"Anothr Genetic Quirk o Solomon Islands: Blond Hair" (http://nyti.ms/IDTKGD) JK--Humanity. Single species differentially express core genome
@souvikbonnerjee For me, munchies is light snacks, not heavy meat/cheese/lettuce/tomato/condiment gut-fillers. To each their own. To eat
"Five Hints on Our Facebook Future" (http://bit.ly/JZ63yE) JK--More ads, "like"-powered placements, e-commerce, app-integration ubiquity
"How McDonald’s Came Back Bigger Than Ever" (http://nyti.ms/Kb73y1) JK--One near me now 24-hour. People eat Big Macs at 3am?
"Jobs Few, Grads Flock to Unpaid Internships" (http://nyti.ms/f7i1Y) JK--I feel this generation's pain. I graduated college in '80/Michigan
AOL old "YOUVE GOT MAIL" voice should B inductd into Insanely Memorable Earworm Hall of Fame alongside Lone Ranger "HI-YO SILVER & AWAY!!!!"
Wife & I plotting out our vacation this summer. Very likely to do great Pacific Northwest. Second honeymoon-ish (1st was in SF & Seattle)
WashPost Travel section bit that made me chuckle: "A stalwart party of Dutch parents with their Dutchlings"
Blind Chinese dissident didnt help his cause when he expressed desire to kiss the US Secretary of State. This incident feels weird.
Sure, but Facebook feels way too bubbular for my tastes.
Lowed the mawn this morning, lowed the mawn.
"US War on Terror"? Fox News still flogging that post-9/11 theme? Rightwing bogey scarephrase designd 2 justify perpetual defense overspend
Funny how Osama bin Laden thought Joe Biden unready to succeed Obama if necessary. Biden, in fact, is one of readiest people out there
Facebook IPO imminent. Keeping in mind Buffett's dictum about steering clear of investments whose valuation driven by mass greed psychology
Still acquiring satellite signal on tv on elliptical I'm pumping. Transponder 3. I'll tweet you all continuous streaming updates.
Very brief storm-related power outage at the club. Nothing major out there. Place got real dark real quite. We're in basement.
Comma? Oxford comma?
I like Allstate comercial where toque-toppd GenY slackr resemblng Fleet Foxes roadie exchgs insur info w/some older dude whose car he dinged
I like fact that some wildeyed wildhaired blonde moptop potato named Boris will remain mayor of London. What's funnier is that he's a Tory
I like Lady Gaga's radio hits well enough, but I never find them resounding in my head/heart when they're done playing.
I like the State Farm commercial where David Copperfield levitates people in office then, dismayed, lets 'em suddenly drop & turns away
Dick Van Dyke acknowledges he "struggled" w/Cockney accent in "Mary Poppins." Why didn't Walt Disney hire dialect coach for the Illinoisan?
Healthcare can benefit from
#BigData powerd root cause analysis. Medical cause can be elusive needle. Human condition a very large haystack
If you can't summarize something complex in a tweet, the source isn't saying anything coherent, or you're not really drilling deep enough
"Network Effect of Market Data in the Cloud" (http://bit.ly/JTxOot) JK--Attractive pull of data draws apps into cloud & boosts their value
Can anybody point to technology that falls into the "so bad it's good" category of perversely lovable crap?
Nothing shuts downs honest human communication faster than this interpersonal dynamic (http://bit.ly/Jm13jW).
Fun fact: FDR shortened his Scottish Terrier's name from unwieldy original "Falalalalalalalala."
Beastie Boys "Cooky Puss" (http://youtu.be/VyfV9sOhwnc) JK--1983. I remember hearing this weird vocal mash & thinking "Revolution 9."
"All Blue-Eyed People Could Be Related" (http://aol.it/KyouoQ) JK--Ya think? All PEOPLE are related if you go back requisite number of gens
Supermoon approaching. Gravity ten times normal. Will rip Earth to shreds with its colossal tidal force. B-WAH-HAHHA!!! Just kiddin'
May. Already looking ahead to summer vacation. Wife & I scouting out the locations, sizing up the budget.
