"Facebook's $100B Question" (on.wsj.com/xLdCiE) JK--WSJ provided excellent analysis yesterday of FB fundamentals. Several articles.
"The Curse of 'Dont Be Evil'" (bit.ly/yDVvka) JK--Evil schmevil! I blame Dungeons & Dragons 4 polluting geek minds w/ medievalisms.
CNN showing hi-res photos of far side of the Moon, where Newt's advance team has already set up base camp and enlisted the lords of darkness
Right now I'm watching E(ndless) S(uper Bowl) P(ontificating ad) N(auseam). Surprised US hasn't made this an official 3-day holiday.
Comments on YouTube re oldies songs often rat-hole into fogeys bemoan "they don't make 'em like they used to." Um, no. Old styles grow stale
I don't give rat's patootie whether gazillionaire politicians have the "common touch." Show us the uncommon touch that made U gazillionaires
Nevada GOP caucus approaching. Going back to older approach of wagering delegates at craps, winner take all.
CNN: "Gingrich sharpens attack against Romney's wealth." So is earning gazillions from speak&lobbying more honorable than building business?
CNN shows DC "occupy" squatter holding sign saying "Smile if U masturbate." We now know what they're doing in those tents to ward off sleep
CNN wants viewers to share stories of "what makes you an American." Mine begins with being born in US to a man & woman who were US citizens
Subject of continuous vs. discrete variables came up in normal conversation with my wife today. Couples need to discuss these things.
@rhilsen U could be right but I heard other interpretation from various sources over years. Fur trade. John Jacob Astor. Straits of Mackinac
Contemplating my consulting job on Wednesday. Big brand name working on lifetime customer experience optimization.
Buddy Holly "Peggy Sue Got Married" (youtu.be/tgA3WUFPiQk) JK--Yesterday was 53rd anniversary of his passing. I love this song.
Jane Aire & The Belvederes "Call Me Every Night" (youtu.be/30LTuX7y9a4) JK--Other side of that single. First time I'd heard this too
Jane Aire And The Belvederes "Lazy Boy" (youtu.be/t8wx8iKiZvY) JK--I thought I'd heard all of theirs. This is revelation. Superb!
Wislawa Szymborska "On the Question of Pornography" (bit.ly/w2E4jE) JK--Scroll down for English translation.
RIP Wislawa Szymborska. Nobel Prize winning poet from Poland of exceptional subtlety & power. Listen here: n.pr/z042Ny
The Marvelettes "Please Mr. Postman" (youtu.be/425GpjTSlS4) JK--Inkster girls scored Motown label's very first #1 hit record. 1961.
Patti Smith "People Have the Power" (youtu.be/W8C9U7pMvmc) JK--New Jersey girl raised family with late husband in St. Clair Shores
Eartha Kitt "I Want To Be Evil" (youtu.be/tQ5VaBgXzuM) JK--I met her out of the blue one day on 5 Mile, simply walking. Sweet lady
My dad told me that last bit about Purple Gang. Clubhouse at golfcourse, 7 Mile & Newburgh. Livonia. My hometown. Prohibition era.
Elvis Presley "Jailhouse Rock" (youtu.be/tpzV_0l5ILI) JK--Whole rhythm section was Detroit's Purple Gang, who partied in Livonia
Simon & Garfunkel "America" (youtu.be/ZO3gWIGzH3A) JK--4 days to hitchhike from Saginaw? Kathy shoulda shown some leg.
