Saturday, January 10, 2015

Aweekstweets January 3-10 2015: the week in a nutshell

US history would have played out differently if our Founding Fathers had called the Bill of Rights the "top 10 tips for avoiding despotism"

There's the concept of "tipping point" when trend unstoppable. I'd like to propose a "tipsy point" when trend gets high on its own fumes.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Nobody’s Empire by Belle and Sebastian from Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance JK--2015. Very new. Very nice.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Make You Better by The Decemberists from What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World JK--2015. Brand spankin’. Gr8!

A usual Saturday afternoon activity. I hang at Panera while the wife shops at the supermarket. Today: Whole Foods.

We live in the age of enumerated advice. “Top ten tips.” Would God have won respect if Moses revealed “top 10 commandments”?

"Philip Kennicott: French newspaper tragedy strains host-guest dynamic" JK--Excellent essay on mutual tolerance. 

My ritual morning glance at the movies playing this evening on basic cable. I seen 75% of these. The rest? Absolutely no interest.

What keeps me centered is the opportunity to publish yet another thought.

New #IBM jk blogpost: "Fathoming photos at algorithmic speed" ( )

"FBI: North Korea “got sloppy” with IP addresses in Sony hack" ( ) JK--Revealed IP addresses NKorea “exclusively used”

"What We Know About Deep Learning Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg" ( ) JK--Links to interesting Jeremy Howard TED talk.

"Tip of the iceberg"? Supposed to suggest awe, but phrase conjures premonitions of maritime peril. Why not "dorsal fin of the Great White"?

"Are Thoughtless Analytics Driving Your Customers Away?" ( ) JK--When targeting, put yrself in intended recipient shoes

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "The Declining Value of Social-Media Water-Cooler Sentiment" ( )

Portlandia’s new season is off to a sensational start. The Toni-Candace back-story has me in stitches.

Scratchy robo-call from someone at a vague-sounding organization promising a nebulous solution. "On a recorded line"? Record my sharp hangup

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Bowie by Flight of the Conchords from Flight of the Conchords JK--Happy 68th to the Graying White Duke.

The Stewart Brothers "The Rat" ( ) JK--1959. Leader of Coasters-like R&B group was 16-yr-old Sylvester, aka Sly Stone

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Heroes/Helden by David Bowie JK--1981. Best English rockstar Deutsch self-cover since "Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand"

"Army Building Algorithm To Prevent Suicide" ( ) JK--"Research has repeatedly shown doctors not accurate in predicting"

"Physical data visualizatns" ( ) JK--Cool. Dating to 5500 BCE Mesopotamia. Visualizations embedded in physical objects

"Benioff On ‘Creepy’ Data" ( ) JK--In context of personal privacy. Beware creepy crawlers? ( )

"Next Shift: From #BigData to Deep Data" ( ) JK--Heavens no! This new phrase reminds me too much of "deep doodoo"

I'm bit weary o attempts to name next IT paradigm by attaching different adjective to word "data." Just as superficial as "Web x.0" nonsense

Scene from "Boyhood" that made me laugh was dad waxing rhapsodic over a Beatles solo-output compilation he made special for his teenage son

A single-digit morning. If I remove my mittens, I could count how cold they are on both hands.

Saw “Boyhood.” Was actually more about the mom & her aging process. Patricia Arquette was fearless, literally aging 12 years thru story arc

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Tempest by SOHN from the album Live on KEXP JK--Sounds like an android praying to robot deity. Wild weird cool synth

"​Ford's #bigdata experiments: Can it transform the company?" ( ) JK--"smarter cars...smarter roads...smarter cities"

"CES 2015: AllSeen Alliance to bring order to the IoT" ( ) JK--Infrastructure isn't sexy, but it animates all things

"Building the data stock exchange for IoT" ( ) JK--Discussion of cloud data brokering in Internet of Things contexts

"AI is coming to IoT, & not all the brains will be in the cloud" ( ) JK--Device-level chip algorithms, eg #IBM SyNAPSE

New #IBM jk #Infoworld column: "Analytics and measurements: A recipe for sustainable food chains" ( )

"5 Predictions for Predictive Analytics in 2015" ( ) JK--I'd like predictions o how many predictive models predict well

"Healthcare Analytics: Next Frontier" ( ) JK--Astrophysicist/computer scientist mines the cosmos of his quantified self

" #BigData...Hyper Smart Transport Era" ( ) JK--"Closed-loop sys....AI-pwrd self-steer/learn...dynamic speed limits..."

