Those damn kids today don't know their history and think that .NET is 1337! :D
Some random dude in Taiwan couldn't browse the web (because an undersea cable broke due to a recent earthquake) and he decided that using a webserver (probably configured by him) which ran arbitrary executables mailed to it (hint: the from e-mail field is not a reliable authentication mechanism) is a sane thing to to because
I need Slashdot!. Of course he made the front page on Slashdot.
Please, don't reinvent the wheel! I'm too young to have used any of the following services, but at least I know that they're out there: