Middle of the summer. Heat & humidity are just making themselves right at home. "We ain't goin' nowhere."
Why is there a hyphen in "Spider-Man"?
Online shopping cart abandonment. Where will we find all the virtual min-wage teenage employees to clear them from the online parking lot?
#BigData is the big business initiatives you can best address with analytic apps that derive value from patterns in very large data sets.
There is a proportional relationship between volume of data & the collection's aggregate value. New patterns reveal selves at scale
Finally realized why Facebook tells people I've read lot of stuff that I haven't read. My wife uses my Facebook. She refuses to have her own
Notice how nobody nags anymore about the "boob tube" & getting addicted to it? The Internet has assumed the role of media drug to moan about
@Laughbook I should just change my voicemail to: "Hang up and text me".
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@Pogue "Son when Lincoln was yr age he was studying by firelite." "Dad when [he] was yr age, was President." JK--Emancip8d slaves at mine
Can't believe how much I accomplished this week, comsidering 1st 2 days were vacation and 4th was travel.
Caught the terrific film "The Devil's Double" on DVD. That Uday Hussein was one evil mofro.
Rumor is that Romney only made peace with Tea Party when he agreed to wear their sacramental undergarments.
Romney's tax returns DO exist, I'm told. Farm field in upstate New York. Can only be viewed with magical eyeglasses.
I feel sorry for the comic actors listed last in SNL opener. They're not even ready for not-readiness for primetime.
Last time I was forced to wear bowtie was for my first communion. I also wore a "dickie" for first & only time. Name alone embarrassed me
Are bowties a sartorial shibboleth of conservative leanings? When's the last time you saw a liberal sporting one of those dumb things?
Gregorian calendar. So-named because it was designed to be chanted by drones of hooded monks. Glorify the divine tedium of time.
The Chordettes "Lollipop" (http://youtu.be/9-DuC0tE7V4 ) JK--1958. Fun "pop" trivia. Andy Williams is the one doing the mouth "pop."
Personally, I think CSN missed the boat by not calling it "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo: Schweeeet Judee Blue-Eye." But that's just one fan's opinion
Steve Miller Band "Rock 'N Me" (http://youtu.be/tHr50SiLTXs ) . Anothr summer vacation memory. Summer '76. My 1st visit 2 northern California
Jimmy Buffett "Come Monday" (http://youtu.be/BiYfQSD4Xao ). Another song that reminds me of my childhood vacations.
Crosby, Stills, Nash "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" (http://youtu.be/cMJug2iz3NA ). I just had a sudden unexplainable urge to hear this classic.
Astronomers just spotted 5th moon 'round non-planet Pluto. If moon-count were criterion, Earth and other inner planets would be non-planets
In my Canadian vacation, I didn't actually notice any of these magical "Canadian pharmacies" that spam keeps touting. I totally missed out
"Why we need a standard for the Internet of things" (http://bit.ly/Nye5i8 ) JK--Article calls for cross-band cross-tech wireless-roaming std
#BigData pickup line: "How 'bout I blind you with a little data science?"
#BigData pickup line: "Why don't we get drunk and screw around with analytics?" @graemeknows Thanks Graeme. BTW, I chose not to compare Big Media to a Big Blue ox. Woulda been far too self-serving.
Has the rise of
#Hadoop caused an upsurge in people searching for elephant clip art? Graphically lazy analysts want to know!
Wrote another blog on way home last night. If count quick hits, I wrote 7 blogs in past 48 hours. Different topics.
@LoraineLawson "Layer of abstraction." A great tactic when you're out of facts & logic & wanna baffle 'em with highfalutin bullshit
I don't worry about the rogue elephants. I keep my eyes on those alligators. Always snapping in your face, making unsupported allegations.
