"Rethinking the Digital Future" (bit.ly/tapJsy) JK--Gelernter "lifestream" jst anothr metaphor. IMHO WWW = MMM (Multimetaphor Matrix)
"Most young adults go online 4 no good reason at all: study" (bit.ly/uPJ0an) JK--U need reason? What fuddyduddy sponsored this study?
#BigData analyst who is unfamiliar with data mining is therefore unfamiliar with core app that gets parallelized in-database.
Gingrich seems to specialize in proposing one brash, stupid "big idea" after another, most of which appear 2 B hatched inside a tiny noggin
Gingrich & Romney are birds of a feather. Both espoused essentially Democratic positions in recent years & then flipflopped when tide turned
Dummy Gingrich would deleg8 immigra8n decisions 2 local citizens councils? Would he hand over border patrols & army bases? Civil war tinder
What little I know of French, I'm almost certain that "a certain je ne sais quoi" is an oxymoron. "A certain 'I don't know what'"?
People who obsess over tapping th creativity of their dreams shouldnt put that much pressure on their subconscious. Night sprites might bite
Listening to Wham! "Last Christmas I Gave U My Heart." One of my fave new Xmas songs of last 30 years. Better than most George Michael hits
US News & World Report now notoriously skimpy on news about the US or reports about the world.
Patience, patience. It will come.
Springsteen's version of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" set the template 4 all subsequent recordings. Overhearing somebody's on supermkt PA
Justin Timberlake appears to be going thru a mid-life crisis. In his early 30s. Somehow seems to be simply occupying suits these days.
Who says there's nothing new in pop culture the past 20 years? Enthusiastically irreverent and ironic mashup of past culture is new.
Lady Gaga on cover of Vanity Fair. Mask-free. Why you always cover your face, girl? Express your expression now and then.
Name any of Nicole Kidman's last 3 films. I can't.
Listening to Nick Lowe "Checkout Time." Thinking of Peter, Paul, & Mary "Day Is Done." Hungering for Buddy Holly "That'll Be The Day."
This week was a microcosm of my life to date. Not sure why. Just was. Intuition.
Test to determine whether analyst truly knows
#BigData: ask them what a regression model is.
"Top 10 Dumb Computer Security Notions and Myths" (bit.ly/rzALqg) JK--Missing my fave dumb notion: Constant nagging helps us remember
"IBM Chief Scientist to Launch TV Series on Computing" (bit.ly/sC6r29) JK--The wonderfully named Grady Booch.
"Benioff's Dream: Toppling Microsoft, Oracle, And SAP" (bit.ly/tvF08b) JK--I bet his real dream is getting top dollar from Oracle
"Positive can-do attitude." Have you ever heard of a "negative can-do attitude"? I guess it depends on what deed you intend to do.
Yum yum. Spicy turkey sandwich with green pepper on bread roll. Yum.
@loserboy just discussed the tragic death of Kirsty MacColl in December 2000 with painful accuracy, highlighting Mexican justice miscarriage
Interesting how quickly a predictive analytics and marketing campaign automation customer inquiry segues into a next best action discussion
Day ahead in inquiries & briefings is predictive analytics, next best action,
#Hadoop, DW, social graph, DW, & back to predictive analytics
"Robin Williams offers Apple advice on how to make Siri even better (Suggests French accent)" (zd.net/sIzlz4) JK--French Siri surly!
The core role that I write for now is
#DataScientist. Is there any doubt?
When harmless passions are stigmatized as "addictions," actual (self-destructive) addiction is sadly given short shrift.
@MikeBeardshall I don't think Apple's involvement in this or any other area is a magic carpet to ubiquity.
@MikeBeardshall Not a "theory." Just a promise. Cold fusion was a promise from that era too. Still unfulfilled.
"Data Centers Go Modular" (bit.ly/sCD9zp) JK--Prefabs. Essentially, the datacenter is a large appliance with one moving part: humans
Siri. Seriously now. I've been hearing that voice recognition is the Next Big Thing since I started in this industry in mid-80s.
"Apache Hadoop Goes Realtime at Facebook" (bit.ly/iDhe5M) JK--Excellent paper. Leverages HBase, HDFS, Zookeeper. Built own ACID & HA
"Enterprises Slow to Join Voice-Recognition Surge" (bit.ly/uEAO3M) JK--Same can be said for speech analytics.
Cleaning out your bulk mail folders is good for the soul. A real feeling of accomplishment!
"Scientists' Elusive Goal: Reproducing Study Results" (on.wsj.com/vf2EoM) JK--Ignobel Prize oughta go to boldest unreproducible claim
@Warren_Hart I don't recall that scene. I do love the part where Adams & young John Quincy are in storm-tossed ship on frigid North Atlantic
Almost finished w/McCullough John Adams bio. Sez he not as sound sleeper as wife. Would get up, read at 5am. I looked up from sofa. 4:59am.
Frosty night, clear morning. Listening to Vince Guaraldi Trio "Skating" from "A Charlie Brown Christmas."
LOL! Philosophers who wrote Grammy rules declared that if an LP drops alone in a Wisconsin forest, it never made a sound.
Hey, San Francisco, you just took the "happy" out of Happy Meals. Happy now, you Grinch By The Bay.
