Android has a sophisticated text-to-speech capability. How sophisticated is it? It actually pronounced my last name correctly.
Got my LinkedIn group-engage groove on this wk. Figured out how not 2 B overwhelmed. Scrape links 2 juicy discusions 2 doc, respond in batch
Email asking if I agree w/ James Kobielus' positions on #BigData. Quite frankly, I feel he's overrated on tech. But I like his music tastes
Maria Bartiromo. CNBC "money honey" is one tough financial reporter. Watch how those intense dark Italian eyes demand answers in interviews
Rumor is that Chik-Fil-A has never promoted its food as "finger lickin' good" because that might suggest something unholy.
Keeping score: I will post 3 original blogs next week, plus a weeksworth, plus 5 new quickhits
http://lnkd.in/tx3hev Excellent analysis Neil! One thing you point out that people tend to ignore in discussing this question is: "For...
Dressage. Not only does the event itself not seem like a sport, the French word for it feels like a frilly affectation. It's horse dancing
"Analyst Randy Kerns discusses state of file-based storage" (http://bit.ly/PLdd7e ) JK--Gr8 discussion of machine-gen data impact on storage
"Is 'Metro' now banned word at Microsoft?" (http://zd.net/Rmzzxs ) JK--Press seems more fixated w/codenames than code emanating from Redmond
http://lnkd.in/uVKzi6 I agree with Frank Popyk's comment regarding the limited actionability of the insights gained from voice of the...
"Microsoft Codenames: A Visual History" (http://bit.ly/PL7QVD ) JK--This industry trivia is even too trivial for Trivial Pursuit Geek Edition
"Containerized Data Centers: 10 Ways They Reduce IT Costs, Solve Problems" (http://bit.ly/PL7cHF ) JK--One day, I'm sure, one will be on Moon
"MIT researchers streamline coding for image processing" (http://bit.ly/PL4Kkw ) JK--New domain-specific language 4 image processing: Halide
Gabby Douglas had some tough competition last night, but she totally dominated. Awesome! Congrats on a well-deserved gold!
"Best Buy Isnt Best Anything. Its Chasing Supervalu 2 Bottom" (http://onforb.es/T6jCOF ) JK--Provocativ Forbes column on retailing revolution
http://lnkd.in/3tc6xg "Are predictive analytics overrated?" This seems to assume that predictive analysis has no value if the predictions...
How would U describe analytics to 5 year old? Well, start by mentioning computers. And see how far building block & Lego metaphors'll take U
"London 2012: Data Mgmt Challenges Behind Most Sustainable Olympics Ever" (http://bit.ly/T6gK47 ) JK--Wow! Very professionally managed games!
http://lnkd.in/-ZQppi Clearly, there are many paths to enter the field of data science and many skills, credentials, styles, and...
"Designing Data: What Biz Can Learn From Fitness Freaks" (http://bit.ly/MQjuna ) JK--Rl-time feedback loops 2 optimize one's own performance
I've started to follow Nemo Chu on LinkedIn, simply because he describes himself thusly: "I do things my mom doesn't understand."
I sincerely hope Arby's mgmt doesn't take any controversial stand on social issue. I don't need yet another reason not to eat there.
I chuckle at headline that says "Facebook stock price hits all-time low." Since when is a few months all of time. Hurry up eternity!
"Infographic: Wasted Talent" (http://bit.ly/T68ktG ) JK-- ~30% o US foreign-born workers has college degree but 20% of those un/underemployed
Jonah Lehrer titled his book of bogus Dylan quotes "Imagine." Apparently, named it for his research methodology.
Speed of thought?: http://lnkd.in/9NRxkz
Bo Diddley "Bring it to Jerome" (http://youtu.be/t9qypu3lbZ0 ) JK--1955. Had sudden urge to hear.His bandmate Jerome Green is lead vocal
I suspect Pussy Riot will sell a few records out of curiosity. Just like Plastic People of the Universe. Google the latter.
Decision scientists?: http://lnkd.in/36rbgF
Tiny Tim with The Band "Be My Baby" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdA_ZHjLxbU&feature=youtube_gdata_player …) JK--Bizarre collaboration.
Food is supposed to be mouth-watering. Does it make sense for a chicken shack to make you sick of them before you've taken a single bite?
The "blind Chinese activist." In fairness, media should tie all identities to visual acuity. Call me the "nearsighted Big Data evangelist"
RT @merv Humbly offering new slogan to twitter: "perfect mental health break in middle of a busy day" - always works for me.
Joan Baez "Diamonds And Rust" (http://youtu.be/hqJpEM3f-x4 ) JK--1975. This got some airplay. I heard her sing it on the Carson show.
