Sunday, November 16, 2014

Aweekstweets November 7-16 2014: the week humanity planted its foot on a speeding space rock

Got into yoga this morning. Removed my glasses at the start & did my poses in a blurry room guided only by instructor's voice & my bodyfeel

A tall cup of red acai iced tea. Next best thing to a glass of finest red wine. Actually, no it's not. But I like it anyway.

I’m most comfortable with homo-beeswax-uals. People whose orientation is minding their own.

“Water rids the body of toxins”? Oh brother! Helps you excrete waste products, not poisons. Just say it straight. Peepee & poopoo.

Motivational speakers, books, courses etc. They motivate you to become a motivational speaker.

RIP Jane Byrne. I once poured coffee for the former Chicago mayor when I was a waiter in grad school. That’s all I got.

Publishers Clearinghouse always feels like they're clearing their house of every last scrap of get-rich junk mail. From their house to ours.

Hey , give me a better clue than "do you remember Karen?" I met probably a few dozen girls with that first name.

Wife & my birthdays are ~2 weeks apart, & we combine celebrations into a single dine-out. We're both Scorpios. No, we don't eat scorpions.

OK iPhone if it's an "unknown error" how do you know it's not th truth & that you yrself arent in error saying it's an error? Download that!

Politically correct? Well, that depends on who developed the test and how they're scoring the answers.

A free Starbucks downloadable hooked me. I went to iTunes to buy the rest of vibrato-mad Frazey Ford's great new "Indian Ocean" LP.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Wish You Would by JD McPherson from The Warm Covers EP JK--2014. Schmokin! Even better than the Yardbirds' version

Now I'm bracing for new generation of exasperated rhetorical questions. "If humans could land a probe on a comet, why can't we...?"

Wife & I did the second round of seasonal leaf/branch removal late this afternoon. Now I just use my lawnmower like a vacuum cleaner.

Wine. A drink that's pleasant to stare into, regardless whether you're presently imbibing. Whites are a sedate lot, reds moodier on the eyes

Wrote the next batch of quick-hits almost absent-mindedly. Curious if they’ll make sense come Monday morning.

Judge Judy ripping someone a new one with stiletto-sharp cross-examination. People choose to endure her very public televised tongue-lashing

Most tiresome thing about being tired is whining about how tired you are. Also the most tiring. Grin & bear it. So others don’t tire of you.

Technically, it's afternoon now. Where exactly did the morning go? I was so deep in stuff since breakfast that I barely sipped my coffee

" #IBM Unveils New Playbook to Expand Innovative P-TECH Schools Nationwide" ( ) JK--P-TECH: Pathways in Technology

"Data warehousing and analytics on the cloud" ( ) JK-- #IBM Adam Ronthal podcast on #dashDB

Analytic acceleration in th cloud? The next evolution in self-service business analytics  Friday #IBMDataMag quick-hit

The dreaded "Hey Jim check out my blog on #bigdata" message. Um, can you be more specific? I'm up to my eyeballs in those.

"R Programming Language Rides Crest of #BigData Wave" ( ) JK--That's for sure. R is the language of choice now.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp No Thugs in Our House by XTC frm English Settlemnt JK--1982. These blokes' pugnacious Englishness defines their sound

" #BigData takes root in world of plant research" ( ) JK--DB of significant 'life events' of ~600 plant species

"Beyond Moneyball: How Big Data Changing Baseball" ( ) JK--Watch out, lest numbers push fun out o the sport's equation

"Future of Big Data – Big Data 2.0" ( ) JK--Geez. Please don't slap numbers on it unless they're actual scale metrics.

"How Will #BigData Make You Feel: Happy & Healthy or Bitter and Bothered?" ( ) JK--The former, if sprinkled in my latte

"How the Internet of Things Can be Best Explored Using Graph Databases" ( ) JK--"Internet of Connected Things." Yes!

Blog titles I've rejected--e.g., "Big Data: Here's Where You Can Stick It."

"Enterprises moving #BigData workloads to public cloud" ( ) JK--Good Network World article on this hot topic.

