The people that WSJ calls “tech guru” tend to be equities analysts more adept at P/E ratios than visionary tech prognostications. Snooze
Few colleges now require English majors to take Shakespeare classes. I took Bard in high school and a Milton class in college. Enjoyed both
Day's been blessedly free of meetings & phone calls. Hence, blessedly full of me getting stuff done. And not straining & rushing to do all.
Yes, I write blogs in my sleep. Which explains why pillow, down-comforter, and embarrassingly Freudian imagery permeates my writing.
"For Big Data, Was The Best Of Times, Was The Worst Of Times" (http://ow.ly/M4hte ) JK--What the Dickens drives this tale of 2 outcomes?
"Predictive Analytics: Reality Check Within Insurance" (http://ow.ly/M4gDS ) JK--Interesting findings on indstry resistance 2 pred analyt
Reality check. The reality is when the check actually arrives & the funds fall into your possession. Everything before that is unreal.
RT @kexpplaylist kexp Do The Get Down by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion JK--Good. But they're no John & Spencer's Booze Explosion.
"MIT develops progrmng lang to supercharge image & video machine learning" (http://ow.ly/M4efT ) JK--Cut 1000s lines of code down to < 50
"How PayPal beats the bad guys with machine learning" (http://ow.ly/M4d4E ) JK--Article notes #IBM & others offer SaaS ML cloud services
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp A Day in the Life by Beatles from Sgt Peppers JK--1967. UK now does forensic DNA test for House of Lords membership
Tech-marketing pros' laptops should come equipped with a "paradigm-shift" key. Hold it + "Alt" down to inflect every statement in new mania
"From Big Data to Big Bets on Food Science" (http://ow.ly/M4aBG ) JK--Building a massive database of all known plant proteins.
RT @kexpplaylist: World Shut Your Mouth by Julian Cope JK--1984. Watching 24x7 idiotic cable-TV chatter makes you agree with this sentiment.
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Every Day Should Be a Holiday by The Dandy Warhols from The DWs Come Down JK--1997. It is...somewhere in the world
This was the only night this week where I had a normal-for-me sleep pattern. Felt odd to wake up refreshed. Odd in a good way.
Caught "The Theory of Everything" on DVD. Very good. Redmayne beautifully inhabited the constrained body & expansive mind of Stephen Hawking
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ain't Got No - I Got Life by Nina Simone from At the Village Gate JK--1962. Great song! Great body-part inventory!
"What is data science?" (http://ow.ly/M3Ntj ) JK-- @BigDataGal indoors this time with a static whiteboard & her book.
Winning with Application Retirement http://bit.ly/1Jkirrm
Why partner with a business leader in data warehousing http://bit.ly/1JkinIj
Can analytics help decrease attrition in higher education? http://bit.ly/1JkilQv
This week's #IBM quick-hits: http://ow.ly/M3IHj http://ow.ly/M3IJ2 http://ow.ly/M3IL7 http://ow.ly/M3IMu
Graph analysis? Algos 4 detect social pattrns cnsstnt w/human-rights viol8ns p1 http://ow.ly/M3HQN p2 http://ow.ly/M3HTg Fri #IBM qh
New #IBM jk blog: "Machine-milled insights and the limits of algorithmic automation in cognitive computing" (http://ow.ly/M3Fp9 )
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Astral Plane by The Modern Lovers JK--1975. Not to be confused with Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks." No one does.
Standardizing the world of the Internet of Things http://bit.ly/1K8pTmY
Microsoft-commissioned @The451Group study of almost 2000 cloud users lists #IBM as most likely to win cloud business http://bit.ly/1EvxI1s
My ability to publish fresh thoughts is a gyroscope. Keeps my head pointing in the same direction, no matter how, externally, I'm oriented
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Little Wanderer by Death Cab for Cutie from Kintsugi JK--2015. Gibbard's lyrics are so good. Draw you into his mind
Engaging customer as individ? Rewards risks & mitigations of blended physical/virtual retail experience http://linkd.in/1d3JwBH Thurs #IBM qh
Always fun to be accidentally poked in the eye by a fellow passenger trying to return to his window seat. Now I have a serious headache.
Male flight attendant with the highest pitched seemingly natural human voice I have ever heard. Freaking me out.
Thanks all for positive response to yesterday’s post. No, I am not starting a “sexy movie star” thread. Curb your enthusiasm.
Drafted all of next week’s quick hits in a single sitting. None is obvious crap. Plane ride well spent.
Teaching creationism in public schools. Ingenious method for discrediting public school systems. Kids know BS when grownups dish it out.
