Wet paper. I asked the Washington Post to redeliver. At least the Web version never gets soggy, no matter how much I surf.
Prescriptive analytics?: http://lnkd.in/BEGyjS
Listening 2 Robert Goulet "There's
LIke Home for the Holidays." Can't listen 2 him anymore w/out thinking o
Will Ferrell impression
"Overlaid videos of all landings at
from 10:30am to 3pm on Nov 23, 2012" (http://bit.ly/WBW5oq )
JK--Cool & sorta scary San Diego
Did a quick count. The last time I acquired a CD was 8 albums ago. All of my purchases since early in the year have been downloads.
One of my to-dos for my vacation period is to scan and Facebook more of my personal photos dating back 30 years. Selectively.
"10 Medical Robots That Could Change Healthcare" (http://bit.ly/RiuXi2 ) JK--I draw the line at Roombas that check us for crabs.
"The Rise of the Mansumer" (http://bit.ly/RiuKLP ) JK--Contrary to popular belief, most don't need to be outfitted with Kramer's "manssiere"
In fact, my highschool years were spent making mental notes of which girls were prettiest. I couldn't care less about popularity.
Reading pop sociology book about popularity in highschool. Actually, I had no idea who was popular in mine. Just a blur of faces & names.
Aliens intercepting our radio transmissions will conclude Xmas is religious holiday honoring the holy trinity of Santa, Frosty, & Rudolph
"Rotator." Word is ultimate palindrome. Self-referential. Rotate it.
Luv feminist humorist Gina Barreca's analysis of why Romney lost big among single women voters. Chivalry is opposite of good manners.
John Waters' "pencil-thin mustache" is thinner than any pencil I've ever seen. Does he draw it on with a pencil?
#KEXP podcasts to NPR music podcasts. Why?
KEXP DJs play full songs, keep their chatter to a minimum, & rarely dwell
The Waitresses "The Comb" (http://youtu.be/nkPT9EoZlAY ) JK--1978. Live. Actually, Tin Huey backing Chris Butler & Patty Donahue. Great one!
"Robot can shapeshift into anything" (http://bit.ly/Rg2d9v ) JK--"electropermanent motor..one continuous strip..no conventional moving parts"
Fatboy Slim "Weapon of Choice" (http://youtu.be/wCDIYvFmgW8 ) JK--Love Christopher Walken's dance moves on this video.
Listening to Alt-J "Dissolve Me" (http://youtu.be/Ab0Cw38AbWo ) JK--One of the year's best new artists. Won
's Mercury Prize. Britain
Exhausting but productive business daytrip. Delta Shuttle to LaGuardia. Up to
#IBM TJ Watson Labs. Met Jianying Hu. We
co-present next month
Listening to The Drifters "White Christmas" (http://youtu.be/GfZPtkqXQIA ). My fave version of this. Why won't my all-Xmas station play it?
Web era is so old now that I get oddly nostalgic sometimes for the mid-90s. Ah, those were simpler times. You could cuddle a modem.
CNN crawlers sez "pot smokers enter legal limbo in
state." Untrue. Growers wholesalers & dealers do. Most smokers won't
acq >1oz @ time Wash
Grammy noms 4 Alternative Album are in. Grammy noms 4 Alternative 2 Albums R singles, EPs, streaming, seeing artist live & humming few bars
In his first guest post, @jameskobielus reveals the missing piece of #bigdata puzzle: http://bit.ly/Uq8ts3 (hint: it's not sexy)
#IBM Koby q-hs: http://linkd.in/Vq78Qp http://linkd.in/Vq7974 http://linkd.in/Vq78A0 http://linkd.in/Vq7c2w http://linkd.in/Vq7aYt
Prescriptive analytics? (http://bit.ly/Vq6anm ) Friday
#IBM quick-hit, in advance. I'm on travel
tomorrow. One less thing to worry about.
Prescriptive analytics?: http://lnkd.in/e9-fw3
@kexpplaylist #kexp Story of My Life by Pere Ubu JK--1993.
Fun fact: David Thomas is anti-Newton. He discovered anti-gravity.
"Too “Logit” To Quit: 5 Ideas For Using Logistic Regression In Your Biz" (http://bit.ly/11LuIhl ) JK--Not just ideas. These are core apps
Core approaches for assessing the significance of variables in statistical modeling (http://bit.ly/QKkIkS )
@kexpplaylist #kexp Town Called Malice by The Jam frm Snap
JK--Armageddon starts when they declare war on Gene Pitney's Town Without Pity
Old Data Ways"
JK--Excellent reality check on Nate Silver. Just sound data scientist best
Saying that data scientists are storing data in advance of any specific requirement doesn't mean they're clueless. They are search/explorers
#Bigdata dirty secret: Companies store data but
dont know wot 2 do w/it" (http://bit.ly/11LnKbV ) JK--Neither
secret nor dirty. Exploration!
