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My research computing setup is quite heterogeneous. I regularly use Microsoft Word, Evernote, Preview, Zotero(on Firefox). When I am brainstorming or collecting research notes to be compiled into a coherent outline/analytical skeleton I jump between Microsoft Word and Evernote; I write the outline in Word and keep notes in Evernote. I made a (simple) discovery today that’s quite a game changer. When outlining in Word there is often need to “link” to my notes (so as to make a logical connection that I might later want to expand on). It’s easy to do!
- Locate the desired Evernote file on your drive (search for the note title on Spotlight in OS X is the easiest way).
- In Microsoft Word insert a hyperlink at the appropriate location (Insert->Hyperlink). Select Documenttab, click Select… and locate the Evernote file from step 1). Click Open to close the dialog. TIP: If you are using OS X drag and drop the Evernote file from Finder to the Choose a File dialog in Word to automatically select the location of the Evernote file).
- Change the Display field if you want to the hyperlink text to be something other than the (obscure) Evernote filename. Click OK.
That’s it! You now have a clickable link to your Evernote file. When the contents of the Evernote file change the link still continues to work.
After many months of using BlackVPN with occasional frequency I can now speak with more confidence (than my earlier post) that their service is very good, and exactly as advertised. Recently I have been using the US VPN connection to protect my browsing in cafes from Firesheep and other attacks. Their service is always at least 2MB/s (if the cafe’s connection can provide it), and the latency is usually below 100ms. The US VPN is located in San Francisco (at least whenever I have looked). I was using the OpenVPN software to connect, but since purchasing a new Macbook Air I have used the built in PPTP service and everything works fine. Not that I watch much TV, but having the ability to watch Hulu as a Canadian is a real treat.
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