Friday, July 26, 2013

Aweekstweets July 20-26 2013: the week of living Carlos Dangerously

Drafted my next #IBMDataMag article: "How Will Supercomputing Evolve in the Era of #BigData?"

Robocall said "please stay on the line for an important call from Newt Gingrich." Talk about excellent reasons 2 hang up with extreme force!

Saw "Django Unchained" last night on DVD. Tarantino's the American Hitchcock. Genre unto himself. Accessible/commercial but boundary-pushing

New #IBM jk blog: "#BigData Analytics Will Permeate the Internet of Things" ( )

All in memory? Exascale #bigdata in-memory platforms will demand new programming paradigms ( ) Friday #IBM quick-hit

All in memory? Exascale big-data in-memory platforms will demand new programming paradigms: 

RIP Virginia Johnson. Female half of Masters & Johnson scientific research team that starting in 1950s began 2 dissect human sexual response

Fox News' background remains deep blue. Odd for them. Subliminal attempt to influence those states? Not working.

VH-1 should do 1-job-wonder retrospect on all no-name LA-area singr-actor-comedian commentators on its retros + genuine hasbeen Mark McGrath

If I could B any Beatle which would it B? One of the surviving. Ringo's my height but th other's richer knighted southpaw James. No contest.

Drafted 4 o nxt wk's 5 quick-hits. Most involve me getting head around fresh scientific research. Stretching it. Sweating I dont misconstrue

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp GMF by John Grant JK--Suspense = wondering if DJ put on "gr8st living creature" or career-ending "gr8st m*f*" version

Google Glass. It's essentially a single-lens bifocal. I don't like bifocals. Especially not ones that unbalance my field of view.

Spirit is like an electromagnetic field emanating from the soul. It arranges the iron filings in the bloodstream of the world around you.

""At Netflix, #bigdata can affect even littlest things" ( ) JK--Hints how thoroughly BD revolutionizing TV experience

"A Reference Model for Systems of Engagement and Systems of Record" ( ) JK--Good framework, taxonomy, & definitions.

"Evolution of Enterprise Data Warehouse, Starring #Hadoop" ( ) JK--Good trends overview. Interviews #IBM @nancykoppdw

"New #IBM Sw...Exceptional Digital Experiences" ( ) JK--Mobile, analytix & opt'zn, omnichan media create, social IntrXn

Feds raid medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington state, where it's legal. Curious if "states rights" zealots'll address this absurdity

In mathematical sense, the # of tasks awaiting me right now = finite positive integer. But set feels infinite cuz upper-side unbounded

Internet of Things? Vehicular analytics will deliver "fahrvergn├╝gen optimization": 

"Carlos Danger" is a good nom-de-porn, but not as good as the Mark Wahlberg character in "Boogie Nights": "Dirk Diggler."

New #IBM jk #InfoWorld article: "Graph analysis will make #bigdata even bigger" ( )

Spam promises result more alarming than hypertension: "weird food killed my dad's high blood pressure."

DC United to build soccer stadium at wonderfully named Buzzard Point adjacent to Ft. McNair. I've long felt the point is ripe 4 development

Introducing my daughter to "Fawlty Towers." No need to explain. Any episode is a good introduction. Start laughing. Don't stop laughing.

I was right (though I had no money riding on it). I told my wife yesterday that they'd name the baby "George." She wasn't listening.

Drafted the first 2 of next week's quick-hits. Ten zillion distractions today. Challenging material. Needed to focus. Going out of my mind.

Hey #kexp @loserboy, it's "centaur," not "minotaur." Part man Part horse Ask Rachel Ratner.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Everybody Needs Somebody To Love by The Blues Brothers JK--Belushi was a so-so R&B singer. But the band was smokin'

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Fools Gold 4.15 by The Stone Roses from What the World Is Waiting For JK--1989. Song name harmonizes w/my latest blog

New #IBM jk AnalyzingMedia blog: "Please Don’t Alchemize Social Sentiment into Fool’s Gold" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Poetic Justice by Kendrick Lamar from good kid, m.A.A.d city JK--Rare to hear a good hiphop love song. This is one.

