We stayed at Wid & Tissa's Jakarta home on vacation last year. Could not have been more gracious hosts. We'd known him since early 80s
"Indonesia vice energy minister dies while hiking" (http://bit.ly/HQskdN)
RIP Widjajono Partowidagdo. Wid was great guy, truly nice man. Died doing what he loved, climbing Mt Tambora. Condolences to Tissa & Kristal
Is there a Twitter rumor registry? I want to check and see who's saying some very bad things about me now? Hard to stay fresh on this dirt
4/20 day. Lots of TV news people discussing this in nervous giggles.
Larry the Cable Guy. Can he unbundle? I'd pay good money for the cap & his dirtiest after-hours gags. If he throws in jug o moonshine, deal!
VH-1 "Mob Wives." When they gonna put out the hit on hubbies' mistresses? BO-ring! C'mon ladies, pick up the pace! We're dyin' ovah heah!
Cardinal law of the comic cosmos: any enforced reverence creates equal & opposite irreverent pushback.
Clown suit/make-up kills the humor the way that a laugh track on a sitcom does. It commands: "thou shalt laugh." Irritates you into defiance
@susankuchinskas Most people find clowns inocuous. Fear of clowns is definitely in minority. It's a bit like fearing proverbial boogeyman @susankuchinskas I don't hate clowns. I just think they're hackneyed & cliched. They're simply not funny in dumb make-up & costumes #KEXP flipping btwn goth-songs & earth-songs today in honor of Robert Smith birthday (goth-godfather) & Earth Day. Ur-text: Cure "A Forest"? @freebalance I especially love statements in form: "Simply put, [paragraph-length sentence with several conjunctions & dependent clauses]
Crushed-beetle extract on my frappucino. Mmmm, yum yum. I demand that Starbucks bring it back & give us pulverized-cockroach as an option.
Prepending "simply put" to a statement makes it more complex. Just make the statement. Don't state that you'll state it.
Baby done a bad bad thing, and spreading bad bad rumors, sending bad bad Twtr DMs with bad bad tinyURLs that'll do bad bad things if U click
The trick with Grape Nuts is to let them soak in the milk for 5 minutes or so. At that point, they're just textured mush. Slice a banana.
My two favorite words at this moment are "bedraggled" & "lackadaisical." Can't say them without a grin on my face.
How many Wall Street investor truly understand what
#bigdata is? Few, I suppose. Won't stop 'em from launching big money at such IPOs
#bigdata IPO mania may soon ensue.
The Shins "40 Mark Strasse" (http://youtu.be/6kFH5A9J1uA) JK--A delicate romantic ballad from their latest LP. Mercer is a melody master.
Bob Dylan's statement, from his official website, on the passing of Levon Helm: http://bit.ly/HURsPI
"DARPA exploring miniature atomic sensor systems as alternative 2 GPS" (http://bit.ly/ICrEZu) JK--When GPS inaccessible in battle conditions
I love Don Slack's country-western program on
#KEXP. It's his amazing song choices that make me realized how cool country is.
How come no one sends Twitter DMs to tell us that someone's spreading flattering rumors about us? Where are the praisebots when we need 'em?
When sports pundit sez so&so is best "of all time," probably dont mean since time-space arose in BigBang. But maybe. They speak w/authority
In his party, Romney is a centrist who is also a bit of a stiff. Shades of Gore 2000.
Good one. Add that to the list of
#BigData value prop questions for your vendor
#IBM do all that? Ask us
When consider vendor
#BigData MPP analytics end2end value prop, ask whether they support agile MapReduce exec on batch & in-motion data
When investigating the vendor's MPP analytics value prop, ask whether they can scale & balance it end2end: access, hub, staging, etc
Lots of industry positioning on
#bigdata is simply bigwashing ordinary data analytics value props. Ask whether the vendor has MPP analytics
You afraid to name who "someone" might be?
"Groovy 1970s Consumer Tech" (http://bit.ly/HLsKlM) JK--Good list. But we said "cool" in the 70s. "Groovy" was already laughably mid-60s
"Behind CEP’s Leaps & Bounds? Automation" (http://bit.ly/HLsgw0) JK--In other words, decision automation, aka next best action (trade, etc)
RIP Levon Helm. Most distinctive voice in The Band. "Up on Cripple Creek" "The Weight" "Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" etc
@NeilRaden I meant "understand" need. Maybe I do need one after all.
