Got up before the missus, went downstairs, cleaned all dishes, put out all trash, was quiet about it. Tryin 2 get Mom Day off 2 smooth start
Never quite sure if accepting social follow-me requests is a productive thing. Just social overhead. Doesnt connect in any satisfying sense
Oh, that's what Gideon Gartner looks like. Suddenly popped up in LinkedIn. Suggested I may know him. I don't, obviously. Never crossed paths
My econ profs at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor were my favorite characters in all my years of schooling. Supersmart bunch
Was telling my girl that I had a college econ prof who spoke in rounded upperclassy Eastern Seaboard tones. Like Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nice evening walk around the neighborhood with my girl, home for the weekend from the university, but going back this week for finals.
Extremophilic life forms. Wonder if the cosmos permeated by vacuophiles: thrive in space's immense vacuum.
Univision. Entiendo casi todo cuando hay subtitulos. En espanol.
Wife & I agree 1st word o Adele "Set Fire 2 Th Rain" is "ahlayfong." Stil unclear wot means, what languag, or Y sings rest o song in English
Apparently, Briarview Ct is demarc btwn our local communities of dark & light squirrels. Our 8 Mile Rd. Valley View Dr must be our Woodward
House o Windsor. Fun fact: Ancestral homestead in Windsor, Ont, under Ambassador Bridge. Ancestrs wer trolls who sold Labatts 2 US teenagers
Already read both papers front to back. Read every last thing on the Internet. Now I'll stare deeply into the azure for more messages.
Brand-new polarized sunglasses add a hyperreal filter to the green glowing sunny splendor of a May day.
Awesomely optimal Spring day on every level. Including olfactory. Rich fragrant air.
Listening to Vampire Weekend "White Sky" from "Contra." Namechecks modern artist Richard Serra.
Lookin over recent industry analyst reports. For me, criterion is "what if anything do they say that I cant gather or figure out on my own?"
StumbleUpon's "news" topic keeps stumbling me onto New York Post. I'm not a friggin' stumblebum, fer cryin out loud! That's crap, not news!
@socialmediacrux: A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
Trying to get head around Feynman diagrams. At what point in their world-lines do fermions produce & annihilate surely-you're-joking bosons?
Dont believe in experts. Believe in expertise. Believe in yr own ability 2 cultivate expertise in yrself, & recogniz when others have it too
"Thinking of God helps people to assert self-control—even if they're atheists" (http://on.wsj.com/K4Y65z) JK--Deity as placebo? Heresy!
WSJ "How Dickensian Childhoods Leave Genetic Scars" (http://on.wsj.com/K4UErv) JK--Mom/Dad getting on yr nerves--and genes at same time?
Zuckerberg hoodie @ pre-IPO investor events not bad thing. Shows downside/risk. If/when FB bubbl burst, Mr Z may B able 2 afford little else
I am so digging Damien Jurado's latest LP, "Maraqopa." I've played it through at least a dozen times since buying it a few days ago.
WSJ article about "eccentric English" so-and-so. Adjective gets applied to that nationality too much. Anybody over there merely "centric"?
Johnny Depp in full costume/make-up regalia playing an oh-so-hip offbeat oddball in another post-ironic Tim Burton product? I'll pass.
@MicheBella Funny. Do they have subcategories of "Best 3Some " for every gender/action/situational permutation? Combinatorial orgasm!
Definitely going to watch the PBS special about Johnny Carson, light & dark. Much as I liked his show, it just felt like he stayed too long
Newspapers used 2 hav "society pages." Now have full-page foto spreads o local celebs, the rich, & the pretty @ fundraiser cocktail parties
@MicheBella I once read an article that the porn industry has their own annual award show in Vegas. Wonder if they honor worst acting.
