Saturday, September 26, 2015

Aweekstweets September 13-26 2015: the week I, oh yeah, it’s been 2 weeks since I posted one

Going to bring my snapshot camera to Strata, as I did the hackathon. Going to continue some photojournalistic-style tech blogging.

“Deplane”? Do people also decar, debus, deboat, detrain, debicycle, and deskateboard?

US & China pledge no cyber espionage. Yeah, right.

Napa Valley wine tastes better at Trader Joe’s back home than in Napa Valley. Why? I can imagine a lush Valley. Not see a desiccated one

My lawn’s so pathetic I barely have to mow it after July. But the mower comes in handy for October-November leaf removal.

Catch me all week in NYC at Strata + Hadoop World. And catch #IBM keynoters, trainers, booth, etc. We’re a sponsor.

Love "Mad Men" uncanny accuracy--eg, picnic scene where Don+Betty leave their their trash there. Early 60s Americans littered thoughtlessly

Beer doesn't actually taste better if drunk from a wine glass. But it definitely looks classier.

Xi. It’s not well known that the Chinese leader’s ancestry was from ancient Rome. Family name was originally the number 11.

My tweets don’t represent my employer’s opinion. But they do represent YOUR employer’s opinion. So be forewarned.

Catching up on all those Facebook friends whose newsfeeds I’ve suppressed. Way to stay friendly is not be each other’s faces w/our Facebooks

Valet parking. High occupancy toll lanes. Premium gas. And other absolute wastes of your transportation dollar.

These on-demand app-driven home-delivery services don’t suit me. Going to the store is my favorite excuse for getting out of my house.

Reading the news. Not pretending to understand it. Too much of it.

Brevity is the soul of wit. It's also the edge of snark.

"Apache Big Data Preview: Q&A with IBM’s Anjul Bhambhri" ( ) JK--Interviewed by veteran biz-tech author Daniel Dern.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Obvious by Jane's Addiction from Ritual de lo Habitual JK--1990. Group started Lollapalooza as a farewell tour.

"Past performance is not indicative of future returns"? Is it even remotely predictive? If not, dear financial advisor, why do I need you?

Multitasking? No problem. I'll just task all my doppelgangers in all known multiverses to get on it all right away.

IBM boosts security of bring your own #cloud apps 

Looking forward to connecting with many people at IBM Insight 2015 in LV a month from now. Will be my 10th consecutive. Somehow I like Vegas

jameskobielus retweeted Tom Thai
Someone who's familiar with Yogi Berra's malapropisms wouldn't make that comment.

RIP Yogi Berra. Sad passing of a true immortal.

Wife says she "missed" some memorable televised moment on Pope DC visit. I told her nothing's "missed." I'm sure it's playback'd everywhere

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Neighborhood Watch by Mike Krol from Turkey JK--2015. Nice/nasty shiv of punk attitude on this.

NYTimes blog praises #IBM on being a great place for working mothers. 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Commodore Peter by The Silos JK--1990. Nice bit of yearning folk rock with a smidge of indie grit.

Actually, I don't think of it as editing. I think of it as "rewriting somebody else's crap in my own image."

Editing is like cleaning your room. It's like smoothing wrinkles from your bed linens, folding & hanging clothes, & dusting. It's tucking.

"One Of Chopin's Etudes, Beautifully Visualized" ( ) JK--A bit like dynamic notes on a staff.

"Spark Release 1.5.0" ( ) JK--Beaucoups detail

"Spark 1.5" ( ) JK--Blog details new features in this latest release.

"Hadoop's a matter of innovation, not cost" ( ) JK--Pushes back at Gartner numbers.

"When artificial intelligence is everywhere, all the time" ( ) JK--Good list of features of a virtual digital assistant

"Big data seeks 2 increase number of cyclists in cities" ( ) JK--Visualize "desire lines" where cycling likely 2 thrive

"Deep Learning Machine Teaches Itself Chess in 72 Hours, Plays at International Master Level" ( ) JK--Sans brute force

"Administrtion Announces New SmartCities Initiative 2 Help Communities Tackle Local Challenges & Improve City Svcs" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Misunderstood by Common from Finding Forever JK--2007. Hiphop with interpolated Nina Simone. Excellent.

