Saturday, April 30, 2011

Stuff that XMLgrrl originally marked up in SGML oh so many years ago April 25-29 2011

Is 'Social' Business Collaboration Just an Expensive Fad?

Amazon Kindle Library Lending Coming Later in 2011

Who in the World Needs a Hard Drive?

How to format a hard drive

Open Source is Expensive

Your Android Phone is Tracking You

Despite Improvements, Data in the Cloud Remains Dirty

Is the Single-Function Device Doomed?

Phone Location Tracking: Google Defends, Apple Stays Mum

Watch out Groupon, Here Comes Google Offers

Web 3.0 Increases Business Intelligence

How Geeks Drive Everyone Else Nuts

Approximate BI

The Value of In-Memory Analytics

BI Market Bounced Back in 2010

Supply Chain Analytics: New Kid on IT's Block

Corticon and DST: Bringing Business Rules to AWD

IBM tailors BPM for small business

Consumerization and the Future of Business Intelligence

Datawatch Offers Shorter Path from Data to Information

Will Apple's enterprise success spark a business cloud offering?

Microsoft's own numbers suggest declining Windows share

Social Marketing Yielding 95% ROI

Quora: The next social network IT pros need to know?

Banks go social to collaborate, reach customers

Benefits and risks of nanotechnology

Facebook adds two-factor authentication

The 10 best ways to visually represent IT data

Are smartphones getting a little too smart?

Big Apple, Big Google, Big Brother

Seven lessons to learn from Amazon's outage

Apple vs. Microsoft by the numbers

In-house 'app stores' ease tablet-management woes

SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 releases to tackle 'big data' issues

BOBJ-enhanced SAP GRC 10.0 platform rolls out

Mzinga Applies 'Design for Change' to Social CRM

Need IPv4 addresses? Get 'em here

Apple's Jobs reportedly writes: 'We don't track anyone'

Michael Dell Looks Beyond PC Business

Are You Talking to Me?

Fearless DB2® Database and Application Performance Management from Cradle to Grave

Yahoo buys TV content indexing, recommendation company

Cloud brokering: Building a cloud of clouds

Pitney Bowes Business Insight: trying to put its stamp on the software world

NASA's wondrous views of Earth

Why IBM's Hardware Business Is Flying High

Databases Alone Can't Conquer Big Data Problems

Politicos Line Up for Location-Tracking Fight

Netflix Shifting From DVD Rentals to Media Powerhouse

Yahoo Mulls Spinoff for Hadoop Software Unit


Capturing Social Media, Online Communications In The Cloud

Twitter launches bidding war for TweetDeck

Quora: The next social network IT pros need to know?

Microsoft explains its location data collection practices

Google crushes, shreds old hard drives to prevent data leakage

Apple patent app shows plans for location data

Microsoft explains its location data collection practices

SETI hunt for alien life put on hold

Friendster rethinks site, will nuke users' info

Infor-Lawson Set To Mount ERP Software Offensive

The Powerful Punch of CRM and Sales Training Combined

Frank Talk About Cloud Architecture



Cloud Face-Off: Google Docs vs. Microsoft Word Web App

IBM Unleashes Middleware Magic with WebSphere 8

Geo-Tracking Means You Can Run, but You Can't Hide

Why Amazon's Outage Shouldn't Change Cloud Views

Culture Eats Strategy For Lunch

What's Instrumental to Your Data Governance?

Data Science – Part 1

Datawatch Offers Shorter Path from Data to Information

Capturing Social Media, Online Communications In The Cloud

Supreme Court Hears Health Care Data Mining Case

Cost, IT Support Top BI Obstacles

Get To Know The New HP

Force10 taking data centers into zettabyte era

IBM, Akamai to speed enterprise access to public apps

What's Next In Storage Interfaces

3 Fundamental Principles for BI Success

TDWI Conference Recap: Hyper BI Isn't Hyperbole

"Successful BI" Survey Needs Your Input

Q&A: BI and Cloud Computing

VIDEO: The Myth of the Efficient Business User: The Cost of Ownership of BI

Data Quality as a Catalyst for Lowering TCO

The Rising Wave of Gamification

20 worst-named tech products

The Physical Layer: Understanding the OSI Model

Why speed matters

Josh Stephens: The Physical Layer: Understanding the OSI Model

Barnes & Noble Claims Microsoft Is Out for Android Blood

Cloud Computing: Yahoo Might Spin Out Hadoop: WSJ

Yahoo Hadoop Spin-off Could Propel Software's Growth

BMC buys app performance vendor Coradiant

Geo-Tracking Means You Can Run, but You Can't Hide

Mobile BI: Raising the IQ of the Enterprise One Device at a Time

Virtualized Data Protection a Mixed Bag

The Data Governance Oratorio

Capturing Social Media, Online Communications In The Cloud

Everyone Wants to Own Your Activity Stream


Why two Microsoft cash cows are better than one

SAP's McDermott: 'HANA pipeline 10 million euro a week'

Darlene Storm: EFF: We need an Open Wireless Movement

Apple vs. Microsoft by the numbers

BMC Makes Deal for Coradiant

New Data Warehousing Platforms from Teradata

IBM Builds Out the Cloud

Information Builders Announces Partnership With Teradata to Deliver a Fully Integrated Appliance to Speed Data Warehouse Implementations

Netflix Is Leaving the Door Wide Open for Competitors

CoTweet Pulls Social Media Conversations Into CRM Systems

PepsiCo Debuts Social Vending Machine

IBM Tutors Yale Students On Social Media Analytics

Wireless a catalyst for 'Internet of things'

Aweekstweets April 22-30 2011: the week of the triangulated topographical water-land fengshui cities

Everybody in the #EDW arena is starting to turn their attentions toward the inevitable all-in-memory all-SSD always-on all-real-time future. less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

My girls are chattering about Kate's dress. I haven't paid attention. Been in transit most of day. But saw David Beckham's 'do. Impressive! about 12 hours ago via TweetDeck

The social data mart. Key concept in evolving #EDW into knowledge mgt platform. Can orgs use social sharing to populate domain-aligned #BI ? about 16 hours ago via txt

