Friday, June 06, 2014

Aweekstweets June 2-6 2014: the week I held those marbles tight

We got close to World War 3 during the Cuban Missile Crisis? Can you be more specific? How close? World War 2.999?

Productive week. Even crammed a short business trip in there and managed not to lose my marbles. Secret: I keep a firm grip on those marbles

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Daft Punk Is Playing At My House by LCD Soundsystem JK--Personally I avoid inviting helmeted pop musicians into mine

After storming Normandy, DDay made B-line for Faber College, crashed a parade & has never seen since ( ). We must honor

"One Data, Undivided" ( ) JK--IDC estimates over half of th capacity in primary storage systems is devoted to copy data

When the going gets tough, the tough crack jokes--and then get going.

"Google taps machine learning tech to zap data center electricity costs" ( ) JK--Predict power usage more accurately

"Cloud & #bigdata no threat 2 #datawarehouses" ( ) JK--Agree w/ that thesis, but disagree that big data just "raw data"
Never seen anybody get their mind "blown." Sounds grisly, gray stuff splattered all over. Or am I confusing it with a David Cronenberg film?

OK, work day. OK, work week. Enough, already! You over yet? No. Why not? What's keeping you? End, already!

15 min to #BigDataBytes: " #Hadoop : Whither Goest Thou?" Watch  tweet #BigDataBytes

At 2pm ET, experts discuss #Hadoop futures. Watch  #bigdatabytes

In 1hr 6 mins: videochat w/ me @acoliver @klausroder @dirk_deroos #Hadoop trends. Watch  tweet #BigDataBytes

Today 2pm ET: @acoliver @jameskobielus discuss future of Hadoop #BigDataBytes chat  : ie 2.5 hours from now--NOT noon

"Beyond ratings: Applications of #Hadoop in media and entertainment" ( ) JK--Good one by #IBM @graemeknows

As Tetris turns 30, it's sobering to think how many stoner, burnout, no-account, & other lives have been lost to this tragic timewaster.

Healthcare analytics? Remaining skeptical about data science behind dietary research ( ) Friday #IBMDataMag quick-hit

"#BigData storage and old DBMS technique comparison" ( ) JK--"Multivalve model"? Typo or trumpet?

"Learning from Data, Big and Small, using Characterizations" ( ) JK--AKA, a type of descriptive metadata.

"Factors Driving Price o Bitcoins" ( ) JK--"Duh"reka finding: "no evidence invstrs use Bitcoin as safe haven like gold"

Interesting audience question today: "What are chances of #IBM #Watson becoming self-aware?" I say don't worry: it'll open the pod bay doors

Google's receivd more than 41,000 "right2Bforgotten" requests from Europeans in 1st 4 days. I'm sure their admin staff will process all ASAP

New #IBM #InfoWorld jk column: "Too big, too small, or just right? Balancing your social connections" ( )

Relief = scratching an itch. Irritation = itching a scratch.

New #IBM jk blog: "Use deep learning to filter big data for the otherwise unknowable" ( …)

Experience optimization? IoT, next best actions, & the downside of the technological cocoon ( ) Th #IBM DataMag qh

CNBC. VC Marc Andreessen thinks we should all have 5 pipes into our home. Doesn't give a reason. Where's his money invested, by the way?

Luv these concise AngloSax preposition/interrogs: whence, thence, hence, whither, hither, & thither. Should B brought back into common usage

Thanks all 4 tweeting re my #BigDataBytes on #Hadoop: . BTW it's spelld "whither" not "wither": …

"Unmet Demand Requires More than #Hadoop" ( ) JK--"Hadoop & its tributaries"? Mississippi metaphor replacing elephant?

"Rationalizing the Sometimes Irrational Customer" ( ) JK--Remember: it's their life, not yours. It makes sense to them

Oddly, today was 1st time I can recall claiming bag @ Atlanta airport. I usually either connect here or carry all on. Been to ATL many times

Speaking tomorrow. #IBM Watson driving cognitiv cmptg revolution. Atlanta. Evanta CIO Exec Summit. Fun dinner tonight w/motivational speaker

I don't eat much on biz trips, truth be told. I'm so focused on just being there & doing what I need to do. My tummy prefers to travel light

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Big Sister by Amy LaVere from Runaway'€™s Diary JK--2014. Great sister-rivalry song.

Browsing the TV channels in the hotel room on a business trip. Anything interesting? Always a crapshoot. Correction: always crap.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Water Fountain by tUnE-yArDs from Nikki Nack JK--2014. Very cool. Like a hyperspeed rap of Bow Wow Wow & Tom Tom Club

Glad to see GigaOm is starting up a Data channel. Wondering why it took them so long. They have Andrew Brust. That's an auspicious hire.

Big identity? Using #bigdata analytics to identify & shut down slippery cyberscammers ( ) Wed #IBMDataMag quick-hit

I like the standing desks at DCA Concourse B. I can charge up, get work done, have clear line of sight to my gate, & maintain good posture.

