Friday, June 28, 2013

Aweekstweets June 22-28 2013: the week I got my quarterly haircut

Recent list of "50 smartest cities" in America. Almost all are university towns. Top one that isn't? #39 Redmond WA

Hey, intermittent grunter at the gym, that's annoying. Do it to the rhythm, please.

My next week #IBM blog, already drafted, is detailed discussion of data-science best practices. Some think I'm a data scientist. I'm not.

"SMAC stack." Social mobile analytic cloud. I like the fact that it sez "analytic," not "#bigdata." Most strategic apps of data, big & small

Worked out yesterday. Working out now, tomorrow, and Sunday. Company over most of next week. We want to hang with them 100%

Reasonably good week. Obliged a fan with a blog on EDW. I've ben saying variants of that cloud virt'zn for years. More relevant than ever.

Intense drenching summer rainstorm. Hope the power stays on.

RT @ibmbigdata: #BigDataBytes off next week. Join us July12 w/ featured guests @NeilRaden @jameskobielus @thomasdeutsch. Should be lively!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Common People by William Shatner from Has Been JK--That's fine, Bill. Just don't sleep with common Klingons anymore

RT @db2_support RT @IBMbigdata: This th @jameskobielus post that spurrd Streamng Round question on EDW  #bigdatabytes

A busy day. Queueing up the topics I'll develop next week in the quick-hits to post the following week. I try to be proactive as hell.

"Rethinking Security for Internet of Things" ( ) JK--Strong caution: every new "thing" on Internet is new attack vector

"FTC Calls 4 'Reclaim Your Name' Re #BigData" ( ) JK--Let consumer find how brokers collect/use PII. Opt-out & correct

"What the Unix-Linux schism can teach us about #Hadoop’s future" ( ) JK--Good historical parallel & caveats

"10 cool analog computers" ( ) JK--Electromechanical & tube-based systems sold commercially from 1940 thru late '60s.
"Cloud adoption's tipping point has arrived" ( ) JK--Trust is there, says David Linthicum. I agree.

Customer segmentation? Generational segmentation has become a never-ending marketing industry joke ( ) Friday #IBM q-h

Customer segmentation? Generational segmentation has become a never-ending marketing industry joke: 

New #IBM jk blogpost: "The Enterprise Data Warehouse is Virtualizing into the #BigData Cloud" ( )

RT @murnane: cruising thru my FB feed & I see a giant picture of @jameskobielus staring at me!  JK--Scared me too!

"Lo-fi act." Never understood what that means. Lo production quality? WashPost calls She & Him that. Ridiculous. They're high gloss polished

"Data science defeats intuition" ( ) JK--Good discuss o stat methods, logical reasoning, & scientific thought in tandem

"Infovore: Open Source MapReduce Framework 4 Processing Graph Data" ( ) JK--Tad more info here ( )

"Introducing Lipstick on A(pache) Pig" ( ) JK--Wonderful name for Pig workflow visualization tool. I oink my approval!

On Internet, th more famous U R as U approach life's end, th more U become Schrodinger's Cat: both alive & dead depending on who's tweeting

Drafted next week's #IBM jk blog: "Data Scientist: Master the Basics, Avoid The Most Common Mistakes"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Pretty in Pink by Psychedelic Furs from TalkTalkTalk JK--Richard Butler wrote this as love song 2 Molly Ringwald. Not

Just finished the 4 quick-hits for next week. Next Thursday's a holiday. I'm not a slave to this stuff. I'll eat hot dogs and goof off then

"Developing a Legal Risk Model for Big Volumes o Unstructured Data" ( ) JK--Good analysis o relatively unexplored topic

@lorainelawson They're my initials. When I joke, it's implicit. Anybody who explicitly tags their jokes has thereby doomed them to flop.

"Examining Dimensions o Data Quality: Reasonability, Time & Access" ( ) JK--Second in a fine series dissecting th topic

"#BigData Needs to Speak the Language of CEO" ( ) JK--And enunciate like Thurston Howell III ( )

"Wearable Computing Will Turn Concept Of #BigData On Its Head" ( ) JK--WTF? Article doesn't mention wearable computing

"SMAC: Greater Than Sum o Parts" ( ) JK--But Guptill rearranges parts into CMSA (cloud mobile social analytic) in piece

"I've got skin in the game." Phrase sends shivers. I imagine someone who's flaked off their outer epidermis & stacked it like poker chips

@peteswabey How do you define "sophistication"?

"Using #IBM Crwdsrcd Supercmptr, Harvard Rates Solar Energy Potential o 2.3M Nu Compounds" ( ) JK--World Community Grid

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Somewhere Between Right & Wrong by Bobby "Blue" Bland from Years of Tears JK--1993. Great heartfelt quiet soul.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Dreams of a Hobo by Bobby Whitlock from Where There's a Will JK-1972. Member of Derek & Dominos. Tim Hardin-ish

"New Ways Marketers Are Manipulating Data to Influence You" ( ) JK--#BigData, stream computi.... 

Data-scientist skillsets? Empirical science incomplete without mastery of data science ( ) Thursday #IBM quick-hit

Data-scientist skillsets? Empirical science incomplete without mastery of data science: 

Paula Deen. One of many Food Network chefs I'm only dimly aware of. I have it on mute at the club. Please, no Giada scandals. Spare her.

@gliders_coach Measured by publication events w/ new thoughts. Thought leadership doesn't mean you're necessarily following. But I can C U R

Just did a quick mental count. Year's not yet half over. I've posted ~ 200 pieces of original thought leadership to various places.

We're convinced the best defense of marriage is a good offense. So wife & I have vowed to be as offensive to each other as humanly possible

Take your work seriously, but don't take yourself seriously, unless you're a serious piece of work, then by all means, and I'm serious.

Just bought & downloaded Devine & Statton "The Prince of Wales" (1989). I've had it on cassette forever. Strategic re-acquisition. Superb.

RT @jbrodkin: Which guy do I have to sleep with to score an invite to the Scalia/Thomas wedding?

"The TAO of Facebook data management" ( ) JK--Developed its own data store, called TAO ("The Associations and Objects")

"Why internet of things has to be not too smart & not too dumb, but just right" ( ) JK--Distrib intel+data "need2know"

""Dutch #bigdata project aims to improve flood control, save millions" ( ) JK--"Digital Delta" project involves #IBM.

"Why investors & tech startups are flocking 2 Downtown Vegas" ( ) JK--Canopied Fremont Street? Why not? Cool weird vibe

Good news: scientists discover 3 potentially habitable exoplanets. Bad news: all 3 are geologically 100% kryptonite. Their fates are sealed.

RIP Alan Myers.The non-Mothersbaugh non-Casale rhythmic drumming backbone of the classic Devo line-up. He whipped it good!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp London by Noonday Underground from Self Assembly JK--The charging rhythm and urgent vocals of this one grab you fast

True confession: I rarely listen 2 #KEXP public-affairs programming. Except when Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn speaks live on-air with @loserboy

RT @loserboy @kexp [Re so-called "Defense of Marriage Act"] "I'm glad they didn't defend my first marriage, it was indefensible"

@stand @lauranuech @kexp Who's going to look out for us now? I'm glad they didn't defend my first marriage, it was indefensible.
 Retweeted by jameskobielus

You specifically want me to speak about #bigdata ? Sure. Thanks for narrowing it down.

New #IBM jk AnalyzingMedia blogpost: "Generational Segmentation has Become a Marketing Industry Joke ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Same Love by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis from Same Love JK--Best song from a great album. Too true for commercial radio?

"M2M, Internet of Things: 10 key points" ( ) JK--#10: What's missing? Analytics tools to make sense of M2M data.

"New #IBM #BigData Tech 4 Dramatically Faster Data Analysis...." ( ) JK--IBM DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration. In-memory

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Galaxy of Emptiness by Beth Orton from Trailer Park JK--Cool moody atmospheric drone threaded with Beth's fragile vox

#BigData vision? Powering the convergence of social, mobile, and cloud ( ) Wednesday #IBM quick-hit

Big data vision? Powering the convergence of social, mobile, and cloud: 

Wife getting hip to online shopping. Bought appliance from Amazon last night, not book or media of any sort. A first for her. Shopped around

I've had Yelp for almost a year now, and still haven't seen a single local deal worth my while. Thinking of abandoning it.

Gluten free. I'm cool with that. It's that pricey artisanal gluten that really gets my goat. In fact, I wouldn't even feed it to my goat.

WSJ reports that more Ford family members now working for Dearborn-based firm. Interestingly, Henry's progeny haven't screwed up the place.

My response to robocalls is a robo-fuckoff followed by a robo-hangup.

Big shout out to @NekoCase. My favorite tweeter who also happens 2 B one o my fave singr-sngwritrs. Her tweets R wicked, her voice all brass

RT @NekoCase: Woke up for plane from dream if John Malkovitch eating schmaltz on toast. It's gonna be a weird day.

RIP Richard Matheson. Very successful sci-fi/horror author/screenwriter. Even his plot synopses were gripping. Master of modern dread.

RT @atlantic_intel: @jameskobielus What is the next generation of computing? 

"Programmatic buying is future of all media" ( ) JK--Yep. Only way omni-channel online ad buy-sell trans wkld can scale

"Little Ooches prevent Big Data Ouches" ( ) JK--Gr8 phrase: small rl-wd exprimnt hypothesis test pre #bigdata whole-hog

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Back of My Mind by Teenage Fanclub from Shadows JK--2010. Sounds like classic Byrds. I had to check the playlist

"World’s Largest Artificial Neural Net" ( ) JK--Stanford: 16 NVIDIA GPU-accel svrs: 11.2 billion-parameter neural net

"Four #BigData Trends That Change Everything" ( ) JK--Especially, easy access to cheap analytic tools.

"Bridging the relational and NoSQL worlds" ( ) JK--Discusses #IBM #10gen partnership.

