Friday, July 30, 2010

Stuff I’m persisting in a big ol’ Hadoop cluster here in my hot little hand July 26-30 2010

The state of enterprise architecture: Vast promise or lost opportunity?

IBM breaks down the silos - Part 3, Systems of Systems

XML pioneer Bray pitches functional programming for concurrency

IBM Unveils Next-Generation Mainframe

Is 'go away' the best response to complaints about user-generated content?

Wikileaks Plunges Political World Into Turmoil

Vendors push social media analytics, but some question the technology's readiness

Eye on Oracle - Bad news on Oracle-Sun hardware continues

Social Business Intelligence: The Knowledge Management Connection

Drupal Gardens getting ready to bloom

XML pioneer pitches concurrency programming

Why $35 Tablet Will Never Exist

CouchDB brings peer-based data replication

SAP Reports 16% Growth in Software and Software-Related Service Revenues for the Second Quarter

The Predictive Power Of Social Media

Big Data: The Early Days Are Over

Facebook, Twitter Influence Purchases

SAP Reports Strong Growth, Completes Sybase Deal

Bump 2.0 Adds Instant FaceBook And Twitter Friending

Goodbye, Contemplation... Hello, New Digital Mind

Dealing with incompetent peers is tricky business

Next step for Wikileaks: Crowdsourcing classified data

Yahoo building new software infrastructure for media products

SAP reports revenue up 12%, earnings up 15%


SAP Reports Q2 Sales Surge, Wraps Up Sybase Acquisition

IBM's Next-Gen 'System of Systems' Mainframe

SAS Helps Companies Make Sense of Social Media Comments

Expert Analysis: A Case for Socialization of Data

IBM breaks down the silos - Part 4, Reuse, Token Licenses and Conclusion

Oracle's New Identity Management Suite Adds Sun Technology

Microsoft posts record revenue, thumbs nose at Apple

Open Geospatial Invites Comment on the MovingObjectSnapshot Standard
Staff, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Announcement

Wolfram Alpha widgets bring computation engine to any website

Oracle Updates SOA Suite 11g

Web 2.0 Security Requires Vetting Third-Party Content

The Internet, 1,000 Faster

SAP Ranked the Leader in the Business Intelligence Tools Market, Outpaces Market Growth in Financial Performance and Strategy Management Applications

EMC releases new midrange deduplication array

Is Social BPM Really a Ground Breaking, New Phenomenon?

Global CIO: Larry Ellison Looms Large Over Put-Down Of Oracle President

The Best-Paid CEOs Of The Decade: Ellison #1

The Social Network Half a Billion Love to Hate


Decision Management, Possibly the Last Frontier in BI

Social Business Intelligence: The Knowledge Management Connection

The Vegetarian Enjoys Steak – Open Source R Meets Proprietary Spotfire

The Problem with Total Cost of Ownership

WikiLeaks & the End of Secrecy

Gartner throws some cold water on SOA-cloud link

Why Android won

Analysts define business value and imperatives for cloud-based B2B ecommerce trading communities

Amazon-Facebook Deal Could Lead To Social Shopping

Using Imprecise Location for Emergency Context Resolution

Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) Transitions to OASIS
Staff, WS-I and OASIS Announcement

See also the WS-I web site:

Is the IT Pendulum Winding Down?

Is America ready for NBC's Outsourced?

Could open source tools make Facebook the next AOL?

Social Media Analytics vs. Social Network Analysis

Time to end the 'disposable geek' mentality

Roper agrees to buy Cloud SCM vendor iTradeNetwork for $525M

Kin and Android: A tale of two phones

Mitch Wagner: Blogging gets new life

Reputation, Interrupted

7 Steps to Enhance Product Data Quality

The Facebook Data Torrent Debacle: Q&A

Google Gets Playful With Facebook Rivalry

Future tech: Retro visions revisited


IBM Acquires Advanced Data Compression Technology Developer

Aweekstweets July 23-30 2010: the week Miss Julie Newmar made a cameo appearance in my tweets dream

"IBM Acquires Advanced Data Compression Technology Developer" ( JK--Critical tech for reducing #EDW storage costs. 18 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Why "do the math"?...when U can "do the analytics"...and math machinery executing therein doesn't distract U from solution you're aiming at. 22 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Equilibrium: the ability to distinguish when the world and/or your mind-body are off-balance & then adjust to maintain vertical horizon. 25 minutes ago via TweetDeck