"How to Calculate Your Customer Lifetime Value and Cost of Customer Acquisition" (http://bit.ly/11Ln0DD ) JK--Core metric of
"The Future of Data Wisdom" (http://bit.ly/11Ll5ir ) JK--Excellent discussion of 3 levels of smarts powering automated recommendation engines
"Do U speak Scandinavian language?" (http://econ.st/YF1ZvH ) JK--Just English:result o succesiv historic creolizations (http://bit.ly/YF2FRQ )
#IBM Expands the Power of Social Business
with New Cloud, Mobile Advances" (http://ibm.co/VyVzwl )
JK--IBM SmartCloud 4 Soc Business & Docs
@kexpplaylist #kexp Day Is Dawning by The Hidden Cameras
from The Smell of Our Own JK--Gay marriage unbanned as of today in st Washington
@kexpplaylist #kexp Man in Black by Johnny Cash JK--He was
an anomaly in country-western. Legend was an unabashed liberal. Listen to this
Big BI? Self-service data science: http://lnkd.in/TkJRAV
Watched the first episode of the terrific British series "Doc Martin." Exquisitely put together from the very start.
Watching the original British TV series of "The Office." Loving Ricky Gervais' smarmy patronizing boss. Feels realistic.
I hope McAfee's software is better at catching malware than the Central American police are at catching McAfee.
http://linkd.in/TD6q2G Good discussion. My take on the nouveau concept of "big data warehouse." To the extent your existing EDW is already..
"Semantic Databases: Destiny Or Distraction?" (http://bit.ly/TD4Y0e ) JK--You mean RDF triple-stores like
#IBM DB2v10? If so, spell it out.
"Passing parade." Redundant phrase, isn't it? If a parade isn't passing, it's stationary. If stationary, it's simply a gathering.
Hallelujah. Wrote those freakin' quick-hits for next week. That'll be the my last week before taking off rest of the month for Xmas holiday
Cool. I'll be representing
#IBM at two govt-focused #bigdata industry events in Q1 2013. My DC-area
location comes in handy.
"Post-war"? The human race is never "post-war." There are some in progress, others sure to come. Let's not fool ourselves.
Listening to Crayon Fields "All The Pleasures of the World (Dan Block Remix)" (http://youtu.be/8Yy_m5XtQlA ) JK--Sounds YoungMarbleGiantified
@kexpplaylist #kexp Cannonball by The Breeders from Last
Splash JK--Song absolutely demands cranking your stereo to "11."
So, let's see. Fox News is advising some candidates while pretending that it's impartial in covering campaigns. Is anybody surprised?
RIP Dave Brubeck. Expanded the audience for jazz and made it hip with young adults and college students
http://lnkd.in/67D59Q I agree, for the most part, with Oliver Vagner's comment that prescriptive analytics is a rebranding of operations...
http://lnkd.in/AcwkS6 Everything you say about data quality is true. Which is why my post the very next day was on the topic "Small data:...
Shocking Blue "Venus" (http://youtu.be/8LhkyyCvUHk ) JK--1969. Most famous of the Dutch one-hit wonder recordings from that period
Tee Set "Ma Belle Amie" (http://youtu.be/ED87HYX9gXc ) JK--1969. This one too. Earworm. Like Mouth and Macneal, Dutch one-hit wonder.
Mouth & Macneal "How Do You Do" (http://youtu.be/Sf5IzB0uIZo ) JK--1971. Suddenly popped into my head. Had no idea who artists were. Googled
"Coffee table." It's lke "glove compartment." Why specify one arbitrary item that you might place on or in something so general-purpose?
