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Dan Rubin's SuperfluousBanter

Design, random musings, and the Web. Since 1977

Category Archives: Technology

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Schools Switching from Macs to “Personal Computers”

File this under the “bullshit” category: Schools in Pinellas County, Florida will be switching from Macs to “Personal Computers” for stupid reasons (aside from the fact that they apparently do not realize that Macs are personal computers too). One teacher is quoted stating “With PCs, the kids should get more computer time” and “I usually […]

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Tuesday, October 7th, 2003.

Homeland Insecurity

In a move which brings a whole new meaning to the “Blue Screen of Death”, the Department of Homeland Security has awarded a $90 Million contract to Microsoft to provide the desktop and server software for about 140,000 computers inside the organization. I would normally use profanity here, but I think I’m too stunned by […]

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Thursday, July 17th, 2003.

Learning OS X

I usually like the learning process. I’ve never really hated it (well, except Math…) until today. I’m supposed to set up a Mac OS X Server machine to run MySQL, PostgreSQL, and a few other toys, so the box can be used for commercial web hosting. I say supposed to because I don’t actually know […]

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Wednesday, July 24th, 2002.

You’ve Got Banter!

OK, so I wanted a website, somewhere to put all my thoughts (well, most of them anyway), music, photos, projects, artwork, etc. for all the world to see. Here it is.

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Friday, July 19th, 2002.

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