Saturday, February 26, 2011

Stuff I stuffed in a time capsule to launch into interstellar space February 20-25 2011

SAP Makes Life Easier for Patients and More Efficient for Healthcare Providers Through New Technology

IBM, Nuance to apply "Watson" technology to healthcare

New IBM appliance extends enterprise security

Seven Breakthrough Sentiment Analysis Scenarios

Watson & the Future of IT

IPv4: The Long Goodbye That Could End in Disaster

Facebook's Social Authentication Needs More Work

IBM's Watson Heralds Future of Computing

The semantic Web gets down to business

Sentiment analysis comes of age

Brain behind IBM's Watson not unlike a human's

Bill would prohibit Internet 'kill switch'

IBM's Watson 'Our New Computer Overlord' in 'Jeopardy'

Facebook Cheers Cloud, ChaCha, Salsa Smartphones

Essential Skills for the Information Worker

Bringing Agility to Business Intelligence

12 Worst Tech Predictions Of All Time

IBM's Watson makes it official -- humanity is toast

Enterprise vendors Oracle, SAP, and IBM embrace 'innovation'

Seven reasons network management needs IBM's Watson

AlienVault Unified SIEM Bundles Security Tools For MSPs And Enterprises

IPv6 And DNS On The Interopnet

IBM's Watson: A Watershed Event For Information Technology--And For Society

Cerf: Future of Internet doesn’t include an IPv7

Yahoo to open-source cloud-serving engine

IBM Watson Team Takes Your Questions

Internet Pioneer Wants to Take Net Off Planet

Can Anyone Afford an IBM Watson Supercomputer? (Yes)

Android Leapfrogs iPhone on Gesture UI

Visions of a Future Chock-Full of Chips

The 10 biggest LinkedIn annoyances

Gadgets Rule the 'Connected Society'

Practitioners Detail Evolution Of SIEM Deployments

Researchers Store Data in Flash Memory Under Low-Voltage Conditions

SSDs Prove Tough To Erase

CardSpace, we hardly knew ye

10 Steps To Open Government

Democratizing the ESB Market

6 cool things learned from the National Broadband Map

Microsoft Rolls Out On-Premises Dynamics CRM 2011

Why CardSpace was abandoned

The Evolution of CRM Communication Channels

Amazon Launches Streaming Onslaught Against Netflix

Amazon Bolsters Video Streaming


HP-Vertica deal raises new questions in data warehouse database market

NoSQL Databases Go Mobile

Healthcare Heads Toward The Cloud

10 Ways Facebook Is Destroying Your Life

Facebook: The Ruiner of All Things

Enterprise IPv6 Transition

Service Oriented Architecture Demystified

Grab some REST with your SOAP

Enterprise vendors Oracle, SAP, and IBM embrace innovation

expressor releases Standard Edition

OpenText's acquisition of Metastorm: catching up

Dumbest tech marketing stunts of all time

Egyptian father names newborn daughter Facebook

Can anyone afford an IBM Watson supercomputer? (Yes)

HP earnings: Profits rise but outlook misses

Has Data Become a Four-Letter Word?

By-Group Processing, the R data.table and the Power of Open Source

The Business Technology Revolution in 2011

SAP Adds New Analytic Applications for Industries

Openbravo Introduces Agile ERP with Openbravo 3

SAP Unveils Future of Analytics: Real-Time, Mobile, Social

SAP Announces Blockbuster BusinessObjects Upgrade

The IPv6 Imperative

11 Uses for Watson

IBM's Watson could usher new era in medicine

Can anyone afford an IBM Watson supercomputer? (Yes)

SAP bets on in-memory, mobility in new BI suite

SAP set to unveil complex-event processing software


The Beginnings of the Next Big Thing

Search-Based Applications: Smoke and Mirrors or Real Innovation?

Cold Fusion: It May Not Be Madness

The Evolution of CRM Communication Channels

3 Human Obstacles to CRM Success

SAP Streamwork Now Supports Open Programming Standard Opensocial

National Broadband Map Crippled by Data Flaws

Oracle Unveils Health Care Analytics Application for Supply Chain

Reader's Digest, OrganizedWisdom Team Up on Health Expert Search

Global CIO: SAS Takes On IBM, As IT Meets Marketing

Domain Names Won't Matter in the iPhone/Watson Age

HP's challenge: Move services upstream

IPv6 And DNS On The Interopnet

EMC Recognized for Continued Innovation In Data Warehouse Industry

Cisco, GE Combine Location-Aware Tech to Track Patients, Equipment

How to Enhance Existing Applications with Embedded Analytics

Data Warehouse Evolution to Reach Critical Mass

Retro browser war: IE6 vs. Netscape in 2011


RSA: Microsoft vs. Google--Mobile vs. Cloud--Anonymous vs. HBGary Inc.

3 Smart Social CRM Things You Already Do

Enterprise Sales Not Enough to Keep HP Humming

How to Build a Collaborative BI Architecture

Modems in the Movies: The Early Years

Army of Fake Social Media Friends to Promote Propaganda

Facebook Privacy: 10 Must-Know Security Settings

Global CIO: HP CEO Apotheker Is Betting The Farm

I Want My Smartphone

IT Predictions Through 2015

Darlene Storm: Google face search to use social network photos

Around the World: Mind-controlled car does exactly what you think

Amazon unveils tools to ease complex cloud development

Eleven things we'd like to see in the next iPad


Inside IBM's Watson: The Hardware Muscle Behind the Machine

Google Unofficially Declares War on Content Farms

NASA: Humanoid Robot Launching Into Future

Big Data, Big Open Source Tools

Aweekstweets February 20-26 2011: the week I gratuitously tweeted in faulty Indonesian