Congrats Bon Iver, after 4+ years in existence & 2 gr8 LPs, on nom 4 "Best New Artist" Grammy. Up against newbies U2, Stones, & Li'l Richard
"A "Carrier Cloud" Alcatel-Lucent's Bid to Compete w/Amazon" (rww.to/rzDCtL) JK--Hope to differentiate thru carrier-grade robustness
Just got my latest paper edition of eWeek, & it's thinner than ever. Even their online version's electron stream has greater mass than this
Bill Clinton Kicks the Crap out of Fox News (bit.ly/u8ziQ6!) JK--With awesome command of the facts! Serious butt-kicking!
Great. All ducks in a row. All walking & quacking in unison. But what good is that? After a while, they become kind of annoying. Shut up!
"Can HP Printers Be Remote-Detonated?" (bit.ly/uJwgIy) JK--I'd be surprised if DoD Cyber-defense teams haven't known this for ages
Security pros keep telling us to use different passwords on every account. Hey, what about aging employees & memory impairments?
"The 4 Laws of Conservation in CRM" (bit.ly/rOUjbK) JK--Enuff of "hard" vs "soft" science distinction. Physics not next 2 godliness
"Why Thomas Jefferson could predict the next big thing in storage" (bit.ly/rIdFnf) JK--TJ went deeply in debt acquiring his stack
I haven't been to an office Xmas party in years because I work from my home.
"10 Office Party No-Nos" (bit.ly/sfH4Fh) JK--Missed chief "no-no"'s: Dont fail 2 hold an office party. Dont forget to invite everyone
@EventCloudPro Thing is, though, many fools use their odd habits as badges of "cut me slack, I'm a genius" street cred. I'm not buyin' it.
Christmas is without a doubt the most deeply moody of all holidays.
Dec 1. Already, I'm sick of Xmas music on radio. I'd appreciate edgy one like Pogues/MacColl "Fairytale of NY" (youtu.be/HwHyuraau4Q)
Speaking of 2-syllable made-up words w/doubled vowels and/or consonants. "Google" anyone?
"10 Silliest Tech Company Names Of 2011" (bit.ly/taxd2A) JK--Hmm. Singled out 2-syllable made-up words w/dubld vowls and/or cnsonants
"Twitter Hardens Tweets With Android Security Acquisition" (bit.ly/tGdqGw) JK--I don't need it. My tweets are already titanium.
Smarter planet needs smarter governments. Hence smarter politicians. Not entirely sure that's within our reach--anywhere on earth.
#IBMConnect2011. LOL'd during morning keynote. IBM exec sed Latin Amer customr spells "Oracle" bakward. Means "the expensive one" in Spanish
"Group Aims to Build Shadow Internet" (bit.ly/tdiJj4) JK--Not "shadow." Would ride on Internet. Just another social. Peer-to-peer.
"Redheaded stepchild." I've never understood why that's a pejorative. People with red hair are rare & often (not always) have great skin too
#IBMConnect2011 "IBM Sterling Order Mgmt efficiently manages [internal/external] order orchestration." Hmm. Back-end process optimization
#IBMConnect2011 IBM WebSphere Commerce delivers customer interaction platform for cross-channel shopping. Hmm. Experience optimization.
#IBMConnect2011 "IBM Unica Campaign Management automates multi-wave & highly personalized campaigns." Hmm. Behavior-driven Next Best Action
#IBMConnect2011 "IBM Coremetrics LIVE Profiles provide complete picture of each customer's lifetime interactions." Hmmm. Behavioral data
Good day at
#IBMConnect2011. Many great conversations. I don't tweet while conversing. Which explains today's low tweet count.
The whole shtick with me tweeting original poetry & capsule song reviews etc was purely a "what the f*** why the f*** not" instinct.
"Breaking All Of Twitter's Rules" (bit.ly/vntApO) JK--Or recognize that "rules" are purely peer pressure & simply ignore. Fool around
Not a single one of the standards groups mentioned this morning--W3C, OASIS, NIST, IETF, ISO, OMG, DMTF--involved in
Presence of Semantic Web in the "cloud standards" discussion is through W3C Linked Data (bit.ly/qM0oH2) . Where's data federation?
Caught good session on cloud standards at
#IBMConnect11. Clouds overhead in Stamford. But it's late Nov, Connecticut. Cut it some slack.
Resist the inevitable push by some to redefine and relabel every traditional
#BI role as "data scientist."
Barney Frank. Say what you will about the guy, politically, but it took serious guts for a sitting politician to come out of the closet.
Romney vs the "Anti-Romney." Sounds like a battle between titans on field of futility that is the current GOP presidential nomination race
What if everybody on Twitter only tweeted "thanks for the follow" for a full day? Would Twittersphere implode?
You know Cain's goose is cooked when even allegation of affair (apparently, without harassment) catches headlines. Gingrich can't escape now
@EventCloudPro Best not 2 use the "genius" or "eccentric" card to excuse odd behavior of successful people. Encourages obnoxiousness.
