Saturday, May 23, 2015

Aweekstweets May 16-23 2015: the week that was way too crazy

5 hours ago
Jim Gaffigan. Funny comedian who routinely delivers laughs. But if he screws up, he has a good excuse: "I gaffe, again."

"American Idol" ending after way too long. I've never once watchd an episode from start2finish. But I've ignored it while switching channels

I'm actually starting to follow the Washington Nationals more closely. A real solid squad. They're on a streak. 1st place in their division.

Monkees "Last Train to Clarksville" ( ) JK--What the? WashPost says this Boyce/Hart from POV of soldier bound 4 Vietnam

Hmm. Hillary received emails warning about dangerous conditions in Benghazi. As if she didnt receive similar re every other place in Mideast

"Outlet stores." Outlet for what? The same exact merchandise you can buy anywhere else that will carry it? The crap they can't give away?

"First World problems." Problem #1 is thinking of yourselves as the "First World." There's only one world, folks, and every people are in it

WSJ article about Saddam Hussein craving for Doritos in prison. Couldn't help but munch a few while I read it. My bad.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Look Good in Blue by Blondie JK--1976. Most trad-pop of the CBGBs group. Beautiful lady singer, well-crafted melodies

Read WSJ "anatomy of a song." Bob Seger on writing Night Moves." Inspired by KK's"Me & B McGee," "American Graffiti" film, Boss "Jungleland"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Necessary Evil by Unknown Mortal Orchestra from Multi-Love JK--Bit of a Steely Dan vibe here.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Stoic Resemblances by The Helio Sequence JK--2015. Great exercise song, Get that cardio pumping.

Will now mow the lawn and clear my brain. Have a good 3-day. I know I will.

Fight the cold cyberwar with analytics 

5 ways to make better merchandising decisions 

Geospatial analytics with IBM SPSS Modeler 

@Semaphorecomms @IBMSmrtrCmptng frontiers: PB vols, real-time veloc, multistruct data pushes those magnitudes, becomes #bigdata

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp In a Big Country by Big Country JK--1983. If Scotland separated from UK, would it be a big or smaller country?

"What R Th Most Common Mistakes Made By Aspirational Data Scientists?" ( ) JK--The aspirationals' most exasperationals

"7 Techniques for Data Dimensionality Reduction" ( ) JK--Good reference. Could not be more essential to data science

"Why Data Scientists Dont Have Time to Do Analysis" ( ) JK--And why didnt David Byrne have time for Mudd Club or CBGBs?

"Silicon Chips That See R Going to Make Your Smartphone Brilliant" ( ) JK--With what impact on your own visual acuity?

"Say hello to machines that read your emotions to make U happy" ( ) JK--Like a hip flask of wearable Internet of Things

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rainbow by Robert Plant & the Sensational from Lullaby and The Ceaseless Roar JK--2014. His post-Zeppelin work is gr8

I seriously hate those webpages w/embedded ad video that plays as you scroll over it. Like annoying person always trying to get last word in

#Hadoop uber-alles? Surmounting scaling and acceleration challenges surrounding #Spark ( ) Friday #IBM qh #SparkInsight

The lesson I learned from "National Lampoon's Animal House" was the wisdom of the road trip. When the going gets tough, trip out.

Fitz & The Tantrums "Spark" ( ). 2013.

The Shadows "Apache" ( ). 1960.

Never understood old slogan about Coca-Cola being "the real thing." Yeah, it's really secret syrup dissolved in carbonated water. That thing

Kudos to the great @louistcherian for his masterful orchestration o today's very successful #SparkInsight Crowdchat ( )

Statistics on #Spark community are in this recent blog: 

This has been an amazingly (over-)stimulating Crowdchat on #Spark. Wow! #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata The next generation of business application developers--the "Millennials" and beyond-... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata #Datascience is the core of app development in the 21st century, in which big-data an... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata Here's a cool case study from France of Spark machine learning on accelerometer data ... #sparkinsight 

@acoliver You are quite right on that, Andrew. As Spark matures as a market, expect to see soluti... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata #Datascientists need to implement in-memory big data development and runtime platform... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata #Datascientists need to deepen their skills in iterative development of machine learn... #sparkinsight 

