Sunday, April 10, 2016

Aweekstweets March 21 to April 10 2016: the weeks bracketing equinox

"Diamonds may be quantum comptg's new best friend" ( ) JK--Latest in endless series of "it's almost real" news stories

When a longtimer is chastised as a "dinosaur," remember that they evolved into birds. Dinosaur progeny now rule the air.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I'm Clappin' And Shoutin' by Bumps Myers JK--1950. Hey Chuck Berry, you crib from this for "Back in the USA"?

Quantum mechanics has proved that, in this & all alternate realities, there's always a new version of Java that's waiting to be downloaded.

When Carol Burnett says the videos of her 1st 5 seasons are in a “vault,” I imagine a huge safe deposit box opened only by earlobe tug

Forecast: cold sunshine followed by dry rain and calm squalls.

Why is CNN interviewing Bernie Sanders live on the Brooklyn waterfront? He looks like he’s freezing his butt off.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp In Bloom by Sturgill Simpson from A Sailor’s Guide To Earth JK--2016. Nice woozy boozy countrified Nirvana cover.

Curious if anyone has built a laptop powered only by energy of fingers manipulating the keyboard. Some people absolutely jackhammer theirs.

LinkedIn’s made me more aware of other people’s careers than is healthy. Ditto Facebook re their lives. I’m happiest in my native narcissism

Another tax season, another round of predatory radio ads promising deadbeats/shirkers protection from a supposedly vindictive IRS.

Just in: newbie TV ad director fails to show extreme slomo closeup of sensuous female lips consuming sponsor food/beverage. Immediatly sackd

This week in spam: Stephen Hawking endorses every cockamamie notion imaginable. Even in dimensions that are unimaginable.

"Using Machine Learning to Ward Off Zero-Day Attacks on th Internet of Things" ( ) JK--Republication of my recent post

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Radio Silence by Shearwater from Jet Plane & Oxbow JK--2016. Excellent blood-pumping new song from the Austin rockers

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp STYGGO by The Dandy Warhols from Distortland JK--2016. Great new Dandies. This one is sung in a kind of hush.

"Laurene Powell Jobs’s XQ America proj enters new phase" ( ) JK--Rethink education in line with changing nature o work

"Developer Survey Results 2016" ( ) JK--Asked if prefer Star Wars to Star Trek. Was "sick of sci-fi/comix" an option?

"The big data market" ( ) JK--Good use o big data tools to gauge big data adoption. Numbers definitely in the ballpark

The usual morning routine of systematically chuckling, snarking, and talking back to the day's headlines while I remorsely delete emails.

" #IBM Pfizer form rsrch pact to tackle Parkinsons Disease" ( ) JK--Non-invasiv wearables collect/monitor patient data

"Big Data And RDBMS: Can They Coexist?" ( ) JK--Dumb headline that assumes reader entirely unfamiliar with topic.

Sanders calls Clinton "unqualified" to be president. Apparently, Bernie isn't familiar with his own resume.

"Pounded by Paula @ Strata+Hadoop World" ( ) JK--"Pity th poor dupes"? I got her to say "IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub"

Herbert Hoover, Hoobert Heever, Hubert Humphrey, and Humpty Dumpty walked into a bar. Ummmm..... Help me finish this joke. Please.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Irma Jackson by Merle Haggard from Let Me Tell You About A Song JK--1972. Great love song. Interracial romance.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Can't Be Myself by Merle Haggard from Hag JK--1971. Nice bit of clipped yodeling on this one. Hank would be proud!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Living With The Shades Pulled Down by Merle Haggard from It's All In The Movies JK--1976. Great swingin' party song

Seems like all these world leaders have their offshore funds. Is there an offshore money rig somewhere that gushes liquidity?

#IBM mainframe photo gallery (1950-2003): … . Approximately one new model per year.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Fugitive by Merle Haggard from Down Every Road JK--1966. Love this. Great country-folk outlaw song.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Just Between The Two Of Us by Merle Haggard & Bonnie Owens JK--1964. Married Buck Owens' ex the next year. Split: '78

Going to listen to Swingin’ Doors on #KEXP tonight. I assume it’s wall2wall Merle Haggard tribute.

Just learned that IEEE postponed “Rockstars of Big Data” till Nov. In the meantime, the Hoobert Heevers & I will gig at selected honkytonks

Catch me on the main stage next month at IEEE “Rockstars of Big Data” in Austin. I’ll be there with my longtime band: the Hoobert Heevers.

