Sunday, May 03, 2015

Aweekstweets April 25 to May 3 2015: a week a day come what may

Bought/downldng "Burn, Rubber City, Burn!" 18 songs from Akron bands 75-80 "Punk & The Decline of the Midwest." Wow! Super-AkronCompilation

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Wanna See My Baby by T-Bone Walker JK--Am I only one who confuses him w/TBone Burnett, TBoone Pickens & Tim Tebow?

I think we’ve moved into the era of cultural suffocation from media oversaturation and overkill. The muchtoomuchness of it all.

Dumb debate whether “thug” is racial code word. It’s not. Refers to brutes generally. Here’s its Indian etymology ( )

Suffering fools gladly. Have they invented a painkiller to help with the “suffering” side & hallucinogen to trick us into the “gladly” part?

Clerk at the drugstore mentioned something about May weather. I said yeah it’s nice out there. He said I hope he beats Pacquiao. I said oh.

Hey Verizon, about that commercial where “nerds” geek out over “modem.” Please observe the distinctions between nerds and clueless morons

It’s important when lifting weights to breathe calmly & avoid screaming grunting groaning and making stupid faces. What can U lift casually?

Wish to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on one of each. That’s where we stopped. Think you can afford it?

IIoT-Enabled Big Data Analytics Improve Manufacturing Performance at Intel and Dow Chemical 

Big oil makes big news 

Can Apple And IBM Change Health Care? Five Big Questions 

RIP Ben E. King. "Stand By Me." Also, a classic Drifter. Here's him on lead of their original o "This Magic Moment" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Good The Bad and The Ugly by Ennio Morricone JK--1966. Love those background voices. Spaghetti desperadoes?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Kizmiaz by The Cramps from A Date with Elvis JK--1986. Speak the title out loud. Oh, yeah.

Neon Boys "That's All I Know (Right Now)" ( ) JK--1973. Hell Verlaine Ficca. PreVoidoids/TV. B/w orig "Luv Cms n Sprts"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I'm Your Man by Richard Hell & The Voidoids from Blank Generation JK--1977. More "Nuggets" than punk. But great.

May Day. Actually, the other 30 in this month are also days. Perhaps "May 1st of 31 Days"? Nah. Delete the "st of 31 Days." Ah, much better!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Damaged by Love Battery from Dayglo JK--1992. Great grinding grunge guitar!

Machn learng? Rise of 3-D gestural i/f & disappearance of personal computing p1  p2  Fri #IBM qh

"Family Feud"'s become dumb-smutty. Qs practically demand it. Barely a show goes by Steve Harvey doesn't shout "show me 'boobs'!" Enough!

Thoroughly exhausted by action-packed work day. Enjoying a little bit of alone time in a public place. Panera. Wife is at supermarket nearby

I’m never sure in any given post if what I’m saying is old hat or a sporty new chapeau. I let my readers try it on for size.

The Modern CFO – Timekeeper, Coach and Pacemaker 

Fingrid is using Internet of Things solutions to create a smarter grid 

#BI ranks >10% points higher than any other #IT priority according to the latest #Gartner #CIO Agenda Report 

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "The Brains In Our Clouds And The Chips In Our Heads" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp A House Is Not a Motel by Love from Forever Changes JK--1967. Classic song. Urgency. But not at all sure what about.

Big Data optimal deploy modl? Avoiding pleasant perils o platform fetish p1:  p2:  Thurs #IBM qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp No Place For Me by Willie Nelson from A Classic & Unreleased Collection JK--1956. Very 1st recording. Gr8 start!

" #IBM Scientists...Steps to Build 1st Practical Quantum Computer" ( ) JK--Error detect/msmrmt, scalable circuit design

New #IBM jk #Dataversity column: "Debunking the Myths around Cognitive Computing" ( )

Big Data-As-A-Service Is Next Big Thing 

Discover eye-opening solutions at IBM Vision 2015 

Improved crisis preparedness with smarter emergency response planning 

I enjoy the music on hold while waiting for the bridged conference calls with my IBM India colleagues to begin. Subcontinental electronica!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Living Proof by Cat Power from The Greatest JK--2006. Album that revealed her to be no shrinking violet. Strength.

