Bought & downloaded
great "Sun Structures" LP. Here's the debut single, the psychedelic
"Shelter Song": http://ow.ly/wXvKT Temples
Still haven't mowed my lawn this year. The weeds are as high as a Coloradan's eyes, but not craving munchies so much as mulchies.
Drafted next week's quick-hits. They were a month in the making.
Miracle: unpredecented one-time coincidental event lacking causal mechanism but possessing sacramental imprimatur bestowed by human(s)
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Nonalignment Pact by Pere Ubu from The Modern Dance JK--1978. I love whistling "Alice Cindy BarbarAnn" bridge on this
I'll B moderatng #IBM #BigDataBytes on Fri Jun 6, 2-2:30pm. "Hadoop: Whither Goest Thou?" All panelists must B fluent in Elizabethan English
New #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "Never put everything in one database basket, even if it’s #Hadoop" (http://ow.ly/wVLWJ )
RT @Cloud_Council: Symposium highlight: @jameskobielus on how to leverage #bigdata in cloud 2 gain competitiv advantg http://ow.ly/wV9J1
New #IBM jk blog: "Open climate data will focus humanity on solutions to global warming" (http://ow.ly/wVFEl )
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Bicycle Race by Queen from Jazz JK--1978. Freddie Mercury refs & disses a then-recent hit movie called "Star Wars"
"How Bayesian analysis might help find missing Malaysian airplane" (http://ow.ly/wVktL ) JK--Try searchng deep in abyss o those equations
"Obama Signs Nation's 1st 'Open Data' Law" (http://ow.ly/wVjzR ) JK--Agencies 2 pub spend data mach-rdbl frmt via http://USASpending.gov
"Employee Churn 202: Good and Bad Churn" (http://ow.ly/wVikz ) JK--Statistical study of "good fit" vs. "bad fit" hires & their departures
"Bad Data Science & Woody Allen" (http://ow.ly/wVhC8 ) JK--Cites "scientists say it's OK 2 eat/drink/smoke whatever" scene from "Sleeper"
Wreckage of Christopher Columbus'
may have been located. Hope they find the Malaysian airliner sooner than that. Santa Maria
Jimmy Fallon seems to have adapted well to "Tonight Show" job. I caught him th other night. I expect he'll be there at least as long as Leno
It's been a particularly trying week. Now it's raining like crazy--flooding all over the DC area.
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sun Structures by
from Sun Structures JK--2014. Next up on my list of great recent releases to
"How to run a #BigData project. Interview with James Kobielus" (http://ow.ly/wUY9Z ). ODBMS Industry Watch.
RT @odbmsorg: How to run a Big Data project. Interview with @jameskobielus @IBMbigdata http://www.odbms.org/blog/2014/05/james-kobielus/ … #bigdata
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Death of a Disco Dancer by Th Smiths frm Strangeways Here We Come JK--No truth 2 rumor Morrissey is person o interest
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Wanna Be Your Mama Again by Doug Sahm & The Sir Douglas Quintet JK--Good country from this 60s Tex-Mex-rock outfit
"Open Government Data Gains Global Momentum" (http://ow.ly/wRuUq ) JK--Good discussion of different countries' initiatives.
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Maggie by Mungo Jerry JK--Immediately identifiable as the guy who did "In the summertime when the weather is...
"Deadly Data Science Sin o Confirmation Bias" (http://ow.ly/wRnQo ) JK--If U focus on confirmation bias, do U hav confirmation bias 4 it?
"Formulate a #bigdata DR plan today" (http://ow.ly/wRmKT ) JK--"Big data is massive -- you don't need to target all of it for rapid DR"
"White House #bigdata panel wants privacy protections, ignores NSA debate" (http://ow.ly/wRmh1 ) JK--Doesn't ignore. Simply doesnt fixate
"Spark promotion highlights in-memory excitement" (http://ow.ly/wRm07 ) JK--Does Spark relegate #Hadoop to niche status?
