New year begins in a sweet quiet Sunday morning. Sunny & peaceful. Hope the peaceful pattern continues & deepens.
Watched "Jaws" tonight on cable w/ the girls. Sonya screamed in all the same places that girls did at the Mai Kai theater in Livonia in '75.
New Year's festivities in Alexandria. Going to drop tons of pingpong balls at GeoWash Masonic Temple. Inspired by Captain Kangaroo?
WSJ Scott Adams "A Year Without Fear" (online.wsj.com/article/SB1000…) JK--His essays as funny as his comix. See 5th graf, 1st sentence. Hilarious!
Shock of shocks! Brand-Perry marriage kaput! Suspect that each regards it as failed career move.
Happy Old Year! The trick is always 2 remember it true. Only dwelling on the bad stuff is loser thinking. Exaggerating the good is pathetic
Happy Old Year! With 2012 nigh, we're nearing 10th anniversary of Egidia & my midlife commitment to regular workouts. We've never slacked.
Happy Old Year! I took so many briefings & inquiries on wide range of topics. I'm often surprised when reviewing notes. "I spoke to them?"
Happy Old Year! I like to quickly recall all the trips, biz & personal, I took this year. So many that I can barely remember them all.
"Time 2 Overhaul Calendar?" (goo.gl/mag/0wE3m) JK--I view calendar drift as I do laptop clock drift. Nuisance, not big issue.
Just noticed that "asteroid" is "a steroid." Solar system been doping 4 years & no one suspected. I've lost respect for the Outer Gas Giants
Happy Old Year! Times Square should hoist old year's ball one more time and let it freefall & crash. Raise an undamaged new ball at midnight
Paul Simon "Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard" (m.youtube.com/?client=mv-goo…) JK--On Sesame Street!
Fleetwoods "Tragedy" (youtube.com/watch?v=Qz4oZP…) JK--Love their feathery soft romantic pop.
Oh well. So will my Hadoop Wave by the time it's published. You haven't seen my slides. So how are you so sure?
Those "meet Christian singles" spams are puzzling. Don't people with that mating preference focus on the obvious meeting place: church?
"Facebook Wreaks Havoc on One-Third of Marriages in U.K." (bit.ly/u6z0Bn) JK--Zuckerberg alienating affections among wedded Brits!
Finished my preso slides for my
#TDWI Vegas Feb 15 preso: "Social Media Analytics: Revolutionizig Mktg Campaign Mgmt." I don't procrastinate
Newt: "I'm sadder & slower person than 20 years ago."
#iacaucus JK--We're saddened by fact you're still on scene & that peeps slow 2 dump U
Blogging is not dead. If anything in user-generated content arena is dead, it's pre-Web stuff such as Usenet & NNTP (bit.ly/1g3bM3)
I saw James Brown live once in my life: at a club in the heart of Times Square in early 80s. Absolutely sensational electrifying showman!
@BrittGary I didnt think any1 gave crap re 3D specs. So any proclaim of their death feels like SNL line about Generalissimo Francisco Franco
Ramones "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" (youtu.be/iS8oYNK73Ek) JK--Another 70s band. Diff song. Diff style. Something called "punk rock."
@mgualtieri Congrats Mike. We're going to miss you. Best of luck in your new job.
#FourSquare Location Tweet Maniacs: If I wanted to track your whereabouts, I'd tranquilize U & embed radio-beacon in your hide. Desist!
Trying to decide whether I prefer English breakfast tea hot or lukewarm. It sits there in my thermal mug while I speak on phone. Deep steep
Happy Old Year! 2012 will start with a new baseline v1.0 in the core open-source codebase for
#Hadoop. Expect intensification of adoption.
"Top Stories of 2011: All Apple All the Time" (on.wsj.com/uLrSh1) JK--Yeah. It was all a bit much.
"17 Technologies That Will Die Soon" (bit.ly/uoaUEo) JK--Whoa! Major tech species die-off? I agree with entire list, BTW.
