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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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.