Saturday, February 27, 2016

Aweekstweets February 8-27 2016: the weeks I bid farewell to early February

I'm expecting LinkedIn someday to allow me to endorse people for their endorsing skills. Many people specialize in that.

Whenever some new tech breakthrough said to "revolutionize computing as we know it," I look for caveat "if it ever gets reliable & cheap"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp How Can You Say It by Gloria Ann Taylor from Love Is A Hurtin' Thing JK--1975. A hauntingly poignant slice of soul.

I've noticed that my Twitter impressions spike every time I participate in a Crowdchat. Amazing burst of target attention. Very effective.

Have decided to permanently unpin Google+ from my Hootsuite streams. I've found it entirely useless for connecting and promoting.

Enjoyed “The Martian.” Basic storyline is about growing potatoes in an infertile field fertilized by your own feces. Yeah, I been there.

Let the record show that, while working the conference last week, I authored 5 articles & 2 detailed interview responses. I wrote the record

Latest spam headline that caught my attention: "work-at-home jobs filling fast." Really? No more homes available? How about the shelters?

"Storytelling may be th secret to creating ethical AI" ( ) JK--Machine-learning reading diff cultures' morality tales?

"Why machine learning is not th silver-bullet solution to online fraud" ( ) JK--Hard to sense an ever-shifting pattern

"11 Important Model Evaluation Techniques Every1 Should Know" ( ) JK--Laetitia Van Cauwenberge on stuff few can fathom

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Quick Canal (feat. Laetitia Sadier) by Atlas Sound from Logos JK--2009. Her fluty voice over a warm electronic rush.

"Using machine learning to generate music" ( ) JK--Would it be overkill to design a neural net to press wah-wah pedal?

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

Was given a selfie stick. I do a lot of selfies, but I'm not sure what to do with this. Self-flagellation? Not photogenic.

Ridley Scott and @carrieffisher help #IBM make #AI less scary  by @jeffcbeer via @FastCoCreate

New #IBM jk #TechTarget #ITKnowledgeExchange column: “The #robotic throttling of information overload” ( )

Maximo and Watson - Life Changing Data Analysis Experience 

The IT industry is launching new markets worth more than $2 trillion, IBM CEO says 

New #IBMInterConnect #OpenForData jk blog: "Open for Data: Takeaways from #IBM InterConnect 2016" ( )

Drafted my latest #TechTarget #ITKnowledgeExchange blog "The Robotic Throttling of Information Overload"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Run by AIR from Talkie walkie JK--2004. A nice little electronic trance track.

Very much enjoyed engaging @sardire @ajbowles @bobehayes @IoT2040 @joemckendrick at #IBMInterConnect. True experts. And great guys, all.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Human Behaviour by Bjork from Debut JK--1993. She works her entire vocal tract like an accordion-shaped larynx.

Drafted latest InfoWorld column: "Scoping Out Graph-Shaped Business Problems"

Nice to be home. I’ve been working for 10 days straight.

That was a really good concert. Elton John can really rock barrelhouse style like Jerry Lee Lewis or crisply melodic on the piano.

If you never considered Elton John a real rocker, just catch him and his band live. Awesomely righteous!

Expanding the open analytics ecosystem  #IBMInterConnect #OpenForData announcements

New #IBM jk #IBMInterConnect #OpenForData blog: "Expanding the open analytics ecosystem" ( )

Drafted next #IBM jk #Dataversity column: "Open Source Analytics Penetrating Deeper into the Internet of Things"

"Big data developers' hallelujah moment for distributed storage" ( ) JK--Discusses Berkley AMPLab project Alluxio

"An Introduction to Variable and Feature Selection" ( ) JK--Skip to the 10 excellent questions at the end.

#Openfordata Live Panel: How Open Analytics is Changing Cloud App Devel. 230pm. Great Lawn. #IBMInterConnect

Oh wow do I love the cool breezes of the desert at night in winter. This is the best time of day in Las Vegas

My rollup blog on #IBMInterConnect announcements, plus other #IBM #OpenForData announcements, will post to  tomorrow

Fire alarm last night at MGM Grand Las Vegas evacuated guests briefly. While descending, I recalled the disaster at the previous MGM Grand.

