Sunday, July 20, 2014

Aweekstweets July 12-20 2014: the week I was near two rich coasts, as the toucan flies

Business books. Anyone done study to see if there's statistical correlation between reading & succeeding? Or is the biz case purely wishful?

Financial advice columns. I get numbed by the sameness of advice, week after week, year after year. Yes, I diversify. I also eat my broccoli

People talk about the emerging App Economy & API Economy. But what about the Ape Economy that's arisen from those "Planet of" sequels?

RIP James Garner. He could inject a delicious wise-cracking tone into every part. My fave was him in "Victor/Victoria."

A hamburger. Does it elevate or demean this fare if we refer to it as a "sandwich"? Or is it more of a "meal between buns"? Discuss amongst

Doves "Snowden" ( ) JK--2005. Nothing to do with Edward. Or was it? Sending secret musical signals to future NSA rat?

Israel expanding its Gaza ground offensive. Their offensive objective seems to be to grind it all into the ground.

Wife tends to confuse all the California cities whose names begin with "San" or "Santa." Would be great if they were all in the same county.

Watched "The Grand Budapest Hotel" on DVD. Elaborately constructed Wes Anderson quirkfest. Ralph Fiennes seems 2 B channeling Peter Sellers.

What's best about summer is that I can go barefoot or wear sandals most of the time. Feet need freedom. Shoes are confining.

The most useful skill in life is simply to sit still & relax. Action is overrated.

RT @ReutersTech Snowden seeks 2 devel anti-surveillance techs ( ) JK--Think that idea'll sail w/ his Russian overseers?

US dairy farmers hurting as Americans explore other "milks" (almond, soy, coconut, etc). Apparently, any thin white potable liquid = "milk."

Safe to come out now? I thought that Supermoon would cause Supergravity, Supertides, & Supertsunamis. Really dodged a bullet there!!!

The more memories you have, more exhausting & time-consuming it is to remember stuff. Selective forgetfulness can be bliss. Oblivious living

RIP Fred Ordway. Tech adviser to Kubrick's "2001." Ensured verisimilitude of the minute details that grounded cosmic themes in real physics

Caught "Lee Daniels' Th Butler" on DVD last night. Decent acting but clumsy expository dialogue, unlikely situations, & cliched news footage

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Eating Noddemix by Young Marble Giants from Colossal Youth JK--Only song where Alison Statton simply speaks.

Hey, Facebook, why exactly do you show I "like" Steve Wozniak? I have no opinion on him, & I doubt I ever clicked him. You've done this B4

Nice to be home. Cool spell here in DC. Costa Rica was also cool. Literally and idiomatically.

"Crowdfunding: 10 platforms on the rise" ( ) JK--Curious when the regulators will start to clamp down on these.

"Ethics Framewk 4 #BigData" ( ) JK--Disappointing. Talks more about "is it legal and/or polite?" than "is it ethical?"

“ Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises. ” --Samuel Butler

"Efficient Buildings to Be 100% Sensed" ( ) JK--The walls have IoT. Utopia or dystopia, depending on how you lean.

RT @pulvereyes: Wake-up call for many: excellent, logical perspective from @jameskobielus on FB mood manip exprmnt 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Company Man by Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires frm Dereconstructed JK--2014. Serious guitar-shredding goin' down

"Is ETL on Life Support?" ( ) JK--Until the never-day hetero #bigdata becomes homogeneous Lake Hadoop, ETL'll endure

"15 interviews w/15 data scientists" (  ) JK--Downloadable PDF has ample detail on cool projex

"Managing the Supply Chain with a Retail Data Warehouse" ( ) JK--Plus retail analytics & transactional apps

"Prncpls 4 scal #BigData" ( ) JK--Scale-econ sys cap. Cmplxty hurts sclblty. State mgmt in data tier. Mon key to manage

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rock & Roll by Velvet Underground JK--"Despite all the amputations"? Was Jenny life saved by dancefloor prosthetics?

