Sunday, September 25, 2016

Aweekstweets September 5-25 2016: the weeks of antelapsarian indulgence

Spent time down at the pond with the ducks. It’s also a perfect day for bananafish.

Good to see that Jane Pauley is Charles Osgood’s permanent replacement hosting “CBS Sunday Morning” Like him, she’s a class act.

"Think different"? Yeah. I think I'm going to add "ly" to that 2nd word & tag it as th adverb it truly is. Dare to be different (adjective).

Cool. I'm still getting new followers on social media accounts I've never used. That's the social power of playing hard to get!

I'm not specifically a morning person. I'm a person who feels most comfortable when it's quiet & can hear myself think. Usually that's a.m.

Caught "Trainwreck" on DVD. Moderately entertaining. I'm no big Amy Schumer fan, but she was OK. I thought Bill Hader was great serious.

I've been w/Egidia for 34 years but still don't understand a single word of Chinese. But, narcissistically, I always hear her say my name

Our first time visiting NYC was 1972. My brothers and I asked our Dad to take us to a comic-book publisher's HQ. He gladly obliged.

I prefer walking in NYC to the taxi/subway nonsense. With walking, I can glance into every storefront and at every face I pass. Absorb more.

Playing host to many invited influencers next week in New York at #IBM #DataFirst Launch Event. I'm looking forward to us on the roundtable.

Curious what Hillary will have to say to a debate opponent who has repeatedly threatened her life. Let’s not be coy here.

Cooler and lower humidity on this late September Saturday afternoon. Walking outside. Listening to Cousteau “Last Good Day of the Year.”

Fall is here. Everything has pumpkin spice added to it. That makes it Fall.

"In Men, Depression is Different" ( ) JK--They withdraw, get defensive, and grouchy as all hell.

"Chatbots: Yr Ultimate Prototyping Tool" ( ) JK--Conversational UI can help developrs plumb user experience/intentions

"The 15-Point Federal Checklist for Self-Driving Cars" ( ) JK--US DoT recommendation, not regulatory mandate.

"Majority o mathematicians hail from just 24 scientific ‘families’" ( ) JK--Teacher-student tutelage lineages, that is

"When Did Charts Become Popular?" ( ) JK--In the New York Times, that is. Precise answer? July 4, 1933.

"Companies, Users, and Surveys Agree: Spark Is Hot, Hot, Hot" ( ) JK--Gartner's Adrian cites #IBM catalytic role

"Could IoT nanoswarms be coming soon?" ( ) JK--Maybe, but the prospect makes me squirm.

"Chat Bots Aren’t a Fad. They’re a Revolution" ( ) JK--AI-powered cognitive chatbots drive "conversational commerce"

Recommending that mktrs give up campaigns in favor o ongoing cust convrsations is misguided. Campaigns drive focusd hi-priority biz outcomes

"Forrester: Mktrs need say gbye 2 campaigns, hello 2 AI-driven convos w/customers" ( ) JK--No. AI drives campaigns too

"This Camera Can Read a Book Without Opening It" ( ) JK--I'd be surprised if spy agencies don't have this tech already

"IoT in the Data Center: A Buzzword or the Real Thing?" (  ) JK--As Woz said re Jobs, it's not binary. It can be BOTH.

"Digital Today, Cognitive Tomorrow" ( ) JK-- #IBM CEO Virginia Rometty on how cognitive systems learn with use

"Predicting Future Where Th Future Is Routinely Predictd" ( ) JK--CMU comp-sci dean on ubiquitous surprise suppression

"Is Your Company Ready to Operate as a Market?" ( ) JK--Columbia biz-school prof on hierarchical flattening

"Executive Assistants for Everyone" ( ) JK--Hal Varian on how all of us will have digital versions of this exec perk

"Managing Bots That Are Managing Business" ( ) JK--Tim O'Reilly on econ structural shift to "electronic workers"

"Using Artificial Intelligence to Set Information Free" ( ) JK--LinkedIn co-founder on the power of knowledge graphs

"The Neural Network Zoo" ( ) JK--Awesomely useful visual taxonomy of neural net architectures.

New #IBMWoW jk listicle: "5 reasons data engineers are attending IBM Insight at World of Watson" ( )

Catch me this coming Tuesday Sept 27, at #IBM #DataFirst Launch Event, NYC (Hudson Yards). Register here: 

Absorbing the barrage of event organizer emails saying don't see my name on their registrant lists. Might I suggest a stronger prescription?

Absorbing steady stream o pharma commercials on every medium. Note to self: must speak to Dr or druggist about every conceivable malady ASAP

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Chelsea Hotel #2 by Leonard Cohen JK--1974. "You told me you prefer handsome men, but for me you'd make an exception"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Don't Play With Guns by The Black Angels from Indigo Meadow JK--2013. Great acid-rock "Seeds" flair

Bruce Springsteen's memoir sounds great. ~500 pages? I assume that, like his 4-hour concerts, 50% of that is long-jamming encores.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Tobacco Road by John D. Loudermilk from Dim Lights Thick Smoke & Hillbillies JK--1960. This was his most-covered song

New #IBM #DataFirst #Galvanize jk blog: "Fresh Blood: The Democratization of Enterprise Data Science" ( )

I'll speak at ACT Insight Analytics & Emerging Techs Symposium, Iowa City, Nov 17. "Democratization of Data Science Skills in th Workforce."

