Blessedly cooler now than the past few weeks. Got a good sleep. Opened all the windows. Ahhhhhhhhhh!
Saw "Casa De Mi Padre" on DVD. Funnier than the reviews made it out to be. Will Ferrell, speaking Spanish, still makes you laugh out loud.
Saw "Being Flynn" on DVD. De Niro's best performance in years. Dano was excellent too. See it.
Robin Williams, Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, Sacha Baron Cohen. We tend to tire of madcap cinema comics faster with each fresh one.
David Spade. Has ratty scrawny devil-may-care charm, but has wasted much of post-SNL career on cinematic material even weaker than Sandler's
Facebook is pathetic B2B discussion forum. It's primarily a billboarding social for grabbing customer attention without engaging their minds
Disaster-related "-mageddon" has replaced scandal-related "-gate" as most insufferable neo-suffix in the American idiom.
Gonna put that productivity number in context. I produced ~160 content items (reports + blogs) in past 4+ years in my prior life.
"Idioms Lost to Tech" (http://bit.ly/Me2Wkj ) JK--They'll survive as cliche conversational metaphors whose origins recede into obscurity
http://lnkd.in/AbAWPt Analysis paralysis can set in at any "manual" stage in the distillation of actionable intelligence: whenever the...
"Marissa Mayer Eager 2 Hear Ideas at Yahoo" (http://bit.ly/Me2Hpy ) JK--Do we really need real-time reportage on new-CEO icebreaking remarks?
"Monty Python - Chemist sketch" (http://youtu.be/BtM95-SpthE ) JK--Daughter working at a pharmacy. A story of hers reminded me of this
Social media. Only place you can go to get engaged with people without risking breach of promise suit if dump them later.
Following @Karen_Fedder cuz describe self as "Diva of data destruction." I thought that was Shiva. Sorry. Mixing data religion w/other faith
The people who truly need to reach me now in m biz life will SameTime me, or phone. In my personal life, tap on my shoulder. Or text.
Analysis paralysis. Which visualizations are most suited to calling out the key relationships? And so on.
Analysis paralysis. Which models fit the data best?
Analysis paralysis. Which variables are most predictive?
Analysis paralysis. Which data sources are most relevant?
Analysis paralysis can set in whenever the analyst chokes and indecision sets in regarding what to do next.
Analysis paralysis can set in at any "manual" stage in the distillation of actionable intelligence.
http://lnkd.in/9nHPNa Right. Hype must confront the poor track record of people succeeding in "beating the spread" on the classic...
"Popular Decision Tree: CHAID Analysis, Automatic Interaction Detection" (http://bit.ly/NOwrgI ) JK--If U grok this, U R true data scientist
"What's Difference between Data Scientists & Rocket Scientists?" (http://bit.ly/NOvCo4 ) JK--Disappointing. Doesn't try to define the latter
Per http://linkd.in/NOuuAF , "we are reading words by their pattern and not by their spellings." Text is, at heart, alphabetic visualization
Glad I now have operational reason to connect continuously into LinkedIn groups. You'll find my original #BigData thinking there more&more
"What would you tell your younger self?" (http://bit.ly/Q9Odgz ) JK--I'd tell younger Jim that older Jim just the same Jim, only older.
Wrote my #IBM LinkedIn quick-hit conversation-starters for next week.Now, back to everything else.
I decided to weed out the long list of apps that I've granted access to my Facebook account. Many of them now annoy me, add no value.
Can we please stop pretending that the 2nd Amendment has anything to do with the core values in the US Constitution? Repeal it!
That Colorado movie-theatre shooting? Yet another sad reminder of why we need severe gun control in this country.
"What the Instagram backlash says about future of media" (http://bit.ly/Oee29H ) JK--Ruining photography? Nonsense. Making it more pervasive
Definitely going to buy The Tallest Man on Earth's latest LP, "There's No Leaving Now." Sharp folkish songcraft with passion & a cool rasp
Somebody tell Fred Willard about wonderful invention called Internet. Dude, I'll bet even Pee-wee pleasures himself on this newfangld option
RIP Tom Davis. Emmy-winning writer & occasional performer on original SNL. His childhood bud & creative partner went on 2 B a US Senator
Hadoop uber-alles? Then there should be a standard industry performance benchmark: http://lnkd.in/aPjbbe
Hey Starbucks don't U B askin' 4 our feedbak on Starbucks experience witout giving us some free coffee in exchange. Who U think U B foolin'?
Hokey Pokey. It originated as dance-foreplay on the road to Hanky Panky.
Hung with my girls & Ms. Neely (Egidia's colleague) at Noodles & Company tonight. Love those Japanese pan noodles. Girls had the pad thai
http://lnkd.in/FSMSPJ I agree with all of these comments. Now for a few thoughts of my own. Full disclosure: I have a vested interest in...
