Saturday, August 30, 2014

Aweektsweets August 24-30 2014: the week we lost Akong

What is the matter with me? How exactly did I start letting 80s popsongs get stuck in my head? Billy Ocean, be gone!

3-day weekend. I've got a packed schedule. Every day, I've planned one lazy do-nothing moment after another. Whew! Better not get to work.

Using voice recognition to write a tweet. Curious what results.

Was telling my girl that the only thing bigger than #bigdata is Godzilla.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Be My Lover by Alice Cooper from Killer JK--1971. "From Detroit city." Grew up there, but started group in Phoenix

"Crazy Data Science Tutorial: Classifcation/Clustering" ( ) JK--Cool beer-bottles foto. 99? Take 1 down. Pass it around

Anybody who lists "visionary" in their profile needs to explain whether it's a synonym for "opthamologist" or "egotist."

"How to Become a Data Scientist" ( ) JK--I particular like the graph on analytics job listings by programming language

" #IBM Report: Developing a Roadmap to Advance Enterprise Mobility" ( ) JK--Download it here: 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Poison Ivy by Bleached from For the Feel JK--2014. Nice new girl-group version of the Coasters classic.

"Why #bigdata has big probs when comes 2 public policy" ( ) JK--Can data scientists light fire under policymaker feet?

" #BigData: There's signal in that noise" ( ) JK--I.e., insights having nothing to do w/ intended original use of data

"Managing IT risks of self-svc & perf: Another day as Ringmaster in #BI circus" ( ) JK--#IBM Rachel Bland on "BI 4 BI"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp America by First Aid Kit JK--Cover o '68 S&G. Song seemingly final nail in Mrs Wagner coffin ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones from Let It Bleed JK--1969. Soundtracks play this to symbolize late-60s bad trip

RT @marcobonezzi: #DB2 "Cancun Release" (10.5 FP4) is out! Check what enhancements available today 4 #DB2 #pureScale: 

Wife saw coverage of Joan Rivers last night & commented on her cosmetic surgery as if a poorly disguised secret. It's butt of her own jokes!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Please Stop Dancing by Th Magnetic Fields from Distortion JK--2008. Th deliberately noise-drenched LP in their corpus

Curious what percentage of social "influencers" are there because they post original thinking, vs. those that simply retweet the originals?

IBM #InfoSphereStreams – keeping rhinos & customers safe from poachers:  #bigdata #IBM

Beautiful cool morning out there. Kept upstairs windows open all night. Slept like a baby or rather like parents hope their cutie will sleep

I follow  to get feed of kneejerk leftism to counteract the other knee that Fox News keeps trying to jerk in my face

#BigData -driven TV experience? Serving active + passive audiences p1:  p2:  Fri #IBMDataMag qh

Research has always been an arduous process but now IBM Watson Discovery Advisor seeks to change that #IBMWatson 

Weird when people retweet something I put out months ago. Or flattering. Can't imagine why anyone would page back through my stuff that far

RT @cagedether: Very cool! James Murphy (@lcdsoundsystem) ties up w/ #IBM to make music from #USOpen tennis #bigdata 

"The science behind #bigdata storage" ( ) JK-- Robert Haas on #IBM / DESY plan to dev a big data architecture 4 science

Ongoing Media Coverage of IBM’s Flash Ranking 

OK, they're legally hitched. No word on whether they plan to legally change to the common surname of Brangelina.

"Flash changes design o DB stor engines" ( ) JK--Blends RAM convenience w/disk size/durab, w/access speeds btwn those

" #Hadoop Data Via the Cloud" ( ) JK--Should have mentioned #IBM #Bluemix Analytics for Hadoop ( )

Thank you for not thanking me for following you. I'll continue if your tweetstreams are not just repeated thanks to people for following you

" #IBM #Watson Ushers in New Era o Data-Driven Discoveries" ( ) JK--IBM Watson Discovery Advisor available as cloud svc

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Let Loose The Dogs by Cold Specks from Neuroplasticity JK--2014. Cool. Surprised not called "stick to your guns"

Machine learning? Distinguishing deep learning from its opposite p1:  p2:  Thurs #IBMDataMag qh

We also need Elbow Defender to fight back against the dude one seat over who hogs the common armrest for the whole flight. This must stop!