"#IBM & Pivotal 2 Accel Open Cloud Innov w/Cloud Foundry" ( ) JK--Collab on devel of interop PaaS fw & open source proj

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Creep In A T-Shirt by Portugal The Man from Evil Friends JK--This one needs major radio airplay.

#BigData optimal deployment model? Multi-cloud biz envs'll ramp all challenges 2 new difficulty ( ) Wed #IBM quick-hit

Big Data's optimal deployment model? Multi-cloud business environments will ramp all challenges to new difficulty...: 

Best Xmas present I ever got was a few years ago: Beatles CD boxset. Not a day goes by I don't immerse my head in it. Always in Beatles mood

"Self-driving cars could create 1GB data a second" ( ) JK--The Internet of Things will be driven by #BigData on wheels

@wwdada Thanks for the "profound." Slippery-slope is data "relevance" is akin to "truthiness" if you let it drift too far from "true."

Can't be spam. "Yusuf Mustafa" stated right there in "his" subject line: "My name is Yusuf Mustafa." Real person. "He" vouches for "himself"

HootSuite has lost Twitter connectivity. Let's see if my TweetDeck backup still has it.

"Weiner apologizes for texts after he left Congress" ( ) Jk--My sense is that he gets kicks from humiliating himself.

Americans divide into two factions: some call it "WI-sconsin," some "WE-sconsin." Bluesman Robert Johnson was in the latter camp.

@curtmonash That would be true if in fact they stood for "just kidding." But they don't. They stand for "James Kobielus."

@curtmonash So, Curt, are you implying that the curse words are the most essential dialogue?

In my 3 years in Wisconsin, I dont recall ever being badgered by anybody over anything. I dont know why people call them that. Oh. Nevermind

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Tomorrow Tomorrow by Eleanor Friedberger from Personal Record JK--Another brilliant American singer-songwriter.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Fall o th Star High School Running Back by Mountain Goats frm All Hail West Texas JK--Cant NOT hang on his every word

Just saw somebody resurrect term "mashup" in #bigdata context. Please don't. It's a tired lame hipness retread from the Millennium Decade.

"The Internet Of Things Gold Rush" ( ) JK--That's a serious exaggeration. I'm not sensing any get-rich-quick IoT mania

I'm a shoeshine boy of the technocratic elite. I'm also a drum major for truth, justice, and the American way of doing #bigdata analytics.

"Data ingestion." I just saw the phrase somewhere. Just say "data ingest." "Data ingestion" sounds too much like "indigestion." Urp!

Camera Obscura "Fifth in Line to the Throne" ( ) JK--Dedicated to Anne, who's now 5th. Her elder bro's grandson is 3rd

Hype. It's excessive attention and/or praise for something. You can't truly assess what's excessive vs. sufficient till you immerse yourself

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Nude as the News by Cat Power from What Would the Community Think? JK--Some communities would think nude news is OK.

"An Overview Of The Security Concerns In Enterprise Cloud Computing" ( ) JK--Good still-relevant from 2011. Cites me

How relying on #bigdata–powered SIEM involves implementing single #repository for log data  by James Kobielus

Why Internet of Things #security is going to escalate in the IT industry’s agenda going forward  by James Kobielus

Apply #security incident and event management approaches to Internet of Things security  by James Kobielus

Big Data’s Potential in Helping to Secure the Internet of Things  by James Kobielus

RT @hillaryclinton: Congrats from across the pond 2 th Duke and Duchess! Wishing U best of luck & bit of advice: It Takes a (Royal) Village!

New #IBMDataMag jk article: "#BigData’s Potential in Helping to Secure the Internet of Things" ( )

Social sentiment as valuable market intelligence? Data quality will take back seat to data relevance ( ) Tues #IBM q-h

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Monkberry Moon Delight by Paul McCartney from Ram JK--One of many great McCartney solo recordings.

Social sentiment as valuable market intelligence? Data quality will take back seat to data relevance: 

WashPost bit re SF rock 3some Weekend, "not 2 B confused with" Balto rock duo Weekends, Canadians Weeknd & th Weekend, or Brit band Weekend

Bollywood goes to Switzerland for majestic mountain scenes? These are people from India, right? The folks who have Himalayas next door?

