Led Zeppelin receiving the
honors. Listening to "Nobody's Fault But Mine" from
"Presence." Kennedy Center
Good Saturday morning of lazy nothingness around the Kobielus homestead. It was a November to remember. But same applies to all prior months
Listening to Tony Orlando & Dawn "Knock Three Times" (http://youtu.be/k7Jvsbcxunc ) JK--Wonderful 1970s radio hit. Makes me silly happy.
Listening to Beatles "Lovely Rita" (http://youtu.be/Se5JLYKQfDU ) JK--One of my fave Paul songs. He was only unattached Fab when he wrote it
Listening to Kings Of Convenience "I'd Rather Dance With You" (http://youtu.be/Grr7cOc8pzg ) JK--Makes wanna don a tux & do my best Astaire
Listening to Chad & Jeremy "Yesterday's Gone" (http://youtu.be/5UqEG0a_FOE ) JK--They lost their voices in 1967, but Batman found them again
Listening to Beach Boys "Busy Doin' Nothin'" (http://youtu.be/UCXFLxCARRs ) JK--A contented comfortable domestic Brian "in my room."
Listening to Velvet Underground "Candy Says" (http://youtu.be/XPgGjUSEWss ) JK--And U didnt think Lou Reed had pretty side to his songwriting
Listening to Zero 7 "In The Waiting Line" (http://youtu.be/Jj6yXxVc21Y ) JK--Deeply chill groove. "Everyone's saying different things to me"
Listening to Young Marble Giants "Posed by Models" (http://youtu.be/gQ5vpvsBUg8 ), originally on "Testcard EP." Stuart + Phil quiet jamming
Listening to The Tallest Man on Earth "1904" (http://youtu.be/ibEwxlV1ac4 ) JK--"Sometimes noise is just your mind." One of year's best.
@stevewoz: I'm at St
Mary's Cemetery ( ) (http://4sq.com/SAInCB ) JK--You checked in
at a place people check out? Now I'm scared Gilroy, CA
RIP Mickey Baker. Male half of Mickey & Sylvia, the group that recorded the 1956 classic "Love Is Strange." Also very busy session musician.
Not going to buy any new music till I start my vacation two weeks from now. I want the new stuff to space me out in a spacey time of mind.
Toying with potential quick-hit topic: "Big Data: Keep It In Your Pants." Unh...maybe not.
Small data? Keep it controlled: http://lnkd.in/2QGnfq
Just chekd socials 2 C if everybody everywhere still going every which way doing everything & hooking up w/everyone. Spoiler alert: they are
Busy day spent mostly writing an
#IBM Redbook on #bigdataconsolidation.
Used & described my visual pattern grammar extensively.
#IBM introduces new
software 4 organizations" (http://bit.ly/V9nPj7 ) JK--IBM Engineering Lifecycle Mgr
& SmartCloud Continuous Delivery
On the same note, wouldn't it be ironic if a space probe drilled into Uranus & discovered the core of the planet is ...um...never mind.
Wouldn't it be ironic if a space probe drilled into Mercury & discovered the core of the planet is pure liquid mercury?
@kexpplaylist #kexp Going Back to by LL Cool J from
Less Than Zero JK--1995. Great bigbeat hiphop with echoes of Cab Calloway. Cali
@kexpplaylist #kexp Cayucos (7" Single
Version) by Cayucas JK--2012. Nice. Feels like an indie group doing bright
Hey, other people who start LinkedIn discussion threads, don't ask us "share your thoughts" if you don't kick it off by sharing yours
"Mad Men." I don't understand nostalgia for age when every human environment reeked of cigarette smoke & the average American diet unhealthy
"Ask & Ask Again: Questions Matter in Modeling" (http://bit.ly/Sz3ncZ ) JK--Great
@Beth_Schultz piece on questioning
skills in data science
"Trolling 'Big Data' to Find Rogue Traders" (http://bit.ly/Sz329W ) JK--Behavioral analytics. Looks 4 trader deviate from normal org behavior
"Sentiment Analysis, Intention Analysis and the Direction of Fit" (http://bit.ly/Sz2yAX ) JK--Leverages Searles' theory of "speech acts."
"Think like a data journalist" (http://bit.ly/W6iD5l ) JK--My take on this: answer the 5 Ws by leveraging the 3 Vs.
I propose the "fiscal cliff" negotiations take place in windowless room locked from outside. Or edge of actual cliff. Focus their attentions
http://lnkd.in/2cue6y Is big data more than just analytics? That depends on how you define "big data," of course. If you define it as...
@kexpplaylist #kexp King Of Cleveland by
RNDM from Live on the Morning Show JK--Thought o Weird Al-grade parody title:
"King of Cleavage"
"Are you still relevant?" Sounds like one of these great unanswerables of life, eg,"Are you still hip?" If U answer in affirmative, U ain't
Architecture tips for building security in" (http://bit.ly/YeoY0u ) JK--All of it
commonsense to IT professionals
#IBM Koby q-h's: http://linkd.in/Yek3wF http://linkd.in/Yek6sl http://linkd.in/Yekas2 http://linkd.in/YekhDU http://linkd.in/Yekirn
Small data? Keep it controlled: http://lnkd.in/E5Fr_a
"Strange, Beautiful & Unexpected: Planned Cities Seen From Space" (http://bit.ly/StBXGX ) JK--WashDC geometry. I luv takeoff & landing at DCA
I wish to welcome John Hagerty, esteemed ex-analyst, to the
#IBMfamily of thought
leadership professionals. Let's talk tomorrow John!
Listening to Fleet Foxes "
Ridge Mountains." Last night I voiced my desire for a cabin
there. Shenandoah barely 100 miles west of here
Wish DC-area Spanish language station played Xmas carols: "Cascabeles cascabeles, tra la la la la, que alegria todo el dia, tra la la la la"
Next week I do quick visit to
#IBM Watson Labs.
Collaborating with someone on healthcare analytics preso in January in Silicon Valley.