Wuz tellin Sonya I interject music into my work rhythm to keep my nervous system from locking up. No joke. Sustained analysis clenches it
Pentangle "Travelling Song" (http://youtu.be/_q9of8OhkeQ ) JK--Admit it guys. The big-eyed blonde lady with Joan Baez voice knocks you out
Drafted next week's quick-hits. Hitting one new theme, "Big Media?," that I've already begun to address in http://analyzingmedia.com
Nice to see that people are paying such close attention to my next best action thinking.
No sequel. Do we really want to name our tech paradigms after the sorts of movies that tank at the box office?
What I love about Tony Bennett is that, when you hear his name listed as performing at concert with bunch of indie bands, doesn't sound odd
"Guess what? Bandwidth is getting cheaper" (http://bit.ly/NW3AVA ) JK--Note 2 self. Prepend "guess what?" 2 headline makes old news sound new
"Which freaking database should I use?" (http://bit.ly/PoDyYn ) JK--The one that's optimized for the freakiest analytics jobs, naturally.
Olympics. Grand event with many athletic stars that most of us didnt know about before the games and won't follow after it's over.
I only turn on Skype when I need to use it for a specific call. I don't need yet another channel for people to interrupt me in real-time.
WSJ column by Karl Rove on why Obama ad blitz not working. Should also have gay man commenting on what makes a woman truly sexy.
Any scientific validity to prediction that when Moon in 7th house & Jupiter aligns w/Mars peace will guide planets & luv steer the stars?
http://lnkd.in/MvSXRH " Hadoop clusters primarily to enforce security and entitlements"? That doesn't sound like a data mart, or a...
Romney cancelled planned stop @ DC National Zoo. Thought would be likeminded crowd. Then advisers informed him it's "pandas" not "panderers"
Rumor is Chik-Fil-A will prohibit suppliers allowing rooster & hen same-sex cohabitation. Will also instruct the birds to "eat less chikin."
Danger Mouse. The most brilliant and promiscuous collaborator in modern music. You want Brian Burton with you in the studio.
RIP Gore Vidal. Writer's very name was synonymous with Eastern literati intelligentsia elite for the past several decades.
Starting to figure out sustainable content-rich method & rhythm o regular engagement inside these LinkedIn #BigData groups. Retool my habits
http://lnkd.in/7636sX Thanks. The best way to "meld the analytical components of predictive markets with the entrepreneurial spirit of...
Hey, peeps who thought I was joking re Olivia Newton-John connection 2 quantum mechanics, read: http://bit.ly/gtze5o . Let's get physics-al!
Most people who play the stock market are hurt by "buy low sell high" fixation. The best, the longterm holders, are "buy low, sell why?"
Recommendation engines? Their primary fuel is behavioral analytics:http://lnkd.in/2aPvzW
August 1. Heart of the swelter season. By now, sweater season a distant memory. Sweat not evaporating from humidity-soaked skin.
"A child of five could understand this. Fetch me a child of five." - Groucho Marx
Proofs of concept as core appliance acquisition approach? Don't base your decision on splashy ads: http://lnkd.in/kngfrW
Romney's foreign policy consists 100% of standard GOP ploy of trumping up overseas threats as a pretext for insane military overspending.
Romney spokesman wraps up Poland visit by telling reporters to kiss his ass at some holy location. So ends a diplomatic overseas excursion
India's blackout impacts one tenth of Earth's population. Twice as many people as US. Or as many people as in all of Europe outside Russia
Great WashPost headline: "For Syria's Assad, only exit may be a body bag." Dictator will be lucky if he's still in one piece for disposal.
Forget Hotmail. I wish Hormel would start an all-Spam email service. Spam Spam Spam!
Hotmail, now known as http://Outlook.com , will continue to be free. Hey journalists: put that in your lead. That's all I care about.
Netflix mistakenly sent us some standard Bollywood junk last night. Lame-o morality play stitched into extended overproduced music video.
Michael Phelps. By now, they should be awarding him an extra special super dee duper lifetime achievement gold medal.
Plenty of people have branded themselves much better than I have on socials. I'm content to be content, and all that implies.
And don't recall any serious call by them to totally privatize disaster relief, public safety, child protective services, etc.
I've never heard a libertarian argue for minimal military. Somehow, guns are less intrusive than butter, in their minds.
I was surprised at how seamlessly I could map game theory approaches to CRM engagement use cases. See results in next week's blog.
"Are you ready for digital?" One of those wonderful phrases, like "are you ready for some football?" Who can deny?
"Converting the Enterprise to an Adaptive Neural Network" (http://bit.ly/QYbJYF ) JK--First step: stop getting on each others' nerves!
The Beatles "Flying" (http://youtu.be/qFrpclWP3eQ ) JK--1967. From "Magical Mystery Tour." Their only instrumental. Druggy languid. Luv it.
