Friday, August 26, 2011

Stuff the earth shook loose August 22-26 2011

Why data and information management remain elusive after decades of deployments and how to fix it

HP does a 180 -- Now it's Apotheker's company

HP's eye on Autonomy means it sidesteps RDB and middleware in favor of enterprise information

Top Story: 10 Most Ridiculous Tech Lawsuits of the 21st Century
http://lm.pcworld.com/t/3217559/6187463/233270/0/

Hadoop finds niche alongside conventional database systems

Google+ introduces identity-verification badges
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/7511712/7006273/526744/0/

Dell unveils bundled Hadoop servers

OpenSocial 2.0 Spec Stresses Social Media Interoperability

Is a Streaming OS in Microsoft's Future?

Big Data: Probing global warming with object database engine
http://go.techtarget.com/r/14654311/2433922

IBM Helps Business Partners Reach New Markets With Netezza Appliances http://media.prnewswire.com/en/jsp/latest.jsp?resourceid=4712261&access=EH

GRC in the Cloud

Visual tour: The future of tablets

Twitter, Facebook light up after East Coast quake

Virginia 5.9 quake shutters reactors, disrupts cell phone service

Oracle quadruples capacity of virtualization software

Amazon Launches AWS GovCloud for the U.S. Government

Why Object-Oriented Storage Is Worth Considering

HP Strategy Faces Challenges From Oracle, IBM, SAP

HP Bombshell Has Big Data Written All Over It

Implementing MDM: Just a Technical Exercise?

The New, New HP: Infrastructure In, Consumers Out

SAP's Sybase: big data by the people, of the people, for the people

http://www.computerweekly.com/blogs/cwdn/2011/08/saps-sybase-big-data-by-the-people-of-the-people-for-the-people.html#.TlSwwTneb4Q.twitter

SAS and social media analysis

Tablet Shipments Pegged at 250 Million by 2017

http://www.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_id=11300BKW7HC4&nl=2

Personal Data Spill Shows Risk of Online Health Records

http://www.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_id=11300CTQV09T&nl=2

ENTERPRISE BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE AND BIG DATA QUIZ FOR CIOS
http://go.techtarget.com/r/14663852/2433922

Evolution Has Ossified the Internet

IBM Details Channel Plans For Netezza Data Warehouse Appliances

Amazon Goes After Cloud App Speed Bumps

Ben Golub: Big data SMAQ-down

EnterpriseDB revs up Oracle attack with new management tools

Hadoop finds niche alongside conventional database systems

In Search of Google+ Federation

Frustrations With R?

Speed Bump on the Way to Exascale Computing

Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO, Tim Cook takes the reins

Steve Jobs resigns: Now Apple's succession plan to be put to test

Jobs' departure won't diminish Apple's brand

Steve Jobs at Apple: A timeline

'Operations guy' Tim Cook gets chance to shine at Apple

EnterpriseDB adding new cloud option for PostgreSQL database

Q&A: Web 2.0 Functions Boost BI's Power

From What Works in Healthcare: Using Analytics to Improve Patient Outcomes, Billing Accuracy

Can We Trust Hewlett-Packard?

Cloud Storage A Good Match For Healthcare

Facebook, Twitter boom despite Google+ challenge

Twitter turns on SSL encryption for some users

Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO, Tim Cook Takes Over The Role

PCs Hit 'Big 30' - Next Stop, Boneyard?
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/73135.html

Amazon Goes After Cloud App Speed Bumps

Autonomy Acquisition: A Modest Start On Transforming HP

Electricity-Harvesting Device May Put Power in Your Steps
http://lm.pcworld.com/t/3220981/5553367/234431/0/

Virginia Quake Sends Social Networks Into Overdrive
http://lm.pcworld.com/t/3220981/5553367/234435/0/

Tech That Disappeared Too Soon

Paul Allen on His Love for Old Computers

Microsoft readies app submission process for Mango

New NoSQL Language Unveiled As Debate Rages On

http://visualstudiomagazine.com/blogs/data-driver/list/blog-list.aspx

Business Case For Real-Time BI Tools Rests On Data-Access Speed Needs
http://go.techtarget.com/r/14693886/2433922