All 5 of next week's
#IBM quick-hits are me
returning to topics I have already quick-hitted several times. I sensed I had
more to say on all
@kexpplaylist #kexp Intimate Secretary by
The Raconteurs JK--"Ecclesiarchy"? JWhite mom was secretary to 's John Cardinal
There. Whew! Jelled 5 quick-hit clues in a hurry this morning, for next week's postings. Now I can breathe. And eat lunch.
@kexpplaylist #kexp Darker Blue Bayou by
The Young Evils from Foreign Spells JK-- @thetroynelson sings & speaks in
same tenor register
Christmas presence. The Xmas ghosts who visited Scrooge are my favorite 3 wise men. Dickens should have named them. Alf, Nigel, & Spike?
C'mon, other people who start LinkedIn discussions. Give us a hook better than "
#BigData Unlocks Business
Value," which is empty marketing
#IBM: Companies That
Could Pass Century Mark" (http://bit.ly/Tt0iKK ) JK--Gonna wait till I'm in my 110s to
see if MSFT & Apple make it
Good Place 2 Put Billions o Human Genome
Data Points? Try the Cloud" (http://bit.ly/TsZSUz ) JK--Please reserve Cloud 9 for mine
"Should publishers invest in audience data? Depends on publisher" (http://bit.ly/TsZwgB ) JK--You need if your audience is general, not niche
Small data? Keep it consumable: http://lnkd.in/eWjgEt
Kirsty MacColl "Here Comes That Man Again" (http://youtu.be/idDojNfES6Q ) JK--2000 frm "Tropical Brainstorm." Long-single Kirsty does sexchat
Kirsty MacColl "My Affair" (http://youtu.be/ws6bK2xL9pU ) JK--1991. She obliquely channeled her anger at Lillywhite's infidelity on this.
Kirsty MacColl "Walking Down Madison" (http://youtu.be/26Iibcz2lE0 ) JK--1991. Marriage 2 Steve Lillywhite disintegr8d while he produced this
Paisley & Charlie "Autumngirlsoup" (http://youtu.be/F0jzCBStKRk ) JK--Great cover of Kirsty MacColl song. Original's on "Tropical Brainstorm"
Hank Williams "On Top of Old Smoky" (http://youtu.be/PGTCZJ-RBPw ) JK--He died before he could get to the verse about all covered in cheese
Vince Guaraldi Trio "Greensleeves" (http://youtu.be/yMOM1bPiSX4 ) JK--A lovely overlooked jazz performance from "A CBrown Xmas" soundtrack.
Darlene Love "(Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry" (http://youtu.be/HjexSafwULs ) JK--1963. Clear, strong, full-voiced, and full of heart.
The Beatles "Here Comes the Sun" (http://youtu.be/O7h1IphPfeU ) JK--1969, from "
Fabs spell "Paul dead? F*ck off" on album cover
The Beatles "The Night Before" (http://youtu.be/uLXiC0ix_Sc ) JK--1965, from "Help." Fabs spell H-E-L-P in semaphore on album cover.
The Rotations "Heavies" (http://youtu.be/doxzp5lDPTM ) JK--Righteous, short surf-rock instrumental from early 60s. Rhino "Cowabunga" boxset.
Madonna "Frozen" (http://youtu.be/XS088Opj9o0 ) JK--2006. She has a deep catalog. This is a moody gem. Deserved more airplay.
Everything But the Girl "
JK--1991, from "Worldwide." Wintering. My fave from Ben Watt & Frozen River @tracey_thorn
The Decemberists "Sons and Daughters" (http://bit.ly/d2kI3 ) JK--The month is almost here. Why doesn't Colin Meloy & crew make Xmas album?
Led Zeppelin "Ten Years Gone" (http://youtu.be/jYpydtdlWxA ) JK--1975, from "Physical Graffiti." One of their classic slow builds
Led Zeppelin "Hey Hey What Can I Do" (http://youtu.be/TYbMPgqsGhI ) JK--1970. Flip side of "Immigrant Song" single. Nuts to leave off LZ3 LP
Led Zeppelin "Going To California" (http://youtu.be/vx99lYyC8sw ) JK--1971. Love this very folkish paean to Joni Mitchell. Plant goes Donovan
Led Zeppelin "Achillles Last Stand" (http://youtu.be/BRcTK7LcKMw ) JK--1976, from the "Presence" LP. I love this great long galloping whoop
Joey Dee & The Starliters "Peppermint Twist" (http://youtu.be/7WIvZu4dPQQ ) JK--In honor of candy canes, the unofficial seasonal confection.
The Edsels "Rama Lama Ding Dong" (http://youtu.be/K0wbUzhw9Hw ) JK--First Edsel tanked, then the Rama Lama, now the Ding Dong. What's next?
Watching Linus soliloquy on "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Only classic Xmas cartoon special that actually quotes Bible account of nativity.
You know a used bookstore. Smells musty & dusty. Yellowing pulp and graying storeclerks. Spores in air. Information disintegrating there.
RIP Zig Ziglar. I know nothing about him. I assumed that was an assumed name, like Mark Wahlberg character Dirk Diggler in "Boogie Nights."
Trying to decide which version of "Jingle Bells" more annoying: Manilow faux-swing or Streisand manic-scat. Hard 2 decide. Harder 2 listen
LO-f'ing-L! WashPost article on
communist party paper getting
fooled by Onion piece on Kim Jong Eun as Sexiest Man Alive. China
WashPost article about sly localization of nationally syndicated cookie-cutter TV human-interest news. Reminds me why TV news bores me
The relative dearth of IT industry news at year end is relaxing. Gives pause to assimilate, ponder, and plan. And wrap up Q4 to-dos.
@kexpplaylist #kexp Born in Ontario by
Neil Young & Crazy Horse from Psychedelic Pill JK--The one & only Great
Lake Province. My kindred!
@kexpplaylist #kexp Rose Rouge by St.
