Category Archives: big data

Link rot

One of the more frustrating experiences for me in blogging is when clicking on a hyperlink and getting the error 404 page “Not Found” message.  It means the hyperlink is a dead or broken link.  Also called link rot. Hyperlinks … Continue reading

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Between Movie and Life

In movies, every moment is captured, on film. Frame by frame. The details, angles, settings, etc. orchestrated with an ending in mind.  I used to remind my kids that movie is not real in case they decide to put on … Continue reading

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Big Brother Is Watching (in China)

Came across this Youtube video on how the Chinese government is applying Big Data on its people.  And it’s not what you think.  At least not what I thought. You see in the West (or the U.S. rather), Big Data are … Continue reading

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What About People?

The answer:  it is all about the people. Ever forget to get gas because too busy driving?  We get engrossed in the task, chase fact or truth for its own sake, and leave people’s feeling at the curb.  We lose … Continue reading

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Labeling

Information are classified into categories.  So they can be organized and retrieved quickly.  As part of the process, labels are affixed to these categories (or sub-categories) for identification.  Makes perfect sense and all good. But when it comes to people, … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 9 Dec 2018

This week, the 49th of the year, has been a cold one.  Temperatures hover below 50 degree Fahrenheit and trending downward.  By the weekend, highs are only around the 30’s.  When it is cold outside, I retrench inward. Self knowledge and life … Continue reading

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Predictive Analytic, the Modern Crystal Ball?

Having data or collecting data is not valuable. Using data is.   ~ Dr. Ravi Kalakota Doesn’t matter if it is data -base, -warehouse, or -lake, size of the data matters only if the data can be used in a meaningful way.  … Continue reading

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Half Of Internet?

Every day upon waking up,  I turn on my cell phone and check what’s the news of the day, what the weather is like, and what’s in my inbox. Pretty standard stuffs I presumed.  And these activities, beside being on … Continue reading

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Details, Details, Details

  Discover life’s meaning in the smallest things. “The devil is in the details” is a common phrase with a negative connotation – beware! Things could go awry if not careful.  Even with positive sentence, it works just as well.  … Continue reading

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Say Hello To Avery, Everyone

Waking up this morning  a blanket of snow and ice covered the neighborhood.  In fact the whole National Capital region.  What a surprise and perhaps one of the earliest snowfalls in my memory. Yesterday, the sun was shining and temperature … Continue reading

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