The pope has a butler. Having a butler is the ultimate in old-money spoiled-rich lifestyle, isn't it?
Saturday morning, Memorial Day weekend. Body wakes me up at normal work schedule. No problem. Love the quiet breakfast alone.
Right. Regardless of technological whatever, you'll stay obliquely aware of opposing POVs thru how your side chooses to stereotype them.
There's big diff btwn having steady feed of obnoxious viewpoints pushed at you against your will vs. having on -demand access to that swill
Everyone has the experience now of deleting emails from acquaintances who've been hacked. What's etiquette? Tell them they've been hacked?
Royksopp "Remind Me" (http://youtu.be/eo4u4JJAPGk) JK--2002. Music video composed purely of animated infographics.
Sustained energy. No, spammers, just cuz I tweet the words doesnt mean I need Red Bull, Viagra, or "weird trick 2 stay up all night." Thanks
Greenbang's Smart Technology Network (http://bit.ly/mMK87) . Excellent resource of sustainability technology info.
Infographics such as these at Good.is (http://bit.ly/c6UWey). Data scientists should learn how 2 present findings in pithy visual narratives
@Claudia_Imhoff Really? How often is a marketing professional required to prove that, say, a particular ad helped close a particular deal?
"FB Is Killing Silicon Valley: Entrepreneur" (http://yhoo.it/JZ3VrY) JK--Yeah sure. Valley motivated by pure altruism till Z'berg came along
"Obama Accuses Romney of 'Cow-Pie of Distortion' on Debt, Deficits" (http://yhoo.it/LyxGNO) JK--Really hitting the fan, now, isn't it?
"NASA 2 future lunar explorers: Dont mess w/our Moon stuff" (http://bit.ly/JZ0KQV) JK--That means U Elon Musk. Hands off Shepard's golfballs
Looking forward to the
#Hadoop Summit in San Jose in mid-June. The industry has been innovating like crazy. Expecting many gr8 conversations
Those sassy-texted postcard-like "your e-cards" on FB seemed cool at first. Now theyre as embarrassingly unoriginal as overused PPT clip art
"Don’t Be Nerdiest Person In Room" (http://bit.ly/JYYoBB) JK--None of us truly thinks in nerd-ish. Tightest statements are most memorable
And please don't blog on the reasons you're leaving a particular employer. Just declare you're leaving. Blog on your new gig instead.
People who feel compelled to tell the world they're getting off Facebook should simply stop accessing it. No need to declare social leavings
My boss asked: "Koby, how can you keep producing original material every day?" I reply "journalistic discipline." Peeps write daily columns
Socialalia. It's the glossolalia we develop from jamming overlapping conversations in different contexts into a single social persona
Infographics. I've become passable graphic designer in context o PowerPoint slides. Trying 2 wrap head around this new digital-poster format
Santayana: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Musta been a memory artist. OK to bookmark it in our browser?
"7 Tech IPOs that Flopped" (http://bit.ly/JIYKWJ) JK--All well-known startups of recent vintage. IPOs often a big whoop-de-doo about nothing
Oh, so Yahoo has their own browser now too. Yeah, that's the ticket for them to regain old glories. Some good it's done Microsoft.
Hard 2 tell when what youre feeling R winds of change, signal of stormfront approachng, or winds o stasis, the daily cycle that'll blow over
"Obama: Better Federal Data Quality, Availability within Year" (http://bit.ly/JIWr5W) JK--Let us cut thru bureaucracy with a single search
Actors who dont give as much to their marketing junket performance as to their on-screen role are dimwits. Do they want peeps 2 buy tickets?
Saw bit o Kevin McCarthy's video intervu w/monosyllabic TLJones re MIB3. Hollywood should factor crappy actor mkting performance into payout
Saw "We Bought a Zoo" on DVD. Tiresome cinematic string-pulling that is barely redeemed by OK performances from Damon & Johansson.
The best buzz is that which springs organically from community, as opposed to that handed down from on high.
I have never once heard any
#Forrester person mention "Highly Empowered & Resourceful Operatives (HERO)" buzz in casual conversation.
