Our 28th wedding anniversary. Luv ya hon. Sleep late.
David Bowie "1984" (http://bit.ly/d9fhNP ) JK--1974 song was cool, but bore as much resemblance to actual 1984 as Prince's "1999" did to 1999
Simple Minds "Dont U (Forget About Me)" (http://youtu.be/CdqoNKCCt7A ) JK--1984 monster boosted by major motion picture into zeitgeist heaven
Frankie Goes to Hollywood "Relax" (http://youtu.be/oh4tHpUflDA ) JK--1984 hit that Milton WI highschoolers just didnt get into. "What the..?"
Pat McCurdy "Sex & Beer" (http://youtu.be/B-lJnBYfiD0 ) JK--Milwaukee singer-songwriter that my cousin Pam Kobielus managed for a while.
Zola Jesus "Vessel" (http://youtu.be/BMSTg4gStOE ) JK--Current artist. Raised in Merrill WI. Where my father's twin settled. I know town well
REM "Gardening At Night" (http://youtu.be/C4PSYJlyuZo ) JK--Live 1982 Merlins, Madison WI. I was at that show. Spoke with @ Paradise Records
Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (http://youtu.be/hTWKbfoikeg ) JK--Producer: Madison's Butch Vig. Owned club: Vig's. I saw/met bands there
Timbuk 3 "The Future's So Bright" (http://youtu.be/8qrriKcwvlY ) JK--Madison, Wisc group had minor hit after I left town. I held them back
Ladysmith Black Mambazo "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (http://youtu.be/cA2Qw3j2bxw ) JK--Not Ladysmith, Wisconsin, my dad's hometown. S. Africa
Bruce Springsteen "Born In The USA" (http://youtu.be/lZD4ezDbbu4 ) JK--1984 hit not so oddly reminds o Wisc. Odd no one noticed Boss liberal
Everything But the Girl "Each and Every One" (http://youtu.be/J5UbSQQU9Ic ) JK--1984 song oddly evokes Wisconsin. I played to Madison C&W DJ
The Judds "Why Not Me" (http://youtu.be/-XzToWVgWug ) JK--1984 song that, oddly, reminds me of Wisconsin. I part-timed at Madison C&W station
Hey desktop utility I won't name-shame: quit asking me 2 downld yr latest upgrade every 2 weeks. Never noticed benefits from prior upgrades
Don't need a Bucket List. But am thinking of compiling a Mop List of stuff that needs cleaning up before I stick it back in the bucket.
http://lnkd.in/Qy24iU To Laurent: I agree. OASIS (perhaps) should catalyze the big data arena (hopefully including IBM) to start thinking...
http://lnkd.in/fi7zzz Oh, you're changing the focus from serendipitous customer experiences to serendipitous business opportunities....
Madness = "doing same thing over & over expecting different result." That's also definition of perseverance. How to detect one or the other?
"HKissinger v Sentiment Analysis" (http://scr.bi/QarU9x ) JK--Sarcasm is NLP weakness. Sarcasm=surface praise cloaking subterranean damnation
"Henry Kissinger vs. Sentiment Analysis" (http://scr.bi/QarU9x ) JK--Really? Did Hank the K advise Tricky Dick 2 include on his Enemies List?
"Secret E-Scores Chart Consumers’ Buying Power" (http://bit.ly/Qarfom ) JK--Essentially, customer lifetime value times likelihood to buy
"Will 'Talking' Cars Lead to Fewer Collisions?" (http://bit.ly/QaqlZe ) JK--Or, like a nagging passenger, will they distract/irritate driver?
"Can Facedeals overcome 'creepy' factor?" (http://bit.ly/SwqtTM ) JK--I dunno about U, but I get willies seeing self on store video monitor.
"Facebook is collecting your data--500 terabytes a day" (http://bit.ly/QagyCn ) JK--Or ~182 petabytes a year, looked at another way.
Just finished my quick-hits for next week. These came to me a little slower than usual. But, looking at the results, it was worth it.
Complex event processing? Conversation-driven human decisions are the most complex events of all: http://lnkd.in/iAZN8s
Charlie Watts. Has anyone ever heard him speak? Or is he the Harpo of the sticks for the Stones?
This just in. Ex-cycling champion found guilty of doping, stripped of "strong" distinction. Now known as "Lance Arm."
Experience optimization? Down deep, it's not a big fancy formula.:http://lnkd.in/5H2Mt3
David Remnick wrote excellent, lengthy profile of Springsteen in a recent New Yorker. Realizing I didn't really know him before this.