"Microsoft Reboots Hotmail Email Service" (http://on.wsj.com/M1IM0t ) JK--Replacing name with "Outlook." Uh, OK. Whatever.
Moby "Memory Gospel" (http://youtu.be/mLt_mbHe_UI ) JK--1999. I'll designate this the theme song of the in-memory revolution. Why not?
Young Marble Giants "N.I.T.A" (http://youtu.be/WmucougzKn0 ) JK--1980. From "Colossal Youth." "Nature intended the abstract for you & me."
"Stds bodies launch svc lyr 4 Internet o Things" (http://bit.ly/M1GQ88 ) JK--Internet where disembodied hands come out o Addams Family boxes?
"The Best of 'Damn You, Autocorrect'" (http://bit.ly/M1Glek ) JK--Best is "I love you and dream about the Fuhrer." Ach du lieber!
"How 2 Nurture DataScientist" (http://bit.ly/MwVhxC ) JK--Non-trad data srcs, small team, new techs, experiment, no-no midmanagrs, evangelize
"New profession emerging: Decision Coach" (http://bit.ly/NH2xvp ) JK--First decision: is this new "profession" a total crock? Quick! Decide!
"Meet Next Marissa Mayer @ Golden Ntwkng Women Entreprenrs Happy Hour in NYC" (http://bit.ly/NH1D1Y ) JK--Didnt realize she was 1st of series
"“Bubble Attribution” or True Cross Chann Attribution?" (http://bit.ly/NGYQFT ) JK--i.e.,1-chann mktg plat attrib analysis favoring that chan
Drafted the blog: "Data Scientists: Explore Game Theory to Boost Customer Engagement." Posting next Tuesday. Breaking new ground.
Merriam-Webster online dictionary now tutoring us in pleasant British phrases such as "Please don't whinge about being knackered, you prat"
@mikecuesta Thanks. The trick is turning awesome titles into awesome blogs. Wish me luck.
Working on next #IBM blog: "Data Scientists: Explore Game Theory to Boost Customer Engagement."
"Starbucks to add shot of energy efficiency to its coffee shops" (http://bit.ly/N8CfNz ) JK--Hooking up overcaffeinated customers to the grid
"Rome's Colosseum is pulling a Pisa" (http://cnet.co/OiqnMz ) JK--Culprit? Emperor sole-sourced construction to his idiot brother-in-law
"Bring yr own Internet is next trend 2 vex IT pros" (http://tek.io/Oipvrr ) JK--Approach tipping point called "going into business 4 yrself"?
Multitasking: doing everything at once and nothing well. http://bit.ly/OimVS7
"Most Americans Don't Trust the Internet" (http://bit.ly/OiloM7 ) JK--Yet another installment in useless "Americans don't trust..." series
Missy Franklin. Well on her way to being America's Sweetheart during these Olympics. Congrats on the gold.
John Cleese. Hadn't seen him on a commercial in some time. Thank you DirecTv! Funnyman has never made a bad ad.
Romney on to Poland. No historical political minefields to step in there, other than WW2, Holocaust, Communist domination, Polack jokes, etc
Broadly contemplating game-theoretic approaches 2 modeling influencer-follower behaviors on social media. Discrete variables, not continuous
Didn't check in on Facebook much today. But I'm sure Facebook doesn't need my constant attention anymore. It's all grown up.
"Microsoft Admits Risks with Surface" (http://bit.ly/T17VIP ) JK--Really? Companies don't BS their way thru those 10-Ks? Well, blow me down
Who really invented the Internet? Sorry 2 spring this all on U at this late date, but I did. Actually, it's all a figment of my imagination
Ergonomic breakthru this a.m.. Started sitting in home office little wicker chair. Puts less pressure on thighs than padded office chair
Hey spammer, if you want to deceive us into responding to urgent alerts, it's important not to spell them "eargent alirts."
@BizBreakRadio More appealing? I'd make BYOB mandatory and mandatory BYOD mandatory if only device is in the shape of a swizzle stick.
In dealing with nasty customer service situations, sometimes good things come to those who scream.
"Marilyn Monroe’s Unpublished Poems: The Complex Private Person Behind the Public Persona" (http://bit.ly/N7ZuXg ) JK--Clearly, a sad person
TweetDeck. One annoying real-time behavior is shift downward tweeted tinyURL you're trying 2 click. So U mistaknly click anothr tweeted link
RT @Ruth_A_Buzzi Lets show our national pride unity & love 4 America during Olympics befor return 2 hating each other during election season
"Microsoft needs to buy a vowel" (http://bit.ly/M5fsRO ) JK--Apparently, it was a slow news day at Network World.
"Self-Driving Cars: Coming Soon 2 Highway Near U" (http://bit.ly/Nf7sxC ) JK--Will novelty of driverless freak out drivers, cause accidents?
