Saturday, November 22, 2014

Aweekstweets November 16-22 2014: the week I milled and milled among millions through this mind machine of mine

Sitting here deleting one email after another that point to one #bigdata blog after another, each featuring a dumber metaphor than the last

"Baidu’s Andrew Ng on Deep Learning and Innovation in Silicon Valley" ( ) JK--Video, image, speech, & face recognition

"Why dangers of secondhand smoke could change innovation dynamics of marijuana industry" ( ) JK--Any smoke harms lungs.

WSJ "Countdown to Thanksgiving" ( ) JK--Today's issue brilliantly uses graphic-novel format to present cookbook.

Iced tea. There aren't any iced-tea snobs to speak of. I like that about iced tea. Unpretentious yet refreshing. Not dripping with hipness.

What would be radical is if all shoe manufacturers denominated sizes in length & width of th foot that would be most comfortable in the shoe

My shoe size is anywhere between 10 and 12, medium to wide. Per my latest inventory of all the comfy ones of multiple makes in my closet.

Let the record note: first Christmas carol overheard of the season: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Gene Autry. Kohl’s. Sat Nov 22. 2pm

Dear Uber: A tweetstorm is inappropriate for corporate apologies. It feels insincere. And it feels dashed off in haste, not thought through

Textual disambiguation. Breathe deep. Say it again, this time with more feeling. Tex-tu-al dis-am-big-u-a-tion. Ah, yes. How sweet it is!

Gonna have me a pale ale. All hail pale ale! Pale ale don't tell no tale.

“The sky is th archive.” NASA speaker said that was trad’l astronomer reason for not saving all observational data. Celestials move minutely

Good speakers are prepared for the unexpected. This afternoon I cut my hand on a podium splinter. Had to suppress curse word & soak th blood

Chris Mattman o NASA JPL. Hands-down most interesting presentation today. Their #bigdata challenges & approaches. Extreme-scale data science

I speak at 4:30. Final speaker on Friday afternoon. So I’m sure I will have their full undivided inattention.

Successful Cities Break Down Silos, Embrace Big Data 

Why Smart Cities Turn to Analytics for Managing Water, Electricity 

Sensors, Big Data Analytics Propel Environmental Monitoring 

How Crowdsourcing is Helping Connect the Internet of Things 

People say Crystal City has no soul. It's not true. I once worked here for a few years. Its soul is knowledge workers exerting selves to max

Morning's speakers spent more time than necessary defining #bigdata. Mine will be the soul of brevity.

Yet another “big data is like teenage sex” spiel. Yeah, sure. It’s becoming self-service.

A “women’s unisex rest room”? What the...?!!

Good. I’ve tricked a lot of people into reading one of my original poems. I get my jollies.

In high tech conversations, there's often no way o knowing in advance if U're being "too tech," "not tech enough" or th "wrong kind of tech"

#ClickFrenzy 2014: 27.7% increase in online retail sales. Full alert:  #SmarterCommerce #IBMExpOne

#ClickFrenzy sales jump nearly 28% over last year. How will US #BlackFriday #CyberMonday compare?  #SmarterCommerce

Holiday shopping sales are way up 'down under.' Check out the data from this week’s #ClickFrenzy  #smartercommerce

"What's New in DB2 10.5 Cancun", #DB2 Tech Talk: Live Nov. 20, 12:30 PM ET or replay:  with @samlightstone #IBMBLU

5 things you must know about the hot new #dashDB #datawarehousing solution plus a demo! #KnowMOREinaDASH 

Hear about gateways, #analytics at the edge for #IoT, IBM’s #InternetOfThings architecture:  #ChatWithTheLab

Join IBM & Hildebrand on Dec 10 to learn real world solutions that can be implemented now: 

IBM #Informix and GBASE to collaborate on locally innovated #database in China! Read more: 

Drafted next #IBM jk blog: " #BigData and the Power of Positive Curation." Will probably post week after next. Next week a holiday week.

New #IBM jk blog: "Cognitive computing: Programming the artificial mind" ( ). Warning: contains poetry.

No quick-hits next week. Taking a breather, though working, on Thanksgiving week. Next qh will be Mon Dec 1.

Big Media? Sentiment data may... p1:  p2:  Fri #IBMDataMag qh in adv. Speak enggmt tomorrow

Influence analytics? part 1:  part 2:  Thursday #IBMDataMag quick-hit

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel JK--RIP Mike Nichols.

" #IBM Brings More Security, Control to Cloud-Based DevOps" ( ) JK--New Bluemix Dedicated Platform & private API tools

" #IBM Scales DevOps for Large Enterprises w/ New Hybrid Cloud Solutions" ( ) JK--IBM’s new DevOps Innovation Services

"Made in #IBM Labs: Protecting Personal Data in the Cloud" ( ) JK--IBM's new patented Data Privacy Engine invention

"It’s Time to Shift to Data-Centric Computing" ( ) JK--Blog by Dr. John E. Kelly III, #IBM SVP & Director of Research

"The Strange, Shifting Shape of Supercomputing Market" ( ) JK--Cites pivotal importance of #IBM #OpenPower GPU machines

RIP Mike Nichols. Pivotal figure in history of postwar skit-centric improv comedy. Hugely great movie director. "The Graduate," for example.

