Following a is a list of cool stuff I didn't have time to write individual posts about.
MyOpenID - If you don't know what OpenID is, think of it this way, one sign in authentication process for every website that supports it. Drupal 6 has it, Yahoo has it, lots of places have it - learn more about OpenID and get your own.
Tagurself - enter a feed link or a url and it generates a tag cloud for you.
TeamViewer - excellent remote desktop sharing software - and its free!
Microsoft SharedView - remote connection - sharing applications - great for training people how to do things remotely.
Chris Saad has requested over at the Particls blog that we create a video conversation about data portability.
I have uploaded my little video to YouTube. The transcript is below.
OpenID allows you to use a single username+password combination that lets you log into hundreds of websites including Digg, Blogger, WordPress, Technorati, etc. Unlike traditional web forms that require you to type both the user name and password, you just need to type a personal URL in the OpenID login box. To get an OpenID that is the same as your blog URL:
Step 1: Visit myOpenID and create your profile - it will be something like xxx.myopenid.com
Step 2: Open the HTML source code of your blog / website and add the following lines of code:
<link href=”http://www.myopenid.com/server” rel=”openid.server” />
<link href=”http://xxx.myopenid.com” rel=”openid.delegate” />
Replace xxx with the user name that you created in Step 1. Save and you are done. Your blog URL is now your OpenID.
Data portability and data sharing / openness got a BIG shove along today with Plaxo, Google and Facebook all joining the Data Portability Forum.
Chris Saad blogged the news at Particls.