"3 Data Categories Likely Missing in Yr DW" ( ) JK--Very good discuss. Also probably missing frm yr data science models

Drafted next #IBM blog: "The Enterprise Data Warehouse is Virtualizing into the #BigData Cloud"

Drafted my latest AnalyzingMedia blog: "Generational Segmentation has Become a Never-Ending Marketing Industry Joke"

Customer segmentation?: 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Andmoreagain by Love from Forever Changes JK--1967. Easily the most hippie-dippy of all songs of this classic LP.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp When The Deal Goes Down by Tom Jones from Spirit in the Room JK--2012. Evergreen Welshman's got a classic voice.

Integration, storage, metadata, execution, modeling, access, query--the chief #bigdata reference layers, each with multiple options.

"Quantum Computing Continues 2 Move Closer 2 Reality: New Quantm Memory Design" ( ) JK--Research @ Dartmouth/UnivSydney

"#BigData Analytcs Facts+Feelings" ( ) JK--@sethgrimes: "value" in "content patterns connections derived via analytics"

"#Hadoop is Tall Tree in Broad Forest" ( ) JK--"You’ll see a growing market for parallel file systems in general”

"NSA Concedes #Hadoop Beats Pricey Alternativs" ( ) JK--Absurd generalization. #Bigdata alternativs each hav sweetspots

"Data Curation for Social Media Listening" ( ) JK--Aka social-media data discovery, collection, profiling, & analysis

"Dimensions of Data Quality Under the Microscope" ( ) JK--Interesting. Compares different experts' DQ dimensions POVs

"#BigData Project at UPMC Reveals Patterns in Breast Cancer Tumors" ( ) JK--Mining genomics proteomics radiology data

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Everlasting Arms by Vampire Weekend frm Modern Vampires o City JK--Easy 2 overlook this gem surrounded by many others

"Yottabytes." Why do I suspect it's not a real order of magnitude, but, rather, a practical joke by some Seinfeld geek fan?

WSJ headline says tech CEO "leaks" new alliances. Of course not. When it comes from a CEO's mouth, it's not a "leak." It's an announcement

Now truly begins the 3 month period of hunkering in my basement office, barefoot, literally the coolest place in my house. No windows.

I chuckle at LinkedIn group moderators urging us to "introduce yourself to members of this group." My posted thoughts introduce me to y'all

Smarter planet? IoT should selectively distribute data analytic intelligence to cloud edges ( ) Monday #IBM quick-hit

Smarter planet? Internet of Things should selectively distribute data analytic intelligence to cloud edges: 

IHOP. My girl commented on the girth of their customers. I said I bet few of them can hop. Wife doubts they can walk without waddling.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Galang / M.I.A. by M.I.A. from Arular JK--I doubt she's singing about Galang, the Indonesian island near Singapore.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ozma by Shannon and the Clams from Dreams in the Rat House JK--2013. Sounds like 1963. Modernist antiquarians.

It poured this morning. It's steaming this afternoon. My sump pump's working. So's my dehumidifier. Hello mid-Atlantic summer.

@thesocialpitt For her. She retired on Friday. I have no plans to retire.

Jillian Michaels. Only female fitness guru who could not only kick my butt but looks like she's contemplating it.

RFeynman: "You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish."

Who has the back of th person who ostensibly has your back, and on back, ad infinitum? Do U trust that entire infinite chain of back-havers?

I check my bulk mail folders as often as my inbox. The price of free-wheeling Internet email interoperability is eternal vigilance.

Community access television aka cable TV. I first encountered it in the wild in 1974 in Ann Arbor. UMich Summer Debate Institute. Frat house

Overheard my wife discuss yet another post-retirement keep-busy plan with a friend of hers on the phone. We'll see. I'm busy, regardless.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Aweekstweets June 14-22 2013: the week I tweeted only 99 times

RT @idigdata: So You Want To Be a Decision Analyst? ( ) JK--No thanks. I'm waiting for Dilbert's spoof of this.

Those who can't remember history are condemned to condemn those who can't remember history.

Great Thai meal at Pasara w/Sonya & Dylan 2 celebrate Egidia's retirement. We all ate every last Siamese morsel w/ relish. Not pickle relish

Now that my wife has retired from DCPS, I assume teacher union robocalls'll continue. Their bureaucracy's as braindead as DCPS bureaucracy's

I know I'm old. One comfort default is a radio station o 60s hits. I know I'm not. Another is #kexp. Which plays deepest selection of oldies

Letter 2 WashPost editor sets straight th meaning o "steep learning curve." That's easily mastered task. Hard task 2 learn has shallow curve

Curious if anyone's built stat model re correlation btwn people's ideological alarmist tendencies & grasp of data mining. Probably inverse

Cat Power opens for Billy Idol? I'd stay for Chan, stay for Billy, but wonder what the concert promoter was smoking.

China artist Ai Weiwei releases protest LP w/provocativly named single ( ) JK--"Dumbass"? "I Wee Wee" would be edgier.

Usually, morning is when I'm still feeling nervous tension from dreams I've mostly forgotten. Seizing the day means unseizing the night

Kanye + Kim name their child North. I'm glad they realized Yeezus would have been a little crass. But you can't assume with these two.

