Prepping for Calgary-Edmonton speaking tour. By "prepping," I mean "already prepped a few weeks ago." I hate last-minute funny business
Cousteau "Last Good Day of the Year" (http://youtu.be/JwtpnPz_kc8 ) JK--I'm a sucker for world-weary romantic yearning pop declarations
Nice guy at Big Data Innovation show boasted he was 51 & doesn't look it. I one-upped--or rather 3-upped--him. I'm closer to grave than he
I have not opted out of some tech newsletter emails on topics I haven't followed in many years...to remind myself how many years it's been.
Kings Of Convenience "I'd Rather Dance With You" (http://youtu.be/OczRpuGKTfY ) JK--Norwegian duo has Sandpipers-like easy-listening vibe
Opened all the windows in the house. Such a nice fresh cool Saturday morning. Cue the Sandpipers' 1969 song (http://youtu.be/Kg0-a4zlwNM )
Was a busy week. Surprisingly little new industry news this past week. I suspect the situation will heat up in coming 6 weeks.
Finished my next-week quick-hits on the plane home. "Simplified big-data experience" is theme all next week, Monday thru Friday
Shouldn't we put arithmetic mean of US household income smack dab in middle of "middle income" range? It's well below GOP nominee's range
Interesting how VH-1 decade retrospectives feature expert commentary mostly by singers & actors I never heard of. Has-beens? Never-weres?
USA Today has redesigned and beefed up content to approximate a quality newspaper. Not bad. High time.
Semifamous person on this LAG-DCA flight with ties to Washington & Wall Street. Googled to see what this player might be up to. Won't name.
Solution accelerators?: http://lnkd.in/mgGQNV
Writing next week's quick-hits at Logan Airport, waiting for the shuttle. Next week will be a Canada road trip. Busy, busy, busy
All these riots in Middle East over some formerly obscure YouTube video that some SoCal shady character made under false pretenses? Wha...?
Just thought of great title for something about lottery winner: "Maximilian's Mega-Billions." Movie? Sitcom? Game show? Multi-user game?
Solution accelerators?: http://lnkd.in/Fz3yKN
Listening to Camera Obscura "James" from "My Maudlin Career." Scottish romantic popgroup one of my fave 21st century recording artists
Listening 2 Bob Dylan "Tombstone Blues" frm "Hwy 61 Rvstd." "The city fathers are trying 2 endorse the reincarnation of Paul Revere's horse"
Saw Lenox Hotel sign in distance. Soon-to-be "X" Malcolm Little washed dishes with Redd Foxx there in late 1940s, so said former's autobio
Chillin at some bar & grill on Boylston. From a distance, street sign seems to say "Boston."
Big data vision? Every C-level exec has killer apps: http://lnkd.in/S4JphM
Romney remark on ambassador's murder could not be more inflammatory & boneheaded. Should hire factchecker & engage svcs of good psychiatrist
Neil Halstead "See You on Rooftops" (http://youtu.be/TdsqQoqez_Y ) JK--Ten years ago. When's this velvet-throated troubadour doing another?
Jim Gaffigan "Hot Pockets" (http://youtu.be/N-i9GXbptog ) JK--Perversely, this funny bit has probably boosted customer loyalty 2 Hot Pockets.
Lene Lovich "Home is Where the Heart is" (http://youtu.be/072uSyYfXbc ) JK--Grew up in Hull UK & Detroit USA. "Good to be home" she told us
Tin Huey "The Tin Huey Story" (http://youtu.be/kRaycufxLDc ) JK--1977. "The apples are there, it's just that no one wants to buy them"
Tin Huey "Chinese Circus" (http://bit.ly/TMqq6Q ) JK--Wacky Harvey Gold composition from "Contents Dislodged During Shipment"
Tin Huey "Hump Day" (http://bit.ly/TMpOOA ) JK--Great Chris Butler song from their only major label LP "Contents Dislodged During Shipment."
Beatles "Lovely Rita" (http://youtu.be/Se5JLYKQfDU ) JK--1967 from "Sgt Peppers." Climax on "Day in the Life" was musical. This more literal
The Who "Pictures of Lily" (http://youtu.be/7BmkBroiw1s ) JK--1967. Townshend's funny/poignant/bold rock meditation on masturbation
Velvet Underground "Sister Ray" (http://youtu.be/FJUpY5geWcU ) JK--1967, also frm "White Light White Heat." Landmark in rock boundary pushing
Velvet Underground "The Gift" (http://youtu.be/mI-YiaWDgB4 ) JK--1967 frm "White Light White Heat." JCale reads LReed lyric. Shocking twist
Lou Reed "Street Hassle" (http://youtu.be/a2532gJcCsA ) JK--Beat-poet talksong. Terrific use of shock-image & punchy obscenities at 6:15 mark
Nada Surf "Blankest Year" (http://youtu.be/ndwMuGjPzNs ) JK--From "The Weight is a Gift." Perfect use of "fuck" as intensifier not obscenity
Cee Lo Green "Forget You" (http://youtu.be/rNV_N4Yn7iE ) JK--Not the original title. But you know that.