"5 reasons to consider adopting in-memory computing" ( ) JK--Good summary.

"When data drives sports" ( ) JK--Better that it be data than steroids.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Trouble by TV On The Radio from Seeds JK--2014. Another good one from their new one.

"Cities Find Rewards in Cheap Techs" ( ) JK--Planners pull data from inexpensive sensors mounted on traffic lights etc

"Trust The Algorithms, Not The Data" ( ) JK--Huh? No way. Trust the results. The wrong algorithms skew to wrong results

"BigData HR Analyticl Insights: Large Org Perf & Growth Over Period Pt 2" ( ) JK--Exceptionally confusing visualization

" #BigData Has Potential to Transform Health Care" ( ) JK--Adoption o personal health-tracking devices a tipping factor

" #IBM shares plans 4 supercomputing future" ( ) JK--"More coprocessrs+acceler8rs 2 incr comput speed & powr efficincy"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Drumbeat by Weekend from The '81 Demos JK--OMG! #KEXP finally played one of my faves of all time!

"Top 10 Big Data Companies (By Revenues)" ( ) JK--Who's #1? #IBM. No surprise there.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Don't Call Her No Tramp by Betty Davis frm They Say I'm Differnt JK--1974. Deliciously dirty lady-funk from Mrs Miles

Target stores’ profits up. I told the wife there must be a good reason why the local Target fixed their sign’s burned-out second T recently

If I see another hairsplitting discussion of "bigness" in a data context I'll scream. What's next? Learned disquisitions on "datatude"?

"2015 Predictions: Big Changes In Store For App Dev Leaders" ( ) JK--Blog flowing from #Forrester AppDev groupthink

"Uber Exec Floats Digging Up Dirt on Journalists" ( ) JK--Breathtakingly sinister sentiment. He still have a job?

"Can #BigData Answer Farmers' Questions?" ( ) JK--Discusses "prescriptive planting" analytics.

"The Must-Have Skills You Need to Become a Data Scientist" ( ) JK--The "resources" section of this is most interesting

"Why Data Management and App Dev Must Come Together" ( ) JK--Cool discussion of interest to data scientist app-devs.

Need competition to see who can design the most annoying browser pop-ups. Many specimens in the wild. Creatively evil Web devs are among us

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Bonnie and Clyde by Serge Gainsbourg from SG JK--We rob ze banks, non?

Social sentmnt? Utility or futility o weed out bogus online reviews p1:  p2:  Wed #IBMDataMag qh

"Veolia #IBM Join Forces to Deliv New Digital Urban Solutions 2 Transform Water Energy & Waste Mgt Svcs for Cities" ( )

What an odd expression: "I hope this email finds you well." Is the email snooping on my health or general state of mind? Now I'm concerned.

#IBM blogs on entitlemnts included in Pure Data for Analytics N3001: Cognos ( ) & BigInsights ( )

"Build Human Biz on Shoulders of Personal Brands" ( ) JK--Koby playbook: soc med lets lend individ brand+ID to company

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dead Air by CHVRCHES from Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 JK--2014. Brand new from movie soundtrack. Good one.

Wish to thank editor Tara Dunn for indulging my invocation of Neil Armstrong & Mark Twain in defense of an exquisitely minute point of style

Submitted my next #IBMDataMag column: "The Ethics of #BigData for Targeted Segmentation"

Quiet settles in. The only sound is our HVAC system moving heat-pumped air through the ducts of the house. Warms the ducts of my heart.

Drafted latest #IBM #Dataversity column: "The Challenges of Master Data Management in the Internet of Things"

IBM has clearly transitioned proactively into the cloud era across our entire information management p... #dashDBChat 

Customers tend to start in the low terabytes, with plans to scale up the volumes and the varieties as ... #dashDBChat 

Cloud can help with on-prem challenges by eliminating the need to invest in in-house infrastructure an... #dashDBChat 

The concern with on-premises is often bottom line: they need to build a data center, hire an IT staff,... #dashDBChat 

Customers are concerned that they will lose control over their data if they put it in the cloud. That ... #dashDBChat 

Cloud is where you'll maintain your primary data reservoir, lake, sandbox, refinery for data scientist... #dashDBChat 

Cloud brings on-demand, self-service, agility, and scalability to data warehousing and business analyt... #dashDBChat 

As you move into big data territory, scalability-wise, cloud will be the first, foremost, most cost-ef... #dashDBChat 

When you go with a cloud-based DW, you are always running on the latest/greatest in-production version... #dashDBChat 

Cloud is the vehicle for ubiquitous data warehousing, on-ramp for users of all sizes, with no need for... #dashDBChat 

60-minute dash for #dashDBChat starts...NOW!!!! #dashDBChat 

Getting my jittery twitteries warmed up for #dashDBChat. Everything I tweet will be on-demand and in t... #dashDBChat 

@nancykoppdw @jameskobielus Looking forward to hearing your perspectives on the hot new #dashDB offering on today's Crowdchat at 2 PM ET!

