Sunday, February 22, 2015

Aweekstweets February 15-22 2015: the week Jason & Amie tied it on the strand

Witnessed Jason's barefoot wedding to the lovely Amie. Have to hand it to our son and his bride for tying the knot in style. See you in LA!

Thank you God for keeping the rain until after the wedding reception. You cooperated perfectly today on the beach for Jason & Amie’s wedding

What's w/newscaster's need to append "world-famous" 2 "Harlem Globetrotters" but not, say, to "Los Angeles Lakers"? Don't do their marketing

Sitting here adding all the new skills I was endorsed for on LinkedIn. Except scalability. My vertical scale maxed out at 5 foot 5 1/2

61° here at 7:07am in Foley, Alabama. Happy to be just sitting out here sipping my coffee without a jacket absorbing the morning.

ISIL stands for "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant." Who calls it "The Levant" anymore? That's like calling China "Cathay."

My son's Alabaman mother-in-law Teresa tells me he speaks and moves like me. I told her he must have inherited my blunt Detroit accent.

Of course I'm healthy as a horse most of the time, but come down with a raging headcold just in time to see our son get married.

Sure is cold down here on the Gulf Coast. It was in the 20s when I woke up. At least I'm glad the sea didn't freeze like Niagara Falls.

Hotel business centers. Practically the only place left in the business world where they have desktop computers.

Glad to have another ex-Forresterite Rob Koplowitz joining IBM. Great analyst, great guy.

Traveling with my girls to see our boy and his lady tie the knot. On the beach.

RIP Lesley Gore. It’s impossible not to sing along to any of her hits.

Schrödinger's rat must suffered even greater uncertainty. Even if the cat died, rodent's prospects depended on how soon. Would he squeak by?

"How To Make Good Decisions in Deploying the Logical Data Warehouse" ( ) JK--Rich Hughes. #IBM #DataWarehouse

This wk #IBMDataMag qhs:  Shortened week: holiday (Mon), personal leave Thurs-Fri (son wedding)

#BigData optimal deploymt model? Universal big-data execution stack p1:  p2:  Wed #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Mistadobolina by Del Tha Funkee Homosapien from The Best of Elektra Years JK--Only non-misspelled word here is "Del"

This is semi-blowing my mind. I'll be making an #IBM #bigdata presentation at a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game in March. Without face mask

"The Hot Yet Little-Known Trend That’ll Supercharge AI" ( ) JK--GPUs for acceleration. Hey WIREd, um, it's well-known!

"How conditional random fields ‘powerful’ in ML" ( ) JK--Calc the best probability of a sequence of data feature labels

"Anomaly Detection is the New Black" ( ) JK--No, it's the new datascope for sensing light/signal amid black/noise.

Trying to decide whether the heavy feeling in my thigh muscles is the body sculpting last night or snow hoisting this morning. A bit of both

"Here Is What U Should Know About Decision Trees" ( ) JK--Classification algos that are key #bigdata sifting mechanism

"Must-Ask Qs Before U Choose ML Algo" ( ) JK--Heterogeneous problem? Probabilistic? High-order variable interactions?

"The Science of Sensory Marketing" ( ) JK--“Embodied cognition”: bodily sensations help determine the decisions we make

"New DB promises drone no-fly zone around yr house" ( ) JK--Should B required by law 2 B autochekd/enforcd in drone ops

"Tim O’Reilly Explains the Internet of Things" ( ) JK--"The IoT is really about human augmentation."

"Deep Learning Squeezed Onto a Phone" ( ) JK--Good piece on AI, deep learning, & cog cmptg making smartphones smarter

"More Data, Less Accuracy" ( ) JK--Interesting blog re #bigdata degrading Bayesian posterior probability calculations

Things heating up in #hadoop market! > #HadoopNext Chat: Accelerate #data science w/ Hadoop 

"Drive smarter #business decisions with data and #analytics"  #BigDataMinute #bigdata

"Applying #bigdata tech 2 answer biz questions critical for orgs"   #IBMdatahero #hadoop #BigInsights

The future of #data potential is here |  #bigdata #hadoop #BigInsights

"#IBM is committed to putting #Hadoop to work in your enterprise"  #BigInsights

Things heating up in #hadoop market! > #HadoopNext Chat: Accelerate #data science w/ Hadoop 

Plowman plows my street./Pushes the precip into/piles so bright and neat.