Germain from Tourist JK--Totally cool cyclic jazz pattern that feels like a jam
of Moby & Miles
@kexpplaylist #kexp by Caribou from Swim JK--An
immersively layered polyrhythmic electronic rush of mix that U simply surrender
A day full of
#bigdata discussions within #IBM. Enjoying the
sheer range of important stuff that people want my two cents on.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
prophecies for 2012 are hoaxes perpetrated by the scientifically illiterate on
the scientifically under-informed
Retweeted by jameskobielus
So damn glad I make a point of aweekstweeting. Makes far easier to search for my own past tweets with links to important reading materials
Sitting here stewing on the topics for next week's
#IBM quick-hits. I've
blocked them out by day. Now the hard part: points of view
@kexpplaylist #kexp Lorelai by Fleet Foxes
from Helplessness Blues JK--My personal fave from this gorgeous LP. The Foxes
warm your soul
"Comparing enterprise data anonymization techniques" (http://bit.ly/QLAhu5 ) JK--Good discuss. I'd been fuzzy on this privacy-relevant topic
Thinking of adding another data scientist myth to the list. Myth ##11: "Data scientists are sexy beasts." Cue the Austin Powers theme.
@kexpplaylist #kexp If It's Monday Morning
by Lee Hazelwood from The LHI Years JK--Lee didn't specify what he planned to
get "stoned" on
@kexpplaylist #kexp Apocalypse Troll by
Eternal Tapestry from A World Out of Time JK--Um...Seals &
@kexpplaylist #kexp Faded Heart by School
Of Seven Bells from Put Your Sad Down JK--New. Their rich layered sound just
carries you higher
"Dual-identity smartphones could separate work from play" (http://bit.ly/TsSmfo ) JK--Essential for the BYOD world.
Small data? Keep it consolidated: http://lnkd.in/rcyyfN
@kexpplaylist #kexp I'm Not Talking by
A.C. Newman from Shut Down The Streets JK--Warm & soulful song. I'm
definitely buying this LP.
@kexpplaylist #kexp Wayne County Roads by
Tyvek from On Triple Beams JK--Reminds me. Must write song about crossroads of
5 Mile & Levan
"10 Cities Raise IQs In
#IBM Chall" (http://bit.ly/V0ah9B )
JK--Boston Chicago Durham Edmonton Louisville Malaga Philly Pittsbgh StL
Submitted the first o my monthly posts 2 ITKnowledgeExchange (http://bit.ly/mIjEJ ): "Governance is Missing Piece of the
#IBM Goes Big on #BigData at IOD" (http://bit.ly/So7lGB )
JK--Stephen Swoyer wrap-up a month after the event.
#IBM blog: "Data
Scientist: Sexy Is As Sexy Does"
@kexpplaylist #kexp Roadrunner by The
Modern Lovers JK--Fun fact: JRichman speedometer has 3 settings: "fast,"
"faster" & "too fast" MPH
"Researchers mine 2.5M news articles to prove what we already know" (http://bit.ly/Vb8dS1 ) JK--Showcase for NLP & machine learning.
@kexpplaylist #kexp by Cat Power from Sun JK--I tend to
fall in love with Chan Marshall all over again with each new LP. Manhattan
I'm sure my taxes will go up after so-called "fiscal cliff" resolved. And it doesNt bother me. It WOULD bother me if
& govt tankd US
"The smartphone is 20 years old, believe it or not" (http://bit.ly/U9x7gq ) JK--And
#IBM pioneered it, believe
it or not.
"Why IT should B thinking about
#BigData workflows" (http://tek.io/U9wDqw )
JK--Points to 3 key wkflws: 1) collecting, 2) prepping, 3) mining
#BigData + Semantic Web: Love
At First Terabyte?' (http://bit.ly/U9w2Fl ) JK--This article says precisely
: The Straight Poop" (http://bit.ly/U9vUFM )
JK--Runs on biogas from wastewater treatment plant--get it? New Data Center
The so-called British "stiff upper lip." Ancient Botox eugenics experiment gone horribly wrong?
Small data? Keep it compact: http://lnkd.in/zKN-bS
" on DVD.
Enjoyed it. Very Wes Anderson: troubled prodigy kids, dysfunctional families,
mannered quirk, Bill Murray. Moonrise
The sky is clear now. It will be for months. The sky is clearly in view now. The leaves have all gone under. The branches are blessedly bare
"Will Big Data Make Yr IT Organization Antifragile?" (http://onforb.es/TfZ6JG ) JK--You mean adaptive? Maybe, via pervasive next best action
@kexpplaylist #kexp It's My Life by Talk
Talk from Natural History: The Very Best of JK--Group had a Roxy Music-like
"Scientists See Promise in Deep-Learning Programs" (http://nyti.ms/TfYtjj ) JK--What's new here? Just a renaming of neural networks?
Have any veterinarians been surveyed? I'd like to know the true incidence of curiosity killing cats. I suspect that's rumor spread by mice
"The NoSQL Landscape in Diagrams" (http://bit.ly/TfWqvD ) JK--None of these diagrams has any clear underlying logic. Just buckets full of DBs
"Will Data Science Become the New Bottleneck?" (http://onforb.es/TfW748 ) JK--Democratize data science out to all business analysts.
If speak Powers of ten, gigabyte becomes P9B, terabyte P12B, petabyte becomes P15B, and so on. Far more concise & transparent than prefixes
"Peta, Exa, Yotta & Beyond:
#BigData Reaches Cosmic
Proportions" (http://bit.ly/TfUuTU ) JK--Let's cut this crap & simply
note Powers of Ten
#BigData For CERN Requires a
Big Network" (http://bit.ly/TfU4Nt ) JK--When they gonna log every Higgs
Boson in the known universe?