Wanna check out film "Searching for Sugar Man," docu about obscure 70s Detroit folkrocker Rodriguez. I luv his stuff. Heard him on
Opening weekend of what for all cultural purposes is summer. In mid-Atlantic states, season of stifling humidity & afternoon thunderstorms
"Monetize your tweets." When I hear that, all I hear is a desperate person marketing to desperate people. All this is a loss leader, folks
@sharlesemetcalf said couldnt recall name of a single song on new Beach House LP cuz all so good. I been there (Grizzly Bear "Veckatimest")
Some tweeters I follow purely on faith. I have faith that, at least once in the next 1000 moronic tweets, they'll post a gem. Intuition
Marianne Faithfull "In My Time of Sorrow" (http://youtu.be/tMK3lENVR_o) JK--From "Shindig," 1965. Geez, I'm old enough to remember "Shindig"
Marianne Faithfull "Come and Stay With Me" (http://youtu.be/_Se00ClSqe4) JK--Great romantic British Invasion pop.
Marianne Faithfull "This Little Bird" (http://youtu.be/YyfPiKoypxQ) JK--I know this makes me uncool, but I prefer her early stuff.
Marianne Faithfull "Hold On, Hold On" (http://youtu.be/1FlVNWVnbNo) JK--She covers Neko, accompanied by John&Yoko's son....Sean, of course
Neko Case "Hold On, Hold On" (http://youtu.be/50dzxkJa1NE) JK--She sings from a deep strength. As if she's firmly rooted.
New Pornographers "Bleeding Heart Show" (http://youtu.be/dH9Q4fsZ1IY) JK--The massed-chorus pop-dramatic crescendo is over-the-top awesome
Everclear "Wonderful" (http://youtu.be/MUfgAbFY4CA) JK--One of the best radio songs from the year 2000. I cranked up the catharsis finale
Bananarama "Trick Of The Night" (http://youtu.be/GBPgGuyQI_4) JK--Tight harmonies, gr8 material. These ladies one of my fave 80s pop groups
Orange Juice "Blue Boy" (http://youtu.be/0qz9Uqk55Jo) JK--Early 80s Rough Trade UK artist. Sorta like Big Country. But not.
Fiona Apple "Criminal" (http://youtu.be/FFOzayDpWoI) JK--Video is still slightly unsettling, wth darkness-shrouded messed-up writhing Fiona
Tori Amos "Cornflake Girl" (http://youtu.be/8Eiv7H9XQRY) JK--I love where her voice on the chorus directly echoes her piano keystrokes
OK my first search on So.cl was narcissistic search for self. I'm happy 2 report that I exist. I am now aggressively invading my own privacy
Checking out the Microsoft beta for Socl. Actually, they spell it "So.cl." But the "c" & "l" run together made it look like "Sod."
Luna "IHOP" (http://youtu.be/6a8G_cqZMHM) JK--"listen what theyre saying, what a load o crap, you aint no cary grant, but then agin who is?"
@MGranovsky Not really. It's more important to tune them out.
Adjusted my Google News preferences with sliders. Set "elections" & "Fox News" on "never." How can I make those settings global?
Facebook birthdays inform me that people are born on pretty much every day of the year. Amazing. Babies don't take a break. They keep coming
"Pain at the pump." I'm a bit tired of this phrase, which tends to exaggerate the dislocation that expensive gas causes in our lives.
"Social media doesn’t speed up the news cycle — it kills it" (http://bit.ly/MtjAgi) JK--It actually speeds up the debunking cycle.
"Big banks redesign branches as...‘concept stores’" (http://smrt.io/MtbTa7) JK--As e-comm obliter8s POS, we'll see more hodgepodgy concepts
"The Joy of IP Address-Mapping" (http://bit.ly/Mt9dZP) JK--Perhaps we should re-construe "IP" as "incessant personalization."
"Frenemy." One of the best new words in the English language. A word that's been asking to be born since dawn of conflicted relationships
I occasionally follow a tweeter who tweets occasionally in a language I don't understand. My theory is that I'll absorb it subcutaneously.
Tired of notion that a famous person "coming out as gay" is a big deal. They haven't changed. Simply relieved selves of burden of secrecy.
Constantly on the prowl for good blogfodder. That long form has come straight back into my core social style. Alongside tweeting.
Geek's shame is not knowing meaning of the day's Google homepage illustration on first glance. I didn't realize today's was tribute to Moog
IPO-flush Facebook will now try 2 monetize everything that isn't nailed down. Prepare 4 hard-sell on FB-logo coffee-stained designer hoodies
"R Gets to Business" (http://bit.ly/KaOTx7) JK--Interesting conference. Academic focus. R truly entrenched in academe & ever more so in biz
#IBM blog: "Next Best Action in Unprecedented Circumstances: When No One Truly Knows the NBA." Catch it on Tues. Mon a holiday
"So Google owns Motorola. What happens now?" (http://bit.ly/Kasm3H) JK--I suggest they rebrand the whole joint as "Googorolapalooza."
