Never quite understood term "data-driven." You should be results-navigated, analytics-steered, & data-fueled.
@jowyang: "I'm going to count all the ads I can see from a fixed position here in times square" JK--Research project or wasting time?
Today's the 100th anniversary of Titanic sinking. How many cruise ships cross North Atlantic anymore? What sort of traveler would do that?
No truth to rumor that Buffett Rule is "If some people claim there's a woman to blame, it's your own damn fault."
As in "Hey man, Romney can win with Santorum's playbook. Doesn't that blow your mind?"
Every statement can be transformed into "patronizing hippie" statemnt by starting w/ "Hey man" and/or ending w/ "Doesnt that blow yr mind?"
The Art of Complex Problem Solving (http://bit.ly/HUZXwK) JK--Brilliant structured visual step-thru of the problem solving.
The Logic Lab (http://bit.ly/HUZEBW) JK--Build your own simplistic mockups of integrated circuits.
"Six Rules for Dining Out" (http://bit.ly/HGGilV) JK--Read his interesting rationale for "Beware the beautiful, laughing women."
Was a good day. Wide-ranging. Our optometrist is now in Silver Spring MD--30 miles away! But was pleasant day 2 see place again. Been ages
@AdamBates_KPMG Interesting. What he needs is a design consultant to overcome the "only round lenses" hurdle to mass adoption.
I suspect the correlation, if any, is on male viewer attentiveness & stupefication. Both are likely to cause men to sign up for nonsense.
Curious whether infomercial marketers have predictive models correlating bodacity attributes of female spokespeople to response rates.
Watching "Wealth Without Risk" infomercial. Dumpy guy in business suit reveals the secret to attentive buxom blonde with plunging neckline.
Decent progress on building the HOT lanes on Capital Beltway in No. Virginia. Sooner they detangle the construction disruptions the better
I kinda wanted 2 try the fare @ the rolling pupuseria in downtown Silver Spring but wife recommended the one-buck Big Macs nearby. Cool w/me
If it exists, why hasn't it been commercialized? What's missing?
Will eyeglass lenses of the future auto-adjust their refraction to fit changes in your visual acuity over yr lifetime? How 2 make that work?
Parking meters will evolve into charging meters, in 2 senses of word: they'll charge you 4 use of the space & they'll charge yr electric car
Film maker Whit Stillman doesn't like word "perfectionist." Prefers "particularist." A shorter word would suffice, actually: "fussbudget"
WSJ "Plastic is Fantastic" (http://on.wsj.com/HHG8vt) JK--Uh-oh. We've been round this block before. It's polyester 1970s redux!
"Condescending Wonka" (aka
@laughbook ) is one of funniest quip-tweeters out there. But infinite-loop of Gene "Wonka" Wilder creeping me out
@Laughbook Oh, the amount of people who confuse "to" and "too" is amazing two me.
Oh, you drink Diet Coke with your Big Mac? You must lose so much weight.
Oh, you're unique, Just like everyone else.
"Data is the new oil"? You've gotta be joking. For starters, it's a renewable resource. For another, it's cheap as can be.
Sandpipers "Come Saturday Morning" (http://youtu.be/Kg0-a4zlwNM) JK--Liza Minelli nominated for Oscar in the movie "Sterile Cuckoo" (1969)
Two beautiful purple birds alighted on my deck briefly, pecked into the dirt of one of our flower pots, then flew off. Wish I had my camera
Will Amazon's rise as an online retailer juggernaut lead to the implosion of Big Boxes everywhere? Discuss amongst.
Nothing signals passage of time in high tech more than the boneyard of forgotten/obsolete acronyms that were once the rage. "ISDN" anyone?
Wow! Andrew Bird "Tenuousness" on an American Express commercial.
Listening to Norah Jones "Say Goodbye." New collab with Dangermouse. Outstanding. She should do every record with him.
"Is Twitter Implosion Headed Our Way?" (http://bit.ly/IN518r) JK--Who sez we do this to have conversations? I do it 2 comment & eavesdrop
Listening to Michael Jackson "Billie Jean." "The child is not my son"? Riddle? Oh, is that cuz the kid's his daughter? Answer on back of LP?