"Is there really a market for cross-platform recommendation engines?" (http://bit.ly/LcPhs2 ) JK--Perhaps. Core platform of next best action
Listening to Dandy Warhols "The World Come On" (http://youtu.be/179wq-5ER3E ) JK--Dandies rule OK. So does my favorite Monkee Micky Dolenz
"Brain drain." I hate that phrase. As if those who remain have no brains.
"Level the playing field." I love double-edged swordedness of that phrase. "Level" = "enable all 2 compete w/out favor". "Level" = "destroy"
Listening 2 Father John Misty "Only Son of the Ladiesman" frm "Fear Fun." "I swear that man was womankind's 1st husband." Womankind dumpd im
"Value of Irritation Calls" (http://bit.ly/NoSHvd ) JK--From pissed-off customers. Telemarketers: yr irritating calls offer me no value-add
Finished all 5 of my quick-hits for next week. At McDonald's. In Peoria. On free Wi-Fi, a double quarterpounder w/cheese, & tall Diet Coke.
Just drafted my next
#IBM blogpost: "Next Best Action in the Ever-Virtualizing Physical Point of Sale." Posts next Mon or Tues.
Greg Vandy is doing a righteously soul-full set on tonight's
Peoria. Hometown of Richard Pryor. He'd often mention it in his comedic life-lesson narratives. He didn't necessarily dig his roots, though
Peoria. Midwestern manufacturing towns feel familiar. They remind me I'm from Detroit. Casual eatery discussions of crazy shift hours.
Good vinyl record store (new & used) in East Peoria. Even has fresh platters of today's latest. First time I'd seen Vampire Weekend on wax.
"Uzbekistan Just Launched A Facebook Clone With The Most Terrible Name Ever" (http://vsb.li/7mA5zV ) JK--"Youface"
"Telstar at 50: The little satellite that launched an industry" (http://bit.ly/PMpqxw ) JK--IMHO, more important than manned space missions
"Cars should automatically call for help after crashes, EU says" (http://bit.ly/PMnULV ) JK--Yes. Should be mandatory in US as well.
Our side called the Germany/Italy/Japan alliance in WW2 the "Axis" & our own the "Allies." What did they call their own & our alliances?
I've never participated in a brainstorming session whose collective decision was remembered or executed by the group when session was over
"I call everyone ‘Darling’ because I can’t remember their names." --Zsa Zsa Gabor JK--Good approach. I think I'll call everybody "sweetypie"
"It’s do-or-die time for QR codes" (http://bit.ly/MjVDIu ) JK--I've used that smartphone app exactly ONCE: to make sure it works. It does.
The Guess Who "Shakin' All Over" (http://youtu.be/K__-YQpjC8s ) JK--1965. Original singer Chad Allan. Righteous cover o Johnny Kidd & Pirates
The Guess Who "Share The Land" (http://youtu.be/rLQJ4toj-JY ) JK--For me, one of the great communal late 60s peace&love songs.
How can you not absolutely love any classic Bugs Bunny cartoon?
"Data scientists: old boys club?" (http://bit.ly/Owobxx ) JK--Definitely myth (which I forgot 2 write up). Ive met many women data scientists
Men are more physically attached to their gadgets than women. We've been sitting on our assets forever. We know where we put our junk
@StevePR104 I will tweet them door to door, like the most annoying evangelist you've ever encountered.
"The internet will never be secure" (http://bit.ly/OwmK1U ) JK--Then shut it down. The risk is too great. Not a shred of redeeming value.
@robinbloor: "How can they tell?" ~ Dorothy Parker hearing of Calvin Coolidge's death JK--One of the sharpest zingers of all time. @rbkarel My technique 4 finding lost phones of females in my family is called "look under couch cushions." Just used successfully 2 mins ago
The Beatles "How Do You Do It" (http://youtu.be/fY5x7nQ4_UY ) JK--1962. George Martin insisted. Fabs didn't like it. Wanted to do their own
"Gates: Jobs "did something better than I did" in iPad" (http://bit.ly/M1J2LP ) JK--Enough w/the faux humility. You got richer. End of story.
