Friday, October 19, 2018

Sans Forgetica Font - A New Typeface For Writing Emails? (Or Anything Else)


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by Shoshana Wodinsky / Oct. 19, 2018 / 2:06 PM EDT

Cramming for exams, learning new languages, and remembering your to-do list can be tough — but a team of Australian researchers think they can help. They've developed a font called “Sans Forgetica” that uses the principles of cognitive science to help readers better remember their typed notes.
The typeface's unusual look is deliberately designed to be a challenge to read, according to Janneke Blijlevens, a professor of design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) who worked on the font’s development.
“The principle behind this font is called ‘desirable difficulty’,” Blijlevens told NBC News MACH in an email. The half-finished letters that make up the Sans Forgetica alphabet force forces people to read more slowly and thoughtfully, she added. “This makes us more engaged with what we’re reading, which will increase memory retention.”
And it works, at least according to a preliminary study. Blijlevens teamed with Stephan Banham, an RMIT typography lecturer, to test how the font affected the memory capabilities of about 400 of the university's students. Those who read notes written in Sans Forgetica remembered, on average, about 7 percent more text than students who read notes in a more familiar font, like Arial.
The creation of Sans Forgetica builds on previous research looking into the relationship between hard-to-read fonts and human memory. Daniel Oppenheimer, a Carnegie Mellon psychologist, showed this in 2012 with a study that found students were able to study more effectively when reading a font that was bold or italicized. "Our fonts weren't as 'optimized for learning' as Sans Forgetica is," he said in an email to NBC News MACH, but even a slight typeface tweak led to a "significant gain in learning across a number of classrooms."
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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.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Why Mathematics Is a Language Via Netiquette IQ


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Why Mathematics Is a Language
 by
Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels.
Updated May 08, 2018
Mathematics is called the language of science. Italian astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei is attributed with the quote, "Mathematics is the language in which God has written the universe." Most likely this quote is a summary of his statement in Opere Il Saggiatore:

[The universe] cannot be read until we have learnt the language and become familiar with the characters in which it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and the letters are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without which means it is humanly impossible to comprehend a single word.
Yet, is mathematics truly a language, like English or Chinese? To answer the question, it helps to know what language is and how the vocabulary and grammar of mathematics is used to construct sentences.
What Is a Language?
There are multiple definitions of "language." A language may be a system of words or codes used within a discipline. Language may refer to a system of communication using symbols or sounds. Linguist Noam Chomsky defines language as a set of sentences constructed using a finite set of elements. Some linguists believe language should be able to represent events and abstract concepts.
Whichever definition is used, a language contains the following components:
  • There must be a vocabulary of words or symbols.
  • Meaning must be attached to the words or symbols.
  • A language employs grammar, which is a set of rules that outline how vocabulary is used.
  • A syntax organizes symbols into linear structures or propositions.
  • A narrative or discourse consists of strings of syntatic propositions.
  • There must be (or have been) a group of people who use and understand the symbols.
Mathematics meets all of these requirements. The symbols, their meanings, syntax, and grammar are the same throughout the world. Mathematicians, scientists, and others use math to communicate concepts. Mathematics describes itself (a field called metamathematics), real-world phenomena, and abstract concepts.
Vocabulary, Grammar, and Syntax in Mathematics

Mathematical expressions are written from left to right, even if the speaker's native language is written right to left or top to bottom. Emilija Manevska / Getty Images
The vocabulary of math draws from many different alphabets and includes symbols unique to math. A mathematical equation may be stated in words to form a sentence that has a noun and verb, just like a sentence in a spoken language. For example:
3 + 5 = 8
could be stated as, "Three added to five equals eight."
Breaking this down, nouns in math include:
  • Arabic numerals (0, 5, 123.7)
  • Fractions (1⁄4, 5⁄9, 2 1⁄3)
  • Variables (a, b, c, x, y, z)
  • Expressions (3x, x2, 4 + x)
  • Diagrams or visual elements (circle, angle, triangle, tensor, matrix)
  • Infinity (∞)
  • Pi (π)
  • Imaginary numbers (i, -i)
  • The speed of light (c)
Verbs include symbols including:
  • Equalities or inequalities (=, <, >)
  • Actions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division (+, -, x or *, ÷ or /)
  • Other operations (sin, cos, tan, sec)
If you try to perform a sentence diagram on a mathematical sentence, you'll find infinitives, conjunctions, adjectives, etc. As in other languages, the role played by a symbol depends on its context.
Mathematics grammar and syntax, like vocabulary, are international. No matter what country you're from or what language you speak, the structure of the mathematical language is the same.
  • Formulas are read from left to right.
  • The Latin alphabet is used for parameters and variables. To some extent, the Greek alphabet is also used. Integers are usually drawn from i, j, k, l, m, n. Real numbers are represented by abc, α, β, γ. Complex numbers are indicated by w and z. Unknowns are x, y, z. Names of functions are usually f, g, h.
  • The Greek alphabet is used to represent specific concepts. For example, λ is used to indicate wavelength and ρ means density.
  • Parentheses and brackets indicate the order in which the symbols interact.
  • The way functions, integrals, and derivatives are phrased is uniform.
Language as a Teaching Tool
Setting up equations requires practice. Sometimes it helps to start with a sentence in a person's native language and translate it into math. StockFinland / Getty Images
Understanding how mathematical sentences work is helpful when teaching or learning math. Students often find numbers and symbols intimidating, so putting an equation into a familiar language makes the subject more approachable. Basically, it's like translating a foreign language into a known one.
While students typically dislike word problems, extracting the nouns, verbs, and modifiers from a spoken/written language and translating them into a mathematical equation is a valuable skill to have. Word problems improve comprehension and increase problem-solving skills.
Because mathematics is the same all over the world, math can act as a universal language. A phrase or formula has the same meaning, regardless of other language that accompanies it. In this way, math helps people learn and communicate, even if other communication barriers exist.
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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.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Netiquette IQ Security Bulletin - SB18-288: Vulnerability Summary for the Week of October 8, 2018