@pagal882 #Spark can access and process data stored in HDFS, Apache HBase, Apache Cassandra, and ... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata Spark is another big-data environment---alongside Hadoop, various stream-computing, v... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata Spark is a data-scientist real-time exploratory machine-learning development environm... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata #Spark accesses "data lakes" built on #Hadoop HDFS, complements the low-latency strea... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata Spark-suited scenarios describe many projects in social analytics, mobile analytics, ... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata Spark’s machine-learning tools are fundamental for boosting data-scientist productivi... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata Spark’s graph analytics are well-suited for anti-fraud, influence analysis, sentiment... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata You may want to include Spark’s streaming analytics capabilities if you’re doing low-... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata If you're a data scientist building models in Spark, you may build a starter in-memor... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata Data scientists would use #Spark for “schema on read" development, freeing them from ... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata Data scientists would use #Spark to rapidly model and simulate alternate scenarios, e... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata Spark is well-suited for exploratory analytics by teams of data scientists using Hado... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata Spark includes runtime engines that are optimized for in-memory processing, streaming... #sparkinsight 
@elesinOlalekan I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that IBM BigInsights 4.0 has Spark inside: ... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata D-Streams are a continuous sequence of RDDs representing data streams that are create... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata An RDD is a read-only partitioned collection of records. It includes data-integration... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata Where Hadoop has abstraction layers in MapReduce and YARN, Spark Streaming relies on ... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata Spark boosts data-scientist productivity through in-memory performance, easier APIs, ... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata Developers and data scientist can bring existing expertise from familiar programming ... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata Spark enables organizations to do more and deeper analytics with less coding and fast... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata #Spark is a data-scientist productivity tool #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata Currently in version 1.3.1, Spark is a layered distributed-computing framework that c... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata Forward-looking organizations see Spark as a platform to complement their investments... #sparkinsight 

@elesinOlalekan Not a matter of #Spark over #Hadoop. It's more a matter of Spark leveraging and e... #sparkinsight 

Remember to post your replies under the question frames (e.g., Q1: What is Spark?) so that others... #sparkinsight 

@avi_patwardhan Spark is not an extension to MapReduce; instead, it complements MapReduce through... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata Spark's performance advantages come from parallelizing models across distributed in-m... #sparkinsight 

@andbflo_denny Advantages of Spark are speed, simplicity, versatilitiy, ability to work with your... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata This capability makes Apache Spark well-suited for the growing range of real-time app... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata Apache Spark's core design feature is the ability to support iterative, distributed, ... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata Essentially, Spark is a next generation cluster-computing solution, runtime processin... #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata Spark is a distributed in-memory analytics tool. #sparkinsight 

@IBMbigdata Glad to be on this Crowdchat discussing Apache Spark. #sparkinsight 

Join #crowdchat starting at top of the hour: "What is #Spark?' #sparkinsight #apachespark . Use your Twitter to access

Join our #crowdchat starting at the top of the hour, 11am ET, on 'What is #Spark?' #sparkinsight #apachespark 

Join our #crowdchat starting at the top of the hour, 11am ET, on 'What is #Spark?' #sparkinsight #apachespark: 

Join our #crowdchat starting at the top of the hour, 11am ET, on 'What is #Spark?' #sparkinsight: 

"Spark insights from the recent Cambridge meetup" ( ) JK--IBM's Monica Fox reports, #SparkInsight

Machine learning as a fluid intelligence harvesting service 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Stoned And Starving by Parquet Courts from Light Up Gold JK--2013. Song ends before learn if stooped to cannibalism
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp To Have and to Have Not by Billy Bragg from Life's a Riot With Spy vs. Spy JK--1983. Great raw working-class anthem

Machine learning? Distinguishing voices from chatter and beauty from clutter ( ) Thursday #IBM quick-hit

RT @ibmbigdata: Join our #crowdchat starting in a few hours on 'What is #Spark?'  #sparkinsight

Join our #crowdchat starting in a few hours on 'What is #Spark?'  #sparkinsight

I do recall Letterman’s short-lived morning show in th early 80s. He would feature a fat guy drinking out of a garden hose. I said what the?

New #IBM jk blog: "Machine learning as a fluid intelligence harvesting service" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Moses Pain by Jonathan Wilson from Fanfare JK--2013. Good song. Sounds like Tom Petty at his peak. But better voice

Today's Koby LinkedIn Pulse post had a helluva 1st day in views & likes: 

Not sure who's ghost-writing all those blogs with my name on them. But whoever it is, I want them to cut it out. You're wearing me out!

New #IBM jk blog: "Trusting the ecosystem that sustains and maintains the Internet of Things" ( )

Making agile decisions in high-frequency #trading  #Cloud #Analytics

Applying cost-effective, off-premises #cloud-based #analytics 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lavinia by The Veils from The Runaway Found JK--2004. If she were from my hometown, she'd be Lavinia from Livonia.

After I print out all the important emails for the morning, I staple them & arrange in nice piles. Then I stare & smile at them.

Applying cost-effective, off-premises cloud-based analytics 

Taking On the Data Compression Challenge 

Cloud Computing: A Path to Tech Success for Young People Around the Globe
Only a short window of time each summer when groundwater warms house foundation enough for me to work w/bare feet on basement floor. Not yet

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Jane Says by Jane's Addiction from Kettle Whistle JK--True: the actual Jane kept wig to mask hair loss from addiction

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Love Burns by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club JK--2001. Band took name from Brando-led biker group in "The Wild One."

Hallelujah. It was cool again last night. Windows remained open. Comforter snugly wrapped around my sleeping self. Couldn't be better.

Drafted latest InformationWeek blog: "Drones and Their Impact on Data in the Internet of Things"

Drafted latest Dataversity blog: "Deep Learning Lives and Dies By Dimensionality Reduction"

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "If Machine Learning Only Had A Heart" ( )

Experience optimization? The delicate art of sensitivity mapping in data-driven application development ( ) Wed #IBM qh

Taking a break from the quick-hits next week. Memorial Day is Monday. That's my excuse. Otherwise, I'm working.