For the record, my Polish paternal grandfather simplified from "Kobielusz" (ko-bee-EH-woosh) to "Kobielus" (ko-BEE-lus) to assimilate to US
"What’s in a (Slavic) name?" (http://wapo.st/J2H7oO) JK--Been told Cyril/Methodius R 2 blame 4 odd adapt of Latin alfabet 2 EEuropean sounds
"Are you a Wisenheimer?" (http://wapo.st/J2EDqD) JK--Gene Wisenheimer lays out 12-step program w/ only 4 steps. Steps 5-12 are kick yr butt
The Shins "The Rifle's Spiral" (http://bit.ly/J2CjzY) JK--Cool new stop-motion video, reminiscent of Burton's "The Nightmare Before Xmas"
@MicheBella: "A fun thing that happens if you're up at 4 am in LA? You hear neighbors' porno movies." JK--Them watching or them making?
Looking out on what may be greenest, lushest day of year in my yard, fresh from recent rains but sunny & sweet. Summer's brown baking awaits
Does Facebook's S-1 reveal how much of its revenue is coming from obnoxious political ads? That's practically all they push at me.
It's wildlife night on John Roccato Ct! Coming home we saw 2 large deer bounding out of our backyard and one small rabbit hopping into it.
RIP Vidal Sassoon. Surprisingly, he was straight, Cockney, a bit of a street tough in his younger days, and an Israeli soldier + hairdresser
Turns out Mayans didnt predict world would end in 2012. Actually, predicted it would end when that "2012" movie came out. False prophecy
Highschool Mitt. Glad my parents didnt follow recomm 2 put me in Cranbrook, & I didnt go Greek in Ann Arbor. Prep/frat dudes never my crowd
Jefferson Airplane "She Has Funny Cars" (http://youtu.be/cQUKfjKc0hY) JK--Opens "Surrealistic Pillow." Marty/Grace vocal weave blows me away
Jefferson Airplane "Triad" (http://youtu.be/1Aej9wmoQ7M) JK--One of their purest hippie/free-love songs. Essentially "Torn Between 2 Lovers"
@TheSocialPitt I also dig yoga, so there.
Enya "Pilgrim" (http://youtu.be/yk8gZV4ECtk) JK--This is one of her dark-night-of-the-soul beauties.
Enya "Book Of Days" (http://youtu.be/LiBwr4U59EI) JK--This is one of her majestic historic epic songs. She has distinct moods
Enya "How Can I Keep From Singing?" (http://bit.ly/J4KduQ) JK--Whereas e.g "Lazy Days," "Orinoco Flow," R waltzes, this one of her prayers
Enya's music simply transports you. No matter how many times you listen. Every single time. Takes you somewhere entirely else.
Enya "Lazy Days" (http://youtu.be/T-dKqI1nZDI) JK--2000. From "A Day Without Rain." Easily one of my desert island discs. Total cloud nine
I try to cultivate a pattern mind. Finding them is its own reward. Don't need utility, just beauty. Mathematicians know this intuitively.
Willie Nelson "Cowboys R Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other" (http://youtu.be/k1SqM6WFEsQ) JK--Ned Sublette cover. Think "Brokeback Mtn"
"Is Gamification A Great Motivator?" (http://bit.ly/J4EZiA) JK--No, unless U win sumthing that's bankable & has real exchange value--e.g., $
"Tech Boom in NYC" (http://bit.ly/J4CZa4) JK--As some1 who's livd whole life east o Mississippi, I'm glad 2 C startup mania gravit8 thisaway
"Cheaper K-Cups" (http://aol.it/J4CuwT) JK--Oh, it's a coffee-related story. Somehow I thought it was heavily discounted mega-brassieres
"Under Zuckerberg's Hoodie" (http://bit.ly/J4BLvs) JK--Hopefully, takes his billions and invests in new wardrobe of silk & cashmere hoodies
Nice day out there and I didn't realize. Been downstairs working all day. No windows down there. Blue sky = distraction.
@nancykoppdw 2 just call me "Koby," so we dont need 2 keep say "Jim K" vs. "Jim C" (Curtis) on calls in our team. My wife is "Koby" too
I call it the power of positive scraping. You don't need no social listening engine. The correlation machinery is in your head.
There's a trick to summarizing a complex tweetstream in a blogpost. First, focus on one tweeter and/or one hashtag. Second, scrape it to doc
"Mad Men’ Paid $250K To Use Beatles ['Tomorrow Never Knows' master record] Sun Night" (http://bit.ly/IQyhM9) JK--Fabs dont sell selves cheap
"Twitter acquires email marketer RestEngine" (http://bit.ly/IQxwTc) JK--Social graph analysis engine powering Twitter-generated spam? Gad!