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp We Float by PJ Harvey from Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea JK--2000. Masterpiece LP from Millennium Year

Thank you spam for sending me countless emails with only my name in the subject field. As I get older, those little reminders mean so much.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp It's Kinda Funny by Josef K from The Only Fun in Town JK--1981. Melancholic Scottish group. Proto-emo.

The current presidential campaign has created an especially nervous hair-trigger cultural environment. Counting down 6+ more weeks of this.

"Is machine learning icing on the cake for data scientists?" ( ) JK--Not sexy enough. It's the olive in their martini.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp California Dreamin' by Amason from California Airport Love JK--2016. Wow. They nailed a really good cover version.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Once In a Lifetime by Talking Heads from Remain in Light JK--1980. "How do I work this?"

"Kids eat free"? Will they accept a very childish adult? I'm famished.
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Wish to thank KDNuggets for publishing my #DataFirst columns. I also wish to thank k d lang for "Constant Craving" ( )

New #IBM #DataFirst jk KDNuggets column: "Driving Data Science Productivity Without Compromising Quality" ( )

"Gave 4 Good Pollsters Same Raw Data..4 Diff Results" ( ) JK--Diff sample adjusts 2 reflect voter demogs & likely2vote

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Up Against The Wall by Peter Bjorn & John from Writer's Block JK--2006. Love that string-plucking tension on this.

" #IBM Announces Systems for the Hybrid Cloud Era" ( ) JK--New Power & z systems for the cloud

" #IBM Power Systems& Red Hat Extend Collab 4 Next-Gen Cloud Platforms" ( ) JK--HPC & HA 4 Red Hat on nxt-gn Power sys

"Hortonworks, #IBM Collab to Offer Open Source Distribution on Power Systems" ( ) JK--HDP on POWER8

" #IBM Research & MIT Collab to Advance Frontiers of AI in Real-World A/V Comprehension Techs" ( ) JK--Machine vision

New #IBM jk #Dataversity column: "Instilling Industrial Discipline in Enterprise Analytics" ( )

New #IBM #DataFirst jk blog: "Next-generation data science: Open analytics ecosystems" ( )

I'm the roundtable moderator. 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) by The Byrds JK--1965. McGuinn was ex-Brill Building songwriter

It's Monday morning. Doing my inspirational reading. Am I expected to embrace disruption or disrupt embracing? To everything, turn turn turn

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Things We Do For Love by 10cc from Guilty Pleasures JK--1976. Song stands for all bland mid-70s soft-rock

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp No Woman by Whitney from Light Upon The Lake JK--2016. Very cool. Kermit-like vocals & splashy brass flourishes

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Have Nothing More to Say by Teenage Fanclub from Here JK--2016. Great dreamy wistful new one from th indie veterans

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp If 6 Was 9 by The Jimi Hendrix Experience from Axis: Bold as Love JK--1968. If the 60s was the 90s.

Eating M&Ms. Drinking bottled water. Reading Carrie Brownstein's memoir "Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl." Listening to Jimi Hendrix in stereo

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Gimme A Smile by Shakey Jake JK--1961. "Shakey Jake" Harris. Don't confuse w/Ann Arbor streetman "Shakey Jake" Woods

We occasionally put the GPS on when driving very familiar local routes. Interesting to see how often it gives insanely wrong directions.

Sampled wines at 3 stations at Wegman’s. Played along w/the connoisseur spiel. Every little white paper cup o vino suited my exacting tastes

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Stop In Time by Psychic Twin from Strange Diary JK--2016. Great layering of musical urgencies.

Hearing a familiar great song is always welcome. But hearing a new great song is a portal to fresh emotion. A small epiphany.

Feeling mellow tonight. Summer’s heat has broken. My spirit remains unbroken.

"Debunking Data Scientist Mythology" ( ) JK--Article urges focus shift frm individual data science "unicorns" to teams

"Artificial Intelligence – Why Now?" ( ) JK--Eh, I...why not now?

"Deep Neural Nets for YouTube Recommendations" ( ) JK--Smarts driving YT to recomm I view yet another indie rock video

"5 ways artificial intelligence will change enterprise IT" ( ) JK--Intention-based automated super-programming bots.

This "fast failure" paradigm is misnamed. It's all about "fast wagers" (that dont bet the business &, if fail, provide learning experiences)

A developer's take: Using Hadoop in the cloud to fail fast 

RT @kexpplaylist #KEXP Breadandbutter by El Perro Del Mar from KOKORO JK--2016. Lyric alternates title with "bellybutton" & "verybottom"

"Conan's take on Apple AirPods: Wireless. Expensive. Lost." (  ) JK--That was my first thought.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp November Spawned a Monster by Morrissey from Bona Drag JK--1990. See Moz writhe in wasteland:

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Night Life by Ray Price JK--1963. Written by Willie Nelson. Wow! Brilliant song, awesome performance.

Well, Yowzah! If it isn’t Euripides from the Antipodes! And a Zip-a-Dee-Do-Dah to you, Sir, too!

New #IBM jk #DataFirst video "Data science expert interview: Influencer roundtable" ( )

Useful seminar topic: "Reasoning With Unreasonable People: Focus on Disorders of Emotional Regulation." But I'm unreasonably booked solid.

The CIO drives data-driven productivity at all levels, especially knowledge workers and line-of-busines... #ibmcio

" #IBM Fuels Digital Marketing Transformation with THINK Marketing" ( ) JK--CMO-focused professional learning hub

Drafted latest #IBM jk #Dataversity column: "Instilling Industrial Discipline in Enterprise Analytics"

IBM InfoSphere Metadata Asset Manager: Demo on Tableau Server bridge

Simply the most powerful analytics platform on the market 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Judey On a Street by Okkervil River from Away JK--2016. New. Nice flowing episodic orchestration.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam by The Vaselines JK--1988. Great song. Atypical for them. Serious, not goofy.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp In Dreams by Roy Orbison JK--1963. Example of the Texas troubadour at his operatic best.