Workflows. In adhocracy, workflow isn't something you model. It's a mess you shovel into some coherent pile. Is a blizzard a "flake flow"? 2 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Reviewing industry faces-I-know in Facebook so that next time I encounter them in "wild" I'll know I know them so I won't make fool of self 15 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. I'll grant them the "arts," but what's with the "sciences"? Call it innovative tech applications. 29 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Waiting for out-of-town friends to finish tour of Virginia wine-tasting opportunities. So we can party at nice Vietnamese restaurant nearby 33 minutes ago via TweetDeck

WSJ piece on "aerotropolis" & the "new Silk Road." I feel emerging postmodern catchphrases on the verge of being hammered superhard. about 5 hours ago via txt

Advanced analytic in-db #EDW platforms. Rather than pursue prprietry algorthm librry arms race, vendrs should focus on open sorce "R" models about 5 hours ago via txt

"Flo" on the Progressive commercials. She's great, but before she jumps the shark they need to give her a steady male foil. A clueless dude. about 5 hours ago via txt

Kelly Clarkson. She has never become anyone's "idol." Just a reliable performer on the pop charts with decent quality material. about 5 hours ago via txt

"Paid programming." Usually a reliable marker of laffably awkward oldschool TV marketing pitches. Real commercials these days slick & smart. about 5 hours ago via txt

Madison. This standoff is going to last months. Spring warmup will transform the isthmus into a lefty hippie frat absurdist sit-in happening about 5 hours ago via txt

Next best action driven from deep historical cust intel in #EDW. Think long & hard before load all email clickthru histry. Expensiv storage! about 5 hours ago via txt

Next best action in social #BPM. Identifying optimal response frm real-time crowdsrcng doesnt make U any less responsble 4 outcome. U decide about 6 hours ago via txt

Next best offer. How often do or should U update your models & rules? Real-time may be overkill if customer needs and/or your offers simple. about 6 hours ago via txt

Roz Chast's great "The Last Thanksgiving" cartoon in Nov22 New Yorker. Society of fussy eaters can be hospitality-hostile. "No, thanks" about 20 hours ago via txt

Just ripped a poem from New Yorker for future reference. Nick Laird "Epithalamium" 1-24-11. "You're bubble wrap to my fingertips." Waterloo! about 20 hours ago via txt

Glengarry Glen rules: world is closers vs losers. BTW, Mamet, Baldwin, where are your Oscars? nominated? not good enuff pals: YOU'RE LOSERS! about 22 hours ago via TweetDeck

AlanSee Remember the Glengarry Glen Ross speech? ... you're a closer ... so have some coffee ;-) Friday, February 25, 2011 4:01:31 PM via TweetDeck Retweeted by you

Amazing. So many of the Twitter fiends who want to rock my SEO & help make $ are attractive young women. Anybody done correlation analysis? about 22 hours ago via TweetDeck

Diff intros in diff media. I always start phone calls "Jim here." I sign emails "Jim." I in-fix "JK" inside some tweets. But no ID in FB upd about 22 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Google Revamps Its Search Engine" ( JK--Had they ever "vamped" it? Eyeliner, glossy lipstick, fishnet stockings? Friday, February 25, 2011 4:17:44 PM via TweetDeck

"NASA: Humanoid Robot Launching Into Future" ( JK--Bot boots pronouncing "billions & billions" in Saganese dialect Friday, February 25, 2011 4:12:30 PM via TweetDeck

"Google ...Declares War on Content Farms" ( JK--SEO evil? Sow farm-germinated content weeds into search results? Friday, February 25, 2011 4:10:59 PM via TweetDeck

"Bet the farm." Oh....I guess you're betting your server farm on some new online strategy. Yeah, OK, metaphor's organic to IT. Go for it! Friday, February 25, 2011 4:08:21 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Head Like a Hole by Nine Inch Nails from Pretty Hate Machine JK--Trent Reznor up for Oscar. Co-scored "The Social Network" Friday, February 25, 2011 4:06:47 PM via TweetDeck

Here's the part of the day/week when I start to gradually unclench every muscle, sinew, & fiber. Friday, February 25, 2011 4:04:48 PM via TweetDeck

No, this photo is not my son. It's me 30 years ago. For my actual son, now (roughly same age as me then), try @jasonkobi Friday, February 25, 2011 3:19:35 PM via TweetDeck

That, and "Panic in Detroit." Especially "Panic in Detroit." We Detroit-area kids interpreted that in a whole different light. Friday, February 25, 2011 3:11:03 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Suffragette City by David Bowie from ...Ziggy Stardust JK--Iconic glam-rock song. Makes me nostalgic for junior high Friday, February 25, 2011 3:10:06 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Louder Than Ever by Cold War Kids from Mine Is Yours JK--I'm noticing pattern. Every new 2011 LP release is awesome! Friday, February 25, 2011 2:53:11 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes from Helplessness Blues JK--Great moody dormroom music. Chicks've bin sed 2 dig it Friday, February 25, 2011 2:33:53 PM via TweetDeck

Yes, indeed, hefty windy gusts, and physical junk mail trying to sell me on someone's One True Religion. Let's watch it fly! Friday, February 25, 2011 2:23:52 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Callin' Out by Lyrics Born from the album LIVE at KEXP Volume Two JK--My favorite rapper. Period. Just makes me rap Friday, February 25, 2011 1:38:56 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Into My Arms by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds from The Boatman's Call JK--Voice w/ gravitas leavened with quirky beauties Friday, February 25, 2011 1:21:54 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Bring It on Home to Me by Sam Cooke from The Best of Sam Cooke JK--Voice with so much smooth soul it's almost sinful Friday, February 25, 2011 1:17:33 PM via TweetDeck

Quick carbohydrates & creamy peanut butter. All my brain & body need. For now. Friday, February 25, 2011 12:31:34 PM via TweetDeck

Amazing. Even with extended patch of spring-like warm temps there is still a stalwart month-old little blizzard-remnant pile out front Friday, February 25, 2011 12:17:14 PM via TweetDeck

