Saturday, July 12, 2014

Aweekstweets July 6-12 2014: the week I made scratch from scratch

RIP Thomas Erdelyi aka Tommy Ramone. Last of the original Ramones members. Producer/engineer. Drummer on 1st 3 LPs. Wrote "Blitzkrieg Bop."

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Fisherman by The Congos from Heart of the Congos JK--1977. Love the rolling reggae cadence of this, & the choral feel

Zach Braff. If he isn't the reincarnated Alan Alda, I don't know who is. Wait...Alda's still alive. Never mind.

Has anybody reported Fox News' false advertising claim, "fair & balanced, to the FTC?

Test of ingenuity is ability to make stuff from scratch. But even more ingenious are those who can make scratch from scratch. Meta-scratch.

Busy week. Somehow I accomplished everything I set out to accomplish--for THIS week. I'll deal with next week when it comes. Like usual.

RT @brainpicker: Beloved British artist Ralph Steadman illustrates th life o Leonardo da Vinci

RT @astroEdLu: Million closest stars? Discoverd. Mln closst galaxies?Discvrd. Mln closst asteroids. Nope. Not until 

RT @mrgunn: "Right to be forgotten" by everyone except national security forces: …

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp A Long Time Ago by First Aid Kit from Stay Gold JK--2014. New LP title sums up their unbrokn string o beautiful songs

Little Rascals (orig cast) curse? View this vid ( ). Most died young. Dog Petey among longest-lived--IN HUMAN YEARS!

"Low-hanging fruit." Nobody ever mentions waist-level vegetables. Don't need to stoop or dig to harvest 'em. Good 4 ya (& your poor back)!

Healthcare analytix? Keeping patients frm stray off path 2 recovery p1:  p2:  Fri #IBMDataMag qh

#KEXP DJ referrd to "hardcopy" of a recording. Interesting to hear term in that context. Could apply to vinyl, cassette, or CD. Sheet music?

"Build a Better #BigData Recommendation Engine" ( ) JK--Very interesting level of detail on algorithms.

If look at all the uses of #bigdata, can name any number o ethical dilemmas that dont involve privacy--eg, near-term profit v sustainability

"What's Up w/ #BigData Ethics?" ( ) JK--These sorts o discussions treat privacy as th only ethical dilemma. Far from it

"10 sites with stunning visual data that will change your world view" ( ) JK--Um, not stunning, didn't change my POV

"Does #BigData Mean Big Metadata?" ( ) JK--Good info but marred by pointless metaphors: "warehouse" "lake" "reservoir"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Doctor by Priests from Bodies and Control and Money and Power JK--2014. Funny. Suggestive. Rocking.

"Managed Memory Computing is Superior to InMemory" ( ) JK--Defines former as auto-managing memory-to-disk data swaps

Cracks me up when someone tweets too-open-ended a question. I feel like responding with "plastics" or "42." Or "42 plastics." Dat's it!

"Y2K bug resurfaces & sends draft notices to 14000 men born in 1800s" ( ) JK--Dead issue sends dead men 2 die 4 country

Summer's been slow in tech news. Feels like reruns.

Never fails to amaze me that people materialize out of thin air in this industry asking for big favors that benefit them but would hurt me

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Golden Blunders by The Posies from Dear 23 JK--1990. Great one from period I'd given up listening 2 sucky rock radio

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Blonde on Blonde by Nada Surf from Let Go JK--Did the classic Dylan 2-disc get much radio play when released in 1966?

" #IBM Announces $3B Rsrch Init 2 Tackl Chip Grand Challnges 4 Cloud #BigData Sys" ( ) JK--"Bridge to post-silicon era"

New #IBM jk blog: " #BigData as a factor in life-or-death decisions" ( )

If you keep your fingers crossed, and then cross your eyes, does that neutralize the luck enhancement? How about if cross legs at same time?

When somebody touts a list of "10 cool things," I brace myself for maybe 2 cool things, max. Most things aren't cool. Simply adequate.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Big Bottom by Spinal Tap JK--1984. Still the unsurpassed funniest movie parody of rock'n'roll in all its insanity.

