Sunday, January 24, 2016

Aweekstweets January 17-24 2016: the week of remorseless recrystallization

Chaos gripping the capital city. Why won't Obama lead?

I’m sore from having shoveled 3 times. I shouldn’t have attempted the double axle triple toe loop out there on the driveway.

Watching figure skating. What figure are they etching in the ice? TV should superimpose that on video feed, like football line of scrimmage

I’ve already shoveled twice in this ongoing blizzard. Will do a 3rd and maybe a 4th time. My muscles are so tight they twang.

14 inches on the ground & more coming down. I will haul my carcass outside again & hoist yet another pile of th sloppy stuff off th driveway

Totally addicted to “Luther.” Idris Elba rocks that role. Conflicted, nail-biting, intense.

Blizzard underway. Fortunately, we have plenty of milk, eggs, and bread. You need lactose, cholesterol, and carbs to weather the storm.

Waiting for the frigid water-bearing moving airmass over Northern Virginia to commence the forecasted remorseless recrystallization.

Too many #DBaaS choices? Join us in #Austin and see what NoSQL database is best for you! 

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Bottomless Log of Everything" ( )

Just received email with subject: "Build your skills now. Don't let 2106 slip by." I'm thinking "holy crap! did I just nap for 90 years?"

Deep Learning: The External Contextualization Engine Behind The Self-Driving Car 

"Why 2016 might be the year of citizen data scientists" ( ) JK--It's a Gartner prediction: 

"7 Ways Your Data Is Telling You It’s a Graph" ( ) JK--Forgot to mention #8: "It's screamin' 'graph me please!!!!!'"

"The Big Data Brouhaha Is Just Beginning" ( ) JK--Nope. Not until the big-data donnybrook, melee, & hubbub subside

"Hidden technical debt in machine learning systems" ( ) JK--Risk that ML models, once built+deployed, never maintained

"Google Is Using Big Data to Debunk Sickness Mysteries" ( ) JK--Please test "feed a cold, starve a fever" next.

"How World Will Transform Once Environ Sensors Everywhere" ( ) JK---"Automated world adjusts to changing conditions"

"Why Can't Economists Be Trusted? Ask an Economist" ( ) JK--Catch-22 is you can't trust the economist you ask.

"Mining the Quantified Self: Personal Knowledge Discovery" ( ) JK--Ameliorate, not just measure, what ails/jitters you

"Potential o Computer Chips Optimized for Deep Learning" ( ) JK--Need to accelerate the training o on-chip neural nets

Trump boasts o his business prowess, but then he dumbly calls on US-based tech companies to manufacture 100% in US. Does he grasp economics?
My wife imagines that the blizzard will keep us from exercising. I remind her that from her POV that may be true. But I do all the shoveling

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Remorseless Recrystallization of the Open Source Analytics Ecosystem" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Mississippi by The Cactus Blossoms from You're Dreaming JK--2016. Wow. Do they channel the Everly Bros sound or what?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Feelin' Alright by Lulu from New Routes JK--1970. Surprisingly gr8 bluesy full-throated performance. Good as Cocker's

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp House Un-American Blues Activity Dream by Mimi & Richard FariƱa from Reflections in a Crystal Wind JK--1965. Cojones!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Reno, Nevada by Fairport Convention from the album Heyday: The BBC Sessions 1968-1969 JK--1968. Great rocking tune.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ive Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up 2 Me by Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra JK--1968. Wish theyd done "I Got U Babe"

Tonight Alex Trebek pronounced a fairly long Welsh phrase. He did it with his usual showy relish. I can't say if he got it right.

You know what's better than living like a king? Living like a kingpin!

Meteorologists forecasting “historic” snowstorm. Reminds me to dust off one of my old college history texts: “The Blizzards of Antiquity.”

New #IBM jk blog: "Debating the hot topics in weather data analytics" ( )

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Fitting Data Science Methodologies 2 th Complex Contours o th Internet o Things" ( )

A microthanks to my new vibrating seatback pad. Soothes & smoothes the morning microjitters out from th micromuscles in the small of my back

Today I had a legit dayjob need to broker an intro between a tech industry colleague and an indie-music industry acquaintance. That is rare.

