Definitely a March morning. Glad the delivery people double-bagged the papers on my rain-covered driveway.
Work. What did I do at work this week? Oh, I was elsewhere most of the week. I'm stil elsewhere. In my head.
Beat Happening "Indian Summer" (youtu.be/IGMd9zQt8TE) JK--Calvin Johnson's singing so flat it almost seems like a joke. But U listen.
Cowboy Junkies "Misguided Angel" (youtu.be/zufpr8BwY9U) JK--Canadians with crystalline languid poise to burn. True originals
Neil Young "Harvest Moon" (youtu.be/n2MtEsrcTTs) JK--Toronto-bred rock-folk master who mines poignant vibes with deceptive ease.
KD Lang "Constant Craving" (youtu.be/vpM9b0_295w) JK--Alberta-bred pop-country singer-songwriter who began as Patsy Cline wannabe.
Shania Twain "You're Still The One" (youtu.be/KNZH-emehxA) JK--Model-pretty Windsor, Ontario native with country vocal twang.
Alanis Morissette "Thank You" (youtu.be/OOgpT5rEKIU) JK--Ottawa native's most operatic perfrmnce. Listen as she opens wide & belts it
Joni Mitchell "Help Me" (youtu.be/XOEE-kR-Txg) JK--I keep my male voice supple in the upper registers by following her jazzy contours
Sarah McLachlan "Building A Mystery" (youtu.be/_QUq72fla3o) JK--Nova Scotia chanteuse with exceptionally pure voice of yearning.
Leonard Cohen "Sisters of Mercy" (youtu.be/oBFQg7P5YKw) JK--The Canadian poet who infuses bright melancholy & croons of deep passions
Junior Boys "In The Morning" (youtu.be/BiI-3uRfaSc) JK--Ontario chill-dance-synth duo with rich command of mood & intimate textures
Hidden Cameras "Ban Marriage" (youtu.be/qthNLwFHiB4) JK--Ebullient Ontario pop ensemble with intelligent bold gay messages.
The New Pornographers "Sing Me Spanish Techno" (youtu.be/bwE5eB3SXUk) JK--Vancouver group with big bold pop expressionist strokes.
Broken Social Scene "Anthems For A Seventeen-Year-Old Girl" (youtu.be/xl3PyTqsc5c) JK--Canadian pop group with improvisatory feel.
Arcade Fire "Antichrist Television Blues" (youtu.be/157nAcA6Woc) JK--Montreal band with singer-songwriter who hails from Texas.
Rush "Limelight" (bit.ly/A7kW6p) JK--Ontario rockers. Also 1981. Luv Geddy Lee's voice and guitar work. Very crisp, penetrating.
Chilliwack "My Girl" (youtu.be/yahBtp_1jWE) JK--Vancouver band. 1981. Named for British Columbia town. Slight but catchy hit.
Consumed our ceremonial wine. The Friday night ceremony of chilling out and vegetating, she to her loveseat, me to my lazy sofa.
Listening to 3-song demo EP from Lindsay H-B, a highschool age girl rocker with blazing guitars. Proud progeny of esteemed analyst
Week shifts back to rain & cold. I've experienced wide meteorological variances these past 6 days. Externally. Internally I'm placid.
Ah yes, the late-Friday shudder. My nervous system shaking off the stresses. They flow out of me in gentle ripples. Hence, the shudder.
@NekoCase: Having unfinished songs follow you around is troubling. It's like having to constantly breast feed wild monkeys.
I love, at
#IBM Watson Labs in the cafeteria, the hall of fame of great IBM scientists past & present.
Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter" (youtu.be/WJDnJ0vXUgw) JK--Classic song still makes what little hair I have left stand on end.
Death by PowerPoint? Ha! I've never seen PPT regulated in any jurisdiction as lethal weapon. Freedom 2 bore protected by 1st Admnt, not 2nd.
Speaking of HERO , I need me a sandwich.