Listening to Washed Out "Feel It All Around" on
Thought I recognized it. Theme song to "Portlandia" (http://youtu.be/X-ebZt_plw0 )
Surprised nobody created a @thanksforfollowing Twitter acct that simply thanks people 4 following. Only marginally more pointless than many
"Biz Schools Divided on How to Approach Analytics Training" (http://bit.ly/VCqVhT ) JK--
#IBM Academic Initiative partnerships on
"Just Like Social TV,
#BigData Coming To The Movies" (http://onforb.es/QN1zjx )
JK-- #IBM & USC Annenberg on social sentiment
& future of film
#bigdata out of box, maintaining order is a
must" (http://bit.ly/VCmALC ) JK--Data
domains: human-sourced, process-medi8d, machine-gen
#IBM Launches New Skills Programs 2 Help
Students & Tech Pros Prep 4 Jobs o Future" (http://ibm.co/k9imX )
"Google's Cerf Warns that ITU Treaty Talks Bring Threat of Web Censorship" (http://bit.ly/VCkrzI ) JK--Stakes at WCIT-12 conference are huge
Airlines. They should re-brand their frequent flyer programs as credit-card-solicitations businesses that fly airplanes as a side business
Recommendation engines? Accountability for recommendations can grow blurry (http://bit.ly/VCi53N ) Wednesday's
Recommendation engines? Accountability for recommendations can grow blurry: http://lnkd.in/A4gt4e
WSJ article about women not able 2 stop micromanage men doing household chores. Being tidy & having 2 do housework after mom died, this irks
Hey cable news, lose the stupid "fiscal cliff" countdown clocks. Don't give me less reason to watch your mostly overkill overcoverage
I love how YouTube targets me with
#Hadoop product ads while I watch, say, a
Nirvana video. It knows Hadoop is somewhere inside my nirvana
#BigData Debate: End Near For ETL?" (http://bit.ly/Ud8gpB )
JK--I think NOT. ETL is a core use case 4 big data, especially re unstruct srcs
Have opened all the windows in my house. Can't beat these 70-degree December days. When's summer vacation?
The Waitresses "Christmas Wrapping" (http://youtu.be/B_qck_zNUNk ) JK--1981.Their second LP. I met Chris Butler at Second Chance in
"Lead generation." That's the opposite of what medieval alchemists attempted. They attempted gold generation via lead transformation
"Beware the poetabyte" (http://bit.ly/Yvru2v ) JK--Beware this: "V-V-V O-O-M//Infinite volume./An infinitesimal/crunch. All magnitude."
"5 Reasons "Data Scientists" are Sexy" (http://bit.ly/YvpCXC ) JK--Good discussion, but forgot to mention reason #1: washboard abs
"Marketers: You dont need ‘big data’ when just a little data will do" (http://bit.ly/11xktx0 ) JK--Brylcreem analytics? Little dab'll do ya?
"Storing & Querying
#BigData in #Hadoop Distributed File System" (http://bit.ly/11xj2P1 )
JK--Good graphic except 4 glaring typo: "bid data."
"Conversational Analytics" (http://bit.ly/11xgWP8 ) JK--Reminds FFlores (http://bit.ly/vwHD ) concept o "autopoesis" (http://bit.ly/3yM5BR )
"How to Create a Nervous and Vascular System for External
JK--Source signals, find sense, & grok semantics
@kexpplaylist #kexp Everything in Its Right Place by
Radiohead from Kid A JK--This is my morning song. This sounds like my nervous
"Pentagon’s Top Technologist Joins
JK--Zachary Lemnios was DoD ASD R&E. Is now IBM Research VP rsch strategy
"Data scientists making $300,000 a year" (http://bit.ly/11xdR1w ) JK--Vincent Granville provided good context on WSJ article.
#IBM Fights Fraud with New Software" (http://bit.ly/11xchg4 )
JK--i2 Fraud Intelligence Analysis v1.0.5. Big data. SOA 4 app integration.
@kexpplaylist #kexp NYC: 73 - 78 by Beck from Rework
Phillip Glass Remixed JK--Beck may age into grandiose symphonic projects. Hope
"Hire A Data Science Team, Not A Data Scientist" (http://bit.ly/11x7U4M ) JK--They mean hire many specialized ones, not just one generalist
#BigData Marketing Goldmine" (http://bit.ly/11x6TJO )
JK--Cites 2012 pres campaign as triumph o targeting. We experienced it as
@kexpplaylist #kexp If I Needed You by Andrew Bird from
Hands of Glory JK--2012. Nice country song from the whistlin' fiddlin' artiste.
Hadoop uber-alles? Storage alternatives proliferate: http://lnkd.in/Nm5gzs
WSJ article "The Science of Giving." Expert sez "It's not the thought that counts. It's the gift that counts." Thoughtfulness overrated.
For a sustained online social session, pay special attention to your posture. It's too easy to get intensely gnarled as you get into it.
Pope will tweet in 8 languages, but Latin is not among them.
traditionalists are appalled. To appease, he'll tweet all uppercase.
Mayans. Did they prophesy end of the world, or just get confused by the fiscal cliff? Yes, the world will almost certainly come to an end
Pope has Twitter account. I'd like to render the Catholic Eucharistic liturgy as tweets, full fidelity, straight, no jokes.
Louis CK in a stand-up says he's 42 & he'll "never have a year better than the one before." I'm 12 years older than that, & that ain't true
Louis CK as Abraham Lincoln on SNL (http://binged.it/WFrAOr ). This is a scream!
Tabloids, don't slack from your civic duty. Is the baby William's? Quick! Get on it!