Blue Oyster Cult "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" ( ) JK--Don't ask for whom the cowbell tolls. It tolls for thee!

"200+ #BigData thought leaders to follow on Twitter" ( ) JK--I've met/know roughly half of these people, self included

"Big Blue turns up volume on 2015 events" ( ) JK-- #IBM InterConnect Feb 22-26. Las Vegas. MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay

Nice about being born on Nov 13: roughly equally spaced holidays counting down to Xmas: Halloween, MyBDay, Tgiving, LudwigVon BDay, HoHoHo

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Run by Snow Patrol from Final Straw JK--I knew @loserboy 'd play this on "Mom Day." I recall his comments 10 yrs ago

Transactional analytics? Channels cull continuous customer expertise from cognitive cloud ( ) Thursday #IBMDataMag qh

New #IBM jk blogpost: "Chief data officer: My mixed and nuanced musings on the need for one" ( )

"New #IBM Program to Accel Vets into Data Analytics Jobs" ( ) JK--Grew out o collab: IBM CCA, IBMer vets, & nonprofits

I enjoy the back-and-forth discussions of financial analyst community around #IBM. No comment, except that some craft better analyses.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Judy & the Dream of Horses by Belle and Sebastian JK--1996. Group is paragon of th sensitive-English-schoolboy groove

Spent half-hour on phone with Starbucks last night getting our family cards/accounts straightend out. Looking forward to that birthday drink

Today is "Mom Day" on #kexp, specifically in tribute to the departed. I'd like to thank my own for birthing me 56 years ago on this very day

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rock & Roll by Velvet Underground JK--Seriously, computations never stopped anybody from dancing 2 rocknroll stations

It's really simple: Make data work—Know more, faster! via @BethTSmith  #cloud #insight #makedatawork

Bust myths to gain insights and make data work for you! via @hfryman #bigdata #makedatawork #ibminsight 

What can an intelligent database for the #InternetofThings provide to your business? Find out: 

Learn about #Informix support for REST API for driverless access to JSON, Relational & Spatial data at #mactechconf 

Hear @thinkovation talk about importance of choosing right technology for successful #InternetOfThings projects  #IoT

Tired of forced & unnecessary upgrades? Maximize your investments with #DB2 #IBMBLU #POWER & turbo charge #SAP apps. 

Want both transactional processing AND analytics? Use #DB2 "Cancun Release" with #ibmblu Shadow Tables  #ibmblu

Register for "What's New in DB2 10.5 Cancun", live #DB2 Tech Talk: Nov. 20, 12:30-2:00 PM ET  #IBMBLU #Oracle

The speed advantage: that's why data-driven organizations are winning race in today’s marketplace!  #ibmblu #saphana

.@samlightstone just weighed in on #dashDB! Six things you should know, plus composable tools you can use with it! 

Join our chat on Nov 18 to learn how to deal with data warehousing & analytics architecture challenges.  #dashdb

Learn about data warehousing & analytics on the cloud with @_hoffman @nancykoppdw @samlightstone @ARonthal  #dashdb

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Fitz and the Dizzyspells by Andrew Bird from Noble Beast JK--2009. This song's bellringing-like cadence mesmerizes

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp She's Leaving Home (feat. Phantogram, Julianna Barwick, & Spaceface) by The Flaming Lips JK--2014. Cool Beatles cover

How Project Lucy is Helping Unlock the Possibilities of Africa 

Taking Brain-Inspired Computing to Market 

" #IBM Watson Group Invests in Pathway Genomics" ( ) JK--Deliver cognitive app based on user’s personal genetic makeup

"District Data Labs" ( ) JK--WashDC "learning resource for people who want to enhance+expand analytical/tech skillsets"

"The #BigData Marketing Creepiness Factor" ( ) JK--Discusses difficulty of predicting when you've crossed that line

"Analytics and the Rebirth of the Mainframe" ( ) JK--Discusses business intelligence on #IBM System z

"IBM Entrprnr Prog propels rad ideas & innov in cloud" ( ) JK--Eligible startups get up to US$120K credits cloud usage