'NewSQL' could combine the best of SQL and NoSQL

HP-AUTONOMY DEAL A POTENTIAL GAME CHANGER FOR CONTENT MANAGEMENT MARKET
http://go.techtarget.com/r/14695124/2433922

How to Move Beyond Simply Creating Analytics

Amazon adds in-memory caching to its cloud

A PARTLY CLOUDY FORECAST: MOVING TO A BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE CLOUD
http://go.techtarget.com/r/14688652/2433922

Why Software Is Eating the World

New NoSQL Language Unveiled As Debate Rages On

http://visualstudiomagazine.com/blogs/data-driver/list/blog-list.aspx

Business Case For Real-Time BI Tools Rests On Data-Access Speed Needs
http://go.techtarget.com/r/14693886/2433922

'NewSQL' could combine the best of SQL and NoSQL

HP-AUTONOMY DEAL A POTENTIAL GAME CHANGER FOR CONTENT MANAGEMENT MARKET
http://go.techtarget.com/r/14695124/2433922

How to Move Beyond Simply Creating Analytics

Amazon adds in-memory caching to its cloud

A PARTLY CLOUDY FORECAST: MOVING TO A BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE CLOUD
http://go.techtarget.com/r/14688652/2433922

Why Software Is Eating the World

5 Ways Google Should Expand Google+

Google Releases TV SDK

Oracle Has Fusion But PeopleSoft Lives On

IBM Unveils New Hybrid Cloud Solution for the Enterprise http://media.prnewswire.com/en/jsp/latest.jsp?resourceid=4715160&access=EH

Start-up Pure Storage emerges with all-SSD array

Understanding Big Data analytics
http://go.techtarget.com/r/14704054/2433922

The ROI Of Next Best Action: Measuring The Lift From Improved Customer Experience

Forrester Names 4 Leading Enterprise Social Platforms

Aweekstweets August 21-26 2011: the week of ‘quake & ‘cane

Selecting vintages from our extensive wine cellar to bring to our friend who's just passing through the DC area. Trader Joe's best!

1 minute ago

Well, I guess the sales pitch was effective, then.

38 minutes ago

Sorta caught up on a buncha things this week. Had to re-explain #Hadoop (vis-a-vis everything else) more often than I woulda liked.

1 hour ago

Taking a week-end breather. Deep breathing, anticipating the weekend soaker and bluster.

1 hour ago

As of this coming Monday, the new #Forrester HQ will be 60 Acorn Park Drive, Cambridge MA 02140, northwest of Harvard.

3 hours ago

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Fearless by Pink Floyd JK--Interpolating "You'll Never Walk Alone." Fearlessness is when you choose to walk alone

3 hours ago

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Fearless by Pink Floyd from the album Meddle JK--One of those vibes you must let into every pore, tickling all over.

3 hours ago

Just did inquiry from enterprise analytics pro on #Hadoop best practices. Had my best practices cheatsheet. Will publish it in report soon

4 hours ago

I've always felt queasy about the cult around Steve Jobs. It's always been focused on a guy making elaborate sales pitches.

6 hours ago

"The ROI Of Next Best Action: Measuring The Lift From Improved Customer Experience" (bit.ly/rmivZV)

6 hours ago

"CFO's Terror (on.fb.me/nPaSxQ)"

8 hours ago

Did any so-called psychics predict the East Coast Earthquake this past Tuesday? Easy way to find out. Anybody put it on social pre-quake?

10 hours ago

Wow! Yankees hit 3 grand slams in 1 game!

10 hours ago

Morning mood not always where it needs 2 B. U R permitted 2 make tiny behavioral adjustments 2 restore it 2 its former whereitneedstobeatude

10 hours ago

Several of us #Forrester analysts took a #BigData briefing from #IBM today. Mostly about InfoSphere Streams. Accent on V = velocity.

22 hours ago

And of course Base #SAS. I try to help customers to understand what stat tools, SAS and/other vendors and/or R, are best for them to license

22 hours ago

Had 2 ask #SAS again yesterday 2 clarify funct overlap, trgt users, & dependencies among EM EG RPM & JMP. Their customers ask. I try my best

22 hours ago

Outer Banks a relative thing. If washed away, outer surrender that status to the next inner layer of banks.