Beatles "Penny Lane" (youtu.be/_H6PdlJshCo) JK--"Banker never wears a mac in the pouring rain." Mac = mackinaw. Fur-lined raincoat
Gordon Lightfoot "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (youtu.be/9vST6hVRj2A) JK--Years befor wreck, I got Soo Locks postcard of this ship
Rogue Wave "Lake Michigan" (youtu.be/DlOl9LOUQ0g) JK--Nicest dunes in the Great Lakes, without a doubt. Mild waves. Take US-2 in UP
Eminem "8 Mile" (youtu.be/UfMrLTbog0o) JK--Warren kid grew up just north of 8 Mile, which is just a road, not a symbol of anything
Kid Rock "All Summer Long" (youtu.be/uwIGZLjugKA) JK--St. Clair Shores boy sings praises of summertime in northern Michigan. I concur
Detroit Cobras "U Are the Generation That Bought More Shoes & U Get What You Deserve" (youtu.be/vXGxVz2vFs4) JK--Long title, gr8 song
David Bowie "Panic In Detroit" (youtu.be/Rf0fmqWS-kI) JK--Still one of fave Bowie songs. Detroit FM rock radio played hell out of it
Johnny Ginger (youtu.be/ubLodboW_4Q) JK--Local Detroit TV personality in early 60s. Lived one street over frm us. Handed out glossies
Robin Seymour (youtu.be/2LRwU90PZ0w) JK--Detroit DJ in 50s. Had dance show in early 60s. We worked togethr in '80. He liked my voice
The Supremes "Buttered Popcorn" (youtu.be/QHxiRITUQuM) JK--Song co-written by Berry Gordy & my former Marler St. neighbor Barney Ales
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles "Mickey's Monkey" (youtu.be/jpLVyZVRw3w) JK--Locally produced song I recall from early 60s Detroit.
Little Anthony & the Imperials "Goin' Out of My Head" (youtu.be/WkCa5l_UGAk) JK--Song I recall from same '64 voyage past Wyandotte
Petula Clark "Downtown" (youtu.be/FKCnHWas3HQ) JK--Popsong I have indelible memory of hearing on the Bob-Lo boat, 1964, Detroit River
"Monkees Screen Tests" (youtu.be/63nhSFFFfJ4) JK--What's interesting is how these simply gauge the guys' actual personalities.
I'm not doing Big Ideas anymore. Gingrich gave them a bad name.
Enough of the dumb coming attractions on this DVD! Get to the movie we rented! All of you dumbass CGI superheroes can kiss my ass!
Facebook's valuation depends in part on confidence in its advertising revenue optimization prowess. Data scientists are key asset for that
Kinda makes sense that the plutocrat who popularized the phrase "You're fired!" would endorse Romney, who gets off on that kinda thing too.
Forrester report "Killing Data" (bit.ly/yllARd) JK--Love John Kindervag's blunt directness in naming this doc on encryption.
Let's see if Mark Zuckerberg is able to give up some control over his baby now that it's in Wall Street's prying hands.
@NeilRaden I've seen it construed as "on loan," though "alone" makes more sense. But "on loan" is cool cuz implies alienated from main gig
I now have 3 cars. And 3 sets of car keys, plus all my other keys, hanging from an insanely overcrowded key ring.
The Doors "Riders On The Storm" (youtu.be/i_eQGsbHhDo) JK--"Into this world were thrown like a dog w/out a bone an actor out on loan"
Jane Aire & the Belvederes "I'm An Actress" (youtu.be/wLJ5JbzHr0c) JK--From Stiff's Akron Compilation. 1978. Sudden craving to hear.
@ted_friedman "Monetize" simply means "cash in." You can do that without selling the resource that you're cashing in on. That's "capital."
WD-40 thou hast failed me! Miracle mechanical cure-all, thou art quackery! Demon rust doth consume the nuts & bolts of my automotive soul!
Comes a time, and comes quite often, when U wonder whether U have anything new 2 say on the old stuff. Read the news. Something always comes
@Repunzel01 Thanks. Now I know where to satisfy my craving for abalone. But do you also carry bologna? Or are you simply a baloney bot?
Thought leadership. Occasionally, it helps to put your mind out on the flaky edge and see if you crumble over it or bake into the new crust
When anybody discusses a "brave" new world, they actually mean a "strange" new world. Why did Aldous Huxley equate strangeness with courage?
Got a work email that addressed me as "Professor." Hadn't realized I was elevated to tenured faculty at
#Forrester. Got some papers to grade
People are always preaching to the choir. When in fact it's the organist who's damned to hell and needs some serious preaching-to.
Jefferson Airplane "Eat Starch Mom" (youtu.be/qMb7iunzAss) JK--"Poison oak is a natural plant why don't you put some in your food?"