Energy drinks. I don't, biologically, under need. I usually have plenty of energy. And when my energy low, it means I need sleep, not drink
"Ashley Judd Tells Santorum Wait 72 Hrs Before Aborting Campaign" (http://bit.ly/Jg0oUy) JK--She & M. Trachtenberg, K. Mixon, & E. Coupe
Or "Dances with Wolves." Same diff
@loserboy it was "Dancing with Wolves."
Interesting how Oracle AR had no issue with
@marksmithvr tweeting from their analyst event. @marksmithvr What does he mean by "point-of-view company"? @marksmithvr Slides, schmides. If we get the raw data and can vet it & cross-examine those who produced it, "trust" may or may not emerge
Secret Service aren't all that good at keeping their escapades secret, now are they?
"Hoarding Data Wastes Money" (http://bit.ly/IVpyHs) JK--Fine line btwn "history" & "hoard." Sift, sort, & purge. Weigh utility vs. overhead
I preserve my sanity on social media by always remembering I can unfollow, block, delete, & ignore. And not log in in the first place.
Seems like everywhere on Earth is angling to be the next gambling mecca. Nothing's more fun than losing your life's savings overseas.
Lou Reed on Charlie Rose in 1998 (http://youtu.be/LE3qo9sNgDs) JK--They hit it off quite well, surprisingly.
Massive machine data. Peta-scale log analysis. The unsexy, unsung, but hugely promising dark matter powering
#bigdata initiatives everywhere
WSJ article on hotel lobbies gets it right. Doing work in hotel rooms can get isolating & depressing. Doing it among strangers sometimes fun
WSJ "Why All the Locals R Lounging in Hotel Lobby" (http://on.wsj.com/HVlO84) JK--Get glimpse of those star IT industry analysts on parade?
Van Morrison "Sweet Thing" (http://youtu.be/2QzDWIOUnM0) JK--"And I will drink clear clean water for to quench my thirst."
Van Morrison "And It Stoned Me" (http://youtu.be/hX8nAZftZL4) JK--Tina Fey mentions in "Bossypants" memory drinking frm VA mountain stream
The Jaynetts "Sally, Go Round the Roses" (http://youtu.be/2PePXnXxRGE) JK--No matter how many times you listen, its romantic mystery remains
Grace Slick and the Great Society "Sally Go Round the Roses" (http://youtu.be/2NSy4i-5Qxw) JK--Love her version. Turns it into mystic raga
Grace Slick and the Great Society "Nature Boy" (http://youtu.be/et0LLAdBpLM) JK--Love her version. In her hands, it's got erotic gypsy tinge
Nat King Cole "Nature Boy" (http://youtu.be/Iq0XJCJ1Srw) JK--Man was the consummate mellow artist.
Sammy Davis Junior & The Will Mastin Trio "Boogie Woogie Piggie" (http://youtu.be/U8yl7_FJG90) JK--1940s. Mean tapdancer. Just pure fun
Sammy Davis Jr "Candy Man" (http://youtu.be/zRf1Ad_Txsg) JK--Live in Germany. Total crowdpleaser. Dude always seemed casual but all-together
"Data warehousing appliance business case must trump traditional tools" (http://bit.ly/JcRR4R) JK--Focus on time-to-value, acceleration, TCO
Sammy Davis Jr. "What Kind Of Fool Am I" (http://youtu.be/JhJkEMapV_0) JK--Live in Vegas. 1962. Pure showbiz animal. Gotta love him.
Cocteau Twins "A Kissed Out Red Floatboat" (http://youtu.be/jjrjtRsZnyA) JK--I've always loved their defiantly abstract lyric+music textures
@NeilRaden My feeling is I've already done all rushing I need to do. I'm at place in life I rushed toward, which rushes under own momentum
Wife & waited in long line 4 low-cost smoothies late this evening. Nothing special. Didnt mind waiting. Older we get the more patient we are
Tina Fey lays out rules of improv: 1) say "yes," 2) say "yes, and....", 3) make statements, & 4) there are no mistakes, only opportunities
Tina Fey in "Bossypants" describing unfun honeymoon cruise. Egidia & I took only cruise after 8 years married. Unfun. Cruise, not marriage
#IBM social media coordinator wants emphasis my individual voice in my blogs and is cool with me going long. How refreshing!
