iPhone X Facial Unlock After Shaving

OCTOBER 20, 2017

For some reason I decided not to shave for some time and with the SMX East conference coming up next week, I decided to clean up a bit before I get on stage for several sessions...

I’m Not A Nazi Despite My Awesome Gmail Account

OCTOBER 18, 2017

Working in this industry isn’t without its perks. Free drinks and snacks, flexible vacation and early adoption to cool new tech startups.

Let me take you back to a simpler time...

Desk Of Gadget Boxes

OCTOBER 16, 2017

One of the perks of my job is being able to get cool new gadgets. Some of those gadgets I use all the time and some of those gadgets I use a few times and they end up collecting dust.  Either way, most of the boxes that these gadgets come in, end up on my desk of boxes...

RustySukkah Now Open

OCTOBER 9, 2017

The RustyBrick Sukkah, or as we like to call it, the RustySukkah, is now open for business.   

It is pretty small, fits maybe two people at once, but it is operational and kosher.  Last year it almost blew away during a storm, which is not all that uncommon for Sukkahs...

Do We Sell Bricks?

OCTOBER 3, 2017

This might not be a surprise to some of you but sometimes we get phone calls asking if they can buy bricks from us.   

I mentioned this before when I discussed where the RustyBrick name came from...


SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

Forgiveness before Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the year in Judaism, is an important thing...

Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock & USB C MacBook

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

In mid-June, I ordered the latest MacBook Pro, the all USB C version, and honestly, I was very nervous about not having any other port on my MacBook outside of just USB C...

Shana Tova

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

The whole RustBrick team would like to wish you all a happy, healthy and successful Jewish New Years!  

Tonight is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, year 5778...

Another Employee Goes To Google

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

Having a web and mobile development shop in the New York space is pretty competitive, we compete with Google, Facebook and many others in hiring quality developers.  And over the years, we have had three RustyBrick developers end up at Google's New York office...

Boring Travel

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

I am sitting in a United Airlines lounge at LAX waiting for my plane to get back to Newark by Friday morning.  I travel on average once a month but I am a boring traveler...

Hurricane Reporters

SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

With all this hurricane reporting over the past few weeks with Harvey and Irma, many are asking themselves why are these reporters outside in these dangerous conditions...

Press Releases: Are They Worth It?


When we announced that ShulCloud reached its 613th active customer, I wanted to get the word out.   Typically when I want to do that, I share the news on social media and sometimes hit up, via email, some reporters I know that cover Jewish news or local news...

Building Stuff That Sells Itself


I was about eight years old when Honda came out with the commercials around the tagline "Honda. The Car That Sells Itself."  Yes, 8...

Jewish ECHO Magazine

AUGUST 31, 2017

The folks at the Jewish ECHO Magazine wrote a company profile on us at RustyBrick.   We are on a three-page spread starting at page 40, this is accessible over here or I downloaded and cropped out our piece over here...

RustyBrick The Name

AUGUST 29, 2017

One of the more common questions we get here in the office from prospects, customers and even some employees is why the name RustyBrick?  Where did the name come from?  How did we decide to name the company RustyBrick?  Why did we decide to use a word "rusty" and a word...

Cold Sodas

AUGUST 24, 2017

There are a few pet peeves I have, like people misspelling RustyBrick as Rustybrick or even worse, Rusty brick.  But one of my big ones in the office is people taking a soda can from our soda fridge and not replacing it with a warm one that is sitting out of the fridge...

Solar Eclipse

AUGUST 21, 2017

At our office in West Nyack, New York, 70.5% of the sun was obscured by the moon today at around 2:44pm EST.  

So like any other office building that was able to see a partial or total eclipse today, most people went outside to look at it with special glasses...

Rockland Boulders Baseball Game

AUGUST 17, 2017

Last night was the RustyBrick annual baseball game, which we do at the local baseball stadium.   The stadium is named Palisades Credit Union Park and it is the home of the Rockland Boulders, an American independent professional baseball team...

Office Fire

AUGUST 15, 2017

We just had our first real fire in our office.  There was a smell of something burning but we couldn't initially figure out where it was coming from.

So we turned off the air conditioning but that didn't solve the issue.  The smell kept on getting worse...

RFPs Mess With Businesses

AUGUST 10, 2017

In our line of business, we get our fair share of RFPs (request for proposals) and 99% of the time, we do not respond to them.  In fact, we receive scammy RFPs from time to time also. 

The other day, I was sent an RFP and I began reading through it...