Friday, June 28, 2013

Aweekstweets June 22-28 2013: the week I got my quarterly haircut

Recent list of "50 smartest cities" in America. Almost all are university towns. Top one that isn't? #39 Redmond WA

Hey, intermittent grunter at the gym, that's annoying. Do it to the rhythm, please.

My next week #IBM blog, already drafted, is detailed discussion of data-science best practices. Some think I'm a data scientist. I'm not.

"SMAC stack." Social mobile analytic cloud. I like the fact that it sez "analytic," not "#bigdata." Most strategic apps of data, big & small

Worked out yesterday. Working out now, tomorrow, and Sunday. Company over most of next week. We want to hang with them 100%

Reasonably good week. Obliged a fan with a blog on EDW. I've ben saying variants of that cloud virt'zn for years. More relevant than ever.

Intense drenching summer rainstorm. Hope the power stays on.

RT @ibmbigdata: #BigDataBytes off next week. Join us July12 w/ featured guests @NeilRaden @jameskobielus @thomasdeutsch. Should be lively!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Common People by William Shatner from Has Been JK--That's fine, Bill. Just don't sleep with common Klingons anymore

RT @db2_support RT @IBMbigdata: This th @jameskobielus post that spurrd Streamng Round question on EDW http://ibm.co/BDBytes24  #bigdatabytes

A busy day. Queueing up the topics I'll develop next week in the quick-hits to post the following week. I try to be proactive as hell.

"Rethinking Security for Internet of Things" (http://ow.ly/mtKMU ) JK--Strong caution: every new "thing" on Internet is new attack vector

"FTC Calls 4 'Reclaim Your Name' Re #BigData" (http://ow.ly/mtHnq ) JK--Let consumer find how brokers collect/use PII. Opt-out & correct

"What the Unix-Linux schism can teach us about #Hadoop’s future" (http://ow.ly/mtFTv ) JK--Good historical parallel & caveats

"10 cool analog computers" (http://ow.ly/mtynF ) JK--Electromechanical & tube-based systems sold commercially from 1940 thru late '60s.
"Cloud adoption's tipping point has arrived" (http://ow.ly/mtxZu ) JK--Trust is there, says David Linthicum. I agree.


Customer segmentation? Generational segmentation has become a never-ending marketing industry joke (http://lnkd.in/BbuRz4 ) Friday #IBM q-h

Customer segmentation? Generational segmentation has become a never-ending marketing industry joke: http://lnkd.in/BbuRz4 

New #IBM jk blogpost: "The Enterprise Data Warehouse is Virtualizing into the #BigData Cloud" (http://ow.ly/mttr0 )

RT @murnane: cruising thru my FB feed & I see a giant picture of @jameskobielus staring at me! http://ibm.co/RdGGZN  JK--Scared me too!

"Lo-fi act." Never understood what that means. Lo production quality? WashPost calls She & Him that. Ridiculous. They're high gloss polished

"Data science defeats intuition" (http://ow.ly/ms6pi ) JK--Good discuss o stat methods, logical reasoning, & scientific thought in tandem

"Infovore: Open Source MapReduce Framework 4 Processing Graph Data" (http://ow.ly/ms0Wg ) JK--Tad more info here (http://ow.ly/ms1v2 )

"Introducing Lipstick on A(pache) Pig" (http://ow.ly/ms0xo ) JK--Wonderful name for Pig workflow visualization tool. I oink my approval!

On Internet, th more famous U R as U approach life's end, th more U become Schrodinger's Cat: both alive & dead depending on who's tweeting

Drafted next week's #IBM jk blog: "Data Scientist: Master the Basics, Avoid The Most Common Mistakes"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Pretty in Pink by Psychedelic Furs from TalkTalkTalk JK--Richard Butler wrote this as love song 2 Molly Ringwald. Not

Just finished the 4 quick-hits for next week. Next Thursday's a holiday. I'm not a slave to this stuff. I'll eat hot dogs and goof off then

"Developing a Legal Risk Model for Big Volumes o Unstructured Data" (http://ow.ly/mrgJR ) JK--Good analysis o relatively unexplored topic

@lorainelawson They're my initials. When I joke, it's implicit. Anybody who explicitly tags their jokes has thereby doomed them to flop.

"Examining Dimensions o Data Quality: Reasonability, Time & Access" (http://ow.ly/mrfyf ) JK--Second in a fine series dissecting th topic

"#BigData Needs to Speak the Language of CEO" (http://ow.ly/mrcK4 ) JK--And enunciate like Thurston Howell III (http://ow.ly/mrcSA )

"Wearable Computing Will Turn Concept Of #BigData On Its Head" (http://ow.ly/mrbIo ) JK--WTF? Article doesn't mention wearable computing

"SMAC: Greater Than Sum o Parts" (http://ow.ly/mr7da ) JK--But Guptill rearranges parts into CMSA (cloud mobile social analytic) in piece

"I've got skin in the game." Phrase sends shivers. I imagine someone who's flaked off their outer epidermis & stacked it like poker chips

@peteswabey How do you define "sophistication"?