X-15 "Vaporized" ( ). 1981. Bellingham WA group mentiond by Jon Kertzer & @loserboy on #KEXP. I Googled the "oh oh oh"

When I make up some word & somebody pushes back "that's not a word," I push: "It's a word!" "How can U say so?" "Cuz it came out o my mouth"

All in memory? Scaling in-memory infrastructures up & out p1:  p2:  Thurs #IBMDataMag quick-hit

Hey GigaOm: stop sending the same links in your e-newsletters to same articles for weeks and weeks. Only notify of new stuff we haven't read

People who proclaim that they're "quitting Facebook." Just stop using it. We don't need updates on your disenchantment with social media.

Yes, yes, the president of the United States needs to personally do border patrol to show he's on top of the immigration issue. Makes sense

Detroit Institute of Arts' collection is worth as much as $4.6 billion. At what point does it outstrip assessed value of surrounding city?

What's this trend of band & song names containing the F-word? Will the next chart smash be "Go F Yourself" by "MotherF & the F-in' F-wads"

"6 Tips for Using #BigData to Hunt Cyberthreats" ( ) JK--Good pointers for security professionals.

"11 Market Trends in Advanced Analytics" ( ) JK--Good roll-up by Daniel Kirsch of Hurwitz Group.

My days LITERALLY aren't complete unless I've drafted another thought-leadership piece. If you organize your head around that, it's not hard

"Tyra Banks Says Beauty in the Future Will Mean Looking Different" ( ) JK--No snark here: she's a brilliant visionary

Does relativity time-dilation o accelerating in a jetplane offset or aggravate jetlag? If so, is east->west better or worse than west->east?

Catch me et al on webinar "Understanding the New World of Cognitive Computing" Wed July 22, 2-3pm EDT. Register: 

New #IBM jk blog: "Transforming the agile DW in the age of th in-memory cloud" ( ) IBM Analytics Warehouse for #Bluemix

Big-data development? Agile imperative & risk of "boiling the lake" p1:  p2:  Wed #IBMDataMag qh

"Ex-Facebook Data Scientist: Every Facebook User Is Part Of An Experiment At Some Point" ( ) JK--A "gee duh" headline

"This Is Not Data Visualization" ( ) JK--Contrasts "vzn" (discovery enabler) w/ "illustration" (post-dscvry crystal'zn)

"Why IoT scares the 'living crap' out of this security guru" ( ) JK--Superserious, beyond "code red," into "code brown"

Facial-aging imaging tech. I'd like to feed it pictures of me at all ages except today, see if any of them foretells my face right now.

Totally digging WSJ's 125th anniv issue today. Especially fake front page showing how 2014 WSJ would cover 1889 news: 

"What'll be greatest turnaround story in US history? This author says Detroit." ( ) JK--Grains o' salt? Detroit-bsd VC

LinkedIn needs to add an option, clearly visible: "I don't care what my connections are up to and don't wish to be reminded constantly."

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Brill Bruisers by Th New Pornographers frm Brill Bruisers JK--2014. Good massd-vocal indie-pop. New LP due next month

"Why 'Data in th Dark' Is #1 Worry for IT Mngrs" ( ) JK--Undiscoverd data = opportunity lost and/or crownjewel pilfered

"The New Face of Developer Recruitment: #BigData & More" ( ) JK--Discusses the talent analytics market & use cases.

I do all my thinking in my off-hours. This stuff I'm always typing out during work hours? Pure muscle memory. Finger rattling. Nothing more

"James Kobielus: Cualquiera se beneficia del #bigdata" ( ) JK--Entrevista en El Financiero, Costa Rica.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Losing My Edge by LCD Soundsystem JK--"I hear that everybody YOU know is more relevant than everybody I know."

