Saturday, August 30, 2014

Aweektsweets August 24-30 2014: the week we lost Akong

What is the matter with me? How exactly did I start letting 80s popsongs get stuck in my head? Billy Ocean, be gone!

3-day weekend. I've got a packed schedule. Every day, I've planned one lazy do-nothing moment after another. Whew! Better not get to work.

Using voice recognition to write a tweet. Curious what results.

Was telling my girl that the only thing bigger than #bigdata is Godzilla.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Be My Lover by Alice Cooper from Killer JK--1971. "From Detroit city." Grew up there, but started group in Phoenix

"Crazy Data Science Tutorial: Classifcation/Clustering" ( ) JK--Cool beer-bottles foto. 99? Take 1 down. Pass it around

Anybody who lists "visionary" in their profile needs to explain whether it's a synonym for "opthamologist" or "egotist."

"How to Become a Data Scientist" ( ) JK--I particular like the graph on analytics job listings by programming language

" #IBM Report: Developing a Roadmap to Advance Enterprise Mobility" ( ) JK--Download it here: 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Poison Ivy by Bleached from For the Feel JK--2014. Nice new girl-group version of the Coasters classic.

"Why #bigdata has big probs when comes 2 public policy" ( ) JK--Can data scientists light fire under policymaker feet?

" #BigData: There's signal in that noise" ( ) JK--I.e., insights having nothing to do w/ intended original use of data

"Managing IT risks of self-svc & perf: Another day as Ringmaster in #BI circus" ( ) JK--#IBM Rachel Bland on "BI 4 BI"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp America by First Aid Kit JK--Cover o '68 S&G. Song seemingly final nail in Mrs Wagner coffin ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones from Let It Bleed JK--1969. Soundtracks play this to symbolize late-60s bad trip

RT @marcobonezzi: #DB2 "Cancun Release" (10.5 FP4) is out! Check what enhancements available today 4 #DB2 #pureScale: 

Wife saw coverage of Joan Rivers last night & commented on her cosmetic surgery as if a poorly disguised secret. It's butt of her own jokes!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Please Stop Dancing by Th Magnetic Fields from Distortion JK--2008. Th deliberately noise-drenched LP in their corpus

Curious what percentage of social "influencers" are there because they post original thinking, vs. those that simply retweet the originals?

IBM #InfoSphereStreams – keeping rhinos & customers safe from poachers:  #bigdata #IBM

Beautiful cool morning out there. Kept upstairs windows open all night. Slept like a baby or rather like parents hope their cutie will sleep

I follow  to get feed of kneejerk leftism to counteract the other knee that Fox News keeps trying to jerk in my face

#BigData -driven TV experience? Serving active + passive audiences p1:  p2:  Fri #IBMDataMag qh

Research has always been an arduous process but now IBM Watson Discovery Advisor seeks to change that #IBMWatson 

Weird when people retweet something I put out months ago. Or flattering. Can't imagine why anyone would page back through my stuff that far

RT @cagedether: Very cool! James Murphy (@lcdsoundsystem) ties up w/ #IBM to make music from #USOpen tennis #bigdata 

"The science behind #bigdata storage" ( ) JK-- Robert Haas on #IBM / DESY plan to dev a big data architecture 4 science

Ongoing Media Coverage of IBM’s Flash Ranking 

OK, they're legally hitched. No word on whether they plan to legally change to the common surname of Brangelina.

"Flash changes design o DB stor engines" ( ) JK--Blends RAM convenience w/disk size/durab, w/access speeds btwn those

" #Hadoop Data Via the Cloud" ( ) JK--Should have mentioned #IBM #Bluemix Analytics for Hadoop ( )

Thank you for not thanking me for following you. I'll continue if your tweetstreams are not just repeated thanks to people for following you

" #IBM #Watson Ushers in New Era o Data-Driven Discoveries" ( ) JK--IBM Watson Discovery Advisor available as cloud svc

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Let Loose The Dogs by Cold Specks from Neuroplasticity JK--2014. Cool. Surprised not called "stick to your guns"

Machine learning? Distinguishing deep learning from its opposite p1:  p2:  Thurs #IBMDataMag qh

We also need Elbow Defender to fight back against the dude one seat over who hogs the common armrest for the whole flight. This must stop!

Galaxie 500 "Final Day" ( ) JK--1990. Cool Young Marble Giants cover from pre-Luna Dean Wareham & crew's Peel Sessions.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Who's Producing You? by Ty Segall from Manipulator JK--2014. Another great guitar freakout from this guy.

Trying out all of the music apps on my iPhone. Beats Music has cool setup. It recommended Massive Attack “Teardrop.” Smart!