Sanity demands having at least one online real-time publishing channel that you have full editorial control over--eg, your Twitter presence
Co-presented today on #IBM strategy briefing on #Forrester #EDW Wave refresh to my 2011 Wave. I discussed our diverse acqs & innovations.
Seems like random-asshole-emulator bot going round posting brainless insult comments on blogs. That's how I interpret "U not sayin nuthin"

Been a damn busy week, half on the road. Waiting for Egidia to come home so we can go out. Today's her last day at DCPS. Retiring. 27 years.

Bernie Sahlins, Second City co-founder. Core principle: play comedy to "top of your intelligence." Exactly! Wit is a disruptive mind at play  What distinguishes science is robust replicability of pred anal across diverse model apprs algos samples scientists.

Bit annoyed by current fad of attaching "big" to every data topic & dropping "NSA" into discussion to sound au courant. Ooh: I spoke French!

"#BigData reveals: we're all terrible at hiring" ( ) JK--I'll bet also applies to proficiency in appraising+promoting

"#BigData Reboots Real-Time Analysis" ( ) JK--Actually, IoT rebooting th r-t/stream/CEP market. #BigData = foot in boot

Data-scientist skillsets? Master the basics, avoid the most common mistakes ( ) Friday #IBM quick-hit

Data-scientist skillsets? Master the basics, avoid the most common mistakes: 

In honor of the summer solstice, here's Caribou "Sun" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp High School Lover by Cayucas from Bigfoot JK--Every time their songs come on, I'm giddy. Like classic Beach Boys

RIP Bernie Sahlins. Co-founder of Second City. Few behind-the-scenes figures have had a greater impact on shape of American comedic acting.

"Forrester “Rediscovers” Hub & Spoke Data Arch" ( ) JK--Not really. Hub+spoke was my core EDW focus '08-'12 @ Forrester

"#Big Data & Thick Description" ( ) JK--Interesting invoke o CGeertz concept that aligns w/ quant+qual contextualiz'n

"Futurist on Managing #BigData" ( ) JK--Boring. Only interesting thing: "SMAC stack” (social mobile analytics cloud)

"Data is Worthless if You Don't Communicate It" ( ) JK--A bit of the old "publish or perish."

"Ad serving optimization" ( ) JK--Good discussion from data scientist perspective.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp It'll Get You There by Rilo Kiley from RKives JK--Cool. Jenny sounds like Karen O & band like Yeah Yeah Yeahs on this

"Best Supercomputers Still Not Best 4 #BigData" ( ) JK--As processing pwr grows, access to memory & storage often slows

"Machine learning & prediction w/out understanding" ( ) JK--Machines better than linguists @ tuning speech recog algos?

"When yr mother-in-law endorsing U on LnkdIn, time 2 question endorsemts" ( ) JK--Or rejoice she doesnt considr U loser

RIP James Gandolfini. Actor best known for lead role in landmark series that pushed premium-cable into go-to 4 hi-qual original programming

New #IBM jk blog: "Single Version of the Truth: Ground it in Data Science, Not Data Faith" ( )

Electronic cigarettes. For all we know, they'll cause virtual addiction & digital cancer. Resist.

Going to recommend that new babies get Twitter accounts at birth. Default first tweet: "Just checked into Earth, w/ 7 billion others"

New #IBM JK #InfoWorld column: "#BigData needs data virtualization" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones from Sticky Fingers JK--1971. Terrific original.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Wild Horses by The Sundays from Blind JK--1992. Terrific cover.

Healthcare analytics? #BigData can dilute or deepen caregiver-patient engagement ( ) Thursday #IBM quick-hit

Healthcare analytics? Big data can dilute or deepen caregiver-patient engagement: 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Echo or Encore by Eleanor Friedberger from Personal Record JK--Her voice has great character. Her songs very literate

I get a little tired o industry panels on #bigdata that rat-hole on privacy hysteria. It's just longtime rap against data mining, supersized

Pleasant plane ride. Wrote 2 more quick-hits for next week. 4 down, one more to go. When I land.

RIP Slim Whitman. Falsetto-sharp country singer most famous for 70s TV commercial 4 greatest hits LP. Most of his hits remain obscure.

Excellent meal on th Embarcadero. They supersized me th San Francisco treat: Rice-A-Roni. I demanded they shovel it down my throat. Yum yum!

No seismic activity today in San Francisco, but it feels like the ground's trembling from these earthquake-force winds.

The "Tenderloin." SF neighborhood so-named because historically it was where the best steakhouses were located. Huh? Not that type of meat?

The Velvet Underground "All Tomorrow's Parties" ( ). Playing overhead during lunch at ODCA Forecast 2013.

Obama 2012 campaign CTO says #bigdata is "bullshit." He's under bullshit impression it's all a scam to sell more storage.

"Average Joe." I'll bet there are more guys named Jim. But nobody every said a Jim is merely average. Take that, Joe Blow!