"Sexy and Social Data Scientists" (http://onforb.es/TfTuzp ) JK--"U can run company succesfully as data science experimnt if U ask questions"
Predictive models are not crystal balls, for sure, nor are they crystal meth. Responsible data scientists ain't smokin' nuthin'
26 NovAll 3 of the
#bigdata Vs are but
manifestations of the master cosmic dimension that I like to call the "Big
"Limitations of Historical Analysis" (http://bit.ly/TfR7wr ) JK--Data scientists often build predictive models from (obsolete) past patterns
Victory" (http://on.wsj.com/TfQt1L ) JK--Focused on multivariate modeling
of voter "persuadability." That + Romney gaffes
Don't Just Happen" (http://bit.ly/TfOYAE ) JK--Patterns serendipitous. Foster
"culture of discovery" w/continuous trials
http://lnkd.in/9kSZnQ "Prescriptive" analytics? I find the term a bit too vague to be useful. It's akin to "actionable" in the lexicon of...
Cyber Monday. Should we all talk like robots in 1950s sci-fi flicks? If so, I sez "We must eliminate human error" & "That does not compute"
It's "big" data, not "bug" data. Wait. Data on software bugs can build 2 monstrous proportions, so that'd be big bug data. I stand corrected
#Bigdata : How the revolution
may play out" (http://ht.ly/fzXbT ) JK--Actually, all those futures have
been playing out in past 2 years
Saw "Somewhere in Time" (1980) on Netflix stream last night. Interesting 2 C Mackinac Isl with cars & pretty people, and without horseshit
"Early Promotions Drive Record Online Sales for Thanksgiving, Reports
#IBM" (http://ibm.co/WrK19l )
JK--IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark
@lauradidio IBM keeps challenging
ORCL ad claims o Exadata superiority, NAD keeps ruling in IBM favor. Wonder if
anyone won $10M frm ORCL
@CNN: Mexico wants to officially change name (http://on.cnn.com/QfADaQ )
JK--From "Estados Unidos de Mexico" to simply " " Mexico
"OMG, they’re reading my email: how the media inflames privacy panic" (http://bit.ly/WrJ4Op ) JK--You bet. Media sensationalizes constantly
"Does internet o things need its own internet?" (http://bit.ly/WrIErj ) JK--Depends on how define "its own internet." Needs optiml M2M fabric
I'll believe data science is "sexy" when Vanity Fair features fashionably dressed data scientists in preening poses in fold-out cover spread
"Tech built into mannequins help stores track customers" (http://bit.ly/Rb9as0 ) JK--Need moving eyes like paintings in Abbott+Costello films
grown well beyond diminutive beginnings" (http://bit.ly/WrGMib ) JK--Huh? What
"diminutive beginnings"? Piece doesnt say
#Hadoop spurs hopes but
creates hardships for analytics users" (http://bit.ly/WrGDvf ) JK--Good overview
of maturity of this space
#Datawarehousing arch takes logical
turn in #bigdata era" (http://bit.ly/WrGzLY )
JK--Best to think of traditional DW as data governance hub
Small data? Keep it cheap: http://lnkd.in/Pr-94R
@kexpplaylist #kexp I Put a Spell on You
by Screamin' Jay Hawkins from Voodoo Jive: The Best of JK--Great song.
Caught "Louie" season 1 episode 1 on Netflix streaming tonight. Sat there awkwardly chuckling at all th tawdry humiliation. What he intended
@Fun_Facts_: The anus
has more nerve endings than any other part of the body. JK--God has a sense of
Nate Silver. His predictive prowess didn't help either of the candidates to tune their strategies proactively. Not applied data science.
Surprised that retailers haven't branded every day btwn now & Xmas with own special name a la "Black Friday." An avaricious advent calendar
Plan to call next
#IBM blog: "Data
Scientist: Sexy Is As Sexy Does"
Pollsters tell us Americans' opinion of Congress at all-time low. So what? Americans polled earlier this month returned most o them 2 office
CBS Sunday Morning showing video o wild turkeys. So glad theyre not cute birds. Can gobble them without feeling like dining on family friend
Remains o Richard III almost certainly discovered in
it helps them begin process o healing from Tudor-York-Plantagenet dust-up Britain
People don't realize how long
was British colony. Same as
duration between July 4, 1776 & USA developing atom bomb. USA
Must call out Tommy Lee Jones' exceptional performance as Thaddeus Stevens in "
Give that man an Oscar! Lincoln
Saw & enjoyed "
." An Englishman embodies the
Illinoisan with astonishing dimensionality & authenticity. Lincoln
Me & Jason saw "Argo." Excellent nail-biting suspense.
@kexpplaylist #kexp Waitin' for a Superman
by The Flaming Lips from The Soft Bulletin JK--Feebleness o Wayne Coyne voice =
Good morning of nuclear-powered leaf gathering & disposal in Kobielus yard. Put my entire nuclear family--self, wife, grown kids--to work
Wonderful irony of late election season is, upon final count, Romney ends up with his despised 47 percent.
Nice to see them demolishing Springfield Mall in time for the holidays. Will enjoy seeing anchor stores on a featureless plain.
WashPost article about homeless rooster named Russell Crowe. Nobody wants him because he keeps pecking paparazzi eyes out.
Charlotte Gainsbourg "Time of the Assassins" (http://youtu.be/-RSRmQ6WiUU ) JK--2009. Serge's daughter did excellent collab with
artiste Beck US
Paul Simon "Getting Ready For Christmas Day" (http://youtu.be/bwy6hJULgm0 ) JK--2011. Astonishing interpolation of 1940s preacher recording
RIP Larry Hagman. Showed superhuman restraint in his platonic master-genie relationship with Barbara Eden's Jeannie, who granted every wish
"End user"? Where are the "intermediate user" and "source user"? Is there a daisy-chain of users? Or the "end user" the be-all & end-all?
Eva Cassidy "Over the Rainbow" (http://youtu.be/f5EesOU5oc0 ) JK--If this doesn't make you cry, ask the Tin Man to borrow his heart.
