"A meek endeavor to the triumph" by Sampath Jayarathna

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Microsoft Word Table of Content Edits

I'm in my final edits for Dissertation corrections, and large part of errors are coming from formatting issues in the Table of Content. Here's few methods I find useful while working on my edits. I'm using Office 2013, so the required menu items might be different from your version. 

How to change the Upper Case Roman Numerals to Lower Case?

This is due to your Table of Content (TOC) level 1 font is in All Caps. Press Ctrl + Shift + S to open the Apply Style dialog and select TOC1 and press modify. Go to format dropdown list in the bottom and Font, remove the check mark on the All Caps. This will change your Upper Case Roman Numerals in the TOC to lower case. If it is different, then check your actual page numbers whether they are in lower case.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Current and Upcoming my favorite TV Shows (including links to watch free)

Reality TV
  • Deadliest Catch - Season 12 - starting March 29,2016 (watch free)
  • Wicked Tuna - Season 5 (watch free)
  • Survivor - Season 32 (watch free)
  • Colony - Season 1 (watch free)
  • Dark Matter - Season 1 (watch free)
  • The Expanse - Season 1 (watch free)
  • The 100 - Season 3 (watch free)
  • Continuum - all seasons (watch free)
  • Narcos - Season 1 (watch free)
  • Marco Polo - Season 1 (watch free)
  • Entourage - all seasons (watch free)
  • Californication - all seasons (watch free)
  • Weeds - all seasons (watch free)
If you find you have a similar taste to mine, then here's my list of favorite TV shows in the form of an IMDB list. I normally keep my list updated as I continue watching new shows. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

"The Voice" Season 10 - Winner Predictions

The battle round is done. We are ready for the Knockouts.

Here's my predictions for the Season 10 Live Playoff from each team,

Adam Levine: Ryan Quinn

Pharrell Williams: Nick Hagelin

Christina Aguilera: Bryan Bautista,

Blake Shelton: Adam Wakefield, Mary Sarah

The Prediction for the Winner: Adam Wakefield (he got me after the Tenseness Whiskey)

The only studly manly Adam in the Voice :) Classic Blake

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Live Web Cam - MR. PRESIDENT & THE FIRST LADY (Bald Eagles)

In 2014, a pair of mated Bald Eagles chose the most idyllic of nest sites within the United States’ National Capital (Washington, DC), nestled high in a Tulip Poplar tree amongst the Azalea Collection at the U.S. National Arboretum, which is operated by the United States Department of Agriculture. This is the first Bald Eagle pair to nest in this location since 1947. The two Eagles have been iconically named “Mr. President” and “The First Lady.” Join us in viewing the most patriotic nest cam in the United States, 24 hours a day.

DC2 hatched at 8:27 a.m. March 18, 2016 Eastern Daylight Time. Pipping is underway for the 2nd egg. When hatched, it will be called DC3. DC1 was the first offspring of Mr. President and The First Lady, successfully fledging last season. If you want to try and guess the hatch dates/times of the second egg, hashtag #dceaglecam on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook with your prediction (Eastern Daylight Time).

Link to Live Web Cam

Friday, March 18, 2016

Rude Llama Disrupts Dancing Peacock

Rude Llama steps on a dancing Peacock.
Location: Franklin Drive Thru Safari, Franklin, TX 77856

Friday, March 11, 2016

How to block Youtube Video from a Channel or block entire Channel - for Annoyed Parents :)

If you have younger kids, I bet you are already annoyed by some of the YouTube channels. My 6 year old recently started having an affinity for Minecraft games and for some reason he kind of addicted to game play videos on YouTube channels, and to these channels/people who play the Minecraft and voice over the game action. Some of these adult players use foul language and I don't want to have my kid listens to these crap all day long. I don't mind if he watches cartoons or any other educational videos, but I hate some of these channels like "Annoying Orange", "Stampy", "Stampylonghead" etc.

So, I found a great browser add-on to block these channels. If you are using chrome, you are in a luck. Here's how to block these YouTube channels

Install Video Blocker on Chrome

Follow this link and download the extension for Chrome by clicking on the “Free” button.

When the “Confirm New Extension” box pops up, be sure to click on “Add”. Once it has been installed, you can block channels in one of two ways.

Using Right Click on Video short cut Menu 
Find the thumbnail for a video, any video, made by this channel. Right click on it and select “Block Videos From this Channel”. That’s it!

