Sunday, August 07, 2016

Aweekstweets July 2 to August 7 2016: the week a midsummer night’s dream went long

Few things are as sublime as being left alone to read the morning newspaper uninterrupted.

To ensure debates on the level, Clinton should be disallowed from using logic and Trump from employing scare tactics & manic hand gestures

I agree with Trump that general election will be rigged by some racket called the Electoral College set up by those bums th Founding Fathers

Did double-take at Inova commercial today featuring a doctor actually named Donald Trump: …. I feel his pain.

#Monetizing Information is not just selling #Data, but using #DataScience to find value @Doug_Laney @Gartner_inc 

#DeepLearning and Artistic Style Can art be quantified? #KDN 

Written Memories: Understanding, Deriving and Extending #LSTM - R2RT #DeepLearning 

Facebook #OpenSources deep-learning modules for Torch #KDN 

Building a scalable #DataScience Platform: #Luigi, Apache #Spark, #Pandas, #Flask

Patterns for Streaming Realtime #Analytics #KDN 

Portable Format for #Analytics: moving models to production #KDN 

Yoga teacher commented how composed I looked in presence of fool pounding a punching bag in our classroom. Actually, I was irritated as hell

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp N.I.T.A. by Young Marble Giants from Colossal Youth JK--1980. The high lonesome keyboard makes this a gripping listen

Watching the opening ceremonies from Rio. The world needs grand pageantry right about now.

#IBM’s First Female CEO Is Taking On The Future

Data science expert interview: Jennifer Shin

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Pink Moon by Nick Drake from Pink Moon JK--1972. "Pink pink pink pink pink..."

Last thing U want 2 do when recovering from a root canal is try to follow political/campaign news. Need a double-dose of painkiller for that

Discover what data scientists really think about their role and how they are navigating the world of #datascience 

The Trump campaign came up with an excellent fundraising idea. If you donate >$1000, you win a lifetime supply of Purple Hearts.

Typos notwithstanding, my latest post reads well, especially considering it was written in acute pain. At dentist now, awaiting root canal.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Social Analytics of What Passes for Political Conversation These Days" ( )

Become a better data scientist with IBM Data Science Experience (DSX) 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Papa Loves Mambo by Perry Como JK--1954. Good one. About as rocking as he got.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Marquee Moon by Television from Marquee Moon JK--1977. "Look here, junior!"

"10 Data Acquisition Strategies for Startups" ( ) JK--Acquire data for machine learning, cognitive computing, & AI.

"Understanding Deep Dreams" ( ) JK--The art of using deep-learning algorithms to conjure hallucinatory imagery

"Trump blasts NYTimes: ‘They dont write good’ ( ) JK--Is Zoolander writing his speeches now? ( )

Doreen on my team knows I don't waste any time when planning campaigns several months out. Structure aids your agility to respond to change

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Impossible Hand by Stephen Steinbrink from Anagrams JK--2016. Light breezy mellow pop.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I'm Only Sleeping by The Beatles from Revolver JK--1966. Fabs released 7th studio LP 50 yrs ago this Friday.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp While You Wait for the Others by Grizzly Bear from Veckatimest JK--2009. Standout from masterpiece LP

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Building Machines by Stephen Steinbrink from Anagrams JK--2016. New. Great majestic sweep to the melody

"Why people mourn the death of the VCR and other outdated technology" ( ) JK--Family home movies lost to dead formats

"Making it Possible to Communicate w/Sensors in the Human Body" ( ) JK--Rebroadcast embedded Bluetooth signals as WiFi

"Big data brawlers: 4 challengers to Spark" ( ) JK--Apex, Heron, Flink, Onyx. Alternative streaming analytcs platforms

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Jump Into The Fire by Harry Nilsson from Nilsson Schmilsson JK--1971. Great, but the drum solo ain't.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Black Man In A White World by Michael Kiwanuka from Love and Hate JK--2016. Great. Very "What's Going On"

Reading "Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as Fuel & Fire of Thinking" by Douglas Hofstadter & Emmanuel Sander ( ). Deep!

Apache Spark Maker Build. Submissions due Wed Aug 3. Winners announced early September. See here: 

"Popular Big Data Engine Apache Spark 2.0 Released" ( ) JK--Catch #IBM at Spark Summit Europe in Brussels in late Oct

"Big data problem? Don't forget search" ( ) JK-- @acoliver discusses a bedrock big-data analytic app.

