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