Sunday, January 18, 2015

Aweekstweets January 11-18 2015: the week we trotted out dogs & ponies festooned in bells & whistles

Glad I didn't crack my skull flying backwards on ice on my driveway this morning going for the newspaper. It was raining out. No inkling.
Always have 2 restrain self from correcting when people say cardio is best way to burn fat. Strength training is. Boosts base metabolic rate
Bought 2 new business suits today. Th black is for my son’s wedding in Feb. My last new suit was for my older brother’s wedding 10 years ago
I have already written the next 10 straight quick-hits. I seriously hate to procrastinate. I intend to sustain this buffer indefinitely.
At last count, the Big Ten is up to 14 teams. I didn’t realize that “Big” means “multiply by 1.4.”
Muscle mags all show grimacing guys pumping major iron. In my experience, the most powerful keep their visage calm. Only dummies flex face.
Cable commercials that promise quick cash tend to use that old-fashioned cash-register “ka-ching” sound for emphasis. What is this? 1915?
Come to my #BAmarathon webinar on Feb 3. "Unlocking #BigData: the Power of Cognitive Computing." Register at: 
"Fashion tech startups use data science 2 build virtual dressing rms" ( ) JK--Potential 2 accel online apparel commerce
"Optimization Algorithms in Machine Learning" ( ) JK--Downloadable slide deck is the keeper: 
"Baidu built a supercomputer for deep learning" ( ) JK--High-performance image analytics.
"Show & Tell: Neural Image Caption Generator" ( ) JK--Google's implementation. Details here: 
"The Problem with Recommenders" ( ) JK--Title misleading. Article is good overview of recomm sys solution approaches
"Open Source Storage Gains Traction" ( ) JK--Gartner predicts opn-src stor sw will have 20% market share by end of 2017
"Natural Language Processing Cant Beat Human Translators (Yet)" ( ) JK--Points to Skype real-time auto-translation svc
"NASA Turns to Machine Learning to Identify Stars Faster" ( ) JK--Accelerate star discovery and classification process
"Dog & pony show." What's the deal about mixing species? Dogs riding on pony backs? Dogs herding ponies? Freakish dog-pony hybrid species?
RIP Kim Fowley. Rock industry creative behind-the-scenes veteran dating from early 1960s. Totally uncategorizable: 
Start your #bigdata 4 social good challenge? #Hadoop4good Office Hrs coming! …
New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "Gamifying the Real Game of Business" ( )
Social sentiment as mkt intel? Detangling herd bias from crowd wisdom p1  p2  Fri #IBMDataMag qh
New #IBM jk blog: "Why you may never need to become a data scientist" ( )
The consumer-driven mobility ecosystem will drive new innovation in how people get around. @IBMIBV #Auto2025 study: 
By 2025, the vehicle will be sophisticated enough to configure itself to a driver & occupants. #Auto2025 study: 
RT @Natasha_D_G: 999 #developers joined #BigData 4 Social Good challenge  Be the 1000th to #hadoop4good! #hadoop #IBM
"Fog computing: cloud descends to Earth for faster Internet o Things analytics" ( ) JK--Good discuss o #IBM IoT & cloud
"Ford's #bigdata experiments: Can it transform company?" ( ) JK--Interesting focus on behavior & experience analytics
"How science cutting #bigdata down to size" ( ) JK--NSF SciServer projbuilding ecosys for accessing space-science data
"Apache’s newest TLP: Flink" ( ) JK--MapReduce alternative fuses processing & analysis of both batch and streaming data
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dancing Barefoot by Patti Smith Group from Wave JK--1996. Lyric hinges on the word "thee." Unpretentiously. Perfect!
"Machine learning methods for computer security" ( ) JK--Link points to a doc that's a bibliography of recent research
"Symbiosis of #BigData & 3D Printing" ( ) JK--Discusses synergies in custom manufactrg, QA, visualization, data storage
"Google driverless cars being built in Livonia" ( ) JK--Wow! My hometown! Levan Rd! Where my jr-high minibike assembld!
Real-world experiments? The value of failure in A/B testing ( ) Thurs #IBMDataMag qh & LinkedIn Pulse blog
Learn more about the new #WatsonAnalytics Assemble feature 
Mobile Learning: Key to a Prepared 21st Century Global Workforce  #IBMMobile
Ben Watt's fave tracks of 2014, his influences, & more. I'm a fan. Good website:  @ben_watt of Everything But The Girl
RT @kexpplaylist I'm Writing a Novel by Father John Misty from Live on #KEXP JK--2012. Cool version. Rocks like "Hwy 61 Revisited" era Dylan
Event organizers that offer incentives for "early-bird registration" please be advised. It's not good practice to dangle worms.
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Big New Prinz by The Fall JK--Check this guy's track record: 4 decades o still-edgy releases: 
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp God Save the Queen by Sex Pistols frm Never Mind th Bollocks JK--1977. Rotten rages against UK tourism revenues. Why?
