Saturday, February 27, 2016

Aweekstweets February 8-27 2016: the weeks I bid farewell to early February

I'm expecting LinkedIn someday to allow me to endorse people for their endorsing skills. Many people specialize in that.

Whenever some new tech breakthrough said to "revolutionize computing as we know it," I look for caveat "if it ever gets reliable & cheap"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp How Can You Say It by Gloria Ann Taylor from Love Is A Hurtin' Thing JK--1975. A hauntingly poignant slice of soul.

I've noticed that my Twitter impressions spike every time I participate in a Crowdchat. Amazing burst of target attention. Very effective.

Have decided to permanently unpin Google+ from my Hootsuite streams. I've found it entirely useless for connecting and promoting.

Enjoyed “The Martian.” Basic storyline is about growing potatoes in an infertile field fertilized by your own feces. Yeah, I been there.

Let the record show that, while working the conference last week, I authored 5 articles & 2 detailed interview responses. I wrote the record

Latest spam headline that caught my attention: "work-at-home jobs filling fast." Really? No more homes available? How about the shelters?

"Storytelling may be th secret to creating ethical AI" ( ) JK--Machine-learning reading diff cultures' morality tales?

"Why machine learning is not th silver-bullet solution to online fraud" ( ) JK--Hard to sense an ever-shifting pattern

"11 Important Model Evaluation Techniques Every1 Should Know" ( ) JK--Laetitia Van Cauwenberge on stuff few can fathom

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Quick Canal (feat. Laetitia Sadier) by Atlas Sound from Logos JK--2009. Her fluty voice over a warm electronic rush.

"Using machine learning to generate music" ( ) JK--Would it be overkill to design a neural net to press wah-wah pedal?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Plain Moon by The Besnard Lakes from A Coliseum Complex Museum JK--2016. Good new one from the Montreal group.

Was given a selfie stick. I do a lot of selfies, but I'm not sure what to do with this. Self-flagellation? Not photogenic.

Ridley Scott and @carrieffisher help #IBM make #AI less scary  by @jeffcbeer via @FastCoCreate

New #IBM jk #TechTarget #ITKnowledgeExchange column: “The #robotic throttling of information overload” ( )

Maximo and Watson - Life Changing Data Analysis Experience 

The IT industry is launching new markets worth more than $2 trillion, IBM CEO says 

New #IBMInterConnect #OpenForData jk blog: "Open for Data: Takeaways from #IBM InterConnect 2016" ( )

Drafted my latest #TechTarget #ITKnowledgeExchange blog "The Robotic Throttling of Information Overload"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Run by AIR from Talkie walkie JK--2004. A nice little electronic trance track.

Very much enjoyed engaging @sardire @ajbowles @bobehayes @IoT2040 @joemckendrick at #IBMInterConnect. True experts. And great guys, all.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Human Behaviour by Bjork from Debut JK--1993. She works her entire vocal tract like an accordion-shaped larynx.

Drafted latest InfoWorld column: "Scoping Out Graph-Shaped Business Problems"

Nice to be home. I’ve been working for 10 days straight.

That was a really good concert. Elton John can really rock barrelhouse style like Jerry Lee Lewis or crisply melodic on the piano.

If you never considered Elton John a real rocker, just catch him and his band live. Awesomely righteous!

Expanding the open analytics ecosystem  #IBMInterConnect #OpenForData announcements

New #IBM jk #IBMInterConnect #OpenForData blog: "Expanding the open analytics ecosystem" ( )

Drafted next #IBM jk #Dataversity column: "Open Source Analytics Penetrating Deeper into the Internet of Things"

"Big data developers' hallelujah moment for distributed storage" ( ) JK--Discusses Berkley AMPLab project Alluxio

"An Introduction to Variable and Feature Selection" ( ) JK--Skip to the 10 excellent questions at the end.

#Openfordata Live Panel: How Open Analytics is Changing Cloud App Devel. 230pm. Great Lawn. #IBMInterConnect

Oh wow do I love the cool breezes of the desert at night in winter. This is the best time of day in Las Vegas

My rollup blog on #IBMInterConnect announcements, plus other #IBM #OpenForData announcements, will post to  tomorrow

Fire alarm last night at MGM Grand Las Vegas evacuated guests briefly. While descending, I recalled the disaster at the previous MGM Grand.