Enough work for one day. Shutting down open windows, one after one. Close, sesame!

At #IBMDataMag, we don't email/newsltr subscribers same links 2 same articles week after week. Not like other pubs. We just send fresh stuff

Bob McDonnell's corruption defense is essentially that he was an innocent lamb led to the slaughter by his wicked witch wife. Not buying it.

Christmas in August. Just activated my new iPhone.

If Monty Python decides to make a "Life of #BigData" movie, I suppose there'll be a character named "Biggus Dattus" ( )

Very pleasant late-August day out there. The air smells like a cherished childhood memory of summer.

"Rsrchrs crack text analysis 1 dataset at time" ( ) JK--Discusses #IBM #Watson auto hypothesis gen bsd on mine sci lit

" #IBM Study: 80% of Orgs Turning to Citizen Developers 2 Drive Innovation" ( ) JK--Industry pros outside enterprise IT

New #IBM jk blog: "Consolidating and migrating to an in-memory analytics cloud" ( ) #ibmblu

"What is fog computing?" ( ) JK--Clouds whose primary processing nodes are network-edge endpoints--eg IoT "things"

"Data mining keeps HAIs from spreading" ( ) JK--Healthcare associated infections. Healthcare workers catch contagions.

#Hadoop uber-alles? Dredging "data lake" metaphor 2 its muddy bottom p1  p2  Wed #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dancehall Domine by The New Pornographers from Brill Bruisers JK--2014. This can be mistaken for no one but them.

Why Simple, by Design, is Still Better : #IBMPureData System for Analytics blog by @rhughes134  #ibmdatawarehousing

How should my architecture change to handle #bigdata?  Read #ibminsight blog by @wlucas001 #ibmdatawarehousing

Jackson Hole? Peculiar name for a city. Sounds like solitary confinement at the Michigan State Prison ( ).

Best minds of Millennial Generation perfecting the art of getting people to click ads? Fine. It's cool to click. Beat poetry never did 4 me

Was telling the daughter that I have to get myself back in a working mood each morning. I actually don't wake up jonesing for #bigdata.

RT @BloombergLabs: @claudia_perlich writes in @HarvardBiz about recruiting Data Scientists to do social good  #KDD2014

RT @kdnuggets: Google Knowledge Vault has 1.6B facts, from fact-harvesting bot that aims 2 collect all human knowldge 

"When Big Data & Infant Privacy Collide" ( ) JK--What constitutes informed consent re newborns & their doting parents?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Can't Give You Anything by Ramones from Rocket to Russia JK--1977. The boys had the most solid rocking groove ever

"We will drown in sensors before ever build true internet of things" ( ) JK--Discusses hyper-niche/siloed nature of IoT

"Big databases jump on the JSON bandwagon" ( ) JK--Writer forgot to mention #IBM JSON support in Cloudant platform

"Why Zipf's law explains so many #bigdata phenomena" ( ) JK--ZL = Most frequent word used 2x as much as 2ndmost, etc

Tommy James & The Shondells "Hanky Panky" ( ) JK--1966. Surprised a song about "doing it" got top-40 airplay in mid-60s

"Chief data officer may go way of chief electricity officer" ( ) JK--Too many similar C-level titles with similar scope

Standard PR email pitch: "we'll be in your area soon & would like to brief you." I don't take briefings & I doubt they know what area I'm in

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Common People by Pulp from Different Class JK--1995. Good, but I recommend Shatner's cover. Not joking.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp September Fields by Frazey Ford from Indian Ocean JK--2014. Distinctive shaky-voiced singer. Melanie-like songs.

Sitting here trying to get my head more deeply inside neural-network algorithms. I've been dabbling around the edges for years.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Andalucia by John Cale from Paris 1919 JK--1973. Very nice wistful folk song.

"Creating an Intelligent Supply Chain to Effect Change" ( ) JK--Case study video: optimize inventory #IBMDataMag

"Employing Near-Real-Time Analytics for Smart Grid" ( ) JK--Case study: electricity distrib & transmission #IBMDataMag

"Catch Prospects in the Right Place at the Right Time" ( ) JK--Video o real-time retail targeted promotions #IBMDataMag

"Analyze Rapid, Disparate Data Streams to Advance Outcomes" ( ) JK--Nature of analytics video #IBMDataMag

"Ongoing Media Coverage of #IBM’s Flash Rankings" ( ) JK--IBM solid-state array solutions #IBMDataMag

"Build an Integrated 360-Degree View of the Customer" ( ) JK--Trisha Dutta on #Watson Explorer & #MDM #IBMDataMag

"Apply #BigData Analytics to Streaming Internet of Things Data" ( ) JK--Kimberly Madia on real-time analytx #IBMDataMag

"Rich Data Sources for Abundant Innovation" ( ) JK--David Mould on new healthcare-relevant data sources #IBMDataMag

Meaty metadata? The analytic potency of the ontology p1:  p2:  Tuesday #IBMDataMag quick-hit

I just realized I'm happiest when staring at a screen and giggling like an idiot. I blame it on my Boob Tube addiction from an early age.

