People who put "living the life & loving it" or some variation on their Twitter profile should be forced to put that drivel on their resumes
I thought "waterfall" approach was shove buncha developers in barrel, let them plunge over the edge of a project milestone, see who survives
I say welcome of my new follower! I announce contest: follower 1000 get free copy of Apache Hadoop!
"Google Hypes 'Next Dimension' of Maps Ahead of Apple Event" (http://bit.ly/N8I6Gm) JK--GGL enhances tech while Apple rolls out alternative
"Robots in Cars Could Beckon Brave New Technology World" (http://bit.ly/N8HNLU) JK--All major automakers have self-driving car projects.
Tift Merritt "Virginia, No One Can Warn You" (http://youtu.be/CRKCx3LvUho) JK--2001. Now teaming w/classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein
Seems as if everybody who was waxing eloquent on
#BI three years ago has tacked a "g" and a "Data" on the end & has scaled out the hype.
Very cool night last night. It's 55 now, at 7:14am. Have all windows open anyway. Could not be more blessed June morning. And it's Sunday
Reading WSJ interview with Tommy Hilfiger about how he loves private yachts and jets. Actually, he makes a lot of sense. The easy life.
Peeps should B required 2 print out evry singl e-book theyve ever bought & decor8 their homes w/hardcopies. Like oldschool private libraries
Ellipticaling in place, meditating on how much
#bigdata I truly need on my smartphone. I want the world & I want it now!
Nice June morning. Cool night air did us a world of good. I slept till 2 hours past my normal daily body-clock-wake-up time. Dreams were ...
Stuxnet. No truth to rumor that it was tested first on Stuckey's free wi-fi.
Animal Collective "Bluish" (http://youtu.be/YTCg1Ovu64E) JK--Unique style. I keep putting aside & returning 2 their odd fairground ambience
"Soap" (http://youtu.be/vudJivvHWqI) JK--The opposite of lame. Mid-70s groundbreaking & quite funny series. Billy Crystal's breakout part.
Henry Fonda "The Smith Family" from 1971 (http://youtu.be/Kc8e7gO0ci4) JK--Extraordinarily lame & short-lived. Ronny Howard? I'd forgotten
"My Mother The Car Pilot Open/Close Theme & Credits" (http://youtu.be/9kz3hfJweE0) JK--One of stupidest sitcom concepts & theme songs ever
Norah Jones "Nightingale" (http://youtu.be/tu_EJAM8N98) JK--Personl fave frm her multiGrammywinning debut, which hard2believe, is 10 yrs old
Was a good week. The momentum keeps building at
#IBM. Interesting people doing myriad cool things.
Sitting here hypnotizing myself watching TweetDeck single column on my smartphone scroll at high velocity to the present second.
GETTYSBURG: This weighty oration/was blessedly brief./Abe's last-minute musing/on national grief.
US-BilloRights: 1-27 1795-1992 Free speech guns personal effex blah blah freetheslaves women vote no booze yes booze blah blah whither ERA?
US-CONST: WeThPeeps LegisExecJud Bi-Cam/HousByPop/SenByState BilloRights StatesRights SlavesFractionalPeeps NorthSouth Hatfield-McCoy boom!!
DECL-INDEP: When in the course grievances too long inalienable sovereign people seek life liberty happiness sick of yr rule so long dum King
Reconfigured and jiggered with analytics and triggers my data's got bigger muscles than yours.
I'll have a blog up on today's
#zerowasteIBM tweetchat in the next week.
I am no longer the last geek standing without a smartphone. Got mine yesterday. Already addicted.
"Big Brother's Mining Our Data, Do We Care?" (http://bit.ly/JZ44r9) JK--I'll bet Orwell's estate wishes they got a shilling 4 every mention
#zerowasteIBM Any thoughts/research on whethr populace favoring locally-grown produce correlated w/sustainable resource-recovery practices?
"Is America doomed to sing the 140-character blues?" (http://zd.net/KQS2RS) JK--I smell a micro-poetry challenge. Stay tuned.
"SETI's search for alien life is in trouble" (http://zd.net/KQQCqu) JK--Desperately searching exoplanets for signs of intelligent funding
LA Fitness Alexandria VA mgmt discontinued our Sunday morning yoga class. Totally stupid decision. Popular class. We're going 2 protest.
Huffington Post won't take
#BigData seriously until it grows long fangs & starts to eat the flesh from our very souls--BWA-HA-HA-HAAAAA!!!!
