Download and disconnect (if you want to learn) http://coastery.com/blog/download-disconnect-learn/ https://mastodon.social/media/A9y0KIZqnjgrqfrW65k
@ebel Thank you! This is the sort of information I've been searching for!
So, it looks like I should probably explore the Overpass API on the pubilc instance that you linked to and figure out how to run queries against it. When I've got a good feel for it I can start writing code for it, and when I've got a handle on the "arbitrary queries" bit then start work on a command parser.
@ebel Part of my reason for self-hosting is that I try to keep as much of my exocortex as in-house as I can. I've been burned a few times by APIs suddenly changing out from under me, and then a whole part of me goes offline when I need it most (like airline flight status updates). I also try to be a good netizen by being as impact-light as I can.
Comcast is advertising their new gigabit speeds. It comes with a monthly cap of 1000GB of data. Since you can download .1GB per second, at full speed you can blow through your data cap in 10,000 seconds (or just shy of three hours).
If you keep downloading at that speed, your data overage will set you back $72 per hour.
Fuck Comcast with a chainsaw.
http://www.lihaoyi.com/post/EasyParsingwithParserCombinators.html now i want to go do this with whatever's language is on hand