Pere Ubu "Over My Head" (http://youtu.be/-4vyCsdnCoQ ) JK--"Its pretty cute th way she tucks me in @ dawn/how I pray I nevr should sin again"
Fleetwood Mac "Over My Head" (http://youtu.be/c_fdX9-MmPI ) JK--I had a secret crush on Christine McVie for her deep breathy feminine voice.
Fleetwood Mac "Hypnotized" (http://youtu.be/0Zws6TWqL14 ) JK--1973. Got some FM airplay. Excellent Bob Welch number from "Mystery to Me."
Fleetwood Mac "Bare Trees" (http://youtu.be/H2GI0PhRjD8 ) JK--I need me one of those deep English fogs to grace my almost bare trees.
Barenaked Ladies and Sarah McLachlan "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (http://youtu.be/W7B0g_TyPYE ) JK--An all-Canadian tour de force on this
"The Beatles 1967 Christmas Record" (http://youtu.be/U0p7Wfm5KbI ) JK--Apple Records should have released all their Xmas greetings as an LP
Beach Boys "The Man with All theToys" (http://youtu.be/-_vY9S_LCTk ) JK--1964. Think that's Dennis with the cool background "hup" shout
@IBMSPSS: #IBM named Leader in #Forrester Wave: Cust #Analytics Solutions Q4 2012 http://bit.ly/TwyTdm #ibmanalytics #ibmspss #ibmcognos
TweetDeck performs better on the MacBook Pro than on any other platform.
I'm simply enjoying the calm at home. Sun streaming through the living room windows. Absolutely no desire to go to stores, except Trader Joe
Sky today is blue not black.
The older I get, the more I regard my dreams as a type of DVD rental. I wake up. "Ah, that was dumb. I wouldn't recommend that."
Egidia's brewing the ginger tea. It's become a staple of our cold-weather-season evenings at home. It's quite relaxing to sip & savor slowly
Fundamental stupidity of calling tomorrow "Black Friday" is implication we should give crap when/whethr retailers go "into the black" 4 year
Father John Misty "Only Son of the Ladiesman" (http://youtu.be/fP1yWejdqfU ) JK--2012. Seattle-based. Josh Tillman's breakthru "Fear Fun" LP
One of my favorite memories of this year was Egidia & my
Pacific Northwest vacation in July. Just
us. No fixed plans. Fresh air & water
Damien Jurado "Museum of Flight" (http://youtu.be/naQi1gJkU20 ) JK--2012. Seattle-based, from wonderful "Maraqopa" LP (http://bit.ly/wvlZs )
Haircut 100 "Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)" (http://youtu.be/dp07eH7ZINg ) JK--The jittery guitar groove & punchy brass make swing!
Unit 4 Plus 2 "Concrete & Clay" (http://youtu.be/ougF5Q78tyo ) JK--1965. Suddenly I realized who these guys remind me of. Haircut 100.
The Cyrkle "Red Rubber Ball" (http://youtu.be/a9aHrgtf2zY ) JK--1966. Their big
hit had a terrific AM radio snap & buoyancy to it. US
The Seekers "Red Rubber Ball" (http://youtu.be/dLnWtTbNLDE ) JK--1967. Paul Simon co-wrote it w/Seekers' Bruce Woodley. Great folkish version
Simon & Garfunkel "Red Rubber Ball" (http://youtu.be/Cy0ja70jz8E ) JK--Their live version of the Paul Simon song that The Cyrkle made a hit
"How to Spot a Communist" (http://youtu.be/SkYl_AH-qyk ) JK--Chilling instructional film from late 1940s that spits in face of 1st Amendment
Obnoxious Folger's Coffee commercial from early 60s that says it's OK for hubby to be domineering jerkface (http://youtu.be/vRYfouuHPvs )
Despicable public service announcemt from 1950s treating homosexuality as mental illness & gays as pedophiles (http://youtu.be/v3S24ofEQj4 )
Cracker Jack commercial from early 60s with Jack Gilford (http://youtu.be/mwq_x9QsLzg ) JK--This is a very primal TV memory from my tot-hood
"Abbott & Costello: "Two Tens for a Five" (http://youtu.be/f7pMYHn-1yA ) JK--Abbott's bargaining skills were exquisite.
@nationalpost: building world’s tallest
skyscraper — 220 storeys — in just three months (http://natpo.st/Y7Hgzh ) JK--Will it stand? China
From elliptical, saw good bud Ishmael at club. He asked "Why R U & yr wife punishing yrselves?" I said not punishing. Prepping for feasting.
@rkeuper "Der Mensch lebt
nicht vom Hirn allein. Wie der Geist in den Körper kommt" von P. Spät
JK--I was thinking the exact same thing
If Broadwell is Petraeus' "mistress," is he her "mister"? How does this work when both parties to the tryst are married?
Egidia, calling her sister in the
speaking Bahasa Indonesia, called today "Hari Turki." Netherlands Day.
Syukur kepada Turkey ! Turkey
LinkedIn is more of job listing, resume posting, & plug central community than discussion forum. Like having tech chats at noisy trade show
I give thanks for pleasant fall weather forecast over 4-day weekend here in DC area. I've experienced blessedly few inclement Thanksgivings
Washington Post carrier is lazy, tired, or forgetful this morning. Delivered the thick wad of advertising circulars, but no newspaper.
@Ruth_A_Buzzi Let's never forget our
American Indian tribes who gave us their very own Native American T-giving
prayer "Thanks 4 nothing"
Wife & I will work out at the club this morning, before we go to the bro's house for T-giving dinner. Revving up our metabolisms 2 digest
kills wolf with bare hands & axe (http://buff.ly/XBTrnJ ) JK--Did Li'l Red
Riding Hood pop outa his tummy? Russia
Picked up Jason at Nat'l Airport last night. Not exactly sure why cops felt need 2 introduce traffic chokepoint in arrivals on this busy eve
"Do you consider yourself a fiction or non-fiction person?" "Non-fiction. I really exist."