Real-world experiments? Building the data-driven case for causation ( ) Wed #IBM quick-hit in advance. Travel tomorrow

Real-world experiments? Building the data-driven case for causation: 

Data of desire? Microsegmentation analytics are shaping the food chain ( ) Tuesday #IBM quick-hit

Data of desire? Microsegmentation analytics are shaping the food chain: 

@jjwenzell Yes. The new Vampire Weekend LP is terrific. I'm listening to it addictively.

"IBM Unveils Industry’s First Cloud Suites for Entire C-Suite" ( ). Incl social biz, marketing, #Watson Engage Advisor

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp June Hymn by The Decemberists from The King Is Dead JK--2011. Very nice acoustic folksong for the month.

Lunched yesterday w/company that builds data centers in Iceland. Place is a natural. Ample geothermal energy. Cool temps minimize A/C reqs

Escuchando El Sonida con DJ Chilly en #KEXP. Las musicas modernas del mundo latino. Bailan mis hermanos!

Always dine Italian in North Beach. Tonight: Coppola's Cafe Zoetrope. Best damn spaghetti pomodoro basilico I've ever had. Super-spicy!

Cock-eyed? Do they even have the sense of sight? I thought they were like little moles down there.

Listening to Vampire Weekend's latest. Browsing the City Lights Bookstore in North Beach. The sky is blue & dimming. Columbus Avenue sedate.

Had a wonderful gin-and-tonic dialogue with Mike Gualtieri, the very agile analyst who backfilled several of my areas at Forrester.

Kudos to fellow #IBM-er Harriet Fryman for being, like me, a fast walker and sharp talker. Excellent urban co-pedestrian conversationalist

Crazy windy late afternoon in San Francisco. Needing a haircut & walking downtown, I look like a flyaway balding madman.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Flowers by The Psychedelic Furs from The Psychedelic Furs JK--1980. 1st time I've heard since then. Still sounds good

Busy blur of a day of meetings with people in & around the ODCA event here in the Westin St. Francis. I've had how much caffeine? Stop Jim!

"People Analytics: How Ethically Use Social Sensors 2 Trak Workers" ( ) JK--Proposes new rules 4 sociometric badge data

"What's the big deal about Big SQL?" ( ) JK--Good discussion of #IBM SQL tech for #Hadoop

"ETL Design Patterns – The Foundation" ( ) JK--This architectural discussion is a definite keeper.

"How you & I could become nodes in Internet o things" ( ) JK--Leaving yourself wide-open to remote surveillance.

"Ugly" needs an adverb. "Uglily" works well. It's even more ugly than the root word.

"Smart Phones and Tablets are Redefining Retail" ( ) JK--Good discussion o staff use as brick/mrtr in-store POS devices

JHammerbacher: ""Best minds o my gener8n think how 2 make peeps click ads. That sux" JKobielus: "How dat suck worse than write beat poetry?"

"How #BigData Analytics Reveal Your Most Intimate Secrets" ( ) JK--What if U neurotically click you "like" everything?

SF Bay Area. It's not uncommon to find that the next person over on the bar stool knows something about #Hadoop. My experience last night

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Don't Shoot (I'm a Man) by Devo from Something for Everybody JK--2010. I thought that sounded suspiciously like Devo

Got my cardio workout this morning. In business casual dress. Walking up Powell to the Fairmont, & back down again. Thank you San Francisco!

Drafted latest #IBM blog: "Single Version of the Truth: Ground it in Data Science, Not Data Faith"

Graph analysis? Scalability requirements will push #bigdata evolution ( ) Monday #IBM quick-hit

Graph analysis? Scalability requirements will push big-data evolution: 

You know you're from Livonia when you're not exactly sure why it matters.

San Fran. Been here many times in summer & always have to remind self to bring jacket. Was 54 & shivering last night. I'm still 54 this a.m.

@keepingitheel Not so! I've been using HootSuite since early May, on several machines & handhelds, &it performs quite well. Adios TweetDeck!

Family got me a nice necktie for Father's Day. Can't have enough neckties. Not being facetious. Just wish I had more occasions to wear them

Cheech & Chong got interested in #bigdata briefly. Heard someone say it's powered by #Hadoop. Thought they heard huge doobies

Toying with idea of writing a blog on how #bigdata can help your sex life. That'll probably get me more followers. Of the wrong kind.

A Boy Named Sue. Did Sue have grounds to sue the son of a bitch that named his son Sue?

DCA. Connecting to SFO thru my hometown DTW. Arlington to Romulus to Millbrae, actually

Metadata's all the rage, it seems. Here's a "meaty metadata" quick-hit from 8 months ago: 

"Data-driven"? Not always good. Data can drive U in any crazy direction. U should be driving toward right destination & fuel it w/right data

"Obama, the ‘#bigdata’ president" ( ) JK--"Faith in data"? See my recent q-h: 

Father's Day. Best gift is always this. An hour or two of quiet time in the morning before the girls wake up.