Galaxie 500 "Final Day" ( ) JK--1990. Cool Young Marble Giants cover from pre-Luna Dean Wareham & crew's Peel Sessions.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Who's Producing You? by Ty Segall from Manipulator JK--2014. Another great guitar freakout from this guy.

Trying out all of the music apps on my iPhone. Beats Music has cool setup. It recommended Massive Attack “Teardrop.” Smart!

Enough work for one day. Shutting down open windows, one after one. Close, sesame!

At #IBMDataMag, we don't email/newsltr subscribers same links 2 same articles week after week. Not like other pubs. We just send fresh stuff

Bob McDonnell's corruption defense is essentially that he was an innocent lamb led to the slaughter by his wicked witch wife. Not buying it.

Christmas in August. Just activated my new iPhone.

If Monty Python decides to make a "Life of #BigData" movie, I suppose there'll be a character named "Biggus Dattus" ( )

Very pleasant late-August day out there. The air smells like a cherished childhood memory of summer.

"Rsrchrs crack text analysis 1 dataset at time" ( ) JK--Discusses #IBM #Watson auto hypothesis gen bsd on mine sci lit

" #IBM Study: 80% of Orgs Turning to Citizen Developers 2 Drive Innovation" ( ) JK--Industry pros outside enterprise IT

New #IBM jk blog: "Consolidating and migrating to an in-memory analytics cloud" ( ) #ibmblu

"What is fog computing?" ( ) JK--Clouds whose primary processing nodes are network-edge endpoints--eg IoT "things"

"Data mining keeps HAIs from spreading" ( ) JK--Healthcare associated infections. Healthcare workers catch contagions.

#Hadoop uber-alles? Dredging "data lake" metaphor 2 its muddy bottom p1  p2  Wed #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dancehall Domine by The New Pornographers from Brill Bruisers JK--2014. This can be mistaken for no one but them.

Why Simple, by Design, is Still Better : #IBMPureData System for Analytics blog by @rhughes134  #ibmdatawarehousing

How should my architecture change to handle #bigdata?  Read #ibminsight blog by @wlucas001 #ibmdatawarehousing

Jackson Hole? Peculiar name for a city. Sounds like solitary confinement at the Michigan State Prison ( ).

Best minds of Millennial Generation perfecting the art of getting people to click ads? Fine. It's cool to click. Beat poetry never did 4 me

Was telling the daughter that I have to get myself back in a working mood each morning. I actually don't wake up jonesing for #bigdata.

RT @BloombergLabs: @claudia_perlich writes in @HarvardBiz about recruiting Data Scientists to do social good  #KDD2014

RT @kdnuggets: Google Knowledge Vault has 1.6B facts, from fact-harvesting bot that aims 2 collect all human knowldge 

"When Big Data & Infant Privacy Collide" ( ) JK--What constitutes informed consent re newborns & their doting parents?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Can't Give You Anything by Ramones from Rocket to Russia JK--1977. The boys had the most solid rocking groove ever

"We will drown in sensors before ever build true internet of things" ( ) JK--Discusses hyper-niche/siloed nature of IoT

"Big databases jump on the JSON bandwagon" ( ) JK--Writer forgot to mention #IBM JSON support in Cloudant platform

"Why Zipf's law explains so many #bigdata phenomena" ( ) JK--ZL = Most frequent word used 2x as much as 2ndmost, etc

Tommy James & The Shondells "Hanky Panky" ( ) JK--1966. Surprised a song about "doing it" got top-40 airplay in mid-60s

"Chief data officer may go way of chief electricity officer" ( ) JK--Too many similar C-level titles with similar scope

Standard PR email pitch: "we'll be in your area soon & would like to brief you." I don't take briefings & I doubt they know what area I'm in

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Common People by Pulp from Different Class JK--1995. Good, but I recommend Shatner's cover. Not joking.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp September Fields by Frazey Ford from Indian Ocean JK--2014. Distinctive shaky-voiced singer. Melanie-like songs.

Sitting here trying to get my head more deeply inside neural-network algorithms. I've been dabbling around the edges for years.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Andalucia by John Cale from Paris 1919 JK--1973. Very nice wistful folk song.

