Notepad has this cool feature that I never seen anyone ever use. When you create a file and place the text
.LOG on the first line, Notepad will take that as log file. Everytime you open that file in Notepad, a new line will be appended containing the timestamp and the cursor will be placed under that new line.
I've been using this feature for years now. This is my sole reason for still using notepad. I maintain a LOG.TXT on my home directory, and whenever I think of anything that needs to be remembered, I just [Win-R] LOG [ENTER], type in the idea [Ctrl-S] and [Alt-F4] - my idea is now safely tucked with a free timestamp.
I still have the log files from way back 1998. Most of my entries would actually make good blog articles. Maybe I can post some of them here.
Btw, I first saw this feature on Windows 98. When I tried it out on Windows XP and 2003, it is still there. I wonder if this still works in Vista?