This Jeff Goldblum character--Brad Bellflower, Silicon Valley Maverick--always makes me laugh th laugh o recognition 

#IBM Adam Kocoloski speaks on Cloud Data Services in breakout session at #IBMInterConnect

It's on! Follow and Retweet to win a @Runkeeper Go subscription! 10 winners will be randomly selected. Ready, GO! #ibminterconnect

Just chatted w/Bobby Cameron of Forrester Research, my previous employer, at #IBMInterConnect. Send George my best. 

There's often an awkward point in journalists' interviews with me where they assume I'm a data scientist. I'm not. I simply study their work

"Open Source Hardware in the 1970s" ( ) JK--Cartoon guitarist on cover resembles John Lennon in "Yellow Submarine"

"New AI Script-Reading Program Could Find Your Next Oscar Role" ( ) JK--I'll only accept romantic leading-man roles

"Algo Reduces Comms Overload for Human-robot Emergency Response Teams" ( ) JK--Squelches spurious robot2human chatter

"'5-dimensional' glass discs can store data up to 13.8B years" ( ) JK--Can it survive Singularity at the end of days?

Where does Hollywood get all those extras to stand in the background in shots? From what source do they crowdsource the sourcing of crowds?

New #IBMInterConnect #OpenForData listicle: "5 perspectives on the disruptive potential of open source analytics" ( )

"If You Could Read My Mind" ( ) JK--Oh really? Predictive perfection is a mirage in any analytic-infused endeavor.

You have to meet @jameskobielus! Such a smart, amazing guy. So glad to meet him here at #ibminterconnect!

Was telling Bob Hayes tonight that it feels I should have known him in highschool. That's how familiar he feels. And it's not been long.

I rode out on th plane from Atlanta on Saturday with a Brian Fanzo lookalike. Turns out it was Brian Fanzo. Looking more like himself lately

Was sharing w/Joe McKendrick tonight how incredible it felt, in the late 90s, in Seattle, to be approached by an actual fan. People notice!

RT @marcbulandr: Lots of awesome #socbiz collaboration happening at the Social reception #IBMInterConnect

Lots of awesome #socbiz collaboration happening at the Social reception #IBMInterConnect

"Graph Optimizatn in Physical Space: Calculating Several Alternative Roads 2 Rome" ( ) JK--Beautifully organic visuals

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Harry's Place by Springsteen from High Hopes JK--2014. Just heard it for 1st time & already one o my fave Boss songs

"Scientists Warn that Robots & Artificial Intellignce Could Eliminate Work" ( ) JK--While also spawning new industries

"Artificial Intelligence Offers Better Way 2 Diagnose Malaria" ( ) JK--Deep-learning algorithmically guided microscope

Mermaid pornography is still a taboo. Especially the most shocking of all: full dorsal nudity.

My eastern nervous system only granted me 4 pacific sleep hours last night. Rather than hang in the twilight zone, I got me up & off to work

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Will Possess Your Heart by Death Cab for Cutie from Narrow Stairs JK--2008. Luv the crescendoing instrumental intro

"X Prize & #IBM announce $5M artificial intelligence competition" ( ) JK--To be awarded at the TED conference in 2020

Watching Time-Life commercial for 10-DVD Bob Hope TV-special collection. None of which I recall were all that special. Showbiz hooey!

Had a burger and a beer in a sports bar in a Vegas casino tonight. I usually hate casino food. But it was with Tara, who's always a treat.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Emotion Analytics and the Algorithmic Parsing of the C-Suite Poker Face" ( )

Heading to Nevada but not for the caucus. I don’t get into politics or any of the other tawdry goings-on in Sin City.

Still trying to get head around fact Kate Winslet married dude surnamed "Rocknroll." Was hoping they'd name their kid "Alittlebit Rocknroll"

Watched "The Intern" on DVD last night. Light, pleasant. Wife thinks aging Robert De Niro sexier than George Clooney. I dig Anne Hathaway.

