his stunts amazing, notice the stunning clarity of this print.
@Ruth_A_Buzzi: "Patience is such a waste of time." JK--U know it Ruth! Sometimes the meek don't inherit the Earth. They just inherit dirt
What this week confirmed in my mind is that professionals doing or wanting 2 do "next best action" use many other terms for it. No consensus
What did I learn this week? Not sure. Am I supposed to learn something every week? Ain't I supposed to be growing wiser with age?
The Pretenders "The Needle and the Damage Done" (youtu.be/wmvrXHLAtmI) JK--Great! Chrissie & crew nail it without stomping on Neil's
I can't watch a George C. Scott film without expecting him to start gruffly barking insane orders a la Generals Patton and/or Turgidson.
Neil Young "Needle and the Damage Done" (youtu.be/k0t0EW6z8a0) JK--Endlessly inventive songwriter whose seeming awkwardnss draws U in
Madonna "Frozen" (youtu.be/XS088Opj9o0) JK--Extraordinarily popular artist w/hugely diverse catalog of exceptionaly strong recordings
Shawn Colvin "Sunny Came Home" (youtu.be/qfKKBDFCiIA) JK--"Time for a few small repairs, she said. Sunny came home with a vengeance"
Janis Ian "At Seventeen" (youtu.be/2MrKtX-c3XU) JK--Guys aren't supposed to admit we grooved to her painfully sensitive feminist POV
Roger Whittaker "The Last Farewell" (youtu.be/Ov5VxGruSFY) JK--I must admit, I like this. Whittaker sang like a Shakespearean actor
Richard Harris "Macarthur Park" (youtu.be/su3JdzUUuH4) JK--Most overthetop piece-a uberschmaltz ever 2 claw its hambone way up charts
I'd like to see an Academy Award for Most Obnoxiously Intrusive & Emotionally Manipulative Instrumental Score in a Motion Picture.
Liz Fraser is actually from Scotland. Hence I'd better correct myself and call her the...British Bjork (alliteration suits her).
Massive Attack "Teardrop" (youtu.be/u7K72X4eo_s) JK--A landmark recording from '98. Liz Fraser. That dramatic metronome suspends time
Cocteau Twins "Carolyn's Fingers" (youtu.be/Qh83z5vIP0w) JK--From "Blue Bell Knoll". Highlight's Liz Fraser's vox. The English Bjork
Cocteau Twins "Blue Bell Knoll" (youtu.be/2oespMmWnDo) JK--Amazingly layered pulsating electrorush. Title song from brilliant '88 LP
Cocteau Twins "Know Who You Are At Every Age" (youtu.be/Jh5dFh1hWHI) JK--Diaphanous sonic curtain from "Four Calendar Cafe" (1993).
Natasha Bedingfield "Unwritten" (youtu.be/b7k0a5hYnSI) JK--Always a fun song to hear on the radio. Didn't realize singer this hot.
Chumbawamba "Tubthumping" (youtu.be/2H5uWRjFsGc) JK--Song's a very cool mash of drinking song, inspirational song, & football chant
Harvey Danger "Flagpole Sitta" (youtu.be/tWnbUpkOiB0) JK--No, I didn't know the name of this weird/funny song till I checked YouTube
The Offspring "Self Esteem" (youtu.be/CkFH0KMO0G0) JK--Always wondered how Dexter Holland could get thru set w/out shredding voice.
Live "I Alone" (youtu.be/FNrQOUtXYOo) JK--Hairless shirtless bony Polish-American does a credible "Henry Rollins channeling Iggy" act
Peter Murphy "Cuts You Up" (youtu.be/bpz2AWu4PZg) JK--1990. Totally cool deep rock voice. Would work well as cowboy voice too.
Leonard Cohen "Sisters of Mercy" (youtu.be/oBFQg7P5YKw) JK--Still feel chill watching punk murder Keith Carradine in ice & cold blood
Leonard Cohen "Dance Me To The End Of Love" (youtu.be/NGorjBVag0I) JK--Leonard is the Canadian Serge Gainsbourg.