Home. Going to work out. Work the road out of my bones. about 16 hours ago via txt

Seattle has 2 alternative free weekly newspapers: Seattle Weekly and The Stranger. Both are far better than DC's City Paper. Good reading about 17 hours ago via txt

"IBI Announces Prtnrshp w/ Teradata 2 Deliver Fully Integ Appliance 2 Speed DW Impl" ( JK--Analytic solution appliance about 21 hours ago via TweetDeck

Microsoft's Redmond WA HQ campus has lovely landscaping & much fine architecture, but no clear symbolic focus or signature/landmark building about 21 hours ago via TweetDeck

Shared with Microsoft my Big Data "bigtop" discussion: main attractions, sideshows, and clowncars. Core main: s-n MPP & optimized storage about 21 hours ago via TweetDeck

It is up to them. No details other than general statement of direction. Friday, April 29, 2011 8:56:25 AM via txt

Microsoft has a very interesting Big Data roadmap that involves convergence of PDW and Azure technologies. Friday, April 29, 2011 8:47:56 AM via txt

"Everything's Amazing & Nobody's Happy" ( JK--Comments on how spoiled we are. I'm pissed cuz this stream lo-qual Friday, April 29, 2011 8:00:29 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Pale Blue Eyes by Fistful of Mercy from 7" single JK--Nice harmony. Cover of supermellow Velvet Underground gem Friday, April 29, 2011 7:54:57 AM via TweetDeck

I for one doubt that Obama was even born. My sense is that he has existed since the beginning of time, emerging from the pre Big Bang void. Friday, April 29, 2011 7:50:47 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Memoir by Charlotte Gainsbourg from the album 7˜ single JK--Lovely little acoustic folk. Reminds of Alison Statton. Friday, April 29, 2011 7:48:10 AM via TweetDeck

I advise William & Catherine to consummate their marriage with all deliberate speed. They should ditch this wedding party ASAP & get a room. Friday, April 29, 2011 7:44:22 AM via TweetDeck

Teradata Here's a brief overview of the Active Enterprise Data Warehouse 6650 platform #tdplatform Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:12:01 AM via TweetDeck Retweeted by you

In fact, my honeymoon 27 years ago was triangulation of US water-land fengshui cities: Madison to San Francisco to Seattle & back 2 Mad City Friday, April 29, 2011 7:37:07 AM via TweetDeck

Was telling @xmlgrrl about water-land topographical fengshui of Seattle. What Indonesians call "tanah air kita." Closest US equiv: Madison Friday, April 29, 2011 7:33:17 AM via TweetDeck

I try not to tell reporters the exact same thing on the exact same story. I try to give each a differentiated perspective to report. Friday, April 29, 2011 1:48:49 AM via TweetDeck

What's interesting about #Yahoo #Hadoop related press interviews I've done recently is how little time I had. But gave each fresh thoughts Friday, April 29, 2011 1:47:51 AM via TweetDeck

I love @NancySinatra tweetstream. It's obviously really her, talking straight about stuff that interests her, much of it interesting. Friday, April 29, 2011 1:44:49 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: I Heard It Through The Grapevine by The Slits from VA- Grlz JK--Odd jumpy manic styles of English New Wave. RIP Ari Friday, April 29, 2011 1:25:36 AM via TweetDeck

Speaking of odd jumpy manic styles, check out shortlived Ohio group The Numbers Band (15-60-75) ( "Here In The Life" Friday, April 29, 2011 1:24:05 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: My Country by tUnE-yArDs from the album W H O K I L L JK--That weird capitalization fits their odd jumpy manic style. Friday, April 29, 2011 1:20:42 AM via TweetDeck

Chatted about Coen Bros films with @xmlgrrl . We agreed they alternate between great ones & too-clever-by-half quirkfests. Friday, April 29, 2011 1:03:14 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Young Man Blues [Studio Version] by The Who from Odds & Sods JK--Wow! Great Who song I'd never heard till now. Friday, April 29, 2011 1:00:51 AM via TweetDeck

@xmlgrrl And I sincerely appreciate Bill & Melinda Gates using their clout with the higher powers to get the clouds parted for a short time Friday, April 29, 2011 12:51:06 AM via TweetDeck in reply to xmlgrrl

Wonderful dinner on Lake Washington with my good friend @xmlgrrl . The perfect relaxer. Great food & conversation. Great lady. Friday, April 29, 2011 12:25:34 AM via TweetDeck

"Yahoo #Hadoop Spin-off Could Propel Software's Growth" ( JK--Any move by Yahoo could ramp up Hadoop mkt momentum. Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:55:06 PM via TweetDeck

Good day with #Microsoft SQL Server team. That is one seriously smart group. I learned a lot. They said they did too. Was @nyuhanna & me. Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:49:04 PM via TweetDeck

The content of this tweet is embargoed under super-duper-double-secret-probationary NDA!!!!!!!! Thursday, April 28, 2011 8:21:31 PM via TweetDeck

Good golly Denali! Thursday, April 28, 2011 8:20:10 PM via TweetDeck

"Yahoo to Big Data Brainchild: Show Me the Money" ( JK--Great analysis by @TonyBaer Thursday, April 28, 2011 5:23:17 PM via TweetDeck

What's fun is playing God. Being able to play with a massive sandbox as easily as with a single grain of sand. Thursday, April 28, 2011 5:14:34 PM via TweetDeck

Fun as a design principle for business apps. Playful interfaces on serious tools. Addicting people to stuff they need. Magical revelation. Thursday, April 28, 2011 4:46:54 PM via TweetDeck

Miked up. Did the bio break. Mike not live yet. Whew. Don't need a Frank Drebin "Naked Gun" moment. You know what I'm talking about. Thursday, April 28, 2011 11:33:08 AM via TweetDeck

"Yahoo Might Spin Out #Hadoop" ( JK--Consultants needed to wrassle "bitchy code that requires black magic skills" Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:10:16 AM via TweetDeck

@dmenningervr #Hadoop #BigData I expect that, if #Yahoo spins out Hdp R&D org, it'll be primarily consulting, prof svcs, & sys integ. Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:08:51 AM via TweetDeck in reply to dmenningervr