Sitting here at DCA trying to finish the Friday LinkedIn Pulse post I was distracted from finishing yesterday. "Come Saturday morning...."

Another frantic day of team preparation for #IBMInterconnect next week. But we have the main stuff squared away. Now cooling off at the club

"Which jobs will AI (Artificial Intelligence) kill?" ( ) JK--Provocative thoughts from Vincent Granville.

"Drones collecting big data present new security and IT concerns" ( ) JK--Issues galore, buzzing just like the drones

"Apache Arrow aims to speed access to big data" ( ) JK--Fast in-memory columnar data format

#IBM #Quarks Proposal to Apache  Stream processing prog model/runtime analytics at IoT edge

"Graph Databases 101" ( ) JK--Good explanation of differences from relational databases.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Everything Counts by Depeche Mode JK--"Everything counts in large amounts." A big data slogan if I've ever heard one

My KDNuggets author page  . I'll be keeping this site furnished w/fresh original thought leadership. Thanks Gregory!

Embedding Open Cognitive Analytics at the IoT’s Edge  #Quarks

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp At the River by Groove Armada JK--1997. Samples 1957 Patti Page song. NOT "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?"

Public service announcemt for people who make healthcare insurance decisions based on spam: whatever calls self "Obamacare" is NOT Obamacare

Tune in Sunday for the livestream of #IBMOTS. Hear from industry experts on open tech: 

Looking forward to seeing @bobehayes @sardire @joemckendrick @IoT2040 @ajbowles at #IBMInterConnect in Las Vegas next week #openfordata.

"IoT Sensors Give Lo-Tech Industries Hi-Tech Benefits" ( ) JK--Luv the phrase "surreal connectivity of everyday items"

"Hybrid IoT: On Fog Computing, Gateways.." ( ) JK--"Hybrid" = public-cloud IoT computation, private-cloud data storage

"Topic Modeling Large Amounts of Text Data" ( ) JK--Interesting discussion of how Spark can handle unstructured data

"In Peru, Vultures Go High-Tech 2 Fight Garbage" ( ) JK--IoT-connectd camera/GPS-equipd wingd scavengers. That's wild!

"Silly’ IoT Projects and Growing Heterogeneous Data" ( ) JK--The sillier ones are creativity & innovation at work.

Trump says religious leader has “no right to question another man’s faith.” Actually, that’s exactly what we expect from a religious leader

Here's a link to the LinkedIn Pulse page through which you can access all my daily posts: 

IBM Gains DoD Authorization for Cloud Services 

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Statistically Crunching a Crowdsourced Image of the World in Flux" ( )

Tweeting from the lovely environs of Alexandria. Virginia, not Egypt. #rockyourdata 

Happy to be participating in today's Datapalooza crowdchat on #datascience modeling best practices. #rockyourdata 

"Software Detects CEO Emotions" ( ) JK--Software to detect whether CEO has emotions? First check if he/she has a pulse

Senate may not vote on SCOTUS nominee for another year? Doesn't surprise me. This Congress hasn't done much work of any sort. Why start now?

New #IBM jk #Dataversity column: "Paths, Patterns, and Lakes: The Shapes of Data to Come" ( )

Wow. A new version of Java is waiting for me to install it. I count the days till my next version of Java. I read the license front to back.

"How Big Data Is Changing the World of Soccer" ( ) JK--No-hands moneyball involving on-the-field wearable sensors.

IBM Delivers Blockchain-As-A-Service for Developers #IBMz 

10 Key IBM Acquisitions That Could Boost Partners 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Weight by Aretha Franklin from This Girl's in Love With You JK--1970. Wonderfully Aretha-cized cover of The Band

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Something's Calling by The James Hunter Six from Hold On! JK--2016. But sounds very 1966. Great light urbane soul.

TV pharma commercial advises people > 50 to be "more aware of things." I'm more aware of the Internet of Things. Does that count?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Gardenia by Iggy Pop from Post Pop Depression JK--2016. Great new one from the indestructible igneous rock of rock

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Laughing Stock by Grandaddy from Under the Western Freeway JK--1997. Shoegazer-slacker-psychedelic.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Cognitive Coaching: The Algorithmic Acceleration of Human Learning" ( )

Why do tech pubs run basic-science stories? Do they expect we IT vendors to include support for gravitation waves in our next feature pack?