Beck "Loser " (youtu.be/YgSPaXgAdzE) JK--"My time is a piece of wax falling on a termite that's choking on the splinters."
Harvey Danger "Flagpole Sitta" (youtu.be/tWnbUpkOiB0) JK--"They cut off my legs now I'm an amputee goddamn you!"
Maria Muldaur "Don't You Feel My Leg" (youtu.be/TZ41U9qOjx8) JK--I'm sure it's just innocent update o "thighbone connected 2 legbone"
Melanie "Brand New Key" (youtu.be/owIBVSendIY) JK--Lock and key? That can't be an obvious reference to "doing it," can it?
Joni Mitchell "Twisted" (youtu.be/IKIQSo7JbKQ) JK--"heard little children supposed 2 sleep tight thats why I got into vodka at night"
The Beach Boys "She's Goin' Bald" (youtu.be/ix1-Coa7qQQ) JK--"When she saw her shining forehead didnt stop she swooned to the ground"
Frank Zappa "Montana" (youtu.be/smZA9Jv3qH0) JK--"By myself I wouldn't have no boss but I'd be raising my lonely dental floss"
Paul McCartney "Smile Away" (youtu.be/7mBIzwtLERI) JK--"Man I can smell your breath a mile away."
The Monkees "Randy Scouse Git" (youtu.be/ZpXcSN_6K-4) JK--For you Yanks, title translates as "horny idiot from Liverpool."
Home and Garden "(Please) Fix My Horn (My Brakes Don't Work)" (youtu.be/4kH5WiBichE) JK--My roommates in Madison deemed this insane.
David Thomas & The Pedestrians "The Birds Are Good Ideas" (youtu.be/nQrcOT0a6zQ) JK--"The birds say the birds say ha-a-ha-happiness!"
Lovin' Spoonful "4 Eyes" (youtu.be/NZZOj1OIH2A) JK--I love how Sebastian totally owned his bespectacled square look. I'm a 4-eyes
Bob Dylan "Tombstone Blues" (youtu.be/5D2lBM_E2tk) JK--Man does funny as well as he does serious. This blows me away!
"Weird Al" Yankovic "Eat It" (youtu.be/ZcJjMnHoIBI) JK--Awesome parody. I find myself singing these lyrics rather than MJ's original
Comedian Robert Klein & Little Rascals (youtu.be/Y4U8vYWjpsI) JK--His scat of intrusive soundtrack was perfect. I noticed that too
"Celebrity Jeopardy" (bit.ly/xD4oYy) JK--One of many screamingly funny SNL installments of this repeating sketch.
Steve Martin "Atheists Don't Have No Songs" (youtu.be/wogta8alHiU) JK--"No one ever wrote a tune for godless existentialism."
Shel Silverstein "Boa Constrictor, Sarah Cynthia & Unicorn" (youtu.be/Bv2LUva-fo0) JK--Awesome kids' songs. These kids totally dug em
Shel Silverstein "Show It At The Beach" (youtu.be/kw3eU5yTZsg) JK--Man had a powerfully loud voice & incredibly clever lyrics.
Shel Silverstein on "The Johnny Cash Show" (youtu.be/7e5ZVIpB4sw) JK--One of the most impressively balded & bearded writers ever.
"10 reasons Facebook’s future is uncertain" (tek.io/xkK1kk) JK--I agree with this analysis. The Facebook experience a bit of a drag.
"Pict" people of ancient Britain. Absolutely no truth to legend they got that name cuz they pict noses constantly. No such fossils remain
"9 'University Researcher Approvd' Tips 4 Awesome Tweeting" (bit.ly/AmfYD5) JK--Avoid footnotes, peer revu, & profesorial pretension
#Metamarkets can hold several hundred billion records in an in-memory db within their AWS-hosted cloud service.
Listen to recorded voice of Otto von Bismarck, founder of modern German state, capturd by Edison associate (nyti.ms/zXZ0eu). Oct 1889
"Where's My 'Minority Report' Dashboard?" (bit.ly/xxLgYu) JK--Yeah. Where's my 100% accurate predictive/interdictive analytic tool?