"Data Mining and Official Statistics: Past, Present and Future" (http://ow.ly/wRlQD ) JK--Good discussion of government data-mining apps
"Epic Battle Against Headless Apparitions" (http://ow.ly/wRisl ) JK--"In world we occupy, we've learned to normalize toxicity & stress"
"Getting blacklisted for hosting public analytic service on AWS" (http://ow.ly/wR3G7 ) JK--Innocents tarred by colo w/ "bad neighbors"
"Personal #BigData Trails" (http://ow.ly/wR3g1 ) JK--As a consumer, I don't worry about this stuff the way this writer does. Get over it!
"Statisticians, big data gurus, data sci's, data miners: all in this together, R we?" (http://ow.ly/wR2OA ) JK--I dont buy th overlap %'s
"Will cloud DBs & cloud infra combine or have they already?" (http://ow.ly/wR0NO ) JK--Hey, Linthicum, you should've ref'd #IBM in this!
"DARPA is working on its own deep-learning project for NLP" (http://ow.ly/wR0kw ) JK--DEFT: smart filtering w/anomaly & relation analysis
"5 techs that'll help #bigdata cross the chasm" (http://ow.ly/wR04L ) JK--Interesting discuss o leading-edge techs. But wot dis "chasm"?
"Goal of data scientists is 2 put themselves out of business" (http://ow.ly/wQZzh ) JK--No way. Automate tasks 2 improve own productivity
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp
by KISS from Destroyer JK--1976. I do recall this being quite popular on Motor
City FM rock radio. Detroit Rock City
"Get ready 4 quantum computing SW company" (http://ow.ly/wQYPX ) JK--Their existence hinges on superposition of "fund/don't fund" states
"Buyers, beware: analytics field is consolidating" (http://ow.ly/wQYlE ) JK--Nah. Latest M&A wave a pale echo of the wave 5-7 yrs ago
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp In Time by The Black Keys from Turn Blue JK--2014. Good one from the
speak at Internet of Things 2014 tomorrow on #bigdata
security. First biz trip to largest city of a state I know well Milwaukee
Targeting misfires on LinkedIn are usually signaled by the phrase: "Based on your profile, we thought you'd like to know that...."
"IBM’s Virginia Rometty on Leadership and Management" (http://ow.ly/wO8cF ) JK--She exercises before work. I do it after work.
"CloudantCON: Delivering Data to a Smarter World" (http://ow.ly/wO7G7 ). June 16–17.
Register: http://ow.ly/wO7OT San Francisco
"#BigData & Enterprise Architectur Conf 2014" (http://ow.ly/wO7jX ). NYC. Jun 11–13. I'm speaking there. Register: http://ow.ly/wO7qX
"Webcast: #IBM Information Mgmt Cloud Solutions" (http://ow.ly/wO70B ). Thurs May 22, 2pm. Register: http://ow.ly/wO78c #IBMDataMag
"Pioneering Prescriptive Analytics" (http://ow.ly/wO6FT ) JK--Case study of #IBM customer Centerstone Research Institute #IBMDataMag
"Insight 2014 Call for Speakers" (http://ow.ly/wO6r9 ) JK--Submit your proposal. Event is Oct 26-30 in
. Deadline: Thurs May 22 Las Vegas
"Transformative Analytics" (http://ow.ly/wO67c ) JK--Reserve your copy of #IBM Press book "Analytics Across the Enterprise" #IBMDataMag
"The Program, Framework, & Platform: Pt 2" (http://ow.ly/wO5Tk ) JK--Jacques Roy discusses stream cmptg process flow topology #IBMDataMag
"Reaching Near–Real-Time Data Replication: Part 2" (http://ow.ly/wO5li ) JK--CLenke & OStephan discuss its integration w/ETL #IBMDataMag
"Can Anyone Perform Advanced Analytics?" (http://ow.ly/wO55b ) JK-- @fhalper discusses findings from #TDWI study #IBMDataMag
Catch me speaking " #BigData in Cloud for Compet Adv," CSCC Cloud Indstry Symposium, Wed Jun 18,
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Living The Dream by Sturgill Simpson from Metamodern Sounds In Country Music JK--2014. Great. Classy, classic country
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp It Makes No Difference by The Darling Buds from Erotica JK--1991. Quarter-century old but sounds like recorded today