I’m a bit nearsighted. I mistakenly read “electropop” as “electropoop.” Was worried what’s worse: the stink or the shock?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lazarus by David Bowie from Blackstar JK--2016. Here's the video: 

Did you know? Companies that refine data correctly have a competitive edge according to #Forrester #IBM Research #MakeDataWork

#makedatawork democratized insight speeds up action to drive outcomes

#MakeDataWork we see healthcare companies making this more transparent - have for a while.

#MakeDataWork Data refinement is key to revenue opportunity in the data economy. Creates trust and transparency to quantify value.

#MakeDataWork 45% lift in customer interactions, and a 55% lift in brand affinity and trust with holistic data refinement and prep strategy

#MakeDataWork Data prep more easily allows prototyping of aggregating on-prem and cloud sources than standard data integration

#MakeDataWork Self-service is key for data prep. Endusers get to data data without access barriers. They know good data when they see it!

Can you discuss how collaborative data stewardship and/or curation operates in leading-edge user organizations? #MakeDataWork

How does data preparation relate to the democratization of data? #MakeDataWork

Michele, can you give us an idea for how business can identify opportunities to monetize refined data #MakeDataWork

How does data refinement, if done properly, give companies a competitive edge? #MakeDataWork

Please use hashtag #MakeDataWork to submit your questions for Michele to respond to.

We will be discussing data preparation and data movement today #MakeDataWork

Welcome to the @IBMBigData tweet jam on how to #MakeDataWork We are joined today by @FORR_Mgoetz from @forrester #MakeDataWork

Tweeting in from homebase in beautiful Fairfax County, Virginia. #rockyourdata 

Glad to be joining this #Datapalooza #RockYourData crowdchat on identifying data app dev best pra... #rockyourdata 

New #IBM jk column: "2020 vision: The triumph of cognitive IoT" ( )

New #IBM jk column: "2020 vision: The triumph of cognitive IoT" ( ). "IoT," not "IT." I've requested correction.

Major snow heading for the Northeast. I assume that branding experts are working on a suitably anxiety-stoking name for it. "Snowzilla"?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ymaelodi A¢'r Ymylon by Super Furry Animals frm Mwng JK--2016. Welsh band back w/super unpronounceable LP/song titles

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Deep Learning: The External Contextualization Engine Behind Th Self-Driving Car" ( )

RIP Glenn Frey. He and Don Henley were the songwriting nucleus of The Eagles. Sang lead on many of their biggest hits--e.g. "Take It Easy"

Spending this federal holiday pointedly NOT working. That doesn’t stop work calls coming in on my home line and cellphone, though. Sigh.

Wife’s watching “50 Shades of Grey.” I’m listening to my music thru earbuds. But occasionally glancing at the nude scenes.

Watched “Pawn Sacrifice” on DVD. Tobey Maguire was terrific as Bobby Fischer. It’s madness to unhinge your head around a stupid board game.

Self-driving fully realizes concept of “auto-mobile.” It’s not enough for a car to go under own power, but under own intelligence as well.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Housekeeping by Cibo Matto from Hotel Valentine JK--2014. Very titillating

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Aweekstweets January 10-17 2016: the week Bowie capped it in high style

A bit of "conversational snow" today around these parts. Here was the conversation: "Hey, it's snowing." "OK."

Bought & downloading David Bowie "Blackstar" LP. For the sheer beauty of what I've heard so far, which is most of it.

Bowie just notched the 1st (and only) #1 charting studio album of his career. "Blackstar" eclipses Adele "25." It was David's 25th.

“Camptown ladies sing this song”? Really? Singing a song about themselves singing a song? That’s pretty damn meta for the 19th century!

Redbox promo code doesn’t work. Redbox full of titles I’ve either already seen or don’t wish to see. It’s a meh morning in January.

Spent half-hour on phone w/ @graemeknows this morning improvising elaborate metaphorical framework comparing data to water. At his request

"Autonomous cars powered by Deep Learning" ( …) JK--Greatly improved real-time situation awareness on the road
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RT @kdnuggets: Creating a methodology for #DataScience for #IoT (IoT #Analytics) @AjitJaokar 

Live video panel taking place now on #IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub. Real-time Fraud Detection. Tune in here: …

User manual? That's so bourgeois!