Hangin' with my girls at Macy's. One of the will-remain anchor stores at soon-to-be-leveled Springfield Mall. Thank goodness.
Drafting next week's batch o quick-hits, 2 start conversations on various LinkedIn #BigData groups. Am also launching 3 new themes next week
Complex event processing?: http://lnkd.in/qN2ZUD
I've sort of stopped paying close attention to alternative energy technology innovations. Every fresh one is the Big Green Hope.
"Cord fraying may be more disruptive than cord cutting" (http://bit.ly/NBkEQq ) JK--Entire TV industry falling apart at seams. Viewers suffer
Wow. GOP's anti-immigrant policies have cost them Hispanic vote. Now their insinuations re Abedin alienating Muslims. Well played, fools!
Complex event processing?: http://lnkd.in/TSH6ae
Hadoop uber-alles? Then there should be a standard industry performance benchmark: http://lnkd.in/3GugHs
Social sentiment as valuable market intelligence? Less valuable when your competitor has access equivalent to yours: http://lnkd.in/T6afyv
Advanced visualization? What's advanced is every possible visualization, or just one juicy one: http://lnkd.in/3Cj9gq
Information glut? Don't kid yourself. You'd never tolerate the other extreme.: http://lnkd.in/Pek28s
Analytic business apps: Social sentiment as valuable market intelligence? Less valuable when your competitor has...:http://lnkd.in/kk6m_Z
If Romney won't release his tax returns, will he at least come clean about all the wives he has sequestered? Meet us halfway, Elder Willard!
Adored "The Artist." Exquisite homage to the power of classic cinematic visual story grammar. Great love story.
Going to watch "The Artist" on DVD. Putting on subtitles. Don't want to miss a single line of dialogue.
Jakarta, Indonesia, in the tropics, is considerably cooler than Washington DC right now. Aduh!
Marissa Mayer story interesting. She had many people's dream job. Didn't give her room to grow. She left for fresh room, apparently.
Detroit-in-ruins video I tweeted earlier? Focus on river view from Belle Isle south tip. My zen spot in Motown. Near my Mom's childhood home
Criterion for terminally hip brands? User self-satisfaction scores sky-high. For quality brands? Omit the "self-" part of the metric.
Some tweetrs omitted 1st word from title of my latest (http://ibm.co/MFecVf ) “Next Best Action in Ever-Virtualizing Physical Point of Sale”
Kiwi fruit. Is that a type of berry? Regardless, it's my favorite berry. It works as munchie, in a fruit salad, or as garnish on leafy salad
With Apple zealots, it's hard to tell diff between "Think Different" & "I Think I'm Special."
"'Obamacare' Decis Leaves Questions About Health Insur Exchanges" (http://bit.ly/NO8NeR ) JK--Wow. Intelligent IT discuss. Not partisan rant
"Magnificent Decay: Detroit by Drone" (http://bit.ly/MEy0Jo ) JK--Notice the river & trees & serenity. Motown's emptying essential to rebirth
Standells on "The Munsters" (http://youtu.be/PIF78v9oVYE ) JK--Doing deliberately lame Beatles cover.
Big diff btwn posting to FB page vs. a LinkedIn group. With FB, posting is immediate. With LinkedIn, goes into "pending submission" hopper
Who's this "Man" that everybody's said to be "sticking it to"? Some sort of voodoo effigy pincushion strawMan?
I'd really appreciate it if online interstitial ad purveyors gave us the option to "skip this stupid ad and all future ads."
Seattle implementing "pay by cellphone" to extend time on your parking meter. That's a great idea.
@tomquilty Yes. "Data scientist" is the latest addition to the growing range of titles on offer letters, business cards, preso slides, etc
One of cool things about #KEXP is that mayor of Seattle occasionally drops by 2 casually chat. One of few public-affairsy things I listen to
"Twitter, Reddit & newsroom o future" (http://bit.ly/Mkrrio ) JK--"Newsroom"? Archaic concept. News becoming continuous flo w/out gatekeepers
I enjoy chatting with my #IBM colleague Mike Kearney. He's in Australia. Where it's winter. And cold. Here in US, we're burning hot.
"Real reason Marissa Mayer left Google: She had to" (http://bit.ly/Lw7bLf ) JK--Rings strikingly true. Oddly, reminds of Lee Iacocca 2nd act
#BigData helped confirm Higgs Boson. If you think about it, advanced analytics are the most powerful instrument ever devised by humanity.
Some say London will be the first "social Olympics." What's that mean? Relay runners will pass the baton virtually to their friends?
