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Dan Rubin's SuperfluousBanter

Suffering from chronic idiocy since 1977

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The Art of Washing Forks

Wash­ing a fork is a spe­cial skill, often requir­ing an exten­sive apprenticeship—usually at the hands of your mother, father, or skilled caregiver—and years of prac­ti­cal application.

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Friday, October 9th, 2009.

Some Thoughts on Logo Design

A few months ago, I had the plea­sure of answer­ing a few ques­tions for an arti­cle being writ­ten by my friend Elliot Jay Stocks for .net Mag­a­zine (Prac­ti­cal Web Design here in the States). Elliot quoted me quite nicely in the arti­cle, but I thought it would be inter­est­ing to pub­lish my com­plete answers here, along with his ques­tions, and he kindly gave his permission.

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Friday, June 20th, 2008.

Screencast: Finder Window Icon Trick

To cel­e­brate Mac Day (any Steve Jobs keynote address deserves a world­wide hol­i­day as far as I’m con­cerned), I’ve decided to do my first screen­cast, so you’ll have some­thing to play with while wait­ing for the Mac­World mad­ness to begin (it also helps jus­tify my pur­chase of Screen­Flow a few months ago).

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Monday, June 9th, 2008.

Sidebar Creative: Collective Realignment

Two years ago in Austin, Texas, at SXSW Inter­ac­tive 2006, an idea was con­ceived by 4 friends, and nine months later Side­bar Cre­ative was born. That was a lit­tle over a year ago, and now that our fledg­ling design col­lec­tive has had a chance to stretch its limbs, open its eyes, and all the other lovely things that new­borns do, it’s time for some changes (no, not the dia­per kind; and yes, all positive).

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Thursday, April 10th, 2008.

Email Doesn’t Scale

I’ve been want­ing to write about my prob­lems with email for a while now, but keep com­ing up short when it comes to explain­ing exactly why it fails for me. That is, until read­ing Tantek’s lat­est on the subject…

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Wednesday, February 27th, 2008.