"IBM Acquires IRIS Analytics, Strengthening Fraud Detection Analytics" ( …) JK--"Virtual analyst" uses machine learning

RT @graemeknows: Talking to @jameskobielus like JK--Hey, which one of us is Gilligan in this analogy?

In case you're keeping score @ home, I started 2016 with 10 straight daily thought leadership posts, M-F. Resumed cadence I suspended in Aug

What's this "aw, snap!" exclamation that only seems to exist on webpage rendering failures? Who came up with that steaming pile of bullsnap?

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "I’ve Got This Down to a Data Science" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Let The Sad Times Roll On by Buck Owens & his Buckaroos from I've Got A Tiger By The Tail JK--1965. Slide guitar!

[Poll] How quickly can you implement counter fraud measures? Share your answer & learn more: 

Did people back in th day really say "methinks"? Could it be that Cookie Monster is speaking a grammatically correct dialect of Old English?

It's with sadness that we read of the ISIS attack on Sarinah shopping mall in downtown Jakarta. Hope our family & friends there stay safe.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "How Many Crowdsourced Experts Can Compute on the Head of a Problem?" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Love You Till Tuesday by David Bowie from David Bowie JK--1967. His persona on album #1 was Austin Powers Prototype

"Big Data Analytics Predictions for 2016" ( …) JK--Motley asstmt of vendor POVs. Where are analyst/blogger predictions?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Jean Genie by David Bowie frm Aladdin Sane JK--1973. But if let him/herself go, he/she wouldnt fit in those jeans

Self-service data preparation 

"IBM Study: Consumers Still Want Cars But Not Necessarily To Own Them" ( …) JK--42% have would consider subscription

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Internet of Things and the Principles of Personal Data Exploitation" ( )

Breaking news: Rams returning to LA. Also: Swallows returning to Capistrano. No word whether town taxpayers will subsidize premium birdseed

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Can't Give Everything Away by David Bowie from Blackstar JK--2016. Feels like a superb cut from "Young Americans"

Bowie's finale was the 1st time I recall ever wanting to cheer, light a match, stand on my seat, & request an encore from the newly departed

Bowie’s passing has surfaced more social chatter from Bowie denigrators than I expected. Remind me to keep mum when Prince bites the big one

My professional center of gravity is my ability to post thought leadership content of my own authoring. Weighty thoughts keep me anchored

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Inflecting and Genuflecting Toward Yet Another Analytic Industry Turning Point" ( )

Consumer appliances is another big IoT app dev focus. Once again, IBM's partnerships per CES are indic... #iotchat …

Healthcare is a key focus of IoT app dev. As can be seen from IBM's partnerships and announcements at ... #iotchat …

I'm hyper about everything, including convergence. #iotchat 

It's a pleasure to be tweeting today on IoT & analytics. I'll hyperconverge my thinking over the comin... #iotchat 

New #IBM jk Linkedin Pulse post: "The Swarming Nano-Agents of Algorithmic Cognition" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Dig Everything by David Bowie from Early On (1964-1966) JK--1966. A Swingin' London groove. Very Austin Powers.

Coolest thing was when David hung with Bing and did "Little Drummer Boy." Their chemistry felt mutually respectful: 

Hi-class cheese! I always dug it when David went all showbiz. Here's Mr. Bowie dueting with Cher on her TV show: 

Sick of people inserting "arguably" into any crazy assertion in a lame attempt at justification. Arguably, you can win any argument that way

"Ford, IBM Use Data Analytics to Find More Effic Ways to Move; Real-Time Streaming Underpins Mobility Experiments" ( )

With that final record, Bowie orchestrated his end-of-life career with exquisite style. Amazing parting gesture from a consummate artist.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Heroes/Helden by David Bowie from Christiane F. JK--1981. He spoke pidgin Deutsch. Had lyric written out phonetically

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Let's Dance by M. Ward from Transfiguration of Vincent JK--2003. A hyper-languid Bowie cover that surprisingly works

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dollar Days by David Bowie from Blackstar JK--2016. Says "I'm dying" several times on this. Now we realize why.

