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FUSTERCLICK (c)
Original Content | Nov 16, 2013 | by Laz A. Mataz

Posted on 11/16/2013 7:11:55 AM PST by Lazamataz

Per the Obamacare Web Disaster: Many of you know I develop websites just like this for a living. It's what I do.

I am here to tell you, given three years that they were given, if I had the following team: One artistic Design person, One skilled DBA, one skilled Security guy, one Web/Data integration specialist, three skilled developers (2 on .NET and one on jQuery), one Business Analyst who knew the legislation, and one Policies and Procedures person (for the ATO and C&A certifications and documentation) and me as Architect, I could have had this thing deployable and humming along on Oct 1.

Yes, the scope would be larger because of the multiformat data exchanges with other Federal agencies..... but that is why I assigned one guy for Web/Data Integration. He'd have three years, and I would ALSO take this strategic move:

I would launch a web service, secured, where they could both retrieve and deliver data. THEY would need to meet MY interface requirements. Thusly I would leverage their people, costing us less. My Web/Data Integration specialist would then only have the task of retrieving the data from the secure web service repository, and shuffle it where it needs to go.

I could have done with with 10 good people. See, I've DONE systems of this complexity before. My estimate of man-years is accurate. We'd have 30 man-years, plenty of labor necessary to accomplish this.

10 people. Let me re-emphasize that.

10 people.

That's it.

I would not have charged 300 million, I would have charged 12 million -- maybe even 15!.... and we would have all gotten EXTREMELY wealthy on it.

This does not include hardware and the people to set that up. Figure 20 million for that.

Because this Obamacare website is such an ongoing disaster, I am compelled to creativity.

I HEREBY COIN THE TERM:

"FUSTERCLICK" (c)


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: canadiancompany; cgi; fraud; fusterclick; hillarycare; lootingamerica; obamacare
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1 posted on 11/16/2013 7:11:55 AM PST by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

2 posted on 11/16/2013 7:13:23 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz
Laz, the website fiasco to Ubama is simply semantics.

It means nothing in the long run.

What Deathcare is about is getting it entrenched so it becomes impossible to undo.

Just like the Progressive Income Tax, you hear the Uniparty, I mean GOP, talk about lowering it, but when was the last time you heard about outright trashing it?

And when you do there are those on the "Right" who have a cow and say "no no don't be hasty"

Except this is far, far worse, because this is the government DMV literally in charge of your health.

Lenin said the key to a Socialist state is healthcare.

3 posted on 11/16/2013 7:17:49 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Lazamataz
Flustercluck would be a good also.
4 posted on 11/16/2013 7:17:54 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Lazamataz

I know DBA’s at work who say the same thing. I caution them though, we are talking about government and shifting requirements that would render any normal plan moot. Once they got their fingers in it, all “normal” design plans would be out the window. Failure to comply means you’d lose the contract and probably not get paid for work done.

But you and I know it could be done for (relatively) minimal cost.


5 posted on 11/16/2013 7:18:49 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (www.greenhornshooting.com)
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To: Lazamataz

Frankly Scarlett I would prefer the more accurate CLUCK.

But Hey, you are running the show and you seem to know what you are doing so...


6 posted on 11/16/2013 7:19:48 AM PST by wita
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To: Lazamataz
...but then you would need at least 50 people to liaise with the gummint bureaucrats that would annoy you, slow productivity, waste your time and make you take them to lunch.

But thanks for this...I believe all of what you say.

7 posted on 11/16/2013 7:20:01 AM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Lazamataz

Isn’t it likely then that most of the money spent on this “fusterclick” found its way into the offshore bank accounts of certain individuals and campaign coffers? Politicians never miss a chance to fleece the taxpayers.


8 posted on 11/16/2013 7:20:38 AM PST by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: ez

That would most likely be the agenda hidden by the fustercluck. Ain’t government wonderful.


9 posted on 11/16/2013 7:24:01 AM PST by wita
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To: FRiends

We all know Gunny's assessment of the Obamacare website.



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10 posted on 11/16/2013 7:24:42 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: ez

Absolutely. This was—to a large degree—a money laundering op for the dims. One of the main dudes at CGI is a bundler for Obammy.


11 posted on 11/16/2013 7:29:20 AM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: mountainlion

I would start with “cluster”.


12 posted on 11/16/2013 7:32:06 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Lazamataz

Laz, your healthcare website would have been peopled by healthy and pretty ladies.


