Sunday, October 05, 2014

Aweekstweets September 27 to October 5 2014: the week the monkey may or may not have gone to heaven

Do not believe the liars who claim that militaries protect the peace; militaries in reality, guarantee the existence of future wars.
jameskobielus retweeted

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Just One The Guys by Jenny Lewis from The Voyager 2014. Sings about her biological clock. She’s 38.

A chilly 39 degrees out there this early October morning. Still waiting for the Sunday paper. My smartphone keeps me warm & informed.

"Should We Care if AM Radio Fades Out?" ( ) JK--Wouldnt care if FM bites dust. It's joined AM as deadzone re good music

Speaking my mind is how I find a knob of control in every situation. Opens the door to my inner liberation.

Cleaned the house from top to bottom. Now we’re enjoying a nothing-filled afternoon watching the trees shed their summer load.

Now that for th price of a movie ticket you can get month of Netflix, incl. new movies, you know Hollywood’s being shaken to its foundations

Drafted latest #ITKnowledgeExchange column: "Converging in-motion and in-memory analytics"

Drafted latest #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "Does #BigData Facilitate Big-Time Manipulation?"

"The Graphic Continuum" ( ) JK--Cool, comprehensive taxonomy of data-visualization approaches. Visual, of course.

"When a Simple Rule of Thumb Beats a Fancy Algorithm" ( ) JK--Good discussion of the KISS imperative in stat modeling

Wife mixed me up a tall cup of ginseng iced tea. Not bad. Got more body to it than most iced teas. Good for a day of sipping while working.

"Are you a Bayesian or a Frequentist?" ( ) JK--Which of these corresponds to "Mod"? Which to "Rocker"?

"7 Uses For Analytics In Smart Cities" ( ) JK--Good overview of data-driven urban governance

"Analysing The Transfer Window With Data" ( ) JK--"Moneyball issue": team mgmt's annual time-constrained trade strategy

"Does #Hadoop Mean the End of the Data Model?" ( ) JK--Discusses pros and cons of late-binding

The Past, Present and Future of the Internet of Things 

Observations, transformations and conversations from the IBM Chief Data Officer Summit 

What was best thing before they invented sliced bread? The wheel? I think Popeil's Pocket Fisherman deserves mention, re post-SB innovations

Big Media? Video & image analytics 4 extracting real-time insights p1:  p2:  Fri #IBMDataMag qh

"Affleck Goes Full-Frontal, Confronting Cinema Taboo" ( ) JK--But the principled Bostonian refuses to wear Yankee cap

RT @TheOnion: Seventh-Grader Receiving More One-On-One Bullying Since Transferring To Private School 

Dilbert's top 20 strips about #bigdata: 

"Starbucks, Tully's Coffee & Dunkin' Donuts have fastest download speeds" ( ) JK--Moral of story: caffeine = bandwidth

"FB changes rsrch rules after mood study backlash" ( ) JK--Consider non-exprmntl options. More mgt revu. Explain better

I try not to have a thin skin. I try not to have a thick head. I am thinning up on top & getting leathery with age. So I'm succeeding.

"Enterprises Increasingly Crowdsourcing Dev" ( ) JK--Survey by #IBM Ctr for Applied Insights. Bridge staff skills gaps

"New Beginnings in Facial Recognition" ( ) JK--Good discussion of application of deep neural networks to facial recog

"Waze unveils gov data exch prog" ( ) JK--'Connected Citizens': real-time anonymized crowdsourced traffic data 2 govts

"Twitter invests in MIT lab focusd on online social movmts" ( ) JK--Social nets 4 institut/indiv collab on social probs

Gotta admire the sheer audacity of "you're invited" emails that gloss over the fact that you're expected to pay. That's not an invitation.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Th Night They Drove Old Dixie Down by The Band JK--1969. Robt E Lee was from Arlington. He WAS Arlington (plantation)

New #IBM jk blog: "Using analytics to help hospitals avoid inadvertently sickening patients and their caregivers" ( )

It's the 4th quarter of the year. It's th 1st & 10 of the season. It's lopsided score & homefield in our advantage of our lives. Go team go!

