Friday, May 31, 2013

Aweekstweets May 26-31 2013: the week world peace stopped holding its breath

Viewing/listening to #BigDataBytes live videochat here  w/  &

Mary Meeker (slide 9) sez people long ago danced at concerts ( ). Does she remember what lardbottoms 70s rockfans were?

Data is only as valuable as the business outcomes it makes possible--chief of which is business income.

"Using the Science of Perception to Visualize Network Security Data" ( ) JK--Cool research with broad applicability

"6 Tips 4 Turn #BigData into Gr8 Cust Experiences" ( ) JK--Article notable for experience-relevant data list in item #5

"Disney World will roll out MagicBands" ( ) JK--Wearable wireless gadget for analytics-guided in-park experience mgt

Interviewed by Jon Metzler of Nikkei Information Strategies on the rise of the #datascientist #IBM

"Social Media as a Stored Value Currency" ( ) JK--Value = awareness, reputation, influence, & relationships

"Thoughtcrime & #BigData" ( ) JK--Au contraire: humans been thinking outside brains since invented language

Delivering Smarter Customer Experiences in M&E" ( ) JK--Good one by @graemeknows on next-gen audience insight platforms

I'm entering trough of disillusionment on analysts being able to wrap larger evolutionary picture surrounding #hadoop in the #bigdata space

"Why Would I Use NoSQL?" ( ) JK--Decent, albeit oversimplified, overview of amorphous market segment.

"#Hadoop Biz Case: Cost Effective Queryable Data Archiv/Storage Plat" ( ) JK--Tech-intense discuss o unsung killer app

"How Apple iWatch'll Push #BigData Analytics" ( ) JK--Premonition: All-Watch: totalitarians require all to wear these

"Shouldn't Assuring User Experience B #BigData Job #1?" ( ) JK--If replace "b.d." w/ "multichan mktg," makes more sense

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger from Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone JK--1999. Funny ballsy over-the-top lyric

"New Columbia Institute 2 Tackle #BigData" ( ) JK-- Inst 4 Data Sciences & Eng: certify quants in mach learn & data viz

"GE CEO Jeff Immelt’s Big Data Bet" ( ) JK--"Industrial Internet" aka IoT for supply chain mgt & predictive maintenance

May 31. Or, in people's summer-yearning hearts, "soon June."

@timoelliott Where contrib err is thinking HuffPost employer. It's influence-building aggregatr. Writers must monetize elsewhere (eg dayjob)

"Hashtag Myths" ( ) JK--Good discuss of how Twtr hashtags can B counterproductive if want people to click embedded link

"#IBM Unveils Analytics Svcs 2..Transform ... Global Workforce" ( ) JK--New Survey Analytics & Retention Analytics svcs

Jaron Lanier. His questionable thesis is that crowdsourcing = crowdslaving. As if people R being duped into socializing sharing transacting

Complex event processing? IoT'll intro neverending stream o prediction-disrupting wildcards ( ) Friday #IBM quick-hit

Complex event processing? Internet of Things will introduce never-ending stream of prediction-disrupting wildcards: 

Saw "Hitchcock" on DVD. Very good, actually. The reviewers were far too tepid. Anthony Hopkins became him. Mirren and Johansson strong too.

Saw "Silver Linings Playbook" on DVD. I thought Bradley Cooper should have received the Oscar. Lawrence and De Niro good. Chris Tucker too.

Vampire Weekend is shaping up to be paramount indie supergroup. Its first 3 LPs are all critically & commercially hot--and packed with quirk

Michelle Bachmann. Now that she's leaving Congress, she'll have more spare time to get her head examined.

I'd like audioconf calls 2 have "crickets on dead air." Like music on hold, but autoplays aftr 2-3 secs o zero response 2 moderator question

"Data Science projects billed $300/hour on Kaggle" ( ) JK--Interesting numbers about that service.

New #IBM jk blogpost: "#BigData Philosophies: More Practical than You Might Think" ( )

RIP Father Andrew Greeley. Free-thinking Roman Catholic clergyman novelist sociologist. Showed repressd freethinking laity they're not alone

"Behind the 'Internet of Things' Is Android—and Everywhere" ( ) JK--It's amazing that Android's in "nanosats" in orbit

Finished next week's quick-hits. In every week, I make time for ideation. Absolute core activity of a "thought leader." What am I thinking?

"Improving options for unlocking your graph data" ( ) JK--Good hi-level of graph database market.

