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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Over the Phone Fraud

So, I helped someone the other day who had recently been scammed by a company into paying for a copy of Microsoft Security Essentials, and who then used remote desktop to install it.

But that wasn't the worst of it.  They had also installed a key logger to capture his passwords, compromising his email account, which is a secondary mess this customer will now have to deal with.

Now, there are a lot of computer problems that can be solved by technicians and software, but nothing is more power or helpful at keeping your computer and personal identity safe than keeping yourself informed.  If someone calls and starts telling you how badly your computer is infected, ask yourself, "how does he know how many viruses my computer has?"  And if someone you didn't hire starts telling you you need to let them install a new program, question that, too.  Hop on Google real quick and look up the name of the company, or even the software they are peddling,  it may just save you a lot of money and heartache in the end.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Another year here

So, there is another year down and Digital Fruit has passed another milestone.  We have now been in business for over five years.  Its been a very bumpy road, and many of you have stuck with us through all of that.  And for that I am very thankful.

With the new year, we are starting up some projects that I meant to launch last year, and have finally gotten around to some serious work.  One such project is the Digital Fruit Music section, and we have a couple of artist that already have pages up on the site, with more to come.  You can find those here.  Also, when I can finally get around to scanning them digitally, I have some new artwork to present as well.

Once again, thank you for all the continued support and patronage from you, our devoted fans.  And here is to a brand new year.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Operating the Collectionist

So, I have been doing a lot of work setting up a system that I affectionately refer to as the Collectionist.  Its a series of websites overseen by an umbrella website that will have single sign-on and the ability to track, grade and potentially monetize peoples collections of stuff.  And by that I mean anything collectable.

While not quite up and running yet, there is a mountainous amount of work that needs be completed before even a drop a bucket of what this web system will be capable of is up and running, so I'm spending a lot of my free time tinkering and tweaking in attempts to get this system operational.  Check back regularly to see updates.

The main page can be found here:

Till next time, I'll catch you on the flip side.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Here Again

My how time flies when you're having fun.  Its been a while since my last post, and we've been busy.  I'll have to catch up with everything in a later post, but for now, the web business is doing well and Digital Fruit continues to march forward with it's goals.

One thing I will mention is that I will be putting an order in soon for more solar panels to move things forward towards our goal of being self-sufficient in our power use.  I'll be adding between 200w to 400w of power production, and I hope to be able to move into a kilowatts worth of production before the year is out.

Also, I've been doing a lot of work on further developing web programming skills, and soon I should have some updates to the Digital website.  Along with some cosmetic things, the back end will be improved and I hope to be able to do more with dynamic content on the site.

Monday, May 5, 2014


So, just another quick note, Digital Fruit is doing installations of Ubuntu for $20 a forty dollar discount off of our usual OS installation price.  Contact us any time if you are interested.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Ubuntu 14.04

Just a quick note for those who didn't catch it, Ubuntu 14.04, the next Long Term Service release is out.  We hear at Digital Fruit highly suggest upgrading your Ubuntu systems soon if you haven't already.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Javascript Update

Just wanted to post a maintenance post that we have updated some of the javascript and PHP functionality on the Friendly Paws Grooming website, repairing some of the parts that didn't function.