Testosterone ads on the Internet and their ridiculous claims. What they're really selling is preposterone.
The fall events season will soon be upon us. Seeing how the excitement/tension builds from the inside. I've seen from outside for years.
@chrisonea Not racist. Merely wrongheaded. Big difference, you know.
"Wonk" is "know" backwards. If Ryan gets his facts backwards, it's not clear what, if anything, he truly knows. He's that kind of "wonk"
@ctiberius Comedy must be grounded in truth. The fact that Obama has delivered invalidates what you say.
Comedians say they can't find anything obviously mockworthy about Obama? Nonsense. His robotic oratory style feels overprogrammed.
Only thing peeps discuss re RNC was dude debating delusion while millions squirm. Symbol o rightwing disconect frm American reality & people
That's a wrap on August, work-wise. Have a good 3-day everybody.
Vaselines "Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam" (http://bit.ly/Oz1ueg ) JK--The lo-fi quality of this 80s original gives it grain of ancient classic
Vashti Bunyan "Train Song" (http://bit.ly/Oz0TZX ) JK--1966. A folk song of aching beauty and poignancy. Her voice absolutely floors me.
Velvet Underground "Head Held High" (http://bit.ly/Oz09UK ) JK--Gr8: "Just like I figured they're always disfigured with their head up high."
@darachennis Take them back to what?
Business process optimization? Close the loop dynamically and continuously: http://lnkd.in/mKyKAt
My next few biz #IBM speaking trips are shaping up: Boston, Calgary, Edmonton, Herndon VA, Las Vegas, Raleigh....so far
Thnking of creating LinkedIn discussion: "Is the theme of 'is #BigDatanothing but hype?' itself nothing but hype?"
This goes out to Sonya Kobielus with all my love: tricor (fenofibrate). Repeat over and over.
Playing the YouTube of Eastwood's weird chair dialogue speech from RNC. His delivery stinks & his voice shakes too much. Painful to see him
So Clint Eastwood speaks to chairs. So what? He has plenty experience speaking to inanimate objects. Rehearses his acting jobs in the mirror
Some mysterious statements on FB & Twtr apparently allusions things said at last night's Republican Natl Convention. Couldn't care less.
"Sensing a touchy-feely haptic future" (http://bit.ly/QJ4pVb ) JK--Cool. I find touchscreens too flat & inert to engage my tactile side.
Business process optimization? Close the loop dynamically and continuously: http://lnkd.in/Jqj6zz
"IBM and Vodafone Advance Smarter Home Initiative" (http://ibm.co/PFit2a ) JK--M2M intiative enabling remote mgt of smart-home appliances.
RT @chriskanaracus: Journo rule o thumb: If spokesperson angrily/testily says "slow news day??" in response to query, you have a good story
Most LinkedIn discussions poop out after handful of posts. Some become interminable cantankerous ventfests. For those: "stop following"
"IBM Is Turning Watson Into A "Supercharged" Siri (http://bit.ly/TArVAx ) JK--Leverage Watson tech for voice-activated personal assistant
There. Whew! Wrote next week's quick hits. Now, to quickly hit the iced tea. Hit it hard!
http://lnkd.in/fkf4rv Hi Judy, been a while. That's an interesting thought. Spatial/motion detection enabling handheld...
A true evangelist doesn't spread "gospel." A true evangelist draws out spirits that already pervade community they're serving. A catalyst.
"Do You Need a Data Dictator?" (http://bit.ly/OyJ9wh ) JK--Um, no. Heavy-handed top-down data gov will spur counterproductive LOB frictions
"NASA Aims High with Airline Data" (http://bit.ly/OyI6wf ) JK--Just curious. NASA consulting to civil aviation firms? I don't get it.
"Robust Attribution Solution? 2 Capabs 2 Check" (http://bit.ly/OyHgjh ) JK--Marketing attrib is tricky but key. Lotsa $ rides on attribution
"Data Scientists: The New Rock Stars of the Tech World" (http://bit.ly/KBTaGj ) JK--Good discussion, but rockstar metaphor is hype & cliche
http://lnkd.in/YA6K39 Data scientists are a community with a specialized lingo--some might call it a "jargon." You must learn that lingo,...
"How Companies Will Googlefy Your Career" (http://bit.ly/QJ4NON ) JK--Predictive performance mgt will jump to conclusions about your fitness
http://lnkd.in/Gcsjpc This article saying "data mining (almost) dead" is totally wrong. Data mining--in the broader sense of advanced...
WSJ "Romney Said 2 Use Secretive Data Mining" (http://on.wsj.com/OusBHb ) JK--Can biz press pls stop treating data mining like necesary evil?
http://lnkd.in/cv_MGH It's best not to proliferate more C-level positions. The notion of a "chief data officer," as described in the...
http://lnkd.in/XMgvtB I'm going to suggest that this discussion be renamed: "FUD about PhDs?"