Huffington Post seems 2 B slipping down tabloid journalism slope. Recent headlines about people eating each other's faces, brains, & hearts
Everybody pairs "survive" & "thrive." I'd like to see a triplet with, perhaps, "avoid breaking out in the hives."
"Geeks Are the New Rock Stars" (http://bit.ly/KiigzM) JK--Without all the moolah, groupies, mass adulation, etc. But yeah, exactly the same
Overcast now. Humidity building. Thunderstorms possible later. But reasonably cool & calm. A complex, not unpleasant aroma of nature hanging
Reviewing industry headlines & press releases from month gone by. A lot transpired. Good that I keep tabs on this stuff when it's announced
#zerowasteIBM tweetchat today at 1pm EDT (http://m.ibm.com/http/www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/37874.wss)
Culture is changing. Just heard country song mention yoga non-mockingly. Guy digs chick who does. He drinks Bud Lite.
George W Bush looks younger now than when he was in the White House. Also looks tanner. Mrs Bush still looks attractive. Still balances ...
Testing the text to twitter feature on my new phone
Hardware, software, firmware, etc. IT industry is continually locked in the Ware Wars. One way o thinking o cloud/SaaS is it's all Ware-ever
I suppose the agnostic point of view on death would be: hereafter? whatever!
Invites from old friends 2 join new socials seem to come every other week. I bide time, keep 'em pending, rather than join & be party pooper
Comes a point at very end of each month where I physically tear the month I'm in out of my paper calendar. No point in dwelling on the past
"Monetizing social media means navigating ‘big, sucky data’" (http://bit.ly/KdNOGn) JK--Of course. Junk when raw, golden when distilled
"Beyond PUE: Other ways 2 grade green data ctrs" (http://bit.ly/MbwnHT) JK--Power usage effectiveness. Also considr carbon usage effectivnss
@spwalker New Zealand? That's somewhere in Middle Earth, isn't it?
Last day of May. You are allowed to call this June. Go with what you feel. The calendar doesn't know any better.
WSJ article about restaurant tabletop touchscreen devices for ordering, payment, & entertainment. Good idea. Better than waiting for waiter
Another morning, another headline about Europe's financial woes. I usually start with the back pages now.
We need to strike words "actionable" "heterogeneous" "ubiquitous" from geek vocabulary in favor of plainer "useful" "varied" "widespread"
Oh. Jack White grew up in the Mexicantown neighborhood of southwestern Detroit. I remember walking those desolate streets in the early 70s.
"The End of the Social Age" (http://bit.ly/LUfO06) JK--Headline overstates scope of article. Actually talking about end of hype of social
"Don't Fall Asleep at Wheel: Successful Entrepreneurs Have Lives" (http://bit.ly/JPzEaD) JK--Survey shows workaholics undermine own success
Good thing re "Koby" nickname is peeps less likely 2 misspell or mispronounce. When they do, confuse me w/superstar athlete. I'm cool w/that
Curious whether Titanic captain thought of ordering rearrangement of deck chairs into lifeboat-like configurations after hit the iceberg
RIP Doc Watson. Folk-country acoustic guitar legend. Here's video of "Sitting on Top of the World" (http://youtu.be/OtfHkqdSEDc)
"IBM Lands GSA Smart Buildings Contract" (http://bit.ly/KTw0Pa) JK--Optimizing the facilities of the US federal government
"Here’s what our web addiction looks like in 2016" (http://bit.ly/JPHOQg) JK--We'll be mainlining raw bandwidth.
"Redesignd Bitly wants 2 B yr hub 4 saving/sharing links" (http://bit.ly/JPHvoL) JK--Should shortn verbose sentences into inteligible tweets
"RIP Yellow Pages? Phone books re-shape themselves 4 life after listings" (http://bit.ly/JPEWTw) JK--They're doomed. Colossal paper wasters
Dylan receives Presidential Medal of Freedom indoors wearing sunglasses. Hey, Bob, you're 70 & not the enigma you used 2 be. Lose the shades
"Open Source Answer to
#BigData" (http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/256432/the_opensource_answer_to_big_data.html) JK--Quotes prior-life me.
"Not A Sermon" radio-ad preacher sermonizing Madonna over coals 4 licentiousness. What's next sermon/ad? Damn Mick 4 "Sympathy 4 The Devil"?
Ironically, the http://FreeCreditScore.com band is the only all-male band ever that failed to leverage their in-a-band status to actually score.
