Thursday, December 20, 2012


Cool video I've created using Animoto web service: KARPOLAN's Life

Monday, November 12, 2012

Did you remember this?

If you are old enough to remember Windows 95 or 98, this is for you:
Black screen at the end.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Software product in less than 1 hour!

There were about 3 hours of free time before visit to the cinema. So, just for fun, I've decided to measure the speed of my work. Also I was planning to record a screencast movie "how to make software products" :)

Unfortunately CamStudio recorder sucks for high resolution screen, so there is no movie :( But in less than 1 hour I've finished following tasks:

  • Purchase domain for new site and setup Wordpress there
  • Create Facebook, Twitter and Google+ accounts for new software
  • Make a copy of Caps Lock Indicator software for Scroll Lock key
  • Setup trial protection routines
  • Build installation package and upload it to the website

Not bad, isn't it? ;)

So, here it is: Scroll Lock Indicator software for Windows.

Scroll Lock Indicator software for Windows
Download EXE file
Download ZIP Archive

Software offers two Scroll Lock state indicators: Tray Icon and On-Screen Display. Notifications by different sound when On and Off are also available.

The product is distributed as try before you buy (shareware) with 30-day trial period. The license costs $2.95 per user.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Landing pages in 5 minutes!

New web service RocketStart.Me allows anybody to create cool looking landing pages for any product, person, event, and so on.

It works as SaaS (Software as a Service), so you do all tasks right in the browser, no software downloads required!

Everything you need is just create account, choose the page template and put some text, media, links, social buttons or other "blocks you want" there. It took less than 5 minutes to create such page:

KARPOLAN at RocketStart.Me

Cool service indeed, I'm planning to make landing pages for every my software product!

Friday, August 24, 2012

What to do if Caps Lock stuck?

If you CapsLock button doesn't work, try to download software that can toggle Caps Lock with a mouse!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Wrong software driver

Spent about hour to understand why scrolling on touchpad doesn't work in the laptop I was fixing...

The software driver was by Alps but hardware is Synaptics! The owner of laptop has installed the wrong one :)

Sunday, August 05, 2012

IFTTT Challenge

Testing IFTTT service.

Notification about this post should appear in @karpolan twitter

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Back to Shareware :)

I have never ever planned back to shareware business, but one of my technical tasks requests testing of modern software protection and integration with billing services. So I've decided to make a small utility and push it to all required tests.

I have many ideas and feature requests form users of free Keyboard LEDs software, so there was no problem with idea of new software. So, here it is: Caps Lock Indicator

Caps Lock Indicator software for Windows
Download EXE file
Download ZIP Archive

Software for Windows, offers two Caps Lock state indicators: Tray Icon and On-Screen Floating Text. Notifications by sound are also available. The product is distributed as shareware with 30-day trial period. The license costs $9.95 per user.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Credit Card Joke

Anybody knows is it legal to make funny stuff like that:

Credit Card Joke

I don't want to get any subpoena :) Maybe some kind of legal notes are required?

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Picture of the Day

I've created own Picture of the Day service.

It took about 3 hours at night while I was fighting the insomnia...

Monday, June 25, 2012

Random Color Generator and Preview

I've created the online color viewer.

Everybody can preview any color using this base URL:

Want to see a green color? Here it is:

A dark blue one? No problem:

Also, there is the Online Random Color Generator there.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Europe by Car

Video of our trip "Around Europe" from a camera on windshield of the rented car.

We have visited Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Kinderdijk, Antwerpen, Brugge, Blankenberge, Gent, Brussels, Namur, Longwy, Luxemburg, Bitburg, Liege, Maastricht, Eindhoven.