Miles Greatwood

Project notes for a forgetful mind

Project maintained by milesgwood Hosted on GitHub Pages — Theme by mattgraham

Setting up new Desktop

I’m converting my old desktop to Windows 10 since now they offer bash utilities from a linux like terminal. I need to also install a new larger SSD for my hard drive. This page will log all of the things I do to my computer just in case I mess something up.

  1. Make a bootable install disk of Windows 10
  2. Backup music and photos libraries
  3. Monkey Media (Synchronize Tags and Backup Database)[]
    Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista:
  4. Install basic programs with Ninite
  5. Make Chrome default browser
  6. Install Focusbrite USB audio driver
  7. Install Geforce Nvidia Drivers

phpStorm on Windows

Download and install it from jetbrains. You’ll need to open the docroot folder in phpStorm and enable drupal module.

Add php that your site is using and the composer executable to the path by adding the containing folders.

Update php.ini to have higher memory limit.

; Maximum amount of memory a script may consume (128MB)
memory_limit = -1

Set the php version in composer as well

"config": {
    "vendor-dir": "vendor",
    "platform": {
        "php": "7.1.1"

Getting SASS Working on Windows

Install Ruby from Ruby Installer v 2.4.3

C:\Users\miles>ruby -v
ruby 2.4.3p205 (2017-12-14 revision 61247) [i386-mingw32]

C:\Users\miles>gem install sass
Fetching: rb-fsevent-0.10.2.gem (100%)

Use the below info in the File Watcher settings.