Wisdom of crowds. Every time a new war breaks out or the economy tanks, I remind myself how absolutely true that dictum must surely be.
"25 Things That Make You Look Dumb on Twitter" (http://conta.cc/IkdFH5) JK--At least half of these tips are dumb & should be ignored.
It's important each morning 2 chek who's "trending" on Twitter. If U're not there it's good day. Means U're not dead or embroiled in scandal
For me, the regular Twitter habit is simply to have my jollies. No other ulterior purpose, really.
Should do yet another pointless sequel to "Meet the Parents." Have De Niro & Stiller switch roles while other actors pretend nothing's amiss
"Do One Emotionally Difficult Thing Every Day" (http://bit.ly/IHaO0R) JK--Huh? What if yr life's one emotionally difficult day after anothr?
"Meet the Urban Datasexual" (http://bit.ly/HQ1GAS) JK--For those so in kissyface love with their own data you just want to slap them sillly.
Just saw and almost gagged on word "influenster." Some sell influence offerings (e.g., industry analysts, lobbyists).Some simply influence
If the Duke of Earl ever met the Earl of Duke, would they duke it out?
World's a jungle. Must swing frm branch2branch. Hope theres anothr branch out there in nick o time when U leap in dark. Hope it doesnt break
Demi Moore forbids daughters from mentioning Ashton Kutcher's name (http://aol.it/LmDQU4). Another forbidden topic: the outside world.
Political ads have become the moral equivalent of spam.
@GraemeSimsion Calls are ad-hoc. Strategy is not.
Guidance to tech startups. Don't brand your evangelists as "badass idea pimps." VCs don't think it's cute.
Steve Jobs TV movie to film at original Apple garage. Fun fact: VCs wouldnt fund the Steves till they spiffed the place up.
Web 3.0 boom has been predicted. The Web can only advance when we declare all prior generations "hopelessly bourgeouis."
Australians must really dig opera. First thing they always boast about is that big funny-looking house down on the water where they do it.
Superposition. Consequence of ubiquitous entanglemt. Any entity's attempt 2 measure any other entity tugs tangle of potentials 2 one actual
Check my earlier tweet praising
@CurtMonash & shamelessly plugging myself.
Einstein explains E=mc², in rare original audio http://j.mp/Jm5UXd
Of all the blogs I published in my "prior life," I'm proudest of the
#datascientist series from ths past November. Closest 2 my heartohearts
"HP announces 'world's first' portable multifunction printer" (http://bit.ly/J3gtsc) JK--Probably being used 4 high-vol resume printing now
Good day of internal ad-hoc strategy calls from various & sundry colleagues I'm just now meeting across
#IBM. Enjoying these discussions.
""Hi, I’m your data; can you hear me now?"" (http://bit.ly/JDxVrg) JK--Interesting thoughtpiece on making data multi-sensory.
"What Do You Want From a Post-IPO Facebook?" (http://bit.ly/KXrmzk) JK--Put all those $ on pony in 5th race at Hialeah. Safer bet
"DARPA seeks Holy Grail: Quantum-based data security system" (http://bit.ly/JDwJ7t) JK--If you dare crack it, Schrodinger's cat will DIE!
Not terribly freaked about privacy on soc media. I'm communic8ng 2 U now on social. Tell me how many fingers I'm holding up. I rest my case
#KEXP. Joy Division, I think.
Now the next bubble begins it slow slide into disillusion.
@DavidLinthicum Sure, but they're flip sides of the same thing: unseen not-necessarily-trustworthy people/orgs will "understand you" better
Google Plus. 100 million people signed up but nobody's posting. Everybody's waiting 4 one of them to step forward & post something ANYTHING
"Senator: Saverin has turned his back on US" (http://cnet.co/JlvprP) JK--Hey Senator, he's a Brazilian who wantd 2 go home. Give him a break
"These 'Alpha Geeks' are already living in the future" (http://tek.io/Jlviwf) JK--Me too. My head's already in the weekend coming up.
Gonna make a point of watching SNL tomorrow. Mick Jagger is host & musical guest, but also Arcade Fire? Definitely gotta check that out.
