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How to use Notepad as a diary

This is nifty!

And so simple … I love this because we setup text files for all the sites that we do maintenance on and we log each change that’s done. I think this little trick is going to save us some time (and every second of time is money when you’re looking after nearly 2000 clients!)

I’m sure there are many personal uses for this too.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Open a blank Notepad file
  2. Write .LOG as the first line of the file, followed by a enter.
  3. Save the file and close it.
  4. Double-click the file to open it and notice that Notepad appends the current date and time to the end of the file and places the cursor on the line after.
  5. Type your notes and then save and close the file.
  6. Each time you open the file, Notepad repeats the process

Headspace is created

Why? … justB[coz]

OK, so I’ve decided to take the blog-plunge! Not really sure how it’ll go, but I thought it’d be cool to have my own spot to write about and publish what’s happening in my head, around me, to me, because of me (you get the picture, right?).

I have been thinking about doing this for a few months and finally got the inspiration I needed to dive into this new venture when I accidentally stumbled onto a blog written by Kat Cooper. This lady is so brave – she’s been through some really rough times both physically and emotionally and every day she shares her story with the world. I can relate to some of her struggles and I truly admire her courage. I subscribe to her blog and look forward to reading about all the happenings in her life every day. It’s comforting to know that somebody else shares some of my experiences and it’s refreshing to read her heartfelt and lucid words.

But (and that’s a HUGE BUT!), I make no promises here – I’m not particularly funny, insightful or witty. I don’t have any interesting hobbies or amazing skills. I don’t travel at all and I definitely don’t know any celebrities. In fact, my life is super b-o-r-i-n-g! So … don’t hold your breath … really, you have been warned =)

Headspace will probably just be used to record mundane day-to-day happenings, keep track of some events, upload and share some photos, allow me to vent a bit, keep busy for a few hours and generally just provide me with some much needed keyboard therapy.

Who knows? We’ll see where it goes …