Saturday, April 27, 2013

Aweekstweets April 20-27 2013: the week I sunk all of my life savings into bitcoins

Catch me speaking Wednesday in San Diego (Enterprise Data World) & Friday in Boston (TiECon). I don't do very many 2-city bicoastal trips.

Wife says she'll make waffles. I"ll hold her to that promise. Let her sleep in. Just drinking tea. Will only break fast with breakfast.

Congress takes action to end flight delays. Also debating measure to end all forms o human misery in US. Hard right want earmark 2 the rich.

Drafted next #IBM blog: "Crowdsourced Surveillance: Killer App of Big Media"

Fun fact about #KEXP: "indie" DJs regularly play far more good country music than most "country" stations you'll ever locate on the dial.

Exactly who decided that Pabst is hip? For me growing up in Detroit, Pabst right up there w/ Schlitz, Stroh's, Blatz, & Bud on unhip-o-meter

"How Apple's iWatch Will Push #BigData Analytics" ( ) JK--Far more ambient personal data sourced from wearables.

"Data Science of the Facebook World" ( ) JK--Wolfram shows no 2 FB members' social graphs identical. Like snowflakes.

Definitely have to mow that lawn this weekend. Been a fertile April, green-wise.

"Customer Journey Analytics # BigData" ( ) JK--Good SlideShare on experience optimization throughout CRM lifecycle

"Integrating #Hadoop into BI & DW: An Overview in 27 Tweets" ( ) JK--Choice quantitative survey findings from #TDWI

"The Internet of Humans" ( ) JK--Rename of "crowdsourcing" on "Internet of Things" analogy. Nice try. Doesn't fit.

"Typical “Big” Data Architecture" ( ) JK--I'd put distancing quotes around "typical." There's no typical architecture

Value of a pattern in data goes up with time. Value of the aggregate of data declines over time. Value of individual datum approaches zero

"#BigData velocity: Now is the time" ( ) JK--Discusses NSF Internet2 XSEDE project: supercomptr hi-velocity interconect

"25 weirdest things in ‘Internet o Things’" ( ) JK--Disappointed. Expected Internet o weird things 2 boost testosterone

I'm still waiting for ISDN to realize its promise. Wait. Hold on. Is this 1992? Oh. Sorry. Time tripping got outa hand. Wot's today's dream?

"#Hadoop Drives Down Costs, Drives Up Usability w/ SQL Convergence" ( ) JK--Doesnt discuss SQL convergence till page 3

Drafted new #IBM blog: "Recap of IBM Twitterchat: Storing #BigData"

RIP George Jones. Country music legend recorded an astonishing 150+ albums over long decade. Distinctive downhome twang voice.

"IBM's Chief to Employees: Think Fast, Move Faster" ( ) JK--Hey Ginni, let's get Thao for IOD: 

Good. Some twitterers are favoriting my every-Friday tweet o links 2 th week's quick-hits. Some get th point. Best 2 read my weeks in blocks

Tim Cook wants people to donate millions of dollars to charity for privilege of having coffee with him? Who's he think he is? Steve Jobs?

Cool sounding names that some countries don't use anymore: Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Burma (Myanmar), Zaire (Congo), Persia (Iran), Gaul (France).  I agree it's a fuzzy definition at best. Here's my LinkedIn posting on the topic from this past September:...

Sexy statistics? Algorithmic virtual-currency mining thrives on #bigdata MPP infrastructure ( ) Friday #IBM quick-hit

"We Had No Idea What Alxndr Graham Bell Sounded Like Until Now" ( ) JK--Smithsonian recovered him enunciating own name.

Yoga has progressively strengthened my core. The balance & stretching o my quads & calves has taken the load off my knees. I spring-step now

I'm a smidge younger than Ginni Rometty. I'm a skosh older than Barack Obama. While my generation holds the reins, I'm noting how we do it.

Sobering when an #IBM-er younger than me contemplates retirement due just 2 having been at it too long. I feel like I'm just getting started

#IBM-er Bob Harbus speculated out loud whether I evangelize in flowing white robe. I said no, I'm more like Gandhi. I do it in a loincloth.

I like #IBM-er Bob Harbus' definition of "NoSQL": "not necessarily relational." Exactly.

The commute to Tysons Corner from Alexandria has become more of a breeze since they finished the HOT lanes on the Beltway. Not painful.

Speaking at Washington Area #IBM Information Managemnt User Group Meeting today in Tysons Corner VA. Weather is great. Bagel good. Coffee OK

Big Media? Archiving everything on the Internet a hopeless cause ( ) Thursday's #IBM quick-hit

Dear radio programmers: please extinguish that unlistenable Alicia Keys "Girl on Fire" song. Sounds like false alarm you can't switch off.