"HP CEO Apotheker Is Betting The Farm" ( JK--What? HP is in agribusiness? Why was I not prebriefed on this? Friday, February 25, 2011 8:53:37 AM via TweetDeck

"Closing the loop." That's what makes me happy. Few discussions R ever truly at an end. But closing the loop--responding--is good etiquette Friday, February 25, 2011 8:51:13 AM via TweetDeck

Charlie Sheen. Can't they just carry on as one and a half men? Or perhaps two men, one of whom is playing with half a deck? Friday, February 25, 2011 8:39:38 AM via TweetDeck

Listening to Arthur & Yu "The Ghost of Old Bull Lee" from "In Camera." One of A&Y's many strikngly original reconstructd neo-Americana songs Friday, February 25, 2011 8:09:32 AM via txt

Listening to Tom Waits "16 Shells from a 30-Ought-6" from "Beautiful Maladies." One of his many extraordinarily potent compositions. Rattler Friday, February 25, 2011 7:53:47 AM via txt

I've seen 7 of the 10 best picture nominees this year. I'm rooting for "Social Network," Natalie Portman, Colin Firth, and Darren Aronofsky. Friday, February 25, 2011 7:50:49 AM via txt

Putting a petabyte EDW plus full suite of BI tools on a tablet computer? Cost effectively? As personal productivity tool? Not so farfetched. Friday, February 25, 2011 7:40:44 AM via txt

Google Docs tool to move Microsoft Office files to Web-based alterna-apps. Cool. Wasn't hard ages ago to make transition from WordPerfect. Friday, February 25, 2011 7:30:00 AM via txt

Sequels. If Hollywood studios could show reruns and trick us into paying full ticket price the next time it plays our multiplex, they would. Friday, February 25, 2011 7:24:09 AM via txt

WSJ article on expanding psychiatric definitions of "service animal." At what point do we draw the line? Petting anything alleviates blues Friday, February 25, 2011 7:16:23 AM via txt

WSJ article on formation of new political parties in post-Mubarak Egypt via Facebook. Apparently, "like" is the new petition signature. Friday, February 25, 2011 7:13:01 AM via txt

"Muka," not "cara," means "face" in Indonesia. Spanish keeps struggling word-by-word, to assert self as my primary 2nd language. Friday, February 25, 2011 7:00:25 AM via txt

Watching Weezer video of 90s classic "Buddy Holly." Wait for it: some punk kid will do a snarky dorky guitar cruncher called "Rivers Cuomo." Thursday, February 24, 2011 5:15:14 PM via txt

Definitely time to reinstate Gadhafi back onto international pariah list. I'll bet he had good laugh or 3 when normalized a few years ago. Thursday, February 24, 2011 5:14:29 PM via txt

Libyan air force bombing protesters in Tripoli. In US, we march on Natl Mall 2 redress grievances. Libya strafes grievances into mass graves Thursday, February 24, 2011 5:13:36 PM via txt

Univision. El Gordo y La Flaca. Wardrobe outfitted El Gordo with lame leftover 80s power tie, La Flaca w/tinkerbell version of 60s miniskirt Thursday, February 24, 2011 5:13:18 PM via txt

"Facebook Privacy: 10 Must-Know Security Settings" ( JK--No. It's not the Facebook passwords of your 10 worst enemies Thursday, February 24, 2011 4:10:35 PM via TweetDeck

"Army of Fake Social Media Friends to Promote Propaganda" ( JK--Hey, 50 million avatars can't be wrong! Thursday, February 24, 2011 4:09:24 PM via TweetDeck

"Modems in the Movies: The Early Years" ( JK--IMHO, Hollywood never captured romance of acoustic couplers & WATS lines Thursday, February 24, 2011 4:08:05 PM via TweetDeck

"Retro browser war: IE6 vs. Netscape in 2011" ( JK--Rolls back history to pre-9/11 pre-bubble idyliic state of grace Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:54:43 PM via TweetDeck

Fact that I gravitate to articles on frequency-hopping spread-spectrum RF tech has absolutely nothing to do with those Hedy Lamarr photos Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:44:16 PM via TweetDeck

"Nine Ways to Enhance the Customer Experience" ( JK--Good one from #Forrester #CRM cust service analyst @kateleggett Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:42:09 PM via TweetDeck

@scotthumphrey #TDWI Swoyer definitely is. And has been for several years. Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:01:16 PM via TweetDeck in reply to scotthumphrey

Fair number of initial next best action case studies outsource model devel (predictive, segmentation, etc.) to consultants. Thursday, February 24, 2011 2:51:44 PM via web

Oh, so that's what Stephen Swoyer looks like. #TDWI finally publishing his photo by his byline. Surprised it took so long. Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:59:07 PM via TweetDeck

"How to Enhance Existing Apps with Embedded Analytics" ( JK--Think of advanced analytics as "future-facing biz logic" Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:10:45 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Last Train to Clarksville by Monkees from Greatest Hits JK--Never dis the Monkees in my presence. Great records all! Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:07:56 PM via TweetDeck

RT @Joab_Jackson "Amount of profanity in msgs per progr language" ( JK--If code is f*ck-intensive, correlate to buggy? Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:06:03 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Hey Unbelievers by Robbers On High Street from the album Hey There Golden Hair JK--Sounds a bit Alex Chilton-y. Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:02:43 PM via TweetDeck

Reviewing and commenting on forthcoming #Forrester @bevelson report on BI trends 2011-12. Excellent stuff Boris. Thursday, February 24, 2011 12:59:34 PM via TweetDeck

@Stefania_Rohrb What makes you think I care who looks at my Facebook profile? Thursday, February 24, 2011 12:46:55 PM via TweetDeck in reply to Stefania_Rohrb

