Monday, August 17, 2009

Aweekstweets August 10-17 2009 @jameskobielus

1.RT @JeromePineau: "My DB is smaller than your DB! http://jeromepineau.blogspo..." jk--Vertica V-Stick: Mini-DW? Micro-mart? Nano-cache?about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck
JK2--Full URL at V-stick is essentially a USB-flashdrive-based data warehouse (DW) appliance platform for very small, very portable, very subject-, application-, and/or role-specific data marts. But it’s more than that: it’s also potentially a complete business intelligence (BI) appliance in a thumb drive, considering that, currently, it also includes Apache/Tomcat Web Server, LogiXML Dashboard Reporting, and sample data and dashboards. Dock a bunch of these micro-marts in any portable client with multiple USB drives and, voila, an enterprise DW hub with prebuilt analytic applications. Plug some USB-based extract transform load (ETL) software in another port and you’ve got a portable EDW for rapid branch-office provisioning.

2.Taking briefing from text mining/search pure-play Cormine right now. Geared to crawling Web-based market intelligence.about 4 hours ago from TweetDeck
JK2--Web-based market intelligence--gushing from the ever-enlarging fountain called social networks--beats any customer focus group for candor. Yes, it’s the same mix of flames, bias, lies, manipulation, distortions, ignorance, and herdthink as the rest of human creation. But it’s organic. It just flows and flows from spontaneous interaction.

3.By the way, why are some Twitterers still greening their photos? Hey gang-green, Iran democracy's a tough nut. Stop holding your breath.about 5 hours ago from TweetDeck
JK2--I have my own opinions about the legitimacy, or lack thereof, of various governments in power around the world. I prefer not to let any of them color the face I present to the world.

4.Weird when Twitter gives you a quick status update on the BPM market and your grown children living elsewhere in a single glance.about 5 hours ago from TweetDeck
JK2--You realize that your own life is just an event cloud, blurring into others, some of them reaching very high into the heavens, others a tad ominous.

5.RT @lancewalter "for spending time in airport...and MCO (Orlando) has bars and free wi-fi." jk--Re free wi-fi, try Phoenix Sky Harbor.about 6 hours ago from TweetDeck
JK2--I find Sky Harbor’s gates fairly quiet and relaxing. I can sit there for hours, focus, and de-stress.

6.RT @kexpplaylist: Cannonball by The Breeders #KEXP: jk--Of course you crank this as loud as speakers/ears allow. Perfect powerdrink songabout 6 hours ago from TweetDeck
JK2--This was a mid-90s rock-radio song that caught my attention after a 10-year-period of not listening to rock radio. Helped to revive my interest in music made by people a half-generation younger than me.

7.RT @joeharris76 "re highschool class...disappointed at how little people change views " jk--Not surprised. Highschool's where adults congealabout 8 hours ago from TweetDeck
JK2--Highschool’s where you sense people’s true political and sexual orientations. Adulthood’s where they’re confirmed.

8.Taking briefing from Jedox, German vendor of in-memory real-time collab s.s/brwsr-oriented BI, OLAP, perf mgt w/ open-sc & cloud...very coolabout 10 hours ago from TweetDeck
JK2--This is one of many vendors who are pioneering the next generation of collaborative, self-service, mashup-style BI.

9."Obsolete Technology: 40 Big Losers" ( jk--Most of it unlamented. I do miss record stores, though. Great hangouts.about 11 hours ago from TweetDeck
JK2--Here’s Obsolete Technology #26 “Putting in a Videotape to Watch a Movie... Status: On life support” Yeah, and the home movies of my children’s entire childhood are thereby imperiled. Thank you technological advance.

10.Noticing how my highschool graduating class splits down the liberal/conservative spectrum.about 12 hours ago from TweetDeck
JK2--Very few surprises there. I sensed a lot of that back then. I’m more liberal and felt disenfranchised when Reagan and the Bushes won. Some are more conservative, and hate both Clinton and Obama. Funny how people let this crap stand in the way of something as simple as being nice to each other.

11.Hmmm. Morning’s sports headlines: “Tiger Woods Loses to Virtual Unknown at PGA.” When will the story NOT be about Tiger?about 12 hours ago from TweetDeck
JK2--The media is essentially running with Tiger Woods as an ongoing hero-worship story, an odyssey in which his every failure somehow burnishes his legend with sanctifying struggle. Oh, please! It’s just a guy whacking a little ball into a cup from a long distance.