"Silicon Valley, London, NYC: Startup Genome Data Reveals How The World’s Top Tech Hubs Stack Up" (http://tcrn.ch/IwybZ7) JK--Cool analysis.
I have never once clicked on any of the "trending topics" on Twitter or Facebook. Mass media have obnoxious way of leading us by the nose.
I like to spend my evenings on my sofa, replaying the songs I tweeted to the world & facebooked from YouTube earlier in day.
Dick Van Dyke's sour remembrance of doing "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" matches my impression watching it as a kid. Replace "Ch" with "Sh."
@augieray Intoxication's the return on imbibulation.
VCs in the Valley loath to fund startups without an engineer at the helm. Which raises question: how many pitch with a figure-geek foremost?
@augieray Drink ROI = return on imbibulation
@barterpaul: An important difference between the internet and books? You can finish a book.
Resume padding in news. How many pros, as they acquire experience stature & responsibility, edit out fibs that got them their starter jobs?
"Gartner says half of enterprises wasting money on social media" (http://bit.ly/IscBlx) JK--Which half? Offer a corporate self-diagnostic?
"LinkedIn to buy SlideShare for $119M" (http://bit.ly/Iscqqd) JK--I'm very impressed with LinkedIn's evolution. This is a great acquisition.
A dry white wine to counterbalance the moist green day. Ah, the bouquet!
Back on my primary computer. I prefer Windows. Why? I just prefer it. Why do you prefer the Mac?
Late Friday afternoon. Good to know that unnamed people are still hard at work in Twittersphere posting nasty things about me.
Futzing with my new work Macbook. Nice, but not insanely nice. Oh, the phrase was "insanely great." Not that either. But nice.
Nope. It's the post-storm steamies out there. A very mid-summer DC-area precipitation/humidity/misery pattern.
RIP Adam Yauch. Member of the Beastie Boys was pivotal force for crossover appeal of rap/hiphop to rock-weaned white audiences.
@adamlaiacano GITHUBKUSNIFFSCRIPT//Find noncommittal/statements. A true ku leaves you/to hang with the leaves.
Thunderclap. So loud you have to investigate whether it's just atmospheric electrical discharge or a huge tree crashing on my house.
Downpour. Should clear that humidity out of here. Unless the weather decides to do a July-August on us, and keep it steamy post-storm.
"What's a graph?" (http://bit.ly/JRHpwc) JK--Graph DB discussion by Philip Howard. Graph is ntwk of nodes/edges.Entities/relationships
"'Big Data' Could Remake Science/Gov" (http://bit.ly/J3ZkPu) JK--"Data-driven science"? Redundant? Science always focus on observation data
"Osama bin Laden didn't use encryption" (http://zd.net/IxV531) JK--Either our crypto export controls succeeded, or he was off his game.
"Data Scientist Role: Interpreter, Teacher, Visualizer, Programmer and Data Cruncher" (http://bit.ly/K6mjvQ) JK--It's many roles in one.
'Gamification – A Maturing Concept" (http://bit.ly/IJBDA7) JK--Perhaps, but feels like you're throwing rings at bottles to win kewpie dolls
TV One Indonesia interviews Widjajono on Mt. Tambora not long before he died (http://youtu.be/M1XqWIMNTvQ)
Evening of fairly optimal May weather. Low 60s, calm, moderate humidity. Windows open, dog barks a few streets over.
Check out George Will's column in today's Washington Post. It's his best ever. Quite personal. About his son Jon, who's 40. Down Syndrome.
Is it possible for humans to shape/engineer/design real-sky rain events to produce quasi-perfect rainbows with some degree of regularity?
Quantified self. Metrics are most useful if you have self-aware tissue-level feel for what's being measured & how you can control.
Culturally shaped wellness templates. When I was kid, people comfortable including smoking & concomitant nasties inside it. Unclean mentals
Different cultures definitely press different body-image templates into their people's heads.
