Friday, February 06, 2015

Aweekstweets January 31 to February 6 2015: the week of black swans and sitting ducks

"Murphy's Laws for th 21st Century" ( ) JK--None of these seem particular to this century. Except being published in it

Murphy's Law. Did he issue this decree before or after he quaffed his fifth pint of Guinness for the evening? I suspect the latter.

Ah yes, tax season. So-called because it's very taxing on the nerves.

"Internet of Things (IoT): The Third Wave" ( ) JK--Nicely scoped analysis. I'll ignore the useless "third wave" hoo-hah

Biggest #bigdata challenge is to avoid mouthing a high volume and variety of cliches about it at high velocity.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Life During Wartime by Talking Heads from Fear of Music JK--1979. Not clear why David didn't have time for CBGBs

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp London Calling by The Clash JK--1979. Good song. But the UK topical allusions were vague from the start. But it rocks

" #IBM Expands Global Research Network into South Africa" ( ) JK--Johannesburg lab opens in April.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Stereo by Pavement from Brighten th Corners JK--1997. "The infrastructure rots"? More than just the pavement? Detail?

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "Flat Org. Flat Earth. Whatever." ( )

IoT? Coming wearables glut & #bigdata overkill in consumer IoT p1:  p2:  Fri #IBMDataMag qh

Lovin' Spoonful "Pow" ( ) JK--1966. Woody Allen used it as theme song of his 1st feature film: "What's Up Tiger Lily."

I've never understood "They that go down to the sea in ships." Don't them that go down to the coast on wings or wheels count for something?

Are you keeping up to date on the latest courses? RT @BigDataU: Updated #hadoop course at Big Data University: 

229,324: the number of registered members of  . Are you one?? @BigDataU

Business Values for #IoT Solutions #analytics #applications  via

Learn to develop #IoT apps using #Informix Hybrid #Database at the Hands-on lab at #IBMInterConnect  #InternetOfThings

Looking for the latest about #Informix & #IoT? Look no further than the @IIUG 2015 event! 

Great news! SAP has certified the latest DB2 for SAP applications. Note#1555903 ?

Tired of waiting for reports? See how lightning fast insights from #ibmblu can change your work life. 

How did you learn DB2? Find out how your peers learned #DB2 and what they recommend: 

6 amazing ways that IBM is a great company, by a former IBMer @sltrunzo on @LinkedIn …

Drafted next week's #IBM jk blog: ""The Dev@ Was in the Details and in My Delivery"

Never understood that US Army recruiting slogan: "Be All You Can Be." Assumes that all you can be is a soldier.

New #IBM jk blog: "Spooky action at a personal distance" ( )

Security o #bigdata? As networks become self-aware & self-defending p1  p2  Thurs #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Only You by Taken by Trees from Other Worlds JK--2012. Melody reminds of Cascades' "Rhythm of the Rain." But slower.

I just noticed that O’Reilly has a service called Radar. I also notice they have a predictive virtual assistant who finishes your sentences.

I love problem-solving guidelines that start with "clearly define the problem." Should be required to end w/ "clearly define the solution."

"Real Time Third Platform Coming o Age" ( ) JK--3rd? Same counting system being used to cram >10 schools into Big Ten

Tired of gerrymandering converged new paradigm from old (cloud, big data, mobile, social, IoT, etc). Just call it "The Singularity" & B done

"The Man Who Knows Whether Any Startup Will Live or Die" ( ) JK--Sounds ominous. He have occult powers?

"Running on data: Activity trackers and the Internet of Things" ( ) JK--Tom Davenport with an insightful discussion

"A Brief Overview of Deep Learning" ( ) JK--Excellent detailed discussion of best practices for algorithm development

Still waiting for Hawking's long-promised follow-up book: "A Tiny History of Space."