"Dear Marissa: Please save these 3 Yahoo projects" (http://cnet.co/Oj4Kec ) JK--Dont recall bloggers addrssing prior Y! CEOs in familiar tone
Comes the time in the weekly social cycle when remind self, with physical stickynote, to draft next week's quick-hits.
"5 Cool Things U Can Do W/PostgreSQL" (http://bit.ly/OiXM98 ) JK--Create data types, recover Xactions, query XML, stream replic, multi-authnt
"Has Yahoo Finally Found the One?" (http://bit.ly/OiWn2o ) JK--Headline sounds semi-pathetic/desperate.
1986. My first glimpse of HDTV. A demo at the FCC of HD video of 1984 Olympic opening ceremony. Industry lobbying for frequency allocation
Visiting far NW DC always brings me back to start of my IT career, in mid-80s, when I worked 4 telecom trade assn at 20th & M, opposite FCC
"Can IBM Help Researchers Cure Common Cold?" (http://bit.ly/OiRZAv ) JK--Supporting devel of new antiviral drug 2 treat rhinovirus infections
Washington National Cathedral is my fave reminder of WASPy old Eastern establishment in Nation's Capital. Crowns the steady rise on Wisc Ave
UK embassy on Mass Ave in DC is my fave 2 pass by as my wend way 2 far NW. Spreads regally on the avenue. Can easily picture Queen visiting.
Same crackpot has been protesting on Mass Ave opposite entry to Veep home/Naval Observatory forever. Now he's on an anti-Catholic kick.
Of course, if an analytics devotee parties with group of privacy-protection devotees, at least one will take umbrage at term "data mining"
Good WSJ article about people letting their lawns grow into meadows. My lawn is like my head. Happy with bald spot
Boy Scouts continue to exclude gays. Homophobia violates the "courteous," "kind," & "cheerful" components of their stupid oath.
Spent half the party discussing what a #BigData evangelist does for a living. Spent the other half listening about their cool jobs.
Did a bunch of podcasts in the past day. Made a smidgen of progress on my next blog.
Egidia & I are going to party tonight with our friends at the Electronic Privacy Information Clearinghouse. Guests of Marc & Anna Rotenberg
"Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Mayer is pregnant" (http://on-msn.com/NBTLxT ) JK--Perfect example of the level of media coverage she'll now receive
One of life's little secrets is the importance of learning to sit comfortably in chairs of all sorts, in all environments, in all situations
"Kiss Your Boss Goodbye. It's Time to Be an Entrepreneur" (http://onforb.es/NwxRtV ) JK--Dont do dat. Yr ex-boss might misconstrue yr advance
"Cool art of vintage phone booths" (http://bit.ly/PcZHNw ) JK--Bell System never truly optimized them 4 superhero garb-donning or time travel
"Netezza Migration Kung-Fu, Part 1" by David Birmingham: Why de-engineering should be your guiding principle. http://bit.ly/IJQ0is
@or_1_eq_1 I was being a wee bit ironically & uncharacteristically self-deprecating on that tweet, Ajay. Don't take it literally, please.
"Mobile Retail Commerce Rises While Social Shopping Drops" (http://ibm.co/PcRHMz ) JK--"Shoppers... shifting....to multi-channel experience"
"Top 10 categories for Big Data sources and mining technologies" (http://zd.net/PcPKj4 ) JK--Interesting taxonomy, but not truly exhaustive
I like Twitter's new "you have new followers" digest emails. I prefer to process "followers" in batch. I'm an impersonal bastard, ain't I?
Whether or not Marissa Mayer turns Yahoo around, she'll attract a lot of media coverage. Just look at her.
"7 hard truths about the NoSQL revolution" (http://bit.ly/PcKdJj ) JK--#2 "tricky transactions." #4 "too many access models" #7 "fewer tools"
"The New Science Behind America's Deadliest Diseases" (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303612804577531092453590070.html …) JK--Chronic inflammation from unhealthy lifestyles
Ex-Googler Marissa Mayer the new CEO at Yahoo. If she can produce one good reason why I should clickthru my MyYahoo page, I'll be impressed.
Romney refuses to release tax returns, citing precedent set by previous GOP loser McCain.
Why do they put ledges on tall buildings? What jurisdictions require architects to equip their designs with suicide platforms?
Al Kaline. Still alive. And, apparently, still endorsing batteries.
My proudest accomplishment last week was referring to Clifford The Big Red Dog as a "monstrous organism."
