Saturday, June 21, 2014

Aweekstweets June 14-21 2014: the week the universe momentarily deblurred

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Brown Sugar by Rolling Stones frm Sticky Fingers JK--Mick lusting for black woman. Jim Morrison's: "Hello I Love You"

Reading "Mr. Strangelove," a bio of Peter Sellers. Didn't realize he was Jewish.

WSJ reviewer of Indonesia book says diff islands' cultures "quite alien" from each other. That's not been my experience. Commonalities big.

Happy Solstice! Cool this morning, overnight rain not heavy. Glad 2 start summer with th windows open. Not enough fresh air most summer days

The only wearable device I want is a smart shoe, a la Maxwell Smart.

@jameskobielus “We anonymized the data” is the new, “We hash our passwords”.

Google Glass? Gad, no! Last thing I need is some display that's persistently to one side o my field o vision. Sounds like perpetual migraine

I think of primes as the atoms of the counting numbers, composites as the molecules, all arithmetic operations as chemical reactions.

Left my exercise bag out all night 2 air on th deck. And of course it rained overnight. Brought it into th garage this a.m. 2 drip drip drip

I see the light at the end of the tunnel, and it's called "weekend."

If anybody doubts data is central to all computing, why are they called "data centers" & not "computing centers"? What's the core resource?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Beautiful by Wussy from Live on KEXP JK--Gr8ly enjoying this live performance o the band's new material. Very strong!

I do my best blogwriting in th period btwn "please put your electronic devices in the off position" & "seatbacks in upright+locked position"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Cattle and Cane by The Go-Betweens from 1978-1990 JK--Wish I'd paid more attention to these Aussies during their day.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Trouble by Father John Misty from Once I Was: The Hal Ashby Story JK--Good Cat Stevens cover.

No, U random webpage ad, I don't need latest scoop on Khloe Kardashian unless she's doing something cool w/ #bigdata. She a data scientist?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Eanie Meany by Jim Noir from Tower of Love JK--2005. Footballer song that would work beautifully as a kids' song

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp London by Noonday Underground from Self-Assembly JK--Does England, and its capital, still swing like a pendulum do?

Holy crap! I've written an unholy amount of quick-hit material this week for next week posting. Dragged my analytic brain over vast fields.

"Traversal." I keep hearing word used in IT contexts. Means "agile comprehension of an entire collection of content & other artifacts." Hmm

"Digital doctor will see you now: how #bigdata saving lives" ( ) JK--UnivOntario project w/ #IBM 2 save prematur babies

You and I travel to the beat of a different dream....

We all develop cognitive repetitive stress syndrome when everyone's pounding on same topics at the same time. Relief in following diff drum

"IoT meets Internet of Behaviors" ( ) JK--Behavioral analytics, graph analysis, machine data 4 security/anti-fraud apps

"Double down on #bigdata play in wearables" ( ) JK--Not IN th wearables but IN th cloud the wearables wirelessly access

Auto sarcasm detect? Will we encounter Clippy-style bots that prompt: "Sounds like you're trying to be a wise-ass. Please confirm, jerkface"

"Sentiment analysis: Understanding customers who dont mean what say" ( ) JK--Here's crazy idea: use human ears 2 assess

"Get to know Cassandra, the NoSQL maverick" ( ) JK--Useful but no "maverick"? Besides, every NoSQL db can claim that.

"22 NonStat Qs 4 Statstcian!" ( ) JK--Beauty eg "What surgical actions can we drive once we're able 2 predict outcome?"

When my mind feels too tight, I let my eyes go slack for a few seconds. Must be stationary for this to be safe to do. Loosens it up nicely.