@AndrewLampitt Another crux: "why matter if it's relational or otherwise?" I'm more impressed by hetero-DBMS virtualization/federation. about 1 hour ago via TweetDeck in reply to AndrewLampitt

@AndrewLampitt Per NoSQL's own published definition/scope, crux is "what is non-relational?" Columnar is relational (tabular org of records) about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to AndrewLampitt

@AndrewLampitt My sense is that everybody knows what they're talking about. That doesn't mean they're in agreement. about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to AndrewLampitt

@Cognizant #analytics Excellent paper on predictive analytics. Thanks for the link. about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to Cognizant

@AndrewLampitt Pay no heed to what I or @CurtMonash say is in NoSQL. Here's NoSQL site sez: Lists Hadoop/HBase up top. about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to AndrewLampitt

Responded via email to detailed Doug Henschen @IntelligentEnt intervu inquiry re "what qualifies as NoSQL?" Read his article 2 C what I said about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck

@CurtMonash There was also a paintball-like metaphor in that tweet that you didn't pick up on. Another type of "soiling" that I find un-fun about 4 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

@CurtMonash Nope. I view everything that enters my inbox as noise, until I dig thru it and find keepers. No explicit shit metaphor there. about 4 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

@CurtMonash For sure. Or Pollock. Just throwing paint against a canvas: with laser precision and/or a gorilla-dung-flinging madness-method about 4 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Windstorm by School Of Sevn Bells: JK--In summer, windstorm signals sunny cooler lo-humid air on way. Wonderful today about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @timoreilly "Nice piece" RT @dalepd "Detroit is freedom 2 make things" ( #makerfaire JK--Detroit is lowercase phoenix. about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @eric_rojas "Social media not important 4 work, most readers say" ( JK--Suspect most readers not IT industry analysts about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

There's an art to choosing whom to follow in Twitter. To the extent that some potential "I might follow them" feels right-ish, follow them. about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

@AAKnopf Reading a Random House title: Alan Alda's memoir "Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, and Other Things I've Learned." Fascinating life. about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to AAKnopf

Hmmm....10 substantial blogposts in the month of July....wasn't a summer lull in my head, at least. about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

New blogpost: "Interdictive Analytics: Catching Baddies at the Pass and in the Nick of Time" ( about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

Starting up #Forrester #EDW Wave research process. Under it, every vendor's ref cust's'll have equal opportun'y 2 respond 2 online qu'nnaire about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

Interviewed by Jim Ericsson of Information Managment re real-time analytics. I suggested discuss real time & "real place" (geo) analytics. about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

Sick of pitches by people who claim they can help me with social media optimization. I'm not as hyperanalytic on that as you might imagine. about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

@chriskanaracus Any multiblade razor introduces more crevices that get gunked with hair clippings & shaving cream--making it harder to clean about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to chriskanaracus

Overfocusing on one news source? What can't stand re cable news is encourages tendency 2 let one source frame your entire perspective 24x7. about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

Scanning Twitter 4 day's news. By randomly interleaving many news sources, this controls 4 editorial bias of overfocusing on any one source. about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Love You, Suzanne by Lou Reed JK--No trace of drugs, perv, poetry or pretension. Just rockin' romancin' Lou-ey boy. about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Trader Joe’s Theo Albrecht Dies at 88" ( JK--Trader Joe's R very friendly stores. Hard to believe owner was recluse. about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Google Gets Playful W/ F'b'k Rivalry" ( JK--Maybe I'm old school, but multi-user gaming bores me. I just love chatting about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck

Talking to more #Forrester customers who anticipate scaling #DW to petabyte within 1-2 years. Big-data driver: Web 2.0 clickstream analysis. about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck

Saw Jeff Bezos on Charlie Rose. He said social-media backtalk makes difficult 4 marketeers 2 lipstick the pig of bad products. That's good! about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Connection by Elastica from the album Elastica JK--1994. WHFS-FM radio song that got me paying attention 2 rock again about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck

Smart energetic engaged college students who care deeply about particular vendors, products, and/or techs: free-floating worldwide helpdesk. about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck

Listening to Jewel "Hands" on the supermarket overhead. Exceptionally lovely. about 21 hours ago via txt

Those multi-blade disposable razors aren't worth it. Multiple passes with a single blade shaves closer, hurts less. about 22 hours ago via txt