This Jeff Goldblum character--Brad Bellflower, Silicon Valley Maverick--always makes me laugh th laugh o recognition 

#IBM Adam Kocoloski speaks on Cloud Data Services in breakout session at #IBMInterConnect

It's on! Follow and Retweet to win a @Runkeeper Go subscription! 10 winners will be randomly selected. Ready, GO! #ibminterconnect

Just chatted w/Bobby Cameron of Forrester Research, my previous employer, at #IBMInterConnect. Send George my best. 

There's often an awkward point in journalists' interviews with me where they assume I'm a data scientist. I'm not. I simply study their work

"Open Source Hardware in the 1970s" ( ) JK--Cartoon guitarist on cover resembles John Lennon in "Yellow Submarine"

"New AI Script-Reading Program Could Find Your Next Oscar Role" ( ) JK--I'll only accept romantic leading-man roles

"Algo Reduces Comms Overload for Human-robot Emergency Response Teams" ( ) JK--Squelches spurious robot2human chatter

"'5-dimensional' glass discs can store data up to 13.8B years" ( ) JK--Can it survive Singularity at the end of days?

Where does Hollywood get all those extras to stand in the background in shots? From what source do they crowdsource the sourcing of crowds?

New #IBMInterConnect #OpenForData listicle: "5 perspectives on the disruptive potential of open source analytics" ( )

"If You Could Read My Mind" ( ) JK--Oh really? Predictive perfection is a mirage in any analytic-infused endeavor.

You have to meet @jameskobielus! Such a smart, amazing guy. So glad to meet him here at #ibminterconnect!

Was telling Bob Hayes tonight that it feels I should have known him in highschool. That's how familiar he feels. And it's not been long.

I rode out on th plane from Atlanta on Saturday with a Brian Fanzo lookalike. Turns out it was Brian Fanzo. Looking more like himself lately

Was sharing w/Joe McKendrick tonight how incredible it felt, in the late 90s, in Seattle, to be approached by an actual fan. People notice!

RT @marcbulandr: Lots of awesome #socbiz collaboration happening at the Social reception #IBMInterConnect

Lots of awesome #socbiz collaboration happening at the Social reception #IBMInterConnect

"Graph Optimizatn in Physical Space: Calculating Several Alternative Roads 2 Rome" ( ) JK--Beautifully organic visuals

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Harry's Place by Springsteen from High Hopes JK--2014. Just heard it for 1st time & already one o my fave Boss songs

"Scientists Warn that Robots & Artificial Intellignce Could Eliminate Work" ( ) JK--While also spawning new industries

"Artificial Intelligence Offers Better Way 2 Diagnose Malaria" ( ) JK--Deep-learning algorithmically guided microscope

Mermaid pornography is still a taboo. Especially the most shocking of all: full dorsal nudity.

My eastern nervous system only granted me 4 pacific sleep hours last night. Rather than hang in the twilight zone, I got me up & off to work

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Will Possess Your Heart by Death Cab for Cutie from Narrow Stairs JK--2008. Luv the crescendoing instrumental intro

"X Prize & #IBM announce $5M artificial intelligence competition" ( ) JK--To be awarded at the TED conference in 2020

Watching Time-Life commercial for 10-DVD Bob Hope TV-special collection. None of which I recall were all that special. Showbiz hooey!

Had a burger and a beer in a sports bar in a Vegas casino tonight. I usually hate casino food. But it was with Tara, who's always a treat.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Emotion Analytics and the Algorithmic Parsing of the C-Suite Poker Face" ( )

Heading to Nevada but not for the caucus. I don’t get into politics or any of the other tawdry goings-on in Sin City.

Still trying to get head around fact Kate Winslet married dude surnamed "Rocknroll." Was hoping they'd name their kid "Alittlebit Rocknroll"

Watched "The Intern" on DVD last night. Light, pleasant. Wife thinks aging Robert De Niro sexier than George Clooney. I dig Anne Hathaway.

