Sunday, February 07, 2016

Aweekstweets January 24 to February 7 2016: the week and then some

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Great Curve by Talking Heads from Remain in Light JK--1980. Love when screaming guitar comes into this fast chant

Buried under a mid-February personal blizzard of W-2s, 1099s, and other tax documentation. White-out conditions. Groping for a shovel.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Twitch by Danny White from Natural Soul Brother JK--1963. NoLa funk. Not to be confused with Flintstones song.

Hey FB, I don’t need to know it’s “Game Day.” Or that it’s people’s birthdays. So please don’t tell me what games fall on people’s birthdays

Thank the automotive gods for 10 year 100,000 mile drivetrain warranties. That’s all I’m gonna say.

Year of the Monkey starts Monday. Fitting that this is presidential election year. Candidates seem to delight in throwing poop at each other

Looking forward to seeing Elton John live at #IBM InterConnect in Vegas later this month. He hasn't had a hit in years, but so what.

RIP Maurice White. Earth Wind & Fire had the best damn dance songs of the 1970s. Everybody boogied to their grooves.

"The Knowledge Representation Corner: Graphs" ( ) JK--Check out #IBM Graph announced yesterday 

"Next Big Test for AI: Making Sense of the World" ( ) JK--Freaky-fast automated image classification.

"5 Ways Wearables are Improving Enterprise Operations" ( ) JK--Safety, inventory, sales, wellness, efficiency

"Nest Thermostats Crash, Cause Consumers to Second Guess IoT" ( ) JK--I'd 2nd-guess thermostats that run on batteries

Bob & Ray "The Slow Talker" ( ). I have painful memories of meetings chaired by such people. 2 hours = 2 paragraphs

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Pondering The Prophesied Master Learning Algorithm" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry by Ferlin Husky from Vintage Collections JK--1960. Great cover of Hank Williams classic

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dark Moon by Bonnie Guitar JK--1957. Wow! Gorgeous romantic country song. As beautiful a voice as Patsy Cline.

"The Surprising Truth about Big Data" ( ) JK--I'm cited in this @JamesMaguire #Datamation article.

New #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "Machine learning models need love, too" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sealegs by The Shins from Wincing the Night Away JK--2007. Superb song from, IMHO, a perfect album. Shins' best!

RIP Bob Elliott. As one half of classic comedy team Bob & Ray, he helped pioneer a droll Post-WW2 American sketch comedy. Always sharp/funny

"Open for business: Enterprise cloud solution adoption continues unabated" ( ) JK--Blog by Mahowald & Vesset of IDC.

"Aim higher: Analytics and information management in the cloud" ( ) JK--Blog by Dan Vesset of IDC.

"IBM Cloud Data Services officially Open for Data with launch of new portfolio of tools.." ( ) Blog by Derek Schoettle

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Rashomon Effect in Algorithmic IoT Memory Capture" ( )

"IBM Launches Cloud Data & Analytics Marketplace for Developers" ( ) JK--More than 25 new svcs incl open data exchange

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Calgary by Great Speckled Bird from Great Speckled Bird JK--1970. I've been there. I think of it as "Denver North."

This day in 1959 was the day the music died. So, technically, all the music since then has been made by zombies.

I'm not big on this "Citizen [Something]" nouveau-job nomenclature (eg Citizen Analyst). Is there an "Undocumented Deportable [Something]"?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Born Again Teen by Lucius from Good Grief JK--2016. Great. Sounds sort of like a young more-rocking Kate Bush.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Deeply Embedded Future of Deep Learning" ( )

Remnants of the recent blizzard have mostly melted clean away, except where people piled it high. Historic? It's already history.

RIP Signe Toly Anderson. Passed away on same day as fellow Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner. Only on 1st LP. “Chauffeur Blues.”

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "You Wouldn’t Know Humor If It Bit You in the Algorithm!" ( )

With my headcold's impact on my vocal tract, I'm now communicating in a monotone grumble. Suits the little cuss that I truly am, I suppose

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp California Stars by Bragg/Wilco JK--"They hang like grapes on vinesthatshine&warm th lovers'glass like friendly wine"

"Startups beware: Disruption isnt enuff, U need 2 make $" ( ) JK--Stating the obvious isnt enuff, U need 2 belabor it

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Jobs I Had Before I Got Rich & Famous by Walter Martin from Ile Flottante JK--2016. Love the improvised feel of this

"Not up for a data lake? Analyze in place" ( ) JK--Insights from @acoliver on in-memory analytics.

"Europeans unconvinced by big data in general" ( ) JK--I'm unconvinced by absurd blanket-statemnt headlines in general

"Smart Factories & Indstrial IoT" ( ) JK--Just-in-time part delivry w/driverless transport vehicles. The new forklift?

"Why the Internet of Things needs another 10 years" ( ) JK--Really? Until what specifically takes place?

"BDAnlytcs: Do Machines Have Biases?" ( ) JK--They're built & builders have biases. See also: 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Two Versions Of Tomorrow by Eleanor Friedberger from New View JK--2016. Wow! Another killer great song off new LP.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Valleri by The Monkees from Th Birds th Bees & Th Monkees JK--1968. Odd structure for such a short song. Feels rushed

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Digital Placebo: The Psychosomatic Impacts of Quantified Self" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Brighter by Rufus Du Sol from Bloom JK--Got a nice chill soul roll to it.

I suppose they call it the Iowa “caucus” because it’s mostly Caucasians. Prove to me that I am wrong.

Downloaded a meditation app. I set it to speak to me with an Aussie accent. Down Under folks have a sunny-chill vibe that sits right with me

I'm flattered but always decline when someone requests that I speak on intersection of big data with some random other topic. I'd sound dumb

The only thing that Donald Trump & I have in common is that neither of us is particularly fond of Fox News. That's not enough.