Leonard Cohen "So Long Marianne" (youtu.be/vZ61su9H5RU) JK--I too used 2 think I was some kinda gypsy boy, till realized I'm not Roma
@WoodyGuthrie , whose tweets are reputed to be fatal to fascists.
I am not a fan of Romney or Gingrich. But am glad Romney's camp has taken gloves off & pummeled Gingrich 4 his obvious leadership deficit.
Funny how people have latched onto K Street & Beltway as symbols of local ecosystem of US fed govt: lobbyists & contractors. Jobs 4 locals.
@Fountnhead Nor does it seem to hold as much money as before.
Catch me at CMA Analytics Conf, Jan 18 2012, Toronto (bit.ly/uVohiI). My keynote: "Guided Conversations: Key To Customer Intimacy"
"Revenge of the 'stupid' user: Consumerization of IT" (bit.ly/w3SC8d) JK--Or revenge of cheapskate IT org. "BYOdevice...save us $"
"Hewlett-Packard Makes WebOS Open Source" (on.wsj.com/sc3yM1) JK--Hope OSS doesnt become dumping ground 4 failed business strategies
"Renault Opens Up the ‘Car as Platform’" (on.wsj.com/uXa2Rx) JK--Integrated Android into next gen of cars. Opening up to ISVs.
Customer inquiry today asked whatever happened 2 "decision management" market. It's vibrant. I rattled off its "AKA's"--incl
Keeping up with email is like shoveling snow in mid-blizzard. Gotta get back into it every hour or so, lest U be buried under a 3-foot drift
@arsenaljeff That's actually words embedded in my thesis slide for the same preso.
@arsenaljeff Actually, those are slide headings from the keynote I'm doing on Jan 18 at the Canadian Marketing Association in Toronto
When I need to take calming walk during the workday, I walk up & down my driveway, to get the mail. Not a long walk, but longest I dare take
Customers are inquiring about
#Hadoop vendor comparisons at a fairly detailed level. Glad to have my Wave research at my fingertips.
Next Best Action guidance should intimate attuned engaged interactive empathetic adaptive personalized consistent simple easy & friendly
Make conversational quality your paramount multichannel CRM metric
True listening demands tailored intimacy
Often, your multichannel CRM is not conducive to intimacy—it can be a game of silo hopscotch
Have “social” analytics made your channels emotionally tone-deaf?
"Mythbusters' cannonball misfire still reverberating" (bit.ly/vIRPXA) JK--I'll bet. BTW, thanks Network World for the Kari photos.
"Bill Gates 2 return as Microsoft's white knight?" (zd.net/vXehLy) JK--Sure. Joe Gibbs returned as Redskins coach. They didnt improve
"Advanced analytics analyst." Just call me triple-A. Does that make me Type-A to the 3rd power?
"Big Data: Smaller is Better" (bit.ly/v32ZER) JK--Who's this dude think he's calling stupid? I got half a mind to....
Best alt-description of Roman Empire collapse: "sharing out of working parts under new mgmt" [by Germans] (Fletcher, Barbarian Conversion)
RIP Leigh Anne Marino. I have no idea who she was. But every year on anniversary of her death, her family runs an "In Memoriam" in WashPost
I get a sense that big tech vendors are investing their cash in R&D now, rather than holding it for strategic acquisitions.
#DreamHost briefing on spin-out of Ceph, 8-year-old project for reliable & scalable distrib object store, as a separate business unit
Taking briefing/demo from
#ESRI on location analytics.
"FB disables bug used 2 expose Zuckerberg photos" (bit.ly/t1pByB) JK--Dont think of it as bugfix, but as new feature: nerd-cloaking
I am going to respond to every blog response to my "data scientist" blogs. All of it is solid-gold feedback from people who know this stuff
"IBM 2 Acq DemandTec 2 Expand Cloud-Bsd Analytics 4 Smrtr Cmrce" (bit.ly/uxxmY0) JK--Pricing, promotion, & merchandising optimization
My "data scientist" blogs from a few weeks ago are unusual 4 me. Eliciting substantial interesting practitioner feedback. Not vendor pitches
"Columnstore Indexes To Speed ETL" (bit.ly/rq2Mar) JK--In MSFT SQL Svr 2012. Leverages Vertipaq in-mem engine. Also speeds queries
Yesterday was rainiest December day on record in DC area. 3.1". Today is refreshingly sunny & calm. And much colder.