Another cool evening. Another good sleep. Tell me summer is over. Oh, yes, it's autumn.

Curious if the Pope's going to engage in dialogue with the nutjob who's been protesting in front of Vatican Embassy for the past 18 years.

New #IBM jk blog: "Hack the Weather: Weather data presents new challenges for data scientists" ( ). All photos by me

Don’t miss at #ibminsight- Leverage Compute Power at the Edge: #IoT/ #M2M solutions with #Informix in the Gateway. 

At #ibminsight we will cover Strategy and Technology Roadmap for IBM #Informix! More details on the session here- 

New Blog: A step-by-step tutorial to get you familiar with the NOSQL functionality in IBM #Informix -  #NOSQL

Read how Idea Cellular Ltd uses campaign management solution running IBM #DB2 to retain customers. #analytics 

Cathay United Bank slashes time to market with mobile-accessible approval system based on IBM #DB2  #analytics

Attend this session at #ibminsight to discover new analytical capabilities with #SAP on IBM #DB2. Session preview- 

Tech-talk : #DB2 for #SAP high performance OLTP & pureScale / in-memory database competitive comparison. Register - 

Don’t just be part of the audience- Be part of the action at IBM Insight 2015:   #ibminsight

Spark ignites conversation around building smarter apps | The Big Data Hub 

TED@IBM - Necessity & Invention 

Hadoop: Opening insights everywhere 

Big data trends: The top eight analytics lessons for business 

Wrote 5 blogs on my San Francisco trip. None of which I can recall at this moment. Too tired. Glad to be home.

My job is to set the wheels in motion. And to always be one of those wheels.

New #IBMInsight jk blogpost: "Open source is opening new frontiers in the insight economy" ( )

RT @IBMbigdata: Yesterday's 5th #HackTheWeather #Insight4All team to present: "B"

RT @IBMbigdata: Yesterday's 4th #HackTheWeather #Insight4All team to present: "Fire Pollution"

RT @IBMbigdata: Yesterday's 3rd #HackTheWeather #Insight4All team to present: "Weatherway"

RT @IBMbigdata: Yesterday's 2nd #HackTheWeather #Insight4All team to present: "Galvanized Pizza"

RT @IBMbigdata: Yesterday's 1st #HackTheWeather #Insight4All team to present: "Smarter Data"

Yesterday's 5th #HackTheWeather #Insight4All team to present: "B"
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Yesterday's 4th #HackTheWeather #Insight4All team to present: "Fire Pollution"
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Yesterday's 3rd #HackTheWeather #Insight4All team to present: "Weatherway"
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Yesterday's 2nd #HackTheWeather #Insight4All team to present: "Galvanized Pizza"
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Yesterday's 1st #HackTheWeather #Insight4All team to present: "Smarter Data"
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I loved how Jon Hamm clambered bodily onto stage to accept his well-deserved Emmy for “Mad Men.” Like a kid sneaking into a forbidden place

Napa Valley. So-called because after you sample the local potions, you wanna take a nap, uhhh.

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"Once upon a time"? People stopped using preposition "upon" to refer to point in distant past. Modern equivalent would be "back in the day."

Thank U Louis CK for ending my week with belly laughs. Better than a fresh ocean breeze. I'd had that just a few hours before. I dig th diff

Day 2 @weatherchannel + #IBM #datascience #HackTheWeather #GalvanizeU SF #Insight4All. Teams focused on projects.

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Day 2 @weatherchannel + #IBM #datascience #HackTheWeather #GalvanizeU SF #Insight4All. Teams focused on projects.
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Hackathons are slightly more interesting to watch than paint drying. People staring into screens & typing all day & night.

I enjoy quiet weekend streets in downtown SF. Makes it easier to imagine I'm casually strolling, rather than walking to weekend work.

If Carly Fiorina gets elected president, smart money has her getting impeached in a few years & the USA split in half a few years after that

Wearing my Datapalooza t-shirt here out west. In the privacy of my hotel room. It's comfy for reclining, reading, channel-surfing.

Guy next to me at the hackathon started playing back video of a panel I was on 3 years ago. Turn that off, I insisted. My voice irritates me

My week's been whipsawed between Manhattan's artificial canyons and San Francisco's mountain-like urban topography. 3-D cities, both.