Somebody has put out a coffee table book of "Bazooka Joe" comics. Pulitzer candidate, I'm sure. I always found his eyepatch disturbing.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ouch! by The Rutles JK--I was vaguely overhearing this playing, thinking that's the lamest Beatles ripoff imaginable

Friday, June 14, 2013

Aweekstweets June 8-14 2013: the week fed intelligence found I had a disturbing infatuation for something called “big data”

Whenever anybody freaks out about government surveillance they always cite the year I was married & the Tigers won the World Series. Why?

Tuning into #bigdatabytes  to follow videochat discussion on the day's issues.  Christian: Right. Nobody has ever claimed that data virtualization/federation is the high-performance option....

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp This Heart Is A Stone by Acid House Kings from Sing Along w/ Acid House Kings JK--Pretty. Feels like a June afternoon

"A #BigData view of the Internet of Things" ( ) JK--Good discussion of where to put distributed intelligence in IoT net

Interesting to be a vendor responding to analyst request for information. Interesting because I'm using same skills as when I was analyst

"A New Framework for Customer Segmentation" ( ) JK--Focuses on sorting customers by outcomes they wish to achieve

Catch me #IBM & other industry panelists in person, NYC, "The #BigData Explosion" Wed June 26, 630-8pm ET. Register: 

"What would #bigdata think of Einstein?" ( ) JK--Fuck Einstein. I wanna know big data's personal opinion of yours truly

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Black Jesus by The Game JK--Would ya say this dude's gotta bit of an ego situation going on there?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp School's Out by Alice Cooper frm School's Out JK--This classic song alone would've secured his place in rock history.

New CSCC report: "Convergence of Social, Mobile & Cloud" I wrote chaptr/step 5: "Leverage Analytics 2 Gain Insight" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before by The Smiths JK--Bicycle song. Crotch-imperiling crossbar. Arggh!

Flag Day. Nat'l holiday Americans observe by wondering why Memorial Day (2 weeks previous) & Independence Day (3 weeks hence) dont suffice

Instant messaging. I loathe it more than any other "productivity" technology. I don't appreciate it when people literally pop into my face.

Typical morning. Everybody wants a piece of my time. I want peace of mind. Oftentimes, those are in conflict.

"#BigData is like punk rock"? ( ) JK--Most cretinous analogy I've ever heard on this topic, & that's saying something

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You by Bibio from Silver Wlkinson JK--Romantic soul music seemingly performed by randy robots on repeat.

Advanced visualization? Tuned thru machine learning shaped by real-time behavior of SMEs ( ) Friday #IBM q-h

Advanced visualization? Tuned through machine learning shaped by real-time behavior of subject-matter experts: 

The one bright spot in never-ending Middle East turmoil is that North America on path to energy self-sufficiency

"When All Science Becomes Data Science" ( ) JK--Happening, says Bill Howe of Univ of Washington's eScience Institute.

"Smartphones, #bigdata, storage & you" ( ) JK--"Each smartphone user will generate about 60 gigabytes o data each year"

@imjustinkern I don't treat "falutin" as a gerund. I regard it as a noun, like "gluten," or malevolent presence, like "Putin."

"How to Use BI to Measure Social Media Activity" ( ) JK--Good detailed comprehensive discussion.

"High-falutin." Is that an excessive or a bitchin'/awesome degree of falutin? Is falutin optimization even feasible with modern technology?

Finished all 5 #IBM quick-hits for next week. Some of them are shells of larger perspectives that I'll probably develop further later-on

I don't see no damn derecho!

Paul told Colbert that all 4 Beatles had veto over any song they might record + made sure not to repeat same sonic approach from song 2 song

When some1 sez an org "saves all data," I do quick mental calc o what it'd cost in storage. Usually exceeds IT budget by wide margin. BS

New #IBM jk blog: "Monetizing Your #BigData: A Grand Dream, A Constrained Reality" ( )

Complex tech topics suddenly topic #1 in political, media & watercooler conversation: emotion, confusion, & conspiracy theories rule the day

Hey @loserboy , I'm in Alexandria VA and the "derecho" (duh-RAY-cho) threat this morning passed. Nothing major. It's sunny now.

Crowdsourcing #BigData creativity? Top-notch data scientists gravitate toward challenges: ( ) Thursday #IBM quick-hit

Crowdsourcing Big Data creativity? Top-notch data scientists gravitate toward challenges: 

Lewis Black, showing Glass used in aquarium, on Google ban of porn from device: "You've underestimated my ability 2 masturbate to jellyfish"

My fitness club is unpleasant environment for solitary yoga most of the time. No quiet spaces. Must calm my nerves amid din. Concentration

Going to catch ODCA's Forecast 2013 next Mon-Tues in San Francisco. I may also pop into GigaOm Structure. Let's see. My head's in cloud.

Spam tonight is inviting me to grow my public presence on Twitter. Also inviting me to grow my private present to the female of the species

Drafted next #IBM #Dataversity blog: "Internet of Things May Disrupt Predictive Analytics in Big-Data Clouds"

Whew! Wrote 3 o next week's 5 #IBM quick-hits. All o them substantial essays. Feel like my head's gonna explode. Will write other 2 tomorrow

Hot and cold. In my prof life, many want to engage me & are all enthusiastic up front. I test 'em by requesting simple follow-up. 90% vanish

"I&AM + rise of bring yr own identity" ( ) JK--Great Freudian slip: "social indemnities." How indemnify trust re FB id?