TV commercial for Ross Dress For Less. They list their Facebook page as their principal URL. Hmmmmm..... about 24 hours ago via txt

Social shopping. Think about bulk buying purchase discounts that F'b'k friends might wangle if aggregate orders into communal shopping cart. 1,280,436,438,000.00 via txt

Interdictive analysis: cutting bad guys off at the pass, cuz U know where the pass'll be & baddies too, long before bad stuff comes to pass. 1,280,436,002,000.00 via txt

Wow! 4:32pm and 78 degrees here in the National Capital Region. Yeah, humidity still hangs but at least we're not being steamed alive. 1,280,435,684,000.00 via txt

#dmradio Panel on real-time #DW. Shilpa Lawande of #Vertica on non-traditional use cases of r-t analytics--eg, Web 2.0 clickstream analytics 1,280,432,468,000.00 via TweetDeck

#dmradio Panel on real-time DW. Neil McGovern of #SAP #Sybase discussing #CEP role. 1,280,431,908,000.00 via TweetDeck

#dmradio Panel on real-time #DW. Jeff Kirk of #Noetix speaking now re r-t embedded analytics for finance & other biz processes. 1,280,431,153,000.00 via TweetDeck

#dmradio Panel on real-time #DW. Spoke re r-t DW role in multichan CRM next-best-action biz proc enabled thru agile BPM & in-db analytics. 1,280,431,072,000.00 via TweetDeck

#dmradio Panel on real-time #DW with Eric Kavanaugh, your excitable host, and Jim Ericson, who's exciting in his own right. 1,280,430,212,000.00 via TweetDeck

Just about 2 start #dmradio panel on real-time #DW ( w/ #vertica #sybase #noetix . Right now offline panelist chitchat 1,280,429,954,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Reputation, Interrupted" ( JK--I see potential 4 soc net analyss (mine influence/expertise) feeding reputation engines 1,280,429,782,000.00 via TweetDeck

F'bk can address "folks don't like us" issue by suppress b-day reminders & "send him friendly note" ticklers. That's not social--it's pushy. 1,280,424,433,000.00 via TweetDeck

Personally, I'd like to see all #EDW vendors do all case studies in common formats (docs, ppts, podcasts, etc.) & place in public repository 1,280,421,854,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Indian Summer by Beat Happening from Jamboree JK--1988. Calvin Johnson had a singing voice as flat as planed wood. 1,280,421,541,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Are you as tired of lazy vendors as I am?" ( JK--Um, no. When overworked vdrs keep workload manageable--that's "lazy"? 1,280,421,069,000.00 via TweetDeck

Speaking at the Philly chapter of DAMA on November 10 on advanced analytics. Developing abstract right now. My remarks will be concrete. 1,280,417,836,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Carolyn's Fingers by Cocteau Twins from the album Blue Bell Knoll JK--Fave indie release from 1988. Abstract energy 1,280,417,769,000.00 via TweetDeck

I'm doing #dmradio panel today, 3-4pm (EDT) on r-t #DW ( w/ #progress #sybase #noetix--and "special guest" (dunno who) 1,280,413,504,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ana Ng by They Might Be Giants from Lincoln JK--In the geek-rock pantheon, TMBG, THeads, JRichman, Weezer, who else? 1,280,412,622,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Suburban War by Arcade Fire from the album The Suburbs JK--Good new one. Full of same passion, minus histrionics. 1,280,412,144,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Jane Says by Jane's Addiction from the album Nothing's Shocking JK--Rare song in any genre that uses steel drum right 1,280,411,713,000.00 via TweetDeck

Kickoff call for #Forrester #EDW Platforms Wave update next week. The research phase begins. Expect published report late Q4 or early Q1. 1,280,411,649,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Developer burnout: Time to end 'disposable geek' mentality" ( JK--Sure. As soon as build geeks with longer shelf lives 1,280,411,570,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards by Billy Bragg from Workers Playtime JK--Bragg always feels very true to life. 1,280,410,626,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist A Church, A Courtroom, And Then Goodbye by Patsy Cline #KEXP JK--All her stuff was pure gold. 1,280,410,401,000.00 via TweetDeck

@CurtMonash "What 2 Do re False-Positive Alerts..." ( JK--Good one: false-pos alerts potential decis autom'tn nightmare 1,280,410,330,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Could open source tools make Facebook the next AOL?" ( JK--Remember a decade ago when "the next AOL" was a good thing. 1,280,409,469,000.00 via TweetDeck

