The mod_vhost_alias offers a powerful way to map URL and file locations. Do you remember in school, when you had an user account on the school’s server and each student could host a website out of his home’s www folder ? Well, the school admin was using Apache’s mod_userdir to map urls such as […]

Piwik is an open source Google Analytics like tool. Normally, it works by setting up piwik and adding a tracking code (JS or PHP or any code able to call the API) to record your site’s or app’s usage. Another option is to use piwik to analyze your webserver’s logs to generate tracking infos for […]

Teambox is an open sourced project collaboration software with simple task managements, file sharing and wiki collaborations for small teams. Teambox can be used in a hosted mode (Saas version with various plans depending on how many team members and projects you need to manage) on or the code can be downloaded from GitHub […]

Memcached if a free and open source distributed memory object caching system. It is used by web applications to lower database load by caching data in a key-value format for faster retrieval. If you happen to develop on Mac OS X, you can easily setup a development memcached server locally using MacPorts. 1sudo port install […]

Following up on yesterday’s post about running .Net code on OS X, I tried running a simple ASP .net app. I didn’t go for the fancy solution which is to add a mod_mono to Apache because I only wanted to quickly test a sample code. The quick and dirty solution is called xsp and comes […]

World Gone Web hacked

January 8, 2011 | 3 Comments

On Monday morning, I received an email from Google Webmaster Tools letting me know that my WordPress blog had been hacked and was temporarily blacklisted. Users accessing my blog using Google Chrome or Firefox were advised to stay away for safety. I appreciate Google’s notification of this problem as well as their concern (and Mozilla’s) […]

This was my first assignment for 2011 and I used this blog post as a precious reference. I assume that, at this point, SSH server and Apache are already installed and running. Let’s start : Install the SVN packages aptitude install subversion aptitude install libapache2-svn Create a repository for your project(s) mkdir /var/subversion svnadmin create […]

Recently, I wrote about geolocalisation of your users/visitors based on the IP to Country table. After using it for a couple of months, I found it painful to have to¬†regularly¬†update the table (even if some people came up with an automatic work around based on PERL scripts for example). So, I decided to find another […]

Setting up Code Igniter

February 13, 2010 | 2 Comments

A few months ago, we jumped into Teeorama, a PHP based online tee-shirt store front end for Spreadshirt. We finally completed the project and we’re planning on opening it to the public tomorrow. By the way, if you feel you could use a new Geek shirt, please head over to before reading on… When […]

I have setup Subsonic on my server last week as a standalone applicaiton. That means that Subsonic runs its own webserver. The only drawback of this method of deployment is that, to access the application, I had to type http://<subsonic server>:8080. To access Subsonic while using port 80, I enabled the mod_proxy and added a […]

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  • 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.