"Survey Confirms Apache Spark Traction in #BigData Analytics" ( ) JK--35% of respondents using it or plan to adopt soon

"Can AI exist without data?" ( ) JK--Read "Critique o Pure Reason" ( ). Kant's "analytic" knowldge

"Apache Announces Samza as a Top-Level Project" ( ) JK--Open source #bigdata distributed stream processing framework

"A Data-Science Lender Takes on Student Debt" ( ) JK--Paper-free loan proc based on continuous predictive risk modeling

"Behind the scenes of Otherlab & its...intestine tanks" ( ) JK--Hold natural gas? Do they emit it silently? How deadly?

Let's see. What else can I do with maximum intensity? Chew my food? Nah. Can't afford to grind my teeth down to the gums.

Thank you pharmaceutical, healthcare, & insurance industries for reminding me every day in your ads of all the ways I might get sick & die.

"Whole world is sucking down mobile data like it’s water" ( ) JK--Who "sucks down" water? Cactus-dwelling arachnids?

" #BigData Analytics Pin Colon Cancer Deaths on Care Variations" ( ) JK--Integr8d healthcare systems make a difference

" #IBM wants to protect our food by sequencing its supply chains" ( ) JK--Good discussion of new industry consortium

"Ofcom publishes plan to support UK IoT" ( ) JK--Security recomms consistent with my discussion: 

"Boosting Algorithms" ( ) JK--Supervised learning algos 4 gener8+combine multi classifiers 2 improve predictiv accuracy

"Is The Internet of Things IPv6 Ready?" ( ) JK--Expresses concerns about IoT IP-level security

You can't be a thought leader if you're not a major thought reader--i.e., keep up your literature scan & keep pace with the best thinking.

"Why unsupervised learning more robust 2 adversarial distortions" ( ) JK--Algos less likely than suprvsd lrng 2 B foold

"Convolutional Neural Networks" ( ) JK--Challenging material, but essential for cognitive computing & deep learning

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Can Fly by Lana Del Rey from Big Eyes JK--2014. Rare artist who was essentially unknown before performing on SNL.

"Elevator pitches." Do elevator designers pitch new concepts to their bosses in the time it takes to ascend to the executive suite?

Clarity smears when you say: "The speed at which businesses are changing is accelerating." Just say "business change is accelerating."

" #IBM Announces Cloud-Based Enterprise-Wide Analytics for Energy Companies" ( ) JK--IBM Insights Foundation for Energy

Modeling autom8n? When hardware starts 2 spontaneously self-prototype p1  p2  Wed #IBMDataMag qh

Systematically deleting emails where IT marketers cleverly reference the Super Bowl. Any marketing that self-dates deserves swift auto-purge

"Chief IoT Officer: most important CxO you still haven’t hired" ( ) JK--Maybe. Please no Inter-Departmental IoT (IDIoT)

I dare say that I have the broadest subject matter expertise of anybody authoring original thought-leadership material in big data analytics

If life arose spontaneously from lifeless organic molecules long ago, why isn't that still happening all the time? Same conditions persist

RT @jenstirrup: #PASSBAMarathon - @jameskobielus I've been looking forward to James' session. Expert & thought leader …

That webinar I did today was a quite a trip. Tech difficulties resolved just before. Tech difficulties interrupted. Somehow I stayed focused

Friday Feb 13 will be your lucky day if you catch me on #bigdata panel at CTO Forum Rethink Technology, Palo Alto ( )

New #IBM jk #ITKnowledgeExchange column: "Probabilistic programming languages in data science" ( )

"Beaconing & the Internet of Everything" ( ) JK--Predicting, pre-fetching, & pushing relevant content to mobile device

"Netflix’s Secret Special Algorithm Is Human" ( ) JK--Media-boss programming, in "greenlighting original series" sense

Why #datascientists need to refine their ability to tell the #disasterpreparedness story  by James Kobielus

How #datascientists face methodological restrictions for predicting #globalwarming’s impacts  by James Kobielus

How #datascientists can use #geospatialanalytics to help mitigate risks from natural disasters  by James Kobielus

"Cloud-Based Analytics: The New Strategy" ( ) JK--EMA study shows cloud analytics adoption rate increasing in business