" #IBM Accels Data Science Success for Enterprise" ( ) JK--New #BigInsights Data Scientist, Analyst, & Ent Mgt modules

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "When New Hardware Starts To Spontaneously Self-Fabricate" ( )

Drafted next #IBM blog: "Fogs, Logs, & Cogs: The Newer, Bigger Shape Of Big Data In The Internet of Things"

IoT? Plumbing the low-latency big-data pipeline within your IoT p1:  p2:  Tues #IBMDataMag qh

" #IBM Redefines Storage Economics with New Software" ( ) JK--IBM Spectrum Storage, a new storage software portfolio

"IBM Vision" ( ) JK--May 17–20 Orlando #IBMDataMag

"IBM Edge2015" ( ) JK--May 11–15 Las Vegas #IBMDataMag

"Webcast: 5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Modernizing Data Warehouses" ( ) JK--Thurs Feb 26 1pm EST #IBMDataMag

"DB2 Tech Talk: Native Encryption Capability" ( ) JK--Thurs Feb 26 12:30pm EST #IBMDataMag

Caught "Gone Girl" on DVD. Great thriller. Rosamund Pike does a very good "Basic Instinct"-like sexy-lady psychopath.

"Webinar: Addressing Customer Analytics in #Hadoop" ( ) JK--Thurs Feb 19 12noon EST #IBMDataMag

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Head Over Heels by Tears For Fears JK--1985. Released 30 yrs ago today. For me, soundtrack to boring data-entry job

"Holistic Mobile Security on the #IBM z System Platform" ( ) JK--IBM Redbooks: secure mobile mainframes #IBMDataMag

"Preprod DB Environmnts W/out th Complexity" ( ) JK-- IBM Redbook: InfoSphere Optim Workload Replay for DB2 #IBMDataMag

"Is the Data Warehouse Passé?" ( ) JK--IBM-sponsored study investigates the current state of data warehouse #IBMDataMag

"Annual #IBM Champion Nominations Extended" ( ) JK--Till March 8. Recog those who influence others re IBM #IBMDataMag

"Distinguishing Data’s Latency From Its Actionability" ( ) JK--Me putting in-memory analytcs in perspective #IBMDataMag

"Capacity Problems that Hinder Analytics Progress" ( ) JK--Tom Deutsch on how constraints encumber #bigdata #IBMDataMag

"Scale Up Data Integration with Data Models & Inferencing" ( ) JK--Bob DuCharme on RDFS in data integration #IBMDataMag

How #businessprocesses involve established practices, repetitive processes, reproducible outcomes  by James Kobielus

Why keeping the distinction between #actionability and #datalatency clear is important  by James Kobielus

Does #inmemory persistence remove barriers that prevent #businessoutcomes at any #latency?  by James Kobielus

Distinguishing Data’s #Latency From Its #Actionability  by James Kobielus

Got the shoveling done first thing before breakfast. Now spending the rest of the day shoveling the white space out of my inbox.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp No Shade In the Shadow of the Cross by Sufjan Stevens from Carrie & Lowell JK--2015. That is nice. Hushed reverie.

New #IBMDataMag jk column: "Distinguishing Data’s Latency From Its Actionability" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Jimmy Carter Says "Yes" by Gene Marshall from Do U Know th Difference Between Big Wood & Brush JK--1976. This a joke?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Leaf Off / The Cave by Jose Gonzalez from Vestiges & Claws JK--2015. Love his solo stuff. Acoustic hushed driven deep

"Will Congress Regulate Internet o Things?" ( ) JK--Republican congress? They wouldnt even regulate things that need it

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Valentine's Day Is Over by Billy Bragg from Workers Playtime JK--1988. Sung in his signature Cockney heart-on-sleeve

"Survey Reveals the Ins & Outs of Office Romances" ( ) JK--Phrase "ins & outs" made me snicker like Beavis & Butt-head

Cold & windy as hell these past 24 hours, but the snow was minimal & brief last night. Just white dust sprinkled all over. That & road salt.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Aweekstweets February 7-15 2015: the week Jason & Amie made it legal

Tom T Hall "I Love" ( ) JK--Dylan's dumb rant against it made me want to hear this great song again. Here's Tom & Tammy

Inflection points here, inflection points there. Is that when something goes viral? If so, why not an "infection point"? Itching to know

"Rise of Predictive Modeling Factories" ( ) JK--I like the phrase "modeling monster ensembles." The most complex algos

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Thirteen by Big Star from #1 Record JK--1972. They weren't lucky, commercially. Beautiful song, though.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Get Lucky by Daft Punk JK--Hey dude, if you stay up all night to get lucky, you won't be up when you do. Just sayin'

How to build customer loyalty using e-commerce 

I was born on a 13th. My1stborn was wed on this, the current 13th. It's the eve of my V-Day 2ndborn's 25th. Prime #, prime day. TGIFthe13!