12.I also saw signs that the analytics industry, not hard hit by the recession, is tighter, more focused than ever. Plenty of vision.10:53 PM Aug 15th from TweetDeck
JK2--One sign of that is their relentless focus on ever greater scalability, performance, and affordability.

13.What I saw this week on my consulting trip impressed me that key DW appliance vendors are taking the next evolutionary leap.10:52 PM Aug 15th from TweetDeck
JK2--The next leap is toward the DW appliance as core architectural component of scalable, flexible, virtualized analytic cloud in which complex application logic will be embedded with rich content.

14.RT @stoweboyd: Frozen River, directed by Courtney Hunt, with Melissa Leo & MIsty Upham -- awesome: jk--Yes. Excellent native American drama.10:48 PM Aug 15th from TweetDeck
JK2--The frozen river is, I believe, the St. Lawrence in winter, forming a solid drive-able smuggler-friendly border between the US, a Mohawk nation, and Canada.

15.North American airports. Which is most pleasant to spend any time in? My vote goes to Minneapolis. Best shopping/dining mall environment.10:22 PM Aug 15th from TweetDeck
JK2--Any airport with a Quiznos Subs is my favorite. No they didn’t pay me to blog this. I do indeed love their sandwiches, all of which are delicious and filling--perfect for grabbing quick and eating on the plane--or just relaxing at the gate listening to my Zune.

16.Bounceback is something I’m teaching my knees and spine, in particular. They’re the weak links in the whole upright biped hominid bit.10:16 PM Aug 15th from TweetDeck
JK2--It’s all about knowing how to keep them balanced, when to keep them soft, and how to roll your gait to keep them from feeling concussed by the repetitive rhythm of life on the go.

17.I've noticed that my nervous system bounces back more quickly from long road trips, ever since Egidia and I got serious on yoga.10:08 PM Aug 15th from TweetDeck
JK2--Ah, yes, I’ve become the most insufferable yoga prig.

18. One of the other nice things about doing work administrivia on Saturday night is that tedium frees the mind to roam where it will. Try it.10:06 PM Aug 15th from TweetDeck
JK2--Where it will is, more often than not, is inattention.

19.Love nothing more than to submit an expense report on Saturday night. At least it gives excuse to shut self away, sip wine, listen to music.10:05 PM Aug 15th from TweetDeck
JK2--Love something more. Which is to do the last two things but not the first two things.

20.Wondering how childhood buddy William "Biz" Reynolds ended up a folksinger. Facebook pops surprises. Somehow, Kobielus ended up in high-tech10:03 PM Aug 15th from TweetDeck
JK2--Waiting for Biz’ response. Perhaps he sings rock. The photo with acoustic guitar and beret suggests almost anything these days.

21.Thinking about the pool party tomorrow at Juan & Mel's...the perfect party house with a great Maryland-side view of the mighty Potomac.10:00 PM Aug 15th from TweetDeck
JK2--It was certainly a cool party. Didn’t realize how close they are--walking distance--to the river, and National Harbor, site of October’s Teradata Partners Conference. I’ve never seen the Wilson Bridge from that vantage before. Surprised the feds never built a fort there back in the day, or maybe they did. They built one downriver at Fort Washington, I know.

22.Definitely was a good week of west coast consulting with leading & innovating DW vendors. My most forward thinking fell on receptive minds.7:10 PM Aug 15th from TweetDeck
JK2--Never quite sure who’ll respond to my most forward thinking. Sometimes people get it right away and see the obvious practical import. Others call it “theoretical.” I take my chances.

23.Congrats to Sonya, and kudos to Virginia DMV, for granting her her driver's license on the first try. Way to go girl!3:14 PM Aug 14th from TweetDeck
JK2--The girl’s got wheels now. Glad I don’t have to chauffeur her to GMU in the fall.

24.Ah...with all the other Twitterers I’m following, my TweetDeck “all friends” column is now an absolutely incongruous jumble--perfect!!!!!!!3:12 PM Aug 14th from TweetDeck
JK2--Don’t stare at your TweetDeck columns--or try to search for specific tweets--you’ll go blind.

25. Always pushing myself to see how many distinct tasks I can accomplish in a tight space, tight time, tight constraints.3:05 PM Aug 14th from TweetDeck
JK2--All of which explains why I’m the twisted little man that I am.