Thank you inattentive PR people working for religious denominations for not noticing what kind of evangelist I am. Let's just say "agnostic"

"Predictions and Trends for Big Data and Analytics" ( ) JK--Video: experts prognosticate for 2015 #IBMDataMag

"Advancing DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration Features" ( ) JK--Enhanced security and BLU Acceleration #IBMDataMag

"Annual #IBM Champion Nominations" ( ) JK--Now is the time to nominate an influential candidate in Info Mgt #IBMDataMag

" #IBM Tops Capacity Shipped for All-Flash Array" ( ) JK--See recent industry coverage of IDC report #IBMDataMag

"The Financial Effect of Information Management" ( ) JK--Download the Forrester study #IBMDataMag

FB says today's my 3rd grade homeroom teacher's B-day. If I'd known at age 8 I'd have given now-realtor Mrs Wendelken a brown-nosing apple

"Want to Glean Sentiment from Structured Social Media Data?" ( ) JK--JRoy on streaming social-data insights #IBMDataMag

"Cognitive Computing Comes to the Silver Screen" ( ) JK--Rich Hughes on history behind "The Imitation Game" #IBMDataMag

RT @pacoSQL: A pleasure to moderate @jameskobielus today at 10AM ET ( …) #passba JK--The Power of Cognitive Computing

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dirty Harry by Gorillaz from Demon Days JK--2005. Is this a sequel to the "Clint Eastwood" song on their previous LP?

Drafted latest #IBM jk #ITKnowledgeExchange column: "Probabilistic Programming Languages In Data Science"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Monday Morning Blues by Mississippi John Hurt JK--1963. Stored his guitar in The Hurt Locker. Or so I'm told

Drafted latest #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "Hadoop is Probably as Mature as It’s Going to Get"

Experience optzn? Smoothing driving exper shift to big-data-drivn sw p1  p2  Tues #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Ledge by Fleetwood Mac from Tusk JK--1979. KEXP DJs play this LP the most of any Mac LP.

Punxsutawney Phil came up & saw 6 more weeks till Vernal Equinox. He also predicted that night will follow day & day night, ad infinitum.

The salutation "dear friend" on spam indicates that the sender is pretty much not your dear friend.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Breathe on It by The Hidden Cameras from The Smell of Our Own JK--2003. Brilliant stirring album from start to finish

New #IBMDataMag jk column: "Black Swans, Sitting Ducks, and Geospatial Analytics" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Cussin' Cryin' and Carryin' On by Ike & Tina Turner from Bold Soul Sister JK--1969. Smokin'!!!!

Why Smart Cities Turn to Analytics for Managing Water, Electricity 

The Emergence of Brain-Inspired Computing 

Sensors, Big Data Analytics Propel Environmental Monitoring 

Philosophy sells. Fri's blog, "The Matter is Settled: Big Data = [ ]," is my most popular LnkdIn of all. Go figure ( )
Ignite dev@Insight James Kobielus: Data science not magic wand for diagnosing global warming  JK--Oct 2014 #IBMIOD LV

Drafted next #IBM blog: "Spooky Action At A Personal Distance"

#BigData optml depl modl? Fogs logs & cogs p1  p2  p3  Mon #IBMDataMag qh

What’s with this concept of “regulation play”? Is overtime totally unregulated? No rules, just utter mayhem & sudden death?

I still can’t believe Weeb Ewbank is no longer with us. Actually, I can’t believe he ever existed. The name is too perfect.

Please don’t vote the toenail fungus ointment spot the top commercial of this year’s Super Bowl.

Super Bowl announcer says “this is two huge men going at it.” Why do I giggle?

Groundhog Day is Monday. Counting the days, it's almost the exact midpoint between Solstice & Equinox. Winter Half-Over Day.

Life is indeed a merry-go-round. Just hope you grow merrier every time it goes around.

Suddenly we're seeing this zeitgeist freakout over AI as some sort of dystopian force. Could that be because it's demonstrating killer apps?