In the beginning of this year, we found a photographer to take some photos for my daughter’s birthday. He is a talent figure photographer and we are very satisfied with his service. He is using Mac, of course.
When he knew I am developing software on Mac, he asked me if there’s some software preventing external disk devices from mounting. He wanted to hire someone to help him on photo editing but don’t want any unauthorised copy of the photos of his clients.
I helped him searching around but couldn’t find any application meeting his requirement exactly. In the mean while, it’s an interesting requirement to me. So I decided to make one for him.
This week I released the first version of Mount Keeper. It is a disk-mount-block tool integrated in the System Preferences of Mac OS X. It detects attached disk devices such as external hard disks, flash disks, or SD cards, and prevents their mount, mounts them as read-only, or lets the admin user choose, based on preferences.
The main features including:
Integrated in System Preferences.
Three options when disk device is about to mount.
Preferences can only be changed by admin user.
When “ask for choice” is chosen, authentication is required to mount a disk device.
Send notification when any new disk device is attached.
Uninstall with one button cleanly
It requires Mac OS X 10.9 or above.
Download. Try it for free for 14 days before you decide to buy a license.
As a developer, I always need to generate some fake contents for testing purpose. Ruby has a nice gem called “ffaker” to do this kind of job. I integrated the gem with TextExpander so that I can fill pseudo data just by a few keystrokes.
First, you need to install gem “ffaker”. Run following command in the terminal:
sudo gem install ffaker
Then, create a new snippet in TextExpander with following content to generate a paragraph:
Don’t forget to set the content type as “Shell Script”.
Script to generate a fake name:
Script to generate a fake sentence:
ffaker can generate much more fake contents. Now you get the idea and can check the document of ffaker to make up your own scripts.