I rarely turn the TV on for news anymore. That's so last century.
Sin ca ju I!!!!!!!!!
RIP Johnny Otis. "Willie & The Hand Jive," for starters.
Slowly decompressing my head. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Dentist office waiting room. Routine checkup. Listening to Crowded House "Don't Dream It's Over" on overhead. Lots of mags. None interest me
Parade's "Walter Scott's Personality Parade" stays random: Q: "Are Alicia Silverstone & Liv Tyler half-sisters?" A: Yes but not 2 each other
Colbert: "We must stand for corporations because they have no legs."
Colbert: "The only difference between Mitt Romney & a statue of Mitt Romney is the statue never changes its position."
Colbert: "You gotta thank the bloggers for just coming outside."
Colbert: "I don't need to pander to the most beautiful people in the world."
Colbert: "Whoever said you can't go home again didn't have a friend with a private jet."
Colbert: "I am the Martin Luther KIng of ccorporation civil rights."
"Colbert...turns spotlight on super PACs in South Carolina" (wapo.st/w35jg1) JK--Hilarious. I will quote Colbert in several tweets.
@0_h_r_1 Deck.ly doesn't work anymore, it seems. Check my Facebook for poem that I wrote 10 years ago that sums up my present state of mind
Zero 7 "Destiny" (youtu.be/INn1C6ImJKg) JK--This one puts me into an incredibly deeply mellow place. Always. LIke musical magic.
The Shins "Simple Song" (youtu.be/tvj_a5dwrf4) JK--Listen for yourselves. From the forthcoming new LP. They just stay awesome!
Sam Beam mentions strategically dropping curse words into his lyrics. He has an artist's ear for the texture of a memorable phrase.
Iron And Wine: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert (youtu.be/6nT911jkWEo) JK--Sam Beam writes cool songs with funky folky-poetic zest.
Tom Jones' Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music (youtu.be/118zckalkJ0) JK--Tom is even cooler as an old man stripped of showbiz hoo-hah!
I am registering a "like" for every picture of cute kids on Facebook tonight. Just because kids make me smile.
Feelin' awfully mellow tonight. It's not just the wine.
NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert: Nick Lowe (youtu.be/JKhawkQQQmY) JK--Lowe has inhabited his aging person in the coolest way.
Godsmouse (bit.ly/A7PtEk) JK--Simple effect--your cursor casts apparent shadow on earth's surface--but totally addicting.
Lambchop's Kurt Wagner Plays A Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music (youtu.be/IG_uM5th6Fo) JK--Very subtle, soulful guitar, voice, & songs
The Who live late in Keith Moon's life (youtu.be/WT5uAIPFft8) JK--They had the most awesome stadium presence of any rock band.
Jerry Lewis & Buddy Rich drum solos (youtu.be/141o_jwG7cA) JK--Both of these dudes were pieces of work.
Jerry Lewis "Typewriter" (youtu.be/Fxm0TN5WDQI) JK--Yes, he mugs shamelessly for the camera. But always eminently watchable.
Big Star "September Gurls" (youtu.be/BNKSs1J38EA) JK--Essentially, zero airplay in its day. Only became aware of them in past decade
The Monkees "Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day" (bit.ly/w4PT7A) JK--Their stuff still sounds as fresh as it did when I was a kid.
Life is definitely a journey.
Fairly good week. The air smells like snow.
Fairly good week. Nothing earth-shattering in the news. But some cool NDA stuff for the next few weeks.
@practicingEA Ask what real nice?
I tend to follow people on Twitter who are at least vaguely interesting. I don't follow people who are blatantly moronic. Fine line.
Garbage "Stupid Girl" (youtu.be/1HBxUWSxcq8) JK--Unlike Stones song (diff song), this one sung by girl...I mean woman.
I swear, Tom Jones could milk a song for all the suggestive potential the TV censors allowed in the late 60s. Classic!
Tom Jones "Help Yourself " (youtu.be/OvHkWl8HfrI) JK--Welsh singer performing hipswinging hit on his great ABC series from late 60s.
#BigData without any of the scalability bonafides is the "check's in the mail" of this new scale-intensive world we live in.
Hey vendors, dont say U're
#BigData if PBs, rl-time, and/or polystructrd data not core of yr approach, or if dont scale-out to 100s of nodes
"Microsoft's Bing: Mere 'decision engine' no more" (zd.net/zEZy0F) JK--MSFT positioning it as enabler for doing, not just deciding.