Big Media? Stds-based object-storage platforms key to streaming media p1  p2  Wed #IBMDataMag qh

What can we do to make #Cloudant & #dashDB work better for you? We want to hear from you :  @IBMDataWH

'Explore #dashDB' by reading this blogpost by @ARonthal for @IBMDataWH : Saying Goodbye to #MessyData 

Saying Goodbye to Messy Data with #DataWarehousing & #Analytics with, #Cloudant & #dashDB  : @ibmdatawh blog

#dashDB represents the sweet spot for both IT & LOB business professionals looking for a competitive edge  @Ibmdatawh

Meet #dashDB : A #datawarehousing & #analytics as a service offering on the #cloud  : @Ibmdatawh blog by @nancykoppdw

#dashDB is Here, and This Changes Everything for #DataWarehousing on the #Cloud  : @Ibmdatawh blog by @nancykoppdw

Does Famous Amos have to constantly remind people that he's not Tori Amos? She is more famous. That must cause a lot of confusion.

"How Individualized Medical Geog Info Systems & #BigData will Transform Healthcare" ( ) JK--I like the "-ome" graphic

"10 #bigdata projects that could help save the planet" ( ) JK--Includes #IBM in the Amazon basin

"4 Options for Moving Legacy Applications to the Cloud" ( ) JK--Good discussion. Wonder how many users will do it.

" #IBM Global Entrepreneur Program for Cloud Startups" ( ) JK-- Apply within #SMB #startup #cloud

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rainbow by Robert Plant and the Sensational from Lullaby and The Ceaseless Roar JK--2014. Having gr8 post-Zep career

Beatles, ABBA, & Led Zeppelin all turned down mega-money if they'd re-unite for live performances. I suggest their survivors band together

Email from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon informs me I've won their zillion-dollar sweepstakes. Seems legit. Click.

Prescriptive analytics? Massive-scale prediction & r-t interdiction in fight against cybercrime ( ) Tues #IBMDataMag qh

"DB2 Tech Talk: What’s New in DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release”?" ( ) JK--Attend Thurs Nov 20 12:30pm Eastern #IBMDataMag

Saw DVD last night of "August: Osage County" with Meryl Streep. Searing tangled domestic drama on the scorching Oklahoma plains. Good one.

"Delivering Secure, Adv Data Warehousing" ( ) JK--Enhanced security in #IBM PureData for Analytics N3001 #IBMDataMag

"Collaboratively Enhancing Master Data Quality" ( ) JK--InfoSphere Master Data Mgt has new Stewardship Ctr #IBMDataMag

Tried group calisthenics in pool last night. Interesting: water presents resistance from all sides. Downside: prune skin after 60 mins

"Accurate Threat Detection" ( ) JK--Case study: Adelos applies real-time streaming analytx 2 detect threats #IBMDataMag

"Should Chief Data Officers Have Analytics?" ( ) JK--More resources from #IBM Institute for Business Value #IBMDataMag

"Moving from Programmatic Era to Cognitive Era" ( ) JK-- #IBM Robert Picciano interviewed at #IBMInsight #IBMDataMag

"Understanding the Data Value Chain" ( ) JK--Edd Dumbill introduces an 8-part series on data mgmt lifecycle #IBMDataMag

RT @RobinGood: "Curation is the million-dollar word in today’s big-data-drenched online culture." by @jameskobielus 

"Optimize Customr Relationships & Retention" ( ) JK--Manjunath B. Subramanian on MDM in cust relatnshp mgmt #IBMDataMag

"Context Brings Data to Life" ( ) JK--David Zaharchuk on contextual computing #IBMDataMag

Meteorological melodramatization. It’s not enough anymore to have a simple cold spell. Now it must be a polar vortex coming to devour us.

New #IBM jk #ITKnowledgeExchange column: "Behavorial analytics in the era of wearables" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp When the Devil is All Around by Shovels & Rope from th album LIVE on KEXP JK--A continual-touring band. It's a living

Drafted latest #IBM jk #Infoworld column: "Peeling Back the Layers of the Smarter City"

Drafted latest #ITKnowledgeExchange blog "Behavioral Analytics in the Era of Wearables"

Dear Tantamount-to-Spam Marketer: Don't feign intimacy with pushy new subject line "let's give us another shot." You're not my type.

