Saturday, September 30, 2017

Netiquette - Avoiding Wordiness - From Paul Babicki's Book


Puerto Rico Needs Your Help! Here's How



United for Puerto Rico (spearheaded by the First Lady of Puerto Rico)
Former U.S. presidents have expanded their One America Appeal to include recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Save the Children, which focuses specifically on the needs of families and their children.
Global Giving has a $2 million goal for victims of Hurricane Maria


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 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki
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Netiquette - Avoiding  Wordiness

In my first book (see above and below), the preponderance of brevity in emails was often discussed and lamented! But emails which are overly long are also a Netiquette issue. Below is an excerpt form the book which discusses this very topic. 

If an email sender can master the right balance between wordiness and content paucity, their massages will stand out and avoid being misunderstood.
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          This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.

—Winston Churchill

Wordiness

        During the course of a busy day, receiving a long and detailed email is seldom welcomed. Worse still, the longer a correspondence is, the less likely it is to be read. There also is a distinct possibility that even if it is read, it may not be read completely or with full attention.

        If a long email is necessary, the proper Netiquette should be followed to ensure readability: for example, the early introduction of a major topic and a brief explanation for the need to have a long message. It may also be best to have the correspondence divided and sent separately.

        One long-term negative factor of sending a long or verbose message is that it may set a bad precedent in which the recipient will not immediately or ever read future correspondence.

Simple steps to avoid wordiness

        Certain phrases can contribute to make sentences less clear as well as providing more verbosity. Among these are the following:
  • Kind of
  • Sort of
  • For all intents and purposes
  • Due to the fact
  • Basically, actually
  • As previously stated
  • Generally speaking
  • In particular
  • Generally, in general

Redundant words and appositives

        An appositive is defined (by reference.com) as a word or phrase to identify, amplify, or rename the preceding word. These can be unnecessarily obvious. Samples of appositives that add no value are shown below:
Wordy:
This is an example of an appositive that provides unnecessary identification.

George Washington, the first president of the United States and a founding father…

Better:
George Washington, the first president…

Best
George Washington
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For a great satire on email, please see the following:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTgYHHKs0Zwscoop_post=bcaa0440-2548-11e5-c1bd-90b11c3d2b20&__scoop_topic=2455618
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sales@tabularosa.net  or 609 818 1802.
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In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” has just been published and will be followed by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

Anyone who would like to review the book and have it posted on my blog or website, please contact me paul@netiquetteiq.com.

In addition to this blog, I maintain a radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ and  PSG of Mercer County, NJ.


Additionally, I am the president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a “best of breed” reseller of products for communications, email, network management software, security products and professional services.  Also, I am the president of Netiquette IQ. We are currently developing an email IQ rating system, Netiquette IQ, which promotes the fundamentals outlined in my book.

Over the past twenty-five years, I have enjoyed a dynamic and successful career and have attained an extensive background in IT and electronic communications by selling and marketing within the information technology marketplace.

Help Pueto Rico - Some Links!


 


Puerto Rico Needs Help - Here's How
  United for Puerto Rico (spearheaded by the First Lady of Puerto Rico)



Former U.S. presidents have expanded their One America Appeal to include recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Save the Children, which focuses specifically on the needs of families and their children.
 
Buy the books at

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki
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Friday, September 29, 2017

Netiquette IQ Blog Of 9/29/17 - Ping Strangeness


Puerto Rico Needs Your Help! Here's How



United for Puerto Rico (spearheaded by the First Lady of Puerto Rico)
Former U.S. presidents have expanded their One America Appeal to include recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Save the Children, which focuses specifically on the needs of families and their children.
Global Giving has a $2 million goal for victims of Hurricane Maria


Buy the books at

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki
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Ping Strangeness
Ping strangeness is a term used in troubleshooting to describe the incidence of an unusual pattern of ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets being sent to a specific network node or an unusual number of error messages returning.
Ping (Packet Internet Groper) is a utility program that allows a user or program to verify that a particular IP address exists and can accept requests. Ping can be used as an alternative to the traceroute utility to troubleshoot network connectivity and latency issues. It is faster than traceroute and generates less network traffic.

When a user issues a ping request, the program formats an ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packet and sends it to a designated target address. If the remote IP address is active, it responds with an ICMP ECHO_REPLY packet. Ping then uses the timestamp of the Echo Reply to calculate a round-trip time and gauge response time.

If the target address is unavailable or something else is not working normally, Ping will report an error. Common errors include Destination Unreachable, Unknown Host and Request Timed Out.

When there is an unusual pattern of ICMP ECHO_REPLY packets being sent to the same server in the same time period, or there is an unusual number of error messages, this "strange" pattern is worth investigating. It could be that Ping is being used to carry out a denial of service attack (DoS) or look for attack vectors.
===========================================================Good Netiquette And A Green Internet To All!  =====================================================================Tabula Rosa Systems - Tabula Rosa Systems (TRS) is dedicated to providing Best of Breed Technology and Best of Class Professional Services to our Clients. We have a portfolio of products which we have selected for their capabilities, viability and value. TRS provides product, design, implementation and support services on all products that we represent. Additionally, TRS provides expertise in Network Analysis, eBusiness Application Profiling, ePolicy and eBusiness Troubleshooting. We can be contacted at:
sales@tabularosa.net  or 609 818 1802.
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In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” has just been published and will be followed by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

Anyone who would like to review the book and have it posted on my blog or website, please contact me paul@netiquetteiq.com.

In addition to this blog, I maintain a radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ and  PSG of Mercer County, NJ.


Additionally, I am the president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a “best of breed” reseller of products for communications, email, network management software, security products and professional services.  Also, I am the president of Netiquette IQ. We are currently developing an email IQ rating system, Netiquette IQ, which promotes the fundamentals outlined in my book.

Over the past twenty-five years, I have enjoyed a dynamic and successful career and have attained an extensive background in IT and electronic communications by selling and marketing within the information technology marketplace.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Netiquette IQ Secuirty Bulletin 9/28/17 Apple And Cisco Release Security Updates



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 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki
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09/27/2017 05:30 PM EDT

Original release date: September 27, 2017
Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities affecting multiple products. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.
US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the following Cisco Security Advisories and apply the necessary updates:
09/25/2017 08:08 PM EDT

Original release date: September 25, 2017
Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.
US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Apple security pages for the following products and apply the necessary updates:
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Good Netiquette And A Green Internet To All!  =====================================================================Tabula Rosa Systems - Tabula Rosa Systems (TRS) is dedicated to providing Best of Breed Technology and Best of Class Professional Services to our Clients. We have a portfolio of products which we have selected for their capabilities, viability and value. TRS provides product, design, implementation and support services on all products that we represent. Additionally, TRS provides expertise in Network Analysis, eBusiness Application Profiling, ePolicy and eBusiness Troubleshooting. We can be contacted at:
sales@tabularosa.net  or 609 818 1802.
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In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” has just been published and will be followed by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

Anyone who would like to review the book and have it posted on my blog or website, please contact me paul@netiquetteiq.com.

In addition to this blog, I maintain a radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ and  PSG of Mercer County, NJ.


Additionally, I am the president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a “best of breed” reseller of products for communications, email, network management software, security products and professional services.  Also, I am the president of Netiquette IQ. We are currently developing an email IQ rating system, Netiquette IQ, which promotes the fundamentals outlined in my book.

Over the past twenty-five years, I have enjoyed a dynamic and successful career and have attained an extensive background in IT and electronic communications by selling and marketing within the information technology marketplace.