We need remedial French in all US public schools. There's too much of "pardon my French" followed by Anglo-Saxon curse words. Merde!
Not a whole lot of substantial industry news this past week. Good. Early new year drama is annoying. Need a placid start. Pace will pick up
"Portlandia" is, on one level, about a community in love with political correctness--and also oblivious to others' disdain for correctness.
Portlandia Season 2 preview on IFC (ifc.com/portlandia/vid…) JK--One of the funniest new shows last year. Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein.
@CurtMonash Yes that it truly annoying. That risk is the reason I compulsively print out blogs in progress. Salvage something, just in case
Hey AR people, don't try to preschedule briefngs w/me at TDWI in Vegas next month. I'm going roam the floor & ad-hoc with all your clients
@CurtMonash My hatred for MSFT Windows focuses on super-annoying hijacking of one pop-up window's data entry by another sudden pop-up window
My gosh. I said "bullshit" a few tweets ago. I meant "poppycock." My fecal thesaurus is crapping out. Sorry.
When "Col. Joe Chapman" & "Lem Banker" simulcast same messages across all my email accounts, I can safely keep airquotes around their names.
Any so-called praise along the lines of "you're so smart" or "you put out so much stuff" doesn't give one much basis for self-reflection.
Praise focused on a specific accomplishment is the highest compliment. It shows you actually paid close attention to somebody's output.
When I praise (and it's fairly often, actually), it's for a specific piece of work. Freefloating object-indefinite praise is bullshit
I would feel strange singling out any follow-friday bud. They are all superb. I am not partial and don't like bruising feelings.
I am now copying and retweeting the follow-fridays of the analysts and consultants in my core areas. We mutually follow. Real community.
Weekends. Sometimes they are like the commercial interruption between the cliffhanger teaser and its imminent resolution.
Focus on the fundamentals, not the swings.
I like to pile the paper for tasks that annoy me out of my physical sight over the weekend so I can enjoy my leisure unmolested
Life in high-tech news/buzz/influence vortex is incredibly continuously distracting. The sheer friction of context-switching is stressful.
"Top 10 storage trends in 2011: solid-state tech, cloud, big data make a mark" (bit.ly/Ak6KoM) JK--Excellent news rollup & drilldown
"Warning signs of the dysfunctionally busy worker" (bit.ly/wOBFuW) JK--Pervasive tightness, anger, & distractability. Learn to calm
#ibmzanalytics IBM DB2 Analytics Accel (IDAA) offloads QP from Smrt Cld; priced as separate SKU re ISAS/z; not yet have IDAA solution pkging
My coverage last year of next best action focused on predictive customer analytics. Plan to broaden to pred ops & risk/threat this year.
#ibmzanalytics Global Name Recognition tech is key for automated identity resolution for social media analytics efficiency/effectiveness
#ibmzanalytics apps, use cases, & solution components are entire data analytics portfolio, w/ strong multi-chan pred next best action focus
Retailer loyalty programs R interesting 2 explore. I explore the ones I'm in by jingling the little barcoded cards hanging from my keychain
"Lost in BYOD's uncharted legal waters" (bit.ly/wdIa1x) JK--If it's employee personal device, naturaly they feel proprietary about it
Friday's here. Feels like we're halfway into the year, for some reason. Let's take a gander at that calendar. Gak! 51 weeks to go.
Requests such as "tell me all your thoughts on
#Hadoop " make me want to ask if they've read anything I've published on it.
People who ask vague all-encompassing questions (e.g., "what's your feeling on cloud?") should not be surprised at broad sweeping answers.
@JulieBolton1 The notion of "conquering the gym" is ridiculous. It's not a battlefield. It should be place U settle into challenging routine
Seeing a fair number of AR professionals move to other vendors, still roughly in same markets. Normal churn or something else going on?
"The 27 Rules of Conquering the Gym" (on.wsj.com/xUopPz) JK--27? I'll give you one rule: go there!
"Just 1% of Users Consume Half of the Entire Mobile Data Downlink Capacity" (bit.ly/yFgubx) JK--OccupyWireless. We are the 99 percent
"Software whiz Ray Ozzie re-emerges with startup Cocomo" (bit.ly/w8YHNv ) JK--HQ where? Aruba? Jamaica? Ooh I wanna take ya!