Better Brews Come Delivered By Data Analytics 

Data mining for deadly drug combinations 

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Quarks: Embedding Open Cognitive Analytics at the Edge of the Internet o Things" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Me & Mr. Hohner by Bob Darin from Commitment JK--1969.

Oh good. A Grammy Record of the Year that I actually am not sick of by now. "Uptown Funk" still funking me up.

New #IBM jk blog: "Deploying analytics microservices in the cloud" ( ). Wherein I reintroduce SOA into the discussion.

"Machine-learning robot could streamline drug development" ( ) JK--Using liquid-handling robots & automated microscope

"In boost to self-driving cars, US tells Google computers can qualify as drivers" ( ) JK--Can they text while driving?

"Donating Your Selfies to Science" ( ) JK--And don't forget to donate your actual physical self. Post-croak, that is.

"So Jim, what exactly is it that you do for a living?" I have a long-winded & an even MORE long-winded reply to that query. Where to start?

Finished entire 7-season run of "Mad Men." Brilliant! Greatest TV series I've ever seen. Tangled development of lives & careers over time

“Wintry mix”? It’s a mix of snow, and then even more snow.

Fresh layer of soothing snow on this Presidents Day. Honoring those who've come before can distract us from the pain of choosing the next.

"Internet Of Things Will Be Th World's Biggest Robot" ( ) JK--That's a bit farfetched. No single controlling algorithm

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Tender by Blur from 13 JK--1999. Sounds like a great undiscovered early 70s John Lennon recording.

Yoga's taught me that you can hold a pose far longer than your mind realizes. Your muscles retain the memory of what they've held longest.

"Machine Learning Takes On Long-Term Knowledge Acquis" ( ) JK--Personalizes lesson plans to maximize memory retention

"Big data landscape 2016" ( ) JK--Insanely crowded, questionably categorized, & useless clustering of vendor logos.

"Comparing 11 Internet of Things Development Platforms" ( ) JK--Useful chart includes #IBM IoT Foundation.

"Rise of the artificially intelligent hedge fund" ( ) JK--Complex AI engines make predictions & "vote" on best actions

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Have You Seen My Love by Rosie Thomas from When We Were Small JK--2002. Lovely slice of slow romantic country-folk.

I'd like to search/replace every mention of "exponential" growth with "logarithmic," just to add a dash of gratuitous geekiness. What base?

"Apache Spark becomes most activ opensource project in bigdata" ( ) JK-- >600 contributors in 2015 up from 315 in 2014

Before I got a smartphone, I hung out in magazine section while the wife shopped. Now I can loiter pretty much anywhere I want. Improvement

Watched DVD of "Grandma." Lily Tomlin seems like she's simply playing herself in this role. Tough tender aging lesbian with serious backbone

U think th rightwingers who control Capitol Hill are going to fast-track whoever Obama nominates 2 replace Scalia? Political gridlock awaits

21° and windy as all get-out. If this keeps up all the warmth will get out of my body

Biggest accomplishment this week was writing 8 lengthy blogs on 8 different topics when my mind was actually on none of those topics.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Optimizing the Physical Fitness of The Community At Large" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Somehow, Someway, Someday by The Farmer Boys from Flash, Crash and Thunder JK--1956. Cool bluegrass dance number.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly by Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty JK--1978. But that didn't deter their conception

"Six (wait, 3.57) degrees of separation" ( ) JK--I'm more connected to everyone than Zuckerberg. Me: 3.12. Zuck: 3.17

I hope Kevin Bacon and his wife Kyra Sedgwick stay together. I'm sure the actor wouldn't be able to stand any more degrees of separation.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lake Superior by The Arcs from the single JK--2016. Kind of a nice crinkly shuffle to this one.

Lake Superior. Does that imply the other 4 are inferior? Actually, I suspect that the shallowest of them was once called Lake inf(Erie)or.

