INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY - OCTOBER 22, 2007

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2007/10/22 03:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2007/10/22/5592469.aspx


YES, IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN.

THE TIME I MISSED LAST YEAR....

REF: We missed International Caps Lock Day! :-(

AS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW, THIS BLOG HAS A FEW OF THE MOST ADAMANT CAPS-LOCK HATERS AMONG IT'S READERS, SO THIS IS THEIR DAY TO COME OUT OF THE WOODWORK AND TEST MY PATIENCE WITH THEIR VARIOUS CAUSES AND ACCUSATIONS OF DICTATORSHIP WITHIN THE BLOG.

WHICH IT IS (A DICTATORSHIP, I MEAN)

ANYWAY, THE SCHEDULED POSTS TODAY WILL NOT BE IN ALL CAPS, SO I FIGURED THERE SHOULD BE AT LEAST ONE POST WHERE I LEFT THE CAPS LOCK ON.

WARNING: ANY COMMENTS TO THIS POST WITH LOWERCASE LETTERS IN IT WILL EITHER BE (A) DELETED, (B) RIDICULED, OR (C) BOTH, IN KEEPING WITH THE DAY. IF YOU ARE A COLEMAK ZEALOT, THEN HOLD DOWN YOUR SHIFT KEY FOR THE DURATION. :-)

 

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# LUCIANO on 22 Oct 2007 3:48 AM:

ROTFL

# נחמן on 22 Oct 2007 5:38 AM:

CVMKJV/

TU FNU ATUNRHO CHHSA TU; NHR DZUEY

# Serge Wautier on 22 Oct 2007 6:50 AM:

REMINDER: TOMORROW OCT 23RD IS THE INTERNATIONAL A'POSTROPHE DA'Y.

THE PURPOS'E IS TO RID'I'CULE THO'SE STUP'ID IG'NORANTS WHO ARE UN'''ABLE TO S'E'E THE BEAUTY IN AP'OSTROP'HES STIC'KED IN THE MIDD'LE OF 'WORDS.

YES, MICHAEL, SOME OF YOUR READERS STILL THINK THAT YOU DONT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ITS AND IT'S! SHA'ME ON THEM. YOU ARE THE ONE WHO IS RIGHT, MICHAEL: HIDING THE UGLY BEHIND APOSTROPHES IS A DAMN GOOD IDEA. its IS SUCH AN UGLY WORD THAT IT DOESNT DI'SERVE CAPS.

BTW, WHY LIMIT OURSELVES TO APOSTROPHES? WHY NOT IT§S, I@TS, or IT~S?

'-)

# Peter Bandel on 22 Oct 2007 7:15 AM:

WHAT A COINCIDENCE! TWO HOURS AGO AND COMPLETELY UNAWARE OF THIS HISTORIC DATE I FINALLY DECIDED TO TAKE THE PLUNGE AND GET RID OF THE CAPS LOCK KEY ONCE AND FOR ALL. MODFIED THE REGISTRY, REBOOTED -

and it is gone!

Peter

P.S.: And yes, I typed with the shift key held down...

# MRTMOV on 22 Oct 2007 7:18 AM:

"GUITAR_MAN" FROM MONTREAL,CN. AND "SAGEBRUSH" FROM THE FLATLANDS,U.S.A. CAN KISS MY ASS!

THIS IS MY DAY!!!

INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY.

YOU "P.E.N.I.S.B.R.E.A.T.H." PUNKS!!!!

ROLF, ROLF, ROLF,

# Dean Harding on 22 Oct 2007 7:52 AM:

I USED TO WORK WITH COBOL (& ALGOL!) PROGRAMMERS IN MY LAST JOB, AND THEY'D OFTEN NOT TURN OFF CAPS LOCK WHEN THEY TYPED OUT AN EMAIL.

IT'S VERY HARD FOR ME TO READ AN EMAIL ALL IN CAPS WITHOUT IMAGINING IT BEING SHOUTED AT ME...

# John Cowan on 22 Oct 2007 9:07 AM:

RELAX.  YOU GET USED TO IT FAST; MY PDP-8/KSR-33 TELETYPE DAYS TAUGHT ME THAT.

.R EDU300

READY

10 PRINT "HELLO WORLD"

RUN

NONE        22-OCT-74

HELLO WORLD

READY

# pcooper on 22 Oct 2007 9:29 AM:

I use a Scancode Map (http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/input/w2kscan-map.mspx) of "00000000 00000000 03000000 00003A00 000052E0 00000000", which disables the Caps Lock and Insert keys.

I never press either of those keys intentionally.

# Jeffrey L. Whitledge on 22 Oct 2007 10:20 AM:

FOR A SECOND THERE I THOUGHT I WAS READING THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. THEY STILL HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT HOW TO TURN OFF THEIR CAPS-LOCK.

IF IT'S A SUNNY DAY WITH NORMAL TEMPERATURES, WHY ARE YOU SCREAMING AT ME?

# Gwyn on 22 Oct 2007 3:20 PM:

CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL

# BR NOOB on 22 Oct 2007 6:22 PM:

BR???????? HUEHAUHEUAHEUAHEUAHEUHAEUHEAUHAE!!!!1!

# RICHARD NIXON on 23 Oct 2007 1:19 AM:

"ANY COMMENTS TO THIS POST WITH LOWERCASE LETTERS IN IT WILL EITHER BE (A) DELETED, (B) RIDICULED, OR (C) BOTH, IN KEEPING WITH THE DAY."

I DELETED ALL MY EXPLETIVES BECAUSE I WAS AN AßHOLE. YOU WON'T HAVE ME TO RIDICULE ANY MORE.


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2008/06/22 Meanwhile over in Colemakville

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