"Machine Learning of the Next Decade: The Promises and the Pitfalls" ( ) JK--Good balanced overview of trends

"High Temperatures in Upstate New York Cause Manure Pile to Spontaneously Combust" ( ) JK--Heated debate @ Trump rally

No truth to the rumor that the Kremlin now refers to Trump as "Our Man in Manhattan." No truth whatsoever.

New #IBM jk #Dataversity column: "Using Cognitive Computing to Prevent Human Cognitive Decline" ( )

New #IBM jk blog: "Next-generation data scientist: Harnessing an integrated development environment" ( )

The 7 drivers of effective decision optimization

"Silicon Valley’s Dirty Secret" ( ) JK--Not dirty or secret. VCs need human judgment to assess startup investmnt risks

I've pretty much adjusted to my new progressive lenses. I knew my vision wasn't compatible with reactionary lenses. They had me seeing red.

#IBM announces GA of IBM Graph, a #Bluemix service that allows users to set up graph databases in the cloud

"Loaded legacy of UT Tower shooting" ( ) JK--50th anniversary. Texas idiotically authorizes on-campus concealed carry.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Magic Bullet by My Morning Jacket from Magic Bullet JK--2016. New. Great stalking cadence to this one.

America’s anxiety level is at a dangerous pitch in this election season. Must refrain from overcommenting on politics. Keep cool.
Watching my Verizon FiOS streams on my iPhone. Baseball!

Hallelujah! Finally got my laggard spouse her own iPhone. So she won’t mooch mine.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Doing the Data Science That Drives Extreme Personalization" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Homerun by Nice As Fuck JK--2016. Lovin' this Jenny Lewis project. Tight, bouncy beat music with sassy reverb

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Wow by Beck JK--2016. New single. Awesome. Sounds like a bit of a return to his early style.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Changes by David Bowie from Hunky Dory JK--1971. T-t-talking' 'b-b-bout m-m-my g-g-generation's ch-ch-changes.

Data science expert interview: Holden Karau

Insight Ops: The road to a collaborative self-service model

“How men over 40 gets abs”? I can’t speak for others, but I was born with abdominal muscles. I know that makes me a freak.

"Cross-domain #IoT federation agreements" Yes, as complicated as it sounds @jameskobielus 

Hey event organizers, enough with the "early-bird discounts." If I wanted to catch the worm, I'd head down to the nearest bait & tackle shop

Working in hi-tech, you start to realize how richly absurd much o this culture truly is. Laughing regularly is key to retaining one's sanity

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp SOKIT to Me Baby by James K from Pet JK--2016. Not me. A lady, actually. Airy, ambient, relaxing

New #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "IoT's big challenge: Managing billions of devices" ( )

Food made from scratch is usually the cheapest option. Especially when it’s made with no-frills marked-down generic scratch. Yum yum.

Dear Internet: Please read my mind and do me the favor of taking me off the distribution list of everything I might find objectionable. Tx!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hitch Hike by The Rolling Stones from Out of Our Heads JK--1965. Sounds like VU "There She Goes Again"

Hey Trump, while you're at it, why not ask Putin to hack & leak your tax returns? Reveal something the US public actually needs to see.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Stupid Rose by Kweku Collins from Nat Love JK--2016. Weird languid stammering cadence on this rap.

"IBM Security Tackles Insider Threats w/User Behavior Analytics" ( ) JK--Detects if insider creds or sys compromised

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp On a Rope by Rocket From the Crypt JK--1995. San Diego punkers not be to be confused with Rocket from the Tombs

RT @kexpplaylist: The Passenger by Iggy Pop from Lust 4 Life JK--1977. "He sees the city's ripped-back sides. He sees the winding oceanside"

Getting Started with Predictive Analytics - Interview with Eric Siegel

IBM-NES Cruise in the Cloud 

"This Guy Trains Computers 2 Find Future Criminals" ( ) JK--Slippry slope btwn predictive risk mitigation & prejudging

“At the end of the day” we learn what’s at the bottom of things. “At the end of days” we learn everything’s bottomless. The pits,

Just want to point to people who wonder if a particular statement is original to me: if it were somebody else's, I'd give due attribution.

Drafted next #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "Federating Unfettered Analytics Across IoT’s Sprawl"

A Practical Guide to Machine Learning: Understand, Differentiate, and Apply 

Unstructured and structured data versus repetitive and non-repetitive

Caught a bit of the Dems' convention. Michelle was compelling. Sen. Warren was effective. So was Sanders, but his hollering starts to grate

Does YouTube target me with with tech ads because I'm in tech, or because we're targeting everybody and I happen to be one of "everybody"?