As son of Wisconsinite & as someone who met/married his sweetie in grad school in Madison, I know the place. Rolling pasture, quiet woodland
Wisconsin gubernatorial recall vote (http://econ.st/JlunMh) JK--State o Robert LaFollette & Joseph McCarthy always been rancorously partisan
"Google Knowledge Graph: How It Changes Search" (http://bit.ly/Jlu2th) JK--Will keep U stuk 2 GGL results page, discourage extrnl clickthru
"Kids: A Leading Cause o Tech Fail" (http://bit.ly/JlsXBq) JK--Unless U keep work laptop tablet smartphone under lock&key @ home. Fat chance
@StevePR104 It's a matter of staying organized for maximum productivity. When stuff's out of order, takes longer to find it.
I load desktop apps in a specific order every morning. I want them arranged left to right in exact same order. Get antsy when they're not
Latte sipping. When did the notion take hold that putting steamed milk in your coffee signified you'd entered some sort of cultural elite?
Staring at my fax machine. Can't remember last time I used it. Either I'm getting old, it is, or both of us.
WSJ article on FB IPO has graphic showing lots of dead or diminished socials: Friendster, Bebo, Hi5, Orkut, MySpace. Who's next?
Feels like Warren Buffett is getting less selective with his acquisitions as he gets older.
#BigData 3 Vs overdone. Implies need scale on all 3. Just focus on 10x requirements in any one of them. PB often overkill
Greece passes Olympic torch to Britain. Whew! Glad Athens didn't put it up as collateral on EU bailout loan.
Google self-driving car. Anybody wanna wager when & what jurisdiction will be first to license disabled as sole passenger of such vehicles?
One of the keys to mental hygiene is simply to keep yr focus on which things are within your power to change, & not sweat those that aren't
I always follow
@marksmithvr tweetstream from industry events. He's at every one, seemingly, and documents all the key announcements/talk.
Disco was essentially the rhythmic template for most world pop music since then.
RIP Donna Summer. No singer was more pivotal than her to making disco a huge late 70s cultural scene.
"History's first prank phone call was way back in 1884?" (http://bit.ly/Kiog4J) JK--Curious if punkd undertakrs wished joker become customr?
Facebook. The very name echoes the taunts we studious kids always heard growing up. "Get your face out of that book!" Sweet revenge!
"Fly Jefferson Airplane Documentary " (http://youtu.be/zFcZeJAPSfk) JK--Great relatively recent interviews with band members.
I'll bet at least one of those subatomic particles is just big practical joke that the physicists are playing on us. Smart money's on "pion"
"What exactly is in-memory?" (http://bit.ly/JNhmqY) JK--Excellent discussion by PHoward of 4 principal approaches for holding data in RAM.
That's an important point. "Comedy" is format. "Funny" is intended result. Former doesn't automatically generate latter--eg most sitcoms.
Hey friends dont plug something U produce as "funny." Just say it's "comedy" or "tongue-in-cheek" or whatnot. We'll decide the "funny" issue
WSJ "Robot Puts Mind Over Matter" (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303360504577408222201533252.html) JK--Wow! Program the artificial limb from map of person's own neuron signals.
Hard to feel sympathy for firms whose biz model relies excessively on their Google search ranking. Proverbial flies on elephant posterior.
Facebook's thumbs-up "like" hand is a dynamite logo element. It reminds me of the Nike "swoosh." Elicits positive sentiment viscerally
"Graph" has become a hot tech "secret sauce" word. Social graphs. Relationship graphs. Knowledge graphs. Graph-o-mania!
Pleasant morning. Opened windows to bring that frsh air in. Perks me after a drowsier get-out-of-bed than usual.
RIP Chuck Brown (http://wapo.st/LTZLyz). His go-go brand of percussive continuous funk-dance was organic to Washington DC.
In the time it takes to explain to my wife how to get this or that location downtown, I could have driven her there and back. Geez.
Walking Tilbury Rd for a breath of fresh air. Closest thing in my suburban nghbrhood to quiet country lane. Ends smack at Capital Beltway.
