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Dan Rubin's SuperfluousBanter

Suffering from chronic idiocy since 1977

Archive for February, 2007

Recent Appearances

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

I’ve been doing so much lately, and neglect­ing to blog about it all, so here’s a quick catch-up on some of the places and peo­ple I’ve had the recent plea­sure of vis­it­ing. (more…)



Flickr Old Skool Badges

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

Flickr old skool badge examples

On Jan­u­ary 30th, pre-acquisition mem­bers of Flickr received an email. For those of you who didn’t receive the mes­sage, it looked some­thing like this. The gist of the mes­sage was that, on or before March 15th 2007, us “old skool” mem­bers would have to roll our orig­i­nal Flickr user­names (our email addresses) into new or exist­ing Yahoo! accounts.

Stick Wit U

Now, I’m not going to get involved with the dis­cus­sion about the mer­its of this deci­sion, espe­cially since I’m going to have to cre­ate a spe­cial Yahoo! account just for Flickr (per­sonal pref­er­ence, yes, but only because I only use my exist­ing Yahoo! account for com­mu­ni­ca­tion with a few spe­cific offline orga­ni­za­tions, and com­bin­ing them with Flickr just doesn’t make sense), but I thought in the spirit of us old skool mem­bers stick­ing with Flickr for so long, through thick and thin, I’d whip up an easy way to dis­play our “age” (per­haps you’d pre­fer “stead­fast­ness”?). So, with one month to go until the dead­line, here they are: Flickr Old Skool Badges.

Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Badges!

Each badge is a 48px x 48px trans­par­ent PNG, per­fect for lay­er­ing right on top of your exist­ing Flickr pro­file image. Just right-click on the links below to save each image to your computer.

No usage restric­tions, just credit me and link back here if you alter and redis­trib­ute them, and don’t redis­trib­ute the orig­i­nal ver­sions (link directly to this entry).

Old Skool users rawk!




And The Nominees Are…

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

SXSW Interactive logo

The final­ists for the 2007 SXSW Web Awards have been announced, and I’m hum­bled that Super­flu­ous­Ban­ter has been nom­i­nated in the Blog cat­e­gory (which, some­what strangely for this site, is described as includ­ing “Sites that rev­o­lu­tion­ize the power of pub­lish­ing by pro­vid­ing reg­u­larly updated con­tent of a per­sonal or pro­fes­sional nature.”—I won’t make a direct com­ment on the “reg­u­larly updated” part, though I’m sure Gar­rett might agree that I’ve rev­o­lu­tion­ized the art of get­ting traf­fic with­out post­ing…), in what seems to have been an incred­i­bly dif­fi­cult year for the judges to even select finalists.

I’m up against some tough com­pe­ti­tion, includ­ing a fel­low Side­bar Cre­ative founder:

Now, Twit­ter may be con­sid­ered by some to have some­thing of an edge, espe­cially in the “num­ber of authors” cat­e­gory, but it’s def­i­nitely rev­o­lu­tion­ary, and has become a blog­ging sub­sti­tute for many peo­ple already. The other final­ists can def­i­nitely hold their own, and frankly I think I peed a lit­tle when I read the list ;)

I’m hon­ored to be in such com­pany, and this may just be the final kick in the pants that I’ve needed to get off my duff and clean this place up—I mean, seri­ously, it’s like no one’s lived here for ages, and just left with­out wash­ing the dishes in the sink…

Finally, don’t for­get to cast your vote once a day in the People’s Choice awards. And I mean that: don’t vote for this site unless you actu­ally enjoy it (and if you want to see more con­tent, hint-hint ;) but make sure you vote for your favorite no mat­ter what, every day.