26. RT @fastcompany: Les Paul Guitar Legend jk--Electrifying he gave guitar penetrating power to outbrass the brass section9:30 AM Aug 14th from TweetDeck
JK2--I heard an NPR interview with him. The man was brilliant, fearless, determined, indefatigable, upbeat--the Thomas Edison of music! The modern age would sound very different now--and not half as exciting--if it weren’t for Les Paul.

27. "Stop the presses! 40% of tweets are 'pointless babble'" ( jk--Stop the presses! 90% of social life is small talk.7:39 AM Aug 14th from TweetDeck
JK2--Pointless babble is a big part of the creative process. Random stimuli spark the unanticipated.

28.ORCL HQ campus purely symbolic. Grid parking ramps = data centers. Glass towers = storage. Lagoon = resource pool. Fountain = data streams.8:24 PM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
JK2--Oracle’s George Lumpkin and Peter Urban saw this tweet and mentioned it over dinner/drinks that evening. Clearly, I’m far from the first person to entertain these thoughts.

29. Check my Facebook for my cameraphone captures this morn round ORCL's lagoon. BTW, MGMT is name of band. "Oracular Spectacular" their album.7:50 PM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
JK2--Standout MGMT song from “Oracular Spectacular”: “Electric Feel.” It just shimmers with multicolored electronic power-pop choral funk.

30. Just completed a fine advisory day with Oracle. Presented my thoughts, research on the DW market etc. @nyuhanna on the DBMS market.7:48 PM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
JK2--I love the simplicity of their on-campus conference center. A two-story L-shape on the outer road, with an inviting glass atrium.

31.IT vendors’ us-uber-alles strategies vs. more limited, less grandiose, but undeniably innovative efforts. “In-niche-atives.”5:41 PM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
JK2--Idle wordplay. A minor conceptual doodle.

32. Every market’s a prediction market. Predicting demand & placing bets. Doing “predictive analytics,” i.e., shifting mix of SWAGs and/or stats5:35 PM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
JK2--Here’s a good article in today’s Wall Street Journal: “The New, Faster Face of Innovation” ( Nutshell: “Technology is allowing companies to test new ideas at speeds—and prices—that were unimaginable even a decade ago.” In other words, predictions are tested in real-time through decision support technology (i.e., data warehouses, data mining, predictive modeling, interactive visualization) that drives in-the-field limited projects in such areas as merchandising, marketing, pricing, and supply chain management), which return immediate feedback on what actually works. A way of hedging riskier business bets before major resources get committed.

33.RT @metadaddy: “Searching for the Young Soul Rebels by Dexy’s Midnight Runners: 1980...remote now” jk--I bought it on vinyl: now THAT’S OLD!5:28 PM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
JK2--I think I sold that one long ago. But I still have a hardcore of cherished vinyl that, unfortunately, I have no working phonograph to play.

34.RT @gappy3000 “Will is a conservative for sure, but “thoughtful”?” jk--I like George Will’s columns in the WashPost. Thought provoking.5:23 PM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
JK2--Charles Krauthammer is good too.

35. Forrester's BT Forum, Oct. 8-9 in Chicago. Learn how to tap into technologies that propel Lean IT: PM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
JK2--Natalie Petouhoff and I will be speaking on the convergence of social media and BAM.

36. "NYT: Solid-State Drives Get Warmer Reception From Businesses" ( jk--SSD "hottest" drives from ILM/multi-temp POV too.5:21 PM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
JK2--SSD/flash drives will become the core storage tech for all enterprise data warehouses within the next 2-3 years.

37. RT @sdutCustomer “Thank you for the compliment.” Jk--And thanks for the great morning reading to accompany my Starbucks experience.5:17 PM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
JK2--That’s me giving further kudos to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Maybe I shouldn’t treat Starbucks as an “experience.” Morning alone in a cafĂ© with coffee--that’s an experience that, say, Caribou or Panera or Dunkin could stoke just as well. What’s with dark color schemas at Starbucks? I prefer more lemony fresh.

38.RT @NeilRaden “thoughtful [conservatives]...Ike,Kissinger,George Will,WFBuckley” jk--Agreed. Need more analysis, less anal-ness, from r-wing2:42 PM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
JK2--Somehow, the public faces of the Republican party are all screaming and snarky, arranged in a split-screen on a 24x7 cable news channel that usually includes one attractive female and one balding white middle-aged male (I, by the way, fit that latter description).