"Cyber Monday" apparently a success, says CBS Morning News. Wonder if spammers & phishers planning "Sucker Tuesday." One born every nanosec
@donalddotfarmer Yes. The "contraction" is in fact a stealthy phonetic elongation. "World Wide Web" -> "duh-bul-yu duh-bul-yu duh-bul-yu"
"Strange eating habits of Steve Jobs" (on.msnbc.com/rUpP7D) JK--Thought ridding systm of mucus was good. Misguided, like bloodletting
@datagenius You know it. Also the 3 H's: humongous, hasty, and heterogeneous.
3 Bs of
#BigData: big (duh!), blistering (speed), & bounteous (earthly garden & cornucopia of succulent informational delights)
3 Ps of
#BigData: petabytes, picoseconds, & plethora.
Don't forget the "3 Qs" of
#BigData: quantity, quickness, & quintillions of funky new formats.
Ever notice that WWW looks like 6 Vs concatenated? Tim-Berners Lee must have encoded some 6-dimensional
#BigData hypercube into Web's fabric
I work well on my feet. I pivot better on my heels than on my butt.
Getting ready for
#IBMConnect11 in Stamford CT. By "getting ready," I mean "I'm here."
Thank goodness for hotel radios with MP3 jacks so I can ignore the paltry choices on local radio & play
#KEXP podcasts out loud.
@BrianTomkins: I'm going to buy my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, "toys not included.”
3 Vs of
#BigData. Actually, number 3 & letter V sponsored a Sesame Street episode on MPP EDWs ages ago. Hence, Big Bird gets inventor credit
Cyber Monday is almost history and I didn't buy a single thing online. Somehow, I feel I missed out on the true spirit of month-before-Xmas
Landed at LaGuardia. En route to IBM analyst event in Stamford CT.
Part of the trick of being an IT industry analyst is finding a steady stream of new angles on the same ol same ol.
Trying to get a balanced view of the day's news by reading NY Post. Sort of like using infomercials to educate self on financial options.
Told one of my more forward-thinking inq customers today they'd identified top Apache
#Hadoop wknesses: HA, multi-data ctr fed, & real-time
Don't sweat the small stuff. It's all small stuff. Nothing's the end of the world. With the wee small possible exception of Armageddon.
Being longtime IT industry analyst is a bit like being a doctor. I can't use any tech doodad without thinking far too much about its innards
Just assume the universe is indifferent to your irritation level.
I find poetry a pleasant distraction. Composing stuff in my head. Counting syllables. Every breath a beat.
@eric_andersen That security-related acq by Twitter didn't strike me as all that interesting either.
@eric_andersen Case in point.
"LinkedIn's Monica Rogati On "What Is A Data Scientist?"" (linkd.in/sxWeNY) JK--Excellent discussion consistent w/ my recent blogs
Not a whole lot of interesting tech stuff to retweet today. Lack of interesting tech, or am I getting jaded by it all?
#Hadoop inquiries today were at a brain-pummeling level of depth from customers: pricing/licensing, HA, integration scenarios, etc.
Pleasure to speak with my old bud Rajiv Kohli for a few minutes. MIS prof at William & Mary. He & I knew each other in Stone Ages: late 80s
Deleting the usual noise of "so-and-so promoted to such-and-such at this-or-that company" emails.
The "key execs leave acquired firm after acquisition" stories feel unnecessary. I'll bet most leave richer for it. Not unhappy at all.
Some tasks are palate-cleansers. You do them between other, larger tasks, to wash the taste of one from your brain before U go into next.
Social networks can be important mood stabilizers. They remind you that other people aren't you. They have other things on their minds.
"Computer Science is the Hottest Major on Campus" (bit.ly/vITGYB) JK--You don't say! Abrupt turnaround from CompSci slump of 2000s
"Larry Page-Run Google Shutters 7 More Projects" (bit.ly/tFVJyR) JK--The only 2 I'd heard of are Wave and Knol.
Speaking one's mind is a great antidote for anxiety.
Reading my email. Good thing that not much of industry importance happened over the weekend. Got enough on my Monday morning plate.
Every morning I do deep breathing. First & foremost, to calm self. And 2 counterbalance exasperation, which is wrong kind of deep breathing.
"Data Scientist: Is This Really Science or Just Pretension?" (bit.ly/vbF26h) JK--Pretentious? Moi?
Automatically deleting any email that includes phrase "Cyber Monday." Everyday is cyber-whatever with me. Nothing special about today.
WMZQ is playing contemporary honkytonky country tonight. That's my kind of country. Can't stand slick pop junk.
Shopping centers now blur into shopping centers from my childhood. Life is just a passing parade of shopping centers.
#KEXP doing a very cool "Preachin' the Blues" on classic NOLA/Delta blues. "C'mon baby let the good times roll!"
Bally's DishTV monitors are a fave inspiration for snarky tweets. I can look in all directions & see plenty of channels of cable TV kitsch.
WashPost showed several proposals for the plaza surrounding Washington Monument. I prefer the simpler, more understated ones.
McCullough John Adams bio highlights bipolar faultline of early US politics: perception U were too much in love w/England (JA) v France (TJ)
This fall IT vendor announcement season was surprisingly free of significant M&A. Expect VC funding of
#BigData startups to fuel 2012 acqs.
Gingrich's character issues not unlike Bill Clinton's. Both have self-mythologizing & self-deluding streak U see in many career politicians
Today WashPost "5 Myths About Newt Gingrich" was quite factual & fair. You could identify liberal & centrist positions over his career.
