Today when teaching and coaching junior programmers and developers what does it mean to create a good software, I always give NOTEPAD as an example. Well for one, I never crashed a notepad nor had a notepad crashed the entire operating system. It is stable, intuitive to use, had a wide range of use and highly dependable.
Okay, another thought would be, it has been with Windows 98 as far as I can remember (sorry guys, never had the chance to use 95 so go figure out the history for your selves). If you have a software that has been included in almost all of the Windows operating system, it must be a good software. So love your notepad.
With this example, you may be surprised that Notepad has another use, creating notes that has autodates – even without scripting!
All you have to do is put a “.LOG” (All CAPS, without quotes) on the topmost of your notepad file, like the one on the sample below.
Close and save your file.
for this example I will use this as my notes so I will name this file as “myNotes.txt”
So after saving, just open the txt file that we created.
You will see that there is now a time stamp right after the .LOG. This is automatically generated everytime you close your txt file.
Try it your self, a notepad (txt) file with a auto time stamp, cheers!