Mark Wahlberg makes surprise visit 2 Alexandria TC Williams High. Tells studnts 2 follow their dreams & not forget say hi 2 their moms 4 him

GEICO has executed seamless handoff from one anthropomorphic animal spokesmascot 2 another. Pig is gr8. Gecko needs lifetime achievemt award

Good old reliable-who-gives-a~shit panel-discussion topic-monger Fox News. Latest: "Obama to speak at Planned Parenthood on Friday."

Good old reliable-angle Fox News. Latest twist on Tsarnaev: "Boston terror suspect on welfare."

I "skip" interstitial & pop-up ads the same way I swat mosquitos. Pure semi-conscious wrist reflex.

Curious whether my tweet this morning on capitalism's "existential crisis" caused stock market 2 plunge. Nope. Good. Someone hacked my brain

"#IBM, Infor Partner to Deliver Ent Apps on IBM SmartCloud" ( ) JK--On IBM public cloud svcs & private cloud platforms

Have written 4 of next week's 5 quick-hits. My new "react/respond to something I read" ideation approach is bearing fruit. Golden apples!

RT @IBM_DB2: That went fast! Thanks for all who joined! #bigdatamgmt

A9: The question is essentially, what are challenges of using HDFS for cold storage. Key challenge is compression. #bigdatamgmt

A9: "Cold" data is least frequently accessed biz data that still must be retained. That's archive. Challenge is cost control #bigdatamgmt

A8: Data retention best practices must evolve selectively archive most storage-hogging data in cheapest cloud storage available #bigdatamgmt

A8: Data retention practices evolving 2 recognize public cloud storage is most cost-efficient retention 4 largest data sets #bigdatamgmt

A8: Practices evolving 2 recognize much #bigdata is "breadcrumbs" (clickstreams tweets etc) that don't need long-term retention #bigdatamgmt

A7: One advantage of public cloud storage is variable costs. For temporary/surge/project-centric storage. #bigdatamgmt

@IBM_DB2 @BTRG_MikeMartin A7: Right. If data already in public cloud, often makes sense to leave there & move analytics to data #bigdatamgmt

A7: Here's a good article on why storing data in public cloud may be more secure than on-premises ( ) #bigdatamgmt

@AdvaitaAvi Can you share the link to the referenced article? #bigdatamgmt

A7: Store #bigdata in public cloud when doing so is cheaper, more manageable, & & just as robust/secure as storing in-house. #bigdatamgmt

A6: See "SSD Flash Storage At Tipping Point: #IBM" ( ) #bigdatamgmt

A6: In terms of acquisition cost--SSD vs. HDD--on a per-TB basis, I predict the tippiing point toward SSD will be in 2015. #bigdatamgmt

@AdvaitaAvi If Hadoop is your source/only repository & if you have tools to analyze data in native format, then don't need ETL #bigdatamgmt

@AdvaitaAvi Are U asking if can do analytics in #Hadoop without 1st extracting, transforming, or load data there from elsewhre? #bigdatamgmt

A6: I've seen TCO numbers on SSD vs HDD that indicate tipping point has already come. SSD is more cost-effective over lifecycle #bigdatamgmt

A5:In addition to columnar, there are also storage-efficiency advantages to key-value, inverted indexing, & tokenized storage. #bigdatamgmt

A4: Actually, best cost control for #bigdata storage is max consol of redundant storage resources, minimize data move, & max in-db analytics

A5: Most storage-efficient database architecture is whatever enables max compression. Often, that's columnar (e.g., BLU) #bigdatamgmt

A4: Storage-efficient database platforms,e.g., columnar, are key to #bigdata storage cost control. Enable efficient compression #bigdatamgmt

A4: Selectively profiling data before loading into #bigdata storage is essential. Don't turn your #Hadoop into costly Ha-dump #bigdatamgmt

A4:Controlling storage costs involves cheap stor devices, max compression, stor-efficient dbms, multitemp mgmt, smart retention #bigdatamgmt

A3: Archiving thrives on cost-effective voluminous storage plus rich search & retrieval tools. That's #Hadoop's sweet spot. #bigdatamgmt

A3: #Hadoop is an ideal archiving tech, due 2 peta-scale, file-oriented storage, SQL-oriented query/access, & deep analytics #bigdatamgmt

@IBM_DB2 @dfloyer A2: #bigdata thrives on "fit-for-purpose" storage deployd differentially by functionally differentiated tiers #bigdatamgmt

A2: In a 3-tier #bigdata arch, should put SSD in front-end query/access for high-perf. Should put hi-cap HDD in hub and staging #bigdatamgmt

@AdvaitaAvi #Hadoop Storage stack? Hadoop has diff underlying stores (HDFS, Hbase, etc.). Different mixes of HDD & SSD optimal #bigdatamgmt

A2: Rotating disk best for lower-speed, batch I/O. SSD best for real-time, interactive, fast query & exploration. Mix/match 'em #bigdatamgmt

A1: Structured data in batch environments usually uses HDD. More real-time requirements might use SSD. Streaming uses cache #bigdatamgmt

