Was a good week. It's an exciting period to be the data analytics field. Plenty of opportunity to innovate. Keep the mind engaged.
Saw "Inglourious Basterds" on DVD last night. Enjoyed but doesnt rank w/ "Pulp Fiction," "Reservoir Dogs," & "Kill Bill" in Tarantino oeuvre
Quiet morning. Some mornings I use the laptop (right now). Some I use the tablet. Some I use the smartphone. My style is still evolving.
Cynthia Lennon's description of early 60s Hamburg & the Beatles' tough clubs & living conditions is vivid. I feel the grime & crime.
I'm a bit concerned about the GEICO pitchgecko when we have so many domestic reptiles looking for work. Check the little guy's papers.
"10 Computer Ads From The Early 1980s" (http://bit.ly/NncHQI) JK--Back when Cos hawked PCs & Jello Pudding-Pops. Hey-hey-HEYYYYYYY!!!!
"Should Yr Next Smartphone Be Phablet?" (http://bit.ly/Nncj4G) JK--Yeah, sure, really wanna go back 2 holding cellphone-ish brick 2 our ear
"Malcolm Gladwell: History will exalt Bill Gates, forget Steve Jobs" (http://bit.ly/Nnb9Gm) JK--A bit harsh. He lauds Gates for philanthropy
Is "intenser" a word? Regardless, some days are intenser than others.
@Greendrv Let's debate definitions of "steadfast" and "pervert." Or, better yet, let's not.
"Why is there no Netflix for porn?" (http://bit.ly/MonfgS) JK--Competes with free. Also, steadfast perverts are unprofitable micro-niche
"6 ways software rules the clean power economy" (http://bit.ly/Momqoz) JK--Forecast, manage, reduce, automate, audit, monitor
"Berners-Lee, MIT's Clark offer glimpses into the future of Internet" (http://bit.ly/K5wnHH) JK--Federated 'Net governance is sticky wicket
Heard mention of Milton, Wisconsin on
#KEXP. Reminds me. Must scan and Facebook photos I published as associate editor of Milton Courier
WSJ "The Benefits of Sleeping Together" (http://on.wsj.com/JRQ5St) JK--No, they're not telling you how to pick up "friends with benefits."
"21 of 25 hottest tech firms are biztech" (http://tek.io/JRNVCx) JK--I need a weekend. My rushed brain read that last word minus "z" & "e."
I'm hoping that man is still alive in the year 2525 to bear witness to the prophecies of the great Zager & Evans.
Wow. Indiana Univ & Purdue have a "Center for Ray Bradbury Studies." He wasn"t a genre unto himself. But...wow.
Casinos opening everywhere. I hate casinos.
Historians say a Paisley principality once bordered the Checked & Polka-dot republics but the alliance didn't last. They clashed.
@mikojava Even better resumes: I'll be your competitor's prized asset if you cheapskates fail to offer what I'm obviously worth
RIP Bob Welch. Briefly in Fleetwood Mac in early 70s. Check out "Sentimental Lady" on "Bare Trees"
@NekoCase should work her razor-sharp wit into her music. She's totally nailed the poetic, serious, & passionate sides of her being.
Pere Ubu "Make Hay" (http://youtu.be/XMNmu23A-xw) JK--Previous tweet is my incongruous context 4 tweeting most incongruous art-punk outfit
"Life of a 'booth babe': high heels, long hours & leering visitors" (http://bit.ly/KlDokl) JK--Male clickthru rate on this probably ~100%
Late lunch. Been a busy day. Sometimes a full head impedes digestion. Sometimes an empty belly needs to shush its grumbling.
BTW, I will have a blog sometime next week summarizing this awesome
#IBMDataChat. I've worked my tweeting fingers into a lather! @alexismadrigal Sherlock used Watson as a sounding board and a legman. Sherlock didn't outsource his entire brain to his chum-assistant
All panelists and other smart people in Twitterland Q7: How has the role of the data scientist evolved over the past few years?
All panelists and twitterati everywhere Q6: What is the role of the data scientist in the Big Data economy?
All panelists and tweeting participants: Q5: Is there a Big Data skills gap in the economy at this time?
All panelists: Q4: What skills have organizations cultivated to push the Big Data envelope for mission-critical projects?
We have Anders Rhod Gregersen, Data Scientist & Sr Specialist, Vestas Wind & Site Comp Centre. Welcome! Tell us about yourself
Everybody on the Twittersphere is encouraged to tweet right back at us. Please use hashtag
#IBMDataChat so we can follow you
Please use this hashtag
#IBMDataChat on all tweets in today's 60-minute long discussion
"Are we living in Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451?" (http://bit.ly/NNmYmZ) JK--Nah. But paper books have been virtually immolated into e-books
"Neo Nazi who punched a woman on live TV deletes his Facebook account" (http://on.fb.me/LnrUQZ) JK--The sort of "friend" nobody needs.
Ray Bradbury pre-ordered his tombstone a few years ago. He literally ordered chiseling of this factual epitaph: "Author of Fahrenheit 451."
Google Earth will now show 3-D images for entire metro areas. The 3-D aerial swoopable image of Manhattan is mesmerizing.
"Twitter unveils new bird trademark" (http://bit.ly/KUJXgd) JK--Flips the bird, hee hee.
Cynthia Lennon's description of The Cavern. Reminds me of my experience of CBGB's. Dark depressing claustrophobic dive
Lennon 1st wife Cynthia sez he changed "Beetles" 2 "Beatles" cuz that transposed 2 Frenchy cool "les Beat"
"Green" is meaningless. I prefer "non-depleting": any practice that doesn't deplete the earth's supply of nonrenewable resources.