New #IBM Kobielus/Engelke infographic: "Extracting business value from the 4 V's of big data" ( )

It is absolutely hard to get my head around the concept of David Bowie dying. His music is immortal.

"Spark 2015 Year In Review" ( ) JK--Good discussion of the community/codebase's progress in the year gone by.

"16 for '16: What you must know about Hadoop and Spark right now" ( ) JK--Good rollup by @acoliver

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lazarus by David Bowie from Black Star JK--2016. Excellent one from what is, sadly, the man's final studio LP.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Cognitive Computing and the Emerging Ecosystem of Algorithmic Savants" ( )

RIP David Bowie. One of the most influential musicians in rock history. Who doesn’t dig Bowie?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Walt Disney by Shinyribs from Okra Candy JK--2015. Great barroom boogie number. Hi-ho hi-ho!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Aweekstweets December 26 2015 to January 10 2016: the week that lost count of how many days it contained

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Love to Move in Here by Moby from Last Night JK--2008. Great disco-trance number.

Rum & coke, it's no joke. My special blend. I imbibe bespoke.

Shopping center parking lot clearing out sooner than on normal Sunday afternoon. People heading home to watch Washington kick Packer butts

Business section. Another financial advice column on how to save money. Let’s see if the food section has advice on how to eat your broccoli

The US government should bet on the Powerball. Those are our best odds for closing the budget deficit.

And I strongly expect that Sean Penn will play El Chapo, and himself, in the inevitable meta-biopic.

"New Polymer Shapeshifts Into Complex Shapes" ( ) JK--Programmable matter: environmentally triggered state-transitions

Thank you McDonald's iPhone app for fattening me with free Egg McMuffins every time DC hockey & basketball teams lead after the 1st period.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Heroes by Hey Marseilles JK--2016. By the way, Bowie's original got no airplay in 1977. I first heard it in the 1980s

Hosting an #IBM tweetjam with Forrester Research's Michelle Goetz the week after next. She's the Forrester analyst I follow most closely

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Fluid Is as Fluid Does: Automating the Machine-Learning Pipeline" ( )

New #IBM jk slide presentation: "Cognitive analytics: What's coming in 2016?" ( )

"A Learning Advance in Artificial Intelligence Rivals Human Abilities" ( ) JK--In one pattern-sensing task.

"A trillion tiny robots in cloud: Future of AI in an algorithm world" ( ) JK--"Small, focused, cloud-based algorithms"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Talisman by All Them Witches from Dying Surfer Meets His Maker JK--2015. Has early 90s grunge-soul feel to it.

Checking latest open-source codebase enhancements. What's major v minor? When it's at the fifth decimal (eg, v2., definitely minor

"Every Industry Will Be Disrupted By Open Data Within 10 Years" ( ) JK--U might broaden that pronounce to "every life"

"Autonomous Cars..Turn CES Into an Auto Show" ( ) JK--Kinda meta, dontcha think: "auto-autos"?

"What you need to know about home IoT standards at CES" ( ) JK--In a nutshell: it's a total freakin' mess.

Is Ted Cruz eligible to be president? Well, the US Constitution doesn’t explicitly disallow morons from assuming the highest office.

"Data Civilians & Data Jedis? What to Expect frm Big Data in 2016" ( ) JK--What? No metaphorical dig at Jar Jar Binks?

I'd like online news sites to index content by "laughingly dated topical refs." For example, lame "Jedi" metaphors starting late Dec 2015.

"“Deep Speech” From Baidu’s SV AI Lab Recogs English&Mandarin w/Single Learn Algo" ( ) JK--Deep linguistic structure?

