Listen up everybody on Twitter: I'm saying terrible things about you all (but in a very clever sort of code). Hence, you must all follow me.
Just saw somebody's FourSquare status update saying he & 137 others at San Francisco Internatl Airport. Thanks. Good to know people use it
"Is Pinterest the Next Napster?" (http://on.wsj.com/FOwYvi) JK--If you're pinning something you dont hold copyright for, lawyers might pin U
"Has Wikipedia Beat Britannica in the Encyclopedia Battle?" (http://bit.ly/z3rnT5) JK--No. Digital's beat analog in the media war.
The Monkees "When Loves Comes Knockin' At Your Door" (http://youtu.be/CK2buUfifgw) JK--Another standout from 2nd LP. Also w/Davy on vocal
The Monkees "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" (http://youtu.be/2Ccw2t0FnVk) JK--Gr8 one from their 2nd LP w/Davy on vocal.
"Why Facebook won't kill email" (http://tek.io/xj7omp) JK--No, but it's killing my inbox w/ message everytime somebody "likes" my posts
The Rolling Stones "Brown Sugar" (http://youtu.be/_TuYrDBp7Bc) JK--Only Stones song that Keef gives Mick sole credit for words PLUS music
The Rolling Stones "I Wanna Be Your Man" (http://youtu.be/i-G6tc1w_7g) JK--Got a little help from their friends. Spurred J&R to write own
The Rolling Stones "The Last Time" (http://youtu.be/BzZHmHqEE7k) JK--First Jagger-Richards composition that Mick & Keef deemed Stones-worthy
The Rolling Stones "Satisfaction" (http://youtu.be/8_VbImuG71M) JK--Richards couldnt believe record company released this w/fuzz guitar lead
The Murmaids "Popsicles and Icicles" (http://youtu.be/Jg3HNnNewXs) JK--David Gates composition that hit charts in '63.
David Gates of Bread "Everything I Own" (http://youtu.be/1pfTfMoR8sg) JK--Believe or not, his highschool band backed Chuck Berry in '57
Bobby Goldsboro "Watching Scotty Grow" (http://youtu.be/2OLHevJPHR8) JK--Believe it or not, he taught Keith Richards blues licks in '64
Was telling a customer today that the
#BigData mania only got going in late 2010. Barely a year old. In Oct 2010, buzzphrase still new.
Expecting a fairly frenzied fortnight to come. The reasons why will be obvious to you all. Two weeks from now.
Delaney & Bonnie & Friends "Never-Ending Song of Love" (http://youtu.be/XBV8SjuDqWA) JK--Song absolutely demands full-throated singalong
Manfred Mann "Blinded by the Light" (http://youtu.be/xJh47LybCkU) JK--Dude nailed gr8 covers of Dylan & the "next Dylan" (ie Bruce the Boss)
Manfred Mann "Mighty Quinn" (http://youtu.be/K13hH0pJx5s) JK--One of those great late-60s Dylan covers that bested Bob's original.
Herman's Hermits "Listen People" (http://youtu.be/IXcdROaHR9s) JK--Admit it. This group was hyper-dorky guilty British Invasion pleasure
Herman's Hermits "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" (http://youtu.be/7R69bNw2xaA) JK--Bleedin' wimp! Tell the hot chick yourself
"IBM Genomics Analytics Platform Seeks to Transform Medicine" (http://bit.ly/AqkAuE) JK--Historical data + pred analysis + decision suppt
I recommend that all the Twitter DM bots that tell U people are saying bad things about U start spreading nasty rumors about each other.
Love doesn't change drastically as you age. But it can go thru drastic tests.
Barely tweeted today. Barely checked email. Barely ate. But did deliver top value, at full breathless tilt, to clients. Have a good weekend
Hundreds of emails in my inbox & bulk mail folders. I'll only respond to the ones whose subject lines are "IMPORTANT MESSAGE--RESPOND NOW!"
"Till the cows come home." What was there, some sort of bovine diaspora? Repatriation to the motherland?
I sense that there'll be people cranking out fresh Steve Jobs biographies, motivationals, & hagiographies for the next several decades.
I haven't unfriended anybody on any social in quite some time. I choose 'em well, I think. I also ignore and/or suffer 'em well.
Compact & consumable data.
#BigData becomes unwieldy if U get carried away out of luv for the sheer scale of the elephant bearing down on U
People who declare they're "living the dream" scare me. Most of my dreams either make no goddamn sense or might curl Freud's beard.
"Angel investor." What the heck is that? You can't be doing it out of altruism. Sure, you're not in it for the money.
Fine dinner alone in North Beach last night. Always the best Italian food & wines there. Great service too. Panta Rei. 431 Columbus Ave, SF.
San Francisco local cuisine. I am disappointed. I have not even once seen Rice-A-Roni on the menu. Give me my g-d Rice-A-Roni 4cryinoutloud!
"Art of the possible." Phrase always LOLs me. The only "art of the impossible" is true magic. Pro magic is just art of possible illusions
Had a fine lunch in rainy downtown San Francisco with the good folks from
Starbucks on Embarcadero next 2 Ferry Bldg mor relaxng than one on Drumm St 2 bloks away. Less likely 2 get hassld by street crazies indoors
Personal brands. Don't want it burned into my flesh, not even tattooed. But livestock brand designs are cool code (http://bit.ly/x1YNIt)
Encyclo Britannica elim of hardcopy. Funk & Wagnalls disappeared into Encarta years ago, then replaced by MSFT-gen content. Look that up!
