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Pers Eval Day

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Meet with Eval

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 2:00 PM

I met with Eval today afternoon. We spoke for about 20 minutes. The EP was graded well and got good top of the class grades.

Decision Day

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Decision Day

Friday, March 17, 2017

TLH

Today was the decision day. It was decided today and the information was sent via e-mail in the morning.

Visit SFL

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Visit SFL

March 12-14, 2017

SFL

We went to SFL and spent most part of two days: Monday and Tuesday returning to Tallahassee late evening on Tuesday.

We left late afternoon on Sunday, March 12 and stayed at a place close the campus.

2015 Seminole Torchbearer Organization Induction

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Seminole Torchbearer Organization Induction

Thursday, November 05, 2015, 5-6:30 PM

FSU Oglesby Union Ballroom, Tallahassee, FL

 

This evening Vivek was inducted into the 2015 Class of Seminole Torchbearer Organization. Members to this elite organization are nominated by faculty, staff, and other students. Those inducted are students and alumni who are exceptional leaders and exhibited the Seminole Spirit. The members expected carry on this legacy while being a student and then as an alumni. Each each year 200 junior and senior student leaders invited to join the elite organization.
 
We attended the event this evening held at FSU Oglesby Union Ballroom. The event started at 5 PM and the students recited a pledge and received their pin and certificate from Dr Mary Coburn, Vice President of FSU Students Affairs. After the ceremony all the inductees received their certificate and information about being a member of the organization.
We went to Olive Garden for dinner after the event.

Tamil Latha Font for MSWord (Office 2010) in Windows 10

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Tamil Latha Font for MSWord (Office 2010) in Windows 10

Going from default Nirmala UI (Windows 10) to Latha

Thayumana Somasundaram     Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015.

தாயுமான சோமசுந்தரம், செவ்வாய் கிழமை, ஆகஸ்டு 25, 2015

Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 (Word 14) and Tamil font Latha with NHM Writer 2.9

I have been using, for several years, my Windows 7 Home Premium PC with Office 2010 (MSWord 14 | MSWord 2010) with NHM Writer 2.9 (http://software.nhm.in) to type in Tamil (phonetic) and Hindi (phonetic) documents by selecting combinations of ALT+0 for English, ALT+2 for phonetic Tamil, and ALT+3 phonetic Hindi, etc., Typically when I typed in Tamil, MSWord used Latha font and when I typed in Hindi, MSWord used Mangal font. Of course when I typed in English there were multiple choices. Latha and Vijaya are typical fonts for Tamil Karthika for Malayalam, Mangal for Hindi, Vani for Telugu and Tunga for Kannda that are provided by Microsoft and many adhere to the Unicode (www.unicode.org) standards since Window 2000 or earlier.

In early August 2015, I upgraded my Windows 7 Home Premium PC with Office 2010 (MSWord 14) to the free version of Windows 10 Home. Soon I realized when I typed Tamil the default font in Word (actually in Windows 10) was NOT Latha but Nirmala UI. Even though it worked okay, I missed the Latha font since I had used it for many years.

The Internet search yielded one link and I will show how I got my Latha font back.

Window 10 Tamil font forum link

Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2010 (Word 14) and Tamil font Nirmala UI and Latha with NHM Writer 2.9

As I mentioned above, the default font for தமிழ் in Windows 10 became Nirmala UI and I will show you how to get Latha font while still retaining Nirmala UI

Step 1

From Windows 10 Start Menu, select the Settings

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Step 2

In the Settings window, select Time & Language

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Step 3

In the Time & Language window, select Region & Language (left hand side panel)

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Step 4

The default Tamil (தமிழ் நிர்மலா எழுத்துருவம்) font in Windows 10 for Microsoft Word 2010 (actually it is the operating system Windows 10 that specifies the font) Nirmala UI and NOT Latha

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Step 5

Now from the Region & Language window (Step 3), select + Add a language

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Step 6

This opens a new window with many language options. So scroll left until you see Tamil and select it

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Step 7

The next window gives you an option Tamil (India) or Tamil (Sri Lanka). Select Tamil (India), I guess!

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Step 8

This opens another window for Tamil language pack, click to download the pack

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Step 9

The install will take few minutes complete (you need to be connected to the Internet, of course)

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Step 10

Now if you look at the Region & Language panel, you will see Tamil language pack is installed

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Step 11

Now if we open Microsoft Office and see, Latha Tamil font is now installed.

