How to use your own site as your OpenID

Blogger finally supports OpenID, which means WordPress, LiveJournal or Vox users can directly leave comments on Blogger posts. For those who don’t know what OpenID is, it’s a simple URL, which can be used to sign into any site which supports OpenID. Since you’re the only one who has control over your URL, you’re the only one who can use that URL as your identity.


How to use your own site as your OpenID URL:

Like most people, I’m not comfortable with handing over the ownership of my personal identity to some third party OpenID handler. I want the flexibility to choose between OpenID providers without having to change my OpenID URL. How? Well, it’s pretty simple. All you got to do is pick any free OpenID provider and create an account (if you already have an account on WordPress, LiveJournal or Vox, you can skip this step). Now add the following lines just above </head> on your weblog or whichever URL you’d like to use as an OpenID URL:

<link rel="openid.server" href=""> 
<link rel="openid.delegate" href="">

Replace openid.server href with your OpenID provider’s server URL. Similarly, replace openid.delegate href with your OpenID URL. For instance, if you want to use your WordPress blog as your OpenID provider, then it should be:

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Download Windows Server 2008 RC with valid serial

windows server 2008 bundle

Microsoft is providing download versions of the Windows Server 2008 release candidate free of charge right from their website to anyone interested in downloading them. A product key can be requested as well which will make the product valid until April 7, 2008.

Five different versions of Windows Server 2008 can be downloaded in various languages those are the Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, Windows Web Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems which are all designed for special purposes.

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First Five Days in France gone over 30 000 iPhones


French mobile phone operator Orange sold 30,000 iPhones in the five days following its November 29 launch, the company said Wednesday.

In comparison, German operator T-Mobile said it sold 10,000 on November 9, the day the phone went on sale there. Apple’s U.K. partner O2 said the phone is its fastest-selling ever, but refused to give sales figures.

Some 80 percent of Orange customers bought the iPhone with an "Orange for iPhone" service contract that includes unlimited access to the Internet and the Visual Voicemail service.

Those customers paid €399 (US$585) for their iPhone, the same price T-Mobile charges for its iPhones.

Orange also offers the iPhone for €549 with other types of contract, or €649 without a contract.

About 1,500 were sold without a contract, said Orange spokesman Louis Michel Aymard.

Customers buying an iPhone from Orange for use on another operator’s network must pay a €100 unlocking charge, which is waived if they wait for six months from the purchase date. Since an iPhone without a contract is of little use on Orange’s network, the majority of those 1,500 customers have probably unlocked their phones, Aymard said.

Orange is now the only one of Apple’s network operator partners to sell the iPhone unlocked. It does so to comply with a French law that forbids making the sale of one item conditional on the sale of another.

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