Don't miss our #CIO CrowdChat tomorrow with special guests! #ibmcio #ibmwow #bigdata 

Join @jameskobielus, @nancykoppdw & I for an #IBMCIO crowdchat 9/15 @ 1pm ET =>  #CIO

Streaming analytics goes mainstream 

How streaming analytics is transforming businesses 

Four reasons to adopt a data warehouse for private cloud 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Man on the Moon by R.E.M. from Automatic for the People JK--1992. Andy Kaufman specialized in deadpan put-ons

“In vino veritas”? Is that anything like intravenous verisimilitude?

Watched “Steve Jobs” with my daughter. Enjoyed how it presented him thru women’s eyes. As the arrogant selfish narcissist he was.

Build a chat bot in 10 minutes with #IBM Watson's new API:

Secret to a successful crowdchat is finding right mix of smart, passionate people and giving them a crisp scope for voicing their opinions.

@IBMbigdata IBM data group always has the best chats #datafirst

Join me et al at 11am EDT today for live #DataFirst CrowdChat: Team Driven Data Disruption

The strong adoption of streaming analytics 

"Top Algos Used by Data Scientists" ( ) JK--KDNuggets poll traces rise of data science, deep learning, & text mining

What's the deal with new LinkedIn contacts stating "my name is [THEIR NAME]"? As if they need to confirm LinkedIn profile name not bogus?

"Extraordinary Link Between Deep Neural Networks & Nature of the Universe" ( ) JK--Low-order Hamiltonian polynomials

"Google’s Clever Plan to Stop Aspiring ISIS Recruits" ( ) JK-Search-driven PSYOP? This slippery slope makes me queasy

"No Sailors Needed: Robot Sailboats Scour the Oceans 4 Data" ( ) JK--I'd be shocked if there weren't military apps too

Reading l8st news on open-source bugfixes, maintenance releases & incremental feature enhancemts. Slowly, but systematically, losing my mind

"Workers of the World: To Tame the Rise of the Robots, Buy Them!" ( ) JK--Beyond today's ESOP, what do you recommend?

"Should robots have to pay taxes?" ( ) JK--Huh? Only if they're self-owning. Doubt that will happen.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Family by Joseph Arthur from The Family JK--2016. Good new one. Sounds like Pearl Jam channeling The Band

"The World Might Not Be Ready for Quantum Computers" ( ) JK--Discusses "quantum-resistant encryption"

"The Oldest AI" ( ) JK--Interesting historical discussion by Bill Vorhies.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rock & Roll by The Velvet Underground from Loaded JK--Jenny had this radio epiphany at age 5? Some kinda prodigy!

"How algorithms rule our working lives" ( ) JK--Oh, really? Not a new phenomenon. All computer code is algorithms.

New #IBM jk #DataFirst blog: "Next-generation data science: Acceleration for team productivity" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Under The Pressure by The War on Drugs from Lost In The Dream JK--2014. Feels like Don Henley's "Boys of Summer"

"What online news looked like on 9/11" ( ) JK--I learned on Yahoo News, then switched on my TV for the rest o the day.

Apache Spark™ 2.0: Keeping Count 

"What Tech Giant Christmas Parties R Really Like" ( ) JK--What's a "Christmas party"? Everybody's scattered & virtual.

Always roll my eyes when someone publishes "open letter" directed @ a specific person. Why not simply address them "Dear [Specific Person]"?

New #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "Data science predicts election winner!" ( ). Predictive jitters in the vox populi

In densely packed digital workstream, we must make split-second decisions where to file incoming so we can find them in later split-seconds

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sugar on My Tongue by Talking Heads from Once in a Lifetime JK--1977. Single was not on their debut LP.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp My Only Lover by Gregory Isaacs from More Gregory JK--1981. Great slow-dancing reggae love song.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Our Hearts Are Wrong by Jessica Lea Mayfield from Tell Me JK--2011. Love the spaghetti western feel of this.

It's pathetic when you hear of someone faking their death. But it's even more pathetic when they fake a life.

Hung out at Huntley Meadows Park with my daughter this afternoon. Eastern Fairfax County's wetland gem. Beaver lodges & dams galore!

I'm delighted that people feel honored to be interviewed by me for @ibmanalytics. I'm always honored when people actually spend time with me

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Heaven's on Fire by The Radio Dept. from Clinging to a Scheme JK--2010. Sound (and name) reminds of Style Council

“Action or Inaction: Which Will U Regret More?” ( …) JK--Trying 2 decide whethr I’ll regret decision or indecision more

This just in: FBI discovers Hillary habitually hit “reply all” on messages sent thru her private server. Unpresidential email etiquette.

Trump has remade the Republican Party in his own image. GOP now stands for Good Ol’ Putin.

