Saturday, April 27, 2013

Aweekstweets April 20-27 2013: the week I sunk all of my life savings into bitcoins

Catch me speaking Wednesday in San Diego (Enterprise Data World) & Friday in Boston (TiECon). I don't do very many 2-city bicoastal trips.

Wife says she'll make waffles. I"ll hold her to that promise. Let her sleep in. Just drinking tea. Will only break fast with breakfast.

Congress takes action to end flight delays. Also debating measure to end all forms o human misery in US. Hard right want earmark 2 the rich.

Drafted next #IBM blog: "Crowdsourced Surveillance: Killer App of Big Media"

Fun fact about #KEXP: "indie" DJs regularly play far more good country music than most "country" stations you'll ever locate on the dial.

Exactly who decided that Pabst is hip? For me growing up in Detroit, Pabst right up there w/ Schlitz, Stroh's, Blatz, & Bud on unhip-o-meter

"How Apple's iWatch Will Push #BigData Analytics" ( ) JK--Far more ambient personal data sourced from wearables.

"Data Science of the Facebook World" ( ) JK--Wolfram shows no 2 FB members' social graphs identical. Like snowflakes.

Definitely have to mow that lawn this weekend. Been a fertile April, green-wise.

"Customer Journey Analytics # BigData" ( ) JK--Good SlideShare on experience optimization throughout CRM lifecycle

"Integrating #Hadoop into BI & DW: An Overview in 27 Tweets" ( ) JK--Choice quantitative survey findings from #TDWI

"The Internet of Humans" ( ) JK--Rename of "crowdsourcing" on "Internet of Things" analogy. Nice try. Doesn't fit.

"Typical “Big” Data Architecture" ( ) JK--I'd put distancing quotes around "typical." There's no typical architecture

Value of a pattern in data goes up with time. Value of the aggregate of data declines over time. Value of individual datum approaches zero

"#BigData velocity: Now is the time" ( ) JK--Discusses NSF Internet2 XSEDE project: supercomptr hi-velocity interconect

"25 weirdest things in ‘Internet o Things’" ( ) JK--Disappointed. Expected Internet o weird things 2 boost testosterone

I'm still waiting for ISDN to realize its promise. Wait. Hold on. Is this 1992? Oh. Sorry. Time tripping got outa hand. Wot's today's dream?

"#Hadoop Drives Down Costs, Drives Up Usability w/ SQL Convergence" ( ) JK--Doesnt discuss SQL convergence till page 3

Drafted new #IBM blog: "Recap of IBM Twitterchat: Storing #BigData"

RIP George Jones. Country music legend recorded an astonishing 150+ albums over long decade. Distinctive downhome twang voice.

"IBM's Chief to Employees: Think Fast, Move Faster" ( ) JK--Hey Ginni, let's get Thao for IOD: 

Good. Some twitterers are favoriting my every-Friday tweet o links 2 th week's quick-hits. Some get th point. Best 2 read my weeks in blocks

Tim Cook wants people to donate millions of dollars to charity for privilege of having coffee with him? Who's he think he is? Steve Jobs?

Cool sounding names that some countries don't use anymore: Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Burma (Myanmar), Zaire (Congo), Persia (Iran), Gaul (France).  I agree it's a fuzzy definition at best. Here's my LinkedIn posting on the topic from this past September:...

Sexy statistics? Algorithmic virtual-currency mining thrives on #bigdata MPP infrastructure ( ) Friday #IBM quick-hit

"We Had No Idea What Alxndr Graham Bell Sounded Like Until Now" ( ) JK--Smithsonian recovered him enunciating own name.

Yoga has progressively strengthened my core. The balance & stretching o my quads & calves has taken the load off my knees. I spring-step now

I'm a smidge younger than Ginni Rometty. I'm a skosh older than Barack Obama. While my generation holds the reins, I'm noting how we do it.

Sobering when an #IBM-er younger than me contemplates retirement due just 2 having been at it too long. I feel like I'm just getting started

#IBM-er Bob Harbus speculated out loud whether I evangelize in flowing white robe. I said no, I'm more like Gandhi. I do it in a loincloth.

I like #IBM-er Bob Harbus' definition of "NoSQL": "not necessarily relational." Exactly.

The commute to Tysons Corner from Alexandria has become more of a breeze since they finished the HOT lanes on the Beltway. Not painful.

Speaking at Washington Area #IBM Information Managemnt User Group Meeting today in Tysons Corner VA. Weather is great. Bagel good. Coffee OK

Big Media? Archiving everything on the Internet a hopeless cause ( ) Thursday's #IBM quick-hit

Dear radio programmers: please extinguish that unlistenable Alicia Keys "Girl on Fire" song. Sounds like false alarm you can't switch off.