Robert Morse in the film of "How to Succeed..." Great mangy rascally lovably wily hero-guy. You know who'd be perfect for it? Aziz Ansari
Thinking of writing a new Broadway musical called "How to Suck in Business by Trying Too Damn Hard."
@prussom should put some of his musical performances on YouTube. If and when he does, I will tweet them. Hi-quality musician & tech analyst
Bonnie Raitt "Nick of Time" (youtu.be/V8YWYnEaoTw) JK--Just felt like tweeting a song with this title.
Vh1 "Basketball Wives." Seems like none of them are currently married to someone who shoots hoops 4 living. Are the ladies themselves WNBA?
The "Go to Hell Barack" ads in Washington Metro sys are 1st Adm protected speech. BTW, give 'em hell Barack!
March just slunk in like an elephant. I suspect it'll rage out like another type of elephant. They're sensitive beasts.
Self-svc analytic modeling & visualization tools rely on agile data storage, in-db execution, & model gov services in
Agile decision support & automation depends on empowering knowledge workers and data scientists with self-svc analytic modeling & viz tools
Agility depends on flexible, adaptive, analytics-driven decision support and decision automation.
Agility is the ability of your people, processes, and applications to rapidly change course.
I was pre-briefed on all the announcements at this week's
"Skills Shortage? Quit Whining" (bit.ly/zbXbzU) JK--Well put. You need 2 invest $ to train, enhance, & upgrade your people's skills.
Online registration forms. When they ask what your "salutation" is, do they give Paul, Elton, & MIck the "Sir" option? Respect must be paid!
Taking pre-brief by
#Microsoft on SQL Server 2012 release, which is imminent
@CurtMonash: Virginia should require all gun buyers to watch graphic video of people getting blown to bits by firearms.
@ConanOBrien: I wonder if my car's blind spot compensates with a heightened sense of touch and smell.
Pope is tweeting now. Only Twitter user on earth who can never regret anything he might possibly tweet. Even his typos are infallible.
@TonyBaer We're here for you Tony!
Property tax reassessment. When the taxman says our home's appraised value is going up, not sure whether to rejoice or weep.
"Social network users getting less friendly " (bit.ly/ybzQX6) JK--What the f***? What g*dd*mn s*n*f*b*tch would think such b*llsh*t?
Davy Jones built his entire post-60s career on being "Davy Jones, ex-Monkee." Gotta admire his opportunism & lack of shame on that.
Oh....those weather conditions spanned 2000 miles from the Rockies to the upper Midwest to the mid-Atlantic states. It's a big continent
My week started with lovely deep powder, then 2 nasty wet snow, freezing rain, and plain rain, now is warm & sunny & glorious. Beauty2beauty
@TonyBaer You're an inspiration to all of us Twitter addicts, Tony! Happy Tweet-iversary!
"DataSift Turns Back Clock On Twitter" (bit.ly/zWSBCm) JK--My aweekstweets idiosyncrasy is to make it easier to sift my tweet history
The B-52s "Planet Claire" (youtu.be/a5Utmo5URJY) JK--Ah, that's better.
@strukhoff That reference means nothing to me. I'm no Applian.
"Fools and Their Data Are Soon Parted" (bit.ly/zMWxmQ) JK--I pride myself on printing mine, backing up onto USB, and/or burning CDs
Google+ is so dead that...... Hey tech jokesters, fill in the blank. Not a dead social so much as a social that was never truly born.
"Data Quality: Quo Vadimus?" (bit.ly/Aki1u2) JK--Great. Now we have to vet the quality of their Latin conjugation too. Just great.
@mobiusmedia Hey Eric, sorry about the delay in responding. Unfortunately, I'm in transit on that day. Otherwise, I'd do it.
Leap Day 2012. I'll remember it as the day we lost Davy.
The Monkees "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" (youtu.be/WaxwBSyiya8) JK--Babysitter & boyfriend danced in my livingroom 2 this Davy
Ian Dury "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" (youtu.be/0WGVgfjnLqc) JK--An English ordinary-guy bloke who droned with wit & style.