@lauradidio Likewise, Laura, and it's good to see your analytical teeth are ever-sharp.
Don't do Big Dumb Data. Don't aggregate a pile of disorganized information into a dense, opaque, useless costly repository. Don't be dense.
"Microsoft's Windows Azure Leads Data Revolution" (bit.ly/zLNCL7) JK--Data marketplace could be "iTunes of BI" if MSFT executes right
Ah yes, little Hershey's chocolates in a basket in the foyer. Every day can be Halloween, if we all softly murmur trick-or-treat 24x7
Consulting pipeline starting to perk up, considerably, early in Q1. Economy improving?
Being briefed by NovoDynamics, a provider of OCR, NLP, image analysis, & doc proc software & prof svcs for various verticals
I'm hoping Francis Ford Coppola does sequel to his film, but puts more positive spin on it. Here's the concept: "Apocalypse Now...And How!"
Bachmann's out of the GOP race. Sorta sorry. I was hoping to see more of Kristen Wiig's impression of her on SNL. "You know you want it."
Seeing more articles on which 10 features yr gadget must absolutely have 4 U 2 B able 2 go out in the world & not B considered a total loser
"Can Yahoo's new CEO Thompson harness big data, analytics?" (zd.net/yqkAL8) JK--Can he leveragae & energize their data scientists?
After a while, the tech industry sensationalism cycle gets a bit much. Some divide the playing field into the disruptors & the dead.
I always trust spam from the "Approval Department." Every well-managed front org has dept to approve the parting of fools from their money.
Finding my own day-specific path to serenity. Every day a different day. Every day a different path. Diff starting points & stumbling blocks
Printing out, annotating, and systematically organizing new appointments--a dozen of them--stretching out over next 8 weeks.
"10 essential data center appliances" (bit.ly/Al0QMV) JK--Shreds to gateways, switches, firewalls, WAN optimizrs, & app del cntrllers
Yes, indeed, there is a magic formula for picking how many top trends or predictions to list: 3, 5, 7, 10, etc. It's called "arbitrariness."
Breathing deeply and oxygenating the brain has a noticeable impact on blood pressure. Lowers it considerably. I tested it this morning.
Chuck Berry "Maybellene" (youtu.be/p0HmFr7mPsk) JK--Cool live version in 1958 in a TV studio with what appears to be a jazz combo
Eddie Murphy's screamingly funny impression of Bill Cosby chastising him for his dirty mouth (youtube.com/watch?v=nYfenU…)
Oddly, I feel I must consume a sufficient amount of hardcopy roughage amid the digital to maintain a balanced info diet. Am I a fogey?
I walked the streets of Egidia's Indonesian hometown in July and again now via Google Earth. Oriented self via mosque, temple, & church.
Listening to Damien Jurado "Nothing Is the News" on
#KEXP Music That Matters Podcast Vol 282. Absolutely best way to curl up with new music.
Just finished a large backlog of New York Times book review sections. I rarely read the NY literati intelligentsia crap. Inbred incestuous.
I am thrilled and slightly embarrassed when vendors in Next Best Action arena thank me for understanding their space. Tough one to market.
"Mystery solved on honeybee colony collapse disorder" (is.gd/eH9fBW) JK--No, not global warming. Parasitic flies.
"'Incredibly realistic' Jobs doll set for Feb release" (bit.ly/xGZh3I) JK--Please don't make it biologically accurate in every detail
Thinking Mayans disappeared when stopped building monumental structures is like thinking Americans'll vanish if build no more skyscrapers
@jonlovett Plenty of Mayans still with us: native peoples of Yucatan/Guatemala. Egyptians too. They simply stopped making pyramids ages ago.
"Kodak Preparing for Ch. 11 Filing" (on.wsj.com/zqsGCL) JK--Emulsion-based photography. Hi-tech in 1892. Less so in 1982. 2012? Kaput
"Do Clinicians Need Own DWI Rule?" (bit.ly/zGeNJ1) JK--LOL. "Doctoring while iPhoning." OK as long as surgeon don't drop them into us
Billy Bragg & Wilco "California Stars" (youtu.be/e3GxTRfKCQ0) JK--I tweeted this a while back too. But I occasionally jones for Woody
I still think Wisconsin missed a golden opportunity when they didn't make "Eat cheese or die" their state motto.