"If you’re disappointed w/ #bigdata,U’re not paying attention" ( ) JK--A bit defensive, but useful tips 2 extract value

"Is Data Quality Overrated?" ( ) JK--Criterion of "good enough" quality varies by use case, project, & scenario

"Want Better Analytics? Fix Your Processes" ( ) JK--Bayesian analysis iterativly take investigation in right direction.

"Quit peeing in identity pool, Google dev advocate says" ( ) JK--He's pissed at fact that univ ID std may never happen

Did robber barons make rubber baby buggy bumpers?

Finally got around 2 merging my two LinkedIn accts.I created one several years ago, forgot it, then created another. Second is converged one

"Save the bees" doesn't have the same hip quotient as "save the whales," but in many ways it's more intertwined with humanity's fate.

#Bigdata vision? Philosophy of data is science, epistemology, aesthetics, etc.: ( ) Thursday #IBM quick-hit

Big data vision? Philosophy of data is science, epistemology, aesthetics, etc.: 

NRA's position on not infringe right o anyone 2 be armed at any time. Are they saying mutually assured destruction is key 2 universal peace?

RT @gzim Congrats @jameskobielus on recog for brainy provocative #bigdata tweets that keep us wanting more JK--Thanks Zim, so I deliver more

"New Tools Beget Revolutions" ( ) JK--Irving W-B on #bigdata powering precision measurement 4 precision biz mgt

Yes yes yes. #Rockstar rockstar rockstar. If any1 tries 2 offer me a brown M&M, me & my roadie Moose R gonna load that Econoline van & split

Most efficient way 2 dis tech theme U dont get into is call it "hype." Most efficient way 2 dis tech approach not yours is say "won't scale"

"Is Smart Tech Creating Dumb People?" ( ) JK--What? Not at all. My Android phone tells me that's absolutely not true.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Stoned & Starving by Parquet Courts JK--Hey @loserboy even if I was stoned & starving I wouldnt eat regurgitated food

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley from Grace JK--Lyric that LCohen discarded: "I used to like the Stones until 'Tattoo Ya'"

"To Hypothesize or Not" ( ) JK--My theory is that U're always testing th theory o whethr something'll jump outa th data

New #IBM AnalyzingMedia jk post: "Influence Attribution in Marketing is an Inexact Science…At Best" ( )

#Bigdata hardcore use cases? Geospatial analytics complements remote sensing: ( ) Wednesday #IBM quick-hit

Big-data hardcore use cases? Geospatial analytics complements remote sensing: 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp It's All Right by The Impressions JK--Tautology. "It's all right to have a good time cuz it's all right"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Private Party by Dungeonesse from Dungeonesse JK--Feels like long-lost Eurythmics. Singer sounds like Annie Lennox

"DC area housing market sees sudden surge in listings in April" ( ) JK--My brother says same happening in LA. Recovery?

"Greetings! You're pre-approved for yet another stupid credit card!"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Cold Wind by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club from Baby 81 JK--2007. BRMC's driving hardrock is a souped-up thrill machine

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Space Oddity by David Bowie JK--NASA sez had no "Major Tom" or "tin can" rockets in Apollo progrm. Bowie made this up

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Amidinine by Bombino from Nomad JK--Thick electronic buzzing textures. Best played very loud.

Drafted next #IBM jk blog: "#BigData Philosophies: More Practical than You Might Think"

"Objective-Based Data Monetization: Enterprise Approach to Data Science" ( ) JK--Thought-provoking structured approach

"Techs that will enable Internet of Things" ( ) JK--"Wireless on steroids," streaming tech, in-mem storage, integration

"Should Data Science Become a Profession?" ( ) JK--Good detailed discussion of what it means to be a "profession."

"Google Has Trojan Horse 2 Disrupt TV: #BigData" ( ) JK--Deep viewer profile drive anticipatory content recommendations

"Advertisrs’ use o #BigData reqs critical gameplan" ( ) JK--Next-gen adv analytics: attribution optimization allocation

"#BigData companies try to outwit Mother Nature's chaos" ( ) JK--Big data weather modeling #IBM division "Deep Thunder"

"Smart Data Scientists Virtualize Data" ( ) JK--Good overview of fundamental #bigdata middleware in hybrid environments

"Statistics vs. Data Science vs. BI" ( ) JK--Good discuss o shifting emphasis in roles of #bigdata analytics developers

"23 Thought-Provoking Enterprise Tech Execs That Smart People R Following On Twitter" ( ) JK--I follow @VanessaAlvarez1

Post MemDay period commences. Spring winding down (hmmm...that sounds like a old-fashioned clock awaiting a rewind). Summer's the mainspring

Nice icebreaker is when I say I'm with #IBM & do #bigdata. Everybody's heard of former. Smarter people have heard of latter & take interest.