Speaking of odd drone monotone vocals, how about in sisterly harmony: The Shaggs "Philosophy of the World" (youtu.be/hxPsXPCR5MU)
"We'll come back for Indian summer. We'll come back for Indian summer." No one does the odd drone monotone vocal as well as Calvin Johnson.
@prussom recordings of the songs of Frank Loesser. Lovely piano arrangements. Must put this on my MP3 player.
Punxsutawney Phil's prophecy of "6 more wks of winter" is so gee-duh (that's vernal equinox), might as well predict evry 4th Feb has 29 days
Catching up on all the stuff that piled up while I was at
#sassb & while I was stalled in transit by low visibility & missed connection.
@loserboy I decided to shit my pants today. Its a leap day, so I'll never forget the day...I shit my pants. Feb 29th 2012. The day I shit my pants.
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Leap Day. Would also like to leap a full month from time to time.
Definitely need to exercise. Planning to. Just did.
Davy Jones' passing gives me another excuse to tweet how much I loved the Monkees: the band, the records, the TV show. They were cool.
RIP Davy Jones. The icky Monkee that the girls thought was cute but who seemed like a nice sorta bloke nevertheless. Tambourine man!
Got some work done on a client advisory slide deck while sitting here in the Steamboat Springs airport, waiting for that damn plane.
Leap Day Eve. If you hold yr breath till day after next, you'll avoid falling into the time vortex that swallows Feb 29 b-days from sight
Glad the Steamboat Grand put humidifier in room. We've had it cranked high the whole time. Otherwise, our skin & sinuses would be parchment
Historical tweets. It sounds like a pretentious phrase till you realize tweets are increasingly our first gasps of history in the making.
"Twitter partners with Datasift to unlock tweet archive" (bbc.in/AqTxJf) JK--Two years worth of tweets for market research. Sweet!
"Facebook Gaming in Decline" (bit.ly/ysBFYj) JK--Not perceived as a gaming platform. Bad news for Zynga?
People in college now: be aware that potential employers will judge U on your Facebook. Don't let them know you actually had fun in college!
Night of partying at Steamboat Smokehouse with assembled
#SAS & analyst bon vivants. Had that wicked New Belgium ale. Walloon or Flemish?
Willie Nelson "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (youtu.be/b9YQYBfE8E4) JK--Nirvana cover. Zen moment.
@prussom If we stay with Marvel, I want Hulk for brute-force. If we go DC Comix, Flash is my superhero: V=velocity in cool full-body redsuit
"Colbert Report on Target's Predictive Analytics" (on.cc.com/wdeEf7) JK--Between-the-sheets behavioral analytics. Stephen on Ash Wed.
#sassb But I do have a vision for 2020. It's simply that everything we're discussing as "advanced" analytics will be mainstream everywhere #sassb Wow! SAS avg deal size gre4w from $218K to $534K from 2010 to 2011. More than doubled! #sassb Russ Cobb presenting strategic market development perspective. Long-ranger in his preso.
Death of Windows Live. If Microsoft ever decides to resuscitate it, Windows Zombie might not be the right rebranding moniker. Just sayin'
@GeorgeTakei As a fan told me, "To err is human. To arr is pirate."
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#sassb Hindsight, Insight, & Foresight. Charlie's 3 angels? Wait, wasn't Charlie played by John Foresight? Nepotism?
"White lab coat." If it's still all-white, it means you haven't been in the lab getting test-tube chemicals splashed on your smock. Poseur!
