"Scientists Split Atom, Then Put It Back Together" (http://bit.ly/NAwQUG) JK--Think of it as double-slit for larger object than photon.
"10 tech giants lead Internet land grab" (http://bit.ly/NAvKbq) JK--Rush to grab all the cool TLDs.
"The next consumerization revolution: Your personal data" (http://bit.ly/NAv31X) JK--Coin of the realm. Your new currency. Bank it.
Another speaker at
#HadoopSummit noted that log data, formerly regarded as a junk data, is now golden, because we can mine for patterns.
When my wife saw what was fetched for an Apple 1 at auction, she wished she had bought one new. Only time she's ever coveted a computer.
Pleasant morning. Cool night. Kept the windows open. Great sleeping weather. Solstice approacheth.
Starting to get used to the Android look-and-feel. Harmonizing my settings between smartphone & tablet.
@jowyang "Is it ok to airbrush your profile pic?" (http://blogs.smartmoney.com/paydirt/2012/06/14/does-it-pay-to-airbrush-your-profile-photo/) JK--Sure. Cheaper than work & waxing. Less painful too
@Ruth_A_Buzzi My ex was a real loser. He was very innovative, though. Like the time he told the Parole Officer his meth scabs were just the stigmata.
Experience optimization. Truest way 2 ensure is let subject feedforward responses inline within closed-loop session, shaping it in realtime
Experience optimization. I was fascinated by PayPal discussion of digital clickstream experience graph at
Experience optimization. I remain skeptical of notion that U can optimize something U can't objectively measure. Experience is mental state
Restaurants should have ideational tables where napkins are letter size and ruled. People always sketching best ideas on napkins.
Father's Day coming up. I'm expecting cologne, cufflinks, neckties, Old Spice, Cuban cigars, the works. BTW, all that stuff makes me sick.
Another week on the socials. Another week of my pondering the immortal question: Whose birthdays truly matter?
Still learning the limits of my Android phone. Shouldn't try to load all my Twitter friends to db. Not enough storage cap
Movies I've decided to skip: "Prometheus" "Rock of Ages." The media blitzes have turned me off.
Good to be home and in weekend groove. Kingstowne, Panera, shopping, relaxing. Wrote next week's quickhits. Still on disk.
"Facebook Complicates Family Estrangements" (http://nyti.ms/MDL4xg) JK--Nobody is truly incomunicado anymore, it seems. Intensifies the hurt
Hallelujah for 4G/3G! Constant connectivity is a cushion of continual comfort!
Correction: also saw independent analyst Colin White at
Will be writing next week's quick-hits on plane home. I spring-load in advance. No idea what I'll say. Must be spontaneous.
Listening to Beatles "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)." Freeform goof feels like Fabs were channeling Goons, Python, and Syd Barrett.
Listening to The Edsels "Rama Lama Ding Dong." 1957 doo-wop classic is, like the best of that genre, a deeply visceral vocal tour de force.
Listening to Buffalo Springfield "Mr. Soul." The early Neil Young rocker that reminds me most of his later rockers. Love his electrotexture
Twitter talks were quite popular at
#HadoopSummit. They run this service on an extraordinarily sophisticated pallette of advanced analytics
My talk at
#HadoopSummit was well-received. I attended as many presos as I could fit in. #hadoopsummit organizers underestimated popularity of some topics. I was unable to get into 2 jampacked sessions. Rooms reached capacity.
At a Japanese BBQ in Cupertino. Waiting for my meal. Miso soup. Some sort of steak thing. My tea. Where's the water?
Jimi Hendrix "Star Spangled Banner" (http://youtu.be/T2ALNd3kIH0) JK--Extraordinary rendition of US natl anthm. Jimi honors & inciner8s flag
@merv Yikes! I was so wrapped up in my spiel that I didn't notice. Geez, what's got into me?
"Quantum Computers May Boost Web Srchs" (http://bit.ly/MDKJe6) JK--Search across superposition o all posible Internets in paralel universes?
Flag Day. No evidence of US flags flown in greater abundance than usual. Sorta bookended/eclipsed by Memorial Day & July 4 in US holidays
I hope somebody's mapping all those nasty things about me and then reducing them to a compact representation for direct insert into Hell
"Obama Beating Romney On Facebook" (http://bit.ly/LIscQC) JK--Disapointed. Thought was about gamifcation of US electoral system. VoterVille?