Uses of visual patterns in data science: frame problem, focus collab, illuminate relationships, & present the results. Visuals R insight DNA
Univision. El Gordo wearing a cool white stetson-like sombrero and loose party shirt. The outfit becomes you, my friend. Keep it!
Trump again questions Obama birth cert authent. FYI I'm in possession of authentic Trump birth cert. Indeed, it lists species as "ignoramus"
Airlines should rebrand selves as frequent-flyer credit-card solicitation-sending companies who also oper8 jets. That's all I see from mine
Sure sign of summer approaching. I'm picking more crawlies off my wallies.
"Rainwater Harvesting in Amazon Cleans up Where Oil Left Mark" (http://bit.ly/KEFqNu) JK--Extracting potable in spite o surroundig pollution
Dear Rob Enderle: You misunderstand. When a vendor says their product "baaaallllloooooooows," they mean it "kicks ass."
"40 yrs o handheld computers" (http://bit.ly/KEvKCL) JK--Damn I'm old. Oldest o these was prestige calculator in my highschool AP math class
I'm still waiting for the spam that says "Psst. Hey bud! Yeah, you! Respond! There may or may not be some bucks in it for ya."
If Karl Marx were alive today, he'd be dismayed by watering down of "class war" to class-action suits. So bourgeois!
"Let's kick 'virtual' to the curb" (http://bit.ly/LE2tp5) JK--Nice try, but term will resurface with each new generation of practical magic
"Print dies a little more as Postmedia announces cuts" (http://bit.ly/LE0st9) JK--And as NOLA becomes 1st major US city without daily paper
"Discovery democracy: how social discovery transforming entertnmt' (http://bit.ly/LDXrZR) JK--Excellent GigaOM study o social recommendation
"Can Web make mental-health treatment more mainstream?" (http://bit.ly/LDWwZw) JK--Online counseling with anonymity? Beware predatory scams
"Ambient video & changing face of communication" (http://bit.ly/LDW4u2) JK--Persistent person2person video feeds now taken for granted.
"Crowdfunding via customers is the new startup capital" (http://bit.ly/LDVNr2) JK--Pre-orders served on a social w/side dish of equity to go
Farts are created mostly by E. coli.
Penguin poop can be seen from space.
World's heaviest primates: morbidly obese humans. After that: gorillas at 485 lbs.
The experience economy. What happens when your experiences with all online brands start to blur into a slurry of "whoa! too much!"?
Today's geopolitics still mired in 20th century. WSJ says Syria crisis leaves "Western leaders w/few options." Where are Mideast leaders?
"Redskins Greats Aren't Just Players" (http://washingtonexaminer.com/sports/nfl/2012/05/rick-snider-redskins-greats-arent-just-players/664406?utm_source=Washington%20Examiner%20E-dition%20-%2005/29/2012&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Washington%20Examiner:%20E-dition") JK--They're human beings, dammit!
"Congratulations! You've been chosen!" Spam has chosen me for so many special things that, surely, I must be one of the chosen people.
Paul Mauriat "Love Is Blue" (http://youtu.be/h6cPXvTqasg) JK--1968. Year was weird. Hippies everywhere & this romantic orchestral pop on AM
One of the things I remember most about my first few visits to Indonesia was that it seemed everybody had karaoke & a Bee Gees videodisc
Marianne Faithfull "Paris Bells" (http://youtu.be/vdMxOgYQK20) JK--Romantic traditional European pop translates quite well to Asian culture
Listening to Led Zeppelin "Over the Hills & Far Away" from their greatest. First song of theirs I noticed on the radio way back when.
Was watching "Bridge Over the River Kwai" on TCM. But when they put young Obi Wan Kenobi in the oven, got too intense for me.
Listening 2 Alison Statton & Spike "Take Heart" frm "Tidal Blues." Extraordinarily beautiful LP wherein came into her own as singr-songwritr
Listening to Ramones "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" from their first LP. Leatherclad punk classics never got enuff credit for their tender side
Listening to The Beta Band "Space" from "Heroes to Zeros." "Do you seem to control your rage?" "More or less."
Listening to Neil Diamond "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" from an early hits collections. "Pack up the babies"? Inanimate infants?
Wife and I chilling at Panera. She's shopping. We're decompressing. It IS a holiday, fer cryin out loud.
I had to freakin scan and email Verizon Wireless' promo to Verizon Wireless to get them to take me seriously. I don't need that nonsense.