Internet of Things. Essentially, the next big thing is every thing.

Congrats to Duke & Duchess of Cambridge on birth of son. Didn't realize they were expecting. Well-kept secret.

Drafted next #IBM AnalyzingMedia blog: "Don't Alchemize Social Sentiment into Fool's Gold"

"The universe is permeated with the odor of kerosene" ( )

Drafted this week's #IBM jk blog: "#BigData Analytics Will Permeate the Internet of Things"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp It's a Shame About Ray by The Lemonheads JK--Evan Dando not too good with names? Then how'd he know it's Ray's shame?

So begins my weekly cycle of selecting next week's quick-hit topics. I task myself with developing the last 5 interesting things I tweeted

"Bring Da Noise: Embrace Randomness Key to Scale Up ML Algos" ( ) JK--Feature hash degrades DQ but improves predictive

"Lessons Oscar Taught Us: Data Sci & Media/Ent" ( ) JK--When algorithms get agents & entourages, it's showtime, folks!

"3 Reasons Why Life Cyc Mgt Matters Mor w/ #BigData" ( ) JK--1) grows fast, 2) most ephemeral, 3) quality probs skew BI

"Pitfalls of Using Online & Social Data in #BigData Analysis" ( ) JK--Is Twitter data is the fruit fly of data science?

New #IBM jk #Dataversity blog: "Social Data Quality Will Take Back Seat to Data Relevance" ( )

"Why We Can't Use Social Media To Predict Riots" ( ) JK--Predict collective behavior from social sentiment? Pipedream.

"9 Facts About Quantum Computing That'll Melt Yr Mind" ( ) JK--Or freeze it: must B kept extremely cold 2 run properly.

"Self-driving cars R th next $240 billion market, analyst sez" ( ) JK--Cool. Get me list o all $240B markets heretofore

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Blue Skies by Willie Nelson from The Very Best of Willie Nelson JK--Excellent cover of this standard.

Data-scientist skillsets? The common denominator needs to come down ( ) Monday #IBM quick-hit

Data-scientist skillsets? The common denominator needs to come down: 

Cool. Spam informs I'm winning lotteries in many countries. Seems I've been boarding planes in my sleep & frequenting foreign Kwik-E-Marts

Glanced at collection of David Foster Wallace essays. Cerebral literary highbrow lowbrow post-ironic footnote footnote yawn yawn yawn.

Glanced at memoir by Hollywood-based Canadian who co-created "Hee Haw." Show introduced many northerners (self included) to country-western

RT @merrywhy: @jameskobielus Great tweets, well done sir. ( ) JK---Thanks. Is this list rank-ordered? By influence?

Stretch limousines? I think of them as claustrophobia buses.

3 Redboxes up, 3 Redboxes down. Not a single worthwhile DVD in any that I haven't already seen. Inning's over. Plan to read a book instead.

Our bodies are organisms, not machines. You can't replace parts with prosthetics & expect harmony with the whole. Mind must manage that

RT @washingtonpost: "Thou shall not wear shorts to church?" ( ) JK--Ridiculous. Jesus would B scolded 4 wearing sandals

RT @MiaFarrow: Fascinating up-to-the-minute statistics about the world right this second 

Saw "The Sunshine Boys" last night on TV, 1st time since '75 theatrical release. Comedically, Richard Benjamin holds own vs. Matthau & Burns

Just saw the best personalized plate for a convertible: "GO TOPLZ."

WashPost article on why new Silver Line to Dulles may have trouble finding riders. Dulles itself was underutilized for its first 30 years.

Twitter. The only place where I can regularly get breaking headlines on the diverse tech-biz specialties that concern me. Indispensable.

Apparently, someone else's auto-correct substituted "frog" for "fridge." Sorry, we've already sold our mini-frog.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Phantom Rider by Daughn Gibson from Me Moan JK--I agree w/ @thetroynelson : this dude has boss basso & awesome lyrics

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Aweekstweets July 13-20 2013: the week I reminisced about my AFSCME days

The pace of new follows on Facebook is very slow. The pace on LinkedIn faster. On Twitter: faster still. Far more promiscuous a social.