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National Cyber Awareness System:

10/15/2018 06:36 AM EDT

Original release date: October 15, 2018
The US-CERT Cyber Security Bulletin provides a summary of new vulnerabilities that have been recorded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Vulnerability Database (NVD) in the past week. The NVD is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) / United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). For modified or updated entries, please visit the NVD, which contains historical vulnerability information.
The vulnerabilities are based on the CVE vulnerability naming standard and are organized according to severity, determined by the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) standard. The division of high, medium, and low severities correspond to the following scores:
·        High - Vulnerabilities will be labeled High severity if they have a CVSS base score of 7.0 - 10.0
·        Medium - Vulnerabilities will be labeled Medium severity if they have a CVSS base score of 4.0 - 6.9
·        Low - Vulnerabilities will be labeled Low severity if they have a CVSS base score of 0.0 - 3.9
Entries may include additional information provided by organizations and efforts sponsored by US-CERT. This information may include identifying information, values, definitions, and related links. Patch information is provided when available. Please note that some of the information in the bulletins is compiled from external, open source reports and is not a direct result of US-CERT analysis.
The NCCIC Weekly Vulnerability Summary Bulletin is created using information from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Vulnerability Database (NVD). In some cases, the vulnerabilities in the Bulletin may not yet have assigned CVSS scores. Please visit NVD for updated vulnerability entries, which include CVSS scores once they are available.





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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.

Friday, October 12, 2018

What Is Enjambment? Via Netiquette IQ

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What Is Enjambment? Definition and Examples
What Is Enjambment? Definition and Examples
How Poets Break Lines, and Why

