Led Zeppelin "Going To California" (http://youtu.be/TechHc8GK_Y) JK--A pure Robert Plant song. He references Joni Mitchell.
An analyst isn't really an analyst if they don't do the basic research. Re-presenting somebody else's research just shows you can present.
Glad we got the mulch laid down before the rain started. Spent the rest of day doing chores & letting back recover from lifting those bags
Led Zeppelin "Ten Years Gone" (http://youtu.be/jYpydtdlWxA) JK--One of my fave Zep songs for that soft-loud folk2rock oscillation
@ryanprociuk Now I'm talking like someone who ain't an analyst anymore and can set the record straight.
Rarely makes sense to impose arbitrary word/page-count limits on analysts. Let them cover their topics to the depth/extent that they wish
Rarely makes sense to overspecialize analysts to specific rigid technology niches. Let them follow their personal agendas wherever they lead
Rarely makes sense for an analyst firm 2 rallly all its analysts around single unifying trend-theme. Let each analyst set his/her own agenda
Madonna "Cherish" (http://youtu.be/8q2WS6ahCnY) JK--Wherein she quotes the central lyric from the Association song--in one of her best hits
The Association "Cherish" (http://youtu.be/NwAjGsuyF2M) JK--Not only did they have beautiful love songs. They performed in 3-piece suits.
The Marmalade "Reflections of My Life" (http://youtu.be/iE9TNG8IQNI) JK--1969. One of those gr8 '60s songs I hadn't heard in ages.
Cat Stevens "Morning Has Broken" (http://youtu.be/FP7Ry9MfkQU) JK--1976. Another German TV show. Classic singer-songwriter's most iconic
Cat Stevens "Matthew & Son" (http://youtu.be/HG7woCQkGUw) JK--1966. German TV show. Totally cool.
Paul McCartney "Come and Get It" (http://youtu.be/m1xss8MlwCk) JK--His unreleased 1969 demo of song he gave to Badfinger, & they hit charts
Dennis Wilson "River Song" (http://youtu.be/r4yFWBbG_ZA) JK--Beach Boys drummer. Wilson middle brother. Best looking of the bunch. Gr8 solo
Beach Boys "Feel Flows" (http://youtu.be/gh1YKIZlXWs) JK--Carl Wilson's best song. The processed synthesizer curtain is mesmerizing.
Gorillaz "Feel Good Inc" (http://youtu.be/MRyPSOyC7_c) JK--Best cartoon band to land real-world hits since The Archies.
Screaming Blue Messiahs "I Wanna Be A Flintstone" (http://youtu.be/NGZenzfg3A0) JK--None of the post-Alan Reed Fred voices rang true.
Ann-Margret singing as Ann-Margrock on The Flintstones (http://youtu.be/CXCiS2FpmIc) JK--One of many cool things about this series. Music!
Dick Van Dyke "Put on a Happy Face" (http://youtu.be/C0GyZwQFOW4) JK--From movie version of "Bye Bye Birdie." Lighter-than-air pleasure
[Video] Wakil Menteri ESDM Widjajono Partowidagdo Meninggal Dunia (http://youtu.be/i6PKmAWY3Gc) JK--Wid got long obit on national news
Kathy Griffin. I like her new talk show, in which her Mom is her sidekick and she constantly compares straight and gay men.
Wired story on A/B testing at Google. Knowing Wired, their editors wouldnt think A/B testng sexy enuff if it werent Google. Many firms do it
John Hodgman now has a funny mustache and underlip beardlet that don't fit his face. Makes the funnyman funnier to look at.
Whenever I'm reading a review and notice that it's by Rex Reed, I stop reading and try to cleanse my mental palate of the bitchy aftertaste
Model-processing prowess. That's the name of the
#BigData gameh Whose MPP platform can execute the most & most complex adv analytic models?
What percentage of your
#BigData have your data scientists explored? If very little, is that dark data worth illuminating? If not, purge it.
When is your
#BigData platform too big? When you provision more storage and/or processing than near-requirements. Watch those costs.
#BigData apps might lean toward high-capacity or high-performance. How U configure your analytic platform must align with your emphasis
Not sure when I'll switch to a cloud drive (GGL, MSFT, Dropbox, etc.). I carry around a growing pile of USB flash drives. Jingle-jangle
@E_Kent_Perkins: I can tell it's election season again; my cat keeps digging holes 4 campaign slogans & carefully covering them with sand
Weekend's here. Gotta mulch. Gotta finish these Grape Nuts. No connection.
Nope. Back home in Fairfax County VA.