"Religious Americans are Just as Geeky" (bit.ly/ugOreM) JK--Are they as religious about charismatic gadget cults (e.g., Jobs/Apple)?
"Google To Make Media Tablet, Says Eric Schmidt" (bit.ly/w4DYb3) JK--My Android tablet (Toshiba) is addictive media consumption tool.
"IBM Releases Tool 4 New Kinds of Patent Searches" (bit.ly/uirHcQ) JK--Prior-art searches are mind-numbing. Masochists abound at PTO
Tech predictions for 2012. I predict that I & other tech pundits will keep producing predictions in 2012. 100% certainty in predictive model
Looking forward to the 3-day weekend. The second 3-day weekend in 2 weeks. I wish we had these double 3-days more often.
Egidia skyping with her family in Indonesia quite a lot these days. Great family intercom. Seeing each other's faces in each other's homes.
Day 3 call of the
#BigData consulting job has wrapped. Gave customer the full range of my research & thinking. Whew! Now, breathe.
Social media is rich ubiquitous continuous "diary study" of human race (bit.ly/vqj485). Inflection point in global cultural evolution
Last work day of year. Oh happy year!
"Therapists revolt against psychiatry’s bible" (goo.gl/mag/UZvnE) JK--Psychiatry has become preoccupied with labeling & medicating
My two favorite wines are French (Pinot Grigio) & Italian (Topo Gigio). Latter has distinctly mousy aroma and hints of stale cheese bits.
All grok "V"s of
#BigData (Volume Velocity, etc). These describe B=Big. Key theme in '12 will be other data "B"s: Bad Bodacious Buttkicking
Data scientist consulting shops.
#BigData is the era of quants, wonks, and geeks monetizing their brainpower in adv analytics project work.
"Warmer Weather Hurting Winter Retail" (bit.ly/sv4y2f) JK--Blizzards bad. But nice winter has downside. Any weather good for economy?
@MedillSchool We can't look without a username and password.
Watching North Korea, you're constantly reminded that every society is a reality distortion field. Some, not all, distort it grotesquely.
"Despair over Kim Jong Il: Real grief or forced?" (on.msnbc.com/tuvC7N) JK--In country that perfected brainwashing? No difference.
"Google In '12: 10 Predictions " (bit.ly/swXBkk) JK--Sharp ones, esp "Android Share Of Smartphone Sales Reaches 60%." Apple declines
"Top 5 Preds 4 Smarter Buildings" (bit.ly/t05iPl) JK--Shreds 2 smrt neighbrhd, r-t analytic viz'n, park optz'n, smrt meter, enrgy-eff
"10 Trends Cloud Data in '12" (bit.ly/tF9ftk) JK--Shreds 2 prem stor, priv, DR, app onbrd, NoSQL, SSD, data rdctn, analytix, BS galor
Gimme shredder that can turn those max-display-ad-in-yr-face monstrosities into nifty 1-page bullet list of actual content. Ads+images=fluff
"8 Ways To Build Your Personal Brand Through Social Media" (bit.ly/uSWfUl) JK--Perfect example of max-display-ad-in-yr-face nuisance.
Any tools 4 extract info from "10 in-seq clickthru pages" articles relevant to "10 tips to follow"? Pure max-display-ad-in-yr-face nuisances
If a tree drops in the forrester during the in-between Xmas/NYD week, does it make a sound?
Half-day number 2 of my
#BigData consulting advisory went well.
David Thomas & Pedestrians "The Crickets In The Flats" (youtu.be/SsOv8rTVpI0) JK--1981. Instrumental. I have vinyl. Sudden craving.
Another bit of dumb advice in that article: don't hand people things with my left hand. Um, is the fact that I'm a southpaw relevant here?