Univision. El Gordo y La Flaca. Might alternately be called "El Corto y La Alta." Wait...she's in heels.
Cable commercials from litigation-mongering medical-malpractce lawyers. Dunno what's scarier: their deathdoom voices or ghastly colorschemes
Football offensive positions. All the ones behind frontline end in "*back." Why do none in frontline end in "*front"?
"10 Las Vegas alternatives to Interop" (http://bit.ly/Jhh7n4) JK--You mean alternatives that won't get you busted or leave you flat broke?
"Do you really need a social media will?" (http://bit.ly/IIcoOO) JK--I hereby bequeath my entire social presence to geek-behavioral science
"Wot About Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP)?" (http://bit.ly/IIc5Dy) JK--Protocol geeks'll find this "whahoppnd2" semi-interestng
Good day of getting deep inside many futuristic, but not too far-in-future, techs in
"Jobs plays FDR in Apple takeoff on '1984' Mac commercial" (http://bit.ly/JFuxf3) JK--"Evil" vendor trashtalk has long juvenile lineage
"1984 Apple Mac Commercial" (http://youtu.be/OYecfV3ubP8) JK--Huh? Oppression? Early PCs? Irony. Jobs legacy = hegemony over media/gadgets
Vagus nerve (http://bit.ly/SblAz). Yoga teacher ref'd it. I have only vaguest notion of what it does. What happens there doesnt stay there
@ragtag You are quite welcome Karl. That's right. I spoke to colleagues in London and Dublin this morning. Engaged with both emerald isles
Cool strategy discussion with one of my
#IBM colleagues in Dublin. I'm strategically looking for a good excuse to visit Emerald Isle.
Munch's "The Scream" bags $119.9 million from anonymous buyer at Sotheby's. Now can be revealed. Screaming 4 joy: "I'm loaded! Adios Oslo!"
WSJ "Viacom's SpongeBob Crisis" (http://on.wsj.com/IHagVE) JK--Ratings down, and fame his gone to his head, bloating him 10 times his size
"Building Data Discovry into Yr Org" (http://bit.ly/Kt56dr) JK--Article made me snort-laugh: Bell Labs calls 12-hour days "working half-day"
Biographers obsessed by single subject can fall victim to a type of Stockholm Syndrome: vehemently defend dead person who holds them captive
Robert Caro has spent career writing massive biographical tomes on LBJ,& he's barely startd on presidency. C'mon! LBJ's not THAT interesting
"Would You Let Your Data Sleep Over at Google's House?" (http://bit.ly/KwDrbw) JK--Possibly, if Google let my data play in its sandbox.
"Putting Predictive Analytics Into Play" (http://bit.ly/KwDfJs) JK--Predicting likelihood of player injury, taking preventive measures.
"The dark underbelly of school discipline" (http://bit.ly/ImWsCi) JK--At least one student got suspended 4 dropping ultimate F-bomb: farting
Saw Scorsese's enchanting & engrossing "Hugo." Richly visual paean to to machinery, imagination, and the power of film. A+ entertainment.
Jefferson Airplane "Pretty As You Feel" (http://youtu.be/166pW5rEjIc) JK--1971. Joey Covington on lead vox, Grace behind, PJCreach violin
Peter and Gordon "Lady Godiva" (http://youtu.be/Src_WCmsg8o) JK--Legend says she rode bareback, in the buff, scarfing down chocolate bonbons
Dear Twitter DM "someone saying bad things about you" friend-bot. First you said "very bad," then "really bad." Better, worse, same?
Forever and a day. Genesis oversimplified creation. God's taking forever to create the heavens and the earth. She'll rest when that's over.
Satisfaction is always within reach if you focus on what you CAN do, not what you can't.
Gord's never gotten his due, really. One of the very best folk-origin singer-songwriters of the 60s and 70s.