LL Cool J breaks home intruder's nose, jaw, & ribs. Seriously ripped rapper. "Mama Said Knock You Out." No shit.
Simon & Garfunkel "Baby Driver" (http://youtu.be/eeqUUNHwAl8 ) JK--Had a sudden urge to hear this lightweight rocker from "Bridge Over T. W."
RIP Scott McKenzie. "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers in Your Hair)." His only hit happened 2 B perfectly iconic 1967 John Philips gem
"Quant: A Dangerous Word Frequently Misused and Misunderstood" (http://bit.ly/OYAO48 ) JK--Honorific, pejorative, or merely descriptive?
"Turning Customer Intelligence into Innovation" (http://bit.ly/OYAiTS ) JK--"'Little-bets labs' facilitate strategic experimentation."
"Indo-Euro Langs Origin8d in Anatolia, Biols Say" (http://nyti.ms/NjqTMs ) JK--Black Sea basin diaspora, I'll bet, per post-IceAge inundation
Customer always right? That's debatable. But what's not debatable is that the customer is always the customer--till they're someone else's
"Ernie Kovacs - Kovacs in Color, The Tilted Table Sketch" (http://youtu.be/PefS8tY_gnI ) JK--Brilliant twisting of perspective.
"The big debate: open data" (http://bit.ly/PAdiyW ) JK--Public data doesn't necessarily want to be big. But it does want to be open.
"How 2 Judge New Competing Predictiv Model" (http://bit.ly/PAcxG1 ) JK--Fascin8ng discussion re how pro data scientists evalu8 best-fit modls
@jhammond Is "contextual computing" a specific "app"/use case, or is it more of a paradigm (a la cloud, social, etc., or big data itself)?
AC/DC "You Shook Me All Night Long" (http://youtu.be/n1BtExxkP0M ) JK--A cheeseburger in rock-n-roll form.
Jimmy Buffett "Cheeseburger In Paradise" (http://youtu.be/OJi4bln-hHQ ) JK--Definitely. Paradise catered with comfort food, not fancy fare.
Visualization o Bayesian analysis o US House o Reps, based on votes on legislation, illustr8ng partisan divide (http://youtu.be/HmrGmyISKok )
"Robert Hooke's Telegraph (1684)" (http://bit.ly/Qv2uhe ) JK--Not really. Tower-bsd alphabetc semaphor w/telescopes & clocksyncd signal peeps
"DARPA Wants Dominate Cyber Battlespace w/Plan X" (http://bit.ly/QuYU6K ) JK-Autoconstr verif/quant ops, hostile-env OS, viz i/f 4 lrg btlspc
Wrote a ton of stuff on #Hadoop this morning. Saving it up for future stuff we'll publish. Good to have it all in one place/structure.
"Flash memory: How the technology is getting smarter" (http://zd.net/PzzPfd ) JK--Software enabling cross-server flash-data-storage sharing
"Oracle pulls Exadata ad claims after IBM complaint" (http://bit.ly/N1YqnN ) JK--NAD: "[ORCL] message not supported by evidence in record"
"Oracle pulls Exadata ad claims after IBM complaint" (http://bit.ly/PzyULM ) JK--This article appeared a month ago. Offending ad still in WSJ
Systematically dispatching all the content that's piled up in my online spaces ovenight. Morning doesn't truly start till I process it all
Sexy statistics? Data warehousing simplicity is a surprisingly complex metric: http://lnkd.in/mKhj7H
WSJ article about innovations in airport gate seating layouts, with concession food delivery directly to waiting travelers. So cool.
I never see value of being 43,467th person to "like" something. The likee doesn't know/care, the other likers don't, & I feel like a sheep
ht+t+p://lnkd.in/3azJv4 Data Scientists: Credentialed or Otherwise...
New #IBM Jk blog "Data Scientists: Credentialed Or Otherwise" (http://www.ibmbigdatahub.com/blog/data-scientists-credentialed-or-otherwise …)
Experience optimization? Down deep, it's not a big fancy formula.:http://lnkd.in/Ytut5G
Silent color footage of Laurel & Hardy in 1956, looking happy, after Stan suffered stroke & Ollie lost lot of weight (http://bit.ly/O5dQJd )
Listen to frequencies of signals emitted by star being shredded by supermassive blackhole, mapped to audible spectrum (http://bit.ly/PwYXDs )
"Assange's options: How could he escape the UK?" (http://zd.net/NgHroi ) JK--His only hope is have David Copperfield consult on exit strategy
"Social media not the biggest distraction at work" (http://tek.io/NgGZGx ) JK--Water cooler talk is. Solution? Stay thirsty, my friends.