"Prince Charles reads BBC Scotland weather forecast" (http://youtu.be/54FKp4Ib4Kk) JK--Boring. Bring bak whatever cute lady normally does it
WSJ "Zap! New DVR Wipes Out Ads" (http://on.wsj.com/JESsZN) JK--Please perfect that tech for web browsers too, please.
"Allen & Rossi The Garry Moore Show" (http://youtu.be/F1Y7Mlg17F0) JK--WSJ article about Marty Allen, 90, still doing stand-up.
"Neo4j" (http://bit.ly/KsJ8KC) JK--Social graph analysis and OLTP. And even MDM?
So, did we bailout those banks a few years back so that they could survive another day just to fuck it all up again?
Except that I do sorta like J"C"M's "Small Town" (http://youtu.be/0CVLVaBECuc). Needn't be in Heartland, Lungland, Pancreasland, whatever
Just instructed the wife to turn off the radio. I told her I'd had just about enough of John Mellencamp, Cougar or no Cougar.
@LoraineLawson The older I get, the less I care when my own birthday is, much less anyone else's.
Listening 2 Elton John "Bennie & the Jets" on local radio. Guy in highschool mis-heard lyric as "she's got electric boobs, a mole-hair suit"
"How Can Healthcare Create Knowledge out of Info?" (http://bit.ly/K3vUV2) JK--"Informatics"? "Informaticists"? Just say "IT" & "IT pros"
@jeffjarvis That's a good one. Those Kimpton Hotels are cool.
The Facebook experience. It's all about knowing people's birthdays whether you care or not--and feeling guilty when you don't care.
Even the best data/analytics, when consumed by some with an upset gut, may aggravate indigestion or worse. Healthy business cultures relax.
Quite surprised US govt CDC doesnt compile/update an essential healthcare datum such as incidence of MS. Lobby Congress and administration.
The more that medical science/practice gets data/analytics-drivn, the more likely "alt-med" will B pure gutfeel. Yoga puts me ahead of curve
You have to expect that, as medical science finds new pharma treatments for more ailments, treatment interactions might be nasty as any bug
Thank U annoying Mr Talk2Self for getting off the machine next to mine and treating someone else to your muttering monologue.
Drug diet exercise immunology psychology & physiology interactions. We really dont grok tipping points: wot makes U tick, wot makes U sick
"Celebrating birthplace of the Internet in pictures" (http://bit.ly/Kq1yvq) JK--OK, I'm a geek, but this is a sacred space. I'm bowing down
One of cool things about being in
#BigData analytics industry is that I get to meet, work with, & learn from smart people doing great things
#IBMdatachat had close to 300 tweets across dozens of tweeters, including our featured panelists. Excellent discussion, on and all!
Health of you, the core asset of your business. Health of your business. Health of the economy. Personal health is the core. Maintain it!
Easy to tell boundary btwn Fairfax City & Ffx County: state hasn't mown County's median grass yet. Wildflowers kinda nice, but unkempt
"Alexandria residents protest Beauregard dev plan" (http://bit.ly/JhsWuf) JK--They need to scrap this plan. Too many people would lose homes
"10 things U can do 2 make yr next IT audit mor productiv" (http://tek.io/Jj1Tz5) JK--#1: dont confuse w/IRS audit. Leave yr receipts @ home
People who decided to unfriend me on Facebook are friending me on Google+ ? What the...? Have the social gods gone crazy?
WSJ frontpage story on Vegemite. Next to it, a competitor's ad with unsubstantiated "faster than IBM" claim. Trying to stomach my breakfast
Jackie Wilson "Reet Petite" (http://youtu.be/tE46zm4yjhA) JK--Man had clarion voice & could seriously bust a move.
The brand of you? If U have 2 think too hard about it, you're gonna mess it up. Just do what comes naturally. Be more unapologetically you
Linked to a good Zachmann deck on SlideShare on topic of "personal branding" (http://slidesha.re/JgyzsT)
Been said, by Wil Zachmann, that this Tom Peters article in FastCompany in 1997 started the "personal branding" craze (http://bit.ly/dSP2t)
"Twitter success thrives on narrow focus, study finds" (http://bit.ly/J20DNN) JK--I will respectfully continue to ignore such advice.