New #IBM jk blog: "Real-world experiments and the Facebook controversy over mood manipulation" ( )

On a business level, Costa Rica feels like it's positioning for role in world commerce similar to Singapore or UAE. EntrepĂ´t for its region.

Rainy day in San Jose CR. Staying inside at #IBM's office complex. Nice new buildings. Most cubicles occupied. Super-smart people buzzing.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Bethlehem Steel by Grant Lee Buffalo from Copperopolis JK--1996. The relentless rolling tension is indeed steely.

A7 frustrations include trying to do too much at one time - start small, succeed, then expand #bigdatamgmt
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#BigDataMgmt: A7: Biz frustrations w/#Analytics centered on; Lack of #Trust and Understanding of Outcomes; Time to Decision lags & Value.
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A7 Easy: Projects too slow, cost too much, wrong technology 4 business prob, inflexibility in terms of change - to name a few! #bigdatamgmt
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A7- I think the biz can also get frustrated with complexity- the solution has to be EASY to use, easy to deploy #bigdatamgmt
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A7- that's easy- speed, speed and speed. How long it takes to get the solution, how fast the solution is #bigdatamgmt
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A7: #bigdatamgmt Biz gets frustrated with budget, time, and staff required to consolidate data into EDW that drives downstream analytics

A7: #bigdatamgmt Biggest frustration w/ analytics projex is business' inability 2 change operational decis-making culture to realize max ROI

A6 Enabling Self-service BI can help if done properly and managed. #bigdatamgmt
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A6: Simplicity of pattern deployment to speed time to value #BIpattern #ibmblu #bigdatamgmt
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#BigDataMgmt: Latency is the enemy of Decision Support. @nancykoppdw: Q6- #inmemory enables better speed on olap and operational analysis
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A6 Creating experimental “sandboxes” alongside (NOT replacing) the EDW. Let the play begin! #bigdatamgmt
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A6- the simplicity of solutions like #ibmblu where you just load and go combined w/ depth of #cognos make it more consumable #bigdatamgmt
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A6: #bigdatamgmt Prepacked embedded predictive models in biz analytics is progress. Don't need own data scientists to reinvent those wheels

A6: #bigdatamgmt User-friendly interactive visualization of data analytics is progress. People think visually. Illuminates patterns.

A6: #bigdatamgmt In-memory business analytics is progress. Speed-of-thought query response, report updates, interactive exploration.

A6: #bigdatamgmt Cloud access to data analytics is progress to pervasive/cost-effective. Elim need to maintain own in-house servers/staff.

A6: #bigdatamgmt Mobile access to analytics is progress toward pervasiveness. Prescriptive real-time data-driven guidance in palm of hand

A5 tech pitfall- doing too much at once, solve one problem at a time, don't try to solve all analytic challenges at once #bigdatamgmt
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A5 Bus pitfall: Expecting a single person to be the perfect data scientist #bigdatamgmt
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A5 - every business has a need for speed, in delivery, in usage #bigdatamgmt
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A5: #bigdatamgmt Tech pitfall of analytics is lack of single version of truth. Need for data consolidation, stewardship, governance, etc.

A5: #bigdatamgmt Chief tech pitfall of analytics initiatives is potential proliferation of unused reports, dashboards, pred models, etc

A5: #bigdatamgmt Chief biz pitfall of analytics initiatives is encouraging decision maker overreliance on numbers vs solid biz narrative

A4: #bigdatamgmt Driving implementation of advanced analytics? Need biz case for predictive mod/data mining. Target mktg & campaign optzn

A4: Education is mandatory and must be pervasive and obvious - CEO is big proponent - bring numbers not gut to meetings! #bigdatamgmt
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A4- agile architecture is key. Traditional EDWs won't get you there #bigdatamgmt
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A4 Clear, easily understood analytics explained in business terms - need analytics interpreter, not just the data scientist… #bigdatamgmt
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A4: #bigdatamgmt Ramp up advanced analytics by deepening talent bench in stat anal, data mining, pred modl, data science, NLP, etc.