A1: One storage tech DOES NOT suffice for multistructured. Each data type has distinct storage, compress, retrieval reqs #bigdatamgmt

RT @IBMbigdata: Flex those fingers - we're kicking of the Storing #BigData chat in 10 minutes! Follow #bigdatamgmt

Best thing about those "world's most beautiful people" magazine articles is glancing over in store & noticing someone even more beautiful

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Big Exit by PJ Harvey frm Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea JK--Gr8 ringing clanging hammering guitar sound

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Supernova by Liz Phair from Whip-Smart JK--There's an easy-to-guess radio edit here. Hot dude "****s like a volcano"

Catch me et al at 12noon (EDT) today on #IBM tweetchat "Storing # BigData." Use hashtag #bigdatamgmt

New jk #Dataversity article: "Is Privacy Possible in the Era of #BigData? ( )

A fair number of PR people in IT still don't realize I'm not a journalist or analyst. There's a good reason I'm ignoring your emails.

Someone needs to compile a top-10 list of tips for compiling top-10 lists. I have a top-10 list of people who should be considered for that.

Many people confuse "misnomer" with "misconception." Misnomer = wrong name. Misconception = wrong idea. 1st may imply 2nd, but not always.

In the scheme of misplaced human concerns, "What buzzphrase will replace #bigdata?" ranks right up there with "Who'll be the new Bob Dylan?"

"Tech & capitalism's existential crisis" ( ) JK--How does macroecon cycle with stubborn underemployment = exi crisis?

F-in' sequester! Delta cancelled my last night 7pm from LGA 2 DCA, rebooked very early this morn. Fortunately, was room on 6pm. I got home

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Amidinine by Bombino from Nomad JK--Artist from Niger. Muscular electronic sound. Produced by Black Keys Dan Auerbach

New #IBM jk video stream: "#Big Data - The #Hadoop Data Warehouse - Pt 1" ( ). Shot at Silicon Valley Labs in late Feb

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Baby Let Me Take You Home by The Animals from The Animals Is Here JK--Still dig Eric Burdon's tough-guy vocals.

#BigData single version of the truth? Need independent vetting of data and models: ( ) Wednesday #IBM quick-hit

Big-data single version of the truth? Need independent vetting of data and models: 

Wow! It cost you just 4 bucks to see the Beatles live in 1964. Adjusting for inflation, how much is that?

I wish John, Paul, and George had changed their stage names to Bingo, Dingo, and Jingo.

Excellent day with instructional designers at the American Mgt Association in NYC. Consummate professionals. Very productive working session

Lovely day here with American Mgmt Assn here in Times Square. Developing course on "Data as a Strategic Asset." I"m th subject matter expert

Checking PR wire. How many revolutionary revolutions R revolutionizing IT world this morning? None? Whew! Processing yesterday's revolutions

Listening to hip-hop song in which African-Americans use N-word liberally. Definitely not something I sing along with.

I'm currently in the Greater New York Area. Is there a Lesser New York Area with dimmer dinkier Times Square? A parallel Lilliputian Gotham?

#Hadoop uber-alles? Unification requires industry shift focus from projects to standards ( ) Tuesday's #IBM quick-hit

Hadoop uber-alles? Unification requires industry shift focus from projects to standards: 

Starbucks is a handy-enough breakfast-enough place when there are no convenient real breakfast places. Such as in Times Square.

Sitting here toying with the idea of leaving the curtains open & having the superbright light-sign displays of Broadway burn into my dreams

The Zombies "She's Not There" et al at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop, Austin TX, SXSW 2013 ( ). Yes, the Zombies. They rock

RIP Richie Havens. Folksinger's electrifying acoustic guitar & vocal performance of "Freedom" at Woodstock was right up there with Hendrix'

Drafted next #IBMDataManagement mag article: "The Next Big "H" in #BigData: Hybrid Architectures"

New York City. The buildings ARE tall. So the rumors are true.

The purpose of smarttalk is to respond to dumbthink.

"Gamification is friendly scout of #bigdata" ( ) JK--Good discussion. Also see my recent blog: 

"Data Storytelling: Ultimate Collection o Resources" ( ) JK--Excellent. Also see my recent blog: 

"Hey #BigData – Take a Bath!" ( ) JK--Confusing discussion. Tagging, indexing, & searchabilty not same as cleaning data

Weary o blogs attributing every human vice/virtue to #bigdata as if were autonomous sentient entity. Big Data: will it crush us like a flea?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp She Dont Care About Time (single vrsn) by The Byrds from Essential Byrds JK--Excellent example of their classic sound

"FBI Uses #BigData & Crowdsourcing To Hunt Th Boston Bomber" ( ) JK--Crowdsourced surveillance: killer app of Big Media

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Just Like Tom Thumb's Blue by Dylan frm Hwy 61 Rvstd JK--"When U're lost in the rain in Juarez & it's Eastertime too"

"The predictability of consumer visitation patterns" ( ) JK--Stat analyses show we're shopping creatures of habit.

