i, FOR ONE, DON’T SEE A DIFFERENCE. i TYPE THIS WAY EVERY DAY.
ee cummings birthday was last week
couldn’t capslock day
have fallen then?
THIS HOLIDAY MAKES ME ANGRY AND CONFUSED!
HOW CAN IT NOT FALL DURING NATIONAL EXCLAMATION POINT WEEK?!?!
edit: Apparently the chat system rejects allcaps posts.
Capslock is for right wing troglodytes. We lefties prefer italics.
CapsLock is one of the most important keys on the keyboard.
It is completely disposable and can be therefore reassigned using e.g. AutoHotKey to function as a special key in combination with other keys on the keyboard (e.g. caps-3 does “bring putty to front, send [ctrl-A]  keystrokes”, aka “show me terminal #3 on the screen session”). Or enter a string, e.g. your company domain name, that is used often.
The “windows” key can be also used that way.
Since I use a real text editor, I swapped caps lock with my escape key. (I also use the Windows keys as a mode-switch key to get international characters.) But yes, everyone should do Something Else™ with those two keys.
SO, I DON"T HAVE A CAPS LOCK KEY ON MY KEYBOARD. I HAVE TO TYPE MY ALL CAPS POSTS LIKE A MAN BY HOLDING THE SHIFT KEY. I LET EVERYONE KNOW THIS BY JUST USING DOUBLE QUOTES INSTEAD OF APOSTROPHE"S.
I GUESS I CANNOT CELEBRATE TODAY"S MOMENTUS HOLIDAY.
They lean the wrong way, though.
I use a Unix-style keyboard (Sun Type 6 USB) so it has control and caps lock swapped relative to most keyboards. Instead of a “Windows” key, it has a “Meta” key (indicated by a square/diamond), which I’ve remapped to escape (and can press with my thumb). It also has dedicated Alt Graph (mode-switch) and Compose keys for international characters. It also has a number of other quirks that I’ve reversed (though I’m sure some people like them).
<Khassaki> HI EVERYBODY!!!
<Judge-Mental> try pressing the the Caps Lock key
<Khassaki> O THANKS!!! ITS SO MUCH EASIER TO WRITE NOW!!!
<Judge-Mental> fuck me
I remapped my Caps Lock key to a Compose key so I have easy access to foreign characters.
I am obviously a left-wing elitist.
My grandma married a foreign character.
Not sure what a “real” text editor is. Since I use emacs, I mapped capsLock to control.
I ᴘʀᴇғᴇʀ sᴍᴀʟʟᴄᴀᴘs, ᴍʏsᴇʟғ.
Hᴏᴡ ɪs FɪʟᴍCʀɪᴛHULK ᴀᴄᴋɴᴏᴡʟᴇᴅɢɪɴɢ ᴛᴏᴅᴀʏ?
Italics and boldface are much more sincere and sensitive.
Astute observation: this vital keyboard real estate is valuable because it’s so useless people can reconfigure it to suit their own needs.
I have AutoHotKey for CapsLock, and only for CapsLock.
Old school Unix keyboards are awesome, but rare. I have a Das Keyboard with the quiet(er) switches and no labels. It’s only fault is having a default PC layout. (And I don’t fully remap it to a more traditional layout, because, well, I grew up on commodity hardware, and rewiring my brain isn’t worth it at this point… I have a blank keyboard and I use the extended keys occasionally without any trouble. There’s a lot to remap.)
I assumed he meant one that’s generally not used except by middle-aged computer scientists.
Makes sense that you wouldn’t know what a real text editor is.
Please. I’m a 30-something sysadmin, and incurable Linux nerd.