"Why do CIOs still need technical skills?" (tek.io/xLzsqz) JK--To avoid becoming indistinguishable from Dilbert's pointy-haired boss.
Bob Dylan & The Band "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" (youtu.be/Q95Ba4znoVQ) JK--For a bud who quoted this lyric on a Twitter DM
Facebook's IPO. For many employees, it stands for "impressive payouts."
You might notice, now, in my published
#Hadoop Wave that I did deep research on the market. Still ongoing. Hot hot space
Now that Romney on glidepath 2 GOP nom, people trying 2 retrofit him with cool. Somebody suggestd nikname: "Mighty Mormon Power Ranger." Nah
@NeilRaden Still does, actually. Odd acronymic namespace collision. I used to work for a company called NMI. That's also "No Middle Initial"
New report: "The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2012" (bit.ly/zsrufQ)
Hadoopsutawney Phil has seen the light at the end of his tunnel and yes indeed Spring is on the way. Early Spring. Today!
Russians driling to 200 million year old lake buried under Antarctic ice sheet. Give me willies. Nasty shit might have evolved down there.
LOL! Stephen Colbert reportedly thinking of renaming SuperPAC to "John Colbert Cougar Super MellenPAC." Gonna hand control to Jack & Diane?
RIP Don Cornelius. As host of long-running "Soul Train" TV show, he was instrumental to careers of so many great R&B/soul/funk stars.
I've published 10 reports in the past 2 years that have a strong focus on
#CRM analytics. Folks don't seem to realize how deep I've gone
Hey vendors, try not to misspell your own name in your email subject lines. I know the correct spelling, don't worry.
"Social Media Monitoring on Gov't Steroids: Anything might come back to bite you" (bit.ly/woxPr8) JK--Endless paranoia mill.
1812 New Madrid earthquake (bit.ly/6NDyjU) JK--This event spurred US govt to provide 1st disaster relief in its young history: $60K.
My favorite "wow!"ster was teacher who did it in prescribed manner (bit.ly/xh1yn5) & punctuated it at end with exhalation: pssssshhhh
Predictions are cheap. I'd rather see your assumptions, yr model, & yr data. Fact-grounded predictions are worth a boatload of crystal balls
@neilwd Learnt of PCO in the early 80s, in music review. Bought 2 of their LPs & got addicted. Jeffes also produced Weekend's 1st recordings
Important thing when saying "wow!" is to exclaim it loudly, extending the vowel for 3-4 seconds, with widened eyes & an unsettling grin.
Twitter the censor. Will it provide option to partially transmit kosher part of tweet in clear, point to censored part stored in deck.ly?
"Planetary-scale computing" (zd.net/zlJZth) JK--Naturally chilled seawater cools Finland data center. Strategic adv for Arctic zone?
K: "Jerry, what's wrong with putting a periscope in a car?" J: "It's a stupid idea, Kramer, stupid stupid!"
Philip Glass "Koyaanisqatsi" (youtu.be/C6Il58Ln4cI) JK--An exceptionally powerful & influential modern classical classic from 1980s.
"Facebook's IPO May Be Last Straw for Privacy-Minded Users" (bit.ly/xCUkKa) JK--Privacy zealots won't give 'em a break, will they?
"Can Anything Stop EMC?" (bit.ly/xApRCi) JK--I love dumb tech headlines that imply a vendor lacks rivals & is immune to econ forces.
I'm getting tired of producing trenchant commentary. I'm thinking of simply remarking either "wow!" or "stupid!" on every announcement
"Amazon Cloud Storage Experiences Astronomical Growth, Again" (bit.ly/wMX1dx) JK--Tripled in a year is big, but "astronomical"?
"First Look: IBM Docs Takes On Google, Microsoft" (bit.ly/ysoUAY) JK--Lotus putting its offerings into the cloud, as is Microsoft
WSJ "To Colleagues: I'm Outta Here" ( on.wsj.com/AkfgVN) JK--Calls attention to how cringeworthy most of those messages truly are.