Just saw somebody attempt to make phrase "small data" wee bit smaller in their blog by eliminating the space--i.e, "smalldata." Please stop

"Will #BigData Mark the End of the Market Research Industry?" ( ) JK--Disappointing. Spins "end" w/ "as we know it."

"All we want are the facts, ma'am" ( ) JK--Google research dir sez data-driven insights will always depend on models

@LoraineLawson Constant comment is the theme of the crazy social world in which you and I are among the chief crazies.

"Why Health Care Data More Secure in Cloud" ( ) JK--Linthicum sez cuz public cloud-bsd svcs do more security plan+ tech

"What to do About Data Debris" ( ) JK--69% of retained enterprise data has no legal reg privacy security or biz value

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You Are My Sunshine by Ray Charles frm Whatd I Say JK--Ray was gr8st cover artist ever. His always outshone originals

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp And It Stoned Me by Van Morrison from Moondance JK--Van and fishing buddies getting high on life. Yeah, that's it.

RT @AndiMann: (fun fact - "typewriter" is the longest word you can type on the top row of a typewriter) #CAWorld.

Constant Comment tea. It's a really good palate cleanser after you've downed venti-size coffee. Consider this unpaid evangelist endorsement

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Anacortes by Tullycraft frm Lost In Light Rotation JK--Nice town on Puget Sound. Caught ferry 2 Friday Hrbr lst summr

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp About a Girl by Nirvana from Bleach JK--Song's impact diluted by knowing Cobain probably singing about Courtney Love

Wow! Is it almost May? Catch speaking next Wed, May 1, at Enterprise Data World 2013 San Diego & Fri May 3 at TIECon 2013 Boston.

Latest Epoch Times has half-page article on Falun Gong. Essentially yoga. Why exactly is the PRC leadership so threatened by deep breathing?

Perpetual turbulence is essence of a dynamic economy. Can't avoid it. Just anchor yourself to something fundamental with shock absorbers

Healthcare IT. Minor issue, but why does seemingly every doctor office still use 70s-vintage monochrome monitors & clickety-clack keyboards?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Wicked Gil by Band of Horses frm Everything All the Time JK--Song's almost a decade old. Always gets my blood pumping

Have decided to live life one day at a time. Living it in blocks of 6 meant I'd been putting in way too many all-nighters.

@JayPureData Yes, Jay, I'm in my house. My house. My home office, to be precise.

Marketing attribution? Blend of science and art ( ) Monday's #IBM quick-hit.

Marketing attribution? Blend of science and art: 

RT @IBMinfomgtFR: "The Age o Agile: Beyond Big Data", nouvel article de l'expert @jameskobielus  JK--Merci beaucoups!

Interesting how Epoch Times publishes piece on "making #bigdata small" that has nothing 2 do w/b.d. but is simply mktg 4 niche BI vendor

The Epoch Times. 1st time I've seen declaration o focus: "our newspaper was born 2 fill th void o truthful news coverage of events in China"

Every weekend is a zen meditation on the weeks gone by and coming into being. By "zen," I mean mental avoidance. I void myself.

Digital's the best thing that ever happened to music listening. I seamlessly enjoy more of my collection than in the clunky analog era

Doing quick trip to NYC Monday-Tuesday. I love popping into & out of Manhattan. I'm not an urbanite, but I enjoy the occasional urban sights

Accidental death & dismemberment? Hey insurance cos, if I accidentally lose my member, do you automatically adjust my gender on the policy?

Privacy protection. You can control access to data. But you can't control access to smart inferences based on little or no data. Gut+model

They should have read Tsarnaev his Miranda. Did the cops in Boston seriously think doing a 30-second rote spiel would derail prosecution?

Ummm....who actually won the Boston Marathon this year?

Good WashPost piece re macroecon stat mislead. Trade defcit re China overstated. Often simply final fab point. Most iPhone val-add elsewhere

On-street video surveillance violates no one's privacy. Who expects privacy when you place yourself in a public space?

I know I'm having a bad dream when it's filled with names of defunct software vendors and code names of long forgotten middleware products.

If your real friends don't friend you on Facebook, are they really your real friends? Not trying to insinuate anything, mind you.

My wife's cuckoo. She thought I took a picture of her snoring and put it on Facebook. Of course I didn't. Video would be more appropriate.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Aweekstweets April 14-20 2013: the week of the Boston terror

Had some bad dim sum. Had dumb dim sum wait staff. Have half a mind to shame the damn dumb dim sum dips who didn't earn a tip. But I won't.

Most annoying fake career concern I hear is "Jim, what are U going 2 do when #bigdata is over?" At what point are scalable analytics "over"?