Wife mixed tall Long Island Iced Tea that we're both sharing here at home. Tall cup. We alternate on same straw. Two-straw'd b more romantic

Did a Whole Foods run today over in Springfield. The samples were good & the sample-slingers really got into it. One lady romanced a...

Hugh Jackman. Waiting for the day he lets himself go. So we can call him Huge Assman.

Tabloidosphere has oversaturated Kate/William baby coverage to the point it seems like she's already delivered. FYI, she hasn't yet.

On sofa listening to today's hits. Like (in descending order): Macklemore, Jay-Z, Lady GaGa, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez.

Supermodels. At what point did this master race of emaciated runway-dominatrices exterminate the indigenous lesser models?

I've come to the conclusion that people use the f-word far more often in the movies than in real life. In practically every sentence in some

New #IBM jk blog: "How Can We Measure the Risks of #BigData?" ( )

Univision. El Gordo y La Flaca. Actually, El Gordo looks good in loose all-white. Demassifies his profile. Blinding!

@Viktor_MS discussing "dictatorship of data" on #BigDataBytes ( ). See my June blog on that ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Paper Planes by MIA from Kala JK--I consider her the Sarah Silverman of hiphop. Cute little-girl voice dripping acid.

Countdown 2 #BigDataBytes videochat w/ @Viktor_MS on #BigData revolution. Join in 25 minutes! 

Drafted latest #Dataversity blog: "Social Data Quality Will Take Back Seat to Data Relevance"

"Detroit’s demise was decades in the making" ( ) JK--Good to see Detroit-native Keith Richburg POV. I knew him at UMich

Finished all 5 quick-hits for next week. Pushed my head further into fundamental computer science, from exascale all-in-memory big-data POV

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Girlfriend in a Coma by The Smiths from Strangeways, Here We Come JK--Morrissey's most classic acid kiss-off song.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash from Live @ Folsom Prison JK--Wow! Confesses 2 shooting man in Reno & watching die

"Businesses moving to cloud storage despite significant reservations" ( ) JK--Security concerns persist.

"Datafication of business." At first, the term "datafication" made me gag. But actually rolls off the tongue as succinct expression of trend

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp A New England by Kirsty MacColl from The One and Only JK--Billy Bragg song. Her covers were better than the originals

One of my #IBM colleagues recently, as music-festival volunteer in Ottawa, chauffeured Zooey Deschanel (She & Him). Up close, fame vanishes

Subscribe online 2 IT pubs. Pulldowns. Careful not click country as "United Arab Emirates" or "Uganda." United States of America is between

Thinking of changing my name to "There." So much faux-intimate spam addresses me as "Hi There!" Apparently, I look like a "There." So be it

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Liars Beware by Richard Hell & The Voidoids from Spurts: The Richard Hell Story JK--Surprisingly light on punky feet!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ngiculela Es Una Historia I Am Singing by Stevie Wonder from Songs in Key o Life JK--Gr8 one. Thanks Larry Mizell Jr

Big Media? Storage optimization even more critical at this scale ( ) Friday #IBM quick-hit

Big Media? Storage optimization even more critical at this scale: 

Jack Handey's bewilderment at former SNL writer colleague Al Franken becoming a senator: "It's like hearing Mark Twain had become a florist"

Detroit's bankruptcy filing. Long overdue. Place needs to be radically restructured at all levels. I know it too well to harbor illusions.

Richard Hell writes in WSJ about his East Village "tenement apartment." Been in same rent-controlled (ie landlord-neglected) dump since 1975

At this point Virginia Gov. McDonnell should simply resign. He+wife have accepted so many questionable "gifts" that his credibility is kaput

Majority of Americans supports fortifying Mexican border. Absurd insult to a neighbor nation that has never once waged war against the USA.

I luv spam that addresses me as "my dearest." I always dreamt my soulmate would be an artificial contrivance with no actual soul.

Northern Ireland Bureau. Represents interests of that devolved UK realm in North America. The lady explained well. I grabbed an info folder

Twice today I switched between Metrorail cars mid journey. AC nonoperational in some. Swelterin!

Good roundtable on #bigdata applicability to dementia research. Supersmart highly influential participants. I learned a lot.

