"A meek endeavor to the triumph" by Sampath Jayarathna

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Enable EndNote in Microsoft word toolbar (EndNote X6 and Microsoft Word 2010 32bit)

If your EndNote menu is missing from Microsoft word toolbar, then here's how to enable it again.

Make sure your Microsoft word version is compatible with EndNote version. I have Microsoft word 2010 32 bit version and EndNote X6. Remember there is a problem with word 2010 64 bit which is not supported by EndNote. I'm not sure it is currently resolved or not but if thats the case this solution will not work.

You can check your word version by going to the File>Help where you can see the Office version.

Now here's how to enable the EndNote Add-Ins.

  1. Click "File" then click on "Options"
  2. Click "Add-Ins" from the list
  3. Select "COM Add-Ins" from the drop down list next to Manage at the bottom of this Add-Ins and then click "Go" button
  4. Now you can see the EndNote Add-In in the given list and make sure that Add-in is checked. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Next Google Nexus 7 (2nd generation) is around the corner

There are technically no numbers to support this claim, but I think it’s safe to say that the Nexus 7 is easily the most popular Android tablet ever created. It matches the best of both worlds in hardware and software, plus it has that ridiculously awesome price tag that anyone could get happy about. When we start hearing news about the next iteration of this device from “upstream supply chains,” it’s time to get excited

Next generation (2nd generation) Nexus 7 rumored to pack full HD display, to be revealed at Google I/O in May 2013. Hold on to your money if you are in the market for a new tablet these days. The new Nexus 7 rumored to be a iPad mini killer. Thankfully, all those updates aren’t going to cost an arm and a leg, and in fact, the new Nexus 7 is expected to cost the same $199 and $249 for the 16GB and 32GB model, respectively.

According to a report by DigiTimes citing upstream supply chain sources, ASUS and Google are currently working to unveil the next generation Nexus 7 tablet packing a full HD display at the upcoming Google I/O 2013. The tablet is also alleged to boast a thinner display border (thinner bezel) giving it a fresher look.

While there is nothing wrong with Jelly Bean, I am hoping it comes running Key Lime Pie instead, since it’s already running Android 4.2.1, the latest version of the OS.

If you could have Google put in one additional feature to the Nexus 7, what would you want? Better display? Back-facing camera? Faster processor? More RAM? Anything else?

The one thing we can say is that if Google has plans to unveil a next-generation Nexus 7 — it will likely be at Google I/O which kicks off on May 15.

Update: Its funny that today (after this post) I ended up buying a used Nexus 7 8GB for a sweet $135 off Craigslist. The private seller wanted to get the 2nd generation Nexus so he just sold this for cheap.  I'm already a happy camper :)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Survivor: Caramoan (Fans vs. Favorites) early winner predictions

Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites is the twenty-sixth season of the American CBS competitive reality television series Survivor, which premiered on February 13, 2013 with a special 90 minute episode.

As with Survivor: Micronesia, the first season to have the "Fans vs. Favorites" subtitle, this season will initially feature a tribe of ten returning contestants from previous seasons opposing a tribe of ten new players. It is the eighth season overall to feature returning players. Production of the show took place in the Philippines' Caramoan Islands, the same location as the previous season.

According to Jeff Probst, producers had asked both Matt Elrod from Redemption Island and Shannon "Shambo" Waters from Samoa to return but both turned the offer down, believing one season was enough for them and not wanting to let Survivor define their lives. The casting crew had also considered asking fan favorite Lisa Whelchel from Phillipines to participate, but realized that asking a mother to participate in back-to-back seasons would be difficult.

The contestants include 10 new players to the game and 10 returning players.

This is too early to make any predictions because I hardly know anyone from the Fans. So my bets still are with some of the returning players. I hope one of these players will win the sole survivor this time.

Dawn Meehan
Malcolm Freberg
John Cochran

I'm pretty sure if they couldn't get rid of Malcolm early, he is gonna win this time. Just a crude predictions early this season. Planning to update this to a solid prediction when we have final merged tribe.