Saturday, August 16, 2014

Aweekstweets August 9-16 2014: the week of wtf

Yeah, I liked "Full Metal Jacket," but wish Kubrick had done a live-action "Beetle Bailey" instead. "Popeye" did wonders for Altman's career

Reader letter to WashPost uses phrase "a family newspaper." What's the alternative? Private newspaper U conceal from loved ones as if porn?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Bohemio by Peliroja from Injusticia JK--2014. Great macho singing voice. TomJones-ish

"Pretend" news sources are the funniest these days: Daily Show, The Onion, Fox. Amusing how many people fooled into thinking they're legit

Geez. Events have overtaken my ability to bang out a coherent quick-hit today. Perhaps the next hour will bring clarity & closure.

"Researchers hope deep learning algorithms can run on FPGAs and supercomputers" ( ) JK--"Hope"? Who doubts feasibility?

Big Science? Staggering resource reqs of computational megascience p1:  p2:  Fri #IBMDataMag qh

Join #IBM for #Transactions Twitterchat: “How important are transactions in a big data world?” Wed Aug 20 11am-12noon ET

The scene from "Mrs. Doubtfire" that my kids & I dug the most: Robin Williams' "James Brontosaurus" rap ( )

Cool. Just heard there'll be a "Doc Martin" series 7 in 2015. I'll binge that as avidly as th first 6 series. As soon as it airs in the USA

How do u prevent a cyber attack? Find the black swan. #ibm #bigdata #StreamingAnalytics #security 

Even more annoying than the post-encounter satisfaction survey is the email a week later nagging you about not responding to the first email

Need terminology flip: high-time we startd calling soldiers "government employees" & workers at civilian agencies as "serving their country"

"The Quantified Self On Steroids" ( ) JK--"Walking the line between self-discovery and [techno-narcissism]"

"Active In-Db Processing 4 Ambient Assisted Living Sys" ( ) JK--IoT smart-home architectr for the ill/disabled/elderly

"Any Way to Avoid Standards Wars in the Emerging Internet of Things?" ( ) JK--Good discussion of IoT standards efforts

"What is Big Structure?" ( ) JK--Very cool: "Nexus o SemWeb, knwldg bases, AI...key component making sense of #BigData"

Now that Steve Ballmer has officially acquired the LA Clippers, expect to see him do the Monkey Dance at every game ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Anonanimal by Andrew Bird from Noble Beast JK--2009. "I know this one, I know this song, I love this song."

"DARPA contemplates vast ocean network" ( ) JK--Essentially, a stealthy survivable maritime Internet of military things

Continuity of work habits. Always my anchor, no matter how much the work itself may shift. New habits take root in, then ease out, the old

"Healthcare #BigData : Blessing & Curse" ( ) JK--"Interpreting govt-released HC data correctly....massive challenge"

"Stop Writing Dystopian Sci-Fi—It’s Making Us All Fear Tech" ( ) JK--Amen! And stop turning it into entertaining movies

Healthcare analytics? Wearable cognition-assist analytics as the new prosthetics (  ) Thursday #IBMDataMag quick-hit

On some workdays, I'm not entirely into talking about tech. Talking is all outward. But always into writing about it. Writing's all inward

New #IBM jk blogpost: "Using real-time analytics to identify who's scooping whom in online journalism" ( )

Nice to have trove o my own presos on disk. When someone wants me to give them perspective ASAP, I often toss one over transom. Saves breath

Keeping things in perspective. Cardinal perspective is relativity: perspectives vary from person 2 person, & shift for each person over time

The Singularity approacheth, at which point all peaks o inflated expectations converge & be utterly annihil8d by all troughs o disillusionmt

Yet another article that refers to PPACA inaccurately as "ObamaCare." By the same logic, social security should be called "RooseveltBucks."

It's been a cooler-than-average summer in the DC area. So I guess that means global warming's being reversed. Gore: call off the alert!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Keep on the Sunny Side by Johnny & June C. Cash from The Junkie and the Juicehead Minus Me JK--1974. Resounding joy!

New post on @SmarterPlanet Embracing Change to Re-imagine the #Workforce by @MeghanMBiro #HR 

"Data Science & Computational Public Policy at University of Chicago" ( ) JK--Interesting curricula & research programs

"GGL tackls futur threat o 'homoglyph' spam w/tightr filters" ( ) JK--Non-Latin chars substitut 4 lookalike Latin chars

Read Harriet Fryman’s blog, Seize Your Big Data Moment,  and join us at IBM Insight 2014 #ibminsight

Finished next week's quick-hits early. Now moving onto th following week's. Building a deep ideation pipeline pushing further into th future

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp If Not For You by George Harrison from All Things Must Pass JK--1970. Great one. Way better than Dylan's original.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Be-in by The Dandy Warhols from The Dandy Warhols Come Down JK--1997. Hypnotic electronic chant with mantra "am I?"

Hey PR flack whose email I just deleted vehemently, dont even think o exploiting Robin Williams or any other celebrity death 2 sell anything

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Alison by Elvis Costello from My Aim is True JK--1977. I remember Linda Ronstadt covered this almost immediately.

" #BigData's biggest impact is not on Silicon Valley" ( ) JK--McKinsey & Gartner numbers/graphs on industry adoption

Data-scientist skillsets? Articul8ng advs of analytics over intuition p1  p2  Wed #IBMDataMag qh

RIP Lauren Bacall. She of the sultry eyes, husky voice, and commanding screen presence.