#HadoopSummit day 2 keynote by Geoffrey Moore. I will ref those themes in my preso 11:25-12:05 rm A2
#HadoopSummit day 2 keynote by Geoffrey Moore. I will ref his themes in my talk at 11:25-12:05 rm A2
Rerunning keynote video at
#HadoopSummit. Fresh great Santigold. But not "The Riot's Gone." Don't recall song name. My bad
San Jose streetcar system is either quaint, obsolete, or eminently sensible, green, and postmodern. Do I salute thee SJ?
Can't wait 2 hear Geoffrey Moore discuss his famous "law" in
#HadoopSummit day 2 keynote. Not his? Regardless, hope he brings sis Mary Tyler
Sunny day in San Jose. GPS has rendered that Burt Bacharach song obsolete. Suggest Dionne Warwick delete it from her back catalog.
Wanna congratulate Matt Cain of SF Giants for his perfect game. And kudos to me for visiting SF Bay Area and bring him his good luck.
"The Beach Boys' 'That's Why God Made the Radio' Debuts at #3 on Billboard Album Chart" (http://bit.ly/MC5gjf) JK--Godspeed Brian Wilson!
More's Law of Money: More is usually better, and when it doubles every 18 months or so, more is definitely merrier.
Nice to know my twitter friends on are on 24x7 nasty/terrible/horrible-rumors-about-me monitoring patrol. I hope they dont expect to be paid
@EntApps2Day No such thing as "frictionless" interview. When reporters could call out of blue, friction was on my nervous system & schedule
Hadoop Summit keynote http://instagr.am/p/L0ccheA3ZY/
Chilling with coffee in front row of
#hadoopsummit keynote hall. Overhead, Red Hot Chili Peppers do "Otherside" from "Californication."
Why is hi-perf tech always compared to stimulants & controlled substances (caffeine, steroids, crack)? Why never to natural adrenaline rush?
"Noam Chomsky disputes email history" (http://bit.ly/MBkFQK) JK--No, he disputes who/when term "email" was coined.
Dear press people: thanks for your patience on this...things work a bit dfferent now that i'm with a vendor, not an analyst firm
Press people who want to interview me need to send request thru ppcudia at us dot ibm dot com . Payal Patel Cudia manages these requests
Am up & chipper & getting ready for 1st day of
#HadoopSummit in San Jose. Can't wait 2 ride the elephants. Oh, not a safari park? Never mind @mphnyc See you there. Boris was quite busy there before I left. It's probably no different now.
Grizzly Bear "Sleeping Ute" (http://youtu.be/Hk3tURx8a2Q) JK--From their forthcoming untitled LP. 100% chance I'll buy it.
Listening to Alison Statton & Spike "Romance at Sea" from "Maple Snow." Sipping my pinot grigio. Wearing red polo shirt, shaggy jeans, l ...
When in Silicon Valley, I always make a beeline to Palo Alto to dine. Impressive range of great restaurants. Can't beat the festive atmo ...
Palo Alto City Hall. Never noticed it till I noticed this where the offstreet public parking is.
Can sense that big theme of
#HadoopSummit will be Hadoop for BI & other traditional DW apps + of course advanced analytics & data science
San Jose Convention Center. I spoke here in the 90s. My first public speaking engagement ever. Wasn't nervous. Knew my topic. Can't reca ...
Celery & green pepper. Made a mental note when I was a child. Vegetables I actually enjoy. Raw.
Wrote my blog on data science real-world experiments. Edited my article on
#hadoop BI. All will post soon.
Carrying "foreign objects"? All of my personal electronics were made in China. Is that sorta what you mean?
@Grady_Booch IBM attire of the 50s? My father was with Sperry Univac then and it was the same attire: navy blue suits, brush cuts, hats
Google sucks. I can't search for all the nasty things that people keep tweet-DMing to tell me someone is posting about me.
Delay in SLC airport. Shouldn't be too long. Making the best of it. I love Wendy's chili.
Will write my next
#IBM blog on the way out to San Jose. My salvation is electrical outlet at seat.
Heading to San Jose for the
#Hadoop Summit. Expecting to encounter many interesting startups. Will attend most sessions.
24x7 news has convinced me that most of this stuff doesn't need to be dripfed to us roundtheclock. It's low-level toxin.
Caller ID and voice mail are wonderful things. Remember the bad old days when every incoming call was a potential anonymous ambush?
Enjoying "John," Cynthia Lennon's memoir of her first husband. Can sense she struggled not to use B-word to describe rockstar's Aunt Mimi
"Blueseed Builds Floating Office For Tech Startups" (http://bit.ly/KwYScq) JK--Is this a joke? Somebody torpedo this concept right now!
After-the-fact rendering of an all-over-the-place tweetchat as a coherent discussion, even one on a well-focused topic, demands sweat equity
The all-purpose dismissive retort in high-tech is "great concept...but it won't scale." Dish it out sparingly & with know-it-all cockiness.