"Four industries about 2 B transformed by Internet" (tek.io/vU6K1l) JK--Dont understand the "about to be." Already are being x-formed
Rod Blagojevich. Adios, jerk.
The Beatles "All You Need is Love" (youtu.be/r4p8qxGbpOk) JK--Only Beatles song where it feels like the Fabs were leading a chorus
Peter, Paul & Mary "Day is Done" (youtu.be/QlN0d3m12vw) JK--Love the audience singalong in this. A huge stirring choral embrace
Tom Paxton "Whose Garden Was This" (youtu.be/JSb_XAZsrhw) JK--Gorgeous ecological folk song.
Jesse Colin Young "Sunlight" (youtu.be/sRFlqsRn_H8) JK--Thought beautiful acoustc ballad was calld "That's The Way She Feels About U"
"Harry Morgan made small roles big in TV, movies" (yhoo.it/srF5uS_) JK--Remember him as Jack Webb's bemused sidekick on "Dragnet"?
"Flaw exposes Facebook CEO's photos of puppy, food" (bit.ly/v3AnUw) JK--I'm sure that's raucous compared to Mitt Romney's .
70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack.
Enjoying the set of the always excellent
@djkevincole . He chooses them so well I never make requests anymore. I just listen & love his pix
One of the funniest put-down lines is "What a crock!" Fun to say, and oh so satisfying.
Helped a customer today get a clearer picture of the chief roles in the
#BI universe, both on the user side, in dev, in integr8n, & admin
Spin Doctors "Two Princes" (youtu.be/lLasFRHQ1h4) JK--Cranked this gr8 early-90s hit on car radio. Nobody stoppd. "Just go ahead now"
@marciamarcia Good to hear that. So when I nervously wave my hands in clueless anxiety I'll just tell people I'm "ideating." Good to know.
Have given up trying to rank best LPs of the year. I just look at lists that
#KEXP listeners & DJs compile and nod repeatedly in agreement
Email-social integration. Wish email would see who actually responds to messages and, based on reliability, promote to "friend" status.
Ginaschreck Gina Schreck IRONY...the opposite of wrinkly.
Retweeted by jameskobielus
Yoga doesn't put me in touch with my inner spiritual self. It puts me in touch with my inner nervous self.
Adam Sandler Chanuka (Hanukka) Song on SNL (youtu.be/zigPOkCytoU) JK--Love his "list of people who are Jewish, just like U & me"
Sat Night Live (Sanz, Fallon, Kattan, Morgan) "Christmas Time is Almost Here" (youtu.be/p3t_lgjIiGo) JK--Simpler carols are cooler
Sesame Street "True Blue Miracle" (youtu.be/830d_-z82tI) JK--From late-70s Xmas special. This one stunned me. So beautiful.
Lee Michaels "Do You Know What I Mean?" (youtu.be/fymw5ie9Zd4) JK--Such a great white-soul tune from '71. Feels a bit JGeils-ish.
O'Kaysions "Girl Watcher" (youtu.be/TTIaRZYdGJo) JK--Had no idea who did this till I searched in YouTube.
The Fortunes "Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again" (youtu.be/aO1LbkuPfqo) JK--Brits you forgot had several hits you remember
The Five Americans "Western Union" (youtu.be/fJMwxucTJyo) JK--One-hit wonder from 60s that had this incredibly catchy tune.
Boyce & Hart "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight" (youtu.be/tSMUtLHPH7Y) JK--Now-obscure duo that was top of pops briefly in mid 60s
The Monkees "Mary Mary" (youtu.be/61qH8H1IrYs) JK--Micky sings but Mike wrote. It's got that Nesmith twang.
The Monkees "Sweet Young Thing" (youtu.be/w5j5ZUoI8MM) JK--Essentially, Mike doing a psychedelic hoedown.