No fresh winter wonderland this weekend. But I do find a scary noirish romance in the gray filthy piles of icy doom along all the roadways.

Somebody in Germany, addressing me as “Professor Kobielus,” has asked me to contribute to a book. Thanks, but I have mid-terms to grade.

Down with a cold. Or rather, up & doing my usual stuff, but with a cold. I’m rarely sick. Keeping noncontagious distance from people at mall

30-something guy on mall restzone sofa next to me regaling seemingly 90-something guy wearing Korean War vet cap with his Iraq War exploits

Sampling wine at Wegman’s. I’ve become quite the connoisseur. Preferred vintage is anything they offer in those tiny little cups for free.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Martha by Jefferson Airplane from The Worst of Jefferson Airplane JK--1967. Kantner song originally on "...Baxter's"

#IBM Closes Weather Co. Purchase, Names David Kenny New Head Of Watson Platform  via @techcrunch

I'd like to see a blog entitled "10 Reasons Why You Should List 10 Reasons to Do Anything In Your Blog Title." I might write it.

New #IBM jk #ITKnowledgeExchange #TechTarget column: "The Internet of Things will eliminate data deadzones" ( )

RIP Paul Kantner. Jefferson Airplane cofounder. "Crown of Creation" is a very Paul song, lyric based on sci-fi story 

New #IBM jk blog: "Building smart business on the four pillars of predictive analytics" 

Drafted latest #IBM jk #ITKnowledgeExchange #TechTarget column: "The Internet of Things Will Eliminate Data Deadzones"

The one simple thing you can do to make your iPhone 100 times more secure  via @techinsider

PR person offers me "Expert Sources Available to Comment" on a range of subjects, one of which is "Marijuana." Get me Cheech & Chong!

"What It Will Take for Artificial Intelligence to Gain a Sense of Humor" ( ) JK--Grow up a nerd bullied by idiots.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp On the Radio by Regina Spektor JK--2006. Voices an odd glottal stop/catch at end of "the" in title. "the[bh] radio"

Drafted latest InfoWorld column: "Shouldering the Burden of Maintaining Your Machine Learning Models"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I'm Ready to Go Home by The Louvin Brothers from Satan Is Real JK--1959. These brothers had awesome Appalachian twang

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Madame George by Van Morrison from Th Bang Masters JK--1967. Funky. Very different frm languid "Astral Weeks" version

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Visions of Johanna (Take 5) by Bob Dylan from Th Bootleg Series Vol 12: Th Cutting Edge JK--1965-6. Uptempo. It works

Like me, the wife is tired of too-loud music during bodyworks classes. We both stand in front, and tell instructors to turn it down. They do

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You Must Have Met Little Caroline? by JD McPherson JK--2015. Cool interplay of plinking piano & electric guitar

"Compressed representations in age of big data" ( ) JK--Compress of deep-learning algos key to embedding in mobile/IoT

"Transactional streaming: If you can compute it, you can probably stream it" ( ) JK--Good discuss on robust streaming

"Engaging Aesthetics for Data Narratives" ( ) JK--I dig the pictogramic logos for famous modern artists.

"How driverless cars will transform auto insurance and shift burden onto AI and software" ( ) JK--Hyper-safe motoring

"New 'moonshot challenge' at Harvard aims to make giant leap in AI" ( ) JK--Literally mirror brain-synapse connections

"What does the future hold for artificial intelligence?" ( ) JK--Automated online negotiations by your personal agent

"Teaching AI to Appreciate Stories" ( ) JK--Need larger training-data sets to algorithmically grasp subtle subtexts.

"Driven by Data: Harnessing Telematics" ( ) JK--In connected cars, enables over-the-air engine reprogramming.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lay Lady Lay by Bob Dylan from Nashville Skyline JK--1969. "His clothes are dirty, but his hands are clean."

Space commercialization, aka monetizing the Moon.

My usual morning mad dash through the inboxes. I won't glorify it with the term "reading."

Drafted next Dataversity column: "Paths, Patterns, and Lakes: The Shapes of Data to Come"

I wrote most of a column in one mad run tonight on iPhone at my exercise club. Now editing it down to shape back on my laptop. Needs work

Finally received all our blizzard-delayed back papers. Gave me a chance to relive the weekend with 20:20 hindsight.

RIP Marvin Minsky. Pivotal researcher and visionary in artificial intelligence ( )

Yes, we survived the blizzard. Yes, it was an ordeal to spend a winter weekend indoors w/ TV, Internet, food, drink, leisure, warmth, etc

"Immutability Changes Everything" ( ) JK--Deep dive into a future-facing distrib database architectural topic.

"How 'artif swarm intel' uses people 2 make better predXns than experts" ( ) JK--Crwdsrcd anonymous gestural consensus

"Big data in ranching and animal husbandry" ( ) JK--More humane livestock tagging than searing hot metal into cowflesh

"What Is Machine Intelligence Vs. Machine Learning Vs. Deep Learning Vs. AI?" ( ) JK--Great taxonomic discussion!

"10 text, sentiment, and social analytics trends for 2016" ( ) JK--#7: "emoji analytics." FB: 

"Human-in-the-Loop is the Future of Machine Learning" ( ) JK--Crowdsourcing puts billions of humans in learning loop

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp He Didn't Mention His Mother by Eleanor Friedberger from New View JK--2016. Good one. Has a Natalie Merchant feel.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Factory Girl by Tom Jones from Long Lost Suitcase JK--2015. Rolling Stones cover. Excellent.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Citizen Data Scientists in the New Global Order" ( )

Coffee is to my mornings what wine is to my evenings. Both help me concentrate, but in opposite ways. The former winds me up, th latter down

I think it's so groovy now that people are starting to get together.