Saturday, April 25, 2015

Aweekstweets April 18-25 2015: the week my head got hammered

5 hours ago

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" ( ) JK--What the Dickens drives this tale of 2 outcomes?

"Predictive Analytics: Reality Check Within Insurance" ( ) 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" ( ) JK--Cut 1000s lines of code down to < 50

"How PayPal beats the bad guys with machine learning" ( ) 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" ( ) 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?" ( ) JK-- @BigDataGal indoors this time with a static whiteboard & her book.

Winning with Application Retirement 

Why partner with a business leader in data warehousing 

Can analytics help decrease attrition in higher education? 

Graph analysis? Algos 4 detect social pattrns cnsstnt w/human-rights viol8ns p1  p2  Fri #IBM qh

New #IBM jk blog: "The resurgent relevance of the data warehouse" ( )

New #IBM jk blog: "Machine-milled insights and the limits of algorithmic automation in cognitive computing" ( )

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 

Microsoft-commissioned @The451Group study of almost 2000 cloud users lists #IBM as most likely to win cloud business 

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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  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 

5 ways to leverage telematics for insurance 

From connected to self-enabling vehicles: What's next in automotive 

Biz proc optzn? Human-driven cyberplane..21st century ind val chain p1:  p2:  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" ( ) JK--Should predict when email overload has us at wit's end.

"How Will The Transition To Self-Driving Cars Work?" ( ) JK--That's a crisp maturity model. Data sharing & autonomy

Fighting cybercrime with actionable insights 

"BigInsights 4.0 is now available" ( ) 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" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp America by First Aid Kit JK--2014. Good cover of Simon & Garfunkel by the Swedish folkie sister duo.

Simon & Garfunkel "America" ( ) 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 ( ). I didn't develop the slides, but I rode them.

How vehicle telematics is changing the auto industry 

CEO Ginni Rometty Leads #IBM w/ Big Bets [VIDEO] 

IBM's Unexpected Partnerships With Apple & Twitter [VIDEO] 

IBM's Unexpected Partnerships With Apple and Twitter [VIDEO] 

Can #IBM Ever Be as Cool as Apple or Google? [VIDEO] 

Security of big data? Hydra-headed security vulnerabilities of IoT p1:  p2:  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" ( ) PureData for Operational Analytics 

"Cybersecurity, data science & machne lrnng: Is all data equal?" ( ) JK--Discusses value of positive v negative samples

"Build a connected-car IoT app with Geospatial Analytics" ( ) 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)" ( ) 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 

HealthToon: Taking down chronic diseases with advanced analytics 

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

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Aweekstweets April 12-18 2015: the week that went by just like that

Getting ready for the Silicon Valley trip starting tomorrow. Speak in Santa Clara on Tuesday. Cognitive computing. BAC PASS.

Tired from a day of working out & chores outside the house. The mid-80s is a bit of a shock to the system. That + the pollen. I'll acclimate

Enjoying the warmer weather. Nice to not shiver when I go out to grab the morning papers.

"Open Data Platform Hits Milestone" ( ) JK-- #IBM, #Hortonworks, & #Pivotal products are now aligned on ODP core.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp My Sister by The Juliana Hatfield Three JK--1993. I love the emotional honesty of this.

"Structured Data Ain't Dead" ( ) JK--"Ain't" makes me chuckle in any context. Especially dropped into tech headlines

"TED Talk: Your brain + the cloud = super humans" ( ) JK--I always chuckle at the phrase "implanted in our brains."

"Map of Complexity Sciences" ( ) JK--Need new science just to study this map, then add that science to map. Recursion

"How mch should humans intervene w/wisdom o algrthms" ( ) JK--Unfortunate headline. Implies all-knowing robot overlords

"Cloud machine learning wars heat up" ( ) JK--Brust oddly overlooks market pioneer/leader: #IBM #Watson.

