The site's a mess (but not for long)

We're in the process of updating our Web presence here at M.B. Marsh Design.

The upgrades to the Drupal core (v6 -> v7) are more-or-less complete. We are, however, finding all sorts of quirks in the D7 versions of our old D6 themes.

A new, responsive HTML5 theme is on the way. In the meantime, I hope you don't mind the visual oddities of the (temporary) CSS hacks we're using to keep the site looking more-or-less normal for the next few days.

Cheers,

Matt

Staying happy in the hot weather- without air conditioning

It's a hot week here in Ontario, and quite a few folks have instinctively fired up the air conditioners to compensate.

Before you turn on that power-hungry, money-sucking piece of machinery, though, consider trying some cheaper and less energy-intensive ways to keep comfortable around  the house in the hot weather. And, if you do end up needing the AC, don't let it pick your wallet dry.

Alphabet soup: Making sense of Ontario's power bureaucracy

Ontario's electricity grid has been in the news again lately. It seems some folks are confused about what, exactly, goes into their power bill and why they are paying 12 cents per kilowatt hour when the "market rate" is supposedly 3 cents.

I can't say I blame them- we have an alphabet soup of agencies in on this, and the electricity "market" is anything but. Let's try to clarify.

The Long View: New sub-site for sustainabiliy

Well, here we are, diversifying our Web presence again. The Long View, a new M. B. Marsh Design website, will focus on energy, resource, development and environmental sustainability over the coming decades.

We've been posting on these topics for a while, and it's time to bring a more focused approach to them. It'll be a slow trickle of articles, falling mainly into three broad categories:

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