Mark Wahlberg makes surprise visit 2 Alexandria TC Williams High. Tells studnts 2 follow their dreams & not forget say hi 2 their moms 4 him

GEICO has executed seamless handoff from one anthropomorphic animal spokesmascot 2 another. Pig is gr8. Gecko needs lifetime achievemt award

Good old reliable-who-gives-a~shit panel-discussion topic-monger Fox News. Latest: "Obama to speak at Planned Parenthood on Friday."

Good old reliable-angle Fox News. Latest twist on Tsarnaev: "Boston terror suspect on welfare."

I "skip" interstitial & pop-up ads the same way I swat mosquitos. Pure semi-conscious wrist reflex.

Curious whether my tweet this morning on capitalism's "existential crisis" caused stock market 2 plunge. Nope. Good. Someone hacked my brain

"#IBM, Infor Partner to Deliver Ent Apps on IBM SmartCloud" ( ) JK--On IBM public cloud svcs & private cloud platforms

Have written 4 of next week's 5 quick-hits. My new "react/respond to something I read" ideation approach is bearing fruit. Golden apples!

RT @IBM_DB2: That went fast! Thanks for all who joined! #bigdatamgmt

A9: The question is essentially, what are challenges of using HDFS for cold storage. Key challenge is compression. #bigdatamgmt

A9: "Cold" data is least frequently accessed biz data that still must be retained. That's archive. Challenge is cost control #bigdatamgmt

A8: Data retention best practices must evolve selectively archive most storage-hogging data in cheapest cloud storage available #bigdatamgmt

A8: Data retention practices evolving 2 recognize public cloud storage is most cost-efficient retention 4 largest data sets #bigdatamgmt

A8: Practices evolving 2 recognize much #bigdata is "breadcrumbs" (clickstreams tweets etc) that don't need long-term retention #bigdatamgmt

A7: One advantage of public cloud storage is variable costs. For temporary/surge/project-centric storage. #bigdatamgmt

@IBM_DB2 @BTRG_MikeMartin A7: Right. If data already in public cloud, often makes sense to leave there & move analytics to data #bigdatamgmt

A7: Here's a good article on why storing data in public cloud may be more secure than on-premises ( ) #bigdatamgmt

@AdvaitaAvi Can you share the link to the referenced article? #bigdatamgmt

A7: Store #bigdata in public cloud when doing so is cheaper, more manageable, & & just as robust/secure as storing in-house. #bigdatamgmt

A6: See "SSD Flash Storage At Tipping Point: #IBM" ( ) #bigdatamgmt

A6: In terms of acquisition cost--SSD vs. HDD--on a per-TB basis, I predict the tippiing point toward SSD will be in 2015. #bigdatamgmt

@AdvaitaAvi If Hadoop is your source/only repository & if you have tools to analyze data in native format, then don't need ETL #bigdatamgmt

@AdvaitaAvi Are U asking if can do analytics in #Hadoop without 1st extracting, transforming, or load data there from elsewhre? #bigdatamgmt

A6: I've seen TCO numbers on SSD vs HDD that indicate tipping point has already come. SSD is more cost-effective over lifecycle #bigdatamgmt

A5:In addition to columnar, there are also storage-efficiency advantages to key-value, inverted indexing, & tokenized storage. #bigdatamgmt

A4: Actually, best cost control for #bigdata storage is max consol of redundant storage resources, minimize data move, & max in-db analytics

A5: Most storage-efficient database architecture is whatever enables max compression. Often, that's columnar (e.g., BLU) #bigdatamgmt

A4: Storage-efficient database platforms,e.g., columnar, are key to #bigdata storage cost control. Enable efficient compression #bigdatamgmt

A4: Selectively profiling data before loading into #bigdata storage is essential. Don't turn your #Hadoop into costly Ha-dump #bigdatamgmt

A4:Controlling storage costs involves cheap stor devices, max compression, stor-efficient dbms, multitemp mgmt, smart retention #bigdatamgmt

A3: Archiving thrives on cost-effective voluminous storage plus rich search & retrieval tools. That's #Hadoop's sweet spot. #bigdatamgmt

A3: #Hadoop is an ideal archiving tech, due 2 peta-scale, file-oriented storage, SQL-oriented query/access, & deep analytics #bigdatamgmt

@IBM_DB2 @dfloyer A2: #bigdata thrives on "fit-for-purpose" storage deployd differentially by functionally differentiated tiers #bigdatamgmt

A2: In a 3-tier #bigdata arch, should put SSD in front-end query/access for high-perf. Should put hi-cap HDD in hub and staging #bigdatamgmt

@AdvaitaAvi #Hadoop Storage stack? Hadoop has diff underlying stores (HDFS, Hbase, etc.). Different mixes of HDD & SSD optimal #bigdatamgmt

