Plowed through 9 months of Entertainment Weekly this afternoon. Most of it absolute trash.
Love "Seven & Seven Is" (http://youtu.be/tc_LzMHIbYg ) JK--1966. Pure punk.
Love "My Little Red Book" (http://youtu.be/1hLP8_F2fkw ) JK--The only song that Hal David says he & Burt Bacharach wrote as rock-n-roll.
She & Him "Thieves" (http://youtu.be/SeAgLIaHj0M ) JK--Zooey Deschanel is a multi-layered talent. This is my favorite of her compositions
Carla Bruni "Quelqu'un Ma Dit" (http://youtu.be/UfCnLTsGgcQ ) JK--Don't hate her cuz she's a stunning former supermodel & 1st lady. Gr8 song
Marianne Faithfull "Broken English" (http://youtu.be/NVCKdMpOXYw ) JK--1979. Her glorious return with heroin-ravaged voice.
Pere Ubu "Life Stinks" (http://youtu.be/8t33UvkkcxY ) JK--1978. Their remotest approximation 2 punk. Written by decease foundr Peter Laughner
The Contortions "Flip Your Face" (http://youtu.be/tGpYoMS3hws ) JK--1978, from Eno-produced "No New York." A sheer terror groove.
The Beatles "Helter Skelter" (http://youtu.be/QWuXmfgXVxY ) JK--What I love is that Paul, not John, screamed the punkiest Fab Four recording.
The White Stripes "Fell In Love with a Girl" (http://youtu.be/q27BfBkRHbs ) JK--10 years old. Great punkish anomaly in Jack White's oeuvre
Egidia & I cracked open a great bottle of dry Riesling. I swear, Riesling's become our favorite comfort wine. Almost never go wrong.
The day proceeded quite well. I drifted off to sleep on the sofa and drooled myself awake. That means I was really out.
Ahhhhh.....that was a gloriously heat- & humidity-dropping late-summer rain. One of the most pleasurable sudden weather waves.
Susan Sarandon. Actress remains distressingly gorgeous in old age.
Reading WashPost review o "The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure," weakest movie debut o all time. Makes Barney look like Shakespeare
McCartney did a superb job of interpreting pre-rock standards on his latest LP. Thoroughly enjoyed him tonite on PBS Great Performances.
Thinking of organizing a Debunkathon, wherein professional know-it-alls trash received wisdom with fiendish efficiency & swift dispatch.
My girl aced her pharmacy technician certification exam tonight. Demanded a lot of mind-numbing rote memorization. Zillions of medications.
Thinking of catching Paul McCartney on PBS Great Performances tonight. I love how he has kept his heart into making fresh music.
RIP Art Modell. I couldn't remember if he was the football franchise-moving owner Baltimoreans love or hate. Turns out he's the one they luv
@metabrown312 Most self-evident thing is governance. Daddy will smack their little behind if they don't institute toy-pickup best practice
"Columbia data science course, week 1: what is data science?" (http://bit.ly/OWvIrO ) JK--Sounds like a good curriculum.
"Why Big Data is a Big Deal 4 Sales: New Infographic" (http://bit.ly/OWulJv ) JK--Do lead prospecting and qualification with all Vs a-blazing
@metabrown312 The "why-to" of configuration management is self-evident: so you can find it quickly when you want to play with it again
"MapReduce Makes Further Inroads in Academia" (http://bit.ly/OWsFjt ) JK--Have enhanced MR work rate & job sched: MapReduce Job Adaptor.
"How Do You Explain Value Of Configuration Mgmt To Six-year-old" (http://bit.ly/OWrH6O ) JK--Just tell them to put all their toys away neatly
"Paper: A Map-Reduce-Like System for Emerging Parallel Architectures" (http://bit.ly/OWq0WN ) JK--Interesting research study from Ohio State
"The Truth is in the Dataset" (http://bit.ly/OWogg9 ) JK--Au contraire. Truth is in the interpretation & its vetting thru engagement in world
"Open Data: What’s It Hiding?" (http://bit.ly/OWkxzr ) JK--Rather, who's opposing it? The right wing.
http://lnkd.in/V4q8Jp No. Data discovery is only one function or application performed under advanced analytics. Call the entire category...
http://lnkd.in/M3nZcE That's putting the cart before the elephant. What sort of business imperative do you have that is best addressed by...
http://lnkd.in/Tu5tGP Essentially, the "why" is root cause analysis. Why people do what they do is something that behavioral scientists...