New @IBM B2B software connects partners and suppliers to deliver great customer experiences https://ibm.biz/BdRLpc #SmarterCommerce
Combining Social, Mobile With Analytics Dramatically Improves the Shopping Experience http://bit.ly/1ggpZct #IBMMobile
Catch me Tues May 20 1-2pm (EDT), #InformationWeek webcast "#BigData & Analytics: Why You Need a Platform." Register: http://ow.ly/wMXH4
New #IBM jk #AnalyzingMedia column: "Sports Teams: Smack That Ol’ Moneyball Right Out of the Park" (http://ow.ly/wMMtA )
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Test of Time by
from Sun Structures JK--2014. Great one. I think of aging as standing the test
of time. Temples
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Oliver's Army by ECostello & The Attractions frm Armed Forces JK--"But there's no danger, it's a professional career"
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Shake Some Action by Flamin' Groovies from Shake Some Action JK--1976. Great power-pop.
#BigData is th only IT paradigm to which people attribute intentions. Expect to see headline: "Big Data: would you let it date your sister?"
Here's the thing: you can tolerate tighter airliner cabin spaces if you have comfortable seat in which to remain immobile for hours on end.
Not clear 2 me that designers in aviation industry spend much time fussing over airliner-seat comfort. Ergonomics seems not to interest them
Why we must place special scrutiny on unconscious biases #datascientists build into their work http://ibmdatamag.com/?p=14147 by James Kobielus
New #IBMDataMag jk article: "Hidden Biases That May Cloud Cognitive Computing" (http://ow.ly/wLQBm )
New #IBM jk column: "#Hadoop is Beginning to Stare Newer #BigData Approaches in the Face" (http://ow.ly/wLPvG )
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Tiny Cities Made of Ashes by Modest Mouse from The Moon & Antarctica JK--2000. Very Pere Ubu-esque.
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Windowlicker by Aphex Twin JK--DJ Troy Nelson recommends video (http://ow.ly/wLAas ). Warning: explicit/weird/cool
Watched lot of in-flight movies on my return from
Faves were two very different Steve Coogan flicks: "Philomena" &
"Alan Partridge" Jakarta
Home. Hallelujah! Now in a "12-hour twist" of a jetlag. Day at home feels like night & vice versa. Sleep-deprived as all get-out.
Sampai bertemu lagi,
Michael Sam. Hope he succeeds in the NFL to the extent that people won't feel they need to mention his sexual orientation.
Being told that anything will "restore my faith in humanity" would imply I regard our species as worth venerating. Know us too well for that
Big data's got some nerve! It should take a break while I'm on vacation instead of going gangbusters. My work grind resumes Tuesday.
Yes, the reason Uncle Jim gets balder each time he visits is because
traffic makes him
want to pull every last hair out of his head. Jakarta
New IBM jk blog: "Using advanced image analytics to spot hidden cancer patterns" (http://bit.ly/1gkCqnr )
Is anti-virus dead? How many out there haven't updated malware patterns on an ancient XP in several years and not noticed any infections?
There's distracted driving & then there's distracting driving.
hyper-distracting driving environment that somehow feels safer Indonesia
After 30 yrs o marriage 2 a Chinese-Indonesian, I still dont understand a word o Chinese. But I sense her meaning from context. Like a child
Americas, Australia, Antarctica.
I recommend spelling the other continent "Aurope" to make it a
straight a world.
In the 30 years we've been married, we've returned to my hometown, Detroit, four times and Egidia's, Jakarta, six times. Visiting in-laws
Monica Lewinsky. The only indelible stain is on her own reputation.