Listening to Lambchop "Soaky in the Pooper" (http://youtu.be/EdN0vo8Dx8I) JK--1994. Weirdest title ever for suicide song. Distinctive sound
If you conceptualize the
#BigData devel sandbox as your entire global community of in-house & on-demand smarts, you need sandbox w/scale-out
Watching SNL rerun. Chris Kattan on "Weekend Update" as French fictional movie pixie Amalie. Weird. I thought about this bit at lunch today
Friday evening. Glad it's here. It's the 13th. I'm cool with that. Crap happens on every date, near as I can tell.
#BigData devel sandbox have every variety of algothmic sand your data scientists need 2 play with & press into analytic patterns?
#BigData analytics development sandboxing platform wisely. Make sure it has scalabiity to support yr entire data-science program
Chelsea Handler. Does her agent refer to self as "Handler's handler."
Fairly good day. Realized that the IT architectrl frameworks I've worked up over past several years have real utility for clarifying options
#IBM colleague refer to "data-driven journalism" today. Not sure what's different. True journalism gets the data/facts straight
Why is the 1970s now the hot decade to lampoon? I thought the 80s were thoroughly lame. The 70s had better films, TV shows, & music, IMHO
"Keith Moon, The Who drummer who died in 1978, invited to play at Olympics" (http://yhoo.it/ILBKLm) JK--Drummed loud enuff to wake the dead
"Titanic was high-tech marvel of its time" (http://bit.ly/HwCQqw) JK--When high-tech is laid low, some feel schadenfreude.
Hmmm....my expertise at open-ended customer inquiries on wide range of adjacent tech topics has come in handy. Me as internal
WSJ "Once '60s-'70s Relic, Comedy Album Back" (http://on.wsj.com/HCGumh) JK--We had Cosby, Pryor, Carlin, Klein, Chch&Chng, & "1st Family"
"PureSystems, something old, something new, something from big blue" (http://bit.ly/HwxfAB) JK--First of a comprehensive 5-part series.
"The motion of the ocean" (http://bit.ly/Ikajo2) JK--A truly beautiful & powerful visualization of the currents of the world ocean system.
"MIT mimics the web to give chips a speed boost" (http://bit.ly/HyNrA4) JK--Researcher explores on-chip router internetworks
"'Cuddle drug' may be the new Viagra" (http://bit.ly/IB3u1t) JK--Hey ladies, if his cuddling lasts more than 4 hours, tell him 2 go bowling
Hey Saugatuck Tech, what's with "CMSA" (http://bit.ly/IB2j22) standing for "Cloud, Mobile, Social & Data Analytics "? Wh'hoppen 2 da "D"?
"Journalism has a future" (http://zd.net/HGKsqK) JK--Dont kid selves. Journalism's never paid well. My degree woulda impoverished my future
Chuck Berry's biggest hit was sequel 2 his most famous. Johnny B Goode progressd frm playing guitar like ringing bell 2 playin w/ding-a-ling
The Economist has cool FB timeline. Reports/pictures stretching bak 2 late 19th cntury. Reading about Titanic, 1912 (http://on.fb.me/H2RqcV)
Paul McCartney & Wings "Junior's Farm" (http://youtu.be/_QYm837uCTE) JK--Listen to Paul's early 70s recordings on their own merits. Cool!
Pere Ubu "Codex" (http://youtu.be/vxAkHDDwZGo) JK--The languid coda to "Dub Housing." I think of it as haunted-house psychedelia.
Anybody who was in college in the decidedly odd/alienated late 70s who heard the original Pere Ubu then realized they nailed the "moment."
Pere Ubu "Navvy" (http://youtu.be/91KBuWqxE7g) JK--1978, from "Dub Housing" LP. Punkiest they ever got. But weird even by punk "standards"
Pere Ubu "All the Dogs Are Barking" (http://youtu.be/ut828SMBFpw) JK--"You gotta have happiness...homes...heart..hands...horns..hope...help"
Pere Ubu "Birdies" (http://youtu.be/KH2aKCJa9yc) JK--"The birdies are singing, the birdies are saying what I want to say!"