@neilwd I'm still saddened by the death of Simon Jeffes. I'd bought tickets to see PCO live in Washington DC, but he passed away before that
Helping customers to sort thru huge range of use cases & starting points for a
#CRM Next Best Action initiative. Customer experience focus
Right Said Fred "I'm Too Sexy" (youtube.com/watch?v=39YUXI…)
MC Hammer "U Can't Touch This" (youtube.com/watch?v=otCpCn…)
Toni Basil "Mickey" (youtube.com/watch?v=SvQex1…)
The Go! Team "The Power is On" (youtube.com/watch?v=hVkx1U…)
Penguin Cafe Orchestra "Music for a Found Harmonium" (youtube.com/watch?v=yJg1NN…)
Weekend "Sleepy Theory" in a flat still life (youtube.com/watch?v=tWP8XK…)
Actually, looking at it on map of Michigan, Hell is the apex of a triangle with my birthplace and the place I grew up at the other 2 corners
Muppets shouldn't take shots at Fox News. One buncha puppets has no moral authority to slam others. Grover Norquist has his hand up Fox's.
Relistening to Fleet Foxes' great "Helplessness Blues" LP in correct track order. Just to remind what a stellar achievement it is. 2011.
Just saw someone spell first name "Jimm." That's abomination! Wait..why...no. That's distinctiv. BTW, Hendrix didnt inspire "Jimi" fad. Why?
Cable TV commercials are full of before & after photos of people who took the miracle cure, treatment, exercise apparatus or other snake oil
#HP telco/comms-OAM&P-phys-layer-focused discussion of policy engine, decision pt, & mgt point maps nicely to my Next Best Action framework
Taking briefing from
#HP on advanced analytics in "actionable customer intelligence" in comms & media solutions (CMS) industry portfolio
"EMC Greenplum rebrands its Hadoop distros" (bit.ly/A7CyyQ) JK--"Greenplum MR" supports HDFS API, NFS, & CIFS over Isilon storage
"An Introduction to Creative Disruption" (bit.ly/ynMwyg) JK--Demands a radical approach to business, called "goofing off."
"Putin: Russia needs ‘economy that harnesses modern tech’" (smrt.io/wpAOD3) JK--And modern governance approach called "democracy"
@dmenningervr Perhaps. If HP comes out with "NoTouchPad," I hope they follow up with a "Stay10FeetAwayAtAllTimesPad" for germophobes.
Feels like every other week there's a fresh
Expecting a lovely April day today in DC area.
"Oracle Briefing 'Specialized' Partners On Sales, Product Strategies" (bit.ly/yUsH1t) JK--Is there such thing as a "generic" partner?
"Whitman Says Security Will Be HP's 'Sweet Spot' In Tablets" (bit.ly/x6AzSb) JK--Yeah, except nobody selects tablet based on security
WSJ piece on fad 4 "curiously small houses." Essentially, gingerbread homes. Hansel & Gretel be careful: zoning laws allow witches 2 move in
"Twitter May Block Tweets by Country if Asked" (bit.ly/wS2wVh) JK--Several Red States have petitioned 2 blok my bleeding-heart tweets
""We ain't backin' down," says defiant Google" (bit.ly/zwQrsi) JK--Such language! Is Google joining the World Wrestling Federation?
"FBI Looking to 'Friend' Terrorists" (bit.ly/ywJ42K) JK--Caution: hot blonde who wants to know you better actually a paunchy G-man!
@NeilRaden Go figure. FDR only received a DC-mall memorial as a long afterthought. Reagan undeservedly got a bldg & airport without delay.
"Miss Piggy & Kermit fire back at Fox" (on.msnbc.com/zvhjM0) JK--Kermit's got serious green terrycloth hand-oper8d amphibian cojones!
RT Andrew In Drag by The Magnetic Fields from Love at the Bottom of the Sea JK--Very funny, tuneful, gay new one from Stephin Merritt.
Brother popped over briefly to show off his new hybrid. He calls it his "Buick" (figuratively...it's actually a Camry).
Interviewed by John Adams of Bank Technology News re role of
#BigData in helping investment analysts do due diligence on potential borrowers
"The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it." --John Gilmore.
