#Hadoop Wave is locked/loaded for publication on Thurs. Yes, market is evolving very fast. In my Feb 9 teleconf, I'll put Wave in context
"The Point!" (bit.ly/94DJWO!) JK--Didn't realize the main character, Oblio, was voiced by Mike Lookinland (Bobby from "Brady Bunch")
"7 Speaking Tips That Beat Pretend Your Audience Is Naked" (bit.ly/AkMRU9) JK--That tip can distract U if speaking at beauty pageant
Yo La Tengo "Autumn Sweater" (youtu.be/UIkMeaAfIRw) JK--Hoboken-born title act in Onion piece, whose show featurd fictional disaster
Squirrel Bait "Sun God" (youtu.be/PImYNoVrsl0) JK--I'd never heard of them before, but they were referenced in that Onion piece.
Daniel Johnston "Speeding Motorcycle" (youtu.be/fv_t66T3cV4) JK--Artist referenced in Onion piece.
Death Cab for Cutie "You Are A Tourist" (youtu.be/p8lwAJJpyt4) JK--Band referenced in Onion piece.
The Dismemberment Plan "Life of Possibilities" (youtu.be/nRLOf3bSlVs) JK--Group referenced in Onion piece.
Galaxie 500 "Tugboat" (youtu.be/mT__EYIujYY) JK--Group referenced in Onion piece.
Sebadoh "On Fire" (youtu.be/jcbmBm5k-dc) JK--Group referenced in Onion piece.
Funny thing about that Onion article: There really is/was Schoolkids Records. Ann Arbor. My absolute fave record store in late 70s/early 80s
Simon & Garfunkel "April Come She Will" (youtu.be/mxsoNoUOM8Q) JK--Paul wrote a simple short tune around classic-feeling verse.
The Beatles "Do You Want to Know a Secret?" (youtu.be/UQG8fGXQBYo) JK--John & Paul gave this to George to sing off their 1st LP.
The James Gang "Walk Away" (youtu.be/x_GZIaghqV0) JK--Woke up at 1am and somehow had craving to hear this one.
Rented "The Tree of Life" & wish we hadn't. Art film that makes no fucking sense. Dinosaurs, galaxies, Brad Pitt, biblical hoohah? Stop it!
Next best action in multichannel
#CRM . When applied 2 customr experience, should simply shape guide foster. Only optimal expernce is Heaven
RIP James Farentino. Handsome TV actor I hadn't heard about in years. Reading his obit. Both impressive and pathetic.
Lynda Carter Altman has been DC-area local as long as I have. She gets her still-beautiful face in paper every time she goes out for a bite.
James Kobielus likes liking the "Like" feature and even likes the likeness and other features of likable Facebookers. Like, far-out daddy-O!
Contemplating what I'll call my aweekstweets and stuff blogposts this weekend.
Local TV news. The place to turn to if you need a daily feed of local crime.
The next "V" in
#BigData is either Variability, Volatility, Value, Verticalization or.....Vertigo...I'm getting dizzy up high here...
In fact, my children's generation (they're 20-somethings) speak a bit like IT professionals. The Internet/computer lingo started in in utero
"Scientists Close In on Invisibility Cloak" (bit.ly/zFAyMM) JK--So what. I'll B impressed when they devise SpiderMan wristwebshooters
"Twitter Prepares 2 Censor Tweets, Country by Country" (bit.ly/zyXW7t) JK--Hope dont retroactively rewrite 2 expunge historical recd
Economists who serve presidents of either party tend to prescribe same policies. That's why I dont praise or blame party in power 4 economy
Economy's picking up. Should help incumbent re-election 2 White House. See '96 & '04 for precedents of embattled president buoyed by economy
Wish I had propeller-head. I need to keep my head in the Cloud. Better than being Edward Scissorhands, cutting everything to ribbons.
Comes a time every day where I realize I've been breathing shallowly for hours, trying to concentrate. A deep breath then is mind-expanding.