"What Happens in an Internet Minute in 2016?" ( ) JK--I'd like to see an equiv infographic about the New York Minute

Apache Spark Makers Build online office hours | IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub 

Big Brother, Crowd Control, and Pokémon Go 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Orange Sky by Alexi Murdoch from Live on KEXP Oct. 22nd, 2003 JK--"My salvation lies in your love."

"What is DBpedia, and why is it important?" ( ) JK--Community project for public access to critical structured data

"Who Will Be President?" ( ) JK--Daily updated model aggregated from state-level predictions. FL is key swing state

"Smart Sutures Integr8 Microfluidics & Nanosensors" ( ) JK--Essentially, tissue-embedded IoT to monitor wound healing

"Record-Setting Hard Drive Writes Info One Atom At a Time" ( ) JK--Piece uses tech jargon to express awe: "holy shit"

Good piece on how Baidu uses location/activity data to track/predict economic activity throughout China.

Interesting letter by Center for Data Innovation to White House OSTP re algorithmic transparency & AI regulation: 

"Dynamical Machine Learning: Bayesian exact recursive estimation" ( ) JK--Analyze changes in ML patterns over time

"How to ensure your AI gets good nutrition" ( ) JK--Piece punts on main question: how would U know if your AI errs?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Something You Got by The Moody Blues JK--1965. Back when "blues" sorta described their sound.

Another morning, another batch of stilted email greetings. "Dear James, I hope this message finds you well." Just go with "Hi Jim." I'm well

Receiving more spam in Cyrillic script. Thinking of studying Russian so I can savor the artistry. Author could be the new Tolstoy.

Hanging with the girls in air-conditioned stores. Wife & daughter love their bargains. I love their first: this strawberry smoothie.
Understanding #Bias: A Pre-requisite For Trustworthy Results  #datascience

Investigating #DataScientists, their Skills and Team Makeup  #BigData

How to Improve #MachineLearning: Tricks and Tips for Feature Engineering  #BigData

Artificial intelligence is changing SEO faster than you think  #ai #machinelearning #bigdata

Champagne of beers”? I’m not even sure Champagne is the Champagne of sparkling wines!

In a world where nobody has your back, the last thing you want to be is spineless.

Decision 2016. This upcoming election will be historic. USA will elect our first woman president or our first dictator.

Spending my Friday evening cross-legged on the couch, sipping mango sangria. Judy complimented me on my yoga flexibility. “You look relaxed”

Clinton selects Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) as running mate. Perfect choice. Someone with proven governing skills. A mature human being.

"Everythng U Ever Wantd 2 Know About Hi-Val/Hi-Trans OLTP Worklds But Were Afraid 2 Ask" ( ) JK--Worked better w/"sex"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Vampiresa Mujer by Jonathan Richman from Her Mystery Not of High Heels & Eye Shadow JK--En Español. Sí. Es Jonathan!

Let's see if Murdoch & sons have the integrity to de-louse the post-Ailes Fox News into a legit news organization. Perhaps they love $ more.

Drafted next #IBM jk Dataversity column: "Using Cognitive Computing to Prevent Human Cognitive Decline"

Data science expert interview: Imran Younus

"The Weather Co to Deliver Crucial Weather Data 4 Safety/Resource Mgt Solutions to Underserved Areas Around World" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Drag by Cat's Eyes from Treasure House JK--2016. A fairly rad new single. Goose-pimply pretty.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Walk on the Wild Side by Lou Reed JK--1972. Not clear why we'd expect Candy to lose her head even know

Creepy. Someone who I know passed away years ago has LinkedIn "work anniversary." Any way to politely inform LinkedIn? Feels like mausoleum.

"That didn’t take long: There’s now a Pokémon Go dating site" ( ) JK--Back off. Pikachu's in a steady relationship.