"Private Health Info Exchanges Take Over" (http://bit.ly/Jsnk2e) JK--Regardless o how Supreme Ct rules, healthcare B2B/B2C exchanges'll grow
"10 Wearable Devices To Keep Patients Healthy" (http://bit.ly/JsmNO3) JK--Every household will have them. Like we all have thermometers.
Zuckerberg's hoodie. Looks like he's prepping to join cloistered Trappist Order of Divine Geeks or something (http://bit.ly/t1bJ8I)
@mkparkinson Cilantro always perks up any salad. Also, Trader Joe sells an awesome creamy hummus spiced with jalapeno & cilantro. Yum!
Toyed with calling it "Deep Thoughts by Jim Handey," but suspect somebody might sue. So not calling those ponderings anything in particular
"Steampunk tech" (http://bit.ly/IYicz0) JK--"melds Victorian-era design industrial tech modern knowhow into fantasy world of machnry&style"
"Who hates cilantro? Study aims to find out" (http://on.msnbc.com/IYi3vi) JK--I love cilantro.
Postal-mailed privacy protection notices from financial institutions. Shot in the arm for the paper industry in an increasingly online world
WSJ " GM Says Facebook Ads Don't Pay Off " (http://on.wsj.com/JCNKO8) JK--Really rubbing Facebook's face in it, at sensitive moment.
"Politics of Data Models & Mining" ( http://bit.ly/IYf4D8) JK3--Regression vs. machine learning methods, incl smoothing shrinkage resampling
"Politics of Data Models & Mining" ( http://bit.ly/IYf4D8) JK--Econometrics: behavioral sci that leverages data science. Hypothesis test key
Chomsky agrees with Palin about Obama. Extremists don't like centrists? You don't say! Noam speaks in one tense: overbearing argumentative
Alexandria VA. We're top book-reading city in US. I'm reading 2 right now: something on quantum mechanics & something called "Internet"
"FB Prospects May Rest on Trove of Data" (http://nyti.ms/Jvx5ib) JK--Which they'll B damned by privacy advocates if use, by Wall St if dont
All the spams promise me, if I respond, free laptops or gadgets I either already have or don't need. Promise me a free yacht. Get creative!
I always mentally age successful famous young adults. I see Zuckerberg as a gray grim even more pallid 50-something.
Babies' top names for their parents remain "Mama" and "Dada." Since the dawn of human speech.
"I'm not into..." It's a good all-purpose judgment-lite deflating comment. As in "I'm not into jelly doughnuts."
OK nameless consumer brand that dares bills self as "official snack food of the U S of A," I'm gonna desecrate you to crumbs with my fist!
Hmmm...Monsieur Hollande also has fetching 1st Lady. Not married, actually. Sacre bleu!
Carson documntry reminds why I soured on show. Was showcase only 4 new comedians, not musicians. All latenights since have featurd new bands
Was a humid May Day in DC area. My basement office is coolest room in my house. Literally. Most comfortable under such external conditions.
Nothing much on basic cable. Other than reality shows with attractive young women suffering from emotional turmoil & screaming at each other
Documentary emphasizd Carson ability 2 make silk purses from sow's ears of failed gags. To a point was cool. But IMHO became tiresome shtick
Johnny Carson in real life was the opposite of a party animal, the documentary made crystal clear. A mean drunk, he & wives admitted
Actually, I noticed the plaids but thought he wore them well. It's more about how you clothe yourself in 'tude than in tweed.
Conan nailed the core Carson magic trick: he indulged in broad silly skits but always came off as the "coolest guy in the room."
Watched PBS documentary on Johnny Carson last night. Reminded what a sartorial style icon he was. Man was always sharply turned out.
"Is Open Source Hardware IT's Next Big Thing?" (http://bit.ly/JFvsLc) JK--Big question is: what WON'T be revolutionized by open source?
"Internet Hall of Fame Inductees" (http://bit.ly/JFuaQj) JK--Fortunately, putting Internet on steroids doesn't disqualify anybody.
