Sunday, January 17, 2016

Aweekstweets January 10-17 2016: the week Bowie capped it in high style

A bit of "conversational snow" today around these parts. Here was the conversation: "Hey, it's snowing." "OK."

Bought & downloading David Bowie "Blackstar" LP. For the sheer beauty of what I've heard so far, which is most of it.

Bowie just notched the 1st (and only) #1 charting studio album of his career. "Blackstar" eclipses Adele "25." It was David's 25th.

“Camptown ladies sing this song”? Really? Singing a song about themselves singing a song? That’s pretty damn meta for the 19th century!

Redbox promo code doesn’t work. Redbox full of titles I’ve either already seen or don’t wish to see. It’s a meh morning in January.

Spent half-hour on phone w/ @graemeknows this morning improvising elaborate metaphorical framework comparing data to water. At his request

"Autonomous cars powered by Deep Learning" ( …) JK--Greatly improved real-time situation awareness on the road
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RT @kdnuggets: Creating a methodology for #DataScience for #IoT (IoT #Analytics) @AjitJaokar 

Live video panel taking place now on #IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub. Real-time Fraud Detection. Tune in here: …

User manual? That's so bourgeois!

"IBM Acquires IRIS Analytics, Strengthening Fraud Detection Analytics" ( …) JK--"Virtual analyst" uses machine learning

RT @graemeknows: Talking to @jameskobielus like JK--Hey, which one of us is Gilligan in this analogy?

In case you're keeping score @ home, I started 2016 with 10 straight daily thought leadership posts, M-F. Resumed cadence I suspended in Aug

What's this "aw, snap!" exclamation that only seems to exist on webpage rendering failures? Who came up with that steaming pile of bullsnap?

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "I’ve Got This Down to a Data Science" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Let The Sad Times Roll On by Buck Owens & his Buckaroos from I've Got A Tiger By The Tail JK--1965. Slide guitar!

[Poll] How quickly can you implement counter fraud measures? Share your answer & learn more: 

Did people back in th day really say "methinks"? Could it be that Cookie Monster is speaking a grammatically correct dialect of Old English?

It's with sadness that we read of the ISIS attack on Sarinah shopping mall in downtown Jakarta. Hope our family & friends there stay safe.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "How Many Crowdsourced Experts Can Compute on the Head of a Problem?" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Love You Till Tuesday by David Bowie from David Bowie JK--1967. His persona on album #1 was Austin Powers Prototype

"Big Data Analytics Predictions for 2016" ( …) JK--Motley asstmt of vendor POVs. Where are analyst/blogger predictions?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Jean Genie by David Bowie frm Aladdin Sane JK--1973. But if let him/herself go, he/she wouldnt fit in those jeans

Self-service data preparation 

"IBM Study: Consumers Still Want Cars But Not Necessarily To Own Them" ( …) JK--42% have would consider subscription

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Internet of Things and the Principles of Personal Data Exploitation" ( )

Breaking news: Rams returning to LA. Also: Swallows returning to Capistrano. No word whether town taxpayers will subsidize premium birdseed

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Can't Give Everything Away by David Bowie from Blackstar JK--2016. Feels like a superb cut from "Young Americans"

Bowie's finale was the 1st time I recall ever wanting to cheer, light a match, stand on my seat, & request an encore from the newly departed

Bowie’s passing has surfaced more social chatter from Bowie denigrators than I expected. Remind me to keep mum when Prince bites the big one

My professional center of gravity is my ability to post thought leadership content of my own authoring. Weighty thoughts keep me anchored

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Inflecting and Genuflecting Toward Yet Another Analytic Industry Turning Point" ( )

Consumer appliances is another big IoT app dev focus. Once again, IBM's partnerships per CES are indic... #iotchat …

Healthcare is a key focus of IoT app dev. As can be seen from IBM's partnerships and announcements at ... #iotchat …

I'm hyper about everything, including convergence. #iotchat 

It's a pleasure to be tweeting today on IoT & analytics. I'll hyperconverge my thinking over the comin... #iotchat 

New #IBM jk Linkedin Pulse post: "The Swarming Nano-Agents of Algorithmic Cognition" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Dig Everything by David Bowie from Early On (1964-1966) JK--1966. A Swingin' London groove. Very Austin Powers.

Coolest thing was when David hung with Bing and did "Little Drummer Boy." Their chemistry felt mutually respectful: 

Hi-class cheese! I always dug it when David went all showbiz. Here's Mr. Bowie dueting with Cher on her TV show: 

Sick of people inserting "arguably" into any crazy assertion in a lame attempt at justification. Arguably, you can win any argument that way

"Ford, IBM Use Data Analytics to Find More Effic Ways to Move; Real-Time Streaming Underpins Mobility Experiments" ( )

With that final record, Bowie orchestrated his end-of-life career with exquisite style. Amazing parting gesture from a consummate artist.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Heroes/Helden by David Bowie from Christiane F. JK--1981. He spoke pidgin Deutsch. Had lyric written out phonetically

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Let's Dance by M. Ward from Transfiguration of Vincent JK--2003. A hyper-languid Bowie cover that surprisingly works

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dollar Days by David Bowie from Blackstar JK--2016. Says "I'm dying" several times on this. Now we realize why.

New #IBM Kobielus/Engelke infographic: "Extracting business value from the 4 V's of big data" ( )

It is absolutely hard to get my head around the concept of David Bowie dying. His music is immortal.

"Spark 2015 Year In Review" ( ) JK--Good discussion of the community/codebase's progress in the year gone by.

"16 for '16: What you must know about Hadoop and Spark right now" ( ) JK--Good rollup by @acoliver

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lazarus by David Bowie from Black Star JK--2016. Excellent one from what is, sadly, the man's final studio LP.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Cognitive Computing and the Emerging Ecosystem of Algorithmic Savants" ( )

RIP David Bowie. One of the most influential musicians in rock history. Who doesn’t dig Bowie?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Walt Disney by Shinyribs from Okra Candy JK--2015. Great barroom boogie number. Hi-ho hi-ho!