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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Happy New Year!

Just a few days late, but Happy New Year to all you fans and customers of Digital Fruit!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

New Threat

In my new segment on cyber crime and network security, I've decided to start listing malicious sites for sake of internet search.  So, when you can't find this one anywhere else listed on google, here you go:

This is a malware infected site:

Update: Did some digging, the website is operated out of San Diego, attached to this email:

Friday, April 17, 2015

An Intermediary

So, as I gear up to start working on Epic again, I've felt that I need a little exercise in the art and coding departments, and after a playing a short visual novel with my daughter this morning, I've decided to take a crack at writing my own.  If anyone has any suggestions on content, I would love some input, as this is being done on a whim to compel me to write code again.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Recruiting Help

So, with the recent decision to launch a funding campaign and finish our first couple of videogames, we're recruiting some local talent to help us get this done.  I've talked with a local musician, radio host and voice actor, Rick Moyer, and he loves the idea of working on the project.  Dean's list game design student Jon Kenworthy has already been a huge help and will continue to provide assistance, and computer graphics wizard Mark Hall will help with programming and graphics.  I'll be providing graphics, programming, and assistance with music and sound production.  Anyone else interested in particapating, email me.  Thanks for your support and interest in the game.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Starting a Kickstart

So, I've decided that it is time to get some of the projects I started with this company done, so Digital Fruit will be starting a couple of Kickstarters to fund two video games and a few videos.

The first will be for an old-school RPG tenatively titled Epic.  The second is a Japanese style dating sim. And the third will be for a series of animated shorts.

Work will start again immediately on the two videogames, but no serious progress will be possible until the funding is aquired.  The animations will be put on the back burner until funds are available.

Once again, thanks to those of you who already support us, and we look forward to comments and input from everyone.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

An End To Tyranny

So, Internet Explorer has finally been scrapped, almost a full five years late.  And all I have to say to that is good riddance.  The insistence that Microsoft had that they had a superior product was annoying, and the problems created when IE would become infected were one of the biggest nuisances of the tech world.  We are better off without it, and it will be interesting to see what Microsoft does next.  Project Spartan had better be amazing, or I see a bitter future for the Redmond giant.

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.