Saturday, July 25, 2015

Aweekstweets July 13-25 2015: the week that I, ummm, remind me again why I skipped doing this last weekend

It's weird to say "we expose our students to great literature." As if it's a weakened chickenpox virus. Build up immunity against a pathogen

Will I outlive my savings? Well, if I do, my savings won't inherit my savings. So we're even.

RT @brainpicker TSEliot reads “The Naming of Cats” in rare '47 recordng  JK--His accent was odd

My latest calculations show that if I'd responded to all spams over th years that promised unimaginable wealth, I'd be worth ~$24.76B by now

Not sure which I love more: chicken pad thai or chicken pot pie.

Excellent reader proposal in letter to editors of WashPost: create a “politics” section for BS campaign stories. Keep out of A-section news.

Earth: dwarf planet. Compared to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

If a Behemoth and a Goliath met on the field of battle, which would prevail? If a Juggernaut made the scene, they’re both toast

"How...turned their basements into stunning wine cellars" ( ) JK--Cool, but I prefer my wine cellar 2 B my wine seller

Introduce yourself to the world of IBM Analytics for Apache Spark: … #SparkInsight

While waiting to exhale I forget so much. When I inhale, the memories flood back. That's not an analogy. My brain seems to work that way.

When #disaster strikes data can help you respond & recover!  #emergencymgmt #analytics #saferplanet

Apple and IBM release 10 new apps: 

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Irrelevance of Mathematical Certainty in Deep Learning Analytics" ( )

Recent news about wireless hacking of smart cars is disturbing. Perhaps vehicles should have smart fenders. So they can fend for themselves.

"How #IBM Learned To Love Open Technology" ( ) JK--Substantial shift in center of gravity. It's the IBM culture I'm in

Big Data and Karl Marx 

Big data and digital skills essential for future retail success 

7 big data management best practices for your IT playbook 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp No Condition by The Method Actors JK--1981. Athens GA group with hard-edged guitar sound, a la "Rock Lobster"

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Statistical Modeling: Head, Heart, & Soul" ( )

"The Quantified Workforce Drives Improved Productivity And Safety" ( ) JK--Metrics & mindfulness? Latter abhors former

"2 Types o Data Scientists" ( ) JK--False dichotomy: analytics for machines v people. Many data scientists produce both

"Comment Your F**king Code!" ( ) JK--Best programming practice is to use all 7 of GCarlin's dirty words in comments

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Boy Child by Scott Walker from Scott 4 JK--1969. Apparently NOT that Wisconsin governor. Unless he recorded at age 2

After I follow you on a social, don't introduce yourself in unsolicited email with "I won't abuse your trust." The phrase sounds mild alarm

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Wide Awake (feat. Cat Power) by J Mascis from Tied To a Star JK--2014. Interesting blend of world-weary voices.

"How hackers can control your car from miles away" ( ) JK--Dark side of the vehicular Internet of Things.

Did they ever find that 404 file? I’d like to suggest an all-points bulletin.

RIP Theodore Bikel. Actor-folksinger was orig Capt von Trapp in Broadway “Sound of Music.” I loved that LP as kid ( )

I'm sorry, but "foodie" sounds like someone with an eating disorder. Or at least someone with a weird food fetish.

Some PR person writes "Big data doesn’t have to be intimidating or feared." I say it does. I want you all to tremble when I enter the room.

Dear Well-Known Ice-Cream Store Franchise: If U reach out asking for consumers to participate in panel, it's polite to offer lifetime supply

New #IBM jk #SparkInsight blog: "How Spark is tuning up the logical data warehouse" ( )

The POWER of Crowdsourcing - Social Business Insights Blog 

"Web-scale." Phrase feels archaic. Suggests Berners-Lee WWW of homepages, HTML, REST etc. Cloud/IoT/streaming feels more scalable than "Web"

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "How Long Should We Wait For That Quantum Leap?" ( )

"Actionable intelligence." Feels a bit overstuffed & pretentious. Think of it as "news you can use."

