Hosting the files for the Caps Lock Alert program on Dropbox wasn't really working. Not least because it doesn't make it easy for other people to work on the code, an important part of being open source. With that in mind, I've made a new home for it at CodePlex, a home for open source projects hosted by Microsoft. You can find it here.
All software comes with a license of some description. So the Caps Lock Alert needs one as well. Decision time!
There's a huge variation in what they allow and disallow. And some people get very serious about them, as I discovered when I tried to say hello to Mark Shuttleworth at the Ubuntu Phone launch. It never happened as the discussion carried on until he got called away (or rescued depending on your point of view).
The biggest criticism of Windows 8. Sorry, one of the biggest criticisms of Windows 8 has been the disappearance of the Start button. After 17 years and many different shapes, it's gone. And Microsoft's response has been because it's not being used enough.
Nonsense, I thought. Getting ready to write an angry blog post I pressed the Windows key on my keyboard to open Word. And that of course is where the problem lies.
I've been really encouraged by the response to the Caps Lock program. All the comments and emails have been encouraging, even when they're pointing out problems. My experience so far has reaffirmed some of the things I've learnt about programming. Namely, just because it works on my desktop doesn't mean it will work on everyone elses. And simple ideas have a tendency to become more complicated.
There, I said it. Blearily packing up my bag before CES 2013 I thought nothing of a suggestion to cover the world's biggest technology show using Windows 8.
"It'll be fun - and be a good chance to really put the operating system to the test," someone opined.
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