39. RT @areyoustanding: "listening to media" jk4--I'll advise you to advise your friend RLimbaugh to have constructive proposals for a change.10:35 AM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
JK2--Seriously, when was the last time Rush Limbaugh actually engaged in a thoughtful debate with someone, even someone of his ideological leaning?

40. RT @areyoustanding "listening to media" jk3: The media's bought into Republican "borrow&spend" as preferable to pay-as-go "tax& spend."
JK2--Somehow, defense spending, which the right wing does with great wasteful megabucks abandon, never qualifies as “government spending:” when the discussion turns to the budget and deficit. The military is, in fact, the largest branch of the US government by budget.

41. RT @areyoustanding: “you seem to be listening to the media” jk2--Fox is hopeless case. Ever notice that Lou Dobbs is still employed at CNN?10:30 AM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
JK2--If that xenophobic anti-immigrant trumped-up issue wasn’t bad enough, now Dobbs is aiding and abetting the “birthers” without having the decency to admit that it’s clinically insane.

42. RT @areyoustanding: "you seem to be listening to the media" jk--That's the problem. The media is largely conservative. Especially TV/radio.10:29 AM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
JK2--Even when supposedly “liberal” viewpoints are allowed to express themselves on cable news channels, they’re always paired up with some conservative counterpointer who essentially attempts to shout them down. But conservative commentators, such as Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, and Lou Dobbs, more or less rule the roost on their televised pulpits.

43.RT @kexpplaylist: Kashmir by Led Zeppelin #KEXP: jk--This classic languid-Donovan-meets-stalking-steroid-blues rock riff just stays ever ...10:27 AM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
JK2--Stays ever-boss.

44. RT @areyoustanding “not talking to your conservative friends. I wonder, do you have any?” jk--Does extended family count as “friends”?10:25 AM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
JK2--That Twitter attack was from the usual “liberals are divorced from real America” lunkheads. There are conservatives on both my father and mother’s sides of the family. Yes, I’m well aware of their views on all matters political and cultural. Have long been. Thanks for your concern.

45. For another, healthcare insurance coverage needs to be portable. Wish we could roll it over like we can a 401k to an IRA--without gap.10:17 AM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
JK2--Right. It’s not so important that I can roll it over to a government-run vs. private-sector health-insurance plan. A range of private-sector choices is fine. As long as my health insurance doesn’t get de-provisioned when my employment ends with this or that firm, as if it were, say, equivalent to a corporate e-mail account.

46. If nothing else, this "pre-existing condition" exclusion needs to be banned by law.10:15 AM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
JK2--That’s absolutely essential. If no health insurer could impose a pre-existing condition exclusion, then no health insurer will suffer financially, net-net, from a great horde of very sick people coming onto their rolls.

47. Republicans seem to be pretending that the US healthcare system is perfect. When any of our daily personal experience argues otherwise.10:14 AM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
JK2--Just the complexity of the policies, restrictions, and the like is daunting. It’s not quite as complex as the US tax code, but it’s not far behind.

48. Just noticed: Julia Child looked and sounded a bit like Hyacinth Bucket from BBC series "Keeping Up Appearances."9:41 AM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
JK2--“Richard, Richard, come here, dear, Sheridan’s trying to cook blancmange and he’s asking mummy for advice! Oh, isn’t that precious, Richard!”

49. "What Does MapReduce & In-db Tech Mean For Data Warehouses?" ( jk--My commentary. What does MR mean for app servers?9:01 AM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
JK2--MapReduce, as the first open framework for defining advanced-analytic application logic for virtualized, federated data/content warehousing environments, is paving the way toward evolution of the EDW into an analytic application server.

50. My advisory day with Aster Data yesterday confirmed for me one truth: My intuitions about in-database analytics’ evolution are sound.8:54 AM Aug 13th from TweetDeck
JK2--It also confirmed that visionaries still abound in Silicon Valley.

51. RT @morefromalan “yeah, cheer up, Thom. Why so glum?” jk--TYorke of Radiohead without his glum would be unrecognizable probably unlistenable8:14 PM Aug 12th from TweetDeck
JK2--Thom is to gloom what Andy Partridge of XTC is to sarcasm.

52. RT @alyswoodward "wouldn't it be a bit damp to live in a cloud?!" jk--"in" a cloud? No. View's better on top. Also, closer to the Big Cheese8:09 PM Aug 12th from TweetDeck
JK2--I laugh to think I started calling my defunct Network World column “Above the Cloud” in 1995. By the time cloud computing got going, the column was history. Hence I’m not only above the cloud, but I’m covering it from all sides. Soon, we’ll all be beyond the cloud.

