Goodbye Apple Cinema Display

APRIL 20, 2018

For the past decade, I've been using the same Apple Cinema Display for my office set up.  Before that, I used an older Apple Display but then on July 20, 2011 they stopped producing new models and in 2014 they stopped selling them on their web site...

Gigabit Wifi Test With Ubiquiti vs Google Wifi

APRIL 16, 2018

It has been 9-months since we upgraded our office Internet and network to support gigabit speeds...

Did Facebook Share Your Data With Cambridge Analytica?

APRIL 10, 2018

Unless you are living under a rock, you probably have heard all the news around Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. Specifically how your data may have been shared with them and maybe Russia.  Supposedly 87 million users may have been impacted by this...

Office Lunch During Passover

APRIL 4, 2018

I have to say, I absolutely hate lunch during Chol HaMoed (weekday) of Passover.  In general, eating kosher for Passover food isn't great and is very expensive.  But when it comes to bringing food to the office for lunch during the week, it is just not enjoyable...

Apple Watch Happy Birthday

MARCH 22, 2018

Apple has just wished me a Happy Birthday, not on my iPhone but on my Apple Watch.  I don't believe I've seen this before, and I had an Apple Watch since they came out with it years ago...

DJI Spark Grounded

MARCH 20, 2018

Several months ago I bought myself a new toy, a drone, it is named the DJI Spark and it is a super cool and impressive drone.  The issue is, I grounded it.  

I simply never ever use it. I probably flew the thing 10 times and since then, it sits on my desk, grounded...

Watch A Tree Fall On My House

MARCH 8, 2018

Last Friday, March 2nd, during the nor'easter (see Wikipedia) a massive old tree fell on my house.  Between the rain and extremely strong winds, the tree was uprooted and fell on the roof of my house.  I'll start off by saying that no one was hurt but the house did receive some...

DoorBot/Ring Acquired

FEBRUARY 28, 2018

Back in early 2013 I bought something on a Kickstarter like crowdfunding site named the DoorBot. It was a doorbell that was also a camera and two-way communication device.  I loved the concept, ordered it and waited until early 2014 for mine to arrive...

Angry About Your Google Issues

FEBRUARY 22, 2018

I get it, trust me, I do.

You are angry that you are not ranking well in Google or that Google sent you a manual action downgrading your rankings, or maybe someone hacked your site, maybe Google Search Console sent you a indexing or AMP or schema issue...

Why I'm Returning The Apple HomePod

FEBRUARY 20, 2018

Last week, I stopped by the local Apple Store and bought myself an Apple HomePod.  Today, I returned it to the very same Apple Store.

People are asking me why I returned it.  They know I am an Apple fan boy and for me to return something from Apple is shocking to some...

Google Improving Web Ad Experience

FEBRUARY 14, 2018

Google is a powerful company and they use that power, sometimes, to try to improve the overall web experience both on desktop, mobile, voice, etc...

Siddur App Now With iPhone X Support

FEBRUARY 12, 2018

Our iPhone Siddur now officially supports iPhone X.   

Version 7.4.1 is now available in the App Store for download, which brings native iPhone X support to the popular smart Siddur app...

Predicting Blog Post Success

FEBRUARY 6, 2018

For some reason, people I speak with that are aware that I blog a lot think that I have some tips and advice on knowing which blog posts, articles or stories will become a big success before I write them.  The truth is, that is not the case...

Insurance For Insurance

FEBRUARY 1, 2018

The topic of insurance is not a popular one for really anyone, including individuals or businesses.  In fact, most people I know hate the insurance renewal period because it often means less coverage for more money...

Getting Ready For GDPR

JANUARY 30, 2018

General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR for short, are a set of new requirements and regulations that aim at protecting the members and subjects of the European Union.  There is an official web site set up for this at and acts as an aid for both members and companies on what is...

Mevo Camera

JANUARY 22, 2018

April 2016 I bought a tiny camera named Mevo produced by the folks at Livestream.  Since then, it is my camera of choice for producing video content for conferences, meetings, my weekly search videos and even my kid's school plays...

Internal RustyBrick Meeting

JANUARY 17, 2018

A few years back, one of the developers at RustyBrick came to me and asked me to do an internal presentation within the company to tell everyone what is going on at the company.  Often employees are working on projects but don't really know what their coworkers are working on...

LinkedIn Connections Gone Wild

JANUARY 16, 2018

In the past 8 hours, I have received over 50 connection requests from people on LinkedIn.  On average, I probably get 5 requests from people to connect on LinkedIn per day.  Something happened overnight where I have received 50 new connection requests in the past 8 hours...

Google Arts & Culture Selfies

JANUARY 15, 2018

Over the weekend, Google came out with an update to their iOS and Android apps for the Arts & Culture apps.  With that, you can take a selfie of yourself and Google will match it to art found within their museum of artwork...

Slack Downtime = More Productivity?

JANUARY 9, 2018

At around 2:15pm EST today, Slack went down.  Slack, for those that do not know, is by far the most widely used internal business communication tool for businesses that I know...