Note 2 self: must also listen to First Listen: Andrew Bird, 'Break It Yourself' (n.pr/xR4iHf) when I have spare moment
Note 2 self: Must check out First Listen: The Magnetic Fields, 'Love At The Bottom Of The Sea' (n.pr/xg5xkP) at first opportunity
Must say I'm enjoying song selections playing overhead at Steamboat Grand in & around
#sassb . Lots of new artists I'm digging these days #sassb Q1 2012 SAS will release cloud/SaaS offerings for Social Media Analytics, Marketing Automation, & Customer Experience Optimization. #sassb SAS/Access to Hadoop goes GA this quarter. #sassb SAS rolling out ......, & ELT xforms massage data in/out of Hdp, persist in/out of Hdp, integ8 data to SAS in-mem #sassb at break. Haven't gotten to the Q&A yet. But there was indeed a long Q2P. #sassb Ferrari principle: "It is not the steering wheel. It's the engine." #sassb "When amt of data limits your ability 2 perform analytics, U dont have too much data, U have wrong analytic environment." #sassb BTW, the Wi-Fi has been real strong & fast so far here in the conference hall at Steamboat. Knock on virtual wood! #sassb in-memory analytics is in-memory analytic processing architecture.
"Oracle Announces Availability of Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine" (yhoo.it/zctagb) JK--They're positioning this as HANA-killer
#sassb Davis discussing new acq aiMatch, providing solutions for ad optimization for digital publishers. #sassb Davis says sales to new customers is also very strong. Not just reliant on customer renewals. #sassb Davis discussing 2011 revs. $2.725B. High customer renewal rates. #sassb Jim Davis providing executive viewpoint. Also says stay tuned for iPad analytics discussion. #sassb Visual Analytics Explorer does not pre-aggregate any data. User can rapidly create hierarchy on fly. #sassb Visual Analytics Explorer is all-in-mem client visualization & exploration tool with tight integration with server runtime #sassb Randy Guard demoing Visual Analytics Explorer. 1.15 billion rows in memory #sassb Dr. Goodnight discussing corporate growth. 12.1% revenue growth overall last year. #sassb Heather Roth understands the correct balance between allowing analysts to tweet what they hear vs. safeguarding NDA info.
Denver has a news person named "Amelia Earhart."
"Microsoft will finally kill off the Windows Live brand" (bit.ly/yfpgNe) JK--Missed a golden headline opportunity: "Live is Dead."
"Giving Moore's Law the Cold Shoulder" (bit.ly/xxZlgl) JK--Can't we engineer transistors at the subatomic level?
Work-life balance demands that you find the enjoyable moments in even the most hectic schedules. Savor those. Engineer those into schedule
Billy Crystal wasn't particularly funny on the Oscars last night. Where exactly was his heart & mind?
"The Artist." Director said his next project will be remake of "Birth of a Nation" filmed w/ nitrate film stock & 1915-grade racist subtext
Best Foreign Film. I nominate this 4 most insanely US-centric chauvinistic Oscar category. Either that, or put Canadian & UK films there too
Meryl Streep. Likely to extend her streak tonight as the losingest actress is Oscar history. Why do they keep hiring this no-talent hack?
"The Tree of Life." First nominee for best picture that I ever stopped watching a half-hour into it & almost chucked in the wastebasket.
Christopher Plummer. Good to see Academy finally recognizing him for his performance as Capt von Trapp in all the "Sound of Music" sequels
Academy Awards. Is it true they disinvited some English nobleman: Sacha, the Baron of Cohen? Diplomatic incident in the making?
Snowmobiling high up in the Colorado Rockies on a beautiful winter's day! Holy freakin Jehosaphat! Ain't that the definition of fun!
Unplanned pitstop in middle of Routt Natl Forest. Rescuers attending to a stuck snowmobile. Me? I am cool.
Ascending 3000 feet to Rabbit Ears Pass w/ Allman Bros on van audio system. "Gonna buy a ticket now, far as I can, ain't never comin back"
Listening to Eddie Vedder "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away." Exceptional & exquisite Beatles cover.
@joshtpm Santorum building new GOP with voters who don't want to go to college or have sex.
Did the Burt's Bees promotion tent next to the Sheraton earlier. Free massage! Free lip balm! Free coffee! Sweepstakes to win gift basket!
