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Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock & USB C MacBook

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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SEPTEMBER 7, 2017

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

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SEPTEMBER 5, 2017

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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