Hey dude! Paul McCartney didn't need to make that smart-ass remark about George W. Bush when accepting the songwriting award at White House. 1,280,409,231,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp River by Akron/Family from the album Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free JK--Infectiously sing-song-y chorus. 1,280,409,089,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Amazon-Facebook Deal Could Lead To Social Shopping" ( JK--Could B huge: U & yer friends filling communal shopping cart 1,280,408,555,000.00 via TweetDeck

New blogpost: "Advanced Analytics Help You Nurture Customer Service Excellence " ( 1,280,407,078,000.00 via TweetDeck

"The Social Net Half a Billion Love to Hate" (hlttp:// JK--Familiarity sometimes breeds contempt. FB just another neighborhood 1,280,404,268,000.00 via TweetDeck

I use TweetDeck as a "search engine" for news/buzz much as I use #kexp to "search" for new jams. I don't "search." It streams through me. 1,280,404,112,000.00 via TweetDeck

It's as rare now to receive a personal e-mail as it is to receive personal postal mail. Much of that correspondence has moved to social nets 1,280,403,848,000.00 via TweetDeck

WSJ says the average speed of Jakarta traffic is 8-9 mph & that they're building a subway. Desperately need it. Place is painfully congested 1,280,373,372,000.00 via TweetDeck

What do you think Arnold Schwarzenegger will do next when he steps down as California governor? Act in movies? Nah! Probably produce them. 1,280,372,887,000.00 via TweetDeck

Wikileaks revealed open secret: the Afghanistan stint is as pointless as the Vietnam stay. Let them fight their own domestic battles. 1,280,372,796,000.00 via TweetDeck

Lots and lots of extremely positive feedback from readers of my recent blog ( on #SocialBI. Huge interest in this. 1,280,372,614,000.00 via TweetDeck

Curious how @Alyssa_Milano tweets so much content and has such a busy acting career. Saw new TV movie with her. She tweet from soundstages? 1,280,372,516,000.00 via TweetDeck

Very positive feedback from listener to today's #TDWI webinar on mixed workload mgt in next-gen EDW. I was nervous about content overload. 1,280,372,366,000.00 via TweetDeck

I'd like to set a rule in TweetDeck that if I don't click on or thru someone's tweets regularly, they vanish due to lack of interest. 1,280,372,105,000.00 via TweetDeck

Hashtags R best-effort semantic tags. I have no firm rule for when to use them in tweets; only use a limited set; and rarely search by them 1,280,371,962,000.00 via TweetDeck

Did several #DW customer inquiries today. Pointed out how much has changed in market since published 1st #Forrester EDW Wave 18 months ago. 1,280,371,410,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Expectation by Tame Impala from the album Innerspeaker #kexp JK--Cool urbane pop sound. A bit early 80s-ish. Style Council 1,280,346,277,000.00 via TweetDeck

#TDWI Q&A now. Responded to question on #EDW best-practice pattern: hub-and-spoke, thru logical and/or phys partition & resource allocation 1,280,336,264,000.00 via TweetDeck

#TDWI #Oracle discussing I/O scheduling on Exadata with Resource Manager. Tool schedules functions across software & hardware. 1,280,335,855,000.00 via TweetDeck

#TDWI #Oracle discussing query classify/reject; parallel statement queue; manage CPU contention; create resource plan; CPU resource mgr. 1,280,335,724,000.00 via TweetDeck

#TDWI webcast #Oracle Sue K. Lee discussing Resource Manager for end-to-end workload mgt on Oracle Database Machine #exadata 1,280,335,411,000.00 via TweetDeck

#TDWI webcast on EDW agility to mix analytic & transactional processing. #Oracle Sue K. Lee discussing their Resource Manager. 1,280,335,340,000.00 via TweetDeck

Finished m preso on #TDWI webcast Emerging best practices: EDW agility to mix analytic & transactional processing. #Oracle speaking now 1,280,335,279,000.00 via TweetDeck

Starting #TDWI conference with #Oracle momentarily. Mixing adv analytics & transactional workloads in #EDW. 1,280,332,960,000.00 via TweetDeck

Prepping for #TDWI webcast with #Oracle on Mixing Advanced Analytics & Transactional Workloads starting at 9:00 amPT 1,280,331,419,000.00 via TweetDeck