Another Twitter profile where somebody calls self a "foodie." Whatever. I suppose it's better than calling yourself a "drinkie" or "druggie"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Runaway by Nice As Fuck JK--2016. Great one. Still puzzling why the 4-ltr word in bandname. Unnecessary distraction

"Some New Tools To Increase Productivity of Your Data Science Group" ( ) JK--Model governance & modeling automation

"Data Stories: Politics and Social Media" ( ) JK--Great infographic: 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Nobody Speak (feat. Run the Jewels) by DJ Shadow from The Mountain Will Fall JK--2016. Great. Obviously Yellowman ref

New #IBM jk #TechTarget #ITKnowledgeExchange column: "Surmounting huge hurdles to algorithmic accountability" ( )

Cruz' refusal to endorse Trump. I'm torn. Does this lessen my dislike for the former or deepen it for the latter? Well, it's not the former

"6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Games Improve Brain Function" ( ) JK--Another wit against which to sharpen one's own.

The Emotional Arc of Data Storytelling 

"A Deficit of Idealism: Tim O’Reilly on th Next Economy" (  ) JK--Discusses the distressing demonization of technology

Drafted my latest TechTarget/ITKnowledgeExchange column: "Surmounting Huge Hurdles to Algorithmic Accountability"

"Best advice I can give on public speaking" ( ) JK--Nah. Don't overthink this. Hit your mark, do your talk, & get off.

I find it annoying when people say "annoyance" rather than "nuisance." But I choose to shrug off these petty annoyances & get on with my day

RIP Garry Marshall. Hard to single out one of his awesome catalog of comedies for praise. Consistently funny. Much of it character-driven

“Trump Pence.” Sounds like a small-stakes bridge game for lightweights.

Have planned vacations to Maine and British Columbia. Need us some bicoastal inaction.

IBM Investors Get First Sign of Turnaround at Big Blue 

Big Data Tells Many Stories, Some of Them Spurious 

Great talk by @jameskobielus on Citizen Data Scientists at #TDWI Accelerate

"How one data scientist went from coding camp to defending Earth from meteorites" ( ) JK--Sounds like a Hollywood plot

"Tech has created more jobs than it has destroyed, says 140 years of data" ( ) JK--Does anybody seriously doubt this?

"Spark-powered Splice Machine goes open source" ( ) JK--Uses Spark for OLAP-style workloads, Hbase for OLTP.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sanctuary by Miles Davis from Bitches Brew JK--1970. Lengthy smouldering horn phrases.

"AI Setting Up Internet 4 Huge Clash w/Europe" ( ) JK--EU reg prohibs decis automtn, reqs infeasible algo transparency

"If Correlation Doesnt Imply Causation, Then What Does?" ( ) JK--Double-blind controlled trial (or AB test equivalent)

Surfing the morning cable channels. Geez th global scene's gone nuts. Getting hard to tell the difference between world news & Animal Planet

Did my speech at #TDWI Boston on citizen data scientists. This one went well. The me that you saw/heard actually felt authentically me.

On the plus side, it's good to hear Melania Trump sound like a credible First Lady. The current one, that is.

Can’t wait to hear Trump promise change we can believe in.

I’m going to launch right into my Boston tech talk this afternoon without referencing any local sports team. Or sports as a metaphor.

Cleveland needs to establish a Cock and Bull Hall of Fame to enshrine this week’s idiotic goings-on in their locality.

IBM's Watson plays pokemon - AT&T hackathon winner 

"Realtime data processing at Facebook" ( ) JK--Detailed technical overview of their many low-latency platforms.

"5 ways to improve performance of Spark Applications" ( ) JK--From #IBM data scientist Holden Karau

"Artificial Intelligence Could Help Catch Alzheimer's Early" ( ) JK--Distinguish Alz brain scans from other dementias

Trump has bankrupted everything he's ever touched. What makes anyone think America wouldn't suffer that same fate under his recklessness?

There's always the tightness in the quads following a strenuous walk. That tells you to rest. They spring back nicely. Cool 'em.

I just straight-walked a 6+ mile circuit from Back Bay to MIT to Harvard to BU and back. That ought to do me, exercise-wise, for tonight.

Sobering to realize I’m old enough to be the grandfather of incoming first-years at these prestigious universities. A regular Kingsfield.

Cambridge, Massachusetts. Definitely one of the most jogger-intensive places on this planet. Hey, schoolboy, on the right, please!

Thank you Delta for the unexpected upgrades. I am totally undeserving. Correction: I totally deserve. Mo’ upgrades! Upgrades in perpetuity!