"Internet Of Things = Internet Of Gateways" ( ) JK--Sort of a router overlay net on top of today's IP router internet

Sorry to inform you that robots will in fact steal your job. But don't worry: they won't eat your lunch. Unless you're on a high-iron diet.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hurricane by MS MR from Secondhand Rapture JK--2013. Delicious sense of impending doom in this vibe. I have this LP.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Marquee Moon by Television from Marquee Moon JK--1977. Classic group/album that was fairly obscure in its day.

Aerosmith "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" ( ) JK--Good night, Mrs. Doubtfire. You cleaned up real good.

"Ontologies versus Data Models" ( ) JK--Good primer by Malcolm Chisholm.

"Internet Of Things: Batteries Not Required" ( ) JK--Devices harvest energy from ambient wi-fi signals.

"The rise of machines that learn" ( ) JK--Eric Knorr cites one of my articles ( )

Big Science? The open-sourcing of scientific inquiry throughout the world ( ) Tuesday #IBMDataMag quick-hit

" #IBM Chief Data Officer Strategy Summit" ( ) JK--Sept 23–24, 2014 Boston. Register: 

"Your mother knows how to push your buttons because she installed them." --Robin Williams

"Up th Ante on Business Intelligence" ( ) JK--Discover IBM Business Intelligence Pattern w/BLU Acceleration #IBMDataMag

"Meet Biz Objectives w/Mainframe-Based Analytics" ( ) JK--Download #IBM whitepaper  #IBMDataMag

"The Untapped Opportunity of Streaming Analytics" ( ) JK--Kimberly Madia discusses #IBM InfoSphere Streams #IBMDataMag

"The Context Conundrum" ( ) JK--W. H. Inmon on the challenge of contextualizing "nonrepetitive" data #IBMDataMag

"Cloud Analytics: Derive Insight Without On-Premises Infrastructure" ( ) JK--Ahmed Fattah 1st of 4 articles #IBMDataMag

Robin Williams owed his career to th fact that "Happy Days" had jumped the shark. A space alien in a mostly realistic nostalgia-themed show?

Shooting in Missouri & aftermath. Most news outlets' angle: unarmed black teenager shot by cop. Fox News angle: restore law & order.

I'm easily amused. I sit & listen to people 5, 10, 20 years my junior complain about aging. Complain about a real problem, please.

RT @WSJ: From Sesame Street to Steve Martin, friends and fans remember Robin Williams:

RIP Robin Williams. Set new comedic standard for scary-fast stand-up improv. Skilled actor equally adept at drama. His Oscar was for drama.

Closing all your open desktop windows is the moment you realize everything you did today at work. It's like: "I'm tired all over again."

" #Hadoop in Enterprise Architecture" ( ) JK--Good one. IMHO, Hadoop losing "coolness" while gains foundational stature

Videos and slide presentations from June's Accumulo Summit ( )

"introduction to Apache Accumulo" ( ) JK--Good slideshow on the

"Algorithm Extracts Sound from Silent Vid" ( ) JK--Recovers it from vibes o supple surfaces viewd thru soundproof glass

"Deep Learning Tutorials" ( ) JK--Interesting but definition of "shallow learning" strawman feels petty & condescending

"Power & Promise o #BigData Paring" ( ) JK--Seems to refer 2 profiling, sampling, feature selection, & outlier analysis

"NoSQL, NewSQL, or RDBMS: How To Choose" ( ) JK--Would be more useful if linked to list of products in each category

#Infographic: Outperform your peers with 82x faster insights  #PowerSystems #IBMBLU #Cognos #analytics

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Stay Don't Go by Spoon from Kill the Moonlight JK--2002. One of their coolest songs. The beat drills deep into you.

Glad they had no wordprocessors in biblical days. If they'd had em, we'd be unknowingly debating th theological import of autocorrect errors

Cognitive computng? Wrestl myriad definitions down 2 manageabl size p1:  p2:  Mon #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp No Bells on Sunday by Mark Lanegan from No Bells on Sunday JK--2014. Good one. Nice slow burn on this.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hard To Be An Outlaw by Willie Nelson from Band of Brothers JK--2014. Good one. Very much an Old West cowboy vibe.

"Computr prgrm can predct 7 out o 10 Suprem Ct decisions" ( ) JK--Aint nuthin. I can predict 10 outa 10 Scalia opinions

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Strictly Rule by Vetiver from Tight Knit JK--2009. You'd swear it's called "ooh you make me." Coos that over & over

I'd be surprised if the current conflict in Iraq doesn't result in an independent Kurdistan.

Didn't have the nerve to catch the Supermoon. I'm to afraid there's a Supersun lurking over the eastern horizon.

Caught "The Railway Man" with Colin Firth & Nicole Kidman on DVD. Excellent true story of PTSD-wracked WW2 vet facing up to his tormentors

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Crazy Loving You by Thra Kha Band from Groove Club Vol. 3: Cambodia Rock JK--Some serious guitar-shredding going on

You know your workouts have been effective when your muscles just have a spring and bounce to them on days you don't work out.

Sundays are the heart of the weekend leisure zone. Saturdays are too clogged with chores to truly relax, much of the time.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Old Shanghai by Beck/ Eleanor Friedberger from Song Reader JK--2014. Very nice. Sort of a Marlene Dietrich feel.

Nothing much in the news today. Nothing much except crises all over the world, it seems. Funny how one tends to absorb those into the noise.

Shrugging is the most powerful response to stressful events. Shrug it off, where "it" is the events, the stress, and the moment. All passes.

Sanity lies in knowing precisely how little power you truly have. And how powerful you truly are.