This political feud re "outsourcing" misses the point. What they're referring to is "offshoring." You can outsource domestically.
Rich irony in Seattle's most famous native-born musician being African-American. One of whitest major cities in US. What's 1st? Portland OR
The Sonics "Strychnine" (http://youtu.be/BINOU2zh6Ac ) JK--Seattle likes beverages with harsh kick, apparently. Starbucks isn't for everybody
Jimi Hendrix "Crosstown Traffic" (http://youtu.be/Q3xjeZk6BR0 ) JK--Seattle trafik aint nuthin compared 2 my Washingtn's cross-regional crawl
"Google+ is not a social network, says Google exec" (http://bit.ly/M1GehV ) JK--Sounds a bit sourgrapes-y.
Pointed to the
#KEXP studio as we drove thru Seattle rush hour traffic. Didn't stop. Wife & I have different interests.
Quantitude. A word I just made up to characterize the "bigger is always better" attitude.
I have totally absorbed the Higgs boson discovery into my daily life. If I put on weight, I'll just deHiggsify that mass 4 a sexier me
Battery-saving tip for smartphones: always keep location svcs turned off. You already know where you are. Others should msg U for that info
When a company goes IPO and says they're going to "list," I wonder: to port or starboard? How soon till U take on water & give up the ship?
"Foodie." My reservation about that term is that it feels like surefire way to cultivate the snobby picky fatty in us all.
#BigData"? I'm thinking of slapping "so-called" on front of other people's precious paradigms to show 'em 2 can play that game.
Pondering my blog on retailing next best action. Working out. Will try to bang it out first thing in morning.
Great vacation. Good to be back. Customer visit this week. Yes, another trip. To the Midwest.
@yourdon I've never understood that Churchill quote. Does that mean Hitler, who had plenty of enemies, was worthy of admiration?
The Doors "Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS8y-7 …) JK--"If we don't find the next little girl, I tell you we must die." Hard up!
Jimmy Buffett "Why Don't We Get Drunk & Screw" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL9O0B …) JK--Um, perhaps former might, um, make latter less, um, feasible?
Tukwila? Jose Cuervo you are friend of mine/I like 2 drink U with a little salt & lime. Hey Pee-wee get my platforms. Gotta dance on the bar
Great evening in north Seattle w/friends Courtney & Bruce Cameron & their girls. Eating burgers & sipping wine in their hilly neighborhood
Can't help but read the Redmond Report on my Seattle vacation. Plus back issues of the Tukwila Bee-Picayune & Enumclaw Post-Intelligencer
"Higgs Boson: Another Feather in Linux's Cap" (http://www.technewsworld.com/story/75574.ht …) JK--CERN discovered that Higgs field nothing but cute cartoon penguins
The older we get, the greatest thing about vacations is simply the freedom to sit quietly undisturbed doing nothing worth Facebooking about
When I was younger, half the fun of vacations was ability to say I'd been "there." Now it's simply knowing I've been there. There = wherever
The older we get, the more every vacation becomes, in part, scouting for potential places to retire, or invest, or get away. Or all of that
Dave Winer ☮
@davewiner This just in. Flash. Breaking. News people don't care. Exclusive.
"Lackluster" is an odd word. Can't think of another English pejorative constructed that way. Let's coin new synonym 4 "dumb": "lacksmarts."
Egidia & I are pleasantly strolling West Seattle seaside community along Alki Beach. Birthplace of Seattle. Now at Starbucks 4 some rebirth
"Scrubs" remains incredibly funny in reruns. The JD-Turk bromance doesn't get old.
Marriott TownePlace Suites in Mukilteo WA offers rice, fish, & miso soup in complementary breakfast. Must get fair number of Asian visitors
The New Pornographers "Crash Years" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KZANu …) JK--Retweeting after just a few days. Watch the video. Mesmerizing choreography
My bro Tom just called from Ann Arbor. He's @ Mich paraphernalia store @ site o orig Border's Books. Do I want a Bo Schembechler bobblehead?
