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Open Source Tripwire

Open Source Tripwire
For those charged with ensuring that computer systems are safe and protected from malicious attacks, one of the handiest tools to have is an automated file integrity checker. These tools scan the files on your system, checking for any unauthorized changes to the specified files and report when possi... More »

Country Snapshot: South Africa

Country Snapshot: South Africa
Hosts to the eagerly anticipated football World Cup, South Africa is ranked the 25th wealthiest county in the world in terms of GDP. However, there still remains an enormous disparity between the rich and the poor, since about a quarter of the 49m strong population is unemployed and lives on less t... More »

CED: Setting the Benchmark

CED: Setting the Benchmark
If an adult-movie producer were to ask a peer, “Hey, how do I get my adult movies on cable?” the answer would be simple enough: “Go call Marc Bruder over at CED.” Bruder is the president, founder and owner of CED (Cable Entertainment Distribution), the leading adult program supplier to ... More »

From Whence the Traffic?

From Whence the Traffic?
It’s December, which means it is prognosticating time again — time to dust off our crystal balls and project what trends may come in the New Year. Nowhere is this game trickier than with respect to the rapidly changing Internet sector, where today’s hot tip is tomorrow’s old news. In th... More »

Rise of the Android

Rise of the Android
It is tribute to the efficacy of Apple's marketing (and market share) that every time a new smart phone hits the market, people raise the question of whether that device will prove to be the "iPhone killer." It's similar to the situation a few years back, when each newgen mp3 player hitting the mark... More »

Hope Returns!

Hope Returns!
February musings from Colin.... [All characters and events in this posting --even those based on real people-- are entirely fictional. All celebrity voices are impersonated ... poorly. The following post contains coarse language and due to its content it should not be viewed by anyone. Particular... More »

Fast Times With Brett Brando

Fast Times With Brett Brando
This column started out in early 2006 with the name Gear & Gadgets, and was focused much more on the cameras, lights, tools and techniques that went into a porn production. Now titled Director’s Chair, along the way it has become a forum for the front-line creatives in the industry &mdash... More »

A Plan of Attack

A Plan of Attack
With 2010 rolling in, many adult operators are taking a fresh look at their current offerings and the overall economic environment, and trying to develop out-of-the-box approaches to selling their wares. While this process often yields ideas about evolving the type of website, for example, turning a... More »

Blackmagic UltraScope

Blackmagic UltraScope
For adult videographers concerned with producing quality footage on a budget, having access to low-cost, high-performance tools is a must — and thanks to technology, the value proposition of these tools is escalating each year. One case in point is the $695 UltraScope from Blackmagic, which lets u... More »

The CAL-OSHA Story

The CAL-OSHA Story
In 2008, Cal-OSHA began to focus its attention on the adult entertainment industry. A handful of companies were visited by Cal-OSHA and were cited for everything from exposed electrical cords to expired fire extinguishers. Most companies are unaware that OSHA requires all businesses to have a workpl... More »

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