@GuyKawasaki "How mummies work"? Don't tell me the undead are coming back to life & taking our jobs. Letting sleeping ghouls lie! Thursday, February 24, 2011 12:36:24 PM via TweetDeck in reply to GuyKawasaki

@RforBusiness That was far from my most embarrassing longhair photo. For while, I parted my shoulder-length down middle. Tres Wayne's World Thursday, February 24, 2011 12:35:21 PM via TweetDeck in reply to RforBusiness

@SonyaRuzheva Whoa! Being as how you & @NeilRaden set me up, I must ask: Is that you doing the tango in your Twitter photo? Thursday, February 24, 2011 12:33:50 PM via TweetDeck in reply to SonyaRuzheva

@nselby Reminds of funny title for Wm. F. Buckley book (ref his editorship at National Review mag): "Cancel Your Own Goddamn Subscription!" Thursday, February 24, 2011 12:32:49 PM via TweetDeck in reply to nselby

RT @kexpplaylist: Bonnie and Clyde by Luna from Penthouse JK--Lucien Gainsbourg...cover ( Thursday, February 24, 2011 11:59:35 AM via TweetDeck

Interviewed by Alan R. Earls, a freelance reporter doing a story on real-time #BI for Thursday, February 24, 2011 11:56:35 AM via TweetDeck

Favorite spam headline of the day: "90% off local restaurants!" Essentially, you expect us to eat our neighbors out of business. Thursday, February 24, 2011 11:39:46 AM via TweetDeck

Dance card's filling up. Too bad I never learned to dance. Thursday, February 24, 2011 11:33:37 AM via TweetDeck

@kexpplaylist #kexp How Soon Is Now? by The Smiths JK--Penyanyi ada cara putih. Orang "bitchy" menyanyi dalam bahasa inggris. Suka "mope" Thursday, February 24, 2011 11:28:22 AM via TweetDeck

@kexpplaylist #kexp Dan Sebenarnya by Yuna JK--Penyanyi ada suara enak. Menyanyi dalam bahasa melayu. Hidup sekarang dengan @loserboy di NYC Thursday, February 24, 2011 11:24:55 AM via TweetDeck

Wow! I just saw Sarbanes-Oxley mentioned in a customer inquiry request. Blast from the past! Nostalgia for the 2000s. Not! Thursday, February 24, 2011 10:51:40 AM via TweetDeck

@acroll #strataconf Tons to discuss. We could go for days on end. Don't get me started. Actually, do get me started. Please. Thursday, February 24, 2011 10:41:06 AM via TweetDeck in reply to acroll

@RforBusiness My Twitter photo is now a hard pointy stare. From 30 years ago. Essentially, 22-year-old me doing 1,000-yard stare into future Thursday, February 24, 2011 10:32:46 AM via TweetDeck in reply to RforBusiness

Had a stimulating chat with @acroll . Guy seriously knows his stuff. Thursday, February 24, 2011 10:31:40 AM via TweetDeck

Microblogging's terse compression favors blunt attention-grabbing to-the-pointedness. Discourages pointy-headedness. Be forewarned. Thursday, February 24, 2011 10:02:14 AM via TweetDeck

@SethGrimes Domain names are definitely cheapening, with radical expansion in TLDs, and funny stuff such as ".ly" tarred by Gadhafi brush Thursday, February 24, 2011 9:53:46 AM via TweetDeck in reply to SethGrimes

@nselby I use the "hey [so-and-so]" phrase to set up what, in other contexts, is called an "open letter." I've used in many contexts. Thursday, February 24, 2011 9:50:12 AM via TweetDeck in reply to nselby

@nselby And, besides, they can "hear," because TweetDeck autosyncs all my posts to Twtr, FaceBk, & LinkedIn. Boundaries btwn social blurring Thursday, February 24, 2011 9:44:51 AM via TweetDeck in reply to nselby

@nselby Who's yelling at anybody? I'm making a commentary on this, the industry commentary bus. I'm an analyst. Thursday, February 24, 2011 9:41:56 AM via TweetDeck in reply to nselby

Hey Facebook, stop prompting us to friend people who, as it turns out, have "too many friends." Quit wasting our time. Thursday, February 24, 2011 9:24:17 AM via TweetDeck

@SethGrimes But it was a good article, nonetheless. You don't put out junk, Seth. Thursday, February 24, 2011 9:22:35 AM via TweetDeck in reply to SethGrimes

OK, Facebook, quit telling me I might know Kim Polese and/or Ann Winblad. I don't. And they both have "too many friends." Thursday, February 24, 2011 9:21:44 AM via TweetDeck

"What's Next 4 Watson?" ( JK--Ask sentient beings who manage products at #IBM. Still havent heard clear product stratgy Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:45:17 AM via TweetDeck

"Domain Names Won't Matter in iPhone/Watson Age" ( JK--Insert "as much" btwn "matter" & "in"--and I agree @SethGrimes Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:42:24 AM via TweetDeck

"Reader's Digest, OrganizedWisdom Team on Health Expert Search ( JK--Rx? Nitrous oxide. "Laughter Is The Best Medicine" Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:37:29 AM via TweetDeck

"National Broadband Map Crippled by Data Flaws" ( JK--Be patient. Map's missing pieces still downloadng. Slow conection Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:34:06 AM via TweetDeck

"SAP Streamwork Now Supports Open Programming Standard OpenSocial" ( JK--Decision facilitiation? Any integ w/ BI 4.0? Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:30:58 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Emotional Weather Report by Tom Waits from Nighthawks at the Diner JK--1975. He's been classic from Day One. Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:28:15 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: The Last Living Rose by PJ Harvey from Let England Shake JK--PJ's voice has a thrilling new Celtic-ky shake in this album. Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:25:39 AM via TweetDeck

"Evolution of CRM Communication Channels" ( JK--Handy overview of CRM channel options. Pinning that baby on my wall. Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:23:38 AM via TweetDeck

