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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...

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...

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...

Google Inside Street View

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JANUARY 4, 2016

I am very excited to say we, RustyBrick, is on Inside Street View within Google Maps.  That means that you can walk through our front door and into our office, explore our main programmer pit, our gaming area, our conference room and even our brick wall - all virtually on Google Maps...

Israel's Rusty Snow Man

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DECEMBER 15, 2013

As some of you know, New York, the RustyBrick headquarters, was blanketed with snow over the weekend. But did you know that Israel had their worst snow storm in decades this weekend?

Many are without power and basic resources...

LTE Speeds At RustyBrick

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NOVEMBER 14, 2013

This morning I noticed that my wireless provider, AT&T, finally has LTE data speeds at RustyBrick's offices. T-Mobile added it a couple months ago, Verizon and Sprint had it here for ages.

So I decided to run a speed test, using all four networks, on Android devices, via the SpeedTest app from...

2-Factor Authentication

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NOVEMBER 23, 2012

I am a paranoid person - not at a level that is unhealthy, but I am paranoid. In fact, as soon as Google came out with two step verification (commonly known as two-factor authentication - I set it up with my Google Apps account...

New Office = Fast Internet

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JUNE 28, 2012

We are moving and this Monday, we will be in our new space. Yesterday, the Cable company came to install our Internet and SIP based phone lines. So last night, we wanted to make sure to test to make sure the network jacks and various devices were up and running in proper order...

My Wife Is A Bigger Geek Then I

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APRIL 18, 2012

On a recent trip to my inlaws, my wife, Civia, discovered a gem of history.

Turns out her 1st grade notebook was wrapped in an Apple II ad that read, "IIe or IIc.  That is the question." The journal also features a Apple logo on the back and is dated August 1987 - June 1988...

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