"Predictive Case-Based Reasoning" ( ) JK--Uses ML to solve current problems with knowledge gained from past experience

"When Is Anonymous Data Really Anonymous?" ( ) JK--IMHO, it's when it says nothing even remotely valuable about anybody

"Predictive Analytics: 6 Teamwork Tips" ( ) JK--Embed them within business teams.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Eighties by Killing Joke frm Night Time JK--1985. Actually, in th Eighties we didnt need reminding what decade it was

Big identity? Nonintrus strong authent thru nvr-endg behav fngrprnt p1:  p2:  Fri #IBMDataMag qh

I'm happiest when, on any given day, I've sharpened my point of view on at least one topic. Deblurring the universe.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lake Michigan by Rogue Wave from Asleep at Heaven's Gate JK--2007. I love the warm surging vibe of this one.

Can't get used to the word "drop" used in sense of "release new music to market." To me, "drop" means opposite: "withdraw old music."

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Amie by Pure Prairie League from Bustin' Out JK--This one goes out to Amie the grownup LA daughter of Alabama cops.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Mammas Don't Let Your Baby Grow Up To Be Cowboys by Willie & Waylon JK--1978. Real cowboys don' listen to they mammas

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Coat o Many Colors by Dolly Parton frm Coat o Many Colors JK--1971. Downhome ballad. Delivered in Pigeon Forge warble

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Don't Wanna Play House by Tammy Wynette from Greatest Hits JK--1967. Classic Nashville tearjerker. Her 1st solo #1

Day of strategizing, talking, writing, & analysis. Without constant situational re-analysis, stuff just tends to blur up my field of vision

New #IBM jk blog: "The delicate art of data science project prioritization and triage" ( )

Drafted new #IBM #AnalyzingMedia column: "Immunizing Your Business Against Toxic Customer Relationships"

It feels like Friday. Or, perhaps, I feel like Friday. Either way, it's Thursday. The day before Friday. It's not Friday. It's Thursday.

Healthcare analytics? Health data brkrs & armsrace in intrusive.. p1:  p2:  Thurs #IBMDataMag qh

" #BigData Goes Hollywood" ( ) JK--Media/entertainment applications. UBM Tech special report sponsored by #IBM.

"New Technology May Allow People 2 Track How Their Data Is Used" ( ) JK--“HTTP with Accountability.” Dev'd by MIT CSAIL

Seems like every other professional dude on Twitter describes himself as some sort of master of the universe. Prove it: stop global warming!

I'm going to suggest that the Washington football club owner rename himself "Daniel Redskin" if he's so utterly in love with this slur.

"Data Doppelgängers & Uncanny Valley o Personalization" ( ) JK--Mistargeting. Online ads seem aimed at not-exactly-you

"Why Data Lakes Are Still a Murky Proposition" ( ) JK--Metaphor masquerading as fresh substance. Dredge it dry, please

Just presented at the Cloud Industry Symposium in Boston. Seems like moderator shortened the time. I accelerated/glossed over my final spiel

"#IBM Opens IT Security Operations Center in Costa Rica" ( ) JK--I do #bigdata preso in SJ CR next month.

A9: #bigdatamgmt Another big surprise (on th positive side) from #Hadoop Summit was that most vendors doing well & innovation remains strong

A9: #bigdatamgmt Biggest surprise (on the disappointment side of the ledger) was continued lack of broad #Hadoop industry focus on standards

Q8: #bigdatamgmt Machine interaction, predictive visioning

A8: #bigdatamgmt #Hadoop core role in unstructured data curation will make it 2020 go-to 4 cognitive cmptg in social, mobile, cloud, & IoT

A8: #bigdatamgmt In the year 2525...wait...wrong year 2020, #Hadoop will be the predominant unstructured data curation platform

A7: #bigdatamgmt It's stubborn open issue, re "where" (i.e., what standards group/s) should take up #Hadoop stdzn. US NIST has good ref FW.

A7: #bigdatamgmt Contrary to what some #Hadoop players have insisted, open-source process hasn't delivered ubiquitious multivendor interop

A7: #bigdatamgmt #Hadoop ecosystem needs to standardize on a reference architecture that breaks subprojects/functionalty into service layers

A7: #bigdatamgmt #Hadoop is indeed ready for true standardization: in SQL, metadata, APIs, #MapReduce, etc.

A6: I love Hadoop appliance and I love Hadoop in the cloud! Both have great futures. Cloud=elastic; Appliance=performance #bigdatamgmt
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A6 In the mid-term (next 5 to 10 years) #Hadoop appliance form factor will appeal to many mainstream enterprises but … #bigdatamgmt
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A6 Longterm (10 to 20 years out) the cloud will play a central role in #BigData architecture , consumption of insights #bigdatamgmt
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A6: #bigdatamgmt Marketplace dynamic affecting entire #bigdata #Hadoop arena: bigger, faster, cheaper. Clouds enable that & will predominate

A6: #bigdatamgmt #Hadoop federatd hybrid clouds--on-prem using appliances, off-prem using public/SaaS--will B prevalent. Both markets bright

RT @mgualtieri: A5: Use Hadoop to 1) cost effectively break down data silos 2) do advanced analytics on large, gnarly data sets #bigdatamgmt
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. @IBMbigdata A5:NoSQL like cassandra brings that peer peer architecture where Hadoop has master-slave architecture. #bigdatamgmt
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A5: Practical sweet spot is social net data + structured , dictated by nontechnical project etiology #BigData #bigdatamgmt
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A5: #bigdatamgmt In-memory db sweetspots: fast query, interactive exploration, in-motion analytics, etc.
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A5: #bigdatamgmt #NoSQL sweetspots: unstructured data analysis, IoT/machine-data analysis, natural language processing.

A5: #bigdatamgmt #Hadoop sweetspots: data curation, sandbox/exploration, unstructured analysis, at-rest machine-learning, queryable archive

A4: RT @g_demarest: two parallel threads of understanding #hadoop: dev and IT. Dev loves new tools, IT hates the unknowns #bigdatamgmt

A4 w/ each iteration #Hadoop gets easier to manage and consume - #cloud could also play role in abstracting away complexity #bigdatamgmt
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A4: Straightforward, simple use cases by industry probably the best remedy for that. #bigdatamgmt
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A4: #bigdatamgmt I also think " #Hadoop too complex" rap has been directed at we in industry, telling Hdp's sweetspot use cases not clear

A4: #hadoop is a mind shift from traditional data management efforts; push back is from the core data warehousing. #culture #bigdatamgmt
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A4: #bigdatamgmt For many longtime data analytx pros. #Hadoop "too complex" rap was veiled/facesaving way o saying "too new/unfamiliar 4 me"

A4: #bigdatamgmt #Hadoop not "too" complex 4 all smart analytics/data science professionals using it all over. But yes all #bigdata complex

A3 Application dev tools another key feature needed to spur the creation of apps that help business people solve biz problems #bigdatamgmt

A3: #Hadoop needs 1) stronger ecosystem of data management 2) clarity on how fits architecturally in hetergenous environments #bigdatamgmt
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A3: There's still an educational issue for #hadoop to show #SMBs esp how they can use it. Not just for big boy enterprise. #bigdatamgmt
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A3: #bigdatamgmt Within today's innovative #bigdata arena, in-memory, streaming, graph dbs (eg Spark, Streams) hit sweetspots beyond #Hadoop

A3: #bigdatamgmt Within the context of the hybrid #bigdata cloud, #Hadoop's sweet-spot use cases need to emphasized. Not optimal for all.

A3: #bigdatamgmt #Bigdata universe is increasingly hybrid: #Hadoop has its core use cases, #NoSQL has its, in-memory its, RDBMS its, etc

A3: #bigdatamgmt #Hadoop doesn't "need" anything. Users do the needing. Their needs are 4 faster, more efficient, cheaper #bigdata solutions

A2 That said, YARN enables #Hadoop to support multiple application types and data processing capabilities, big step forward #bigdatamgmt

A2: #hadoop 2.X evolves to the "data grid" concept Host data once and re-use many based on business reqt and soln fit #bigdatamgmt