Group think session to help guide teams ideas for Hack the Weather #Insight4All #DataScience #hackweatherSF
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Teams are forming, ideation is beginning. Live from Hack the Weather #insight4All #WeatherData #spark
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IBM big data evangelist at Hack the Weather #hackathon. #Insight4All #WeatherData. Essentially a geek 4 all seasons.

IBM big data evangelist at Hack the Weather #hackathon. #Insight4All #WeatherData. Essentially a geek 4 all seasons.
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Hack the Weather day 1: Pizza time. Teams form. Weather geeks meet data science geeks #Insight4All #WeatherData

Hack the Weather day 1: Pizza time. Teams form. Weather geeks meet data science geeks #Insight4All #WeatherData
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RT @IBMbigdata: Participants at Hack the Weather #hackathon inquiring about TWC #WeatherData APIs etc #Insight4All

Participants at Hack the Weather #hackathon inquiring about TWC #WeatherData APIs, file formats, etc #Insight4All
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RT @IBMbigdata: #Insight4All Matthew Porcelli TWC discusses analytcs on storm he was involved in chasing #WeatherData

#Insight4All Matthew Porcelli of TWC discusses analytics on a storm he was involved in chasing. #WeatherData
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The interludes when I'm simply stapling and sorting my email printouts are when I do my best thinking. It's called "not thinking."

Typical overheard office conversation: "There are literally hundreds of emails I haven't looked at yet." No exaggeration: "literally."

Red states. So-named because they're red in the face screaming every possible inflammatory accusation at Obama.

"Textual Data Marches On: Anticipating and Preventing Lawsuits" ( ) JK--Inmon's non-lawyerly ins & outs on the matter

"Data Lust, the IoT and the Quantified Self" ( ) JK--Good discussion of the user experience dimensions of IoT/QS

"The Impact of Internet of Things on Big Data" ( ) JK--Good overview. See my thoughts: 

Have the good people of SF ever considered building bridges between the Moscone Center wings so big conferences don't close Howard Street?

IBM's Rometty on secret to success: move to the future, make decisions for long term & bet big via @FortuneMPW 
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"Cognitive Cmptg, AI Apps Have Big Future in th Enterprise" ( ) JK--Recap + video of August #Dataversity panel I was on

Catch me all weekend at #HacktheWeather on 9/18 at GalvanizeU San Francisco  #Insight4All

Build smart data #meteorological #apps : #HacktheWeather on 9/18 at GalvanizeU SF  #Insight4All

Win cash prize predicting with #datascience : #HacktheWeather on 9/18 at GalvanizeU SF  #Insight4All

Predict with the weather with #datascience: #HacktheWeather on 9/18 at GalvanizeU SF  #Insight4All

Information empowerment for your Hadoop ecosystem 

"Our chairs could be killing us." NBC's "Today" show seems to be stooping regularly to tabloid-grade scare tactics. Gimme a break!

Does Donald Trump have a degree in engineering? Because he seems to be engineering the most impressive political trainwreck in US history.

"Swarms of smart nano-satellites may offer global connectivity" ( ) JK--Semi-autonomous AI orchestrates the swarm

"Xerox PARC's new chip will self destruct in 10 seconds" ( ) JK--To keep a stored secret key out of the wrong hands.

"Get ready to live in a trillion-device world" ( ) JK--Sensor and sensory overload, thanks to the Internet of Things.

President praises companies like $IBM that are pouring money into STEM education (science/tech/engineering/math)
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It has been. I hope we can see you at Insight 2015 next month. A full slate of great sessions is pl... #ibminsight 

Hi. It's a pleasure to be tweeting to you all this afternoon live from New York City. I'm here at t... #ibminsight 

"This Is How You Build Products for New Generation o 'Data Natives'" ( ) JK--Expects everything smart & adjusts to them

"Music science trifecta" ( ) JK--ACroll on how digital content, Internet, & data science have changed music industry.

Pleasant 2+ mile walk thru Manhattan last night talking w/colleague Kimberly. Distracted me from the superheavy computer bag I was lugging.