"Live free or die." That a threat, New Hampshire? Or prediction? Or mutually exclusiv alternatives? However U Yanks intend, it sends shivers
#Cloudera providing update on their Enterprise & Manager v 3.7 releases
Pitney Bowes converges customer communications mgt, marketing campaign mgt, & contextual conversation mgt in a
"Hadoop solidified for production duty" (bit.ly/yL3lhc) JK--HBase, REST, & Kerberos are most enterprise-criticals in v1.0.
@geoffrobinson The headline that's there now just sets my eyeballs rolling upward.
@geoffrobinson I'd be more inclined to believe "best plausible scenarios for predictions of what might conceivably happen in 2012."
"Best Tech Predictions Of 2012" (bit.ly/yEUtoy) JK--Ummmm..."best" is relative to whatever, in hindsight on Dec 31 2012, pans out.
"Three biggest tech blunders destined 2 happen in 2012" (tek.io/xZ558v) JK--Strong case made for likely GGL, MSFT, & Apple screwups
"Tablet relevance in comparison to the netbook timeline" (tek.io/zyuGgg) JK--Netbooks still relevant....as doorstops!
"Microsoft's cloud roadmap for 2012" (zd.net/yXhPGx) JK--In-depth detailed list of enhancements due this year. More MJFoley gold!
"In-vehicle infotainment software architecture: Genivi and beyond - Part 1" (bit.ly/yQMEGC) JK--Discusses safety & security features
"Practice what you preach"? I'd like to see more people master the practice of preaching. At least make your empty platitudes entertaining!
Shawn Colvin "Sunny Came Home" (youtu.be/qfKKBDFCiIA) JK--Yeah, I know I tweeted this a few weeks ago. Made a few small repairs.
A few stylistic tweaks to yesterday's blog: "Social Media Analytics: Revolutionizing Marketing Campaign Management" (bit.ly/wnyQcT)
Man is that cold! That's Michigan-grade winter cold! That's painful-exposed-fingers cold!
Having a jolly good time in Google Earth. Explored Easter Island from space. Then turned world on its axis and explored Mackinac Island.
Fail 2 C appeal of breakfast in bed. R others supernaturally coordin8d? Even on stationary table, I spill. Don't enjoy sleeping in own filth
Univision. El Gordo y La Flaca has substitute male host of far less girth. If permanent, they'd have to change to "El Flaco y La Flaca."
New blogpost: "Social Media Analytics: Revolutionizing Marketing Campaign Management" (bit.ly/wnyQcT)
Jimmy Cliff "Many Rivers To Cross" (youtu.be/SF3IktTk_pQ) JK--This rounds out my 3-pack of Jimmy Cliff classics. Feels so good!
Jimmy Cliff "Vietnam" (youtu.be/rbJ1Ky-CjZY) JK--Sad topic. Somehow, this too is magically uplifting. Amazing reggae vibe.
"Scientists Restore 125-Year-Old Audio With 3D Optical Scans" (bit.ly/wjk9VI) JK--So we can gasp at what Edison considered "music"
"DARPA wants to give dead, in-orbit satellites new life" (bit.ly/xpgikk) JK--Just focus on keeping them from crashing on our heads.
"Microsoft Research delves into economics" (bit.ly/znU4Uj) JK--Fun fact: new economist named Mobius developed a long one-sided tablet
"9 Trends Reshaping Risk Software" (bit.ly/xiJ4k9) JK--Excellent discussion focused on banking & financial services.
"Pondering a Quieter Web in 2012" (bit.ly/zcSRZ0) JK--Seems to be equating "quieter" with "less compulsively social."
Before social media, acquire mktg intel involved hunting (surveys, observations etc.) not harvesting. Listening engines are super-harvesters
#BI job postings seem to spike every year in Q4 & then drop in Q1. Why is that? Anybody have any thoughts why that is?
Here's how self-effacing M. Ward is: he makes himself the taciturn shaded backing band for a beautiful movie/TV star singer-songwriter.