Crowdsourcing Big Data creativity? Data science autodidacts will dominate: http://lnkd.in/S66TxF
OK, social-sphere, knock it off with the "you're IBM's big data evangelist--shouldnt you be dishing out some gussied up product pitch?" jazz
Ryan boasts Janesville "kind of place" U live on same block forever. I noticed close-up how provincial they were. See the world, dammit!
In my younger days, I rarely came across a conservative my age with an interesting record collection.
Album-oriented rock orientation as marker of rightwing leaning. RJ Smith of Mich Daily first noted that in 1979. Subsequent years confirmed
So Ryan declares musical tastes run gamut from "AC/DC to Zeppelin." Allegiance to other countries' ancient exports? That in GOP platform?
So Ryan declares musical tastes running gamut from "AC/DC to Zeppelin." Allegiance to other countries' ancient exports? That in GOP plat ...
The B-52's "Roam" (http://youtu.be/WJzuqZEbFHQ ) JK--Georgia indie group's best song with Kate Pierson on lead vocal.
Iggy Pop & Kate Pierson "Candy" (http://youtu.be/6bLOjmY--TA ) JK--Unlikely collaboration was perfect. Iggy doing a suave Bryan Ferry turn.
As Twitter incorporates geolocation into core service, it'll be creepy if someday it sez you have "new followers 50 paces behind & gaining"
The Raveonettes "Love In A Trashcan" (http://youtu.be/TaA9oXmw3D8 ) JK--Swinging surf/garage vibe from "Pretty in Black."
The Raveonettes "Last Dance" (http://youtu.be/MmvMA029CWQ ) JK--Very pretty live acoustic version of sad/sweet gem from "In & Out of Control"
Actually, I identify more with Michael Collins than Neil & Buzz. Orbiting the Moon must have been a relaxing, hypnotic experience.
I let #IBM professional social media team track my influence/follower metrics by channel & post. None of that has any bearing on what I say
Study shows recess is actually good for schoolchildren. Is there a similar study showing benefits of watercooler goofing for workadults?
My renewed blogging push has me convinced that blogs are very much a POV centerpiece of thought leadership in hyperdistracted social world
Washington DC does not have worst drivers in the US. I've lived here since mid-80s & I find the roads busy but motorists generally polite
Obama on Reddit? So what. He did something on Google+ a while back & that social is still trying to find raison d'etre.
CNN reports 26,000 without power "in the state of Mississippi." Why say "in the state of" unless possibly 26,000 people hip-deep in river?
My fantasy football league consists of funniest football player names of all time. Chief among: Y.A. Tittle, Dick Butkus, & Myron Pottios.
Slightly tweaking my personal workspace. The slight tweaks are essential to my maximum productivity pushing out thought-leadership fodder
The sheer number, variety, & geographic spread of #BigDataindustry conferences continues to grow. Prioritizing among them is essential.
Next wk, I'll quickhit 2x on new4me theme "workload-optimized systems," & extend "POC as applnc acq appr" & "#BigData optimal deploy appr"
Scoped out my 4 quick-hits for next wk. Labor Day is Monday. On that day, I'll quickly hit the beer supply. No, I'll take that nice 'n slow
Thinking of creating a LinkedIn discussion "Do You Need an M.A. to Apprentice to PhD Who Feels that Only They Can Analyze Big Data?" Nah.
"Data science: Mining available info for hidden value" (http://bit.ly/STWZhc ) JK--Good interview with Sears CTO Phil Shelley
"Developing Stat Learning Primer" (http://bit.ly/STUlrQ ) JK--Good SMiller discussion of top-down math-driven vs bottom-up comp sci ML driven
"Everything Wrong With The Tea Party In 6 Minutes" (http://bit.ly/QxWBp6 ) JK--They're the "American Taliban." Sums it up well.
http://lnkd.in/WaDunh Dear Oleg: You are quite welcome.
"....makes you break out in hives, dont say I didnt warn you." closing sentence frm ""Data Scientist: Mastering Methodology, Learning Lingo"
"If thought of obtaining initial cluster components by extracting th required # of principal components & performing orthoblique rotation...
Social sentiment as valuable market intelligence? Help us choose the socials where our kindred chatter: http://lnkd.in/Ess9fk
@loserboy proposes that science's new slogan, directed at creationists, is "We're on Mars--suck it!" Good one.
Many times each day, I ask myself: "Where was I before I was interrupted?" Just a moment ago, for example.
http://lnkd.in/xbCnK3 PhDs are brilliant people, no doubt. I certainly wasn't arguing that they can't be world-class data scientists (for...
WSJ article says give yourself little affirmations, such as in your passwords. Secret's out: mine's "ohyousexybeast!!"
Upside to Isaac? Alleviating the drought. That's the best I've got.
Cool when I go to IBM facility where, for old time sake, old Selectric typewriters displayed. True confession: I was a Smith-Corona guy
"Qurk: New DBMS will automatically crowdsource" (http://bit.ly/OGIKtw ) JK--MIT R&D. Auto-crowdsource DBMS ops that need human judgment
"Union Pacific Delivers Internet O Things Reality Check" (http://bit.ly/OGHPtd ) JK--Need tinier cheaper embedded sensors on rolling stock
"Big Data Programs: How to Get Started" (http://bit.ly/OGHEho ) JK--Well-structured storyboarding of the basic steps.
