TRIP REPORT: QCon SF 2019, Amtrak Coast Starlight, #Bikelife in San Francisco, and Thoughts

This past week has been QCon. I departed last Sunday on the Coast Starlight. My preference is to take the … More

A Day in The Life of http://adron.me

So I sat down and hacked up a new version of Adron.me. I snagged a site theme and skin from … More

Merging Ideas : Transit and Tech

So I got up on a Saturday, pondering what routes and buses would need to be taken to go from Belltown to Fremont here in the Seattle area. Because I live here and have a transit oriented mind (I do write Transit Sleuth also…) I know which buses come where that would make a trip to Fremont real easy. Fortunately there is a site called onebusaway.org here in Seattle that helps one that likes to effectively use transit. The core Metro, Pierce County, Sound Transit, and other sites are of minimal use in comparison. They can give you basic routing but other than that there isn’t a lot of other information for the hard core transit user.

So this Saturday morning I stumbled into an idea that wouldn’t be too expensive to implement within the cloud (either Azure or AWS). Here’s my initial idea without any research done except to know that somewhere, somehow, Metro, Sound Transit, and the other authorities in the Seattle area offer some type of data and GPS location feeds.