"Why data should be our guiding light on public policy" (http://bit.ly/Nf5q0s ) JK--I agree. But people dis us as "technocrats" when we do.
"Volume of mobile tweets at Games so high it interfered w/Olympic broadcast" (http://bit.ly/Nf4J7m ) JK--Pyrotechnics were all flaming tweets
"Why Crowdsourced Computing Benchmarks Are the Future" (http://bit.ly/N5ZbMm ) JK--Interesting. Proposing managed crowdsource community?
My Monday morning #BigData social browsing just produced a strong candidate for my next orig blog. Now, other side of my brain must vet it
Meaty metadata?: http://lnkd.in/YPEdbm
Grace Slick & The Great Society "Somebody to Love" (http://youtu.be/0fd7s5d_nhQ ) JK--1966. Original version. I love this one too.
"New Kid on K Street: Internet Assn" (http://bit.ly/NeZRPK ) JK--DC's K Street (NW, btwn 9th & WashCircle) synonymous with "lobbyists."
@AngieEsco Excellent. Can't get enough of McGinley. I've even retooled memories of "Office Space" around the scene he was in.
End of July. Could not be more dead-smack dead-summer. When you marvel at the fact that people are responding to work emails.
Romney in Israel speaking on Iran. Seems like he's simply resorting to reciting Obama speeches verbatim.
Yes. It's been 40 years. I'm still puzzling the line "I've seen all good people turn their heads each day so satisfied I'm on my way."
Ah, getting bored with 2012 London #Olympics. Let's jump ahead to Rio 2016. Start with Ipanema women's volleyball/bathingsuit competition.
"Shite." It's a prestige UK variety of shit. They have more sophisticated feces in the Isles than we uncultured Yanks can ever aspire to.
#Olympic men's water polo competition. To qualify as true polo, these guys should ride inflatable horsies, wield day-glo flexible mallets
"Anatomy of an Internet death spiral" (http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/anatomy-of-internet-death-spiral-198822?source=IFWNLE_nlt_daily_2012-07-28 …) JK--Cringely down on Zynga. Like me, "-ville" invites irritate him totally
Philly NBC affiliate weather team: one bowtied tweedy middle-aged guy & one drop-dead gorgeous supermodel type. Winning combination.
Women's #Olympics rowing at Eton. On perfectly rectangular long lake. Rumored to have been built by Druids after they got bored w/Stonehenge
"Cambrian Explosion o Everything" (http://petervan.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/cambrian-explosion-of-everything/ …) JK--Provocativ POV: combinatorial explos o entities identities & "lifeforms" on Web
NBC should hire Mitt Romney for color commentary throughout the#Olympics. Would be fun to hear him micro-nitpick British mgmt of the games
Mike Rowe. If he were 10 times taller, he'd have to change his name to Mack Rowe.
Watching #Olympics men's volleyball USA vs. Serbia. Those Serbs have great net defense. Tough competitors.
RIP Geoffrey Hughes. English actor best known to US audience as slovenly sex-indifferent brother-in-law Onslow in "Keeping Up Appearances."
"Apple Files Wearable Computing Patent" (http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/27/apple-files-another-wearable-computing-patent/ …) JK--I'd love to wear a computing patent. Better yet, tattoo it on my ass
It's bit disturbing that some IT peeps resort 2 stigmatizing paradigms, trends, and/or vendors they dislike as "evil." Cut that crap please!
Cyclists gaining speed in the pouring rain at #Olympics. Clear leaders now. Weathering English weather is the true test of bicycular mettle.
Pardon me, but I've never met anybody who dropped out of highschool because they couldn't make heads or tails of quadratic equations.
"Is Algebra Necessary?" (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/29/opinion/sunday/is-algebra-necessary.html?hp …) JK--Written by PoliSci prof. Curious why he chose that major. How well did HE do in algebra?
Been in England 3 times: 1987 (Westminster) & 2010 (Old Windsor & Wokingham). All were short biz trips. Enjoyed each. Got gloom, rain, & fog
#Olympics cyclists are in Surrey now, SW of London. Now the scenery syncs roughly with my memories walking there on biz trip 2 years ago.
One of nice things about continuously televising #Olympic cycling race from moving camera is it gives viewers a tour of English countryside
Michelle Obama being interviewed at #Olympics. She herself looks like could have been Olympic athlete. LIke her hubby: lean intense poised
Perfect description of Danny DeVito's looks in today's New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/24/theater/danny-devito-follows-his-comedy-bliss-to-london.html?_r=1&src=rechp …): "New Jersey Italian in a fun-house mirror"
John C. McGinley on insurance commercial. Why has this talented comic actor done nothing notable since "Scrubs" canceled? Give him a series!
Watching soggy #olympics cycling thru verdant English countryside. Lacking stark mountains & sharp valleys, Britain seems ideal 4 this sport