RIP Don Grady. Even he admits that resemblance to Fred MacMurray must've cinched him the "My 3 Sons" elder-son role (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/29/art …)
Seems that my memories of 1984 Seattle are clearer than Egidia's. I keep pointing to places we went to then. I took the photos then.
This trip's been sorta our second honeymoon. First was SF/Seattle, Aug '84. Egidia & I skipped Frisco this time, added Vancouver. Loving it
Seattle has a better Chinatown than I recall from 1984. That Uwajimaya (http://www.uwajimaya.com ) Asian hypermarket was seriously great.
Trudged up Capitol Hill yesterday to its peak, below the transmission towers, 2 do the Trader Joe. Seattle's hills keep U in shape. Walk 'em
Egidia & I caught part of a street-theatre-in-the-park performance yesterday in Capitol Hill. I love that stuff. Lots of goofy costumes.
What makes Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood interesting is lots of college-age people. A university & community college are there.
@HowardKurtz Yawning gap. MSNBC headline: Obama--Extend tax cuts for those under 250K. Fox headline: Obama--Raise taxes on those over 250K.
Egidia's comment was perfect last night. PIke Place Mkt overlook plaza would be perfect for yoga, if the roaring highway below wasn't there
A Twitter DM can be the best "thank you" note. DMs aren't as overdone as email, as generic feeling as txt, or as promiscuously social as FB
Chilly nights in Seattle, which break into refreshing days. Plan to party w/Egidia's former colleague Courtney in Maple Leaf this afternoon
Meteorologists tracking 2 potential hurricanes: Daniel & Emilia. Names of my bro & Egidia's sister. Neither of whom has stormy personality
Seattle's new ferris wheel on the piers. Actually an improvement to an otherwise visually chaotic waterfront.
RIP Ernest Borgnine. The John C. Reilly of an earlier era. Talented actor who carried a homely face with dignity & authenticity.
When I met Eve Maler
@xmlgrrl a decade ago, she was the vendor and I the analyst. The tables have turned.
Great dinner in Seattle Pike Place Mkt w/the always fun Eve Maler & her better half Eli Israel. I always knew Eve & Egidia would hit it off
Egidia in Seattle Chinatown. http://instagr.am/p/M2O_O-A3U6/
Jimi Hendrix plays Broadway in his hometown. http://instagr.am/p/M2OcspA3Uv/
Seattle is sorta like Madison. A liberal isthmus.
Hanging in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. We'll have dinner with friends tonight and tomorrow. Lovely weather.
Relaxing in our hotel room near Seattle. Vacation's our opportunity to chill in unfamiliar environs.
I'd like to see the quotebots engage in a quote-each-other war until they collapse under the weight all of their nested quote marks.
Karl Popper. His notion of "falsifiability" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Popp …) addresses the fundamental epistemological basis of the scientific method
"Jack of all trades & master of none"? Seems like that phrase botched the cards metaphor. How 'bout "jack of all trades & ace of none"?
Ferried thru the San Juan Islands today. Drove past the huge Boeing assembly facilities tonight. Puget Sound experiences. Drinking wine now
Winetasting at Friday Harbor. Not driving. We were ferry walk-ons.
Seattle/Vancouver in the midst of a long summer sunnyday spell. Thanks God!
Monty Python "The Lumberjack Song' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZa26_ …) JK--Song responsible 4 my misconception that BC populated by singing crossdressers
Deep old-growth British Columbia forest out back of our hotel room not deep enough to block roar of traffic from Transcanada Hwy over yonder
It's Saturday. But we're leaning toward Friday. Harbor, that is.
Neko Case "Deep Red Bells" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScT9eo …) JK--Another New Pornographers principal. Has many hometowns, incl. Alexandria VA.
Destroyer "Kaputt" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJSjsp …) JK--Aka Dan Bejar. Another New Pornographers principal.
