Steve Jobs' hippie-oid period at
sounds like a
"Portlandia" sketch. Put some f-ing shoes on! Reed
Seeing uptick in biz press articles that either attribute all-goodness to or blame well-meaning overreach on sum vague thing called #bigdata
Reading Isaacson's life of Jobs. A bit like reading Boswell's life of Johnson, which I enjoyed.
Hmm..my Twitter friend [First name] [Last name] has joined Pinterest. Wonder what [First name] looks like these days.
I now routinely have my tablet on and Google Earth launched when reading news. Need to see what the places I read about really look like.
Got angst in ma pangst and ah needs to dangst!
I'm progressively working out my method of coordinating all my blogging commitments, partnerships, topics, & outlets. Takes some discipline
Inspiration for the next blog or three is always around. You just have to stay open & be ready to put your prior thinking on hold.
Sitting here working on a presentation for Enterprise Data World I'll do in
San Diego on May 1. "Grow a #BigData Center
"Algorithm." Word now has automation connotation. Etymological irony is it's corruption of a specific person's name (http://bit.ly/13az8jV )
"Understanding Unicorn: A deep dive into Facebook's Graph Search (http://zd.net/VTzhGE ) JK--Goes into a bit more depth on graph analytics
#IBM plugs #bigdata capabilities into Deutsche Telekom’s
M2M infra 4 #SmarterCities"
Oscar Pistorius out on bail. He has vowed to find the real killer. He hasn't ruled out the one-armed man.
I deliberately NOT FOLLOW anyone who has a trademark "TM" symbol superscript next to their Twitter name. Mark of the terminal narcissist
"What is difference between Inmon & Kimball point of view of DW ? " (http://linkd.in/VTsn48 ) JK--Most tiresome perpetual debate in our space
Flat files. U know someone is new 2 data mgt when they inquire into degree of file curvature. I keep my flat files compressed w/paperweight
Day of deep breathing. Deliberate. To keep my heart from racing as the pace of the day picks up. Deep in, deep out. Ahhhhhhhh
@kexpplaylist #kexp Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men
from My Head Is an Animal JK--Huge radio & video hit. It's everywhere.
"Data scientist"? So passe. "Data artisan"? Way too precious. "Data artiste"? Too French. I prefer "Data dilettante." Wait, French too. Damn
#IBM jk q-hs: http://linkd.in/11Zs1vl http://linkd.in/11ZrZnj http://linkd.in/15AxgR2 http://linkd.in/YhaCde http://linkd.in/ZwQpTt
Big data in production? Consider seams in your service:http://lnkd.in/7YMCwp
Rising gas prices. Rarely concern me. I work in my home. All we need is within 2-mile radius. Walkable. Bikeable.
@kexpplaylist #kexp Johnny Nightmare by The Secret History
from The World That Never Was JK--Great. Sounds like classic Kirsty MacColl
Cool visualization of every confirmed meteor impact on Earth from 2500 BCE to last year (http://bit.ly/YdX2Y0 ). Ancients kept tidy records
"The Problem with Our Data Obsession" (http://bit.ly/YdVkpx ) JK--Transparency, sharing, & glut crowding out privacy, selectivity, & gut.
@kexpplaylist #kexp Carribean Power by Bomba Estéreo from
Elegancia Tropical JK---Not laid-back Caribbean.
Aggressive rock attack.
#IBM jk post: "Koby Asks: Must You
Sacrifice Privacy for Social Business?" (http://bit.ly/1388h80 )
"Five Ways to Turn Everybody into an Inventor" (http://linkd.in/1384PKJ ) JK--
"social inventing" within your extended biz ntwk
"Cloud-Based Data Analytics – The Time is Now" (http://bit.ly/1380UNX ) JK--It's all about scalability, speed and access
@kexpplaylist #kexp Someone Else's Cake by Red Jacket Mine
from Live on KEXP JK--Definitely an early Elvis Costello vibe on this.
Palo Alto trip two weeks
after next week's. Customers want to hear more about #IBM #PureData System for Analytics. Glad to discuss.
@kexpplaylist #kexp Lion's Mouth by Arthur & Yu from
In Camera JK--I meditate to this. Not kidding. It hits close to "om"
Drafted next http://AnalyzingMedia.com article: "Must You Sacrifice Privacy for Social Business?"
@kexpplaylist #kexp Dissolve Me by Alt-J from An Awesome
Wave JK--Typing "Alt" + "J" doesnt dissolve MSFT Windows.
Doesn't do anything.
Writing a blog that begins with the imperative: "Mind your own beeswax!" Always fun to say.