Saying "too much data disables your decision-making skills" is like saying "too much food disables your taste buds." Hardly.
"Real-Time Bidding: Greasing Wheels o Digital Adv" (http://bit.ly/OGGzWU ) JK--Auto r-t online display-ad buy/sell via target algos+analytics
Big Media? Pattern recognition will drive the show: http://lnkd.in/kxkd29
Surprised that The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas didn't grow its business out of that "little" category. Has great reputation.
Good day. Have locked down some fresh idea themes to go deep on this fall. #IBM
"When Wireless Sensors Meet Big Data" (http://bit.ly/PJH5Fm ) JK--"Real growth [in M2M hookups] is in the wireless arena..cellular carriers"
Made excellent progress today on my preso for Big Data Innovation. The pre-Labor Day period is relaxing. Post-Labor Day will be hectic.
Seeing more of these messages: "Your friend [people you've never heard of] using [social network you've never heard of]. Please join."
"Penn and Teller on Vaccinations" (http://bit.ly/RRXvhO ) JK--Penn speaks common sense in exact language most of us don't always verbalize
"Bill Nye: Teaching kids creationism undermines both them and US" (http://exm.nr/Pf82fK ) JK--Has evil twin: Bull Nye the Creationism Guy
Petabytes in the palm of your hand? Advanced analytics apps for the masses: http://lnkd.in/4mf2-t
Today's LinkedIn discussions include exciting rehashes of "who invented phrase 'BI'?" & "who invented 3 Vs of #BigData?". Hit the snooze bar
"Data Scientists Need Two Skill Sets" (http://bit.ly/U5BWI9 ) JK--Data analysis + "tactical math skills—the ability to think quantitatively"
Next time someone sez "You have no sense o humor" you should respond "If there'd been any humor in yr remark I woulda sensed it"
Neil should have done it as a haiku "That was one small step./Lo-G? Great for gigantic/leaps. Watch me--WHOOPEE!"
3 free song downlds? gimme Penguin Cafe Orchestra "Music 4 Found Harmonium," 10K Maniacs "LIke th Weather," 16 Horsepower "Black Soul Choir"
Nice summer rainstorm out there. By "nice," I mean "may actually drop the humidity & heat in its aftermath." Human comfort + drought relief
Frank Gehry's architecture doesn't do much for me. Am I weird?
@EllieAsksWhy Why was that? What made you sad about it?
@EllieAsksWhy Yes. My previous employer is in business to sell access to intellectual property produced by its analysts.
PSY "Gangnam Style" (http://youtu.be/9bZkp7q19f0 ) JK--Thanks 2 Sonya Kobielus for pointing me 2 this totally random video by SKorean rapper
Hmm...printed pile of stuff I've published + what's quoted or cited me in 2012 is 6 inches thick. This still August? Must use thinner paper
Enjoying WashPost retrospective on late 80s "Experts Agree: Meese Is A Pig" DC-area poster blitz. Made me chuckle to see on streets then
"The Punic Wars," by Adrian Goldsworthy
Cuz I dig history, dear @EllieAsksWhy
Nowadays, must scan both ears of talking2self streetperson for Bluetooth thingie. If not there, possibly nutsy-cuckoo.
Looked at west to east, Maryland resembles a lobster. East to west, an Uzi. I'll have the lobster, please.
SNL rerun last night. Musical guest: Radiohead. Wife not looking at screen, simply heard strange music. Asked "urban?" No idea how 2 respond
Next #IBM blog I plan to write will be called: "Data Scientist: Mastering the Methodology, Learning the Lingo."
http://lnkd.in/vFU_2n Not too much need to read beyond this quote; Google's Hal Varian put it this way back in 2009: "A data scientist...
Austin Taylor @Frat_Daddy First he is stripped of all his titles... now this? RIP Neil Armstrong.
Saw Iranian film "A Separation" on DVD. Excellent dissection of lies in families in Islamic state. Justice resembles trial by parole officer
Joan Rivers does lovely remembrance of her friend and mentor Phyllis Diller in today's Washington Post.
Reading up on the Punic Wars. Just in case I'm ever on Jeopardy and I can't access #IBM Watson in a pinch.
NBC News mistakenly reports death of astronaut Neil Young. Far as we know, Canadian musician has never left Earth orbit and still breathes.
Not a good week for the Armstrongs, isn't it?
RIP Neil Armstrong. Had historic role chosen for him. Didn't milk it for personal glory or riches. Classy.
WSJ article mentions red deer of northern Scotland proliferate & must be "culled" annually. Sounds less fatal than "killed," laddie!
I delete the "somebody's trying to find you" emails sight unseen. Does "somebody" know how to type "James Kobielus" into "Google"?
If Pete Townshend is ever knighted some day, will the Queen have to address him as a member of "The Whom"?