New #IBMWoW jk #KDNuggets article: "Doing the Data Science That Drives Predictive Personalization" ( )

STEM cells. Magical seeds that can spawn new race of geeks genetically optimized for science, technology, engineering, & mathematics majors

Buddha was a data scientist 

Apache Spark™ 2.0: Migrating Applications 

New #IBM jk #DataFirst #StrataHadoop blog: "Collaborate to foster cognitive disruption" ( )

Drafted new #IBM #InfoWorld column: "Alleviating Predictive Jitters in the Vox Populi"

Heard most unsettling thing at th club yesterday. Some lady on an elliptical was repeatedly shouting anti-Hillary rants to herself. Jeepers!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lotus Flower by Radiohead from King of Limbs JK--2011. Great example of Thom Yorke's jittery choirboy vocals

New #IBMWoW jk #KDNuggets article: "The Acceleration of Data Science Excellence" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist#kexp Straight to Hell by The Clash frm Combat Rock JK--1982. Huh? "Ho Chi Minh" & "papa-san"? Vietnamese speaking Japanese?

Rewatched "The Martian" with daughter. I explained "gravity assist" to her, ref'd in plot: . But I'm no physicist.

New #IBMWoW jk listicle: "5 reasons data scientists are attending World of Watson" ( )

Apache Spark™ 2.0: Impressive Improvements to Spark SQL 

Apache™ Spark 2.0: Machine Learning. Under the Hood and Over the Rainbow. 

How To Design Hybrid Clouds For Innovation, Efficiency And Growth 

Never know on any given day if my schedule will grow heavier, or lighter, on the fly. I work the fly with mental barbells of various weights

Amused by this "let them know you're thinking of them" nag from FB on friends' birthdays. Nag them too. Are also they thinking of me?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Mary on a Wave by Okkervil River from Away JK--2016. Nice lazy, woozy vibe on this new one from the Austin group

Curious George turns 75. I always loved those stories. He wasn’t really mischievous, just curious. In other words, intelligent.

My Data Scientist Expert Interview video series (so far): . Two more to go, then the June influencer roundtable.

Surfing industry commentary. Always new analytics blog somewhere on "what is analytics?" Also reading automotiv blogging on "what's a car?"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sister by Angel Olsen from My Woman JK--2016. Very nice. Brimming with passion and a soaring guitar bridge.

"End of Hadoop as We've Known It?" ( ) JK--Hardly a "bombshell" prophecy. "We've known it" to be diffuse/evolving mkt

"Is Quantum th Future o High-Performance Analytics?" ( ) JK--Discusses #IBM Quantum Experience 

"4 reasons data scientists are falling in love with bots" ( ) JK--Are we not bots?

"Pay Attention! Tesla’s Autopilot Will Lock Out Lackadaisical Drivers" ( ) JK--Person in driver seat can't fully relax

"How machine learning can help with voice disorders" ( ) JK--Biofeedback to help people with speech impediments?

"Is art next frontier in IoT revolution?" ( ) JK--Dynamically responds to & predictivly shapes installation aesthetics

"U.S. DoD needs “immediate action” to win the AI war" ( ) JK--Shows that AI's weaponization proceeds apace.

"Introducing a Graph-based Semantic Layer in Enterprises" ( ) JK--Entity- & relationship-centric views on data

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Plateau by Nirvana from MTV Unplugged in New York JK--1994. Cool slow country-oid Meat Puppets cover.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Shadows by Ryan Adams from Ryan Adams JK--2014. Nice mid-tempo moody from his recent eponymous LP

New #IBM #DataFirst jk blog: "Getting the right mix of analytics specialists in data science teams" ( )

Dear Business Spammer: Don't put quote marks around the "strategic alliance" you ostensibly seek unless you also put them around your "name"

It's good to have a prepared mind. But it's even better to be able to pull a new plan out of thin air if circumstances dictate. Chaos rules.

I always assumed Chewbacca got that name, and that look, from chewing too much of the wacky tabacca. But that's pure speculation on my part.

"Voting machines are still too easy to hack" ( ) JK--Oddly, GOP not worried about this fraud potential.

Join me et al on Crowdchat Thur Sept 8 11am EDT Predicting Revenue Growth #PredictiveEverywhere

RIP Fred Hellerman. Was the last surviving member of the Weavers. I liked his clear voice the best of the 4

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Pale Blue Eyes by Velvet Underground from Velvet Underground JK--1968. Self-titled LP. Beatles also had 1 that year

Early morning's when I'm most conscious of how the muscles of my lower back fit into contours of chair I'm in. My position for next 8+ hours

Rumor is that Apple Stores won't assign employees to Genius Bar till they've done time on the Mensa and John D./Catherine T. MacArthur Bars.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Aweekstweets August 7 to September 5 2016: the weeks of wine and rosé

Beginning to exhaust my store of old personal photos to share on Facebook. Need to PhotoShop myself a cooler childhood.

Catching up on Twitter. I have 1,456,624 new tweets waiting for me since the last time I checked. Might be something important in there.

I made me a little wallet card of more or less “blue” v “red” sure-thing states, electoral vote-wise, in coming election. Comfy butt cushion

Surfing the morning news shows. I’ve had my fill of amazing inspiring life-affirming human interest stories.

GOP downballot candidates campaign defensively as a “check” on Clinton. Ridiculous. She’s utterly middle of the road. No extremist.

Substitute yoga teacher today at the Springfield facility. Liked her better than the regular Sunday teacher. Made me consciously push myself

The great Charles Osgood is retiring. Give “CBS Sunday Morning” to Jane Pauley. She’s always a pleasure.

Peaceful Saturday evening reading NYTimes Magazine back issues on my deck. The breeze has died down. Windy opinions don’t ruffle my feathers

Pondering our vacation next month, and the one later in the year. But first: three-day holiday.

Wish they'd built that wall while Trump was still in Mexico. Let the Mexicans in, but keep his type out of the United States.

