Saturday, January 31, 2015

Aweekstweets January 24-31 2015: the week nipping it in the bud was decriminalized in all 50 states

Thank you Facebook, for reminding me that practically every day is a friend’s birthday. And making me feel guilty for not gifting them.

My sense is that unsolicited mail and unsolicited phone calls are equally spammy now. Answering calls from unfamiliar callers not worth it

My sense is that people don't check voice mail as much as they used to. Leaving a voice mail is as effective as not leaving a voice mail.

I've been asked to keynote a TDWI event in Savannah in March. Never been to Savannah.Nor Havana, though that's not unthinkable. Cuba's cool.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns by Mother Love Bone JK--1992. One of the few grunge songs you can imagine slowdancing to

Hallelujah for the weekend. My energy hasn't weakened. Ready to party.

Was one of those days when I turned off the music when the volume of my thoughts grew too loud. Drowned it out. My attention was all inward

New #IBM jk #InformationWeek column: "Chief Data Science Officers Won't Supplant CIOs" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I'€™ve Been Everywhere by Johnny Cash from Unchained JK--Bah! That's just the US & not even exhaustive list of places

"Th #BigData Tool Spark May Be Hotter Than #Hadoop, But It Still Has Issues" ( ) JK--Same growing pains Hdp experienced

"Scientists say AI fears unfounded, could hinder tech advances" ( ) JK--Doomsayers need to rid selves of sci-fi toxins

"Why artificial intelligence always seems so far away" ( ) JK--Because our AI dream stays one step beyond current tech

RIP Rod McKuen. His stuff worked better as (admittedly schmaltzy) pop songs than poems. Here's Como doing McKuen: 

I've seen the new convergence paradigm acronymed as "CAMS" (cloud analytics mobile social). I've seen "SMAC." Nobody dares do it as "SCAM."

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Jacksonville by Sufjan Stevens from Illinoise JK--2005. It's been 10 years since he released this masterpiece!

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "The Matter is Settled: #BigData = [ ]" ( )

Caught the latest "Portlandia" on IFC last night. It's always good to see Jeff Goldblum. And Olivia Wilde is always distractingly beautiful.

Stayed up past my bedtime to watch Letterman. Caught Death Cab for Cutie doing "Black Sun." John Oliver was on too. Funny. Dave was good too

Biz process optimizn? Yet another vision o th flattend organization p1:  p2:  Fri #IBMDataMag qh

New #IBM jk blog: "Data scientists need to nip model overfit in the bud" ( )

"When Harry Met Sally"'s unresolved ending left me in suspense. Did she ever partake of his pecan pie? And if so, was she as pleased as he?

Innumeracy runs rampant in tech. Tired of noting that "Big Data" is 2 words, not "a buzzword." Now some say the same re "Internet of Things"

"Build an IoT analytics solution with #bigdata tools" ( ) JK--Very good architectural discussion.

"Movers and shakers"? Hardly. I've never seen any of these influentials load trucks or craft simple/sturdy but elegant wooden furniture.

" #BigData Insinuation Architecture" ( ) JK--What are you insinuating? Data not big enough? Not architectd enough? Huh?

"Choosing right #bigdata execution framework: Why one size doesnt fit all" ( ) JK--Discusses the latest MR alternatives

"Can #Hadoop Replace Data Warehouse?" ( ) JK--"Can" is beside the point. TDWI/Russom research says it's not happening.

"Understanding #Hadoop : Foundations for Developing an Analytics Culture" ( ) JK--Lists Hadoop security projects.

"The future of machine learning at Pinterest" ( ) JK--What's interesting are their team specializations--eg "Black Ops"

"Building & deploying large-scale machine learning pipelines" ( ) JK--Fundamental to industrial-grade productionization

"Netflix revamping data archtctr 4 streaming" ( ) JK--Availabilty over consistency; microservices; polyglot persistence

"Show Me The Data: Graphics for Exploratory Data Analysis" ( ) JK--Raw stats may obscure what visualizations call out

" #IBM & Mars Launch Pioneer Effort 2 Drive Adv in Global Food Safety" ( ) JK--Consortium 4 Sequencng Food Supply Chain

"Winkelvoss Twins Plan to Tame Bitcoins" ( ) JK--Wait! How can fictional characters do that? Oh, that's right: virtual!