A2: #bigdatamgmt What YARN enables is incorporation of R and other programming languages/paradigms beyond #MapReduce into #Hadoop projects

A2: #bigdatamgmt For starters, #MapReduce & HDFS in #Hadoop 1.0 will remain core infra for many #bigdata apps involving hybrid architecture

A2: #bigdatamgmt YARN #Hadoop 2.0 not obsoleting #MapReduce Hdp 1.0. Evolving it into more flexibl model/execution plat 4 #bigdata analytics

A1: #bigdatamgmt In terms of th maturity of enterprise IT skills & practices surrounding #Hadoop, many users are short-staffed/bootstrapping

A1: #bigdatamgmt In terms of commercial apps, dev tools, mgmt tools, appliances, etc., #Hadoop has a rich, vibrant marketplace. #IBM et al

A1: #bigdatamgmt In terms of #Hadoop functionality, Apache open-source distro is full in-db analytics MPP for #bigdata cognitive computing

A1: #bigdatamgmt #Hadoop has achieved significant enterprise adoption, hence "mature" in that respect. Functionality-wise, on maturity cusp

RT @IBMbigdata: In 1 hr! #bigdatamgmt chat: “#Hadoop: Where it’s been and where it’s going” Join us!  #bigdata

When we say "the cloud is down," does that mean we've only got a foggy notion why?

Coffee. Not all it's cracked up to be. And I assume crack's not all it's coffee'd up to be. Don't know from personal experience, mind you.

"Does #BigData Mean Big Metadata?" ( ) JK--I considr it "meaty"/"thick" ( ) but 2 answr yr Q, yes!

"Wearables – A Data Scientist’s Dream Come True" ( ) JK--Discusses healthcare and fitness #bigdata QS apps.

"How Data Visualization Helped Me Run Faster" ( ) JK--Didnt see phrase "quantified self" in here but that's wot this is

Judith Hurwitz @jhurwitz just twice-uttered classic phrase: "monopolies can be very magnanimous." If they also display equanimity, jackpot!

APIs. In the API economy ( ), they're buzzing around in an APIary ( ). A real honeypot.

"What #BigData Patent Analysis Looks Like" ( ) JK--Big data NLP 4 prior-art search on any patent applic'n at any stage

Educating the 'big data' generation

Hadoop: Where it's been and where it's going: #bigdatamgmt tweetchat. Today at 12noon (eastern). I'll be on it. 

Does pouring the contents of a data lake into data sandbox create data mud? If so, are data models mudpies? Are data scientists mudslingers?

New #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: " #Bigdata log analysis thrives on machine learning" ( )

"How Predictive Modeling Affects the World Around Us" ( ) JK--Good high-level rollup of some industry-specific apps

Am I the only person who suppresses a giggle when someone mentions the book "Who Moved My Cheese?" in a business management context?

"Lingerie Startup Uses #BigData 2 Engineer World’s Best Bra" ( ) JK--Curious what lift is on those models. Predictive

Facebook open-sources Haxl-Big Data Haskell library ( ) JK--No, it's not optimized to suck up to Mr & Mrs Cleaver.

Join @mgualtieri @jeffreyfkelly and li'l ol' me today at 12noon (EDT) #bigdatamgmt chat #Hadoop: where it's going. 

I assume that basic training in the US Cyber Command involves running an obstacle course of pop-up ads and get-rich-quick offers.

Published ideas are th best advertising, if you want 2 B perceived as "thought leader." Most of the people who reach out 2 me read my stuff

"Cut me some slack"? That doesn't make any sense. The opposite is true. If one cuts the slack, fabric less slack. Tauter. Who taught this?

It's Wednesday. I'm in Boston. It's full of highly educated people. I think I'll pronounce it "Wed-nezz-day." Just because.

Data-scientist skillsets? Delicate art o project prioritiz'n+triage p1:  p2:  Wed #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Shoulda by Jamie Woon from Mirrorwriting JK--2011. Beautiful piece of moody electro-soul.