"Creating an Intelligent Supply Chain to Effect Change" ( ) JK--Case study video: optimize inventory #IBMDataMag

"Employing Near-Real-Time Analytics for Smart Grid" ( ) JK--Case study: electricity distrib & transmission #IBMDataMag

"Catch Prospects in the Right Place at the Right Time" ( ) JK--Video o real-time retail targeted promotions #IBMDataMag

"Analyze Rapid, Disparate Data Streams to Advance Outcomes" ( ) JK--Nature of analytics video #IBMDataMag

"Ongoing Media Coverage of #IBM’s Flash Rankings" ( ) JK--IBM solid-state array solutions #IBMDataMag

"Build an Integrated 360-Degree View of the Customer" ( ) JK--Trisha Dutta on #Watson Explorer & #MDM #IBMDataMag

"Apply #BigData Analytics to Streaming Internet of Things Data" ( ) JK--Kimberly Madia on real-time analytx #IBMDataMag

"Rich Data Sources for Abundant Innovation" ( ) JK--David Mould on new healthcare-relevant data sources #IBMDataMag

Meaty metadata? The analytic potency of the ontology p1:  p2:  Tuesday #IBMDataMag quick-hit

I just realized I'm happiest when staring at a screen and giggling like an idiot. I blame it on my Boob Tube addiction from an early age.

Yes, men also have biological clocks. Just don't tick us off. And remember there's an "l" in "clocks."

The #Emmy Awards are on TV. I know this only because people are tweeting about it. Apparently, people (not me) care about the Emmys.

Has anybody entertained the theory that the Loch Ness Monster built Stonehenge?

My favorite time of the workday: after-hours. When I can play back music I shared out during day. From my home computer with better speakers

Del-Vikings "Whispering Bells" ( ) & "Come Go With Me" ( ) JK--Marriage dubl. Today our 30th anniv

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rain Don't Fall on Me by Blind Willie Johnson (+wife) from Praise God I'm Satisfied JK--1930 ( )

Raising the game: The IBM Business Tech Trends Study #IBMBTT  via @IBMCAI

The IBM Business Tech Trends Study by Sandy Carter & Susanne Hupfer has been launched - …

Watch and learn more about the latest technology enabling the #InternetofThings for connected environments. 

"Google Maps' Former Lead Data Scientist Building World Largest Plant Library" ( ) JK--Big data to gladden vegan hearts

"Researchers get access to behavioral data from Reddit, Imgur & Twitch via DERP consortium" ( ) JK--"Open & ethical"

"Air-Quality Monitor U Take with You" ( ) JK--Wearable environmental sensor. Per my recent blog: 

"Data Driven: Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications Coming Soon" ( ) JK--Soon the streets will stream with data.

"APIs vs Svcs: what is difference?" ( ) JK--LOL. Sez SOA mainstream for about a decade. 2004 was when SOA declared dead

"Graph Analytics: New Use Case for Relational Databases" ( ) JK--Interesting benchmark of column store v. Apache Giraph

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp It Was a Very Good Year by Frank Sinatra from Where Are You? JK--1965. The year Old Blue Eyes turned 50.

"On #BigData benchmarks" ( ) JK--Discusses new TPC-C Benchmark. More here: 

" #Hadoop-as-a-Service to reach $16.1 billion" ( ) jK--By 2020, according to AMR.

"Scalable A/B experiments at Pinterest" ( ) JK--Interesting to see how they manage these operationally.

Data-scientist skillsets? Intro ev-drvn computation into pub policy p1:  p2:  Mon #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Cry to Me by Solomon Burke from Home in Your Heart JK--1962. Sensational oldschool R&B. When oldschool was newschool

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Feel by Ty Segall from Manipulator JK--2014. This guy has a great hard-rock sound. Soaring guitars and vocals.

"John F. Akers, Sixth #IBM CEO, Passes Away" ( ) JK--RIP. Ably helmed Big Blue through industry transition to PC era.

Our 30th anniversary. Wife & I take these in stride. The fact that we can still stride is comforting after all these years.

Good WSJ piece about startups with TOO MUCH passion. I encountered many in my analyst years. Blind themselves with "vision." Jobs-wannabes

Finally got around to ordering my iPhone. My Samsung Android smartphone was driving me crazy with issue after issue. Let's see how this goes

Prospective social-media "friend" promises 2 deliver 5,000 new friends. If they each & theirs did same, I'd have every1 on Earth before long

Trendsifting. Distinguishing the fads from fundamental innovations can be tough. Especially when new techs enter our lives at dizzying pace.

Reasonably good weekend. Got a reasonable amount of sleep. My reasoning skills have returned. Just in time for the workweek.