"Statistical foundations of machine learning" ( ) JK--Another fine online open-access textbook for data scientists.
"SDN Security's Role in #BigData" ( ) JK--"Smart, self-aware networks capable of defending themselves against threats"
"Predictions: 2015 Analytics and Data Science Hiring Market" ( ) JK--Great phrase: "California loses its luster."
"Are Analysts Primitive Homo Analyticus?" ( ) JK--Love the artwork on this. Want it on my wall.
"Data Preparation Is Not an Afterthought" ( ) JK--Excellent #Gartner note from Lakshmi Randall & Mark A. Beyer
"How biz will use cognitive cmptng in 2015" ( ) JK--Per RHigh: Watson 4 "E's": education expertise expression evolution
"Machine learning w/wearable sensors" ( ) JK--Cool discussion of algo to distinguish 6 physical user postures/movements
" #BigData - What The Heck Are Data Lakes?" ( ) JK--And golly gee, why are they so gosh darn hard to manage? Aw shucks.
"IoT #bigdata problms" ( ) JK--Per @acroll : Wearable overload. Sensing overkill. Data oversprawl. Need contxt over all
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Allie by Belle and Sebastian from Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance JK--2015. One of these indie veterans' best LPs.
"Forecasting: Principles and Practice" ( ) JK--Excellent online open-access textbook. In-depth statistical discussions
Ringo was the surname of an Old West outlaw. I wish the other Beatles had adopted faux desperado names: Doc, Deadeye, Lefty, & Ringo?
Gamified analytics? Cog cmptg limits in autom8 rl-life biz strat game p1  p2  Wed #IBMDataMag qh
Independent viewpoints on #IBM z13: Charles King ( ), Roger Kay ( )
Organizations are increasingly using #cloud based #analytics to gain advantages : Find out how?  @IBMDataWH #DashDB
According to a recent #IBM #TechTrend study #cloud adoption is up 92% since 2012  #dashDB @wlucas001 @IBMDashDB
Vetting #Forrester’s Return-on-Investment Calculations for Data Warehouse Modernization  : #dashDB @IBMDashDB
#DataWarehouse Modernization: Vetting Forrester’s Return-on-Investment #ROI Calculations  : #dashDB @IBMDataWH
" #IBM Launches z13 Mainframe -- Most Powerful and Secure System Ever Built" ( ) JK--Read about its many firsts.
"New Analyst Rpt Cites #IBM as Leading #Hadoop Provider Among Developers" ( ) JK--25% identified it as their principal
"Redefining Digital Business: #IBM zNext." Join us for a virtual event today, 2pm eastern. Register here: 
"What Should You Look For In Your Cloud #DataWarehouse?" (  ) JK--New #IBM blog by Rahul Agarwal
Bought & downloaded Panda Bear's latest LP: "Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper." #KEXP Don Yates describes it well: 
"Artificial intelligence experts sign open letter to protect mankind from machines" ( ) JK--O-oh Yoshimi....!!!
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp My Generation by The Minus 5 from Dungeon Golds JK--2015. Group includes ex-REM-er Peter Buck. Yes, we're getting old
Data is a truly a lever for making things happen in the real world, and data-driven insights are a leverage multiplier.
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Fresh Blood by Eels from Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs of Desire JK--2009. Mark Everett's father was influential scientist.
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Times They Are A-Changin' by Bob Dylan JK--1964. 22-year-old singer-songwriter looks 60-something on LP cover
Catch me speaking on a #bigdata panel, Feb 12-13, Rethink Technology conf, Palo Alto ( )
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Intro/Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash JK--1968. Fun fact: confessed Reno job after Statute of Limitations ran out
Correlation: NOT the natural process by which the Great Barrier Reef was formed.
"Let's Get Nerdy: Data Analytics 4 Business Leaders Explaind" ( ) JK--Good overview. Pls drop th tiresome "nerd" shtick
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ordinary by The Preatures from Blue Planet Eyes JK--2014. My first thought was "Sheryl Crow rocking again?"
"Numbers are Powerful, Especially in Combination" ( ) JK-- @KirkDBorne on challenges of high-dimensional analytics
"These IoT networks 'unapologetically slow'" ( ) JK--Lo-powr M2M WANs. Work in tiny devices going months small battery
Ambient analytics? The future of wearables at work p1:  p2:  Tuesday #IBMDataMag quick-hit
"DB2 Tech Talk: Take a Deeper Dive into dashDB" ( ) JK--Thurs Jan 29 12:30pm eastern #IBMDataMag
"InfoSphere Guardium Tech Talk: Managing Linux K-TAPs" ( ) JK--Thurs Jan 29 11:30am eastern #IBMDataMag
"Informix Tech Talk: The Internet of Things Foundation Service" ( ) JK--Thurs Jan 22 11:30am eastern #IBMDataMag
"Cloud Computing Elasticity for #BigData Environments" ( ) JK--IBM Redpaper: building cloud-based solutions #IBMDataMag
"Advanced Tools for Business Decisions" ( ) JK--Deploy Twitter-bolstered InfoSphere BigInsights on Cloud #IBMDataMag
"Joining the #BigData Revolution" ( ) JK--Book release: Rob Thomas and Patrick McSharry #IBMDataMag
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Blood Bank by Bon Iver JK--2009. Artist channels a backwoods Wisconsin loner vibe. Who else does that? Only Justin
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Every Age by Jose Gonzalez from Vestiges & Claws JK--2015. Nice one in brooding folkish groove he cuts outside Junip.