22 hours ago

Epicentric-spreading-ripples TV news graphics have given way 2 eye-centric northward-sliding pinwheel pix. From sudden to predicted disaster

22 hours ago

Even some vendors in the space see #Hadoop for what it is now, warts & all, not for evolving context of #Big Data ecosystem in which it fits

22 hours ago

Tysons can never be "downtown" in classic "all-hours magnet" sense. Most NoVa residents've learnt 2 avoid its snarl. Go there only as needed

23 hours ago

Towers upon which Metro Silver Line will run R going up along Rt. 7 in Tysons. Exactly what this nondescript "downtown" needs. Its own El.

23 hours ago

Toner issues with both printers at the Tysons office today. Tried to address myself. To no avail.

23 hours ago

Worked away from home office today. Did a quick McDonald's run in rain. Don't do that very often. The McDonald's, I mean. Big Mac meat so-so

23 hours ago

"Business Case For Real-Time BI Tools Rests On Data-Access Speed Needs" (bit.ly/n6kH7P) JK--CEOs aren't all that hooked on CEP.

23 hours ago

Taking briefing from #Teradata #AsterData on cool new stuff under NDA.

25 Aug

Taking briefing from #WiseWindow, provider of "Mass Opinion Business Intelligence" social sentiment monitoring dashboarding service.

25 Aug

@Brett2point0 Played "Within You Without You" on my commute this morning. Rocks my world back into equilibrium. Every time.

25 Aug

20-year-old me probably wouldn't have given a rat's patootie about #Hadoop. I was deeper into Pac-Man, at that point in my life.

25 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ooh La La by Faces JK--Trust this oldster: U don't really want 2 wish that U knew what U know now when U were younger

25 Aug

Scoping the #Hadoop market is half the battle. Once you have a clear, fair, valid scope, comparative solution analysis becomes a tad easier

25 Aug

Taking update briefing, me & @bevelson, from #Kognitio, analytical DB vendor w/ software, appliance, & SaaS offerings, in-mem & disk-based

25 Aug

Drives me nuts when two or more vendors I cover use the same project codename at the same time. Lose a second or two of focus recalibrating

25 Aug

It's really overstating the matter to say the industry was shocked by Jobs stepping down from CEO. His health issues widely known.

25 Aug

Apple minus its core. Jobs will always remain the guiding spirit of the brand, if nothing else.

25 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp My Sweet Lord by George Harrison from All Things Must Pass JK--One of few devotional songs to become massive pop hit

24 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Mozambique by Bob Dylan from Desire JK--Album that showed "Blood on The Tracks" not a fluke. Bob was truly back.

24 Aug

"Paul Allen on His Love for Old Computers" (on.wsj.com/rjohoz) JK--That's fine as long as not cryogenically preservng old programmers

24 Aug

"Electricity-Harvesting Device May Put Power in Your Steps" (bit.ly/ndKqTR) JK--So, having ants in your pants is good for the planet

24 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Coconut by Harry Nilsson from Nilsson Schmilsson JK--Song twists same phrase around same key. I tweet repeatedly

24 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Heart of the Country by Paul McCartney from Ram JK--A fun loose relaxed Paul + Linda gem.

24 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry JK--These dudes British? Coulda fooled me. Sound NewOrleans ( bit.ly/pvIMsZ )

24 Aug

I love how #KEXP Roadhouse is playing early 70s radio songs as "roots" tonight. Many of us re-rooted our rock aesthetic post-60s.

24 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Stuck In the Middle With You by Stealers Wheel from 7" JK--One of most irresistibly twangy springy radio songs of 70s

24 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Jeepster by T. Rex from Electric Warrior JK--Song I never heard back in day. Not till KEXP. As great as "Bang A Gong"

24 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rockin' Pneumonia - Boogie Woogie Flu by Johnny Rivers from 7" JK--Another great early 70s radio song updating 50s

24 Aug

The post-Jobs Apple. Will it fare as well as the post-Gates Microsoft?

24 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Hear You Knockin' by Dave Edmunds from 7" JK--Early 70s saw 50s revival. See video of this: bit.ly/q20r4r

24 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Kodachrome by Paul Simon from There Goes Rhymin' Simon JK--My fave Simon solo, and one of best LPs of the 1970s.