"IBM user grp: 75% of companies aren't collecting soc media info" (http://bit.ly/xdoGWL) JK--Yes. Soc media analytics is niche--but growing
"Personal Cloud To Replace Personal Computer" (http://bit.ly/zJLoXF) JK--Hey hey, you you, get offa mine.
@TheLal Yes. My customers are smart & well-informed.
Thought bellman showing too much brotherly solidarity. Thought he said "I've got your back." Actually said "I've got your bag." Never mind.
"Internet of Things Close, Thanks to ARM's Reach" (http://bit.ly/w7yRXu) JK--Has anybody registered domain ".thing"? Valuable.
Told customer this morning that "unstructured data analytics" in
#BI context means search, text mining, soc med dashboard, & team collab UI
San Francisco's rain & fog are intensely gloomy. Loving it.
"The Big Promise of Big Data" (http://bit.ly/wpstRc) JK--Highlights critical importance of establishing data science centers of excellence
Enclyclopedia Britannica discontinuing print edition. I'm surprised they're still in biz in age of Wikipedia.
Data mining to get a reading on someone's sexual propensities. I refer to it as "trying to get insight your pants."
Thank you Starbucks Embarcadero for playing Elvis Perkins overhead. Thank you SF Chronicle for the article on Big Brother & The Holding Co.
Bud & I agreed that "analyst" is not same as "expert." An analyst helps client, many of whom are experts, examine what they know in new ways
Barstool topic tonight was the differences between zirconium mining in South Africa & data mining in the cloud. We agreed: no difference.
Let's recap the day. Advised client. Had sushi & schmoozed with a bud. Made barstool chitchat with stranger over scotch whiskeys. Full day!
Always wanted to do Dublin on St. Paddy's Day. Missing it by a few days. B'gosh & begorrah! Saints preserve! May the devil blah blah blah..
Also applying appropriate weights to coverage of
#Hadoop Wave by reporters who let said vendors commandeer their angle.
Applying appropriate weights to public statements re
#Hadoop Wave by vendors unhappy they werent in it or not happy with their ranking.
Wanna thank gaunt grizzled wildeyed loudvoiced traffic-bold homeless citizenry of SanFran 4 keeping my car-window-switch finger at the ready
Alexis Korner's Blues Inc. "Kansas City" (http://youtu.be/ihAZITrWH3k) JK--1964. Liverpool. The Cavern. Keith Richards sung their praises.
Firesign Theatre segment from "Don't Crush That Dwarf..." (http://youtu.be/EKh_N90iHAc) JK-
Firesign Theatre "Ersatz Bros Coffee" from "Don't Crush That Dwarf..." (http://youtu.be/i9a7gIWJf0A) JK--Ensemble rewarded close listening
Guy next stool over at Cliff House sez this 1st time he'd been back since year he graduated highschool. I say no shit me too. Him '45 me '76
Ok Zune Smartass DJ. Shame on you for stringing together "California Nights" "California Girls" & "Californication"!
I take the historical longview. I may have a pokey little cameraphone but it's producing San Francisco images as good as my old 35mm in 1976
Following the buzz from
#SXSW . As festivities down there intensify, I expect to see more tech revelers start to slur their tweets
Definitely jealous of everybody at
#SXSW. Event where my tech & music passions come together and rock righteously!
"Has Canonical Found Keys 2 Computing Kingdom?" (http://bit.ly/yjbogK) JK--Author gets demerit 4 stupid title but brownie pts for "fugliest"
@CurtMonash Seth jokes?
"Apple's Spaceship-like Headquarters to be Shrouded by Trees" (http://bit.ly/y12q1Z) JK--Hope there'll be a few apple trees. Duh.
"This is not a book that should be tossed lightly aside. It should be hurled with great force." - Dorothy Parker
My sense is that guys who respond to "get bigger" spam are same as those who used to respond to Charles Atlas ads in backs of comic books
"Big Data, coming to a staff meeting near you" (http://bit.ly/z6iDXq) JK--The elephant in the room?
My morning downtown San Francisco early breakfast. Starbucks. Block or two from Embarcadero.
@merv Yes, I stopped there, with Keith's memoirs. I have absolutely no intention of delving into Mick's dalliances.
Crowded connecting terminal at Minneapolis airport. It's warm. Girl next to me cracking her gum. Must suffer.
Keith Richards autobio proving 2 B exceptional airplane read. Legendary rockstar proves 2 B intelligent sensitive funny human being
If they did they would find only Delta Airlines watery 1st class Diet Coke-diluted rum in my system. That + McDonald's double cheeseburger
First of zillion mentions of illicit drugs is in 2nd paragraph. Keef hasn't yet launched into the boozing episodes.
Don't often order rum & Coke in first class, but I'm reading Keith Richards' memoirs.
I don't often bring a library book on a biz trip. But absolutely must read Keith Richards' memoirs.
CNN "GPS" with Fareed Zakaria. I wish this panel would not go off-topic. Not once have they discussed accuracy of global positioning system
Vh-1 new show "Stevie TV." Parodies cable's "boobs botox bimbo" programming while pandering to its audience. Great concept!
Classic movie street-psycho tough-guy rhetorical questions: De Niro "You lookin' at me?" Pesci "How do I amuse you?"
Colleges rebelling against absurdity of bottled water. Nonsense to pay for product that pollutes environment when free tap H2O available.
Every Firesign Theatre fan has pet line that makes them laugh in any context. Mine is "U must be way out there pastor!" From "Don't Crush"