RIP Dick Clark. Brought latest pop hits/artists & awkward teen dancing into America's living rooms. Mainstreamed rocknroll in pop culture
Reading what TedhNugent is quoted as saying, the "madman" moniker appears literal & descriptive: raving incoherent lunatic.
"Zooey Deschanel oozes nerdy allure for Sprint's iPhone" (http://cnet.co/IPULfn) JK--OK nerd-boys, the field of nerd-girls getting prettier
Congrats to my nephew Hengky & his wife Rica on the birth of their son Glenn Francesco Lee.
Davey & Goliath (http://youtu.be/6Sy8IaJIbkU) JK--The best example of Lutheran-produced stop-motion values-focused animation from the 60s.
"Taking Digital Analytics to the Limit" (http://bit.ly/JfNYu6) JK--Are they implying existence of "analog analytics." Finger to the wind?
"Log Standards: Put Up, Shut Up, Give Up or Throw Up?" (http://bit.ly/JfNq7h) JK--Funniest biz/tech headline of the week, so far.
"Dirty IT jobs: Grime and punishment" (http://bit.ly/HSPqDW) JK--Outsource it to Mike Rowe (Soft).
"How do I seek analytical enlightenment, master?" "Ah yes, grasshopper, true joy is in being one with algorithms."
"Reverse psychology." What's that? Don't tell me it's the proverbial "grab 'em by the b***s & the hearts & minds will follow."
Consuming my Grape Nuts. Probably the closest edible substance to beach sand.
TV commercial caption: "Real people, not actors." So, are all dues-paying SAG members androids & avatars? If so, that explains Keanu Reeves
Contrast Nugent with a Detroit-bred rock maestro like, say, Jack White. Where good jams are concerned, Ted don't know Jack. But Jack does
So, if the so-called "Motor City Madman" ever says one memorably interesting thing of a political nature, it will mean he has a ghostwriter
Ted Nugent. I grew up in the Detroit area and don't recall him ever releasing a single memorable recording. Memorable as in "good."
For me, workday stress relief is simply taking stuff off my to-do list--by actually accomplishing stuff.
I read technical docs from outside-in. Meaning that I study ToC & index first--to frame the overall discussion & quickly immerse in terms
Great photo of shuttle flying past Washington Monument, piggyback on airplane, bound 4 Dulles & Smthsnian Udvay-Hazy (http://bit.ly/I2b9Es)
Catching up on recent
#IBM Redbooks in data & analytics. I've always found these excellent resource of best practices & integration patterns
Altoids spells it "liquorice" on the little rectangular metal can. Let's you pretend you're sucking on cough drops soaked in rice liqueur.
Yes, I'm making my peace with Notes/Domino. Just a matter of setting up my client the way I prefer to work.
"Greenland ice sheet on the slide" (http://ping.fm/hDfCq) JK--News story that stirred thought in that previous tweet. Sorry 2 dampen yr day
Curious. If global warming causes a huge chunk of Greenland glacier to slide off, catastrophic tsunami? Pleasant Tuesday morning musings.
WSJ "The Guide to Beating a Heart Attack" (http://on.wsj.com/HNLYGo) JK--First rule: don't imagine you're immune. Second rule: stay active
@pstonier That's great but anecdotes arent any assurance that it couldnt have been opposite: immediate phone response, nonexistent Twtr resp
Reading Tina Fey "Bossypants." Yes, I'm a guy. Enjoying her neurotic takes on growing up & prematurely jaded.
@Claudia_Imhoff I did it all for you Claudia!
Yes i did
@pstonier The articel refers to Twitter-mediated tech support, not Twitter's own tech support. Is that what you mean?