I have written 10 blogs that are queued up to be published this month in various channels. I'll write a few more next week. Post Labor Day

Hillary's having a hard time finding someone to play Trump in a debate rehearsal. I'd suggest Don Rickles, but he's too much of a sweetie.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rock and Roll (feat. Jimmy Page) by Jerry Lee Lewis from Last Man Standing JK--2006. Piano-powered Led Zeppelin cover

Can Star Trek tricorders only record 3 tracks? Surprised there won’t be multitrack recording in the 23rd century. Backlash against 8-track?

It’s not even Labor Day & I already got my flu shot. Think I’ll shake the leaves out of my trees so I can start raking. No procrastinating!

"Why physicists are a good fit for data science jobs" ( ) JK--Article quotes my recent TDWI Accelerate presentation.

Join me et al on CrowdChat "Team Driven Data Disruption" Tues Sept 13 11am EDT (  #DataFirst

Join me et al on CrowdChat "Team Driven Data Disruption" Tues Sept 13 11am EDT (  #DataFirst

"25 Java Machine Learning Tools & Libraries" ( ) JK--Powering app dev in age of AI, data science, & cognitve computing

I dissected the AI ethics issue in this post several months ago:

"How Tech Giants R Devising Real Ethics for AI" ( ) JK-- Stds effort involves #IBM Alphabet Amazon Facebook Microsoft

World-record holder for consecutive "I know"s about things of which he's totally ignorant? Donald Trump. You can look it up!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers from Just As I Am JK--1971. Counted them on my fingers. 26 consecutive "I know"'s.

"Yr Kitchen Appliances R Watching U, Security Expert Warns" ( ) JK--And U wanna stay on yr electric knives' good side

Why Spark Delivers Maximum Value from Modern Data 

Data science expert interview: Bob Hayes 

Unsure which event I want to attend: Enabling the Connected Future, Connecting the Enabled Future, or The Future of Connected Enablement

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Locator by Wilco from Schmilco JK--2016. Another great song from their forthcoming LP.

"On the off chance"? Does that mean no chance? Is that a probability distribution in some imaginary number system? An abnormal curve?

RT @kexpplaylist: Visions of Johanna by Bob Dylan from Blonde on Blonde JK--1966. Great weird Dylan lyric: "Geez I can't find my knees."

"DARPA sees IoT and AI as weapons to dominate wars" ( ) JK--See my thoughts in this regard:

"Industrialization of analytics" ( ) JK--I15n doesn't imply automation. It implies scale, specialization, & efficiency

Have anyone come up with "unnatural language" processing algorithms? Trained only on Star Trek episodes/movies, they're fluent in Klingon.

"The IoT and the Changing Leadership Landscape of the Smart City" ( ) JK--Chief WiFi Officers?

"R vs. Java vs. Python: Which Is Right for Your Project?" ( ) JK--Good guidance for data scientists on language choice

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rebecca Casanova by Slow Club from One Day All of This Won't Matter JK--2016. This song brightened my morning

When writing blogs to capture people's attention, it's best not to give a crap what's trending on socials. What's trending in your mind?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Awoo (feat. Betta Lemme) by Sofi Tukker from Soft Animals JK--2016. Sounds a bit like Regina Spektor.

Please stop referring to something as "next big thing" unless you define "big." Do you mean big hype, adoption, innovation, and/or value?

Reading industry news, as I do each morning I'm working. The older I get, more likely I am to overlook what's new if I don't make the effort

It's September. Still technically it's mostly summer. Was easy for me to overlook that fact in upper Midwest. In mid-Atlantic, I feel it.

Still pondering someone's remark yesterday. "I can't believe you're in IT. You're so outgoing." Bizarre prejudice about people in industry

Stop saying Trump’s base is white men. Plenty of people of my race and gender consider him a nauseating creep. He ain’t us.

I assume that Trump is going to Mexico City to ask for their initial down payment on his wall. I also assume he’ll once again praise tacos.

At 30, IBM’s research lab is going strong 

IBM and VMware deepen hybrid #cloud partnership for Marriott #IBMServices #VMWorld @Forbes 

Predictive forecasting: Guide your business in the right direction with forward-looking... 

New #IBMWoW jk Tumblr: "The Emotional Arc of Data Storytelling" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Wasted by Mazzy Star from So Tonight That I Might See JK--1993. Very cool slow-burn electric blues.

Beck "Wow". I want to thank the LA-based indie dynamo for this coincidentally fortuitous new song name.  #IBMWoW

Consumers, especially millennials, are coming to expect intelligent cognitive chatbots. The speed, qual... #ibmwow

@ibmwow The ability to quickly and easily customize to specific domains - already possible, but will ge... #ibmwow

@ibmwow Cognitive systems are designed to work with humans, getting insights from the same types of dat... #ibmwow

To me a cognitive system is one that understands, reasons and learns and interacts with the data and wo... #ibmwow

Welcome to the chat Stefano! #ibmwow

#ibmwow Join me et al. at 12noon EDT today on this crowdchat. 

"Committee of Intelligent Machines — Unity in Diversity o Neural Nets" ( ) JK--Swarming vectors look like angry wasps

"IoT Sensors Want 2 Know How U Feel & Maybe Even Change Yr Mood" ( ) JK--Awareness o mood manip influences yr mood too

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Someone To Lose by Wilco from Schmilco JK--2016. New one. Great return to form for Tweedy & band

"Roadmap 4 data-driven org: Knowns, unknowns & elusive value from analytx" ( ) JK--Shades, grades, & hues of ignorance

Tired of word "millennial" for people who came of age at start of 3rd millennium. Focus on the 21st century. Call yourselves "centurions."

