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Rockland Boulders Baseball Game

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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

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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

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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...

Our Conference Room Lights

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AUGUST 8, 2017

At the end of last year we, by "we", I mean "me", decided to jazz up our conference room by adding some Philips Hue lights to our ceiling...

Taking Out The Trash

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AUGUST 3, 2017

With all the pizza we eat here amongst our growing company, we make a lot of trash.  We don't print much paper, we literally design software that makes companies paperless and we do practice what we preach.  So our only real trash is food items, for the most part...

Meet Lenny

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JULY 27, 2017

Like any business, we get our fair share of unsolicited phone calls.  The vast majority of those calls are from companies looking for us to outsource our development and design work to them. I guess these companies did not read our policy of not outsourcing...

Pizza Days

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JULY 24, 2017

At RustyBrick we try to make excuses on when to buy pizza for the office...

We're Top New York Custom Software Developers

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JULY 18, 2017

This morning I received a Google Alert for our company name that ultimately lead to a press release by Clutch, a B2B rating company based in Washington, DC.  The press release is titled Clutch Announces Top New York City Agencies & Developers of 2017...

Mom Applies For Your Job

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JULY 17, 2017

We are often receiving job applications through our web site on our jobs section.   In fact, we are currently actively seeking to hire a customer support representative for ShulCloud, one of our popular products...

Roomba Cleans Our Office

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JULY 13, 2017

Several months ago, we decided to purchase a Roomba to do a nightly cleaning of our ~2,000 square foot office space.  I wanted to share some of our feedback on how well it does the job, at least for our specific office.

RustyBrick is on the second floor of an office space with no levels...

Gigabit Network Speed

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JULY 10, 2017

On July 4th, a few of us came to the office all day to upgrade our network to support gigabit speeds.   After the upgrade was complete, our internal network was super fast but our Internet speeds topped off at around 250 megabits per second down and 50 megabits per second upload...

Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz

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JULY 4, 2017

The Artscroll name is the single most well-known brand in the Orthodox Jewish home.  You can walk into any Orthodox Jewish home and find at least one book or many with the Artscroll label on it.  And in recent years, you can find countless mobile device with the Artscroll Digital...

RustyBrick Is Not Google

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JUNE 28, 2017

A few times a week, we get a call from someone asking for Google related support.  Why? I am not sure.  It isn't like they want SEO or search ranking advice.  They mostly call for support with their Android device...

A Drone View RustyBrick

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JUNE 22, 2017

Last Friday our first drone arrived to the office, the DJI Spark, which is the first really good pocket sized consumer based drone.  We named our drone the RustyDrone, of course...

Working On The Plane

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JUNE 12, 2017

I use to hate air travel because I dreaded landing after the flight and having to catch up on all the work I missed. The tons of emails, client requests, slack messages and so on...

ShulCloud 6 Years

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JUNE 7, 2017

Yesterday, June 6th, we held our big ShulCloud conference.  We had over 130 people come in person to the event and hundreds who watched live online, with thousands expected to watch the recorded sessions over the next week or so...

Watching The Apple WWDC

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JUNE 5, 2017

The Apple WWDC events, which are designed for Apple developers, are always a great source of inspiration for our team here when we come up with new ideas for useful apps. As many of you know, we build a nice number of Jewish apps, and often, the ideas we come up with come shortly after their annual WWDC...

Why Do Bathroom Keys Go Missing

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MAY 29, 2017

A few months back, the management of the office building we lease from made a decision to lock the bathroom doors by our office.  The building gave us a key and told us to make copies so our employees can access the restroom...

Scheduling A Company Party

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MAY 25, 2017

Every year our company tries to do an annual get-together with all the employees and families and friends.  In the past, we hosted this event at Ronnie's home and had a company wide BBQ...

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