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Office Hot Dog Toaster

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MAY 23, 2018

Every week or so Ronnie posts in our #costco Slack channel that he is going to Costco to refill the office kitchen and asks the team here if anyone needs anything.

So we joke about buying a hot tub from Costco, among other things...

Why Is RustyBrick Better?

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MAY 16, 2018

When speaking with prospects about our company, they always want to know why RustyBrick is better than the next web and mobile design shop around the corner...

Android Siddur Smart Notifications

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MAY 10, 2018

One of the more popular features of the iOS version of our mobile smart siddur are smart notifications.  These smart notifications let you set reminders around Jewish events and times throughout the day. Such as remind me to pray mincha (afternoon) services X minutes before sunset...

Google Maps Video Reviews

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MAY 7, 2018

Google has been sending out videos to some of businesses that have Google My Business listings (Google Maps or local listings).  These videos are marketing materials that Google automatically generated based on your Google review history on your local listings in Google Maps...

Office A/C Never Works Right

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MAY 1, 2018

There is something about offices and A/C units that just don't get along.  I am not talking about no one in the office agreeing about the temperature the thermostats are set to. I am talking about the A/C units simply not working...

Ordered A Book On Amazon

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APRIL 24, 2018

Like most people, I order a lot of stuff on Amazon - I am one of the 100,000 million customers that have Amazon Prime.  But I rarely order books.  Don't get me wrong, I read all day long and I also write all day long - but in terms of books, normally I do not order books on Amazon...

Goodbye Apple Cinema Display

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APRIL 20, 2018

For the past decade, I've been using the same Apple Cinema Display for my office set up.  Before that, I used an older Apple Display but then on July 20, 2011 they stopped producing new models and in 2014 they stopped selling them on their web site...

Gigabit Wifi Test With Ubiquiti vs Google Wifi

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APRIL 16, 2018

It has been 9-months since we upgraded our office Internet and network to support gigabit speeds...

Did Facebook Share Your Data With Cambridge Analytica?

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APRIL 10, 2018

Unless you are living under a rock, you probably have heard all the news around Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. Specifically how your data may have been shared with them and maybe Russia.  Supposedly 87 million users may have been impacted by this...

Office Lunch During Passover

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APRIL 4, 2018

I have to say, I absolutely hate lunch during Chol HaMoed (weekday) of Passover.  In general, eating kosher for Passover food isn't great and is very expensive.  But when it comes to bringing food to the office for lunch during the week, it is just not enjoyable...

Apple Watch Happy Birthday

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MARCH 22, 2018

Apple has just wished me a Happy Birthday, not on my iPhone but on my Apple Watch.  I don't believe I've seen this before, and I had an Apple Watch since they came out with it years ago...

DJI Spark Grounded

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MARCH 20, 2018

Several months ago I bought myself a new toy, a drone, it is named the DJI Spark and it is a super cool and impressive drone.  The issue is, I grounded it.  

I simply never ever use it. I probably flew the thing 10 times and since then, it sits on my desk, grounded...

Watch A Tree Fall On My House

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MARCH 8, 2018

Last Friday, March 2nd, during the nor'easter (see Wikipedia) a massive old tree fell on my house.  Between the rain and extremely strong winds, the tree was uprooted and fell on the roof of my house.  I'll start off by saying that no one was hurt but the house did receive some...

DoorBot/Ring Acquired

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FEBRUARY 28, 2018

Back in early 2013 I bought something on a Kickstarter like crowdfunding site named the DoorBot. It was a doorbell that was also a camera and two-way communication device.  I loved the concept, ordered it and waited until early 2014 for mine to arrive...

Angry About Your Google Issues

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FEBRUARY 22, 2018

I get it, trust me, I do.

You are angry that you are not ranking well in Google or that Google sent you a manual action downgrading your rankings, or maybe someone hacked your site, maybe Google Search Console sent you a indexing or AMP or schema issue...

Why I'm Returning The Apple HomePod

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FEBRUARY 20, 2018

Last week, I stopped by the local Apple Store and bought myself an Apple HomePod.  Today, I returned it to the very same Apple Store.

People are asking me why I returned it.  They know I am an Apple fan boy and for me to return something from Apple is shocking to some...

Google Improving Web Ad Experience

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FEBRUARY 14, 2018

Google is a powerful company and they use that power, sometimes, to try to improve the overall web experience both on desktop, mobile, voice, etc...

Siddur App Now With iPhone X Support

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FEBRUARY 12, 2018

Our iPhone Siddur now officially supports iPhone X.   

Version 7.4.1 is now available in the App Store for download, which brings native iPhone X support to the popular smart Siddur app...

Predicting Blog Post Success

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FEBRUARY 6, 2018

For some reason, people I speak with that are aware that I blog a lot think that I have some tips and advice on knowing which blog posts, articles or stories will become a big success before I write them.  The truth is, that is not the case...

Insurance For Insurance

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FEBRUARY 1, 2018

The topic of insurance is not a popular one for really anyone, including individuals or businesses.  In fact, most people I know hate the insurance renewal period because it often means less coverage for more money...

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