Sunday, March 20, 2016

Aweekstweets March 5-20 2016: the weeks I whiled away

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp No No Keshagesh by Buffy Sainte-Marie from Running For The Drum JK--Love this one. Political, rocking, native.

Engrossed by Michael Hiltzik's book "Big Science" re invention of cyclotron. Reminds o this blog I posted 3+ yrs ago 

Typical weekend activity of correcting typos, garbled syntax, and the occasional argument glitch in my past week's crop of fresh blogs.

Cold and damp day. Reminds me it’s March. Haven’t shaken the winter chill completely. Resolving to stay inert but alert. Indoors on the sofa

Trump l’electorat. Sacre blowhard!

Reading the Friday Mansion feature in the Wall Street Journal. Coveting Enya’s castle.

Picked up a winter crop of fallen branches in the yard. Don’t need the kindling. Discarding.

Cocoon-like on the couch watching “Jeopardy!” Thank you for Friday evening!
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RIP Frank Sinatra Jr. Say what you will, but he had talent & made a steady living as a musical entertainer.
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"Future of Artificial Intelligence in Education" ( ) JK--Also see my post earlier this week: 

"Are U drinking while tweeting? This algorithm can tell" ( ) JK--Can they measure the tweeter's blood alcohol content?

Caught "The Big Short" on DVD. My head still hurts thinking about it. Good movie, though.

New #IBM jk podcast: "Communications Connection: Is big data still relevant?" ( ). I'm interviewed by @graemeknows

[PODCAST] @jameskobielus sits down with @graemeknows to chat big data & #analytics trends:

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Real Time Isn’t As Real As You’ve Been Led to Believe" ( )

The changing face of business intelligence 
RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Jane Says by Jane's Addiction JK--Was Jane saying all this while boogying on beach in Barbados? Why the steel drum?

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Mining and Divining The Mysteries Of The Mind" ( )

Senate won’t vote on Obama SCOTUS nominee? Ok. Let’s let President Clinton nominate the next justice.

"The 7 biggest myths about artificial intelligence" ( ) JK--It doesn't resemble Arnold Schwarzenegger.

"How to use deep learning AI to detect & prevent malware & APTs in realtime" ( ) JK--"Drebin University"? As in Frank?

"Election Tech: Big data proves that America is a purple country" ( ) JK--Really? Then why not Barney for President?

"Eyeglasses That Can Focus Themselves Are on the Way" ( ) JK--Wow! Progressively adjust to aging eyes. Like mine.

"Machine-Learning Algorithm Aims to Identify Terrorists Using the V Signs They Make" ( ) JK--This sounds ridiculous.

"Is 'data labeling' the new blue-collar job of the AI era?" ( ) JK--Hardly. Curation & tagging are being automated too

I spend good part of the day reading. Much of it is nonsense. My favorite writer to follow is @jameskobielus. Great stuff. Thank you.

New #IBM jk #Dataversity column: "Open Source Analytics Penetrating Deeper into the Internet of Things" ( )

10 Ways Predictive Analytics Improves Innovation 

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Surprise in the Narrative Flow of Data Science" ( )

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "How Cognitive Computing Can Boost Educational Performance" ( )

Information integration and governance: The information wizard 

#IBM David Taieb @DTAIEB55 will demo this at #StrataHadoop in San Jose  #openfordata

IBM is a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse & Data Management Solutions for Analytics 

"Spending On Cognitive Computing to Top $31 Billion By 2019" ( ) JK--IDC recognizes this substantial marketplace.

Today is essentially the 10th anniversary of the start of th main act in my 30-plus year IT career: when I shifted to a data analytics focus

IBM scientists talk about After Moore's Law 

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "From Creation to Gustation: How Modern Foodchains Crave Precision Analytics" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Take This Hammer by Odetta from The Essential Odetta JK--1973. I love Odetta's voice, but prefer Leadbelly's version

Advice for cybergrifters: No one offers legit biz opportunity starting w/phrase "I'd like to offer you a legitimate business opportunity"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Beat Goes On by Sonny & Cher JK--1967. I sit in chairs & "rem-o-nisce" about when this was on the hit charts.

Let’s see. It’s 8 months before the general election & my Facebook newsfeed has gotten monotonously & hysterically political. Arghhhhh!!!

If public TV fundraising were a religion, its holy trinity would almost certainly be Peter Paul & Mary. Always selling indulgences.

Sesame Street decided against Cookie Monster exclaiming "Aughhh...Me Like Putting Hidden Data on Your Disk to Track Everything You Do!!!!!!"