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sweet Jane by Velvet Underground frm Loaded JK--Banker & clerk saving "their monies"? Something fishy. Check th books

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

Informix Chat with the Lab on Jan 22 will focus on #Informix in the IBM #IoT Foundation. Register:  #InternetOfThings

Big week for #InternetOfThings at #CES2015! Visit the IBM #IoT booth for demo of solutions from IBM, Shaspa and Intel for IoT #Informix

dashDB is a cloud-easy enterprise-secure solution for a hybrid #datawarehouse with #dashDB. IBM has you covered. 

Need analytics now? These ten slides can change your work life! Learn #dashDB data warehousing on the #cloud! 

#dashDB is officially available! Beta has concluded for #Cloudant and other #datawarehousing plans! Get the details: 

New: #ibmblu supported on Windows and zLinux for fast answers simply delivered for departments and #SMB 

It is the little announcement that's huge! #ibmblu inmemory technology now supported on Windows and #zLinux! Details: 

"Hybrid #DataWarehousing – The Best of All Worlds" ( ) JK--Wendy Lucas discusses 3 cloud DW use cases #IBM

New #IBM jk #datawarehousing blog: "Data Warehouse Modernization: Vetting Forrester’s ROI Calculations" ( )

How Big Data is Transforming Design into Something Personal 

Drafted new #IBM #DW blog: "Data Warehouse Modernization: Vetting Forrester's Return-on-Investment Calculations."

Sitting here vetting Forrester's recent TEI on #IBM Info Mgt portfolio. Good work. Better than my own (more limited) TEI of DW from 2010.

"1795 Time Capsule Buried By Sam Adams, Paul Revere 2 B Opend" ( ) JK--Fabled microbrew recipe kept out o Redcoat hands

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dumb Waiters by Pychedelic Furs JK--1981. Fun fact: Richard Butler rented out his voice as an industrial sander

New #IBM jk #ITKnowledgeExchange column: "Shining analytical light deeply into dark data" ( )

"CES2015: #BigData A Quiet Star" ( ) JK--Does cloud-bsd deploymt constitute "levitation"? Yeah, big data's got that too

"Crowdsourcing with mobile apps brings 'big data' to psychological research" ( ) JK--Very powerful research potential

"Smart Software Can B Tricked into Seeing What Isnt There" ( ) JK--How will self-driving cars see in blizzards?

"Filtering Sources o Malware Threats" ( ) JK--Video: IBM X-Force reveals truth behind IP address reputation #IBMDataMag

"Avoiding Data Noise to Enhance Healthcare" ( ) JK--Video: Suh explains how #bigdata analytics improves HC #IBMDataMag

"Get Up-to-Date Information on DB2 BLU" ( ) JK--Video: find out what’s new in #DB2 with #BLUAcceleration #IBMDataMag

"Biz Analytcs in Blink" ( ) JK--Vid: IBM Almaden proj: answer all BI queries in seconds, rgrdlss o DB size #IBMDataMag

"Pushing MapReduce Efficiency Envelope" ( ) JK--Me on assess framwks 4 exec stat models in hybridizd infra #IBMDataMag

"Appliance-Based Analytics & Trans Proc: Pt 1" ( ) JK--Bui & Palaniappan on rapid deploy effic data mgt #IBMDataMag

"Implement Data Masking to Protect Sensitive Data: Part 1" ( ) JK--Biswajit Maji on obfuscation at scale #IBMDataMag

Why #datascientists need environments well suited for developing and executing #statisticalmodels  by James Kobielus

How the #undecidability property is established with certainty through logic and mathematics  by James Kobielus

Suitable #frameworks help #datascientists apply #statisticalmodels for #bigdata infrastructures  by James Kobielus

Pushing the #MapReduce Efficiency Envelope  by James Kobielus

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Minnesoter by The Dandy Warhols from The Dandy Warhols Come Down JK--1997. No idea why this not on their best-of LP

Santa getting ready for his 2nd shift. Today is Christmas Eve in the Eastern Orthodox church. Elves & reindeer second-crew ready for service

I don't understand "influence." I do understand appreciative readers. Thank you one and all.

RIP Little Jimmy Dickens. May that bird have flown up his nose on the way to paradise.

New #IBMDataMag jk article: "Pushing the MapReduce Efficiency Envelope" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Cherry Bomb by The Runaways JK--1976. Origin of phrase "riotgrrl."

I'm a bit tired of IT blogs with headlines about "why everybody should..." (read, listen, do, follow, etc.). Nothing's THAT interesting.

