Fruitcake Widget Accolades

A while back, Aaron and I hatched a plan to make a new OS X widget – the virtual fruitcake. With the help of Kevin, we made it real quick and posted it to Apple's Dashboard Widget site.

It was mainly a holiday thing and we had nearly forgotten all about it. That is, until I received a phone call the other day from a representative at They were writing an article about food widgets and had come across ours somehow. They loved it and wanted to feature it in the write up. We, of course, accepted. Here's the blurb from the article about the fruitcake:

8. Useless food widgets (Windows version or Mac OS X version) The Virtual Fruitcake simply sits on your desktop until you throw it away. Just like in real life! A real apple, however, would get old and brown very quickly—so the Windows virtual apple makes no sense whatsoever. Neither Vista’s Snack nor OS X’s Virtual Fruitcake serves any purpose—yet somehow, we just like Fruitcake more. Even useless Apple stuff is better designed.

Noice! You can read the full article here.

+ original post date: March 28, 2007 08:03 AM
+ categories: Family/Friends, Funny, Ha Ha, Things I've Made, Web Stuff


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No surprise to me. That was a great idea. Congrats, ya'll.

+ author: Todd
+ posted: March 28, 2007 10:07 AM

thats pretty nifty. I think I saw it a while ago.

what's next a lump of coal that over 1.2 million years becomes a diamond? :P

+ author: shaun
+ posted: March 28, 2007 10:57 AM

I will download and let this fruitcake eat up system resources and collect digital dust for many months to come. Then I'll wonder why my computer is slow, find it, and send it back to you. THAT is how you get rid of a fruitcake... regift it.

Congrats on the press, BTW!

+ author: Jeremy Fuksa: Creative Generalist
+ posted: March 28, 2007 04:07 PM

I think I installed the virtual fruitcake shortly it was posted on the apple site. Its still there and still looks as tasty as ever ... it still gives me a laugh :-)

+ author: Richie Long
+ posted: June 25, 2007 04:51 PM

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