Pere Ubu "Misery Goats" (http://youtu.be/18W8i9Nici0) JK--"Don't mope-mope-a-dope. Not as bad, not as bad as all that."
Pere Ubu "Use Of a Dog" (http://bit.ly/HB74rr) JK--Best use of stammr since "My Generation." "His loyalty 2 his m-m-master never in dispute"
So much market intelligence is out there in the open, for the taking, if you just do the aggregation, correlation, & interpretation
Woman on radio commercial seems far too chirpy telling U they can help U w/ "those ugly varicose & spider veins." Sound grave/concerned pls
@NeilRaden "It" is "going over" well. "It" = "IT," the primary solutions eman8ng from said firm. "Going over" = 100+ years of glory. Thanks
Listening to Four Seasons "December 1963 (Oh What a NIght)" on local radio. 1975. Glad they hit charts 1 last time w/this catchy disco tune
Analyst tweets are best read in the aggregate. Especially when a bunch of them are in same room tweeting about the same vendor presentations
Listening to Rick Springfield "Jessie's Girl" on over-the-air local radio. One of those dumb radio songs I love in spite of myself.
@Claudia_Imhoff No problem-o. I squirt out stanzas one at a time, not sure what will come next. Just follow my instinct. @SethGrimes I'm still coming across stuff I said a while ago. Sometimes I forget what I said when. @Claudia_Imhoff No babe, just wrote a triple-haiku. Spooled out the 3 stanzas in 3 separate texts. While reading the hardcopy Economist.
As deeply azure/as the black ground universe/it obliterates.
So saturated/the rest of the spectrum fades/in day's drowned iris.
Bluer than the sky/actually blues naturally./That's saturation.
Typical smartypants cover story in The Economist: "France in Denial: The West's Most Frivolous Election." Article doesnt develop that thesis
"Microsoft, instead of turning lights off on XP, make it open source" (http://bit.ly/Hy6VVm) JK--Open source: dumping grounds or commons?
"15 MIT Research Projex That'll Make U Say ‘Whoa’" (http://bit.ly/IIV334) JK--"Augmented Product Counter" (#12) will acceler8 BigBox demise
"Diamonds Are Quantum Scientist's Best Friends" (http://bit.ly/HFHbbd) JK--Yeah, & I'll bet the mathematics are the hardest in all creation.
Curious. What did the original Riot Act say beyond "rioting is illegal"? Why was it necessary to read it to the offenders?
"Operations, machine learning & premature babies" (http://oreil.ly/HRlSAR) JK--Machine learning can auto-detect conditions below human radar
@Brett2point0 Hey Brett, I'm not noticing any "Mercer's repeating himself" songs on the new one. It's his/their core style, though
Cleese/creativity: "If just U keep yr mind resting against subjct in friendly persistnt way, soonr/later U'll get reward frm yr unconscious"
Cleese on creativity: "It’s not enough 2 create space; U have 2 create your space 4 specific period of time." JK--For me, that's nanosecond
WSJ "Bonding Experience Is Lost as a Traditional Gift Disappears" (http://on.wsj.com/IDRrnK) JK--Oh well. Betcha kids prefer cash.
"Google+ Gets a Complete Overhaul" (http://bit.ly/HCP6u2) JK--Rearranging deck chairs. Titanic 100th anniversary approacheth.
"Customer Analytics Key to Netflix's Future" (http://bit.ly/HCOWmc) JK--Key 2 everybody's future. You dont know customers as well as need to
"IBM Launches Expert, Pre-Configured PureSystems" (http://bit.ly/HCOJQ8) JK--Workload-optimized, function-fitted, value-focused simplicity
I saw biz/tech article refer, I believe mistakenly, to "virtualization" as "vitalization." I'll bet it was incorrect autocorrect. But I like
Snow White "Whistle While You Work" (http://youtu.be/gOL0rMBdNKw) JK--Seriously, DON'T! People who whistle while I'm trying 2 work annoy me
"Researchers build invisible passwords w/ vibrations, sounds, flashing lights" (http://zd.net/HBQtZP) JK--Special effects? I want a jetpack!