"The Hype Around Graph Databases & Why It Matters" ( ) JK--Why the hype matters? It's only singular antecedent of "it"

"Apple tech applies mach learnng to 3D mapping 4 accurat in-air gesture recog" ( ) JK--Would make cool new-age theremin

"NIST Wants 2 Standardiz ‘Big Data’" ( ) JK--Not clear whether NIST has plan 2 harmonize w/ODP ( )

"Giving Out Private Data for Discount in Insurance" ( ) JK--Free Fitbit auto-uploads activity levels to John Hancock

There needs to be a "Bulls***-Literal Nonfiction Contest" for worst tech writing. Counterpart to the Bulwer-Lytton ( )

"Redefining power distribution using #bigdata " ( ) JK--Plus sensors & algorithms to simplify power infra in data ctrs

"Who should really 'own' data science initiatvs?" ( ) JK--Me, that's who. I'd charge data scntsts a nickel per variable

"Auto Nausea: The Downside Of Self-Driving Cars" ( ) JK--The "spam-in-a-can" feeling you might get on a rollercoaster

"Spark data streaming opens faster path to online ad analytics" ( ) JK--Cool case studies.

A Look Back at Spark Summit East ( ) JK--Catch #IBM at Spark Summit West June 15-17 San Fran ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp (Keep Feeling) Fascination by The Human League from Fascination JK--1983. Great cheesy synth-bass/synth-keyboard vibe

"Businesses Make Greater Investment in Threat Intelligence" ( ) JK--See this recent #IBM news ( )

#IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on the @CharlieRoseShow: 'Health Care Will Be Our Moon Shot' 

Your Apple Watch health data assist clinical care in the future 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Librarian by My Morning Jacket from Evil Urges JK--2008. "Another lovely victim of the mirror."

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure 

" #IBM Acquires Explorys 2 Accel Cognitive Insights 4 Health+Wellness" ( ) JK--One o world's largest clinical data sets

" #IBM Opens Threat Intellignce 2 Combat Cyber Attacks" ( ) JK--IBM X-Force Exchange, new intel shrng plat on IBM Cloud

Drafted latest #IBM jk #InformationWeek column: "Does Spark Risk Code Bloat?"

Drafted latest #IBM jk #Dataversity column: "Debunking the Myths Around Cognitive Computing"

Cognitive computing? Automation of mining of low-hanging meaning..taggings p1:  p2:  Fri #IBM qh

"What If Lincoln Had Lived?" ( ) JK--For starters, he'd be 206 years old. Definitely a freak of nature. Possibly zombie

Joel Horwitz on Hadoop standardization. 

Great new perspective from Michael Schrage. 

Hey world, when you think to ask "do you know so-and-so at IBM?", I'll spare you the wasted breath. I don't. It's a big company.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp There's More Where That Came From by Lee Ann Womack JK--1995. Lovely little lady warble. Pure Appalachian twang.

How The Internet of Things Is a Transformational Opportunity (for #IBM)  via @themotleyfool

Dear People I Was Only Dimly Acquainted With in the Distant Past: Quit using social media to ask for "one big favor" in your careers.

Data-scientist skillsets? Everything on the cheap for the aspiring autodidact data scientist ( ) Thursday #IBM quickhit

The End of Moore’s Law and the Search for the Next Switch 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Everybody's Been Burned by The Byrds from Younger Than Yesterday JK--1967. David Crosby. Very CS&N. Very "Guinnevere"

5 days left to register for #IIUG 2015 conference. Great sessions on #IoT, #Informix #database security..Register- 

Intel & IBM bring intelligence to #IoT! Attend event @ San Diego on April 30! Register here 

Tech-talk on April 20 - Learn about Pattern matching & its use in #IoT sensor data #analytics. Register-  #Informix

What's new: #PureData for Operational Analytics with #DB2 + #Power Systems is refreshed! 

Save the date: April 30 Webcast on latest features of DB2 for improved availability, scalability and usability  #DB2
Exciteddddd! #Hadoop4good winner reveal in T-minus 20!! #bigdata #hadoop 
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#Hadoop today sits at the center of an #analytics revolution similar to that of the #internet :  #ODP #Bigdata

#ODP gives customers a rich #technology palette to work with” @AnjulBhambhri #Hadoopsummit #OpenData  #Hadoop

"Standardizing on #ODP customers won’t have to worry about whose #Hadoop they will use"  #ODP #Hadoop #Bigdata #IBM

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "Questioning The Authority Of Intuition And The Intuition Of Authorities" ( )

Hadoop uber-alles? Spark’s expanding footprint of .... libraries p1:  p2:  Wednesday #IBM qh

IBM teams with Apple, J&J, Medtronic to transform healthcare via @Forbes  #IBMWatsonHealth

IBM Creates Watson Health to Analyze Medical Data via @nytimesbits  #IBMWatsonHealth

IBM's Watson HealthCloud is on a mission to reduce healthcare costs via @mashable  #IBMWatsonHealth

"That’s Data Science: Airbus Puts 10,000 Sensors in Every Single Wing!" ( ) JK--It's a multi-thing'd thing with wings.