Does Duran Duran ever do “Da Doo Run Run”?
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New #IBM jk #TechTarget #ITKnowledgeExchange column: "Precipitating money from the edges of th Internet of Things" ( )

"Hoobert Heever" ( ) JK--Compounding the comedy, I always misremember this as a botched intro of Hubert Humphrey.

The science of building workforce talent 

Building a foundation for cognitive business 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sing A Sad Song by Merle Haggard from Down Every Road JK--1963. His first single. Very beautiful. Like Marty Robbins

Drafted my next #IBM jk #TechTarget #ITKnowledgeExchange column: "Precipitating Money From The Edges of the Internet of Things"

Daily challenge: to not let the urgent crowd out the essential. Daily solution: get to the latter before the former.

Dia bilang bahwa Jim baik-baik. Ya betul, saya bilang. Tapi tidak selalu. Not always feeling it.

My favorite activity is sipping something refreshing and staring off into the middle distance. My favorite TWO activities, actually.

I regularly forget about what I’ve written previously. But the ghost of it nags at me when I inadvertently attempt to rewrite bits of it.

Sitting here wishing I could block obnoxious-opinion slingers in real life as easily as I can do it on my Twitter feed.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Mama Tried by Merle Haggard from Okie From Muskogee JK--1969. One of my favorite of his classic numbers.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Stay a Little Longer by Merle Haggard from Down Every Road JK--1970. A great hoedown dance song.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Silver Wings by Merle Haggard from the album Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard JK--1969. Very pretty one.

RIP Merle Haggard. Country legend produced exceptionally great songs, pivotal figure in Bakersfield and Outlaw country rootsy scenes

Visit us at the #Tribeca2016 Festival Hub, experience the #CognitiveEra... 

Interested in AI in film and the real world?  #Tribeca2016... 

Drafted new #InfoWorld column: "Investing Just Enough (But Not Too Much) Autonomy into Intelligent Machines"

Sitting here contemplating the standard patterning of how I structure my blogs: hook, triad, call. Triad is outlined main points. A chord.

What does #industrial #IoT mean for today's CIO? Read more here #IBMServices 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp To Turn You On by Robyn Hitchcock from The Man Upstairs JK--2014. Roxy Music cover. Nice one from the veteran indie

"A Weird Month for Artificial Intelligence" ( ) JK--On the upside: AlphaGo. On the downside: Tay.

"The Fridge Laser That Detects Bacteria Crawling All Over Food" ( ) JK--Wow! This could contribute to public health

"If All Else Fails, 3D Models & Robots Might Rebuild Palmyra" ( ) JK--Or accept the reality o archaeological ruination

"Smartphone photos can help shape national policy" ( ) JK--Crowdsourcing survey-data acquisition to engaged citizenry

Saw "The Danish Girl" on DVD. A compelling portrait of a person surreptitiously struggling to embrace his->her transgender identity.

This US presidential campaign has been an endless ordeal for everyone. Cannot believe we still have to endure 7 more months of this crap.
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Download #TheMasters app powered by @IBM so you'll be ready for the 1st tee #IBMsports 

New #IBM jk #StrataHadoop #OpenForData blog: "Learning & laughter: Open analytics takeaways frm Strata+Hadoop Wld" ( )

The road to content management: Paved by IBM and Box 

"Which freaking big data progr lang should I use?" ( ) JK--Depends on what goshdarned thing youre trying to accomplish

"Making Machines Sound Human" ( ) JK--Involves more than training them to sing "bicycle built for 2" in the right key

"Who Are Biggest Data Nerds? A Ranking by Role & Industry" ( ) JK--IMHO, a true "nerd" speaks in squeaky nasal voice

"Internet of random things" ( ) JK--I predict a steady flow of random "intelligent household thing" fads/manias.

"Getting Complete Picture from Brand’s Social Listening" ( ) JK--What if "spike" is just a few chatty noninfluentials?

"Citizen Data Scientist – Care, Feeding, & Control" ( ) JK--Data scientists who are self-taught -funding -starting

Absolutely no substitute for dragging my mind over th gritty details of th technology in all its insane complexity. Every morning. Tick tick

It's been 4 years (and a couple of days) since I joined IBM. Nonstop change. Never a dull moment.

I try not to think about what I'm writing about until I'm physically in the act of writing about "it." Only then do I discover what "it" is.