Just saw the phrase "post-romantic stress disorder" & snorted with delight. Is that a synonym for "married with children"?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock and Roll) by Dave Edmunds from From Small Things: The Best of Dave Edmunds

Microphone manufacturers should calibrate the audio with the spoken phrase “this thing on?”

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: " #BigData Drives the 21st Century Automotive Experience" ( )

Congratul8ng our son & new daughter-in-law on making it legal today: Friday the 13th. His mom&I did on another auspicious day: Ides of March

Advanced visualization? Fundamental visualization principles of data-scientific storytelling ( ) Friday #IBMDataMag qh

CTO Forum here in Palo Alto. Day 1 was great. All speakers were thought provoking & side-chatter around me was great. Everybody super-sharp

My latest #IBM blog was a calculated departure from my usual subject matter. It's about me & my self-consciousness: 

New #IBM jk blog "The dev@ was in the details, and in my delivery" ( )

"Scrubbing CO2." Can be backbreaking labor to get stubborn grime out of the chemical bonds holding together all those carbon & oxygen atoms.

We’re over the moon with #PureAppLove this Valentine’s Day. 

Ambient analytics? Finding and acting on dark environmental patterns ( ) Thursday #IBMDataMag quick-hit

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I'm A Fool To Want You by Bob Dylan from Shadows In th Night JK--2015. He readily admits 2 being longtime Sinatra fan

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Venus in Furs by The Velvet Underground JK--1967. Failed to spawn subgenre of sadomasochistic poetry raga-rock.

Geez, don’t eulogize Jon Stewart. He’s just going to do something else. I’ll bet it’s cool. Wait & see.

This @AberdeenGroup report explores #midsize companies harnessing the power of #Analytics 

Tell us how #WatsonAnalytics can help you solve your biggest data challenges 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Blue Moon by Beck from Morning Phase JK--2014. My fave track from the Grammy-winning LP.

Toastmaster. Been one since I was knee high. Put bread in slot, push lever down, wait, "pop," perfect toast every time! That's not so hard.

Catch me next at CTO Forum "Rethink Technology." Palo Alto. Four Seasons Hotel. Panel is Friday 11:15am. Informatica's Ivan Chong moderates

I've warmed up slightly to Sam Smith's record o the year. "Stay With Me" came on the rental car radio while cruising down Hwy 101. It's fine

Drafted next #IBM jk #Dataversity column: "Networks Are Becoming Self-Aware & Self-Defending"

Drafted next #IBM jk InformationWeek column: "The SSD Tipping Point Grows Blurrier By The Day"

Drafted next #IBMDataMag column: "Distinguishing Data’s Latency From Its Actionability"

"Meet the Expert: James Kobielus" ( ) JK--I wrote As to Qs from organizers o PASS BA Conf 2015 ( )

North San Jose. Working at IBM office. Famished from the long flight. Got me some good greasy Five Guys down the street. It was SO WORTH IT!

In the airport of my dreams, I'm never reaching the end of the moving walkway. I'm enjoying the scenery all the way to my scheduled destin8n

That “roses are red”doggerel. I’m still disturbed by the fact that violets aren’t violet.

" #BigData as statistical masturbation" ( ) JK--Again with the "teenage sex" metaphor? Keep that stat tool in yr pants

" #BigData Deployment: Finding The Best Model" ( ) JK--Decision flowchart is simple, valid, useful, & funny.