"Using #IBM Crwdsrcd Supercmptr, Harvard Rates Solar Energy Potential o 2.3M Nu Compounds" (http://ow.ly/mqXYc ) JK--World Community Grid

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Somewhere Between Right & Wrong by Bobby "Blue" Bland from Years of Tears JK--1993. Great heartfelt quiet soul.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Dreams of a Hobo by Bobby Whitlock from Where There's a Will JK-1972. Member of Derek & Dominos. Tim Hardin-ish

"New Ways Marketers Are Manipulating Data to Influence You" (http://ow.ly/mqVhQ ) JK--#BigData, stream computi.... http://ow.ly/mqVf4 

Data-scientist skillsets? Empirical science incomplete without mastery of data science (http://lnkd.in/zZisxz ) Thursday #IBM quick-hit

Data-scientist skillsets? Empirical science incomplete without mastery of data science: http://lnkd.in/zZisxz 

Paula Deen. One of many Food Network chefs I'm only dimly aware of. I have it on mute at the club. Please, no Giada scandals. Spare her.

@gliders_coach Measured by publication events w/ new thoughts. Thought leadership doesn't mean you're necessarily following. But I can C U R

Just did a quick mental count. Year's not yet half over. I've posted ~ 200 pieces of original thought leadership to various places.

We're convinced the best defense of marriage is a good offense. So wife & I have vowed to be as offensive to each other as humanly possible

Take your work seriously, but don't take yourself seriously, unless you're a serious piece of work, then by all means, and I'm serious.

Just bought & downloaded Devine & Statton "The Prince of Wales" (1989). I've had it on cassette forever. Strategic re-acquisition. Superb.

RT @jbrodkin: Which guy do I have to sleep with to score an invite to the Scalia/Thomas wedding?

"The TAO of Facebook data management" (http://bit.ly/1cno82Q ) JK--Developed its own data store, called TAO ("The Associations and Objects")

"Why internet of things has to be not too smart & not too dumb, but just right" (http://bit.ly/12qhwuL ) JK--Distrib intel+data "need2know"

""Dutch #bigdata project aims to improve flood control, save millions" (http://bit.ly/11O3Cnz ) JK--"Digital Delta" project involves #IBM.

"Why investors & tech startups are flocking 2 Downtown Vegas" (http://ow.ly/mpHQa ) JK--Canopied Fremont Street? Why not? Cool weird vibe

Good news: scientists discover 3 potentially habitable exoplanets. Bad news: all 3 are geologically 100% kryptonite. Their fates are sealed.

RIP Alan Myers.The non-Mothersbaugh non-Casale rhythmic drumming backbone of the classic Devo line-up. He whipped it good!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp London by Noonday Underground from Self Assembly JK--The charging rhythm and urgent vocals of this one grab you fast

True confession: I rarely listen 2 #KEXP public-affairs programming. Except when Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn speaks live on-air with @loserboy

RT @loserboy @kexp [Re so-called "Defense of Marriage Act"] "I'm glad they didn't defend my first marriage, it was indefensible"

@stand @lauranuech @kexp Who's going to look out for us now? I'm glad they didn't defend my first marriage, it was indefensible.
 Retweeted by jameskobielus

You specifically want me to speak about #bigdata ? Sure. Thanks for narrowing it down.

New #IBM jk AnalyzingMedia blogpost: "Generational Segmentation has Become a Marketing Industry Joke (http://bit.ly/17CkUvP )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Same Love by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis from Same Love JK--Best song from a great album. Too true for commercial radio?

"M2M, Internet of Things: 10 key points" (http://ow.ly/moZ8Y ) JK--#10: What's missing? Analytics tools to make sense of M2M data.

"New #IBM #BigData Tech 4 Dramatically Faster Data Analysis...." (http://ow.ly/moYlZ ) JK--IBM DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration. In-memory

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Galaxy of Emptiness by Beth Orton from Trailer Park JK--Cool moody atmospheric drone threaded with Beth's fragile vox

#BigData vision? Powering the convergence of social, mobile, and cloud (http://lnkd.in/wMFdyS ) Wednesday #IBM quick-hit

Big data vision? Powering the convergence of social, mobile, and cloud: http://lnkd.in/wMFdyS 

Wife getting hip to online shopping. Bought appliance from Amazon last night, not book or media of any sort. A first for her. Shopped around

I've had Yelp for almost a year now, and still haven't seen a single local deal worth my while. Thinking of abandoning it.

Gluten free. I'm cool with that. It's that pricey artisanal gluten that really gets my goat. In fact, I wouldn't even feed it to my goat.

WSJ reports that more Ford family members now working for Dearborn-based firm. Interestingly, Henry's progeny haven't screwed up the place.

My response to robocalls is a robo-fuckoff followed by a robo-hangup.

Big shout out to @NekoCase. My favorite tweeter who also happens 2 B one o my fave singr-sngwritrs. Her tweets R wicked, her voice all brass

RT @NekoCase: Woke up for plane from dream if John Malkovitch eating schmaltz on toast. It's gonna be a weird day.

RIP Richard Matheson. Very successful sci-fi/horror author/screenwriter. Even his plot synopses were gripping. Master of modern dread.

