My latest article Secure RSS Syndication, is up on XML.com. In this article I present a Greasemonkey script to make FireFox decrypt a Blowfish-encrypted feed shown in Bloglines on the fly. And the encrypted data, it's held in a microformat.

We're playing buzzword bingo.

I win.

Source code and test feed are available.

Update: This project explains my interest in which web-based aggregators preserve microformats.

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I have a Greasemonkey script that adds a Textile parser to textareas using a XML HTTP Request to a Python CGI script.

I win. :)

Posted by Roberto on 2005-07-13

Ha!  I have a Greasemonkey book that explains how to add a Textile parser to textareas.  The book was written by one person, who explained how the script was written by a second person, then improved by a third person by integrating code written by a fourth person, who based his code on the work of a fifth person, who in turn based his code on the work of a sixth person.

I don't win anything, but I really enjoyed saying all that.

PS - The second person was Roberto.  (Hey Roberto!)  The first and fifth persons were me.

Dean wrote Textile in PHP.  I ported it to Python as PyTextile.  Jeff ported PyTextile to Javascript as JsTextile.  Roberto wrote a "Textile It!" Greasemonkey script that hit a CGI script that called PyTextile.  Phil integrated Roberto's Greasemonkey script with Jeff's JsTextile library to create a purely client-side version.  I wrote up Phil's script and the entire backstory in "Greasemonkey Hacks".  (In stores in November!  Pirate it now and avoid the rush!)

PPS - Hey Joe, want to cut that article down to 500 words and get published in an O'Reilly book?

Posted by Mark on 2005-07-14

Posted by anonymous on 2005-07-15

Mark,
  Ok, I win at buzzword bingo, but you just won at buzzword pachinko.

  Sure, I'd love to trim that article down and get it published in an O'Reilly book.

  -joe

Posted by Joe on 2005-07-15