IBM #PureData & #Cognos opened up a whole new world of #analytics possibilities for #SafetyInsurance  : @IBMDataWH

What is changing in the world of #DataWarehousing?  @IBMDataWH Blogpost #Inmemory #Hadoop

Leveraging #InMemory #Computing For Fast Insights  : @IBMDataWH Blogpost #IBMBLU

All in memory? Distinguishing data latency from “actionability” p1:  p2:  Wed #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Heart Is a Drum by Beck from Morning Phase JK--2014. Last year's Best Album. Best Rock Album too, tho very orchestral

Catch my keynote at TDWI Solution Summit Savannah, March 16: "Machine Learning: Making Sense of Big Data in a Big Way"

" #IBM Adds New Svcs to Watson Dev Cloud" ( ) JK--Beta: Speech2Text Text2Speech VisRecog, ConceptInsights, TrademkAnlyt

"10 In-Memory Database Options Power Speedy Performance" ( ) JK--Market overvu includes #IBM #DB2 w/ #BLU Acceleration

"Is Flash All That?" ( ) JK--Interesting IDC quantitative projections of growth in the flash storage market.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Famous Blue Raincoat by Leonard Cohen JK--Jane coming by w/ lock of hair creeps me out. What's next, Jane? His scalp?

Cognitive computing? Gaming th Turing test p1  p2  p3  Tues #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Philomena by The Decemberists frm WATW WABW JK--2015 "All I wanted in the world was to live to see a naked girl" LOL!

Have the Grammies considered banning Kanye West from attending the event in person? He's disrupted it twice. He's seriously asking for it.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Pedestrian At Rest by Courtney Barnett JK--2015. "Give me all your money & I'll make some origami, honey"

Movie industry award shows need new category: "Best Popcorn Flick." Let's face it. That's most sci-fi, comic-book, blow-em-up, & CGI pix.

Spam headline of day: "Paranoid about your hairline?" Yes I am. Whoever or whatever is causing my male pattern baldness is not to be trusted

"Dark underbelly." Why the sinister connotations? Isn't that where bacon comes from? It's so yummy! Can't be bad for you.

"TDWI Las Vegas" ( ) JK--Feb 24–27 Las Vegas. #IBM speaker Brian Vile, prog dir, product mktg, InfoSphere #IBMDataMag

" #IBM InterConnect 2015" ( ) JK--Feb 22–26. Las Vegas. Premier cloud and mobile innovation event #IBMDataMag

"Strata + #Hadoop World" ( ) JK--Feb 17–20. San Jose. Keynote on #IBM #Twitter alliance by Adam Kocoloski #IBMDataMag

"InfoSphere Guardium Tech Talk: Data Encryption for DB2 and IMS Databases" ( ) JK--Thurs Feb 12 11:30am EST #IBMDataMag

"Webcast: Moving Toward a Well-Governed Data Reservoir" ( ) JK-- Wed Feb 11 2pm EST #IBMDataMag

"Recognizing Sales Performance Management" ( ) JK-- #IBM earns leadership placement in Gartner MQ #IBMDataMag

"All About the Internet of Things" ( ) JK--Grab these #IBM use cases to take a deep dive into IoT solutions #IBMDataMag

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp World Away by Tweedy from Sukierae JK--2014. Good LedZep-ish rocker from Wilcoman & Wilcomanson.

"Resources for #IBM Predictive Analytics Solutions" ( ) JK--Insight on predictive customer intelligence #IBMDataMag

"The Beauty of a Federated Repository" ( ) JK--Case study: InfoSphere Master Data Mgmt & Watson Explorer #IBMDataMag

"Storage Considerations for Healthcare Text Data" ( ) JK--W. H. Inmon provides consultant’s take on topic #IBMDataMag

"Burgeoning Cognitive Systems" ( ) JK--Sushil Pramanick on cognitive computing toward mainstream execution #IBMDataMag

"Data Visualization Playbook: Telling Data Story" ( ) JK--Jennifer Shin on strategies for data scientists #IBMDataMag

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp David Watts by The Kinks from Something Else by The Kinks JK--1967. Real person. Gay guy who hit on Ray's bro Dave

WSJ. Forrester’s George Colony on “business technology” vs IT. Meaningless distinction. It assumes a piece of IT does not serve th business.

Very excited by the new Inova Center for Personalized Health here in Fairfax County. NoVa will become world leader in precision medicine.