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Closer & Closer & Closer by Gene Wilder from The Little Prince JK--1974. Sung in shaky voice real as th day was long

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Chasin' Rainbows by Robert Crumb And His Cheap Suit Serenaders JK--1976. The underground comix artiste & bandmates

Another morning, another default view o all browser windows I left open at yesterday's close o business. Task continuity or desktop clutter?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Blasphemous Rumours by Depeche Mode from Some Great Reward JK--1984. "I think that God's got a sick sense of humour"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Se Me Olvido Otra Vez by Juan Gabriel from A Night In Mexico JK--Good one from the late Mexican superstar.

RIP Gene Wilder. His comedic gift was to always look like he was smirking about an inside joke that he was just about to clue us all in on.

WHITEPAPER: Learning..Hybrid IT through #Cloud Brokerage #VMWorld2016 #Vegas #IBMServices 

"Voice Recog Software Finally Beats Humans At Typing" ( ) JK--Are manual captioning and court reporting dying fields?

"How 2 Use Neuroscience 2 Improve Yr Content Mktg Strat" ( ) JK--OMG. Just market to "customers," not their "brains."

"Startups will overtake enterprises in new AI ecosystem" ( ) JK--Article ignores ongoing AI-startup acquisition wave

"NoSQL Databases: a Survey and Decision Guidance" ( ) JK--Excellent technical overview of a bewildering space

"Will smart cities need AI to truly flourish?" ( ) JK--Article seems to assume AI execution always fast. Don't assume

"Berkeley Data Science Capstone Project: Rap Analysis" ( ) JK--Interesting visual on rap music's move into mainstream

"The Hillary Clinton Email Explorer" ( ) JK--Link is kaput, just like these conspiracy theories.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I'm Just a Prisoner (Of Your Good Lovin') by Candi Staton from I'm Just a Prisoner JK--1970. Gr8 'retha-style soul

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Ladies Don't Play Guitar by Tennis JK--2016. Nice new one from Denver's Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Don't Wanna See What's Happening Outside by Morgan Delt from Phase Zero JK--2016. Describes my mood about the news

"All Mixed Up: What Do We Call People Of Multiple Backgrounds?" ( ) JK--How about just calling them "people"?

Dear Social Media: Don't tell me what's popular. Tell me what's interesting. Remember the coprophage adage about 50M flies can't be wrong

Daughter and I had a pleasant Sunday at home yammering on and on about stuff the other doesn’t care about. What holds families together.

Just now getting to the pre-Olympics magazine articles hyping Olympic hopefuls. Just now discarding pre-convention articles about Trump.

Nice Sunday hanging at our house with the daughter while her mother hangs with her girlfriend at the latter’s lake house.

A Joan Baez concert on public TV? I smell an affluent Baby Boomer fundraising break coming up. I have a sixth sense for these things.

Plowing thru back issues of New Yorker. Screaming “AAARGH!” every time yet another pundit throws yet another Diane Arbus retrospective at us

WashPost article about “public Ivy” universities delivering affordable “Harvard-caliber” education. Singles out my alma maters UMich & UWisc

Caught up on an ungodly amount of work today cuz it was mostly an uninterrupted meeting-free expanse of time. Read, wrote, & thought a lot

"Machine learning & forgery" ( ) JK--Trained on your personal handwriting, can fake lotsa "handwritten" stuff by "you"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hey Jude (w/ Duane Allman) by Wilson Pickett from Muscle Shoals Sound JK--1969. Righteously gr8 Beatles cover

""Your Expertise Is No Longer Needed" - Sincerely, DEEP Learning" ( ) JK--Days numbered for various content experts?

"DARPA Wants Artificial Intelligence To Explain Itself" ( ) JK--Opaque robotic intelligence is potentially rogue.

"End-2-End Deep Learning 4 Self-Driving Cars" ( ) JK--Cool architectural dissection. See also:

"10 Algorithm Categories for A.I., Big Data, and Data Science" ( ) JK--Very interesting functional taxonomy

"Can Twitter Fit Inside the Library of Congress?" ( ) JK--Why do you ask? Are they running out o office space in SoMa?

My feeling about Congress is that term limits should apply to those reps who don't pay their overdue-book fines to the Library of Congress.

"Big Data And The 2016 Election" ( ) JK--Trump indeed eschews analytics. Instead, he emphasizes "anal" over "ytics"

"NY Times rying to narrow distance between reporters and analytics data" ( ) JK--"Inverted pyramid" impact tracking?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Mary Mary by The Monkees from More of The Monkees JK--1967. These prefabs really rocked.

"IoT and Blockchain: A ‘Gig Economy’ for Machines?" ( ) JK--Joe McKendrick on fluid on-demand service brokering.

"Why Open Data Science Matters" ( ) JK--M. Chambers on team data science. Join #IBM Sept 27: 

"Why Natural Language Processing Will Change Everything" ( ) JK--Bernard Marr on intelligent cognitive chatbots etc.