Drafted my next
#IBM blogpost: "Data Scientists: Grow & Sustain a Center of Excellence." Watch for it to post on Monday.
"Iron-Eating Bacteria: Coming Soon to a Hard Drive Near You?" (http://bit.ly/JFsVR3) JK--Silicon-based SSDs' plot 2 kill HDD once & 4 all?
"Actionable learnings." One of these awkward phrases that makes you want to slap somebody silly when they say it. Just say "useful lessons."
"Twitter will deliver weekly highlights via email " (http://bit.ly/JFrlid) JK--This may prove enlightening or annoying. Let's see.
"TSA Behavioral Detection Statistics" (http://bit.ly/I0Wn59 ) JK--Curious what, if any, behavioral analytics models they use at airports
It would be good if Forbes magazine tied their opinions of "worst CEO" to some index of firms' actual survival, growth, profitability.
"What BS filter do U use 4 yr own ideas?" (http://bit.ly/L3xvGH) JK--If can cut verbiage by 99% & express kernel in tweet, orig is BS-laden
Influencers. I've never seen a single metric on Twittersphere tht feels like captures essence o influence: ability 2 change the conversation
WSJ "Why Wrigley Field Must Be Destroyed" (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304192704577404424241146562.html?mod=googlenews_wsj) JK--Or preserved as a shrine to the lovable losers of this world.
I think Tony Bennett's one of the coolest cats ever. He's ancient, but somehow indestructibly still in game and true to self.
Bracing for the inevitable "Dimon Not Forever" headline about JP Morgan crisis.
David Sedaris cites
@TheOnion "Our Dumb World" mock atlas as funniest book he's ever read. Me too. Convulsively funny. Mindblowingly clever
ONE ZENO//An infinity/compressed. Tick marks. A light year/crunched down to Planck length.
I like the sheer face-iness & name-iness of FB's friends lists. I scroll down somebody else's, asking "who dey?" till I stop at "oh dem!"
#Watson" (http://www.nojitter.com/post/232700032/Siri-Meets-Watson) JK--Not actual. Just metaphoric. No Apple or #IBM. But peeps consider Watson iconic
Was asked today if I've been absorbed into
#IBM "borg." Answer is yes. But no, I'm not the chairman of the borg. Not even a direct report
@kasthomas: Sudden thundershower outside (here in northern Florida). Was raining cats and dogs. Now raining alpacas and dromedaries.
Haven't we all beat the "beat the metaphor to death" metaphor to death....metaphorically that is? I'm dead serious!
@KathrynBooth "Any man who can drive safely while kissing pretty girl simply not giving kiss attention it deserves" AEinstein JK--Genius!
"Location-based services: Are they there yet?" (http://bit.ly/KGVBu1) JK--Good summary of fast-changing online svc segement.
@djcherylwaters it is raining here in DC today, but it's a gentle one and we definitely need it. Not a gloomy thing at all. @VanessaAlvarez1 Yes, and the fact that analysts ARE NOT an undifferentiated mass of from-the-hip opinion-slingers & vendor-maligners
Always happy to offer advice to my
#IBM colleagues on topic of analyst relations. Having been on receiving end, I can speak from experience
Yet Another Hierarchically Organized Oracle? Yet Another Hastily Ousted Overseer!
Daughter wants to lend me Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends & Influence People." I say sure. Sounds like social media tips...from 1934.
"Can a New Analyst Firm Take Down Gartner?" (http://bit.ly/JO73EO) JK--"Take down"? What is this: pro wrestling? You exaggerate GG's clout.
