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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...

Google Arts & Culture Selfies

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JANUARY 15, 2018

Over the weekend, Google came out with an update to their iOS and Android apps for the Arts & Culture apps.  With that, you can take a selfie of yourself and Google will match it to art found within their museum of artwork...

Smart Garage Door

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JANUARY 2, 2018

In continuation of our IoT series, first with c-wires for Wifi thermostats and then smart wireless light switches, now I want to discuss smart Wifi enabled garage doors...

Winter Cycling Workouts With Zwift

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DECEMBER 14, 2017

During the Spring and Summer (and a little into Fall), I use cycling as a way to stay fit and enjoy the sun.  2-3 times a week I will commute to the office purely using pedal power...

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...

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...

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