Join li'l ol' me + @_hoffman @nancykoppdw @samlightstone @ARonthal on today's chat about data warehousing & analytics 

I'm attending today's chat about analytics w/ experts @_hoffman @nancykoppdw @samlightstone @ARonthal @jameskobielus 

"Google, Stanford build hybrid neural networks that can explain photos" ( ) JK--Hybrid? Deep convolutional + recurrent

" #IBM Verse Fuses Cloud Social Analytics..." ( ) JK--Enterprise email with freemium social collab & built-in analytics

"The Rise Of The Sensornet: 4.9BN Connected Things In 2015, Says Gartner" ( ) JK--Interesting stats.

"Why Your Data Scientists Need 2 B Storytellers & How 2 Get Them There" ( ) JK--Good advice but applies to any biz case

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Heroin by Velvet Underground JK--"You can all go take a walk"? I'll bet real-life Lou used earthy epithets to dismiss

Workload-optzd sys? Challenges o scaling 2 Facebookian proportions p1:  p2:  Tues #IBMDataMag qh

"InfoSphere Guardium Tech Talk: Data privacy and Dynamic Data Masking" ( ) JK--Thurs Dec 11 11:30am EST #IBMDataMag

"CrowdChat: Get to Know #dashDB" ( ) JK--Today 2pm eastern. I and others will be on it. #IBMDataMag

"Discovering Gold in Data Repositories" ( ) JK--Vid: #IBM ecosys helps orgs fulfill #bigdata analytcs needs #IBMDataMag

"Garnering Actionable Insight from Content" ( ) JK-- #IBM Redbooks: Unlock th value of unstructured content #IBMDataMag

"Offering Analytics for Everyone" ( ) JK--Video: Utilize powerful analytics with #IBM #Watson Analytics #IBMDataMag

"Explore Data Insights" ( ) JK-- #IBM Redbook solution guide InfoSphere Master Data Mgmt & #Watson Explorer #IBMDataMag

"The Scoop on #Hadoop: #IBM Plus Hadoop" ( ) JK--Video: the full flavor of #bigdata #IBMDataMag

" #BigData and a Hierarchy of Data Needs" ( ) JK--Praveenkumar Hosangadi on analytics capab-building stages #IBMDataMag

"Textual Analysis of #BigData: Part 1" ( ) JK--Krish Krishnan on entrprse-scale search and textual analysis #IBMDataMag

"Apply Existing SQL Expertise to Capitalize on #Hadoop" ( ) JK--Gord Sissons discusses alternate approaches #IBMDataMag

Incoming GOP congress may not squash WashDC voters' referendum mandate to legalize pot. Selling my house in the NoVa 'burbs. Moving downtown

Dreary, dripping, and chilling out there. Fortunately, we've been spared the snow. So far. Gray I can deal with. White in abundance? Less so

Modeling automation? Machine learning shapes the material world p1:  p2:  Mon #IBMDataMag qh

"This Device Diagnoses Hundreds of Diseases Using a Single Drop of Blood" ( ) JK--rHEALTH delivers findings in minutes

" #BigData: redrawing the insect tree of life" ( ) JK--"Originated at the same time as the earliest land-based plants"

" #BigData Is Stopping Maritime Pirates From Space" ( ) JK--Ship remote tracking via shoebox-sized "nanosatellites."

Cubert: an open-source high-performance computation engine for complex #bigdata analytics ( )

Tephra, a new open-source project that adds globally-consistent transaction support to Apache HBase ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Early (feat. BOOTS) by Run The Jewels from Run The Jewels 2 JK--2014. I'm not big on hiphop, but this is great.

"Google taps cloud #bigdata satellites to track overfishing" ( ) JK--Global Fishing Watch partner w/environmntl groups

"Should EHRs Include Social/Behavioral Data?" ( ) JK--Cited report answers that question in the affirmative.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Th Order o Death by Public Image Ltd from This Is What U Want...This Is What You Get JK--1984. LP title is only lyric

#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

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! 

#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

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

Rise & shine. Unclench your mind. So begins another week. Open your work file. Have a peek.

Who says I watch? I monitor to see if and when it's gotten funny again. Not yet.

Catch me this Fri, Nov 21, speaking at #BigData & Enterprise Architecture 2014, Crystal City Hilton, Arlington VA ( )

Hey Lorne Michaels, reboot SNL before it expires from creative exhaustion. Drop those musical numbers from opening monologues, for starters

Caught "A Most Wanted Man" on DVD. Slow tedious LeCarre thriller. The late Phillip Seymour Hoffman was his usual incredibly watchable self.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Further Down th Road by Spacetime Continuum from Double Fine Zone JK--1999. Smooth jazz = cosmic background radiation

Twisting my head around the concept of parallel universes. Could our space-time continuum be embedded in an unfathomable discontinuum?

When someone says they're "old school," I want to ask if that was back when corporal punishment was standard school discipline.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Forevermore by Thurston Moore from The Best Day JK--2014. Great new noise drone jam from ex-Sonic Youth principal