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley from Grace JK--Whatcha wanna bet this recording'll B played everywhere when Cohen passes? Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:05:48 AM via TweetDeck

Ah, the good old days when all you need was a good crimping tool and time-domain reflectometer to resolve all tech issues. Back to physical! Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:53:02 AM via TweetDeck

"Barnes & Noble Claims Microsoft Is Out 4 Android Blood" ( JK--Really? Vampirism rampant in Redmond? Must be careful Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:51:24 AM via TweetDeck

"Why speed matters" ( JK--Good meditation on velocity's impact on biz, IT, & culture. Speed = pain. Speed = gain. Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:44:34 AM via TweetDeck

@dmenningervr #Hadoop #BigData Big diffs: 1) #Yahoo redoubles focus on open source contrib & 2) Yahoo eats deep, growing dish of own dogfood Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:40:29 AM via TweetDeck in reply to dmenningervr

Intense weather events seem 2 B symmetrical 3K miles apart in N. America. Washingtons west & east. Seattle's sudden bite. Storms back home. Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:31:58 AM via TweetDeck

Thank you Tully's Coffee for your excellent early-morning roast. Hard decision in my vicinity: you, Starbucks, Top Pot. Luv ya all. Seattle. Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:26:14 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: River by Akron/Family from Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free JK--Bewitchingly playful melodic line floating a fine poem. Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:24:39 AM via TweetDeck

"The Physical Layer: Understanding OSI Model" ( JK--Check cable. Get crimper. What about lefty-loosey righty-tighty? Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:18:32 AM via TweetDeck

But I do love the pre-dawn hour everywhere. It's the calmest and most expectant time of day. Great time for deep relaxation. Thursday, April 28, 2011 8:49:29 AM via TweetDeck

It's not just the cold out there. That wind is wicked. Bellevue pre-dawn. Got my fair share of air. Now defrosting fingers over warm laptop. Thursday, April 28, 2011 8:47:37 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Imagination (Is A Powerful Deceiver) by Elvis Costello from My Aim Is True JK--Don't recall this song. I had that LP Thursday, April 28, 2011 8:22:09 AM via TweetDeck

"Last Typewriter Factory in the World Shuts Its Doors" ( JK--The correction fluid industry has also seen better days. Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:54:53 AM via TweetDeck

"20 worst-named tech products" ( JK--Lessons: 1) KISS, 2) no arbitrary alphanumerics, & 3) no ambiguous pronunciations Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:48:44 AM via TweetDeck

@decisionstats #rstats I'm not a tester. Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:35:05 AM via TweetDeck in reply to decisionstats

"Amazon's Cloud Crash Disaster Permanently Destroyed Many Customers' Data" ( JK--A black eye for cloud data industry. Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:34:34 AM via TweetDeck

"Revolution releases R Windows for Academics for free" ( JK--I suspect it will be widely adopted. R's a juggernaut. Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:31:35 AM via TweetDeck

Reading "Sil Val VC Conf Index" by MV Cannice (Univ of SF). VC confidence back to early '08 levels.Cloud, social, & mobile R tops. More IPOs Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:21:22 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Get Back by Woods from At Echo Lake JK--New artist. Lo-fi recording gives this vintage quality. Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:12:58 AM via TweetDeck

Looking at the #IBM slides on cloud from Impact. Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:09:34 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp My Man's Gone Now by Nina Simone from Nina Simone Sings The Blues JK--Classic artist I've only heard thru KEXP. Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:05:42 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Mazes by Moon Duo from the album Mazes JK--Great linear lightning. Thursday, April 28, 2011 1:27:46 AM via TweetDeck

Told #KEXP that they're far from an "indie" station. They've introduced me to many country artists, old and new. They're Americana station Thursday, April 28, 2011 12:51:12 AM via TweetDeck

Was saying to #Yahoo that #Hadoop is recapitulating the Web's development: from R&D project for scientists to global operational utility. Thursday, April 28, 2011 12:47:30 AM via TweetDeck

Watching #Forrester colleague @VanessaAlvarez1 interviewed on Bloomberg re the performance and outage ( Thursday, April 28, 2011 12:44:28 AM via TweetDeck

Wondering if we need to create a national lockbox for birth certificates of newborns who have snowball's chance of being President some day Thursday, April 28, 2011 12:16:41 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When U Go by Ben Watt from N. Marine Dr. JK--Dylan from guy who's everything but Tracey Thursday, April 28, 2011 12:11:17 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lady Came From Baltimore by Tim Hardin JK--Somehow, Hardin's limp vocals work. His songs were simple & touching. Thursday, April 28, 2011 12:07:32 AM via TweetDeck

Wonderful evening of dinner & drinks with Microsoft team at Wild Ginger. Weather's a bit wild: cold & raw. Is this almost May? Or December? Thursday, April 28, 2011 12:05:27 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Holdin' On To Black Metal by My Morning Jacket from Circuital JK--Wow. Expect these dudes to play Vegas soon! Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:31:07 PM via TweetDeck

OK, haha, tech vendors. Enough with the jokey marketing tie-ins to the Wills & Kate nuptials. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:28:57 PM via TweetDeck

For the record, I think Seattle's Safeco Field & Qwest Field look cool. Like giant spaceship mooring and refueling structures on Puget Sound Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:26:27 PM via TweetDeck

Love and money? Check out great 1985 Everything But the Girl LP "Love Not Money" ( Slightly naughty cute cover photo Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:22:33 PM via TweetDeck

Love & money? Love = max customer satisfaction and loyalty. Money = max customer lifetime value to the business. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:20:43 PM via TweetDeck

#Forrester clients, catch my webinar "Next Best Actions In CRM: Maximizing Love And Money," on Tues May 3, 1-2pm (EDT). Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:19:47 PM via TweetDeck

Let's see. I'm trying not to overthink "Big Data." It's only three syllables. I'll keep my observations to max one minute per syllable. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:16:14 PM via TweetDeck

Weird thing was, I wasn't expecting to meet Cheryl Waters. Her on-air shift was over. I was simply looking for lunch. Asked 1st stranger. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:13:53 PM via TweetDeck