The Monkees "You Just May Be the One" (youtu.be/p8jQGAvQxDw) JK--Another Mike song. He had the most awesome twang to guitar & voice
The Monkees "Papa Gene's Blues" (youtu.be/o_N9DnLUPmQ) JK--Great Mike song from the Prefab Four's first LPs. "Play magic fingers!"
Michael Nesmith "Until It's Time For You To Go" (youtu.be/VbAykpPCNmU) JK--1965. "Michael Blessing". Buffy Sainte-Marie cover.
The Monkees "Different Drum" (youtu.be/CDgF-A_kGVg) JK--Yes, Mik,e worked it in slyly into a Monkees episode.
Michael Nesmith "Different Drum" (youtu.be/PSgB338VfIs) JK--Yes, he wrote the song that launched Linda Ronstadt's career.
Michael Nesmith "Joanne" (youtu.be/bj0rUVzXbFk) JK--1970. Always loved his compositions with the Monkees. Very distinctive country
"Mythbusters accidentlly set cannonball on path of destruction" (bit.ly/s1zi3a) JK--Bustd myth of 4th wall btwn basic cable & rl wrld
#CRM can feel, to the poor customer, like a never-ending game of hopscotch across touchpoints. Far too easy to stumble.
Did several inquiries today where I followed up with email leveraging my vast back-catalog of research & thinking. Much on disk.
RIP Harry Morgan. In every role, you always had the feeling that, even when serious, he was standing back & chuckling at situation.
Egidia's hot spicy chicken soto is best thing for cloudy-day lunch. Yum yum yum.
@Teradata Thanks. My pleasure!
People who are gasbags are less likely to experience brain farts. Something doesn't add up.
No. It is not permitted to refer to lovers of petabyte databases as peta-philes. Stop it now.
Received emailed marketing pitches from same company on my business and personal emails. First addressed me as "Joy," second as "Joseph."
Did inquiry on social network analysis from company that just wants to know why they should care, and how to proceed if they should care.
"Most despised corporate buzzwords" (tek.io/tkKzaK) JK--Missing is "out of pocket" (for "out-of-office"). I can't stand that one.
"Pointless Internet Surfing: It's the American Way" (bit.ly/tySC9S) JK--It has many points: satisfying curiosity & killing time.
"StumbleUpon Rolls Out New Layout" (bit.ly/vQMjFO) JK--I stumble regularly to keep agile & force myself into new perspectives.
"How analysts see each other" (bit.ly/uDykVw) JK--This doesn't make any sense.
Somebody hacked into Mark Zuckberberg's personal photos on Facebook. Some were shown on TV news this morning. Dull. No smoking guns. Dang.
A supercomplex social graph model kind of resembles a hairball. That's what society is: a hairball of entanglements.
In the digital media universe, before long, every ad you see will be generated by
#NextBestOffer, tailored to you, personally. Deal with it.
Illustration of Proud Warrior asanas 1, 2, & 3 (yfrog.com/nvd06qj)
PROUD WARRIOR 1 Front, centered. He stands braced to withstand the assault. Planted in his grave. 2 Focal… (cont) deck.ly/~vUIF4
Yes, a triple-haiku called PROUD WARRIOR. Google the asanas and then re-read the stanzas.
PROUD WARRIOR 3//As flat as prudence./A tent pole and standard for/a flag fully blown.
PROUD WARRIOR 2//Focal, the dead smack./Station fixes force on the/guided line-of-sight.
PROUD WARRIOR 1//Front, centered. He stands/braced to withstand the assault./Planted in his grave.
Blame Bill. Hillary will always be an Illinois girl who succumbed to his rustic hayseed backwoods jerkwater Bugtussle charms.
Possums don't count. Indigenous Arkansans pioneered genetic engineering and switched a race of overgrown rodents to pouch-y status eons ago.
You'd be correct if marsupials were native to the continent that bred Gatsby and Daisy.
Social network analysis can become very meta if think counterintel. Spies target adversary social nets + own (eg, moles). Tres tres LeCarre
One untapped market for behavioral analytics is determine whether dingo packs collaborated when allegedly targeting Meryl Streep's baby.