#BigData hasn't totally blown my mind yet with its sheer "too-much-ness." It is all too much for one dude to grok without caffeine
Another tricky part of
#BI is not being distracted by all the questions you could conceivably ask of the data. What's your burning question?
Getting the data right is the trickiest part of
#BI. Are you slicing & dicing a golden fruit, or something rotten at the core?
I love Apple. I mean I love apples (eg juicy one I'm biting into now). Gotta watch those sudden uppercase eruptions. Might send wrong signal
"Why Big Data Won't Make You Smart, Rich, Or Pretty" (goo.gl/DMTEG) JK--Unless you're already smart enough 2 cash in. Pretty...slick
"Dying Steve Jobs kept a letter from Bill Gates at his bedside" (bit.ly/yl3SqR) JK--Sounds like SNL sketch-fodder.
Dear Companies That Want 10 MInutes of My Precious Time 2 Respond 2 Online Customr Satisfaction Survey: Give me something precious 4 my time
"Analysing customers: It pays to keep data near where they are crunched" (on.ft.com/AD5fkC) JK--RAM price declines stimul8 in-memory
@LoraineLawson It's simply a matter of being comfortable with one's own skin, whatever skin you're fated to live in. @LoraineLawson Depends on one's opinion of one's own face at 50. "Deserve" is double-edged word. You project nice or nasty "deserts" onto it
My phone is optimized for tweeting, my tablet for retweeting, and my laptop for tweeting, retweeting, & reading.
Please stop using "disruptive" in any context other than genuine catastrophes. In IT context, it's lame. We seldom quake in our boots.
"Nature gives you the face you have at 20. Life shapes the face you have at 30. But at 50 you get the face you deserve." - Coco Chanel
"Talend Seeks More Partner 'Mindshare' For Its Open-Source Software" (bit.ly/w4IOpN) JK--Positioning itself to take on Red Hat?
"Twitter can now block tweets in specific countries" (bit.ly/xdyBeo) JK--Apparently, they have no "don't be evil" in their charter
Usual morning chore of inspecting wife's and own bulk mail folders. Hey, I'm a considerate husband. I do put out the trash.
I've stopped following me on socials. Won't this guy ever shut up?
I can't stand quasi-formality of Facebook's "so-and so & so-and-so are now friends." Sounds like "going steady." When ya getting engaged?
The IT trade press seems hellbent on handing Steve Ballmer his walking papers. What exactly did he do to piss them off? Monkey boy dance?
Tech vendor told me they used Twitter as shoestring marketing tool. I said small world. I've been using it as lightweight publishing tool.
You wanna go to the moon, Newt? You wanna go to the moon? I'll send you there. Bang! Zoom! Right in the kisser!
WSJ reports that HANA stands 4 "Hasso's New Architecture." Only remotely interestng new detail in piece appearing today. Lotsa 10x trashtalk
Very different fotos of Obama w/Arizona woman politicians: in one, nasty governor chews him out, in another, wounded representative embraces
Technically, I don't think someone's head can spontaneously combust. But David Cronenberg may beg to differ. Regardless, mine feels that way
Multidomain master data management, relying on complex relationship modeling, can be a graph analysis challenge. Graph database MDM repos?
Taking briefing from Neo Technology, a leading graph database vendor.
Why does media propagate this demeaning "propeller head" epithet re tech industry people? We're the core of modern business & culture.
"Is Ballmer better leader 4 MSFT than Gates had been?" (bit.ly/wnDbYU) JK--I've never met a single "propeller head" at MSFT.
"TIBCO Spotfire Webcast 2 Offer Insights on Increasing Customer Engagement, Efficiency & Loyalty Thru Adv Analytics" (mwne.ws/A45Zw4)
Note to longtime techies: To the extent you invoke Xerox PARC, Homebrew Computer Club, & Marc Andreessen, you're lapsing into fogeyism.
Android tablet now my breakfast companion. Listen to
#kexp, glance at pers email, & check FB pre-work. Occasionally get wet cereal on screen
First thing every morning I sort the wheat from the chaff, e-mail-wise. I've plugged anti-chaff rules into my spam filter.