RIP Al Neuharth. Established "USA Today." I always toyed w/ savage Onion-like headlines--eg, "Americans: We're having more sex with animals"

Posed a big why-not question in US urban development history: why did a major metropolis never develop at the Straits of Mackinac?

Going to do some DC sightseeing with our visiting Wisconsin friend Pam. Glad we live in a tourism magnet zone. Sun is out & it's beautiful

Zooey Deschanel Identified as Bombing Suspect In Closed-Captioning Gaffe: ( JK--She in custody. Him still on loose

RT @eric_kavanagh #45 James Kobielus #BigData100 JK--Ah, I wish I were 45 again.

You-Ess-Eh, You-Ess-Eh, You-Ess-Eh, < Um, people, he was a US citizen (it has been reported).
 Retweeted by jameskobielus

Big issue going forward: how to secure further runnings of the Boston or any other marathon.

I would appreciate NOT hearing "God bless America" or any other attempt to turn a criminal apprehension into a patriotism issue.

RT JK--Michael: Thanks. Re collaboration in data science, I've blogged on it in various contexts, including here:...

RT JK--Jennifer: Governance of unstructured data is usually in the form of case management in OLTP. Very few...

RT JK--Harsha: No. The original question (that drove creation of the original model) gets tweaked and refined. Data..

RT JK--Didier: That's for sure. Ambient analytics is an old topic: building control systems etc are all about using..

RT JK--Michael: Thanks. For sure. Quantum computing is still so far-off, bleeding-edge, and impractical for so many..

RT JK--Naresh: If storage costs continue to drop and densities continue to grow by an order-of-magnitude or more... JK--Naresh: If storage costs continue to drop and densities continue to grow by an order-of-magnitude or more... JK--Michael: Thanks. For sure. Quantum computing is still so far-off, bleeding-edge, and impractical for so many... JK--Didier: That's for sure. Ambient analytics is an old topic: building control systems etc are all about using... JK--Kirk: Thanks for the links. JK--Sri: Thanks for the link. JK--Bing: Those are great questions, but I was speaking at a more general best-practice level in this piece. I... JK--Harsha: Thanks. A bit more detail on my perspective on big data analytics for continual mobile guidance is in... JK--Harsha: No. The original question (that drove creation of the original model) gets tweaked and refined. Data... JK--Richard: I'm unclear on what you're saying. Are you referring to the same thing I'm referring to when I say... JK--Jennifer: Governance of unstructured data is usually in the form of case management in OLTP. Very few... JK--Michael: Thanks. Re collaboration in data science, I've blogged on it in various contexts, including here:... Jose: Excellent discussion. Re use cases for big data in cloud, it's consistent with what I've been saying in many...

Is prostitution truly "world's oldest profession"? How do they know? Did Babylonian pimps inscribe operational data on clay in cuneiform?

"North Korea poses little threat to world's memory supply" ( JK--No, not brainwashing. South Korean DRAM fabs.

Emerging shape of public safety? Crowdsourced virtual online image-sharing social vigilantism? Discuss amongst.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Everything in Its Right Place by Radiohead from Kid A JK--My productivity mantra.

RT @metabrown312 "How about just call her by what does, not whethr gets paid4it?" JK--Nothing wrong w/call-out pro/non-pro status if relevnt

This week's events unfolding in the Boston area underline the new shape of public safety: crowdsourced social surveillance & alerting.

"Welcome 2 Berkeley: Where #Hadoop isnt nearly fast enough" ( JK--Discusses AMPLab devel o Spark, Shark, Tachyon, etc

@metabrown312 Ever since I was a kid, I recall people using "amateur" in a disparaging sense, as in "nice try but you're out of your league"

"'#BigData’ Algo Used 2 Customize Video Game Difficulty" ( JK--Gamific8n tech could B applied 2 data-scient skill enh

"Amateur data scientist & her projects" ( JK--Word "amateur" is archaic & condescending. Just say "non-professional"

Once again this a.m. I had 2 whip out my core #bigdata definitn--"advanced analytics @ extreme scale"--2 keep discussion on meaningful rails

"Rich media flood pushes digital asset mgt strategy 2 forefront" ( JK--How do you meaningfully index streaming media?

"Data science team building 101" ( JK--Catch my EDW 2013 preso, May 1, San Diego (

Thank you LinkedIn for providing button for me to indicate if an InMail request is "not appropriate." Now that I've noticed it, I'll use it

Reading the day's tech blogs is essential. I can see what's overdiscussed. I try to write th sort o blog that I personally would want 2 read

This is a day when everybody, especially those in the Boston area, is distracted from their work. No need explain why. It's understood.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Golden Blunders by The Posies JK--Has that great 1990s FM indie-rock radio hit feel. Me nostalgic?

"Cool: DARPA...4D-printed tech that 'shapeshifts'" ( JK--Means 3D-printed objcts that dynamically (in time) transform

This morning's breaking news is the very stuff of nail-biting urban drama. No further comment until the situation resolved.

