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Access Angles: Part 1

Access Angles: Part 1
Speed: We all crave it; whether it's a factor in our car's performance, our computer's 'usability,' or in the often interminable wait many of us face while attempting to download (or upload) a file over a network or through the Internet. But it is the speed with which we are able to manipulate files... More »

How to Shoot a Model for Tours

How to Shoot a Model for Tours
I have been a photographer for most of my life and just recently have entered into the world of adult websites. Always having had a passion for taking a lens to the naked female form, I kept most of those for my private enjoyment. Part of my duties, working for a medium sized publisher of adult s... More »

Where's George? A Lesson in Viral Marketing

Where's George? A Lesson in Viral Marketing
I've always laughed at those folks who pay top dollar to wear an advertisement for their favorite shoe manufacturer or other corporate entity, as if an expensive sweatshirt emblazoned with 'Nike' or some such conferred a higher level of skill or status upon the wearer, but going one better, I've jus... More »

Internet Branding

Internet Branding
Look at any successful company, be it a brick and mortar or an e-business pureplay, and there is one clear consistency: residual brand name recognition. The brand name sticks in your mind, and its usually accompanied by some sort of strong feeling. Branding is of growing importance in today's highly... More »

.NET News

.NET News
After reading the recent Perils of Palladium article at XBiz, I felt that I should 'stand up' for Microsoft and let people know that they are not some 'Evil Empire' out to control the world, but are in fact an innovative company whose success is the result of the quality and popularity of their prod... More »

Granholm Throws Down Gauntlet

Granholm Throws Down Gauntlet
Michigan AG's Actions, Payment Processor Reactions Stun, Wound Adult Web Industry Michigan Attorney General Jennifer Granholm's bid to rid the Internet of child pornography by cutting the financial legs out from under its purveyors rippled through the online adult entertainment industry Wednesda... More »

The Perils of Palladium

The Perils of Palladium
Recently, Microsoft outlined plans for their next generation of operating systems, codenamed Longhorn / Palladium. Among the features touted was the "secure networking" functions that OS would offer. Microsoft plans to implement Palladium DRM (digital rights management) in a hardware chip, initia... More »

Breakout - The Frame Game

Breakout - The Frame Game
Just like the days of bell-bottoms, flower painted VW’s and the game of Breakout itself, fads seem to come back; and the Internet is no different. There was a time when using frames was the only way to make ... More »

The Dangers of DRM Legislation

The Dangers of DRM Legislation
The Internet Society strongly opposes attempts to impose governmental technology mandates that are designed to protect only the economic interests of certain owners of intellectual property over the economic interests of much larger portions of society. The current debate in many countries of th... More »

CGI, Permissions, and Your Host

CGI, Permissions, and Your Host
One year ago this month, Stephen wrote an article concerning the basics of setting UNIX file permissions in order for a CGI (Common Gateway Interface) script to perform properly. If you are unsure in the least of what I'm talking about, make sure you read his article. Almost every CGI script you... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Focusing, Again, on Tradeshow Etiquette

I’m very excited to have been asked by XBIZ World to write the third part of my ongoing series of articles on tradeshow etiquette. In Part I of the series, I discussed business cards, substance... More »

Retail Sales Get Boost From Staff Morale Building

My job is, and always has been, to do what is asked of me to the best of my ability. I’ve worn many hats in this company, as it’s not only adult retail but adult nightlife as well. I’ve... More »

Looking Back at 2016’s Highlights

2016 was fraught with highs and lows. As an industry, we mourned the loss of friends and loved ones and welcomed new life into the world. With the presidential election behind us and California’s... More »
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