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 school.com/student/index.html […]

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 […]

If you install Debian on a Dedibox dedicated server, by default, you can not send emails from a PHP script (or by any call to sendmail). In order to enable that, you need to reconfigure exim (which is the MTA installed by default). Run dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config. Select the Internet mode and answer the few following […]

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) […]

The main trick is not to mix pear as is /usr/bin/pear and /usr/local/zend/bin/pear. If you have already installed PHPUnit using the default Mac OS X Pear, do not mix /usr/bin/phpunit and /usr/local/zend/bin/phpunit. That confusion out of the way, it seems the pear installed with the zend server is far from up to date. RUpdate it […]

  • 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.