Google+ is starting to scrape bottom of barrel in new members when housepainters in my vicinity are among the few I'm seeing.

Yes, Big Brother is watching. And he's going to tell Big Mom and Big Dad unless you get your Big Butt downstairs and clean up that Big Mess!

"Why Attracting Millennials Requires #BigData Analytics" ( ) JK--We spoiled 'em. My generation appreciated small data.

Hey Millennials, that's a bit pretentious. Can I call you ladies "Millie" and you guys "Lenny"? Now I can relate. Now you're just folks

I'm jaded, but calling oneself a "motivational speaker" is putting cart before horse. After I listen, I'll decide how motivational you are

Before long, I'm sure Facebook will start informing me that all my friends have birthdays this year & I better start e-shopping 4 gifts ASAP

Monitoring equity analysts back&forth buy-sell-buy-sell blogs. Cyberspace equivalent of trying to keep cool head on trading floor of NYSE

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Do You Dream in Colour? by Bill Nelson from Do You Dream in Colour? JK--1980. A cool bit of reggae-ish post-punk

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You're a Million by Th Raincoats JK--1979. Group specialized in an oddly sculptd variety o flat-voice post-punk drone

Cognitv computing? Algo sim intel w/without snapshot of nervous sys p1  p2  Thurs #IBMDataMag qh

Big dinner at our favorite Vietnamese restaurant in Merrifield: Four Sisters. Always a place we bring out-o-town visitors. Back home. Drinks

True serenity comes from learning to sit perfectly still.

Judge Judy is a leading figure in modern shoutisprudence.

Note to professional self: don't ever place tech ads in a YouTube stream that delays people from playing back the music/video they love.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp My Silver Lining by First Aid Kit from Stay Gold JK--2014. Swedish sisters sound like American pioneer homesteaders

" #IBM Rsch Announces Breakthru For Protect Personal Data" ( ) JK--Algo encrypts user attributes 4 selected disclosure

"Thinking Like a Data Scientist" ( ) JK--This week's letter from me in my capacity as editor-in-chief of #IBMDataMag

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp My Career as a Homewrecker by Jonathan Richman frm Having a Party With Jonathan JK--1991. Actually, he's a folksinger

Ultimate bigdata-driven Turing test is if computer can, in dialogue, fool me into thinking I'm speaking w/someone I know well & who knows me

New #IBM jk #Dataversity column: "The Challenge of Data-Driven Security in the Petabyte Era" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp A Quick One, While He's Away by The Who from A Quick One JK--1966. Rhapsodic title cut from their first LP.

Big data vision? Slicing &dicing the #bigdata definitional superset p1:  p2:  Wed #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Phantom Power by Diagrams from Chromatics JK--2015. Great use of reverb in the recording. Amplifies the vibe.

"Deep Learning & Machine Intelligence Will Eat Th World" ( ) JK--Nah. It'll inhale global data & exhale global patterns

Notice the last 4 letters in "curate." To effectively sift, sort, & recommend content, you must rate it for relevance. At least in your mind

" #IBM's Cloud Business Generates $7 Billion in 2014 Revenue" ( ) JK--Key to our growth going forward.

" #IBM SoftLayer vs. AWS: What's the Difference?" ( ) JK--Good architectural comparison. Crisp & clear.

RT @kexpplaylist : Young Man's Game by Ben Watt and Bernard Butler from LIVE on #KEXP JK--2014. Ex-EBTG & ex-Suede. Totally soulful/cool.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ana Ng by They Might Be Giants from Lincoln JK--1988. The lyric is cracked poem. Melody is cracked. They're cracked

"How to Mitigate Data Monetization Risks" ( ) JK--Such as risk of inadvertently reselling data you hold but don't own

"Scientists create quantum entanglement on a silicon chip" ( ) JK--Long-distance transmission of correlated photons

"Understanding the #BigData Life-Cycle" ( ) JK--Historical discussion links today's big data to yesteryear's SOA mania

"The algorithmic CEO" ( ) JK--Viewpoint on business-strategic use o machine learning & other algorithmc tools/platforms

"Exosystem": just saw the word and thought it was a typo of "ecosystem." Looked it up. It's not: 

Spam for "NASA socks." Thanks, but I've canceled my planned pleasure trip to Mars' polar regions. Try again next year.

Let's see. Drone inadvertently penetrated White House airspace. Core use of drones has long been military. Bodes ill for commercial uses.