And the "Koby" thing? It's branding, obviously. I'm a short guy. By shortening my surname for a work purpose, I'm in sync with my spouse
If you're suspecting, in that new format, an odd stylistic parallel with aweekstweets, you're getting warm.
"Hawaii verifies Obama birth records to Arizona" (http://yhoo.it/L79yCD) JK--Arizona election board needs to produce proof of own sanity
"Computer Trading Takes Human Turn" (http://on.wsj.com/LCR3bp) JK--Crowdsources opinions from analyst humans in India, filters emotion out.
"Facebook Slides Amid Roadshow Questions" (http://on.wsj.com/LCQazI) JK--Now don't go saying you were hoodie-winked.
Trying to think of something inspiring and life-affirming to start the morning. How about "go for it!" Nah. I'm losing my edge.
Breadwinner. I have never once felt the need to engage in competitive bidding for a loaf of pumpernickel.
Listening to Phil Spector "Silent Night" from "A Christmas Gift For You." Homicidal producer's creepy spoken benediction adds festive touch
Elon Musk. It almost sounds like a made-up Hollywood name for a mad genius with his own private rocket fleet. Oh. Now I'm concerned.
Listening to Beach Boys "Catch A Wave" from their gr8st. An awesome addictive slice of their SoCal vibe. Wanna put it on continual replay
Today's collegians study only 15 hours a week? I studied 15 hrs/day in college, or so it felt. Told young Mr D about my Ann Arbor allnighter
Listening to Robert Wyatt "Shipbuilding" from "Compilation." His quavery delivery adds right note of bitter resignation to ECostello classic
Listening to Stuart Moxham & The Original Artists "Yeah x 3" from "Signal Path." The reediness and grain of Stu's vocal remind of Robt Wyatt
Listening to Chumbawamba's lovely Celtic-y LP from about 10 years ago: "Readymades." Like voyage into pleasant mists of mythic tribal memory
Working on my
#IBM blog for next week: "Next Best Action under Unprecedented Circumstances: When Nobody Truly Knows the Next Best Action"
Great 2 have Tissa @ our place, albeit under such sad circumstances. Her biz trip 2 DC had been scheduled before her husband Wid passed away
"Why All Data is Small Data" (http://bit.ly/KJae1X) JK--Wants us to consider the lowly bit & nano techs 4 optimizing storage of more of them
Always refreshing to be sounded out for ideas, as opposed to taking dictation. Latter is for stenographers.
Nice to see that my ideas for innovative uses of social media in the biz are falling on receptive ears. Prior life left me w/many pent-ups
Good overview of machine-learning algorithms available now in Apache
Space travel commercialization underway. I'm cool with it as long as don't sell naming rights to the heavens., e.g, Viagra-Brand Venus
Ever read hyperventilating article about groundbreaking startup and get 90% thru and realize that they didnt clearly say what the firm does?
Gorbachev is still alive (http://bit.ly/Lox1v3). However, regarding Generalisimo Francisco Franco, the news is otherwise. Shall I share?
@jmsidhu Without the data available 4 full inspection by reviewers, the paper isn't science. It's religion (as in "place your faith in me").
"Is Facebook's IPO overhyped?" (http://bit.ly/JznrVB) JK--When a poll poses what everybody knows is a rhetorical question, answer is "yes."
The best icebreaker comment in most business settings is some variation on "we've got a budget for...." People perk right up!
"Assume everyone an idiot" (http://bit.ly/Jzmw7q) JK--Idiotproof design principles. Not everyone's idiot, but all do idiotic things at times
If you factor out all the obnoxious political display ads that are obviously SuperPAC-funded, how much ad $ is flowing into digital media?
"Ah shore doo luv my 66-type punchdown block, yes I do!" (http://bit.ly/K80knK). Just had to say that. Don't ask why.
@Laughbook: Life is too short to remove the USB safely.
Incredibly crowded/interesting infographic of logos of players in today's social media marketing landscape (http://read.bi/KoxTRv).
GigaOM. Fast becoming my favorite analyst firm. Most insightful
#bigdata analytics & cutting-edge cloud coverage. #IBM cognitive systems: atomic storage, quantum computing, synapse-like computing model, apps galore #IBM cognitive systems: data-centric, statistical analytics, scale-in, automated systems/workload management. A new era.
