so, you should be able to hit the caps lock. Then hold down the shift key. and alternate between hitting ^ and v. and get a nifty wave pattern. I learned this in Yahoo chatrooms in 1996. But today, I tried to repeat that with my mac, and I got SHAFTED.
Apparently, Apple broke this fundamental aspect of typing: shift key with caps lock on does *not* un-caps lock the key.
This is so broken I want to cry. Shame on you apple, shame on you! A plague on both your houses!