Sunday, July 12, 2015

Aweekstweets July 4-12 2015: now it’s just some week that I used to know

Hey Gotye, don't you mean somebody that you used to LIKE? You still know her, obviously. Unless this is your personal Alzheimers swan song.

Comic-Con. How come there’s nobody in Archie & Jughead costumes? And where are those classic characters Mary Worth and Rex Morgan MD?

Hot towns & summers in th city have never got th back of my neck dirty & gritty. Perhaps th song was accurate before Clean Air Act kicked in

Pluto. What if we discover it’s made of pure plutonium? Would be ironic. If so, we best keep it at its current distance. Might detonate

Little chance that Donald Trump will get Republican Party nomination. But if the Know-Nothing Party ever makes a comeback, he's a shoo-in.

Willie Nelson getting Gershwin Prize ( ). I almost gaggd when local TV news describd him as writer o Pet Shop Boys song

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Never Far Away by Active Child from Mercy JK--2015. Smooth quiet romantic soul. Tres Sade. Tres Gaye.

Holding my breath waiting for New Horizons’ flyby images of Pluto. Humanity’s first direct encounter with the solar system’s icy perimeter.

Ah yes, it’s so much fun deleting misdirected marketing emails. Failures to target properly. You know who I am. What’s your excuse?

Movement afoot to rename Jefferson Davis Hwy. It’s crazy that we named a major road after after someone who waged war against the USA

Local auto-body shops and doctor’s offices are where ancient PCs survive and serve long past their expiration dates.

I like to relax with good picture books. Preferably those covering science topics. Astronomy blows my mind most. Encompassing infinite space

I would advise my contributors to not worry about being utterly original. Just worry about being utterly reliable. Be a machine. Like me.

SparkHub. Cool new comnunity site for all things Apache Spark ( ).

.@WSJ OpEd from #IBM’s @ahtannenbaum: we’re in a privacy crisis; sharing #cybersecurity threat data 1way to fight it 
 jameskobielus retweeted

You don't know Jake? You should. Data scientist @jakeporway is returning to host #ibminsight! 

Don't miss our stellar #ibminsight speakers @ESIESQ of @Walmart & @davidwkenny of the Weather Company! 

Infrastructure w/o smarter #analytics is one sad infrastructure. See how to keep it happy at #ibminsight. 

IBM has invested billions of dollars in Open Source tech. Talk about an Open World #ibminsight 

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Artistic Deception, Machine-Learning Style" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ça Plane Pour Moi by Plastic Bertrand JK--1978. Here's the video ( ). A human marionette.

Words are found objects. Regardless of what they actually mean, they are fun objects to monkey with, take apart, & abuse.

Privacy vulnerabilities. Think of them as people's peepholes.

Friday. Name derives from a Norse word referring to the fact that your brains are now thoroughly fried after a solid week of work.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Crash by The Primitives from Lovely JK--1988. Sounds like the Go-Gos would have sounded if they'd stayed together.

Always good to have dozen or so of my blogs in various states of conception, composition, or publication concurrently. Keeps me stretching

Hey Microsoft, can you change sign-out sound in Skype to something that doesn't sound like it's moaning in pain? I don't empathize with apps

Primary tension in those basic cable reality shows is trying to guess which sexy screaming lady will fling her Chardonnay at the other first

It's odd that people say, for example, "the month of July." That phrase is 75% superfluous. And not appreciably more mellifluous.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Moby Octopad by Yo La Tengo frm I Can Hear th Heart Beating as One JK--1997. Samples Th Who "Armenia City in th Sky"?

New #IBM jk blog: "Measuring the artificial intelligence quotient" ( )

Preserving One of the World’s Most Precious Cheeses with Data 

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Algorithms For Wrestling Narrative Transparency Out Of Other Algorithms" ( )

Speed reading isn't about rapidly absorbing entire text. It's about zeroing in on thesis & main points first. Reading rest later (or never)

"Deep Learning & the Triumph of Empiricism" ( ) JK--"Given sufficiently large datasets, the risk of overfitting is low"

"An angry rebuttal: data science is NOT dead" ( ) JK--"Responds to accusations"? What is this, a murder investigation?

"Warning Signs in Experimental Design and Interpretation" ( ) JK--Great detailed discussion by Peter Norvig of Google

"Social Listening Enables Social Business" ( ) JK--Yes, but need subject-matter expertise to listen with comprehension

Catch me et al on Smart Data Conf panel Tues 8-18, San Jose "Cognitive Computing 201: Incorporating the Technology" ( )

This collection of free geocoded scientific data practically covers the Earth: 

"7 Different Types o Data Stories" ( ) JK--Change, drill down, zoom out, contrasts, intersections, dissection, outliers

In indie music birthdays, happy ones to Jack White (White Stripes, Raconteurs) & Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse). Born on same day 40 years ago.