TV news sez Father's Day gifts on average less valuable than Mother's Day gifts. Considering that dads make more $ on avg, that's fitting

Experience optimization? Your operational data is usually enough ( ) Wednesday #IBM quick-hit

Webinar: Join @Gartner_Inc Donald Feinberg for #BigData & the Enterprise: An Analyst's Perspective 

Experience optimization? Your operational data is usually enough: 

"How to detect 3 types of hidden data" ( ) JK--Model stat pattern from available data, identify other needed to confirm

"#BigData: When Cars Can Talk" ( ) JK--My gr8st fear is car malware that'll make 'em cuss each other out in road rage

EFF has an analyst named Dan Auerbach. I assume he's not the guitarist/singer of The Black Keys. But if he were, that would be cool sidegig

Privacy advocates say secret is better content encryption. Hah. Tracking behavior needn't involve snooping on content of what people say

"#BigData's Human Error Problem" ( ) JK--Big data quality abhors typos and people who can't spell.

"Sensor network designs win IoT contest" ( ) JK--Harbingers of IoT coming embedded ubiquity anywhere humans can reach

Word is that Whitey Bulger went into a life of crime after one too many times of being teased as "Tightie Whitey."

I've always wondered about Harry S Truman. Did the buck only stop in the Oval Office? Could he be absolutely irresponsible everywhere else?

Following @hillaryclinton. Gr8 profile:  : Includes "pantsuit aficionado"

You know you're from Livonia when you recognize only 1 out of 1000 Facebookers who say they're from Livonia. Big city. Been gone a long time

@gwenthomasdgi Thanks. Boogers are always the best punchword.

Soylent Green. That twist at the end was really a shocker. I assumed it was made out of soil, lint, & boogers.

Metadata. Suddenly one of the geekiest data management terms is everywhere and nobody's falling asleep.

An exabyte of raw data storage in 2011 cost $70M ( ). Filing that fact mentally for future reference. Tweeting it too

FB should have disclaimer popup when U wanna comment on post that already has dozens. "U really dont want 2 B alerted 2 th next several 100"

Will also expand today's quick-hit, referencing Robert McNamara, into a full blog:  . "Dictatorship of data"?

"Uncloaking Slumlord Conspiracy w/Social Netwrk Analysis" ( ) JK--Excellent preso o graph analysis 4 advanced sleuthing

"Using Metadata to Find Paul Revere" ( ) JK--Too complicated. Just ask some patriot down at ye old publick house

Kind of odd to refer to a call detail record as "metadata." Metadata is data about data. A CDR is data about a call. Call it "meta-call"?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Minnesoter by Th Dandy Warhols from Th Dandy Warhols Come Down. JK--Not freeloaders like those North & South Dakoters

NSA developed NoSQL Accumulo db. It'd be a trip if NSA actually stood for "NoSQL Analytics." Huh? Established under HSTruman? Never mind

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Wired For Light (Live Drum Versn) by School of Seven Bells from Prince of Peace JK--Feels very hippie-spacy. Far out!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hurricane by MS MR from Secondhand Rapture JK--2013. New artist. Moody cool. I keep flipping to playlist 4 song name

Morning is all nervous tension. If you play the day as a process of gradually unwinding it, you can get through it in better, calmer shape.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Break It To Me Gently by Camera Obscura from Desire Lines JK--2013. Hmm. This one's tipping me to buy. 4th LP in row

Big-data single version of the truth? Business strategies founded on skewed data can backfire badly: 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Colours by Donovan from Fairytale JK--As much an homage 2 Dylan as Dylan's early work was to Woody. Stands alone, tho

Tonight my smartphone startled me. It suddenly buzzed loud and harsh. I looked at the text: flood alert. I've never seen that alert before

"10 scary facts about Bitcoin" ( ) JK--Security issues galore.

Just bought & downloaded Vampire Weekend's excellent new LP, "Modern Vampires of the City." I rarely buy 3 straight LPs from same artist.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Natural's Not in It by Gang of Four from Entertainment! JK--Song taught me the English pronounce it "mee-graine."