Impressive number and variety of high-tech companies in low-slung buildings in and around Marlborough MA.
#Hadoop is a hot priority with many customers. A growing number see it as evolution of their investments in MPP EDW.
"Apple is Headed for a Fall, Says Forrester CEO" (http://bit.ly/IEUMSE) JK--Or normalcy, as formerly hip but still immensely rich IT vendor
"How To Protect The Big Data Archive" (http://bit.ly/IEUhYz) JK--Discusses advantages of backing up to object-oriented file storage on tape
"An Open Internet: A Tale Of Two Approaches" (http://bit.ly/K9sdxV) JK--"Softer platitudes"? Those are called universal rights declarations
"Kill computer science, keep football. Say what?" (http://bit.ly/Iwz4zo) JK--Well, of course! US exports much more pigskin than software
"Analyst Says MapReduce Is 'Real Heart' of Big Data" (http://bit.ly/K7Gmvw) JK--BTW I'm very much still in game. In solution provider role
Busy sleep-deprived day of strategy meetings with team here in Marlborough. Looks like they all got good night sleeps. I'm talking about me
Sid displaying visualiztns
#Attivio did recently on BI-hiring trends proj w/"an analyst firm." Hmmm..I'll bet I can name who he worked with
Listening to Sid Probstein of
#Attivio at TiE/Boston. Yes, Sid, I know most of this, but you have interesting partner updates.
"Is flying giving you an 'airplane headache'?" (http://on.msnbc.com/I7FaDn) JK--It definitely spawns headaches. Stresses endemic to flight
All these children of
#IBM employees with their "Think" t-shirts in the building today. Looks like a lot of fun. Ginni's also here, I'm told @Eagle_force_555 I don't understand your "yes, but." Can you rephrase to clarify?
Wow! Now I see for myself.
#IBM does an exceptionally thorough job of informing its own personnel on important announcements.
PBS should simply rebrand itself as the WGBH Superchannel. The Boston flagship sets the entire network'ss direction & tone.
Watching an episode of "Doc Martin" on PBS. Program's milieu feels totally grounded & surrounded by that seaside town. Real fictional people
@NeilRaden Seriously, dude! I saw a mention in one of the papers this morning. NPR linked to the playback in their tweet today. Cool.
Grizzly Bear "Cheerleader" (http://youtu.be/EbhO7rsnAz0) JK--Group does cool sinuous vocal harmonies. Arrangements are subtle, intricate
The brand-new Beach Boys song is so good you half-believe they simply dusted an unreleased gem from 1966. Their unmistakeable vocal harmony
Beach Boys "That's Why God Made the Radio" (http://n.pr/Id6W5e) JK--2012. Yes, brand new. Gr8! Brian Mike Al Bruce..& early BB David Marks
Goodfellas "shinebox" scene. Just got an urge to see it again (http://youtu.be/2oP1NMB_I0s)
Gene Pitney "It Hurts To Be In Love" (http://youtu.be/axQh2Ff3Z78) JK--This guy had the pipes. Dramatic projection, sorta like Roy Orbison
Haircut 100 "Lemon Firebrigade" (http://youtu.be/KAHoOl8te88) JK--The preppie vibe, long before Vampire Weekend.
Chumbawamba "If It Is To Be It Is Up To Me" (http://youtu.be/XKbjtQJMrps) JK--2002. For some reason, this came into my mind. So I'm tweeting
"When touring the Large Hadron Collider, stay with your group" (http://bit.ly/IEnem4) JK--Lest you be plunged headlong to boson oblivion
@bevelson Vivisimo competes with them on level of rich search across multistructured federated data environments. Don't know how implements
"IBM Advances Big Data Analytics w/Acquisition of Vivisimo" (http://ibm.co/I1h4LN) JK--Federated data discovery, navigation, & visualization
"Google begins penalizing search 'over-optimization' " (http://bit.ly/J9bJjG) JK--This simply shifts working definition of "optimization"
"Smart bomb technology may disrupt the classroom" (http://bit.ly/JptSf4) JK--Next-gen spitballs?
"Harvard Releases Big Data for Books" (http://nyti.ms/Ipjeqa) JK--Sounds more like Big Metadata on books.
I trust my GPS as much as any printed map--and a damn sight more than any random stranger at the nearest 7-11.
@kirstengraham I guess. But being cited as an authority means I must question myself even harder.
Sonny & Cher "The Beat Goes On" (http://bit.ly/AwMkzd) JK--They looked & sounded mismatched. Couples are sometimes odd.
Morcheeba "What New York Couples Fight About" (http://youtu.be/RUE0J2UvThM) JK--Lovely Skye & odd Kurt Wagner (of Lambchop). Classic!