"The ABCD's of Business Optimization" ( ) JK--These "such-and-such scientist" distinctions look arbitrary.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You Turn Me On by Beat Happening JK--1992. Wouldn't want to hear sandpaper-voiced Calvin Johnson do acappella

"IBM's Rometty Betting Big On Watson's Ability To Power 'Cognitive Era'" ( ) JK--Cognitive IoT in consumer & biz apps

"Hyper-convergence": "infra sys w/ sw-cntrc arch & tight integ cmpt, stor, ntwk, virtzn in single-vendor hw box" ( )

"Whirlpool #IBM Collaborate on Cognitive Sol'ns 4 Connectd Appliances" ( ) JK--Drive personalized appliance experience

"The Trouble w/Unstructured Data" ( ) JK--Slide preso presents research on security issues w/unfettered file sharing

"Star Trek" people should make full-length movie based on "Trouble w/Tribbles." Real trouble comes when chirpy little fuzzballs grow fangs

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse Post: "Stuff You May or May Not Do With Whatever Data You May or May Not Possess" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp This Train by The Staple Singers from Freedom Hwy JK--1965. I remember singing this in elementary school music class

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp One Morning Soon by Joyce+Johnita Collins from ThisMayBe MyLastTimeSinging: RawAfr-AmGospel JK--1976. Mother-daughter

Moving into era o driverless cars (machines that purely chauffeur) & carless drivers (people who rely 100% on on-demand car-shares)

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "From REST to Restless: The Probabilistic Fabric of Cognitive Integration" ( )

Interesting. Somebody just retweeted a tweet of mine from November 2014. You're way more into my ancient stuff than I am. Thanks, regardless

"Human Computation May Be Key to Solving World's Wicked Problems" ( ) JK--Crowdsourced, gamified visual data analysis.

"Crazy FFZero1 concept car: A Batmobile with UFO lines sighted in Las Vegas" ( ) JK--Concept: driver is batsh*t-crazy.

I'm impressed that Alex Trebek gets the pronunciations so painstakingly right for so many non-English words. Just a mince shy of pretentious

Today is World Hypnotism Day. It’s also World Boredom Day. So that’s a double reason why you feel so sleepy right now.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hey Ladies by Beastie Boys from Paul's Boutique JK--1989. The Beasties' groove was very cool NY Jewish street dude.

Sometimes all the diff is in deciding which foot to put forward 1st. If you've been doing left, try right. The fresh feel of altered cadence

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "The Sisyphean Challenge of Content Curation in a Big Data Universe" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Desperate and Depressed by Margo Price from Midwest Farmer's Daughter JK--2016. Great twangy Appalachian country.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp This Is the Girl by Patti Smith from Banga JK--2012. Lovely romantic ballad.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Baby It's You by The Beatles from Please Please Me JK--1963. Cover band that went on to write original material.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Oriar by Heron Oblivion from Heron Oblivion JK--2016. Very cool feedback-drenched electric Celtic-feeling jam.

"Deep neural nets as progrmmng assistnts" ( ) JK-Universal approximatrs gen arbitrarly accurate function-specific code

"How Long Will Viewers Stay Immersed in VR?" ( ) JK--3-D ancient but still fringe cinema tech 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Slipped Dissolved and Loosed by Lambchop from OH (Ohio) JK--2008. Nashville group, though you wouldn't guess it.

New #IBM jk #Dataversity column: "Top Trends to Watch in Cognitive Analytics in 2016" ( )

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Deploying Analytic Microservices In The Internet Of Things" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Radio Free Europe by R.E.M. from Eponymous JK--1988. Title refs US-sponsored Cold War over-the-air propaganda service

Just saw a market research study that says something "is majorly used in..." Since when did Wayne'sWorld-speak become standard?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp No One's Little Girl by The Raincoats from Moving JK--1983. Best to understand the Raincoats as feminist-art-punk

I may be wrong, but isn't this the 20th straight year virtual reality is being touted as next big thing? What's most immersive is the hype

Microservices architecture ( ) JK--From an ancient geek acronym standpoint, it's sorta menage a trois of SOA+REST+ESB

What I luv about my old-fashioned princess phone is that when I hang up on a dumb telemarketer, handset hits cradle with a satisfying crunch

"Taming the Data Variety Beast" ( ) JK--Suggests "curation." Here's my Dec 2014 take on that: 

"Beyond REST" ( ) JK--Lists ancient integration styles. I remember when each was the latest thing. I'm a grizzled geek

Going hiking in the snow today. If I die and my pal, Kathy has to eat my flesh this is the legal doc to say "I'm cool with that."
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Examining what passes for conversation on Twitter. Mostly a volley of attitudinal non sequiturs among total strangers.

