url123.com

Okay, so I haven't posted for a while and you don't care. Established.

But you've gotta check this out, for real. Francesco Sanfilippo has been putting in work on www.url123.com , an asp.net link shortening solution.

Right, there are a lot of them out there, but this makes it so easy for me to shorten a url...I don't have to have the site open or even remember the name. How do I do this? Easy - bookmarklets.

A bookmarklet is one of those things that is so simple, it's beautiful. Scenario: I'm chatting with someone on msn messenger, talking about NUnit. The nunit-gui comes up in the conversation, and I want to point them to this post but decide that the url is too long for the messenger output. Since I've already added the bookmarklet, instead of this person seeing this [ http://weblogs.asp.net/jsgreenwood/archive/2004/08/16/214901.aspx ] they see this [  http://url123.com/hsz4u ].

All I did was hit a button on my browser! That's it! nice...