Big data in the cloud? Establishing agile development practices:http://lnkd.in/d9AbnG
#IBM jk blogpost: "Productionizing
A Checklist of Key Considerations" (http://ibm.co/12S8UD4 )
Productionizing. An awkward word that's oddly fun to say.
Listening to Built to Spill "Mess With Time" (http://youtu.be/ZWwakjp0P-E ). I dedicate this to
"Obama’s Rawlsian vision" (http://econ.st/12RN3M4 ) JK--Wow! Only The Economist would cite philosopher John Rawls. "Justice as Fairness."
"Influential Few Predict Behavior of Many" (http://bit.ly/12RJ3ev ) JK--Scientifc Americn article doesnt call out approach: behavioral graph
@kexpplaylist #kexp Kitten by Ass Ponys from Some Stupid
with a Flare Gun JK--Chuck Cleaver has cool country-oid voice & rock guitar
"Has Analytics become a Meaningless Term?" (http://bit.ly/VyqKX3 ) JK--Really, Steven Swoyer? It's the only IT term overused by marketing?
#IBM Unveils Most Comprehensive Mobile
Portfolio 4 Global Businesses: IBM MobileFirst" (http://ibm.co/XrxeEF )
@kexpplaylist #kexp Line of Fire by Junip from Junip
JK--Swedish group produces soaring, romantic, thrilling songs.
How many angel investors can dance on a pinhead business plan?
The most stressful element of many work environments is when folks casually & habitually bitch about how stressed out they are.
Redesign of Hotmail browser interface as "http://Outlook.com " really good. Much faster and easier to use. Email thick clients are dying
@kexpplaylist #kexp Dawn Chorus by Boards of Canada from
Geogaddi JK--Instrumental has a wonderfully warped, druggy, & trippy mix
Looking forward to
week in Santa Clara (http://oreil.ly/YIDV5l )
& #IBM #BigData Developer Day in Foster City. C-ya-there!
Catch me et al InformationWeek
#IBM Webcast "Capitalize on Power of #BigData 2 Transform Marketing" 3-11 12PM
ET Reg: http://bit.ly/YIBEad
Big data in production? Consider the skills in your organization:http://lnkd.in/nS6hbT
@kexpplaylist #kexp Baby It's You by Dolly Mixture from
Remember This: Singles Collection JK--Really good. Holds up to Shirelles
"Rock-hard abs." One o funniest phrases in English. Want my abdominal muscles 2 deflect bullets. Also want Xray vision & Fortress o Solitude
New study stresses that stress is good for you so long as you don't stress about being stressed out.
My business trip to KC canceled by approaching blizzard. There, not here (northern VA). Whew! Glad I didn't get stranded on the high plains
@kexpplaylist #kexp Oaae naenenoa by Pussy Riot JK--I
doubt Putin cares about their sound, but it's derivative girl-garage-punk
@kexpplaylist #kexp Shipwrecked by Sky Cries Mary from
This Timeless Turning JK--1994. Seattle
group mistaken 4 grunge. Trippy raga-like
"The Evolution of a Connected Service" (http://bit.ly/YmLvBJ ) JK--Article uses "connected service" as synonym for "M2M."
#BigData in HR: Talent Analytics Comes of
Age" (http://onforb.es/YmKJEV ) JK--Article
overstates Gartner #bigdata rev estimate by 1000x.
"Pleasure o finding things out about Richard Feynman" (http://bit.ly/Xp4TyV ) JK--Movie about him starring William Hurt? Needs 2 nail accent
People, inside & outside
often engage with me after reading something online I wrote that moved them.
Post original thoughts, folks.
More spam from "Big Willy." I really wish
would find a legitimate post-presidential hobby.
#ITKE jk article: "Building #bigdata skills: Closing the talent gap" (http://bit.ly/Y7i9eB ) #IBM
Big data in production? Consider the scalability imperatives:http://lnkd.in/FdfFVi
Big data in the cloud? Establishing agile development practices:http://lnkd.in/MVBaqk
In the blog and associated quick-hits, I scope out the "unstructured" side of
#bigdata as: data, governance, collabs,
processes, & outcomes
Drafted new blog: "Data Scientist: Exploration in the Age of the Unstructured"
Wrestling with my efforts to discuss "unstructured"
#bigdata in a way that structures my thinking
into coherent patterns. It's coming
I've decided to write a blog this week called: "Data Scientist: Exploration in the Age of the Unstructured."
@kexpplaylist #kexp Higher Ground by Stevie Wonder from
Innervisions JK--My 2nd Stevie Wonder retweet this morning. I'm not
Big data in the cloud? Establishing agile development practices:http://lnkd.in/kHcKb7
When peeps ring our doorbell these days, more often than not it's tree svc wanting 2 trim ours. I actually like feeling o living in forest
Mikolaj Kopernik born this day 540 years ago. Today's Google doodle in honor of him. Why do others feel they need to alter Polish names?
