Six Apart has finally released good OpenID support for TypePad. This means that if you’d like to comment here, you can sign in using any other account you’d like rather than having to create and remember a password with TypePad. When commenting, choose “Sign in with…” and select “OpenID”. Then, just enter in most any other blog or account you have, like the address to your LiveJournal, Vox page, openid.aol.com/yourAOLscreenName, etc. They seem to have some other nice comment tracking features I haven’t played with yet, too.
Also they seem to have figured out how to pass OpenIDs through domain mapping transparently, so I can use david.ely.fm as my OpenID and it figures out for itself that it’s a TypePad-authenticated OpenID. Neat.