Rolling Stones "Star, Star" (http://youtu.be/tZjxoZdWblI ) JK--Click through to see the suppressed title on YouTube, or just listen to chorus
Grinderman "No P**** Blues" (http://youtu.be/lL3dNfxcpnw ) JK--Nick Cave is an R-rated original, an all-edge rock/novel/film auteur.
Eels "Mr E's Beautiful Blues" (http://youtu.be/nQF0hs9Rzus ) JK--A perfectly pithy refrain & sentiment: "Goddamn right it's a beautiful day!"
Steve Martin with Pat McCormick (Tonight Show writer) 1974 TV special in Canada (http://youtu.be/afh3sjdlCEI )
Pleasant evening in greater Springfield VA. Air is clear. I can read the neon sign of the Hard Times cafe from across this vast parking lot
Today was multimodal engagemt: skype, tweetchat, audio conference, facebook back&forth, face2face with immediate family. Now? You all, this
Whenevr my finger slips & I see I accidently "liked" something I posted 2 FB, I imedi8ly "dislike." That upthumb hand implies I play w/self
Has FourSquare ever contemplated a companion service called SixDeep where people only checkout?
I know just enough of Bahasa Indonesia to gauge when something is spam. Aduh!
Summary/recap blog on today's #IBMDataChat from yours truly in a few days. Stay tuned. I learned tons. I hope you did too. Brilliant chat.
We have 8 minutes left on this #IBMDataChat. I'm learning a lot. Just one more question.
@Excel_Medical Thanks Lance. I'll get back to you in a jif.
We have an expert panel on today's #IBMDataChat
I'll be your moderator on today's tweetchat. Please use hashtag#IBMDataChat if you wish to contribute or interact with our panelists.
Prepping for #IBMDataChat by tweeting this, wondering about cerebral blood flow patterns during intense tweetchatting. Headache & dizziness
@Sam_Ponedal Ooh, I like that. My own little finger-cooling bowl. Now don't tell me to go soak my head. I've heard that one before.
Why do I grab fresh glass of ice water when prepping 4#IBMDataChat I'm moderating? Not sure. Lubricate my solitary mumbling while tweeting?
Do quantum mechanics have special WD-40 for squirting a wee bit of the wave into the entanglement & getting those quarks a-spinnin' again?
Any sufficiently advanced lie is indistinguishable from the truth.
Healthcare analytics?: http://lnkd.in/KXvjby
Spam gives me insight into inner workings of U.N. Apparently, Sec'y Gen'l Ban Ki-Moon personally processes all grant applications in ALLCAPS
Did a quick Skype-based video interview with @johnkwaters . My home laptop worked like a charm. Audio not up to snuff on my work laptop.
I decided to follow somebody on Twitter this morning primarily because they are followed by @BarackObama . Healthcare organization.
Re-watched "Julie & Julia" tonight, recognizing it for the food porn that Nora Ephron confessed to being an orgiast for.
Morgan Freeman is NOT DEAD.. He's a 75-year-old very much alive very much active actor still in the pink of his career. F***ing hoax, OK?
The archaic notion of "quitting time" at the end of each work day. When you're always on and the world never quits, when, if ever, is it?
"Future where 'consumer electronics' become 'consumr photonics'" (http://bit.ly/THeD9U ) JK--All-photonic compute via optical nanowire switch
Louis CK & Jim Cramer. Separated at birth?
One of those days where everybody wants 5 minutes of my time, purely ad-hoc.
"Does FB know you're pregnant?" (http://bit.ly/P6FqIl ) JK--It knows yr gender, age, relationship status, & what youre clicking thru. Add 2+2
Working on my next #IBM blog: "Data Scientist: Consider the Curriculum"
Traffic congestion driving you crazy? Here are three case studies on how big data helps reduce it http://ibm.co/OsZia0
Planning to attend Information On Demand 2012? Make sure to check out the LinkedIn event and RSVP! http://linkd.in/NrPxdV
Eleven years ago this morning I was prepping for a Burton Group webinar on SAML that I was scheduled to present the following day. I did it
Eleven years ago this morning I was using very last mechanical mouse I've ever used. Was losing precision control. I chucked it that a.m.
Eleven years ago this morning at this time of the day I was sitting in this same office looking at My Yahoo news. I havent changed layout
Both of my adult children made their respective baby photos their respective Facebook profile photos right after their old man posted them.