Have also downloaded Billy Bragg & Wilco song "California Stars." I always feel like hearing it, in every mood.
Wholeheartedly & wholesouledly recommend Damien Jurado's LP "Maraqopa." Totally cockle-warming, start to finish.
Chicken Soup with Rice by Maurice Sendak (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4X_NhIs_GU) JK--I read this to my kids & love it myself
Have bought & downloaded (from iTunes) Damien Jurado's latest LP "Maraqopa." Love the moods & Santana-like guitar on this
RIP Pam Wadsworth (http://bit.ly/J15aQL). I worked with her briefly 20 years ago as govt IT contractor. I remember a fun, pleasant lady.
The Hold Steady "Your Little Hoodrat Friend" (http://youtu.be/8qaX6EBmDJc) JK--Song could be Facebook theme, both for the garment & "friend"
"Fail Faster Flaws" (http://bit.ly/Jg56xy) JK--Chief flaw is that, in practice, it means pretty much the same thing as "go broke faster."
@wondering33 Humor magazine. It's a pitch-perfect parody of mainstream newspapers.
"China's Taobao Internet Mall Offers Beautiful Girl Delivery Svc" (http://bit.ly/JftyAG) JK--Oh really. So they'll escort parcel 2 yr door?
BTW, S-1 for the Facebook IPO (http://bit.ly/JftyAG).
Hoodies. Sorry, but they all remind me of the Unabomber drawing that circulated for years before Kaczynski nabbed. Too creepy. Not cool.
"Big Data Still a Big Challenge for Government IT" (http://bit.ly/JfSp5X) JK--Fun fact: 1PB data = 20M 4-drawer text-filled file cabinets
I'm so old, I remember when Web 3.0 was just a gleam in Web 2.0's eye.
Modern punditry surrounds us with "futurists." So why haven't the historians of the world rebranded themselves as "pastists"?
For anybody who thinks the latest tech fad will endure, all you need to do is thumb through a few years' worth of biz-tech articles.
Slowly changing dimensions (http://bit.ly/JcFEwQ) . DW term of art. But also sounds like a Stephen Hawking cosmological theory.
Gad, my research pile is so old it even has positive articles bout then-new HP CEO Leo Apotheker. Always fun 2 read hopeful/dumb puff pieces
Re-organizing my voluminous research materials...so I can search it more efficiently...big part of re-org is purge.
WSJ "The Outsourced Self" (http://on.wsj.com/K1YjIz) JK--I long ago outsourced tweeting 2 offshor sweatshop [HELP--KOBIELUS EXPLOITS US!!!!]
Have they applied sentiment analysis to Osama bin Laden's letters? We'll find out at last what western power he despised. Well-kept secret.
Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" was published in 1963. Year I started kindergarten. Teacher read to us. Already felt like ancient saga
Carlos Slim. He's not the dude who kicks protagonist butt at end of Croce's "You Don't Mess Around with Jim," is he? (http://bit.ly/yJXY8G)
WSJ "Foursquare Joins the Coupon Craze" (http://on.wsj.com/Jw5dpz) JK--Surprised they hadn't been doing this from the start.
WSJ "Geofencing: Can Texting Save Stores?" (http://on.wsj.com/Jw480M) JK--Sorta like blue-light special, w/ beacon in neighborhood of store
WSJ "New Driver's Ed: Tutors to Decode High-Tech Dashboards" (http://on.wsj.com/K1U13Y) JK--Using cellphone not as distracting as this stuff
"Cheers" theme (http://youtu.be/8MxGC1j2ogM). Yeah everybody knows yr name but nobody spells/pronounces it right. K-O-B-I-E-L-U-S ko-BEE-lus
Perry Como "Magic Moments" (http://youtu.be/9ND3oghPL5M) JK---1957. Another early Bacharach/David composition.
Marty Robbins "The Story of My Life" (http://bit.ly/cxneGg) JK--1957. Not only is it a great song, it was Bacharach & David's 1st collab.
