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Cogs and Spaceships

Tomorrow is my last day at Happy Cog.

Almost four years ago, Stan introduced me to Jeffrey, who was looking for a Flash designer to do a quick job for the now-defunct Kansas City Chiefs site. The rest is history. Since then, I’ve had a chance to meet and work with the smartest, coolest, and most wonderful people I could imagine.

For the majority of our lives, Emily and I have lived in and around Philadelphia. It’s time for new adventures. We’re moving to New York, where I’ll be joining Big Spaceship, the company whose work got me interested in web design years ago.

An equally sad but exciting time, I can’t wait to see what the future brings.


Kai said:

Best of luck! I'm going to NY for 3 months later this year too! Maybe we bump into ea other at an event. :)

Posted on July 16, 2009 09:52 AM

Rob Weychert said:

Go Dan Mall go! Big congrats and best of luck to you. NYC and Big Spaceship will be lucky to have you.

Posted on July 16, 2009 09:58 AM

Patrick Haney said:

Wow, there's a lot of new New Yorkers these days. Congrats on the change, and hopefully this means you'll make a few more trips up to Boston to visit now that you're that much closer.

Posted on July 16, 2009 09:59 AM

michael said:

Congrats man, couldn’t be happier for you…fly high!

Posted on July 16, 2009 10:03 AM

Alex GIron said:

You'll do great in NY! Looking forward to seeing what you put out with Big Spaceship. Cheers!

Posted on July 16, 2009 10:14 AM

Jason Santa Maria said:

Congrats on the move! *sniff* I remember when you were just a budding intern.

I'll be sure to perform the ceremonial first mugging when you get here.

Posted on July 16, 2009 10:28 AM

Scott said:

Wow, congrats Dan! 2009 is really turning into a year of change for people. Seems like either San Francisco or NYC are the places to be right now.

Posted on July 16, 2009 10:30 AM

Greg Hoy said:

You and I have worked together through Electronic Ink, Pixelworthy, and now Happy Cog. I will miss your talents, your humor, and your leadership. Our loss is the Spaceship's gain. Congratulations, Danielson.

Posted on July 16, 2009 10:32 AM

Josh Cramer said:

Awesome! You guys will have a great time in NYC. Onwards and upwards!

Posted on July 16, 2009 10:33 AM

Marko Dugonjić said:

Somehow, I could see it coming. Best of luck!

Posted on July 16, 2009 10:33 AM

Ian said:

Sorry to see you go. Wish I got to know you better. Best of luck.

Posted on July 16, 2009 10:34 AM

Jon Schlossberg said:

Congrats Dan! I'm sure you'll make Flash 'Merica a better nation for us all. Hope your move goes smoothly.

Posted on July 16, 2009 10:34 AM

Marty said:

Sorry to hear the Philly is losing another top-notch designer to NYC. Best of luck in your new endeavors.

Posted on July 16, 2009 10:41 AM

Liz Danzico said:

Congrats and welcome! Looking forward to seeing you both in the neighborhood. (And I'll do my best to protect you from the impending JSM mugging.)

Posted on July 16, 2009 10:48 AM

Garrett Dimon said:

Congrats with the move, and best of luck in the Big Apple.

Posted on July 16, 2009 11:09 AM

Jenn Lukas said:

They don't have developers lunches to El Azteca in New York. Or soda. Or Qdoba. Okay okay, maybe they do. But we'll miss you here. They are lucky to have you! And we'll be checking in to make sure you aren't becoming a Mets fan!

Posted on July 16, 2009 11:30 AM

Tom Watson said:

Congratulations sir! Damn you and your east coast bias.

Posted on July 16, 2009 12:00 PM

Tim said:

New York...New York... never heard of it.

Congrats, Dan! Enjoy the city, it'll be a great experience! Never a dull moment in that city, I swear... and I think that's a good thing!

Posted on July 16, 2009 12:05 PM

Joshua Lane said:

Congrats on the move to NYC Dan! And if Stan tries to mug you, just mug him back ;)

Posted on July 16, 2009 12:28 PM

Breandán said:

Every time I pass Stephen's Green and see the horse-drawn carriages, I think of you and Emily in Dublin.

All the best to you guys!

Posted on July 16, 2009 12:38 PM

JodyFerry said:

Philly's talent pool just evaporated a bit more. Best of luck, Dan!

Posted on July 16, 2009 04:56 PM

kevin sharon said:

Although we've only worked together for a few months, you've been a big help and a big inspiration. They are going to need a Bigger Spaceship to accommodate such a smart and talented dude. Good luck!

Posted on July 17, 2009 11:46 AM

jen said:

Congratulations! I hope you'll continue to spread the Flash - standards evangelism. The ultra-nice-guy attitude, too. There are too few peeps like you in the world. Keep typing out loud!

Posted on July 17, 2009 02:57 PM

Carolyn Wood said:

Very happy for you. Ah, how I loved living in NYC. I'm envious. Your new employers are so fortunate to add you to their team.

Wishing you and Emily the very best, and many wonderful adventures. As long as you're still on my iChat, I'm happy. :)

Posted on July 17, 2009 03:13 PM

Naz Hamid said:

Congrats Dan! Progression and the next stage in your life (or lives) is always a welcome change.


Posted on July 24, 2009 10:01 PM

Elliot Jay Stocks said:

I'm so late to the game with this, but congratulations, man. A brave move, but one I'm sure will be extremely rewarding for all involved. Does this mean we should be seeing some more Flash stuff?

Congrats and good luck!

Posted on July 27, 2009 03:20 PM

Adam Little said:

Hi Dan! If you meet an intern named Evan, say Hi to him for me. He's my cousin. Good luck with the move and new job. - Adam

Posted on August 4, 2009 03:12 PM

Keri Henare said:

Hey Dan! I'm also a bit late in the game here but hopefully you're enjoying your new job at Big Spaceship. I've really loved their work in the passed and I'm thinking that you're a good fit there.

Posted on August 4, 2009 03:37 PM

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