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Dan Rubin's SuperfluousBanter

Design, random musings, and the Web. Since 1977

Category Archives: Life


Oh Canada! Oh Canada!

So this morn­ing I was in the liquor store to get, ermm… well, booze. Yeah, yeah, I know I said morn­ing. No, I’m not los­ing it, just that it hap­pened to be the most con­ve­nient time dur­ing the whole day. Any­way, so in front of me there was this guy pay­ing his drinks. The cashier goes: “are you […]

This item was posted by dhilhorst on Monday, March 15th, 2004.

Music and Creativity

To me music is an essen­tial part of the cre­ative flow. In short: no music, no cre­ativ­i­ty. But I won­der — do some gen­res of music lead to more cre­ativ­i­ty than oth­ers? I guess it all boils down to per­son­al pref­er­ence. A num­ber of peo­ple might go all cre­ative lis­ten­ing to clas­si­cal music or jazz, others […]

This item was posted by dhilhorst on Friday, March 5th, 2004.

Silence Observed

We shared in the moment of silence this morn­ing, and chose not to post about it. Oth­ers show their sup­port in their own way: Zeld­man Mez­zoblue Sim­pleBits StopDe­sign What­ev­er your polit­i­cal views, it is dif­fi­cult not to feel for those who lost loved ones two years ago.

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Thursday, September 11th, 2003.

Next Week: Montreal

I’m trav­el­ing to Mon­tre­al (Cana­da, not Mis­souri or Wis­con­sin) this com­ing week (Mon­day through Sun­day) and I’d like to know if there’s anything/anywhere any­one can rec­om­mend I should see/visit while I’m there. I know the Jazz fes­ti­val is tak­ing place, and that is already high on my to-do list, but that cer­tain­ly won’t use up my […]

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Saturday, June 28th, 2003.

On the Nightstand

I try to stay away from sim­ply pub­lish­ing lists, how­ev­er the fol­low­ing are caus­ing me great enjoy­ment (per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al) at the moment: Flori­da Road Kill: A Nov­el by Tim Dorsey Web Site Redesigns by Dar­cy Din­uc­ci The Design­er and the Grid by Julia Thrift, Lucien E. Roberts Web Redesign: Work­flow That Works by Kelly […]

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Friday, May 23rd, 2003.