Using Option Menu (You can restore some channels using this method)

Under the Chrome Menu button in the upper right corner of the browser, select Settings. From there, click on Extensions and under “Video Blocker” click on “Options”. If you have a TON of channels you dislike, you can actually load them via a .csv, but If you are really that heated about hundreds of channels I’ll let you go figure out how to do that bit yourself. To do it one at a time, click on the plus button.

Type the channel name into the box provided and click “Add”. One thing to note here, everything you enter is case-sensitive, so videos from a channel named 'VAVO' will not be hidden when you add 'vavo'. The same goes when using the wildcard feature, which blocks multiple channels containing the same text string.

So whether you like it long or short, this is a quick and easy method to remove a channel from your sight forever. (or until YouTube makes a major update and breaks the extension, which happened yet thanks to constant updates from the creator)

Monday, February 22, 2016

Next big thing in Computing? (Chris Dixon Article link included)

What’s Next in Computing?

The computing industry progresses in two mostly independent cycles: financial and product cycles. There has been a lot of handwringing lately about where we are in the financial cycle. Financial markets get a lot of attention. They tend to fluctuate unpredictably and sometimes wildly. The product cycle by comparison gets relatively little attention, even though it is what actually drives the computing industry forward. We can try to understand and predict the product cycle by studying the past and extrapolating into the future.

Read the full article at the original post here

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

(Funny) Grandpa was summoned for an audit

The IRS decides to audit Grandpa, and summons him to the IRS office. The IRS auditor was not surprised when Grandpa showed up with his attorney.

The auditor said, ‘Well, sir, you have an extravagant lifestyle and no full-time employment, which you explain by saying that you win money gambling. I’m not sure the IRS finds that believable.’

‘I’m a great gambler, and I can prove it,’ says Grandpa. ‘How about a demonstration?’

The auditor thinks for a moment and says, ‘Okay. Go ahead. ‘

Grandpa says, ‘I’ll bet you a thousand dollars that I can bite my own eye.’

The auditor thinks a moment and says, ‘It’s a bet.’

Grandpa removes his glass eye and bites it. The auditor’s jaw drops.

Grandpa says, ‘Now, I’ll bet you two thousand dollars that I can bite my other eye.’

The auditor can tell Grandpa isn’t blind, so he takes the bet.

Grandpa removes his dentures and bites his good eye. The stunned auditor now realizes he has wagered and lost three grand, with Grandpa’s attorney as a witness. He starts to get nervous.

‘Want to go double or nothing?’ Grandpa asks ‘I’ll bet you six thousand dollars that I can stand on one side of your desk, and pee into that wastebasket on the other side, and never get a drop anywhere in between.’

The auditor, twice burned, is cautious now, but he looks carefully and decides there’s no way this old guy could possibly manage that stunt, so he agrees again.

Grandpa stands beside the desk and unzips his pants, but although he strains mightily, he can’t make the stream reach the wastebasket on the other side, so he pretty much urinates all over the auditor’s desk.

The auditor leaps with joy, realizing that he has just turned a major loss into a huge win.

But Grandpa’s own attorney moans and puts his head in his hands.

‘Are you okay?’ the auditor asks.

‘Not really,’ says the attorney. ‘This morning, when Grandpa told me he’d been summoned for an audit, he bet me twenty-five thousand dollars that he could come in here and pee all over your desk and that you’d be happy about it.’

Friday, January 15, 2016

Replace your cheap Windshield Mount for Garmin Nuvi with this AC Vent Mount

Brought it from Amazon Nov, 2015

It took a while to get it from seller about 2 weeks. I guess it came from outside of US. No documentations, just the mount, 2 clips and the base in a clear cover.

After going through 2 windshield mounts for my Gramin Nuvi (blame for Texas weather), I think this should work. Real test comes this thanksgiving travel. More updates later.
But for right now, it fits my Grand Vitara perfectly, clipped on to the front AC vent and there's a small latch at the end of the clip which hold on to the vents perfectly.

-Update 1: Jan 15, 2016

After using it closer to 2 months, I'm changing my ratings from 4 stars to.......5 starts :)

Yes people, this is the real deal. No more slipping/melting windshield mounts for me. Had an ultimate road trip during shaky Goliath snow storm through Abilene, Texas to Roswell, NM and stranded in Snyder TX for the day. This worked very well for the mere $2 I spend. Well worth it. It hangs in there, no shaking, no moving. Remember you need to use the hinges at the very end of the clips to connect it inside the AC Vent. It wont move or slip. There's a base in the mount which snugly sits on the base of the front AC Vent. I'll add some pics later. I believe others that its harder to remove. I normally keep the mount sits there and only remove the GPS unit. Its very small and unnoticeable. Let me know if you have any comments about this.......Best buy ever!