Sunday, March 01, 2015

Aweekstweets February 23 to March 1 2015: the week I succumbed to a sad tendency to humblebrag about how sensational my life truly is

Thinking of coining a new slogan: "work smarder, not harter." Those who sense that something is amiss are obviously paying attention.

This is a "drink as much beer at home as you want, you ain't goin' nowhere" Sunday if there ever was one. Freezing rain!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Knee Deep at the NPL by Camera Obscura from Underachievers Please Try Harder JK--2003. Romance in a blizzard.

Switched off th TV rather than watch Red Bull "Frozen Rush" event with big bruising trucks racing down snowy slopes. Don't sully the purity!

Reading equities analysts' anxious back-and-forth on why their positions in this-or-that tech vendor will pay off or must be abandoned ASAP

On Tuesday night, I perform at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland (meeting room). On Thurs, Ariana Grande does. I can't compete with that.

Have shifted our yoga class to Saturday noon, now that ViVi is teaching at LA Fitness Springfield. She's funny, & calmly coaches awareness.

"W/help from H. Hughes, scientists push limits o mortality" ( ) JK--With help from Hughes' OCD ( )

One of my favorite vicarious winter experiences is to watch downhill skiing and snowboarding on TV.

Winter’s challenge: delightfully treacherous mixes o precip in all forms: frozen, nearly frozen & unsure when/whether 2 execute phase-change

Wow! A man in public listening to music on a compact disc! Will wonders never cease?!

My bro & I saw Nimoy live on stage in “Equus.” He was good in that too. A very skilled actor who also embodied an iconic TV character well.

Bought & downloaded The Raincoats’ 1983 album “Moving.” I briefly binged on a loaner vinyl of it 32 years ago. The beauty stuck with me.

RIP Leonard Nimoy. Actor achieved a certain equipoise of levity and gravity.

"Crapware." Term makes me squeamish. Suggests it's all streaked with skid marks.

I'm starting to see white, gold, blue, & black llamas. And they're wrapped in a multicolored Shroud of Turin. Pulling a wagon w/Alan Turing

Fogs, logs and cogs: The newer, bigger shape of big data in the Internet of Things 

Would you like streaming analytics with your Hadoop? 

Smarter commerce? p1:  p2:  Friday #IBMDataMag quick-hit

Somebody thanked me th other day for blog they found useful. Why'd I write on that particular topic, they askd. I just read&think, I replied

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "Using Analytics To Pinpoint Medicine With Precision" ( )

“There is freedom within, there is freedom without, try to catch the deluge in a paper cup.” --Neil Finn

Drafted next #IBMDataMag column: "How to Game the Turing Test"

New #IBM jk blog: "Fogs, logs and cogs: The newer, bigger shape of big data in the Internet of Things" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Game That I Play by Jessica Pratt from On Your Own Love Again JK--2015. You'll lose yourself in her cloud-like songs

RT @IBM_NEWS: RT @coastw: Ginni Rometty kicks off IBM's 2015 Investor Briefing in NYC:  @IBM

Peter Greulich shares how @IBM’s strategy built a business that would last @pgreulich  @IBM_NEWS #ibminsight

#Rometty extended presentation at #IBM investor briefing shows confidence, clarity in strategy.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Into The Black by Chromatics from Kill For Love JK--2012. Reminds me. Why'd Neil Young never do a Sex Pistols cover?

"Tempest in a teapot"? How antiquated! Perhaps "kerfuffle in a K-cup" is more in tune with the times.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hardin Wouldn't Run (mono) by Johnny Cash from Love, God, Murder (disc 3: Murder) JK--2000. Cool folk ballad.

Washington DC's legalization of marijuana in face of congressional warning is almost sure to go to th Supreme Court. Constitutional face-off

"Orwell." My hunch is that Eric Blair condensed "Orson Welles" into nom de plume. Big Brother is media-mad plutocrat sequestered in Xanadu.