Rather enjoying the calm in a suburban gated community south of
. Windows open. Heat no worse than
standard American summer. Jakarta
RT @raphaellelaubie "Short game, long game and the infinite game" (http://goo.gl/eqNMHO ) JK--Latter is no game: it's ego-annihilation
RT @raphaellelaubie: The Power of Spontaneity: Become Irresistible (http://goo.gl/aIFN27 ) JK--The art of not appearing to give a f***
I don't have international 4G roaming--or cellular roaming. I've simply been hopping between Wi-Fi hotspots throughout
Indonesians seem to be as addicted to smartphones as Americans. Even in the busiest, most chaotic street scenes, they're browsing.
RT @AP: "BREAKING:
Lady orders arrest of leader of protest against the mass kidnapping of
girl" JK--She has that power? Nigeria
Person reconnecting on LinkedIn from biz card I gave him 17 years ago when I was briefly in the cellular industry. I'm totally rusty on that
Self-driving cars in
will need sensors that detect whether vehicle laterally on edge of precipitous
ditch-dropoffs. They abound Indonesia
I speak more Indonesian than my father-in-law speaks English (i.e., me: some; him: zilch). Mostly, we communicate via grunting & blinking
"This scene contains graphic images." Ah, the wonders of redundancy. "This song contains auditory sounds."
Lots of popular support 4
Jakarta gov Joko Widodo 2 B
next prez o .
Supports ending fuel subsidy. Willing 2 risk political capital? Indonesia
Rajawali Selatan neighborhood is next to the long-gone
city airport. They retained the
runway as a broad fast divided urban highway. Jakarta
When brother-in-law Iskandar asked about high-tech in
, I mentioned Amazon. Yeah,
Microsoft's there too, but has lost its glamour. Seattle
Every time we come to
I notice how much construction is in process and how many new buildings I
didn't see here before. Indonesia
As soon as we return to the States, I do domestic
business trip in an adjacent
timezone to my own. Still suffering jetlag from this trip US
Our long relationship is built on Egidia offering me mysterious-looking slop & instructing me to eat it. More often than not, it's delicious
Telecommuting is something that
needs more than most cities. Even going out for groceries is a bone-rattling
automotive odyssey. Jakarta
Watching story on Bloomberg Asia about the casino industry and some dude who uses mathematics to beat the house in Vegas. Not inspiring.
the family. Our favorite moments on this Indonesian side-trip were lying on the
beach in Gili Trawangan. Wish to return Jakarta
Donald Sterling. I assume some
already contacted Mickey Rourke to play him in the inevitable biopic. Mugly!!!
When I first visited
few people anywhere had cellphones or Internet. Now the world of 1988 seems
On my 1st
vacation 26 years ago, I recall mentally sketching one o my 1st Network World
columns. On VSATs. Anybody remember those? Indonesia
Here's my own Jimmy Kobielus "Thank You Note": Thank U new LinkedIn followers 4 making me waste time clicking 2 accept each o U individually
Infinite numbers. I know that the number of work emails waiting for me post-vacation will be finite. Just like sand grains on
Wondering how autonomous vehicles will be programmed to conform to various nations' vehicular cultures.
is quite distinct from US Indonesia
I've been massaged in every place we've stayed in
. And in every place where
my deep tissue was screaming for it. Enak sekali. Indonesia
RT @IBMbigdata: New from @jameskobielus "Nurturing open marketplaces for predictive models and modeling expertise" http://bit.ly/1ntGh94
Hidden Biases That May Cloud Cognitive Computing - by @jameskobielus http://bit.ly/1mb4Fsr #IBMDataMag
Grabbed me a Starbucks on
. When I did the
currency translation in my head, I realized it was a damn good deal. A mellow Kuta
Beach Bali joe
#Hadoop is changing in the face of newer approaches to #bigdata http://buff.ly/1kjmlke via @dataversity @jameskobielus
Waves pass, though the soft shorelines they sculpt might endure longer than you’d expect.