@SemperD Thanks! I tweet it all for you!
In degrees of real-world separation, I once knew Bob Ethington, who definitely knows Ralph Carney, who definitely played with Tom Waits.
Egidia sends her love. She'll be accompanying me again.
You won't be attending?
I'm very choosy about wine. I tend to choose whatever wine somebody has just poured in my glass.
Sitting here reading equivalent English & Malay texts frm 1614. Sitting here thinking in 2012 US English. Overhear wife speaking 2012 Bahasa
My "blues name" is either Pigmeat O'LAP or Blind Lemon McHadoop, king of the Big-Ass Delta Data Gutcrunchers. You may address me as "Mister"
Warm day near Alexandria, Virginia. Tweeting this simply to see if Weather Channel app scoops it up into social stream for this vicinity.
Twitter is a powerful tool for fast social reconnect, when the moment is ripe.
With an incoherent
#BI initiative in your company, the first consideration is always "where to start?" Who's the "BI nag" to prod it along?
Helped a customer this morning on inquiry to put together quick action plan for bootstrapping internal
#BI strategy to present to mgmt.
There are only so many ways you can slice & dice the concept of
#BI before it's mush. Hey, analysts, don't overanalyze analytics! Trust me! @TonyBaer Yes, you know it, Tony. Diffs btwn row & columnar storage will be less important. The compression/storage efficiencies will be key
"PEST, VPEC-T, Scenario Planning and Pattern Based Strategy" (bit.ly/zzBb3i) JK--Feels a bit too convoluted for biz-IT lingua franca
"IBM Netezza Appliance: Speed Lane To Retail Insights" (bit.ly/ApdnMT) JK--Article smartly focused on in-db predictive analytics.
"Why time is almost ripe 4 Solid State Disks in the data center" (tek.io/yw9QMD) JK--Performance is paramount. Prices fast dropping.
Juliana Hatfield Three "My Sister" (youtu.be/siJZXTuwBjA) JK--Just wanted to hear it again.
"Google to combine users' data across its services" (bit.ly/wrnQ0u) JK--Clear privacy & e-discovery ramifications--& user empowerment
#BigData is just big glob of raw goo w/out rich agile creative contextual & interactive visualization that calls out actionable intelligence
"Scientists say Facebook's roots go way back" (on.msnbc.com/zblStL) JK--Now can be told: Winklevoss Twins invented it in prep school.
Saul Ilinsky discussing data visualization design on O'Reilly Strata call. A quantified society must be visualized creatively from all POVs
O'Reilly Strata "Toward the Quantified Society" (event.on24.com/r.htm?e=389653…) JK--Event starting now.
Tuning into O'Reilly Strata conf "Towards the Quantified Society." Will start at top of hour.
"10 Ways Google Is Working Towards World Domination" (bit.ly/AlLYh1) JK--Company co-founders were actually Pinky & the Brain.
Stuff is absolutely piling up. Breathe, Jim. Don't forget to breathe.
"Understanding options for Big Data in the cloud" (bit.ly/AzbD17) JK--Doesn't mention Amazon Web Services Elastic MapReduce. Why not?
"CEP and Big Data 2" (bit.ly/zJyHBx) JK--"Big Data 2"? LIke "Jaws 2"? Mentions HStreaming. Doesnt specificly call out IBM Infosphere Streams
"Microsoft set to launch SQL Server 2012 on March 7" (bit.ly/xckkPd) JK--FKA "Denali." Among other features, columnar storage.
"'If I Die' Facebook app sends your final message" (bit.ly/A4vXcx) JK--Geez. Please spare us the "goodbye cruel world" friend-spam.
Nigerian spam scam? From somebody named "Goodluck Jonathan." That's obviously a made-up name. Delete!