Have written 4 of next week's 5 quick-hits. One on vehicular IoT apps for driver experience. Calling them "fahrvergn├╝gen optimization"

"Belly dancing math" ( ) JK--Non-boring title o followup 2 "Structuredness coefficient 2 find patterns & associations"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp While You Were Sleeping by Elvis Perkins from Ash Wednesday JK--"They hung young Cain from the Adam tree."

Speaking this PM on panel w/ Sir Mark Walport (chf UK sci advsr) at N.Ireland Bureau WashDC ( ) on #bigdata & dementia

Probably just summer deep in its doldrums. But most of today's commentary on the socials feels like reruns. Everybody's head's in a hammock

Every day. Somebody I've never heard of emails me a request to help them. Doesn't tell me what's in it for me. Delete.

Meaty metadata? SPARQL deserves a second look for big-data query standard ( ) Thursday #IBM quick-hit

Meaty metadata? SPARQL deserves a second look for big-data query standard: 

Nice again to have my bare feet back on the cool floor of my basement office. For me at work, physically, it's home plate. Pitch it!

"'Superman' crystals could store 360TB of data forever" ( ) JK--Perfect for multitemperature storage mgt (yuk yuk).

On Delta flights with entertainment, I frequently space on LPs--notably Zero 7's greatest collection: "Record." Perfect mellow atmospherics!

Met fellow #IBM-er and ex- #Forrester analyst Brian Hill at Silicon Valley Lab. Didn't realize he was with us. Great to reconnect.

"Analysts see room 4 growth on #Hadoop, other '#bigdata' technologies" ( ) JK--Article's 2 years old. Cites prior me

"How to use a graph database to solve #BigData problems" ( ) JK--Cool discussion of graph data structure in nature.

Karma. It's a predictive model on the supernatural plane.

""What’s Yr Social-Media Genotype?" ( ) JK--Fixed set o personal interests describes/predicts behavior on social nets

"The hot new technology in #BigData is decades old: SQL" ( ) JK--Good market overview includes #IBM BigSQL

"Why #BigData will never beat business intuition" ( ) JK--Interesting POV. And John Henry was a steel-drivin' man!

"Social media analytics: are we nearly there yet?" ( ) JK--Discusses challenges assessing quality of this intelligence

"IoT may drive U nuts before it makes things better" ( ) JK--Dont make us reboot our fridge as often as Windows

"Bill Gates on future of...just about everything" ( ) JK--Sez climate change models fit historical, not very predictive

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." Google search shows ALincoln, FNietzche, PDrucker, AKay, & SJobs all coined this

"Big Brother." It's essentially the paranoiac mindset that sees nothing but censors and sensors everywhere.

"Data Sci & Semmelweis Reflex" ( ) JK--Nothing like Heimlich Maneuver. Reject new data cuz conflicts w/received wisdom

@kfalconspb What Louis CK didn't mention is that your "chariot in the sky" is no fun if you're squished like cargo w/no view of Earth.

Delta is good! They just gave me 500 bonus miles plus free drink coupon to apologize for yesterday's middle-seat discomfort. Thanks Delta!

People comment how ridiculous it was that Jimi Hendrix opened for The Monkees. But he was there for simple reason: Micky dug Hendrix.

Political rhetoric. Why is calling for simple majority vote "nuclear" (ie, extremist)? And what gives GOP the nerve to lecture on extremism?

Security o #bigdata? Implementing trustwrthy MpReduce infrastructur fundamental ( ) Wed #IBM qh in adv. Travel tomorrow

Security of big data? Implementing trustworthy MapReduce infrastructure is fundamental: 

Santa Cruz CA. That winding highway through the mountains up from San Jose is one of the scariest busy roads I've ever driven.
Social sentiment as valuable market intel? It's easy to squander it through naive interpretations ( ) Tuesday #IBM q-h

Social sentiment as valuable market intelligence? It's easy to squander it through naive interpretations: 

When's that drink cart coming? I need something to dull the pain of Mr. Nexttomecontinualpenclicking.

Having tons of fun in the middle seat in coach in a cross-country flight. Tons of it.

@melizeche I just made it public. Thanks

Business travel is an oddly calming experience for me. Even thru all the travel hassles, I stay centered. Mostly on my own.