Sitting here at DCA trying to finish the Friday LinkedIn Pulse post I was distracted from finishing yesterday. "Come Saturday morning...."

Another frantic day of team preparation for #IBMInterconnect next week. But we have the main stuff squared away. Now cooling off at the club

"Which jobs will AI (Artificial Intelligence) kill?" ( ) JK--Provocative thoughts from Vincent Granville.

"Drones collecting big data present new security and IT concerns" ( ) JK--Issues galore, buzzing just like the drones

"Apache Arrow aims to speed access to big data" ( ) JK--Fast in-memory columnar data format

#IBM #Quarks Proposal to Apache  Stream processing prog model/runtime analytics at IoT edge

"Graph Databases 101" ( ) JK--Good explanation of differences from relational databases.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Everything Counts by Depeche Mode JK--"Everything counts in large amounts." A big data slogan if I've ever heard one

My KDNuggets author page  . I'll be keeping this site furnished w/fresh original thought leadership. Thanks Gregory!

Embedding Open Cognitive Analytics at the IoT’s Edge  #Quarks

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp At the River by Groove Armada JK--1997. Samples 1957 Patti Page song. NOT "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?"

Public service announcemt for people who make healthcare insurance decisions based on spam: whatever calls self "Obamacare" is NOT Obamacare

Tune in Sunday for the livestream of #IBMOTS. Hear from industry experts on open tech: 

Looking forward to seeing @bobehayes @sardire @joemckendrick @IoT2040 @ajbowles at #IBMInterConnect in Las Vegas next week #openfordata.

"IoT Sensors Give Lo-Tech Industries Hi-Tech Benefits" ( ) JK--Luv the phrase "surreal connectivity of everyday items"

"Hybrid IoT: On Fog Computing, Gateways.." ( ) JK--"Hybrid" = public-cloud IoT computation, private-cloud data storage

"Topic Modeling Large Amounts of Text Data" ( ) JK--Interesting discussion of how Spark can handle unstructured data

"In Peru, Vultures Go High-Tech 2 Fight Garbage" ( ) JK--IoT-connectd camera/GPS-equipd wingd scavengers. That's wild!

"Silly’ IoT Projects and Growing Heterogeneous Data" ( ) JK--The sillier ones are creativity & innovation at work.

Trump says religious leader has “no right to question another man’s faith.” Actually, that’s exactly what we expect from a religious leader

Here's a link to the LinkedIn Pulse page through which you can access all my daily posts: 

IBM Gains DoD Authorization for Cloud Services 

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Statistically Crunching a Crowdsourced Image of the World in Flux" ( )

Tweeting from the lovely environs of Alexandria. Virginia, not Egypt. #rockyourdata 

Happy to be participating in today's Datapalooza crowdchat on #datascience modeling best practices. #rockyourdata 

"Software Detects CEO Emotions" ( ) JK--Software to detect whether CEO has emotions? First check if he/she has a pulse

Senate may not vote on SCOTUS nominee for another year? Doesn't surprise me. This Congress hasn't done much work of any sort. Why start now?

New #IBM jk #Dataversity column: "Paths, Patterns, and Lakes: The Shapes of Data to Come" ( )

Wow. A new version of Java is waiting for me to install it. I count the days till my next version of Java. I read the license front to back.

"How Big Data Is Changing the World of Soccer" ( ) JK--No-hands moneyball involving on-the-field wearable sensors.

IBM Delivers Blockchain-As-A-Service for Developers #IBMz 

10 Key IBM Acquisitions That Could Boost Partners 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Weight by Aretha Franklin from This Girl's in Love With You JK--1970. Wonderfully Aretha-cized cover of The Band

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Something's Calling by The James Hunter Six from Hold On! JK--2016. But sounds very 1966. Great light urbane soul.