13 posted on 11/16/2013 7:32:21 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Lazamataz
"FUSTERCLICK" (c)

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14 posted on 11/16/2013 7:34:29 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Lazamataz
You forgot one thing.

Who's gonna screw in the lightbulb?

15 posted on 11/16/2013 7:36:12 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Pharmboy
This was—to a large degree—a money laundering op for the dims.

Precisely. The Web-based Solyndra. It doesn't cost 2/3 of a billion dollars to put up a website.

16 posted on 11/16/2013 7:40:19 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Lazamataz

You failed to include Michelle’s schoolmate and her company. Gee, do you think that had anything to do with this ... ?


17 posted on 11/16/2013 7:41:36 AM PST by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: Flycatcher

Two really tiny fleas.


18 posted on 11/16/2013 7:43:49 AM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Lazamataz

What we said when we said what we said was FUSTERCLICK. Period.


19 posted on 11/16/2013 7:45:16 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (What we said when we said what we said was. Period.)
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To: Disambiguator
The money they've spent so far would probably have been enough to establish health savings accounts for the really needy people they claim to be worried about.

(But, of course that's not the goal)

20 posted on 11/16/2013 7:45:20 AM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: Lazamataz

You want to see for yourself, here’s the GitHub:

https://github.com/STRML/Healthcare.gov-Marketplace

Looks like one contractor did a decent framework and then handed it all off to a bunch of n00bs


21 posted on 11/16/2013 7:46:15 AM PST by Spruce
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To: Lazamataz

“one Business Analyst who knew the legislation,”

“Knowing” the legislation might be a bigger problem than you think.


22 posted on 11/16/2013 7:49:07 AM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: Lazamataz
if I had the following team . . .

. . . I have no doubt at all that you could have delivered a functioning website for $12 million or so, tops.

But, on one hand, you didn't make a sizable contribution to the ObaMao campaign for a no bid contract.

And, on the other, what good does a well functioning cash register do for a store selling a tainted and defective product except postpone the inevitable?

23 posted on 11/16/2013 7:49:10 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Spruce

Another one here:
https://github.com/Conservatory/healthcare.gov-2013-10-01


24 posted on 11/16/2013 7:49:20 AM PST by Spruce
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To: Lazamataz

You would have charged $15 million and 3 years? I have no idea how these websites are made but I heard prices as low as $50 grand and as short a time as 3 months. I mean what is the whole point of this website? To sign people up to an insurance plan. So why would this take 3 years and millions of dollars?


25 posted on 11/16/2013 7:50:52 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Lazamataz
While you are obviously super tech savvy, you lack the necessary experience of working with government. It's not about how much you can SAVE, it's about how much you can SPEND... ;-)

Cheap and efficient subcontractors like yourself are a dime a dozen. Therefore the need to hire someone like Michele's "Ivy League" classmate as the non-compete prime contractor. She is much better at assembling a team capable of creative cost increase justification and knowledgeable about distributing excessive profits, beyond a common business professional's imagination, "appropriately".

Have they even exceeded a 1B dollar cost yet? Mild by the comparision of other government IT projects - go check it out...

26 posted on 11/16/2013 7:56:54 AM PST by Errant
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
This is government stuff. I'm familiar enough with that venue to know of the very stringent requirements. Plus, with a pretty hefty over-bid on time, I can be ONE HUNDRED PERCENT assured of it's completion. Remember, I also allot about 9 months for shifting requirements and the application of contract force to nail that requirement down.

And the price tag is so I get rich... and still come WAY under what they actually spent, by an order of magnitude! :)

27 posted on 11/16/2013 7:58:35 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Errant
While you are obviously super tech savvy, you lack the necessary experience of working with government.

Errrr.... not so much.... being as that is the segment I serve right now. LOL!

It's not about how much you can SAVE, it's about how much you can SPEND... ;-)

'Cores' -- a term for a contract manager -- get bonuses for saving money. :)

28 posted on 11/16/2013 8:00:18 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Bump!

And we should have lunch some time in Dec. I have interesting news.


29 posted on 11/16/2013 8:00:20 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Lazamataz

Trademark the term. You may get rich yet.


30 posted on 11/16/2013 8:04:34 AM PST by BipolarBob
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To: KrisKrinkle
Knowing” the legislation might be a bigger problem than you think.

I allot an additional 9 months for that. I actually figure, 2.5 years for the technology. Say, 3 months for overall architecture, another 3 for tech spec, meanwhile the Data Exchange guy is nailing down his interface, and so is my DBA (who -- for some odd reason -- is always a 'her'). Using SCRUM / Agile, I give a year for all my people to get to Alpha. One-half year to Beta. One-half year of hardcore testing (various people shift into tester role at this time).