"Open Data Platform is Real Deal" ( ) JK-- #Hadoop vendors who deny that risk marginalizing selves & hurting customers

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Girl Called Alex by Kurt Vile from Wakin on a Pretty Daze JK--2013. Nice psychedelic guitar/keyboard groove on this.

Quantum analytics? Quantum approaches in high-dimensional machine learning p1  p2  Tues #IBM qh

How to get started with data governance 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp A Day in the Life by The Beatles from Sgt Pepper'€™s Lonely Hearts Club Band JK--1967. Only speak-sung Beatles song.

"Concentration is focusing on one thing. Meditation is focusing on every thing." BKS Iyengar

Hey, analytcs vndr, who told U it'd B good idea if your ads go interstitial on YouTube, altern8ng w/"embarrassed o pooping in public" spots?

Improve employee efficiency with #WatsonAnalytics 

"Cut the cord." The phrase misses the mark. You still need an electrical cord to recharge your computer. What you mean is "cut the cable."

New #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "No, the data warehouse is not dead" ( )

TV & movies always use sound of ancient computer keyboards to represent typing. I doubt your laptop keys go "clackety clackety clack."

Brooks Brothers. In all honesty, their suits are not much better than those at Men’s Wearhouse.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Aweekstweets April 5-12 2015: the week of dusty pleasures

16 minutes ago

Could not be a finer April Sunday. Have all the windows open in the house. Breathing deeply. The pollen is still moderate.

Considering all the media attention to startups there, it seems like all of America’s emotionally invested in Detroit’s return from the dead

Cooking heavy garlic. Have closed the doors to all the rooms in our house. That delicious smell must stay quarantined to the kitchen.

Cherry Blossom Festival. Big whoop. We have beautiful flowering trees out here in the DC burbs. No traffic jams to view them.

I get a geeky thrill from real-time database updates in the consumer Internet o Things. Redbox return confirmation emails buzzing my iPhone

Parade magazine’s regular “What People Earn” issue. Like always, there are no IT jobs represented here. A parade of pre-21st Century jobs.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Coat of Shellac by Ava Luna from Infinite House JK--Great bass line on this.

You have to figure that people everywhere have been coming across dinosaur bones forever. Dragon myths were never pure myth. Grounded tales.

Caught “Birdman” on DVD. Wonderful work of magical realism. Inarritu wielded the camera like he was fencing with Broadway. Spellbinding!

Stan Freberg - St. George & The Dragonet, 1953 Capitol record. 

"Juggling Data Connectivity Protocols for Industrial IoT" ( ) JK--A veritable confusion of "standards."

"Facebook’s latest deep learning tech can quickly interpret text&video" ( ) JK--U can stream the demo on, yep, Facebook

"3 Internet o Things Devices That Threatn More Than Your Data" ( ) JK--Cites security vulnerabilities o mass-market IoT

Biz proc optzn? Questioning authority o intuition & intuition of authorities p1  p2  Fri #IBM qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops by Cocteau Twins from The Pink Opaque JK--1985. CocteauTwns song titles are own special poetry

A20: The biggest impact the Industrial Internet on the world will be perfect supply-chain transparency. No surprises. #IIC24 #IoTDay

" #IBM Helps Ecosystem of Partners, Clients Build 'IoT' Solutions" ( ) JK--New solutions, consulting, & partnership

A18: The 1st project of a fully funded Industrial Internet testbed should be for Six Sigma statistical process control #IIC24 #IoTDay

Today I'm doing something unusual for me. The entire day I'm on the same LP, playing/replaying from end2end. "Dusty in Memphis" deluxe ed'n

A17: IoT ecosystem such as the IIC supports continuous closed-loop process optimization across industrial value chains #IIC24 #IoTDay

Today I'm feeling like a highly empowered and resourceful operative. Or not.