Don't miss #TDWI webcast with me & #Oracle on Mixing Advanced Analytics & Transactional Workloads today 9:00 amPT 1,280,330,231,000.00 via TweetDeck

Strong earnings across board among IT vendors. Lotsa folks flush with cash. Hope don't flush all down proverbial drain on bad investments. 1,280,321,727,000.00 via TweetDeck

Recalling old Frank & Troise Ntwk Wd cartoon where dog growls at computer that sez "you have mail." Frank died in '07 ( 1,280,319,105,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @MintTwist: "Pop Quiz: What twitter management software do U use?" JK--PopAnswer: multitasking wetware, but more surfing than "managing" 1,280,283,274,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @dhinchcliffe: RT @db Mapping Social Networks In A 3-D Environment JK--Geo-spatial-temporal-social graphs. Cool. 1,280,283,098,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @BarackObama "In ways big & small, we R ushering in new era of open & accountable gov't." JK--Partnering w/Wikileaks? 1,280,282,867,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @craignewmark: "Social Ntworking Is Revolutionizing Politics" JK--Heaven help us! Politicians wanna B our "friends"? 1,280,282,725,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @john_cieslewicz: "EMC acquires @greenplum. @kickfire going out of business" ( JK--DW market still turbulent. 1,280,282,602,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @IntelligentEnt: SAP Reports Strong Growth, Completes Sybase Deal JK--Can't wait to hear joint roadmap. 1,280,282,498,000.00 via TweetDeck

Talked #Forrester #DW wkshp client through my TEI ROI model. Hard-$ payoff from IT cost savings piece-o-cake. Soft-$ from better BI is icing 1,280,267,584,000.00 via txt

Think I'll skip NBC primetime tonight. Motivational hour with always-scary-looking Tony Robbins. At least Herman Munster made me laugh. 1,280,267,291,000.00 via txt

Whew! Crazy phone-intensive workday where I depleted not 1 but 2, count 'em 2!, cordless phone batteries. The 2nd conked with secs to spare. 1,280,266,940,000.00 via txt

Fox News. Video talkradio 4 folks who need leftwing bogeys chalkboarded, rather than staged in monster chiller horror theatre of their minds 1,280,266,622,000.00 via txt

Don't miss #TDWI webcast with me and #oracle on Mixing Advanced Analytics & Transactional Workloads 7/28/10 9:00 amPT 1,280,255,820,000.00 via TweetDeck

Getting prepped for a half-day workshop with #Forrester client on their #datawarehousing strategy. Starts 23 minutes from now. 1,280,248,654,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @TheOnion: Lady Gaga Kidnaps Commissioner Gordon JK--Still hoping they cast JNewmar ( as Gaga 1,280,248,186,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @tableau@visualisingdata "Visualising Wikileak war logs ( JK--Cool. Probably asking too much 2 go predictive on this 1,280,247,841,000.00 via TweetDeck

"BP replaces CEO Hayward, reports $17 billion loss" ( JK--Rumor is they had a bad Q2. 1,280,242,563,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @simondumenco: Twitter to Show Photos & Videos in Stream JK--Clik 2 slideshow of someone's multi-media tweetstream? 1,280,239,167,000.00 via TweetDeck

Re my tweet : Anyone chek'ng sentiment-tone-shifts in tweets coming from stressed communities, companies, & industries? 1,280,238,963,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dissolve by The Chemical Brothers from Further: JK--Excellent new one. Very full & vibrant electronic rock groove. 1,280,235,662,000.00 via TweetDeck

Bringing #Forrester "empowered," "groundswell," & "technology populism" themes organically into heart of #CRM social network analysis study. 1,280,235,029,000.00 via TweetDeck

I'm curious if anybody's doing geo-spatial-social-sentiment analysis on tweets to see whether tone correlated with local weather conditions. 1,280,233,096,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @davewiner: The best films of '00s. JK--Wow! Yes! "Eternal Sunshine" at #1, & someone recognized "Before Sunset" (#12). 1,280,231,997,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Femme Fatale by Aloe Blacc from the album Good Things JK--Velvet Underground cover. Torch-y. Morricone-ish cinematic. 1,280,231,730,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @BobDylanSays: "I woke up this mornin'" JK--Me too but didja get good night sleep? That's burnin' issue you blues dudes never address. 1,280,231,580,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Satisfaction by Devo from the album Hardcore Devo, Vol. 1: 74-77 JK--Cover added humor thru herky-jerk robot rhythm & vox. 1,280,231,394,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @eric_rojas: "The Predictive Power Of Social Media" JK--Cluster analysis: what industry analysts do in our heads. 1,280,231,094,000.00 via TweetDeck