@melizeche I just did. Anybody can follow my FB ( )

Another approach is to say #bigdata IS advanced analytics at extreme scale, hence IS NOT basic analytics (i.e., BI) at traditional scale

My Facebook post on "what #bigdata is NOT" ( ). Just bullet points. Not a blog or quick-hit.

I've addressed "what big data is NOT" question by adapting some thoughts from my 2012 "big-data mythbusting" blogs. See my FB for details.

Microsoft Bob. IMHO it would have succeeded if they'd asked Bob Newhart to voice the cute little doggy.

Corpse flower at US Botanic Garden. Everyone waiting for it to open and stink. I'm waiting for it to say "feed me Seymour!"

DCA recorded robo-announcements. Repetition accentuates qualities I deem prissy, insincere, and/or patronizing. All in my mind?

Someone asked for a list of everything #bigdata is NOT. Something tells me it's a futile task.

Drafted latest #IBM jk blog: "#BigData: How Can We Measure the Risks?"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Bagboy by Pixies from single JK--2013. I'm not a Pixies geek, but I like this as much as any of their classic stuff

"Increasing Meaninglessness of Data-Metadata Distinction" ( ) JK--Metadata is data (that describes other data).

"20 Inspiring #BigData Visualization Examples" ( ) JK--Cool and useful, all of them.

"Structuredness coefficient to find patterns..." ( ) JK--Ignore the boring headline. Dig the mesmerizing visualizations

"Kaggle now has 100K data scientists, but what’s a data scientist?" ( ) JK--Lowering bar of skills required to compete?

"Data Cleanup: #BigData Can Pose Big Risk" ( ) JK--Common retention period, filtering criteria, intelligent indexing

"Data, Metadata & the Assumption of Quality" (  ) JK--Alludes to "relevance" rather than accuracy o social intelligence

With the fascination 4 "moneyball" & all that, it's only a matter of time before sportsfans start assembling Fantasy Data Scientist Leagues!

I can't believe people in the whateverosphere still parsing distinctions among data insight intelligence knowledge wisdom. Give it a rest!

Graph analysis? Identifying moving targets demands #bigdata & fancy math ( ) Monday #IBM quick-hit

Graph analysis? Identifying moving targets demands big data & fancy math: 

A good day gallivanting and touristing around DC. Ended it with a little Whole Foods action in Arlington. Places jumps on a Sunday.

Future visions of the past? I suspect they'll re-imagine us as knuckle-dragging morons who imagined that our lame gadgets were "smart."

Flying cars have always been insane dream. Not only would they B incredibly dangerous to "drive," imagine the air traffic control nightmares

Jetsons. Cartoon's tech "vision" was entirely based on advances in avionics + robotics. Not electronics. Not materials. Not life sciences

Why U should care about multicloud ( …) JK--Good Linthicum piece on challenges o bridging myriad public & private clouds

Scientists create liquid metal structures with 3D printer ( …) JK--Lithium-ion batteries the size of grain of sand. Cool

WashPost review of US airline hijackings of 1960s & early 1970s. 9/11 was a tragic anomaly. Tight airport security has made huge difference.

Why is it said outrageous events among the living might cause the departed to "turn over in their graves"? Too ashamed to face coffin lid?

I like lying on the floor with my head and knees slightly elevated. Puts my back muscles at absolute peace.

Rewatching Clint Eastwood "Gran Torino" with my guests. The Asian-Americans are realistic in their portrayal of family dynamics.

Lying here processing my seconds of Vietnamese eggrolls. Socializing with family & friends at home. I'm on the sofa relaxing.

Android on the Samsung smartphone is annoying, hard to find stuff I need.

I think it's important that we romanticize every last square inch of the places where we grew up. They don't make dirt like that anymore.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Aweekstweets July 5-13 2013: the week I declared I’m totally spoiled (

@redrambles It's absurd. Calling Madagascar "isolated" from Africa is like calling Japan "isolated" re Asia--& it's east o Africa not south

Just saw The Economist describe Madagascar as "isolated island in Indian Ocean near southern tip o Africa." Fire whoever didnt check map 1st

Yoga classes in public parks. I've never seen them. My club isn't terribly friendly 4 yoga. Most days, I have to do it alone in noisy place

Was a busy work week split in two by a brief vacation. Having trouble remembering it all. Feels like fragments of several months. No shape.