"Cold Fusion: It May Not Be Madness" ( JK--Don't confuse hype with madness. Hype is cold calculation by careerists. Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:21:08 AM via TweetDeck

"Search-Based Applications: Smoke & Mirrors or Real Innovation?" ( JK--It's real. Search gone semantic, social, & BI. Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:18:33 AM via TweetDeck

"The Beginnings of Next Big Thing" ( JK--Article unfocused. Doesnt discuss "next big thing." Apart from big oil prices Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:15:32 AM via TweetDeck

"IBM's Watson Goes to Work for You: 11 Personal Apps" ( JK--Really? That's news to me. IBM's getting into apps? Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:05:39 AM via TweetDeck

I've never once thanked anyone 4 following me. It's not like they're doing me a favor. Its more like I'm doing them a favor. Quipping lively Thursday, February 24, 2011 7:44:30 AM via TweetDeck

"Thank you for being a friend." That's from the "Golden Girls" theme. But it sounds like the social media theme. Thursday, February 24, 2011 7:41:45 AM via TweetDeck

Pleasant TV-free evening. Almost a tweet-free evening as well, but I succumbed once. No, twice, if you count this one. And you must. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 11:07:04 PM via TweetDeck

Glossophilia. Go for it. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:13:58 PM via txt

@nagoodman #SAP #BI4 Really? Will they also get a copy of BW with all BOBJ suites? Wednesday, February 23, 2011 5:50:51 PM via TweetDeck in reply to nagoodman

Rootkit. Sounds like a genealogist's traveling bag. Special sniffer for nastiness in the soil of the family tree. Selective pruning tool? Wednesday, February 23, 2011 4:46:19 PM via TweetDeck

Alternate transliterated spellngs of current Libyan dictator surname ( Not unusual 2 have so many. Canonical is Arabic Wednesday, February 23, 2011 4:43:48 PM via TweetDeck

Zero-day exploit. Essentially, that's what Adam & Eve indulged in that got us into mess we're in. Original worm went viral. Apple vulnerable Wednesday, February 23, 2011 4:40:08 PM via TweetDeck

"How Are Your Hexadecimal Skills?" ( JK--Better than yours, dude! I speak hex with a thick Klingon accent! Wednesday, February 23, 2011 4:36:14 PM via TweetDeck

"Supporting Gadhafi's Libya with .ly domain: Bad idea?" ( JK--Hence, tweeting short ( or long ( is evil. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 4:32:23 PM via TweetDeck

Productivity in the connected office still revolves around moving stuff into and out of folders/boxes (virtual). As quickly as possible. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:05:52 PM via TweetDeck

Working in a windowless office day after day, you have to make your own windows. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 2:59:18 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Two Weeks by Grizzly Bear from Veckatimest JK--Crazy thought: these guys chopped up & skipping = Animal Collective Wednesday, February 23, 2011 2:41:02 PM via TweetDeck

Re today's #SAP #SAPRBT #BI4 #EIM4, I'm impressed, but looking ahead to next generation of #BW with #HANA at core + petabyte scalability. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:32:53 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Barabajagal by Donovan from Barabajagal JK--Listen again. Same underlying groove as Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:25:44 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Barabajagal by Donovan from the album Barabajagal JK--buh-RABB-uh-JAGGLE Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:24:00 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Oh! Mighty Engine by Neil Halstead from Oh! Mighty Engine JK--British singer-songwriter with deep Nick Drake vibe-voice! Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:09:06 PM via TweetDeck

RT @PoetryFound: James Franco talks to @PoetryFound about #poetry JK--OK prettyboy moviestar, get offa my cloud! Wednesday, February 23, 2011 12:47:01 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Shampoo by Elvis Perkins in Dearland JK--Digression: remember his dad in "Fear Strikes Out"? Great film from late 50s Wednesday, February 23, 2011 12:19:39 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Rebound by Sebadoh from Bakesale JK--Lou Barlow's own band more to my tastes than his DinoJr teaming with J.Mascis. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 12:17:46 PM via TweetDeck

How many distinct situational contexts can you keep open and straight in your head concurrently? Social media pushes that boundary. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 12:16:11 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Age of Consent by New Order from Power Corruption & Lies JK--My fave of theirs. Crank up the instrumental bridge Wednesday, February 23, 2011 10:45:21 AM via TweetDeck

Many IT vendor announcements are hyper-packed with nuance and context. Imagine trying to break 'em into soundbites without distortion. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 10:44:30 AM via TweetDeck

Spoke to reporter Dan Worth with v3 re #SAP #BI4 #SAPBRT announcements today. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 10:39:52 AM via TweetDeck

Reporter calling re #SAPRBT #BI4 announcements. Got my prebrief notes handy....yonder research stack over there [does a twist left back] Wednesday, February 23, 2011 10:07:44 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Sun by Caribou from Swim JK--Sun is shining this winter morning. Cold, tho. No swimming. Arctic caribou would luv it Wednesday, February 23, 2011 10:03:13 AM via TweetDeck

From my forthcoming #Forrester report: "For customers, your next best offer is the moment of truth." You committed to making them happy? Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:57:24 AM via TweetDeck

If you read too much into that last tweet, shame on you. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:54:10 AM via TweetDeck

Systems of engagement. Moments of engagement. Moments of truth. When the social clicks concurrently 4 all concerned. A beautiful interchange Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:53:26 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Mad World by Tears For Fears #KEXP JK--"The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had." Bold/crazy lyric! Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:50:33 AM via TweetDeck

@bevelson & yrs truly recently did 3-hour client preso re #SAP analytics #BI #EDW portfolio & roadmap. It's quite complex #SAPRBT #BI4 #EIM4 Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:46:53 AM via TweetDeck

Datamation. Why suddenly am I thinking of that long-defunct IT trade mag? Dull covers: men in biz suits posing awkwardly next to mainframes Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:41:27 AM via TweetDeck

