Sunday, October 04, 2015

Aweekstweets September 26 to October 4 2015: the week I stratified my time

Has anybody done a study to examine the linkage between multitasking and hypertension? Correlation, causation, no relation?

I have trouble pronouncing "indefatigable." I get fatigued just trying to say it.

Wash Nationals' Max Scherzer throws his 2nd no-hitter of season & against the Mets, dontcha know. Where was your good stuff when it counted?

"IBM's Watson AI System Gets New Digs in San Francisco" ( ) JK--SoMa (South of Market). Early 2016.

I'm curious what percentage of what gets discussed in football huddles is strategy and what percentage is cursing, grunting, and dirty jokes

Ahhhh....the Saturday afternoon stretch....your mind can stretch without banging up against work-week pressures.

My issue with topic of whether tweets should be >140 chars is like my position on selfie sticks. Sometimes constraints are good. Sharpeners

Must say I’m loving Colbert on the Late Show. He’s back in the saddle again. The Gene Autry of late night. Or not.

Perhaps ancient Martian oceans are still there, but long ago sank into a planet-circling aquifer. Perhaps they can be mined.

Experts now say too much sitting and too much standing are bad for you. Apparently, fidgeting restlessly is best. We nerds are taking over!

Likely next Speaker of House essentially admits anti-Hillary Benghazi probe is politically motivated. Then denies he said it. Weasel.

#ibminsight speaker David Birmingham on trends, #IoT & the worst job he's ever had @IBMChampions 

New #IBM jk blog: "Highlights from day three of Strata + Hadoop 2015" ( )

Extreme Tech on IBM's carbon nanotube research breakthrough ( )

The Economist iscusses real-world applications for #IBM #Watson ( )

4 surprising ways companies apply analytics to drive success 

Banks Turn to 'Spark' Technology to Crunch Big Data 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Love You More by The Softies from It's Love JK--1995. Pretty & blissed out. A bit like Mazzy Star.

New #IBM jk blog: "Weather analytics help insurers weather the fiercest storm" ( )

New #IBM jk blog: “Highlights from day two of Strata + Hadoop World 2015” … 

October is always the most insanely busy period in the high-tech annual cycle. Halloween's the least scary of its 31 days. Wish it were now.

Something happened in culture about 20 years ago. People stopped letting other people complete full sentences & stopped trying to form them

"Is Twitter about to embrace the ‘slow content movement?’" ( ) JK--You mean blogging? Or letting me finish a sentence?

The antidote to conference keynote overload is standing in hallway outside the auditorium as the throng files out. The slipstream refreshes

Cloud services. They can be assembled and disassembled in no time. Composable and compostable.

Chatted with HP’s Chris Selland at the Wikibon shindig. He remembers me from his Yankee Group days & my LCC wireless pre-analyst days. Wow!

Very cool convo with Gregory Piatetsky at Wikibon event at #strataconf . I am a huge fan and reader of his data science blogging community

High Line is my new fave NYC park. Because it's not really a park. It's an elevated sidewalk, a public catwalk, a neverending urbane parade

The best way to engage the real world is to always have an inner sense for how unreal it truly is.

"Three Questions You Should Ask Hadoop Vendors at Strata" ( ) JK--Visit #IBM pedestal at #Strataconf. Ask us.

ODPi news release: 

"Hadoop ODP moves under Linux Foundtn wing" ( ) JK--ODPi. New members, technical progress & formal governance structure

"UN adopts new Global Goals, charting sustainable development for people and planet by 2030" ( ) JK--Truly global KPIs

"When Do Viewers Commit to TV Shows? Netflix Reveals Data" ( ) JK--Ntwks'll base renew/cancel decisions on such algos

"Using Big Data to Understand Human Condition: The Kavli HUMAN Project" ( ) JK--Ambitious 20-year 5-boroughs NYC study

"Taking Data Visualization From Eye Candy to Efficiency" ( ) JK--Cool discussion illustrated with visuals from NatGeo

"Big Data Analytics Alters How We Study Human Genome" ( ) JK--Study how disease arises from "social character" of genes

FBI public service announcement on dangers of IoT cybercrime. Article:  PSA: 

"Cognitive Computing, Artificial Intelligence Apps Have Big Future in the Enterprise" ( ) JK--Quotes James "Kobelius"

"If You Weren't Born a Machine-Learning Company, Can You Become One?" ( ) JK--Didn't realize requires DNA test.