Next best action, predictive analytics, customer experience optimization, social graph analysis, cloud/SaaS--the stars are aligning.
RIP Etta James. Among her best-known songs: "At Last" (youtu.be/_1uunRdQ61M).
Nantucket Nectars has printed the most useless piece of trivia inside bottlecap: "Benjamin Franklin's mother was born on Nantucket."
#bigdata isn't being hyped. The hype won't truly begin until we start spelling it all uppercase with exclamation points: BIG DATA!!!!!!
Hmmm...exactly one year to Obama's second inaugural.
WSJ "A Gut Check for Many Ailments" (on.wsj.com/z23xq4) JK--My gut tells me this is absolutely right.
PIPA. No, it's not Kate Middleton's sibling. It's Senate's sister legislation to the House's news-magnet SOPA.
I have heard only one pro-SOPA message. That was on the local radio. I live in the DC area. That spot meant for legislators to hear.
After two tweets in a row that use the word "ass," I thought I'd made it a triplet and leave it there.
After my first Star Trek related tweet ever, I'm bracing for onslaught of Trekkie-bots to start following my sorry ass.
My highschool English teacher used Star Trek 2 explain reasoning styles. "Scotty induces & Spock deduces." I pointed out that Kirk seduces.
Listening to Snow Patrol "Tiny Little Fractures" from "Final Straw" (youtu.be/duKlBQWA78Q). JK--2003. A great charging dynamic.
I'm always gratified when clients tell me they appreciate my technical depth in published research, inquiries, & consulting. I sweat details
@jamet123 And thank YOU for your comprehensive approach to this topic.
WSJ "The Eternal Teenager in Love" (online.wsj.com/article/SB1000…) JK--Excellent interview with Dion DiMucci.
Newt. Fun fact: He was named for an amphibian because he's even lower on the evolutionary ladder than the reptiles.
Expecting freezing rain tonight. Nothing is as heartwarming as a midwinter frigid bonesoaking & icecoating. Picture postcard winter!
Eastman Kodak's Chptr 11. Very sad corporat casualty of digital age. Products were primary imagers of modernity since l8 1800s. Fading fotos
Perry drops out of GOP race. The 3 or 4 or was it a score of federal agencies that he proposed deepsixing can all breathe easier.
MPAA chief calls SOPA Web blackout a "gimmick." Would he have calld Montgomery Bus Boycott a "gimmick"? Social protests express popular will
Intention is function of someone's awareness + sentiment + propensity + permissions + wherewithal, constrained by object availability
Let's retrofit old songs w/next best action call & response: "How much is that doggie in the window?" "We can give it to U at 25% markdown"
Enjoyed & learned a lot at
#CMAdata yesterday in Toronto. Canadian analytics companies are very sharp on marketing campaign optimization.
"McCartney's Cloud-Based Archive Getting Better All the Time" (bit.ly/ynhibo) JK--Where the Beatles assets to go to live & let die.
"Microsoft engineers file system for a new era" (bit.ly/zcwNgV) JK--ReFS. Filenames max 32,000 characters. If you must be verbose
"Oracle Big Data Appliance Featuring Hadoop Goes Live" (bit.ly/wNWjdI) JK--Released. Didnt "go live." Not a cloud/SaaS offering.
Experience optimization. An optimal work experience should include a good laugh or two at regular intervals. Seriousness can prove deadly.
@BestBITools Not kidding. Won't say who. I'm not into the whole "public shaming on social" thing.
Ha ha ha. Just saw a consultant ask for developers with 10+ years of
#Hadoop experience. Omigosh. Made my day.
Odd phrase: "I hope this message finds U doing well." Who's doing the finding: "I" or "this message"? If latter, is info sentient life form?
@MJMcKean: Just hearing about the passing of Tom Ardolino, NRBQ drummer; solid rock'n'roll guy. RIP
Seems to be one topic only today on social media (I'm slightly exaggerating, but not too much): Stop SOPA/PIPA!
Good conversations here at
#CMAdata. Multichannel next best offer, customer segmentation, marketing automation, & experience optimization
"Landscape amnesia." Jared Diamond's great phrase for culture not noticing gradual changes to their milieu. Apply to tech environment too.