"FCC’s Orwellian Internet policy" ( ) JK--Opinion piece is seriously overblown. Definition quibble. No Big Brother here

"DARPA wants adv sensors 2 watch over growing hotspot: The Artic" ( ) JK--Sensors should monitor misspellings of Arctic

OK, LinkedIn, enough with the "check out so-and-so's new skill" jazz. Unless they can use that skill to make ME money, I'm not interested.

It's a bit silly when people from non-snowy states comment on living with snow as if it were the same as the plague. Something to flee.

Internet of Things? Defining the unified IoT data model p1:  p2:  Thurs #IBMDataMag quick-hit

"Live from #IBM InterConnect: DevOps meets Data Science" ( ) JK--Great report on session on DevOps analytics

DevOps. No, it's not Devo's road crew.

If cleanliness is next to godliness, should we be praying in the shower?

"Doctors store 1,600 digital hearts for #bigdata study" ( ) JK--Explore complex links between genetics & cardiovascular

"Internet of Things goes extraterrestrial" ( ) JK--Makes perfect sense as evolution of satellite-based remote sensing

"WhiteHouse officially names 1st U.S. chief data scientist" ( ) JK--Will play key role in precision-medicine initiative

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Death of a Disco Dancer by The Smiths from Strangeways, Here We Come JK--1987. Not clear if this was coma girlfriend

"Applied artificial intelligence: Mythological to neuroanatomical" ( ) JK--Cool overview of hardware innovations.

"4 ways healthcare putting artificial intelligence, machine learning to use" ( ) JK--Watson throughout this discussion

"Processing frameworks for #Hadoop " ( ) JK--Comprehensive, beautifully categorized overview of the space.

"Big data digest: The backlash begins" ( ) JK--Oh really? Lashes--back and front--have been whipping at it from day one

"Man-made DNA can now store data for millions of years" ( ) JK--Suggests "Planet of the #BigData Apes" future dystopia

"Face Detection Algo Set to Revolutionize Image Search" ( ) JK--Spot faces from any angle, even when partially occluded

Catch me at the Cavaliers/Celtics game in Cleveland next Tuesday. I'll be rooting for LeBron...and #IBM. I'll be speaking nearby earlier.

Addressing data storage challenges with a new family of solutions 

It's time to invite data scientists to the board room 

"Raised the bar"? Don't tell me whether you've set it higher. Just tell me whether you've perfected your own Fosbury Flop to clear it.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Afterglow by Jose Gonzalez from Vestiges & Claws JK--2015. Another steadily deepening rumination vibe from the Swede.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty from I Love You, Honeybear JK--2015. Tillman's 2nd LP is as gr8 as debut!

" #IBM & Juniper Partner 2 Build Smarter Nets w/Predictive Analytics" ( ) JK--Focus: mobile, IoT, router internetwks

" #IBM Helps Ents Accel Mobile Strats w/New MobileFirst Platf" ( ) JK--Improve, secure, contxtlze, persnlz, data-enrich

" #IBM & CSC Expand Prtnrshp ...Dev & Modernize Apps to IBM Cloud" ( ) JK--Extending Bluemix to CSC developer ecosys

" #IBM Continues Expansion of Global Cloud Centers ..." ( ) JK--New facilities: Australia, Canada, India, Italy, etc

" #IBM Cloud Makes Hybrid.." ( ) JK--Enterprise Containers, Watson Personality Insights, API Harmony, Bluemix Local etc

"Another Reason Natural Logarithms Are Natural" ( ) JK--Still not sure. Are they organic, sustainable, & biodegradable?

Skipping past the lists of "10 articles everybody must read." Ummm, no. If I craved a mandatory-reading syllabus, I'd go back to college

What's weird about tomorrow's legalization of pot in DC is that congress didnt nip it in the bud. Perhaps that's th part they plan to bogart

#BigData in the cloud? The all-consuming future of cloud analytics p1:  p2:  Wed #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ticket to Ride by The Beatles from Help! JK--1965. Love Ringo's rolling drum pattern on this, plus his variations.

RT @kexpplaylist Strange Melody by Jessica Pratt from Live on #KEXP JK--2015. Gossamer, bewitching, spare, open-ended melodic exploration

Going to test proposition that I'm a big-data "rockstar." Putting rider clause in my speaking engagements: no brown M&Ms! Let's just see.