"Statistical Modeling steps" ( ) JK--Deadly infographic: combines

"Data Scientists: The Holiday Inn Express Phenomenon" ( ) JK--Makes no sense, & I dig their complimentary hot breakfast

Today in WashDC local business news: Donald Trump builds hotel on Federal Triangle, Bill Cosby friendship clouds Ben's Chili Bowl expansion.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Amber Jean by The International Harvesters from A Treasure JK--1984. Cool Neil Young side project.

Drafted latest #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "Streams Take Center Stage in the New Big-Data Era"

Uber has decimated local taxicab markets all over world. Looking far ahead, will be interesting to see if self-driving taxis deep-six Uber.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Customer Segmentation: The Fine Line Between Profiling and Personalization" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Crush With Eyeliner by REM from Monster JK--1994. Love th throbbing guitar that burns straight down center o this one

Tom Jones "16 Tons" ( ) JK--1966. The Welshman's version became my favorite the moment I first heard it. Tonight.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp 16 Toneladas by Noriel Vilela from Brazilian Beats JK--Great jaunty Brazilian singer's cover of "16 Tons."

Congrats to Dennis Hankins, newly nominated as next US Ambassador to Republic of Guinea. Dennis & wife Mira are old friends of ours.

Blog: How 13 million messages per second are served at Wimbledon  #ibmmiddleware #wimbledon

In a busy schedule, what calms me down, paradoxically enough, is looking ahead several days. The meeting load is spaced out in time. As am I

The morning brings its usual churn of fresh details crowding out yesterday afternoon's details, which are still there, fermenting under all

Applying the big data and analytics maturity model for a competitive advantage 

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Real-World Experiments: When Algorithmic Inventions Engage In Biomimicry" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Back in the Crowd by Tom Waits from Bad as Me JK--2011. Who says he can't get soft, quiet, & pretty?

Success factors for a #digital business : #IBMDigitalBiz 

Do #digital business, #bigdata & IOT play well together? #IBMDigitalBiz 

But what if I don’t want to become a #digital business? #IBMDigitalBiz 

So what really is a ‘#digitalbusiness’? Join our #crowdchat to know more  #IBMDigitalBiz

Wondering how to put veracity of data into practice? Learn @CDOforum with @regruenen  #ibmCDO

#Boston #tech #jobs - IBM Analytics Career Night! July 8th, 4 - 8PM Details & Register: 
 jameskobielus retweeted

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Nouveau Western by MC Solaar from Prose Combat JK--Samples the whooping cough from Serge Gainsbourg "Bonnie & Clyde"

"A Nifty Device to Stop Cars From Driving Too Close to Bikes" ( ) JK--Neat idea. Didn't realize these laws on the books

"Now, What Is Hadoop?" ( ) JK-- Gartner's @merv provides useful list & discussion.

"AMPLab’s co-creator on where big data headed & why Spark is so big" ( ) JK--Currently has 80 people on Spark project

"NOSQL Document Stores: The Realm of Dispensable Data" ( ) JK--Doesn't require persistent storage or strong governance

"What the Heck are Predictive Models?" ( ) JK--And why in tarnation is the question asked in mock exasperation?

"Forget Algorithms. People Rule!" ( ) JK--Refers to human curation of news & music--i.e., what I do for my followers

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Exodus by Bob Marley JK--1977. Pronounces it "exy-dus." Or at least to my Babylonian ear.

Success factors for a digital business 

Again with the "big data's nothing new...we had lots of data back in my day" stuff? Yes, the concepts of "data" & "big" not new. Whatever.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress by The Hollies JK--1971. I misheard last 3 words as "get it on." Actual: "had it...

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp My Black Ass by Shellac from At Action Park JK--1994. DJ Reeves says this song's about ownership of a dark donkey

"To be or not to be." Actually, that's NOT a question. It's disjunction of infinitive and contradiction of that infinitive. Please make note

"81 things that Mike Huckabee has denounced" ( ) JK--Needs to take a DNA test to determine what percentage weasel he is

CBS Sunday Morning retrospectiv on late Charles Kuralt’s “On Th Road” series. Conveniently ignores his long extramarital affair on that road

CKLW-AM, Windsor, Ontario. This was the dominant Top 40 station in the Detroit market in my 1960s childhood: 

I love when the Marine Corps band strikes up the instrumental of “Be Kind to Your Web-Footed Friends.” Very stirring!

Explosions reported over the nation’s capital. Oh, wait, these ones are supposed to be there. Never mind.