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Dan Rubin's SuperfluousBanter

Design, random musings, and the Web. Since 1977

Category Archives: Internet


The Final Word on IE6

A friend of mine recently asked the question “Why the Hate on Internet Explorer 6?” He explains some very logical reasons why it doesn’t make sense to be so negative about IE6, and as I agree with him on just about all points, I thought I’d give the clearest answer I could.

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008.

Bigger, Better, Faster, More!

It’s official: SuperfluousBanter now resides on our new server, a dual PIII with 4GB of RAM running RedHat Linux. Mmm, fast… The site should be zippier now (it certainly rebuilds much faster in MT), which always makes for a good user experience. Once all the bugs are ironed out for all the other MacOS.net clients, […]

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Friday, October 3rd, 2003.

Moving Day…

It has begun: We’re moving all our sites to a new facility starting today. If you visit MacOS.net, Webgraph, or Superfluous Banter during the next few days, you may reach us, you may not; you may see an error message, you may not; you may not notice anything at all, or catastrophic errors may abound. […]

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Wednesday, October 1st, 2003.

Web Host Suggestions

MacOS.net is moving. For various reasons, some financial, others technological, and a few weird ones thrown in for good measure, we’re planning to move all our servers from our current location in South Florida. We’re looking at a few co-lo services right now, as well as considering dropping our own servers and switching to Linux-based […]

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003.

A Second Voice for Mezzoblue

Dave Shea kicks his site up a few notches with the introduction of A Second Voice, a new section of mezzoblue which features different authors writing about their areas of expertise, all relating to web design in some way. The first installment, Build it, and They Will Come, Nic Steenhout focuses on Accessibility. Check out […]

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Monday, August 11th, 2003.