Yes, men also have biological clocks. Just don't tick us off. And remember there's an "l" in "clocks."

The #Emmy Awards are on TV. I know this only because people are tweeting about it. Apparently, people (not me) care about the Emmys.

Has anybody entertained the theory that the Loch Ness Monster built Stonehenge?

My favorite time of the workday: after-hours. When I can play back music I shared out during day. From my home computer with better speakers

Del-Vikings "Whispering Bells" ( ) & "Come Go With Me" ( ) JK--Marriage dubl. Today our 30th anniv

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rain Don't Fall on Me by Blind Willie Johnson (+wife) from Praise God I'm Satisfied JK--1930 ( )

Raising the game: The IBM Business Tech Trends Study #IBMBTT  via @IBMCAI

The IBM Business Tech Trends Study by Sandy Carter & Susanne Hupfer has been launched - …

Watch and learn more about the latest technology enabling the #InternetofThings for connected environments. 

"Google Maps' Former Lead Data Scientist Building World Largest Plant Library" ( ) JK--Big data to gladden vegan hearts

"Researchers get access to behavioral data from Reddit, Imgur & Twitch via DERP consortium" ( ) JK--"Open & ethical"

"Air-Quality Monitor U Take with You" ( ) JK--Wearable environmental sensor. Per my recent blog: 

"Data Driven: Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications Coming Soon" ( ) JK--Soon the streets will stream with data.

"APIs vs Svcs: what is difference?" ( ) JK--LOL. Sez SOA mainstream for about a decade. 2004 was when SOA declared dead

"Graph Analytics: New Use Case for Relational Databases" ( ) JK--Interesting benchmark of column store v. Apache Giraph

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp It Was a Very Good Year by Frank Sinatra from Where Are You? JK--1965. The year Old Blue Eyes turned 50.

"On #BigData benchmarks" ( ) JK--Discusses new TPC-C Benchmark. More here: 

" #Hadoop-as-a-Service to reach $16.1 billion" ( ) jK--By 2020, according to AMR.

"Scalable A/B experiments at Pinterest" ( ) JK--Interesting to see how they manage these operationally.

Data-scientist skillsets? Intro ev-drvn computation into pub policy p1:  p2:  Mon #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Cry to Me by Solomon Burke from Home in Your Heart JK--1962. Sensational oldschool R&B. When oldschool was newschool

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Feel by Ty Segall from Manipulator JK--2014. This guy has a great hard-rock sound. Soaring guitars and vocals.

"John F. Akers, Sixth #IBM CEO, Passes Away" ( ) JK--RIP. Ably helmed Big Blue through industry transition to PC era.

Our 30th anniversary. Wife & I take these in stride. The fact that we can still stride is comforting after all these years.

Good WSJ piece about startups with TOO MUCH passion. I encountered many in my analyst years. Blind themselves with "vision." Jobs-wannabes

Finally got around to ordering my iPhone. My Samsung Android smartphone was driving me crazy with issue after issue. Let's see how this goes

Prospective social-media "friend" promises 2 deliver 5,000 new friends. If they each & theirs did same, I'd have every1 on Earth before long

Trendsifting. Distinguishing the fads from fundamental innovations can be tough. Especially when new techs enter our lives at dizzying pace.

Reasonably good weekend. Got a reasonable amount of sleep. My reasoning skills have returned. Just in time for the workweek.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Aweekstweets August 16-24 2014: the week the scenery changed briefly

Just exercised my unfriend and block options in FB and Twitter, respectively. One individual seemed disturbed. The other just obnoxious.

My advice 2 so-called "futurists" is 2 rebrand as "speculationists." You have no magic crystal balls. Not "speculators" unless have $ riding

Glad to be home. Have a thick stack of printed-out #cogcomputing preso slides I'm going to ponder at length. But not on my weekend.

Solid cloud deck. When viewed from an airplane at 30,000 feet, the day isn't overcast. It's undercast.

If there's ever a final episode of "Simpsons," it needs to be Bart racing thru Springfield on his skateboard tying up loose plot threads.

San Jose's streetcars are pretty cool. They give Silicon Valley an urban anchor. Place isn't quite as suburban as it appears at 1st glance.