Refreshed the batteries in my camera this morning. Saving them for the snowmobile trek in mountains this afternoon. Zoom!
Shuttlebus ride in from Hayden airport yesterday was pleasant. Last year, driver treated us to anti-Boulder anti-"bleeding heart" diatribe
Reading Steamboat Pilot & Today over coffee. Recalling Milton (Wisc) Courier, where I was briefly asst editor 28 years ago. Smalltown journo
Sitting here, sipping wine, enjoying Meryl Streep/Miranda Priestley's devastatingly dismissive "Cerulean" soliloquy in "Devil Wears Prada."
Going out to photograph Steamboat in the bright sunshine & thick snow. Wife napping. She needs it. I need that.
Irving Thalberg? Bah! How often did he save the Academy Awards producer's rear end where it counted?
Billy Crystal. At some point they'll have to give him an honorary lifetime statue for best & safest choice for reasonably funny Oscar emcee
Yes, digital is the primary publishing medium now, print secondary. Used to (till very recent times) be the other way around.
"Print is Dead! Long Live Print?" (tcrn.ch/wfNx2X) JK--What's dead is "print-only." It'll remain important medium 2 supplemnt digital
Yampa Valley, Colorado airport. That's quite a whipping wind!
Looking forward to fine all-encompassing detailed & cordial time with
#SAS at the annual Steamboat Springs analyst event. Dr Goodnight et al
Connecting in ATL to HDN. Other people at this gate are geared for skiing. I can tell by their boots.
@Claudia_Imhoff I certainly will, Claudia. Sounds like you're having a ball in the Caymans.
"Porn on large screen TVs shocks at Best Buy" (ow.ly/1hCi0S) JK--For obvious reason: too large to cram into average closet.
On the prowl for disruptive business models. Who's disrupting the hell out of everything & everybody they come into contact with?
@frankbria See you there. Snowmobiling on Sunday.
Total Friday night relaxation. Prepping for Steamboat. Chilling in my sofa with tablet &
#KEXP . Breather between periods of steady motion.
Skipping my normal aweekstweets & stuff shticks this weekend. Catch the next update the following weekend.
Graph analytic models are hard to partition, are non-deterministic in their processing loads, & are highly dynamic. Resource hogs
Apache Jena (bit.ly/AmUa8e) JK--Being used to do graph analysis in semantic Web framework.
Viola Davis' prediction on the upcoming Academy Awards, in which she's up for Best Actress: "I'm going to kick Meryl Streep's ass!"
Can't wait for weekend to begin. My work week's end is coming on strong, making me feel a bit weak.
Give you a hint: massively scalable relationship graph analysis in-memory
Petabytes of polystructured streaming data. Substitute "Big" for the first 4 words of that phrase and you have essence of
"Tectonic shift." Phrase always misconstrued 2 refer 2 sudden directional change. But nothing could B more gradual/diffuse than crust shifts
Romney thinks the auto industry bailout was a bad thing? But apparently the SLC Olympics were too important to the US economy to let fail.
Silicon Valley. Is there a Carbon Valley somewhere in the cosmos where silicon-based life forms compute with diamond-encrusted buckyballs?
Everything these days is on steroids, metaphorically. So everything ineligible 4 that great Hall o Fame in sky. Everything should be ashamed
#BPM & app dev worlds have turned adjectives "Lean" & "Agile" into stand-alone buzzwords. Dare we data analytics do the same re "Big"?
Wow! He still stoops to writing blogs. They're not totally dead.
#BigData : Does it even make sense to hope for an IDE, or am I just whistling in the wind?
Dear PR people: Please use the broad Jeremy Lin allusions sparingly in your message. Don't make me delete you sight unseen.
"World's most massiv supercomputr needed 4 colosal space telescope" (bit.ly/AAbASJ) JK--Need 1 massiv enuff 2 qualify as dwarf planet
IT architecture. I know wot it is. IT marketecture. Sorta understand that too. What the heck is BS such as "enterprise 2.0"? Snarketecture?