"Twitter Tech Support: How Effective Is Tweeting a Tech Problem?" (http://bit.ly/I0sm4C) JK--Tweeting feels like last-resort squawk for help
"Holographic storage rises from the dead" (http://zd.net/IguZy9) JK--Geek market will buy in when start bundling tech w/Obi-Wan Kenobi image
Quantified self/life illustrates Whitman adage "I am large, I contain multitudes." Each of us is
#BigData scarcely contained tween hat&boots
"Are you ready for a 'quantified life'?" (http://bit.ly/HCG7Ve) JK--"Quantified life" v. "quantified self"? I've got few hairs left to split
What is this "schoolfeed" social nonsense? Many invites come from people I don't know & didn't go to school with. On socials, I'm oldschool
WSJ "Meet George Jetson, M.D. " (http://on.wsj.com/HNxBUt) JK--Web-based virtual agents to counsel patients. "Jane stop this crazy thing!!!"
WSJ "Researchers Tune In 2 Internet Buzz" (http://on.wsj.com/IfyeWB) JK--Piece focuses on social media sentiment mining in healthcare/pharma
"In Silicon Valley designers emerge as rock stars" (http://reut.rs/HGLWlv) JK--It's all about design of user experience on socials & gadgets
Today's Emancipation Day. 150th anniv of 1st govt act of freeing slaves in US. Washington DC only. 9 months before Emancipation Proclamation
Saw "The Iron Lady" on DVD. Good character study. Became irredeemably arrogant and scolding, antagonized her allies.
Roger Kaputnik. Occasionally a Dave Berg name comes back to me. Irene Zitzlaff.
Relaxing. We got our taxes in last week. Our preparer always does a fine job. I keep tidy records. An annual routine that flows w/out glitch
The quantified life? I only want to dwell inside my personal orders of magnitude. I don't need a precise accounting of my every itch & fart
"Kraftwerk Keeps Catching Up With Its Past" (http://nyti.ms/HJ8bdk) JK--There's timeless beauty & elegance in all of Kraftwerk's recordings
@IanGertler Not sure if any of my habits are smart or not-smart. Just habits that I provisionally live by till I get sick of them.
It's a lovely summer's day in northern Virginia. The birds have been having a field day lobbing soft balls all over my deck chairs
I'm still disturbed by the revelation that Katy Perry used to make out to Radiohead. Might explain the Russell Brand escapade, though.
"15 MIT Research Projex That'll Make U Say ‘Whoa’" (http://bit.ly/HJ1LL9) JK--Bah humbug! I won't B impressed till they make us say "Nelly!"
@NicolasJMorales I feel that Cooperstown should have a Hall of Asterisks & Ass****s. To include SOBs & cheats who performed well on field
Live! Pulitzer Prize winner Steven Pearlstein on "Politics of Polarization"! Only thing that even remotely interests me is the alliteration
Yoga has given me new sensitivity 2 body (muscle tendon nerve) like tucked bed. Too tightly tucked is uncomfortable. Too loose is unhealthy
Trying to retrofit an acronym on "geek." "Greatly Enamored with Esoteric Knowledge (GEEK)"?
And sportswriters do not have the option of voting for Rose anyway. The Major League Baseball cartel forbids it.
If it were a hall of virtue, Ty Cobb would never have been considered in the first place.
Hey Hollywood, there are plenty of creative ways for characters to exchange phone numbers that don't involve invoking dreaded "555" exchange
Baseball should induct Pete Rose into the Hall of Fame. It's a hall of accomplishment, not a hall of virtue.
At what point will China put its big thumb down on rogue rocketlaunching embarrassing bad4business "ally" North Korea?
Titanic. Hindenburg. some disasters become iconic when they signal the commercial decline of a formerly hyped mode of mass transportation.
Curious. Have any other commercial cruise ships sunk on their maiden voyage?
@IanGertler Change is here. I get most of my news online now. That'll intensify. I like physical paper for when I'm lounging lazily later @IanGertler My newsreading has shifted to 1) power on laptop, 2) place physical paper to one side, 3) tweet about stuff in paper, 4) repeat
Sunday mornings I have to myself. I tend to wake hour or two before the wife. On Sunday mornings, just me & the paper & the laptop. Bliss!