"Today Show" announces "Hollywood royalty stopping by." It's Laura Dern. Excuse me?!?! Exactly when was Bruce Dern th Emperor of Tinseltown?

"How to evaluate the viability of a data mining project" ( ) JK--Excellent discussion of the criteria

I personally don't care whether you're "data-driven." I care more about whethr you're "results-driven," and if data steers you there, better

" #BigData knows you're sick, tired & depressed" ( ) JK--Discusses data brokering of lists o peeps w/various conditions

"Data Science Has Been Using Rebel Statistics 4 Long Time" ( ) JK--Highlights stat analysis core o modern data science

Social nets that only informed you that "somebody viewed your profile" drive me insane. Really? Somebody out there knows I exist? Thank God!

Expanding the Watson Ecosystem with the Mobile Developer Challenge  #IBMMobile

Music-description grammar often pivots on a convenient conjunction/verb shorthand that signifies "such-and-such sounds like so-and-so"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Like the Moon by Future Islands frm Singles JK--2014. Wild over-the-top vocal sounds like Lambchop-inflected Cousteau

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Mockingbirds by Grant Lee Buffalo from Mighty Joe Moon JK--GLPhillips has rich resonant baritone with agile falsetto

Wearable technology? For me it still remains just eyeglasses. Don't need Google Glass or any other nouveau contraption to geekify me further

"Google Car Shows How Overhyped Big Data Works in Real World" ( ) JK--Vehicle runs more efficiently on high-octane fuel

Drafted latest InfoWorld #IBM jk column: "Machine Learning Is Experiencing Definitional Scope Creep"

Drafted new #ITKnowledgeExchange #IBM jk blog "The Democracy of Open Data"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Jackson by Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash JK--To a Detroiter, "going to Jackson" means "penitentiary-bound."

New #ITKE jk column: "Grounding cognitive computing in probabilistic data analytics" ( ). Posted 5-20. I almost forgot

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Riders in the Sky by Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra JK--Did real cowboys really exclaim "yippee-I-O yippee-I-ay"?

Beating th proverbial dead horse? Wasnt that how they extracted th proverbial (or literal) glue from its carcass? If so, not entirely futile

New downloadable CSCC report: "Deploying #BigData Analytics Apps to The Cloud: Roadmap for Success" ( ). I'm its author

I think Damien Jurado should record an extended jam of the #KEXP John in the Morning theme backed by the London Symphony Orchestra @loserboy

Internet of Things? Digitally fingerprinting the trusted endpoint p1:  p2:  Tues #IBMDataMag qh

Bogus correlations are casual factors masquerading as causal.

"Apache Spark turns 1" ( ) JK--Version 1.0, that is.

"Made in #IBM Labs: Helps Elim Fraudulent Behav in Cloud" ( ) JK--If detect behav change, trigger 2ndry authent measure

Watching "The Wolf of Wall Street." Without enthusiasm. Not sure what lesson I'm supposed to derive from the character study of a scumbucket

Wow! Somebody I know just shared something on Instagram! People still do that? Shazam!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Metal & Dust by London Grammar from If You Wait JK--2013. Sounds a bit Kate Bush, a bit Bat for Lashes.

Drafted latest #IBM jk blog: "Use deep learning to filter #bigdata for the otherwise unknowable"

#IBM #BigDataBytes videochat Fri 2pm EDT " #Hadoop: Whither Goest Thou?" Join me @acoliver @klausroder @Dirk_deRoos ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Kool Thing by Sonic Youth from the album Goo JK--1990. Saying "word up," thinking you're a Kool Thing? Also very 1990

"Roadblocks 2 Using #BigData: “First Mile” & “Last Mile” Challenges" ( ) JK-- "1st" integration, "last" actionability

New #IBM jk #Dataversity column "Practical Data Science & th Tricky Business o A/B Testng" ( ) (we do it @ #IBMDataMag)

The toughest task in multitasking is making sure each new task doesn't obliterate your memory of where you left off in the previous task.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Monday Morning by Death Cab for Cutie from Codes & Keys JK--2011. Nice positive sentiment about dawning of work week

Engaging customer as individual? Cognitive cmptg, conversational... p1:  p2:  Mon #IBMDataMag qh

"Open energy data makes significant progress with..." ( ) JK--Good discussion of US govt open energy data initiatives

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Chosen One by Rob Symeonn from Serious Times JK--Rastafarian reggae. What did Haile Selassie I think of the religion?

RIP Ann B. Davis. Her continually bemused portrayal of housekeeper Alice was the comedic anchor that kept "Brady Bunch" sort of watchable.

"Managing big data with SQL-on-Hadoop" JK--Good podcast by #IBM product mktg mgr Jennifer McGinn 

RT #kexp Dry Ice by Pure X from Pleasure JK-2011. Austin band I'd never heard of before. Interesting enough to make me check @kexpplaylist

Catch me speaking in Atlanta on Thursday at the CIO Executive Summit ( ): " #Watson: Core of the Cognitive Revolution"

What's smaller: teeny-tiny or teeny-weeny? While we're on the subject: itty-bitty or itsy-bitsy?