Finished my #IBM quick-hits 4 next week. This has been one of those weeks when I pushed them 2 Friday. Not procrastinating. Tight schedules
Big Data's optimal deployment model? Workload-optimized nodes everywhere: http://lnkd.in/QfPptM
Big Data's optimal deployment model? Workload-optimized nodes everywhere: http://lnkd.in/KgiD3A
"Quantum Teleportation Could Let Earth Phone ET's Home" (http://bit.ly/NYwu58 ) JK--Absolutely secure zero-latency "quantum Internet"
Philip Seymour Hoffman will play a cult figure inspired by L. Ron Hubbard on silver screen this fall. Betcha he'll burrow deep in your head
Daniel Day-Lewis will embody Abraham Lincoln on silver screen this fall. Betcha we'll feel the depth of Abe's dark depressive tendencies
You know times are tough when even Jay Leno is taking a severe pay cut--50 percent! Poor man. Down to his last $100 million.
None of the news articles have explained why alleged Romney tax return hackers have done it down in Tennessee. Where's he live these days?
Why exactly does the US waste any time debating where another country should place its capital? Ever hear of concept of "sovereign states"?
If Facebook modeled on college student registry, why the birthday notices? I didnt give a crap about the b-day of the cute girl in Econ 101
My favorite spam of the morning begins with "Dear Robert." It's the sort of spam that makes me feel pity for the sender's incompetence.
When the subway moves from the 4g to the 3g to 1g zone, I feel like I'm regressing back to the Stone Age.
Glad I missed both political conventions. My mind was made up long ago and I don't enjoy being herded into a hallelujah chorus.
Drew Peterson guilty of murdering wife #3. Perhaps this long-delayed richly deserved crotchkick of justice will knock the strut out of him
Listening to Janis Joplin "Mercedes Benz" in my head. Curious whether God granted her wish in the hereafter.
Hanging with my Boston-area #IBM colleagues today. Full day of stuff to do, people to speak with. Weather's reasonably pleasant.
Thought leadership. You can attempt it on an empty stomach, but not on an empty mind.
Workload-optimized systems? Leverage the workload management tools integrated into systems: http://lnkd.in/ydJMwN
Wrote my next #IBM blog on the plane: "Next Best Action Functionality Baked Into Your Business Platform"
Let's see. At Washington National, Dems in power, Obama accepts nomination tomorrow, Charlotte flight boarding. Famous faces?
Hearing Bob Mould live on #kexp today has been highlight of my day. At this point, he and/or Husker Du and/or Sugar should be in RnR HoFame
Trying to determine whether something is truly news--i.e., new--requires having a hash cache of history stashed in your calabash.
Stresses come and go. When they "go," by your own action or otherwise, briefly recognize that, say "whew," and sit calmly. More will come.
Proofs of concept as core appliance acquisition approach? Integrated expertise patterns can facilitate POCs: http://lnkd.in/4Ev8es
"Data Science Spikes Volleyball Bias" (http://bit.ly/OXvdOp ) JK--My fuzzy head-calc shows % o Calif-bsd players not much > than % of US pop
Teaching my daughter the annoying truth about commercial radio. It even makes you sick of hit songs you like by playing them incessantly
Proofs of concept as core appliance acquisition approach? Integrated expertise patterns can facilitate POCs: http://lnkd.in/rfe2ng
Just focusing on one task at a time is the secret to multitasking, paradoxical as that may sound. Each gets full concentration, albeit brief
With the Nationals' 82nd victory, Washington DC is assured of first over-.500 season in MLB since 1933. Since the Great f-ing Depression!
WSJ article on stinko summer at the movie box office. I paid attention to none of them and had absolutely no desire to see anything.
WSJ article on demise of America's roadside attractions, aka "tourist traps." Takes me back to Prehistoric Forest in Michigan's Irish Hills
America shook off post-9/11 PTSD when Barack Obama was elected 4 years ago. BTW, next week's Sept 11 is also a Tuesday.
I think we need a law that all political ads use same background music. Nothing foreboding. Perhaps something borrowed from softcore porn
The tech tweets appeal to a wide age range. My music tweets seem to appeal most to people 20+ years younger than me. Cool. Whatever.
My oldest family PC is XP SP1, is used almost every day, hasn't received malware signature update in 8 years, & is doing fine. Pushing luck?