I told Michelle Myers to her face how impressive her research is for those #KEXP music history documentaries. She's far deeper than me. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:12:16 PM via TweetDeck

Cheryl Waters mentioned how'd she'd been an environmental engineer before getting into DJ'ing at #KEXP. Lots of smart people at station. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:11:32 PM via TweetDeck

I was mildly surprised when @djkevincole said he'd used #Forrester for marketing research in the 90s. Only mildly. My cousin Pam did too. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:08:34 PM via TweetDeck

Overthinking is an occupational hazard of the analyst industry. We tend to overthink because we're thinking stuff over & over & over. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:07:03 PM via TweetDeck

This afternoon, I declared to @djkevincole my unironic love for ABBA & the Carpenters. There. Whew! My dirty little secret is out. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:00:58 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Train Kept A-Rollin' by Johnny Burnette from Rockabilly Boogie JK--Great original. I also love Aerosmith's cover. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 7:59:36 PM via TweetDeck

@johnrrymer John, that new PJ Harvey LP is one of her very best. I listen 2 it constantly. Up there w/ "Stories from City, Stories from Sea" Wednesday, April 27, 2011 7:25:00 PM via TweetDeck in reply to johnrrymer

@VanessaAlvarez1 #hadoop Thanks Vanessa. The scoop that reporter got was very interesting. Didn't realize. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 7:23:54 PM via TweetDeck in reply to VanessaAlvarez1

The drive into Bellevue across Lake Washington on 520 in the light rain and overcast was very drowsy-inducing, but I am far too keyed up. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 7:23:16 PM via TweetDeck

Prepping for my dinner with #Microsoft AR team. By "prepping," I mean relaxing and checking email. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 7:21:24 PM via TweetDeck

@djkevincole Likewise sir! Only wish I weren't always interrupting your work. Would be fun to just chat. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 7:17:50 PM via TweetDeck in reply to djkevincole

Great #KEXP encounters: Cheryl Waters on the street, Michelle Myers in the hallway, Kevin Cole in the booth. Could've spent hours with each. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 7:07:01 PM via TweetDeck

In the booth at this very moment with Kevin Cole at #KEXP Wednesday, April 27, 2011 5:47:51 PM via txt

RIP Phoebe Snow. Her rich agile soul voice was all balm and buoyancy. She made everything all right. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:34:18 PM via txt

WSJ piece about Yahoo possible spinoff of #Hadoop R&D group into separate biz. Unclear whether plan 2 offer enterprise distro. Or prof svcs Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:32:20 PM via txt

Had 3 beautiful bluesky rainfree days in Seattle 27 years ago. my first encounter with the place. That sky still infuses my experience. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:24:07 PM via txt

"Frank Talk About Cloud Architctr" ( JK--Nature deconstructing Fallingwater into creek. Next gen may severely dis Gehry Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11:56:46 AM via TweetDeck

"Friendster rethinks site, will nuke users' info" ( JK--Dead & dying socials. Makes me glad I started self-digesting. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11:50:09 AM via TweetDeck

"SETI hunt for alien life put on hold" ( JK--The heavens can wait. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11:49:01 AM via TweetDeck

This week in mass paranoia: your location, tracked, continuously, with pinpoint accuracy, by unseen forces. BWAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHAHAHAHA!!! Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11:47:37 AM via TweetDeck

MPLS Wi-Fi works like a charm, like always. DCA often flaky. Does anybody who manages the Wi-Fi at National actually use it? Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11:38:34 AM via TweetDeck

Listening to Simon & Garfunkel "The Only Living Boy in New York." "Tom, get yer plane right on time." "Tom"? Tom & Jerry. Artie. Audition. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11:19:29 AM via txt

Great. Wi-Fi is free now at Reagan National. One small catch: it doesn't work anymore. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:06:38 AM via txt

No, I don't dream about Hadoop. Not yet. And when I start doing it, I'll strongly consider getting my head examined. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 10:43:28 PM via TweetDeck

U try explaining database virtualization in detail & hope it survives translation. It barely survives translation from my brain to my tongue Tuesday, April 26, 2011 10:25:51 PM via TweetDeck

Hearing my complex technical answers translated live into foreign tongue is sobering. I'm sure it's being translated well. But nuance tricky Tuesday, April 26, 2011 9:53:32 PM via TweetDeck

"Yahoo Mulls Spinoff for Hadoop Software Unit" ( JK--This would be big, if it comes to pass. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:07:02 PM via TweetDeck

In all photos of dilapidated Detroit fallingdown houses every overlooks something good. Every single lot populated by tall beautiful trees Tuesday, April 26, 2011 7:15:01 PM via txt

Do I have a comment? Commentary R me! Tuesday, April 26, 2011 7:12:33 PM via txt

Often, putting a quick observation out there for general consumption & then eyeing it myself reassures me that I'm not fooling myself. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 5:01:42 PM via txt

Reporters on insanely tight deadlines asking anlysts on insanely tight deadlines 4 insanely brilliant quotes on bleeding edges. We all bleed Tuesday, April 26, 2011 4:58:25 PM via txt

Food Network's Sandra Lee. Her live-with boyfriend being mentioned as possible Biden replacement on 2012 Obama ticket. NY Gov Andrew Cuomo. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 4:47:58 PM via txt

May is shaping up to be one intense month in data analytics & Big Data "space." Getting spacy just thinking about it. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 4:44:03 PM via txt

@alexwilliams Now you have me thinking of The Beta Band "Dry the Rain." Tuesday, April 26, 2011 3:48:59 PM via TweetDeck in reply to alexwilliams

@alexwilliams Perhaps Seattlites evaporate the moisture on contact with their superheated caffeinated selves. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 3:46:58 PM via TweetDeck in reply to alexwilliams

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Gangsta by Tune-Yards from the album W H O K I L L JK---Silly manic caffeinated sound. Contrary 2 name, not heavy. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 3:43:47 PM via TweetDeck

Prepping for a late-night consulting call with an Asian client. Both sides of the Pacific in my mind right now. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 3:40:14 PM via TweetDeck

