12wget http://pear.php.net/go-pear.phar sudo ./go-pear.phar The installer shows you a list of suggested path (in my case, they were all prefixed with the path to my user’s home directory). I didn’t agree with the suggested solution. To modify this : I chose [1] and changed the path prefix to /usr/local/pear and continued installation. Next, I edited […]

 I upgraded to OS X Lion on release day (I’m more of a geek all the time) and I was very confused with iCal. It immediatly appeared that all the events I created were now set to “all day” by default and I found this very annoying (they used to be set for the default […]

I wanted to change the location of my SQL databases in order for them to be in my user’s home folder (that way, my databases would be portable as I travel with my user’s home folder). By default, when you install mySQL on OS X, everything is located at /usr/local/mysql and the data folder (the […]

  • 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.