jg_batches 0.3.1

This release adds view_more.bat to the “SendTo” utilities and fixes an email address typo in readMe.txt. jg_batches 0.3.1

PELN 0.5.0

PELN 0.5.0 is released. The major new feature in this release is that it is now possible to edit existing entries using the “PELN REVISE” command. “revise.bat” contains the commands for editing an entry and updating the log file. PELN maintains history of all versions of edited entries. PELN 0.5.0 links: Source code (requires SQLite [...]

PELN 0.4.1

PELN 0.4.1 is released. – Added unit test for development, including minor code change to support unit test (see source distribution for details). – Documentation corrections. – No user-visible changes to functionality. PELN 0.4.1 links: Source code (requires SQLite to be downloaded separately) Windows executable and batch file

PELN 0.4.0

Long time since my last post, I know… Anyway, PELN 0.4.0 is released. The functionality of the program is not changed too much in this release. It is now possible to use any name for the log file by running “peln.exe setlog [filename]“. There are significant under-the-hood changes which should simplify future development. PELN 0.4.0 [...]

PELN 0.3.1

The primary changes for PELN 0.3.1 are: Added local time to log (in addition to UTC). Added “versions.txt” and placeholder “readMe.txt”. For more info, see versions.txt in either distribution. PELN 0.3.1 links: Source code (requires SQLite to be downloaded separately) Windows executable and batch file

jg_batches 0.3.0

I restored the batch files related to dates and times, plus added timestamp2clipboard.bat which (as the name suggests) places a date and time stamp on the clipboard, for pasting into any program. For ease of use, create a Windows keyboard shortcut and you can get a timestamp instantly any time you need it. jg_batches 0.3.0

jg_batches 0.2.0

I added a readMe.txt and versions.txt to jg_batches 0.2.0. I also removed the batch files involving date/time settings, as they too strictly depend upon a specific set of language/date/time settings. I plan to restore them ASAP.

PELN 0.2.0 released

PELN 0.2.0 Plaintext Electronic Lab Notebook is now released. The only difference in functionality is that the batch file no longer loops to repeatedly reopen Notepad++. I’ve been using it on a Windows hotkey (create a shortcut to the batch, select properties on the shortcut, select “Shortcut key”, then press a key combo, e.g. Ctrl [...]


I decided to publish a collection of Windows batch files I frequently use. I don’t know how useful they will be to others, but at the very least they make decent batch file examples. I was going to publish them to the public domain, but after reading about potential liability issues, I decided to add [...]

PELN 0.1 released

I decided to release the PELN Plaintext Electronic Lab Notebook as open source. The current version is PELN 0.1. It’s pretty rough at the moment, but an early release seems in the open-source spirit. The license is very liberal (it’s modeled after the zlib license). PELN 0.1 links: Source code (requires SQLite to be downloaded [...]