Jimmy Buffett "Come Monday" ( ) JK--As Labor Day approaches, I feel this way. Yes, my girls, it's been quite a summer.

It's always easier to keep my head straight when I visualize myself as a bobblehead.

Speaking in any number of cities on any number of topics this fall. Pick any number below infinity. That's what I'll be doing & where.

The "ice bucket challenge" is getting kind of boring. What I'd like to see is who steps up for the "molten lead challenge."

Drafted latest #IBM jk #Dataversity column: "Dredging the Data Lake"

Sitting here in the flats at the far southern end of San Francisco Bay today. Northern Silicon Valley. North San Jose. #IBM office building

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Heart of Darkness by Pere Ubu JK--1975. @djkevincole discussed cofounder Peter Laughner contribution & fast flame-out

Data-scientist skillsets? Teaming within open expertise communities p1:  p2:  Fri #IBMDataMag qh

Uninstalled Facebook Messenger from my smartphone with extreme prejudice. I quite seriously cannot stand it.

Speaker regards jazz as pinnacle of musical achievement. Demeans rock, in this case death metal, as undifferentiated crap. Oh, brother.

Turing test equal parts conversation ("how does other party respond?"), context ("response feel natural?"), cognition ("that human think?")

Culture shift. When someone matter-of-factly mentions her "wife" in prof setting & nobody bats eye, you know 20th century is ancient history

At #CogComputing, I've met vendors o solutions that do algorithmic extract/translate/render o data 2 insights 2 human-relevant narrativ text

Any definition o "cognitive computing" that doesnt reference cognition--i.e., thinking--is non-starter. What thought processes do U compute?

New #IBM jk blog: "Doing something about the weather" ( )

Business travel. What I like most is the change of scenery. It's still work, but with a different backdrop. Sometimes, it makes a difference

Nothing terribly interesting on the Internet this morning, apart from the fact that we live in "interesting times."

Advanced analytics? The converged & accelerated machine learning of ensemble methods ( ) Thursday #IBMDataMag quick-hit

Speaker has a thick New Zealand accent. Unmistakeably NOT Australian. Short "e" expressed like short "i." Pronounces "express" "ixpriss."

"Introduction 2 Deep Learning: From Perceptrons 2 Deep Netwks" ( ) JK--Good overview. Fundamental 2 cognitive computing

IGNORE ME//An anomalous/anemone insists on/anonymity.

RIP Don Pardo. Near as anybody can tell, he was an incorporeal being: a disembodied voice introducing "Jeopardy," "SNL," & other TV shows

Speaker on neuroscience @ #CogComputing discusses problems recalling 50-year-old memories. I remember the Beatles on Sullivan like yesterday

Listening to Dave Sullivan of Ersatz Labs at #CogComputing blowing my mind with excellent, in-depth tech discussion. All's coming into focus

Enjoying ex-IBMer Chris Welty keynote at #CogComputing San Jose. Cogn sys devel proc: metrics, data, truth, explore, fail, combine, follow.

New #IBM jk #Dataversity column: "The Larger Stakes Behind #BigData Ethics" ( )

Data-scientist skillsets? Girding 4 commoditization o yr profession p1:  p2:  Wed #IBMDataMag qh

"Excuse me, do you speak fraud?" ( ) JK--Good visual overview o network graph analysis & machine learning in anti-fraud

"For #BigData Scientists, ‘Janitor Work’ Is Key Hurdle to Insights" ( ) JK--Dumb headline. Refers to data preparation.

Earth viewed from 30,000 feet? I see patches of green, brown, & blue down there. I'll keep you posted if other colors emerge on the horizon

Request for definition of "big data" in "simple words." Exactly how much simpler than "big" & "data" must these English words be? "A"? "I"?

Chicken? Don't be! Reach right customer w/ right offer--eg dinner-- @ right time/place w/ #IBM Streams & ODM Webcast. 

Cool topics to immerse oneself in. Keeps life & work fun. There are always cool topics, some of which are hot. That's geek-heaven sweetspot

In a zen zone right now. Waiting to fly out to San Jose for Cognitive Computing Forum. I go to speak, but mostly to absorb. Hot topic.

"Visual control o #bigdata" ( ) JK--MIT data-viz tool IDs sources o aberrant results & recomputes visualizns w/out them

"How This Algorithm Detected Ebola Outbreak Before Humans Could" ( ) JK--Mined 1000s o web-based data sources for clues

Outlier analysis. When applied to politicians' tweets, I'd like to see an analysis of how often they're out there, lying.