AC Newman "Drink to Me Babe, Then" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbAu1c …) JK--New Pornographers principal.
Couldn't help but write my next blog in my head while vacationing. Will be called "Next Best Action at the Supermarket."
The New Pornographers "Crash Years" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KZANu …) JK--Great Vancouver band. Thrilling pop expressionism. And Neko Case to boot!
Wah! "The 7000 Names of Wah!" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5IXAF …) JK--1981. Song that played in my head during Vancouver poolside meditation last night
Vancouver feels like a bit of southern California transplanted itself to the Pacific Northwest and adopted an "eh" accent. Nice beaches.
Watching a nearly 20-year-old Seinfeld episode. Laughing like it's fresh & new. Still feels that way.
Caught episode of late 50s "Desi-Lucy Comedy Hour" on MeTV. They & Mertzes get into a fix in Tijuana w/Maurice Chevalier. Semi-funny.
Good day of lazy ambling around Vancouver. Point Grey, Kitsilano Beach, Canada Place. Sunshine & warm, but cool breezes & friendly people.
Killer app of the Higgs boson? It'll be to show how smart you are if you can bullshit convincingly about what you think you know about it.
"The evolution of the moon – 4.5 billion years in 2 minutes(http://j.mp/M8UrpU ) JK_-Quite cool. Beautiful, simple.
Now that Delta has delivered our suitcase to us, we can relax even more. Today will be more exploration of Vancouver. Another sunny day.
@freebalance I'm not saying I crave Tim Horton's. Actually, I'm kind of relieved NOT to see it.
Dark matter. Would be interesting if one rogue Higgs boson stashing all that invisible mass in its own private universe.
I still have not seen a single Tim Horton's in British Columbia. I thought it was the official Canadian national donut/coffee chain.
Egidia & I walked Vancouver's lovely Stanley Park. Lord Stanley's arms-raised statue inscription "I give thee Stanley Park" made me laugh
Vancouver Chinatown. Got a haircut. Ate dim sum. Browsed for exotic herbs. A good afternoon.
Beautiful sunny day in Vancouver. Where should we start our sightseeing? Any thoughts from the Twittersphere?
The controversy over Pistorius will grow. Olympics should allow direct competition only between equivalently abled individuals.
Shard displaces Gherkin in battle for most eccentric new figure towering over the London scene.
Now watching "That Girl" rerun. Had forgotten about hokey/contrived intro where episode starts w/some non-Marlo character sayin "that girl!"
Waiting for Egidia to wake up so we can go for breakfast. Watching "My Three Sons" rerun (in color). Marveling at how lame this sitcom was.
Haven't seen any bilingual roadsigns in British Columbia. Very few in Quebec either, from what I recall.
Was chilly without my sweater, but took a brisk morning walk in the neighborhood around my hotel. Felt good. British Columbia. Tall trees.
No use worrying about delayed luggage. It's on its way to our Vancouver hotel. Time's a wastin' See the sights! Breathe the air!
Among the things in the checked luggage we need now is the sweaters we packed. Chilly north of the 49th parallel.
Delta delayed our luggage arrival 2 Sea-Tac yesterday. The're shipping it today 2 Vancouver, where we spent night without change of clothing
Visual evidence for Higgs boson resembles subatomic fireworks. Appropriate day to announce.
Chuck E. Cheese to be voiced by lead singer of Bowling For Soup. Pushed out prior voice artist: singer of Skeeballing for Pizza.
What is so extra-special about the Scottish accent that they get an extra-special word? "Brogue." And what does that mean, anyway?
Happy 4th. We won that war fair and square. Let's take our minds off that War of 1812 nonsense.
Scientists have confirmed likely existence of Higgs boson to 99.999999% probability. But still hedging certitude. Need divine revelation?
Forgot to put my out-of office message on my work email. If you follow my socials, you'll see I'm on vacation. Pacific Northwest.