Drafted new #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "Behavioral Analytics in the Entertainment Industry’s Continuous Campaign"

Drafted new ITKnowledgeExchange column: "Shining Analytical Light Deeply Into Dark Data"

Drafted new #IBM jk #ITKnowledgeExchange column: "Shining Analytical Light Deeply Into Dark Data"

Top book on my list to read this year: "Big Data Revolution":  @robdthomas #BigData @WileyUpdates @jameskobielus
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RT @kexpplaylist #kexp See No Evil by Television from Marquee Moon JK--1977. Great late 70s downtown band was sadly ignored in its heyday.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Police & Thieves by The Clash from The Essential Clash JK--1977. Great fusion of rock & reggae.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Am I In Heaven? by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard from I'm In Your Mind Fuzz JK--Band sounds like named while high

Drafted new #IBM jk blog: "Fathoming Photos At Algorithmic Speed"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp New Year's Resolution by Camera Obscura from Desire Lines JK--2013. "To write some thing of value." Always mine too.

"Analytics Autom8n Profit & Employment" ( ) JK--Devlin ignores my actual focus: shifting balance: decis suppt v autom8n

As the year begins, I add #InformationWeek to the roster of channels that post my columns. @DHenschen & I go way back (to my analyst years)

"Machine Learning for Biomedical Literature Triage" ( ) JK--Which, of course, has been a #Watson use case from th start

"The future of storage: 2015 and beyond" ( ) JK--Very interesting and detailed look-ahead.

" #Bigdata’s big ideas" ( ) JK--Good compendium and classification of interesting O'Reilly blogs from past year.

"Hadoop Isn't for Everyone" ( ) JK--OK. But what is for everyone?

"Internet of Things (IoT): The Third Wave?" ( ) JK--1990s: Web. 2000s: mobile. 2010s: IoT. Hmmm.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Th Night They Drove Ol Dixie Down by Th Band JK--1969. Historians say no proof Richmonders sang "na na na" that night

"Deep Learning in a Nutshell" ( ) JK--Good primer. Like a college course textbook. Yes, there's math.

Everything's being explained in proverbial "nutshell." Could squirrels be hoarding all the world's wisdom? Why? Post-apocalyptic domination?

"11 Clever Methods o Overfitting & How 2 Avoid 'Em" ( ) JK--Dont build models that explain everything & predict nothing

The trick to keeping your spirits up in all circumstances is thinking of all the ways things could be better, not how it could be worse.

Breathing in the atmosphere of a new year. Deep inhale thru the nostrils. Long exhale from the mouth. Oxygen floods mind & muscles. Relax.

"Let’s just concede defeat 4 open standard for IoT" ( ) JK--That's premature. Plenty of open initiatives. No single one

Sunny with scattered, wispy high clouds. Low 40s with mild breeze. Air is clear. Quiet street. As good a January morning as can be expected

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Shall Be Released by Joe Cocker from Mad Dogs & Englishmen JK--1970. Dynamite Dylan cover.

"'Smart House' predicted smart home in 1999. So where is it?" ( ) JK--Why a 1999 baseline? Oldest prediction in th book

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp My Mistakes by Eleanor Friedberger from Last Summer JK--2011. She has a "tough/smart lady" voice.

Just committed my first errant input of "2014" for current year. Won't be the last.

Exercised a lot over the holiday period, but also ate and drank a lot. Slept a lot too. Did nothing a lot.

Wish to thank my lovely, literate daughter for lending me her personal copy of Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken." Exceptionally page-turning

Whar’s your Mad Magazine Don Martin Character Name? I’m Rance Fleezitz.

Starting to unpack my memories of 2014. Actually, no. Continuing to unpack my realization of how ancient the 20th century now is.

#KEXP listeners' list of top LPs of 2014 is real solid. Forget the rank ordering. Good releases up and down the list: 

What happens when you mix antibiotics with probiotics? Do they cancel each other out?

Reading profiles of transportation-improvemt projex slated for DC metro area in '15. Ranking them in head by pain-in-ass reduction potential

January 4. A Sunday. Pretending that it’s still the holiday season. It some cultures. That’s good enough for me.

Still don't get the point of devices that count steps. Just allot yourself a certain time & a certain distance to walk. Just go. Don't count

Saw "The Skeleton Twins" the other day on DVD. Wiig & Hader's "yeah we can do drama" vehicle. OK, but still prefer them in comedic material.