"Wizard of Oz & new Analytics Fairytale" ( ) JK--Perfect example of cutesy allegorical overreach sabotaging a POV

When someone on LinkedIn says I'm "perfect" to attend some event (at my expense), I'd like them to endorse me: "James Kobielus is perfect."

RT @KirkDBorne: "How common is your birthday?" JK--Mine's annual, Kirk. How about yours?

Data lake. More of an exploratory multistructured data-science archive. Call it that instead. Dredge the muck from that definitional lake

Just saw description of unknown actress as "iconic." Probably one o those never-clicked icons Hollywood requested be purged from its desktop

Those insanely logo-dense #bigdata ecosystem charts. Memorizing those is pointless. This innovative industry defies crisp categories.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Trouble Every Day by Frank Zappa from The Making of Freak Out! Project JK--1966. Great message song. Racial relations

"InfoSphere Guardium Tech Talk: InfoSphere Guardium on z/OS" ( ) JK--Wed Aug 27 11:30am EDT #IBMDataMag

"Webinar: Virtual Enzee and Netezza Underground" ( ) JK--Fri Aug 22 11am EDT #IBMDataMag

"IBM Webcast: #IBM Business Tech Trends Report" ( ) JK--Join the entrepreneur huddle Thurs Aug 21 1pm EDT #IBMDataMag

"Apply Open Source to Real-Time App Dev ( ) JK--Podcast: learn about GitHub InfoSphere Streams project #IBMDataMag

"Hail to the Chief Data Officer" ( ) JK--New #IBM website w/comprehensive resources dedicated to CDO role #IBMDataMag

"Insights for Competitive Adv" ( ) JK--IBM redesigns #BigData Analytics website w/Watson Foundations capabs #IBMDataMag

"Take Offensive Against Cyberattacks" ( ) JK--Vid on #IBM InfoSphere Streams 4 hunting elusive black swans #IBMDataMag

"Enterprise-Level Muscle" ( ) JK--Video on #IBM InfoSphere BigInsights #Hadoop #IBMDataMag

"Predict Prevent & Act on Security Threats" ( ) JK--KMadia on stream computing for real-time security intel #IBMDataMag

"Cloud Analytics: A Taxonomy for Service Offerings" ( ) JK--Ahmed Fattah second of 2-part series. #IBMDataMag

"Explore New Frontiers in Business Analytics" ( ) JK--Polish-surnamed geek splits hairs. Like always #IBMDataMag

#BigData hardcore use cases? Assess when bigger data truly better p1:  p2:  Tues #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp One of These Days by Pink Floyd from Meddle JK--1971. Truly psychedelic jam best played at full mindbending volume.

Explore New Frontiers in #BusinessAnalytics  by James Kobielus

Converging basic and advanced #analytics paves the way for keen #insight and #businessinnovation  by James Kobielus

Why the people who use #advancedanalytics tend to fall under the broad heading of #datascientists  by James Kobielus

How today’s #poweranalysts have tools to do #analysis that used to require a #datascientist  by James Kobielus

Just got email from somebody named "Tony Orlando." Had to resist the urge to reply "Where's Dawn?"

There's misperception of me as "book-smart." Honestly, it took me forever to realize laying them down splayd open tends to break the binding

It sounds truly pathetic when a message states that "A friend wants you to like a page on Facebook." It's come to this? Begging to be liked?

New #IBMDataMag jk article: Explore New Frontiers in #BusinessAnalytics ( )

"Sturgeon’s Law, #BigData & the New Literacy" ( ) JK--Actually, Sturgeon's own work violates that. ~90% of it was great

"Photo Editing Future Based on Machine Learning" ( ) JK--Yikes! Will we ever be able 2 trust foto verisimilitude again?

"Machine predicts heart attacks 4 hours before doctors" ( ) JK--Wow! Think of the life-saving potential!

"How Genes Could Predict Who'll Get PTSD" ( ) JK--Even if could, unlikely that militaries would grant combat exemptions

"State Open-Data Policies & Portals" ( ) JK--Very useful detailed state-by-state overview.

"Making Sense o #BigData w/Virtual Reality & Unconscious Mind" ( ) JK--Collective Experience o Empathic Data Sys proj

"On Path to Adv Analytx, Data Silos Still Major Stumbling Block" ( ) JK--Multichan mktg thrives on unified customr data

Siloes. Tech metaphor that always puts me in a "Green Acres" frame of mind. Always curls my lips into a smile, half-expecting Arnold the Pig

Apache ARGUS project ( ) JK--Framework to enable, monitor & manage comprehensive data security across Hadoop ecosystem

My wastebasket. I'm going to reposition it as my repository for curationally deprecated content. Yeah, that's it.

