Tune your Terminal with a PowerShell profile

With the new Windows Terminal available I’ve been searching on how to upgrade my console experience. I see a lot of people improving their terminal to show important information, like which Git branch you are working on, which Azure subscription, the actual location on disk, etc. A couple of months ago I came across Brad Wilson his post on the matter and I like the way his terminal looks. His post, is rather straightforward, but there was some information missing. Read more →

Deleting NPM folders when path is too long

When doing modern web development you will probably have to start using NPM sooner, rather than later. Not a big deal of course, since it’s a great addition to the frontend development environment. However, most NPM packages have quite a bit of dependencies to other packages. All of these dependencies get pulled towards your system also. Still not a big problem as you want a working solution. The problem arises when you are on a Windows environment, there are a lot of dependencies and you want to delete a project folder on your system. Read more →

Mounting a VMWare disk in Windows

As of late I’ve started using the VMWare products for virtualizing my development environments again as a replacement for Hyper-V. Today I wanted to access some files of my virtual machine on the host in order to write a blog post on some code I had saved in there. The VMWare disk files are stored as a VMDK file and it’s not possible to mount these type of files in Windows like a VHD file. Read more →

Selecting multiple wallpapers for your multiple monitors in Windows 10

With Windows 10 we’ve gotten a lot of nice little features which help us modifying the theme. There is however 1 option which the team hasn’t implemented (yet). The option to select different wallpapers for all of your connected displays. I’m working with a triple monitor setup at home and at work most of the time with a dual or also a triple setup. Of course I don’t really need different wallpapers on all of my monitors, but it’s a nice feature. Read more →

IPv4 properties of VPN connection does not work

While I was setting up a VPN connection to my Azure Virtual Network I wanted to uncheck the option to use the Default Gateway of the connected network. Normally you’d do this by clicking on the Properties button of the selected protocol. However, there appears to be a bug in Windows 10 and VPN connections for this button which causes the Properties window not to appear. I have solved this with the help of Todorovic Dragan’s post about this matter. Read more →