"Enjambment" describes a sentence or clause that straddles lines of poetry.
by
Updated September 21, 2018
In poetry, enjambment describes a clause or a sentence that continues from one line to the next without a pause and without punctuation.
The term enjambment originates from the French words jambe, meaning leg, and enjamber, meaning to straddle or step over. By using enjambment, the poet can compose a sentence that runs on for several lines or even straddles the entire poem before reaching a full stop.
Did You Know?
In poetry, enjambment creates anticipation and invites readers to move to the next line. It can also be used to emphasize key words or suggest double meanings.
Line Breaks in Poetry
The line — its length and where it breaks — is the most noticeable feature of poetry. Without line breaks, a poem may resemble prose with text running all the way to the margin. By breaking thoughts into lines, poets can convey ideas and feelings that might be difficult to express in ordinary sentences.
Lineation — the process of dividing text into poetic lines — is a skilled art. A poet may try many arrangements before choosing where to end a line. The possibilities can seem endless. A prose poem doesn't have line breaks at all. Most poems, however, have some combination of these lineation patterns:
  1. End-stopped lines conclude with a strong form of punctuation like a period or a colon.
  2. Parsed lines break where a speaker would naturally pause or take a breath, such as between independent clauses.
  3. Enjambed lines break the syntax of the sentence: Phrases stop in mid-thought, only to spill over into the line below. Since the line has no end punctuation, the reader is propelled forward through the poem.
Each of these approaches creates a different rhythm and tone. Enjambment tends to quicken the pace. The interruptions arouse uncertainty and suspense, encouraging readers to move to the next line. End-stopped and parsed lines suggest authority. Full stops at the end of each line prompt readers to proceed slowly, contemplating each statement.
Enjambment Examples and Analysis
Enjambment Example 1: Broken sentences in "The Pool Players. Seven at the Golden Shovel" by Gwendolyn Brooks.
We real cool. We
Left school. We
Lurk late. We ...
Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) became known for writing spare poems about race and social justice. Through deceptively simple language, "The Pool Players" gives voice to lost and hopeless youth. The complete poem is only eight lines long, and every line except the last is enjambed.
The broken sentences suggest restless rebellion and also place extra emphasis on the pronoun "We." There's an uneasy pause and an air of nervous anticipation: "We" what? Readers are prompted to read on to complete the statement.
Enjambment is an especially powerful tool in "The Pool Players" because the poem is, after all, about broken lives. The fractured statements build to a shocking end stop: "We / Die soon."
Enjambment Example 2: Double meanings in "Vernal Equinox” by Amy Lowell.
The scent of hyacinths, like a pale mist, lies
between me and my book;
And the South Wind, washing through the room,
Makes the candles quiver.
My nerves sting at a spatter of rain on the shutter,
And I am uneasy with the thrusting of green shoots
Outside, in the night.
Why are you not here to overpower me with your
tense and urgent love?
Amy Lowell (1874-1925) was an imagest who wanted to describe powerful emotions through precise sensory details and the rhythms of ordinary language. Her poem "Vernal Equinox" is rich with evocative images: the scent of hyacinths, spattering rain, stinging nerves. The line lengths are irregular, suggesting natural speech. Also, like most poets, Lowell used a variety of lineation patterns. Three of the lines are enjambed while the others are end-stopped or parsed.
In the first line, enjambment creates a double meaning. The word "lies" conjures the idea that the scent of the hyacinths is deceptive. The next line, however, reveals that the word "lies" refers to the location of the scent: between the speaker and her book.
The next enjambment appears in line six. Once again, an unexpected break creates momentary confusion. Is "shoots" a noun or a verb? Does the "thrusting of green" actually shoot at someone? To understand what's happening, it's necessary to read the next line.
The third enjambment occurs near the end of the poem. Suspense builds in the line, "Why are you not here to overpower me with your." Your what? Since the poem has been describing hyacinths, the reader might expect the pronouns "you" and "your" to reference the flowers. The next line, however, introduces a sudden shift in meaning. The speaker is not addressing the flowers. "Your" references the love of someone the speaker longs for.
Enjambment Example 3: Ambiguity and surprise in "By the road to the contagious hospital" by William Carlos Williams.
By the road to the contagious hospital
under the surge of the blue
mottled clouds driven from the
northeast-a cold wind. Beyond, the
waste of broad, muddy fields
brown with dried weeds, standing and fallen
patches of standing water ...
Like Amy Lowell, William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) was an imagist who wanted to create visual snapshots of ordinary life. "By the road to the contagious hospital" is from his collection, Spring and All, which combines prose sketches with fragmented poetry.
The poem opens with images of a somber and perplexing landscape. The word "blue" in the second line is ambiguous. At first it seems to refer to the "contagious" hospital, but as the enjambed sentence continues, it's evident that the mottled clouds (which astonishingly "surge") are blue. 
The hospital is also ambiguous. Is the building contagious? Or does the word "contagious" describe the type of patient the hospital treats? What stands beyond the muddy fields — the dried weeds or the patches of water?
Enjambed phrases hint at one meaning, only to reveal a different meaning in the line below. As meanings shift, the reader becomes part of the transition, discovering new interpretations along the way. "By the road to the contagious hospital" is a journey — through the countryside, through changing seasons, and through altered perceptions.
William Carlos Williams believed that poets could elevate ordinary life by writing colloquial speech into poetic lines. Enjambment allowed him to focus on small details and reveal beauty or pathos in ordinary objects. His famous poem "The Red Wheelbarrow" is a single 16-word sentence broken into eight short lines. Another short poem, "This Is Just to Say," was allegedly composed as routine note to his wife: Williams broke the 28-word sentence into 12 unpunctuated lines. 
Enjambment Example 4: Metered lines from Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare.
I am not prone to weeping, as our sex
Commonly are; the want of which vain dew
Perchance shall dry your pities; but I have
That honorable grief lodged here which burns
Worse than tears drown….
Enjambment isn't a modern idea, and is not confined to the world of free verse. Shakespeare (1564-1616) was a master enjamber, using the device in some of his sonnets and throughout his plays.
These lines from Winter's Tale are blank verse. The meter is a steady and predictable iambic pentameter. If each line came to a full stop, the rhythm might become monotonous. But the lines run counter to the expected syntax. Enjambment energizes the dialog.
For modern-day readers, this passage also invites a feminist interpretation, since the enjambment draws attention to the word "sex."
Enjambment Example 5: Mid-word enjambment in "The Windhover" by Gerald Manley Hopkins.
I caught this morning morning's minion, king-
dom of daylight's dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding
Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding
High there, how he rung upon the rein of a wimpling wing...
Gerald Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) was a Jesuit priest who wrote romantic poems seeped with religious symbolism. Although he worked in traditional rhyming forms, he was also an innovator who introduced techniques that seemed radical during his time.
"The Windover" is a lyrical Petrarchan sonnet with a fixed rhyme scheme: ABBA ABBA CDCDCD. With a keen ear for sound, Hopkins chose rhythmic, musical language to describe a windhover, which is a type of small falcon. In the opening line, "kingdom" is oddly hyphenated. By dividing the word into two syllables, Hopkins was able to preserve the sonnet's rhyme scheme. "King" in the first line rhymes with "wing" in the fourth line.
In addition to creating a rhyme, the mid-word enjambment accentuates the syllable "king," highlights the majesty of the falcon, and hints at religious symbolism.
Enjambment Exercise
To practice enjambment and other forms of poetic lineation, try this quick exercise. Copy the sentence below and divide it into several lines. Experiment with different line lengths. Where would you like to add an authoritative stop? Where would you like to break mid-thought?
for some it is stone bare smooth as a buttock rounding into the crevasse of the world the garden of delight

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 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.