Dear Hype-o-Sphere: Please net out the master list of all things that "will change everything." I wish to add them all to my bucket list.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Some Sunsick Day by Morgan Delt from Phase Zero JK--2016. Love the liquid bass on this one.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Riding With Mary by X from Under the Big Black Sun JK--1982. Straight-ahead rock with John/Exene loose harmonies

Donald Trump will lose this election the way he lost business after business: boasting before, during, & after that in fact he actually won

DataLayer conference 

As a CDO, partnership with the business has to be a two way street. Tips: #ibmcdo #CDO 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Honeycomb by Kadhja Bonet from The Visitor JK--2016. Nice. Chill soul. Not the Jimmie Rodgers country song.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Thursday Girl by Mitski from Puberty 2 JK--2016. Slow, anguished. Full of drama. Sounds a bit like Bat for Lashes.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Run Sister Run by Cass McCombs from Mangy Love JK--2016. Great new propulsive one from this singer-songwriter.

New #IBMWoW jk Tumblr: "Encroaching Commoditization in Data Science" ( ) Join us: 

U know you've been in IT too long when the mere mention of a protocol sends you down memory lane. "SAML? I remember back in the day when..."

Trump blames unfavorable media for all his woes. Another sad sufferer of GOP hereditary condition that I prefer to call “Nixon’s Disease.”

I've come across zero mentions of Pokémon Go on social media in the past week. Except for this. My apologies.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Gardening At Night by REM from Chronic Town JK--1982. 1st vinyl I bought in Madison upon relocating for grad school

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Breaking My Light by Minor Victories from Minor Victories JK--2016. Reminds of VU's "All Tomorrow's Parties"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen from A Night at th Opera JK--1975. Fun fact: Beelzebub has a devil put aside for us all

What's with people who try to be social-media "friends" but somehow always fail to make friendly chitchat when we're in the same room?

Roger Ailes joins the Trump campaign. Obviously, to broaden GOP nom's appeal to woman voters who enjoy being sexually harassed on the job

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Your Best American Girl by Mitski from Puberty 2 JK--2016. Moody existential-crisis song. Love it.

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“This is an era of systems you do not program." Don't miss IBM CEO Ginni Rometty at #ibmwow. 

"This era will redefine the relationship between man & machine." Don't miss Chairman & CEO Ginni Rometty at #ibmwow! 

Welcome to your ultimate #cognitive experience. Hear from Chairman & CEO Ginni Rometty at #ibmwow! 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Two Dots by Lusine from A Certain Distance JK--2009. Literally hypnotic. Like eyes tracking a swinging pendulum

Trump’s medical exam showed “only positive results.” Does that mean he’s HIV-positive? Ebola-positive? Rabies-positive?

New #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "Know when your big data is telling big lies" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Guilty by PJ Harvey JK--2016. New single. Another great one from this consistently awesome artist.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Half Life by Catherine Wheel from Chrome JK--1993. Their rock just burned and burned with intense feeling

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Sleater-Kinney from Call The Doctor JK--1996. He was the liberal in the group.

My weakness is saltine crackers. Magical energy snack. I’ve been noshing on them since I was a little boy

The Ryan Lochte defense of lying is that you were drunk at the time. Whatever happened to slurring the truth?

He only wants to build the wall so he can put his stupid name on it. His primary motivation for everything.

This routine of checking the news to see if Trump has made yet another grotesquely offensive remark is getting old. Is it November 8 yet?

How much do you value fast results? Experience the sheer power of flash. 

This #NewBuilders #podcast has @mikebroberg & Patrick Titzler discuss simple #data... 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dancing With Tears in My Eyes by Ultravox from Lament JK--1984. Great one that feels like pure nostalgia now

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Best Kept Secret by case/lang/veirs from case/lang/veirs JK--2016. Great vacation listening. My fave LP o 2016 so far

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Not Yet Three by Jonathan Richman JK--1983. "I'm stronger than you, you're simply bigger than me"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp True Sadness by The Avett Brothers from Ain't No Man JK--2016. Another great country-rocker from their latest.

Customers in Charge: Cloud and On-premises Deployment Options Fully Supported 

IBM Cognos Analytics: Data made accessible for faster business

IBM Cognos Analytics in the age of continuous delivery—what’s new and coming soon 

Hadoop cluster up and running in minutes! 

Analytics for a cognitive business 

EEWeb Tech Lab - IBM Watson IoT

Every second counts: predict and respond confidently to crimes with analytics 

Data science expert interview: Chris Maddern 

Traffic jam particularly bad on the highway passing thru Worcester. Legend has it the name is an Olde English contraction of “worst here.”

Yes, I've been checking my work email on my smartphone while vacationing. Yes, I know I shouldn't. But autumn awaits. I'm poised to perform

Most annoying Facebook feature are videos that auto-play as you scroll over them in your newsfeed. If I wanted U in my face, I'd click on U.

We covered a considerable amount o forested mountainous territory at Acadia National Park over 4 glorious days. The coastline is spectacular

In the Maine accent, “Bar Harbor” sounds a bit like “Bahama.” Only other thing that suggests Caribbean is Caribou. But that’s stretching it.

Finished microtasting the microbrew. Got a bit of a microbuzz. Maine.

Nature tour of Mt Desert Island. Next stop: the brewery tour. Barley, hops, yeast, and water. Can’t get more natural than that!

Whimsically named local retail establishments: pets (”Bark Harbor”), lingerie (”Bra Harbor”). How about a men’s club called “Bro Harbor”?

Something as simple as a nice, hot, free cup of coffee from the office in the morning makes you remember a motel enough to want to return

The wife and I have been appreciating our physical conditioning with every strenuous mountain hiking step. We’re aging, but strong.

Women who run track tend to be among the most beautiful female athletes. This Olympics reminds me that the late Flo Jo was no exception.