The pace of change and the sheer dizzying rush of new stuff to absorb has me feeling punch-drunk & sucker-punched in equal measure.

"Changing the world" is trivial. Anybody can change it. However, much of it gets changed right back. Change it for good. And for good.

Taking the next step toward text analytics 

Deloitte and IBM to Deliver Risk Intelligence Solutions 

What Mobile & Analytics have in common: The Consumer 

Morning. When I wrestle my unruly inbox to the ground. Not a pretty sight. But somebody has to show it who's boss.

"Great R packages for data import, wrangling & visualization" ( ) JK--Near dizzying variety of available tools

Learn about what makes #Informix the ideal database for #IoT. Video featuring IBM's Steve Shoaf -  #cloud #analytics

Presentation on " #IoT architectures & capabilities" from the IBM and Intel event  via @SlideShare #Informix #cloud

IBM invites you to attend joint webcast with Intel- “Constructing the #IoT solution” on May 28. Register-  #Informix

Balluff uses IBM #DB2 BLU ! 50 times faster access to complex #analytics reporting in #SAP BW system  #ibmblu

New ROI study finds #ibmblu #inmemory to be cost efficient and mature! More details in this Wikibon Study- 

Want to learn more about sizing DB2 BLU solutions? Attend the May 28th #DB2 Tech-talk. Register here -  #ibmblu

Share your expertise with thousands of peers at the #IBMINSIGHT 2015 conference. Submit session proposals by May 29- 

Big data under control? Warring imps in the debate over AI impact p1:  p2:  Tues #IBM qh

No useful pattern in readership metrics on my LinkedIn Pulse posts. Most populars vary widely in subject matter, style, & intended audience

Hey folks who want me to praise their books to help them market them: If any of you write poetry, and it's good, I might. Otherwise, nah.

I listen to music played overhead at stores. Sometimes I hear good songs I wasnt aware of, eg Sheryl Crow "Abilene" ( )

A day my head was in the zone from first to last. Might have been the Twilight Zone.

Comes time in each workday when I walk outside to grab the physical mail. Not that I badly need to get it now. But I badly need fresh air.

Please join us on “What is Spark?” #SparkInsight #ApacheSpark Crowdchat Thurs May 21 11am ET 

"Go ahead, get grandma out of your feed" ( ) JK--No. Just be 100% yourself to 100% of family/acquaintances on socials

"Working with Apache Spark Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Shuffle" ( ) JK--Insights from data scientist

Interesting preso on Apache Ignite (incubating), a distributed framework for in-memory data management ( )

"Machine Learning Methods For Captcha Recognition" ( ) JK--Interesting preso on topic of great import to online security

Statisticians know that regression to the mean is inevitable. But regression to the nasty or the just plain unpleasant is to be avoided.

"Outliers." Word is a sort of a conceptual shibboleth. Business geeks interpret it in Malcolm Gladwell terms, analytics geeks in stat terms.

"An Introduction to Deep Learning...." ( ) JK--Statistical analysis learning through hierarchical layers.

Are you paying attention to your telecommunications customers? 

Getting started with Spark: How smart is your app? 

How smart retailers turn data into differentiation 

New #IBM jk #SparkInsight blog: "Apache Spark and the power of openness" ( )

A week till Memorial Day. Bugs starting to come out in summer formation. My hands are starting assume battle stations in the swatting war.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Servant by Hanni El Khatib from Moonlight JK--2015. Great one. You don't know if this show of submissiveness is token

My work email inbox on a Monday morning. It's a bit like waking up to find the lawn you mowed Friday afternoon is once again waist-high.

Pointed out to my Deadhead friend that, like them, musicians can build large loyal followings without substantial airplay. Wilco for example

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Heinrich Maneuver by Interpol from Our Love 2 Admire JK--2007. Thought this calld "how are things on the west coast?"

Basic cable seems to have an endless supply of documentaries about World War II and the Nazis.

Which evolved first: the chicken or the egg? I think the answer is obvious. Nobel committee: just wire me the award money.

CNN wonders why its ratings are anemic. I don't. Last night, it, typically, broadcast a 3-hour straight "Atlanta Child Murders" documentary

Sitting here contemplating strategy for dodging all obnoxious online campaign advertising that's sure to come during 2016 presidential race.

Waiting for Connecticut friends to traverse the Eastern Seaboard in their automobile and get here so we can commence Sunday evening partying

Need to adopt “-ghazi” as standard suffix for concocted scandal designed to discredit a political opponent.

Wife learning power of multi-channel e-commerce. Shopped/bought new patio set via smartphone, laptop browser, call center, & in-store visit

Chicken gizzards. Just grossed out my daughter with the fact that her paternal grandfather enjoyed eating those nauseating digestive organs.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Reformation by The Fall from Reformation Post TLC JK--2007. UK punk/post-punkers have averaged 1 LP/yr since late 70s