I fully expect that up & coming bands will name themselves after choice Twitter DM phrases, such as "Check Out This Pic Haha."
"How much has cyber-spying changed since 1989? Not as much as you'd think" (tek.io/wo2s8s) JK--Brute force attacks often succeed.
"New Vending Machine Can Guess Your Age" (bit.ly/yztSXd) JK--As in roadside carnivals, do you get free kewpie doll if guesses right?
No one has a truly integrated development environment for Next Best Action, or decision management, call it what you will.
Reading & pondering another fine report on decision management by
Expecting 70 degrees today in DC area. Expecting deep snow this weekend in Steamboat Springs.
Glad I didn't have Newt Gingrich as my history prof back in college. I like to think that history is more aligned with science than fiction.
Proud to report that I'm all American. I and all of my forebears descend from a unique branch of primates native to the USA.
@BradBennett: 'Men resemble their times more than they do their fathers." Arab proverb
I'm following the GOP debates secondhand, through the tweetstreams of
Interesting how the endless series of GOP presidential debates have plunged the "base" deeper into their own conflicted demoralization
Trying 2 understand Jeremy Lin mania. Did anybody doubt that Asians can be good at basketball? Yao Ming anyone? Or is the Ivy League thing?
Nice mixed-green salad & fruit plate without dressing. Slathered in thick bacon. Nothing's healthier for you.
"6 Cool Uses of Near-Field Comm" (bit.ly/zpb3dd) JK--Touchless frictionless close-quarters hi-speed physical transactions & analytics
"Google glasses likely coming soon" (cnet.co/yV6I6Z) JK--Can it get them in my prescription? Do I need to switch to dork optometrist?
"Google's glasses: Who's the idiot that would buy these?" (zd.net/yy6DbH) JK--The new ruling class, of course: the dork-oisie.
Recent college grads using powerful new tablet app to land plum starting jobs. It's called "iPadMyResume."
#Forrester analyst Rachel Dines really knows backup & disaster recovery best practices. She's driving that discussion on a joint inquiry.
"When you don’t know what to do, do lots of things." Marvin Minsky
Yes, I tweet a song for every sentiment, situation, and stray observation. Thanks YouTube!
Stevie Ray Vaughan "Crossfire" (youtu.be/F73EcycGCO8) JK--Where industry analysts often stand--caught in--when vendors war.
"FBI seeks social media monitoring tool" (bit.ly/w8gcXb) JK--Surveillance. Will probably engage specialists 2 custom-build w/CEP
@bloomreachinc Just tweeted a moment ago. Thanks for pointing me to the press release, which is in my crowded inbox
"BloomReach Intros....Multi-Chan Cloud Mktg Plat 2 Drive Intell Discov 4 Web Biz" (yhoo.it/yjBHwt) JK--Sophisticated relevance engine
Organizing and managing data science centers of excellence. A topic I'm developing.
"SAS & aiMatch bring adv analytics 2 digital advertising" (bit.ly/At5FWs) JK--Optimized ad-serving is bloodstream of digital economy
Not much interesting industry news this morning. Had to check. The usual mundane announcements & editorial backwash from last week's news.
"Progressive elaboration of capabilities." Coined by
#Forrester Steve Wilkes
Usual morning of plotting out a personal strategy to get some things done amid other things that need doing.
Led Zeppelin "Dazed and Confused" (youtu.be/rf2e4QPPxJY) JK--1969. Just one year later. Plant had the pipes to deliver to the rafters
The Yardbirds "Dazed And Confused" (youtu.be/58mQvW0ROag) JK--1968. Page's dry run for the classic one voiced by Robert Plant.
Stuart Moxham "Vampire of Love" (youtu.be/yT7W7hmzhsw) JK--Stuart, I still have that great cassette you burned for me with this on it
Vampire Weekend "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" (youtu.be/f5ksJ7TN2xA) JK--2008. Namedrops Peter Gabriel. He later covered it.