TV pharma commercial advises people > 50 to be "more aware of things." I'm more aware of the Internet of Things. Does that count?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Gardenia by Iggy Pop from Post Pop Depression JK--2016. Great new one from the indestructible igneous rock of rock

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Laughing Stock by Grandaddy from Under the Western Freeway JK--1997. Shoegazer-slacker-psychedelic.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Cognitive Coaching: The Algorithmic Acceleration of Human Learning" ( )

Why do tech pubs run basic-science stories? Do they expect we IT vendors to include support for gravitation waves in our next feature pack?

Better Brews Come Delivered By Data Analytics 

Data mining for deadly drug combinations 

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Quarks: Embedding Open Cognitive Analytics at the Edge of the Internet o Things" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Me & Mr. Hohner by Bob Darin from Commitment JK--1969.

Oh good. A Grammy Record of the Year that I actually am not sick of by now. "Uptown Funk" still funking me up.

New #IBM jk blog: "Deploying analytics microservices in the cloud" ( ). Wherein I reintroduce SOA into the discussion.

"Machine-learning robot could streamline drug development" ( ) JK--Using liquid-handling robots & automated microscope

"In boost to self-driving cars, US tells Google computers can qualify as drivers" ( ) JK--Can they text while driving?

"Donating Your Selfies to Science" ( ) JK--And don't forget to donate your actual physical self. Post-croak, that is.

"So Jim, what exactly is it that you do for a living?" I have a long-winded & an even MORE long-winded reply to that query. Where to start?

Finished entire 7-season run of "Mad Men." Brilliant! Greatest TV series I've ever seen. Tangled development of lives & careers over time

“Wintry mix”? It’s a mix of snow, and then even more snow.

Fresh layer of soothing snow on this Presidents Day. Honoring those who've come before can distract us from the pain of choosing the next.

"Internet Of Things Will Be Th World's Biggest Robot" ( ) JK--That's a bit farfetched. No single controlling algorithm

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Tender by Blur from 13 JK--1999. Sounds like a great undiscovered early 70s John Lennon recording.

Yoga's taught me that you can hold a pose far longer than your mind realizes. Your muscles retain the memory of what they've held longest.

"Machine Learning Takes On Long-Term Knowledge Acquis" ( ) JK--Personalizes lesson plans to maximize memory retention

"Big data landscape 2016" ( ) JK--Insanely crowded, questionably categorized, & useless clustering of vendor logos.

"Comparing 11 Internet of Things Development Platforms" ( ) JK--Useful chart includes #IBM IoT Foundation.

"Rise of the artificially intelligent hedge fund" ( ) JK--Complex AI engines make predictions & "vote" on best actions

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Have You Seen My Love by Rosie Thomas from When We Were Small JK--2002. Lovely slice of slow romantic country-folk.

I'd like to search/replace every mention of "exponential" growth with "logarithmic," just to add a dash of gratuitous geekiness. What base?

"Apache Spark becomes most activ opensource project in bigdata" ( ) JK-- >600 contributors in 2015 up from 315 in 2014

Before I got a smartphone, I hung out in magazine section while the wife shopped. Now I can loiter pretty much anywhere I want. Improvement

Watched DVD of "Grandma." Lily Tomlin seems like she's simply playing herself in this role. Tough tender aging lesbian with serious backbone

U think th rightwingers who control Capitol Hill are going to fast-track whoever Obama nominates 2 replace Scalia? Political gridlock awaits

21° and windy as all get-out. If this keeps up all the warmth will get out of my body

Biggest accomplishment this week was writing 8 lengthy blogs on 8 different topics when my mind was actually on none of those topics.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Optimizing the Physical Fitness of The Community At Large" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Somehow, Someway, Someday by The Farmer Boys from Flash, Crash and Thunder JK--1956. Cool bluegrass dance number.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly by Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty JK--1978. But that didn't deter their conception

"Six (wait, 3.57) degrees of separation" ( ) JK--I'm more connected to everyone than Zuckerberg. Me: 3.12. Zuck: 3.17

I hope Kevin Bacon and his wife Kyra Sedgwick stay together. I'm sure the actor wouldn't be able to stand any more degrees of separation.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lake Superior by The Arcs from the single JK--2016. Kind of a nice crinkly shuffle to this one.