The Lounge Lizards "Do The Wrong Thing" (youtu.be/qIgLcQa5iRc) JK--1981. Arto Lindsay, John Lurie, et al with fractured no-wave jazz
Ambitious Lovers with Arto Lindsay et al. on Jools Holland's Night Music , 1989 (youtu.be/YCjvkZRLviw). Tuneful, cool, Latin-tinged
Golden Palominos "Clean Plate" (youtu.be/P9uSNetie2U) JK--1983. Arto Lindsay, Anton Fier, & other NYC downtown art/punk/funkers
DNA "Blonde Red Head" (youtu.be/sRSzGbuhF0g) JK--From Arto Lindsay's thoroughly compellingly strange NYC "no wave" art-punkers. 1981.
Blonde Redhead "23" (youtu.be/a7FqUNlEdwA) JK--Electro shoegazer trance music par excellence. Band named for early 80s song by DNA.
POTUS delivered State of the Union tonight? Wasn't paying attention. Which state won the competition this year? Bathing suit competition?
Darn darn darn. YouTube has no video of Jethro Bodine speaking of a "see-ment pond" or of how cool it would be to be a "double naut spy."
Darn it all YouTube has its limits. Can't find video of Skipper hitting Gilligan with his cap or calling him his "little buddy." Shocking!
Brian Wilson interview from '67 (youtu.be/sRFE-24ucxc) JK--Beach Boys maestro is 69, overcame mental illness, & finished "Smile"
Bob Dylan "Forever Young" (youtu.be/OaFV9FvrL0A) JK--Greatest songwriter of the 20th century is 70 & still cussedly productive.
Pete Seeger "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy" (youtu.be/uXnJVkEX8O4) JK--Godfather of modern American folk is 92 & overcame McCarthyism
Willie Nelson "Gravedigger" (youtu.be/Bzz8jG2SO1Y) JK--This country-western great is 78 & staring into the void with quiet dignity
Tom Waits "Downtown Train" (youtu.be/hZhW76LAnTY) JK--This American original is also 62 and has the most awesome unbroken cool streak
Nick Lowe "Checkout Time" (youtu.be/lOIt6OZFxl4) JK--Power-pop pioneer is 62 and still a vital creative force.
Beatles "When I'm 64" (youtu.be/eCss0kZXeyE) JK--Paul's almost 70 & hasn't lost his hair. His kids are not named Vera, Chuck, or Dave
The Rolling Stones "Mother's Little Helper" (youtu.be/PL8dmdFC5Co) JK--Getting old isn't a drag. Getting bored is. Don't grow bored.
Indie group Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr said their 2nd choice for a bandname was Counting Crows Pt 2. Well played. Either name makes you chuckle.
13th Floor Elevators "You're Gonna Miss Me" (youtu.be/0OytJYBfwUk) JK--Sudden urge to hear this. Roky Erickson's scream is primal!
"Google Looks to Speed Up the Internet" (bit.ly/A6vf3X) JK--Meddling in Internet plumbing? Who do they think they are? Cisco?
Re paper, my daughter is much like me. We print out materials (me: tech research, her: school texts) to facilitate in-depth analysis
Anybody who has siblings knows that the rivalry never ends, no matter how old you all are or what you've done in the world.
My time's in-demand at events like
#TDWI. Believe it or not, I try to be reasonably fair in doing greetings, meetings, eatings, & briefings
Hey vendor AR/PR, I'm letting all your requests to brief me at
#TDWI Vegas next month accumulate. A week or so before event, I'll schedule
My life is filling w/ digital while at same time it is filling with paper. I dont consider those either-or media. Both have place in my life
Death of paper? Ha! What's dying is the reliance on paper as your only or even your primary means of distributing & consuming info.
@lauradidio Oh, that's right. Follow your inner cricket.
Love/hate relationships are common & don't worry me. What I fear are people who love to hate and people who hate to love.
@lauradidio I don't get the angel/pariah link to JIminy Cricket. Fill me in. Perhaps I'm clueless. Set me straight Laura. @IBMbigdata Apparently, the "pariah" wants to party with tech influentials on socials. Or just needs a hug from whoever.