#BigData discovery? Exploration demands agile balance of quantitative & qualitative: ( ) Tuesday #IBM quick-hit

Big-data discovery? Exploration demands agile balance of quantitative & qualitative: 

Data only as valuable as monetizable outcomes it makes possible. If can sell it 4 $1M, that's its worth--or if drives $1M decision. Outcomes

Interesting coincidence is that both me+wife AND my brother and his wife are taking trips to Istanbul later in the year. Just want to see it

Love when #kexp DJs hit the "cough/sneeze" button. Momentary silence adds dramatic suspense to their spiel. Will they snap back? Call 911?

Before all the eating, did a little exercising. All in all, a pleasant Memorial Day so far. Having a friend visiting tonight. More dining.

Had zPizza w/my brother & his wife. Drank a little Trader Joe wine. Did a Whole Foods grocery run. Grabbed panini at Panera. Spilled coffee

Huge inflatable cartoon Uncle Sam bald eagle on roof o Texaco station @ Old Keene Mill & Rolling Roads. Endangered species. Only 1 I've seen

Robert Griffin III. It's sad to watch a young man disable himself in the predictable fashion as he pursues this same damn dream as others.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Tribal Drums by Tricky from False Idols JK--2013. Good new trancy one from this producer.

Astrology. Predictive power? Has anyone ever attempted 2 correlate past predictions with what actually befell people? Let's put this to rest

Beaver Cleaver. If it weren't already a copyrighted fictional name, it would make a splendid pornstar pseudonym.

"Futurists"? For consistency sake, historians should rebrand selves as "pastists" & people without ambition should B known as "presentists."

Wish Facebook would add option of posting response 2 discussion & indicate "I'm not interested in being notified o anybody else's responses"

If you're not into TV or sports, there's often an awkward period in parties where you feign an interest in order to get past to other topics

Livonia Stevenson '76 was a huge highschool graduating class. One of those websites asks if I remember a half-dozen names. None rings a bell

Yesterday I saw "big data" in quotes on crawler on CNN Fareed Zakaria broadcast. Didn't put "democracy" in quotes, though. What's more real?

"800-pound gorilla." Image always suggests lumbering irascible beast that throws its own feces at onlookers. I guess that makes it a threat

Discussed wildlife encroachment into American urban areas. Deer everywhere. Bear in LA. Fortunately, North America has no native elephants.

First Listen: Camera Obscura "Desire Lines" ( ) JK--Very eagerly awaited. One of my very favorite bands o past 20 years

RT @geneweingarten Oh Lord I covet my neighbor's ass. I wouldn't act on it but I do. 2 doors down. I'm DOOMED. JK--You dig donkeys. So what?

RT @geneweingarten: Holy crap. Just reread 10 Commandments: We have petty assholic God! Unfollow Him! JK--For that he's unfollowing U 2 Hell

RT @geneweingarten: I think it is possible that every single person following me is better looking than I am. JK--Glad to be of service!

RT @fairfaxvanews: Hundreds of thousands of bikers rumble into D.C. for Rolling Thunder  JK--Annual pageant of leather

Felt a bit tighter than usual this morning at yoga. Every day, the body throws new surprises. You adapt your routine to work with those.

Dumbass fit-club mgt wants yoga class 2 wear pants 2 knee+beyond. Concern about expose flesh in moves. But not asking women 2 cover cleavage

100% certain to see "Before Midnight" ( ). Linklater/Delpy/Hawke's serial masterpiece. All walking+talking. Mesmerizing

RT @conanobrien: Please, for the love of God, nobody retweet this. JK--Hey Coco, God loves us just as much, retweet or no retweet. Tough.

Memorial Day weekend is US cultur's signal 4 grown adults 2 start feeling senioritis & start straying in their minds toward summer vacations

Memorial Day weekend in DC area. Saw 1st Rolling Thunder motorcycle procession on I-395 going north in HOV lanes. Motorcycle police escort.

"Science." Term's been applied in every context with every scope. Same with "religion."