People in remote & rural regions rarely meet people unlike themselves. Hence it's far too easy to dismiss multiculturalism as affectation.
People in remote & rural regions imagine they dont need govt, till livelihood threatened. Then govt protectionism is of paramount import
Real-world experiments. To the extent you're investigating in order to sway customer behavior, it's social engineering, not true science.
Real-world experiments. Yer Next Best Action program can B yr lab. But U must have control groups & variables. Ctl var may be single rule.
Thank heavens 4 polar regions. No matter how bad winter gets in temperate zones, we can take relief in fact that somebody has it much worse
Shavedhead Matt Damon interviewed by Christiane Amanpour. Movie stars have perfect cover story. Can always claim it's for role, not balding
All-Xmas-Song-Format radio stations. They could play every cover of "Jingle Bell Rock" without repeat till Xmas. Or till we puke.
Nice Sunday morning. No yoga class. We'll go to the club and do our own. May or may not involve yoga. But will involve tuning metabolism
Blue Oyster Cult, Grand Funk Railroad, and Pere Ubu. What they had in common was they gave U more cowbell. That was David Thomas' instrument
Did a lot of yardwork and inside housework. The hot tub at the club felt good. It was a mild day.
Going to move the remaining fall leaves from my lawn in the morning. Great way to work off the feast fat that's strangling me all over.
Made mistake of accompanying my daughter at midnight to Black Friday madness at Kohl's. I really don't care that much about saving bucks.
Detroit white youth culture in the 70s was so intensively heavy metal and album-oriented rock 'n' roll it became stifling.
WRIF TV commercial (youtu.be/vhDSCFF3arM) JK--Detroit FM jock Arthur Penhallow shouted "BABY!!!" thru lips of gorgeous Kelly Harmon.
Ted Nugent "Cat Scratch Fever" (youtu.be/_N0zIMoCPW0) JK--Yeah, he's a reactionary fool, but he's been influential as all hell.
The Stooges "Gimme Danger" (youtu.be/1tp4srXRZDI) JK--1973. Raw power, plus dramatic foreboding, in an acid-punk classic.
Grand Funk Railroad "We're An American Band" (youtu.be/4GkpPqgfHMU) JK--1973. An awesomely great song celebrating rockstar excess
MC5 "Kick Out the Jams" (bit.ly/1f5Hfb) JK--1968. Original raw unexpurgated version recorded at Detroit's Grande Ballroom.
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels "Devil With A Blue Dress" (youtu.be/C5J6dvMDvQA) JK--1966. Motor City jukebox classic. Very Motown
Bob Seger & The Last Heard "Heavy Music" (youtu.be/C6QVUCbDH0E) JK--1967. Staple on late 60s/early 70s Detroit FM radio rock.
Religion's appeal diminishes to the degree that it's being programmed at you, as opposed to the more organic approach of being inspired in U
Xmas season is perilous surfing on radio. Never know when devotional seasonal song is on religious station that uses it to foist sermon on U
Three Stooges TV commercials (youtu.be/DATpxpOeCbg) JK--Even they couldn't redeem these lame oldschool commercial huckster formats
Curly Howard's tomb, in east LA (youtu.be/NW1z_0jl3RQ). Jerome Howard.
@mktgalchemist I think we might have already connected, Leyl, but I'm not sure. I'll check next week when back at work.
McCullough's John Adams bio gives ample evidence that politics in USA's early days was far nastier & more personal than it is now.
If, per Bachmann, Gingrich is most liberal GOP candidate, it just shows how far out of step they are with most Americans.
It's our 20th anniversary at this house. We moved to John Roccato Court the day after Thanksgiving 1991. The kids grew up there.
Hanging with Roberta and Nick, browsing their Google TV.
Watching "Miracle on 34th Street." Old man not crazy. If he were truly nuts, he would have tried to pass himself off as Kris Kristofferson.
Should call Xmas "Unboxing Day." Following day should be known as "Boxing for Eventual Regifting Day."
Had a thought. Let's go back to calling Black Friday the "day after Thanksgiving."
If a female host is a hostess, why is a female guest not a guestess?
People who think I only tweet about technical topics apparently don't follow my actual tweets.
John Lloyd Young won Tony 4 "Jersey Boys" in '06 (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lloy…). His cuz Donna is @ dinner here. I'd never heard of him before.
TV series spinoff leftovers. Year was 1981. Concept was "The Brady Brides." (tv.msn.com/tv-leftovers/p…). So bad, even Brady Bunch junkies wince
"40 years later, new evidence emerges in D.B. Cooper case" (overheadbin.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/…) JK--Pacific Northwest. Titanium. Aeronautics. Boeing.
"Titanium fangs? The tech behind Navy SEAL dogs" (bit.ly/usz0M0) JK--I'd be outraged if taxpayers paid more than $1 million per fang
"The underwater icicle of death" (bit.ly/tQf9nj) JK--What red kryptonite is to Superman, this is to SpongeBob.
The Macy's commercial with Justin Bieber where a bunch of guys scream like teenage girls is annoying. I mute it now. Every time.
Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from NYC. Blue sky there too.
