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Dan Rubin's SuperfluousBanter

Design, random musings, and the Web. Since 1977

Category Archives: Life

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And Now…This

It’s interesting to note that, though an individual might spend 18 hours a day tied to a computer screen, they can neglect to spend a few minutes writing something intelligent (or not) to post to their public, somewhat oft-viewed weblog. As I finally read all the emails I’ve been getting from loyal readers asking if […]

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Thursday, December 18th, 2003.

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.

Of Work

The story is the same everywhere you look: Designers are struggling to make ends meet, especially freelancers, independent consultants, and small firms like mine (we have two employees: my younger and oh-so-talented brother, Alex, and me). We’ve been trying desperately to make a living for quite some time now, without much success — perhaps we […]

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Wednesday, July 9th, 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 […]

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.

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