Rob Porter grew up in the rural region of Saugeen Country in mid-Western Ontario, and later migrated to Hamilton, Ontario for university. He has worked on web sites since 1997, both as a freelance web designer for numerous social-profit and arts organizations and as an in-house 'webmaster' for various departments of McMaster University.
Rob attended McMaster for two separate undergraduate degrees, encompassing Music, Theatre & Film Studies, and Peace Studies (with a minor in Indigenous Studies) while teaching East-Coast Jive Swing Dance for the university's Athletics Department. He is also a regional coordinator for Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace, and also has interests in nature, geology, environmentalism, politics, online gaming, and writing.
Title: Chief Technology and Culture Officer (CTCO)
Mayday Magazine is a monthly publication from the Sky Dragon Community Development Co-Op in Hamilton, Ontario which focuses on progressive social and environmental change.
For their May issue, Mayday interviewed us in their new series profiling green businesses.
You can find the interview at: http://www.maydaymagazine.ca/content/green-business-profile-cartanova-design-co or if you're in Hamilton, Mayday can be found in print in numerous locations across the city.
While blogging has gone through numerous forms online over the last fifteen years, one thing hasn’t changed: it’s usefulness in giving your site visitors a clear impression of the timely relevance of your website.
If you are someone who has migrated from Microsoft Outlook to Mozilla Thunderbird, you may have noticed that one of the apparent missing features is a calendar. A built-in calendar application with an email client is quite useful for those who work collaboratively online or within a small office as it makes events easier to schedule.
With the dominance of webmail for the past ten years, email client software has almost been forgotten. It seems these days very few people know the difference between email and the web, as they learned how to use the Internet long after the email client fell from popularity.
So, what is an email client?
One of the greatest money-sinks for a small business can be software. Today you can buy a new computer for much less than you could ten years ago, but often the software becomes the unexpected extra cost. After getting an office suite, photo editor, and anti-virus you may find that these three programs alone cost just as much as your computer!
The LUNA Project is an off-grid eco-education centre located in Southern Ontario, near the city of Hamilton. It is not just a nice place to visit – it is home for LUNA Project founder David Masters. Seeking to get closer to nature, David built a yurt and began transforming old farmland into sustainable forest.
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