Friday, May 20, 2016

Aweekstweets April 30-May 20 2016: the weeks April failed to ask if it May

Rebranding self as "Data Science Evangelist." It's more accurate. Especially if you notice my dominant theme of the past few years.

"Hemo the Magnificent" ( ) JK--Bell Telephone Science Film. Love this. We watched it in elementary school in the 1960s

Ventured into wilds o PG County 2?talk data science @ UMUC. Engaged w/ @KirkBorne, who earnd his influence th right way: spot-on brilliant!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Roadrunner by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers JK--1972. Does his love extend to other New England states?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ful Stop by Radiohead from A Moon Shaped Pool JK--2016. Another good one from their latest. Feels like airplane aloft

"No IoT without IPv6" ( ) JK--Trillion-plus-node IoT ubiquity hinges on IPv6's much larger address space.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Morning Dew by The National from Day of the Dead JK--2016. Great new one from Berninger, Dessner bros, Devendorf bros

Dear Auto Body Shop I Went to Exactly Once Many Years Ago: Stop the emails telling me you "miss" me. It was a just a one-lube stand.

Downtown McLean VA. Google Maps points out Mars HQ. The building itself is unmarked unremarkable brown brick. A Mars bar w/doors & windows.

Conservative activists grill Zuckerberg. You really think algos are the reason people choose not to have conservatives in their Facebook?

Used to be that your nose knew 1st that there’s a fast food restaurant nearby. Now your phone sniffs out deep-fried free Wi-Fi even quicker

"OK computer: When pop music meets ML" ( ) JK-- @acoliver POV reminds of this JK post:

What percentage of TED speakers are actually named "Ted"? And does that give them a home-court advantage on the motivational-speaking front?

"Pentagon Turns to Silicon Valley for Edge in AI" ( ) JK--Reminds of this recent JK post:

"30 years ago: look back at tech happenings o 1986" ( ) JK--My first full year in IT career. Why no telephony in this?

Why a cloud first strategy can benefit customers with IBM BigInsights 

Top BRaaS provider sees 92% faster restore times w/ IBM @SoftLayer & IBM Spectrum Protect 

"Deep learning meets genome biology" ( ) JK--Help connect genetics to disease manifestation/phenotypes.

"Big Data’s Mathematical Mysteries" ( ) JK--Reminds this JK #Dataversity column from 2013: 

"Old Meets New in the Building of Smart Cities" ( ) JK--Pervasively IoT-sensor noded retrofitted urban infrastructure.

Mine eyes glaze over reading 1 blog after another advising 1) obtain exec sponsorship, 2) get user buy-in, 3) show results. Alright already!

Following the Pope's Twitter account. But disappointed it's all in Latin. I fondly recall when John XXIII started tweeting in the vernacular

Uncorked another bottle of vino. I did a quick inventory of our stash. I can't believe how many we have. Trader Joe's is our prime stop.

I'm going to focus my July 13 Dataversity keynote, "Evolving from Big Data to Smart Data," on metadata, models, semantics, & governance.

I wish I had a keyboard shortcut for getting through my day. I'd toggle directly from breakfast to happy hour.

I have no idea where my head's at today. The whirling dervish of activities I'm caught up in has scattered it beyond the big blue horizon

Read @johncohnvt's blog - Internet of Thinks: Munich #WatsonIoT HQ 

"[So-and-so's] invitation is waiting for you." What the...? I'm supposed to feel pangs of conscience for keeping bits at bay?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp No Regrets by Karl Blau from Introducing Karl Blau JK--2016. Cool new country artist. Voice full of heart, longing.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Cool Papa Bell by Paul Simon from Stranger To Stranger JK--2016. New. Excellent. Love the funky Caribbean groove.

Why doesn't Parsey McParseface parse faces?

"Fears of Facebook Bias Seem to Be Overblown" ( ) JK--Except 4 clear bias in favor of hoodies coding & workaholicism

"A competitive beardsmith’s greatest hits" ( ) JK--Gross. All I want to know is: has he had his shots?

Great putdown I just now overheard on a BBC series: “he’s about as much use as a fart in a windsock.”

Thank you spamster. If I ever truly need to know how a reverse mortgage works, you’ll be the first I call.

New #IBM jk #SparkBizApps blog: "It takes a team: Collaboration and workflow in open data science" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Atomic Bongos by Lydia Lunch from Queen of Siam JK--1980. Good. Not nihilistic/freaky like her Teenage Jesus stuff

"Storytelling with Data: Our Brains Crave Structure + Love Oddballs" ( ) JK--Setup & resolve the anomalous finding

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Third Uncle by Brian Eno from Taking Tiger Mountain (by Strategy) JK--1974. I like th directness of his singing voice

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Baby's on Fire by Brian Eno frm Here Come the Warm Jets JK--1973. His 1st solo. Featured all Roxy members excpt Ferry

"The next AI is no AI" ( ) JK--Ubiquitous, embedded, invisible, and uncannily intelligent, driving actions & outcomes

"The Business Benefits of Deep Learning" ( ) JK--Good overview with plenty of pointers to useful research.