A2: Rotating disk best for lower-speed, batch I/O. SSD best for real-time, interactive, fast query & exploration. Mix/match 'em #bigdatamgmt

A1: Structured data in batch environments usually uses HDD. More real-time requirements might use SSD. Streaming uses cache #bigdatamgmt

A1: One storage tech DOES NOT suffice for multistructured. Each data type has distinct storage, compress, retrieval reqs #bigdatamgmt

RT @IBMbigdata: Flex those fingers - we're kicking of the Storing #BigData chat in 10 minutes! Follow #bigdatamgmt

Best thing about those "world's most beautiful people" magazine articles is glancing over in store & noticing someone even more beautiful

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Big Exit by PJ Harvey frm Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea JK--Gr8 ringing clanging hammering guitar sound

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Supernova by Liz Phair from Whip-Smart JK--There's an easy-to-guess radio edit here. Hot dude "****s like a volcano"

Catch me et al at 12noon (EDT) today on #IBM tweetchat "Storing # BigData." Use hashtag #bigdatamgmt

New jk #Dataversity article: "Is Privacy Possible in the Era of #BigData? ( )

A fair number of PR people in IT still don't realize I'm not a journalist or analyst. There's a good reason I'm ignoring your emails.

Someone needs to compile a top-10 list of tips for compiling top-10 lists. I have a top-10 list of people who should be considered for that.

Many people confuse "misnomer" with "misconception." Misnomer = wrong name. Misconception = wrong idea. 1st may imply 2nd, but not always.

In the scheme of misplaced human concerns, "What buzzphrase will replace #bigdata?" ranks right up there with "Who'll be the new Bob Dylan?"

"Tech & capitalism's existential crisis" ( ) JK--How does macroecon cycle with stubborn underemployment = exi crisis?

F-in' sequester! Delta cancelled my last night 7pm from LGA 2 DCA, rebooked very early this morn. Fortunately, was room on 6pm. I got home

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Amidinine by Bombino from Nomad JK--Artist from Niger. Muscular electronic sound. Produced by Black Keys Dan Auerbach

New #IBM jk video stream: "#Big Data - The #Hadoop Data Warehouse - Pt 1" ( ). Shot at Silicon Valley Labs in late Feb

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Baby Let Me Take You Home by The Animals from The Animals Is Here JK--Still dig Eric Burdon's tough-guy vocals.

#BigData single version of the truth? Need independent vetting of data and models: ( ) Wednesday #IBM quick-hit

Big-data single version of the truth? Need independent vetting of data and models: 

Wow! It cost you just 4 bucks to see the Beatles live in 1964. Adjusting for inflation, how much is that?

I wish John, Paul, and George had changed their stage names to Bingo, Dingo, and Jingo.

Excellent day with instructional designers at the American Mgt Association in NYC. Consummate professionals. Very productive working session

Lovely day here with American Mgmt Assn here in Times Square. Developing course on "Data as a Strategic Asset." I"m th subject matter expert

Checking PR wire. How many revolutionary revolutions R revolutionizing IT world this morning? None? Whew! Processing yesterday's revolutions

Listening to hip-hop song in which African-Americans use N-word liberally. Definitely not something I sing along with.

I'm currently in the Greater New York Area. Is there a Lesser New York Area with dimmer dinkier Times Square? A parallel Lilliputian Gotham?

#Hadoop uber-alles? Unification requires industry shift focus from projects to standards ( ) Tuesday's #IBM quick-hit

Hadoop uber-alles? Unification requires industry shift focus from projects to standards: 

Starbucks is a handy-enough breakfast-enough place when there are no convenient real breakfast places. Such as in Times Square.

Sitting here toying with the idea of leaving the curtains open & having the superbright light-sign displays of Broadway burn into my dreams

The Zombies "She's Not There" et al at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop, Austin TX, SXSW 2013 ( ). Yes, the Zombies. They rock

RIP Richie Havens. Folksinger's electrifying acoustic guitar & vocal performance of "Freedom" at Woodstock was right up there with Hendrix'

Drafted next #IBMDataManagement mag article: "The Next Big "H" in #BigData: Hybrid Architectures"

New York City. The buildings ARE tall. So the rumors are true.

The purpose of smarttalk is to respond to dumbthink.

"Gamification is friendly scout of #bigdata" ( ) JK--Good discussion. Also see my recent blog: 

"Data Storytelling: Ultimate Collection o Resources" ( ) JK--Excellent. Also see my recent blog: 

"Hey #BigData – Take a Bath!" ( ) JK--Confusing discussion. Tagging, indexing, & searchabilty not same as cleaning data

Weary o blogs attributing every human vice/virtue to #bigdata as if were autonomous sentient entity. Big Data: will it crush us like a flea?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp She Dont Care About Time (single vrsn) by The Byrds from Essential Byrds JK--Excellent example of their classic sound

"FBI Uses #BigData & Crowdsourcing To Hunt Th Boston Bomber" ( ) JK--Crowdsourced surveillance: killer app of Big Media

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Just Like Tom Thumb's Blue by Dylan frm Hwy 61 Rvstd JK--"When U're lost in the rain in Juarez & it's Eastertime too"

"The predictability of consumer visitation patterns" ( ) JK--Stat analyses show we're shopping creatures of habit.