"Meet the man who controls drones with his mind" ( ) JK--Trump's campaign strategy? Scariest potential app for this

"Pokémon Go effect on network" ( ) JK--VR, AR, IoT, & streaming media gamers screaming 4 ubiq lo-latency WL bandwidth

Been a good Sunday. The girls are out with a friend at her lake house. I'm grooving on the silence inside our own air-conditioned domicile.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Voodoo Voodoo 1958 by LaVern Baker from Blues Side of Rock 'n'Roll JK--Great roadhouse full-out dancing song

"Pokémon trainers shot at in Palm Coast, Florida" ( ) JK--This is becoming the Pandora's Box of online popular mania

Did usual Sunday workout at Noiseland, which is what I call my local LA Fitness. Obnoxious current pop overkill on nonstop overhead overplay

My taste tells me it’s ridiculous to recommend a particular wine as “best” with a particular food. If it’s good wine, it’s good w/ anything

"Architecting for Dynamic Analytics in IoT" ( ) JK--"Haze computing": dynamclly optimizd cross-IoT analytic-wkld alloc

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Stop Teasin by Dick Dale from Anthology JK--1959. Yowzah! Great one where his voice foremost, guitar secondary

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Big Brother, Crowd Control, and Pokémon Go" ( )

Catch me speaking next Tuesday speaking in Beantown. Insert flatulence joke here.

IBM promotes IT infrastructure for cognitive workloads 
IBM Cognos Analytics Builds Upon Core Strengths 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Drag by Cat's Eyes from Treasure House JK--2016. Beautiful. You lose yourself inside it.

"‘Ghostbusters,’ the bros who hate it and the art of modern misogyny" ( ) JK--Only loser men feel threatened

"What’s a nice guy like Sen Tim Kaine doing in a campaign like this?" ( ) JK--To show what "presidential" really means

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp End of the Trail (feat. Alexis Taylor) by Shit Robot JK--2016. Another expletive bandname? Great song, though

"IBM Gives Appliances a Voice" ( ) JK--Intelligent voice recognition connected to cognitive cloud services.

New UK PM appoints Boris Johnson foreign secretary. On the assumption, I guess, that a diplomat's job is to insult foreign leaders.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ancient Jules by Steve Gunn from Eyes on the Line JK--2016. Love it. Sounds like a classic Grateful Dead

"How 'human-aware' AI could save us from the robopocalypse" ( ) JK--Self-throttling cognitive conversational computing

3 Ways Predictive Analytics Help You Hire Better 

Data science expert interview: Nick Pentreath 

Encroaching Commoditization in Data Science 

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Emotional Arc of Data Storytelling" ( )

"Data-Driven Case for Vacation" ( ) JK--If U have to fuss over building a data-driven case, you REALLY need a vacation

7 Tips for Transitioning Data Insights into Business as Usual 

"Data Containers: What they Are and How They Are Used" ( ) JK--Portable cloud-based data-app-execution code packages.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Bohemian Rhapsody/Radio Ga-Ga by Queen from 6:41pm July 13 1985 @ Live Aid JK--Song never once mentions Bohemia

"Meet TPCx-BB -- A Benchmark 4 Assessing Big Data Performance" ( ) JK--Specifically, queries mixing SQL & ML functions

"What's Wrong With Deep Learning?" ( ) JK--This highly technical preso deck by Facebook's Yann LeCun is a keeper

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Prince Johnny by St. Vincent JK--2014. Surreal, strange, sexy one from the beautiful singer-songwriter

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Future People by Alabama Shakes from Sound & Color JK--2015. Righteously throbbing bottom to this one.

Trump calls Ginsburg criticism of him “highly inappropriate.” Surprisingly fails to mention his own world-class status in that category.

The Barbra Streisand refs that frame today’s LinkedIn post serve absolutely no functional role in developing the argument. Just pure goofing

Catch me & others tomorrow presenting on this virtual Smart Data Online webinar. Register: 

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Cognitive Chatbots in the Patterns of Our Lives" ( )

Being productive & enjoying yourself while doing it is simple. Stay organized & prepared. Don't procrastinate. Flow with the moment. Focus.

Pokemon Go? Pokemon no!

How To Reimagine The Customer Experience Using Mobile And Cognitive Computing 

"Decision-making algos: anyone making sure they're right?" ( ) JK--Transparency should entail independent verification

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp He's So Sorry by Alice Bag JK--2016. Cool retro sound. Very Shangri-Las, who themselves sounded retro in '65.