Catch me in a #DMRadio panel on real-time #DW on Thurs July 29, 3-4pm (EDT) with #progress #sybase #noetix. Register: 1,280,230,085,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Why $35 Tablet Will Never Exist" ( JK--Wrong. Exists in pandering politician dreams, alongside other campaign promises 1,280,192,467,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Wikileaks Plunges Political World Into Turmoil" ( JK--Essentially, top secret no secret if so many bottoms to leak it. 1,280,191,619,000.00 via TweetDeck

"IBM's reorg shows shape of IT 2 come" ( JK--My feeling: solutions R universal solvent: dissolve hw, sw, svcs into soup 1,280,191,292,000.00 via TweetDeck

You shouldn't read poetry with music playing. The tune of the first must emerge from the verse, not be canceled out by the latter's. 1,280,191,007,000.00 via TweetDeck

John gasping "Oh untimely death!" (from "King Lear," in coda of "I Am The Walrus") always sends shivers up my scepter. 1,280,188,126,000.00 via txt

Went 2 physical library & chek'd out physical tomes by still-breathing personages MPorter & AAlda + 1 big fat bound wad of internat'l poetry 1,280,187,871,000.00 via txt

Great minds may think alike, but not always speak alike. For the historical record, it's often not who said it first, but who said it best. 1,280,187,148,000.00 via txt

A fresh haircut brings it all into perspective. A nicely contoured new frame thru which to gaze out at the world. The cleaner-cut cranium. 1,280,185,177,000.00 via txt

Starting to think of email not as messages but as reminders of stuff I have to do. Inbox as my reminder queue. Non-reminder msgs as noise. 1,280,176,381,000.00 via txt

GDP as only & one KPI for the economy? Do we need one & only? Who is "we"? The economists, and their politician employers, to hold our focus 1,280,172,031,000.00 via TweetDeck

LIving well? More life, more liberty, more livelihood, more love, more literacy. Without negative externalities or trade-offs among them/us 1,280,170,246,000.00 via TweetDeck

Doing great briefing with Amdocs & Franz re inline decisioning (automation & call deflection) in telecom carrier #CRM env via adv analytics 1,280,168,974,000.00 via TweetDeck

Big social problem from online virtualization of all media: destroying my favorite hangouts (record stores, book stores, libraries, etc). 1,280,160,029,000.00 via TweetDeck

#scrm Social CRM. Like managing relationships & issues in personal life, it's matter of ongoing sensitivity to everything being said & done 1,280,159,662,000.00 via TweetDeck

Better analytics can improve humanity's lot on the "life," "livelihood," & "literacy" metrics--not sure about "liberty" & "love," though. 1,280,159,184,000.00 via TweetDeck

@loserboy I was informed I'm a loser because I have Microsoft Zune. Ain't throwing that away. Love the HD. 1,280,158,401,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to loserboy

By the way, anybody know what if anything #Oracle has done w/ Tacit's expertise profiing tech? Thought was in Beehive, but not in data sheet 1,280,158,259,000.00 via TweetDeck

At info & knowledge mgt app level, soc ntwk analysis has a lot in common with influence/expertise profiling tools eg 1,280,157,978,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @PBconnect: Queen Elizabeth joins Flickr - JK--Quick, somebody apply sentiment analysis to see whether she's amused! 1,280,156,207,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @simon_g: "1st world issue only at moment" RT @rwang0 @jameskobielus: "what will become of public libraries?" JK--First world? Earth? 1,280,155,804,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @SQLChicken "Traffic jams suck copious amounts of moose testes" #justsayin JK--That + heat makes us all a little testy. That whatya mean? 1,280,155,655,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Burning Hell by Tom Jones from Praise & Blame: JK--Wow! Brand new kitsch-free TJones bluesrock! Very BlackKeys-ish! 1,280,155,350,000.00 via TweetDeck

As physical books decline in popularity, what will become of public libraries? 1,280,155,178,000.00 via TweetDeck