Big data in production? Consider the stacks you'll need to harden:http://lnkd.in/nXBix4
Loving Larry Mizell Jr set this morning on
Playing a wide range of modern styles, then Thin Lizzy. Sez: "We can do
that!" Gr8 motto
@kexpplaylist #kexp Boogie On Reggae Woman by Stevie
Wonder from Fulfillingness 1st Finale JK--Cool early 70s hit more boogie than
Listening to Bryan Ferry "Make You Feel My Love" (http://youtu.be/4WVyanm14EI ) JK--Excellent Dylan cover.
"Facebook's New Big-Data Tool Cranks Up Hadoop -- And It's Open Source" (http://bit.ly/VrQrsd ) JK--
cluster & tracks each job
#BigData Replace Ratings?" (http://bit.ly/VrPznF )
JK--If you want to sell ads, you have to report third-party validated ratings
#BigData Analytics Fuels Customer Management
Excellence" (http://bit.ly/VrP7Ws ) JK--Results of
survey by @HypatiaResearch
"Statisticians’ Place in
JK--Statisticians & SMEs must define research question upfront
Hey pizza place near me: try not to misspell "pizza" in your solicitation. Makes me unsure whether it's really you or really scam.
Tag clouds (http://bit.ly/2BP5S ). Not terribly useful visualization if you're looking for relationships among entities within unstructured
"How to tackle
#BigData cleanup" (http://tek.io/133aVYz )
JK--Good guidance. Making it small structured accurate & searchable in the
#BigData as a service (BDaaS)" (http://bit.ly/Xnnayu )
JK--I hope acronym catches on. Big data in the cloud is definitely BADASS!
"Microtargeting" (http://bit.ly/VZSkis ) JK--Something that
#bigdata does quite well. More history &
granularity on customers
"Cold Enough 4 You?
Vis+Pred Model o Weather" (http://bit.ly/11QAMYz )
JK--Steve Miller warms hands over statistical fire of wind chil index
"Don't Hurt Those Close to You with Bad Data" (http://bit.ly/YiegPS ) JK--Justified fear of incompetent data scientists using lo-quality data
"How to Implement Lean
JK--Good discussion. Much of this applioes to #bigdata implementation too. Lean big data?
@kexpplaylist #kexp 8:05 by Moby Grape from Moby Grape
JK--A desert island disc from the Haight-Ashbury
scene. Terrific folk-rock
@kexpplaylist #kexp Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes from
Helplessness Blues JK--Their best songs feel like American landscape
"What is the meaning of BIG DATA to you, in one or two words?" (http://linkd.in/YiaHJI ) JK--Other than those two..umm.."scalable analytics"
"The Anatomy of a Successful Analyst" (http://bit.ly/Yia0jv ) JK--Fun fact: most have multi-chambered stomachs & chew analytical cud
"When Sitting Becomes a Disease" (http://bit.ly/Yi86iP ) JK--That's true. Even worse when you constantly snack while you sit.
Presidents Day. If we had a Vice Presidents Day, it would be on a weekend, when nobody notices how redundant it is.
"New 9/11 Documents Expose "Nobody Could Have Predicted" President" (http://bit.ly/Yi6Oo5 ) JK--Old news. All know GWBush a baldfaced liar
Big data in production? Consider the stakes and stakeholders:http://lnkd.in/RhNbRC
"Colorful Phrases Frm Ancient Roman Grafiti" (http://bit.ly/Zlmm1b ) JK--“SUSPIRIUM PUELLAM CELADUS THRAEX.” (“Celadus makes the girls moan")
tUne-yArDs reminds me smidgen of Swollen Monkeys, a shortlived project of
al from early 1980s (http://youtu.be/jPkK4SeHuOo )
Caught bizarre/cool crakd-jazz-art stylings o tUnE-yArDs on "Austin City Limits" (http://youtu.be/FFHuTXJMgOk ). She speaks like norml person
RIP Tandyn Almer. Wrote Association's word-intensive hit "Along Comes Mary." WashPost says he'd been living in
since 1974 Fairfax
@kexpplaylist #kexp TENN
by Night Beds from Country Sleep JK--Sad & lonesome sound of somebody under
the weather and/or influence
@kexpplaylist #kexp TENN
by Night Beds from Country Sleep JK--Sad & lonesome sound of somebody under
the weather and/or influence.
TV ads for meds to help with pains of back, knees, etc. I've never seen a PSA telling you about free things--exercise, yoga, etc--to allevi8
A pleasant sunny albeit cold windy morning. I'm glad I don't have to shovel any of those meteorological conditions.