Lake Superior. Does that imply the other 4 are inferior? Actually, I suspect that the shallowest of them was once called Lake inf(Erie)or.

Obvious scam marker is opening statement: "We've been trying to reach you." That means this is your 1st attempt. I'm not difficult to reach

New #IBM jk blog: "Becoming cognitive: a new disruptor remakes the business landscape" ( )

New #IBM jk blog: "Becoming cognitive: a new disruptor remakes the business landscape" ( )

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Dredging the Data Lake Down to Its Muddy Bottom" ( ). Yes, that's Madison.

Thought leadership is actually all about voicing your own personal passions. It'll never come if you're obsessed w/ what others want to hear

Social listening not a good guide for thought leadership ideation. Tends to produce blog titles such as "10 reasons big data delivers value"

Was a pleasant working day around the house. Wife had her friends over and plenty of bottles of vino uncorked. Liquid lunch lubricated me.

Weird when people on socials declare that some long-deceased famous person has just died. I doublecheck their Wikipedia page to be sure.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Every Other Freckle by alt-J from This Is All Yours JK--2014. I love the vaguely Chinese quality of the melody.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "What’s the Threshold at Which Big Data May Be Considered Mainstream?" ( )

Today's post was hugely popular ( ). I thought yesterday's far better ( ), but no one liked it

It strikes me how the publications that oversaturate their coverage of big data also tend to oversaturate the "is big data hyped?" angle.

Caught "Ricki & The Flash" on DVD. Damn that Meryl Streep. She's even convincing as a low-rent Chrissie Hynde wannabe.

Proposition: it’s sophomoric to pronounce “sophomore” as 3 syllables. I’ll expect your term papers on that topic on my desk by Friday at 5.

“Middle of nowhere”? What happens at the frontier between nowhere & somewhere? Is it like a black hole’s event horizon?

Isn't it time for a political candidate that was designed to THINK? #thinkwatson 

Watson for President in 2016 ( ). It's time to elect the first artificial intelligence into office.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Crowdsourcing Verbal Context for Deep Visual Analysis" ( )

Wish to thank Ken Robertson for reaching out directly as a fellow Jefferson Airplane geek. There aren't many of us. Deadheads far outnumber.

My mental life revolves around finding material to comment on. Much of that is the past material of my comments themselves. It all builds.

3.9 million electric meters and 1.3 million gas meters transformed by #ConEd & #IBM 

When someone says they're in a "firedrill," I recall the sound of Allen Ravenstine's analog-synth on this Ubu track: 

60 meals in 30 minutes. Challenge yourself at #ibminterconnect  #stophungernow

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp All Known Things by Eleanor Friedberger from New View JK--2016. Another good 1 from her latest. Reminds of Aimee Mann

HOT: #datawarehousing software-defined environment available for preview. Request access: 

Big data book author asks for positive blurb re their manuscript. I send them actual review: pro&con. Let's see the excerpt. I know th game

Curious what psych theory Hillary's campaign is employing with tactics such as emails where Chelsea announces "My Mom is down in the polls"

Starting my workday with my usual mindfulness exercises. To counterbalance how mindless I obviously am the rest of the day.

"Artificial Intelligence and Neural Nets on Small GPUs" ( ) JK--Run those algorithms on mobile phones & IoT endpoints

New #dashDB software-defined deployment option preview. Request access: 

New #IBM LinkedIn Pulse post: "Controlling the Weaponization of Deep Learning" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist: Walking on the Moon by The Police from Reggatta De Blanc JK--1979. Most reggae-ish of early hits. LP title alludes to that

"Building a Network of Micro-Satellites in Space" ( ) JK--Asteroid early-warning system would be logical app for these

"Sensing Human Skin to Improve Rescue Operations" ( ) JK--On flip side, sounds like also has military-targeting apps

"Bringing Neural Networks to Mobile Devices" ( ) JK--Deep learning accelerated through improved core-level memory mgmt

"Europe Needs Smart Policies for Smart Things" ( ) JK--Serious topic, but headline almost sounds like a joke.

