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Dan Rubin's SuperfluousBanter

Design, random musings, and the Web. 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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