Took briefing from Centrifuge, vendor of visual social network analysis tools for exploring behavioral data sets for antifraud & other apps
A true cinema buff can name the film wherein a dingo allegedly ate Meryl Streep's baby.
There are two schools of thought. "Next Best Action" vs. "Best Next Action." I'm of the former school. It rolls better off tongue.
@NeilRaden We know ET is underage, cuz rides kid bike. If male, he'll probably fall for both MaryAnne & Ginger, like any green-blooded boy
"Big Data’s Big Need? Data Scientists" (bit.ly/vtFi6) JK--Be sure to vet candidate resumes for BI-job-inflation fudge factor.
"Google Unleashes Arsenal of Hot New Tools" (bit.ly/v1xBTW) JK--Should stamp expiration date on every one. Been thru this before.
"NASA Spots Possible Earth 'Twin' 600 Light-Years Away" (bit.ly/teiO1y) JK--Till it caught on, pulled its shades, called cops.
"'Big data' finds ally in predictive analytics, but combo requires care" (bit.ly/sGrN5n) JK--Build models 2 answer key biz questions
Interviewed by Steve Wexler of Network Computing re a
#BigData vendor announcement (NDA) that will hit tomorrow.
Taking briefing from
#Connectixity, a recommendation engine and "audience discovery platform" for ad optimization w/social graph analysis
@dmenningervr Yes. "Cool" is emptier of connotations. It, and "awesome," are more purely on the "wow!" end of the hype spectrum.
Hey vendors, if I see your name roughly a dozen times in the first dozen or so tweets that display from you, I won't follow.
"Pocket-Bots Swarm Over Social Apps" (bit.ly/tJHk21) JK--Wow. Turn these into toys instead!
Warm but overcast, damp but not soggy. Colder pushing through. Light snow expected Thurs morn in DC area. Let's see what "light" means.
"Disruptive." It's one of those overstuffed meatball words of hype, like "awesome" & "cool." Seems to imply act of mercenary rebellion.
"Too high level." Makes me laugh when my preso was so deep on details I thought it'd collapse under own weight.
PJ Harvey "The Glorious Land" (youtu.be/YBtOWXNPQ_w) JK--My fave song from my fave LP of 2011. PJ outdid self & that sez something!
UWall.tv (uwall.tv) JK--"Listen to a wall of music." Totally cool immersive UI.
"Yahoo Battles Brain Drain" (on.wsj.com/vnUq1Y) JK--Recruiters know that career challenge keeps & hold good people. Money secondary.
Andy Williams seems to be stuck in an endless loop of telling us it's the most wonderful time of the year, the hap-happiest season of all.
Michael Buble & Shania Twain "White Christmas" (youtu.be/MtcAW7duss8) JK--Good rendition in the Drifters template w/splash of Sinatra
Thurl Ravenscroft "Tony the Tiger Kellogg's Frosted Flakes commercial from 1950s" (youtu.be/4CQGbV8yrqw) JK--His voice was GREATTTT!!
Thurl Ravenscroft "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch" frm "Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Xmas" (youtu.be/a1gtDy--hQ4) JK--Basso profundo!
"EBay launches Web query language" (bit.ly/rEpTGj) JK--Yet another Web query language? I'm querying why we need another.
Reading "The Barbarian Conversion" by Richard Fletcher. Love his analytical framework, empirical rigor, & lack of Christian triumphalism
Listening to Vince Guaraldi Trio "Linus & Lucy." In my mind, I play it on a piano with only 3 notes: "Char" "lie" & "Brown" Try it.
TS Eliot intoned in a solemn drone that made it sound like he was the Archbishop of Canterbury's understudy.
Recorded voice of TS Eliot. Have to wince & laugh. Like Ernie Kovacs' Percy Dovetonsils taking medieval studies far too seriously.
That group photo of original Microsoft team. So 70s you have to laugh. Like oneself and other people pulling all-nighters in grad library
Jerry Sandusky. I immediately switch the channel. No questions asked.
Thinking about my 2012 predictions. No, I don't have two thousand and twelve predictions for coming year. I'll keep 'em top 10-ish.