"Critical Thinking Goes Hand in Hand with #BigData" ( ) JK--Video: What do we do with all this big data? #IBMDataMag
Mysticism: reveals the je ne sais quoi of me not knowing what.
"Tapping into Complexity of Human Emotion" ( ) JK--Video: Revealing je ne sais quoi of emotional analytics #IBMDataMag
Yesterday, I decided, for rhyming sake (fog log...), to abbreviate "cognitive algorithm" to "cog." A minor "eureka!" moment.
"Implement Data Masking to Protect Sensitive Data: Part 2" ( ) JK--Maji on enterprise-scale data masking #IBMDataMag
"Appliance-Bsd Analytics & Transactional Proc: Pt 2" ( ) JK--Bui & Palaniappan on PureData for Transactions #IBMDataMag
"Can Intelligently Harnessing Big Data Fix Healthcare?" ( ) JK--Krish Krishnan on how insight enhances care #IBMDataMag
Yes, dear PR people, I publish biz-tech opinions. So what's with the "do you want to cover peace efforts in the Middle East?" pitches?
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Name On A Matchbook by Springtime Carnivore from Springtime Carnivore JK--2014. Song passed my "who is that?" filter
Carrier mistakenly delivered the Washington Times instead of the Wall Street Journal. That went immediately to the dumpster.
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Boys Latin by Panda Bear from Panda Bear Meets th Grim Reaper JK--2015. Love Noah Lennox' weird processed vocal style
Catch me speaking at Cloud Expo in June, NYC: "Fogs, Logs, and Cogs: The Newer, Bigger Shape of #BigData in the Internet of Things"
Drafted new #IBM jk blog: "Why You May Never Need to Become a Data Scientist"
"Here comes the 'Internet of Self'" ( ) JK--IoT/QS lets yr body-harvested self-data auto-control objects in your world
"Machine learning'll eventually solve your JPEG problem" ( ) JK--Auto-curated foto albums. Currently, FB & Google+ suck
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Man in Black by Johnny Cash JK--Not buyin' the explanation, Johnny. I'll bet U were just lazy, sartorially. Like Zuck
"What Does " #BigData " Mean? Cynic's Guide" ( ) JK--Cynic? Hardly. This is an excellent parsing of layers of meaning
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Police on My Back by Th Clash from Sandinista! JK--1980. Never understood that train-horn sound effect. But it's cool
"Clone Your Customers' Brains in a Mathematics Laboratory" ( ) JK--Wasn't that an "Outer Limits" episode?
" #BigData Empowers Swarm Organizations" ( ) JK--Emergent collective behav by similar entities around common objective
Interesting SlideShare on Python programming for data science ( )
"Apache Lens" ( ) JK--Incubator project: unified interface for analytics on data stored in different systems (HDFS etc)
"What is a Propensity Model?" ( ) JK--Predictive behavioral models, of which the blog focuses on customer behaviors
"Common Pitfalls in Machine Learning" ( ) JK--Overfitting, sampling bias, reporting misleading stats, etc.
"Role o #BigData in Modernisation of Statistical Production" ( ) JK--UN study on main challenges for official stats
" #IBM Breaks U.S. Patent Record in 2014" ( ) JK--22nd straight year IBM has topped annual list of US patent recipients
Data-scientist skillsets? The case for and against a Chief Data Science Officer ( ) Monday #IBMDataMag quick-hit
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Wise Up by Aimee Mann from (Sntrk) Magnolia JK--"It's not going 2 stop till U wise up/so just give up." Zen fatalism?
The Inuit may have more words for snow than English, but I'll bet they have no equivalent for "wintry mix."
"Obstacle avoidance is the next big step for drones" ( ) JK--Need lawyer drones trained to avoid regulatory obstacles.
"SpaceX rocket landing was ‘close, but no cigar’" ( ) JK--Yeah, well, duh! You don't light cigars around rocket fuel!
"IoT has finally hit the mainstream. Now what? " ( ) JK--Cue the Buzz Lightyear clip: "to infinity and beyond!!!!"
It's always nice when a Catholic mass includes at least one hymn with a familiar melody & well-wrought lyrics. One you can sing non-mumbling

Almost done with Hillenbrand's "Unbroken." Though Zamperini's ordeal is focus. I can't stop pondering WW2's eastern battlefield: an ocean