Plan to grab one of those free tall "indivisible" coffees from Starbucks later today at the original store. Pike Place Market, Seattle.
I treat Facebook "like" as equivalent to a smile. Sometimes I don't want to vebalize my approval. I just smile in your direction.
Kirsty MacColl "They Don't Know" (http://youtu.be/1byhkWlWnQs ) JK--Fave singer-songwriter of my generation who cut a Lesley Gore-ish groove
Lesley Gore "Maybe I Know" (http://youtu.be/zBBVkF7IV3o ) JK--One of my fave singers that it would have been uncool to say I dug in the 60s
"The Higgs boson phenomenon" (http://bit.ly/LWeU6m ) JK--Superb visualizations of a fundamentally unvisualizable fundamental force.
We were hit by a "derecho" last Friday. Felt more like an "izquierda." Nature hit us with a nasty left hook.
"Driverless Cars Move Closer in California" (http://bit.ly/LWecpK ) JK--Sounds like robots positioning selves 2 take over. We must stop them!
"There’s no real $ in small screen of mobile video" (http://bit.ly/LWbGQs ) JK--Sez U. Somewhere a startup'll prove this headline dead wrong
Good day of internal meetings at
#IBM. On a hot summer day just before a holiday, it's cool to see people this intensely engaged.
If Microsoft had, instead, called it the "Satisfaction" menu/button, I mighta gotten some.
Thank you Microsoft for killing the "start" menu. Feature reminded me of early 80s Rolling Stones song I never actually liked all that much.
RIP Andy Griffith. Great actor who embodied characters with humility, heart, & commonsense. Could do both downhome & professional with grace
Taking a short vacation starting tomorrow. Next quick-hit will be Wed July 11. Next blog will be Mon July 16.
"Researchers crack the code of what makes us cool" (http://on.msnbc.com/MT3vkY ) JK--Apparently, weasely bugeyed irascible is cool these days
"7 U.S. Cities with the Biggest Bang for your Buck" (http://bit.ly/MT35uI ) JK--Obvious dirty joke here. I'll let it slide.
Open-source analytics. Has anyone written a book called "R for Pirates"?
Reading one of those DK illustrated historical encyclopedias, about classical music. Beautifully structured & explained. I'm learning tons
"Hunger Is No Match for a Burrito-Printing Bot" (http://bit.ly/KPaUhQ ) JK--Yum. I hope Taco Bell doesn't monopolize fixins-cartridge market
"Silicon Valley gets a patent office — but who will work there?" (http://bit.ly/MSWQXX ) JK--Grindingly detailed work at minimal pay.
"Take Control o Data Growth Befor Controls Yr Business" (http://bit.ly/L2SDUu ) JK--Thinking storage cheap can lead 2 costly data growth prob
How much are your competitors investing in big data? Take the first step to knowing that answer! http://bit.ly/Kjd48F
Yes it did!
TweetDeck is crapping out on both of my laptops this morning. What's the deal? Does this go through?
"Weather Channel buys Weather Underground" (http://bit.ly/Msjbyj ) JK--What? Symbionese Liberation Army & Baader-Meinhof unavailable?
@LoveStats Thanks, but coming from "LoveStats," that tantalizing request is perhaps too dangerous for a married man to entertain.
Anniversary of deaths of Brian Jones (1969) & Jim Morrison (1971).
#KEXP played Stones & Doors back-to-back. Feels like AOR FM @LoveStats "Mentor" has the odor of someone who's ostensibly grooming you to be their successor but has no intention of stepping aside.
Motivational speakers. When speaker touts self as "motivational," I expect sales job that tries 2 make me feel guilty for not buying into it
Decision support system. The best decision support system is corporate culture that doesn't dump U when U make the occasional dumb decision
@Ruth_A_Buzzi: Drink coffee! Do stupid things faster with more energy.