Prepping for a Seattle trip. I suppose I should bring raincoat. Water-tight shoes. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 3:39:10 PM via TweetDeck

My little brains are fried. I need cool clear water. My tall iced-filled cup at my side. [slurp] Ah! Tuesday, April 26, 2011 3:36:58 PM via TweetDeck

#Hadoop is hip. Seemingly everybody in Silicon Valley is either familiar with it, is getting there, or wants U to believe they are. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 3:36:04 PM via TweetDeck

OK. I won't press the issue of who "invented" #Hadoop any further at this moment. Too controversial. And not key to my present purpose. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 3:35:11 PM via TweetDeck

@eclectitech It was a great interview with the senior #Hadoop team at #Yahoo. My second this month. Deep detail. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 3:34:22 PM via TweetDeck in reply to eclectitech

@eclectitech OK. The confirmation was important. Irony and sincerity often ambiguous & blurred on social media. Never can tell. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 3:33:55 PM via TweetDeck in reply to eclectitech

@eclectitech #yahoo #hadoop Was that sarcastic question or sincere? Tuesday, April 26, 2011 2:31:52 PM via TweetDeck in reply to eclectitech

Being briefed by #Queplix re their #Hadoop #Cassandra based DB-virtualization platform for #MDM #ETL #EII #DG #EDW in cloud. Me & @rbkarel Tuesday, April 26, 2011 2:29:23 PM via TweetDeck

Getting ready to interview #Yahoo for my #Hadoop case study report. They are the inventor of Hadoop & have world's oldest/largest deploy. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 2:26:19 PM via TweetDeck

Interviewed by Amir Efrati of Wall Street Journal re #Hadoop Tuesday, April 26, 2011 2:22:31 PM via TweetDeck

Big Data. Is it getting too big for its britches? Discuss amongst yourselves. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 1:46:41 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: I Am a Posseur by X Ray Spex JK--RIP Poly Styrene. My generation. Embarrassed 2 admit I'm unfamiliar w/their records Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:59:04 PM via TweetDeck

Getting ready for briefing from #IBM Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:56:41 PM via TweetDeck

Catch my #BI webinar with Panorama, May 11: "BI 3.0: Social, Relevant, & Self-Service". Register: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:51:57 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Rock 'n' Roll High School by The Ramones #KEXP JK--2 pts against U if can't name movie this is from. Ya Pinheads! Tuesday, April 26, 2011 11:49:42 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard by Paul Simon #KEXP JK--Two pts if can name "radical priest" referenced (hint: 2 bros) Tuesday, April 26, 2011 11:47:30 AM via TweetDeck

On #SoftwareAG call with #Forrester colleagues @hpeyret @StefanRied @mgilpin @johnrrymer @passion4process & Derek Miers. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 10:22:05 AM via TweetDeck

Taking briefing from Software AG on ARIS 7.2 & WebMethods 8.2. Many #Forrester analysts on call. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 10:01:48 AM via TweetDeck

Spoke with #1010data, one of the long-established providers of cloud/SaaS advanced analytics, plus professional services. Big in fin svcs. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 9:46:24 AM via TweetDeck

Currently in hour 3 of a 16-hour work day....with breaks for meals and short workout. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 9:44:21 AM via TweetDeck

Today's Google over-search-box picture is one of my favorites....ever: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 9:37:19 AM via TweetDeck

Let's see. Lawson bought by GGC Software Holdings, affiliate of private equity firm Golden Gate Capital and Infor ( Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:35:34 AM via TweetDeck

People say Obama is running his presidency differently from how he ran his campaign. I disagree. He ran as robo-orator. Still seems robotic. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:32:54 AM via TweetDeck

"Golden Gate Buys Lawson Software in $2B Deal" ( JK--Golden Gate Capital. Not vendor GoldenGate, which ORCL acquired Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:30:36 AM via TweetDeck

"Researchers Propose New Steganography Sys 4 Hiding Data" ( JK--God practices steganography. Truth hidden in plainsight Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:27:55 AM via TweetDeck

"Smartphones: the future of in-car entertainment" ( JK--Further dooming crappy over-the-air local radio to oblivion. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:26:06 AM via TweetDeck

"What Does IQ Really Measure?" ( JK--Test-taking prowess. Correl8s w/motivation 2 succeed & adapt 2 society expctations Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:24:34 AM via TweetDeck

"NASA's wondrous views of Earth" ( JK--Geospatial par excellence. Gaea in space. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:19:13 AM via TweetDeck

"Pitney Bowes Business Insight: trying to put its stamp on software world" ( JK--Potential geospatial juggernaut. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:16:49 AM via TweetDeck

RIP Hubert Schlafly. Inventor of the Teleprompter. Revolutionized the art of public speaking. Till PowerPoint came along and debased the art Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:15:01 AM via TweetDeck

Starting the day offering guidance to colleagues on their #Forrester IT Forum presos. Stylistic guidance. Some content guidance. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:08:26 AM via TweetDeck

That's me wearing AFSCME t-shirt. Yes, I was once union member. 36th District Ct, Detroit, City-County Bldg, 11th fl. Great view of Windsor! Monday, April 25, 2011 10:00:35 PM via TweetDeck

Smokies. Summer 1982. Went to the Knoxville World's Fair. Smokies were great, like always. World's Fair? Knoxville was nice. Monday, April 25, 2011 9:57:46 PM via TweetDeck

"Yahoo buys TV content indexing, recommendation company" ( JK--My recommendation: I'm content with sitcoms & music. Monday, April 25, 2011 9:39:29 PM via TweetDeck

Customer experience. Often, I don't really realize what experience I've had till I recollect in retrospect. When I ponder what I endured. Monday, April 25, 2011 9:32:48 PM via TweetDeck

Self-digesting & curating yer own social media stream. Call it meta-social. It's all part of branding. Assembling I-tems into new me-locules Monday, April 25, 2011 9:22:18 PM via TweetDeck

"Story of my day in tweets, April 25 2011" ( JK--My experiment in using Storify to curate a daily self-tweetstream. Monday, April 25, 2011 9:16:43 PM via TweetDeck