Didn’t lose any sleep over the prospect of losing an hour of sleep last night. We go through this drill every year. I’ve got it down pat.

If you're going to Strata + Hadoop World in San Jose later this month, I'll see you there. Working the event for #IBM. Catch our sessions!

Wife & friend toying with possibility Trump would ask Sanders to be running mate. I'm toying with possibility I'm living in Twilight Zone.

I'll be keynoting a TDWI advanced analytics event in Boston on July 19. I'll probably focus on "citizen data scientists" & IoT analytics.

Nice to occasionally have a few contiguous unscheduled hours to stretch my head out. Not have to rush my thinking into a semblance of order

Geez weekend just get here please!

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Bubble Edens of IoT Mood Management" ( )

Love these warm late-winter mornings. Going out before sunrise to pick up th paper. The air smells sweet. Better than a shot o hot caffeine.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Sitting-Duck Machine-Learning Model" ( )

"IOT Is The Killer App For Big Data" ( ) JK--Good architectural layering by Mike Kavis. A keeper. Hmm.

"How #IBM , Google, Microsoft, and Amazon do machine learning in the cloud" ( ) JK--Good market-segment overview.

"How AI could transform yr business" ( ) JK--Should B titled "How scary-looking lead image could undermine yr article"

"Understanding the Hype Curve" ( ) JK--Yes, I think we need to grade hype on a curve. It needs to maintain >3.75 GPA.

"How Data is Changing the Food You Eat" ( ) JK--Any genetic algorithms in there? Modified? 

"Using AI to Teach Our Children" ( ) JK--Teach 'em well, They must have a neural-networking code that they can live by

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Peace Like a River by Paul Simon JK--1972. Great one from his eponymous first solo LP.

"4 trends in security data science" ( ) JK--Interesting: "adversarial data science" targets sitting-duck ML models

"How Disney Amplifies Experiences By Merging Physical & Digital Worlds" ( ) JK--Cybermagic envelopes the Magic Kingdom

"IoT: Mess in Making" ( ) JK--Jean-Louis Gassée uses "basket of remotes" metaphor for hetero multi-IoT devel challenge

"How I Will Use Big Data in My Presidential Campaign ( ) JK--I'd use it to brag that my data's bigger than Trump's.

"Complex Biology o Enterprise Info Security" ( ) JK--Heterogeneity modularity redundancy surprise adaptive reciprocity

"Storytelling w/Data: Our Brains Crave Structure + Love Oddballs" ( ) JK--In comedy, setup primes punch of punchline

I love spam that simply has your name in subject field. I regularly rely on bots to remind me what my name is. I juggle many assumed names

"Algorithm reads tweets 2 figure out which restaurants make U sick" ( ) JK--Gr8 name: "nEmesis." "Emesis" means "puke"

"President Obama's new open data initiative could help cities help themselves" ( ) JK--Tools for citizen data science

"Quantum Computer Leap Could Make Today's Encryption Passe" ( ) JK--Sacre bleu! Such speculation now au courant. Non?

"Did Google Kill This Donkey?" ( ) JK--A: No--in fact, it was just resting. Q: If it had, would that be evil? A: Dunno

"12 Amazing Tech Predictions for Next Decade" ( ) JK--AI machine sit on corporate board? As in "make policy." Uh, no

Just saw headline: "12 Amazing Tech Predictions for th Next Decade." It's far too easy to produce amazing tech predictions. Amazingly wrong!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Time Eater by Gold Panda frm Good Luck And Do Your Best JK--2016. Exceptionally cool Asian-feeling ring/clang cadence

Weird how I'm constantly asked for career advice now. Sure sign of long-tooth syndrome. My strategy is: be Jim Kobielus. Can't advise that.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Land of 1000 Dances by Chris Kenner from Land of 1000 Dances JK--1963. Original version by the guy who wrote it.

"How is open source transforming cognitive computing?" ( ). @sardire podcast recorded at #ibminterconnect #openfordata

OMG! In just 4 hours since I posted it, this has become my most popular thought-leadership post EVER!!! 

Spring's well on the way. The buzzing of a housefly here in my basement lair reminds me that not just bears are emerging from hibernation.

Interviewed over phone by some cognitive-computing researcher at the University of Glasgow. I'm glad he recorded it. Too much to write down

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "A More Brilliant Fog: Containerizing Algorithmic Services at the IoT’s Edges" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You Say That by Junior Boys from Big Black Coat JK--2016. Great 80s-throwback electronic dance-groove feel to this

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Fools Gold by The Stone Roses JK--1989. Brilliant funk with a steady churning burning heart of rock&roll.