A4: #bigdatamgmt Advanced analytics depends on descriptive. Build, score, & refine predictive models from historical & current data.

A4: #bigdatamgmt Basic vs. adv analytics? Not matter o "moving" from former to latter. Co-equal components of "getting insights fast enough"

A3: #bigdatamgmt Distinguish btwn decision-support (i..e, driving human action) & decision-automation analytics (i.e, driving system action)

A3 So my 4: descriptive (least valuable), diagnostic (good), predictive (better), prescriptive (best) - and add cognitive! #bigdatamgmt
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A3: #bigdatamgmt Distinguish between positive (what has happened, is happening, likely to) & normatve analytics (what U should do about it

A3: #bigdatamgmt Distinguish btwn analytics on structured (e.g., data mining), unstructured (e.g., NLP), & media (e.g, video analytics)

A3: #bigdatamgmt Distinguish btwn historical analytics (e.g. BI), current analytics (e.g., CEP), & predictive analytics. Past present future

A3: #bigdatamgmt Distinguish btwn basic (reporting, query, perf mgt, etc) & adv analytics (stat mod, data mining, pred analytics, NLP, etc.)

A2 Lack of analytical prowess in business - still a big challenge for cos wanting to be more analytical #bigdatamgmt
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A2: #bigdatamgmt Huge challenge is consol disparate data into unif analytics warehouse. Silos frustrate access, rollup, efficiency, quality
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A2- Performance has to be there, if the users get frustrated, the project will fail. #bigdatamgmt
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A2 Reach of BI analytics still mostly restricted to users who have experience to exploit analytics for business benefit #bigdatamgmt
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A2 Cloud is teaching how we can be more agile about the way we roll out analytics inside the organization #bigdatamgmt
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A2- Trusted- the data has to be trusted, people go to jail over this now, companies can fall fast. Users must trust the data #bigdatamgmt
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A2: #bigdatamgmt Many biz people unaware of how rich their orgs' BI/analytics are. Challenge for analytics pros is getting biz attention.

A2: #bigdatamgmt Big pervasiveness challenge is many orgs' lack of mobile real-time analytics. #IBM #Apple prtnrship addressing that head-on

A1: #bigdatamgmt Executive mgmt focuses both on short-term results & long-term planning. Demand integration of historical & pred analytics

A1: #bigdatamgmt Exec mgmt pushing for analytics that continually rollup all LOB operational metrics against objectives. Data-drv decisions

A1 (on revised Q1): #bigdatamgmt C-level demands analytics to directly assess concrete biz results, unfilitered by mid-mgmt anecdote-passing

A1: #bigdatamgmt As editor-in-chief #IBMDataMag, use analytics 2 eval readership-boosts from A/B tests o outbound wkly subscr email formats

RT @theCUBE #ThrowbackThursday #theCUBE Interview #HadoopSummit 2012  JK--According 2 this, my name back then was Jeff

Hmm. More tips on how to "not be a jerk on Facebook" that sound like the crabby chopbusting advice of a closet Facebook hater. Delete!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp While You Were Sleeping by Elvis Perkins from Ash Wednesday JK--2007. "We stared for hours in the Maker's face."

Asked over dinner why so few Starbucks in Costa Rica, a major Starbucks-supplying country. Was told CR'enos prefer to brew their own at home

Getting Insights Fast Enough? Learn how to run #SAP faster w/ #DB2 #BLU at #BigDataMgmt chat this morning. Details: 

Analytic acceleration in cloud? New era of #bigdata as service ( ) Fri #IBMDataMag qh in advance. Travel day tomorrow

Open data? Open correlations in the common cause p1:  p2:  Thurs #IBMDataMag qh

Some people just need a high-five. In the face. With a chair.
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Jobs who?

The casual conversation at th Costa Rica event was about #IBM #Apple. So was the chit-chat as I walked to the street. It's all th buzz today

Jacuzzi? J'accuse! Monsieur Jim, loungez vous a l'eau lathereuse?