24 Aug

@Greendrv Thanks. Those were two non-sequitur thoughts jammed into a tweet. But somehow they felt poetically kindred.

24 Aug

I make point of not follow peeps whose sole Twitter topic is 2 thank people 4 following. "That's a lovely dress you're wearing Mrs. Cleaver"

24 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Checkout Time by Nick Lowe from The Old Magic JK--New. Country. Authentic. Awesome.

24 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Help Save th Youth of America by Billy Bragg frm Talking w/th Taxman About Poetry JK--Pls make Billy honorary citizen

24 Aug

So far this week I've caught up on a lot of transcribing of own notes, for semi-finished verbiage to go into #Forrester reports I'm writing

24 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lucky Now by Ryan Adams from Ashes & Fire JK--Lovely one from his new album, due out October 11.

24 Aug

"Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple" (on.wsj.com/nkgvIL) JK--Obviously, his legacy is secure.

24 Aug

Listening to Stuart Moxham "Unit of Desire" from "Signal Path." Love how his voice floats above a busy electronic swirl.

24 Aug

Listening to Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass "Whipped Cream" from their greatest. Lots of guys in the 60s got lots of mileage from LP photo

24 Aug

Listening to Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from "Nvrmnd." One of most exquisitely modul8d electrochrged screams of anguish ever recorded

24 Aug

Listening to The Beatles "A Day In The Life" from "SPLHCB." Reading today's news. Oh, boy!

24 Aug

Listening to Gillian Welch & Alison Krauss "I'll Fly Away" from "O Brother Where Art Thou" soundtrak. I've flown away 2 my afterwork hangout

24 Aug

Many field-proven MPP #BigData approaches remain unsung or unsingable, embedded inside one-off oper analytcs platforms or topsecret deploys

24 Aug

#SAS has a fairly extensive "R" integration throughout their modeling tool portfolio. They need to summarize & present it in unified way

24 Aug

Taking briefing from #SAS on JMP Pro

24 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Come to Mary by Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter from Marble Son JK--Gorgeous, soaring. Almost sounds devotional.

24 Aug

Did my #Forrester Q3 teleconf on measuring customer experience improvements from #CRM Next Best Action.

24 Aug

"Amazon Goes After Cloud App Speed Bumps" (bit.ly/p9Vu8T) JK--Sounds cool. Why does the story cut off?

24 Aug

Are we living in a POC? Just before the Big Bang, do you suppose somebody said to God: "Universe. Yeah, great idea, but it won't scale"?

24 Aug

Nailed the #Hadoop best practices into my upcoming #Pervasive #Karmasphere 4 webinar. Sept 7 & 8. Register: bit.ly/q56d93

24 Aug

Local news is doing fewer people-on-street interviews. They've cut back on staff & gotten lazy: just show on-air parade of peeps who tweet

24 Aug

Of course, tweeting "iPhone" in any context (Bjork-full or otherwise) unleashes a swarm of bots tweeting offers to sell me one. Buzz off!

24 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Carmensita by Devendra Banhart from Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon JK--Artist is equally cool in Spanish & English

24 Aug

Cool thing about Bjork is that she's fearless about taking creative chances that leave you puzzled, breathless, & oddly exhilarated.

24 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Crystalline by Bjork from Biophilia JK--Icelandic artiste's new LP downldable as iPhone apps simulating microbe devel

24 Aug

@todddube #BigData I'm still concerned that Apotheker seems 2 think that "software" is a market. It's not. It's a solution delivery vehicle

24 Aug

"SAP's Sybase: big data by the people, of the people, for the people" (bit.ly/oxvgED) JK--Quotes yours truly.

24 Aug

Does HP's Autonomy acq have "Big Data written all over it"? I'll believe that only if HP blends Autonomy + Vertica, and goes deep on Hadoop

24 Aug

"Amazon Launches AWS GovCloud for the U.S. Government" (bit.ly/pl7ppc) JK--No Elastic MapReduce. But I suspect only matter of time

24 Aug

Hurricane bearing down on the east coast. Just to remind us that disasters come top-down as well as bottom-up from Mother Earth.

24 Aug

After a while, it got annoying to hear people interviewed on TV reporting on how the earthquake felt. We all felt the same event.