@TheOnion: Calm Sense
Of Impending Violence Returns To Middle East
As Ceasefire Brokered http://onion.com/T52rvF
The Great Turkey is ascending from the turkey farm as we speak, shedding his droppings on all the good little gobblers & goblins down below
Hung with my brother for a few hours tonight, watching TV. Reminded me how little TV I watch now. We watched "Big Bang Theory." It's OK.
Red Skelton "I Dood It." Directed by Vicente Minelli? Clearly, his finest achievement. Red's. Plenty of beautiful actresses & good music
"Real-World Data Science" (http://bit.ly/10eIE2n ) JK--Wal-Mart graphs “social genome” of products, people, locations, events & interests
dominates emerging ranking of supercomputers" (http://bit.ly/10eCf7m )
JK--Uses Linpack benchmark (http://bit.ly/10eCnE4 )
@kexpplaylist #kexp Step Aside by
Sleater-Kinney from One Beat JK--Corin Tucker's voice was their 3rd guitar. She
Got a "live the life" marketing pitch from a luxury hotel.What I don't want 2 C is a "die the death" pitch from a luxury hospice. Wrong spin
Dean Martin roasts Don Rickles (http://youtu.be/S7ZAM3c9Ymk ) and SLAYS!
What explains Arlo Guthrie's southern twang? He grew up in.....
Brooklyn. Apart from not being Jewish,
why doesn't he speak like Mel Brooks?
Arlo Guthrie "
Restaurant Massacree" (http://youtu.be/m57gzA2JCcM ) JK--Listening to
put self in holiday spirit of anti-war cheekiness Alice
Human memory grid is deeply embedded in childhood. That's why elderly people with dementia still hold onto & dwell within earliest years.
@kexpplaylist #kexp Good Morning by The
Beatles from Sgt Pepper JK--As in "Norwegian Wood," John essentially
admits cheating on Cynt
#kexp @loserboy little memory-lane
reminiscence about Arby vomit & e-coli poisoning. Glad I'd already eaten
lunch. Must keep it down
One key strke against "intelligent design" is that it's most often advocated by unintelligent people.
http://lnkd.in/TyGseD What's "network inference"? A predictive model?
"A data scientist's solution to healthcare" (http://bit.ly/WxJozD ) JK--Solution? This is just grab-bag of stuff w/no clear organizing focus
"Data Science Dictionary" (http://bit.ly/WxIYJN ) JK--If you have working knowledge of at least 90% of these, you're a certified data geek.
"Investors Are Getting 'Psyched' About
#BigData" (http://bit.ly/WxIseH )
JK--Please don't bubble-fy this space, talking heads!
"Revising an Outdated Biz Model? Try Predictive Analytics" (http://bit.ly/WxI0x0 ) JK--Yes. Business is place bets & know if odd in yr favor
"Data modeling styles" (http://bit.ly/WxHnDP ) JK--Nice summary of the chief approaches that underpin most DW, OLAP, & BI analytic databases
next big idea" (http://zd.net/Nml0Yd ) JK--They're still working on
monetizing the "likes." If can nail that, they rule
#BigData Debate: End Near For
Data Warehousing?" (http://bit.ly/WxFA1o ) JK--Hardly. Where'll you put your
structured system-of-record data?
"Analytics at Google: Great Example of Data-Driven Decision-Making" (http://bit.ly/WxF9Eh ) JK--Nice discuss of social sci & data sci collabs
"Meet The Elusive Data Scientist" (http://bit.ly/WxEH9g ) JK--Huh? Not elusive. Just highly specialized skills & arcane/complex discipline
Small data predominates. How many people who saying they're doing
#BigData are greatly
overstating their scale? Why? Cluster envy?
#IBM software predicts
traffic jams, stops them" (http://bit.ly/WxBshV ) JK--IBM Decision Support Sys Optimizer
uses real-time traffic data
@loserboy , #KEXP needs to do a " in the
Straw" marathon over the 4-day weekend. All the many cover versions. Turkey
Doonesbury's strip yesterday on Nate Silver made me laugh. "The post-election math-and-science victory lap" (http://bit.ly/10mtLKC )
If data's the new oil, are advanced data analytics the new fracking?
"Vineyards Raise a Glass 2
#BigData" (http://bit.ly/UuPgUb )
JK--Vintage quality sensitive 2 zillions o variables, quantitative &
"Social Analytics and the Movies" (http://bit.ly/Wxw6TT ) JK--Industry bets megabucks on mercurial, unpredictable, social-driven sentiment
There won't be any aweekstweets this weekend. I give that stuff a rest while I'm giving myself a rest.
This shortened workweek's
#IBM Koby quick-hits: http://linkd.in/Wxrxci http://linkd.in/WxrzRj http://linkd.in/WxrBJ7
@kexpplaylist #kexp by U2 from The Joshua
Tree JK--I wasnt buying many LPs in late 80s, but I bought this classic. Red Hill
@kexpplaylist #kexp Running to Stand Still
by Elbow from War Child - Heroes: The Ultimate Covers Album JK--Very nice moody
Comprehensive governance (http://bit.ly/WxqpFp ) Wednesday's #IBM quick-hit
Smart big-data consolidation? Comprehensive governance:http://lnkd.in/N2GwbR
Guy my age-ish gave me his CV at club last night. Very technical DoD-contractor work stretching back decades. We have common acquaintance.
We're not traveling over holiday but our son's coming. His FB keeps us well informed on his LA existence. But no substitute 4 the real Jason
Fresh fighting in the
That doesn't happen every day.
Turbulent business climate. What'll become of cherished Twinkie defense? The legal profession considers its options in this brave new world
The French now producing English language programs set in
export market. Fine. Just make sure don't use Inspector Clouseau accent France
Dissolved nanoparticles as catalysts to produce steam from sunlight in cool water. Sounds like a truly disruptive invention. Purity & energy
My girl sat me down to watch the pilot episode of "Breaking Bad" last night. Enjoyed it. BTW, hope she uses her chemistry degree wisely.
Enough with the color-coded maps of US states. Just put halos & horns on the states you agree with vs despise--and be done with it. Geez!