Delivered my preso at prestige IT event in downtown San Jose, Costa Rica in fluent Spanish. Correction: those were the 2 speakers before me.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lavender by Ray Lamontagne from Supernova JK--2014. I listened to this LP 2X on yesterday Delta in-flight entertainmt

Gladwell's "10,000 hour rule" is a bit like the "5-second rule." Min time a skill lies befor U can pick it up--or max time re a fallen donut

As usual, my brain twists my foreign languages in casual conversation. I spontaneously blurt Indonesian salutations to Costa Ricans.

Data-scientist skillsets? Data science in th new prod dev reprtoire p1:  p2:  Wed #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Wait For A Minute by tUnE-yArDs from Nikki Nack JK--2014. A cool jazzy/R&B arrangement topped by MGarbus' agile voice

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Fall In Place by La Sera from Hour Of The Dawn JK--2014. Nice. Sounds like would've been gr8 Blondie song back in day
Saying "big data ethics" implies "big data" = applied domain, a la business or medicine. It's not. That's like saying "mathematics ethics"

Snowy funeral scene. "Alice's Restaurant" ( ). 1st time I'd heard Joni Mitchell. "Songs to Aging Children Come." Grave

Oh, yeah, I'd forgotten. Lower latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere have earlier sunsets in summer. 6:18pm Costa Rica. Already nighttime.

Now that they're all dead, listening to the Ramones' classic LPs is a bit like listening to Hank Williams. Undeniable American originals.

Hi this is LinkedIn reminding U to congratul8 some total stranger whose connect request U mindlessly reciprocated 2 yrs ago on their new job

Boredom is a transient condition that all of us feel at times, but sometimes it's a surface tension masking deep-seated restlessness.

Easy to forget that corner o Flamingo & Koval in Vegas, block east o Caesars/Bellagio, was where Tupac killed ( ). '96.

Archie dies taking bullet for openly gay senator? Atoning 4 sin o being a boring comic book? ( )

"Apple #IBM Forge Glbl Prtnrshp 2 Trnsfrm Ent Mobility" ( ) JK--100+ ind-specific IBM MobileFirst 4 iOS apps + cld svcs

"How ML saving lives [and] hospitals $" ( ) JK--UW-Tacoma pilot predicts readmit risks 4 congstv heart failur patients

Hey @loserboy IMHO it's best to pronounce it "yer-ON-us." That way, you don't put "anus" or "urine" in the planet's pronunciation.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Something Better Beginning by The Kinks from Kinda Kinks JK--1965. A non-hit that should've been huge. Luv this!

If U eat yr own dog food, none of your rivals will want to eat your lunch. Unless it's a dog-eat-dog world. In which case, you're dead meat!

When innovators can't manage the enterprises they spawned. I'd like to write a book called "When Founders Founder."

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Kissing Families by Silversun Pickups JK--2005. LOL. Screams "everything is connected & beautiful" like he's in pain

"Tweet Chat: Insights Fast Enough?" ( ) JK--I'm on this too: Thurs July 17 11 AM EDT #IBMDataMag

"Augmented MDM" ( ) JK--BigMatch: InfoSphere MDM11.3 + MDM Prob Match Eng on #Hadoop #IBMDataMag

"Empowering Devlprs in Brazil&Beyond" ( ) JK--Blog: #IBM T Rodrigues de Souza Costa #IBMDataMag

"..Customer Matching" ( ) JK--IBM InfoSphere Probablstc Matchng Engine 4 BigInsights #IBMDataMag

"Ongoing #BigData Analytics Journey" ( ) JK--Dwnld whitepaper  #IBMDataMag

"2014 #IBM IBV Analytics Survey" ( ) JK--Takes just 15 mins:  #IBMDataMag

"Agile Analytics for All" ( ) JK--Adam Ronthal on #IBM #Bluemix Analytics Warehouse #IBMDataMag

"Convert Real-Time Insight into Action" ( ) JK--KMadia on rl-tm actionable analytics #IBMDataMag

"Database Backups for Peace o Mind: Pt 1" ( ) JK--Isaac Yassin on DB2 backup/recovry #IBMDataMag

My first impression of San Jose, capital of Costa Rica: pleasant. People are courteous & professional. Breezes are cool & refreshing.

