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Apple Maps Drove Me Over Water

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DECEMBER 11, 2017

Sunday, December 3rd at about 4:15am EST, I was driving over the Hudson River in New York. Well, at least I was literally driving through the river according to Apple Maps...

Three Synagogue Conferences In One Week

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DECEMBER 7, 2017

As you know, we were exhibiting in Boston and Atlanta this week for ShulCloud, our synagogue management software.  In fact, we went to three different synagogue conferences in a single week.  Both the NATA and USCJ conferences overlapped with each other...

URJ Biennial In Boston

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NOVEMBER 30, 2017

We're coming to Boston this Sunday for the whole week to talk to our existing ShulCloud customers and meet some prospective customers.  ShulCloud is the largest and fastest growing synagogue management platform on the market...

Google Home & Assistant

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NOVEMBER 28, 2017

It is no secret that the future of computing interfaces and search interfaces is over voice search.  A few years ago no one talked to their phone, now it is hard to find someone who doesn't...

Mincha Minyan

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NOVEMBER 27, 2017

For the past several years at the RustyBrick office we have held a weekday Mincha, afternoon services, at 1:30pm.  

We started the minyan when Ronnie and I lost our mother a bit over five years ago and called it the RustyMinyan for short...

Feedly: One Of My Favorite Internet Tools

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NOVEMBER 21, 2017

People ask me often enough to share with them what my favorite third-party web tool is.  Well, without a doubt, the tool I use most outside of email and Slack is Feedly. 

Feedly is a popular news aggregation software application that works both on the web and on iOS and Android...

Consistency

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NOVEMBER 16, 2017

Those that know me, know what to expect from me on a daily basis.  I am incredibly consistent to the point that if I am a few minutes out of my routine, people ask me if I am sick or something...

Wireless Charging Phone Is Nice

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NOVEMBER 13, 2017

I honestly didn't think I would appreciate the wireless charging feature on the new iPhones, specifically iPhone 8 and iPhone X but I do...

iPhone X App Updates

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NOVEMBER 6, 2017

It upsets me to read some of the comments iPhone X customers are saying about some of their apps.  They expect all their apps to fully support the new iPhone X before the developers actually have a physical iPhone X in hand...

Jerk Of All Trades

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NOVEMBER 2, 2017

As most of you know, RustyBrick does not outsource our development or design work.  We like to control the timelines, deliverables and everything about how we deliver product.  Sadly, no matter how many times I write about it here, we still get tons of phone calls asking us to outsource...

Empty Apple Workout Rings On Shabbat

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OCTOBER 31, 2017

The short and simple answer for observant Jews is that you cannot wear an Apple Watch on Shabbat.   Besides for not being able to turn off the display from activating on arm turn, it also tracks all your steps, monitors your heart beat and a heck of a lot more...

Our RustyBrick Kippah

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OCTOBER 30, 2017

We are excited to let you know we finally have designed and purchased our very own kippah, Jewish head covering.  

We designed them with the deep and rich RustyBrick brown, orange and gold.   It is a linen fabric, which is a sturdy, course-weaved, long-lasting...

Over 100,000 Twitter Followers & 98% Are Real

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OCTOBER 24, 2017

The day has come!  We did it!  Never thought we would make it!  We are there!

We broke 100,000 Twitter followers @rustybrick on Monday night, October 23, 2017...

Traffic Warning Notice

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OCTOBER 23, 2017

On Friday, I was driving back to the office midday and a police officer pulled me over. It was right after I made a right turn, so I knew I was not speeding.  I honestly had no clue why he pulled me over...

iPhone X Facial Unlock After Shaving

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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...

Forgiveness

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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...

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