Closet Stats Junkie

Here is my public admission that I am a bit of a stats junkie. I LOVE NUMBERS AND DATA! As one of my good buddies would say…

“INPUT!!!!”

Reasons why I think I am addicted to stats:

  1. I love tracking statistics within my applications to know what is going on
  2. Built my own stats API to easily track what my Kynetx apps are doing in JavaScript
  3. I have been checking http://tweetstats.com/graphs/mikegrace for over a year
  4. I installed DD-WRT on my router mostly for the statistical functionality and for geek cred
  5. Built my own round robin style load tracker for my server so I could better understand its load http://status.michaelgrace.info/
  6. I built my own JSON interface to the command line top program to monitor who and what is creating the most load on my server
  7. This blog post by the etsy engineering team about tracking everything made me drool http://codeascraft.etsy.com/2011/02/15/measure-anything-measure-everything/
  8. Even though I didn’t really enjoy the homework, I absolutely loved my statistics class in college.
  9. Sites like onetruefan.com that give me stats about what I do on the web make my geeky heart beat faster
  10. Purchased a wall plug that would tell me stats on how much electricity my different appliances use

As you can see I am fairly addicted to numbers and stats and I haven’t even listed everything here.  I wish that more stuff was webhook enabled so I could gather meaningful statistics and build cool apps that tied more of my ‘stuff’ together in meaningful ways like Kynetx envisions. Here is to a future where life is made better and more interesting through the application and correlation of meaningful data.

MikeGrace: A 25 year old Geek that loves his wife and enjoys tech, photography, outdoors, and his motorcycle.

Discussion

  1. Alex says:

    Dude! You should be one of those guys on the sidelines that records all the stats at basketball games. ;) They are like human calculators.

  2. Loren says:

    I can’t hear anything over the sound of how aewsome this article is.

  3. Nik says:

    If you want to track all your stats in one unified environment you should check out metrics.librato.com.
    We are sill in beta and would really appreciate your feedback.

    Oh.. and it is MUCH easier to set up than Graphite (although your post does make it a lot easier..)

    Send me an email if you are interested in learning more or check out dev.librato.com/v1/metrics

    Nik

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