RT @atlantic_intel: @jameskobielus What is the next generation of computing? http://ow.ly/mg9Ca 

"Programmatic buying is future of all media" (http://ow.ly/mnvo0 ) JK--Yep. Only way omni-channel online ad buy-sell trans wkld can scale

"Little Ooches prevent Big Data Ouches" (http://ow.ly/mntyT ) JK--Gr8 phrase: small rl-wd exprimnt hypothesis test pre #bigdata whole-hog

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Back of My Mind by Teenage Fanclub from Shadows JK--2010. Sounds like classic Byrds. I had to check the playlist

"World’s Largest Artificial Neural Net" (http://bit.ly/14VL8Wg ) JK--Stanford: 16 NVIDIA GPU-accel svrs: 11.2 billion-parameter neural net

"Four #BigData Trends That Change Everything" (http://onforb.es/147hxbn ) JK--Especially, easy access to cheap analytic tools.

"Bridging the relational and NoSQL worlds" (http://sdt.bz/60808 ) JK--Discusses #IBM #10gen partnership.

"3 Data Categories Likely Missing in Yr DW" (http://ow.ly/mmFzK ) JK--Very good discuss. Also probably missing frm yr data science models

Drafted next #IBM blog: "The Enterprise Data Warehouse is Virtualizing into the #BigData Cloud"

Drafted my latest AnalyzingMedia blog: "Generational Segmentation has Become a Never-Ending Marketing Industry Joke"

Customer segmentation?: http://lnkd.in/nTcgG4 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Andmoreagain by Love from Forever Changes JK--1967. Easily the most hippie-dippy of all songs of this classic LP.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp When The Deal Goes Down by Tom Jones from Spirit in the Room JK--2012. Evergreen Welshman's got a classic voice.

Integration, storage, metadata, execution, modeling, access, query--the chief #bigdata reference layers, each with multiple options.

"Quantum Computing Continues 2 Move Closer 2 Reality: New Quantm Memory Design" (http://ow.ly/mkOKL ) JK--Research @ Dartmouth/UnivSydney

"#BigData Analytcs Facts+Feelings" (http://ow.ly/mkNRE ) JK--@sethgrimes: "value" in "content patterns connections derived via analytics"

"#Hadoop is Tall Tree in Broad Forest" (http://ow.ly/mkMQQ ) JK--"You’ll see a growing market for parallel file systems in general”

"NSA Concedes #Hadoop Beats Pricey Alternativs" (http://ow.ly/mkMab ) JK--Absurd generalization. #Bigdata alternativs each hav sweetspots

"Data Curation for Social Media Listening" (http://ow.ly/mkLpM ) JK--Aka social-media data discovery, collection, profiling, & analysis

"Dimensions of Data Quality Under the Microscope" (http://ow.ly/mkFIS ) JK--Interesting. Compares different experts' DQ dimensions POVs

"#BigData Project at UPMC Reveals Patterns in Breast Cancer Tumors" (http://ow.ly/mkEXM ) JK--Mining genomics proteomics radiology data

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Everlasting Arms by Vampire Weekend frm Modern Vampires o City JK--Easy 2 overlook this gem surrounded by many others

"Yottabytes." Why do I suspect it's not a real order of magnitude, but, rather, a practical joke by some Seinfeld geek fan?

WSJ headline says tech CEO "leaks" new alliances. Of course not. When it comes from a CEO's mouth, it's not a "leak." It's an announcement

Now truly begins the 3 month period of hunkering in my basement office, barefoot, literally the coolest place in my house. No windows.

I chuckle at LinkedIn group moderators urging us to "introduce yourself to members of this group." My posted thoughts introduce me to y'all

Smarter planet? IoT should selectively distribute data analytic intelligence to cloud edges (http://lnkd.in/UNu64D ) Monday #IBM quick-hit

Smarter planet? Internet of Things should selectively distribute data analytic intelligence to cloud edges: http://lnkd.in/UNu64D 

IHOP. My girl commented on the girth of their customers. I said I bet few of them can hop. Wife doubts they can walk without waddling.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Galang / M.I.A. by M.I.A. from Arular JK--I doubt she's singing about Galang, the Indonesian island near Singapore.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ozma by Shannon and the Clams from Dreams in the Rat House JK--2013. Sounds like 1963. Modernist antiquarians.

It poured this morning. It's steaming this afternoon. My sump pump's working. So's my dehumidifier. Hello mid-Atlantic summer.

@thesocialpitt For her. She retired on Friday. I have no plans to retire.

Jillian Michaels. Only female fitness guru who could not only kick my butt but looks like she's contemplating it.

RFeynman: "You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish."

Who has the back of th person who ostensibly has your back, and on back, ad infinitum? Do U trust that entire infinite chain of back-havers?

I check my bulk mail folders as often as my inbox. The price of free-wheeling Internet email interoperability is eternal vigilance.

Community access television aka cable TV. I first encountered it in the wild in 1974 in Ann Arbor. UMich Summer Debate Institute. Frat house

Overheard my wife discuss yet another post-retirement keep-busy plan with a friend of hers on the phone. We'll see. I'm busy, regardless.