Egidia & I really love Acadia National Park. A very family-oriented middle-class getaway. We feel like we’re in our element. People are nice

The wife and I were discussing possibly Sumatra last night while dining in the park in Bar Harbor. I remarked on Friday Harbor 4 summers ago

Every vacation is essentially a meditation on vacations past and potential.

Vacation is letting your body decide when it’s time to sleep and wake, knowing no schedules, tasks, or people compel its attention. Sun.

I love how Trump denies access to most of the press but then bitches that they aren’t covering him the way he’d like. Tough noogies!

Digging Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park & all these Acadians. Love Cajun cooking but where’s the jambalaya? And what’s with these lobsters?

Reading up in the NY Times on the “vintage life”: “carefully curated yet casually scuffed.” Way too precious. Just be a happy slob.

Hanging out in Bar Harbor. I napped while the wife drove up the coast. Was all a blur of quaint coastal touristy retail.

I-95’s thick subterranean slash thru Manhattan’s narrow northern tip strikes me as the most diabolical segment of the interstate hwy system

Hartford CT's downtown is an organic hodgepodge of historic, modern, and postmodern structures. Feels like a Hollywood backlot

Enjoyed brief tour of Ft. Lee NJ streets surrounding th approach to Geo Washington Bridge. Where Chris Christie's presidential hopes expired

There was not a single smooth-flowing mile to drive this afternoon on I-95 east of Yonkers. Was a thoroughly disconnecticut experience.

Steamy midsummer morning in southern New Jersey. All of the Steve Van Zandt wannabes are using their bandannas as sweat rags.

I have never once put a glove in my glove compartment. What is wrong with me?

Data science expert interview: Dave Saranchak 

Pleasant morning of biz calls that segue into mutual vacation experiences. Verbally toured west England, northern Michigan, & th Maine coast

It's the middle of August, but already I'm planning out my week by week work schedule stretching to November. To-dos fall from the trees.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dayvan Cowboy by Boards of Canada from The Campfire Headphase JK--2005. Very trippy electronica. They're Scottish

IBM DataFirst Launch Event: Experience new ways to put your data to work 

Governance versus innovation—and why that might not be the right 

3 takeaways from Black Hat 2016 | @Resilientsys 

Trump says Obama invented ISIS. Must be confusing POTUS w/ the bizarro birther overseas-born Obama doppelganger that Trump himself invented

"Myth busted: Older workers just as tech-savvy as younger ones, sez new survey" ( ) JK--Duh. We invented this stuff

Another story with 7 tips for increasing your productivity & efficiency. I could use a tool for speed-reading all the stories with such tips

Trying to figure out what tiny animal crawled up somewhere here in my basement and died. How does dead-mouse stench differ from dead vole?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lovers Of The Sun by The Jayhawks from Paging Mr. Proust JK--2016. Warm, gorgeous, full of heart.

Doing the Data Science That Drives Extreme Personalization

New #IBM jk #TechTarget #ITKnowledgeExchange column: "Grappling w/first-world problems & data-fueled disruptions" ( )

Drafted new #IBM jk TechTarget/ITKnowledgeExchange column: "Grappling with First-World Problems and Data-Fueled Disruptions"

IBM at VMWorld 2016 

"Wearables at the Rio 2016 Olympics" ( ) JK--It's not athletic, but the wireless e-payment ring impresses me most.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sheena Is A Punk Rocker by The Ramones from Rocket to Russia JK--1977. My vote for 1970s best summer song

Among still-not-statistically-sure-thing states, Clinton only needs th "new"'s--NH & NM--to lock it, per NY Times:

"Hackers Don't Have 2 B Human Anymore. Bot Battle Proves It" ( ) JK--Presages future hackwars fought in bot-o-sphere

"How Rio Olympics athletes using tech 2 win medals" ( ) JK--Analyticlly enhancd performance? Yo bro ain't dat da dope!

"MIT develpd tech that makes videos interactive" ( ) JK--ML identifies object phys properties from observed vibrations

"You’ll Never Believe How Facebook Fighting Clickbait!" ( ) JK--Too fancy. Just block all headlines mentioning "Trump"

"How fog computing pushes IoT intel to th edge" (  ) JK--IDC predicts 10% of world's data will be edge-sourced by 2020

"Is serverless architecture the electricity of software?" ( ) JK--Analogy ignores internatl electrical incompatiblties

"Is it Will Ferrell or Chad Smith?" ( ) JK--Or Will Smith? Deep learning for tough vs. easy facial recog challenges

"From image recog to object recog" ( ) JK--New architecture uses Convolutional Neural Nets to classify 3D CAD objects

"Top Programmng Languages Trends: Rise o Big Data" ( ) JK--Open-source langs rise in popularity, proprietaries decline

"Pokémon: Visualize 'em All" ( ) JK--View their varieties and evolutionary affinities.

"Ideas 2 add 2 yr data science toolkit" ( ) JK--Methods 2 avoid overfitting, tune hyperparametrs, boost interpretablty

"Principles o bot design" ( ) JK--Human: keep in loop, augment, no fake. Simple: structured, spare, chatty, consistent

Whose butt do you boot if your busted bot won't reboot?

Catching up on my "great Friday reading." Somehow it remains as delicious as 3-day old pizza. Must be that secret sauce.

I think there should be special Olympics dedicated to athletes who are doped to the gills. Could brand the medals into their leathery hides

As pollsters eliminate possible paths for Trump to win the presidency, he'll probably make up some folderol about them being rigged as well

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Song For Judee by case/lang/veirs from case/lang/veirs JK--2016. I love everything on this LP. Buying it now.