"Review: 6 machine learning clouds" ( ) JK--Good research. Includes #IBM Watson and Predictive Analytics

Don't tell me you're "living life one day at a time." Reliable sources tell me you're checking your calendar every 5 minutes.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp All My Friends (John Cale's Version) by LCD Soundsystem JK--2007. Great version from this great ex-Velvets Welshman

When someone sez a list was "handpicked," I demand video of an index finger pointing & all five digits retrieving listed items from oblivion

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Wouldn't It Be Nice by The Beach Boys from Pet Sounds JK--1966. Today is the 50th anniv of this landmark LP's release

One of those Monday mornings where all my glass could use a cleansing softwipe: iPhone, laptop screen, spectacles. Mid-May omni-fog.

LinkedIn Groups stink. Moderators powerless to nuke stories such as "MULTIPLE 0PPORTUNITIES FOR EVERYONE TO MAKE EXTRA CASH FROM INTERNET!"?

Hard, even on weekends, not to overplan every last second. Responsibilities stack even in leisure.

Saw “Lady in the Van.” Dame Maggie is, of course, exceptionally watchable as a dignified deranged but harmless old derelict on wheels.

Been in the IT field forever. Seems like I can recall every stupid industry controversy that eventually blew over. I won’t name them.

Several sudden squalls blew thru Fairfax County today but we were spared from damage. Just more rain. I’ve lost count how many straight days

Everything they’re saying about Hillary echoes everything said about Bill. But when his presidency was done, people admitted how gr8 he was

Donald Trump impersonating his own PR rep is high comedy. But denying the ample recorded evidence is hysterical. Even an ex-wife confirmed.

SiriusXM. So-called because of their Seriously eXasperating Marketing blitz trying to win us back. Buzz off!

‘Twas a week in which I was called a blogger, a marketing pro, and a big data evangelist in a disparaging fashion. All of which I’m proud of

Whew! Weekend! Have begun the process of uncoiling my nervous system. This work week has pummeled my head to the consistency of Silly Putty.

Sun and warmth have returned to Northern Virginia. But the weather forecast calls for another hammer of cold and rain. Oh the agony!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Superstition by Stevie Wonder JK--Stevie, like me, was born on 13th of a month, which occasionally falls on a Friday

Ditch the crystal ball—and see what’s really likely to happen 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rosebud by Lush from Blind Spot JK--2016. A deep yearning vibe on this one.

Podcast: "Becoming a cognitive business"  Andrew Manby, director, market strategy for @IBMAnalytics. Interviewer: me

Join this upcoming chat to discuss #cloud trends and preview the #PerformanceCloud event: 

"Ford: Self-driving cars are five years away from changing the world" ( ) JK--Seems too optimistic. My bet is 25 years

"Watch first-ever public demo o Elon Musk’s crazy transportation idea" ( ) JK--Huh? So what? Rocket sleds are old news

"What are people working on in coffee shops?" ( ) JK--They're probably wondering why you're not minding yr own beeswax

Hmm. Somebody got a hold of an ancient mailing list including me 3 jobs ago. And they've upgraded my credentials to "Dr. Kobielus." OK, fine

Hmm...classic spam subject line: "Do You “Poop” 3x per day? If not… Eat THIS for Breakfast (or you may be dying a slow death)." A keeper!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Protectors of the Heat (w/H Ernst) by Open Mike Eagle & Paul White JK--2016. How's this NOT called "Pick Up Sticks"?

Listening to Merle's '68 "Okie from Muskogee," I mentally check off how many hippie traits now describe fellow outlaw-countryman Willie.

Just realized how long I've been working in high tech. When I started, modems, pagers, and fax machines were ubiquitous. Now: almost extinct

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Living for the City by Stevie Wonder from Innervisions JK--1973. "N-word" voiced by white jailer in spoken interlude

New #IBM jk #Dataversity column: "Vetting the Actual Science Behind Data Science" ( )

"Even managers without technical background must be 'able to talk to the geeks'" ( ) JK--What is this? Dr. Doolittle?

IBM #DevOps guru @DanCBerg talks app deployment automation with Urban Code Deploy:

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Drone Bomb Me by ANOHNI from Hopelessness JK--2016. Good one. Transgendered lead singer of Antony & the Johnsons

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hold On, Hold On by Neko Case from Fox Confessor Brings the Flood JK--2006. Great song to showcase her stirring pipes

Kudos to Louis Cherian for orchestrating our most awesome Crowdchat so far. #PredictiveEverywhere. Today. Here:

New #IBM jk #CloudantFree #SparkFree blog: "Bridging NoSQL databases into open data science initiatives" ( )

Tech topics really don't need a ton of verbiage to net out. To communicate the kernel, you need pith, not bandwidth.