Well, not literally "screaming." The family just perceived me sitting quietly absorbed on the sofa by another NYTimes piece. 1,280,154,917,000.00 via TweetDeck

Dashboards of leading socio-economic indicators. Word "dashboard" kept popping up in article. I kept screaming #BI & "balanced scorecard" 1,280,154,862,000.00 via TweetDeck

"The Rise and Fall of the GDP." ( JK--Very good NYTimes mag article that triggered that train of analysis a moment ago 1,280,154,791,000.00 via TweetDeck

If you sum up the 5 "L"s, and aggregate them in national dashboards, you'll get more rounded sense of what's important to us all in lives 1,280,154,186,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Literacy" indicators: education levels, reading/writing skills, cultural awareness, etc. 1,280,154,136,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Love" indicators: stable families, connected communities, general feelings of trust, respect, etc. 1,280,154,110,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Livelihood" indicators: per-capita GDP, plus the whole raft of other economic indicators. 1,280,154,059,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Liberty" indicators: civil liberties, vacation, non-work week, early retirement, fewer in prison, etc. More personal liberty is better. 1,280,154,034,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Life" indicators: life expectancy, health, clean environment, absence of war & violent crime, etc. Wanna max 'em all. 1,280,153,921,000.00 via TweetDeck

GDP & its discontents ( I prefer to categorize leading indicators into life, liberty, livelihood, love, literacy. 1,280,153,830,000.00 via TweetDeck

Influence & expertise mining: core app of soc ntwk analysis. But of course Autonomy et al have tools 4 mine email, IM, wikis, workflo, etc. 1,280,153,587,000.00 via TweetDeck

@BeccaNY I haven't watched "Modern Family" yet, so I won't compare. I'm not entirely systematic in my TV watching. Not habitual TV viewer. 1,280,153,422,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to BeccaNY

Working on my #Forrester report on finding empowered, influential customer/ambassador/promoters (i.e, HEROes) thru social network analysis 1,280,151,819,000.00 via TweetDeck

One new show that does blow me away is "Community" on NBC's Thurs night sitcom line-up. Great ensemble cast & sharp writing. 1,280,151,476,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Mad Men" didn't blow me away last night. Of course, I'd never seen it before, but didn't feel all that special. The hype puzzles. 1,280,151,258,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Even Tho by Joseph Arthur from Our Shadows Will Remain: JK--Throbbing bass line delivers thrill on this soulful one 1,280,150,826,000.00 via TweetDeck

Day (what is it?) of HeatHumidageddon. What don't people give cutesy names for summer's more oppressive meteorological ruts? 1,280,146,880,000.00 via TweetDeck

That mid-summer lull. Enjoy it while it lasts. Important industry news has a way of popping up at any time. 1,280,146,067,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Mad Men." These people stage campaigns for a living. Campaigns are narratives overlaid over real life. Sometimes, they define surreal life. 1,280,111,934,000.00 via txt

Maybe I'm losing it, but Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" looks like Steve Carell in a full-body Clark Kent suit. 1,280,111,299,000.00 via txt

Men's hairstyles on "Mad Men." Where are the crewcuts? I recall my father & many other men had buzzcuts in '62. So did 4-year-old Jimmy. 1,280,111,116,000.00 via txt

First time I've ever watched "Mad Men." Was boozing at the office this common in early 60s? More important, did every take it on the rocks? 1,280,110,694,000.00 via txt

Watching "Michael Clayton" on AMC. Waiting for "Mad Men." Testing enhanced Twitter service on FIOS. 1,280,109,482,000.00 via txt

Listening to Neko Case "People Gotta Lotta Nerve" on McDonald's overhead muzak. Also consuming Big Mac & Wild Berry smoothie. 1,280,077,384,000.00 via txt

Advanced analytics. The most advanced will be what puts the biggest data & most powerful tools for crunching it into the palms of our hands. 1,280,068,929,000.00 via txt

Thumbgazing: tendency to overfocus on mobile tweet typing, tuning out rest of immediate physical environment. 1,280,068,542,000.00 via txt

Elitism an outmoded concept. Assumes there's some closed cushy cash-happy commentariat class. 1,280,067,678,000.00 via txt

#Crowdsourcing takes too sanguine view: wise never wicked. Society & state R ultimate crowds. Can deprive U of life liberty livelihood love 1,280,067,199,000.00 via txt