@Slate: Mars Rover
found something BIG but NASA wont tell us what it is (http://slate.me/UdrOi7 )
JK--It's not that damn monolith, is it?
"The Cube -
#IBM Information on Demand
- James Kobielus" (http://youtu.be/FDVsYUWai8w ) JK--Interviewed by @Wikibon at #ibmiod in Vegas.
"YARN: Answer To Hadoop's Shortcomings?" (http://bit.ly/XxO6Pi ) JK--Is next-gen
#Hadoop just a big ball of
this? Discuss amongst.
#bigdata could sink Europe’s ‘right 2 B forgotten’" (http://bit.ly/XxNyJl )
JK--And let's forget that Napoleon existed, while we're @ it
Drafted my next week's
#IBM quick-hits: Small
data. Keep it cheap, compact, consolidated, consumable, and controlled. Whew!
Lenny Kravitz as Marvin Gaye in biopic? Doesn't look like him. Can't sing anywhere as well as him. What happened? Jack Black unavailable?
Muppeteer Kevin Clash resigns following relationship controversy. I'll never think about "Tickle Me Elmo" in the same way again.
#BigData led 2 Big Brother
society?" (http://smrt.io/Wi53qT ) JK--FBI email eavesdropping in
Petraeus case. Dumb to document own affair
"Big Brother." Orwell's obvious inspiration was Stalin. Somehow, he doesn't strike me as particularly brotherly. The 'stache, for starters
@kexpplaylist #kexp Little Talks by Of
Monsters and Men JK--Phenomenal smash hit: KEXP+over-the-air radio+TV
I'm jamming out my
#IBM quick-hits for next
week. No, I'm not working over the 4-day weekend. Theme: small data. High time.
@kexpplaylist #kexp Thirteen by Big Star
from #1 Record / Radio City JK--Second retweet of a Big Star tune this morning.
@kexpplaylist #kexp Big Country Blues by
Townes Van Zandt from In the Beginning JK--Excellent country-folk.
@kexpplaylist #kexp Thank You Friends by
Big Star from Third/Sister Lovers JK--Thanksgiving song I need to add to my
Male enlargement. Can you make me 100 feet tall, brawny & barrel-chested, with my very own Big Blue ox? If not, I'm not interested.
Performance optimization (http://bit.ly/USSqXZ ) Tuesday's #IBM quick-hit
Smart big-data consolidation? Performance optimization:http://lnkd.in/6nVasD
WSJ reviews book about astonishingly fast
devel pre-Civil War. Discusses markets where we'd become internationally
In fiscal matters, if cliff's going to be norm, I say we get sam and diane to intervene and a round of beers for everybody. Cheers!
RIP Sonny Eliot. Funniest longest-serving & most versatile & memorable local Detroit TV personality from back in day. "Enga-dinga-dine!"
Our arboreal yard already thoroughly carpeted w/fallen leaves but our biggest trees still hanging colors. Waiting till lawn is shag-rug deep
"Ronald Reagan Washingtn Nat'l Airport Boasts Nation's Best Hotels" (http://prn.to/TcdmpF ) JK--Really? I must do staycation one o these days
"Marketing Analytics: How To Start Without Data Scientists" (http://bit.ly/TccKR8 ) JK--OK, but misguided to think U can deliver without them
"Sex & alcohol make U happier than kids & religion, study finds" (http://on-msn.com/TccjpK ) JK--Was study underwritten by Beelzebub Inc?
Has McAfee's head gone viral? Has anti-malware pioneer's wetware gone irredeemably mal? What's signature mindpattern we can inocul8 against?
"Wearable computers: The next generation" (http://bit.ly/Tcb0aw ) JK--Sensor-laden fingertip condoms (oops...I mean sheaths) look promising.
"If data is the new oil, don’t end up being BP" (http://bit.ly/SJAV69 ) JK--And don't be the
either. Don't be
the gusher or gushee Gulf
@loserboy , when was Grace Slick
in a James Bond film?
@kexpplaylist #kexp Do Your Own Time by
A.C. Newman from Shut Down The Streets JK--On my very short list to
buy/download over holidays
"How 2 Reach Out 2 Influential Peeps Online Without Being Jerkface" (http://bit.ly/TMtV7W ) JK--Influentials often stressed irritable mortals
"Data Bartering Is Everywhere" (http://buswk.co/TMqEWh ) JK--It's almost literally currency.
"Predictive Modeling Mantras" (http://bit.ly/TMqfD2 ) JK--Excellent discussion o model fitness on several levels. This is hard iterative work
"Quants still ascending" (http://bit.ly/TMpZEj ) JK--Yes. They now rule 35% of the known universe. Watch out!
"Your Knowledge is Decaying" (http://youtu.be/E5V9_EVd67Q ) JK--OK, but so is matter, sez Woody: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5V9_EVd67Q …
"How is Facebook's new replacement for MapReduce (
) different from
MapReduce2?" (http://b.qr.ae/TMpmdW ) JK--Good tech details. Corona
#BigData Analytics &
Economics of Organized Violence" (http://bit.ly/TMp32x ) JK--Sounds like an
econ grad student dissertation in making
Thermostats Shave Pk Lds" (http://bit.ly/TMoGFl ) JK--Cloud-bsd analytics cntnuous
gather data & adjust t-stats via home WiFi
Never actually seen anybody "paying through the nose," & don't want to. But I've heard some people put what theyve paid for through the nose
"20 Lessons Enterprise
#BigData Buffs Can Learn frm
Supercomputing" (http://bit.ly/TMnVw7 ) JK--Incl #3 Accelerating MapReduce
with GPU & CPU
"2 things that could doom the 'Internet of things' revolution" (http://bit.ly/UAYS02 ) JK--1) Complexity/cost and 2) protracted migrations
"Embracing Big Data Can Add Years to CMO’s Tenure" (http://bit.ly/TMndyH ) JK--Embracing, yes. Fetishizing, no. Article focuses on key apps
"Brad Feld: Is
#BigData Bullshit?" (http://bit.ly/TMmCwX )
JK--No, but let's use male bovine manure 2 power bigdata server farms in Corn Belt
"E-Scoring: What it Means for Consumers in a
#BigData World" (http://bit.ly/TMmqOq )
JK--Scoring 360-degree view of consumer purchasing power
"Is 3D Visualization the Next Step For
#BigData?" (http://bit.ly/TMmhdK )
JK--If you need yet another "V", here ya go.
