Work Ethic

Jason Fried on work ethic

[quote]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.[/quote]

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Alumni and Emeriti

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 her 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.
 

New NIST Password Guidelines

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:

  1. NIST’s New Password Rule Book: Updated Guidelines Offer Benefits and Risk