24 Aug

Hold on! The eligibility requirements 4 ladies to get on VH-1 "Basketball Wives" include "ex-fiancee of"? Can "ex-hopeful" getcha into NBA?

23 Aug

Earthquake has occasioned temporal displacement of my Tues workout into evening hours. Watching TV news graphic of pulsating 5.8 in Cntrl VA

23 Aug

For my reading lamp to fall face forward, I bet the sharpest shock's vertical displacement was quarter inch or so.

23 Aug

This quake felt like distinctly vertical displacement of earth's crust. Like 2 sharp hammer cracks. SoCal 1992 quakes were lateral rolling

23 Aug

#businessintelligence buyers/users only (no vendors, no consultants) please contribute to our software pricing survey bit.ly/nW2hkr

23 Aug

Dear #Hadoop Wave vendors and others in this market inquiring about the Wave: Please connect 2 me only through Shannon, my RA.

23 Aug

Did the quake shake some money loose on Capitol Hill? I'll bet there's plenty under Congress' sofa. We need to scrounge for every last cent.

23 Aug

San Francisco was peaceful and tranquil, seismologically, last week. Lulled me into a false sense of geological security.

23 Aug

#Hadoop best practice: Don't install a single point of failure HDFS name-node on any location that rides on Earth's tectonic plates.

23 Aug

During that shaky 5-10 second period, my next best action was instinctive: get out of the house ASAP! I was in middle of vendor briefing.

23 Aug

I have never ever seen high-vol Twitter stream speed by as fast as the zillion tweets from me & others right after East Coast Quake. Man!

23 Aug

@maggymaggy Thanks. I'm sure tomorrow's headlines will read "James Kobielus unscathed by Eastern Seaboard quake (millions of others too)."

23 Aug

I had to walk inside and outside my house to make sure a plane or copter hadn't crashed into it. It was THAT sudden and intense.

23 Aug

Quake's bark worse than bite. My desk lamp fell forward, undamaged. A little foam monkey fell off my bookcase. I picked it up.

23 Aug

Before then, oddly, a quake (much milder) in Detroit in mid-70s. Listening to Tigers on radio one afternoon. Ernie Harwell mentioned quake.

23 Aug

Last time I experienced temblor of this magnitude was '92 in Orange County CA, twice in one morning with my then-5-year-old son on shoulders

23 Aug

#KXEN doing interesting things. Several things that I'd like to tweet about are NDA.

23 Aug

Taking refresher update briefing from #KXEN

23 Aug

Well, that #Hadoop vendor made the earth move for me today. Won't say who is was. Wouldn't be prudent. Cue Dana Carvey as GHWBush.

23 Aug

Actually, recollecting recent sense memory on VA quake: was 2-3 seconds of serious rumble, punctuated by jolt, then deep teeth-jarring shock

23 Aug

Epicenter of earthquake was 100 miles SW of me, in Louisa County, VA. I'm in Fairfax County. Sudden jolt followed by sharp shock. We're OK.

23 Aug

My reading lamp fell face down on my notes while interviewing a #Hadoop vendor.

23 Aug

Earthquake in northern Virginia. What the f?

23 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Wallingford by Damien Jurado from the album Saint Bartlett JK--From last year. Fresh emo for a new decade.

23 Aug

Join me #Pervasive #Karmasphere for webinar "Big Data: Role, Value, & Best Practices of #Hadoop" Sept 7 & 8. Register: bit.ly/q56d93

23 Aug

Often speak of "talking heads" TV commentators. Web-only equivalent are "typing hands." Sometimes, fresh comment extrudes from fingertips.

23 Aug

Those incoming-message lower-right pop-ups in Windows are semi-annoying when you're in middle of typing something & they hijack your clicks

23 Aug

Essentially, a dry run of this week's #Forrester webinar for all clients, but with a greater "quality of experience" value-add thrown in

23 Aug

Delivered webinar on #CRM #NextBestAction customer experience optimization on consulting basis to large #Forrester customer. Went well.

23 Aug

Half of analysis is simply transcribing your own notes and thoughts legibly for you to consume.

23 Aug

Strange that my WiFi connection hiccups when get text (on VZN Wireless). Are frequencies so close that cross-channel interference an issue?

23 Aug

Just reviewing one of my #Hadoop case studies. Combines Hbase, HDFS, and MySQL for various functions. Not atypical.