53. RT @samanthastone "but I'm still a big user of AOL IM, largely for work related communications" jk--FORR uses Windows Messenger internally.8:07 PM Aug 12th from TweetDeck
JK2--IM networks, like social networks, go through their life cycles. At one point in the late 90s, it seemed like AIM would rule. Now, just like AOL as a whole, it’s definitely seen better days. I have to catch myself now and then and remind myself that somebody named “Steve Case” on Twitter used to run that place--and got a major media company to buy it and put “AOL” first in their company name. What, indeed, were they thinking?

54. RT @kimstanick "that explains the aura - u r in town. Sorry for da clouds. Next time a beer..." jk--Kim--a lowercase oracle with an aura?8:07 PM Aug 12th from TweetDeck
JK2--Next time, Kim, next time.

55. Just completed an advisory day with Aster Data. Wow! It's going to be an eventful fall announcement season.8:05 PM Aug 12th from TweetDeck
JK2--It certainly will. Lotsa folks working on lotsa cool stuff.

56. Obligatory tech snark of the morning: Calling your new product version “next generation” is like calling your newborn child that. Oh...ok.10:21 AM Aug 12th from TweetDeck
JK2--Have to keep reminding ourselves that “next generation” is essentially a version control and configuration management designation: your version 1.0 becomes a 2.0--voila, the next coming of whatever junk you dished out last time around.

57. My obligatory music musing of morning: Listening to new Radiohead "Harry Patch (in memory of)." Thom Yorke is one lonesome English choirboy.10:17 AM Aug 12th from TweetDeck
JK2--My guess is that Thom will also live into his 100s. You can never tell. He looks sickly, but I’ll bet that’s an illusion.

58. Sorry for the clouds? Who says clouds are anything to be sorry for? Some day we’ll all live in the clouds? At least it’s cushy in there.10:16 AM Aug 12th from TweetDeck
JK2--Not only cushy, but flush with VC money these days.

59. I’m wondering how the tallest redwood tree compares in height to, say, yonder Foster City tower where Forrester has Bay area offices.10:14 AM Aug 12th from TweetDeck
JK2--I wonder if they can genetically engineer a tree, maybe splice some bamboo DNA in there, to sprout up to skyscraper proportions in weeks or months.

60. Were there ever really redwood trees in what is now Redwood City/Redwood Shores CA? Isn't that all north of the Bay?10:13 AM Aug 12th from TweetDeck
JK2--Someone tweeted that redwoods are south of the bay as well. The wife and I definitely need to explore the California coast one of these days.

61. Sitting here overlooking one of those lagoons in Redwood Shores CA, the gleaming towers of Oracle in the near distance.10:12 AM Aug 12th from TweetDeck
JK2--Excuse me, but “lagoon” always suggest Gilligan’s Island. My bad. My generation.

62. Doing an advisory with Aster Data today. Among other distinctions, they have a MapReduce DW appliance for scalable in-database analytics.10:10 AM Aug 12th from TweetDeck
JK2--DW appliances will increasingly be custom-optimized for a long list of analytic pipeline processes--including regression analysis, transforming, profiling, cleansing, etc.

63. First I get idiotically lost on my way to the hotel. Then my mouse screws up. Then TweetDeck goes nuts. What next? (yikes, shouldna asked).1:43 AM Aug 12th from web
JK2--My nerves recovered quickly. The mouse was better in a few days. Otherwise, the trip went well. Whew!

64. NYT story by Brad Stone: "Technology takes over morning rituals": "After 6-8 hours of network deprivation--also known as 'sleep'". LOL!!!!!9:26 AM Aug 11th from TweetDeck
JK2--However, my body has taken back one morning ritual. I’m more inclined now to wake up before the alarm clock rings. Is that a good or bad thing?

65. I love southern California weather maps. Their jumble of microclimates. The sharp temperature, barometer, precip gradients. Coastal oblivion9:23 AM Aug 11th from TweetDeck
JK2--California really feels like a subcontinent on North America.

66. Does anybody read USA Today online? I mean for real. I don't. I barely read the paper version. It's just a complimentary time-filler. Pulp.9:19 AM Aug 11th from TweetDeck
JK2--Name a columnist you read regularly in USA Today? Name an article you clipped and kept?