Hey Alabama, here you go again, invoking bogus “state’s rights” to deny people their civil rights. Your pinhead judges should be impeached

"How I Found Optimal Where’s Waldo Strategy w/ Mach Lrng" ( ) JK--I beg to differ. Special Forces found him w/Bin Laden

"Bristol IoT project turns whole city into rsrch lab" ( ) JK--UK city will use IoT-sensor data for quality-of-life apps

Good list of massive open online courses (MOOCs) for aspiring data scientists: 

"IoT Data Model Fills a Gap" ( ) JK--IPSO Alliance freely available data model for interoperable smart objects for IoT

" #BigData Crushes Anti-Vaccination Movement" ( ) JK--Visualization of ”vaccine preventable outbreaks” 2006-present

Rand Paul justifies anti-vaxx on "correlation," not "causation." Sez nothing about causation re unvaccinated individuals spreading contagion

"Wearables will fuel a massive surge in mobile data by 2019" ( ) JK--Interesting quantitative projections in this one.

"Can #BigData Give Us Bionic Brains?" ( ) JK--Now equipped with "U"-powerd bionic brain, Kirk achieves Bourne Supremacy

"Big Data Humor: Top 10 Conversations That You Don’t Want to Have on Data Innovation Day" ( ) JK--Good ones from...

"OSU Rsrchrs Develop Method 4 Gener8ng Machine Learning Algorithm from Data on Connectd Devices" ( ) JK--Crowd-ML model

"Stanford to host 100-year-long AI study" ( ) JK--Curious whether it's wrapping up 1915 study of tabulating machinery

"Evol o AI" ( ) JK--"Big data is goldmine for biz, but companies practically drowning in it." Bulwer-Lytton candidate?

Annoyed by pop-up online-mag subscribe-opt-out dialogs that more or less compel U to click: "no thanks, I'm a loser, just show the article"

"Gates Joins Musk/Hawking in Worry Over Machine Superintelgnc" ( ) JK--While rest o us hope 2 make our billions from it

"Visual Processing Robots Learn to Cook from YouTube Videos" ( ) JK--And they can whip up a mean soufflé.

"Return of Artificial Intelligence" ( ) JK--Good discussion of machine/deep-learning & cogntive comptg startup activity

I've seen enough profiles of attributes of best data scientists. Most omit the key qualifications: song on your lips, melody in your heart.

This just in: Brian Williams says he misremembered also being the musical guest the time he hosted "Saturday Night Live."

What the?!!. Kanye West said what about Beck at th Grammies last night? Is he even remotely familiar w/ Beck's music? 

I consider it tiny victory against entropy when my Monday morning mind remembers what my Friday afternoon mind said it should. They're flaky

"This is why your data scientist sucks redux" ( ) JK--Must U be so graphic? Leave something to the imagination, please

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Birthday by The Sugarcubes from Life's Too Good JK--1988. Cigars R gross. Party spoilers. Just pin them on the donkey

" #IBM Teams With > 300 Colleges+Universities to Educate New Gen o Innov8rs" ( ) JK--Power Systems Academic Initiative

"10 Phrases That Kill #BigData Projects" ( ) JK--I'm surprised that "we've eliminated your budget" is not on this list.

"Cloud analytcs expected to keep growing&growing" ( ) JK--But not as ravenously as Audrey II in "Little Shop o Horrors"

"Daniel Kottke talks doing LSD with Steve Jobs" ( ) JK--Fun fact: Kundalini serpent ran up original Macintosh backplane

Catch me in Palo Alto this week. Rethink Technology CTO Forum. Four Seasons Hotel. Panel on Friday 11:15am (PST). …

Healthcare analytics? Analytics to pinpoint medicine with precision p1:  p2:  Mon #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Morning by Beck from Morning Phase JK--2014. Congratulation on well-deserved Grammies for Album of the Year etc

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Underground by Curtis Mayfield from Roots JK--1971. Very much in same vibe as Marvin Gaye during that same period.

Excellent. The 3 new articles on #IBMDataMag this week are new contributors I've recruited. All good stuff.

Supply chains infused with analytics -- redefining commerce  @deepakadvani

"“Cyberspace” must die" ( ) JK--I agree. Throw it on the figure-of-speech scrapheap with "information superhighway"

Grammy record/song of year. We listen to pop radio, but I don't recall Sam Smith's hit. If I'd heard it, it didn't/doesn't "Stay With Me"

Just saw adjective "cloudable," referring to IT "functions & processes." Not sure I understand what that means or if the coinage necessary

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp About A Girl by Nirvana frm MTV Unplggd JK--1994. I've never seen their 1st LP, "Most People Don't Own It," in stores

Selfie sticks. Not my bag. Arms-length constraint forces tight-framing creativity in self-portraiture: lighting, background, expression, etc

3-D scanners. 3-D printers. Before long, they'll be used to sculpt portraits of people with perfect verisimilitude. Life masks. Death masks.