New blog: "Sum total of my published output in 2015" ( )

A day of enjoying the sunshine after a few gloomy weeks. Wife says to put on sunblock. I say hell no: luxuriate in January sunburn.

Star Wars is set a long time ago in galaxy far far away. Presumably that long time ago could’ve been before the evolution of humans on earth

Not sure where Jeopardy got this dubious “fact” that all Caucasian babies born w/blue eyes. Mine remain what birth certificate states: hazel

Saw “Mistress America.” Can Greta Gerwig do anything other than this painfully self-conscious Millennial Annie Hall shtick? Getting old.

"Lawrence Lessig: Tech Will Create New Models 4 Privacy Regulation" ( ) JK--Blockchain, for protection not regulation

Reading a deep stack of 2015 New Yorkers. The cartoons are hit-or-miss ha-ha. Mostly miss.

Took down the Christmas tree, lights, & all decorations. Except the poinsettias, which will be allowed to wilt of their own accord.

My wife and I recently visited our friends in the Atlanta area. Some of our friends recommended that we go to Dynast …

He was smart, funny, curious and dedicated. We made a pact to give MASH all we had and it bonded us. I loved Wayne. I'll miss him very much.
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Christmas season has an amazing body of great songs. New Year's season has just "Auld Lang Syne" and that U2 song. Woeful imbalance.

They've got a name for the winners in the world. Despite what Steely Dan said, "Crimson Tide" doesn't work. Unless you consider algae heroic

NCAA should apply "appropriate sponsor" rule on bowl games, eg "FTD Rose Bowl," "Tropicana Orange Bowl" "Fruit of the Loom Cotton Bowl"

Hey Hillary Clinton campaign: Don’t send emails with subject lines such as “You and me, James” with a “midnight tonight” call to action.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Brighter Than The Blues by Joan Shelley from Over And Even JK--2015. Warm, jangly country-folk.

Ah yes, the year-end ritual of purging my yellowing paper files, accompanied by liberation of my precious binder clips. Will reuse the metal

"Beyond algorithms" ( ) JK--Don't be so clever that unpredictable search experiences undermine user muscle memory

Excellent detailed historical paper on what makes for a good (and bad) high-tech research center: 

"Succinct Spark: Queries on Compressed RDDs" ( ) JK--AMPLab project enables use of Spark as searchable doc store

"Five principles for applying data science for social good" ( ) JK-- @jakeporway speaks from DataKind's experience

"6 reasons why I like KeystoneML" ( ) JK--Ben Lorica @bigdata on AMPLab initiative on machine learning pipelines.

"We need open and vendor-neutral metadata services" ( ) JK--Ben Lorica @bigdata summarizes Joe Hellerstein proposal.

Why appliance power matters in data warehousing 

Here's a little number by Fairfax County native son Dave Grohl: 

Considering the top 2 influencers, one must conclude that Fairfax County VA rules #bigdata. Top is BAH's @KirkDBorne 

"Top 100 #BigData Influencers" ( ) JK--Holy crap! I'm number 2!

"Can A Cow be an IoT Platform?" ( ) JK--Is livestock an asset to monitor, measure, analyze, & optimize? Yes. Tag 'em!

"5 things U should know about th plan to open source AI" ( ) JK--Just one AI opn-src initiative. Not all AI everywhere

#KEXP DJ Cheryl Waters had the best slip-of-tongue: she mistakenly called him "Otis Reverend." He certainly projected righteous soul power

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Change Gonna Come by Otis Redding from Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding JK--1965. His version's awesome too!

New #IBM #ITKnowledgeExchange #TechTarget jk column: "Prediction 2016: Cognition comes to all things" ( )

Drafted next #TechTarget column: "Prediction 2016: Cognition Comes to All Things"

"2016 top trends in semantic tech" ( ) JK--Virtual cognitive assistants ensure that all "things" understand all things

"Deep-learning algo predicts photos’ memorability at “near-human” levels" ( ) JK--Or how to hide info in plain sight

"Industry Speaks: Top 33 Big Data Predictions for 2016" ( ) JK--Motley grab bag of stuff. Like 2015, but different

"Fogs, logs and cogs" ( ) aka machine clouds, machine data, & machine learning.

