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 

 jameskobielus retweeted

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