Machin lrng? Get photo autocuration right p1  p2  p3  Tues #IBMDataMag qu

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Vessel by Dan Mangan + Blacksmith from Club Meds JK--2015. I think he's singing "it takes a village to raise a fool"

"Webcast: Understanding and Acting in the Business Moment" ( ) JK--Thurs March 5, 1pm EST #IBMDataMag

"InfoSphere Guardium Tech Talk: Data Encryption for DB2 and IMS Databases" ( ) JK--Thurs Feb 12 1130am EST #IBMDataMag

" #BigData in a Minute" ( ) JK--Video: Coriell Life Sciences and #IBM Make a Powerful Team #IBMDataMag

"3 Keys to Successful Data Governance" ( ) JK-- #IBM whitepaper: holistic governance framework #IBMDataMag

"7 Best Practices for Implementing Data Archiving" ( ) JK-- #IBM whitepaper: thought-leadership approach #IBMDataMag

"Retain and Delight Customers" ( ) JK-- #IBM Redguide: see how to apply predictive customer intelligence #IBMDataMag

"5 Things to Know About #IBM Predictive Customer Intel" ( ) JK--Redbooks blog: comprehensive customer view #IBMDataMag

" #IBM Achieves High Marks for Data Integration Tools" ( ) JK--( White paper: Gartner report #IBMDataMag

"Data Discovery in the Data Value Chain" ( ) JK--Edd Dumbil on locating the right data #IBMDataMag

"Having What It Takes to Be a Data Scientist" ( ) JK--Rich Hughes on data scientist skillsets & thinking #IBMDataMag

"How Data Insight–Driven Enterprises Manage Data Onslaught" ( ) JK--Andy Thurai on machine-driven insights #IBMDataMag

Watched "The Nightly Show" with Larry Wilmore. Enjoyed it. He's not doing "black correspondent" shtick. Just being himself. Low key.

"End o capitalism as we know it" ( ) JK--How exactly do "we know it"? Dynamc innov8ng systems always ending/rebeginning

My understanding is that capitalism went away with the decline of the Roman Empire. I mean, didn't they write in all capitals?

" #IBM dismisses Forbes report of massive layoffs" ( ) JK--Response to RXCringely.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp September by Earth Wind & Fire JK--1978. Lyrics on this classic dance groove:  . Yes I'm a geek

I've never bought this crap about men being from Mars & women from Venus. Science has found no signs of life there, much less make-up sex

DC oldies station says it plays "the greatest music of the '80s, '90s, & today." What? Did the '00s actually exist? Chronological mirage?

"Pittsburgh Residents Can Now Track Snow Plows in Real Time" ( ) JK--But doesnt yet trak whethr a street's been treatd

"Satellite watchroom targets illegal fishing" ( ) JK--Based on algorithmic multi-feed movement monitoring & analytics

"Obama's precision medicine initiative" ( ) JK--Genomic analytics to personalize treatments per individual DNA.

World Economic Forum 2015 Global Risks 2015:  JK--Best read with a fine whisky in hand around the fireplace in Davos

"Will #BigData Eat Proportionality?" ( ) JK--Lawyerly jargon: discovery burden must be proportionate to case value

"Deep Learning on Hadoop 2.0" ( ) JK--PayPal Engineering shares its experience. Very interesting. Very technical.

"Namedropping: The Many Names of Internet of Things" ( ) JK--I'm equipped with a wearable IoT-synonym sensor. Jealous?

"Language on Twtr Traks Rates o Heart Disease" ( ) JK--No FredSanford correl8n w/"Elizabeth honey I'm comin 2 join ya!"

"What will our world look like in 2022?" ( ) JK--Cool compendium report from IEEE.

"Netflix is open sourcing tools for analyzing data in #Hadoop" ( ) JK--Surus. Link here: 

Drafted next #IBM jk blog: "Data Scientists Need to Nip Model Overfit in the Bud"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Black Sun by Death Cab for Cutie from Kintsugi JK--2015. Easy to take them for granted. One gr8 record after another

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Museum Of Flight by Damien Jurado from Maraqopa JK--2012. Remains one of my favorite LPs of this decade.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Steady as the Sidewalk Cracks by !!! from Strange Weather, Isn't It? JK--2010. Strange echo of Radio Clash, isn't it?