Scanning latest crop of open-source data project announcements re incremental enhancements w/version numbers such as Zzzzzzzzzzzz!

"Is Spark replacing Hadoop?" ( ) JK--Not really. Discusses how they are co-evolving in a dynamic industry landscape.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Ghost Who Walks by Karen Elson JK--2010. Very cool. Sounds a bit like Nancy Sinatra.

Mornings proceed on the sheer force of habit. A morning person is just someone most comfortable following habitual patterns.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Aweekstweets January 24 to February 7 2016: the week and then some

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Great Curve by Talking Heads from Remain in Light JK--1980. Love when screaming guitar comes into this fast chant

Buried under a mid-February personal blizzard of W-2s, 1099s, and other tax documentation. White-out conditions. Groping for a shovel.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Twitch by Danny White from Natural Soul Brother JK--1963. NoLa funk. Not to be confused with Flintstones song.

Hey FB, I don’t need to know it’s “Game Day.” Or that it’s people’s birthdays. So please don’t tell me what games fall on people’s birthdays

Thank the automotive gods for 10 year 100,000 mile drivetrain warranties. That’s all I’m gonna say.

Year of the Monkey starts Monday. Fitting that this is presidential election year. Candidates seem to delight in throwing poop at each other

Looking forward to seeing Elton John live at #IBM InterConnect in Vegas later this month. He hasn't had a hit in years, but so what.

RIP Maurice White. Earth Wind & Fire had the best damn dance songs of the 1970s. Everybody boogied to their grooves.

"The Knowledge Representation Corner: Graphs" ( ) JK--Check out #IBM Graph announced yesterday 

"Next Big Test for AI: Making Sense of the World" ( ) JK--Freaky-fast automated image classification.

"5 Ways Wearables are Improving Enterprise Operations" ( ) JK--Safety, inventory, sales, wellness, efficiency

"Nest Thermostats Crash, Cause Consumers to Second Guess IoT" ( ) JK--I'd 2nd-guess thermostats that run on batteries

Bob & Ray "The Slow Talker" ( ). I have painful memories of meetings chaired by such people. 2 hours = 2 paragraphs

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Pondering The Prophesied Master Learning Algorithm" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry by Ferlin Husky from Vintage Collections JK--1960. Great cover of Hank Williams classic

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dark Moon by Bonnie Guitar JK--1957. Wow! Gorgeous romantic country song. As beautiful a voice as Patsy Cline.

"The Surprising Truth about Big Data" ( ) JK--I'm cited in this @JamesMaguire #Datamation article.

New #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "Machine learning models need love, too" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sealegs by The Shins from Wincing the Night Away JK--2007. Superb song from, IMHO, a perfect album. Shins' best!

RIP Bob Elliott. As one half of classic comedy team Bob & Ray, he helped pioneer a droll Post-WW2 American sketch comedy. Always sharp/funny

"Open for business: Enterprise cloud solution adoption continues unabated" ( ) JK--Blog by Mahowald & Vesset of IDC.

"Aim higher: Analytics and information management in the cloud" ( ) JK--Blog by Dan Vesset of IDC.

"IBM Cloud Data Services officially Open for Data with launch of new portfolio of tools.." ( ) Blog by Derek Schoettle

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Rashomon Effect in Algorithmic IoT Memory Capture" ( )

"IBM Launches Cloud Data & Analytics Marketplace for Developers" ( ) JK--More than 25 new svcs incl open data exchange

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Calgary by Great Speckled Bird from Great Speckled Bird JK--1970. I've been there. I think of it as "Denver North."

This day in 1959 was the day the music died. So, technically, all the music since then has been made by zombies.

I'm not big on this "Citizen [Something]" nouveau-job nomenclature (eg Citizen Analyst). Is there an "Undocumented Deportable [Something]"?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Born Again Teen by Lucius from Good Grief JK--2016. Great. Sounds sort of like a young more-rocking Kate Bush.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Deeply Embedded Future of Deep Learning" ( )

Remnants of the recent blizzard have mostly melted clean away, except where people piled it high. Historic? It's already history.

