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Dan Rubin's SuperfluousBanter

Suffering from chronic idiocy since 1977

Archive for September, 2002

Self Motivation

Thursday, September 26th, 2002

I have decided I am the least self-motivated per­son on the planet.

In other news, I’m a lit­tle under the weather (which may account for my cur­rent state of non-motivational activ­ity), and I’ve added a photo to the home­page (you can’t miss it) which will be changed by me when I feel like it.

Mod_Rewrite does not like my server.


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Got Work?

Monday, September 16th, 2002

To para­phrase Lewis Car­roll, the time has come: If you are in need of free­lance web design, UI design, graphic design, well heck, any type of design, please con­tact me right away. You could also con­tact Web­graph if you need a com­plete pack­age, rather than freelancing.


I’m broke. Worse than broke, actu­ally. My bank informed me today that my account had been closed due to lack of funds (appar­ently it was closed almost a month ago, but they never informed me, or gave me any notice that it was about to be closed — of course, I knew it was over­drawn, but still…). I still owe them $45.96

Most of my credit cards are full, though thank­fully all my cards have a low credit limit, since I’ve never both­ered to ask for any increases. Small favors.

Busi­ness is very slow, and what does come in goes right out to pay the bills from a month or two ago. This is really stretch­ing the def­i­n­i­tion of liv­ing “pay­check to pay­check.” I think I need to coin another term for my sit­u­a­tion: some­thing like “pay­check to pay­check squared” or “pay­check to paych…” Who knows.

So, in all seri­ous­ness, if you have any work you need done, I need the money, so I can assure you my prices will be very rea­son­able, in fact, I think you will find them down­right ridicu­lous (in the inexpensive-but-not-cheap sense of the word).

My cred­i­tors will thank you.


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Monday, September 16th, 2002

I’m reeval­u­at­ing. Everything.

I’ve decided it’s about time that I get my life in order. Things are quite dis­or­ga­nized lately, and though I may be able to blame this on a busy sched­ule, or lack of money, or lack of work, etc., I can­not allow myself to push aside the big­ger prob­lem: my screwed-up priorities.

As I see it, my list cur­rently looks some­thing like this:

Nice, hmm? As you can see, this is not healthy, and the echos of my improper order­ing are begin­ning to grow stronger in my life, build­ing each day to a new high (low?).

If I am to have a chance of retain­ing the things I cher­ish in life, I need to fix this prob­lem now.

I know I’m not the first per­son to real­ize this, but it most cer­tainly helps keep life inter­est­ing. And tough. And heart­break­ing. And stress­ful. Etc.


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Wednesday, September 11th, 2002

Sep­tem­ber 11, 2001. Never Forget.


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CSS Layout and Typography

Wednesday, September 4th, 2002

Web Page Design for Design­ers has a new fea­ture on a typo­graphic approach to CSS lay­out. There is also a neat mini-site titled “Fun With Fonts” — both are worth check­ing out.


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