Keeping my Google+ circles limited to peeps I've actually met. Let's see how long that lasts. Suspect it's New Year's resolution I wont keep
"Data Science Skepticism" (bit.ly/uhqEIU) JK--Examines "data scientist" survey results with scientist's skepticism. Well done.
@IBMNetezza Thanks. Good to know that a severely jetlagged analyst in Barcelona can bang out stuff that is a) coherent and b) moves people.
Kaggle (bit.ly/vyugoM). Essentially, a data-scientist consulting shop that uses a crowdsourcing business model. Very interesting.
Spam from "Fukushima, Japan." OK. Has my anti-spam service kept its anti-radiation filter in good working order?
"How to delete every Facebook wall post, wipe your Timeline" (zd.net/t6jUff) JK--Why stop there? Enter witness protection program.
WSJ has pages after pages of 2011 event-level chronologies. Somehow, that feels too deep into details. Or maybe I'm simply tired of it all
Making a continuing point of following every
#BI vendor twitter stream that isn't just continuing stream of plug-ola & marketing generality
Python language. Just curious if there's a Monty language that compiles it into inspired lunacy and executes it in surreal time.
Coulda sworn I saw buds on the trees on this unseasonably warm New Year's Day. Below-freezing night last night probably nipped em in the ...
"Amazon Builds World’s Fastest Nonexistent Supercomputer" (linkd.in/sJzRgw) JK--Supercomputer? Is that an old name for "supercloud"?
Hmm...a fair number of people actually did work on the New Year's Day holiday weekend. I worked at keeping the holiday wholly work-devoid.
To the extent that you access Facebook through a dashboard such as TweetDeck, you feel less bond to it. Just another social among many.
"Next Big Thing(s) in Tech" (bit.ly/vrBPHK) JK--These "next big thing" stories always on consumer gadgetry. Never on infrastructure
Business travel has its pros and cons. I'd like to see a peeve list phrased in terms of what helps us maximize productivity on road.
"What We Hate Most About Traveling" (bit.ly/tFmOkU) JK--Most of these aren't peeves. Just pampered biz people whining for more goodies.
CES' decline just reminds me of the disappearance of many omnibus tech conferences. Many of us leveraged those for learning & connections.
"Why U Need 2 Make Mobile Device Management a Priority in 2012" (bit.ly/v17FqE) JK--Acronym war ahead vs. Master Data Management mkt?
"U.S. Web Sales Sparkled for Holiday Season" (on.wsj.com/uNP53C) JK--Hence, Xmas virtualizing into sad solitary Santa-free shopping.
"2011: Year F'book Killed Google" (bit.ly/tXlms5) JK--2011. Year that DEFINITELY DIDN'T HAPPEN. Android & G+ = new GGL lease on life
Have stopped reading articles on whether Bing will gain ground on Google in the search wars. As dull as the browser wars.
The Shins "Phantom Limb" (youtu.be/OkITsv3Nk6M) JK--From "Wincing the Night Away" (2007), one of my fave LPs of past 10 years.
"10 Things That Are Killing RIM" (bit.ly/su6fLs) JK--All this plus self-fulfill deathwatch prophecy that's picked up steam on socials
Contemplating which of my habits are core and which can and should be let go in the new year.
Reviewing my fresh slate of stuff for the new year. Developing my research agenda.
Ebay booked the Shins for their conference. That decision alone makes at least one analyst want to say nice things about Ebay.
WSJ "Battle of the Bands: Tech Firms Compete for Rock Stars" (online.wsj.com/article/SB1000…) JK--Artists I'm not paying attention to anymore.
GOP nomination race in the hands of Iowa Caucasians today.
Ray Stevens "Everything Is Beautiful" (youtu.be/0a45z_HG3WU) JK--Did many comic songs. Nailed a serious inspirational hit. Lovely
Gordon Lightfoot "Beautiful" (youtu.be/CRhEvjyk_dc) JK--I periodically sing this song when no one's around.
Taking a breath. A new year weighs upon me.
Eurythmics "Missionary Man" (youtu.be/0-Q3cp3cp88) JK--Annie Lennox in one of her many powerful--and sexiest--performances.