Open data? The emergence of the urban data scientist ( ) Thursday #IBMDataMag quick-hit

RT @IBM_InfoSphere: Only ½ a percent of all data is being used by your enterprise. What are you missing?  #makedatawork

RT @IBM_InfoSphere: You don't chop through wood for lumber to build u'r home. Why chop through data?  #makedatawork

"Small brains, #bigdata" ( ) JK--Good discussion of neuroscience-inspired cognitive-computing approaches.

Healthcare analytics? #BigData "4 Vs" drive advances in computational bioinformatics  Wed #IBMDataMag quick-hit

"Cities Get Smart with #BigData" ( ) JK--Discusses #IBM engagements in California & Minnesota.

"Elements of machine learning" ( ) JK--Extremely detailed & comprehensive TOC from free downloadable book.

"A day in the life of a data mined kid" ( ) JK--Interesting piece about the "quantified student."

"The Moral Limits of Data: What Won’t You Do?" ( ) JK--Ah, yes, the things we do for data...or is that love?

"Twitter's Hadoop project gets Apache's blessing" ( ) JK--Storm, a framework for real-time data processing in Hadoop

#IBMInsight Session IWS-4217A “The First UK Client Implementation of #IBMDB2 BLU"  @IBMDataWH @larryheathcote #IBMBLU

Boots awarded #IBM the “Design and Build” project for a new self-service #analytics platform  @IBMDataWH #IBMBLU

#Business #speed and #agility for each business area independent of the others? More on @IBMDataWH Blog  #IBMInsight

The “anti-Facebook”? The term reminds me of “alternative rock.” The alternatives include every other mode of musical or social expression.

"Leveling th playing field"? Hav never understood origin o phrase. Who levels fields? How 2 do it? Subterranean dynamite? Find another field

Open-sourcing code you no longer find particularly differentiating. Feigns generosity. Sorta like leaving your dumpster open for all comers

"Dat Makes Open Data Collab Easier" ( ) JK--Open source tools 4 storing, transforming, and syncing data, & reusing code

"This Danish Neighborhood Is A Giant Experiment For Smart Cities" ( ) JK--Every lamppost has own IP address.

"Germany Releases Open Data Action Plan ....." ( ) JK--Implementing G7 countries' open-data charter

"Scientists Turn 2 Computer Models 2 Predict Ebola’s Next Move" ( ) JK--Seek 2 reduce rate o transmission to manageable

"Twitter opn-srcd recom algo 4 massiv datasets" ( ) JK--Pre-proc pairs o possibl matchs so othr algos dont choose wrong

"Ebola Data, Machine-Readable at Last" ( ) JK--Data scientists everywhere urgently requested to explore & analyze it.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Saint Etienne frm Foxbase Alpha JK--1992. Gr8 cover from Neil Young's rich songbook

"Why #BigData Isn’t Enough: Tomorrow’s Tech Will B Built Around Workflows" ( ) JK--It's all about smarter biz processes

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lights and Music by Cut Copy from In Ghost Colours JK--2008. Cool modern group updating early dance-electronica vibes

Outside the US & western Europe, it appears that the most vibrant data-scientist communities are in India. Steady stream of interesting work

RT @kexpplaylist @kexp Mother and Child Reunion by Paul Simon from his post S&G solo debut JK--1972. Great use of reggae rhythm in pop

"How Intel & Michael J. Fox F'dn using smartwatches #bigdata 2 fight Parkinson's disease" ( ) JK--Objectiv IoT measrmnt

"A Brief History of the Internet of Things" ( ) JK--Start at slide #3: 1990, connected toaster.

"Smarter algorithms will power our future digital lives" ( ) JK--Deep learning algos to drive autonomous vehicles.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dream A Little Dream Of Me by Mamas & Papas JK--1968. Song goes way back. Here's Bing's 1957: 

Engaging cust as individ? Blurry boundary btwn enggmt, influ & manip p1  p2  Tues #IBMDataMag qh

Consuming th morning's myriad commentary. Need strong caffeine to neutralize the strong opinions being ingested. And a strong gut to process

National Coffee Day? Isn’t such an observance superfluous? People who consume coffee all day know night only as a dark jittery abstraction.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Take the Skinheads Bowling by Camper Van Beethoven JK--1985. Why not? Their heads resemble bowling balls