"Smart cards: A new perspective (An ICIT briefing paper" (http://amzn.to/VhazJA ) by
@jameskobielus (1987). Amazon's long tail is too long
Ray Ozzie didn't invent the Osborne Computer, did he? But Lennon & McCartney created Apple? Was getting fuzzy on computer history.
Control your brand? Your brand must be an organic expression of you. Control the temptation to imitate others & you'll be all right.
Bangin' out an
#IBM Redbook today.Head mostly down into
the particular of #bigdata consolidation projects.
Scaling from the macro to the nano levels is the key to powerful performance http://ibmdatamag.com/?p=6152 by
Fractal geometry for big data: Scaling from the macro to the nano levels http://ibmdatamag.com/?p=6152 by
Pervasively Parallel Processing: What fractal geometry teaches us about scaling and performance http://ibmdatamag.com/?p=6152 by
Big Data, Fractal Geometry, and Pervasively Parallel Processinghttp://ibmdatamag.com/?p=6152 by
#IBMdatamag jk article: "Big Data, Fractal
Geometry, and Pervasively Parallel Processing" (http://bit.ly/VgObzA ) #bigdata
Always best in every situation to focus on what you can't do, not what you can't. You can't move backward in time & erase the present.
@kexpplaylist #kexp All the Pleasures of the World by The
Crayon Fields JK--Australian indie-pop group with nice lite breezy beat.
My fave tabloid headline of week: "OMG--Can you believe Jessica Simpson is pregnant?" Yeah, I believe she's female, ovulating, & copulating
recipe for a happy datacentre, in pictures" (http://zd.net/SBAhLx )
research labs: energy efficiency Poughkeepsie
Underscaled data/analytics touted as
I call that "bigwashing."
The Duke & Duchess of
are expecting a little dukelet. Happy for them. Cambridge
Information glut? Collaborative analytics distills it (http://lnkd.in/2QHvRM ) Monday's
Information glut? Collaborative analytics distills it: http://lnkd.in/2QHvRM
Watching as many episodes of "Portlandia" as I can fit in tonight. Funniest comedy of this decade so far.
Imitating Johnny Mathis. I must admit: it's a guilty pleasure.
Listening to "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." My foreign-born wife thinks they're singing "up yours." It's "of yore," honey.
One of my fave New Yorker cartoons. Man & woman in bed. Man looks at her & says: "Tonight I'd like to have explicit sex."
Bill Murray tells oddly painful, oddly funny, oddly beautiful story o last time he & many other comics last saw Gilda (http://bit.ly/TEfzaX )
Presidential winner graciously appears with presidential loser in post-election photo op. Shows country how well each can fake friendliness
Thank you fine people who closed-caption programs such as "CBS Sunday Morning." For those of watching on mute in noisy distracting settings
Male "expert" on "CBS Sunday Morning" sez "a-word" applies more often to men than women. That's not my experience.
Business model? No, it's not a model in business for herself. Only Tyra Banks can take the Tyra Banks business model to the bank.
WashPost describes La Jolla as a "moneyed & pristine enclave of
." It's moneyed, all right. But
it's a funky, varied community. San Diego
Foggy morning in north Virginny. Trees are bare. Perfect for staring off into the middle distance as the year recedes from memory.
Saw "Anna Karenina." Good stylized theatrical/cinematic telling of Tolstoy's tale of infidelity among the imperial upper class.
Other elements that made "Dick Van Dyke Show" great: Genuine sexual tension btwn him & Mary Tyler Moore. Rose Marie's tough working woman
Watching the "Dick Van Dyke Show" pilot 50+ years after it first aired, you notice Carl Reiner's sharp comic writing.
Watching the "Dick Van Dyke Show" on Netflix streaming. Been ages since I saw this classic early 60s series.
Listening to Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" (http://youtu.be/3xdn6htjkx0 ) JK--Just need to get my banjo & fiddle on
@kexpplaylist #kexp World's Best Lover by Jammy$ from
World's Best Lover Version JK--Electro-fast-reggae rap: "termite Rush
guidelines proposed" (http://wapo.st/Ttsmxh ) JK--VA has US
largest uranium deposit. Also gave world tobacco. Yeesh Virginia
Kid Hops' "Positive Vibrations" Saturday show on
#KEXP is the coolest place to turn for new
and vintage reggae, ska, & Caribbean
@kexpplaylist #kexp Summertime by Echo Minott from
Summertime 7" JK--Slow reggae-dub w/interpolated "Green Green Grass
of Home." Nice.
"Annoying Facebook notifications: How 2 get rid o them" (http://zd.net/TtrDfl ) JK--Useful guidance that I put into practice w/out hesitation
Listening to Tracey Thorn "Tinsel & Lights" (http://youtu.be/A_FBwG5KUHE ) JK--Bittersweet, terrific title song from her new Xmas record.