Waiting to see Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein of "Portlandia" on Letterman.
We don't need gun control. What we need is to repeal the Second Amendment. It's an abomination. Slavery was too.
While others imagine they can spot homicidal maniacs before they kill, I say better to deny everybody access to efficient killing machines
Notice 50-minute mark of "Magical Mystery Tour." Elvis-ish lounge singer does song called "Death Cab for Cutie." So that's where it origin8d
Well-regulated militias don't massacre schoolchildren. Clamp down severely on gun possession in the
Gag the gun nuts. USA
http://lnkd.in/KgaJ-B Patrick: Analytics don't produce "thou shalt" decisions. People do, by defining the operational normatives:...
http://lnkd.in/Ciuh7W Jean-Francois: What you're talking about is guidance: guidance of automated processes through in-line analytic...
Jose Feliciano performs tonight at
in DC. Rumor is
he'll do an hour-long extended jam of "Feliz Navidad." Sing all 40
Maryland Public TV showing Beatles "Magical Mystery Tour" tonight. I like it. Cuz it's simply the Fabs goofing around. And classic songs.
WashPost head: "Bernanke runs Fed in plain English." Really? He preface remarks w/"how can we get this goddamn economy outa the dumper?"?
That's a wrap. Vacation's here for me. Have a good ho-ho everyone!
Drafted my first post for
#IBM Business Analytics blog: "IBM Patient
Similarity Analytics for Personalized Healthcare"
@kexpplaylist #kexp Crucify Your Mind by Rodriguez from
Cold Fact JK--40+ years ago. Feels fresh as now.
Today 4-5pm EST
Look forward to 2013 with an all-star panel. @sogrady @jhurwitz @hyounpark & @jameskobielushttp://ibm.co/Z5HUO7
http://lnkd.in/635-DA Simon: Thanks. The line between data scientists and the average business analyst will blur as everybody acquires...
"Data scientists take byte out o Mad Men" (http://on.ft.com/RrjHzN ) JK--Targeting personalized ads. Also, martini optimization
Those fabled "3-martini lunches" o "Mad Men" days gone by. Questions. 3 per person or table? Did they award extra olives 4 good performance?
"This Man Makes Data Look Beautiful" (http://on.mash.to/RrimZK ) JK--Jer Thorp: "data artist in residence" at New York Times.
"The 5 most influential data visualizations of all time" (http://bit.ly/RrhEvB ) JK--Covering patterns of war disease death & historic legacy
#BigData Get Too Big for the Metric System to
Handle?" (http://bit.ly/Rrh29m ) JK--Huh?
Numbers infinite. Speak of powers of ten.
"Location Analytics: Bringing Geography Back" (http://bit.ly/RrgjoI ) JK--Good interview. Discusses
Why do I suspect that "aw shucks" was originally a defanged neutering of "oh shit"?
"Your own pattern-type in few steps!" (http://ibm.co/RrfLPH ) JK--Tech guidance on building patterns in
#BigData Business Model Looks Like" (http://bit.ly/STLaah )
JK-- @rwang0 on
monetizing your business model through big data.
Role in Programmatic Media" (http://bit.ly/STHvJD ) JK--Nuthin new.
Just rename of ad placement & marketing campaign optimization
Mobile User Expectations' (http://bit.ly/STHdCK )
JK--"deliver ultra-personalized contextual content to wireless user"
"Better Algorithms Beat More Data — And Here’s Why" (http://bit.ly/STH0iK ) JK--Better modeling beats more algorithms beats more data.
I published original content 235 times in past 9 months with
To put in perspective, I published 20 times in prior 9 months as analyst
#IBM hard drive from 1989 ...." (http://bit.ly/STDLYA )
JK--Back in the day, I remember visiting airline data center w/those!
@kexpplaylist #kexp The Passenger by Iggy Pop from Lust
for Life JK--Gr8 lyric. Punkish take on "This Land Is Your Land" +
"On the Road"
New blog: "Koby
#IBM Blogs, Articles, Podcasts, and Streams
April to December 2012" (http://bit.ly/UDF9OE )
#IBM Koby quick-hits: http://linkd.in/UDD45k http://linkd.in/UDD7y9 http://linkd.in/UDD8Cd http://linkd.in/UDD997
Smarter planet? (http://bit.ly/UDCzbz ) Thursday's
#IBM quick-hit. My last for year. Vacation
starts tomorrow. Next quick-hit: Mon Jan 7
Smarter planet?: http://lnkd.in/7u7w83
Just streamed an episode of "The Larry Sanders Show" from 1992. I'd never seen a single episode till now. Quite funny. Still oddly current.