RIP Signe Toly Anderson. Passed away on same day as fellow Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner. Only on 1st LP. “Chauffeur Blues.”

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "You Wouldn’t Know Humor If It Bit You in the Algorithm!" ( )

With my headcold's impact on my vocal tract, I'm now communicating in a monotone grumble. Suits the little cuss that I truly am, I suppose

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp California Stars by Bragg/Wilco JK--"They hang like grapes on vinesthatshine&warm th lovers'glass like friendly wine"

"Startups beware: Disruption isnt enuff, U need 2 make $" ( ) JK--Stating the obvious isnt enuff, U need 2 belabor it

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Jobs I Had Before I Got Rich & Famous by Walter Martin from Ile Flottante JK--2016. Love the improvised feel of this

"Not up for a data lake? Analyze in place" ( ) JK--Insights from @acoliver on in-memory analytics.

"Europeans unconvinced by big data in general" ( ) JK--I'm unconvinced by absurd blanket-statemnt headlines in general

"Smart Factories & Indstrial IoT" ( ) JK--Just-in-time part delivry w/driverless transport vehicles. The new forklift?

"Why the Internet of Things needs another 10 years" ( ) JK--Really? Until what specifically takes place?

"BDAnlytcs: Do Machines Have Biases?" ( ) JK--They're built & builders have biases. See also: 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Two Versions Of Tomorrow by Eleanor Friedberger from New View JK--2016. Wow! Another killer great song off new LP.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Valleri by The Monkees from Th Birds th Bees & Th Monkees JK--1968. Odd structure for such a short song. Feels rushed

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Digital Placebo: The Psychosomatic Impacts of Quantified Self" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Brighter by Rufus Du Sol from Bloom JK--Got a nice chill soul roll to it.

I suppose they call it the Iowa “caucus” because it’s mostly Caucasians. Prove to me that I am wrong.

Downloaded a meditation app. I set it to speak to me with an Aussie accent. Down Under folks have a sunny-chill vibe that sits right with me

I'm flattered but always decline when someone requests that I speak on intersection of big data with some random other topic. I'd sound dumb

The only thing that Donald Trump & I have in common is that neither of us is particularly fond of Fox News. That's not enough.

No fresh winter wonderland this weekend. But I do find a scary noirish romance in the gray filthy piles of icy doom along all the roadways.

Somebody in Germany, addressing me as “Professor Kobielus,” has asked me to contribute to a book. Thanks, but I have mid-terms to grade.

Down with a cold. Or rather, up & doing my usual stuff, but with a cold. I’m rarely sick. Keeping noncontagious distance from people at mall

30-something guy on mall restzone sofa next to me regaling seemingly 90-something guy wearing Korean War vet cap with his Iraq War exploits

Sampling wine at Wegman’s. I’ve become quite the connoisseur. Preferred vintage is anything they offer in those tiny little cups for free.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Martha by Jefferson Airplane from The Worst of Jefferson Airplane JK--1967. Kantner song originally on "...Baxter's"

#IBM Closes Weather Co. Purchase, Names David Kenny New Head Of Watson Platform  via @techcrunch

I'd like to see a blog entitled "10 Reasons Why You Should List 10 Reasons to Do Anything In Your Blog Title." I might write it.

New #IBM jk #ITKnowledgeExchange #TechTarget column: "The Internet of Things will eliminate data deadzones" ( )

RIP Paul Kantner. Jefferson Airplane cofounder. "Crown of Creation" is a very Paul song, lyric based on sci-fi story 

New #IBM jk blog: "Building smart business on the four pillars of predictive analytics" 

Drafted latest #IBM jk #ITKnowledgeExchange #TechTarget column: "The Internet of Things Will Eliminate Data Deadzones"

The one simple thing you can do to make your iPhone 100 times more secure  via @techinsider

PR person offers me "Expert Sources Available to Comment" on a range of subjects, one of which is "Marijuana." Get me Cheech & Chong!