My strategy to avoid repeating myself in my blogs is to cover every interesting topic in my domain from every angle. And boring topics too

Warm days in February are so rare that they seem magical. We hit 70 today. Walked around jacketless. Had half a mind to put on short pants.

Every winter I look forward to watching Alpine skiing on TV. Purely vicarious thrills. I personally cannot ski worth a damn.

Guilty confession: I viewed the video of the immolation of the Jordanian pilot. Probably one o the most horrifying things I have ever seen.

Aristotle contemplating the bust of Homer? More likely he was contemplating Cleopatra’s.

Move like Jagger? You mean to the south of France for tax-avoidance reasons? Not at my age! Or in my bracket.

Do binary life forms have to do a number 2--or a number 10?

History Channel. Henry Rollins comments on hemp in colonial America. If punk historians had their way, we’d fly stars&stripes on black flag

LinkedIn invites us to congratulate so-and-so, who already told us about their great good fortune, on th occasion o their great good fortune

The pocket transistor radio. Any historical account of 1960s music radio must consider that many kids listened on handheld devices. I did.

Awards season. I’m surprised there’s not an awards show to honor the best awards show.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Aweekstweets January 31 to February 6 2015: the week of black swans and sitting ducks

"Murphy's Laws for th 21st Century" ( ) JK--None of these seem particular to this century. Except being published in it

Murphy's Law. Did he issue this decree before or after he quaffed his fifth pint of Guinness for the evening? I suspect the latter.

Ah yes, tax season. So-called because it's very taxing on the nerves.

"Internet of Things (IoT): The Third Wave" ( ) JK--Nicely scoped analysis. I'll ignore the useless "third wave" hoo-hah

Biggest #bigdata challenge is to avoid mouthing a high volume and variety of cliches about it at high velocity.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Life During Wartime by Talking Heads from Fear of Music JK--1979. Not clear why David didn't have time for CBGBs

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp London Calling by The Clash JK--1979. Good song. But the UK topical allusions were vague from the start. But it rocks

" #IBM Expands Global Research Network into South Africa" ( ) JK--Johannesburg lab opens in April.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Stereo by Pavement from Brighten th Corners JK--1997. "The infrastructure rots"? More than just the pavement? Detail?

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "Flat Org. Flat Earth. Whatever." ( )

IoT? Coming wearables glut & #bigdata overkill in consumer IoT p1:  p2:  Fri #IBMDataMag qh

Lovin' Spoonful "Pow" ( ) JK--1966. Woody Allen used it as theme song of his 1st feature film: "What's Up Tiger Lily."

I've never understood "They that go down to the sea in ships." Don't them that go down to the coast on wings or wheels count for something?

Are you keeping up to date on the latest courses? RT @BigDataU: Updated #hadoop course at Big Data University: 

229,324: the number of registered members of  . Are you one?? @BigDataU

Business Values for #IoT Solutions #analytics #applications  via

Learn to develop #IoT apps using #Informix Hybrid #Database at the Hands-on lab at #IBMInterConnect  #InternetOfThings

Looking for the latest about #Informix & #IoT? Look no further than the @IIUG 2015 event! 

Great news! SAP has certified the latest DB2 for SAP applications. Note#1555903 ?

Tired of waiting for reports? See how lightning fast insights from #ibmblu can change your work life. 

How did you learn DB2? Find out how your peers learned #DB2 and what they recommend: 

6 amazing ways that IBM is a great company, by a former IBMer @sltrunzo on @LinkedIn …

Drafted next week's #IBM jk blog: ""The Dev@ Was in the Details and in My Delivery"

Never understood that US Army recruiting slogan: "Be All You Can Be." Assumes that all you can be is a soldier.

New #IBM jk blog: "Spooky action at a personal distance" ( )

Security o #bigdata? As networks become self-aware & self-defending p1  p2  Thurs #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Only You by Taken by Trees from Other Worlds JK--2012. Melody reminds of Cascades' "Rhythm of the Rain." But slower.

I just noticed that O’Reilly has a service called Radar. I also notice they have a predictive virtual assistant who finishes your sentences.

I love problem-solving guidelines that start with "clearly define the problem." Should be required to end w/ "clearly define the solution."