This week I learned I'm not the only white dude married to a Chinese-Indonesian lady who MUST have ABBA's greatest hits on while she drives

"PaRSEC: Design sw 4 exascale supercomputer generation" ( ) JK--~1,000x faster than today top Linux-powered petascale

"Anthropology & data sci need each other" ( ) JK--Suggests ethnographic description o data-drivn decis-suppt cultures

"NoSQL Database Deployments: 10 Real-World Examples" ( ) JK--Good delineation of use cases.

Catch me live next Thurs 7-18, Wash DC, on panel w/ Sir Mark Walport, UK Govt's Chief Science Adviser, on #bigdata apps in battling dementia

Have written 4 o next wk's 5 quick-hits. Biggest weekly challenge: don't make the 5th a tired lame thoughtless impatient knock-off. Breathe

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp July, July! by The Decemberists from Castaways & Cutouts JK--I've warmed up to Colin Meloy's adenoidal singing voice.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Love Is th Drug by Roxy Music frm Siren JK--1975. Cultur'd evolvd 2 suppt explic drug refs in radio-ready song titles

New #IBM jk blogpost: "#Hadoop’s Linux Analogy is Wearing Thin as the Market Evolves" ( )

"Data Scientists Myths & Mathemagical Superpowers" ( ) JK--If U squint at end, gives me due attribution. From last year

"#IBM & Sprint Velocity Drive Connected Car Into the Future" ( ) JK--Vehicular IoT w/ IBM MobileFirst solutions

"ZDeschanel, MWard: Put cellphone cameras down & listen 2 our music!" ( ) JK--Put a sock in it, S&H. B happy 2 hav fans

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Drink Nothing But Champagne by Future Bible Heroes from Partygoing JK--2013. Very funny lyric & great DBowie mimic.

Recommendation engines? Tuning the online ads that keep e-commerce afloat ( ) Friday #IBM quick-hit

The Internet of Things #BigData Bytes Videochat, Fri July 12, 2pm ET w. @NeilRaden, @jameskobielus, @thomasdeutsch 

Recommendation engines? Tuning the online ads that keep e-commerce afloat: 

"Your Metadata: Here’s What It Can Reveal About You" ( ) JK--Good piece. Fostering new generation of metadata geeks?

"#BigData Analysis Drives Revolution In Travel" ( ) JK--Loyalty plan personalization, among many disruptive apps.

"Q&A: Scrum's Role in Agile BI" ( ) JK--FYI, her's what I said on topic a few years ago ( )

Catch me speaking at #IBM #IOD2013 on "Emergence of Big Media: Evolving and Dwarfing Today's #BigData Platforms." Nov 3-7. Details to come

New #IBM jk podcast: "Shooting Down Myths about Data Scientists" ( )

You know you've been doing #bigdata too intensely if you initiate a MapQuest search by typing www dot mapreduce dot com

I like the fact that John Sculley is everywhere now, seemingly, speaking for himself. Refusing to let Steve Jobs' skewed picture o him stand

Considering broadening my professional focus to evangelizing all things good and proper in this world. But that sounds a bit too messianic

New #ITKE #IBM jk blog: "Stream computing is core of the Internet of Things — and much more" ( )

Back to work after a quick 2 days off. Looks like the rest of world kept working on those days, judging by the crush of emails awaiting me.

#BigData vision? The SMAC stack ( ) Thursday #IBM quick-hit

Big data vision? The SMAC stack: 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp That's Not Really Funny by Eels from Souljacker JK--Song's got one of th gr8st manic electro-splices I've ever heard

"5 Ways #BigData Can Improve Your Car" ( ) JK--Cloud. Human-mach i/f. Biz proc. Personalizd infotainmt. Behav context

When the sister-in-law's here, I revert to more Indonesian for the important matters. "Ada coklat?" (got any chocolate?)