There was 3 years and some change available.

Plenty for 10 good people to knock it down.

31 posted on 11/16/2013 8:05:15 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: smoothsailing

LOL!


32 posted on 11/16/2013 8:06:11 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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33 posted on 11/16/2013 8:07:29 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
I know DBA’s at work who say the same thing. I caution them though, we are talking about government and shifting requirements that would render any normal plan moot. Once they got their fingers in it, all “normal” design plans would be out the window. Failure to comply means you’d lose the contract and probably not get paid for work done.

See my #31. I accommodate plenty of time for shifting sand.

34 posted on 11/16/2013 8:07:47 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz
Errrr.... not so much.... being as that is the segment I serve right now. LOL!

R U a national prime contractor, a four star general, cabinet member, former senator, vice-president, campaign bundler, or some other insider? If not then you're just one of those subs lucky if you get to work directly with a local contracting office instead of through one of the above.

35 posted on 11/16/2013 8:09:28 AM PST by Errant
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Laz, your healthcare website would have been peopled by healthy and pretty ladies.

Naw. Not at work. I don't ever crap where I eat.

OFF hours, now... I'd hit it.

On the other hand, I *might* secretly enroll every single person who signed up for an account, into the NRA, the GOA, the JFPO, the NAGR, and maybe even their local Tea Party organizations. LOL!

36 posted on 11/16/2013 8:10:43 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Errant
R U a national prime contractor, a four star general, cabinet member, former senator, vice-president, campaign bundler

Yes.

I am all these things.

And SO much more.

37 posted on 11/16/2013 8:11:36 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: smoothsailing

Liberal Womyn...


38 posted on 11/16/2013 8:11:38 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Flycatcher
Who's gonna screw in the lightbulb?

Clinton? He'll screw in anything...

39 posted on 11/16/2013 8:12:32 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: FreedomPoster
And we should have lunch some time in Dec.

You're on. :)

Your turn to pony up. LOL

40 posted on 11/16/2013 8:13:04 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz
I would not have charged 300 million, I would have charged 12 million -- maybe even 15!.... and we would have all gotten EXTREMELY wealthy on it.

It used to be for LESS THAN the cost of a poorly designed, insecure, inefficient website, we could go to Mars and back, employ a lot more people, conduct a lot of neat scientific experiments and have tons of spare change.

41 posted on 11/16/2013 8:13:17 AM PST by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: Lazamataz
allow me to offer another interim plan for the obamascare splash page..




42 posted on 11/16/2013 8:13:36 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: MeshugeMikey
You are quite the creative force. I am glad you are on the team.


43 posted on 11/16/2013 8:16:12 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

That’s true, $15 million is a hell of a lot less than $680 million and you could have got rich in the process as well. $680 million, that just ticks me off to no end when I hear that. I had an IRS bill I had to pay off that took me YEARS and these subhuman pieces of pig vomit in Congress are blowing money like that on utter crap. A friend of mine who works for Puralator says this same Canadian company that did this Obamacare website also did Puralators as well and completely effed it up. It just puzzles me why with all the talent here in the US are these companies going to foreigners? Like Donald Trump was saying, they could have made some deals and got Microsoft or Google to do it for free. Just think how much healthcare $680 million could have bought for some people. There are people right now going absolutely bankrupt because their kid has cancer and these pukes are spending $680 million on a website


44 posted on 11/16/2013 8:16:47 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Lazamataz
More people working the problem, the better.

If you give me the right nine women, I can get you a baby in one month.

45 posted on 11/16/2013 8:17:36 AM PST by laotzu
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I still say we should have given Amazon a copy of the regs and said you start selling in 3 years. Go for it.


46 posted on 11/16/2013 8:19:08 AM PST by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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To: TheOldLady; Cyber Liberty; CatherineofAragon; melissa_in_ga; Slings and Arrows; ...
Thought you'd all be interested in my professional technical opinion, and be amused by the turn of a phrase.

Besides, you haven't heard from me in TOO LONG! :)

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47 posted on 11/16/2013 8:19:11 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Cute bunny but he need a pancake on his head!!!


48 posted on 11/16/2013 8:19:52 AM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Lazamataz

Of course you are... ;-)


49 posted on 11/16/2013 8:22:08 AM PST by Errant
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To: null and void
She gonna put a whammy on you!

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50 posted on 11/16/2013 8:22:18 AM PST by smoothsailing
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