Bitesize PDF



  • Ever found all the pages at once on a pdf file too much?

    Wish you could view them one at a time, without having to download the lot?

    Now you can! The only problem being that you have to click 249 links if you do want to read the whole thing.

     

    (Disclaimer: the individual pages aren't pdfs, but they look like they came from it)
     



  • Holy Hell.. that definitely was a stripped apart PDF. Those links don't even have a meaningful title. There's no index to tell you where the chapters are.

    I hope that there is a full PDF somewhere on that site. I'd hate to have to go through that mess to read up on it.



  • That's fascinating... if you use the middle-mouse-button scroll at just the right speed, you can synch it up so it looks like the links are just changing, not scrolling by.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    This reminds me of a time we were contractually obligated to share our source code with a client, before they had paid us.  We decided to give it to them in as useless a form as we could.  I wrote a script to strip out every comment from every source file (and there were tons, this was a large project) and print them all out.  Unless they use OCR or feel like doing a lot of typing, they'd have trouble making it into a working program.

    For this, you could use a file leeching program to snag all the HTML files and print them...  Which would make it almost marginally useful.  It still doesn't excuse this.



  • @joe.edwards@imaginuity.com said:

    This reminds me of a time we were contractually obligated to share our source code with a client, before they had paid us.  We decided to give it to them in as useless a form as we could.  I wrote a script to strip out every comment from every source file (and there were tons, this was a large project) and print them all out.  Unless they use OCR or feel like doing a lot of typing, they'd have trouble making it into a working program.

    You should have printed the entire sourcecode as a captcha, just to be sure they couldn't OCR it!  



  • @SpComb said:

    That's fascinating... if you use the middle-mouse-button scroll at just the right speed, you can synch it up so it looks like the links are just changing, not scrolling by.

     

     

    I like to do the same thing on webpages that have repeating images on the background. If you scroll at just the right speed the images dont look like they move :D 



  • The funniest part about it is that shred PDF document speaks about everyhing in redhat 8 but does not seems to mention tomcat, despite the link being named "tomcat reference" :D



  • @rbowes said:

    @joe.edwards@imaginuity.com said:

    This reminds me of a time we were contractually obligated to share our source code with a client, before they had paid us.  We decided to give it to them in as useless a form as we could.  I wrote a script to strip out every comment from every source file (and there were tons, this was a large project) and print them all out.  Unless they use OCR or feel like doing a lot of typing, they'd have trouble making it into a working program.

    You should have printed the entire sourcecode as a captcha, just to be sure they couldn't OCR it!  


    No CAPTCHA needed: just print it out using a suitably ornate handwriting font.  Bonus points if the font has more ligatures than are good for it.



  • Alternatively, if you use a toner-based printer, just get out the cartridge that is for "special occasions"



  • Regarding the hard-copy source code delivery, staple the sheets together about 50 times...

     



  • @pin said:

    Ever found all the pages at once on a pdf file too much?

    Wish you could view them one at a time, without having to download the lot?

    Now you can! The only problem being that you have to click 249 links if you do want to read the whole thing.

    http://www.visionwebhosting.net/tomcat-hosting/

     

    (Disclaimer: the individual pages aren't pdfs, but they look like they came from it)
     


    The HTML code for those pages (eg. http://www.visionwebhosting.net/tomcat-hosting/TomcatReferences0002.htm) is... "interesting". All the lines are positioned absolutely, and the ads at the bottom are in a seperate <body> tag :o


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