Morcheeba "Otherwise" (youtu.be/xxn-fz9mjo4) JK--Very clever story-formatted video. Godfrey bros as rival suitors for Skye.
Morcheeba "Rome Wasn't Built In A Day" (youtu.be/7FmognvrztU) JK--Uses the "dancing people in street" video cliche exceptionally well
Morcheeba "What New York Couples Fight About" (youtu.be/1LnOvzrwTnA) JK--Lambchop's Kurt Wagner joins Skye on this dramatic gem.
Morcheeba "Undress Me Now" (youtu.be/NkeAJ6dKo98) JK--One of the most perfect seduction songs ever. Skye very much the siren.
Everything But The Girl "Five Fathoms" (youtu.be/Gkmv53bBvP0) JK--1999. Their last studio LP. Tracey + Ben still very much a couple.
Everything But the Girl "The Only LIving Boy in New York" (youtu.be/ruC6NqilMqM) JK--Very nice cover of the Simon & Garfunkel classic
Everything But the Girl "Twin Cities" (youtu.be/2mqtV0GzeYM) JK--From the sensational/overlooked mid-90s LP "Worldwide."
Wasn't a bad holiday season. Got a good gift. My tablet has rapidly become a key part of my personal pleasure principle.
Saw only one of those dumb "what's in, what's out" lists this new year. And it was excruciatingly lame. Terminally hip gone terminal.
Using Google Earth to see how much of Detroit's east side has been reclaimed by nature. Eventually, will be prime parkland.
Defoliating a victory garden sure works up an appetite!
Cleaned the house top to bottom. Put away the Xmas tree & trimmings. That's the way to start the year.
Ever wanted to scream at a Hollywood studio "At least give me a partial refund of my ticket price. Your stupid movie is missing an ending!"?
My new morning procedure is delete spam & move messages into folders from my tablet. Over breakfast. While listening 2 music & reading mews
"Nixon gay rumors" (specials.msn.com/a-list/news/ri…) JK--Whether or not it was true, I can just imagine him sweating profusely wherever he is.
Apparently, philosophers are pinning their moneymaking hopes on becoming professional bloggers. What else? Panhandlers?
WashPost article about philosopher conference in town. "Thinking about thinking." "What is meaning?" Reminds me why I didn't major in it.
Google Earth blowing our minds tonight. Exploring Egidia's hometown, Singkawang, West Kalimantan, Indonesia, from space. There's her church!
Last few months have been blessedly free of well-intentioned people instructing me on proper way to do social media. Hope streak continues.
The art of Robert De Niro Sr. (robertdenirosr.com/RDNSRhome.html) JK--Wrongly labeled an abstract expressionist. Quite figurative
Took down outside Xmas lights just before rain started. Too lazy 2 do indoor till tomorrow. One more night of lazy illuminated wine drinking
Paula at the club is starting 2 ask my thoughts on stuff I'm clueless on. Such as likely swings in foreign exchange rates. I must act dumber
My fave LPs of 2011 (that I bought) were by following artists (desc. order): Black Keys, PJ Harvey, Fleet Foxes, Paul Simon.
The new year has a pronunciation that rolls off the tongue nicely. "Twenty twelve." Those double "tw"s.
Virginia's far-right Atty Genl bending rules to give Gingrich 2nd chance to compete in Super Tues primary. Wouldnt do if Dem race up 4 grabs
Hmm. Quint's mode of harpoon Jaws w/detachable spears attached 2 floats is quite similar 2 age-old Inuit practice. Think I know who invented
Greenland Norse did not eat fish. Wrap yr head around that. In land of poor agriculture, but teeming w/ fresh fish, they ate disgusting seal
Reading Jared Diamond's "Collapse" book dissecting decline of some civilizations. Particularly fascin8d by demise o medieval Greenland Norse
I suspect that people who had too much to imbibe last night not only forgot auld acquaintances but also barely registered names of new ones.
Year starts w/people 4 no apparent reason elevating Mayan prophecy 2 authoritative status & JLo w/dumb video set at Mayan pyramid in Yucatan
Year finally ended with the
#Hadoop Wave and case study docs finally out of my hands and on their way to publishing.