"Perfect fit: cloud & SOA but dont call it that" (http://bit.ly/HBQeht) JK--Too bad Y2K came before SOA: could've had reusable false alarms
Springfield Trader Joe's has been here since 2003. Don't recall life before then.
Does your work blog NOT reference or link to any other blog in your company? If that's so, you're a social silo, the saddest oxymoron.
One could run. But if the Data Scientist presidential hopeful's model predicts they'll take White House, it's probably skew-y. A bit screwy
Good. Now that we have settled down into 2-candidate general election mode, we can safely ignore the presidential campaigns til early Nov.
Catching up on all my reading. Including the recent published
#BigData analytic-related outputs of analysts in many fine firms.
The built-in expertise in
#IBMPureSystems come from fact that we have long track record helping customers deliver value on these initiatives
" IBM Enters Converged Infrastructure Fray w/ PureSystems" (http://bit.ly/IFmHAT) JK--125 ISVs've intro'd 150+ apps opt'zd 2 work w/platform
The Scaffold "Lily The Pink" (http://youtu.be/2x8D4T--0v4) JK--1968. On left is Mike McGear, aka Michael McCartney, aka Paul's younger bro
"Can Retailers Halt 'Showrooming'?" (http://on.wsj.com/I3vXdT) JK--Emerging strategies. Whatever happened to "we'll match anybody's price"?
The Teen Tones (with Robert Klein) "Sunday Kind Of Love" (http://youtu.be/4cFnOzxWD9Y) JK--Ted Mack's Amateur Hour (2-10-57). IMHO they suck
Unaired 1968 "All in the Family" pilot "Justice for All" (http://youtu.be/4xwKhHoQ-_w) JK--Same 2 leads (O'Connor/Stapleton). Same themesong
Love American Style "Love & The Happy Days" (http://youtu.be/5l-sUjzbK18) JK--1972. Sappy ABC sketch-sitcom show spawnd hit nostalgia sitcom
Historical map of devel of complexity/chaos science (http://bit.ly/I1i1o1) JK--Complex but not chaotic. Emergent from scientific communities
Love these fractal animations (http://bit.ly/IfLkSY). Like swimming in a paisley pond swarming with psychedelic squid.
Tennis "Deep In The Woods" (http://youtu.be/1NEmE6fkMVA) JK--Unabashed romantic retro-pop sound. See also "She & Him" & "Camera Obscura"
@freebalance Right. As if people aren't entering the analyst space continuously from all sectors of the known universe.
"The year 2000 as envisioned in the year 1910" (http://bit.ly/HtZKxo) JK--Almost got it. That depicts post-Y2K stupidest-case scenario
"Richard Feynman: The Beauty of the Flower" (http://youtu.be/ZbFM3rn4ldo) JK--Includes the beauty of invisible patterns that science reveals
"Carl Sagan's influence on Neil Tyson" (http://youtu.be/eeqrN3Bfro8) JK--Famous older astrophysicist showed generosity to promising teenager
Carl Sagan "A Glorious Dawn" (http://youtu.be/zSgiXGELjbc) JK--Transformed into a song through auto-tuning. Quite good.
"A beautiful but creepy vision of the "smart glass" future" (http://bit.ly/HqKWku) JK--Not creepy at all. Brings life to every surface.
"Tesco virtual supermarket in a subway station" (http://bit.ly/HqKFxY) JK--Totally cool. Pls put those in airports and convention ctrs too
Daily Show w/Jon Stewart: "Faith/Off - Easter vs. Passover" (http://bit.ly/HvmjXa) JK--Jon throws in towel. Must win hearts & minds of kids
Jack Handey "Alexander the Great" (http://nyr.kr/yhQZNy) JK--"At the age of ten, he conquered all of Greece, clad only in his underpants."