"Facebook open sources
-- a better way to do webscale Corona #Hadoop" (http://bit.ly/TMm9Lo )
JK--For scheduling & managing Hadoop jobs
"Twitter Flies by
#Hadoop on Search Quest"
JK--Hi-perf front-end cache w/back-end in-mem stores, persist to HDFS
#IBM nanotech might improve
cell phones" (http://bit.ly/TMl2Lw ) JK--Graphene. Cheaper, more sensitive
wireless transceivers, within decade
"When a Single Version of the Truth is a Job Half Done" (http://ibm.co/TMkS71 ) JK--M.
discusses Kearney #IBM #Netezza Cust Intell Appliance
"Big Noise for Telecommunications Companies" (http://ibm.co/TMkKEF ) JK--Good discuss of
#bigdata analytics challenges
for comm svc providers
#IBM Ponies Up $4 Billion
In Financing For Partner Push" (http://bit.ly/TMkzsO ) JK--We are strongly
committed to partner success.
"IBM Study: Investments in Social Techs Climb, While Middle Mgt Struggles with Uptick" (http://ibm.co/TMkoOg ) JK--Surveyed 1,160 biz/IT pros
@IBMPureSystems: Get a quick recap of our #ExpertSysChat on “Is Simplifying
Your IT a Myth?” http://ibm.co/RxpHU0
#bigdata consolidation? Agile
data virtualization (http://bit.ly/TMjrW3 ) Monday's #IBM quick-hit
Smart big-data consolidation? Agile data virtualization: http://lnkd.in/G9fFu5
"Exascale unlikely before 2020 due to budget woes" (http://bit.ly/TMjdhE ) JK--US Dept of Energy. Big fed budget deficit.
WSJ interview where panel of CEOs jaw about
that the only business issue is privacy protection. Oh brother!
WSJ article about Obama campaign edge:
#bigdata & #datascientists. I
feel pop culture overkill building on these topics.
The Doors "Love Her Madly" (http://youtu.be/KVnKXE1lOC4 ) JK--Notice how he loves her face and her "walking out the door." Caboose reference?
Art Garfunkel "Feuilles Oh Do Space Men Pass Dead Souls on Their Way To Moon" (http://youtu.be/kQpo8h2TGco ) JK--Perfect channeling of Bach
Simon & Garfunkel "Scarborough Fair / Canticle" (http://youtu.be/0B3zAei00H4 ) JK--Song always suggests winter to me.
Bobb B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans "The Bells of St. Mary" (http://youtu.be/k1jKvgzIRYs ) JK--This one makes me cry with seasonal joy. Not joking
Vince Guaraldi Trio "Skating" (http://youtu.be/pt8iVEAnfK8 ) JK--Someone in
set this to footage on downtown rink. Amateurish. Nice Pittsburgh
Snow (http://youtu.be/cl4pJwcE7JI ) JK--1963.
from 1963 about British Rail battling heavy drifts. Great instrumental
Sagittarius "My World Fell Down" (http://youtu.be/N31CUzkJZ94 ) JK--1967. Treats winter as sad. I beg to differ. But the harmony is glorious
Fleet Foxes "White Winter Hymnal" (http://youtu.be/gml-nAJGRbY ) JK--Wanna hear the Foxes perform this in a cathedral with a massive choir
Fountains of Wayne "Valley Winter Song" (http://youtu.be/xPf4Fer8IJ4 ) JK--So pretty I wish winter were already here.
@ashwinsanghi: Scientists Discover How the Brain
Creates Meaning http://buff.ly/XSY6BM via @bigthink JK--Outsources it to . China
@michaelianblack: Guys, "Bitch go get me a beer"
did not go over well with my wife, and may not with yours.
Haven't had formal yoga classes in months. But the lessons remain in my sinews. I do alone now. I can relax macro and micro muscles at will
Can't wait to see our LA-based actor-son visit over Thanksgiving holiday. This year his entourage eats at kiddie table. Paparazzi keep out!
Let's take a vote. Which Xmas song are you already sick of on the radio. I got dibs on Johnny Mathis "Sleigh Ride"
Fun fact: I'm a precious egghead. I even saved the shell what hatched me, yes I did guv'nor!
I tense up when, online, somebody I've never met & will probably never meet kindly asks 4 my deepest thoughts on some massively vague topic
SNL rerun on mute at club. My lipreading improving. Got it right: host intro'd One Direction. Helps that I was already focused on
Ever notice that
looks like Europe-facing moose trophy mounted on New
state look like musket that felled it New York
Hey Microsoft, TV ads for Surface that feature breakdancers to tout hipness just seem pathetically stuck in aging 1980s trendoid territory.
Sofia Vergara. Amazingly poised balancing act: righteously hot
comic actress who trades on looks w/out seeming even remotely bimbonic Latina
Caspar Weinberger above-knees photo in WashPost. I remember seeing former DoD secy in passing at
. Short guy with power jaw Wash Natl Airport
Sunday book reviews. Realizing I know far more than necessary about Jacks Kerouac and Kennedy. Can biographers give these dead guys a rest?
"16 Shoddy Early Demos of Classic Songs" (http://bit.ly/QPUpuy ) JK--Don't listen 2 '68 predecessor of "Jealous Guy" if U respect John Lennon
Adam Savage: How Simple Ideas Lead 2 Scientific Discoveries (http://youtu.be/F8UFGu2M2gM ) JK--Great explanation of how lightspeed calculated