@IBMurphyatDI Sure, if "glancing at the headline" qualifies as "reading," and if "provoking ridicule of headline" was their intended outcome
"Rise of AI Overlord: Machines monitor, auto detect suspicious behavior" (http://bit.ly/NgFEja ) JK--Headline writers: can the 1984 overtones
"Hacking humans: Building a better you" (http://cnet.co/NgFeJp ) JK--Headline writers: please tone down the Dr. Frankenstein vibes.
Getting things done with no drama. That's my definition of a solid pro. Hell, that's my definition of solid person. Reliable, productive.
@EllieAsksWhy Exactly. The physical relief of not seeing that stupid note any longer than I need to. Do the task, toss the note.
A morning of many new post-its that I scribble with tiny pent-up to-dos that keep bubbling in my head. I stick them on my physical desktop
I keep receiving "freinds" requests from "Fuckbook." I'm sure it's just innocent misspelling of "Facebook." I think I'll click. What harm?
Spam is steady stream o too-good-2B-true offers. Its presence in our online lives alongside free 'Net svcs sustains sucker-conducive culture
WSJ reports that Tootsie Roll Industries has become highly secretive. What are they protecting? Their tooth decay maximization formula?
50-year-old exonerated Roger Clemens tries his hand at the minors. Just wants to cap his illustrious career with a sad, pathetic stunt.
Wonderful line in WashPost: "If this is a legitimate election, the female body politic has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
Wall Street disilusionment w/Facebook totally predictable. Socials are like nightclubs. Everybody wants 2 party at hot club til scene passes
Akin incident illustrates rightwing method: fabricate science to justify abhorrent policy & refuse to back down when their lies are exposed
Best digit for typing on touchscreen is the middle finger of your writing hand. It's longest, strongest, sharpest, edgiest.
Key to optimizing customer experience is learning how to make someone's day. Every someone is different. Every day is different.
I'm always scouting 4 new #BigData themes. Whatever I want 2 develop a point of view on. Even a sketchy POV. Just to teach myself something
I evangelize distinct recur #bigdata themes per chnl: Hadoop in IBMDataMgt, DataSci & NxtBstAct in blog, 17+ on LnkdIn, zillions on Twtr
As for me, it'll just be another year. Best not to expect or plan too rigidly. Aging is OK when you cultivate agile acceptance of whatever
My girls prepare for the school year. For Egidia, her last before retiring from DCPS. For Sonya, her last before getting her degree from GMU
Daniel Day-Lewis. Does he reimburse producers for all the scenery he chews, or is it included in the production budget under "catering"?
Seems like that Akin idiot is hellbound on digging himself & his party a deeper shithole to sink into. He's hellbound, that's for damn sure
Working on my next original #IBM blog, to be titled: Next Best Action Back Inside Your Business."
Nothing mind-blowingly interesting on the socials today. Not even me. Oh, wait, I quick-hitted this morning. There's my drop in the bucket.
"Groupon not tech company. Why was it valued like one?" (http://bit.ly/Sjub2J ) JK--Cuz Wall St's head still stuck in last-century thinking
More administrivia this morning. Hope the afternoon is more productive.
"Listening to Complainers Is Bad 4 Your Brain" (http://bit.ly/PrAY8s ) JK--Check out the secondhand smoke analogy. Diminished brain capacity
Hadoop uber-alles? Cluster management tooling must keep up:http://lnkd.in/i3p38s
Actually, Phyllis Diller wasn't a bad looking woman. What I noticed early on was when she dropped the shtick she was kind of cute.
Akîn's offensive remark underscores nasty fact that today's GOP includes significntly higher ratio o ignoramuses than US population at large
Reading NYTimes Mag piece on racism implicit in much classic kid lit. BTW, reread orig "Curious George." Colonialist overtones galore.
Listening to The Raveonettes "Boys Who Rape (Should All Be Destroyed)" from "In & Out of Control."
RT @TheOnion "Pregnant Woman Relieved to Learn Her Rape Was Illegitimate" (http://www.theonion.com/articles/pregnant-woman-relieved-to-learn-her-rape-was-ille,29258/ …)
Relistening to PJ Harvey's "Let England Shake" (2011) in its entirety, on shuffle. It's already assumed deep sepia folk mythic coloration
US male legislators need to get drunk & expose themselves everywhere to show other nations that we truly have balls.
Sterling Hayden as Gen. Jack D. Ripper from "Dr. Strangelove" discoursing on subject of "precious bodily fluids" (http://bit.ly/NYbnAd ).