"Ashley Madison Dating Site Members Face Multiple Security Threats" ( ) JK--Not including attacks by cuckolded spouses

New #IBM jk blog: "How Spark is tuning up the logical data warehouse" ( )

Soyuz User Manual ( ). Not a joke. At European Space Agency's Guiana Space Centre. March 2012. Arianespace.

Hmmm. IT trade journo sent email interview questions. Want to know about me as person just as much as about me as big data wonk. About time

How Spark is tuning up the logical data warehouse  via @IBMAnalytics

@IBMCAI: Here's a sneak peak to our new #ibmCDO study launching tomorrow, 07/22! ” @createmarkets @jameskobielus
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RT @kexpplaylist #kexp She Cries Your Name by Beth Orton from Trailer Park JK--1997. Her earnest fragile wistful smoky folky vibe.

"Learning humans' common sense--Spain AI rschrs teaching robots to know their limits" ( ) JK--Don't show them Pamplona

"What Every Manager Should Know About Machine Learning" ( ) JK--Good HBR article by Harvard post-doctoral econ fellow

"Ten Truths About the Future of IoT" ( ) JK--Good discussion of architecture & business strategies.

"Future of Cloud Computing: Fog Computing & the IoT" ( ) JK--Good overview of pros & cons of fog computing.

Ridiculous when a tech writer feels they must phoneticize ordinary English words, eg, buyer as "bahy-er." Makes more difficult to pronounce

"Rise of the Data Visualization Competency Center" ( ) JK--"Graphicacy"? I'm not even sure how to pronounce it.

Where and how do I start my digital business journey? 

$IBM: Strong cloud performance in Q2, #1 in hybrid cloud  #IBMcloud
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RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Semantics by The Mynabirds from Lovers Know JK--2015. Very nice. Sounds like some vintage 80s hit.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Relativism of Privacy Sensitivities" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Protection by Lucinda Williams from Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone JK--2014. Very cool southern roadhouse rock.

"Inside fake town in Mich where self-driving cars being tested" ( ) JK--But State & Liberty is real Ann Arbor intersXn

David Thomas & The Pedestrians "Sound of the Sand" ( ) JK--1981. Quiet soulful one from Pere Ubu frontman's 1st solo LP

LinkedIn ad asks "Are You Michigan Alumni?" No. I'm a Michigan alumnus. I know the difference because I attended the University of Michigan.

EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington NC. Our shuttle driver chauffeurd a fair number of actors. Long gig w/Susan Sarandon. I wanna meet her

Buster Poindexter "Hot Hot Hot" ( ) JK--1987. Obvious one for day like today. But blistering heatwaves ain't too subtle

Vacations don't actually vacate anything. If anything, they bloat your work email inbox to the bursting point while you're away. Oy vey!

What's hot: Query more data without worrying about where it lives! Learn new Fluid Query 1.5 in this 2.5 min video. 
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How cool is this? #FluidQuery 1.5 - Query #PureData stores with #Hadoop, #DB2 and much more! 
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New #IBM jk blog: "Developing on-demand streaming analytics in the cloud" ( )

Context is key to deriving analytic value with Hadoop  We become smarter everyday

Going under the hood with automated and autonomous driving:...  We become smarter everyday
Survey - #BigData Challenges that are holding companies...  We become smarter everyday

Context is key to deriving analytic value with Hadoop  We become smarter everyday

IBMer Robert Andrews is 1 of 10 hurricane comms responders....  We become smarter everyday

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Almost Cut My Hair by Crosby Stills Nash & Young JK--1970. Contains tongue-twisting lyric: "let my freak flag fly"

"Tesla’s New ‘Ludicrous Speed’ Might Make Yer Brain Explode" ( ) JK--Replaces gear numbers w/ g-force blastoff settings

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Bang a Gong (Get It On) by T. Rex from Electric Warrior JK--1971. Follow-up "Gang A Bong" banned by radio stations.

