In my SheetMusic iPad application I want my users to be able to import new sheet music, get it back again for printing, and still keep the database and other working files away from the user. Luckily, hiding files is easy, even with file sharing enabled. Just prefix your files and directories with a dot, and they will be as hidden to iTunes as they always have been to Finder

There’s a great example of how to do spring security in Roo right here: Grab the code and read via

hg clone

To convert a certificate generated for Apache to a PEM file usable for Pound, do this:

openssl x509 -in mycert.crt -out mycert.pem
openssl rsa -in mycert.key >> mycert.pem

Now your certificate that was generated for Apache’s SSL is ready to be used by Pound

Frustrated about having Faces in iPhoto and not in Lightroom? Frustrated that it’s then in Aperture, but not Lightroom 3 beta 1 and 2? Frustrated about not hearing about it being a priority in Lightroom at all? And still addicted to Lightroom? Yupp, me too. But this night, for reasons not related to this post, I thought, hey, perhaps Picasa can help out? What I found is too good to be true, so it’s probably going to have all kinds of weird side-effects. But for now it seems to be great! You see, Picasa doesn’t move the files out of place, and it works with XMP (which Aperture does not, even though it claims to). And of course, I save all changes in an XMP sidecar. This great article simply states that all face detection will be written back as metadata in the file, and even updated into the XMP, so that I can just read it back into Lightroom! That sounds fantastic! So right now I’m scanning my entire library and look forward to a lot of tagging! :-)

I’ve had a problem forever that when iTunes closes, it forgets the password to the iTunes store, and it forgets the password to my Audible account. I’ve Googled it once or twice but couldn’t find the answer, and since I hardly ever close iTunes except for boots, and since Quicksilver is so fast to open 1Password to retrieve my passwords, it’s only been a minor annoyance. But today I wanted it fixed, and Audible has actually provided a few solutions. The last one worked for me, I moved the /Library/Preferences/ out of place, relaunched iTunes, entered the password, closed and reopened iTunes again, and it still works. Super! :-) The new and old files differ not in size, but the key is different and the old file had some flags set on the file.