"AMPLab’s Tachyon" ( ) JK--Distrib FS on HDFS lets multi Hdp&Sprk jobs access same data at mem speed without corrupting

"Apache Storm and Spark Streaming Compared" ( ) JK--Good SlideShare 4 compare these stream-computing open-source projex

Mahout algorithms for recommendation engines. Good SlideShare. Heavy-going practical data science: 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Tall Man, Skinny Lady by Ty Segall from Manipulator JK--2014. Nice crazy chaotic guitar freakout on this one.

"How do I become a data scientist? An evaluation of 3 alternatives" ( ) JK--Good comparative table of alternatives.

"Concepts in Predictive Machine Learning" ( ) JK--Interesting masters thesis. Download: 

"How NYC Fire Dept Uses DataMining" ( ) JK--Pred model assigns each inspectabl bldg a risk score 2 priortze inspections

Facebook's flaky API annoys me. Occasionally it craps out in middle of a Hootsuite session without warning. Sometimes it double-posts. Geez

Service-oriented analytics? #BigData analytics consulting as a service ( ) Monday #IBMDataMag quick-hit

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp It's All in My Mind by Teenage Fanclub from Man-Made JK--2005. I like their harmony singing.

Privacy and social experimentation 

Sitting late in the evening alone listening to music on my laptop at home. Perfect time to finish the wine. Perfect time to be selfish.

Hypertension: high blood pressure. Its cerebral correlate is hypercognition: high thought pressure. Curious if they mutually reinforce.

Challenging myself on the strength machines at LA Fitness. Trying to get to point that I can press at least my body weight in any direction.

Just bought & am downloading St. Vincent's eponymous 4th LP, from earlier this year. Been meaning to spend time with Annie Clark's artistry

I'm generally better informed when I avoid TV news. I'm also calmer. No need to process the sounds of broadcasters' sensationalizing voices

Speaking at #Dataversity Cognitive Computing Forum in San Jose CA this week ( ). Panel discussion Thursday afternoon

Love when people's auto-created "#bigdata personal newspapers" have "stories via @jameskobielus" that R simply music videos I tweeted about

"As one guy at the suicide hotline said: 'Life isn't for everybody." -- Robin Williams to Terry Gross (NPR Fresh Air) in 2006

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hunger Strike by Temple of the Dog JK--1991. I always thought this was Pearl Jam. Great one, nevertheless.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Alive by Pearl Jam from Ten JK--1991. Another Seattle grunge group whose sound grows more classic with age.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Brother by Alice in Chains from Sap JK--1992. Seattle grunge group. Cool sound. Has aged well.

Caught "American Hustle" on DVD. Lots o great performances, especially th ladies. Can't decide if I love Amy Adams or Jennifer Lawrence more

Hollywood films that claim to be "based on a true story." Need disclaimer: "performers better-looking than the people they're portraying."

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Aweekstweets August 9-16 2014: the week of wtf

Yeah, I liked "Full Metal Jacket," but wish Kubrick had done a live-action "Beetle Bailey" instead. "Popeye" did wonders for Altman's career

Reader letter to WashPost uses phrase "a family newspaper." What's the alternative? Private newspaper U conceal from loved ones as if porn?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Bohemio by Peliroja from Injusticia JK--2014. Great macho singing voice. TomJones-ish

"Pretend" news sources are the funniest these days: Daily Show, The Onion, Fox. Amusing how many people fooled into thinking they're legit

Geez. Events have overtaken my ability to bang out a coherent quick-hit today. Perhaps the next hour will bring clarity & closure.

"Researchers hope deep learning algorithms can run on FPGAs and supercomputers" ( ) JK--"Hope"? Who doubts feasibility?

Big Science? Staggering resource reqs of computational megascience p1:  p2:  Fri #IBMDataMag qh

Join #IBM for #Transactions Twitterchat: “How important are transactions in a big data world?” Wed Aug 20 11am-12noon ET

The scene from "Mrs. Doubtfire" that my kids & I dug the most: Robin Williams' "James Brontosaurus" rap ( )

Cool. Just heard there'll be a "Doc Martin" series 7 in 2015. I'll binge that as avidly as th first 6 series. As soon as it airs in the USA

How do u prevent a cyber attack? Find the black swan. #ibm #bigdata #StreamingAnalytics #security 

Even more annoying than the post-encounter satisfaction survey is the email a week later nagging you about not responding to the first email

Need terminology flip: high-time we startd calling soldiers "government employees" & workers at civilian agencies as "serving their country"

"The Quantified Self On Steroids" ( ) JK--"Walking the line between self-discovery and [techno-narcissism]"

"Active In-Db Processing 4 Ambient Assisted Living Sys" ( ) JK--IoT smart-home architectr for the ill/disabled/elderly

"Any Way to Avoid Standards Wars in the Emerging Internet of Things?" ( ) JK--Good discussion of IoT standards efforts

"What is Big Structure?" ( ) JK--Very cool: "Nexus o SemWeb, knwldg bases, AI...key component making sense of #BigData"

Now that Steve Ballmer has officially acquired the LA Clippers, expect to see him do the Monkey Dance at every game ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Anonanimal by Andrew Bird from Noble Beast JK--2009. "I know this one, I know this song, I love this song."