"Train faster generalze better: Stabilty o stochastic gradient descent" ( ) JK--Persnl trainer helps me w/that + my abs

IBM VP & I chatted about Boomtown Rats. She's from England. Didnt believe San Diego crime inspired their hit. Proof: 

Enjoying Brian Foss' overnight variety mix on #KEXP. Playing mix of old and new rock artists that sound like early 70s glam. My jr high days

Facebook may or may not be developing a "dislike" button. Let's hope they don't introduce an "up yours" button to intensify an unfriending.

"A Deep Learning Tutorial: From Perceptrons to Deep Networks" ( ) JK--Essential know-how for getting AI to work

"A Deep Learning Tutorial: From Perceptrons to Deep Networks" ( ) JK--Essential know-how for getting AI to work

"Why artificial intelligence is succeeding: Then and now" ( ) JK--Because expectations NOW in line with capabilities

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Is #Entertainment Ready for #DataScience? Aylee Nielsen 

"Pope Francis Is About to Blow Elizabeth Warren Out of the Water" ( …) JK--Ridiculous headline made me chuckle.

"Crowdsourced weather apps claim accuracy, but watch th sky anyway" ( ) JK--"Hack the Weather" ( )

Apply streaming analytics technology to improve medical care 

Nice to walk Manhattan streets during the a.m. rush. No rush on th sidewalks. No gridlock. Just coffee goers strolling for their morning joe

Spark Summit Europe. Amsterdam. 27-29 Oct. Catch #IBM there: 

"IBM Helps Automakrs Build IoT Connected Vehicles" ( ) JK--Cloud svcs turn driver+vehicle data into predictive insights

"The IoT's Data Prioritization Pearl" ( ) JK--To help us avoid being drowned in a continuing stream of spurious alerts.

"Researchers use Big Data 2 track spread o dengue" ( ) JK--Correl8 human movemt pattrns w/dengue climate-suitablty maps

"Boston Pilots Smart, Solar-Powered Benches" ( ) JK--But they fail to harvest butt heat? What a waste!

"Computers can now paint like Van Gogh+Picasso" ( ) JK--Neural nets turn images into "digital psychedelic fever dreams"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Pale Blue Eyes by The Velvet Underground JK--1968. Few musicians toggled from ugly to pretty vibes as readily as Lou

"Tracking Spread of State Legislation" ( ) JK--I'm curious which state legislatures influence the most other states.

"Website That Visualizes Human Activity in Cities Across the World" ( ) JK--Mobile phone data. Privacy implications?

"The Internet of Things comes to the NFL" ( ) JK--Curious if they'll equip helmets with concussion sensors.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Why Would I Now? by The Decemberists from Florasongs JK--2015. Very new. Very good. Very Decemberists.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Dangling Conversation by Simon and Garfunkel from Parsley Sage Rosemary & Thyme JK--1966. Very J. Alfred Prufrock

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Montezuma by Fleet Foxes from Helplessness Blues JK--2011. You imagine these guys singing this around a campfire.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Am the Fly by Wire from Chairs Missing JK--1978. One of those songs you immediately remember. The band? Less so.

If the toughest technical question I have to deal with is how to operate the in-room coffee maker, it's a good day.

Wisdom is knowing which of the things that don't kill you indeed make you stronger vs. which enfeeble you with false sense of survivability

Ah yes, a steady stream of "quick questions" that will each take "just one minute of my time." If they came less than one a minute, maybe

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Smiling Faces Sometimes by The Undisputed Truth JK--1971. Great soul groove makes dopey lyric sound kinda cool.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Walk on th Wild Side by Lou Reed from Transformer JK--1972. NYC has never once tempted me to walk there. Just jaywalk

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Over the Hills and Far Away by Led Zeppelin from Houses of the Holy JK--1973. Great piece of schizoid folk-blues-rock

"Hadoop needs Spark to light the way" ( ) JK--Says Hadoop's definition a "work in progress." Not really progressing

Just saw a computer language hyped as "close to how people think about th world." That mean it cant go 5 minutes without thinking about sex?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rock'n Roll by Espanto JK--2012. Spain. Good specimen of what the title promises.

Saw "Paradise Lost" on list of unfilmable novels. Well, for starters, it's an epic poem, not a novel. And it's set entirely in Heaven & Hell

Kind of mindblowing that Verizon (a phone company, after all) doesn't have a phone system that connects customers reliably to tech support.