#Hadoop uber-alles? Commercial appliances show #bigdata market coming into mainstream ( Friday's #IBM quick-hit

Hadoop uber-alles? Commercial appliances show big-data market coming into mainstream:

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Cayucas by Cayucas from Bigfoot JK--I've tweeted this out several times before. I'll do it again. Song makes me happy

What does it mean exactly for a culture to be "backward"? Do they say "hello" upon leaving the room?

Spam addresses me as "Dear Sir/Ma'am." Well, at least they're sensitive to my personal situation. I'm only halfway through the sex change.

Finished all 5 quick-hits. Good substantial ones on distinct topics. Every one of them. Many will eventually evolve into full blogs. Whew!

Wrote 3 of next week's #IBM quick-hits. Taking a long pull of this iced tea. Onto the fourth. Could use a fifth. That must wait.

"Should you swear at work?" ( JK--I always swear to do my utmost, so help me Gosh.

Where did the song "Lulu's Back in Town" originate from? I'm familiar with the Sesame Street version.

Baseball fans go apeshit for stats, like armchair data scientists. Was Durocher right? Is there stat 4 whether nice guys truly finish last?

Robocall: "Congratulations, you've been selected to receive a free cruise to the Bahamas." No mention if I get a free airlift off the vessel

"Here's Y Gates could B considered visionary & Jobs follower' ( JK--Columnist must brace 4 inevitable geek flamefest

"#Bigdata science requires SDN, Internet2 chief says" ( JK--Massive bandwidth, distributed processing, virtualization

"Great Sensor-Era: Brontobytes will change Society" ( JK--Huh? When did #bigdata de-evolve back to Flintstones era?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Line of Fire by Junip frm Junip JK--I've shifted frm thinking J.Gonzales as solo artist 2 one leg o this awesome trio

"#BigData governance & EU data law - Part 1" ( JK--Good analysis of open legal issues from business' standpoint.

"DARPA makes an indoor GPS chip that's smaller than a penny" ( JK--I'll be impressed when it's cheaper than a penny.

"Machine Learning and the Jargons" ( JK--Good definitional overview for those still unclear on distinctions.

"List of Machine Learning APIs" ( JK--Hey data scientists! Good list to keep in your virtual hip pocket!

"Consumers Could Pay Higher Switching Costs in Data-Drivn World" ( JK--Loyalty = lock-in? When is retention grudging?

"It's Shape of Data that Matters" ( JK--Contrasts ACID w/BASE (Basically Available, Soft state, Eventual Consistency)

"Using #BigData 2 Optimize Pricing" ( JK--Analyze predictiv price elasticity o demand w/ finegrained microsegmntation

"#BigData Analytics, The way to prevent terror" ( JK--Ummm..not so fast...let's not overpromise...that's pandering.

"Why Telco’s should invest in #bigdata capabilities" ( JK--Good overview. Many carriers are ahead of pack on big data

New #IBM jk blog: "#BigData As a Strategic Asset: Got Guru?" (

"When is Easter . . . for the next 2086 years?" ( JK--Longitudinal analysis of pascal feast-movability distribution

"Do NoSQL db security features stack up to RDBMS?" ( JK--Article sez no--just "BASE"

Seattle mayor Mike McGinn a regular visitor to #KEXP. He's smart and sensible--not at all like Kyle McLachlan's hilarious "Portlandia" mayor

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sweet Jane by Cowboy Junkies from The Trinity Session JK--Astonishingly languid re-think of song U thought you knew.

"Poor Data Quality That Kills" ( JK--Discusses risks of false-positive/false-neg matching of pharmaceutical names

"How to Build Your NoSQL Team" ( JK--Cormprehensive guidance for managing multistructured data.

"Algorithmist." Cool term might give "data scientist" run for money. Algorithmist, algo music, algo my gal, who could ask 4 anything more!

"The #BigData Revolution: Part 2" ( JK--Unlocking data value thru 1) reuse, 2) recombination, & 3) exhaust harvesting

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp New Slang by The Shins from Oh, Inverted World JK--James Mercer's exquisite folk melody & free-form imagistic poetry

"Open your data to the world" ( JK--Links to ProgrammableWeb ( list of open-data APIs.

My snap judgments are always infallible. Make a note of that.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Colour Yr Lights In by Besnard Lakes frm In Excess, Imperceptible UF JK--Gr8 atmo on chorus (

Having the final word on any topic is almost impossible. It's better to concern yourself with having the choicest word.

#Hadoop uber-alles? Best practices emerging from early adopter experiences ( Thursday #IBM quick-hit

Hadoop uber-alles? Best practices emerging from early adopter experiences:

This morning's spam appears to be in Hebrew. My educated guess is that it's offering special deal on enlargement after circumcision heals.

Carly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe" ( JK--I've blinked several times at this. Skip to 2:20. Dude resembles my actor-son

Sonic Youth "Kool Thing" ( JK--Kim Gordon on bass guitar and vocals.