David Bowie. Popularized the ambiguous androgynous look. Then he goes and married a woman who asserts in her name "I man." Confused? Me too. 1,280,063,533,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @josvandongen "Is Java holy language of God?" ( ) JK--"Oh God," he sez, rolling eyes. Gavel bang: "eject that tweeter!" 1,280,063,161,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp A/B Machines by Sleigh Bells from the album Treats: JK--Monstrously addictive repetitive machine groove. 1,280,062,963,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @ClaytonMorris: "The woman who was kicked out of an Illinois council meeting for rolling her eyes": JK--Perfect example of previous tweet 1,280,062,858,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Wisdom of opinionated crowds" ( #crowdsourcing JK--When crowds crowd out & ostracize dissent, unwise. Crowds enforce. 1,280,062,744,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Cisco study warns against "FarmVille"" ( JK--Should warn against gaming on the job, period. Why single this out? 1,280,062,372,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Satellite Of Love by Lou Reed from Transformer: JK--Can almost hear young Jonathan Richman air-guitaring in bedroom. 1,280,062,245,000.00 via TweetDeck

Fail whale. Twitter institution that will probably pass into general lexicon as phrase for any (hopefully temporary) showstopper. 1,280,062,054,000.00 via TweetDeck

Zetta. The new catch-all prefix in data management that goes way beyond "big," even beyond "venti," into "humongous" territory. 1,280,061,806,000.00 via TweetDeck

Social media: emphasis on user-generated content; like real-world socials, givers tend to give, takers to take; beats lying prone on couch 1,280,060,536,000.00 via TweetDeck

The "Lorne" tweet came to me standing on that street in Ottawa. Didn't want to poke fun at Canada while there. Tweeted from good ol U S of A 1,280,002,611,000.00 via txt

Watching reruns of stars from my parents' generation is vicarious posthumous mass-mediated nostalgia. Thrice removed from personal poignance 1,280,001,462,000.00 via txt

The #CRM space is so crowded with competing vendors that it makes #BI & #DW segments feel empty by comparison. 1,280,001,072,000.00 via txt

Upper Lorne Street in Ottawa. Probably generational thing but say "Lorne" & "Canada" in same breath: some think "Greene," I'm 4 "Michaels" 1,280,000,677,000.00 via txt

Dean Martin's refusal 2 rehearse his TV shows put focus on his quick wit & natural rapport with pretty much everybody. Stays fresh in reruns 1,280,000,091,000.00 via txt

What's funny is not "refudiate." I make up words all the time. What's funny is Palin defending it. Don't need pols coining fake Latinates. 1,279,999,772,000.00 via txt

When workout becomes patterned routine, it's overlearned. U know it's overlearned when do it unawares. That's no challenge. Get aware. Grunt 1,279,999,363,000.00 via txt

TV, computer, book, & other sedentary activities tend 2 cramp U from head 2 toe. Feel it first in back & neck. Stand. Stretch. Walk. Breathe 1,279,998,997,000.00 via txt

An extended hi-humidity heat wave tends to stress everybody's physio even if U stay inside in A/C. U tend 2 sweat & redden more than realize 1,279,998,684,000.00 via txt

Reading NYTimes piece about how high-def makes people with contrast-y coloration & hi cheekbones less attractive. Real life begs 2 disagree. 1,279,998,416,000.00 via txt

Don't recall anybody playing Dick Dale's "Misirlou" till early 90s, tho was recorded in early 60s. Rare thing: unheard oldie that feels new 1,279,998,199,000.00 via txt

Most of the Beat stuff just feels like an elaborate self-aggrandizing vanity-based marketing job out of proportion to literary merits. 1,279,934,550,000.00 via txt

I met Allen Ginsberg in Madison in early 80s. He, Burroughs, & Corso just seemed so pathetic on stage. So defensive & aimless. Embarrassing. 1,279,934,367,000.00 via txt

@jameskobielus Licklider & Burroughs: both from St. Louis. 1,279,930,844,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to jameskobielus

Early Internet pioneer JCR Licklider born 1915 ( Beat gen author WS Burroughs born 1914 ( 1,279,930,768,000.00 via TweetDeck

Does FarmVille have a nearby DungHille? Just wonderin' 1,279,925,828,000.00 via TweetDeck

@LisaKayHawes My pushy browser is telling me about it. I may see it. 1,279,925,562,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to LisaKayHawes