CrowdChat: Predictive analytics for data-driven customer engagement ( ). Join us today 11am ET. #PredictiveEverywhere

New #IBM jk #SparkBizApps blog: "Spark and R: The deepening open analytics stack" ( )

"The Rise of Cloud Robotics" ( ) JK--Peered distributed reinforcement learning around tasks common to swarms of robots

DC area's record rainy-days streak continues. Now I'm flat broke. Depleted the fund of things I've been saving for these days.

Bought & downloaded one of Merle Haggard's greatest hits compilations. I'm blown away by how great this late country legend's music was.

Let the leading minds in #datascience answer your toughest questions: Join us  #SparkBizApps

John Lennon & Paul McCartney being interviewed about why they went into business as Apple Corps: . 1968.

"Google Feeding Romance Novels To Its AI Engine To Make Its Products More Conversational" ( ) JK--Or steamier.

"Nimble-Fingerd Robot Outperfrms Best Human Surgeons" ( ) JK--Adv 3-D imaging+force-sensing stitches w/submm precision

"Preparing for th Future of AI" ( ) JK--White House press release announcing new workshops & interagency working group

Data-driven customer engagement: Retain valuable customers and grow your business with... 

Get @TheNewStack's latest eBook: Automation & orchestration w/ #Docker & #containers 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Drive by Britta Phillips from Luck Or Magic JK--2016. Nice Cars cover from Luna member's solo project.

"HBase: The database big data left behind" ( ) JK--Goes to show "Hadoop" isn't some unitary all-or-nothing monolith

"Math Stumps Your Doctor, Too" ( ) JK--Inflammatory headline belied by article. Refers to statistical risk assessment

"How Music Affects Your Productivity" ( ) JK--"A way to 'optimize the boring' while looking at screens."

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hurdy Gurdy Man by Donovan JK--1968. Didn't he outsource all this lovesinging to his little suited monkey on a chain?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hold Up by Beyonce from Lemonade JK--2016. Great one.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Mother by John Lennon from John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band JK--1970. Raw, aching, confessional. Got it off his chest.

Finally got enough respite from the rain to mow my lawn for the first time this Spring. Reminds me of this Woody:

I’ve always considered the Clintons to be centrist/pragmatists. Sensible, not ideological. Vilifying them is sheer idiocy.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Have a Good Time by Paul Simon from Still Crazy After All These Years JK--1975. Great bit of jaded lounge-jazz pop

Scooter Magruder playing '50s hits on DC radio. Just spun Marquees "Hey Little Schoolgirl" w/young local Marvin Gaye

Kentucky Derby. Exactly like the Super Bowl. Except for the fact that you can miss the whole thing if you take a long bio break.

Auto dealer customer waiting lounge. Complimentary coffee. Machine offers many options. I’ll go crazy. Triple dark espresso. Strap me down.

Dev Patel in biopic about Indian math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. Arcane number theory gets primes their prime time in Hollywood spotlight

LOL! Trump tweets about eating tacos, exclaiming “I love Hispanics!” Didn’t he realize that comical pander digs him an even deeper hole?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp 1999 by Prince from 1999 JK--1982. The Artist's prescient lookahead to the Y2K crisis & how he'd batten his hatches

Check out the new #IBM Internet of Things blog #IBMIoT #cognitive 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I'm Set Free by Brian Eno from The Ship JK--2016. Nice chill Velvet Underground cover from th legendary postmodernist

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Akhar Zaman by Bombino from Azel JK--2016. Great new one from the Malian rocker. He shreds that guitar!

"Top 10 Hot Data Science Techs" ( ) JK--Not sure which I find LESS useful 4 IT planning: hot-not lists or hype curves

Found it hard to sleep last night. Every time I woke up, I realized my sleeping brain was still stuck puzzling math behind quantum computing

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Desire Lines by Deerhunter from Halcyon Digest JK--2010. One of the greatest extended crescendo rock outros ever.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Natural One by Folk Implosion JK--1995. Love how this stalking vibe makes "natural" bristle with imminent menace.

"Outwitting poachers w/artificial intelligence" ( ) JK--More predictively effective deployment of patrols to interdict

"Surprise! People will actually read long news stories on their smartphones" ( ) JK--No surprise to me. I often binge.

Clinton & Trump both endorsed by athletes. But Trump’s are a league of numbskulls & thugs: Hulk Hogan, Mike Tyson, Latrell Sprewell...

That’s cool. Even when I’m stressed as hell it doesn’t register itself in my blood pressure readings.