23 Aug

Toggling btwn #BigData tasks & #NextBestAction tasks this morning. All of this is evolution of my core #Forrester areas, not radical shift

23 Aug

@NickiCransqj175 Not talkin' 'bout those kinds of "models" sweetie, but thanks for the follow anyway.

23 Aug

What is #Oracle bought #HP PC business? Not saying it's going to happen. Just saying "what if..."

23 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rave On by Paul Burch from the album Words of Love: Songs of Buddy Holly JK--Nice zydeco-ish take on the tune.

23 Aug

Any discussions of what #Hadoop is must stay close to the bone of what the community/industry is actually making of it.

23 Aug

#Hadoop pluggable storage layer = any or all of HDFS, Hbase, Cassandra, NoSQL, RDBMS, etc, beneath the MapReduce modeling abstraction.

23 Aug

#Hadoop analytics modeling layer = MapReduce + Pig + Mahout. #Hortonworks developing MapReduce 2.0 to expand range of algos & models.

23 Aug

Thanks

23 Aug

No, that's too simple, because MPP is a scale-out approach that's at heart of #EDW and many other non #Hadoop app and middleware environmnts

23 Aug

Process logic often a combo of orchestration mode, predictive analytics model, and/or deterministic biz rules. Transforms key to analytics

22 Aug

@Greendrv Influence feeds on itself in that hall of mirrors way. You influence people who influence U & we all spread influenza far & wide

22 Aug

@drluckyspin #Hadoop All of those are apps driven and optimzed through advanced analytics.

22 Aug

@SethGrimes #Hadoop In fact, #Hadoop is, in practice, an evolving analytics modeling layer over pluggable analytics-optimized storage arch

22 Aug

"6 Enlightened Ideas Brought to You by Evil Empires" (bit.ly/papDng) JK--I suspect this means Kim Jong-Il a sttrong candidate 4 Nobel

22 Aug

@drluckyspin Haven't seen a single OLTP app of #Hadoop. Analytics are the only apps being built on top.

22 Aug

RT @MJMcKean: RIP Jerry Leiber who, with Mike Stoller, brought humor & intelligence into early rock'n'roll. Irreplaceable.

22 Aug

@SethGrimes #Hadoop #Apache Yeah, but that's irritatingly vague & overshoots mark. Says nothing about adv analytics, which is #Hadoop core

22 Aug

"Psychology of Text Relationships" (bit.ly/o1sLkl) JK--From 2004, so slightly predates today's social mania. But good analysis anywho

22 Aug

Don't tell me we're going to be searching in caves for Gadhafi for the next 10 years.

22 Aug

BTW, ask any two vendors or users for a crisp definition of #Hadoop that isn't annoyingly vague. Confused? That's part of the problem.

22 Aug

RIP Nick Ashford. He & wife Valerie Simpson wrote & produced many smooth soul hits that others took up the charts, including Gaye/Terrell

22 Aug

@webmetricsguru #socialchat Actually, my business/practitioner customers want analysts to guide in Socratic dialogue. The truth is within

22 Aug

@ocdqblog #Quote Picasso should have added that the trouble is how to stay an artist and make a living at it as you grow up.

22 Aug

@deejayChilly You actually try, and usually get the Spanish right without sounding fussy. @kurtbreighley is awesome too. I learn from him.

22 Aug

Nice thing about #KEXP deejays is that usually pronounce foreign names correctly. Case in point: @deejayChilly--"El Sonido"--EspaƱol--ahora

22 Aug

@Greendrv Your influence score calculated by Klout's #Hadoop cluster.

22 Aug

Saying analyst firms have to evolve is sort of obvious. In fact, they have evolved to occupy all niches in this particular ecosystem.

22 Aug

"Like" is essentially tweeted comment minus payload. I care more about yer quip than yer smile. Love is cheap. Piece of yer mind is precious

22 Aug

"Top 10 Science Hoaxes" (bit.ly/oNHbdQ) JK--Dont believe em for a minute. No credibilty. Evolution & global warming missing from list

22 Aug

"The History of the Net" (bit.ly/nwm9X9) JK--Poorly organized. Needs to distinguish "Before Al Gore era" from all that followed.