"Real Time Third Platform Coming o Age" ( ) JK--3rd? Same counting system being used to cram >10 schools into Big Ten

Tired of gerrymandering converged new paradigm from old (cloud, big data, mobile, social, IoT, etc). Just call it "The Singularity" & B done

"The Man Who Knows Whether Any Startup Will Live or Die" ( ) JK--Sounds ominous. He have occult powers?

"Running on data: Activity trackers and the Internet of Things" ( ) JK--Tom Davenport with an insightful discussion

"A Brief Overview of Deep Learning" ( ) JK--Excellent detailed discussion of best practices for algorithm development

Still waiting for Hawking's long-promised follow-up book: "A Tiny History of Space."

"Survey Confirms Apache Spark Traction in #BigData Analytics" ( ) JK--35% of respondents using it or plan to adopt soon

"Can AI exist without data?" ( ) JK--Read "Critique o Pure Reason" ( ). Kant's "analytic" knowldge

"Apache Announces Samza as a Top-Level Project" ( ) JK--Open source #bigdata distributed stream processing framework

"A Data-Science Lender Takes on Student Debt" ( ) JK--Paper-free loan proc based on continuous predictive risk modeling

"Behind the scenes of Otherlab & its...intestine tanks" ( ) JK--Hold natural gas? Do they emit it silently? How deadly?

Let's see. What else can I do with maximum intensity? Chew my food? Nah. Can't afford to grind my teeth down to the gums.

Thank you pharmaceutical, healthcare, & insurance industries for reminding me every day in your ads of all the ways I might get sick & die.

"Whole world is sucking down mobile data like it’s water" ( ) JK--Who "sucks down" water? Cactus-dwelling arachnids?

" #BigData Analytics Pin Colon Cancer Deaths on Care Variations" ( ) JK--Integr8d healthcare systems make a difference

" #IBM wants to protect our food by sequencing its supply chains" ( ) JK--Good discussion of new industry consortium

"Ofcom publishes plan to support UK IoT" ( ) JK--Security recomms consistent with my discussion: 

"Boosting Algorithms" ( ) JK--Supervised learning algos 4 gener8+combine multi classifiers 2 improve predictiv accuracy

"Is The Internet of Things IPv6 Ready?" ( ) JK--Expresses concerns about IoT IP-level security

You can't be a thought leader if you're not a major thought reader--i.e., keep up your literature scan & keep pace with the best thinking.

"Why unsupervised learning more robust 2 adversarial distortions" ( ) JK--Algos less likely than suprvsd lrng 2 B foold

"Convolutional Neural Networks" ( ) JK--Challenging material, but essential for cognitive computing & deep learning

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Can Fly by Lana Del Rey from Big Eyes JK--2014. Rare artist who was essentially unknown before performing on SNL.

"Elevator pitches." Do elevator designers pitch new concepts to their bosses in the time it takes to ascend to the executive suite?

Clarity smears when you say: "The speed at which businesses are changing is accelerating." Just say "business change is accelerating."

" #IBM Announces Cloud-Based Enterprise-Wide Analytics for Energy Companies" ( ) JK--IBM Insights Foundation for Energy

Modeling autom8n? When hardware starts 2 spontaneously self-prototype p1  p2  Wed #IBMDataMag qh

Systematically deleting emails where IT marketers cleverly reference the Super Bowl. Any marketing that self-dates deserves swift auto-purge

"Chief IoT Officer: most important CxO you still haven’t hired" ( ) JK--Maybe. Please no Inter-Departmental IoT (IDIoT)

I dare say that I have the broadest subject matter expertise of anybody authoring original thought-leadership material in big data analytics

If life arose spontaneously from lifeless organic molecules long ago, why isn't that still happening all the time? Same conditions persist

RT @jenstirrup: #PASSBAMarathon - @jameskobielus I've been looking forward to James' session. Expert & thought leader …

That webinar I did today was a quite a trip. Tech difficulties resolved just before. Tech difficulties interrupted. Somehow I stayed focused

Friday Feb 13 will be your lucky day if you catch me on #bigdata panel at CTO Forum Rethink Technology, Palo Alto ( )

New #IBM jk #ITKnowledgeExchange column: "Probabilistic programming languages in data science" ( )

"Beaconing & the Internet of Everything" ( ) JK--Predicting, pre-fetching, & pushing relevant content to mobile device

"Netflix’s Secret Special Algorithm Is Human" ( ) JK--Media-boss programming, in "greenlighting original series" sense