"Harvard cracks DNA storage, crams 700TB data into single gram" (http://bit.ly/QJHtzP ) JK--Wow. I pack >47 exabytes storage cap on my person
When fresh intellligence is flying too fast for your to read real-time, log it to some persistent structured file for future reference.
In retrospect,Phyllis Diller modeled her delivery on Bob Hope. Check out this Sullivan appearance (http://bit.ly/OHVmOt )
RIP Phyllis Diller. Pioneering woman stand-up. Voice like a badger ripping thru you. Whip-smart. Flat-out funny. Model 4 SCTV Edith Prickley
Saying somebody "doesn't have a clue" usually misses the point. Many of us are hip-deep in clues. Only a few have fingered the perpetrator
"Mind map o connections" (http://bit.ly/NBYigS ) JK--Interesting visualization produced by LinkedIn Labs data scientist on his own conections
Too many #BigData infographics are useless: earnest & content-rich but cluttered unfocused & unenlightening. Like a bad political cartoonist
"Nokia Knows Where You'll Be 24 Hours From Now" (http://read.bi/NBVNv3 ) JK--Is this headline calculated to send shivers down backs?
@metabrown312 Perhaps that's because the call volume may be lighter than usual, hence smaller staff in the office can field it all no sweat.
I sense that the entire industry is taking one last long late summer breather prior to Labor Day and beyond. Am I wrong?
The one thing that's truly meaningful to you and that you truly control? Your thoughts
Secret to contentment is having at least one thing, no matter how miniscule, that's truly meaningful to you and that you truly control.
Morning of some substance, some administrivia. Hope the afternoon is more former than latter.
Cooler-than-normal overcast spell has set in 4 at least all this week in the DC area. That is balm for the overheated desiccated summer soul
What's definition of "supergroup"? Must all have superpowers, or may they, like Justice League o America, include mortals in tights & capes?
Fred Rogers was from Pennsylvania. So why'd Misterogers speak w/what 2 my Yankee ear sounds like Jimmy Carter accent? (http://bit.ly/3gRGaw )
"If you don't have time to do it right you must have time to do it again." - Anonymous
Information glut? You don't need lots of data to do big data:http://lnkd.in/J24aYT
The Pogues "Sally MacLennane" (http://bit.ly/RbzsrF ) JK--James Joyce ref in my latest article made me think of the Pogues.
Gonna suggest that male anti-abortion politicians think long & hard before spouting their opinions on rape, & just shut their stupid traps
RIP William Windom. Accomplished actor. I remember him best for brilliant short-lived NBC TV series "My World & Welcome to It" (1969-70).
The Fleetwoods "Graduation´s Here" (http://youtu.be/MxGZrTgdOhM ) JK--They werent innocents. Their songs were all hushed boy-girl confidences
Talking Heads "Don't Worry About The Government" (http://youtu.be/s9CjnDufqeQ ) JK--Byrne's astonishing paean to own suburban white-nerdiness
Jonathan Richman "Down In Bermuda" (http://youtu.be/ZqcTdFJh6DQ ) JK--Pretends to be New England dork. Has poignant heart on sleeve.
Bruce Springsteen "Brilliant Disguise" (http://youtu.be/idnJnjV_8rg ) JK--Only American songwriter whose work evokes our eastern beaches
Beach Boys "Surfin' Safari" (http://youtu.be/FS7SUFz36lg ) JK--Song made you want to learn the Southern California beach locations referenced
Don Henley "The Boys of Summer" (http://youtu.be/-5usbS-EHjo ) JK--1984. Song is the most brilliant American summer anthem since Beach Boys
The Eagles "Take it Easy" (http://youtu.be/ZzC7_im4_ac ) JK--1972. First & last appearance of Winslow, Arizona in pop song.
Kim Fowley "The Trip" (http://youtu.be/eMgiBl5AXN4 ) JK--1966. Only clueless squares mistook this for "See America First" promo.
Kingston Trio "Scotch & Soda" (http://youtu.be/Jf9Lsd6uh-o ) JK--1958. Last ref to "feeling high" in pop music not interpreted as narcotic
Tom Jones "Green Green Grass of Home" (http://youtu.be/hSajFnkUxQY ) JK--Only singer in 60s whose grass ref not mistaken for drug celebration
Jimmy Cliff 'Vietnam" (http://youtu.be/X9Q4G_SgwLM ) JK--Same Mary with same cherry-sweet lips as in "Green Green Grass of Home"?