For the record I actually like Jar Jar Binks (http://bit.ly/JTgeCb). I know: that makes me an uber-pariah in nerd culture & culture at large
"10 Extreme Cases of Nerd Rage" (http://bit.ly/KifuZN) JK--Pet peeve's when my Bic pens leak thru my pocket protector, stain my plaid shirt
"Physicist sez Moore's Law 'collapsing'" (http://bit.ly/Jf6LEb) JK--Matter's decaying & entropy increasing throughout universe. We're sunk
Try this. Small room. Surround yourself with computers all playing Laurie Anderson "O Superman", but arbitrarily out of sync/jitttered. O !!
1995. The year the Web emerged from Tim Berners-Lee's godhead into the world at large. Year I recall seeing URL on ads behind MLB homeplates
Machine learning. IMHO, too much is dangerous thing. Why? Every sci-fi story shows that, if machines learn too much, they'll destroy us
Software-defined networking. It's back in vogue. I remember it being in vogue at the start of my IT career, in mid-80s. Mean the same thing?
Glad the nasty-rumor-sentinels are doing their job, 24x7, policing my online reputation. I'll be sure to return the favor.
"Data Management is Based on Philosophy, Not Science" (http://bit.ly/Ixq7Zz) JK--Um, no. It's based on engineering.
"Wozniak: Windows Phone More Beautiful Than iPhone" (http://bit.ly/Ixphfi) JK--But it's not insanely beautiful, so there!
"Apache Delivers V 1.1 of Cassandra NoSQL Database" (http://bit.ly/Ixorzi) JK--Largest production cluster so far is >300TB over >400 nodes
Grand Funk Railroad "The Loco-Motion" (http://youtu.be/jxyU4W8iyeI) JK--Flint's finest heavy metal rock stars.
Question Mark & The Mysterians "96 Tears" (http://youtu.be/R7uC5m-IRns) JK--Filmed on Detroit "Swingin' Time" dance show, '66, Robin Seymour
Train "Drive By" (http://youtu.be/oxqnFJ3lp5k) JK--Unlike "Hey Soul Sister," I find this one a good listen, definitely a durable radio song
John Mayer "Shadow Days" (http://youtu.be/daGcpvxPbCo) JK--His latest continues an unbroken string of great radio songs.
Colbie Caillat "Brighter Than The Sun" (http://youtu.be/KU5o6M7S5nQ) JK--Her first hit left me cold, but I love this one.
Listening to Fine Young Cannibals "She Drives Me Crazy" on local radio. Took out my earbuds for this one: http://youtu.be/S_wzi-kTVOI
Checking out new fave website: http://bit.ly/JBu2T0 . Thinking of suing this actor 4 using my last name without permission. Wait, never mind
Gamify opn-src data-sci scoring. Place bets on modl result predictivs. Accumul8 funny$ payouts, payable in real$ if streak. Flat subscr fee
In terms of US casualties, the Vietnam War was far bloodier than Afghanistan engagement, tho substantial involvements were about same length
RIP Shirley Brubaker. My godmother & one of my late mom's very closest friends growing up on east side of Detroit. Survived by son Howard
Summer's almost here. Bracing for more CGI cartoon chatacters on silver screen. Has Hollywood optioned Yellow Kid yet? http://bit.ly/aIutct
Modern geek parents provide valuable tech supp svcs 4 their college-educated offspring. Like reminding them 2 plug stuff in before panicking
Now it's warm & humid out there. We turned a weather corner from chilly end of April to summer-leaning start of May.
Glancing back & forth over all the key
#BigData industry headlines from April. Just to refresh myself on the blur that we just passed thru
OK, when Constrained Markov Decision Processes are bearing down on my noggin, I know it's time to get a breath of fresh air.
"A Very Short History of Data Science" (http://bit.ly/KggEk9) JK--Great chronology. Term itself first cited in 1968.
#IBM i2 provides powerful social network anlaysis: discover sources & distribution of power in interpersonal networks. Who moves who? #BigData analysis of people places things dates & times: entity resolution, link anlysis, soc ntwk analysis, temporal, geospatial analysis #NoSQL is catch-all market category. It's non-relational. It's file, document, graph, key-value, object, table, triple, and/or tuple stores.