Catch me next Wed, July 16, 12-3pm local time, speaking on #bigdata at Club Unión, San José, Costa Rica. Register: 

RT #kexpplaylist #kexp Sleep Walk by Pere Ubu from Story of My Life JK--1993. Good. But not th weird arty edge of their classics (1975-1982)

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I'm Not in Love by 10cc from Original Soundtrak JK--G.Gouldman of this group wrote several Hollies & Yardbirds hits

"As your data grows big." Not quite as redundant as "kills bugs dead," but practically so. Better to say "as your data scales to new levels"

"Longing for a landline" ( ) JK--Nostalgia for full-duplex voice calls without speakers clipping each other's audio.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Party of Special Things To Do by Captain Beefheart and the Magic B JK--1974. Cracked blues honker.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ghost Rider by Suicide JK--1977. Brooklyn-based electronic protopunk musical duo. Mentioned 2nd in "Losing My Edge"

"Facebook Mood Manipulation: 10 Bigger Problems" ( ) JK--This article just feels like "pile-on" of unrelated issues

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Millionenspiel by Can from The Lost Tapes JK--1969. German rock group ref'd first in LCD Soundsystem "Losing My Edge"

"Law & Ethics o Online Human Subject Experimnts" ( ) JK--Informed consent prior to real-world exprmnts? Defeats purpose

"Informed consent" prior to changes to our online environment? Not sure that's such a good thing. Dazzle us with unexpected brilliance.

"Beyond The Visualization Zoo" ( ) JK--Discusses the "canon" of visualization approaches & newer additions to it.

"The price of cloud file storage is trending toward zero" ( ) JK--In consumer & business apps alike.

"Is It Time for the Enterprization of the Consumer?" ( ) JK--New term so wretched I almost gagged on my gummy bear.

" #Hadoop Dev 4 Developers by Develprs" ( ) JK--Microsite: info on Apache HDP & #IBM InfoSphere BigInsights #IBMDataMag

"Visit an Enterprise-Grade Sandbox" ( ) JK--Bluemix for #IBM Informix Timeseries & Internet of Things svcs #IBMDataMag

"Intelligent Predictive Analytics" ( ) JK--For enhancing the customer experience in real time #IBMDataMag

"Cloud-Based Business Intelligence Pattern" ( ) JK--Quickly deploy business intellgence using IBM SoftLayer #IBMDataMag

" #IBM Recognized for Flash Storage" ( ) JK--See how we rank in recent Gartner report: 

"Textual Disambiguation" ( ) JK--Bill Inmon on transforming text to simplify its analysis #IBMDataMag

"Analytics Stewardship & the Community of Practice" ( ) JK--Forrest Palmer on biz/tech roles for max ROI #IBMDataMag

Big Media? Shifting art o audience msmt in era of all-online media p1:  p2:  Tues #IBMDataMag qh

Wild! Seattle-based #kexp DJ announces "good dope today" on the air. Cannabis is legal now in Washington state.

"Facebook: We can't and won't control emotions" ( ) JK--Agree. Influencing sentiment does not "control emotions."

"EPIC sez Facebk 'messed w/people's minds,'" ( ) JK--I disagree vehemently. Customer experience mgt is NOT mind control

Drafted next #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "Sarcasm Analytics Is A Marketing Silver Bullet (Yeah, Right!)"

Drafted latest #IBM jk #ITKnowledgeExchange column: "Big Algorithm Libraries Breathe Life into #BigData"

New #IBM jk blog: " #BigData as a factor in life-or-death decisions"

"Deep Learning Algos Could Help Detect Particles Like Higgs Boson" ( ) JK--Maybe better than physicist current ML modls

Moneyball? Pitcrew analytics & within-race data-driven decis suppt p1:  p2:  Mon #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Amidinine by Bombino from Nomad JK--Great guitar-driven number produced by Dan Auerbach.

"The Quantification of Behavioral Analytics in Psychiatry" ( ) JK--Machine learning NLP applied to clinical text.

New #IBM jk blog: "Streaming media and narrative power of video content analytics" ( )

Latest IT industry commentary. Sifting thru th usual morning's load of authoritative truisms & empassioned cliches packaged as fresh insight

"Cloudera, MapR, IBM, & Intel bet on Spark as new heart of #Hadoop" ( ) JK--Partnership to build Spark back-end to Hive

"Getting harder to tell what’s real SilVal startup & what’s parody" ( ) JK--And what's scam. Monetizing impersonation?

It's only slightly annoying that some industry people, angling to schedule meeting w/ me, assume I'm based in the SF Bay Area. WashDC area!

"Digital exhaust"? Wazzat? The fact that people are a bit exhausted by all things digital? You may be onto something there!

If Facebook so much as changes a single feature on their newsfeed or any of th algorithms that shape it, they'll ruin my mood. Don't U dare!