Bali's traffic congestion is more
maddening than Java's. In Bali's favor:
gorgeous temples to ogle while stuck in your car.
Interesting to see people commenting on stuff I'd almost forgotten I'd posted. Let my words do the work while I relax far far away.
Staying at the Best Western in
Bali. Yes, we can
travel the world and still be reminded of summer vacations at the Straits of
Found our tropical paradise today. Th beach on Gili Trawangan, a small island off west
Lombok. Emerald sea, quiet. Spent hours
far from care
Saw two native monkeys frolicking along the road in west
today. By "frolicking," I mean probably scavenging food.
Watching some atrocious German TV singing program where regular folks butcher Beatles classics. But none attempt "Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand"
I present myself as an exotic wisenheimer from th east. East of th Pacific, the
Indonesia Mississippi, & that end of Fairfax County
Bali's less touristy, more affordable,
and still exotic neighbor. The emerald ocean and quiet beaches are worth it.
Trying to decide whether to tell Indonesians I focus on "big data" or "informasi besar." Which sounds cooler? Which has hi-tech mystique?
No photo does justice to the Indonesian automotive experience. Need shakycam video of constant braking & weaving thru nonstop congestion
Indonesian TV tends to play the same limited set of commercials over & over. I saw the "white coffee with a kick" spot 8 times on 1 program
As you get higher up on Mt Bromo, every square foot is under cultivation. Even the steepest slopes . I saw people farming 60-degree inclines
Street masseuse gave me a fast, deep rub at a great price just before leaving the resort at Bromo. He kneaded the shoulders perfectly.
My long love affair with Java deepened on the slopes of
Most extraordinarily fertile, beautiful place I've ever been. Shangri-La. Mt. Bromo
Enjoying the volcanic tour of
East Java. Massive mud
geyser aftermath south of .
Mount Bromo's spectacular broad desertlike caldera Surabaya
Most people on Facebook have exactly 2 events on their timelines: they were born & they joined Facebook. A full life, by any reckoning!
Nice to have Facebook access everywhere we travel. So we can respond to requests to show people pictures of our grown children.
's 2nd city. A fairly
well-developed industrial base. I prefer their airport to Surabaya, Indonesia 's. More spacious. Jakarta
Seattle profile at 4am time on my sister-in-law's satellite
TV. In lieu of sleep. Cool soggy to offset warm humid. Jakarta
Egidia's sister Elies & husband Iskandar are much like us in couple-ish commitment to yoga. Enjoyed our predawn walk thru their neighborhood
OK, now I see (not!), having
street map of . Mindblowingly irregular everywhere.
Makes downtown Jakarta
look perfectly regular Boston
history book, descriptive passage from an English lady's circa-1800 diary reads
like my impressions. Java's dense fertility. Indonesia
The lady who cut my hair yesterday told my wife in Indonesian that I resembled a "saint." She was referring to the shape of my bald spot.
After essentially not sleeping one wink last night, this morning was blessed by the most perfectly spacey sunny yoga session. Wife & I.
Wish 2 thank all my web services accounts for flagging the "suspicious" login activities. Appreciate your vigilance. Stand down. It's me.
The weather forecasts rain every day in
for the next 2 weeks. Omits important nuance: usually just routine
late-afternoon torrents Jakarta
Reading a book my nephew gave me about
days. District around Setasiun Jakarta Kota is obviously ancient Batavia
Oddly, I still can't completely internalize the street map of the parts of
I know reasonably
well. Even GPS doesn't help me. Jakarta
A tablet and free wifi relieve the tedium of a long airport layover. But looking at your Facebook grows tedious real fast. I read news.
New #IBM jk blog: "Moneyball is the true game-changing application of data analytics" (http://www.ibmbigdatahub.com/blog/moneyball-true-game-changing-application-data-analytics …)
Saw "All Is Lost" on the plane to
Physically strenuous role for a man Robert Redford's age. Terrific solo