Drafted latest #IBM jk #Dataversity column (late last week): "Distributing Machine Intelligence to the IoT’s Foggy Edge"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp No Money Down by Chuck Berry from The Chess Box (disc 1: 1955-1958) JK--1957. He nailed straightahead blues real well

It's a total cultural disconnect coming from Silicon Valley back to the Nation's Capital. From a culture of innovation to one of regulation.

Met people at Marc Rotenberg's party who knew my first boss in the industry (Edwin Spievack) & my second (Peter GW Keen). He's connected.

Waited till end of the party to tell beautiful blonde French lady I'd been chatting with that she resembles actress Julie Delpy. She knows

Cool. Met Shoshana Zuboff. Engaged other people in privacy discussions. Spoke my mind. Ate dinner. Drank my martini dry. That’s enough.

Heading out to party with a European privacy bigwig. It’s a matter of public record. So I’m not talking out of school.

Wrote a blog in haste on the plane home today. I do my best thinking when the battery is below 10%

If humanity could commit all its foolishness only on this one day, this would be a better world. Except on this day.

New #IBM jk #StrataHadoop #OpenForData blog: "Achieving new milestones in open analytics" ( )

#StrataHadoop is a great show for meeting old acquaintances in their new occupational contexts. In a dynamic field those change constantly

New #KDNuggets #IBM jk column: "Pattern Curators of the Cognitive Era" ( ). Greg's repub of recent LinkedIn Pulse post

Just heard a speaker say either "that the human brain is the most mischievous object in the universe" or "most mysterious." Both are correct

What is cognitive IoT? 

IBMVoice: How To Empower Developers With "Self-Service" Artificial Intelligence 

California has apparently had rain since I last visited. The hills are greener. It feels softer and calmer. Less parched and desperate.

"Five Things to Watch for At This Year’s Strata + Hadoop Conference" ( ) JK--2 points if you notice he only lists 4

"Evolution of Data Storytelling" ( ) JK--"Scrollytelling"? Great coinage: story gleaned from blur of scrolling webpage

"Building high-throughput data science machine" ( ) JK--When to let data scientists "free-roam" vs. feed the machine?

"Inherent clumpiness of randomness" ( ) JK--How to know when our brains are statistically "seeing" illusory patterns?

Livestreams from #StrataHadoop tomorrow. Catch #IBM @kocolosk at 9:55am PDT "Open by design, open for data": 

"Internet of Things is all fun&games until racist takes over your printer" ( ) JK--Tip: steer clear of the "KKK" font.

The Monkees "The Monkees Theme" ( ) JK--Too busy singing to put anybody down? Why not sing putdowns? Try multitasking!

"Big data gets runtime specification" ( ) JK--ODPi's first deliverables. Also in my blog tomorrow.

Casual zigzag stroll thru Strata conference expo hall reveals that every lame big-data metaphor lives on at least one person's lips

Pleasant surprise 2 C @plburris ensconced in Wikibon this am. Peter & I co-endured Forrester orientation in frigid Cambridge MA in 01-08

"Hadoop project ODP regroups under Linux Foundation's umbrella" ( ) JK--También en mi blog nuevo mañana por la mañana

"IBM Expands Access and Value of z Systems Mainframe Data w/Apache Spark" ( ) JK--Catch my fresh blog on this tomorrow

Please don't tell me you're an "ex-data scientist" and in the next breath show me your fresh statistical explorations. You are what you is!

How #DataScience revolutionized #MLB, and why #FantasyBaseball is next. 

Tonight, Jeff Haber of Alation recalled our music discussion in Aster Data's kitchen when I was with Forrester. Oddly, I hadn't forgotten.

Strike Brewing Company. Interesting place to hold a meetup. A warehouse in San Jose. It’s like I’m in a Tarantino movie. Reservoir Dogs

RIP Patty Duke. Talented actress whose career played out like a biopic that should someday be made.

Satheesh Bandaram, R&D dir #IBM BigInsights, speaks at the Meetup, Strike Brewery, San Jose #StrataHadoop

Alexander Ulanov on deep learning over Spark #StrataHadoop

Xavier Amatriain #StrataHadoop Complex models vs complex features?

