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Introducing IDVC Survey

Bangalore Darshinis are a class apart. They provide very affordable, clean, accessible food throughout the day. I have not seen this in many other cities. Most of the darshinis have the same or somewhat similar menu. They all have idli, vada (vada), dose(dosa), and coffee. So I figured to see if the city is affordable, the measure of these would be a good indicator, like an IDVC Index. Latte Index somewhat inspires me.

CLI for Readlist

I maintain the readlist in a CouchDB database. Each feed (channel) is a document in that database. I use the file’s name as the primary key i.e “_id”. For example, “sri-lankas-economic-crisis.json” is the key to the Sri Lankan Economic Crisis reading list. It’s a single document. It has many feed items like any JSONFeed. The first few were easy to create and manage. But then I needed something simple to manage this if I was going to be serious about using it.

Simple Readlist viewer

Until now, I have been usingreadliston JSONFeed readers. But one of the reasons to have a readlist is to share it with friends. So I thought of a page that lists the links with some description. So now I have a simple page that does just that. It fetches the JSONFeed of a readlist and displays the articles as a list.