Quantified self? Spooky action at a personal distance p1:  p2:  Monday #IBMDataMag quick-hit

In 2020, what'll be the wearable IoT equivalent of the now-laughable brick-size early consumer cellphones of the 20th century? Google Glass?

"I tried on 56 wearables today. Here’s a photo of every single one of them" ( ) JK--And I'm wearing every T-shirt I own

Let's see. Today's news includes "mountain-size asteroid set to buzz Earth." What's with the matter-of-fact ho-hum approach to Armageddon?

For us here in northern Virginia, weather alert was a false alarm. Just more rain, no snow so far. But I understand points north not so good

Getting a bit tired of mooching LinkedIn discussion group posts with headlines such as "Wondering what's the next big thing. Any ideas?"

Just bought and downloaded Ryan Adams' sensational 2000 LP "Heartbreaker." No idea why I'd never bought any of his. Love everything I hear.

Settling in for “Austin City Limits” with Ryan Adams & Jenny Lewis. Two singer-songwriters of exceptional craft and personality.

Historic blizzard said to be bearing down on the Northeast. Do the historians rule on such matters before or after the snowplows arrive?

Best thing in life is earbuds in, music on, wine in hand, surfing the web, giggling uncontrollably. Nothing else comes close. Sex, maybe

I hope the airlines do the environmentally responsible thing with the last remaining SkyMall issues: recycle them into more barf bags.

Silicon Valley VC on Bloomberg West today talking "trends," just plugging the hell out of everything in his portfolio. Yeah, real objective

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Aweekstweets January 18-24 2015: the week I shrugged it off

Jeb Bush promises “adult conversations” in Washington. No word on whether that will involve angry cursing & explicit sexual content.

RIP Ernie Banks. Hall of Fame infielder/slugger was steady performer for a team that didn’t deserve him. Should rename Wrigley “Banks Field”

Johnny Depp. At some point Hollywood producers will shun him as a high-overhead actor. Chews the scenery as fast as they construct it.

It's good that I came to data in mid-career. I was more than ready to unlearn what I'd previously picked up. It already felt old. I felt new

Finally! WSJ includes digital access within the scope of my print subscription. I consume its news products avidly.

New #IBM jk blog: "Simulating customer cognition with or without neuroscience" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins) by Father John Misty from I Love You, Honeybear JK--2015. That Tijuana Brass?

Prognostication. No, it's not how anteaters ingest & chew their food. But it's similar.

"Sentiment Analysis..Tweets..Apple Live 2014: Going beyond positive & negative" ( ) JK--Word cloud goes beyond: cussing

"Innovation of Tech (IoT) Explained" ( ) JK--Innovative confusion technique: re-wording a well-accepted tech acronym

"Artificial-Intelligence Experts 2 Explore Turing Test Triathlon" ( ) JK--Checking alternatvs to what Alan hath wrought

"The Semantic Web: Moving Forward in 2015" ( ) JK--Update from the good folks at W3C.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Show Me by Mint Royale JK--Lyrics here:  . Omits chorus lyric. "Ja-boom ja-boom...sha la lee"?

"In-Memory Databases Put “Action” in Actionabl Insights" ( ) JK--Wikibon puts #IBM BLU Acceleration for #DB2 in context

"Population Data as 3D Organic Structures" ( ) JK--Visualiz'n suggests blue&purple asteroids flattening major US cities

"A world without statistics" ( ) JK--Don't see point of this thought experimt. Why not imagine physics without gravity?

"Striking parallels between math & sw eng" ( ) JK--"Math is a design." I think of it as a quantitative pattern grammar

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Cinnamon by The Long Winters from When I Pretend to Fall JK--2003. Her skin is edible extract of tropical tree bark?

"Analytics o Things" ( ) JK--TDavenport on IoT sensor-data patterns discoverable via adv anlytcs, ML, cognitive comptng

"The Language of Data Visualization" ( ) JK--Fundamental principles for data-scientific narrative construction.

"What’s Wrong with this Picture? The Art of Honest Visualizations" ( ) JK--Cool illustration of how pictures can fib.

"How to Create Effective Workspaces 4 Data Scientists" ( ) JK--Interesting discuss o “cognitive vs physical ergonomics"

"Understanding Data Science as Service" ( ) JK--Self-svc advanced analytics on-demand in cloud, a la Watson Analytics

No, Java, I just want to update you in my browser. For the trillionth time, I don't want to make your stupid search page my default.