As far as ads & media know, yoga has just 2 poses--up dog & down dog--and no moves (aka vinyasas). Perhaps squats resemble toilet sitting
Hey Wolf Blitzer: why the need to state that San Antonio mayor is "only" 37 years old? When did near-40 become part of extended adolescence?
"47 Mind-Blowing Psychological Facts You Should Know About Yourself (http://read.bi/OQmCLw ) JK--Nonsense. Need at least 48 to blow yr mind
"The Data Scientist Will Be Replaced By Tools" (http://onforb.es/OQkdAB ) JK--Not really. Fitting model 2 problem needs expert human judgment
@loserboy had great bookends to his set today: started w/ classical, ended w/ Tony Bennett. But messed up middle with that indie-rock junk
When even Seattle's experiencing drought, that's a real cause for concern.
Workload-optimized systems? Consider workloads across the life cycle: http://lnkd.in/28Kvim
"The library more popular than ever" (http://bit.ly/NNvn8o ) JK--In digital era, it's the quiet open public-welcome research facility.
"Why can't we just admit that journalists are human?" (http://bit.ly/NNtusk ) JK--Sure. But that's no excuse for inflammatory racial remarks
@metabrown312 Or enriches us when information tells us that inaction--in other words, keep on keeping on--is best response.
"When did addiction become good thing?" (http://bit.ly/NNsc0i ) JK--It didnt. Even online, it limits free will 2 recognize/lose toxic habits
Preparedness is perpetual low-level anxiety. Get used to it. Getting blindsided unprepared always lurks as the demon to be averted.
Life's most important truths lie buried inside piles of irrelevant detail.
"Facebook Cleanses Pages of Fraudulent "Likes"" (http://bit.ly/NNpLeg ) JK--Really? Even false friends who paid us digital lip service?
"Wolfram Alpha Facebook App Distills Wealth of Your Personal Data" (http://bit.ly/NNpBne ) JK--For holding up mirror to your presented self
"Data controllers and compliance in the cloud" (http://bit.ly/NNplVd ) JK--Good analysis of cloud PII security options vis-a-vis EU laws
"DevOps and ITIL at IBM Innovate" (http://bit.ly/NNpacD ) JK--Shared pipeline 4 get app sw from agile dev env to production w/high quality
Young Marble Giants "Salad Days" (http://bit.ly/NNoL9T ) JK--The most minimal composition on this minimalistic landmark LP. Alison wrote it
Gartner's statement that "“big data makes you smarter but open data makes you richer" is absurd either/or. Getting smarter gets you richer
"How to Measure the Cultural DNA of Your Company" (http://bit.ly/NNnIad ) JK--Without requiring CEO to submit to a mouth swab.
My favorite Robert Frost? Lady at dinner party said "Lovely sunset, Mr Frost." Poet replied: "Madam, I didnt come here to discuss business"
We are now in the "-ember" months. When the dying embers of the year slowly snuff themselves out and so forth. Yeah, that's the ticket.
Gartner's contrasting "open data" with "big data" is unnecessary. Scale and interchange of data both important biz considerations. Do both.
Golden Palominos (feat. Michael Stipe) "Boy (Go)" (http://youtu.be/-I6UpF6UHWg ) JK--Only one of his non-REM extracurriculars I noticed
The girl knows that her parents have different styles when we receive lousy service. Egidia's the bargainer. I'm a bit more blunt.
Labor Day dinner with girls at Romano's Macaroni Grill in Kingstowne. We'll have 2 Mama's Trios. Would that be Mama's Sextuplets?
Have new theory for impact of "Mona Lisa." Lisa del Giocondo was sultriest of da Vinci's woman subjects & displayed best hint of cleavage
Just cleaned the whole house. Which means the whole house has taken up residence in my sinuses.
@freebalance Perhaps, but I think alertness is calming. It gives you clear recognition of situation, your place in it, & your options.
Nothing calms me like coffee. Which is odd, considering that it's stimulant. Maybe I'm mistaking alertness for serenity. Composed attention
My dream right now is Washington plays Detroit in the World Series. I need to have my civic loyalty put to the severest test, come October.
Enjoying Labor Day by indulging in its opposite.
Mainstream media trying to be respectful to the dead, but are distorting truth by not labeling Sun Myung Moon a "cult leader."