Decision automation? Case for/against human override o algorithmic decisions p1  p2  Wed #IBM qh

Actual reason I started tweeting in March 2009: Forrester'd put th clamps on analyst personal tech blogs. My subterfuge was to "micro" blog

Saw tech headline that made me chortle: "Why everyone hates DevOps." Not sure I agree. I mean, it's not Nickelback or anything that odious

There's this odd misconception floating around that I put in long work hours. I don't. I work bankers' hours. I wind that clock spring tight

One of the things I love about living in the vicinity of Mt Vernon is the ghostly presence of George Washington. His galloping grounds.

My tweeting behavior over the years has veered between chatty & purely tactical. Often in the same session. Sometimes, longer cycles.

RIP Jack Ely. Singer of Kingsmen who famously slurred the words of their cover of "Louie Louie" & in doing so inadvertently made it classic.

Caught "Rosewater" on DVD. Jon Stewart's directorial & screenwriting debut. Very good. Curious what his next career step will be.

A day of frantic defranticizing. All’s cool now.

Machine Learning The New #Cloud Sweet Spot, And Amazon Trails #IBM  via @SeekingAlpha

Three ways to improve claims management with business analytics 

Jen Q. Public: Predict criminal activity and effectively investigate crime 

The City of Madrid used business #analytics to cut costs and support outcome-based maintenance contracts:... 

New #IBM jk #DW blog: "IBM’s Continued Leadership in the Data Warehousing Market" ( )

Cognitive computing? The brains in our clouds and the chips in our heads p1:  p2:  Tues #IBM qh

"How #BigData is Transforming Architecture" ( ) JK--Clients demanding more data from architects & from the buildings

"Internet of Things: Enhancing Sensor Reliability through Venting" ( ) JK--Good piece on IoT endpoint ruggedization.

"Customer Data: Design 4 Transparency..." ( ) JK--Interesting stats on diff nat'l valuations of datum-specific privacy

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Faithful by Ibeyi from Ibeyi JK--2015. Nice. Pronounced like "eBay," but with extended diphthong second syllable.

"Build Consumer Loyalty in Digital Age" ( ) JK--I read of a retailer that just hands out free stuff w/out loyalty prog

Many people throw "big" into data discussions as perfunctorily as Sullivan described every show as "really big." Even those with Topo Gigio

"Data Scientist, The Magician?" ( ) JK--Don't fall 4 unrealistic expectations. No one (U can afford) can do everything

"The democratization of predictive analytics" ( ) JK--Good high-level sketch of the trends in this direction.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Shatter You Through by Daughn Gibson from Carnation JK--2015. Nice new from the deep-voiced one. Very Ferry (Bryan)

Also catch me at Spark Summit, June 15-17, San Francisco, the week after Hadoop Summit. #IBM will be at both events. In force.

Interesting slideshare on Apache YARN future ( ). From #Hadoop Summit Europe. Catch me at Hdp Summit in June, San Jose.

For every interesting story about data analytics, there are 2-3 about somebody putting some kind of data in some kind of database. Snooze.

"Tech titans ready clouds for NOAA weather data" ( ) JK--Open Cloud Consortium will bring NOAA's 20TB/day data online

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Into Your Arms by The Lemonheads from Come On Feel the Lemonheads JK--1993. A durable 90s indie-rock gem.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Naked Patients by Happyness from Weird Little Birthday JK--2015. Weird little sentiments. Nice little tune.

Caught “The Imitation Game.” Excellent telling of the Alan Turing saga. Of course Cumberbatch delivers a peerless performance.

The social-media world is full of unseen parties who say my opinion is important to them. My opinion of them is negligible.

Machine-milled insights and the limits of algorithmic automation in cognitive computing 

The resurgent relevance of the data warehouse 

Reducing sonic & visual clutter in my workspace. Earbuds tune out the physical environment. Turning off pop-ups makes for less busy UI.

RT @IBMFacts Move Over Amazon, #IBM Now Rules #Cloud Services  @DigitalTonto via @Forbes

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Pyramid Song by Radiohead from Amnesiac JK--2001. This LP, following "Kid A," was IMHO, their definitive work.

Felt good to walk throughout my district alone today: Franconia, Springfield, Manchester Lakes, & Kingstowne. A fine Spring Sunday.

Olympic decathlon gold medalist has become the most famous transgender person. You could refer to this latest twist as the Trans-Jenner.

Good. My head feels less hammered. That's what a little alone-time is for.