A16: For Industrial Internet, those starting out should evolve existing M2M telemetry into supply-chain IoT cloud #IIC24 #IoTDay

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "The Analytics Of Quantified Candor" ( )

A15: Challenge of data integr8n in Indstrl Internet. Zillion machine-data formats. Common semantic model? That's a toughie #IIC24 #IoTDay

A15: Weather! RT @WSI_Weather: #IoTNow Sensor data on planes ...helps mitigate risk from turbulence. Reduced injuries by 50% #IIC24 #IoTDay

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A15: #IIC24 #IoTDay Challenge of linking the Industrial Internet to the consumer IoT to drive end-to-end real-time just-in-time value chain

A15: @RealTimeInnov stovepipe solutions that do not interoperate is definitely concern that many do not consider #IIC24 #IoTDay

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A15: How the Industrial Internet can absorb and adopt the rapidly changing technology landscape?  #IIC24 #IoTDay

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A15: Fragmentation, competing protocols, technologies and standards. Fora like @IIConsortium must work fast! #IIC24 #IoTDay

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A15: The challenge I see lies in integrating legacy OT / IT technologies to achieve #IIoT benefits. #IIC24 #IoTDay 

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How do you realize possibilities from #InternetofThings? Watch live stream #IoTnow now.  #IIC24, #IoTDay #startup

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Steel manufacturers use #IoT connected equip and #PredictiveAnalytics to improve production efficiency  #IoTDay #IIC24

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A15: Big challenge for Industrial Intnt will be choosing optimal big data platforms: in-mem, Spark, Hadoop, graph, etc: #IIC24 #IoTDay

A15: What worries is that industrial orgs may think M2M purely "machines." #IoT data also comes from shopfloor tablets etc #IIC24 #IoTDay

A15: Security issues in Indstrial Internet. Much machine data fed in wirelessly. Invites eavesdropping/espionage #IIC24 #IoTDay

Heard at IBM #IoTnow: 60% of data loses its value seconds after it is generated. #IIC24 #IoTDay

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Experience optimization? Many customer journeys packd in single experience p1  p2  Thurs #IBM qh

A15: Processing, storing, archiving, retention, compliance, etc. Huge issues to automate cost-effectively in Indstrl Internet #IoTDay #IIC24

See @bobpicciano speaking live on #IoTNow from NYC:  #IoTDay #IIC24

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A15: Sheer 3Vs scale of Indstrl Internet machine data also a concern. Challenge 2 do peta-scale predictive real-time insights #IIC24 #IoTDay

A15: Industrial Internet will suffer from security issues that bedevil IoT generally: immature tools, lack of standards, etc. #IIC24 #IoTDay

A15: What worries me most about Industrial Internet is the potential for sabotage thru attacks on endpoints: IoT DDoS #IIC24 #IoTDay

Hey people everywhere on socials: I'm not going to advise you personally on your big data career. Not going to happen.

Closing the Customer Experience Gap @LorenMcDonald #IBMCommerce 

New #IBM jk blog: "Predictive business: Tools for bending the future in your direction" ( )

Personalization: The Path to Customer Loyalty 

"Can high-end boutique prosper in Detroit? John Varvatos has a vision" ( ) JK--Maybe but Allen Park isn't "downriver"

Just realized something essential missing from my music collection: "Dusty in Memphis." Have bought & am downloading 25-song deluxe edition.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Willie & Laura Mae Jones by Dusty Springfield from Dusty in Memphis JK--1969. Bonus track on re-release of this LP.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp He Made a Woman Out of Me by Bobbie Gentry from Fancy JK--1970. Sultry beauty could do smoky soul as well as country

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Tulsa Turnaround by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition from Country Funk Vol II 67-74 JK--1971. Back when he was cool.

We need a "Paranoia Charades" parlor game. Pantomime fill-in-the-blank answer to "The dirty secret they don't want you to know about ____."

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rip It Up by Orange Juice JK--1982. UK group had no US visibility. Had good song "Blue Boy" on Rough Trade import.

Walt Whitman "I Saw In Louisiana A Live Oak Growing" ( ) JK-Boring! Ya didnt see no zydeco cajun bayou boogie monsters?

Knorr-Bremse uses #ibmblu! 4 TB data/day, thousands of users, 60 #SAP systems with reports in 30 seconds! Listen: 

" #IBM a Leader in big data predictive analytics market in latest Forrester Wave" ( ) JK--Bob Reczek discusses findings

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Suffragette City by Bowie JK--1972. No TWDuke would let "mellow-thighed chick" put "spine out of place." Ziggy would

Things that go bump in the night? Not scary. Threshold is things that might bump you off in the night. Yeah, that's cause for concern.