Jefferson Airplane "Plastic Fantastic Lover" (youtu.be/zHC9NANKluU) JK--1967. Mentions IT vendor. IBM. "Science is mankind's brother"
Twitter follow-me requests this a.m. from one person whose profile implies they're angel, another who describes self as "pariah." No to both
Morning and day to be spent reviewing last round of vendor comments on
#Hadoop Wave pre-publication.
I love how newspaper photo captions routinely describe Callista as Gingrich's "third wife." I'm sure that's how she introduces herself.
I love Leonard Cohen's characterization of louche lounge decadent Frenchy-German torch songs as the "European blues."
Today had some great customer inquiries on a huge range of interconnect data, analytics, & OLTP topics. I kept redrawing my mental diagram
Yes, Wavy Gravy (Hugh Romney) is distantly related to the GOP pres candidate. In 60s parlance, "freak" & "straight" are bros.
Andrew Bird "Eyeoneye" (youtu.be/2959hVrrugo) JK--From his forthcoming "Break it Yourself" LP. He's amping up his volume.
Talking Heads "Once In A Lifetime" (youtu.be/XI3c-22lL_s) JK--My personal pick for greatest video in rock history.
Modest Mouse "Float On" (youtu.be/CTAud5O7Qqk) JK--Same basic message as Talking Heads "Once in a Lifetime." A true son of Byrne.
Cake "Short Skirt/Long Jacket" (youtu.be/X5KmB8Laemg) JK--1998. The fractured lyric continually promises to make sense, then eludes.
Pavement "Stereo" ( youtu.be/Z5j4W2Y7RPQ) JK--1997. How exactly does this song avoid falling apart? It builds & gets funnier.
The Zombies "Tell Her No" (youtu.be/wqoJvNbiQLg) JK--One of those songs you imagine you could sing as well as Colin Blunstone.
Chicago "Colour My World" (youtu.be/74_SSQNNY0Y) JK--The simplicity of the piano + percussion + voice arrangement is its power.
Chicago & Beach Boys "Wishing You Were Here" (youtu.be/zdKdHE6m8hU) JK--1974. Strikingly great collaboration you wouldn't expect.
Beach Boys "The Warmth of the Sun" (youtu.be/AP4KIrvfiJo) JK-One of my favorite lush harmonies by the striped young men.
The Beach Boys "Salt Lake City" (youtu.be/anLZ1o1mu-c) JK--The California dudes obviously dug those cute blonde Mormon chicks.
The Beach Boys "California Girls" (youtu.be/0a49McFOFp0) JK--Love how Brian intros with cheesy roller-rinky-dink organ pumping
Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg "California Girls" (youtu.be/hOhcwksG4hE) JK--There is indeed a melting popsicle image midway through.
The Magnetic Fields "California Girls" (youtu.be/vuENHA1l_K0) JK--Stephin Merritt lathers distortion over a fairly nasty sentiment.
Gonna go get the work stress rubbed, kneaded, & pressed clean out of me.
Newt Gingrich seems like a party crasher in the GOP race. Literally: he's going to cause his party to crash & burn.
@yusufbash Good point. I'm dating myself in ways untold.
I'm jazzed & excited awaiting new LPs early this year from The Shins, School of Seven Bells, & Andrew Bird, among others.
Let's create a prize for the dumbest overreaching/failed predictions. I say call it the "NostraDumbAss Award."
"10 dumbest tech predictions for 2012" (tek.io/xyfzOa) JK--Whew! None of mine in there. And my name not in obits. It's a good day!
Frightened Rabbit "Swim Until You Can't See Land" (youtu.be/SzjERZU3wbY) JK--Another example of their subtle Scots rock vibe
"Internet Promotes Literacy, Study Says" (bit.ly/xspFI8) JK--It promoted my own kids being able to type at young age. No typing class
"PC industry is heading 4 collapse" (zd.net/ynCwMD) JK--I last bought a desktop 12 years ago, laptop 2 years ago, tablet last month
Wishing Tracy Morgan a speedy recovery. The funnyman has delicate health.