Follow my stories on @Storify Monday, April 25, 2011 9:11:40 PM via Tweet Button

"Filtering the Social Web to Present News Items" ( JK--Or create next new lit-form blending fact & creative embellish Monday, April 25, 2011 8:52:09 PM via TweetDeck

@decisionstats Are you saying you recommend Lady Gaga, or that she's simply the anti-Britney? Monday, April 25, 2011 8:03:12 PM via TweetDeck in reply to decisionstats

Hi-tech startup success stories. Anybody done study on whether garage-born enterprises outperform dormroom- & coffeehouse-spawned ventures? Monday, April 25, 2011 8:02:22 PM via TweetDeck

Britney Spears. Wife left cable on some channel showing her older videos. I listened 2 a few till had 2 switch channel. Still leaves me cold Monday, April 25, 2011 7:57:21 PM via TweetDeck

RT @cloudEq: Y Combinator Success Leads To Copycats, Incubator Raiders ( JK--VC active in #Hadoop. Monday, April 25, 2011 7:34:14 PM via TweetDeck

"Customer Effort Score: A Loyalty Predictor for Customer Svc Interactions" ( JK--And metric for customer experience. Monday, April 25, 2011 4:11:51 PM via TweetDeck

#Alcatel-Lucent #Genesys says 3:1 ratio of back-office workers to agents in cust contact centers. 28% of back-office worker time unproductve Monday, April 25, 2011 3:18:56 PM via TweetDeck

Taking briefing from #Alcatel-Lucent #Genesys on their Intelligent Workload Distribution solution for Svc Delivery Opt'zn in Customer Svc Monday, April 25, 2011 3:16:33 PM via TweetDeck

Did client inquiry that started with questions on "analytics/reporting" tools and quickly segued into open-source adv analytics: #R #Hadoop Monday, April 25, 2011 1:36:58 PM via TweetDeck

"10 Reasons iPhone Could Eventually Hurt Apple's Business" ( JK--Netnet: cashcow over-rely. Can they strike gold again? Monday, April 25, 2011 12:38:29 PM via TweetDeck

People are actually reading my weekly "stuff" digest. That warms the cockles of my heart. You're reading what I'm reading. Same-page BOFs Monday, April 25, 2011 12:30:54 PM via TweetDeck

"500-year-old book surfaces in small Utah town" ( JK--Suppressing urge to grab low-hanging snark on this one. Monday, April 25, 2011 12:08:12 PM via TweetDeck

Machine learning. I don't know if that's such a good idea. Do we really want to empower our overlords with fresh knowledge? Tread carefully. Monday, April 25, 2011 10:35:09 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Seattle by Public Image Ltd. #KEXP JK--What exactly did Johnny not like about the city? Did he sense the coming of Cobain? Monday, April 25, 2011 10:14:17 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Bedouin Dress by Fleet Foxes from Helplessness Blues JK--Nice little Arabic flourish in this Foxes tune. Monday, April 25, 2011 9:46:53 AM via TweetDeck

My buds know they can always reach out to me. The accessibility must be mutual, though. Monday, April 25, 2011 9:44:23 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Will I See You In Heaven by The Jayhawks from Rainy Day Music JK--Sweet harmonies from guys with same vibe as CS&N Monday, April 25, 2011 9:30:09 AM via TweetDeck

Writing premise docs outlining my forthcoming #Forrester reports. Always good to scope stuff in advance. I've always done that anyway. Monday, April 25, 2011 9:11:45 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Invisible Sun by The Police #KEXP JK--Beautiful segue, @loserboy !!! From moody new Elbow classic to moody Police classic Monday, April 25, 2011 9:09:19 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Lippy Kids by Elbow from Build A Rocket Boys! JK--Album title is prominent line in this song. A lament. Krypton? Monday, April 25, 2011 9:06:24 AM via TweetDeck

#BigData MIT Scientist Records 230,000 Hours of Son’s Childhood: What It Means ( JK--Means kid has ubergeek 4 dad. Monday, April 25, 2011 8:52:41 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Dear God 2.0 by The Roots from How I Got Over JK--Rap over the Monsters of Folk song, not the very diff XTC tune Monday, April 25, 2011 8:29:48 AM via TweetDeck

"SpaceX aims to put man on Mars in 10-20 years" ( JK--Without massive govt subsidy? How ya gonna pull that off? Monday, April 25, 2011 8:21:32 AM via TweetDeck

"Apple: We 'must have' comprhnsv user location data on U" ( JK--Be more specific than "to provide hi qual prods & svcs" Monday, April 25, 2011 8:19:22 AM via TweetDeck

"5 Reasons Product Data Integration is Like Chasing Roadrunners" ( JK--So tricky you risk fall off cliff holding anvil. Monday, April 25, 2011 8:09:22 AM via TweetDeck

Funny how the economy seems to be improving in spite of gas prices at all-time highs. Explain the gas prices. Explain the business upswing Monday, April 25, 2011 8:06:54 AM via TweetDeck

I'll admit it. I don't awlays proofread every tweet before shoving it out there. Monday, April 25, 2011 7:58:32 AM via TweetDeck

"How Geeks Drive Everyone Else Nuts" ( JK--Good one: "You're incredibly plugged in, but somehow always inaccessible." Monday, April 25, 2011 7:57:04 AM via TweetDeck

"Web 3.0 Increases BI" ( JK--Interesting discussion of Facebook Open Graph as RDF dialect, as well as SemWeb in fed qry Monday, April 25, 2011 7:55:13 AM via TweetDeck

Yeah, the Hallmark Hall of Fame last night was their usual inspirational cornball. But always well-scripted, well-acted, reliable hokum. Monday, April 25, 2011 7:52:24 AM via TweetDeck

Another day of not imagining I can address everybody's technical questions to every level of conceivably useful detail. Monday, April 25, 2011 7:51:30 AM via TweetDeck

Another day of not sweating IT stuff I have no control over. Monday, April 25, 2011 7:40:46 AM via TweetDeck

Watching 243rd presentation of Hallmark Hall of Fame. Series goes back 60 years. Longest in TV history. Rerunning old Hallmark commercials Sunday, April 24, 2011 10:31:53 PM via txt