RIP George Martin. Beatles' appreciative patron, artistic director, & production guru. He brought their full musical brilliance to vinyl.

New  expert interview: "Interview with James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM" ( )

Here’s an unused porn name: “Mick Jaguar.” I’m taking bids.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Anti-Bias Bias of the Data Scientist" ( )

Predictive analytics is marketing's weakest data skill 

Webinar: What's New in IBM SPSS Statistics 

What if they marketed colleges to teenagers like they market retiremnt communities 2 people my age? Highlight nearby hospitals. Just in case

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Like Birds by EELS from Daisies of the Galaxy JK--2000. Great one. Reminds of the best Lee Hazlewood.

"4 Really Real Meanings of Real-Time" ( ) JK--Nice parse o the senses. See my parse 3 yrs ago 

"Shot-Detection Tech Reduces Gunfire in SF by 35%" ( ) JK--Instantly notifies police o gunfire whereabout/shot-counts

"Biological supercomputer uses the 'juice of life'" ( ) JK--Reports on project at McGill University in Montreal.

"The Promise of Artificial Intelligence Unfolds in Small Steps" ( ) JK--Industry at "peak excitement" right now.

"Where are all the cyber data scientists?" ( ) JK--"Lack of readily available, open-source, and labeled training data"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Avalanche by Leonard Cohen fromSongs of Love and Hate JK--1970. Has a great spaghetti western twangy drone.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Empathetic vs. Pathetic: Living With Affective Computing" ( )

Series finales. "Mythbusters" last night, "Downtown Abbey" tonight. Will Sir Jamie & Duke Adam detonate the manor? Tune in and see!

David Konopnicki w/ @IBMimag: "Affective Computing Can Benefit Society"  #ibmresearch

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Aweekstweets February 27 to March 5 2016: the week I tweaked

One thing I kept wondering but they never addressed in "Mythbusters" series finale. What was the worst injury any of them suffered on show?

Enjoying the series finale of “Mythbusters.” Jamie & Adam stop worrying about myths. They’re just bustin’ stuff.

The 12 cognitive #biases that prevent you from being #rational  #datascience

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Passerby by Quilt from Plaza JK--2016. Love this one. Trippy use of the flute.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Misantrope by Westerman JK--Lovely folk ballad.

Doing my periodic tidying. Unsubscribing from stuff I no longer want to see & notifications that now annoy. Distill simplicity from clutter

Saw "Room" on DVD. Creepy & depressing, but somehow also beautiful & life-affirming. A complex work of art. Worth checking out.

Let’s see. Remaining GOP candidates call Trump a fraud but pledge to support him if he’s nominee. I’d say their “support” just as fraudulent

Overheard wretched dance-club remix o Doobie Brothers @ LA Fitness yesterday. Gak! Dont try 2 infect/inflect great 70s rock w/millennial hip

"How The Algorithm Economy & Containers Are Changing Apps" ( ) JK--Discusses algorithms as containerized microservices

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Glosoli by Sigur Ros from Takk... JK--2005. Really does sound like ghosts haunting your dreams.

IoT Will Drive PaaS Adoption, Just Not The Way You'd Expect - Forbes 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again by Bob Dylan from Blonde on Blonde JK--1966. Immobile in Mobile

"Seeing Econ Patterns In Data That Don't Exist" ( ) JK--Curious how many Nobel Prizes have resulted from that tactic

"4 Easy Steps to Structure Highly Unstruct Big Data via Automated Indexation" ( ) JK--Interesting piece by V.Granville

"Artificial Intelligence Is Here To Change Your Life" ( ) JK--Love that robotic 3rd drumming arm.

"Can Machine Learning Decode Depression?" ( ) JK--Tough challenge. Many patterns. No a-ha biomarkers.

IBM Outthink Tour 2016 - April 11 in NYC! 

Did an old-fashioned lightbulb light up over head o person who conceived of energy-saving lightbulbs? If so, did they reach up & unscrew it?

"Correlation, Causation, and Whether to Skip Breakfast" ( ) JK--Useless intel. Just tell me whether to skip the bacon.

"Practical Blackbox Attacks against Deep Learning Systems using Adversarial Examples" ( ) JK--Interesting rsrch study

"Multitenancy on Hadoop: Is your cluster half full?" ( ) JK--YARN may create overallocated but underutilized clusters

"Spark 2.0 to Introduce New ‘Structured Streaming’ Engine" ( ) JK--Create apps combining real-time, interactive, batch

"Is Being Data Scientist Really Best Job In America?" ( ) JK--Not according to Dire Straits "money4nothing" criterion

"IoT Has Replaced My Remote Controls" ( ) JK--Is it improvement when swap remotes for same number of smartphone apps?