I have produced a huge amount of content. Can be difficult to remember what exactly I have, of my own output, on disk, on moment's notice.
#Hadoop Wave to be published on Wednesday.
Half my time, it seems, is debunking somebody's claim they do "big" data when the 3 Vs are barely there. Too big for their data britches.
"Whatever business you're in, it's going to commoditize…you've got to keep moving it to a higher value" IBM's Rometty (j.mp/zLZ9ls)
"Facebook 'to go public with $10bn share offering'" (bbc.in/AuTB2J) JK--Stock feeding frenzy to match friending frenzy they spurred.
@edd It looks good, but, unfortunately, it conflicts with the dates of another conference to which I'm committed.
Wine was good. Dulled the irritation of month-end expense reporting.
Sunday evenings, goofing off in my home office, glass of wine, music, Egidia cooking dinner upstairs, spacey bliss. I live for it.
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Why are none of the "rocket scientists" we hear about working on enhancements to liquid propellants or orbital-reentry heat shields?
Washed both cars yesterday. With garden hose. In driveway. By myself. Without jacket. No roadsalt grime. Didn't catch cold. Is this January?
I'm obviously liberal, but I'm glad they're evicting this pointless "occupy" encampment from McPherson Square in downtown DC.
"Why Mean Girls Grow Up To Be Meaner Bosses" (washingtonpost.com/national/on-le…) JK--As a male, I must cite corroborating female expert on this topic.
Steganography. The art of hiding a coded message in plain sight. Censors everywhere have difficulty distinguishing from boring news & noise
Countries throughout Asia-Pac seeking closer military alliances w/US to counter growing power of China. They should share cost of alliances
RIP Kevin White. Longtime Boston mayor sought greater integration and enfranchisement of minorities, women, & youth. Made tough choices.
Listening to Ramones "I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement" from their 1st LP. Fast linear powergroove was their signature. A flaming arrow
Singing along with Seal "Kiss From A Rose" with my earbuds on. Hope I'm not annoying my wife. Or too much out of tune.
@neo4j "Pimp"? It's marketing. Pimping is sales, billing, collection, recruitment, and HR--of a very particular personal service.
Caught an episode of "Doc Martin" on PBS. Love how the doc stays a sympathetic character in spite of being a cold, cranky bastard.
Just unfriend me if you don't want to see my feed in Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. I don't care. I'm not going to change my style.
Returning "Tree of Life" DVD 2 vend machne whence it came. First time in recent memory I can equ8 Oscar best pic nominee w/pile of excrement
Interesting WSJ piece today re culture, geog, diet, & genetic factors that, over 1000s of years, made northern Eurasians progressively paler
ChristianMingle.com should make slogan "Hook up at church? Hell no! Oops. Let's date and you can help me do penance for my wicked tongue."
Nice to see that the local pizza joint of my Livonia upbringing, Little Caesar's, is still in existence and hasn't changed cartoon icon.
Cool. About 50% of VH-1 top-20 countdown is artists/songs I genuinely like, as opposed to simply tolerate. Gotye is there now.
Excellent article in today WSJ on how significantly NYC has reduced crime rate in past decade thru strategic policing, not jackboot tactics
Adele "Set Fire to the Rain." I'd also like her to cover REM "Cuyahoga" & the entire back catalog of Porno for Pyros. They make great pets!
National TV news is all presidential campaign. Local TV news is all crime. I already have a bellyful of both. No thanks. Fed up.
Bicentenary of the War of 1812. Important event in early US nationhood, Canadian pre-nationhood, & British payback for 1776.
Fleetwood Mac "Oh Well Pts 1 & 2" (youtube.com/watch?v=rN4FMV…) JK--From "Then Play On." I played this album constantly while studying in college.
Fleetwood Mac "Oh Well" (youtube.com/watch?v=KE4HGl…) JK--Live. 1969. Year before released on "Then Play On" studio LP.
Gary Numan "Cars" (youtube.com/watch?v=chV7ZR…) JK--A classic and concise piece of electropop, so perfect it almost feels like a Bach cantata.