22 Aug

"Old Version.com: Because Newer Is Not Always Better" (bit.ly/n8lyrM) JK--Definitely needs "like" button + some moist raspberries

22 Aug

"Almost Every file format in the world!" (bit.ly/mSJMpq) JK--Almost as full of evolutionary dead ends & junk as the human genome.

22 Aug

"10 Search Engines to Explore Invisible Web" (bit.ly/cw0RSS) JK--OK, OK, curb your enthusiasm! No obvious porn search optimizer apps

22 Aug

"Aerogel: See-Thru, Strong as Steel & Lighter than Air" (bit.ly/9pK37w) JK--Wonder material, eh? Where's the "now here's the catch"?

22 Aug

"Computer Stupidities" (bit.ly/9j6apg) JK--Site apparently written by Nic Burns, Your Company's Computer Guy (bit.ly/dnGIAO)

22 Aug

StumbleUpon takes my twitter style to a new level. See something flash up: analyze and characterize it in haste. Move on. Repeat. Chop-chop!

22 Aug

"What Does Yr Body Language Say About You? How 2 Read Signs & Recognize Gestures" (bit.ly/flT74k) JK--And not get self-conscious?

22 Aug

@merv Let's hope Leiber and Doc Pomus are writing some catchy new material for all to hear when we go to that big sock hop in the sky.

22 Aug

@thetroynelson Troy, it's always cool to worry whether owning a lava lamp is key lifestyle decision. Your postmodern indecision becomes you

22 Aug

@merv Just seeing titles of Leiber-Stoller songs sets them in immediate rotation in the jukebox of your mind. Yakety Yak. Poison Ivy, etc

22 Aug

Digging the Zune software that will remain on my Windows desktop, independent of that defunct media player. Beautifully designed experience.

22 Aug

Starting to get back into appreciating network evening news. They package up high-level takeaways. Don't drown you in 24x7 talking-head nits

22 Aug

RIP Jerry Leiber. He & Mike Stoller crafted some of the most memorable early songs in rock-n-roll heaven. Their songs were among most iconic

22 Aug

Spent another day reminding people that #EDW and #Hadoop, both of which rely on MPP, are the chief approaches for #BigData.

22 Aug

Refusing 2 participate in Wave indicates vendor presupposes ultimate criteria, scales, weights, scores, & ranking. Don't assume.

22 Aug

Listenin 2 Springsteen "Born in the USA." Liberal rockr turned cool trick midway thru Reagan years. Some thought this protest song patriotic

22 Aug

Encouraging news from Tripoli. I can go short on bit.ly tweets & long on deck.ly in clear conscience. Not relying on dictator-sponsored URLs

22 Aug

Refreshing low humidity and wonderful breeze out here on my deck lounge chair. Head defintely needs a spacy place to decompress.

22 Aug

Wasn't a whole lot interesting in IT industry news today. Or maybe I skimmed it too quickly.

22 Aug

Still in process of writing up notes from my #Hadoop case studies. Distilling best practices from those.

22 Aug

Today's customer inquiries were the usual range of my usual topics. Had to declare the limits of my knowledge as much as plumb the depths.

22 Aug

Notice how the date "September 11" stings less, culture-wise, with every passing year.

22 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Here's Where the Story Ends by The Sundays from Reading, Writing and Arithmetic JK--Sorta makes ya nostalgic for 1990

22 Aug

To the extent that any one vendor is the primary committer to #Apache #Hadoop, and others choose not to, that vendor drives community.

22 Aug

@apearson #Forrester Yes. Comprehensive, accurate, deep, even-handed, useful, visionary look at the entire #Hadoop market now & near future

22 Aug

This is a market of apples & oranges in a basket called #Hadoop. No two apples are the same variety either.

22 Aug

Loved "Curb Your Enthusiasm" last night. Larry & Rosie O'Donnell competing for the same woman. Edgy,funny, thought-provoking.

22 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Want the World to Stop by Belle and Sebastian from B&S Write About Love JK--Nice, futile sentiment. Spins us dizzy

22 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Last Living Rose by PJ Harvey from Let England Shake JK--Yet another example of what an awesome poet PJ is!

22 Aug

@apearson #Forrester I will only exclude a vendor if they provide info that would indicate they do not meet the inclusion criteria.