If I dont retitle incoming slides 2 consistent systematc nomenclatur that makes sense 2 me & facilit8s l8r retrieval, they're lost...on disk
Data journalism. It's still all about fact gathering, critical vetting, and pithy reporting. Visualizations rarely tell the full story.
Tumblr. LIke Pinterest, Quora, and MySpace, one of those socials I've dabbled with but haven't fallen in love with.
WSJ "Canadians Make Racket Over Mysterious 'Windsor Hum'" (http://on.wsj.com/ICZu4q) JK--Zug Island. Portal 2 underground lair of Zuglodytes
May 1. May Day. Mayday. Maypole. I have never once marched in a labor union parade in emergency situation around a ribbon-draped standard
Animated Bayeaux Tapestry (http://bit.ly/zLFdXY) JK--Historically inaccurate. In real life, Monty Python foot squashed Wm. the Conqueror
Vomitorium (http://bit.ly/IjGrbP) JK--Latin word simply meant public exit thru which crowds "spewed forth." They had private upchuck orgies
"Enigma's Secret Twin" (http://bit.ly/IjGfcL) JK--Germans let their guard down when they codenamed it "Amgine."
When U use two diff keyboard arrangements daily--work computer & home computer--it really messes up yr fingers. Those f-ing alt-ctl-deletes
Cultivate your own data scientists or engage consultants or vendors to do it? Interesting article (http://bit.ly/IDtLej)
"Why is Data Journalism Important?" (http://bit.ly/IR3ueW) JK--Visual analytics replaces "inverted pyramid." Verifiable facts still the core
Listening to The National "Brainy" from "Boxer." That quick-step jittery drum give this one sharp dramatic edge. Push Matt's vocal forward
Listening to Natalie Merchant "River" from "Tigerlily." Truly heartbreaking elegy to late young actor River Phoenix, who she must have known
Listening to Lyle Lovett "Give Back My Heart" from "Pontiac." Picks up "redneck woman" in "little cowboy bar." Proud conquest. Long marriage
Listening to Cee-Lo Green "Fuck You." Kenan did the funniest spoof of him on SNL. Has singer refer to self as a "chocolate gummi bear."
Listening to Alanis Morissette "You Oughta Know" from "Jagged Little Pill." Ballsiest spurned-woman song in the pop canon.
No one took trouble 2 notify Van Dyke that he'd won Tony 4 "Bye Bye Birdie." Charles Nelson Reilly accepted on his behalf. "Dick sez thanks"
Next up: May. Weren't all that many showers in April. Hopefully, the flower situation will flourish in the month to come. Not bad so far.
#BigData market sizing is not for the squeamish. Just like cloud marketing sizing. Where to draw the boundary?
"Running the "world's largest temporary network" no easy task" (http://bit.ly/JxayPu) JK--Like putting up & tearing down circus big top.
A/B testing in next best action. The next big thing in agile analytic development. Leverage machine learning to accelerate human learning
#BigData becoming a core component of OLTP & transactional computing. Analytics optimize what you offer, what gets accepted, how you fulfill
You can tell I'm busy. Coffee went cold before I could finish it.
RIP Fr. Martin Sudiroatmadja, SJ. Romo Sudiro baptized both of our children, both at Georgetown while he was in residence. Very nice man.
Hallelujah! They're shutting down Springfield (VA) Mall in July, for 2 years, to turn it into a towncenter-mixed use. Gang-magnet eyesore
Give Lindsay Lohan friggin' break, already. She attends White House Correspondents Dinner & all the news can report is she yelld at assistnt
The wife's no Obama fan. I am, though. We agree that a Romney presidency would be no disaster. I won't vote for him. Glad GOP didnt go nuts
"Rooty Toot Toot" (http://youtu.be/37B7uRuURXs) JK--1951. John Hubley directed. UPA's revolutionary animation style at most glorious.
In the Fox News mentality, France electing a socialist president would be "falling off a cliff." They didnt too badly under Mitterand
@WilliamAder I wonder how many people join the Swiss Army just for the cool pocket knife?