Weekend "Drumbeat for Baby" ( JK--Alison Statton on bass guitar & of course vocals. Her bass work stands out on EP

Grace Slick & The Great Society "Father" ( JK--1966. Live extended jam (unusual 4 rock in 1966). Grace on bass guitar

No, Java Updater, I recommend for the thousandth time that you DO NOT install that stupid taskbar in my browser & that you NOT FORGET this.

I barely watch TV news anymore but somehow I stay reasonably well informed. Explain that.

RIP Frank Bank. Played Lumpy Rutherford on "Leave It To Beaver." Started chapter of autobiography with "I've slept with 1,000 women."

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Barriers by Suede from Bloodsports JK--2013. Indie band returns after long hiatus with a great one.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Daft Punk Is Playing at My House by LCD Soundsystem from LCD Soundsystm JK--Insert name o any 2-syllable artist U dig

Comes a time in social media when you wondering if you should "curate" your friends. Or, in analog parlance, dump the losers. Or not.

@SethGrimes @merv I agree. Influence scores are ridiculous. All I care about is who specifically I pay attention to. You two, for starters

@graemeknows @merv That implies that we want to stoop to campaigning for a ridiculous "influence" metric.

Psy "Gentleman" ( JK--His follow-up to "Gangnam Style" will be remembered as his follow-up to "Gangnam Style."

"Stop Apologizing for the Size of Your Data!" ( JK--Hey man, if ya got it, flaunt it (in private)!

"Shape Yr Identity Or It Will Shape U" ( JK--Gr8 meditation by Reid Hoffman on identity faces in online social world

Slowly changing dimensions. What does Stephen Hawking have to say about those? Do analytic database schemas warp the curvature of spacetime?

Toying w/ new--actually, old--approach 4 quickhit ideation: reacting 2 articles I read. My initial bloggin strategy (

"Bitcoin: What You Need to Know" ( JK--Generated @ predet rate by OSS on masssive P2P net o 20K independent nodes

"Internet Archiv trove o historcl SW dwarfs all othrs" ( JK--Wondr when #bigdata onslaught'll make 'em throw in towel

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I'm Not Saying by The Replacements frm Songs 4 Slim JK--Gordon Lightfoot composition sounds like weasely cad speaking

"#BigData Fakers: 5 Warning Signs" ( JK--Can unscrupulous data scientist propagate single version of a lie?

"Apache Bigtop" ( JK--Proj 4 devel of packaging & interop tests of Apache #Hadoop ecosys. Y not submit to stds group?

"Scientific Attribution Modeling" ( JK--Clicks are like atoms. Focus on molecules & dynamics of chemical reactions

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp This Year by Mountain Goats frm Sunset Tree JK--Idiomatic phrase: "I'm going 2 make it thru this year if it kills me"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Got Nothing by Dum Dum Girls from End of Daze JK--Sexy deep rock woman's voice, like Chrissie Hynde. Tough & sharp.

I'm not fluent in Indonesian, but I'm getting fluent in Indonesian texting shorthand. Yes, I read my wife's texts. She doesn't care.

Looking forward to visitations in the coming month from a son, a brother, a sister-in-law, & a friend. Have a daughter graduating college.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings by Father John Misty from Fear Fun JK--2012. Can't wait 4 Josh Tillman's next FJM LP

@LoraineLawson That makes me laugh. I can't tell you how many female professionals have told me they want to quit jobs & open cupcake stores

@unicornguytunde That explains it. I try not to give anybody any money, traditional or funny/virtual, via the Internet.

#Hadoop uber-alles? Technical complexities are considerable, but gradually abating ( Wednesday #IBM quick-hit

Hadoop uber-alles? Technical complexities are considerable, but gradually abating:

WSJ review of book about maps in American experience. Our continent-spanning mobility made cartographic savviness a key national aptitude.

WSJ article about 50-somethings worried their careers stalling due to failure 2 update tech skills. In my line of work, keeping up essential

Bitcoin. I have never once seen a commercial establishment that accepted payment in bitcoins. Or in Confederate dollars.

Oh. WSJ says America has had a cupcake craze going on over the past decade. I can't remember the last time I ate a cupcake.

RIP Pat Summerall. His rounded tones and steady delivery made him the voice I always identified with the NFL.

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RT @kexpplaylist #kexp GMF (Greatest Living Creature) by John Grant from Pale Green Ghosts JK--2013. Sounds like really great 70s folkrocker

A fine day. Even the smarter birds are chirping about #bigdata.

New jk #ITKE article: "Big identity is big data’s double-edge sword" (

Drafted my next #IBM blog: "#BigData As a Strategic Asset: Got Guru?"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Caught In the Briars by Iron & Wine from Ghost On Ghost JK--2013. New nice happy one from the richly bearded Mr Beam.