Peter Gabriel "Solsbury Hill" (youtu.be/I-9NEFalsjE) JK--1978. Marked his emergence as a solo artist.
Led Zeppelin "When the Levee Breaks" (youtu.be/U9cpziwfV90) JK--This stand-out from ZoSo adds the right strain of foreboding & dread
King Oliver Jazz Band "St James Infirmary" (youtu.be/4w6RomPNgPw) JK--An ur-text of jazz and American popular music in general
Louis Armstrong "When The Saints Go Marching In" (youtu.be/wyLjbMBpGDA) JK--I nominate this for best party song of 20th Century.
Rockin' Sidney "Don't Mess with my My Toot Toot" (youtu.be/SHlhJL3IlsQ) JK--Wouldn't dream of it. She's yr rootie tootie li'l cutie!
Fats Domino "I'm Walking to New Orleans" (youtu.be/UDGWhqmF9RI) JK--The man's a survivor. Survived Katrina. City did too. Soul intact
Al Hirt "Java" (youtu.be/ERNdH-0OcXc) JK--Blow daddy-o!!!!
Freddy Cannon "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans" (youtu.be/zAF5V0V_xlo) JK--Love that raw rock-n-roll teenager yowl
Paul Simon "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" (youtu.be/FmS2RkT9UBc) JK--From the awesome "Rhymin' Simon" LP.
March is going to be interesting. I can already feel it flow week by week, day by day. Overscheduled.
Circadian rhythm. Soul pumps the body continuously as if it were an elliptical, adjusting intensity, incline, & resistance to stoke the flow
There is as of yet no clear market segment for "
#BigData IDE ." Have various specialized tools but nothing comprehensive.
When you're old & gray & looking back with regret on your sorry life, you'll wish you had tweeted more. I guarantee it.
Taking update briefing from Alpine Data labs , a tool vendor for in-db analytics modeling . Me &
@owensleslie @chriskanaracus doing article for CIO mag asked me for advice on which interview questions are best ones to ask a veteran analytics vdr CEO
Remember that scene in Wizard of Oz where Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, & Lion fell asleep in a field of poppies? Subtle drug ref?
@CurtMonash My Hadoop-ish Hadoop is Hadooping Hadoopily and I expect we'll all be Hadoopy ever after!
Another day, another challenge to use the word "
#Hadoop " as every possible part of speech.
Dear Industry Chums Who Are Also Forrester Customers: Please submit yer "got a minute?" email questions as email inquiries. Or I'll go crazy
Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The lurid tabloid headlines continue.
@nickpatience Me too. They earn their pay just as I earn mine. I just want the vendor to give me the raw material that I can do my job with @nickpatience Industry tends to read far too muchy "analyst firm X vs. analyst firm Y" into stuff. We all face battle against vendor spin. @nickpatience It's not as if I don't care what my competitor thinks. It's matter of wanting vendor 2 pitch the facts, so I can make the call @deepak I never ski there. I walk.
Dear Vendor PR Blaster: It's good to know my competitor thinks highly of you. Thanks for sharing.
Clipping the latest press quotations/citations of yours truly. Yes, I'm full of myself. Or, technically, my citations crate is full to brim
Important first task of the morning is always to declutter. My head, for starters.
Another morning of me reaching 4 knife 2 cut my tightly sheathed banana skin cuz my nails are too short to pierce it. Pisau potong pisang.
Another morning of me racking up my schedule like a tightly packed billiards triangle & contemplating how I'm going to line up my cue.
Good overview of when you should use Amazon DynamoDB vs other hosted Amazon cloud databases (aws.amazon.com/dynamodb/)
Been good 3-day. Looking ahead 2 packed 4-day of inquiries, briefings, & consulting. Do SAS analyst summit next week. March'll be something
Odds are good that fundamentalist-reared Katy Perry will make a midlife Christian record to atone for her wicked songs, Russell Brand, etc
I married a great cook. That wasn't a factor in my thinking at the time, but it's been a regular dividend ever since.