"Has Data Become a Four-Letter Word?" ( JK--Yeah, I never say it in polite company. Prefer 11-letter word "information" Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:32:39 AM via TweetDeck

Yes, it has happened. I am now tweeting in my dreams. No, seriously. Other night, wuz alpha-waving in TweetDeck: rapid eye & finger movemnts Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:22:35 AM via TweetDeck

Yes, prebriefings. They often render need to physically visit the location of big product launch irrelevant. But events are fun, mind you. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:19:30 AM via TweetDeck

@marksmithvr #BI4 #EIM4 #SAPRBT I'm following just to see if there are any details that #SAP didn't prebrief us on. Doubt it, but let's see Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:18:01 AM via TweetDeck in reply to marksmithvr

"Egyptian father names newborn daughter Facebook" ( JK--Wait for it. Somebody will put new lyrics to "A Boy Named Sue." Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:16:36 AM via TweetDeck

"Dumbest tech marketing stunts of all time" ( JK--Dumb? Maybe. But were they effectve? Key criterion. Story doesnt say Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:13:54 AM via TweetDeck

Yesterday I realized I'm losing my edge. Telltale sign? I tweeted a quote from Dorothy Parker. Slippery slope to tweeting about Cole Porter. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:10:09 AM via TweetDeck

"Grab some REST with your SOAP" ( JK--I understand both acronyms, but headline makes no sense. Not even as dumbass pun. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:05:56 AM via TweetDeck

"Service Oriented Architecture Demystified" ( JK--What mysteries remain? Raised SOA corpse from its crypt? Whodunit? Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:02:07 AM via TweetDeck

@SethGrimes "Social platform" is OK. Funny how peeps've de-emphasized "collaboration." Virtual watercoolers have replaced conference tables Wednesday, February 23, 2011 8:59:30 AM via TweetDeck in reply to SethGrimes

@CurtMonash Fine with me. Are you writing up some specific doc in which this is an important issue to resolve? Wednesday, February 23, 2011 8:56:56 AM via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

"Enterprise IPv6 Transition" ( JK--Good advice. Companies everywhere are behind the 8-ball on this. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 8:55:37 AM via TweetDeck

"Jasmine Revolution"? Doesn't sound all that revolutionary, does it? Sounds like the latest frou-frou tea variety from Celestial Seasonings. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 8:50:28 AM via TweetDeck

SAP Adds New Analytic Applications 4 Industries" ( JK--Verticalization. One route to differentiation in biz analytics. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 8:37:55 AM via TweetDeck

"Facebook: Ruiner of All Things" ( JK--What is this? "Gang up on Mark Zuckberberg Day"? Poor Mark. PIle on! Wednesday, February 23, 2011 8:34:34 AM via TweetDeck

"10 Ways Facebook Is Destroying Your Life" ( JK--Who says our lives were all peachy pre-Facebook? Misery loves friends. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 8:31:42 AM via TweetDeck

That Khadaffy ducks quip wuz calisthenics, of course. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 5:16:08 PM via txt

With the crossfire in Libya, only a matter of time before ruler's defense strategy inspires headline "Khadaffy Ducks!" Tuesday, February 22, 2011 5:05:35 PM via txt

Got an inquiry today re best practice putting an "ODS on a mobile client." The fact that people R inquirng means #EDW on iPad not farfetched Tuesday, February 22, 2011 5:00:22 PM via txt

Speaking of favoring father, search 4 "Ross MacManus." Especially younger him. This UK musician cloned his face & gave 2 son Elvis Costello Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:55:22 PM via txt

I have no opinions on Oasis members. I like their stuff OK. But, as with Nirvana, I have trouble listening 2 them outside 90s hype context. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:51:03 PM via txt

No problem. Not trying 2 force-fit an amoeba into a straightjacket. Just need microbe that moves at speed of light and obeys traffic signals Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:47:19 PM via txt

Both sound fine. Use the shorter unless critical distinction requires longer. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:46:52 PM via txt

I favor my father, it's been said. I also favor whatever term works best in context. "Analytic platform"? U talking #BI #DW or perf mgt? Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:42:36 PM via txt

My new Facebook photo is even older. Proves was addicted to music while studying in college. Would've tweeted it too, if option'd been there Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:39:42 PM via txt

Ok Mr James "Sensitive Bloke" Blunt. You've won all the ladies' hearts there with your gi-tar. Where's Bluto when we need him? Smashing!!!!! Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:36:10 PM via txt

@CurtMonash It's almost exactly 30 years old. I had a full head of hair back then. It's to prove that point. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:03:26 PM via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

@hackingdata You are quite right. But is #Hbase optimized for CEP like subsecond lo-latency? Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:02:55 PM via TweetDeck in reply to hackingdata

"NoSQL Databases Go Mobile" ( JK--Will SQL fade from the cloud? Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:01:46 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: The Roller by Beady Eye JK--Excellent new one by the Gallagher dudes, ex of OASIS. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 3:22:18 PM via TweetDeck

"6 cool things learned from the National Broadband Map" ( JK--Pardner, beware of Wyoming. It's Narrowband Gulch. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 3:09:05 PM via TweetDeck

#Hadoop + #Cassandra. Hadandra? Cassoop? Help me out here people! Tuesday, February 22, 2011 3:04:01 PM via TweetDeck

#Apache #Hadoop + #Apache #Cassandra. Converge them? Former 4 batch, latter 4 real-time? All for peta-clouds with analytic & transactions? Tuesday, February 22, 2011 2:53:56 PM via TweetDeck

Taking briefing from #DataStax. Commercial tools for real-time massively scalable clusters of non-relational Apache Cassandra grids. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 2:44:54 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Second Chance by Peter Bjorn & John from the album Gimme Some JK--Great one. Catchy as hell, per PB&J best practice! Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:52:49 PM via TweetDeck

Interviewed by Linda Cole of re social BI. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:36:54 PM via TweetDeck

