Just a quick note on how to achieve the following purpose. Say you have a 3 months old baby and your mother sends you a 3 month old birthday ecard. Say you wish to download the animation of that ecard and share it on the blog you keep for your family and close friends. I […]

The plugin used on the homepage of this blog to display featured articles is called Related Posts with Thumbs. It will display the last X posts published in a given category. For flexibility, I created a categoruy called “Editorial” for the posts which should be displayed with the plugin. The problem was : I didn’t […]

Recently, I’ve been working on a Microsoft addin allowing users to post to bluekiwi from Microsoft Office. I liked the feature myself and discovered Microsoft Office also enabled publishing to WordPress and set out looking for such a solution for OpenOffice.org. Sun Weblog Publisher seems to be the extension to do just that and here […]

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) […]

First, I must confess that I like trying software out. That’s probably how I ended up having some many accounts with so many services and having a Tumblelog AND a WordPress blog. Since this blog is not running on wordpress.com, it is for me to remember and backup my database and files from time to […]

A very quick post to list the languages supported by Code Colorer which I use on this blog. Everytime I write I find myself wondering which language is supported and how I should write it out for the plugin to work so here it is, for the record: ABAP ActionScript ActionScript 3.0 Ada Apache AppleScript […]

We were in need of a WordPress plugin allowing us to add any HTML code in our posts for our Filmmaking blog World Wide Angle. Looking around on Google a little I stumbled upon EmbedIt by Matteo Ionescu. The plugin allows you to add a tag in your code like [HTMLx] and have it replace […]

Thanks to a post on Rob Gray’s blog I discovered WP Touch, a wordpress plugin that offers an optional mobile interface to iPhone/iPodTouch users visiting your blog. The result for this blog is as follow :       The plugin will leave your mobile visitors the possibility to browse your regular site by turning […]

Two months ago, Derrick and I opened another blog dedicated to my other main point of interest: Cinema and Video. After a few weeks of writing content for our blog, quite a bit of information has accumulated. Sometimes, we find it necessary to look at our pasts posts in order to get a piece of information. […]

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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.