I must protest Dave Menninger going to
#EMC . Industry analysts not supposed to crossover to the vendor side. Goes against the natural order
Dave's new Twitter handle is
@dmenningeremc . I have never ever heard of his new employer. Honest. Who dey? ;-)
Fancy that. DMenninger leaves analyst "space," rejoins vendor "space." I'll relish competing w/him in latter space as much I did the former
Kurt Vile "Baby's Arms" (http://youtu.be/enTY6AITe1Q) JK--His real birth name, believe or not. Not punker. Sorta like Bonnie "Prince" Billy
Louis Armstrong "Mack the Knife" (http://youtu.be/hLIrS5dtTZI) JK--Aka Mackie Messer. No relation 2 Jimmy Messer, a strange Livonia charactr
The Doors "Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)" (http://youtu.be/YbzvSYLCSo0) JK--1969. Bushy-bearded Morrison on KWeill cover they did on '67 debut
Judy Garland "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (http://youtu.be/PSZxmZmBfnU) JK--She was 19. And she really could sing.
Shirley Temple "Animal Crackers in My Soup" (http://youtu.be/wNwFXLcrsbc) JK--Why couldn't 30s child actors actually sing?
Alfalfa "I'm in the Mood for Love" (http://youtu.be/yuOsB4psC9E) JK--Iconic? Voice of a generation? True American classic? No. Just off-key
"DARPA seeks car-driving, life-saving robots" (http://bit.ly/Ihwoa4) JK--Humble handy heroes who help humans hold on.
"Who should be at root of protecting nation's healthcare data?" (http://bit.ly/HGJWKI) JK--Provocative call 4 natl HC data rootkey authority
"Senator Al Franken: Privacy is a Fundamental Right" (http://bit.ly/HZJcQ7) JK--Powerful & articulate statement from the former funnyman
"Stupid tech support tricks: IT calls of shame" (http://bit.ly/HZIS3O) JK--No shame. Tech issues occasionally turn me into a gibbering idiot
"Cameron narrates stunning Titanic simulation" (http://cnet.co/HZIl1T) JK--Great animation. But lacks simulated doomed-young-love story.
"Is Legacy Storage Dead?" (http://bit.ly/Iebnd7) JK--Not dead, but the new gen of all-SSD will rapidly obsolete it as prices drop.
"Why Programmers Should Use Haskell Language Now" (http://bit.ly/IvUIAD) JK--If U wanna write code like your big bro's smart-ass best friend
"Big Mac Botnet Mostly Made Up Of U.S. Machines" (http://bit.ly/Hpu2T9) JK--The Homer Simpson in me started to drool at thought of "Big Mac"
"Detroit makes pitch 4 ousted Yahoo employees" (http://bit.ly/HptyfQ) JK--Hey northern Californians, Great Lakes State is lovely in summer
When people "laugh all the way to the bank," & they're still laughing when they walk in the door, do security guards pay special attention?
We're past the first big pollen swarm of Spring, into the "oh shoot gotta mow the lawn soon" phase.
Cosmopolitan's latest is labeled "The Sex Issue." Oh, lookee here, Sports Illustrated's latest is the "Jocks and Armchair Jocks" issue.
Facebook acquiring Instagram. Deepening former's status as the go-to social pictorial community.
Watched PBS genealogy show last night w/historian HLGates Jr. Uber-WASP Yankee couple Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick descend from slaveholders
#BigData is nothing if it doesnt deliver big value & pronto. Has yr Big Data Analytics solution providr built best practices in to acceler8?
"Employees push IT to accept social networks" (http://bit.ly/HEEFzS) JK--"Bring Your Own Social"? That seems like the next logical demand.
Dilbert uncovers the flipside of working at home. You may crave daily refuge from domesticity (http://bit.ly/Hu3aps)
Finished Keith Richards memoir over weekend. Great until near the end, when he ripped Mick a new one. Hey dude, he's your partner. Lay off
"Advocates of Plain Writing Act prod fed agencies 2 keep it simple" (http://wapo.st/HuiyAg) JK--Yeah, but simple can be loophole-infested
WSJ "Moving to Portugal" (http://on.wsj.com/HuibG2) JK--I also love Cascais by the sea. Spent a week there during my Forrester years.
Sergey Brin wearing the Google goggles (http://bit.ly/HrG9CW) JK--Wonder if the asymmetry of the things constitutes a hazardous distraction.
WSJ "Mike Wallace 1918-2012: Hard-Hitting Interviews Made 4 TV" (http://on.wsj.com/HAMY3P) JK--Fearless. Finest journalist in TV history
WSJ article also reminds of reporters who already have article title & angle nailed down, and ask slanted questions. Me no wanna respond
WSJ article reminds me of my least-favorite reporter interview approaches. Q (non-Q) "Tell us about [subject X]." Me: "You want tutorial?"