I recognize that my speech topic, "conversational customer intimacy," has privacy implications. But I won't explore that this morning.
#Hadoop Wave will publish on Feb 2, I'm told.
#forrester colleague Rob Brosnan impressed the CMA at an event not long ago. Hope I don't disappoint by comparison. Brosnan's excellent.
The A/V coordinator at the Canadian Mktg Assn show is playing the whole Florence + Machine 2nd LP. I hadnt heard whole thing before. Superb!
Chilling with coffee & conversation here at Canadian Marketing Assn Analytics conf at Toronto's convention centre. My speech starts at 9:10
Multichannel conversations should be intimate attuned engaged interactive empathetic adaptive personalized consistent simple easy friendly
Speaking this morning at Canadian Marketing Assn Analytics Conf, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Bldg, Rm 702, 9am. See you there!
Indicator of how devoid Romney is of personality. Didnt realize comercial "celebrity impersonator" doing him. Just sounds like dull anouncer
"On Hadoop 1.0: James Kobielus" (bit.ly/zAX07o) JK--LOL. "Kneedeep in enterprise elephant experiments"? Sounds like I sweep droppings
"Big Companies Try Crowdsourcing" (on.wsj.com/yyw2JW) JK--They're doing more than "try." They're sourcing to "crowd" known as "Asia."
"Apple Cofounder Wozniak Praises Android" (bit.ly/AbpBft) JK--I can feel Jobs rolling over & unquivering a few lightning bolts.
Took a few NDA briefings today. Which explains why I haven't been tweeting about them. Good stuff. Mum's the word for now.
If "The Artist" takes home Oscars this year, I hope the acceptance speeches will be silent placards flashed on-stage for 5 seconds.
@dmenningervr It's "made-up" in sense that it's verb that didnt evolve organiclly from older verb root, but from noun that lacked verb equiv
"Attrit" or "attrite"? My dictionary lists both. Either way, it's made-up word, a back-formation of "attrition." Either way, verb sounds odd
Interviewed by Alex Handy of Software Development Times re
#Hadoop 1.0 milestone.
Speaking in Toronto tomorrow at Canadian Marketing Assn Analytics conf. Snow predicted. Wish me much luck. Wish I had mucklucks.
@loserboy , "Friends" theme is better to cover than the "Frasier" theme. "Tossed Salad & Scrambled Eggs" will kill budding music career
"Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups" (bit.ly/AymIAW) JK--"1) Dont start one unless obsession 2) If exit strategy, it's not obsession"
"Big Data: Mind Your Head in Cloud" (bit.ly/wPTwwh) JK--Cool graphic that shows sheer growing magnitude of different data types.
"Maker of Steve Jobs Action Figure Kills Project" (bit.ly/AxBQAf) JK--Legal issues & tough 2 show steal-Microsoft-oxygen in action
"When people are free to do as they please they usually imitate each other." - Eric Hoffer JK--Being the outlier/oddball often painful.
@jamet123 has right approach: Treat next best actions as analytcs-infused decisions as ntwk or workflow of linkd decisions steps & processes
"Requirements for Advanced Analytics" (bit.ly/wTOJ5T) JK--Oper8nl decision-net enhance--risk & opportunity--to drive key biz outcomes
"IBM Rattles Moore's Law With Smallest Magnetic Memory Bit" (bit.ly/ztNth1) JK--But that's galactic scale compared to quantum storage
"Microsoft Creating Real-Time Botnet Information Feed" (bit.ly/zry1RN) JK--Botnet threat signature surveillance & impact assessment.
"IBM rolls out new social analytics tools" (zd.net/yvjbrG) JK--IBM Connections 2 gauge employee, partner & customr social sentiment
"Geeks 1, Congress 0: Controversial anti-piracy bill SOPA 'shelved'" (zd.net/x7YUs4) JK--Game not over. Senate has bill. Kill bill!
"Universities Worldwide to Introduce Analytics Education" (bit.ly/yR08Um) JK--Should be in core curriculum of all science majors.
Seattle got bit of snow. I'm 3000 miles east of there. Just want to assure them the "other" Washington is no better at driving in the stuff.
The weekend was pleasant. Technology thoughts only intruded on my serenity when I specifically invited them in.