Today feels so much like Monday I want to slap it. But I won't. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 12:59:50 PM via TweetDeck

Whenever somebody referred to as "enfant terrible," I have to wonder: who dares change their diaper? Higher primates have nasty aim! Tuesday, February 22, 2011 12:35:36 PM via TweetDeck

@prebynski Maverick: the self-designation of people who feel uncomfortable at parties, don't socialize, but really really want to be invited Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:48:25 AM via TweetDeck in reply to prebynski

RT @sureshvittal: SAS acquires AssetLink to fill the marketing operations gap in CI platform. #enterprisemarketing Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:23:57 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Sweet Jane by The Velvet Underground JK--Languid version that Cowboy Junkies based theirs on. Not the "Loaded" track Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:19:25 AM via TweetDeck

"10 Steps To Open Government" ( JK--Let's see #Watson fathom the federal establishment. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:17:02 AM via TweetDeck

Blogging isn't dead. Writing diaries isn't either. Nor is jottng thoughts on random paper scraps. It's all simply been digitized & atomized Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:10:51 AM via TweetDeck

@joeharris76 You answered your own question. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:07:52 AM via TweetDeck in reply to joeharris76

"CardSpace, we hardly knew ye" ( JK--Closes a chapter for Kim Cameron, IdM Metasystem, etc. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:05:11 AM via TweetDeck

"20 Reasons Students Should Blog" ( JK--They should also use typewriters, write longhand, & wield slide rules. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:59:39 AM via TweetDeck

"Why You're Pissing Off Half Your Facebook Fans" ( JK--Why should you care? It's not popularity contest, or is it? Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:58:01 AM via TweetDeck

How many still-profitable IT vendors sit mouldering in the "we once wuz cool" hall of shame? Dull profitability is warm consolation. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:42:56 AM via TweetDeck

Another LOL Portlandia short clip. This with James Mercer, Colin Meloy, & Corin Tucker (plus Fred & Carrie, of course): Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:37:33 AM via TweetDeck

"Yahoo to open-source cloud-serving engine" ( JK--How is "cloud serving" different from "cloud provisioning"? Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:33:18 AM via TweetDeck

"Cerf: Future of Internet doesnt include IPv7" ( JK---Self-assembling Internet-alternative? Tell us more. GGL project? Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:30:57 AM via TweetDeck

"Seven reasons network management needs IBM's Watson" ( JK--Publicity stunt paying off. Buzz relentless. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:25:59 AM via TweetDeck

Checking email after 3-day holiday weekend. Reminding myself what the world's been up to these past few, apart from Middle East turmoil. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:24:39 AM via TweetDeck

"There's helluva distance between wisecracking & wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply callisthenics with words." Dorothy Parker Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:23:09 AM via TweetDeck

Back in my college student days, it was always "talk back to authority." Now, in my career days, it's "talk back to hype." Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:22:17 AM via TweetDeck

"IBM's Watson makes it official -- humanity is toast" ( JK--Um, no. Did jets turn our legs to toast? Who flies Watson? Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:20:37 AM via TweetDeck

"12 Worst Tech Predictions Of All Time" ( JK--It's a good day. I'm not on there. Now, let's check the obits. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:18:15 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Protection by Massive Attack from the album Protection JK--With the great lightly smoky @tracey_thorn on vocals. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:17:06 AM via TweetDeck

"Metadata Runs Amok" ( JK--No @jimericson it's opposite: metadata is dark matter keeping data cosmos from flying apart Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:15:25 AM via TweetDeck

"IBM's Watson 'Our New Computer Overlord' in 'Jeopardy'" ( JK--Inscription on master's scepter: "advanced analytics" Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:12:35 AM via TweetDeck

"Bill would prohibit Internet 'kill switch'" ( JK--Actually, Dems want 2 keep it, but sequester inside Gore's "lockbox" Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:09:35 AM via TweetDeck

"Brain behind IBM's Watson not unlike a human's" ( JK--Hate to break it to you, but IBM only employs Homo Sapiens. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:07:44 AM via TweetDeck

"Sentiment analysis comes of age" ( JK--Good piece by Elisabeth Horwitt. However, stockpicking app sounds like scambait Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:05:53 AM via TweetDeck

"Semantic Web gets down 2 business" ( JK--"It's still early going but"? When'll we stop waiting 4 this kettle 2 boil? Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:01:35 AM via TweetDeck

I'm the last IT industry analyst without a smartphone. One of the last without an iPad. Or so it feels. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:58:31 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Caught by the River by Doves from The Last Broadcast JK--This one plays like soulful Led Zeppelin power ballad. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:57:05 AM via TweetDeck

"IBM's Watson Heralds Future of Computing" ( JK--Answers are cheap. Insightful questions & probing analysis. Precious. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:53:21 AM via TweetDeck

"Microsoft Is Like Jerry Lewis" ( JK--Inadvertently funny: #IBM is "Robert Dinero." Why? Making money? U lookin' at me? Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:48:45 AM via TweetDeck

I'm expecting soon to see ultimate Twitter marketing come-on: "See How Easy It Is to Make Money Telling Others How Easy It Is to Make Money" Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:38:22 AM via TweetDeck

"Can you forecast future in 140 or less characters?" ( JK--Of course U can @KelFitz ! Here goes:"sun will set tonight" Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:07:44 AM via TweetDeck

My only Presidents Day tweet was on Gerald Ford. The only president from Michigan. But he was born in Nebraska. Under a different name. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:02:45 AM via TweetDeck

Is there such thing as being too connected? Too many other people distracting. Like yoga in hall of mirrors. Harder 2 focus on own breathng Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:46:51 AM via TweetDeck

Zimbabwe arrests 46 for watching uprisings on TV. What's next? Eliminating mentions of the American and French revolutions from textbooks? Monday, February 21, 2011 7:53:09 PM via txt