WSJ "Lost Art of the Live Interview" (http://on.wsj.com/ItWXHE) JK--Interviewers w/personal agendas who wont let guest get word in edgewise
@badbanana On this day in 1876, Thomas A. Watson became the first person to have an afternoon ruined by a phone call from the boss.
Was reading Old Testament over the weekend, and I saw nothing that said Moses supposed his nose was a rose. Do we suppose this erroneously?
Beware any research paper wherein the researcher, call him "Mr. Smartguy" refers to something as "Smartguy's Law."
"Automated Science, Deep Data, & Paradox of Information" (http://bit.ly/I9ak2u) JK--Data science is sleuthing, revealing invisible patterns
OK, Twitterites, don't make me NOT FOLLOW you with extreme prejudice. For starters, don't put "handsome & talented" into your profile.
Disappointment is seeing you have new notification on Facebook and then finding they're "Hidden Chronicles." Then irritation sets in.
I increasingly tell people I'm from Fairfax County, Virginia. It's a substantial area all its own. Only say "Washington DC" sparingly.
I like taking photos with my cheesy little cameraphone because the lo-fi nature of the image forces you to focus on simple, arresting scenes
"Why Is Instagram So Popular?" (http://bit.ly/Ia2pRo) JK--Images don't need to be quality in order to be good.
"The Ten Commandments of BYOD" (http://bit.ly/Ia1yzX) JK--Incomplete. Doesn't say anything about not coveting neighbor's device.
Economy improves. Grew up near Detroit, so heart wants auto indstry 2 do well. Son & bro near LA, so want entertainmt & aerospce do well too
RIP Mike Wallace. Toughest questioner in broadcast TV. Always fair. Always prepared. Journalistic class act of the first degree.
Had lotta fun at Tom & Donna's Easter brunch. Only seat left was @ kids' table. We had good time doing animal noises. Donkeys go "hee haw"!
GQ: "How not 2 B the loser at the gym." Guys, if U view the gym thru a "winners v. losers" POV, you're a freakin' loser, IMHO.
Fracking. The fact that the word sounds dirty doesn't help the practice's advocates.
"How should a man treat his enemies?" "As enemies." --Barney Frank
"How's your wife?" "Compared to what?" --Henny Youngman
Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare "Swing Easy" (http://youtu.be/yyrZ_AB9GFc) JK--One of greatest rhythm sections of all time.
What's notable about Keith Richards' memoirs is, that thru all his addictions & legal troubles, he kept producing new music. And still alive
Argent "Hold Your Head Up" (http://youtu.be/FBnSWJHawQQ) JK--This one pure nostalgia 4 anyone, like me, who was in junior high in early 70s
Always important to pull artifacts of the past back into present experience. Memory tends to embalm.
Traffic "Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys" (http://youtu.be/udyNr0pY6ak) JK--Staple of early 70s prog-rock FM radio. Still sounds good
Rudy Vallee "Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1931)" (http://youtu.be/llhRGUYMcfU) JK--Think of this as "What's Goin' On" of Great Depression
Eddie Cantor ""Makin' Whoopee!" (1929)" (http://youtu.be/Cbcubbf3pDA) JK--People weren't dummies then. They knew he meant "doin' it".
Al Jolson "Swanee (1920)" (http://youtu.be/VB5_FScm41Q) JK--Sung with exquisite brio.
George Burns had funny observation about vaudeville: "it gave inexperienced performers somewhere they could be bad."
George Gershwin "Rhapsody in Blue - Original 1924 Recording" (http://youtu.be/NIr_WPcVDt8) JK--Few songs are as iconic as this.
"Fred & Adele Astaire -- Fascinating Rhythm, 1926/Gershwin on Piano" (http://youtu.be/6BTM07B0U64) JK--Audio only. No film of them dancing.
WashPost "Five myths about water" (http://wapo.st/I23Wc7) JK--Gr8 fact-based botom line on why H2O not running out & bottled stuff overrated