"Google Mobile Ad Revenue Could Top $4B: Munster" (bit.ly/AyIH8H) JK--Thought he was still employed at Gateman Goodbury & Graves
Penance for tweet sarcastic about Richard Branson? Unsolicited attention of
@branson_effect . "Learn strategies of self-made billionaires"
Meryl Streep wins Golden Globe? Oh must we continu 2 indulge ths woman's vanity & stoke conceit that she's one of all-time gr8st moviestars?
My two favorite states of being are thoughtfulness & thoughtlessness. Most of my actual life is lived in between those states.
@Brett2point0 Brett, it's only been 4 months since I did that preso. Be patient.
"House Kills SOPA" (examiner.com/computers-in-d…) JK--Hallelujah! Legislators actually converged on right course of action.
Rightwing daily Washington Examiner. Actual news starts on page 10 with Associated Press wire stories. "News" up front is staff hatchet jobs
Data mining is the opposite of mining in the traditional sense. You are not depleting the resource that you extract. You are enriching it.
Before long, you will be able to carry an entire data warehouse on a gadget. By "long," I mean end of decade. Ever cheaper flash storage.
Expecting analytics and data industry news this week. That's just intuition. Not sitting on any NDAs. MLKJDay marks end of holiday slumbers.
Packing warm clothes for Toronto, tho I'll only be there a short time & will be indoors most of that time. Should also bring huskies & sled
All I can say is that it's fortunate Dr. King didn't call himself a baton twirler for truth and justice.
Maybe I'm a geek, but I love "How It's Made" on Science Channel. I could watch a daylong marathon of episodes without blinking.
Yenta. Wonderful Jewish word for type of woman in every culture. Strangles with over-intentioned, overbearing advice for every occasion.
Richard Branson in late 60s resembld Austin Powers, then morphed into blond Mick Jagger & now looks like David Spade's creepy English cousin
Exploring Ann Arbor, Michigan on Google Earth. Cool 3-D effect on structures around Diag. Far-out, man, & Hash Bash not even in session now!
Exploring Madison, Wisconsin on Google Earth. Dairyland state's good sense 2 put city on isthmus makes most visible state capital from space
Exploring Higgins Lake, Michigan on Google Earth. Go-cart track on which we Boy Scouts competed is clearly visible from geosynchronous orbit
Exploring the Soo Locks on Google Earth. Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is much larger than Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. It's obvious from space.
Listening to Beatles "She Loves You" & "Sie Liebt Dich" from "Past Masters Vol. 1." Sound almost identical, except 4 language. Coincidence?
I have never understood the term "lo-fi" aplied 2 genres of music. Low fidelity 2 what? To comercial gospel that U must make formulaic crap?
Do firearms reproduce male heirs sexually? Why does it seem that everybody's a son of a gun? How can species survive without daughters?
Snooki. Nickname you'd give to yr pet hamster. Woman seems like understudy to 4th female lead in local dinner theatre production of "Grease"
Tori Spelling. Is there a reason we should care about her? Spell it out.
Fareed Zakaria CNN show gets credit for best pun of the day: "The Bain of Romney's Existence."
VH-1 seems to be morphing into the "Wives" channel. Basketball, Mob, Baseball, etc. Should merge w/History Channel & present Old Wives Tales
"In War, We All Desecrate the Enemy" (washingtonpost.com/opinions/were-…) JK--The horribly twisted human logic that has always sustained wars everywhere.
Madonna "Don't Tell Me" (youtu.be/gLFWRDsx5AI) JK--Dig this cool start-stop rhythm. The beginning has deliberate false start.
Brian Eno "Ambient 1 - Music For Airports" (youtu.be/vLOPaanz0gA) JK--1978. Eno boldly injected structured silence into pop vocab
What's totally radical about Beatles "Flying" is that it's incredibly ambient. Well before its time. Even an outlier in the Fab's catalog.
The Beatles "Flying" (youtu.be/6yTY__PKLDQ) JK--Complete 9:38 version from "Magical Mystery Tour." Their only instrumental. Druggy
@kalynraphael: "Amp up yr Law of Attraction-Use yr Sexual Energy 2 Charge yr Manifestations" JK--Too complicated. Just use it to get laid
@AlbertBrooks We wish John Edwards a speedy recovery so he can go to prison in good health.
#ff list would be incomplete without acknowledging today. As long as I can remember, Saturday has always followed Friday.
I love the "discover" feature of the redesigned Twitter browser interface. It helped me find lots of gaps in list of people/orgs to follow.