Security o #bigdata? Wholepop secur analytx p1:  p2:  Tues #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Hissing of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell JK--1975. Very nice sinuous jazzy vocal and arrangement.

"Own your own data" ( ) JK--Interesting, but doesn't give you ownership of behavioral data you generate.

"Spark Restarts the Data Processing Race" ( ) JK-- #Gartner NHeudecker sez "too early to pick winners and losers"

Preso archive from HBasecon 2014:  . Think I'll rummage through these later.

"Music recommendations with 300M data points and one SQL query" ( ) JK--Ahh, overkill! Spare yourself. Just follow ME.

"Man is the only animal that eats the ice in his drink." --Martin Mull

" #Hadoop 2, YARN set to shake up data management and analytics" ( ) JK--WEckerson mentions Spark in this same context

NASA DASHlink: "A web-based collaboration tool for those interested in data mining and systems health" ( )

"Amazing #BigData World of Kaggle & the Crowdsourced Data Scientist" ( ) JK--Good update on community gaining traction

Fox News panel has attractive woman named Jedediah. They need a studmuffin named Bathsheba to keep it all fair and balanced.

"4 Unexpected Impacts of #BigData" ( ) JK--Revital'zn o DW. Resil o RDBMS. Redoubling of hetero envs. Resurge of quants

"Duke Medicine's #BigData Plan to Improve Population Health" ( ) JK--Discusses geospatial applications for healthcare

" #Hadoop Clusters: Size And Speed Matter" ( ) JK--Tips on choosing Hadoop servers and storage.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp A Lyke Wake Dirge by Matt Berninger & Andrew Bird JK--New. Wow! Their voices pair well on this devotional dirge.

IBM Watson: Providing A Second Opinion for Oncologists 

"SoftLayer Fuels Hybrid Cloud Growth for #IBM w/ New Clients and Services" ( ) JK--Info on customers, partners, & svcs

"Martha Stewart: Drones Are 'Lots of Fun'" ( ) JK--No surprise there, given her reputation as the foremost Queen Bee.

Drafted new #IBM jk blog: "Real-World Experiments and the Facebook Controversy over Mood Manipulation"

Real-world experiments? Dissecting Facebook contro over mood manip p1:  p2:  Mon #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Meet Me in the Morning by Bob Dylan from Blood on the Tracks JK--Great one from this classic LP. Bob does blues well.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dead Sound by The Raveonettes from Lust Lust Lust JK--IMHO, their song-of-songs: one that iconically plays in my head

"U.S. DARPA researchers announce the self-guided bullet" ( ) JK--.50 caliber. Mile-plus range. Laser-marked targets.

"'Columbusing': The Art Of Discovering Something That Is Not New" ( ) JK--Good word. You just appropriate the past.

RT @Queen_UK: This is awkward. Winning doesn't come naturally to Germany or Argentina. #worldcupfinal

Ornette Coleman (w/Haden, Cherry, Higgins) "Shape o Jazz 2 Come" ( ). '59. Eschws chord structur. Free imprv off melody

Tommy Ramone became bluegrass musician in l8r yrs. Said was natural progression 4 punk. Fine line btwn "Foggy Mtn Brkdwn" & "Blitzkrieg Bop"

"Spinal Tap" joked about drummers dying, one after another, & needing replacement. Ramones were the exact opposite. Drummers lived longest.

RT @KristiMKE: Transforming agile data warehouse in the age of the in-memory cloud | #BigData

Waiting for that optimal time of th morning when it's still cool enough for me 2 mow th lawn but not so early I wake neighbors with th noise

Usual Saturday of scattered chores and diligent laziness. Finished Graham Nash memoir. By "finished," I mean "stopped reading after 1972."