The "towne hall"ization of malls proceeds apace. They're ripping the roof off White Flint in Maryland. C'mon Vornado: gut Springfield Mall
Longterm DC dreams do come true. We got major league baseball back. MD got its Intercountry Connector. And VA's extending Metro to Dulles
For once, I agree with Gingrich. Give undocumented immigrants humane path 2 naturalization. We want them 2 stay. Well, I, at very least, do
DRAB A complicated sunset. The grays & blues crowd the gold & red tones. The dark deck to the north trail… (cont) deck.ly/~781FL
Nice Thanksgiving morning. I give thanks for a thick newspaper and clear sky. I also give thanks for solitude to consume the former.
East, exhausted, slips/its horizon. Another/blessed November.
A complicated/sunset. The grays & blues crowd/th gold & red tones.//The dark dek 2 the/north trails layers south. They stream/unruly ribbons
Thankyou rightwing attack-ad sponsors for reminding me how much I like former VA gov Tim Kaine & would be delighted if he ran 4 nat'l office
1920s lady flapper caps. Strike me as oddly helmet-like. Did dead-doughboy girlfriends design them to honor late WW1-martyred beloveds?
Local news showing video on incendiary dangers of fried turkey. Would make splendid bonfire starter. Stuff w/leftover July 4th firecrackers?
Real-world experiment. That's what every business is. Your business model, scored against fresh customer demand. Did you predict it? Or not?
Enough work for one week.
Took great briefing from
#Mzinga: SaaS-based social network community, listening, engagement, & analytics provider with influence mining
"Rosetta Stone of IT Industry Analysts" (zd.net/rRpGqv) JK3--Would be interesting to see outsider dissect intra-firm analyst dynamics
"Rosetta Stone of IT Industry Analysts" (zd.net/rRpGqv) JK2--Analysts are definitely personalities. We have distinct styles & voices.
"Bachmann: Obama's Letting the ACLU 'Run the CIA.'" (bit.ly/vNkReE) JK--Huh? Check the Whole Foods near Langley. Any rush on vegan?
"Rosetta Stone of IT Industry Analysts" (zd.net/rRpGqv) JK--Funny. But forgot "dogged market researcher," the essence of best analyst
@softartisans No, but thanks for sending the link. Very interesting!
@softartisans I'll bet the feds have already created a super-top-secret one that dwarfs all commercial distributed supercomputers.
@softartisans The biggest virtual supercomputers will be open cloud-based public utilities in the same way that Wikipedia is.
Love Panera Bread. Their coffee, pastries, etc. Definitely in our comfort zone. And not far from home. It's our hangout.
LA Fitness didn't buy all Ballys Total Fitness clubs. Just 171, including ours (Landmark, Alexandria VA) plus Pentagon City & Loehmann Plaza
I predict that more people will get indigestion from too much family than too much food this weekend. Just a prediction.
Scoping is everything. Often, the actual work is straightforward. Fuzzy shifting scoping can make a molehill feel like a mountain. Fence it!
"Just what is middle age?" (bbc.in/uuwzT4) JK--Midlife crisis is no myth. But people have crises at all ages & developmental stages
Hugh Grant has 2 middle names (no surprise, many English guys do). But 1 of them is "Mungo." Sounds like name of goon in Steven Seagal flick
Tip to new tweeters who want me to follow them. You must tweet first. I don't follow "hasn't tweeted yet" people.
Funny when spam of business and non-business natures uses same terms. "Performance enhancement" means diff things in
#BI vs naughty contexts
Very Novemberly out there. That's not a bad thing. I'd be disappointed in a late Fall that resembled any other season. Drab is a color too.
I laugh at spams trying to sell me Rolex. For starters, word reminds me of Rolodex. For another, I need neither. Watches chafe.
Fellow member Ruth informs me Bally's Total Fitness has been acquired by LA Fitness. No opinion. Just hope they install a real hot tub.
Ted Danson, Patrick Warburton, & Nick Offerman. I'd like 2 C them team in a sitcom called "3 & Half Smug Macho Alpha Males." All crack me up
@davepell: "I wonder if journalism schools now have courses in the making of slideshow formatted top ten lists." JK--"5 Ws" on way out?
Sentiment's a quantum property. In the act of measuring it--asking someone or asking myself--the response is determined in act of responding
"Six Degrees of Separation Now Five, Thanks To Facebook" (bit.ly/unfRps) JK--Sounds empowering, but flipside is degrees of alienation
You can tell this is a slow newsweek. Those emailed IT tradepaper newsletters keep dishing out oldie moldy
#Hadoop World stories.
Didn't realize that
#Talend had diversified so far beyond its core data integration legacy. Now it's a fuller open-source SOA solution vdr
Will skip a week's cycle of "aweekstweets" & "stuff" this weekend. Why? 3 days ain't enough to make it worth aggregating. Also, I do relax
"Analytics & the Future of Batch Reports" (bit.ly/uF6IsT) JK--Only "batch" I'm thinking of at this moment is T'giving breadrolls.
Tired. I need turkey. Oh, must wait a couple of days. OK, I'll wait. I can already taste it in my fantasies.
Also check out Eve Maler's latest one, "OpenID Connect Heralds The "Identity Singularity"" (bit.ly/rTNe6R). SAML almost 10 years old.