Johnny Rivers "Midnight Special" (http://youtu.be/vq0UicQc8fo ) JK--My favorite version of this much-covered song. Johnny rocks it right!
Chumbawamba "Salt Fare, North Sea" (http://youtu.be/iVaL74vlMS8 ) JK--2002, from "Readymades." British Isles folk/electro. Not post-punk.
Clannad "Caide Sin Don Té Sin" (http://youtu.be/1MkKgu--BSw ) JK--1994. So lovely you must cry. Irish Gaelic for "what's it to anyone?"
Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg "California Gurls" (http://youtu.be/sK_7G4CrfyI ) JK--She dominates the airwaves now. On quite a roll of hits.
Dionne Warwick "Don't Make Me Over" (http://youtu.be/JHH5pk67Ao0 ) JK--Bit of Hal David genius. Built lyric around phrase the singer uttered
Carpenters "(They Long To Be) Close To You" (http://youtu.be/yqjJ8xR1Me4 ) JK--Another silky smooth classic Hal David lyric.
Dusty Springfield "The Look of Love" (http://youtu.be/zq_tlaTkAAY ) JK--One of many simple, romantic perfect lyrics penned by Hal David.
Beck "Sexx Laws" (http://youtu.be/IQfwgzoiq4c ) JK--1999. Great faux Motown. "I'm a full-grown man but I'm not afraid to cry."
Loretta Lynn & Jack White "Portland, Oregon" (http://youtu.be/VuC_l3ymXhM ) JK--2004. Truly terrific collaboration you never would've dreamt.
Neko Case & Her Boyfriends "Guided by Wire" (http://youtu.be/Zn6MCP7jjqk ) JK--2000. Her most country. Before she got poetic & deconstructive
Rachel Sweet "Stranger in the House" (http://youtu.be/jpkyoav4WM8 ) JK--1978. Best version o Costello song. Big brassy voice, tres Neko Case
Elvis Costello & George Jones "Stranger in the House" (http://youtu.be/HSj6SayDnR0 ) JK--1981. Costello wrote this great country song.
@delindesign Hi Eric. Thanks. Hope all's well with you. Branded anything interesting lately?
Reading up on Leonardo Da Vinci. Smart, talented, good-looking, widely respected. But historians agree he was a total bastard.
Jason Perlow @jperlow I'm actually looking forward to the next big solar storm that knocks us back to the stone age. I'll get some peace and quiet.
I usually read physical books with a computer handy. To find details and images the author chose not to impress in ink on pulp.
Men's Health mag cover story "Break the Sex Rules: Step 1--Do It In Office." Cool. I work at home. Must remember 2 bring office up 2 bedroom
Sun Myung Moon bites big one.
I'm afraid to "like" everything I like, lest I'm stalked forever by them all to the point I dislike the whole goddamn lot of them.
Declaration they're not gonna let campaign be "dictated by fact-checkers" is tantamount 2 Romney-Ryan saying they're going to lie thru teeth
RIP Hal David. Longtime Bacharach partner lyricist recently received Library of Congress Gershwin Prize 4 Popular Song. " Concise, singable
Paul Ryan feels need 2 lie re accomplshmts that can B easily verified. Claimd ran " 2 hr & 50-something" marathon. His best closer to 4 hrs.
Jenny Slate drops the f-bomb on SNL a few seasons ago (http://youtu.be/-LsyDYwG2f4 ). Unbelievable. People don't say "fuck" in real life.
One of the nice things about watching YouTube on my smartphone is that doesn't force us to watch those execrable campaign videos first.
Reading Gene Wilder's memoir. Apparently straight actor feels need to give graphic description of rape by roommate in boarding school. Hmm
Best writing teacher I ever had was an editor. I realized I was sick of teachers critiquing & grading. I simply needed tweaking & shaping.
Rumor is Twitter going to produce Web TV. No program may have more than 140 characters.
That was one relaxing massage. Full body, deep tissue. My kind of time off.
Yoga Journal. I figured out how to down dog a while back. Most people do. You wasted a full spread instructing us on this most basic asana.
GQ. This month they maxed it with ads. No articles in evidence on any of the 300 pages.
Did my mowing and swept out the cars. Rain threatens. Skip washing the cars. Lie on the loveseat, reading WSJ. Ahhhhh......
Oh. Secretariat was from Doswell, Virginia, just outside the King's Dominion amusement park. A little Old Dominion history I wasn't aware of