2004. CNBC interviews principals at rival "college dating sites." One of them named Zuckerberg:

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sweet and Tender Hool by The Smiths from Louder Than Bombs JK--1987. Morrissey sings chorus all in Latin: "et cetera"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Encore lui by Jane Birkin from Di doo dah JK--2002. Sequel to her boisterous rock song "Lui Lui." I think.

Interviewed by yours truly. 

Join the strawberry fun of #WimbledonWeekend with inspiration from #ChefWatson 

"Story time could teach robots human etiquette" ( ) JK--Training data? Those "Goofus & Gallant" strips come in handy!

"Data Mining Reveals 6 Basic Emotional Arcs o Storytelling" ( ) JK--Referenced Vonnegut video:

"Google's robot cars recognize cyclist hand signals better than most cyclists" ( ) JK--But most cyclists don't signal

"Google tests future encryption w/post-quantum crypto" ( ) JK--Post-quantum? We're still pre-quantum. 1st things 1st!

"Will Big Data Lead to Too Much Control" ( ) JK--That's a bit vague of a thesis. Control by whom? To benefit who?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Burn The Witch by Radiohead from A Moon Shaped Pool JK--2016. "This is a low-flying panic attack." In th key of dread

"History of Data Mining" ( ) JK--That I know. What I'd like to see is a history of the term's popular stigmatization.

"Expert Interview Series: #IBM Holden Karau on Hadoop ETL ML Future o Spark" ( ) JK--My Karau interview will B up 7-29

"Hadoop Summit San Jose 2016" ( ) JK--Videos of presos from the recent industry event. For those who have the time.

"All Apache Streaming Projects: An Exploratory Guide" ( ) JK--Good summary. Lots of innovation + beaucoups confusion

"Neural Nets" ( ) JK--Machine "learning": iterativ "feedforward"/"backpropagation" 2 reduce neural net predictv errors

"8 Science-Based Ways You Can Increase Your Charisma" ( ) JK--I simply tell people I won the Nobel Prize in Sexiness.

"What serverless computing really means" ( ) JK--High level "functions" abstracted from "containers" & "VMs."

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Angel by Nice As Fuck from Nice As Fuck JK--2016. Great. Group includes Jenny Lewis. They plan to keep this name?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Chain Of Fools by Aretha Franklin from The Best of Aretha Franklin JK--1968. Funkiest of her early hits.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Tide Is High by The Paragons JK--1967. Reggae original of the song best known for Blondie's cover.

"4 unexpectd ways people using drones" ( ) JK--Those + Dutch have eagles "swoop down & capture rogue drone in talons"

Caught Woody Allen's "Irrational Man" on DVD. Joaquin Phoenix & Emma Stone play his Dostoyevskyan script very well. I give it 3 stars

I've discovered that practically any soda-dispenser diet cola can be enlivened by a touch of rum. I'm not the first, I guess.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp If You Should See by Wye Oak from Tween JK--2016. Having bought this LP, I'm addicted. This song in particular

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp To Know You by Wild Nothing from Life of Pause JK--2016. An electronic headrush headphones song, for sure.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Moon by Beth Orton from Kidsticks JK--2016. Great. Beth always does moody well. English-born, now-Californian

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp One Foot by The Mynabirds from Lovers Know JK--2015. I always feel an earthy vibe in Laura Burhenn's voice.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp La Femme D'Argent by AIR from Moon Safari JK--2008. Cool lounge cinematic instrumental. Manciniesque

"Pokemon Go"? Isn't Pokemon a long-defunct 1990s craze? The only thing I want revived from the '90s is a new President Clinton.

A refreshing Sunday morning of low humidity, mild temperatures, fresh air, quiet, and a gentle breeze. Why can’t summer always be today?

Opted not to join wife on outing to Frying Pan Park. Last place I wanna be on a hot summer day is some place called Frying Pan Park. Ya dig?

I think Neil Young should remix the "Harvest" LP and re-release it. Call it "Harvest: The 'More Barn' Sessions."

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Time Of The Blue by The Tallest Man on Earth from Time Of The Blue JK--2016. Beautiful new one.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Encroaching Commoditization in Data Science" ( )

Bring advanced graph database capabilities to your enterprise. #IBMgraph 

"Smart Things, Dumb Data" ( ) JK--Good discussion of need for IoT data standardization.

"Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful" ( ) JK--Wow! Comprehensive list. I need a meta-model to navigate these models

"Machine Learning Gets One Step Closer to Human Learning" ( ) JK--Use NLP to plug gaps in pictorial training data

"Deep learning wins the day in Amazon's warehouse robot challenge" ( ) JK--That plus robot arm, 3D cameras, & gripper.