"Artificial Intelligence Software Can Take (and Do Pretty Well on) the SATs" ( ) JK--But can't get a date to the prom.

Lunched with lovely @JulieLangenkamp at #Strataconf. She asked what I'm listening to these days. Active Child sez I: …

Hack the Weather: Meet the semifinalists at IBM Insight 2015 

Open platforms and the value of sharing 

Cognitive computing and analytics for smarter mobile applications 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Oblivion by Grimes from Visions JK--2012. Great percolating electronic pop song. Makes me want to vibrate.

Want to thank a few of my never-met-before IBM colleagues for becoming 3-dimensional during conversations tonight at @strataconf. A pleasure

Was happy to respond 2 "didn't U used to be that analyst guy" approaches during @strataconf hospitality hour. Any lame chitchat pretext OK

Jacob Javits Center. It has all the architectural charm of the monkey cage at your local zoo.

Regarding that disgustng YouTube "I used 2 hate pooping in public" ad. Does she now enjoy dropping drawers & pinching loaf anywhere/anytime?

Slightly unsettling when Facebook offers to translate MY OWN FACEBOOK PAGE. To what? A postmodern dialect totally uninflected by geekish?

Hey @jroy58 per our chit-chat today at @strataconf, here's a guitar duo of Davey Graham & Bert Jansch: …

Avenue of the Americas. Americas plural? So where does it become South America? South of 42nd St.?

Few things are as tempting as a fresh cup of unattended french fries. Just sayin'

Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, and James Corden all hit on the same joke premise: that Mars has more water than California. Far too obvious

OK, here's my theory. NASA was paid off by producers o that new Matt Damon film to conveniently "discover liquid water" on Mars. Yeah, right

Catching the new Trevor Noah "Daily Show." He made me laugh twice in the first 30 seconds. Off to a good start, therefore.

Biz trip begins as do they all: with me wondering if they coachd DCA auto-announce voice-over lady to emphasize the nasal goody-2-shoes tone

One of most mundane, yet horrifying, experiences is overhearing howling of a baby in public place--& vicariously feeling Mom+Dad's distress

Turn on classical music station, and it's "The Blue Danube." Equivalent to classic rock station playing "Stairway to Heaven."

If orange is the new black, doesn't that mess up the Halloween color scheme?

#TEDatIBM is quickly approaching! Watch Live on Oct. 15th - Register for the livestream today! #tech 

New #IBM jk blogpost: "Weather data analytics: Helping retailers predict and meet customer demand" ( )

"New model" required to prep grads for college & career. @IBM @PathwaysInTech delivers.  via @TheAtlantic #IBMedu

"Why Do Liberals Drink Lattes?" ( ) JK--Because they taste good. Next question?

Catch me et al speaking @ "Big Data & Enterprise Architecture," Fri Nov 20, Crystal City Hyatt Regency, Arlington VA: 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp It's Time For Fun by Goat JK--2015. Cool bit of trance-y chant-y electronica

Weren't able to see the Supermoon. But we had the most amazing Supercloud! You should have been here to see it.

Pope comes, Pope goes, church doctrines stay largely unchanged.

Waiting for “Austin City Limits.” Tonight: Vampire Weekend & Grizzly Bear. Show reliably books musical artists I love.

LA Fitness instructors always claim classroom thermostat controlled from California. Who runs th joint: Jello Biafra? 

Waiting for LinkedIn to suggest "People You May Know, But Probably Don't, But Wish You Did, So Let's Trick Them Into Thinking They Know You"

There are far more original television programs being made now than ever. And I'm watching far fewer. Saving the backlog for my old age.

Father John Misty (in Velvet Underground style) covering Ryan Adams cover of Taylor Swift's "Blank Space." Very meta: 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Yellow Pants & Blue Suede Shoes by Little Miss Peggy from Bayou R&B Shuffle 2 JK--1957. Long before she dated Kermit

TV maintains no meaningful separation between news & entertainment. Every ntwk runs marketing puff on their entertainmnt offerings as “news”

"10 Phrases That Kill Big Data Projects" ( ) JK--Surprised that "there's no budget" not among them.