"Skepticism Moves #BigData Toward Causation" ( ) JK--Data sci builds stories around data 2 demonstrate case 4 causation

"Facebook unveils Presto engine for querying 250 PB DW" ( ) JK--Interesting. I suggest they call ETL engine "Change-O"

Why you should humanize everything yr business says—to all stakeholders, on all social nets  by @jameskobielus

New jk #IBMDataMag article: "Social Business: The Power of #BigData in Agile Engagement" ( ) 

New jk #IBMDataMag article: "Social Business: The Power of #BigData in Agile Engagement" ( )

"Data intelligence complex is real story" ( ) JK--Refs WashPost "Top Secret America" 2010 rsch ( )

RT @ibmbigdata: A2: “Grasping influence = graphing engagement patterns” ~ @jameskobielus #cxo

"#IBM Unveils #BigData Cloud Enhs Thru-out Sys Prtflio" ( ) JK--New #IBM FlashSystem family, StorWize enh, Sys 4 HANA

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp If You Didnt See Me (Then U Werent On Dancefloor) by Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr JK--True: considrd name Counting Crows Pt 2

New #IBM jk WMCommunity blog: "The Power of Big Data to Drive Agile Social Business" ( )

As layered architecture, #Hadoop becoming a bit like OSI reference model: observed in breach. Alternatives 2 HDFS, MapReduce, & Hive abound.

Drafted new #IBM blog: "Monetizing Your #BigData: A Grand Dream, A Constrained Reality"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Man by Neko Case JK--Neko's a "man" in this song in the same sense Joni was a "Free Man in Paris" in that song.

"Boston Marathon bombing expected to boost video surveillance spending" ( ) JK--All that future video can be subpoenaed

Remember how everybody took a keen interest in public video surveillance to catch the Boston Marathon bombers? You don't remember?

"Data scientists dictate what we eat" ( ) JK--Yeah, sure. This week they've decreed we all go gluten-free.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Strawberry Bubblegum by Justin Timberlake from 20/20 Experience JK--2013. Good 70s-flavored smooth soul dance track

"Google Says Can Predict Which Films'll B Huge BoxOffice Hits" ( ) JK--Really? And hasnt acquired Hollywood studio yet?

This just in. Stephen Hawking has discovered a dozen normal forms curled up at subatomic db level of #bigdata clusters. All's a black hole

The wages of sin is death. The flipside is that the salary of virtue are life. The latter has better fringe benefits. Accept that offer.

I'm looking forward to the inevitable Capitol Hill hearings where politicians grill NSA about some dastardly secret tool called " #Hadoop "

Glanced at 2 WashPost biz-section articles on " #bigdata " solutions/vdrs this a.m. neither of which referenced huge data sets. I give up.

Useful metric of other people's personal acquaintance-distance with me is whether call me "James" (far), "Jim" (closer), or "Jimmy" (family)

Internet of Things? Data-streaming wearables can drive personal wellness optimization: ( ) Monday #IBM quick-hit

Internet of Things? Data-streaming wearables can drive personal wellness optimization: 

RT @kdnuggets: Social Network Analysis - why with telephone call metadata you don't need 2 listen to content of calls 

Work week commences. Already read both of my morning papers, which I suppose is some sort of "work." Tweeting this? Hard work!

Top intelligence official describes leaks as "literally gut-wrenching." Are the gory details of his gastrointestinal distress classified?

Edward Snowden. Since when are we supplying state secrets to former members of the British royal family?

Does Schrodinger's Cat have 9 lives and 9 deaths?

RT @jbrodkin: It was always weird that Superman wore tightie whities on the outside of his pants, even if they were red.

RT @brainpicker: Who knew: Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett used to be AndrĂ© the Giant's chauffeur ( ) JK--Sam had truck

RT @kdnuggets: After PRISM, another NSA data mining tool comes to light ( ) JK--Surprise, surprise! They use #Hadoop

Dumb to worry about how much preretirement income you can replace with savings in retirement. Consider preretirement lifestyle instead

Guitar Player mag. Torchbearer for long-extinct rock-guitar showboating hero-worshipping 1970s hoohah. This month: Robin Trower profiled

Vanity Fair cover story. Latest in Brad Pitt saga: live down his good looks & somehow build his movie career against all odds

Cool. Men's Health mag has feature on bacon cuisine. So it must be healthy. Especially if, as illustrated, sexy ladies dig it too.

Curious why Tarzan needed to remind Jane of her own name. Did she suffer from dementia?

Carrie Brownstein. I want to see her expand the range of shows in which she acts. She always makes me smile.

Only posted locker-room rules @ club concern not leave stuff overnite. Always joker member thinks they make rules

Gerstner: "I've led an episodic life." Kobielus: "That's a good summary of my career as well."

Reading long Washington Post interview of ex #IBM chair/CEO Lou Gerstner. Reminds that one individual skipper can turn a huge ship around.

Best thing about Facebook is that, by re-introducing you to people from your past, it re-energizes the memory of them with fresh dimensions

Revised my Twitter profile to read: "The opinions expressed are not those of a rational person."

"NSA, FBI mining data directly from major Internet companies, report says" ( ) JK--Bullshit. Accessing is not "mining."

RT @nacin: “Direct access” is *clearly* dropboxes. If U think FB would let *anyone* connect to actual DB servers, U’ve never met a sysadmin.

"Direct" access to a database doesn't necessarily mean unfettered access to all data 24x7. Query of a narrow database partition is "direct."

@jeroenlatour I didn't say "data scientists are biased." I said various types of biases may creep into their work. All can be addressed.

"How Government Gets Data From FB GGL Etc." ( ) JK--Limited disclosures per govt requests under law, not 24x7 wiretaps