Friend said they do their best thinking "on the pot." That's oversharing. At least they didn't say "on pot." That would also be oversharing
"Smartphone security heading 4 'apocalypse' " (http://bit.ly/Ks2iML) JK--Really? World wont end if holes exploitd. Just upgrd 2 secur phones
Still haven't found a sector of economy, apart from IT, that refers to innovative approaches as "disruptive." Word has negative connotation
The Shins "Sea Legs" (http://youtu.be/vI8nLLDEc68) JK--I think I've found mine. It's actually more of a "sea stomach." Legs don't retch.
Quantum tunnelling. It's the reason the sun shines. So, essentially, center of our solar system is proverbial light at the end of the tunnel
I remain impressed with LinkedIn's evolution into the go-to business social. For more than jobseekers. You learn stuff for the job you're in
Anxiety over the state of the world. Often, it's like the condensation on your glasses on a cool/humid day. Your body heat is half the cause
Computers produce info overload, social jeopardize privacy, cellphones cause cancer, etc. Issues endure as symptoms of postmodern anxiety
My spacebar is acting a bit strange now. I have to apply an extra pressure with every stroke. This is driving me nucking futz!
Absorbing my quantum mechanics in digestable chunks. Kenneth Ford's "101 Quantum Questions" book. Very clearly explained & illustrated.
Was saying to colleague that my primary think time is when I'm blogging, tweeting, or writing articles. Extended meditations? Who has time?
Kind of dumb for Wall Street to obsess over Zuckerberg's wardrobe. They just want him to make them scads of $, regardless of attire.
"Make Mainframes Not War: How Mad Men Sold Computers in the 1960s" (http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/05/make-mainframes-not-war-how-mad-men-sold-computers-in-the-1960s-and-1970s/) JK--Yes, they used sex.
RIP Robin Gibb. His quavering vibrato was the most distinctive feature of Bee Gees early recordings.
Yoga Cindy on vacation. Class canceled. Wife & I came at own sweet time. Did asanas in empty dark classroom. I did narcoticlly long savasana
MTV countdown of 14 priciest pads of the stars. I'd like 2 see dumpier digs where they write songs, work dance moves, rehearse parts, etc
I dont see any point in tweet-shaming Briggs & Stratton for a confusing lawnmower manual or a brain-dead IVR help line, so I won't do it!
"Head honcho." Isn't that redundant? I've never met an assistant, auxiliary, or lower-echelon honcho. If there were, they'd be "honchitos"?
Ya think Zuckerberg's got an ironclad prenup? Or perhaps he's under illusion that sundering the bond's as easy as unfriending?
People discuss Einstein & Feynman in same breath not just cuz were genius physicists but cuz they said interesting things outside o physics
There was a "Babe Ruth of croquet"? Was there a Lou Gehrig of shuffleboard?
Coffee drinkers have "modestly lower risk o death than non-drinkers." Isnt it 100% risk, regardless? Espresso an express train 2 immortalty?
North Dakota passes Alaska as 2nd largest US oil-producing state. State should invest revenues in latest generation of woodchippers.
Saturation coverage of tech bellwether--eg, FB, now--is unhealthy. Like bipolar family breathing each other's secondhand smoke
Zuckerberg's wife was going with him before the money entered the picture.
I follow you, you follow me. Social media is sort of an orgy of "I scratch your back, you scratch mine." I don't itch that badly.
Thinking of insisting I be addressed as "Master Jim," to underline the advanced elite degree I earned ages ago (in journalism).
Soc med followers R nuthin 2 brag about. I have new 1s on socials I've never posted to. On Twtr, celebs who tweet crap have way more than me
We dont actually need daily TV-news updates on Trayvon/Zimmerman tragedy. Or most such sad cases. Not news U can use unless U need the blues
Large % of China leaders' kids still coming to US for higher educ. Could signal future alliance of nations or, if we sour them, its opposite
Blind Chinese dissident comes to US. Where I'll bet he starts the process to become asylum-seeking then naturaliz8n-happy Chinese-American
CNN Fredricka Whitfield gives teaser for upcoming bit on some newfangled thingy called "cloud computing." Wonder if I'll learn something new
Live from Camp David MD, the G8 Summit. Same lovely May day we're having down here in Alexandria VA. Angela Merkel getting color in cheeks.
Pack of motorcyclists reminds that DC Rolling Thunder weekend is coming up. Essentially a loud but cool grassroots Memorial Day parade.
Furniture stor nearby seems 2 B always holding going-outa-biz liqud8n sale. My theory's they go outabiz each weeknd then grand-reopen on Mon
Just bought an El Cheapo lawnmower at Home Depot. Why? We have an El Cheapo lawn.