"One Secret That Stops Hackers: Girlfriends" (http://bit.ly/Md3pWz ) JK--Is male hacking due 2 pent-up sexual frustration? Hacking & whacking
RT @kexpplaylist: I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement by Ramones JK--Exquisitely linear speedjam from their 1st. Their signature style
I'd be locavore (http://bit.ly/1518D4 ), if didnt suggest slipperyslope 2 nibbling on questionable berries hanging on bushes in my neighborhd
My next #IBM original blog, for next week, will be called "Data Scientist: Bridge the Cultural Divide with BI Practitioners"
Pruning out my Skype contact list. Most of the people in there I haven't had a need to Skype with since the Burton Group years.
"How 2 Get Social Media Analytix Wrong" (http://bit.ly/SBEtsS ) JK--Don't fail to correlate bad sentiment w/insight on what U're doing wrong
"Data Science Intervu: Edwin Chen, Twitter" (http://bit.ly/SBzrN5 ) JK--"need 2 crowdsource..sentiment anlyss eg 2 get help frm human judgmt"
"DataMining Exec Pays 4 Burgers In Cash 2 Keep Insur Co From Knowing Bad Diet Habits" (http://bit.ly/SByxjn ) JK--Lest they supersize premium
"Want your MTV? Let's open source television" (http://bit.ly/NysgoX ) JK--DirecTV's dropping of that many popular channels is outrage.
Digg's firesale for $500,000 reminds me that obsolete Pontiac Silverdome was sold for around that much. Monumental value decay.
"Higgs Boson as a Data Quality Measurement?" (http://bit.ly/NynLLf ) JK--No. Low-quality data often have more mass/momentum than the truth
Hey Twitter, if the authorities ask for access to my tweets, please redirect them to my aweekstweets blogs. I own every last thing I tweet.
Reading gr8 new GigaOM report on consumer-media cloud storage" (http://bit.ly/NyjWWq ). Big Media needs cross-device media content sync/stor
Just approved the final edits on my next #IBMDataManagementarticle: "The Marriage of Hadoop and Data Warehousing." Will publish very soon
Mrs. Hacker, highschool English teacher, probably didnt realize taught me 2 compose fresh stuff spontaneously. Must've thought I was goofing
Recorded 1st 3 ongoing series of #IBM podcasts. These 3 were on info glut, sexy statistics, & experience optimiz8n. Leveraging my quick-hits
I'm waiting for next wave in tech-blogging list-mania. Something along the lines of "11 Reasons why 10 Reasons to Do BI Just Aren't Enough"
"Cant make it 2 Comic-Con? Internet 2 rescue" (http://bit.ly/McvsVX ) JK--Get yer nerd on virtually & spare yr pasty complexion frm SoCal sun
"What WORA can tell us about future of cloud" (http://bit.ly/MctKnE ) JK--I'd forgotten about ancient paradigm of "write-once run anywhere"
Today's quick-hit on "info glut" discusses "hip addictions of the modern day." Every new era has fresh addictions (http://on.fb.me/Mcsxgb )
Fairly good Monday so far. I recalledd where I left off on Friday, and all the thoughts that entered my head over the weekend.
Digg sold self for 500 thousand bucks? After once being valued at upward of 100 million? Rummage sale price. Facebook: you paying attention?
"Evolution of datacenter: STP & TRILL" (http://tek.io/ND16YU ) JK--"Spanning Tree Protocol" "Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links"
With advent of NetFlix, on-demand video, etc, more and more of us have pretty much watched every movie we want to see. What's left is junk
A lot of innovation happening in #Hadoop storage layer.
What percentage of beach read novels get carried out with the tides?
Sat two-thirds thru DVD of "Perfect Sense," in which everybody goes mad & loses senses. Rent if enjoy vicarious depression & paranoia
"Legal, illegal, or other" (http://mobile.washingtonpost.com/rss.jsp?rssid=809977&item=http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/we-see-all-immigrants-as-legal-or-illegal-big-mistake/2012/07/13/gJQAKzogiW_mobile.mobile&cid=-1&fullSiteUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonpost.com%2Fopinions%2Fwe-see-all-immigrants-as-legal-or-illegal-big-mistake%2F2012%2F07%2F13%2FgJQAKzogiW_story.html …) JK--I agree 100% with this viewpoint on need for radical reform of immigration laws.
Saw "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" on DVD. Turns out, Bill Hayden was the mole. Oh shit, sorry!
One of these cable commercials is micro-trimmer for men. Marketing this to the weirdest metrosexual dandies among us. Shave my fingers?
I can't stand cable TV commercials. The underlying message is "you're fat, ugly, sick, & uncool, but we can sell you a surefire solution."
I love social networking. Even while you pleasantly pick your nose, you're gaining followers!
Many artists have adapted Woody Guthrie songs brilliantly, eg Odetta's "Pastures of Plenty." Better than Guthrie's original.
Best not to search for the truth on any religion on Wikipedia. The religionists of the various faiths are undoubtedly propagandizing therein