LIfe is churn. To everything, churn churn churn, learn learn unlearn learn learn learn, and a time for learning more just to unlearn it.
Just glanced at a list we compiled in 2008 of tech reporters covering
#BI. Not a single one of those names still covering it. New group.
Data warehousing projects. Of the non-
#BigData variety. Still my bread & butter.
#CRM Next Best Action is engineering decision scenarios w/ inline analytics & rules, see how biz metrics respond.
Real-world experiments. It's the notion of varying independent variables in the environment, seeing what happens. Also called "engineering."
Gut feel. It's the "no data" alternative to decision making. Unless you classify churning gastrointestinals as "data." If U do, stay away
Fred MacMurray was great actor, anybody who saw "Double Indemnity" will attest. Why do I remember him best for "My Three Sons"? Shame on me
The usual pre-Thanksgiving drop-off in interesting tech news stories. Kind of relaxing. Won't last.
Telemarketers who call with "can I have a moment of your time?" By default, I say, "you just did." [hangup].
"Behavioral marketing: Why Johnny can't opt-out" (tek.io/t6Th34)JK--"Opt-out" is often a trap. Nefarious marketeers frustrate you
"Cloudwashers." Good term for non-cloud companies who claim they are. What about vendors falsely passing selves off as
#BigData ? "WeeData"?
Beachnuts "Cycle Annie" (youtu.be/yWG61CocCok) JK--1964. Singer sounds like that guy from The Primitives.
The Primitives "The Ostrich" (youtu.be/5r998weOUiM) JK--1964. 45rpm. Songwriter/vocalist somebody named "Lou Reed." Not a hit.
WSJ devotes feature story to how we metabolize overeating. Media does this every year before Thanksgiving. Should also focus on overshopping
Exoplanets. For all the scientific hoopla, why has nobody figured out why Krypton exploded? I suspect it involved Lex Luthor & time machine
Three Stooges "Punch Drunks" (youtu.be/7kdVzRdUiF4) JK--Has my vote for their funniest short film of all.
Firesign Theater "Oh Blinding Light!" (youtu.be/B7f9Io9tPD8) JK--"Oh light that blinds! I cannot see! Lookout for me!"
Rage Against the Machine "Renegades of Funk" (youtu.be/tqWP1rsAMrw) JK--For Jason, who just met, photographed, & fb'd Tom Morello
Barenaked Ladies & S. McLachlan "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (youtu.be/HGVNzgUxE-g) JK--Goofy guys & angel aced this religious carol
Paul Simon "Getting Ready for Christmas Day" (youtu.be/DA81JjI40V0) JK--Edie Brickell's husband cuts Xmas record.
Tom and Jerry "Hey Schoolgirl" (youtu.be/Bsqt5jXFkYU) JK--Couple of Jewish guys from NYC. Never heard from again.
Everly Brothers "Claudette" (youtu.be/j0Otk53qFwM) JK--Freakishly perfect sibling harmonies. "Wanna squeeze her 2 death"
Ricky Nelson "Travelin' Man" (youtu.be/0janfcZ8LUw) JK--Great popstar. Somehow transcended his teenybopper TV-brat handsomeness.
Tim Hardin "Lady Came From Baltimore" (youtu.be/KSu44UMcB8c) JK--A song you will sing quietly to yourself. Unforgettable.
Kris Kristofferson "Me and Bobby McGee" (youtu.be/bEDPsgXzhsI) JK--1968. Demo. Spare. Calm. Gripping.
"Google Future Tech: 10 Coolest Google R&D Projects" (bit.ly/tTn7r3) JK--Noble endeavors, all. Many cashburners, no obvious cashcows
Panda Bear "Bros" (youtu.be/jwwlCSHo50o) JK--You get pulled so deeply into this hypnosis that you barely realize it lasts 10 minutes
Panda Bear "Comfy In Nautica" (youtu.be/25_gjUbvqNg) JK--Cyclic structures, deep vocal self-multitracking, narrow tonal, reverb-y
Grizzly Bear "Ready, Able" (youtu.be/Puph1hejMQE) JK--Listen for yourself. You don't expect this to envelope you. Till it does.
Listening to Grizzly Bear "Ready, Able" from "Veckatimest." Many of these songs sail on loose jointed structures. Which feel agile & organic
@reinventyrself: "Respect yrself & others'll respect U" - Confucius JK--"Respect yrself too f-ing much & others'll h8 yr guts" -- Goofus
@corrietweets: Acting: power to convince large group of well-off strangers that u R a King, when u R, in fact, lowest-paid person in room
Web 1.0--obsolete. Web 2.0--ho-hum. Web 3.0--still evaluating. I probably won't migrate till they ship 1st svc pack. Nah, wait for Web 3.1
"'Earliest' evidence of human violence" (bbc.in/sKK4Vl) JK--Neanderthals got into barroom brawl. One called the other a "pre-hominid"
Fleet Foxes "The Shrine/An Argument" (bit.ly/sBLf54) JK--Must re-tweet immediately. Watch this stunning animation by Sean Pecknold.
I still covet that sleek silvery Jaguar that Egidia I saw by glinting nighttime illumination at 65mph along I-395 this weekend. Car lust!
Tonight we had a smoothie to remember! Creamy & rich. Don't recall what they put in it.
