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Month: April, 2006

Cell Organelle!

The ER
You scored 73 Industriousness, 41 Centrality, and 15 Causticity!
You’re the Endoplasmic reticulum! The ER modifies proteins, makes macromolecules, and transfers substances throughout the cell. It has its own membrane, and translation of mRNA happens within it.

You tend to have two sides to you – sort of a jekyll and Hyde kind of story. One side of you tends to be rough and tumble, but also very useful. Your other side is less well-defined and slightly more mysterious.

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 84% on Industriousness
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You scored higher than 81% on Centrality
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You scored higher than 25% on Causticity
Link: The Which Cell Organelle are you? Test written by fading_shadows on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

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Font Trivia

Times New Roman

This remarkable typeface first appeared in 1932 in The Times of London newspaper, for which it was designed. It has subsequently become one of the worlds most successful type creations. The original drawings were made under Stanley Morison's direction by Victor Lardent at The Times. It then went through an extensive iterative process involving further work in Monotype's Type Drawing Office. Based on experiments Morison had conducted using Perpetua and Plantin, it has many old style characteristics but was adapted to give excellent legibility coupled with good economy. Widely used in books and magazines, for reports, office documents and also for display and advertising.

Trebuchet

Trebuchet, designed by Vincent Connare in 1996, is a humanist sans serif designed for easy screen readability. Trebuchet takes its inspiration from the sans serifs of the 1930s which had large x heights and round features intended to promote readability on signs. The typeface name is credited to a puzzle heard at Microsoft, where the question was asked, "could you build a Trebuchet (a form of medieval catapult) to launch a person from the main campus to the consumer campus, and how?" The Trebuchet fonts are intended to be the vehicle that fires your messages across the Internet. "Launch your message with a Trebuchet page".

Tahoma

Tahoma is one of Microsoft's new sans serif typeface families. It consists of two Windows TrueType fonts (regular and bold), and was created to address the challenges of on-screen display, particularly at small sizes in dialog boxes and menus.

Since the Tahomas are TrueType fonts, they can be rotated and scaled to any size, and anti-aliased by the rasterizer built into Microsoft Windows 95 and Microsoft Windows NT 4.0. These features give the fonts significant advantages over bitmap system fonts such as MS Sans Serif.

The Latin, Greek and Cyrillic characters were designed by world renowned type designer Matthew Carter, and hand-instructed by leading hinting expert, Monotype's Tom Rickner. The Arabic, Hebrew and Thai characters were designed by the Monotype Drawing Office to complement Carter's initial designs. Tahoma sets new standards in system font design. It is ideal for use in User Interface Scenarios and other situations requiring the presentation of information on the screen.

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Tidbits

Not so fruity!

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Password

Password tips from Tufts University.

Creating Strong Passwords

Note: The following information is derived from the TCCS Training and Documentation's Local Area Network Password Creation Guidelines tip sheet. Click here to view the password tip sheet or here to view the extensive list of documentation and tip sheets available from the TCCS Training team.

  • Minimum password length is 8 characters (can contain more).
  • Password history is 24 – Your password should differ from the ones set previously.
  • Passwords must not match any portion of your user name (UTLN; ex: jsmith01)
  • Passwords must not match any portion of your full name.
  • Can not use the words password, change, temporary, or Tufts.
  • Cannot use 4 or more repeating characters – example: hhhh, 1111, AAAA, $$$
  • Passwords must contain the following:
  • At least 1 uppercase character
  • At least 1 lowercase character
  • At least 1 numeric digit
  • At least 1 special character – example : @, #, %, {, ?, +, etc.
  • In addition to these requirements, passwords should: Never be shared, written down, or e-mailed to others
  • Be easy to remember (for you, not others!) – The temptation to use loved ones names, birthdays and anniversaries is great. But "easy to remember" can also become "easy to guess." And, in a world where hackers use sophisticated software to crack passwords, an
    easy password is an open invitation. The challenge is to create something that is memorable for you but tough for others to decipher.
  • Be changed frequently – The Tufts domain requires a password change every 180 days.
  • Be altered when used for multiple applications – A common trick is to integrate the application description into a base password that does not change, such as 1!T%@p ("I love to look at paintings"). When used for database access, it might change to d1!T%@pB; used for ISP access, it might change to W1!T%@pb.

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