I'm keeping track of every change to Ghacks for about a year now which means that I write down the time of the change and what I did change, e.g. advertising position, new links in the sidebar or installation of a different theme.
The information are valuable especially if you encounter issues on the site and need to find out why something is not working properly anymore or changed.
For instance, if I notice a drop in ad revenue here on the site I can check whether this may be related to a recent change I made to how ads are displayed on the site.
Note: Some security programs report malware when you try to run the program. The program has been created with AutoIt which is why it is flagged as malware by some programs even though it is not.
Click 2 Log It created by TINJAW was a contribution to the Donation Coder Nany Challenge for 2008.
The application sits in the system tray for most of its lifetime and provides its functionality from there. A left-click on the system tray icon adds a note to the log the program maintains for you. A right-click on the other hand opens a context menu with options to switch between log files or change the log text instead.
This is not as easy as it could be considering that you can only add the default log text to the log using left-clicks. Whenever you want to add a different text to the log you need to change the text first before you can do so.
Another thing that bothers me is the sound that is played whenever a new log entry is created. It would be great if it would be possible to turn off the sound completely. Still, the application is nice and fast, and makes my life easier. With the proposed changes it would be awesome.
The program works best in situations where you need to keep track of the same event, and not so much if you want to keep a log of different events as the switching between different log entries is complicated.
A simple text file can be an alternative as it does not limit what you can enter for each log entry. You would have to add date and time manually though for each entry.
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Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.