Syndicate This!

Cuz he’s a syndication hero…. got RSS in his eyes…

Syndication Hero, RSS in his eyes...

Sitting at his keyboard, with his head hung low
Couldn’t get any updates, syndication was a no-show
Heard the roar of the crowd, he could picture the scene
Put his fingers to the keyboard, and like a distant scream

He syndicated one item, just blew him away
Saw RSS in his eyes, and the very next day
Published a feed, on a second-hand server
Didn’t know what would happen, but he knew for sure

That one RSS feed, felt good in his aggregator
Didn’t take long, he published more later
Just one RSS feed, slung way down low
Was a one way ticket, only one way to go

So he started syndicating, ain’t never gonna stop
Gotta keep on syndicating, someday gonna make it to the top

And be a syndication hero, got RSS in his eyes…


The Shrinter

I stumbled upon an item at Lifehacker about turning a printer into a shredder

This reminded me of an old idea I had, The Shrinter.

The Shrinter

Basically, The Shrinter is a printer that, upon completing the printing of a page, immediately shreds it so that no one can read it. It’s the only way to print sensitive documents! (The guys mention this idea as well: “You might build it to print the pages, and directly feed them back into the shredder“)

Who would need such a device? Well, I figured every government agency and corporation could use one. And Microsoft. Yes, Microsoft. Didn’t they propose some sort of DRM thingy where you would be prevented from printing a document? Well, here ya go! Let that loser in HR print that sensitive document, but shred it after you do. That’ll show him you mean business!

(I’m also working on a new CD drive that allows you to burn copyrighted material onto a CD or DVD and then immediately burns it – I mean literally burns it – so that the disc is unusable… VC‘s please contact me.)



Today someone asked me if Mozilla had more security holes than IE, I had to keep from laughing…