"Cognitive IoT: Where CogCmptg & Internet of Things Meet" ( ) JK--IoT generates 2.5 quintillion bytes o new data daily

"The Next Wave of Robots Will Learn From Each Other" ( ) JK--Iterative sensor-data-driven ML to fine-tune motor skills

"6 Predictions For BDA & Cogn Cmptg In 2016" ( ) JK--I told Inhi she's the most recognizable IBM face (after Ginni)

Clicking thru to another "10 big data predictions" article. Most of these become "10 slides we predict you'll not want to click 1 at a time"

In writing industry predictions for the coming year, I need to check the mirror occasionally, see if I'm wearing my Captain Obvious glasses

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me) by Tom Waits JK--1976. Tom on "Fernwood Tonight" (  )

"5 Ways ML Reinvents IT Rootcause Anlysis" ( ) JK--Noise reduce, anomaly detect, wkflo automate, 360vu, recurr detect

"All I Want for Christmas is Improved Analytics" ( ) JK--You should have asked Santy Claus for a non-lame headline.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lazarus by David Bowie from Blackstar JK--2016. Good new one from the Great Greying White Duke.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Orpheo Looks Back by Andrew Bird from Break It Yourself JK--2012. Love his pizzicato on this fiddling/whistling tune

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Plain Moon by The Besnard Lakes from A Coliseum Complex Museum JK--2016. Good one from the Montreal group.

RIP Meadowlark Lemon. In honor o th Harlem Globetrotters great, here's Louis Armstrong doing "Sweet Georgia Brown" ( )

Today on Facebook: every other news post is about how the world is going to hell, & every other friend post is about peachy the holidays are

Rewatching 2003’s hypnotically beautiful “Lost in Translation.” Sofia Coppola’s movie still feels very much the essence of this century.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Everwhere That I'm Not by Translator frm Heartbeats & Triggrs JK--1982. NY, Tokyo, Nova Scotia? That's not everywhere

Rushing to patent office right now. Got surefire idea: hoverboard propelled by rapidfire battery explosions. Surprised no one beat me to it

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Knower by Youth Lagoon from Savage Hills Ballroom JK--2015. I like that knocking counterrhythm.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp How It Ends by DeVotchKa from Live at KEXP JK--No spoiler alert here. You already know how this will end.

The trick to reading forbiddingly complex technical material is not to read too deeply. You'll go blind (to the deeper patterns that matter)

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Fly Guy by Doug Hream Blunt from My Name is DHB JK--Cool unknown soulster from 1980s. Re-released 2015 on Luaka Bop

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Necessary Evil by Unknown Mortal Orchestra from Multi-Love JK--2015. One of year's best. A bit like Hot Chip.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Big Black Coat by Junior Boys from Big Black Coat JK--2016. I love the oldschool electronica vibe on this.

I visualize "fog computing" as a concentric fractal mandala with progressively thinner circles pushing outward, endlessly, from the center.

IT industry still has no dominant architectural diagram for IoT "fog computing" (aka "edge computing"). I like this: 

The older I get, more annoyed I feel by new year rolling around. It's not the aging part of it so much as th " season approacheth"

I created FB fanpage for [something I like]. Now FB prompts to create group "friends who like [something I like]." Feels terminally nerdish

Well oh well, it’s winter, but I’ve still not needed to take out my winter coat. My fall jacket is still sufficient. I’m still not shivering

WSJ article on best & worst TV ads of 2015. I recognize none. Shows how little TV I watch now.

Open Source Software Went Nuclear This Year - in 2015, we shouldn't underestimate the power of open source. …

Pondering my 2016 predictions column for #TechTarget. By "pondering," I mean "studiously avoiding thinking about it in any serious way."

I woke with a tight left knee this morning. Yoga sort of helped it. What I am doing now is even better: simply walking & breathing & spacing

Watching "Frasier" pilot on Netflix. David Hyde Pierce is gay, of course, but apparently his character was also. Niles' spouse: Roger Maris

Ah yes, unfriending is such sweet sorrow...accent on the "sweet."