2-Factor Authentication

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NOVEMBER 23, 2012

I am a paranoid person - not at a level that is unhealthy, but I am paranoid. In fact, as soon as Google came out with two step verification (commonly known as two-factor authentication - I set it up with my Google Apps account...

iPad Mini

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NOVEMBER 20, 2012

A couple weeks ago, we received the new iPad Mini at the office. I wanted to let you know how it felt switching from an iPad 3 (iPad Retina Display 2011) to an iPad Mini (without Retina display).

I am not a typical iPad user, I use it pretty much for two purposes...

Forefront Of Judaism's Digital Age

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AUGUST 23, 2012

Nick Harper from JN1 (Jewish News One) in New York interviewed us last week about our Jewish iOS Apps and he honored us by saying we "are at the forefront of Judaism's digital age...

iOS Siddur Birthday

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JULY 31, 2012

August 4th is the 4th anniversary/birthday of our first iOS (then iPhone) app, the iPhone Siddur.

It is hard to imagine, we've developed a few hundred apps since, about 70 that we own and sell directly and the rest was done for our clients...

Server Room: Now With A/C

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JULY 26, 2012

A few weeks ago we moved into our new space and part of our new space was to make sure we had a more manageable server room. Note: We don't manage our production servers in our office but most of our development work is housed internally...

Signage Help

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JULY 17, 2012

We are all moved in to our new office and now we need to make decisions on the 'less important' things. One item is indoor signage.

As you can see from our 360 views, we have a nice brick wall when you walk into our office. It wasn't cheap but we like brick...

Our New Office

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JULY 16, 2012

As many of you know, after ten years, we finally moved to a new space. It has been a bit hectic but we are all moved in now and things are settling down. We still have a lot more to do, like get signage, new chairs for some of the areas, new conference room table and a lot of small things - but it is shaping...

New Office = Fast Internet

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JUNE 28, 2012

We are moving and this Monday, we will be in our new space. Yesterday, the Cable company came to install our Internet and SIP based phone lines. So last night, we wanted to make sure to test to make sure the network jacks and various devices were up and running in proper order...

We're Moving

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JUNE 26, 2012

About ten years ago, RustyBrick moved into the offices we are in today. You can see some pictures of the office in 2002 and with me without a goatee. On Monday, July 2nd we will be in a new office space. A space that is more fitting for the company culture and that can fit a lot more of us...

#12 Is A Baby Boy

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MAY 11, 2012

I am so excited and a bit relieved to say that the RustyBrick baby girl streak is officially over!

Mordy had a healthy baby boy a few days ago!

About two months ago, Ronnie had the tenth baby girl and then about 4 weeks ago, I had the eleventh baby girl born to the RustyBrick family...

My Wife Is A Bigger Geek Then I

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APRIL 18, 2012

On a recent trip to my inlaws, my wife, Civia, discovered a gem of history.

Turns out her 1st grade notebook was wrapped in an Apple II ad that read, "IIe or IIc.  That is the question." The journal also features a Apple logo on the back and is dated August 1987 - June 1988...

Jewish Press Says iPhone Siddur Is Must Have

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MARCH 23, 2012

Yoni Glatt from the Jewish Press said in an article published yesterday in the magazine that the RustyBrick iPhone Siddur is the must have app have for any Jew with an iPhone. His words, "I can say that if I could only have one Jewish app on my iPhone the Siddur would be it...

Keynote At SEMSEO

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MARCH 22, 2012

I am honored to be the keynote speaker for the upcoming SEMSEO conference taking place in Hanover, Germany on June 15, 2012.

The German press release is out and lucky me, there is Google Translate...

RustyBrick's Social Wall

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MARCH 9, 2012

I have been pretty bad at updating my personal blog this year, mostly because I am out of the groove. It is not a busy issue, because I blog like mad at my search blogs and even keep this site fairly updated...

Top Jewish Apps

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FEBRUARY 24, 2012

Rabbi Jason Miller (@rabbijason) posted his annual top Jewish apps list at The Jewish Week today and I am happy to say we dominated the list. Out of the 30 apps who made the top list, 7 of them are RustyBrick Jewish iPhone Apps. For those math geeks, that is 23% of the apps on that...

Nike+ Fuelband

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FEBRUARY 22, 2012

Today Nike launches their highly anticipated Nike+ Fuelband, a very sleek and modern wristband that tracks your activity throughout the day...

Channel Two

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FEBRUARY 8, 2012

Channel Two (aka ערוץ 2‎) in Israel seems to have featured some of our apps in their segment named "יקציות בסמארטפון לחרדים" or "Orthodox Smartphone Apps...

Ten Girls Out Of Ten Births

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JANUARY 29, 2012

Ronnie's wife just a few hours ago had a baby girl. Congrats Ronnie and Civia!

That is their 3rd child and 3rd girl - 3 for 3! But that isn't the unusual part - what is a bit weird is that of all the kids to be born to the RustyBrick family, all of them are girls...

Chairing SMX Israel 2012

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JANUARY 4, 2012

The end of next week I travel to Israel to 'chair' SMX Israel 2012.

SMX Israel, formerly known as SphinnCon Israel, a conference I've been running since 2008, is now officially known as an Search Marketing Expo, aka SMX, event...