We now live in an Obama Nation. A Nation of promised “change” … with a commitment that the change will be in a productive direction. One way to measure the effectiveness of this new administration, will be by the legacy that it leaves behind. Will the US National Debt, being left to our future generations, be more or less than when this new administration of “change” took office? For the next four years (2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 … at least) this website will trend the US National Debt.
TheObamaDebt.com was created to track the National Debt on a daily basis from the inauguration and during the Obama administration … and provides a way to watch if the spending continues – increasing the debt – or if the promised “change” will occur without spending our great Nation into a deeper hole. At some point, one of our presidents must accept responsibility, be accountable, and be committed to change the direction of this graph. Will Obama be the one to make it happen … no matter what it takes?
HumanXtensions has been involved in network management and system monitoring for a long time. We believe that is is critical to properly instrument applications to be able to gain insight into the operation and usage of them over time. When properly
instrumented, the various data can be gathered and then graphed or analyzed to look for valuable trends.
Visualization of information is often the most valuable way to gain insight into business and techincal processes. In all of our projects, we instrument the user interaction, and gather statistics on how users utilize the solutions that we create. This allows our clients to gain insight into how their employees or customers are using their software, and how to make changes or add enhancements to meet marketing or sales goals.
TheObamaDebt.com is a very simple demonstration of an analytic application.
- Total time to create this demonstration: 4 hours
- Scraping the National Debt from the Treasury Department website
- Storing the daily updates in a MySQL database
- Using MRTG for graphing, querying MySQL using a simple adapter
- Integration with twitter for daily updates
Contact us for your development needs: HumanXtensions L.L.C.