Xavier Amatrian, Quora, "Lessons Learned from Building Real-Life ML Systems." #StrataHadoop Hardcore Data Sci

Moritz Hardt of Google speaking at #StrataHadoop on Overcoming Overfitting. Hardcore Data Science

Open technology: The goo that binds Internet of Things - Thoughts On Cloud 

Competing in the insight economy, part 2 

"Lawrence Livermore Natl Lab & #IBM Collab to Build Brain-Inspired Supercomputer" ( ) JK--Uses #IBM TrueNorth chips

"Baidu Uses Map Searches to Predict When Crowds Will Get Out of Control" ( ) JK--I'm not sure that's such a good thing

"Machine learning technique boosts lip-reading accuracy" ( ) JK--Unlike human lip-readers, doesn't need context

"10 types of regressions. Which one to use?" ( ) JK--Good overview of the use of each type. Vincent Granville.

#Cognitive buildings increase efficiency & performance of building management. Here's how: 

Pew Research Center study on internet usage indicates five notable trends 

A sure sign of my geekly decrepitude is how excited I get when I have an Ethernet all to myself to go broadband. My my my my my!

This past weekend was half-bummer. Some unlicensed idiot hit our car in mall parking lot. At l least they had insurance & I submitted claim

Heading out to work #Strataconf in San Jose. Ping me if you’re attending. Let’s co-caffeinate!

Free first-class upgrade on Delta. That hasn’t happened in a few years. Hope the rest of the week is equally good.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Let Forever Be by The Chemical Brothers from Surrender JK---1999. Trippy.

Our fitness center has fired the better yoga & bodyworks instructors while keeping the bozos. Reconsidering whether I wish to remain member

"How to (seriously) read a scientific paper" ( ) JK--Read (in order) title abstract conclusions & refs. Look up def'ns

Sitting here schmoozing at Easter brunch with 2 recent retirees. Both around my age. Years pile higher.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Caribbean Blue by Enya from Shepherd Moons JK--1991. Song made me a big Enya fan.

For 1st time in my life yesterday I needed to use my limited Spanish. This being NoVA, U can’t know if the other person will speak English

Saw “Spotlight” on DVD. Exceptionally well-told account of how an arrogant autocratic institution can be compelled to acknowledge its sins.

RT @graemeknows: I had a chat with @jameskobielus about hype terms like #bigdata: 

Strangers keep coming asking if I can find them a job. Stop. If I had that power, I'd use it for cronyism/nepotism like you wouldn't believe

New #IBM jk LInkedIn Pulse post: "Algorithmically Detecting Cyberattack Patterns in Absence of Open Training Data" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Modern Dance by Pere Ubu from The Modern Dance JK--1978. Clevelanders' seminal art/noise album from the late 70s.

#Data and #analytics are boosting brands and improving cities around the world. Here's how: 

Clicked one o my online bylines to "learn more about James Kobielus." Thought it would help me get me more in touch with my feelings. Didn't

"Unleashing AI w/Human-Assisted Machine Learning" ( ) JK--Crowdsourced human mind-meld will drive all machine learning

"Security In The Cognitive Era: How To Prevent Corporate Data Breaches" ( ) JK--Recognize subtle intentions/behaviors

"Proactive Business Resilience Via Cognitive Computing" ( ) JK--Refs #IBM study on "always-on" biz continuity planning

Spring pollen in my eyes. Had to blink away what I thought said "data warhorse." It was actually "data warehouse." But I prefer the former.

"Fog Computing: a New IoT Architecture?" ( ) JK--Great article by the always spot-on @joemckendrick

"25 Best Jobs in America" ( ) JK--If you equate "sexy" with "top median base salary," data scientists got it goin' on!

"Learning in higher dimensions" ( ) JK--Heavy-going on math, but refers to statistically inferring hidden predictors

"17 Predictions About The Future Of Big Data Everyone Should Read" ( ) JK--OK, I read them. What should I do next?

"Network World turns 30 today" ( ) JK--Congrats. Here, from 9-28-87, was my 1st NW column

Got Spring all up inside my head now. Feels like it wants to spring out at any moment. Keeping the tissues at close range.

How will the predictive power of #cognitive transform industries as we know them? Find out: 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Pray by Haelos from Full Circle JK--2016. This is a great use of vocal counterpoint, lead vs echoing backup chorus.

I absolutely raced thru the composition of today's post at top speed at the last second. Was full of typos. Fixed this evening over sangria

Bought & downloaded Eleanor Friedberger's new 3rd solo LP, "New View." I've been an admirer of her smart, tough, tender songcraft for years

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp 1982 Blues by Jimmie Davis frm Rockin Blues JK--1932. Title refers to year in distant future his prison term will end

RIP Garry Shandling. Here's him "still alive" recently with another great comedian in a car getting coffee ( ).