Country Joe "Fish Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag" (http://youtu.be/dATyZBEeDJ4 ) JK--Per GBShaw "fish" spelld "ghoti." Per CJ "fuck"
Love "A House Is Not A Motel" (http://youtu.be/qInF7WKOz4c ) JK--1967. From "Forever Changes." Note LP cover w/band faces arranged as Africa
Staying on subject of actors born in 1958, Gary Oldman has organically evolved from Sid Vicious 2 George Smiley. We're graying into gravitas
Alec Baldwin singles out William Holden among Hollywood golden age stars. I concur. See "Sunset Blvd." Masculine, intelligent, sensitive.
Here's this wonk's request to officeseekers: publish detailed, downloable policy paper. No ads. We'll tell U what we think on election day
"Assange 2 Obama: 'Stop WikiLeaks Witch Hunt'" JK--We stopped it. Found the witch. Actually, a warlock locked in UK embassy of LatAm nation
GOP ticket exemplifies US regressive tax sys at work. Wealthy investment man Romney paid at effective lower rate than salaryman running mate
The Economist keen on Ryan, but I'm not. Wonkishness in svc o military overspending, domestic tin-ear, & regressive taxation is no virtue
Nowadays I only turn on the TV when there's nothing good on the Internet.
Subhour NY-LDN flights wouldnt leave enuff time 4 snack cart 2 trundle down aisle. Peanut/pretz manufs o America: this outrage cannot stand!
Prospect of delivering human payload from New York to London in less than hour? Would kill in-flight movie market. MPAA lobbyists take note
Southern Wisconsin is both deeply conservative & deeply liberal. As a small town newspaper editor, I got a bellyful of both camps.
I like Wisconsin well enough (I have family there), but have not regretted our decision to move east. Not for a single minute.
I was for short time, post J-School, associate editor of the Milton Courier. I literally did everything, including darkroom & ad sales
WashPost article on econ woes of Paul Ryan hometown Janesville WI. Egidia & I left nearby Milton in 1985 to get on with our life. Dragsville
It was a cool beautiful night last night. Somebody nearby had a wood fire burning. The air smelled rich, like a summer in northern Michigan
Every generation, they remake Union Station in Washington DC. Now it's as transport hub for emerging office district nicknamed "NoMa."
Saw "In A Better World" on DVD. Excellent Danish film about 2 dysfunctional families & how turmoil threatens 2 destroy their school-age sons
I'd like to see a historical romance where homo sapiens honey falls for homo neanderthal hunk. Interhomo hankypanky is last taboo.
Quantum computing. It'll make traveling salesman prob no sweat @ any scale but not crack conundrum o farmer's daughter & her daddy's shotgun
I'm bit of a couch potato when it comes to caring about future of TV. Channel-surfing among competing visions. Yawning, futzing with remote
I tend 2 stop follow people who have just one topic & no original insights on that. If it's topic I know somethng about, they're superfluous
Dry ice. Havent seen it in long time. Recall seeing it as kid. Ice cream bars packed in solid CO2. Burned the touch. Sublimated. Didn't melt
Cool science trivia in today's WSJ: 5 quadrillion tons of air swaddle our planet in a layer 60 miles deep.
Hey merchants: don't request I complete satisfaction survey every time I visit while consistently delivering bad service. Doubt you'd listen
Media annoyingly uses "Catholic" as shorthand for "conservative Catholic." Hey numchuks: many of us liberal. More liberal than avg Mormon
Hard to avoid conclusion that Romney is hiding something that'd end his presidential campaign if were released to public in his tax returns
The most aw-inspiring thing in the universe is a cute puppy dog frolicking with a small child. Awwwwwwwwwww!
RT @TheOnion 'Cosmopolitan' Releases 5 Sexy Helen Gurley Brown Obituaries To Drive Your Man Wild.
You get sense that Putin felt he'd be perceived as a pussy if he didn't read them the riot act & act as the crypto-totalitarian he truly is
Nielsen Music 360 report sez 48% of people use radio as top place to discover new music. My radio station is 3000 miles away. That count?
Google Books textual analysis show dramatic closing of male-to-female pronoun ratio in English-language texts since 1960s.
Good article in Sunday Washington Post about actress Kathleen Turner, committed liberal activist, who has overcome serious health issues
"Scientists find that the Sun is so round, it’s scary" (http://bit.ly/Oov46j ) JK--That's the least scary thing about it, actually.
Nobody Sixto Rodriguez was Elvis-grade pop-god in apartheid-era pariah-state South Africa. Who's big in North Korea now?