I'd like that "Supersize Me" guy to do more projects on that theme. Next up: 30 days of consuming nothing but Starbucks coffee & muffins

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "Detangling Herd Bias From Crowd Wisdom" ( )

Machine learning? A cheatsheet for the working data scientist p1:  p2:  Friday #IBMDataMag qh

Hey football fetishists, please don’t squeeze ‘em. What would Mr. Whipple think?

Support for spatial data in a PureScale environment has been added for app with embedded spatial features. #db2 

DB2 PureScale cna be run in more virtualized deployment environments to accelerate testing and QA or to accel... #db2 

Ability for DB2 PureScale to leverage TCP/IP helps deliver HA and DR more cost effectively for wider set of u... #db2 

Additional options for using commodity network hardware. #db2 

Not only does this enable faster analytics against DB2, it also ensures continued high throughput on row-base... #db2 

Automatically routes analytic queries to the appropriate shadow tables, which leverage IBM's BLU in-memory te... #db2 

@IBM_DB2Enables DBAs to boost query speeds automatically without having to manually create, manage and tune c... #db2 

Maintains in-memory columnar "shadows" of row-based operational-data tables. #db2 

FP5 brings the mainframe fully into the in-memory revolution. And only IBM offers that. #db2 

Load-and-go simplicity on zLinux and Wndows reduces TCO and shortens time-to-value on DB2 deployments #db2 

Next-generation in-memory computing with actionable compression & CPU acceleration: speed with security! #db2 

Application interface enhancements: CLI drivers, .NET data server provider #db2 

Column-organized tables enhancements. High-available disaster recovery. PureScale enhancements. #db2 

Native encryption on DB2 database server. Requires no app or schema changes. Transparent, secure key mgmt bas... #db2 

Add-ons in BLU Acceleraiton, Business Applcation Continuity, Encryption, Performance Mgt #db2 

I'm IBM's Big Data Evangelist. I'm also editor-in-chief of IBM Data magazine. And I'm an IBM senior program d... #db2 

Prepping for #DB2 crowdchat. Great assortment of experts on DB2. I'll chip in my two cents. #db2 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Everything in Its Right Place by Radiohead from Kid A JK--2000. One might construe this sentiment in an OCD context.

"America bestselling cars/trucks built on lies: fake engine noise" ( ) JK--Wrongheaded POV. Customer experience demands

#Hadoop-uber-alles? Probably as mature as it’s going to get p1:  p2:  Thurs #IBMDataMag quickhit

"5 thoughts on industry analyst research & what it fails to answer" ( ) JK--Perhaps author needs to try his hand at it

RT @DevOpsSummit: JP &James listening 2 keynote @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley @JamesKobielus @JPMorgenthal @ThingsExpo

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Moaning Lisa Smile by Wolf Alice from Creature Songs JK--2014. Cool raving noise chorus on this.

RT @TheIoT #IoT Fogs Logs & Cogs By @jameskobielus @ThingsExpo JK--Stay tuned. My blog on this will post in early Feb 

RT @Onalytica: @jameskobielus Hey congrats youre 16th in influencer analysis on #bigdata! ( ) JK--Cool. Following most

Just remarked to the wife that we're having "light flurries" outside. Then realized the redundancy, a la "heavy blizzard."

Dropdown e-forms fields. Speeding thru them ill-advised. I'm in "United States of America," not "United Kingdom" or "United Arab Emirates"

" #BigData’s 10 Biggest Vision & Strategy Questions" ( ) JK-- @Doug_Laney summarizes findings from 9-author Gartner rpt

"Patent on data science methods, think twice" ( ) JK--Same arguments have been used against software patents in general

"Could Drones Help #BigData Reach The Sky?" ( ) JK--Lead paragraph made me laugh.

Join Us For Our Next #IBM DB2 CrowdChat tomorrow 1-2pm (EST): 

Data scientist skillsets? Nipping statistical-model overfit in bud p1  p2  Wed #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sugah Daddy by D'Angelo from Black Messiah JK--2014. Good one from his latest. Jazzy number with Dixieland swing.