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So here I have shown in steps how to install Latha and optionally Vijaya fonts in Microsoft Office under Microsoft Windows 10. As noted above, Windows 10 Home comes as a default Nirmala UI font for Tamil. Other Indic fonts are considered special and are NOT installed automatically when you upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10.

 

The procedure shown above should allow you to add more Indic fonts like Latha, Vijaya, and others to Windows 10 Home.

Enjoy!

Windows 10 ல் இனிமேல் லதா எழுத்துருத்தில் எழுத முடியும்.

The same post in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

 

Travel to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Travel to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

June 1-7, 2015

I arrived at Jacksonville International airport around 4 PM. Parked my car in the Economy Parking Lot 1 and took the airport shuttle to get to the JAX airport. Then my Delta flight to Minneapolis-StPaul left Jacksonville airport around 6:30 PM EDT and scheduled to arrive at MSP at 8:40 PM CDT. The flight was about 3 hours long and it was okay flight. Due to summer there was sunlight as we landed in Minneapolis-StPaul. I had to run to new terminal to catch my next flight to Saskatoon, SK. My next flight was from completely in a different part of the terminal so I ran from F terminal to C terminal and there was only about an hour time and I had to have something to eat. I grabbed some sandwich at the C terminal and soon boarded flight to YXE. The flight was 2 hours long and arrived at Saskatoon, SK around 11 PM. I had to go through both immigration and customs. Since it was a small airport there were only two agents and by the time everything was over, it was almost 11:40 PM MDT. Unfortunately neither of my cell phones worked (T-Mobile prepaid and Mobal International). So I tried to log into Gmail. That got rejected because I was logging in from Saskatoon far away from home. So not wanting wait I took a taxi and went to Ogle Hall at the University of Saskatchewan campus. The ride was quick and costed ~C$22.

The next morning my old prepaid quad band T-Mobile cell phone (poor the clam shell flip phone) worked. That saved my trip. The texting on it was bad but worked. Once I arrived at Canadian Light Source, I was able to log into Gmail by typing in the secure phone number.

 

I arrived at Saskatoon International airport around 3:15 AM using a taxi cab and it cost ~C$25. Since it was so early there was no one at the Delta counter. Then around 4 AM people came and I checked my luggage and got the boarding pass. The Starbucks opened around 4:00 AM too and got coffee and waited at the gate.
We boarded the plane on time around 5:50 AM but never took off for another hour or so as the pilot needed to get some clearance from the ground and main office due to some problem with a light. Finally we arrived at Minneapolis-St Paul almost one hour late. The Delta people requested that those who had connecting flight to leave early. At MSP, I had to go through both immigration and customs. Fortunately, the Automated Passport Control (APS) and the airport helped me finish the process quickly. Then I had to wait for the luggage to arrive and cleared through customs and rechecked the bag. Fortunately, again the my gate was literally next to the plane from Canada. I then arrived at ATL around 1 PM. My final flight to Jacksonville was at 3 PM and that arrived at JAX by 4 PM. I was surprised to see my luggage make it all the way from Minneapolis especially when it took a long time before everyone had collected their luggage.
I paid for the parking fee and headed home and arrived by 8 PM.

Attend PITTCON 2015

Monday, March 9th, 2015

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PITTCON 2015

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Mar 9, 2015, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

New Orleans, Louisiana

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I attended the PITTCON 2015 at New Orleans, Louisiana. It was a big conference. I was able to meet several people, spoke to many vendors and attended many interesting talks.

Drive to Chipola College

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Trip to Chipola College

Marianna, FL

Sunday, September 21, 2014

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Bhanu (and I) drove to Chipola College, Marianna, Florida today to check out the location of this year’s 2014 Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute. This year’s program will be held at Chipola College starting from October 2014 through July 2015. We drove mostly via the state highways and occasionally taking the Interstate as and when needed. The total drive varied from 1 1/2 h or 1 1/4 h depending upon the route and traffic and delays.

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VtS at HSA Table

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

VtS at HSA Table

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Oglesby Union, Tallahassee, FL 32306

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Today VtS helped out little bit by working with HSA organizers in maintaining and taking-down the table at the central square. Hopefully, if his schedule permits he will do it again in the next weeks.

HSA is a new Registered Student Organization at FSU. I have been asked to be the Faculty Advisor and I have accepted the position. I hope to learn from this experience and contribute as much as I can to fulfill the mission of the organization.

YSP IRP Starts

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

YSP IRP Starts

Tuesday June, 10, 2014

Today we started the 2014 YSP IRP. Two people joined the lab to do their IRP for the summer term. We will explore the role of water in the lysozyme crystals.