"Google gets 1st license 4 self-driving cars" (http://bit.ly/L5mkzO) JK--Nevada. Where they're gambling that driverless cars have horsesense
#BigData 2.0? Is this reckoned on a logarithmic scale? BigData to the power of 2?
@johnroderick: I'm thinking about expanding my "not responding" project from just emails and phone messages to all stimulus.
Breaking news! Stocks jitter up & down and shimmy around like they're wont to do. Back to your regularly scheduled anxieties.
Spoonful of old lumpy Lugar-r-In. Will it dissolve in the Tea-prty? Or absorb it and soften around all positions it'd formerly crystallized?
Drafted next JK
#IBM blogpost: "Next Best Action in Healthcare: Save & Improve Lives Through Applied Analytics". To be published on Monday @eric_kavanagh Cool. I'll tell her we chatted and we can set that up. Talk to you (and with you, to the world) soon. @eric_kavanagh Yes. If the moment passes, U might lose focus. Ask when the question occurs 2 you. When it's fresh, & curiosity must be sated
"Here's Why Google & FB Might Completely Disappear in Next 5 Years" (http://onforb.es/IomHbv) JK--Or might rule everything. Column overreach
"The move to bare-metal cloud services" (http://bit.ly/JZrPyp) JK--Odd phrase, lashing an intangible to a tangible artifact.
"'Glanceable media' and the always-on paradox" (http://cnet.co/JZrwnr) JK--Good phrase. "Watching" stuff at great length becoming old-hat
"Today, printers. Tomorrow 'integrated peripherals'?" (http://bit.ly/JZrgog) JK-Old news. I've been using all-in-ones in home office 4 years
WSJ "The Cost of Getting Down Is Going Up" (http://on.wsj.com/IDeXwM) JK--Goosefeathers. But I read it as "she expects four-star restaurant"
I'm not dyslexic, but whenever I hear that the markets are "bullish," I read it as "bullshit."
RIP Maurice Sendak. Author of archetypal children's books centered on illustrations with dramatic depth & emotional resonance
"Move the cheese"? Well, you can move your bowels and/or cut the cheese. The phrase cuts the difference. I'm keeping my distance.
"Graph DB & NoSQL" (http://bit.ly/IH7Yb4) JK--"Strictly speaking, a graph DB is NoSQL DB"? How could that B? There's no strict def'n o NoSQL
@jmichel_franco Sandbox is where U play (with data). Besides, some phrases odd. Data "warehouse"? Warehouses don't overlap w/DBs in my head @jmichel_franco Why would U ever need 2 sell CEO on notion of analytical sandbox? If they're that far into the tech, they need 2 delegate
Violets are blue? It's like the whole deal with green oranges. Do flowers and fruits have identity crises when their coloration belies name?
Arlo Guthrie on the Group W bench in the military induction center in "Alice's Restaurant" (http://youtu.be/b0a6iWHSWbA)
Spanky & Our Gang "Like To Get To Know You" (http://youtu.be/80Y3l0_1US4) JK--Group's gr8 pop hits were very much in the late 60s atmosphere
Just wanted to see "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" opening credits sequence (http://youtu.be/oBTWF1bDPn0). Spoiler alert: She made it after all.
"Are newspapers regaining mojo? Subscriptions rise" (http://smrt.io/IUJLfr) JK--PC sales up. Newspaper subscrptns up. And I'm regrowing hair
"The Un-Death of the PC" (http://bit.ly/LzM7D7) JK--This writer classifies everything--including smartphones and tablets--as PCs. Hoo-boy!
"Making Customers the Object of Devotion" (http://bit.ly/Jaa1p1) JK--Word "devotion" a bit much. No need 2 put on pedestal. Just satisfy 'em
Supermoon didn't generate supertides, supertsunamis, superplagues, & superarmageddon, so we really dodged a bullet there.
Listening to Velvet Underground "European Son." Trying to visualize quantum foam.
I once recall trained intelligent sideshow elephant kneeling over my then-6-year-old son.