"International Business Machines' (IBM) Q4 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript" ( )

Email tests mind-finger ability to target/zap stream of junk messages rapidly, precision, in bulk. All those arcade-hours on Galaga paid off

RT @jeweloree: Pop Viz: What Music Matters Most to @KEXP, Revisited 

RT @jeweloree: Check out my @KEXP playlist analysis: , compare taste o listners vs plays by DJs

Pop Viz: What Music Matters Most to @KEXP, Revisited 

I’d like to see Judge Judy replaced by the Susie Essman character from “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” All obscene scolding is final!

Hear the latest: Informix transactional, cloud, embedded & hybrid capabilities & transforming #IoT:  #IIUG Apr 26-30

2 days until the tech-talk about the IBM #IoT Foundation and the role of #Informix. Register-   #InternetOfThings

Visit the Expo Theater @IBMInterconnect to learn about creating real-world #InternetOfThings solutions  #IoT #Informix

How does #security work in #dashDB? The Chief Security Architect for dashDB explains in this concise blog. 

How does #security work in #dashDB? The Chief Security Architect for dashDB explains in this concise blog. 

What is your hybrid #datawarehousing strategy? #dashDB is a great fit for 3 key use cases. Find out what they are. 

Jan 29: Join us as we take a deep dive into the architecture of #dashDB. Register today: 

New: pureScale for everyone: Continuous availability benefits of pureScale available in a new low cost DB2 offering 

What's new with #ibmblu? Windows and #zLinux support, native data encryption and more! Blog:  @amit505 #db2

Join our Crowdchat on Thursday to learn about new features of #DB2 and to ask your questions: 

"Quick look inside #IBM snazzy new mainframe" ( ) JK--Slideshow with embedded video tour of the new z13 & zEnterprise

Curious if New York City has ever contemplated changing its formal name to "New York City."

Drafted latest #IBMDataMag column: "Black Swans, Sitting Ducks, and the Role of Geospatial Analytics in Natural-Disaster Risk Mitigation"

Storage optimiz8n? Tipping point where SSDs prevail grows blurrier p1:  p2:  Tues #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rock & Roll by Velvet Underground JK--1970. Only Lou recording where he sounds sorta like a "Wayne's World" denizen.

"Why Topological Data Analysis Works" ( ) JK--In-depth data science topic worth exploring further.

"Boston Will Use Uber Data To Tackle Traffic Issues" ( ) JK--Anonymized. Traffic light timing, street planning, etc.

"Using AI to Study Poker Is Really About Solving Some of the World’s Biggest Problems" ( ) JK--Algorithmic game theory

"AI helps physicists predict dangerous solar flares" ( ) JK--Which could electrically zap the IT infra needed 2 predict

"DARPA-funded research IDs sex traffickers with machine learning" ( ) JK--Analyze ad authors, extract subtle image info

"Evolutionary apprches 2 #bigdata problems" ( ) JK--MIT program: comput8nal pop-based adaptation & genetic inheritance

"Cloud Computing , #BigData and Mobility in 2015" ( ) JK--Deep stack of excellent observations from Ahmed Banafa.

"Everyday Zen: On th road w/ Willie Nelson at 81" ( ) JK--Gr8 profile. Kinky Friedman calls him "hillbilly Dalai Lama"

“Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.” ~Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar. Late motiv8nl speaker's real name was "Hilary Hinton Ziglar." Fortunately, parents decided against "Hilary Hodham Hinton Ziglar"

Whenever somebody declares th new year "the year of [whatever]" I go into full eyeroll mode. Yeah, OK. Gonna start giving months themes too?

"How many #Hadoops do we need?" ( ) JK--Article seems to misconstrue "Hadoop" as category label for "any big-data plat"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Wind by Cat Stevens from Tea for the Tillerman JK--1970. Yusuf was quite religious under prior professional name

#Innovation is more than magic – it is the art and science of anticipating the future. @IBMIBV study: 

" #IBM Vision 2015" ( ) JK--May 17–20 Orlando #IBMDataMag Register:  before Apr 11 to save US$300

"Webcast: When Mobile and Business-Critical Analytics Collide" ( ) JK--Tues Jan 27, 11am EST #IBMDataMag

" #BigData in a Minute" ( ) JK--Video: What Does ROI Mean for Patient Care? with Kimberly Madia #IBMDataMag

"A Big Draw: Freemium Edition Cloud-Delivered Analytics" ( ) JK--Visit Watson Analytics website for details #IBMDataMag

