Sunday, January 24, 2016

Aweekstweets January 17-24 2016: the week of remorseless recrystallization

Chaos gripping the capital city. Why won't Obama lead?

I’m sore from having shoveled 3 times. I shouldn’t have attempted the double axle triple toe loop out there on the driveway.

Watching figure skating. What figure are they etching in the ice? TV should superimpose that on video feed, like football line of scrimmage

I’ve already shoveled twice in this ongoing blizzard. Will do a 3rd and maybe a 4th time. My muscles are so tight they twang.

14 inches on the ground & more coming down. I will haul my carcass outside again & hoist yet another pile of th sloppy stuff off th driveway

Totally addicted to “Luther.” Idris Elba rocks that role. Conflicted, nail-biting, intense.

Blizzard underway. Fortunately, we have plenty of milk, eggs, and bread. You need lactose, cholesterol, and carbs to weather the storm.

Waiting for the frigid water-bearing moving airmass over Northern Virginia to commence the forecasted remorseless recrystallization.

Too many #DBaaS choices? Join us in #Austin and see what NoSQL database is best for you! 

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Bottomless Log of Everything" ( )

Just received email with subject: "Build your skills now. Don't let 2106 slip by." I'm thinking "holy crap! did I just nap for 90 years?"

Deep Learning: The External Contextualization Engine Behind The Self-Driving Car 

"Why 2016 might be the year of citizen data scientists" ( ) JK--It's a Gartner prediction: 

"7 Ways Your Data Is Telling You It’s a Graph" ( ) JK--Forgot to mention #8: "It's screamin' 'graph me please!!!!!'"

"The Big Data Brouhaha Is Just Beginning" ( ) JK--Nope. Not until the big-data donnybrook, melee, & hubbub subside

"Hidden technical debt in machine learning systems" ( ) JK--Risk that ML models, once built+deployed, never maintained

"Google Is Using Big Data to Debunk Sickness Mysteries" ( ) JK--Please test "feed a cold, starve a fever" next.

"How World Will Transform Once Environ Sensors Everywhere" ( ) JK---"Automated world adjusts to changing conditions"

"Why Can't Economists Be Trusted? Ask an Economist" ( ) JK--Catch-22 is you can't trust the economist you ask.

"Mining the Quantified Self: Personal Knowledge Discovery" ( ) JK--Ameliorate, not just measure, what ails/jitters you

"Potential o Computer Chips Optimized for Deep Learning" ( ) JK--Need to accelerate the training o on-chip neural nets

Trump boasts o his business prowess, but then he dumbly calls on US-based tech companies to manufacture 100% in US. Does he grasp economics?
My wife imagines that the blizzard will keep us from exercising. I remind her that from her POV that may be true. But I do all the shoveling

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Remorseless Recrystallization of the Open Source Analytics Ecosystem" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Mississippi by The Cactus Blossoms from You're Dreaming JK--2016. Wow. Do they channel the Everly Bros sound or what?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Feelin' Alright by Lulu from New Routes JK--1970. Surprisingly gr8 bluesy full-throated performance. Good as Cocker's

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp House Un-American Blues Activity Dream by Mimi & Richard Fariña from Reflections in a Crystal Wind JK--1965. Cojones!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Reno, Nevada by Fairport Convention from the album Heyday: The BBC Sessions 1968-1969 JK--1968. Great rocking tune.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ive Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up 2 Me by Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra JK--1968. Wish theyd done "I Got U Babe"

Tonight Alex Trebek pronounced a fairly long Welsh phrase. He did it with his usual showy relish. I can't say if he got it right.

You know what's better than living like a king? Living like a kingpin!

Meteorologists forecasting “historic” snowstorm. Reminds me to dust off one of my old college history texts: “The Blizzards of Antiquity.”

New #IBM jk blog: "Debating the hot topics in weather data analytics" ( )

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Fitting Data Science Methodologies 2 th Complex Contours o th Internet o Things" ( )

A microthanks to my new vibrating seatback pad. Soothes & smoothes the morning microjitters out from th micromuscles in the small of my back

Today I had a legit dayjob need to broker an intro between a tech industry colleague and an indie-music industry acquaintance. That is rare.

I’m a bit nearsighted. I mistakenly read “electropop” as “electropoop.” Was worried what’s worse: the stink or the shock?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lazarus by David Bowie from Blackstar JK--2016. Here's the video: 

Did you know? Companies that refine data correctly have a competitive edge according to #Forrester #IBM Research #MakeDataWork

#makedatawork democratized insight speeds up action to drive outcomes

#MakeDataWork we see healthcare companies making this more transparent - have for a while.

#MakeDataWork Data refinement is key to revenue opportunity in the data economy. Creates trust and transparency to quantify value.

#MakeDataWork 45% lift in customer interactions, and a 55% lift in brand affinity and trust with holistic data refinement and prep strategy

#MakeDataWork Data prep more easily allows prototyping of aggregating on-prem and cloud sources than standard data integration

#MakeDataWork Self-service is key for data prep. Endusers get to data data without access barriers. They know good data when they see it!

Can you discuss how collaborative data stewardship and/or curation operates in leading-edge user organizations? #MakeDataWork

How does data preparation relate to the democratization of data? #MakeDataWork

Michele, can you give us an idea for how business can identify opportunities to monetize refined data #MakeDataWork

How does data refinement, if done properly, give companies a competitive edge? #MakeDataWork

Please use hashtag #MakeDataWork to submit your questions for Michele to respond to.

We will be discussing data preparation and data movement today #MakeDataWork

Welcome to the @IBMBigData tweet jam on how to #MakeDataWork We are joined today by @FORR_Mgoetz from @forrester #MakeDataWork

Tweeting in from homebase in beautiful Fairfax County, Virginia. #rockyourdata 

Glad to be joining this #Datapalooza #RockYourData crowdchat on identifying data app dev best pra... #rockyourdata 

New #IBM jk column: "2020 vision: The triumph of cognitive IoT" ( )

New #IBM jk column: "2020 vision: The triumph of cognitive IoT" ( ). "IoT," not "IT." I've requested correction.

Major snow heading for the Northeast. I assume that branding experts are working on a suitably anxiety-stoking name for it. "Snowzilla"?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ymaelodi A¢'r Ymylon by Super Furry Animals frm Mwng JK--2016. Welsh band back w/super unpronounceable LP/song titles

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Deep Learning: The External Contextualization Engine Behind Th Self-Driving Car" ( )

RIP Glenn Frey. He and Don Henley were the songwriting nucleus of The Eagles. Sang lead on many of their biggest hits--e.g. "Take It Easy"

Spending this federal holiday pointedly NOT working. That doesn’t stop work calls coming in on my home line and cellphone, though. Sigh.

Wife’s watching “50 Shades of Grey.” I’m listening to my music thru earbuds. But occasionally glancing at the nude scenes.

Watched “Pawn Sacrifice” on DVD. Tobey Maguire was terrific as Bobby Fischer. It’s madness to unhinge your head around a stupid board game.

Self-driving fully realizes concept of “auto-mobile.” It’s not enough for a car to go under own power, but under own intelligence as well.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Housekeeping by Cibo Matto from Hotel Valentine JK--2014. Very titillating