Just saw somebody attempt to make phrase "small data" wee bit smaller in their blog by eliminating the space--i.e, "smalldata." Please stop

"Will #BigData Mark the End of the Market Research Industry?" ( ) JK--Disappointing. Spins "end" w/ "as we know it."

"All we want are the facts, ma'am" ( ) JK--Google research dir sez data-driven insights will always depend on models

@LoraineLawson Constant comment is the theme of the crazy social world in which you and I are among the chief crazies.

"Why Health Care Data More Secure in Cloud" ( ) JK--Linthicum sez cuz public cloud-bsd svcs do more security plan+ tech

"What to do About Data Debris" ( ) JK--69% of retained enterprise data has no legal reg privacy security or biz value

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You Are My Sunshine by Ray Charles frm Whatd I Say JK--Ray was gr8st cover artist ever. His always outshone originals

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp And It Stoned Me by Van Morrison from Moondance JK--Van and fishing buddies getting high on life. Yeah, that's it.

RT @AndiMann: (fun fact - "typewriter" is the longest word you can type on the top row of a typewriter) #CAWorld.

Constant Comment tea. It's a really good palate cleanser after you've downed venti-size coffee. Consider this unpaid evangelist endorsement

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Anacortes by Tullycraft frm Lost In Light Rotation JK--Nice town on Puget Sound. Caught ferry 2 Friday Hrbr lst summr

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp About a Girl by Nirvana from Bleach JK--Song's impact diluted by knowing Cobain probably singing about Courtney Love

Wow! Is it almost May? Catch speaking next Wed, May 1, at Enterprise Data World 2013 San Diego & Fri May 3 at TIECon 2013 Boston.

Latest Epoch Times has half-page article on Falun Gong. Essentially yoga. Why exactly is the PRC leadership so threatened by deep breathing?

Perpetual turbulence is essence of a dynamic economy. Can't avoid it. Just anchor yourself to something fundamental with shock absorbers

Healthcare IT. Minor issue, but why does seemingly every doctor office still use 70s-vintage monochrome monitors & clickety-clack keyboards?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Wicked Gil by Band of Horses frm Everything All the Time JK--Song's almost a decade old. Always gets my blood pumping

Have decided to live life one day at a time. Living it in blocks of 6 meant I'd been putting in way too many all-nighters.

@JayPureData Yes, Jay, I'm in my house. My house. My home office, to be precise.

Marketing attribution? Blend of science and art ( ) Monday's #IBM quick-hit.

Marketing attribution? Blend of science and art: 

RT @IBMinfomgtFR: "The Age o Agile: Beyond Big Data", nouvel article de l'expert @jameskobielus  JK--Merci beaucoups!

Interesting how Epoch Times publishes piece on "making #bigdata small" that has nothing 2 do w/b.d. but is simply mktg 4 niche BI vendor

The Epoch Times. 1st time I've seen declaration o focus: "our newspaper was born 2 fill th void o truthful news coverage of events in China"

Every weekend is a zen meditation on the weeks gone by and coming into being. By "zen," I mean mental avoidance. I void myself.

Digital's the best thing that ever happened to music listening. I seamlessly enjoy more of my collection than in the clunky analog era

Doing quick trip to NYC Monday-Tuesday. I love popping into & out of Manhattan. I'm not an urbanite, but I enjoy the occasional urban sights

Accidental death & dismemberment? Hey insurance cos, if I accidentally lose my member, do you automatically adjust my gender on the policy?

Privacy protection. You can control access to data. But you can't control access to smart inferences based on little or no data. Gut+model

They should have read Tsarnaev his Miranda. Did the cops in Boston seriously think doing a 30-second rote spiel would derail prosecution?

Ummm....who actually won the Boston Marathon this year?

Good WashPost piece re macroecon stat mislead. Trade defcit re China overstated. Often simply final fab point. Most iPhone val-add elsewhere

On-street video surveillance violates no one's privacy. Who expects privacy when you place yourself in a public space?

I know I'm having a bad dream when it's filled with names of defunct software vendors and code names of long forgotten middleware products.

If your real friends don't friend you on Facebook, are they really your real friends? Not trying to insinuate anything, mind you.

My wife's cuckoo. She thought I took a picture of her snoring and put it on Facebook. Of course I didn't. Video would be more appropriate.