Why #datascientists need to refine their ability to tell the #disasterpreparedness story  by James Kobielus

How #datascientists face methodological restrictions for predicting #globalwarming’s impacts  by James Kobielus

How #datascientists can use #geospatialanalytics to help mitigate risks from natural disasters  by James Kobielus

"Cloud-Based Analytics: The New Strategy" ( ) JK--EMA study shows cloud analytics adoption rate increasing in business

Thank you inattentive PR people working for religious denominations for not noticing what kind of evangelist I am. Let's just say "agnostic"

"Predictions and Trends for Big Data and Analytics" ( ) JK--Video: experts prognosticate for 2015 #IBMDataMag

"Advancing DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration Features" ( ) JK--Enhanced security and BLU Acceleration #IBMDataMag

"Annual #IBM Champion Nominations" ( ) JK--Now is the time to nominate an influential candidate in Info Mgt #IBMDataMag

" #IBM Tops Capacity Shipped for All-Flash Array" ( ) JK--See recent industry coverage of IDC report #IBMDataMag

"The Financial Effect of Information Management" ( ) JK--Download the Forrester study #IBMDataMag

FB says today's my 3rd grade homeroom teacher's B-day. If I'd known at age 8 I'd have given now-realtor Mrs Wendelken a brown-nosing apple

"Want to Glean Sentiment from Structured Social Media Data?" ( ) JK--JRoy on streaming social-data insights #IBMDataMag

"Cognitive Computing Comes to the Silver Screen" ( ) JK--Rich Hughes on history behind "The Imitation Game" #IBMDataMag

RT @pacoSQL: A pleasure to moderate @jameskobielus today at 10AM ET ( …) #passba JK--The Power of Cognitive Computing

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dirty Harry by Gorillaz from Demon Days JK--2005. Is this a sequel to the "Clint Eastwood" song on their previous LP?

Drafted latest #IBM jk #ITKnowledgeExchange column: "Probabilistic Programming Languages In Data Science"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Monday Morning Blues by Mississippi John Hurt JK--1963. Stored his guitar in The Hurt Locker. Or so I'm told

Drafted latest #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "Hadoop is Probably as Mature as It’s Going to Get"

Experience optzn? Smoothing driving exper shift to big-data-drivn sw p1  p2  Tues #IBMDataMag qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Ledge by Fleetwood Mac from Tusk JK--1979. KEXP DJs play this LP the most of any Mac LP.

Punxsutawney Phil came up & saw 6 more weeks till Vernal Equinox. He also predicted that night will follow day & day night, ad infinitum.

The salutation "dear friend" on spam indicates that the sender is pretty much not your dear friend.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Breathe on It by The Hidden Cameras from The Smell of Our Own JK--2003. Brilliant stirring album from start to finish

New #IBMDataMag jk column: "Black Swans, Sitting Ducks, and Geospatial Analytics" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Cussin' Cryin' and Carryin' On by Ike & Tina Turner from Bold Soul Sister JK--1969. Smokin'!!!!

Why Smart Cities Turn to Analytics for Managing Water, Electricity 

The Emergence of Brain-Inspired Computing 

Sensors, Big Data Analytics Propel Environmental Monitoring 

Philosophy sells. Fri's blog, "The Matter is Settled: Big Data = [ ]," is my most popular LnkdIn of all. Go figure ( )
Ignite dev@Insight James Kobielus: Data science not magic wand for diagnosing global warming  JK--Oct 2014 #IBMIOD LV

Drafted next #IBM blog: "Spooky Action At A Personal Distance"

#BigData optml depl modl? Fogs logs & cogs p1  p2  p3  Mon #IBMDataMag qh

What’s with this concept of “regulation play”? Is overtime totally unregulated? No rules, just utter mayhem & sudden death?

I still can’t believe Weeb Ewbank is no longer with us. Actually, I can’t believe he ever existed. The name is too perfect.

Please don’t vote the toenail fungus ointment spot the top commercial of this year’s Super Bowl.

Super Bowl announcer says “this is two huge men going at it.” Why do I giggle?

Groundhog Day is Monday. Counting the days, it's almost the exact midpoint between Solstice & Equinox. Winter Half-Over Day.

Life is indeed a merry-go-round. Just hope you grow merrier every time it goes around.

Suddenly we're seeing this zeitgeist freakout over AI as some sort of dystopian force. Could that be because it's demonstrating killer apps?