Jason Fried on work ethic
Work ethic is about showing up, being on time, being reliable, doing what you say you’re going to do, being trustworthy, putting in a fair day’s work, respecting the work, respecting the customer, respecting the organization, respecting co-workers, not wasting time, not making work hard for other people, not creating unnecessary work for other people, not being a bottleneck, not faking work. Work ethic is about being a fundamentally good person that others can count on and enjoy working with.
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Western Michigan University has a very handy reference guide on distinguishing the various forms of Alumni and Emeriti.
|Term ||Description/Definition ||Example |
|Alumna || Singular female i.e. a female graduate or former student of a particular school, college, or university. ||Jane is an alumna. |
|Alumnus ||Singular male i.e. a male graduate or former student of a particular school, college, or university. ||John is an alumnus. |
|Alumnae ||Plural female i.e. female graduates or former student of a particular school, college, or university. || Jane and Mary are alumnae. |
|Alumni ||Plural male and plural when both men and women are included. ||John, Jane and Mary are alumni. |
|Emerita || Singular female i.e. a female professor having retired but allowed to retain her title as an honor. ||Jane is an emerita. |
|Emeritus ||Singular male i.e. a male professor having retired but allowed to retain his title as an honor. ||John is an emeritus. |
|Emeritae || Plural female i.e. female professors having retired but allowed to retain their title as an honor ||Jane and Mary are emeritae. |
|Emeriti ||Plural male and plural when both men and women are included. ||John, Jane and Mary are emeriti. |
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued an update to its password guidelines in June 2017 titled Digital Identity Guidelines (SP 800-63-3). Many of the guidelines that previously existed in the industry as best practice with credentials have been replaced with simpler, more user-friendly approaches.
Examples of new guidelines in the Digital Identity Guidelines (SP 800-63-3):
- Length of passwords between 8 – 64 characters are recommended.
- Character types of nonstandard characters, such as emoticons, are allowed when possible.
- Long passphrases are encouraged and should not match entries in the prohibited password dictionary
- Password reset frequency should be primarily triggered on if the password is compromised or forgotten
- Multifactor Authentication is encouraged in all but the least sensitive applications
Related Links and Additional Reading:
- NIST’s New Password Rule Book: Updated Guidelines Offer Benefits and Risk