I actually don't care how much money Romney has or what nice homes he owns. I don't expect politicians to be paupers.
Listening to Gotye/Kimbra "Somebody That I Used to Know" on Verizon FIOS Music Choice channel 1800. "You didn't have to cut me off."
"Big Brother" has such a bad rep. If we substitute "Wally Cleaver" for every mention in "1984," not so scary. Kinda dorky. "Gee gosh Beav!"
@WarrenWhitlock: I found the definition of the LIKE button.. It means "I like your post, but I'm too lazy to comment"
Can anybody say "Engelbert Humperdinck" without snickering?
America's tornado paths visualized (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7090/715701099 …)
Science establishment dares not confirm the long-suspected "leboN" antiparticle. Would annihilate every Nobel ever awarded.
Read a book of Malcolm Gladwell essays. Core theme is unknowability, unpredictability, unprogrammability of human peak performance factors
If Google+ absorbed & posted my tweets, I'd go there more often. I try not 2 multiply personal social publishng platforms. Twitter is prime
@altN8sUniverse "caught glimpse o something beautifully absurd thru window as baby..looking 4 it ever since" JK--I got it. Finder's keepers!
I'm simply going to follow tweeters who only do one thing: thanking me for following them. I appreciate their robotic gratitude.
What would be truly newsworthy is if the Higgs boson turns out to be reason why Anderson Cooper is gay. Subatomic particle's been out-ed.
Anderson Cooper outs himself (http://yhoo.it/LL3jFe ). Waiting for culture to advance to point where people don't need make big deal of it.
Thinking of doing "quick-hit"
#IBM podcasts as companions to the quick-hit IBM FB postings.
@djcherylwaters "I love me some Canadian bands!" JK--Me too Cheryl. Thanks for playing. I'm coming to Vancouver & Seattle this week
"Careful, Twitter— remember what happened to MySpace and Digg" (http://bit.ly/N6VkSW ) JK--If Twtr closes self off, other socials'll encroach
Twitter turns off direct feed to LinkedIn. No biggie. I cross-post tweets 2 Twtr, FB, & LnkdIn from TweetDeck. Don't turn THAT off, Twitter!
#IBM podcast debunking myths surrounding Data Scientists.Catch corresponding blog tomorrow. @davidloshin Yes. We didn't lose power from the flash-storm.Or, rather, we lost it for 15 seconds. Interrupted DVD of "The Big Lebowski"
Latency cultivates patience. It really does. I've become a more patient, laid-back man waiting for my goddamn cursor to refresh on-screen
"Has Twitter done w/mobile ads what Google & FB can’t?" (http://bit.ly/OVEVCY ) JK--I havent seen any Twtr ads on my mobile. Don't want to
Every intense weather event now linked by media to global warming. Please stop this rush to judgment. Just report the event, not theory
Was reading Rob Lowe's memoir but got tired of how he orchestrates celebs-I-met namedropping. Teaser details for a page before each reveal
Tom Cruise's 3rd marriage kaput. You sort of sense that all he truly cares about is work, and is himself a total piece of work.
"Crowdfunding." Those who cash in will be those who create powerful sucker identification algorithms.
Expect slow week re IT industry news. I could, of course, be totally wrong.
Fareed Zakaria. His earnest wooden monotone saps the life out of otherwise engaging geopolitical topics. Dry policy journal speaking voice
Never understood "belt tightening." Not expensive to have your pantwaist taken in or buy belt with hole closer to buckle.
Heard tai chi philosphy is "strengthen core, relax extremities." Which I choose 2 practice in yoga. 1st child's pose does former 2nd latter
Urban myth: everything you really get into will lead you to a tragic ironic demise that should be lesson to one & all. Fun kills!
Body got me up way earlier than it should on a Sunday morning. Installed replacement settop box cables Verizon sent. All works fine. Relief
Annoyed by the mania to headline stories "40 fast facts about flatulence" or whatever. I don't need more enumerated lists to remember.