67. San Diego Union-Tribune: Excellent. Full of interesting stories. Well-written, edited, laid out. Can't say same for every big city paper.9:13 AM Aug 11th from TweetDeck
JK2--They had an excellent graphics/text spread that morning on some scientific topic. Something to do with the environment. It’ll come back to me if I think long and hard.

68. Spending an advisory/briefing day with the fine people of Teradata. Their turf.9:07 AM Aug 11th from TweetDeck
JK2--Rancho Bernardo CA. The outer reaches of San Diego. A very pleasant community in its own right.

69. “Data Mining & Stock Market” ( jk--Blogger puzzled at SPSS “PASW” solution rename. Makes me wonder. “IBM SPSS PASW”?8:05 AM Aug 11th from TweetDeck
JK2--Product nomenclature is the most painful, least rewarding sub-branch of marketing. Good luck, folks!

70. RT @cnn: Breaking: Eunice Kennedy Shriver is dead at 88. #eunice (via @cnnbrk): jk--Great lady. My favorite Kennedy.7:49 AM Aug 11th from TweetDeck
JK2--Special Olympics was a truly transformative institution. It enfranchised and gave long-overdue self-respect to a people--in our families, our neighborhoods--who have been treated, in almost every culture, as not fully human. Talk about civil rights initiatives: this beats anything her brothers ever accomplished.

71. "SAP CEO Apotheker Says No Hardware In SAP's Future" ( jk--What other solution segments is SAP never going to enter?7:48 AM Aug 11th from TweetDeck
JK2--This time next year, I’d like to hear what Leo has to say, after Oracle absorbs Sun and leverages that hardware vendor into its DW, BI, advanced analytics, and other solution portfolios.

72. I had two formative writing teachers in highschool. Mr. Quick instilled my inner editor. Mrs. Hacker unleashed my inner idiot.7:43 AM Aug 11th from TweetDeck
JK2--The best written work is always a dialogue--or hissy fit--between the two.

73. Would it be premature to pronounce AOL Instant Messenger dead? My buddy list has mostly gone dark. Can't remember last time I got/sent AIM.1:27 AM Aug 11th from TweetDeck
JK2--Then again, can’t remember the last time I got an e-mail--rather than a Facebook status update--from a family member.

74. Thing is, my Indonesia relations are most active now....there's no resting for the extended global Kobielus/Aliman clan.1:25 AM Aug 11th from TweetDeck
JK2--Asia is totally plugged in. And leading the way in many areas of the online experience.

75. Far past my east-coast bedtime, here on the west coast. Graphically outlining my thoughts on basic vs. advanced analytics. Boris/Leslie?1:24 AM Aug 11th from TweetDeck
JK2--Look for the upcoming Forrester report, authored by myself, Boris Evelson, and Leslie Owens.

76. Never thought I'd use the word "sepulchral" as a compliment. But Bon Iver (good winter) is the most sepulchral folk sound I've ever heard.11:18 PM Aug 10th from TweetDeck
JK2--Yes, I do keep nailed up in a browser window.

77. RT @NeilRaden "Will HP acquire Cadbury-Schweppes?" jk--Neil, are you tweeting all this from a party somewhere?11:07 PM Aug 10th from TweetDeck
JK2--Tweets are so impulsive, and so embedded in somebody’s current local/head situation, that they’re always slipping out of any context you try to assign to them.

78. RT @NeilRaden: "It's a good thing it's late in the day and mo one is reading this" jk--That's why I tweet my poems. Nobody reads, so why not11:05 PM Aug 10th from TweetDeck
JK2--Haven’t written any of those in a while. Why? Haven’t written any blog posts in a while. Why? No, this one doesn’t count. Why not? Twitter is usurping all other forms of Kobelian conceptual noodling--stop this madness, now!

79. RT @NeilRaden "Is there an incompleteness proof for 3rd Normal Form?" jk--Yes--the very existence of 4th & 5th normal forms.11:04 PM Aug 10th from TweetDeck
JK2--Deep sustained meditation is what will get you to the 6th normal form and beyond.

80. Just had very pleasant dinner on the veranda here in Rancho Bernardo with Teradata's Bobby D'Arcy & Angie Norris. Shivered, but with delight10:57 PM Aug 10th from TweetDeck
JK2--That twilight summertime golf course behind us was so California it almost made me cry with joy!