@CurtMonash on delightful witty Monty Python allusion. Hail fellow well played!
@ESPNChicago: BREAKING NEWS Ex-Cubs 3B Ron Santo elected 2 Baseball HoFame. Only member selected by Golden Era committee. JK--High time!
@wattsteve Hitting the right middle ground on such a complex comprehensive abstract paradigm is tricky.
"Here comes the big data bubble" (bit.ly/w1PvWo) JK--Provocative headline. Article itself quite unfocused and underwhelming.
“There is No Such Thing as a Root Cause” (information-management.com/blogs/root-cau…) JK--Powerful insight: "There are no root causes, only strong correl8ns"
The "long tail" of commentary is what makes Twitter so infinitely consumable. I follow variety. I'm not being hammered with a single POV
Washington Post did a very fair vetting of Dem claims that Romney flip-flops. Dems exaggerate significantly.
Now following Mad Scientist
@shitmyratsays on Twitter. The little bugger has only tweeted a few times, but all are funny.
"Will Microsoft buy Netflix and LinkedIn?" (bit.ly/t9tE4y) JK--Does it still have a cash wad big enough? I'm assuming it does.
"1938 first issue of Action Comics sells for $2.1 million" (bit.ly/v1ba6S) JK--Nicolas Cage's copy, no less.
The law, politics, academia, and engineering are the areas where jargon is worst. Spheres where tiny distinctions have huge impacts.
Saw email subject line "Going Global on a Shoestring." First mental image I had was stowaway on a tramp steamer.
"Protecting Your Online Reputation" (bit.ly/s2ZcSR) JK--You cant control gossip. Best U can do is counter it w/ all channels blazing
"Learn How to Trust Your Gut" (bit.ly/upfFoD) JK--Two rules of thumb: 1) watch your diet, 2) keep the antacid handy.
Interesting how the alternative energy mania of a few years has subsided in favor of everybody focus on new sources of petroleum: shale etc
At this point, I'm not reading any more articles about Steve Jobs: praising him, trashing him, or purely neutral. Oversaturation coverage.
@LoraineLawson I think issue with this article is blaming the tool for the economic decisions that it facilitates (raise or not raise rents)
"Drawing ethical line in big data sand" (bit.ly/s8uXK7) JK--Lemme get this straight. Efficient pricing is unethical? Not buyin' it
Paul Simon "Getting Ready for Christmas Day" (youtu.be/DA81JjI40V0) JK--A newly minted classic from this year. Please play it radio!
The Pretenders "2000 Miles" (youtu.be/KCoZVxlZWtU) JK--Great Christmas song I wish would be played on the all-Xmas-carol stations.
Santa's list-checking procedure. Obvious
#BigData use case. Why check it twice? 1st time for naughties, 2nd for nices? Inefficient algorithm
Newsweek cover story on sex addiction epidemic. Three-fourth of magazine covers surrounding it wink at that malady.
I love walking without jacket on a sunny December day. Undershirt compensates.
A toll road is not a freeway. Suggest we call them "payways."
Buscemi himself said his name during his opening monologue, confirming that the announcer didn't mispronounce it.
Didn't realize till last night's SNL that Steve Buscemi pronounces surname "bu-se-mi." Detroit-area pizza place pronounces name "bu-she-mi."
Now that Cain's dropped out, it's Romney v Gingrich. As Newt furthr alien8s middle-of-road voters w/dumb ideas, Mitt simply needs 2 keep mum
As bankrupt USPS degrades service, will hasten decline of USPS. 5 days to deliver 1st class? Your competitor is instantaneous.
Sandra on next elliptical over shifted convers8n 2 candy. I used opening 2 discuss dental health & amazing efficacy of hydro peroxide gargle
Real-world experiment. Every
#NextBestAction is an experiment. If you make that offer, will they accept? Testing your model of acceptability
Real-world experiments. Without them, data scientists aren't doing science. Stat correlation is not causation.
Reducing government bureaucratic legalese. I find outlines & bullet points effective, even without editing.
Crash Test Dummies "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" (youtu.be/vIbcqgXh5-4) JK--Title is like song itself: an extended mealy-mouth throaty hum.