"Explicit adult content"? That mean it's produced by people of legal age who dont mince words but come right out & say what's on their mind?

"Analytics Embedded in Cloud" ( ) JK--Aberdeen study @MidmarketIBM #analytics #bigdata #NewWayToWork #MSP #CSP

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hold On Hold On by Neko Case from Fox Confessor Brings the Flood JK--2006. A blood-stirring vocal performance.

"InfoSphere Guardium Tech Talk: Recent Guardium Enhancements" ( ) JK--Tues March 24 11:30am Eastern #IBMDataMag

" #IBM Achieves Top Rankings in MDM for Customer Experience" ( ) JK--Gartner report: critical MDM capabs #IBMDataMag

"Keep or Delete?" ( ) JK--IBM Infographic: Strike a balance between the big and the good, data-wise #IBMDataMag

"6 Steps to Balance #BigData & Info Lifecycle Govrnance" ( ) JK--Whitepaper: downld  #IBMDataMag

"Linking Governance and #BigData Analytics Outcomes" ( ) JK--Whitepaper: governance of unstructured data #IBMDataMag

"Energized Enterprise Decision Making" ( ) JK--IBM's recently announced IBM Insights Foundation for Energy #IBMDataMag

"Extracting Information By the Numbers" ( ) JK--Jacques Roy on using text analytics on numerical data #IBMDataMag

"Ingesting Data in the Data Value Chain" ( ) JK--Edd Dumbill on repeatable data-ingestion processes. #IBMDataMag

"Time-Saving Data Refining Just for App Developrs" ( ) JK--Paula Wiles Sigmon on API access to refined data #IBMDataMag

Eerily robot-sounding Bill Gates deems artificial intelligence “not a threat to humanity” …

"10 products you could only find at RadioShack" ( ) JK--It never shook that faded "battery of the month club" aura

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Surface Envy by Sleater-Kinney from No Cities To Love JK--2015. Superb return by the power trio.

Cognitive computing? Artificial intelligence in the era of #bigdata ( ) Tuesday #IBMDataMag quick-hit

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Citizen Zombie by The Pop Group JK--2015. If this Bristol-bsd group can tour US after 35 years, y not Cardiff's YMG?

Sitting still is the most calming yoga of all. Sitting that stills every fiber of your being and of the world surrounding.

Squeezing my head back into my work schedule now that we're back from my son's wedding. Breathing deeply.

New #IBM jk #Dataversity column: "Networks Are Becoming Self-Aware and Self-Defending" ( )

#Hadoop uber-alles? Spark and its growing pains ( ) Monday #IBMDataMag quick-hit

Big data: Think Smarter, not bigger 

Watson Analytics: The New Talent in HR 

Here's a thought - push analytic processing to the data! Learn best practices for fast, simple data warehousing 

#PureData webcast March 24! Leverage the power of analytics with the extended #datawarehouse #XDW. Don't miss it! 

#Informix Chat-with-the-Lab on Feb 26th- "REST API: Enabling Driverless access to multiple data types"   #json

How ready is your business for the Internet Of Things? Coming soon to Mexico City -   #IoT #InternetOfThings #m2m

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

Join us for the next #DB2 Tech Talk - Overview of DB2’s native encryption capabilities: 

See how Hong Kong broadcasting giant TVB uses #IBMBLU with #IBMPower and #Cognos to understand viewer sentiment: 

BLU Acceleration clients gain benefits from an in-memory database to meet business goals:  #ibmblu #db2

"It's a Big Data Revolution": Meet author @robdthomas at #IBMInterConnect:  #wiley #bigdata

"An Unexpected Evening with Big Data & Analytics,” on Monday 2/23 with @BethTSmith, at #IBMInterConnect 

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

Is your passion #data and #analytics? Find out what #IBMInterConnect has in store for you: …

" #IBM Unveils Next Generation Flash Storage Solutions" ( ) JK--FlashSystem V9000 & 900 arrays, with IBM FlashCore tech