The essence of being human is arguing over the essence of being human. Our self-regards elevates us in our minds over...whatcha got?
I never highlight printed text. I simply use ballpoint pen to draw margin arrows to first lines of salient passages.
Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers on how he plans to celebrate his 50th birthday: "On acid, running down the street naked, howling at the moon."
The polar lexicon of modern wellness: order v disorder, ease v disease, function v dysfunction.
Foo Fighters "Learn To Fly" (youtu.be/1VQ_3sBZEm0) JK--Listening to it now on over-the-air local radio. My fave of their hits.
"Computers May Control Intersections 4 Self-driving Cars" (bit.ly/AtsbNL) JK--Will self-driving cars auto-flip each other off?
"These Pants Have Built-In Keyboard, May Draw Funny Looks" (bit.ly/xVaYnv) JK--Draw even funnier looks if you're touching self there
@StevePR104 But God & Cronkite heard, and that's all that matters.
50 years today since "God speed U John Glenn!" Technically, was sped by centrifugal force of Earth's gravitational field, under God control
"10 myths of BYOD in the enterprise" (tek.io/ws5IsC) JK--Myth #11: the "D" did not originally stand for "desk."
"If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It: Ancient Computers in Use Today" (bit.ly/zK96Cv) JK--Cites OS/2 as old. Was new when I started in IT
"NoSQL" "NewSQL"? Stop the madness. Just call it all innovative database architectures. No I'm not recommending yet another 3-letter acronym
It's important to make yourself laugh on a fairly regular basis. Don't worry if nobody else gets your sense of humor. It just feels good.
WashPost ad slogan "If you don't get it, you don't get it." No truth to rumor they considered "If you don't get it, you're an ignorant fool"
Summarizing Moore's Law: Love is all around, why don't you take it, you're gonna make it after all (meow!).
President's Day holiday. Have Mount Vernon archaeologists found the petrified fossilized trunk of the fabled fallen cherry tree?
Customer experience optimization. I love how this new mania brings the soft human perspective to the heart of
When somebody wants to discuss industry-specific data models, I ask them to discuss industry-specific problems, models flows from those.
It's good to have working knowledge of wide range of techs. It means I'm not clueless when called upon to synthesize in some novel way.
Relistening to Adele "21" album in its entirety. Played it for Egidia to hear what a great album it is. Definitely deserved 6 Grammies.
Chicken pot pie? Isnt one of those ingredients illegal?
Could be wrong, but feels like yoga systematclly induces & reduces inflamation throughout body. Habituates physiology 2 reduce autonomically
Obsolete IT hardware tech sows seeds of own ridicule simply by being so damn massive costly & cumbersome. It grows small as data grows big
Sunday WashPost running column on long-ago DC dairies. I'm old enuff 2 remembr when milk still deliverd 2 homes in Detroit burbs. Twin Pines
Does Pinterest have Android app ? I cant find it. If I'm going to fool idly w/new social from my tablet, that's a must. Browser insufficient
Occasionally Blockbuster Exprs has older title. Rented "Carlito's Way" ('93). Further proof what superb actors Al Pacino & Sean Penn are.
Time-Life commercial for "150 romantic classics" includes one by a "Mr. Acker Bilk." Why so formal?
Profile photo of Prince Philip on his honeymoon with Elizabeth. Looks more like his grandsons William & Harry than his sons.
WSJ "Internet On, Inhibitions Off: Why We Tell All" (online.wsj.com/article/SB1000…) JK--Except we don't. Obscenity less on social than real life
Tiny tot spinning herself dizzy in a public place. I been there, done that, long ago. First self-induced high.
Newsweek cover story "The Politics of Sex." Sidebar: "The Economics of Selling Magazines at the News Stand."
Vanity Fair's annual Hollywood Issue with the tri-fold cover-spread wide photo of up-and-coming starlets. This year, all in 1930s mode.