"IBM's Quantum Cloud: Leap Into Future?" ( ) JK--Refs cool number-theoretic blog on quntm algo 

Yes I enjoy bureaucratic red tape. Jumping thru an infinite succession of hoops and dodging obstacles at every turn. Never-ending bootcamp

New #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "How to monetize the fuzzy narratives of social listening" ( )

When some e-commerce vendor emails an "it'll only take 1 minute" survey, it takes you a minute to figure if it's worth your while. Never is

Ran across an old friend tonight. She commented several times on how fit I look now. I’ve been riding that ego high for hours.

New tools can be a portal to productivity or an obstacle to achieving your objectives. You can’t really know until you try to use them.

More spam invites us to "date single women." As opposed to what, dating them in packs of 3 or 4 at a time?

"Queue up for IBM's quantum computer" ( ) JK--Roger Kay perspective on today's announcement.

Machine learning algo for sketch simplification ( ) JK--Compress, process compressed, expand to cleaner representation

"In future Big Data'll make actual voting obsolete" ( ) JK--Really? Whose algorithm will have constitutional blessing?

"Making a Case for Machine Learning to Legal Departments" ( ) JK--Or helping them make a case for it in court.

Fun fact: presumptive GOP pres nominee's birthname was Donald T. Rump.

"IBM Makes Quantum Computing Available on #IBM Cloud to Accel Innov ( ) JK--Run algos & experiments, work with qubits

Fun fact: Cinco de Mayo falls on the 5th this year.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Bloodbuzz Ohio by The National from High Violet JK--2010. Probably don't remember him cuz Ohio was too bloodbuzzed

Predictive forecasting for the cognitive era 

"Eureka! How to make discoveries at speed o light" ( ) JK--Huge Danish music festival uses #IBM to tune fan experience

"Quantum Computing: Past the Buzzwords" ( ) JK--Describes underlying math as q-bit patterns over modular arithmetic

"CrowdChat: #PredictiveAnalytics for data-driven customer engagent" ( ). Tues May 10. 11am ET #PredictiveEverywhere

Apache Spark Maker Community Event. June 6. SF. #SparkBizApps. Attend in person:  Livestream:

Dear DJs: Don't call it a "supergroup" if it's composed of artists your listeners have never heard of from bands equally obscure.

Was one of those days that made me glad I keep my notes tidy and thoughts organized. Find the simple thing that most needs doing. Then do it

Jordan's Queen Rania in DC for WHCD. Reminds of Onion's "Our Dumb World": profile of Jordan just some cartographer crush on the lovely royal

Bernie looking for superdelegates. You’ll know ‘em when you see ‘em, Sanders. They’re the ones in tights and capes.

Whatever happened to people actually stating their name when they phone U out o the blue? Dont assume your voice is distinctive/recognizable

"These old black&white photos were colorized by artificial intelligence" ( ) JK--I want to colorize old family photos

"Good Robot! Elon Musk’s AI Nonprofit Shows Where AI Going" ( ) JK--Releasd tool to dev/compare reinforcemt lrng algos

"Drones May Soon B Able 2 Detect Improvised Explosiv Devices" ( ) JK--Used last wk to sniff nutjob at Balto TV station

"Twitter’s AI Knows What’s Happening in Live Video Clips" ( ) JK--Real-time autotagging of dozens of Periscope feeds

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box by Radiohead from Amnesiac JK--2001. "Get off my case, get off my case."

"Top scientst..solution..havoc driverless cars wreak" ( ) JK--Online educ entrprneur wants 2 re-educ laid-off truckers

"Deep Learning Demystified" ( ) JK--Stacked neural-net layers with progressively compact feature reps. ID a cat face.

"What if Elon Musk ran Apple?" ( ) JK--He'd probably get bored. He's an entrepreneur. Not corporate turnaround artist

Dear PR people: Quit assuming that everybody in high-tech is situated in San Francisco Bay area. Some of us are in the Chesapeake Bay area.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Eye of a Hurricane by Kyle Craft from Dolls of Highland JK--2016. Great. Reminds me a bit of Mott the Hoople.

Catch me at Spark Summit West in SF next month. And we're doing a little something beforehand. More details very soon!

Rainstorm aftermath. Walking through a large parking lot. Splashing puddles I didn’t see. Unfrozen equivalent of black ice. Black water?

Trader Joe’s on a lazy Sunday afternoon. I’ll have the pepperoni pizza sample with four wine samples as chaser. Legal limit?

RIP Daniel Berrigan. Music trivia: the "radical priests" Paul Simon ref'd in "Me & Julio" were him & brother Philip:

"Lead, Follow or Get the Fuck Out of the Way" ( ) JK--But what if the fuck's not standing in your way?

"10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Clarity & Creativity" ( ) JK--Just say "clarity & creativity" over & over & over

"Why Successful People Spend 10 Hours A Week Just Thinking" ( ) JK--What percentage of that on the commode?