Livebox and Freebox are DSL box provided by Orange and Free Internet providers to their customers in France. These  boxes allow their owners to connect to the Internet (DSL), create a home network (router, wifi access point), make Voice Over IP calls and watch TV. They are known in France as “quadruple play boxes” and […]

In case you are sharing a disk over network and you want it to be available on your Mac automatically at boot up, you can have it auto mount at login. Go to System Preferences > Users & Groups. Make sure your user is selected on the left and go to the Login Items tab […]

A quick note on how to share a USB drive over your private network (Network Attached Storage) using a router running on the DD-WRT firmware. Needless to say, your router needs to have a USB port for this feature to be enabled in the firmware. Plug the drive in your router USB port and turn […]

I happen to know an American in Paris. Expats have a wide range of specific problems that most people don’t really ever worry over, for example : how do you teach a child two languages (hoping the child won’t mix them up) do you have to declare/pay taxes in your country of origin ? which […]

  • About Me


    photo of Samantha Halfon Samantha Halfon
    Software Engineer
    blueKiwi software
    Paris, France
    I enjoy playing with my computer(s), listening to Bob Dylan (and related artists) and watching movies (especially if they were directed by Martin Scorsese or John Cassavetes). Sometimes, I play a little guitar... If not doing any of the above, I am either riding a small red bike around Paris, or, making videos. About my videomaking please check out World Wide Angle and its blog.