Lyle Lovett with Emmylou Harris "Walk Through the Bottomland" (http://youtu.be/bGA3BAGqP3w ) JK--Standout from the terrific "
Rocky Votolato "White Daisy Passing" (http://youtu.be/RaG2xINk5B4 ) JK--Simple lovely guitar song from
folkie. I always sing it alone Seattle
Dan Fogelberg "Leader of the Band" (http://youtu.be/qQmkoMZyvOQ ) JK--Our parish priest once sang this during his homily. Beautifully, BTW
James Taylor "Sweet Baby James" (http://youtu.be/iSkaEP2ZqbY ) JK--Sweet baby me did this solo a cappella at Current Analysis 2006 Xmas party
Dave Loggins "Please Come to
Boston" (http://youtu.be/wjraHR9yeAI )
in Winter. Man from Denver .
"She" in TN? Tennessee
"Top 10 BI predictions for 2013+" (http://bit.ly/SSnaV5 ) JK---Good
Hope #Forrester not giving him hard time about >400
Listening to Tracey Thorn "Maybe This Christmas" from "Tinsel & Lights" (http://youtu.be/3GbH2nU7cWs ) JK--Ron Sexsmith composition. Nice.
"Turn your web browser into Google from the 1960s" (http://bit.ly/SSlnzr ) JK--Ah yes, the romance of the dot-matrix printer. Not!
Listening to U2 "Even Better Than The Real Thing" (http://youtu.be/Yrch66gdjjk ) JK--Should be theme song of virtualization.
Drafted my next
#IBMDataMagazine article: "The Role of Stream
Computing in the #BigData Architecture"
"Big Idea 2013: A Critical Mass o Consciousness" (http://linkd.in/UAm6F2 ) JK--Hey Deepak Chopra: yr critical mass causing my mind 2 meltdown
"Big Idea 2013: This Year, the War on Drugs Ends" (http://linkd.in/ZbQ8El ) JK--Hey Richard Branson: you gonna cater the victory celebration?
"Big Idea 2013: The Year We Prioritize Beating Stress" (http://linkd.in/SctjhU ) JK--Hey Arianna Huffington, yr "prioritize" stressing me out
Digital channels have been godsend 4 brick & mortar industry. From what I've been hearing, that's all they make retail stores out of anymore
Thinking of a new quick-hit theme for the coming year: "Big Data: What's up with that?" General-purpose. I can cram in any stray thought
#bigdata kill the data warehouse?" (http://linkd.in/Scod5f )
JK--No, but it's a person of interest in the Radio Star's tragic demise.
#BigData talent" (http://tek.io/ScivAl )
JK--Article focus on data scientists, but many roles/skills key 2 big-data
Ravi & Anoushka Shankar "Raga Anandi Kalyan" (http://youtu.be/-KXk_8_8oLY ) JK--Late sitar master & his other musician-daughter.
Listening to Norah Jones "Nightingale" (http://youtu.be/tu_EJAM8N98 ) JK--Her father just passed away.
"Gift o Thinking Statistically" (http://bit.ly/ScaYlb ) JK--Gift o awareness o stat-think biases: selection, endogeneity, base-rate ignorance
Rumor is that Paul McCartney will stand in for Kurt Cobain at Nirvana reunion at benefit concert tonight. Makes sense. Paul can scream.
"To Migrate or Not to Migrate Your Data Warehouse" (http://bit.ly/Sc6zP3 ) JK--Interviews
#IBM @nancykoppdw re
"10 Rules for Real-Time Data Integration" (http://bit.ly/Sc4OBE ) JK--"Rule #10: Evangelize operational BI as RT DI’s killer app."