"Introducing z13 System Mainframes" ( ) JK--#IBM intros highly powerful, vastly secure mainframe technology #IBMDataMag

"Implementing a Private Cloud Strategy" ( ) JK--Case study video: credit union achieved significant savings #IBMDataMag

"Reading the Tea Leaves for Mainframes" ( ) JK--Download #Forrester report on why IBM z mainframes endure #IBMDataMag

"The #BigData Revolution" ( ) JK--Follow link to pre-order book by Rob Thomas and Patrick McSharry #IBMDataMag

"Advanced Automation for Optimizing Transaction Workflow" ( ) JK--Jim Martin on #IBM IMS Connect Extensions #IBMDataMag

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Let England Shake by PJ Harvey from Let England Shake JK--2011. PJ sounds a bit Wiccan sorceress on this great LP.

"Present th Data Story Persuasively 2 Make th Point" ( ) JK--Fern Halper on concise clear data storytelling #IBMDataMag

"What Is the Basis of Data Value?" ( ) JK--Paula Wiles Sigmon on value of data refinement & #IBMDataWorks #IBMDataMag

Bob Dylan "All I Really Wanna Do" ( ) JK--1964. Live. Newport. They intro him in the most pretentious manner possible.

RT @IBMAnalytics: Saying that everybody is now a #DataScientist troubles @jameskobielus  JK--"Troubles"? Nahhh. Amuses

Want to thank Michael Schrage for sending me his new book on biz experimentation. Will read. We've met exactly once. 1987. 20th & M NW. ICIT

RT @HistoryInPix: Shields brothers. Texas giants. Literally. All over 7 feet tall

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Me and My Arrow by Harry Nilsson JK--1971. 2 points if you remember the anim8td made4TV movie this from ("The Point")

Drafted new #IBM jk #Dataversity blog: "The Challenge of Data-Driven Security in the Petabyte Era"

Drafted latest #IBM jk blog: "Simulating Customer Cognition With or Without Neuroscience"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Jolene by Dolly Parton from The Best of Dolly Parton JK--1973. Happy 69th birthday to the buxom songwriter/warbler

"NYC Students Spark Innovative Ideas to Improve Higher Ed, City Svcs Using #IBM #Watson" ( ) JK--CUNY contest winners

"Top keynotes at Strata Conference and Strata + #Hadoop World 2014" ( ) JK--Links to the video playbacks.

"Crowdfunding propels scientifc research" ( ) JK--Love phrase "panda science": "projects w/gimmicky mass-market appeal"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Mr. Face by Ty Segall from Mr. Face EP JK--2015. Good one. Latest from this incredibly prolific musician.

Data journalism? The data science behind spotting media bias p1:  p2:  Mon #IBMDataMag quick-hit

Apache NiFi (incubating): scalable directed graphs of data routing, transformation, and system mediation logic ( 

"Facebook open sources tools for bigger, faster deep learning models" ( ) JK--Algo libraries optimized 4 Nvidia GPUs

"Google tries to reset Glass embarrassment with cooler wearable" ( ) JK--Shows limits of Silicon Valley hipness hype.

" #IBM says cognitive vehicls commonplace by 2025; fully autonomous cars not" ( ) JK--IBV study: 

"NASCAR's Kurt Busch Testifies That Ex-Girlfriend Is Assassin" ( ) JK--I assume Hollywood already optioned movie rights

"Historic Dawn Wall climb in seven lovely images" ( ) JK--Disappointed. Thought it was 7 images of lovely Dawn Wells.

Whenevr some1 says industry "at crossroads," cant help thinking Robert Johnson desperate. Down on knees trying to flag a ride? Sinking down?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rock Steady by Aretha Franklin from The Best of Aretha Franklin JK--1972. "Let's call this song exactly what it is!"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Gangsters by The Specials from Th Singles Collection JK--1979. Ska-punk wave was short-lived but produced great songs

Watched “Begin Again” starring Keira Knightley & Mark Scruffulo...I mean Ruffalo. Enjoyable music industry tale set in NYC. Good songs.

Watched “Guardians of the Galaxy” on DVD. Chris Pratt seems to be building a respectable, curious career as a leading action-adventure wuss.

Great. Everybody in creation tweeting love for my IoT Expo topic this coming June. Now for the minor detail of me getting thoughts straight