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Jack of all trades and a master of none, is better than being a master of one.

It means that being equally good/average at everything is much better than being perfect at one thing and sucking at everything else. So don't worry it you're not perfect at something you do! Being okay is better!
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Welcome to Health Quality Ontario–a website by Mike Kormendy

We've finally launched our website.

A year's worth of design, programming and collaboration comes to the forefront. I couldn't be happier to have produced something as complicated and successful. With the help of my colleagues at HQO, we were able to populate over 1000 pages of content into a refreshed bilingual format for the web.

I documented my design process and construction throughout the project and plan to organize that into a post at a later time. In that process I broadened my knowledge and added a lot of experience to my repertoire in the realm of Microsoft based server technologies such as .NET, C# and the CMS framework DotNetNuke. I am proud to launch this website to the public and I hope this can be a useful tool of information for everyone in the future.

Please visit my efforts: http://www.hqontario.ca

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Find Out About Ontario’s Long-Term Care Homes

Today, Health Quality Ontario’s Long-Term Care Public Reporting Website was refreshed with home-level data for all 630+ long-term care homes in Ontario. This is a first for the province – in fact, HQO now hosts the most comprehensive long-term care public reporting website in Canada. Any member of the public who is interested in long-term care quality in Ontario can go to the HQO website, look up a home of interest, and review that home’s performance on falls, pressure ulcers, incontinence, and restraints. Updated results for 9 of the 12 provincial-level indicators we report are also available as of today.

I'm very happy to have played an instrumental role in bringing the project this far, what started out as a simple design refresh, became an integrated team effort of success with many colleagues at Health Quality Ontario.

Please Visit: http://www.hqontario.ca/en/reporting/ltc/

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My Steve Jobs Tribute

I did this digital tablet drawing of Steve Jobs for a class project in school. I spent quite a bit of time huddled over my Wacom Cintiq trying to reference draw this portrait, and it just goes to show you that Steve Jobs had an influence my life not just in the products his company Apple produced, but also in my projects I produced as well.
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ProgressivePower Brand Guide

Here are a few snapshots of the brand guide I created for my fictitious electric utility company for Graphic Design 4 class at OCAD University. Brand guides are often much more detailed and unpacked - this was what was due for this course however. Interested in seeing more? Download the full Brand Guide in PDF format here.
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Celedays Calendar

Here’s a project I worked on for my Typography 4: Expressive Type class.

The concept revolves around a calendar, “.. [it may be] a usable calendar or one that simply incorporates the elements that one associates with a ‘calendar’. I.E. numbers, the months, times, days, seasons etc. It’s all about carving up, distribution and categorization of ‘TIME’…”

My calendar distributes time by day, with the topic of holidays as a focus. The names of the holidays were collected at random from polling various people on Facebook asking them for one new holiday celebration per month, I call “Cele-days”.

The poll was conducted through my personal alias Facebook page (Something Interactive), where I created a simple Facebook App that used Google Docs as an embedded online form to collect information with, and also ensuring that anyone filling out the form needn’t leave Facebook.

I pitched the project on the Facebook page with this headline copy:

What if the Canadian Government realized the citizens of Canada work extremely hard and proposed to offer twelve new statutory holidays, one per month. They’ve temporarily named them celebration days (“Celedays”). In time these Celedays will need a more fitting name based on contemporary importance. What name would you recommend for each month’s new Celeday? Please share your reasoning for naming that day.

Once I collected all of the responses, I eliminated the duplicates and created random filler days. Finally, the resulting output was coded and put online here in this presentation. If down the road I feel like want to revisit this, I can easily take the days and resort them, change the display functionality and restyle them easily.

In the first minutes of showcasing this to the public, I noticed that people immediately scroll to the Celeday that coincides with their birthday, how interesting and fun!!

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Permissions on Unix

I need to put this as a post on my site as I often forget what permission settings are and their corresponding numbers are for CHMOD and the like. 1 execute 2 write 3 execute+write 4 read 5 execute+read 6 write+read 7 execute+read+write
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