Yes, yes, yes, I show greater cross-cultural sensitivity if I subject myself 2 hours of dumb dancing & singing in lightweight foreign cinema
"5 Gaffes In Multi-Cultural Workplace" (bit.ly/tgeIvt) JK--Misleading (advice 4 working abroad) and dumb (go to Bollywood festival?)
@TiffCarter4U Good, but omits crucial "Don't blanket email your news releases to every analyst in the known universe."
Prepping for day 2 of my consulting call on
#BigData. By "prepping," I mean "caffeinating."
Andrea Martin as Edith Prickley (youtu.be/g_QigKQpWos) JK--She created a character that seemed like so many women I met growing up.
John Candy as Mayor Tommy Shanks on SCTV (youtu.be/Xoz-8F3rcXA) JK--Gr8 comic actor who totally inhabited his characters.
Must absolutely shout-out 2 Howard Hesseman for his gr8 Dr. Johnny Fever DJ role on WKRP in Cincinnati (youtu.be/hKF8YxWWhI4) Booger!
Quite frankly "Happy Days" use of bastardized version of "Rock Around the Clock" as theme really stunk. Show's saving grace was it was funny
That 70's Show theme song (youtu.be/yZFdKW43yGM) JK--Excellent use of Big Star song, w/shout-out to Wisconsin & view of license plate
"Clint Eastwood Meets Mr Ed" (youtu.be/qGdxxMECZz4) JK--Fun fact: Under orig name, Signore Edoardo, he appeared in spaghetti westerns
Green Acres gr8 chars: Arnold the Pig, Fred Ziffel, Oliver Wendell & Lisa Douglas, Eb, Mr. Haney, Mr. Kimball (youtu.be/ZBpYQ7e9uQw)
Green Acres theme song (youtu.be/Mbk81X6WHA4) JK--I still love this theme song. "Dahling I luv U but give me Park Avenue."
Petticoat Junction theme (youtu.be/h7_-N_zTJnk) JK--Only good things about show were the girls, and Uncle Joe who moved kinda slow.
Courtship of Eddie's Father theme (youtu.be/QGu0m08Etm8) JK--That 70s Shw used Nilsson song in funny bit where Eric learns friend gay
That Girl Opening Title (youtu.be/Zoh1LGADKI8) JK--OK, this is a dumb craving. Also, a dumb theme.
The Munsters - Original 1964 Theme! (youtu.be/iuHr00nxeew) JK--Just wanted to see this again. Ever get odd craving out of the blue?
"Did Cheetah from '30s Tarzan flix die?" (yhoo.it/uHHYcP) JK--Controversy irrelevant. Cheetah swings in heavn among Hollywd immortals
We treated ourselves 2 Potbelly Sandwich Works tonight in Carlisle district of Old Town near the Patent & Trademark Office. Super-delish!
Black Keys "El Camino" is one of those perfect LPs without weak spots that U listen to over & over in a single sitting just to groove deeper
Ruth's Chris Steak House. Here's story behind odd name (bit.ly/tsMXIe). I assumed "Chris" was "Christian" as in sacred sirloins.
DVD we got from Blockbuster Express tonight is some romantic comedy that reeks to high heaven. We stopped watching after a half-hour.
Ron Paul in lead for Iowa caucus? You kidding? One thing I love about GOP is that all candidates get chance 2 play "eventual loser" 4 a week
Correction: I recently tweeted that a popular band is called "Maroon 7." Apologies. Bono, if you need an upgrade to "U4," I can help.
Calling that "UNFORCED"
Not even forcing you to pay attention. Just attending to you.
Not even breathing in any memorable way. Even. Unforced.
I'm not saying a thing worth remembering. Just standing here breathing.
I'll call that "CAVITIES"
Hushes swell....chords and cavities listen. What? To whether words grow "wings"
When double dagger cleaves it twain--the caesura punches contrary.
Every dot a beat. Every squiggle, a bend of the phrase melody.
I'll call that one "ENTENDRE"
Its peak and pith is in the anti-climax. The rest and remainder.
Its path is not the spurt of the projectile or fluid dynamics.