#Bigdata for change…use big data to crush #social challenges.  #hadoop4good #hadoop

Don’t mind Chip’s smirk. His developer skills trump crushing skills too!  #hadoop4good #hadoop

#Bigdata can change our world. Let’s channel Jason’s focus in #Hadoop4good  Join the challenge!

When it comes to #socialgood Jason is not fazed by squawking chickens!  Join the #hadoop4good challenge

Jason is immune to Chip’s taunts > Focus, focus! Laser focus for the @IBM  #Hadoop4Good challenge. #hadoop

New world req a whole new level of ardor.  Use #bigdata 4 social good. Join #Hadoop4Good challenge!

Sometimes, #developers need to train like athletes. Chip & Jason take #Hadoop4Good to NEW level.  #hadoop

R U training as much as developers Chip & Jason for @IBMBigData Challenge?  #Hadoop4Good #hadoop

For #socialgood & change…I’ll go extra mile on the finger obstacle course. You?  #Hadoop4Good

I have no idea how Pabst got designated a "hip" beer. Growing up, it was roughly in the same pisswater category as Schlitz and Blatz.

Fingr obstacle course? Chk. Coding & doing pushups? Dbl chk. Developers up 4 #Hadoop4Good Challenge? 

Practicing 4 speed & agility needed for @IBM #hadoop4good challenge is serious business! 

Use #Hadoop to solve real world probs using #bigdata & ingenuity  #datascientist #hadoop4good

Use city data sets & make an app for positive change. Register NOW!  #Hadoop4Good #IBM #BigData

Use your #developer skills and create an app for social good.  #Hadoop4Good #IBM #BigDataChallenge

#Tech = more powerful & accessible than ever B4, let’s use it 4 #socialgood  #hadoop4good #hadoop

#Bigdata exists in just abt everything, let’s use it 2 make a difference!  #hadoop4good #hadoop

Bring your coding skills, imagination & thirst 4 change to #hadoop4good challenge. Register now!  #contest

"Decade after mapping genome, scientists scramble for more imaging data to unravel mysteries" ( ) JK--Hi-res 3D imaging

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Bored In the USA by Father John Misty from I Love You, Honeybear JK--Slated for next-year release. Slow, lovely, sad.

"Facebook's Top Open Data Problems" ( ) JK--These are scalability problems, not openness problems.

"Unearthing new materials with aid of machine learning" ( ) JK--Identify useful patterns amid myriad molecular combos

When somebody has trademarked their pet catchphrase, I pull away my catcher's mitt & let it sail over my shoulder into the ditch.

" #BigData: A Backup Nightmare?" ( ) JK--High-volume high-velocity recovery is the key to high availability.

Hands can never be truly at rest in vicinity of keyboard. Even when not typing, slightest slip can deposit typos into your permanent record

#BigData single version of truth? Curation vs. stewardship.... p1:  p2:  Mon #IBMDataMag qh

Why IBM Gives Top Employees a Month to Do Service Abroad 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp They Don't Know by Benjamin Gibbard from Live @ KEXP 06.06.03 JK--Good acoustic cover of Kirsty MacColl song.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Happy Idiot by TV On The Radio from Seeds JK--2014. New. My first hearing. Already, it's one of my faves of theirs.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You Got Me Singing by Leonard Cohen from Popular Problems JK--2014. Another great new one from this perennial.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hatfield 1980 by Everything but the Girl from Temperamental JK--1999. One of their great songs about their milieu.

IT talent shortage. You could look at it from another POV, the ambitious employee: chance to grow skills laterally into understaffed areas

Obama nominates Loretta Lynch as next US Atty Genl. This coal miner’s daughter done good. Wait...correction...

Alice Cooper literally looks like a rat in a black leather jacket.

Living in a material world...and loving it. The world is a never-ending source of fresh material to comment on.