"DARPA contemplates vast ocean network" ( ) JK--Essentially, a stealthy survivable maritime Internet of military things

Continuity of work habits. Always my anchor, no matter how much the work itself may shift. New habits take root in, then ease out, the old

"Healthcare #BigData : Blessing & Curse" ( ) JK--"Interpreting govt-released HC data correctly....massive challenge"

"Stop Writing Dystopian Sci-Fi—It’s Making Us All Fear Tech" ( ) JK--Amen! And stop turning it into entertaining movies

Healthcare analytics? Wearable cognition-assist analytics as the new prosthetics (  ) Thursday #IBMDataMag quick-hit

On some workdays, I'm not entirely into talking about tech. Talking is all outward. But always into writing about it. Writing's all inward

New #IBM jk blogpost: "Using real-time analytics to identify who's scooping whom in online journalism" ( )

Nice to have trove o my own presos on disk. When someone wants me to give them perspective ASAP, I often toss one over transom. Saves breath

Keeping things in perspective. Cardinal perspective is relativity: perspectives vary from person 2 person, & shift for each person over time

The Singularity approacheth, at which point all peaks o inflated expectations converge & be utterly annihil8d by all troughs o disillusionmt

Yet another article that refers to PPACA inaccurately as "ObamaCare." By the same logic, social security should be called "RooseveltBucks."

It's been a cooler-than-average summer in the DC area. So I guess that means global warming's being reversed. Gore: call off the alert!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Keep on the Sunny Side by Johnny & June C. Cash from The Junkie and the Juicehead Minus Me JK--1974. Resounding joy!

New post on @SmarterPlanet Embracing Change to Re-imagine the #Workforce by @MeghanMBiro #HR 

"Data Science & Computational Public Policy at University of Chicago" ( ) JK--Interesting curricula & research programs

"GGL tackls futur threat o 'homoglyph' spam w/tightr filters" ( ) JK--Non-Latin chars substitut 4 lookalike Latin chars

Read Harriet Fryman’s blog, Seize Your Big Data Moment,  and join us at IBM Insight 2014 #ibminsight

Finished next week's quick-hits early. Now moving onto th following week's. Building a deep ideation pipeline pushing further into th future

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp If Not For You by George Harrison from All Things Must Pass JK--1970. Great one. Way better than Dylan's original.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Be-in by The Dandy Warhols from The Dandy Warhols Come Down JK--1997. Hypnotic electronic chant with mantra "am I?"

Hey PR flack whose email I just deleted vehemently, dont even think o exploiting Robin Williams or any other celebrity death 2 sell anything

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Alison by Elvis Costello from My Aim is True JK--1977. I remember Linda Ronstadt covered this almost immediately.

" #BigData's biggest impact is not on Silicon Valley" ( ) JK--McKinsey & Gartner numbers/graphs on industry adoption

Data-scientist skillsets? Articul8ng advs of analytics over intuition p1  p2  Wed #IBMDataMag qh

RIP Lauren Bacall. She of the sultry eyes, husky voice, and commanding screen presence.

"Internet Of Things = Internet Of Gateways" ( ) JK--Sort of a router overlay net on top of today's IP router internet

Sorry to inform you that robots will in fact steal your job. But don't worry: they won't eat your lunch. Unless you're on a high-iron diet.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hurricane by MS MR from Secondhand Rapture JK--2013. Delicious sense of impending doom in this vibe. I have this LP.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Marquee Moon by Television from Marquee Moon JK--1977. Classic group/album that was fairly obscure in its day.

Aerosmith "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" ( ) JK--Good night, Mrs. Doubtfire. You cleaned up real good.

"Ontologies versus Data Models" ( ) JK--Good primer by Malcolm Chisholm.

"Internet Of Things: Batteries Not Required" ( ) JK--Devices harvest energy from ambient wi-fi signals.