22 Aug

@apearson #Forrester If a vendor refuses to participate in a Wave, they are essentially sacrificing opportunity to provide inputs & review

22 Aug

@jeunice Why is that a question? Because vdrs tend 2 forget that weve already done deep research on them. We're not dependent on them 4 info

22 Aug

BTW, #Forrester reserves right to include a vendor in a Wave even if the vendor opts not to participate. If vendor is in scope & important

22 Aug

schmap.it/2L6ud0 << just added a comment to this schmap!

22 Aug

#Hadoop, as impl by vdrs & users, refers, at heart, 2 various approaches 4 execute MapReduce models across 1+ nodes in an MPP architecture.

22 Aug

Have tweaked the #Hadoop Wave inclusion criteria after reading all feedback. Have made selections. Expect invitations to go out soon.

22 Aug

@geoffrobinson "Sybase IQ listed for defense contractors"? When can a database walk on two legs and function as a contractor? Gotta see that

22 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Across 110th Street by Bobby Womack from the album Can You Dig It? JK--Prefer theme song to that exploitation film.

22 Aug

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Europe Endless by Kraftwerk from Trans Europe Express JK--Group has been massively influential on world pop.

22 Aug

IMHO, Robbins wuz robbed. He built the biz, but Baskin got his name above the hyphen.

21 Aug

Why do gay males obsess over straight women singers but not over gay female chanteuses? Where are campy cabaret imitators of KD & Melissa?

21 Aug

Chillin at Springfield's Barnes & Noble, wondering what electronics retailer or women's shoe Big Box will eventually take over this space.

21 Aug

Why exactly do we call Franconia-Springfield Metro Station the Joe Alexander Transportation Center when Alexander still walks the earth?

21 Aug

Walking outside along perimeter of largely moribund Springfield Mall. Auto dealers & rental car firms use its vast parking lot for inventory

21 Aug

"Keep It Small, Stupid" is all about the downside of Big Data, and about how you can secure & advance yr Big Data thru inevitable backlash

21 Aug

Only semi-decent CD left at liquidating Borders is Elliott Smith. But a melancholy m'piece by a man who killed self aint no way 2 say byebye

21 Aug

Hailed by Ishmael. Hail fellow, we'll meet.

21 Aug

Have read all vendor feedback on draft #Hadoop Wave inclusion criteria. Turning the crank.

21 Aug

Listening to Built to Spill "Goin' Against Your Mind" from "You in Reverse." Walking to Borders to see if any marked-down CDs left.

21 Aug

Surprised we don't see any "Big Data" initiatives coming from Capitol Hill. Wait, I'm not. The "Big" part smacks of big federal budget init

21 Aug

"Sculpture showing all boards that are cut from single log" (su.pr/1MezQv) Jk--Where's the sawdust? Need that 2 B artfully sprinkled

21 Aug

I breathe deeply & contemplate all my many burning tasks. I breathe deeply.

21 Aug

Preparing my slides for Strata Summit, Tues Sept 20, NYC on "Big Data: Keep It Small, Stupid." See ya there, smart people!

21 Aug

@HilaryCampbell "Mr. Ranger isn't gonna like that, Yogi."

21 Aug

Patents becoming so thick in wireless that vendors will need new RF protocols designed to propagate signals through litigious interference.

21 Aug

Michigan International Speedway in Irish Hills. Takes me back. Remember when place was new. Nearby Camp DeSales. Backstroking Vineyard Lake.

21 Aug

Cindy used word "yogi" today. Had 2 restrain self from breaking into "Hey Boo-Boo, let's do a down dog & filch some pic-a-nic baskets" voice

21 Aug

Sliced bread. Not as great a thing since we learned about its excessive carb content.

21 Aug

Infomercials for skin care treatments always show "before" photos w/ frowning people & smiling "after" faces.

21 Aug

Infomercials for skin care treatments always show "before" photos w/ unflattering lighting: dim, angular, accentuating creases & blemishes

21 Aug

Thank you cable infomercial for that magnificent simulated voyage inside a dog's mouth to explore festering root causes of its bad breath!

21 Aug

A Turing test would not be able to distinguish the average sportscaster from a high-intensity robot. They neverending hype-cliche machines.

21 Aug