High-unemployment economy. If we include every idle person who is in the "Occupy" movement, might claim everyone's in chosen occupation.
Local radio station plays continuous Xmas songs for next 6 weeks. Seems every carol's been covered by 40,000+ contemporary artists.
As November days go, it could have been worse. The rain was just heavy drizzle really. And the temps mild. Not much wind. Not a bad one.
Double congrats 2 Justin Verlander for winning both AL MVP & Cy Young. Rare distinction in baseball history. Detroiters everywhere salute U!
WashPost columnist Chris Cillizza calls it: Obama will obviously be re-elected. His base remains solid. GOP candid8 follies will be footnote
We need to cook up some Thanksgiving carols. We've already gorged on Christmas musical feasting on the airwaves before yuletide's begun.
I love how Facebook calls every post, no matter how few characters, a "story." I've told countless such "stories" in my life & times.
I've now been friended on Facebook by two-third of Young Marble Giants' original line-up. Where's that vocalist to cement the triangle?
"Facebook's oversharing flap: Much ado for tech news junkies only?" (zd.net/rF9QlQ) JK--Who's not a news junkie these days?
Fleetwood Mac (Danny Kirwan) magically energized a bare-tree winter landscape with that song. One of my all time favorite moodsetters.
Canadian marketing pros: catch me keynoting on
#CX customer experience mgt at CMA Analytic Conf, Jan 18, Toronto.
Fleetwood Mac "Bare Trees" (youtu.be/mtYfKe1-0Pw) JK--That's what it is outside my window. Wish we had that lovely fog on LP cover
Interviewed by Vangie Beal of Customer Experience Exchange ezine re article on
#CX customer experience management. She's in Nova Scotia, BTW
Black is the new absence of light. White is its new presence. Is there something to that effect in Genesis?
#BigData. OK so U found big correlation in big database w/ big honkin' statistical tools. Where's yer Big Causation, bigshot Data Scientist?
Customer retention. Sometimes it's as simple as the right word at the right moment. Relationships of all sorts hang on this "minutiae."
Sense of humor. Everyone actually has one. It's sometimes just an issue of not being able to sense the humor in others' senses of humor.
"Indian Summer." It's when Fall in North America temporarily "falls back" to Summer.
"eBay Buys Recommendation Service Hunch 2 Improve Buying/Selling" (tcrn.ch/sNMpyy) JK--Supports "taste graph" of user-interest recoms
@mattproper: Hey Adele, how would you like it if I followed you and sang the same song everywhere you went??
I don't think of digital gadgets as failing or not failing in the market. They are ephemeral products in a fashion-driven market. Born2die
"Top Tech Failures of 2011" (bit.ly/szNTK6) JK--Humbug. Lots of failed gadgets, one failed CEO, & one web provider that hasn't failed
Never once during the past 5 blogposts did I succumb to the temptation to link to youtu.be/2IlHgbOWj4o . "Poetry in motion"
Nothing helps me compose myself better than composing a few choice words.
@wattsteve Thanks! Clearly, I mull this stuff constantly.
That's a wrap on the "data scientist" blog series. Hope y'all enjoy.
New blogpost: "Data Scientist: Is This Really Science or Just Pretension?" (bit.ly/sdWXtV)
McCullough Adams bio depicts widower TJefferson carrying on w/married ladies in Paris. Strains credulity 2 think he didnt sire slave's kids
I cannot think of a single instance of video killing a radio star. Supposed video stars Buggles had exactly 1 video & zero radio airplay
A "rant" is unfocused vitriol spewed by someone who has only a shred of a clue at best.
Bill Maher is essentially what Andy Rooney might have been if Rooney had chosen 2 gripe about the things that truly matter--& thought deeply
Reading Bill Maher "rants" in Newsweek profile. Not rants at all. Precise, perceptive observations expressed with pugnacious Irish guts.
Listening to Bangles "If She Knew What She Wants" overhead outdoors at Springfield Plaza. My fave Southern Calif girl-pop group of all time.
Trader Joe a-hoppin' with pre-Thanksgiving foodbuying frenzy.
Katy Perry "Last Friday Night." Sounds like singing "husker du." After the Radiohead mention, and Russell Brand nuptial, nothing surprises
Muppets on SNL last night with Jason Segel. They should become regulars. Would be first nonhuman notready players since Gilbert Gottfried.
"Roads only straight in prayer"? Pray tell, whatever do you mean? We often say somebody going straight to heaven or straight to hell.
CNN Zakaria some pundit sez roads straight in dict8rshp, curvy in democracy. Disagree. Roads only straight in prayer. Dict8rshp jaggd/crookd
@WilliamKeck No. I still haven't seen those Facebook "timelines."
@VanessaAlvarez1 OK. I don't read much in depth after hours. I give my attention permission to roam in evenings. That's obvious.
It's not that
#Hadoop is necessarily sleep-inducing. But it can get so tech-deep so quickly that it's best explored on full tank of caffeine
@rwang0 You are quite right. To the extent that you and others find your self-interests overlapping persistently, those are your "friends."
RIP Lee Pockriss. Wrote "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini." Made millions from it. Made me switch the station every time.
Arlington Diocese continues to discourage/prohibit girls as altar servers. So, bishop, where are your future nuns coming from?