"The rise of machines that learn" ( ) JK--Eric Knorr cites one of my articles ( )

Big Science? The open-sourcing of scientific inquiry throughout the world ( ) Tuesday #IBMDataMag quick-hit

" #IBM Chief Data Officer Strategy Summit" ( ) JK--Sept 23–24, 2014 Boston. Register: 

"Your mother knows how to push your buttons because she installed them." --Robin Williams

"Up th Ante on Business Intelligence" ( ) JK--Discover IBM Business Intelligence Pattern w/BLU Acceleration #IBMDataMag

"Meet Biz Objectives w/Mainframe-Based Analytics" ( ) JK--Download #IBM whitepaper  #IBMDataMag

"The Untapped Opportunity of Streaming Analytics" ( ) JK--Kimberly Madia discusses #IBM InfoSphere Streams #IBMDataMag

"The Context Conundrum" ( ) JK--W. H. Inmon on the challenge of contextualizing "nonrepetitive" data #IBMDataMag

"Cloud Analytics: Derive Insight Without On-Premises Infrastructure" ( ) JK--Ahmed Fattah 1st of 4 articles #IBMDataMag

Robin Williams owed his career to th fact that "Happy Days" had jumped the shark. A space alien in a mostly realistic nostalgia-themed show?

Shooting in Missouri & aftermath. Most news outlets' angle: unarmed black teenager shot by cop. Fox News angle: restore law & order.

I'm easily amused. I sit & listen to people 5, 10, 20 years my junior complain about aging. Complain about a real problem, please.

RT @WSJ: From Sesame Street to Steve Martin, friends and fans remember Robin Williams:

RIP Robin Williams. Set new comedic standard for scary-fast stand-up improv. Skilled actor equally adept at drama. His Oscar was for drama.

Closing all your open desktop windows is the moment you realize everything you did today at work. It's like: "I'm tired all over again."

" #Hadoop in Enterprise Architecture" ( ) JK--Good one. IMHO, Hadoop losing "coolness" while gains foundational stature

Videos and slide presentations from June's Accumulo Summit ( )

"introduction to Apache Accumulo" ( ) JK--Good slideshow on the

"Algorithm Extracts Sound from Silent Vid" ( ) JK--Recovers it from vibes o supple surfaces viewd thru soundproof glass

"Deep Learning Tutorials" ( ) JK--Interesting but definition of "shallow learning" strawman feels petty & condescending

"Power & Promise o #BigData Paring" ( ) JK--Seems to refer 2 profiling, sampling, feature selection, & outlier analysis

"NoSQL, NewSQL, or RDBMS: How To Choose" ( ) JK--Would be more useful if linked to list of products in each category

#Infographic: Outperform your peers with 82x faster insights  #PowerSystems #IBMBLU #Cognos #analytics

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Stay Don't Go by Spoon from Kill the Moonlight JK--2002. One of their coolest songs. The beat drills deep into you.

Glad they had no wordprocessors in biblical days. If they'd had em, we'd be unknowingly debating th theological import of autocorrect errors

Cognitive computng? Wrestl myriad definitions down 2 manageabl size p1:  p2:  Mon #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp No Bells on Sunday by Mark Lanegan from No Bells on Sunday JK--2014. Good one. Nice slow burn on this.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hard To Be An Outlaw by Willie Nelson from Band of Brothers JK--2014. Good one. Very much an Old West cowboy vibe.

"Computr prgrm can predct 7 out o 10 Suprem Ct decisions" ( ) JK--Aint nuthin. I can predict 10 outa 10 Scalia opinions

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Strictly Rule by Vetiver from Tight Knit JK--2009. You'd swear it's called "ooh you make me." Coos that over & over

I'd be surprised if the current conflict in Iraq doesn't result in an independent Kurdistan.

Didn't have the nerve to catch the Supermoon. I'm to afraid there's a Supersun lurking over the eastern horizon.

Caught "The Railway Man" with Colin Firth & Nicole Kidman on DVD. Excellent true story of PTSD-wracked WW2 vet facing up to his tormentors

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Crazy Loving You by Thra Kha Band from Groove Club Vol. 3: Cambodia Rock JK--Some serious guitar-shredding going on

You know your workouts have been effective when your muscles just have a spring and bounce to them on days you don't work out.

Sundays are the heart of the weekend leisure zone. Saturdays are too clogged with chores to truly relax, much of the time.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Old Shanghai by Beck/ Eleanor Friedberger from Song Reader JK--2014. Very nice. Sort of a Marlene Dietrich feel.

Nothing much in the news today. Nothing much except crises all over the world, it seems. Funny how one tends to absorb those into the noise.

Shrugging is the most powerful response to stressful events. Shrug it off, where "it" is the events, the stress, and the moment. All passes.

Sanity lies in knowing precisely how little power you truly have. And how powerful you truly are.