C-SPAN3. Pres. Ford first address to Congress. Aug 12, 1974. Videotape brings vivid immediacy to the moment. Ford wasn't boring. Just plain. Monday, February 21, 2011 7:25:28 PM via txt

Civil insurrections across Middle East. Reminds of downfall of Communism 20 years ago. Systemic stresses of tyrannical bloc crack. Suddenly! Monday, February 21, 2011 7:16:15 PM via txt

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dirty Work by Steely Dan JK--Only Steely Dan hit without Donald Fagen on lead vocals. David Palmer. My fave of theirs Monday, February 21, 2011 6:38:16 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Four Women by Nina Simone from The Best of Nina Simone JK--Bold racial indictment song from 1966. Still powerful. Monday, February 21, 2011 5:08:48 PM via TweetDeck

Short postings are almost subconscious & subcutaneous. They slip into stream of collective awareness in the most viral way. Get under skins Sunday, February 20, 2011 10:50:04 PM via TweetDeck

@alexwilliams Easier to get eyeballs--readers like you--to respond quickly with pointed feedback. Most feedback on blogs these days is spam. Sunday, February 20, 2011 10:46:57 PM via TweetDeck in reply to alexwilliams

Here's the thing about blogs. I'm happy to have long-form posting available & will use where appropriate. But short-form easier on eyeballs Sunday, February 20, 2011 10:44:01 PM via TweetDeck

RT @nytimes: "Blogs Wane as Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter" ( JK--And Twitter drifting into blogland thru Sunday, February 20, 2011 10:41:46 PM via TweetDeck

Decision trees ( Decision support tool spells diff btwn valid & useless predictive models. Sort variables by influence Sunday, February 20, 2011 10:39:09 PM via TweetDeck

RT @debtfreeguy "Last night I discovered a new form of oral contraceptive. I asked a girl 2 go 2 bed with me and she said no." --Woody Allen Sunday, February 20, 2011 10:33:09 PM via TweetDeck

Wall Street Journal. It actually adds value every single day. Not just the news. The features are top notch, and you actually learn stuff. Sunday, February 20, 2011 10:30:55 PM via TweetDeck

Personal finance magazine subscriptions. If you already follow all the fundamentals religiously, they become cost you can safely cut. Sunday, February 20, 2011 10:30:04 PM via TweetDeck

Warren Buffett. Closest thing we have a folk-hero in American capitalism, in terms of pure investors...i.e., non-entrepreneurs non-raiders Sunday, February 20, 2011 10:25:45 PM via TweetDeck

@ephendriks #wcm #dam #vms #bpms Right. Marketing is becoming technology-driven. Next-best offer is automated targeting inbound & outbound Sunday, February 20, 2011 10:18:58 PM via TweetDeck in reply to ephendriks

@alecsharp At least Men's Health shows men who actually look healthy. Bodybuilder mags show men who look like they're overdosing on steroids Sunday, February 20, 2011 10:17:10 PM via TweetDeck in reply to alecsharp

Money magazine. Why does it feel like I'm receiving the same advice over & over month after month? Earn save diversify rinse repeat Sunday, February 20, 2011 9:47:09 PM via txt

Remember the Icelandic volcano travel disruptions almost a year ago? Remember the BP oil spill? Funny how quickly we put disasters into past Sunday, February 20, 2011 9:28:29 PM via TweetDeck

Reading is not always an act of the conscious contemplative mind. Often, it's simply eyes scanning a field of text for some vague pattern. Sunday, February 20, 2011 5:23:53 PM via txt

Listening 2 Animal Collective "Merriwthr Post Pavilion" in entirety. Luv it. Sorta like cracked Association vinyl, w/ "Windy" skipping madly Sunday, February 20, 2011 4:59:12 PM via txt

Another book about T.E. Lawrence. I'm having trouble caring about an Englishman whose mission was to atone for all Western crusader guilt. Sunday, February 20, 2011 4:53:21 PM via txt

Hey #HP . Are you holding your annual analyst summit in the next month or two? I'm sure there's plenty of new stuff to discuss. Sunday, February 20, 2011 4:18:51 PM via web

Personally, I think it's dumb to waste a Facebook "like"on a musician in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. They've been "liked" to death. Sunday, February 20, 2011 4:07:32 PM via web

Zuning out from the 20-something relationship analysis going on at adjoining table. I'm 50-something. We're far more into portfolio analysis Sunday, February 20, 2011 4:03:09 PM via web

Predictive Darts Bullseye. At 100 paces. In a headwind. Board one-foot in diameter. Affixed to moving vehicle. Dart thrower on unicycle. Sunday, February 20, 2011 10:17:12 AM via txt

Want gameshow calld "So Why Ain't U Rich?" Contestants make predictions. Most predictive comes back year l8r. Jackpot rides on dart bullseye Sunday, February 20, 2011 10:14:08 AM via txt

I'd also like to see gameshow called CAPTCHA: contestants race to identify gnarliest looking images of words from scanned text. Sunday, February 20, 2011 10:07:40 AM via txt

That last idea would Merv Mashup, hybrdzng late TV personality's longlived cashcows: Jeopardy & Wheel of Fortune. Letter pattern recognition Sunday, February 20, 2011 10:03:49 AM via txt

Jeopardy. Would be fun if answers were from random NY Times crossword puzzle across/downs & contestants had one sec per blank letter square Sunday, February 20, 2011 10:00:48 AM via txt

Jeopardy. Irony is that game based on questioning answers, but who questions answers supplied by show rsch staff? Gameshow peer-revu board? Sunday, February 20, 2011 9:53:15 AM via txt

Budget battles grip all levels of government. What we need now is sudden & roaring economic expansion to drop from sky like deus ex machina. Sunday, February 20, 2011 9:39:15 AM via txt

Midwinter brushfires around the DC area. Wind has whipped us dry as kindling. Sunday, February 20, 2011 9:35:30 AM via txt