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Programmers Have It Easy?

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AUGUST 20, 2010

A few days ago a client made a joke about software/web development companies (i.e. us?). It was generally along the lines of “they just charge you for work that other people already have done...

More Space

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AUGUST 16, 2010

I am excited to announce we may have a temporary solution for our lack of space problem here in the office.

Our office neighbors are willing to lend us two of their offices and use of their conference room until our lease is up. By then, we should know better what we want to do and would have more...

Free Microcell & Money

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AUGUST 10, 2010

As many of you know, I have five bars in the office due to purchasing a MicroCell for the office. It works well, has some sporadic issues here and there, but overall, we are all happy with it.

Then Alex had to one-up me by getting a free MicroCell from AT&T...

Crammed Coders

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AUGUST 6, 2010

Image credit: Cranky Yellow

RustyBrick is doing well, we are growing at a safe but nice pace. But we are in the same office space as we were in 2002. In 2002 we had a total of 3 people in a space of about 1,025 square feet. Starting this Monday, we will have 16 people in the same space...

RustyBrick Spam

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AUGUST 2, 2010

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This morning, I received a really nasty email from some anonymous person. The email read:

 

first_name.. alexiha last_name... alexiha title....... spammer company..... yours email....... spamselves@rustybrick.com telephone... interest.... other comments......

Business Facetime Calls

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JULY 15, 2010

Alex has been working on a pretty important and time sensitive project and has been staying at the office late recently. Such devotion @FesikTheWise!

Last night, when I was on the way out of the office, Alex was on a call with the client...

iPhone App Feedback

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JULY 8, 2010

In the early days of our iPhone Apps we used a Google Groups for feedback. For various reasons we stopped using the group and moved to Twitter to communicate app updates via @rustybrick and @isiddur...

Launch Day Donuts

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JUNE 18, 2010

Today we launched a new site, TigerChef.com, a restaurant equipment supplier. Normally launch days can be very stressful. Making sure you tied up all the lose ends, uploading the site, migrating everything from their old hosting to our servers, etc. Today however we were helped out by our clients...

Cost Of iPhone 4 Pre-Order Day

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JUNE 15, 2010

When Google did their Pacman Doodle, it was estimated that 4.82 million hours of lost productivity was realized worldwide, costing millions of dollars in lost time. Today, with the new iPhone 4 being available for pre-order today, there is a tremendous amount of time being lost...

Help Wanted

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JUNE 3, 2010

We are currently looking to hire one or two new PHP developers and likely one mobile developer. If you are looking to work at a really good company, or you know anyone who might be a good fit both technically and culturally, please let us know...

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