#Hadoop 's bigness shouldnt crush budding insights
"William Shatner and Dick Van Dyke at the NewTek SIGGRAPH Booth, 2010" (http://youtu.be/Rwr2YioDbfc) JK--Gr8 to see them on same stage
Dumb to call it "Obamacare." In fact, longtime champion was late senator from Massachusetts. More accurate/respectful to call "Kennedycare"
Wonderful. My postal mail now consists almost entirely of credit card solicitations.
"Is the iPad new normal 4 data visualization?" (http://zd.net/IHLVQo) JK--Too device-specific. "Big Data on small devices" is more correct
"Less than half of Facebook, Google users understand sites' privacy policies" (http://bit.ly/IPJ48V) JK--Curious what percentage care.
Next best action in healthcare. Next best action should always be 2 save, prolong, or enhance life. Triage yr
#BigData analytics accordingly
"Hadoop software market to hit $812.8M in 2016, says IDC" (http://zd.net/J9jadJ) JK--Too conservative. Actual 2011 mkt revs well above $77M
"Open source enables high-volume searches" (http://bit.ly/J9iTr2) JK--Discusses Lucene Solr
Thank you "The Avengers" for hauling in $200.3M in opening weekend in North America. Summer money junk subsidizes Fall prestige stuff I like
Ads don't add they subtract from my online experience, but without them there wouldn't be quite this much online to experience.
"Probabilistic Data Structures 4 Web Analytics & Data Mining" (http://bit.ly/Iogt5Q) JK--Probabilstc structures sacrifice confidence 4 speed
Finished Dick Van Dyke memoir. Have started quantum mechanics primer. Like to toggle between light & heavy, see if I self-annihilate.
"Disney's 'Touché' touch sensors detect gestures on flesh furniture or water" (http://vrge.co/Lubp5i) JK--Disney has research in Pittsburgh?
"Star Duo Reportedly Shacking Up" (http://aol.it/IH8Z1u) JK--Should reserv phrase 4 when couple occupy rickety structure w/out running water
I love a good literati catfight where New York cognoscenti hiss how that other over there is overrated.
I'm sorry, but Elton John never made it clear why they call it the blues. His guess isn't good enough. I want scientific proof!
But when we euphemize serious conditions with less harsh names, more banal mental maladies will get lumped there, diluting treatment for all
Kaspar Hauser via
@johnhodgman "Names for thoroughbred horses are getting longer than ever...just won the Kentucky Derby."
Shins "Simple Song" video comes on overhead monitors at club.
Psychiatrists debate whether to rename PTSD, yet again. Which raises issue of whether they're more interested in categorizing than treating.
Rule of thumb: any movie that markets self as "destined to be a classic" is almost certainly destined for the dustbin.
Pocket breathalyzer gadgets. Does any one market them? Would be useful to self-check inebriation & halitosis, plus many other maladies
Basic cable now all infomercials all channels all the time. On related note, when's last time U got scrap o useful info from those mercials?
Psychiatrists debate whether to rename PTSD, yet again. Which raises issue of whether they're interested in categorizing than treating.
Cosmopolitan cover story "Feel Great Naked!" I think that headline would be even better if it were on cover of Time.
Young Queen Elizabeth II bore a slight resemblance to PJ Harvey, or is it the other way around?
Knowledge discovery. For me, the challenge is to re-discover what I learned a while back but didn't process fully.
Catching up on all the social-media follow-me requests I've shunted into a "social media messages" email folder all week.
We maxed out on IPv4 addresses a few years ago. Does anybody feel that online activity has slowed down as a result? Me neither.
Been running all those horrible things people posting about me on Twitter thru advanced data science algorithms, & have determined I'm evil
"How big data can track pain points in population growth" (http://bit.ly/JV0vBD) JK--Painpoints are correlation patterns of mass stresses
Starting to see "data science" label slapped on anything involving stat models. By that criterion, insurance actuaries are data scientists.
"Data science jobs not requiring human interactions" (http://bit.ly/KEqyfz) JK--Not really "data science." $-bearing pursuits w/stat models
They didn't deliver hardcopy Sunday paper on my driveway. Until they deliver, must content self with online paper: far more info--and free
Superclouds prevented us from seeing Supermoon last night.