My biggest fear in writing the quick-hits is not running out of ideas. My biggest fear is repeating myself while replowing the same ground.

Let's see. Did the quick-hit I wrote late last night make any f'ing sense at all? Mmmm.mmmm..mmmm. Whew! It logically flows. Only one typo.

I actually do hold onto every biz card that people give me. All go into largely obsolete diskette drawer in my home office. There they sit.

Getting ready to do the CSCC event in Boston today. By "getting ready," I mean "getting up." Already ready.

Elon Musk. I still think that sounds like an overpowering cologne for Alpha Male wannabes.

Catching Andy Samberg's series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Not bad. I laughed a fair bit. Quirky characters but real enough seeming.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Stop Breaking Down by The White Stripes JK--1999. Jack White's been a guitar show-off from the start. Pure Detroit.

Well, you'll be happy to know that Boston's old North End is just as confusing in summer daylight, GPS in hand, as map-less in winter dark.

RT @BenRTT: "I'd put open access to public data in the category of basic civil rights." - @jameskobielus 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sweet Black Angel by The Rolling Stones from Exile on Main St. JK--Great piece of authentic Stones soul.

RT @SysorexGlobal: @jameskobielus Any key discussion points on leveraging #BigData that U'll address? JK--Yes, these: 

"DB2 Tech Talk: Developing Apps for the Internet of Things" ( ) JK--Listen  #IBMDataMag

"Hailing a Manhattan Taxi in Real Time" ( ) JK-- #IBM Jason Verlen #BigData in a Minute video. #IBMDataMag

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Oh! Sweet Nuthin' by The Velvet Underground from Loaded JK--1970. Languid country-rock vibe. LReed channeling JGarcia

"Transforming Business with Marketing Analytics" ( ) JK--Book out shortly: use #bigdata to engage customers #IBMDataMag

"Governance 4 #BigData Landscape" ( ) JK-- #IBM Redbook: Learn information governance principles+practices #IBMDataMag

Why epistemological notion o ground truth may apply 2 any #machinelearning approach  by James Kobielus #IBMDataMag

How unsupervised learning and #reinforcementlearning eschew the notion of ground truth  by James Kobielus #IBMDataMag

Distilling knowldg easily from #bigdata calls 4 #collaborative human+algorithm engagemt  by James Kobielus #IBMDataMag

"Apply ML 2 Text Analytix" ( ) JK--MRiemer on InfoSphere BigInsights on social media augmentng NYC 311 data #IBMDataMag

"Enhancing Survey Data with Related Social Media" ( ) JK--MRiemer discusses using supplementary open data #IBMDataMag

"Elevating #BigData Analytics Acumen of Biz Leaders" ( ) JK--RRLee says leadership can build data literacy #IBMDataMag

Catch me speaking mañana por la tarde CSCC, Boston, "How 2 Leverage #BigData in Cloud 2 Gain Competitive Advantage" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp They Don't Know by Lydia Loveless from Somewhere Else JK--2014. Nice country-rocking Kirsty MacColl cover.

"Is Big Data just a cash grab by IT?" ( ) JK--Yeah, sure, and it's also run by a Big Eastern Syndicate, Charlie Brown!

"Can U Afford 2 Ignore Artificial Intelligence Wave?" ( ) JK--#Forrester Goetz on context cognitiv conversation #Watson

WSJ's Walt Mossberg discusses "artificial intelligence" on CNBC. What he's really talking about is predictiv analytics apps o cognitiv cmptg

Downtown Boston. Tourist season upon us. Narrow sidewalks choked w/families who stop without warning to consult walking maps. Outa my way!

"Report: #IBM Leads Flash Storage Sys Mkt as Customrs Look 4 Faster Access 2 #BigData Insights" ( ) JK--Gartner numbers

Engag cust as individ? Mappng cust journ thru seemingly irrational p1:  p2:  Tues #IBMDataMag qh

Casey Kasem's radio show was first place I ever heard the Ramones. He played "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" right after it was released. Salute!