Thong. Great word with two meanings. In some places, you can go to beach legally garbed only in thongs: fabric fig leaf & floppy footwear Sunday, April 24, 2011 8:44:19 PM via TweetDeck

"Coming Wave of “Social Apponomics”" ( JK--"Transform pricing into a dynamic conversation"--i.e, frictionless haggling Sunday, April 24, 2011 8:28:07 PM via TweetDeck

Man, that thunderboomer was intense. Reminds me: CUMULONIMBUS//Our scattering sun/deepens the blue and graying… (cont) Sunday, April 24, 2011 8:19:49 PM via TweetDeck

"Watch out Groupon, Here Comes Google Offers" ( JK--I'm sure they don't need your warning. They know it's coming. Sunday, April 24, 2011 7:54:21 PM via TweetDeck

TV overkill on Wills-Kate focusing on Anglesey, Wales, where groom currently stationed. Looks lovely. Couple should settle there permanently Sunday, April 24, 2011 7:46:23 PM via TweetDeck

Chiffons "One Fine Day" ( JK--My personal pick for greatest girl group recording from early 60s. Sunday, April 24, 2011 7:39:45 PM via TweetDeck

"One Fine Day" (1996 film w/ Clooney & Pfeiffer). Named for Chiffons hit. Notable as 1st Hollywood film w/cellphones integral to plot Sunday, April 24, 2011 7:32:54 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp When I'm With You by Best Coast from Crazy For You JK--Great 2010 song that feels like Chiffons hit from early 60s Sunday, April 24, 2011 7:29:22 PM via TweetDeck

"How to format a hard drive" ( JK--Exactly when did Network World become a how-to manual for PC maintenance? Sunday, April 24, 2011 7:27:15 PM via TweetDeck

"Who in the World Needs a Hard Drive?" ( JK--Good discussion of trend toward all-in-memory analytics. Sunday, April 24, 2011 7:25:01 PM via TweetDeck

What exactly is this urge in our culture to exaggerate beauty of celebrity women? Kate Middleton getting the full Diana Spencer treatment. Sunday, April 24, 2011 7:20:25 PM via TweetDeck

"'Paul Reiser Show' joins list of axed-in-a-flash series" ( JK--Was mad about his 90s show. But this one stunk supreme Sunday, April 24, 2011 7:06:26 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to NPR interviewv of Will Ferrell. He was bank teller. His colleagues couldnt believe he was comedian. His bland face is his asset Sunday, April 24, 2011 5:50:10 PM via web

Listening to NPR interview with late director Sidney Lumet. He spoke with great sensitivity to what actors need to suceed on screen. Sunday, April 24, 2011 5:41:24 PM via web

Time magazine cover story: "What If There's No Hell?" Next week: "What If Other People Hold Different Religious Beliefs?" Sunday, April 24, 2011 3:18:16 PM via txt

Hot and humid. Can definitely feel that pollen thick in my upper repiratory tract. Mostly blue sky. Quiet streets. People Eastering indoors. Sunday, April 24, 2011 3:09:55 PM via txt

Oxygen. Women's TV of relationship dramas. Discovery has popular Shark Week. Expect Oxygen to experiment w/ Men Can Be Such Bastards Week Sunday, April 24, 2011 1:00:15 PM via txt

Cable TV advertising. Sells solutions for breaking the cycle of inactivity that has you locked into a cycle of watching cable TV advertising Sunday, April 24, 2011 12:55:19 PM via txt

UMBRA/I uprooted a/mighty maple this morning./Yank'd its 9-day shoot. Sunday, April 24, 2011 12:24:12 PM via txt

NY Times paywall. Glad to see they practice 5 W's & concise headlines. Gives away kernel of news this side of paywall. Sunday, April 24, 2011 11:36:37 AM via TweetDeck

Billy Joel "Piano Man" on radio. Not to my taste. But would love 2 hear Phoebe Snow "Poetry Man." Nobody plays it or her duet w/ Paul Simon Sunday, April 24, 2011 11:33:30 AM via TweetDeck

@lorenridinger @VanessaAlvarez1 The one most responsive is often the one most stubborn. Determined to survive. Adapt world 2 that imperative Sunday, April 24, 2011 11:30:36 AM via TweetDeck in reply to lorenridinger

Easter Sunday. My childhood memories infused by sunshine, green grass, chocolate bunnies, & colorful painted eggs. None of it liturgical. Sunday, April 24, 2011 11:23:32 AM via TweetDeck

"Scientists Abuzz Over Rumor that God Particle Detected" ( JK--Higgs-Boson. Might explain dark matter. Not Genesis. Sunday, April 24, 2011 10:30:59 AM via TweetDeck

"50% Of Apple's Revenue Comes From iPhone" ( JK--Cashcow. What Office is to MSFT & srch-drvn ads to GGL. Vulnerability Sunday, April 24, 2011 10:26:24 AM via TweetDeck

Ever notice that "cloud" is anagram of "could"? "Cloud" is potentiality field in today's turbulent economy. "Could" is risk/reward field Sunday, April 24, 2011 10:19:13 AM via TweetDeck

"Apple TV Svc Could Rival Google TV in Cloud" ( JK--"Could" is operative word. No one truly knows how this'll shake out Sunday, April 24, 2011 10:16:55 AM via TweetDeck

"Is 'Social' Business Collaboration Just Expensive Fad?" ( JK--To a degree. Just adds to GUI clutter of modern worklife Sunday, April 24, 2011 10:14:45 AM via TweetDeck

Apologies to Emily Dickinson, but there's a certain slant of truth from marketing buffoons that oppresses like the heft of turd macaroons Sunday, April 24, 2011 10:08:34 AM via TweetDeck

Hot Tuna: "Well keep on truckin' mama truck my blues away here you come big as hell can tell what you been doin' by the way you smell" Sunday, April 24, 2011 10:02:47 AM via TweetDeck

RT @NPRWeekend: Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady ( JK--Yorma KOWkuhnen. "These R members of the Airplane" frm "A Serious Man" Sunday, April 24, 2011 9:59:59 AM via TweetDeck