The future of analytics http://bit.ly/1Eb9tJQ
5 ways to leverage telematics for insurance http://bit.ly/1Eb9q0C
From connected to self-enabling vehicles: What's next in automotive http://bit.ly/1Eb9lKl
Biz proc optzn? Human-driven cyberplane..21st century ind val chain p1: http://ow.ly/LWk3I p2: http://ow.ly/LWk4y Wed #IBM qh in adv
Nice to touch base tonight at #passbac w/former colleague @bevelson. Boris was/remains the dominant lobe in Forrester's big BI brain.
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Search and Destroy by Iggy & The Stooges from Raw Power JK--1973. Ann Arbor Pioneer HS alumnus. U-Mich dropout.
"Machine Learning Algorithm Mines 16 Billion E-Mails" (http://ow.ly/LW7Jm ) JK--Should predict when email overload has us at wit's end.
"How Will The Transition To Self-Driving Cars Work?" (http://ow.ly/LW6D1 ) JK--That's a crisp maturity model. Data sharing & autonomy
Fighting cybercrime with actionable insights http://bit.ly/1E8XlsK
"BigInsights 4.0 is now available" (http://ow.ly/LW5YA ) JK--IBM Open Platform w/Apache Hadoop (BigInsights) version 4.0 includes Spark
New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Fantastic Visualization Voyage Through the Deep Data of Human Physiology" (http://ow.ly/LW4ce )
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp America by First Aid Kit JK--2014. Good cover of Simon & Garfunkel by the Swedish folkie sister duo.
Simon & Garfunkel "America" (http://ow.ly/LVXLJ ) JK--Gabardine suits no longer in style. But bowtie cameras may come back, thanks to IoT
That went well. Did my #IBM #cognitivecomputing preso at #passbac (http://ow.ly/LLPcl ). I didn't develop the slides, but I rode them.
How vehicle telematics is changing the auto industry http://bit.ly/1E7ownS
IBM's Unexpected Partnerships With Apple & Twitter [VIDEO] http://on.wsj.com/1Fc5JZo
IBM's Unexpected Partnerships With Apple and Twitter [VIDEO] http://on.wsj.com/1Fc5JZo
Security of big data? Hydra-headed security vulnerabilities of IoT p1: http://ow.ly/LTS4H p2: http://ow.ly/LTS7X Tues #IBM qh
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Leaving Here by The Sonics JK--2015. Great one. Hard to believe they've been inactive for 50 years
New #IBM jk blog: "Accelerate your operational analytics" (http://ow.ly/LSydZ ) PureData for Operational Analytics http://ow.ly/LSygZ
"Cybersecurity, data science & machne lrnng: Is all data equal?" (http://ow.ly/LSxIH ) JK--Discusses value of positive v negative samples
"Build a connected-car IoT app with Geospatial Analytics" (http://ow.ly/LSv1x ) JK--Pretty cool. #IBM #Bluemix. Start your free trial!
Internet of Things. Why use 3 words when one will suffice? "Thingernet"?
How many times must you iterate something before you've reiterated it? If you reverse the process, have you thereby deiterated it?
I feel guilty asking for a glass of water now in a California restaurant. I don't feel guilty showering or using the commode. Go figure.
The best nerve-relaxer when everything is in flux is simply to sit perfectly still. Let the frenzy perfect your inner poise. Rest you.
"How Moore's Law Changed History (and Your Smartphone)" (http://ow.ly/LR37v ) JK--Indelibly linked IT miniaturization with app value-add
Saw the phrase "machine learning" on a billboard on Hwy 101 in the heart of Silicon Valley. Only place on planet you'll see that. So far.
Moore's Law is 50 years old. After age 50, you realize that the relevance of your experience declines by 50% every 18 months.
The Internet of Things rocks the Museum of Natural History http://bit.ly/1zBTPSh
HealthToon: Taking down chronic diseases with advanced analytics http://bit.ly/1E1zmLW
It's probably no surprise to anyone that I spend most of my spare moments on the road writing. Same thing when not on the road. I write.
I remain fascinated by the streetcars of San Jose and Santa Clara. The dream of the 1890s is alive in Silicon Valley.
Handy BS-generation algorithm: take any praise, make it superlative, & append phrase “of all time.”
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Radio Free Europe by REM JK--1983. Cold War refernce. Detroit had "Captive Nations" ethnic festivals 4 Eastern Europe
Yes, I'm a monthly columnist for InfoWorld InformationWeek Dataversity & TechTarget. Cuz everyone in big data is entitled to Jimmy's opinion