I seriously doubt Santa checks his naughty-nice list twice. He's too busy compiling it & has all his elfin help busy slapping toys together
@stephenodonnell Tomorow we look back @ 2012 & fwd
to '13 w/ @sogrady @jhurwitz @hyounpark @jameskobielus http://ibm.co/Z5HUO7 #cloudchat
@CByrum Materializing #Data o Desire in Digital #Marketinghttp://bit.ly/ZdmP4p A philosophical read that’s sure 2
@kexpplaylist #kexp Within You Without You by The Beatles
from Sgt Pepper's JK--How many other people listen to this first on that LP?
@kexpplaylist #kexp Sadhanipa by Ravi Shankar & Philip
Glass from Passages JK--Cool collaboration. Symphonic synergy between styles.
Triple Dozen Day. Reminds me. Numerologists should create their own calendars, in which every date is over-analyzed for its mystical math.
Shankar. Among his musical accomplishments, he established the modern era of
benefit concerts. Concert for
was his idea Bangladesh
Big identity?: http://lnkd.in/wNUuPs
These past 12 months have been the most tightly executed year in my entire career. Mostly just self-discipline. Continuous self-push.
Why do people assume vacation means I'm "going somewhere"? Where I'm going is "be lazy at home."
Nouveau analytic DB architectures. I'm too old. When I see "flash" & "cube" in same sentence, I think of things I plugged into my Instamatic
Occasionally I'll see the phrase "medical metadata" and freely morph it in my head into "medical marijuana." And I ain't smokin' nuthin'
"So What Does
#IBM Mean When It Says It's In The
Solutions Business?" (http://bit.ly/S5RAq5 ) JK--Good
overview by @TonyBaer
@kexpplaylist #kexp Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
by Bob Dylan from Blood on the Tracks JK--Great ballad. Classic album.
@AnalyzingMedia: Materializing the Data of
Desire in Digital #Marketing http://bit.ly/S4l1bS w/ @jameskobielus
#IBM jk http://AnalyzingMedia.com article: "Materializing the Data
of Desire in Digital Marketing" (http://bit.ly/12j5GoU )
"Power and dumb machines are the biggest challenges for
JK-- #IBM Lemnios goal: apps converse w/humans
Even the Jolly Old Elf himself has a
#bigdata strategy! Learn how Santa satisfies
billions each year http://ibm.co/VxsDPG
@kexpplaylist #kexp Waitin' for a Superman by Iron &
Wine from Around the Well JK--2009. Flaming Lips cover. Lullaby quiet, SamBeam
#IBM research honcho: From Pentagon to 'toy
shop'" (http://cnet.co/VAtFu0 ) JK--Lemnios
wants "doubling down" on cogn comp, #bigdata,
"James Kobielus is misquoting me." - Mark Twain
"I find that the further I go back the better things were whether they happened or not." - Mark Twain
"Will the Internet of Things be the end of cloud computing?" (http://tek.io/VAtm2d ) JK--Sez ubiquitous wireless M2M will spread peer-to-peer
? Ark Mideast
had cultural memory of truly world-destroying flood. Mediterranean/Black Sea
inundation post-Ice Age. Caucasian diaspora
#BigData Fatigue in the C Suite" (http://bit.ly/VAsGKe )
JK--Every popular paradigm invites fatigue.
Transactional analytics?: http://lnkd.in/jVPx7D
Daughter informs me PSY making appearance at her school today.
. Korean rapper
milking his moment for all it's worth George Mason
"Mike Judge to write dang-old
Silicon Valley comedy for HBO,
man" (http://bit.ly/VzPk5B ) JK--Judging by
Judge's track record, it'll be funny
The Partridge Family "I Think I Love You" (http://youtu.be/PFwZqE7AS_s ) JK--Show was actually pretty good. I had crush on Shirley Jones.
Listening to Nada Surf "Always Love" (http://youtu.be/2ulU08Se7Qs ) JK--Indie band has been together for long time, has many great songs.
"Mike Nichols & Elaine May sitting in a car" (http://youtu.be/4Srq5kTL9Gk ) JK--Sexual tension creates awkwardness. It's rich comic territory
Nichols & May "Mother and Son" (http://youtu.be/N5pXggZIr6I ) JK--Absolutely pitch-perfect maternal apron-string guilt-hook stranglehold
John Cleese & Marty Feldman "At Last the 1948 Show: Annoying Train Passenger" (http://youtu.be/8CIACqpidRM ) JK--Marty also had funny US show
SCTV "Doctor Braino Hour" (http://youtu.be/wqK-o7loiN8 ) JK--"Hope U didn't get ripped off cuz that would be a bummer...a bummer...a bummer"
Kids in the Hall "Chicken Lady" (http://youtu.be/HHOFmHMTN5k ) JK--And she loves life.