Love is neither wave nor a particular field full of potency.
I am proactive and prepared as all get-out. People who waste my time simply need to get out. Of my face.
@furrier You can take neg ("lazy blogging") or pos ("pithy blogging") POV on Twitter. Or both. It's pith in haste for lazy and/or impatients
#kexp DJs' "top 10 LPs of 2011" lists, all quite diff, all from peeps w/ great taste, shows U shouldnt rely on any one "top-10 list"
"There's No Next Facebook: How Multiple Social Nets'll Peacefuly Coexist" (bit.ly/uCm9RX) JK--My "social" is my ubersocial experience
Have now put my
#Hadoop Wave and case study docs into editorial. Expect publication in January.
"Five Open Source Technologies for 2012" (bit.ly/w432Jf) JK--Good roundup but oddly missed R, which is revolutionizing stat analysis
RIP Cheetah. Lived out declining years in Old Chimp Actors Home in large leafy tree in Warner backlot. He & Bonzo h8d each other simian guts
@MiaFarrow: My mom,Tarzan's Jane, ref'd 2 Cheetah-the-chimp as 'that bastard' sayng he bit her @ every opportunity. Cheetah lived 2 B 80
"Whatchoo Gonna Do When Big Data Comes fer U?" (bit.ly/rKt5rF) JK--Attack that badboy w/every weapon in your analytical arsenal!
"A Crystal Ball for Next Best Action" (bit.ly/vRGiPZ) JK--I actually said "next best thing" to one. Which was part pun, part literal.
Interesting to be ending the year with this grand synthesis consulting engagement. All my core hot focus areas summarized & pulled forward
That was one intense tutorial & dialogue I did on all things
#BigData. Day 2 is also 4 hours. I still have plenty of material to cover.
Lusine "Two Dots" (youtu.be/4iIvRXCV9lk) JK--Incredibly catchy song & video feel like could be describing social graph modeling.
In middle of 4-hour customer advisory on
#BigData. Another 4-hour session tomorrow. 2-hour session on Friday.
Daily Beast named 2 of my fave TV shows, NBC Thurs night standouts "Community" & "Parks & Recreation," among the year's 10 best.
The new Black Keys is terrific from beginning to end without even a single weak track. Amazing sustained groove that never repeats itself.
My first iTunes purchase from the Xmas gift cards was a no-brainer: The Black Keys "El Camino." Awesomely great modern electric blues-rock.
#kexp dj top-10 lists for year (only top-10s that matter to me) while shopping iTunes Store. I got iTune giftcards for Xmas
Blogging is definitely not dead. It simply wasn't the pinnacle in the evolution of user-generated content.
Groucho from "Animal Crackers" & "You Bet Your Life" with the "elephant in my pajamas" crack: youtu.be/JWFaxEkYmSc
"Major leaps for tablets in 2011" (tek.io/sa24Xj) JK--I personally leaped in when tablets crossed market maturity threshold.
"Color Me Electric: Researchers Develop Solar Paint" (bit.ly/tQEkaD) JK--Yes! Power gener8rs in the skins of all exposed structures
"Location Data Sharing is Dumb on Many Levels" (bit.ly/uWQdd6) JK--He mentions my main concern: give me space, don't get in my face.
"Google Roils Travel" (on.wsj.com/tZolJU) JK--Wreck & roil, hootchie-koo!
Cold rain & gloom out there. Very November day. Unfortunately, the calendar says otherwise.
@sharlesemetcalf Thanks Sharlese. I sweetened it further on the second go-round. Having chatted on the curb w/Cheryl, I know whereof I tweet
DJ Cheryl Waters
#kexp playing fair number of gr8 songs from a few years ago that I don't recall hearing then. Thanks for keeping it fresh.
Working on my slides for TDWI Executive Summit, Winter 2012, Feb 15, LV (bit.ly/sUgSiY)
Being married to the same person for a long time, you unconsciously develop a meshed metabolism. In sickness & in health. Till death....
