PSP + Airtunes + Coverbuddy = Hi-Fi Music Server Dance Party – Introduction

Inspired by the "Creating an Audiophile Music Server" blog, I set up a user-friendly music server that I can control from my main listening room. Using my Sony PSP as a remote, I can play, pause, skip any song on any album in my iTunes library. Overjoyed with this new freedom of musical whim and […]

SQL Server Optimization and the Performance Impact of Encryption

In the Enterprise and Developer editions of the software SQL Server 2008, a new security feature of transparent data encryption (TDE) has been included. It has a slightly negative overall performance impact on the SQL Server optimization. It is to the extent of 3 to 5 %. However, if most of the data is stored […]

Starting a Private Server – Attracting Players, Having Fun, Profiting

Some of you maybe already own one or multiple private servers; some of you may yet be starting out with your very first private server, thinking: “wow, how do I compete with servers that already have over 500 or more players?” In general, you don’t. Here’s a couple of practical tips and information you need […]

Crystal Reports – Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server is the leader for inexpensive and middle size SQL solutions. Plus it is now capable to serve large enterprise on Microsoft Windows platform. Crystal Reports is the most flexible tool on the market and it has market recognition. Multiple software vendors offer Crystal Reports as the main reporting tool: Microsoft, Best Software, […]

Advantages of Choosing a Dedicated Server for Your Business

When you have a single server within a single network of multiple computers which is exclusively dedicated to a single customer (usually an eCommerce website), it is called a dedicated hosting. The dedicated server is equipped to cater to the requirements of large businesses. Clients are free to customize hardware and software to suit their […]