Why is there no centralized certified diploma registry in the US? Wouldn't that help address problem of people claiming bogus credentials?
Big data vision? Agile information management foundation:http://lnkd.in/CUnY6N
Josh Rosenthal Education Fund (http:L//bit.ly/QfXzCW) JK--Died 11 years ago tomorrow in World Trade Center. Livonia Stevenson '75 U-Mich '79
NYTimes Mag has "Meh List": "Not Hot. Not Not. Just Meh." I'd put Matchbox 20 in that category.
Penile-growth spam seems straight out of Austin Powers. I expect 2 C bulk solicitations for sharks with frickin' laser beams on their backs
"Where Does Mitt Romney Stand on Cybersecurity?" (http://bit.ly/TChpNy ) JK--He's both for & against it, on alternate weeks.
Whew! Seattle just received its first rain since July 22. It was so weird to hear the DJs at #KEXP bemoaning southern California climate
@dhaimes Yeah, but that's like being married (I am, btw) while receiving a steady stream of "singles in your area" spam. DON'T GO THERE!
One problem with engaging in tech discussions on LinkedIn groups is you're spammed with job postings. Leave me alone. I have a good one.
Peta-governance? Big data archive and sandbox in co-dependent governance relationship: http://lnkd.in/eCWreh
Honestly, I was hoping Romney would have named Ben Stein his running mate. Then we'd have Willard & Ben, you dirty rat, & all that
Tomorrow is Tuesday September 11. It's always nice to have dramatic tension baked into the calendar.
Fall approacheth. I feel some nasties trying to hibernate in my sinus. Predictable seasonal pattern.
This week I moderate a tweetchat on Wed and will speak in Boston on Thurs. Also a full week of blogs, quick-hits & my usual gallivanting
Ian and Sylvia with the Great Speckled Bird "You Were On My Mind" (http://youtu.be/HzdzzTKrpL8 ) JK--Ontario country-folk duo's original.
k. d. Lang "Hush Sweet Lover" (http://youtu.be/TQoF0CIKRbc ) JK--Edmonton girl started out country, morphed into silkiest romantic cabaret
Fred Eaglesmith " Time To Get A Gun" (http://youtu.be/xlEb3Zxhuwg ) JK--Farm boy from southern Ontario. Don't cross him.
Shania Twain "You're Still The One" (http://youtu.be/KNZH-emehxA ) JK--Windsor, Ontario native. Lots of country-western north of border
Byron MacGregor "The Americans" (http://youtu.be/07oVR1SDi6k ) JK--1974. This CKLW-AM (Windsor, Ont) broadcaster allegedly model 4 Ted Baxter
Paul Mauriat "Love is Blue" (http://bit.ly/O6vagF ) JK--An anomalous 1968 hit. I remember on CKLW-AM (Windsor, Ont) in that turbulent year
Vashti Bunyan "Winter is Blue" (http://bit.ly/O6vagF ) JK--Another breathtakingly beautifully sad folk song from the mid-60s.
"No, honey, I'm sure that text's a scam. Even when they were doing well, Best Buy didn't offer $100,000 free gift cards."
That showoffy yoga headstand dealie-do. I've never understood how crushed cranium & compressed vertebrae supposed to be good for you
Children succeed in life from character as much as cognitive skills. When complimented on brains, I pointed to hard work. Not false modesty
Survey of US pop in 1967 said 63% got world news primarily from evening network half-hour broadcasts. How truly pathetic. We were sponfed.
Cialis commercials are best on mute. They are primarily foreplay vignettes featuring attractive people my age and slightly older
I'm having trouble with notion that Paul Ryan is "handsome." Mr. Droopy-Eyes looks like the saddest sack hanging its dog from the sack rack
I've been reading WashPost daily for 27 years. Only peeps who see "liberal bias" R rightwing zealots tryin 2 discredit impartial journalists
WashPost political fact-checker is rigorously nonpartisan. Deftly skewered Biden assertion that feds did Romney-engineered Bain "bailout"
Cable's political talking heads sound like Charlie Brown's teachers on the old TV specials: "blah blah blah" as flatulent muted trumpet
Paul McCartney "My Valentine" (http://youtu.be/FAApccf11hs ) JK--Brand new composition. He sang it at Olympics opening ceremony. Perfection
Listening 2 NPR AllSongsConsidered podcast on "most important band of yr college years." For me definitely Ubu (http://youtu.be/j3lxhjXuVng )
Spirit "I Got a Line on You" (http://youtu.be/h1Bnl8PjES8 ) JK--1969. California group you don't hear much on classic rock radio. Why not?