Prince Philip has been amazingly healthy over his long life. I suspect that he & Queen Elizabeth reinforce each other's longevities.
@briellenikaido: "FB foundr vacationing in communist country that blocks citizns from use his soc ntwk" JK--Good. Don't mix work+vacation
My kids notice that I seem to tweet every 10 minutes or so. For shame! Next gen needs to pick up the pace. You letting old man outrun you?
This is the week of the lightest IT industry news every year. The "news" that gets dished out at us is warmed-over leftovers from recent wks
Inmon simply assumed far too much of a now-obsolete nature about the underlying data structure of
#DW vs DM. What he said was OK for 1998.
If Inmon had stuck to "multi-domain historical analytic database w/conformed dimensions" for
#DW def'n, & single-domain 4 DM, woulda been OK
That photo of us is at the Palms restaurant near Dupont Circle in DC. Caricatures on wall are politicos who've dined there over the years.
My Facebook Timeline: on.fb.me/sf3gR9. Me & the missus up top.
Yes, I was always the little guy in gymfloor hockey who tried to steal the puck from the big dudes.
The reason I call out all of those obsolete notions in Inmon's 1998 article is that plenty of real-world DMs & DWs are otherwise. Heresy!
"Data Mart Does Not Equal DW" (bit.ly/vscvUM) JK10--Obsolete? Inmon says DW is "lightly indexed."
"Data Mart Does Not Equal DW" (bit.ly/vscvUM) JK9--Obsolete? Inmon says DW structure optimized for "exploration."
"Data Mart Does Not Equal DW" (bit.ly/vscvUM) JK8--Obsolete? Inmon says DW must be normalized structure.
"Data Mart Does Not Equal DW" (bit.ly/vscvUM) JK7--Obsolete? Inmon says DW must be "corporate."
"Data Mart Does Not Equal DW" (bit.ly/vscvUM) JK6--Obsolete? Inmon says marts have different data structures.
"Data Mart Does Not Equal DW" (bit.ly/vscvUM) JK5--Obsolete? Inmon says mart is "departmental."
"Data Mart Does Not Equal DW" (bit.ly/vscvUM) JK4--Obsolete? Inmon says mart requires indexing.
"Data Mart Does Not Equal DW" (bit.ly/vscvUM) JK3--Obsolete? Inmon says mart has little historical data.
"Data Mart Does Not Equal DW" (bit.ly/vscvUM) JK2--Obsolete? Inmon says mart requires OLAP star schema.
"5 Mistakes...Stat Anal" (bit.ly/vszWIw) JK2--1) invalid; 2) overfit, 3) corr not caus, 4) doesnt extrap, 5) miss data impute wrong.
"5 Common Mistakes People Make in the Name of Statistical Analysis" (bit.ly/vszWIw) JK--"In the name of"? Is stat like God & country?
Stay tuned for my next blog: the top 10 years of the past decade.
Sociogram (bit.ly/tEYmUL). Cool marketing-friendly word for social network/graph model.
Me yesterday. First self-portrait with new Android yfrog.com/ke572nnj
RIM's decline, like Palm's in previous years, should remind us how transient market dominance in gadgetry can be. Gadgeteers R fashionistas
@julienpletto Thanks. Don't know how I missed that.
@ca_bshimmin You can take Yojimbo to the Pearly Gates, but all I'm taking is yo, Jimbo!
Chuckle when see massive list of recommendations on some1's LinkedIn page. I don't doubt sincerity. But more than handful feels superfluous.
@ca_bshimmin Passwords endure. It's lowest common denominator security that has longest tail of all. We'll enter password to get into heaven
"Nokia reviving Zune device? Nope, it’s just a name badge" (bit.ly/tbnStI) JK--Don't mourn Zune. Gadgets come & go w/shocking speed.
I'd like to suggest that too many people on Twitter are "excited by the power of social media." What else you got going in your lives?