Coconut water coming into the US market. When I tried it in Indonesia, I found it had a (umm) laxative effect. Last thing I actually needed
Obama has raised more than the 8 top GOP challengers combined. That indirectly speaks to the establishment's lack of confidence in GOP field
Warren Buffett now seems to focus on buying large-cap blue-chips. Is "Oracle of Omaha" simply aping your run-of-the-mill mutual fund?
WashPost article about book on DC's vanishing architectural heritage. I love walking DC streets: cool buildings in almost every block.
Society is an elaborate sorting mechanism: each to their respective niche. Actually, any ecosystem is.
This stuff is too good to go uncommented: Herman Cain think that in Cuba they speak a language called "Cuban."
The High Numbers "I'm the Face" (youtu.be/4sUPeTJpC9s) JK--Another sensational one. Begins a bit like Yardbirds, but it's pure Who.
The High Numbers "Leaving Here" (youtu.be/HYGYbFwmHzQ) JK--This is a great one. They should have re-recorded this as The Who.
That is one extraordinary film of The Who just before they became The Who.
The High Numbers "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" (youtu.be/hflF6YCsqbs) JK--1964. Obscure buncha Mods. Went & changed their name to "The Who."
Sinead O'Connor "Mandinka" (youtu.be/5QFPfSfLi-Q) JK--Apparently, she is a reverend in some religion now. No idea which.
The Singing Nun "Dominique" (youtu.be/U4sp-LFY9uo) JK--1963.Birth name: Janine Deckers.
Air "Cherry Blossom Girl" (youtu.be/mqKI8_S8Vz8) JK--French electro-melodic duo always keep a slight edge to their mixes.
Stereolab "Wow And Flutter" (youtu.be/BkpXoM0D-Pk) JK--I simply love the French accented texture of Laetitia Sadier's vocals
Charlotte Gainsbourg "Time of the Assassins" (youtu.be/-RSRmQ6WiUU) JK--Collaboration with Beck.
Serge Gainsbourg, "Le Poinçonneur des Lilas" 1959 (youtu.be/E8ZCvYg5-ZQ)
Gainsbourg et Birkin "Je t'aime moi non plus" (youtu.be/O9IvYeFusVg) JK--Extraits du début d'une vidéo enregistrée à Paris en 1969
Roy Lichtenstein discussing his pop art style (youtu.be/tPBNaTqAsV4) . I love his attention to line.
Marcel Duchamp interviewed on British TV in 1966 & 1967 (youtu.be/7CFQY0Yf1iI) JK--Provocateur artistique!
Salvador Dali - Mike Wallace interview 1958 (youtu.be/XhyHlKHIeZY) JK--What's most surreal is the cigarette ad's detailed claims.
Listening to Queen "Fat Bottomed Girls" on local radio (youtu.be/VMnjF1O4eH0). Guilty pleasure. Spinal Tap musta been satirizing this
I avoid commenting directly on YouTube. Comments there often "that sux" moronic. If I say sumthing sux, I use mor syllables. I got standards
Abigail Adams' 1st impressions of Holland in 1785 similar to my own in 1994: flat clean orderly pleasant prosperous cordial industrious.
Back in the day,
#NextBestOffer was "Would you like fries with that ?" I long for those simpler days.
Cant believe Fox News debating whether Trump should re-enter '12 race. Perhaps GOP should hire seancer 2 see if Willkie's ghost interested.
Cynicism is a form of prejudice. The tendency to assign base motives to others and read those into their actions irrespective of the facts.
WSJ ignores fact that Livonia quite industrial then and now. Several auto plants. Extensive industrial strip btwn Schoolcraft & Plymouth Rds
That long stretch of 5 Mile Rd from Levan to Farmington, passing Roperti's was my prime bicycling path growing up. I would whip at top speed
Funny how WSJ describes my hometown Livonia. As if subdivisions of recent vintage. Was already quite built out when we settled there in '62
Roperti's Turkey Farm on good ol 5 Mile Road in good ol Livonia, Michigan gets front page in today's Wall Street Journal. Spare my beloveds!
When should a "perspective" be upgraded to a "philosophy" & when downgraded to a "mentality"? Discuss amongst.
News values. If it bleeds, it leads. I like bleeding edge, but loathe bloody edges. So I read backpages & stick leadpages in circular file.
Samuel Beckett "Krapp's Last Tape" (youtu.be/yOUf5etSTRo) JK--Patience, patience. Drip, drip. Blink, blink. Cough, cough.
Chief scientist role at tech vendor. Sorta like "writer-in-residence" at a college. Are they actually doing science/writing in residence?
The Wall Street Journal's weekend edition is one of the best newspapers ever published. Far better than most papers' Sunday editions.
What's essential to Woody Allen's cinematic style is that he works fast & unfussy. He flubs as often as he succeeds, but is all of a piece.
WashPost mentions "critical disappointment" w/ Allen's 1980 "Stardust Memories." Bah! I loved it on first view & it's still one of his best
Plan to watch the 2-night Woody Allen retrospective on PBS. Filmmaker has become a genre unto himself.
Glowing reviews for "The Descendants." Must see. Cinema-goers fall into 2 camps: larger camp sees as new Clooney pic, smaller as new Payne