Iggy Pop & Kate Pierson "Candy" (http://youtu.be/6-a4z8zLkpQ) JK--Thought about this song today. Sounds like strange pairing. Worked perfect
Splashback of my own voice in the influence-o-sphere feels like I'm in a echo chamber. When it's only in my own head, I can safely ignore it
@graemeknows Hey Graeme, 'twas pleasure to meet & knock back at social hour. Looking forward to working w/you & doing shots. Headshots too! @NeilRaden Blowin' my mind! I knew you were deep, oh sage analyst!
@NeilRaden: "N" JK--Is this a new nano-tweet, Neil? Squeak out one character per tweet?
@DoctorGoltl: "What is keeping you from being the person you want to be?" JK--Failure to reincarnate?
Cloud is increasingly mirror of grounded existence. Image of every physical/virtual artifact will be mirrored on high & restorable therefrom
Consumability. What is it re tech solutions? IMHO, it's reducing barriers that prevent customers from realizing full, fast, lasting value
The big low-hanging clouds of Massachusetts have plenty of blue-sky interstices through which sun beams stab my eyes. Keep those shades on
"Beauty & Mystery of Mathematics" (http://ibm.co/HXiTKx) JK--Beauty is in unveiling hidden patterns & revealing the deeper mysteries.
"7 Bad Habits of Insanely Productive People" (http://bit.ly/HVBUyF) JK--Not habits. They're character traits: selfish greedy arrogant etc
If everybody's living the dream, does that mean that "The Matrix" has truly taken over? Whose dream are we living? Now I'm scared.
Not going 2 call self Geek anymore. Peeps mistakenly believe I'm Greek. No need 2 invite further confusion. My ethnicity is Techno-American
Got my first piece of Pinterest spam. The service is maturing into a full-grade social nuisance. Important milestone!
Marlborough MA. It definitely has that old NewEngland feel. But it's new New England. All the high-tech amid the winding neighborhood roads
Right now I am on the dark side. The thick clouds are overhead, But early morning blue skies are over yonder. Yonder coming hither?
The normal metereological order was reversed briefly yesterday. Massachusetts, 400 miles northeast of DC, was noticeably warmer.
Now I'm getting concerned. Twitter DMs say the "nasty" rumors have escalated to "very bad" and now to "terrible." What's next? "Horrendous"?
@TravisDe "Large" is intermediate between "big" & "humongous." It might be an ANSI standard. Look it up. Let me know if I'm right. Thanks.
#BigData passe? We're starting to see more emphasis on "large" data.
DARPA sponsord R&D that had comercial apps, not just defense. Should B criterion of any DoD R&D prog. Natl security rquires balanced economy
Flight delays up and down Eastern Seaboard. Stuck on tarmac at Reagan National.
Late energy vice min Widjajono should be rememberd by Indonesians 4 championing necessary but unpopular phase-out of domestic fuel subsidies
It's important to realize that Internet was strategic federal infrastructure long before it evolved into the interconnected world economy
I like reading federal program articles. See how govt is investing in analytics &
My problem with "quantified life/self" is that analytics can't tell U how you're feeling or how should be feeling. Stat overload might hurt
If a columnist's output is arranged horizontally across the page, do they become a "rowist"?
Hey Lamborghini, reconsider your decision to call your new model "Urus." Sounds like double-nasty merger of anatomical nethers fore & aft
Starting to read Dick Van Dyke's memoirs. Seems like I'm on a comedy-star-memory-lane streak right now. What's my deal?
Joey Ramone & Iggy Pop (http://youtu.be/44nlquSrPlg) 2 skinny punks who fit their physiognomies to the rawness of their musical styles
Todd Rundgren "I Saw The Light" (http://youtu.be/AvxhJb6f7rE) JK--Skinny Philadelphia blue-eyed-soul whiteboy should never wear skintights
Rick Astley "Never Gonna Give You Up" (http://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQ) JK--Skinny English redhead stole Gary Puckett's voice, & Gary's pissed!
Will Ferrell spoofing "Inside the Actors Studio" toasting him (http://youtu.be/9BwcCHyidMk)
Enjoyed "Bossypants." Piece de resistance is inside rear cover flap: "Tina Fey lives in Denver with her ferret, Jacoby."
Roz Chast. Distinctive cartoonist who does her best work for The New Yorker. Drawing style is simple, loose, ordinary, slightly nervous.
The only reason I'm rooting for Sarkozy is that photos of him often show him with his wife. My guilty little secret is out.