Christmas. I know I'm getting old when the only presents that matter to me is the presence of my family.
"The 10 hottest 10 Things lists of 2011" (tek.io/uxWPjy) JK--Stop "10-best list" virus before it overtaxes everyone's powers o recall
"The 10 Dumbest Tech Moves of 2011" (bit.ly/sez9l6) JK--I don't agree with all. I like Huffington Post.
"Password Era to End, IBM Predicts in Five Years" (bit.ly/sGsjj0) JK--I've been seeing this prediction for ages. But passwords endure
Microsoft pulling out of CES. In my career, I've never once been to CES. Never felt like I was missing anything. Saturation press coverage.
@julienpletto I can't find that at the TweetDeck site. Can you send me a link?
"How Android Is Hurting Mobile Market" (bit.ly/uoBLZt) JK--Article makes bizarre claim Android "totally dominant." Isn't Apple?
"The Case for Crowdfunding" (bit.ly/sOxXcg) JK--I know it's legit funding model, but why does feel like euphemism for "panhandling"?
Stick the landing, gymnastics variety (youtu.be/-aCOEgm2Hrs)
Stick the landing, football variety (youtu.be/cFmIsziwiis)
I've got a new figure of speech to assure account managers of my POC-prowess. "I'll help you stick the landing."
We often think of Spring as the season of renewal. But, in the analyst biz, year-end, start of Winter, is the glorious season of renewals.
"Radian6 Chief: Ignoring Social Could Bring 'CEO Spring' " (bit.ly/tiMNFd) JK2--Whatever became of happy Spring of birds & bunnies?
"Move Data Closer To Apps" (bit.ly/rpj6E3) JK--Cache & carry that data in SSD in your in-memory clients, where apps live now.
"Will Biometrics Go Mainstream In 2012?" (bit.ly/vecM5b) JK--Been seeing this headline every year my entire career. Take year, add 1
"Social Business In 2012" (bit.ly/rR0ScN) JK--Writer wants paradigm "social business" to bite dust but digs vacuous "Enterprise 2.0"
For sake of olde tymes. Wondering which auld IT paradigms whose acquaintance I've gained should be forgot. Must I always bring 'em to mind?
I've lost track of all the socials that, on some level, I've "joined." By "join," I mean, at bare min, roped into cuz I clicked on something
"Strategies for Testing Data Warehouse Applications" (bit.ly/vOL1uW) JK--Good summary of established best practices.
"The Top 10 Traits Women Want in a Man" (on-msn.com/vut8hd) JK--Hey editors, you left out numbers 1, 2, & 3: money, power, & height
I like the Windows TweetDeck much more than the browser TweetDeck. Why is there no TweetDeck Android app yet?
The tablet's quick booting is spoiling me. Slowboot older computers feel like slow boats to the antipodes.
Dilbert today Daily Strip (dilbert.com/strips/comic/2…) JK--Pointy-haired boss great wisdom and attempt at physical bonding. Hurk!!!!!!!!!
Final week of year. Have a few end-of-quarter chores. Yes, I'm working this week.
My tablet is my radio for listening to
#kexp over breakfast.
Door-to-door solicitors these days only want to trim my trees or save my soul. Both are quite content bushy and wild. Thanks but no thanks.
Near-zero clickthru rates on display ads will take the revenue wind out of the ad-supported Internet's business model. Google, Facebook, etc
Been doing so much prognosticating lately, I'm thinking of changing my name to Prognostradamus.
Google Currents on Android is a seriously cool newsreader. I have plugged it into a ton of free content.
If you like my masters thesis on the abolitionist press (books.google.com/books/about/Th…), send me a buck. Inquire within. UW-Madison. Inquire within.
Going to do like Louis CK. If you download & like my book "Pieces of Fate" (scribd.com/mobile/documen…), send me a buck. Inquire within.