SCTV's Bill Needle "Shoot for the Stars" with guest Rupert (Pina Colada Song) Holmes (http://youtu.be/dx8hSdvrHX4 ) JK--SHUT UP!!!!!
"SCTV Lola Heatherton The Love Spirit" (http://youtu.be/zgClv2K2KEQ ) JK--Direct from Vegas with the suck-sational Juul Haalmayer Dancers!
Dear Scientologists: Thanks for identifying your organization on outer envelope of your postal mailings. I drop them directly in dumpster
Listening to Dean Martin "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (http://youtu.be/sPCvyJod0WM ) JK--Delivered with boozy Italian supper-club brio
Curious why I've never seen Rudolph in any history books. Didn't he go down in it? Revisionist plot to deny reindeer his rightful place?
Reading book on urban legends that cites March 1977 article in
Urban legend has it founded late 80s in Madison WI.
Getting older used to mean avoiding the need to learn new tricks. Now it means knowing full well that you're good at learning new tricks
Listening to The Kinks "Something Better Beginning" (http://youtu.be/72ZscziZ24w ) JK--Great love song. Straight from the heart. Not cheeky
Drafted new article for
#IBM http://AnalyzingMedia.com :
"Materializing the Data of Desire in Digital Marketing"
@kexpplaylist #kexp So Sad About Us by The Who from A
Quick One JK--Pete Townshend worried that early Who too obviously
Comes a time when my to-do list is too long & detailed--and I get tired. Then I simply slap a post-it on the folder & write on it "do stuff"
Today has been a day of intensively
discussions on a few #bigdata levels: face-to-face & multiparty
I am so forgetful. What's that hot/trendy/pithy name for paradigm all about managing & analyzing large amounts of data? Tip of tongue. Damn
I'm deliberately NOT clicking through to
#bigdata blogs or articles that have cutesy
Christmas references in their headlines. On principle
@IBMcloud #cloudchat This Thurs we'll look back @ 2012
& fwd 2 '13 w/ @sogrady @jhurwitz @hyounpark & @jameskobielushttp://ibm.co/Z5HUO7
#IBM Labs: IBM Lights Up Silicon Chips to
JK--Silicon nanophotonics. Optical+electronic
"A Modern Governance Strategy for Data Disposal" (http://bit.ly/TPfwge ) JK--Flipside of
#bigdata is big data purge-a-thons. Need
Predictive enterprise?: http://lnkd.in/pyMzSj
Tools for finding family members online. One of my chief, but not only, tools is an uncommon last name.
Still getting love traction on that SlideShare from a few weeks ago on data scientist myths. Interesting.
Watched documentary on making of Fleetwood Mac "Rumours." Band & producer discussed process in detail. Exceptionally well-done.
Watching season 1 episode 1 of "Scrubs," which was my very favorite sitcom of the '00s. Just relentlessly funny, inventive, & human.
There's a rumor that Jose Feliznavidadiano recorded other songs, but it's just a rumor. He "wants to wish us"? Just wish us. Don't be coy.
The very first picture showing the whole Earth from space, 1967 (http://bit.ly/RjXMdW ) JK--Southern Hemisphere on top.
Africa on the
Photo of a Nuclear Explosion Less than 1 Millisecond After Detonation (http://bit.ly/QRNArv ) JK--Looks like a spherical grotto.
Reading book about Walt Disney's long service to J. Edgar Hoover as informant on leftist activities in entertainment industry. Creep.
Managing your online reputation? Sounds like perfect breeding ground for FUD-sucking scambait.
Bryan Cranston was also part of what made "Malcolm In the Middle" so great. He's excellent at playing unhinged suburban dads.
Streamed 2nd episode of "Breaking Bad" last night. Intense stuff. Dissolving corpses in strong acid in bathtub.
@GlobalIntegrity Happy International Anti-Corruption
Day! JK--Curious how many palms at United Nations needing greasing to establish
See what happens when Playboy bunnies get old (http://ow.ly/fUs5L ) JK--Not a joke. What happens? These particular women stayed beautiful.