Obvious scam marker is opening statement: "We've been trying to reach you." That means this is your 1st attempt. I'm not difficult to reach

New #IBM jk blog: "Becoming cognitive: a new disruptor remakes the business landscape" ( )

New #IBM jk blog: "Becoming cognitive: a new disruptor remakes the business landscape" ( )

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Dredging the Data Lake Down to Its Muddy Bottom" ( ). Yes, that's Madison.

Thought leadership is actually all about voicing your own personal passions. It'll never come if you're obsessed w/ what others want to hear

Social listening not a good guide for thought leadership ideation. Tends to produce blog titles such as "10 reasons big data delivers value"

Was a pleasant working day around the house. Wife had her friends over and plenty of bottles of vino uncorked. Liquid lunch lubricated me.

Weird when people on socials declare that some long-deceased famous person has just died. I doublecheck their Wikipedia page to be sure.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Every Other Freckle by alt-J from This Is All Yours JK--2014. I love the vaguely Chinese quality of the melody.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "What’s the Threshold at Which Big Data May Be Considered Mainstream?" ( )

Today's post was hugely popular ( ). I thought yesterday's far better ( ), but no one liked it

It strikes me how the publications that oversaturate their coverage of big data also tend to oversaturate the "is big data hyped?" angle.

Caught "Ricki & The Flash" on DVD. Damn that Meryl Streep. She's even convincing as a low-rent Chrissie Hynde wannabe.

Proposition: it’s sophomoric to pronounce “sophomore” as 3 syllables. I’ll expect your term papers on that topic on my desk by Friday at 5.

“Middle of nowhere”? What happens at the frontier between nowhere & somewhere? Is it like a black hole’s event horizon?

Isn't it time for a political candidate that was designed to THINK? #thinkwatson 

Watson for President in 2016 ( ). It's time to elect the first artificial intelligence into office.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Crowdsourcing Verbal Context for Deep Visual Analysis" ( )

Wish to thank Ken Robertson for reaching out directly as a fellow Jefferson Airplane geek. There aren't many of us. Deadheads far outnumber.

My mental life revolves around finding material to comment on. Much of that is the past material of my comments themselves. It all builds.

3.9 million electric meters and 1.3 million gas meters transformed by #ConEd & #IBM 

When someone says they're in a "firedrill," I recall the sound of Allen Ravenstine's analog-synth on this Ubu track: 

60 meals in 30 minutes. Challenge yourself at #ibminterconnect  #stophungernow

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp All Known Things by Eleanor Friedberger from New View JK--2016. Another good 1 from her latest. Reminds of Aimee Mann

HOT: #datawarehousing software-defined environment available for preview. Request access: 

Big data book author asks for positive blurb re their manuscript. I send them actual review: pro&con. Let's see the excerpt. I know th game

Curious what psych theory Hillary's campaign is employing with tactics such as emails where Chelsea announces "My Mom is down in the polls"

Starting my workday with my usual mindfulness exercises. To counterbalance how mindless I obviously am the rest of the day.

"Artificial Intelligence and Neural Nets on Small GPUs" ( ) JK--Run those algorithms on mobile phones & IoT endpoints

New #dashDB software-defined deployment option preview. Request access: 

New #IBM LinkedIn Pulse post: "Controlling the Weaponization of Deep Learning" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist: Walking on the Moon by The Police from Reggatta De Blanc JK--1979. Most reggae-ish of early hits. LP title alludes to that

"Building a Network of Micro-Satellites in Space" ( ) JK--Asteroid early-warning system would be logical app for these

"Sensing Human Skin to Improve Rescue Operations" ( ) JK--On flip side, sounds like also has military-targeting apps

"Bringing Neural Networks to Mobile Devices" ( ) JK--Deep learning accelerated through improved core-level memory mgmt

"Europe Needs Smart Policies for Smart Things" ( ) JK--Serious topic, but headline almost sounds like a joke.

Scanning latest crop of open-source data project announcements re incremental enhancements w/version numbers such as Zzzzzzzzzzzz!

"Is Spark replacing Hadoop?" ( ) JK--Not really. Discusses how they are co-evolving in a dynamic industry landscape.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Ghost Who Walks by Karen Elson JK--2010. Very cool. Sounds a bit like Nancy Sinatra.

Mornings proceed on the sheer force of habit. A morning person is just someone most comfortable following habitual patterns.