"The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): Challenges, Requirements and Benefits" ( ) JK--Nice overview by Ahmed Banafa

"Streamlining of stream cmptg: Simplicity agility resilience" ( ) JK--Virtual workshop Apr 15-16 

I breathe and I stretch throughout the work day. Otherwise I'd be a fiddlestring stretched and plucked too hard. Boink! Not a pretty sound.

I'm currently #36 on Onalytica's list of Internet of Things (IoT) influencers ( ). Yes, I can mentally levitate things.

"The Forrester Wave: Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions, Q2 2015" ( ) JK-- Forrester ranks #IBM a Leader.

"Proximity Sensors: Revitalizing Factors for Brick-and-mortar Stores" ( ) JK--Real-time mobile personalized in-store

"Apache Spark's success: Overhyped or preordained?" ( ) JK--Andrew Brust worries about tech-push before demand-pull.

"Understanding Democracy & Development Traps Using a Data-Driven Approach" ( ) JK--Analytics with zero actionability

"A Probabilistic Theory of Deep Learning" ( ) JK--Journal article with framework for filtering out "nuisance variables"

When someone says they have "no bandwidth" for something, actually means they have "no priority." Where there's priority, there's bandwidth.

Cognitive computing? Debunking the myths around cognitive computing p1:  p2:  Wed #IBM quick-hit

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp When Youre Smiling & Astride Me by Father John Misty from I Love You Honeybear JK--2015. Made me smile. Lush/romantic

Controversy whether Angelou originated quote on her postage stamp. I’m pretty sure she said she was a drum major for something. Use that.

Another "Internal Server Error." Will it also flag external errors, like the server failing to enlist competent data center staff to fix it?

People who get into instant messaging tend to assume I'm hip to the cryptic abbreviations. I'm not. Spell it out, please.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Safeway by Gabriel Mintz from Volume One JK--2010. Not my idea of a rocking supermarket. But to each their own.

Also a time in my average morning when I turn off the music. When the volume in my head gets too loud. Listening to silence dampens that.

"Woz says world domination by robots could B thwarted by simple physics" ( ) JK--Yet another rich tech geek fever dream

Coffee heats your head. Iced tea cools it. I ease into th iced tea around 10am every workday. Just plain water is my workout drink post-work

Most stressful part of my job? Trying to follow detailed discussions when the distant party is speaking over a poor phone connection.

Recommendation engines? Personalized prescriptive analytics in action p1:  p2:  Tues #IBM qh

Last time I used over-the-air radio as a prime new-music-discovery medium? That's a toughie. Probably 1977.

Somebody please explain etymology of jargon "wheelhouse," as in "it's not in his core wheelhouse" (i.e., area of responsibility/expertise).

Delving deeply into the narrative hierarchies of computer vision analytics 

75% of companies are exploring the Internet of Things #IoTnow 

Develop a better world with Hadoop 


Future computing religions will sacramentally re-enact the holy long-bootup ceremony of Windows computing. Or not.

"When Google Maps meets the human body, here's what happens" ( ) JK--Zoomable visualization of human MRIs.

"Quantum computers could greatly accelerate machine learning" ( ) JK--Physicists in China have demonstrated it.

"How to Tell Someone’s Age When All You Know Is Her Name" ( ) JK--Don't quiz her on this at your next social gathering

"Does Hadoop Need a Reality Check?" ( ) JK--Wikibon numbers show #IBM far & away the leading big-data solution provider

Drafted new #IBM jk blog: "Machine-Milled Insights and the Limits of Algorithmic Automation in Cognitive Computing"

I've definitely turned an actuarial page when I start to refer to myself routinely as "ancient."

"Spark Turns Five Years Old!" ( ) JK--Interesting chart on growth of open-source contributions.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Memory Gospel by Moby from Play: The B Sides JK--Remember Eminem's snotty one-sided feud with Moby? Neither do I.

Analyzing the business value of analytics 

Develop a better world with Hadoop 

Thank you PBS, for teaching us far more about the foibles of the long-ago English aristocracy than is strictly necessary.

Vanity Fair declares Rosamund Pike “2015’s It Girl.” Why “It”? Is she undergoing degendering surgery?

Counting one’s blessings is key to mental balance. Prayer is power over disequilibrium.

Happy Easter. A fair number of the stores are closed today. Good. Give commercialism a rest now & again.