Weekend was delicious blend of relaxation and stress. You know what I mean? If you don't, that statement shows how yoga has rewired my brain
"Is the 'quantified self' movement just a fad?" (bit.ly/zOdkoo) JK--Trend that takes notion of "self-involved" 2 annoying new plateau
@beyondthearc Maybe I should.
Megaupload. Described in press as "one of the most popular sites on the Internet." I'd never heard of it.
The brittle ice layer remains from last week. I'll accept this as all the winter we deserve.
Google once again tops list of best companies to work for? It tops my personal list of companies I'm tired of hearing are best to work for
Johnny Otis "Willie and the Hand Jive" (youtu.be/TEeeGMpM_Nk) JK--Passed away this week. This one rocks with swagger to burn!
Egidia's been making new year's calls to friends & family. "Sin ca ju i" in Tio Ciu. "Gung hay fat choy" in Cantonese.
Shawn Mullins "Lullaby" (youtu.be/hG9C0VwruXE) JK--Spoken verses & sung choruses that paint a sympathetic portrait of a lost girl
Suzanne Vega "Tom's Diner" (youtu.be/FLP6QluMlrg) JK--A rap-like ballad that tells a narrative you follow from beginning to end.
Cowboy Junkies "Sweet Jane" (youtu.be/x4XVJj4jER4) JK--A re-interpretation of the VU/Lou Reed classic so perfect you sit transfixed.
Toad the Wet Sprocket "Something's Always Wrong" (youtu.be/gcCJQP5iggU) JK--One of my fave radio bands of the 90s. Terrific songs!
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Under The Bridge" (youtu.be/GLvohMXgcBo) JK--Slow soulful gem from shirtless tattooed punk-funk-rock maestros
The Doors "L.A. Woman" (youtu.be/sl-IWlzSItM) JK--Led by Alexandria VA dude who gigged with some buds in southern California
Foo Fighters "I'll Stick Around" (youtu.be/nFzrHIzM6Qo) JK--Led by Springfield VA dude who got his start with some Seattle band.
Scritti Politti "The Sweetest Girl" (youtu.be/7VuEEFjunk4) JK--Song marked their transition from art-noise to romance-dance-pop.
The Raincoats "Shouting Out Loud" (youtu.be/AtjkG2aFVQU) JK--I remember blasting this on boombox on Detroit's Belle Isle 1 summer day
Essential Logic "Fanfare in the Garden" (youtu.be/36KHk5TMIlM) JK--Essential Logic was essential Rough Trade postpunk group.
Aztec Camera "We Could Send Letters" (youtu.be/8wqKZkIQkBE) JK--I have memories of listening to this song in deep Michigan winter.
The Gist "Greener Grass" (youtu.be/Se1IY2Ugjf0) JK--Stuart Moxham put vibrant instrumental on Rough Trade compile cassette. I have it
The Gist "Yanks" (youtu.be/qgweaxLCTKo) JK--Stuart Moxham's project that followed straight after Young Marble Giants. Same basic vibe
Stuart Moxham "Broken Heart Blues" (youtu.be/hrwpUpCqNTU) JK--Great rockr from guy best known as songsmith behind Young Marble Giants
@beyondthearc Data-science conference should offer prof education, multi-industry tracks, application focus, & wide range of adv analytics
A good example of a data scientist conference is SAS' annual "M****" events. Data scientists discuss projects. Ya learn stuff about business
Not really. I didn't see any specific or substantive data science focus at the Strata at which I spoke.
What's the "go-to" event for data scientists? There is none, yet, that isn't vendor-specific.
Poland the only EU country to avoid recession. The Polish quarter of me takes undeserved pride in the news.
RIP Joe Paterno. Reported by ESPN. Clearly, sudden/sickening late-life scandal severely tarnishes what otherwise woulda been golden legacy.
Winter mornings put me at peace. I love the cold.