Watching the Black Keys on SNL. Digging the tight rock grooves and muscular rhythms of this power duo.
Just completed David McCullough's extraordinary bio of John Adams. Rendered the early life of this country in vivid human colors.
The 5th Dimension "Wedding Bell Blues" (youtu.be/IkMhWQgkZ8c) JK--Group made this a big hit. Coincidentally, his name was "Bill."
Lesley Gore "Wedding Bell Blues" (youtu.be/Bo1t6XmHcdo) JK--Great cover by a singer who never truly got her due.
Laura Nyro "Wedding Bell Blues" (youtu.be/mU2Qs1f8yhs) JK--One of my very favorite love songs. Thrillingly performed by the composer
I love that Lou Reed Metallica song. Totally righteous and heavy. Calculated to alienate their respective hardcore fans. Couldn't be better
Rashida Jones. Very Mary Tyler Moore to me. Funny pretty unassuming lady who performs straightwoman function in brilliant ensemble comedies.
And Lykke Li "Little Bit" (youtu.be/upnTg2GPgTM). This lady produces sterling and supremely danceable pop. Madonna-grade.
Whenever I need a quick chuckle, I think of Clampett's hometown on "Beverly Hillbillies": Bugtussle, Arkansas. Ahh. Chuckles are therapeutic
Just a quick block of Lykke's best. Here's Lykke Li "I Follow Rivers" (bit.ly/w2HqnB)
Listen for yourself Lykke Li "Get Some" (youtu.be/-TTPGAy5H_E)
"Top 15 unseen TV characters" (is.gd/VmXVD3) JK--If incl. British TV, I nominate Hyacinth's son Sheridan on "Keeping Up Appearances"
Cain "suspending" campaign. Is he also suspending marriage?
I love oxymoron "humble opinion." No opinion, however banal, is humble. Each asserts someone's claim to authority, however narrow or broad.
Listening to Beatles "A Taste of Honey" from "Please Please Me." They could've made decent ka-ching as pure covers band. Glad they weren't
"O blinding light. O light that blinds. I cannot see. Look out for me!"
I chuckle silently when some1 sez was "Employee #[x]" at long-successful IT company. Would B funny if evry1 had that job title. Sequentially
That last word-to-wise flies in the face of what entire capitalist-cultural complex wants U 2 think about fitness. Yes, cheapskates rise up!
Word to wise: seek out cheapest most nonaccessorized workout regimen U can. When yr willpower wanes, at least U wont feel like such a sucker
Fundamentally, data scientist, the chief
#BigData, looks 4 those statistcal patterns, hence must B intimately familiar w/regression modeling
Regression model is simply a mathematical tool for finding patterns among continuous variables. Like customer buying activities vs profits.
Aziz Ansari. He is a delightfully self-aggrandizing bundle of charming energy on "Parks & Recreation."
Rob Lowe. His regular role on "Parks & Recreation" as well-meaning emotionally-tonedeaf kumbaya-leaning middle-aged bureaucrat is exquisite.
Aubrey Plaza. Cute young actress on "Parks & Recreation" with unsettling deadpan glare. Eminently watchable.
Fox News interviewing Forbes editor Rich Karlgaard. I find that business publication so rightwing-skewed that I never glance, even when free
Telling people in the trenches that these data abstraction patterns are "theory" is a bit like telling wheat farmer that topsoil is a theory
One of things I liked about Bally's Total Fitness was they were cheap. Oh did I mention they went Chptr 11? Suspect cheap contributed 2 that
Dear Door2Door Religious Proselytizers: You're in sales. Very softselll. Please have decency to leave 1st time we indicate lack of interest.
Broken drinking glass. Jim to the rescue.
I'm from Detroit. But my bros, friends, & I went to NYC every summer from 1977-'81 cuz the club scene was seriously cool. Loved every minute
Listening 2 NPR All Songs Considered podcast w/author of "Love Goes to Buildings on Fire." NYC late 70s indie music scene. Era I came of age
Social is the catch-22 of friendship. U can have more friends. But average quality time with each friend must diminish. Straining friendship