Houdah Software has released a minor update to the photo geocoding software HoudahGeo with a handful of new features. Changes include full compatibility with Aperture 3 (previously HoudahGeo would not automatically update Places in Aperture when new metadata had been added), the capability to bypass XMP sidecars during EXIF/XMP exports, and added support for log files created by the Wintec WBT-202 and Sony GPS-CS3. Also, USB connections are now supported for the Holux M-241 track logger, an issue with causing duplicate albums in Flickr has been fixed, and a bug causing incorrect timestamps on image imports has been addressed. ($30 new, free update, 6.5 MB)
Copy Before Submitting Web Forms
Filling in Web forms (like the one used to submit this tip) can be a bit of a gamble - you put in your pearls of wisdom, perhaps only to lose them all if the Web page flakes out or the browser crashes. Instead of losing all your text, "save" it by pressing Command-A to select all and then Command-C to copy the selected text to the clipboard. Do this periodically as you type and before you click Submit, and you may "save" yourself from a lot of frustration. It takes just a second to do, and the first time you need to rely on it to paste back in lost text, you'll feel smart.