Hello rumor is that some persons is copying some other persons' DMs, word for word, about some persons making terrible rumors about you
Wonderful. The steady gentle soaking. A fine Earth Day. Earth's getting the watering it richly deserves. Round these parts.
Glad to see they're recalibrating the fructosity on the soda machine. Only the highest fructose corn syrup for me!
College athletics programs. Treat them like semi-pro, like farm systems, like work-study. College athletes aren't amateurs. Pay them.
Ok entertnmnt indstry TV-comercial ad-agencies. Quit shooting rapidfire fusillage of adjectival hype phrases at us. Where's my flack jacket?
Cable TV reality programming. Always good to stay up to speed on what the young & fatuous are getting into these days.
Online universities. Growth industry is fundamentally reshaping lifelong learn & accredit8ion. Sitting in cavernous lecture halls is overr8d
Jason Segel. Impressively expressive teddybear comedy face. Nonthreatening. Which is important for dude his size. The un-VinceVaughn.
Tina Fey in "Bossypants": If someone irritates U but doesnt stand btwn you & what you're trying to achieve, ignore & circumvent.
Mythbusters Jamie & Adam. I can easily imagine those guys as miners 49ers pannin 4 nuggets down @ Sutter's. "By jinkies we's gonna be RICH!"
Love Progressive Flo's transformation into a righteous motorcycle mama, against that glowing white faux retailscape.
The only time I pay attention to basic cable is when I'm working out. On mute or drowned in the din. On the machines. Craving tweet fodder
Yoga & pilates studios are one of top US growth industries. My advice 4 consumers is 2 B cheapskates. Focus on max results w/minimum spend
My desire to pay good money to see a new Hollywood movie is inversely proportional to its budget.
Tina Fey in "Bossypants": When somebody sez you "really, really must do" something, you in fact really, really don't have to do it.
Widjajono, an extremely busy man, took delight in mountain cllimbing, and was quite active & joyous in his scaling of his country's peaks
"Widjajono Meninggal di Tambora" (http://bit.ly/I4ZnKf) JK--Artikel Kompas, dalam Bahasa Indonesia.
So-called "pink slime" sounds better than a flabby runny rump roast marbled with disgusting fat.
So-called "pink slime" actually sounds good. It's the lean meat scraps separated from the fat. Ensures none of edible carcass wasted
"The top 10 fastest-growing U.S. industries" (http://wapo.st/HQ1umZ) JK--Only IT in there is "social network game development" (no. 7).
Happy belated 86th birthday to Elizabeth II. Her longevity & stateliness are quite impressive. Seems like a nice intelligent woman too.
We have several really good modern large Asian supermarkets in DC area. Someone should start nationwide chain of them.
RIP Charles Colson. The only one of the Watergate crooks who spent the rest of life sincerely atoning for his sins.
"Army dumps Nugent from concert after Obama remarks" (http://reut.rs/JzUXLy) JK--You don't threaten the commander in chief, jerkface.
Salad. It's most delicious when it's mixed greens plus mixed berries plus mixed nuts plus a light layer of sliced lean meats. Try it.
"Foodies." Picky eaters with an ideological and/or culinary axe to grind. I was a picky eater as a kid. I find picky adults slightly odd.
Happy Earth Day! The earth in my neck of the woods is getting some of the soaking it's been thirsting for. More please (in moderation)!!!
"Brainstorming: An idea past its prime" (http://wapo.st/JiEwUG) JK--I agree. Competition & criticism stimulate more & better ideas
"Clark Aided Blacks on 'Bandstand'?" (http://wapo.st/HZOH1w) JK--Not as much/quickly as Dick Clark claimed. Excluded black teens till '64
Saw "Martha Marcy May Marlene" on DVD. Gripping psychodrama of how cults psychologically imprison & torture vulnerable young adults.
Tina Fey in "Bossypants": "Different-shaped faces..helps me tell characters apart...When actors are too good-looking, I can't memorize them"
"Animal House" co-producer pens book about making. I recall co-writer Chris Miller discuss it @ my college year pre-release. "Is Sex Funny?"
Love the Korean supermarket, H Mart, in Fairfax on Saturdays. Awesome food samples and quite a variety. The spicy tofu is outasite!
Here's how much we loved Widjajono: we encouraged our kids to call him "Uncle Wid." No relation.
Thinking about Neil Young "Old Man" one moment, next moment it comes on at Starbucks.
Thinking about Neil Young "Old Man" one moment, next moment it comes on at Starbucks.
Yes, very well. your aunt & I met him while were were in college, and we have been close friends since then. Wid was a wonderful guy.