RT @ReillyRick "Best obit ever: Deceased Cleveland Browns fan requstd 6 Browns players B pallbearers 'so they can let me down 1 last time'"

For me, yoga is all about cultivating springiness into all my joints. Enables maximum resilience, agility, balance, & poise.

I'm always happiest when I have a crisp set of to-dos that I task myself with. I coil my head to spring through them all in rapid sequence

Drafted latest #ITKE #IBM jk blog: "Stream Computing Is Core of the Internet of Things--and Much More"

Drafted latest #InfoWorld #IBM blog: "Graph Analysis Will Push #BigData's Scalability Envelope"

""Search theory & #bigdata" ( ) JK--Branch of advanced math supports targeting when location opaque.

"#BigData, bad analytics" ( ) JK--Good article about human failures to apply valid interpretation to data you analyze.

"Why does LinkedIn want to be a media company? It’s all about the data" ( ) JK--Fresh targeted content = social magnet

"Should politics affect whether investigative journo taught @ UW-Madison? ( ) JK--WI legislators are fools @deborahblum

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Elephant Man by Bo Diddley from The Black Gladiator JK--Cool funk-soul from the early 70s. Sam&Dave/Sly Stone-ish

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ever Thought o Coming Back by Kelley Stoltz frm Below th Branches JK--2006. Best Beach Boys song not technicly theirs

Noam Chomsky. I've long felt that Cookie Monster should have been named "Num-Num Chompsky." But that's just me.

Let's see. Sliced bread most important 20th century innovation. Toaster the epitome of appliances. Creamy peanut butter = seamless software?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Sat by the Ocean by Queens of the Stone Age from ...Like Clockwork JK--2013. Sounds like long-lost 70s FM-rock gem

New #IBM jk #SmarterAnalytics blog: "High-Quality Data Science Demands Independent Verification" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Chicken Payback by A Band of Bees from Free The Bees JK--2005. Feels like a rockin' beach party in 1963.

Drafted this week's #IBM blog: "#Hadoop's Linux Analogy is Wearing Thin as the Market Evolves"

Unstructured #bigdata? Modeling and measuring its risk factors ( ) Wednesday #IBM q-h in adv. Short vacation

#Hadoop uber-alles? Linux analogy is wearing thin as the market evolves ( ) Tuesday #IBM q-h in advance. Short vacation

#BigData under control? The security challenge from the Internet of Things ( ) Monday #IBM quick-hit

Unstructured big data? Modeling and measuring its risk factors: 

Hadoop uber-alles? Linux analogy is wearing thin as the market evolves: 

Big data under control? The security challenge from the Internet of Things: 

Let's see. Anthony Weiner wants to be NYC mayor, Eliot Spitzer wants to be city comptroller. Weiner-Spitzer sounds double-dirty. Like them.

Douglas Engelbart. Actual inventor of much of the stuff that Jobs & Gates built their billions on. Tweakers and cashers-in.

Proof the Apollo 11 moon-landing was staged hoax: conveniently "lost" th original videotapes. All th other Apollo missions were blooper reel

Charles Osgood. Oldschool calm genteel announcer in bowtie. Perfect Sunday morning reassurance host.

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. ― Socrates" JK--Blessed be the numbskulls?

I didn't realize Douglas Engelbart dabbled in genetic engineering. Says something here about him inventing a mouse.

A good Sunday morning. Family & guests starting to awake. Good host that I am, I didn't devour all the best bagels when I got up.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Surf's Up by Brian Wilson frm SMiLE JK--Beautiful Van Dyke Parks poem w/ Wilson music. Orig on Beach Boys "Surf's Up"

Believe it or not: if Abraham Lincoln were alive today, he would be the oldest person who ever lived.

Waiting for sister-in-law to clear customs & immigration at Dulles. We're at Panera,Tysons Corner Ctr. Will zoom over there when she's ready

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Night Shift by Bob Marley & Wailers frm Rastaman Vibration JK--OK. Interpol8s his "It's Alright" which I like better

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Jah Jah the Conqueror by Linval Thompson frm Ride on Dreadlocks JK--U dont hafta B Rasta 2 dig their devotional music

Where there's a will there's a way to prove that the deceased billionaire was not of sound mind when he wrote it & hence it all goes to you