"Why Supporting Your Local Library Is the Ultimate Homage to Ray Bradbury" (http://bit.ly/KwWhyU) JK--Where peeps without means self-educate
Summer's here. Why'm I saying this now? Today's first day of season when my bare feet can stay on my basement office floor & not feel frigid
#Hadoop Summit in San Jose this week. Working w/ Anjul Bhambhri. "Marriage of Hadoop & Data Warehousing." Thurs 1125-1205pm PDT
Every nation should rename adjacent bodies o water 2 suit chauvinistic interests. Hence Pacific & Atlantic now "American Oceans West & East"
"Putting the 'where' into your analytics" (http://bit.ly/LujipC) JK--Geospatial intelligence. It's using patterns to find our way in world
"Dagnabit." A pretzel-twist neutralization of a popular curseword. Favored by Granny Clampett. "Dagnabit Jed, gonna git my shotgun!"
Apple has lowered age minimum for Worldwide Developers Conference attendees from 18 to 13. Unfair to geeks born in 21st Century?
WSJ mentions "Facebook's listing debacle." My favorite shorthand so far for that event.
WSJ article refers to Bali as "Pacific island." Since when is an Indonesian province on the Indian Ocean a "Pacific island"?
Sonya & I saw 3 rabbits in the twilight on Marilyn Drive. A good walk.
ANON//A nonentity's/an entity. Empty as/an essence can be.
Facebook vacation photos are an endless "wish you were here" postcard where "you" is everyone and "here" is everywhere
My primary brainless misspelling too-fast typo errors are "their" "there" "they're" & "here" "hear." I'm constantly catching them too late.
Listening to Camera Obscura "Honey in the Sun" from "My Maudlin Career." When oh when is there next record coming out? My fond infatuation
My greatest joy is just in putting out original thought. Original doesn't necessarily mean unprecedented. It simply means I'm thinking.
As vendor, my life is easier. Analysts who try 2 put out original thought via blogs R conflicted. Companies want 2 monetize their juiciest
Starting to think of my
#IBM blog for next week. Thinking of calling it: "Data Scientists: Run Your Mad Experiments"
Social networking growth is slowing down. By "slowing down," I mean # of Facebook subscribers won't exceed # of atoms in universe till 2020
Blogs are still the best social for articulating coherent points of view. Tweets are best at articulating points of that view.
Needs to be disclaimer on packages of gluten-free foods: "Caution: contents inedible."
Our day is made. Perfect parking spot at Trader Joe. That ne
I have never once switched channel away from a Kellogg's Sugar Frosted Flakes commercial. Always stay tuned for Tony's "They're GREAT!!!"
RIP E. J. Korvette. Or, rather, founder who was "E", whose bud was "J" & who arbitrarily K-d "corvette". Fake-name discounter died ages ago
Just saw first mention of neologism "meme" in quite some time. Apparently the concept is chasing its tail & self-annihilating thru disuse
Had 2 be bearer of bad news. Gina came expecting usual Sunday morning Cindy yoga class. Braindead LA Fitness mgmt discontinued. Pox on them
Good to have my smartphone for visual amusement while working out. LA Fitness has lamest subset of basic cable channels. Fox News irritates
Quick! Produce me a list of all Tony, Emmy, & Oscar winners named, respectively, "Tony," "Emmy," & "Oscar."
Wash Post Sunday biz section always weirdly lists notable deaths under "transitions." Must remember 2 update my Last Will & Transition Plan
Disney banning junk-food ads on its TV channel. Nobody talking about banning junk TV. The industry would collapse.
Reading Woodward & Bernstein's 40-year Watergate follow-up in the Washington Post. Just to remind self what an evil bastard Nixon was.
Our salad dinner and workout late afternoon balanced out the fish and chips lunch. The evening sangria smoothed us down for beddie_bye.
I have decided to live my life by the philosophies of Hegel, Descartes, Kant, Schopenhauer, Nietzche, & Confucius. In that order.
Saw huge deer, freshly dead, on shoulder of trafficjamd Capital Beltway this afternoon just across American Legion bridge. Suburban roadkill
Hanging with my girls at Red Lobster in downtown Silver Spring. Afterward, Sonya & I will walk it off. Her Mom will read paper.
Artisanal. The word brings out the Beavis (or is it Butt-Head) in me. Art is anal. Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh
Self-driving cars will need to have automatic "so help me I'll stop this car if you kids don't shut the hell up!" feature for young families
Saturday morning. I usually push all my social follow-me follow-ups till now. Part of my weekly housekeeping.
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