New #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "Graph analysis: Not the dots, but the connections" ( )

"Age of gravitational wave astronomy has begun" ( ) JK--1st-ever test o genl relativity in intense gravitational field

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Survival o Fitness: How Model Selection Happens In Natural Order o Data Science" ( )

Why are women becoming chief data officers? Find out  #CDO

Does being “digital” really matter? 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Angel by Sonic Boom from Spectrum JK--1989. Great electric-guitar-driven meditation on a friend's demise.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sellin' by iLoveMakonnen from Drink More Water 6 JK--2016. Song leaves absolutely no doubt what he's sellin'.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Morphing Targets and Fancy Math" (  )

Check out this cool demo of the parallel sharding feature with IBM #Informix on the  Raspberry Pi  #raspberrypi

Registrations open for #IoT event in Seattle on Mar 23rd featuring #IoT solutions from #IBM and #Intel-  #Informix

The next DB2 Tech-talk on March 31st will cover "DBaaS for Developers on IBM Cloud". Register now -   #DB2

Do you suffer from long order-to-cash cycles? Read Lion Brewery's story- . Infographic:  #DB2

How does your database measure up? Answer these questions to evaluate your needs related to database technology  #DB2

Save the date - Mar 10th for the IBM event - "Advanced Hybrid #Analytics for Business Insight". Register -  #DB2

5 major ways to #outthink limits and transform your business #IBMInterConnect 

5 major ways to #outthink limits and transform your business #IBMInterConnect 

My favorite retorts w/seemingly-archaic English syntax are "how dare you!" and "believe you me!" Should always be accompanied by "gadzooks!"

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Merry Melodious Milling of Machine-Learning Music" ( )

Algorithms have rhythm within them.

"IBM 2 buy Resilient Sys, bringing security guru Bruce Schneier on board" ( ) JK--Cool. Been reading his blog 4 years

Say what U will about the Oscars, it's refreshing that our celebrity-obsessed culture can still pretend to care about actors' career choices

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Statistically Slicing Through the Knotty Tangle of Human Morality" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp A Long Walk by Eleanor Friedberger from New View JK--2016. Another great one. This has got to be her best album.

Super Tuesday here in Virginia. I'm voting for Hillary.

"Bissextile": an old Roman name for Leap Day ( ). Perhaps the ancients decided they could swing either way on this day

None o my Facebook friends was born on February 29. This is the only birthday I'd help any of them celebrate. "Wow U were born on Leap Day!"

"FAA Successfully Tests New Drone-Detecting Tech At Airport" ( ) JK--Can also find their on-ground controllers.

"MasterCard’s Machine-Learning Network Thwarts ATM Attacks" ( ) JK--Identify & shutdown attacks in real-time

"Model Evaluation Error Metrics" ( ) JK--Incredibly arcane, but this is how you measure data-sci algorithmic prowess.

"Google AI can pinpoint where any snap was taken just by looking at pixels" ( ) JK--Sounds like missing-person locator

"IBM Expands Data Science Education around the World" ( ) JK-- New program brings Watson Analytics NLP into classrooms

Easiest way for me to generate fresh blogging material is to vet & eviscerate manifest nonsense in the stuff I'm reading. Ample supplies.

Usual Monday morning catching up on news in my industry. It's not as if I waste my weekend hours on this stuff. I need to breathe.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Oriar by Heron Oblivion JK--2016. Absolutely love this one. Feels like Sinead O'Connor with a screaming guitar.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Evenly Matched Global AI Arms Race" ( )

I found last night's Oscar ceremony a preachy drag. I tuned in for just a bit of it. I had no interest in the competitive races, anyway.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Moon River (extended) by Morrissey from Now My Heart Is Full JK--1994. Mancini/Mercer classic works well as shoegazer

Oscars. I'm rooting for nobody. From Rotten Tomatoes, I know everything I need to know to rent the right titles when they come to my Redbox.

Never quite sure what to make of science news that someone discovered another subatomic particle or distant space object. I'm, like, OK cool

I was telling my brother today that this year's GOP presidential field makes me kind of miss George W. Bush. Accent on the "kind of."

Rival data scientists who each claim "near-perfect election formula" assert with near-certainty that Sanders or Trump will be next president

Keeping my emotional distance from the generalized American freakout that this presidential campaign represents. I enjoy my mental health.