Been thinking of compiling a top-10 list of my top 10 favorite top-10 lists. But I'll need to move that up on my top-10 list of things to do
Wondering if people who only tweet quotes of famous people are like this in real life. I'm sure they're the life of the party.
Scanning weekend's worth of new
#BigData related articles and postings to see if they're saying anything new. Nope. Still searching, hopeful
There's something wrong about a news cycle that wants us to look back on a riot from 20 years ago.
My guess is that the spam from "JasmineGetWet" is not a promo for a local water park. Delete!
Celebrating Good Weather Sunday. Sacred holiday for the working stiff or anybody who's just plain stiff from working.
Absolutely no truth to rumor that AA Milne modeled Winnie-The-Pooh on Winston Churchill. Actually, no such rumor. But now there is. Oh pooh
Listening to Dusty Springfield "Wishin' & Hopin'." Lyric truncated from original "Just do it..and you will be his (latest conquest)."
Gadgets & digital media are fascinating and volatile markets, driven by fad, fashion, & fickle tastes. You're up, you're down, you're gone.
Knights of Columbus. Their charities are very deserving. Got mine.
Everything's unprecedented. This specific moment you're in has never occurred before & will never happen again, in all particulars.
Quantified self. Does the watched pot never boil? Or build up silent pressures that boil over explosively thru behavioral apertures?
Lucy Liu jumps on Tim Curry spine with running leap & doesnt paralyze him 4 life. Neat trick. Dont try it at home. Or in the movies. Please
Amanda Bynes. I expect that she'll be a far more interesting actress when she's "a certain age." She must first outgrow her cuteness.
Colin Firth. My fave English actor of my generation. He can nail the Olivier shtick but is far more fun as a middle-aged ex-postpunky type.
Cable news channel political discussions. It's all tribalistic anger-channeling & polarity-hardening. Zero learning or enlightenment.
Soda flavors dont truly taste like the fruits they ostensibly taste like: grape, orange, cherry, strawberry, lemon-lime, etc. Labeling trick
The marketing of Norah Jones' latest LP focuses on something she's deliberately downplayed heretofore: her physical beauty.
Am I missing something? In what new global order is elbowing your opponent angrily in the head conducive to world peace? Too meta for me.
Rise of SuperPAC-fueled political ads can only diminish the credibility of political attack ads from an already low level to absolute zero
"D.C.’s Marion Barry called ‘racist’ 4 remark about Filipino nurses" (http://wapo.st/I5MoYv) JK--He remains an embarrassment to the District
"Honoring @, which made the Web a place for us all" (http://bit.ly/JEmDjp) JK--It's a preposition passing itself off as address punctuation
WSJ "Doodling for Dollars" (http://on.wsj.com/K9WQyg) JK--The more complex the thought, the more I rely on my own sketching to clarify
"Kate Middleton, the commoner who saved queen" (http://wapo.st/IxvLer) JK--Fragile institution: hinges on fond feelings for incumbent
"Psychiatry’s bible, the DSM, is doing more harm than good" (http://wapo.st/JLzk0H) JK--Few practitioners diagnose same patient the same
@jmacofearth: I am at "second cup of coffee" JK---I have a large thermal mug that holds two ordinary cups. I've always pre-filled the 2nd
"Binge Eating May Lead to Addiction-Like Behaviors" (http://j.mp/JpMawP) JK--Isnt binge eating an addiction-like behavior in own right?
All my external vegetation looks happy with the watering they received overnight. Morning sun's glinting off their rain-dappled foliage
The Motels "Suddenly Last Summer" (http://youtu.be/QM6kQgHi5QU) JK--She gave herself to the moment. Doesn't go into specifics.
Divinyls "I Touch Myself " (http://youtu.be/K1lytua2dh4) JK--Not only is it wonderfully frank, it's on Virgin Records.
Donna Summer "I Feel Love" (http://youtu.be/9e3H6t6j3Rk) JK--Giorgio Moroder turned the synthesizer into a powerful orgasmatron.