"Take a closer look at your Spark implementation" ( ) JK--Good discussion of programming, BI, & embedding of Spark

"Apache Spark as New Engine of Genomics" ( ) JK--Discusses ADAM: Spark-based open-source library for genomic analysis

"How Chatbots And Deep Learning Will Change The Future Of Organizations" ( ) JK--Process efficiency, agility, speed.

"Machine Learning: From Then Until Now" ( ) JK--Interesting historical longview of innovation & hype.

"Improving Nudity Detection" ( ) JK--Wouldn't it be simpler just to look for specific "naughty bits"?

"Modeling your big data enterprise architecture after the human body" ( ) JK--I'm not sure the analogy adds any value.

"Artificial Intelligence’s White Guy Problem" ( ) JK--Hey, who you lookin' at?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Don't Mind (feat. Hope Sandoval) by Psychic Ills from Inner Journey Out JK--2016. Nice chill twang.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Don't Wanna See What's Happening Outside by Morgan Delt from Phase Zero JK--2016. Has a sort of swimming rhythm

Politics on social media seems to thrive on single tweets that supposedly "destroy" the opponent. your dreams.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hard Habit to Break by The Kills from Ash & Ice JK--2016. Good one. Has a stubborn tough-girl vibe.

Join me at top of the hour on Crowdchat "Mitigate risk and fraud with predictive analytics" #PredictiveEverywhere

Unleash the power of predictive analytics to mitigate risk and fraud 

#IBMECM The power of case management, the simplicity of cloud 

Data science expert interview: Dean Wampler 

Trump praises Saddam Hussein. That was unnecessary. He already has the thugs squarely in his camp.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Laid by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart from Hell EP JK--2015. Good cover of James' early-90s indie classic.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog; "Pushing Data-Science Automation To Its Practical Limits ( )

Cloud Grid Architecture 

Loving “Maya & Marty.” Exceptionally funny sketch comedy with terrifically talented lead players. Carol Burnett-grade brilliant.

RIP Michael Cimino. I only watched 10 minutes of “Heaven’s Gate” on YouTube. Enjoyed the gratuitous nudity. The rest looked pointless.

"Data-Drivn Brexit: Wakeup Call 4 Analysts" (  ) JK--"Reexamine our belief system about value o data"? Gimme a break!

"Computers will soon analogize—like humans" ( ) JK--Find data-driven patterns to explicate meaning of similar patterns

"11 signs your kid is hacking" ( ) JK--Sign #1: keeps rolld-up hardcopy o Internet stashed undr bed, open 2 centerfold

"Use Apache Spark? This tool can help you tap machine learning" ( ) JK--IBM partner

"4 languages poised to out-Python Python" ( ) JK--Swift, Go, Julia, R.

"Control Smartphone w/Eyes" ( ) JK--Crowdsourcd collection of gaze info teaches mobile SW to know where you're looking

"Beyond the AI Winter" ( ) JK--Paco Nathan's panoramic historical discussion. Interesting bits, but all over the place

"Hadoop Summit news: ecosystem order, and fragmentation" ( ) JK--Last week in San Jose.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Chicago by Sufjan Stevens from Illinois JK--2005. You sold your clothes to the state of Illinois? Sweet deal!

"Apache Hadoop Distributions Now ODPi Runtime Compliant" ( ) JK--Altiscale, ArenaData, Hortonworks, IBM, Infosys

"What The Go Computer Battle Can Teach Us About Big Data" ( ) JK--Makes powerful case for citizen data science.

"Detecting Money Laundering" ( ) JK--Discusses graph analysis for finding very subtle distributed behavioral markers

"Deep Learning Libraries by Language" ( ) JK--R, Python, Matlab, Java, Lisp, etc.

"DARPA space-sensor nets keep orbital junk frm slamming into somethng important" ( ) JK--Debris-risk early warning sys

Had awesome deep-tissue massage over the weekend. Helps the muscles remember what it feels like to be reset back to an "all-relaxed" state

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Watching DC’s July 4 fireworks from the comfort of my sofa. The only time I watched it from the Mall was seven years before I moved here.

Happy 240th anniversary of our Amerexit!

Just bought/download Wye Oak's new "Tween" LP, which consists of outtakes from their 2 previous. Been enjoying them for a while. Needed some