@VZWSupport Finally resolved with human on phone. Mailed promo? Ask yourself: If not in your systems, is it really an offer? Or a come-on? @VZWSupport Honor the smartphone-upgrade price in your physical mailing. DM me to get my phone number. Call me back ASAP @VZWSupport Your online "customer service chat" is useless. How can I have any confidence that this twitter chat is any better? @VZWSupport Yes, I need assistance now!
Can't these idiots at Verizon Wireless listen to the actual words that come out of my mouth?
Once again, I tense with anger as I tell the next Verizon Wireless "customer service" agent the same details I told the previous.
Once again, Verizon Wireless proves how totally disorganized they are in all "customer service" interactions.
"Will Calls Trump 'Bloviating Ignoramus'" (http://yhoo.it/JI88Mi) JK--Species of ignoramus that surfaces only 2 spout bullshit frm blow hole
Fleetwood Mac "Coming Your Way" (http://youtu.be/V7XCwC6WdJs) JK--1970, from "Then Play On." Just suddenly had the urge to hear again.
You often hear about actors "chewing scenery." But, I swear, I never saw Lassie, Benji, or Beethoven engaging in that sort of behavior.
Let's see. What new spam this morning? Urgent email from the United Nations requiring my immediate attention. World peace hangs in balance
"Don Larsen to Sell 1956 World Series Perfect Game Uniform" (http://su.pr/8qAooJ) JK--File story in "He's Still Alive?" Folder.
Wife now watching Lifetime movie about creepy stalker guy terrorizing attractive young women. Can we please change the f-ing channel?
Shared an incredibly fatty coffee cake with the wife. But washed it down with lowfat milk. So I'm cool.
Walked Valley View Drive with my girl. I regaled her with tales of Silicon Valley, the San Andreas Fault, and driving up the SF Peninsula.
Wife watching one of that endless series of made-for-cable movies where every random stranger is good-looking. Based on a true fantasy.
Only on soc med is "LOL" a "status" that we need 2 B updated on. If yr laughter transitions to quiet/internal, then pls keep us in the loop
Listening to Paul Simon "Dazzling Blue" from last year's excellent "So Beautiful or So What." Like the prettier melodies he wrote for Arty.
I love meat. But am more than happy with a vegetarian dinner if the main course is sweet corn on the cob. Like tonight.
Kim Polese back in news? FB recently suggested we know each other. We don't. But we share birthday. I'm 3 years older. Remember "push" tech?
When look @ the incredibly long & diverse list o things Edison invented, U realize it's absurd to put Jobs, merely a designer, in his league
Read the whole Sunday paper. Mowed the lawn. Washed all 3 cars. Got a little lunch. Now a little bit of workout & yoga. An active Sunday.
GodChecker (http://bit.ly/JZ5PIr). Registry of over 3,000 supreme beings. Apparently, the God of Alphabetization is lord of them all.
"The Mysterious Words You Can’t Tweet" (http://bit.ly/JZ4UaX) JK--It's true. Try them. I just did.
This fractal picture gives me the creeps (http://bit.ly/JZ42mO). Like a paisley squid trying to pull me down into the inky deep.
Wikipedia list of emoticons (http://bit.ly/JZ3wFq). Trying to look at them puts my neck out of joint. Too stressful. Try typing clever words
"Abbey Road" cover w/"Paul is dead" annotation (http://bit.ly/JZ2DN9). Actually, Beatles were dead. Walking away from last recording session
"33 Simple Sex Tips to Turn Her On" (http://bit.ly/JZ181r) JK--Trying to recall all 33 is the not-simple part. Overthinking turns her off
"Schopenhauer's 38 stratagems/ways 2 win argument" (http://bit.ly/JZ0h0v) JK--Or just punch him in the face. Easier than remembering these
Will try out the new mower for the very first time on our shaggy lawn. Must wait till after 10am. Don't want to disturb neighbors' sleep
Sonya and I got a double dose of "Doc Martin" tonight on PBS. Hooked her on it, I believe.
Systematically purging old research materials. By "old," I mean stuff from the Millennium Decade. The IT world churns rapidly.
You may interrupt at any time, Alys.
@alyswoodward Eurovision? What's the connection?
Like many a male raised Roman Catholic, I did my altarboy duty. Biggest challenge was avoid falling asleep during the drowsymaking eucharist
I'm still chuckling at the comic potential of the pope having a butler. Doesn't he have altar boys, nuns, & monks to chill his pinot grigio?
My favorite time of almost any day. When I'm simply left alone. Let others do whatever it is that they must do.