"Watergate garage" to be torn down. Big deal. (Pssst...hey's in Arlington's Rosslyn neighborhood, not Washington DC's Watergate).

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Virginia Plain by Roxy Music JK--I always thought Bryan Ferry's voice on early Roxy sounded like a cartoon vampire

My Delta Shuttle seatmate emailed to say I was one of the "most interesting men" she's ever met. Odd. I'm no ladies man...or Dos Equis man.

Didn't feel like working out tonight. Worked out, regardless. Same holds for my feeling about working, on any given day. Do it regardless.

They should bring back those mood rings, but code the colors to indicate if & whether the wearer is in the peak or trough of a mood swing.

New #IBMDataMag jk column: "The Ground Truth in Agile Machine Learning" ( )

New #IBM jk #ITKnowledgeExchange column: "The democracy of open data" ( )

My guess is that Eric Cantor will run for president now. He has as good a shot as anybody else on the GOP side of snagging it.

Checking out "Advanced Analytics: The Hurwitz #VictoryIndex Report ( ). Substantial analysis. Solid work. Worth delving

Drafted latest Dataversity #IBM jk blog: "Data de-duplication should be the heart of all #bigdata strategies"

Drafted new #IBM jk blog: The delicate art of data-science project prioritization and triage

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Out on th Weekend by Neil Young from Harvest JK--Always luv Neil's shambling harmonica. Compare 2 BobD's intense harp

Storage optimization? Data deduplication improves cuts IT costs, boosts data scientist ... ( ) Monday #IBMDataMag q-h

#IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence JK--"Memory of elephant 4 contextual cust interXns"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Airwaves by Ray Lamontagne from Supernova JK--2014. Batting 1.000: haven't heard a song from this LP that I dont love

"MIT can now track heart rate through wall w/Wi-Fi signals" ( ) JK--Emergency medical (& intruder detection) apps?

Where's #Hadoop headed? Join me @mgualtieri @jeffreyfkelly Wed Jun 18 12-1pm EDT to discuss on #bigdatamgmt chat 

"Quantum teleportation" ( ) JK--"Nothing in laws o physix prevents humans from being teleported @ some point in future"

WSJ article on people's fear of public speaking. My fear vanished when I decided I truly don't care whether my audience likes me. I like me

Yes! Fitness club dumped Fox News from monitors. Infomercials preferable. Rather see demonstrations o upright vacuums than uptight ignorance

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Heaven's On The Other Side by Curtis Harding from Soul Power JK--2014. Great slice of fresh soul. Seconds, please!

RIP Casey Kasem. "America's Top 40" man with polyurethane radio voice. Also a cartoon TV voice: Shaggy from "Scooby Doo." ZOINKS!!!

Moderate temps, low humidity, calm air, & sunny a.m @ home helping decompress travel-weary head. Will work out. Then we do Daddy Day dim sum

Next-seat passenger probed for my thoughts on poetics vs. prosaics in Twitter era. Not often I get to indulge this thread in casual convo

Sat next to off-duty flight attendant yesterday, woman my age with PhD linguistics. "Why'd you choose this career?" "I like meeting people"

Was rainy week in NYC. I'm happy when it rains in Manhattan. Gives me good excuse to carry umbrella. Wielding an unopened one gives me mojo

Yesterday was the only Friday the 13th on which I ever recall having bad luck. Flight cancellation. Won't attribute it to superstition.

"Deep Learning Tutorials" ( ) JK--Good page o' pointers so you too can learn more deeply about deep learning.

"Apache Spark Big Data Tool Gets Better SQL Support in Major New Release" ( ) JK--Suggest "NoSQL" be renamed "Mo' SQL"

"Video Analytics" ( ) JK--Excellent overview/drilldown on this technology. Worth further scrutiny.

"Jay Leno: 'Tonight' Was About 'Trying 2 Get Johnny To Laugh'" ( ) JK--Listening 2 this podcast, waiting 4 flight @ LGA