New #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "Streaming analytics enter the fast lane" ( )

Pushing 100 on our way back home. Traffic is nuts on I-95. Cooling down for a pitstop in Fredericksburg. A historic exurb of Washington DC

Apparently, Donald Trump thinks the draft dodgers, deserters, and cowards served their country more bravely than those who fought in Vietnam

Far more people die each year from summer heatwaves than winter blizzards. Which season is friendlier to mortal flesh?

Annoying to hear Sunbelt retirement homes marketed as a refuge from northern winters. I love winter. Not crazy about summer heat/humidity

Harper Lee's twist on Atticus Finch suggests JD Salinger may have hidden novel where older Holden Caulfield is a pretentious phoney-baloney

Local news announcer: "This woman credits God & basketball to her long life." Apparently, her advanced age brought deity & b-ball into being

No, Wilmington NC isn't Savannah GA. Doesn't have the colonial feel, the squares, or the party district. But it is quiet & kind of relaxing.

Did Chris ever live up to his end of the bargain and open a Ruth Steak House?

Stilling the mind. It’s all about distilling the mind down to the ego-free me.

What if inner planets are solar system’s “Tornado Alley”? Crater-free Pluto may be geologically inert but beyond comet/asteroid strike zone

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Eyes on You by Veruca Salt from Ghost Notes JK--2015. Shockingly great for a group that's been inactive for 2 decades

Not sure if beer or wine is the best food lubricant. Oh well, here goes another real-world experiment. Why choose? Down the old hatch.

Advice to those who pitch retirement communities: don’t tell us where the hospital is before you say where the fitness facilities might be

Ahh. The green & pleasant forests o Virginia @ summer’s peak. I never tire o th drive. Definitely needed this getaway. North Carolina awaits

#IBM #SparkInsight blog: How to enable interactive applications against Apache Spark …
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"If U Buy Stuff No One Else Likes, U Just May Be Harbinger o Failure" ( ) JK--Our economy mandates TOTAL CONFORMANCE!

"The $11 Trillion IoT, Big Data & Pattern Of Life (POL) Analytics" ( ) JK--"POL"? Nouveau term for behavioral tracking

"10 Traits of Modern Data-Driven Applications" ( ) JK--Not a bad rollup by Phil Russom of TDWI.

It's Prime Day. That's because Amazon wants customers to purchase an irrational number of things online.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Orchestrating Predictive Policing in Real Time" ( )

50 Cent files for bankruptcy. His name is now worth more than he is.

A new view on the Internet of Things with Pete Karns  via @IBMAnalytics

IBM Insight 2015 Chat: Applying Insight Everywhere with Data Science  via @YouTube

RT @IBMAnalytics: This week #ibminsight team talks w/ @jameskobielus about big data, Spark, prog w/ R & more. Watch: 

Amazing that humanity can propel a flyby marble 4.67 billion miles through space. Bet we could have pinged the duck dead-on if we'd tried.

Drafted latest ITKnowledgeExchange column: "Modeling Mind and Body with Spark"

Pluto. Only planet named for a Disney character. I think. Did Clyde Tombaugh have to negotiate with Walt's lawyers on this?

Sign up for webcast: "Becoming an Enterprise Digital business - A perspective from featured Gart... #ibmdigitalbiz 

@IBMbigdao Healthcare: HC is built around autonomics and instantaneous continual screening throu... #ibmdigitalbiz 

Great to be on today's CrowdChat on digital business. Check out some recent #IBM Big Data & Anal... #ibmdigitalbiz 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Oh Yoko! by John Lennon JK--1971. I don't call my wife's name in the middle of a shave unless I'm bleeding profusely

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse Post: "Panning the Streams for Things of Gold" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp All Buttoned Up by Richard Thompson from Still JK--2015. Great one. He's essentially American artist w/English accent

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp All Mixed Up by Red House Painters from Songs for a Blue Guitar JK--1996. Sad. Beautifully sad. But sad. Absorbingly

"MIT proves flash as fast as RAM & cheaper for big data" ( ) JK--40 svrs w/10TB RAM no faster than 20 svrs w/20TB flash

"How To Turn Data Into Stories" ( ) JK--Beyond the usual "a primary key and a stored procedure walk into a bar" variety

After 10 years of doing yoga, I noticed a week or two ago that I'm now able to keep my feet flat on the floor in down dog without straining.