"What It Will Take for Artificial Intelligence to Gain a Sense of Humor" ( ) JK--Grow up a nerd bullied by idiots.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp On the Radio by Regina Spektor JK--2006. Voices an odd glottal stop/catch at end of "the" in title. "the[bh] radio"

Drafted latest InfoWorld column: "Shouldering the Burden of Maintaining Your Machine Learning Models"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I'm Ready to Go Home by The Louvin Brothers from Satan Is Real JK--1959. These brothers had awesome Appalachian twang

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Madame George by Van Morrison from Th Bang Masters JK--1967. Funky. Very different frm languid "Astral Weeks" version

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Visions of Johanna (Take 5) by Bob Dylan from Th Bootleg Series Vol 12: Th Cutting Edge JK--1965-6. Uptempo. It works

Like me, the wife is tired of too-loud music during bodyworks classes. We both stand in front, and tell instructors to turn it down. They do

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You Must Have Met Little Caroline? by JD McPherson JK--2015. Cool interplay of plinking piano & electric guitar

"Compressed representations in age of big data" ( ) JK--Compress of deep-learning algos key to embedding in mobile/IoT

"Transactional streaming: If you can compute it, you can probably stream it" ( ) JK--Good discuss on robust streaming

"Engaging Aesthetics for Data Narratives" ( ) JK--I dig the pictogramic logos for famous modern artists.

"How driverless cars will transform auto insurance and shift burden onto AI and software" ( ) JK--Hyper-safe motoring

"New 'moonshot challenge' at Harvard aims to make giant leap in AI" ( ) JK--Literally mirror brain-synapse connections

"What does the future hold for artificial intelligence?" ( ) JK--Automated online negotiations by your personal agent

"Teaching AI to Appreciate Stories" ( ) JK--Need larger training-data sets to algorithmically grasp subtle subtexts.

"Driven by Data: Harnessing Telematics" ( ) JK--In connected cars, enables over-the-air engine reprogramming.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lay Lady Lay by Bob Dylan from Nashville Skyline JK--1969. "His clothes are dirty, but his hands are clean."

Space commercialization, aka monetizing the Moon.

My usual morning mad dash through the inboxes. I won't glorify it with the term "reading."

Drafted next Dataversity column: "Paths, Patterns, and Lakes: The Shapes of Data to Come"

I wrote most of a column in one mad run tonight on iPhone at my exercise club. Now editing it down to shape back on my laptop. Needs work

Finally received all our blizzard-delayed back papers. Gave me a chance to relive the weekend with 20:20 hindsight.

RIP Marvin Minsky. Pivotal researcher and visionary in artificial intelligence ( )

Yes, we survived the blizzard. Yes, it was an ordeal to spend a winter weekend indoors w/ TV, Internet, food, drink, leisure, warmth, etc

"Immutability Changes Everything" ( ) JK--Deep dive into a future-facing distrib database architectural topic.

"How 'artif swarm intel' uses people 2 make better predXns than experts" ( ) JK--Crwdsrcd anonymous gestural consensus

"Big data in ranching and animal husbandry" ( ) JK--More humane livestock tagging than searing hot metal into cowflesh

"What Is Machine Intelligence Vs. Machine Learning Vs. Deep Learning Vs. AI?" ( ) JK--Great taxonomic discussion!

"10 text, sentiment, and social analytics trends for 2016" ( ) JK--#7: "emoji analytics." FB: 

"Human-in-the-Loop is the Future of Machine Learning" ( ) JK--Crowdsourcing puts billions of humans in learning loop

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp He Didn't Mention His Mother by Eleanor Friedberger from New View JK--2016. Good one. Has a Natalie Merchant feel.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Factory Girl by Tom Jones from Long Lost Suitcase JK--2015. Rolling Stones cover. Excellent.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Citizen Data Scientists in the New Global Order" ( )

Coffee is to my mornings what wine is to my evenings. Both help me concentrate, but in opposite ways. The former winds me up, th latter down

I think it's so groovy now that people are starting to get together.