gnotepad+, it's what I've been looking for--it loads lightning fast,
is a simple text editor and is fairly customizable. Yeah it's a bit
dated, but it's fast and solid.
When I started this blog (2004) it was to document Gentoo linux experiences and *nix adventures. Then it turned into posts regarding software development challenges and other findings. These days I mostly tweet (rollinsruss) and my posts are infrequent.