"Reaching the Holy Grail of Data Management" ( ) JK--Video: Overview of the evolution of IBM DB2 for z/OS #IBMDataMag

"Analytics 2 Zebras: Apply 360-Degree Cust Views" ( ) JK--Vid: Cincinnati Zoo’s mission to protect wildlife #IBMDataMag

"The #IBM Cloud-Based Analytics Experience" ( ) JK--Attend #IBM Insight 2014 Vegas Week of Oct 27 #IBMDataMag

"Sustaining Business-Driven Governance" ( ) JK--Vid: Learn about InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog #IBMDataMag

"Key Considerations for Third Party Info Sources" ( ) JK--Tom Deutsch shares the lessons #IBM has learned #IBMDataMag

"Taking a Database’s Temperature" ( ) JK--Michael Krafick on metric to help boost DB performance #IBMDataMag

"Look at #BigData in Different Ways 2 Find Business Value" ( ) JK--Inmon on rich value o nonrepetitive data #IBMDataMag

Give #DB2 a test drive. #Oracle does not need to know.  #data #in-memory

Brian Jeffery from ITG recommends DB2 over Oracle in part due to costs. Listen to this webcast:  #oow14 #cloud

Why pay more? Cost/benefit comparison of #DB2 and #Oracle platforms  #cloud #oow14 #ibmblu

Why are your peers choosing DB2 over Oracle? See this Trends Report based on 600 respondents:  #oow14 #cloud

What have your peers chosen? This report is based on a web survey that polled 600 orgs:  #oow14 #cloud

DB2 is chosen by 86% of customers for reliability. That's more than #Oracle, according to ITC:  #oow14

"A speed of thought platform": Just one of the reasons to choose DB2 over #Oracle. Learn more:  #oow14 #cloud

"Lower cost of ownership": Just one of the reasons to choose DB2 over #Oracle. Learn more:  #oow14 #cloud

Life's a beach with the right #database. Get #DB2 with #ibmblu. Learn why in this short interview from TDWI.  #oow14

Fast, simple, agile in-memory computing. Within a tx environment, a warehouse, or on a fully managed #cloud:  #oow14

Drafted #IBM #datawarehousing blog: "Governance, Stewardship, and Quality of Temporal Data in a Data Warehousing Context"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Mama Tried by Merle Haggard & The Strangers JK--1968. Twangy example of the Bakersfield Sound.

Drafted latest #IBM jk blog: "Using Analytics to Help Hospitals Avoid Inadvertently Sickening Patients and their Caregivers"

New #IBM #CSCC jk blog: "The Challenges of Deploying #BigData Analytics to the Cloud" ( )

Stream computing? Converg in-motion in-memory & in-process analytcs p1:  p2:  Mon #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Thatll Be th Day by Buddy Holly JK--1957. "All yr hugs & kisses & yr money too"? Was Buddy sponging off a rich widow?

" #IBM champions #cloud #bigdata, open source to transform healthcare at TED summit" ( ) JK--Good rollup on the event

TED film - IBM's Project Lucy: bringing Watson cognitive systems to Africa #IBMinAfrica 

Germany's zealous privacy safeguards are understandable. Nation had to endure both fascist and communist tyrannies in recent history.

Is it possible to build a 3-D universal compass that always points to the center of our Milky Way galaxy and/or center of Big Bang?

James Kobielus invited you to like James Kobielus. James Kobielus will send you reminders to like James Kobielus. And to like the reminders

Cocteau Twins "A Kissed Out Red Floatboat" ( ) JK--1988. Song titles as abstractly textural as their music & vocals.

Washington Nationals close out regular season with no-hitter by Jordan Zimmermann. Here's hoping momentum stays on their side thru playoffs

George Clooney finally gets married. Good to see that boy has finally settled down. We were worried about him.

Strategic music reacquisition: Cocteau Twins' stellar 1989 album "Blue Bell Knoll." Got it on cassette when it came out. Now iTunes download

RT @robinbloor: My reality check bounced

Doing my usual obsessive weekend background task: proofreading and correcting typos in my Facebook posts of the week gone by. Wine in hand

Why don't they call a male ballet dancer a "ballerino"?