One of the good things about #bigdata100 page is it tells me which tweeters I'm still not following & lets me click easily to follow them.

Good to know, and quite fitting, that I'm tied with none other than the esteemed analyst @merv in the #bigdata100 (

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Looking Through Darkness by Guru from Jazzmatazz, Volume 2 JK--Sounds suspiciously like War "Slipping Into Darkness"

Blinked when got email from gun nuts calling selves "Liberty Alliance." Definitely NOT identity sds group of yore (

I'll believe we have no more privacy left when you can tell me how many fingers I'm holding up.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Run by AIR from Talkie Walkie JK--Light electronica with a magical incantatory feel.

#Hadoop uber-alles? Open source accelerates adoption but entails integration difficulty, cost, & risk ( Tues #IBM q-h

Hadoop uber-alles? Open source accelerates adoption, but entails integration difficulty, cost, and risk:

When reporters are asking each other how they feel on air, it's time to move on. It's not about you, assholes. Do group therapy off the air.
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My next #IBM blog will be called "#BigData as a Strategic Asset: Got Guru?"

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Social tragedy-response patterns. How 2 express sympathy without becoming rote-response bot in th communal Omigod Squad?

OK, Facebook redesign's "recommended books." I don't need you to suggest the Bible. There are plenty of institutional & cultural nags 4 that

"Science o What We Do/Dont Know About Data Visualizn" ( JK--"Retinal variables." Linguistic/visual metaphor linkage

"Modern Data Nerd Isnt as Nerdy as U Think" ( JK--How's digging math "nerdy"? Don't think like braindead teen bullies

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Her Tenere by Bombino from Nomad JK--Omara "Bombino" Moctar a young Tuareg guitarist/songwriter frm Niger. Righteous!

Submitted latest jk column to #ITKE: "Big Identity is #BigData Double-Edge Sword"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Wash. by Bon Iver from Bon Iver JK--Just had private Beavis/Butt-head moment. Inadvertently dropt "iv" frm group name

Hell is discussion group where everybody, their brother &/or sister,& next-door neighbor feels they must chip in own definition o #bigdata

People who want 2 engage me in meaningful discussions online should note I give pref to those who took time 2 do so when we met face2face

"Data mining without prejudice" ( JK--Equitable/general unsupervised learning technique

"Smartwatch." Smart move 4 me was giving up wearing wristwatches. Got sick o those stupid things rattling around on my arm, chafing my skin.

Trying to form pithy thoughts for a blog on "#bigdata as strategic asset" that actually say something I haven't said a million ways already

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You'll Never Walk Alone by Gerry & The Pacemakers JK--My favorite version of this WW2-vintage song. Merseybeat twang

High mostly cloudy. Last night's light rain gone. Mild green new grass aroma. Calm & cool. The occasional chirp. Thank you Spring morning!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp My Sweet Lord by George Harrison from All Things Must Pass JK--Song made me realize George was best Beatle guitarist

"Americans would give up sex before smartphones" ( JK--Poll didn't ask whether would have sex w/ dildonic smartphone

@sethdrobinson You bet. Speaking of the devil, I"m streaming First Aid Kit's gorgeous "Emmylou" right now (

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Lion's Roar by First Aid Kit from The Lion's Roar JK--Swedish sister act: folk, country, rock, harmonizing.

"#IBM Wants To Bring Enterprise the Speed of Flash" ( JK--Up to 10x speedup in OLTP apps cited.

Slow news morning in IT space. Headlines I'm seeing R last week's leftover headlines recycled into e-newsletters that happen 2 B dated today

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sun It Rises by Fleet Foxes from Fleet Foxes JK--Song makes me want to chant at first crack of light at Stonehenge

"How technology is slowly developing its sense of smell" ( JK--New word: "digiscent." Odor detection & generation

Motherhood & apple pie. That's all well & good, but some people aren't fit to be parents. And some are allergic to apples & flour.

#Hadoop uber-alles? Work in progress, but progressing rapidly: ( Monday #IBM quick-hit.

Hadoop uber-alles? Work in progress, but progressing rapidly:

Oh, it's Tax Day. Nya nya nya nya! I sent mine in 2 weeks ago! Nya nya nya nya!

Local DC news last night reminded us it was anniversary of Lincoln assassination at Ford's Theatre. Geez, if it bleeds, it leads, doesnt it?

Saw "The Master" with Joaquin Phoenix & Philip Seymour Hoffman. It just drags without much of a point. Gee, cults are full of weirdos.

OK online publishers quit asking us 2 participate in yr "strategic" surveys when theyre only "strategic" 2 yr goal o gettin us 2 participate

Roman Empire gave us romance, as everybody knows. But what most dont know is that their downfall was wanting 2 fill world w/silly love songs

Learning the calming influence of typing with less physical emphasis.

Just saw "The Sessions" with Helen Hunt & William H. Macy. Excellent story that weaves explicit sexuality with complex personal struggles.