A day of pushing & pushing myself. A day much like any day. Pushing and pushing, searching for an edge, a ledge to stand on, admire the view

Here's th sort of IT industry knuckle-cracking "story idea" I ignore: "digital transformation." Like Ed Norton "Swanee River" on piano. Pow!

"Why IBM's CEO is hiring Brooklyn teens" ( …). Ginni Rometty on why IBM is betting on P-TECH to address the skills gap
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"Outer Space is Crowded" ( ) JK--You mean "near earth orbit is crowded." Outer space is whatever's beyond that.

"Artificial Intelligence Stops Nearly All Spam" ( ) JK--But you still have to check your spam folders, regardless.

"Sequencing genome cre8s so much data we dont know what 2 do w/ it" ( ) JK--Expect 2-40 fresh exabytes/yr within decade

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns by Mother Love Bone from Singles JK--1992. Far more 70s stoner than 90s grunge in vibe

"Why Should Business Care About Quantum Computing?" ( ) JK--Interviews manager of #IBM Theory Quantum Information Group

"Which freaking Hadoop engine should I use?" ( ) JK--Depends on what your goldurned requirements are.

Measuring the artificial intelligence quotient 
The Promise of Deep Learning 

Accelerating Cognitive Computing Through Collaborative Research 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp 6'1" by Liz Phair from Exile in Guyville JK--1993. What she lacked in range as a singer she made up pure attitude.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Love You Less by Veruca Salt from Ghost Notes JK--2015. This 90s indie group resurfaces with a good new one.

"Musk-Backed Group Probes Risks Behind AI" ( ) JK--Why not? Rockets, electric cars, & hyperloops are perfectly safe

Comic-Con in danger of outgrowing the San Diego Convention Center. Next year, they're limiting admission only to native Klingon speakers.

Startup.ML Launches Deep Learning News ( ). Good news aggregator. Where's the email notification feature?

This morning's industry news: Yet another fresh crop of game-changing startups. Not so fast. Let's see if you can play it before changing it

"The Good Data Contest: The Top Eight Innovative Concepts" ( ) JK--Winners of recent #IBM sponsored contest.

Here's a cool solution based on #Informix TimeSeries - An ETSI standards based Telco Data Retention solution: 

Informix is the only enterprise-class database that supports #Mac OS. Download the #Informix edition for MAC OS- 

The 2015 #Informix Roadshow is coming to your city. Sharpen your skills- SQL, nosql, #Iot, hybrid #cloud . Register- 
IBM & #Intel bring intelligence to #IoT! Register for event - “Constructing the IoT solution” at San Jose on Aug 17 

IDUG #DB2 AP early registration deadline is July 20th. More details at this link:  #idugdb2

Learn why IBM #DB2 continues to be a key database option for #SAP BW! Attend the DB2 webinar on July 30th 

#DBU BLU helps Yazaki Europe reduce supply-chain holdups and save 63% on data storage costs.Read full story-  #ibmblu

As Djokovic enthralled Wimbledon, IBM #Watson served up insights for fans in real-time. Did you know- #DB2 at the back-end made it possible?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Like a Rolling Stone by Dylan from Hwy 61 Rvstd JK--1965. Older Dylan now frequently compromises w/ the Mystery Tramp

Learn about trends in #IoT, #analytics, #cloud, #mobile & more at the IBM Insight conference. Register-  #ibminsight