Tag: Windows

pro tip: folder icons in Windows on portable storage

In Windows you can set a custom image for folder icons. This is pretty cool, as it can help you to quickly and easily identify folders without reading the list of names. However, the way Windows stores information about which image file to use as the icon is by writing a hidden file called desktop.ini in the folder in question. Inside this file is a line that identifies the path to the image file, but by default it is an absolute path which includes the drive letter. Thus, if you put an image inside a folder on your USB stick or portable hard drive, and set it as the folder’s…


npm + Windows =

So a lot of things use Node.js now, and it’s easy to understand why. Node and npm offer an easy way to develop and distribute command-line applications and tools, as well as real-time web apps with push capability. For the redesign we’re doing at work it was decided we’d use the LESS version of Bootstrap because of its great browser compatibility and responsive framework. I’ve used Bootstrap before, but only the pre-compiled version, and I’ve never used a CSS preprocessor before either. Bootstrap recommend using Grunt via Node to build the LESS source so I figured I’d just set that up so I can follow the official guides and support…