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Pattern Curators of the Cognitive Era" ( )

Nicholas: Why not? Why shouldn't data science teams be doing governance of the models they're building ... #ibmcdo 

I luv spam that begins "don't think of this as a sales pitch." I don't. I think of it as a mosquito that needs a good swift swat.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Can I Kick It? by A Tribe Called Quest JK--1990. Masterful hiphop mash of groove from Lou's "Walk on the Wild Side"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp La Schmoove by Fu-Schnickens from F.U. "Don't Take It Personal" JK--1992. Great hiphop that sorta scats.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Check the Rhime by A Tribe Called Quest from The Low End Theory JK--1991. RIP Phife Dawg.

Learn how to future-proof your customers' journey:  #THINKLeaders

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Who Says? by Richard Hell & The Voidoids from Blank Generation JK--1977. Luv Rbt Quine's nervous guitar touch on this

Facebook keeps prompting me to create a “call to action” in a page I built. I’m toying with “you will obey my every command.”

Friend marvels over 2 books I authored almost 20 years ago. I brandish hardcopy of what I’ve published this quarter alone.Same page count

Saw “Trumbo” on DVD. Bryan Cranston totally owns the part. Great script. All performances well done. John Goodman, especially.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Guitar Rag by Sylvester Weaver from Complete Recrd Wks Vol1 JK--1923. First country-blues recording with slide guitar

Hmm...the underlying theme in my thought-leadership posts this week is existential anxiety across digital society....hmmmm.

PJ Harvey "The Hope Six Demolition Project" ( ) JK--2016. Great song. Weird to hear her name-check local DC roads etc

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Using Machine Learning to Ward Off Zero-Day Attacks on the Internet of Things" ( )

How is open source transforming data science?  My recent podcast interview of @bobehayes

Internet of Things APIs – Focus on Security #WatsonIoT 

How the Internet of Things Will Transform the World of Manufacturing Automation #watsoniot 

RIP Andy Grove. Intel co-founder was as fundamental to the development of Silicon Valley as Hewlett, Packard, Jobs, and Wozniak.

Reasonably productive day of work. Managed to stave off confusion and even hatch a bright idea or three.

Meetup: Taking #Hadoop and #Spark to the Cloud + Beer Tasting! Tues Mar 29 630-930pm PDT San Jose 

Digital influencer Sandy Carter: Driving IBM's transformation with developers 

IBM offers Bitcoin-style blockchain from its cloud 

"10 Ways to Monetize Your IoT APIs" ( ) JK--Starts with the paradoxical "make it free."

"How Baseball’s New Data Is Changing Sabermetrics" ( ) JK--"Sabermetrics"? Do statisticians engage in swordplay?

"Object Storage Comes Of Age" ( ) JK--Good overview. Mentions #IBM acquisition of Cleversafe.
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"Why I Ditched My Fitbit and What This Means for Analytics" ( ) JK--Moribund dashboards litter & clutter our lives.

"Can you take the Internet out of the Internet of Things?" ( ) JK--Can edges still operate when fog/cloud unavailable?

"The Future of Machine Learning: Trends, Observations, and Forecasts" ( ) JK--Some of these are banal, some alarmist

"China is Using Machine Learning to Identify “Precrime”" ( ) JK--This is chilling.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp One Fine Summer Morning by Britta Phillips from Luck Or Magic JK--2016. Pretty romantic one.

"Shutterstock shows ML smarts with reverse image search for stock photos" ( ) JK--Keywords don't cut it re images

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Allaying Anxieties Surrounding the Potential of Artificial Intelligence" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Wheel by PJ Harvey from The Hope Six Demolition Project JK--2016. Awesome rocking new one from PJ!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Cold To See Clear by Nada Surf from You Know Who You Are JK--2016. Good new one from the indie-rock veterans.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Can We Use Social Listening as a Virtual Breathalyzer?" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Underestimator by The Greenhornes from **** JK--2016. Cool. Sounds a bit like Cheap Trick doing the Kinks.

#IBM's top researcher: A win for computers is a win for humans  via @TIMEIdeas

WashPost reports that actress Melissa Gilbert running for Congress from Brighton MI. Place I developed my pathetic skiing skills. OK.