Luv how "Cust Experience Daily" (http://bit.ly/JO5Z3R) aggregs my tweets, incl music vids. All customers should experience my musical tastes
Desktop navigation is nonstop toggling btwn windows. Truism applies whether youre in Windows or Apple or whatnot. It's all mind-toggling
"The next best action is always the one that keeps us in healthy homeostasis." per http://bit.ly/JO39vE
Paul Simon "Mother and Child Reunion" (http://youtu.be/7Pa5H_4lBXs) JK--He said song name suggested by name of dish in Chinese restaurant
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "Mama Taught Me Better" (http://youtu.be/e_6ozvSUzq4) JK--Sizzling hardrock groove from these toughguys
Jefferson Airplane "Eat Starch Mom" (http://youtu.be/BrT0IKAkosM) JK--Actually, I read that Grace Slick was quite close to her mother
The Beatles "Your Mother Should Know" (http://youtu.be/tUJztxdktbU) JK--Paul's love 4 his late mother Mary shone thru here & on "Let It Be"
The Miracles "Shop Around" (http://youtu.be/AQGXa3FiXKM) JK--Just proving that William "Smokey" Robinson is quite the mama's boy.
The Shirelles "Mama Said" (http://youtu.be/tH14ObXs3nM) JK--For all the Mamas out there: U were right! BTW gr8 live recording at The Apollo
Listening to Adele "Lovesong" (http://youtu.be/0RUZpOsL1JQ) JK--Does a wonderful Dusty Springfield style version of Cure song. Make-out-able
Resume scandals. Now everybody's bracing for due diligence vetting calls to the manager of the burger joint you worked at in highschool.
Wife makes a great concoction of mushed avocado & Bailey's Irish Cream. Quite refreshing. Like a green ice cream with kick. B'gosh&begorrah!
Listening 2 Adele "Rolling in the Deep." So what, U say, had saturation overplay. Yeah but it's great. When U play 4 self, perks right back
"Chinese Researchers Quantum Teleport Photons Over 60 Miles" (http://onforb.es/KWWbk7) JK--In othr words, secure comms imposible 2 intercept
Television. The big dark screen in our living room. We're watching less & less of it. Just not as interesting as it used to be.
"Computing Fossils: Old Tech Holds on 4 Dear Life" (http://bit.ly/JJMQNg) JK--MicroVAX dates from early in my career. Hence I'm a fossil too
Jefferson Airplane "Eskimo Blue Day" (http://youtu.be/d7epbdQ4YYI) JK--I always listen for Jack Casady's soulful bass.
RIP Duck Dunn. Bass player of Booker T & the MGs. Listen to Duck's groove in the classic Stax sound: http://youtu.be/ecrK3eWQ98c
Liliput. Did they refer to themselves as the Diminutive Dominion?
"How Algorithms Shape our World" (http://www.ted.com/talks/kevin_slavin_how_algorithms_shape_our_world.html?source=twitter#.T7A8V3hK_mB.twitter) JK--Complex rulechains are the chains that rule a complex world.
@JimGaffigan Most importantly Mother's Day marks the start of the pre-Father's Day season.
"Facebook Is Killing Text Messaging" (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/facebook-is-killing-text-messaging/12911) JK--For me it's additive. FB msgs trigger SMS
Heterosexual Obama "first gay president"? Gimme a break. Remember idiocy of Clinton "the first black president"? Some thought Buchanan gay
Daughters of the American Revolution. How did they get along with Mothers-in-Law of the American Revolution? Muskets at 20 paces?
Mother-daughter bonding experience. Mother commenting on daughter's facial treatment by saleslady in cosmetics section at Macy's.
Eyebrow Designer 21 now occupies a formerly prime storefront at heart of Springfield Mall. Only the anchors (Macy, JCPenney, Target) thrive
Springfield Mall in its declining days has become too much of a gang magnet. Fortunately its withering retail has scattered the riffraff too
I'll be happy when they knock down this moribund mall 4 redevelopment, starting in July. Enclosed malls remind me too much o the sucky 1970s
Nice to have my Android tablet back. Loaned it to the girl for a few months to use at school.
When #1 thing that's "trending now" is Clay Aiken, I'm even happier to not be a trendy guy.
Panera is quiet on this Mom Day afternoon, but Romano's Macaroni Grill next door is hoppin'. Wife insisted we DON'T dine out. Lines kill fun
Sonya buying Egidia her Mom Day present at Kohl's. I'm chillin nearby at Panera. Don't wanna get in the middle of all that girl stuff.
One weird trick to fall asleep, stay asleep, make a million dollars in your sleep, date supermodels in your sleep....dream on