"Tactus Technology unveils touchscreen prototype with appearing & disappearing keys (hands-on)" (http://vrge.co/M8Mq75) JK--Haptic fluidics
"Authors hail Teddy Roosevelt, rip ‘mommy porn’ at annual gala" (http://bit.ly/JMxlUp) JK--Headline that screams "what the..?" & "READ ME"
Drafted my next
#IBM blogpost: "Next Best Action in Real Time: The True Test of Big Data." Will post on Monday. Stay tuned. @NeilRaden LOL. Reminds of Firesign Theatre bit from "Don't Crush..." mentioning "Sgt Sphincter of the Dirt Patrol." That bit not on YouTube @NeilRaden Just please regurgitate the great wisdom you've received from yours truly. Pay me homage (and/or legal tender).
#KEXP app on my Android smartphone. This gadget is essentially what transistor radio of my 1960s youth was. Radio in pocket @NeilRaden How many people have a truly original idea in any sphere? Most of us just regurgitate received wisdom. Shows we're listening @NeilRaden It's not silly. Everybody talks about politics but very few are politicians. If you've got interest and/or stake, you should talk
Dead Kennedys "California Über Alles" (http://youtu.be/UW8UlY8eXCk) JK--Fun fact: jello was NOT invented in the Biafra region of Nigeria.
RIP Ray Bradbury. One of the classic science fiction authors whose work had a humanistic bent. My fave was "Dandelion Wine"
"Google Analytics Adds Browser-Size Analysis" (http://bit.ly/M7U8ed) JK--Could be useful metric for continuous web experience optimization
@merv It's a cool idea, as long as it's the device/app-holder's private resource with strong authentication & tight access controls.
Everytime I see or hear adjective "hip," I think of the Flintstones. Cretinous character sounded like Joe E. Ross: "Oo oo I'm hip I'm hip!"
Example of wordpadded statement: "I was born in the month of November and at the present time I am 53 years of age."
My fave wordpadding terms: "month of X" (just say the month), "X years of age" (just say the age), "at the present time" (just say "now")
Scott Adams coins a classic slight in today's Dilbert: "You are the wind beneath my seat cushion."
@merv And I'm sure the cops'd love if you shared the output of that app with them in real time with your exact geo coordinates
"Jerry O'Connell to Play Herman Munster" (http://tv.yahoo.com/news/jerry-o-connell-to-play-herman-munster.html) JK-Brad Garrett unavailable?
Thought experiment. Negate every positive verb tense Romney's ever uttered & positivize all his negations. See any difference?
Tools "Asexuality In The 80´s" (http://youtu.be/bHNBQS-U7iM) JK--1979. One of stupidest punk songs I came across then. I dumped it in trash
@loserboy you are still broadcasting...don't worry
Just downloaded the
#IBM Smarter Planet 3.0 app to my Android smartphone. Thanks Jack Mason for telling me about it. Great one! @jmsidhu I listen while I work. And tweet. I'm like the fabled 7 Dwarves. But I'm taller. And there's just one of me.
My metric of online infuence is that anyone who crows about their Klout score actually has influence that is the reciprocal of that score
@StephenAtHome I'm so honored to be named one of Maxim's 100 sexiest women. Next, I'm hoping to be named one of Rolling Stone's 100 best albums of all time
@SarahKSilverman Behind every great big bully there's a great big bully
stone cold bikini
@stonecoldbikini "Nobody tells DJ Request what to play."
"Google Buys Startup KikScore Just To Shut It Down" (http://read.bi/LvnG6e) JK--Headline made me laugh. The way it's phrased--& so true2life
@loserboy all 4 Cheap Trickers alive. Guitarist-extraordinaire Rick Nielsen & drum-bum Bun E. Carlos hang round hometown Rockford IL
New blogpost: "Reuse, Recycle, Compost: A New Level of Insight into Garbage" (http://bit.ly/KtKiIH)
Life is calmer without email and calendaring systems constantly bombarding you with alerts. I can actually breathe now.
Saw "A Dangerous Method" w/Viggo Mortensen. Freud's theories stemmed not from sexual trauma but from the fact he smoked nauseating cigars.
I published two blogs today and wrote a third. Thinking of the next one, due out next Monday. Another in the "next best action" theme.
Wow. Every new piece of published research says exercise is good for you. Could get good workout benchpressing this ton of obvious
"The Living Room Reinvented: Tech 2 Watch" (http://bit.ly/KYmyJk) JK--Maybe I'm old fart, but I'd like ergonomic furniture 2 use w/new tech
@StarcounterDB Any and every tweetchat in which I can contribute something that others might want to know.
Finished drafting blog "Reuse, Recycle, Compost: A New Level of Insight into Garbage." Summary o
#zerowasteIBM tweetchat. Will post soon
@loserboy you mean Dave Coulier?
Garbage is our most precious resource. That's the lesson I took away from this past Friday's
"Could data scientist be your next job?" (http://bit.ly/JGxeKc) JK--I like this statement: "Data science captures the imagination" (MRappa)
"Who’s hiring data scientists? Facebook, Google, StumbleUpon and more" (http://bit.ly/JGwDIe) JK--Every online svc provider, for starters
"'Body Area Networks' should free hospital bandwidth, untether patients" (http://bit.ly/JGvUH6) JK--Monitoring wellness as well as illness
"Twitter user growth slows but engagement grows" (http://bit.ly/JGvLDI) JK--Once addicted, you stay addicted.
"When Facebook goes down, Internet barely blinks" (http://bit.ly/JGuH2s) JK--Guess what. If FB tanks, peeps'll migr8 to social alternatives
"Chart that explains media’s addiction to print" (http://bit.ly/JGus7x) JK--The cash addiction. Print still drives much ad revenue.