Upcoming Plans for Cup of Voodoo

Posted on: December 20th, 2014 by Daniel W. Robert

After joining Automattic’s Theme Division a couple months ago, I decided to set up a personal blog on I figured since I would be working with the platform on a daily basis I should eat my own “dog food”, as they say. My previous experience was predominantly in a environment. You can read about the differences here.

I’ve ported all of my posts from this blog over to the new site and, going forward, I am going to be using for all of my blogging. This will allow me to focus on my content as opposed to worrying as much about updating my site’s design and code base.

So what about Cup of Voodoo?

This site has been a big part of my journey in this industry. I started it as a project when I was in school and it evolved into my main website, blog, and professional portfolio. I plan to rebuild Cup of Voodoo from the ground up and discontinue the use of it as a blog. It will remain functioning as a resource, portfolio, and a site for me to experiment with.

That said, this will likely be my last blog-style post here on Cup of Voodoo. I am excited about this new direction and I hope it will prompt me to blog more frequently. I plan on posting on a wider range of topics at – not just tech articles. I hope you enjoy!

I’m Joining Automattic!

Posted on: October 22nd, 2014 by Daniel W. Robert

Today is my last day at Cuker Agency. It has been a great three years working (and surfing) with a team of brilliant and fun people. I have learned a lot during my time at Cuker and will miss working with my friends there. While I am sad to leave today, I am very happy to announce that I have accepted a position with Automattic, Inc..

For those of you that are unfamiliar with Automattic, they are the company behind, Jetpack, Cloudup, Gravatar, and a bunch of other cool products that you may have seen around the web.

Starting tomorrow I will be joining the team as a Theme Wrangler on the Theme Division. I am extremely excited for this new opportunity to learn and improve my skills, both as a designer and a developer, while working on some very cool projects. I will get to work with some of the smartest and most talented people in the industry and build new friendships with people all over the world. This really is a dream job for me!

Moving Local Files with Rsync

Posted on: June 1st, 2014 by Dan Robert

I am very obsessive about backing up my data. To preserve space on my MacBook Air’s drive, I store most of media files on a WD Passport external drive. Additionally I back that media up on a second (and oftentimes a third) desktop external drive. Sure, this is a little OCD but it’d be quite a shame to lose all of my files, should my first Passport drive fail me.