Google Earth's image of my street was taken in summer 2010. How do I know? Green-leaved trees, deck chair out, big dumpster across street
TweetDeck on Android, in browser interface, is painfully slow to accept touch screen typing. Faster to use Twitter browser interface.
Deleting spam always gives me a feeling of accomplishment. And deleting my honey's spam makes me feel gallant, selfless, a real gentleman.
A man in his 60s doesn't magically grow angel wings and shed whatever devil horns he revealed in younger days. Must first humble himself.
Gingrich's appalling, but not surprising, lack of grassroots org, will shutdown his campaign before Super Tues. He's angered too many GOP
CNBC will show program "Customer (Dis)Service," about real-world examples of bad cust svc, in Jan. Should be series. "Painful reality" show
Glad Christmas is over. Not that I didn't have fun. But the season drags on way too long. Like US pres campaign. Santa's got my vote sewn up
All is calm @ fitness club btwn Xmas & NYD. Bracing 4 seasonal onslaught o post-NYD "must lose 10lbs" resolutionaries. Storm the treadmills!
WashPost article about Libya ambassador to US. Same one who resigned 2 protest Gadhafi killing peaceful protesters. He plans 2 retire. Tired
Explosion of smart endpoints on Internet. No matter what you call it, all rely on core REST standards at heart of Web 1.0 & all successors.
The issue of whether a database supports graph analysis is separate from the issue of what constitutes a "graph database" architected 4 that
Saw (for 2nd time) & love "Barney's Version" w/Paul Giamatti, Dustin Hoffman, & Minnie Driver. Bsd on novl by "Duddy Kravitz" author Richler
Aaron Neville. His voice is like an auto-tune experiment gone haywire.
Web 2.0 & 3.0. App Internt. X-Intrnt. Intrnt o Things. App logic migr8ng 2 periphery. Just diff ways 2 describe explosion of smart endpoints
Relationship analysis. You have to sort of approach graph models as if they were an x-ray of society's skeleton.
Enjoying the user-friendly design and rich content of HuffPost's Android app. Especially like their blog reader band.
Enough with movies "based on a true story." I'd like to see more based on a baldfaced lie.
Andrew Bird "Anonanimal" (youtube.com/watch?v=6CRiR5…) JK--Would love to see him live. Such an awesome artist,
Simon & Garfunkel "Richard Cory" (youtube.com/watch?v=yz8VQ8…) JK--I have fond memory of Paul McCartney covering this live at Detroit Olympia.
Oddly, I still find my little text messaging phone the most satisfying tweeting machine. Better than full keyboard or a touchscreen.
Surfing Santa in southern California m.youtube.com/#/watch?deskto…
Hot tea and Christmas carbs at home, just Egidia and me. Checked out "Barney's Version" from Blockbuster Express. Clear cool Xmas night.
Celebrated Christmas mass with the Indonesian Catholic community of the National Capital Region, per our tradition. The kids put on gr8 show
Late CHitchens anti-Xmas diatribe of "forced merriment" was grinchypuss. Even artifce is joyous heartfelt. Shoulda admit his heart not in it
Edwin Starr ""War" (youtube.com/watch?v=dpWmlR…) JK--Motown great gave white Livonia teenage group Shades of Blue their big k 1-hit wonder break.
Shades of Blue (youtube.com/watch?v=29tGnR…) JK--Great doo-wop number. 1966. Group from Livonia, Michigan. My hometown. My brother Dan clued me in.
End of the innocence. When you first notice that your once-pristine tablet screen is now covered with finger smudges.
Best Buy Cancels Some Online Orders (bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/23/bes…) JK--Remember that next best action after taking order is to fill it as promised.
My personal Android. Just wanted somebody as nerdy as me. pic.twitter.com/6mnhuJxA
I'm propping up my Android tablet on container of Trader Joe's Cranberry Walnut tarts. Gotta get me a tablet stand. Won't wait til next Xmas
Pleasant quiet Christmas morning. Family's blessedly asleep.