"A Serious Man" didn't do it for me. Loved the autobio-ishness. But was a bit too much Coen-brand quirk & too little coherent narrative Sunday, April 24, 2011 9:42:59 AM via TweetDeck

GOP will have Donald Trump 2 thank 4 derailing any chance of taking back White House next year. Lamebrained Libya strategy: "take the oil" Sunday, April 24, 2011 9:15:42 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dear God by XTC from Skylarking JK--Classic disillusionment & cynicism. Like Pink Floyd "The Wall" with sharper fangs Sunday, April 24, 2011 8:50:22 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens #KEXP JK--Best new devotional song of the past 50 years. Sunday, April 24, 2011 8:42:59 AM via TweetDeck

Happy Easter everybody. We have blue sky and singing birds. I have a quiet morning of newspaper reading. Sunday, April 24, 2011 8:28:18 AM via TweetDeck

Gonna watch "A Serious Man" on HBO in just a sec. One of Coen Bros films I haven't seen. Also shockingly not-seen-yet: "The Big Lebowski" Saturday, April 23, 2011 10:11:59 PM via TweetDeck

Trying 2 understand how cloud is "dirty" now cuz powered largely by coal. If U werent on cloud, you'd be devouring hardcopy. Felling forests Saturday, April 23, 2011 10:06:52 PM via TweetDeck

Ah, paranoia! The new freak-out is your smartphone spying on you. A bit more credible than it giving you cancer. A bit more Hollywood-ready. Saturday, April 23, 2011 10:04:07 PM via TweetDeck

Was Amazon EC2 down? Were websites hosted in that cloud down? I never noticed. Every site I've clicked through to the past few days was up. Saturday, April 23, 2011 10:01:17 PM via TweetDeck

WSJ "smart phone" article is all about pred analytics, data mining, social net analytics, content analytics, event data, & next best action Saturday, April 23, 2011 9:53:34 PM via TweetDeck

"The Really Smart Phone" ( JK--Article never sez "advanced analytics," but that's the smarts here. Not the phone Saturday, April 23, 2011 9:51:28 PM via TweetDeck

Which reminds me. This is definitely one that Emily Dickinson inspired me to write: CHURCHGOING//Material as/h… (cont) Saturday, April 23, 2011 9:39:43 PM via TweetDeck

Yoga's canceled tomorrow. All classes are. But that's cool. I love the empty dimmed room. I can feel my breathing and calm my mind faster. Saturday, April 23, 2011 9:38:09 PM via TweetDeck

Finally have us a warm weekend day. A windows-open night. An evening of me & Egidia lazing without socks. Watching tube (FIOS: her; Web: me) Saturday, April 23, 2011 9:25:49 PM via TweetDeck

Mowed today when the sun came out. Laid down the fertilizer. Some weedkiller. Actually, my weeds look nicer than my grass. Why do I bother? Saturday, April 23, 2011 9:23:43 PM via TweetDeck

"An American Family" (1971-2) on WNET ( Wow! Hard to believe that's 40 years ago. Feels like yesterday. My generation. Saturday, April 23, 2011 9:19:55 PM via TweetDeck

Watching "An American Family" (1972) on I missed the saga of the Loud family the first time it aired. Saturday, April 23, 2011 7:51:58 PM via TweetDeck

Folger's Coffee is doing jingle contest? Why? They have one of best jingles of all time. Don't jangle nerves by tangling brand in sonic junk Saturday, April 23, 2011 11:18:06 AM via txt

Haircut 100. Wait, no. Do math. 52+ yrs x avg 4 cuts/yr. That was roughly Haircut 210. Aye-yi-yi-yi-yi. Never wear Favourite Shirt to these. Saturday, April 23, 2011 11:12:11 AM via txt

"April Come She Will." Paul Simon should write sequel about the other six months. "October Wake Me When It's Over." Saturday, April 23, 2011 11:01:49 AM via txt

"50 Fast Ways to Overthink All of Life's Problems." Think I should write a book with that title. But need to think long & hard about it 1st. Saturday, April 23, 2011 10:12:59 AM via txt

@BobbieC Yikes! Saturday, April 23, 2011 8:15:26 AM via TweetDeck in reply to BobbieC

Artisanal. The vogue word that essentially means "designer." But nobody is trying to sell us "artisanal jeans" yet. Just wait. Saturday, April 23, 2011 7:57:56 AM via TweetDeck

I remember 1st Earth Day. I was in jr high. The term "ecology" was unfamiliar. There was some weird green flag. We were defoliating Vietnam Friday, April 22, 2011 11:37:16 PM via TweetDeck

"Top 5 Myths About MSFT" ( JK--That photo. Funny ol' world. If Gates had been handsome, he'd've had less geek charisma Friday, April 22, 2011 11:34:15 PM via TweetDeck

"Top 5 Myths About Microsoft" ( JK--Is Redmond on Mt. Olympus? How many other IT vendors can be described as "mythic"? Friday, April 22, 2011 11:22:28 PM via TweetDeck

"Starbucks Is My Office: Guide 4 Mobile Over-Caffeinated Workers" ( JK--Addresses laptop security issue: pee or hold it 11:20 PM Apr 22nd via TweetDeck

"The Michael Cera School of Acting" ( JK--Where awkwardness is authenticity & drab boy geeks get cute girl geeks 11:13 PM Apr 22nd via TweetDeck

Degradation & depletion of shared nonrenewables. Topsoil? Biodiversity? Minerals? Petroleum? Wilderness? Sadly, Green against humanity grain 11:01 PM Apr 22nd via TweetDeck

Green = global practices that do least 2 degrade & deplete shared nonrenewables (eg, fossil fuels). Show me valid global "Green" calculator 10:54 PM Apr 22nd via TweetDeck

"Cloud & Internet use suck energy, emit CO2, sez Greenpeace" ( JK--But reduce CO2 from encourage mouse potatoes. Right? 10:47 PM Apr 22nd via TweetDeck

"20 Great Sex Tips 4 Men" ( JK--20? U expect a 1-track mind keep track of 20? Tip 1 of 1 should be: don't overthink it! 10:38 PM Apr 22nd via TweetDeck