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Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #55

2012-01-013Monday morning and it’s time for weekly round-up.  If you follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL), you’ll know that throughout the day I tweet out some links of things I find interesting.  While these links aren’t the answer to life, the universe, and everything, they do share a few things about SQL Server and other topics that people that follow me may find useful.

The links included in this summary are those prefixed with ”Reading” and are items I’ve read over the past few days, usually after hours when sharing would be less than useful, and spaced out to avoid spamming.  The content of the links usually pertain to SQL Server, technology, and career topics; which I think others would find useful.

Most Popular LinkS

There are two links from last week that tied for the most popular of the links.  The first one is from Brent Ozar (Blog | @BrentO) and his list of signs that your jobs sucks and you should really consider moving on.  The list is really good and if you are managing your job like a career, you should be paying attention to these.  Are you seeing these issues, or others at your current or former jobs?  Leave a comment and share your stories.

Also, from the non-technical side, there was an article in Salon about an incident where a pregnant politician wasn’t offered a seat by her male counterparts at an event.  Of the speakers, she was the one left standing and people were quick to criticize and call them men sexist.  But were they sexist or just being rude?  Let me know in the comments what you think.

Last week’s top 20 “Reading” Links

Along with the top link, here are the top twenty items relating to SQL Server, technology and careers that were sent out last week.  If you missed them throughout the week, here’s the opportunity to get caught up on some items that other’s read after I linked them out.

  1. Stop Ignoring These Signs That Your Job Sucks [38 clicks]
  2. Maintain Your Career Health: Perform These 3 Monthly Tasks [32 clicks]
  3. PASS Summit 2013 Onsite Certification [32 clicks]
  4. PASS Summit 2013-Almost Final Thoughts [26 clicks]
  5. Microsoft Isn’t the Devil [22 clicks]
  6. How do checkpoints work and what gets logged [22 clicks]
  7. Without ORDER BY, You Can’t Depend On the Order of Results [22 clicks]
  8. The Blogger Isn’t The Devil [21 clicks]
  9. A Step-by-Step Guide to a Kick-Ass LinkedIn Profile [Infographic] [21 clicks]
  10. A Quick Look at Trace Flag 4199 in SQL Server 2012 [21 clicks]
  11. The anatomy of the perfect technical interview from a former Amazon VP [20 clicks]
  12. What does the RCSI overhead mean? [17 clicks]
  13. 5 Reasons Why All Job Seekers Need to Have a Work Portfolio [15 clicks]
  14. The Accidental DBA (Day 26 of 30): Monitoring Disk I/O [11 clicks]
  15. T-SQL Tuesday #43 – Hello, Operator? [10 clicks]
  16. Virtualizing Tier 1 SQL Server [9 clicks]
  17. The Nuance of DBCC CHECKIDENT That Drives Me Crazy [6 clicks]
  18. AdventureWorks2012 Bug on Azure [5 clicks]
  19. Myth: Eric Brewer on Why Banks are BASE Not ACID – Availability Is Revenue [4 clicks]
  20. An implied (not implying) permissions function [4 clicks]

Other Stuff Shared

Of course, no week would be complete without a few off-topic links.  These have nothing to do with technology or your career, but they are interesting and worth a second look.

  1. Is it sexist to offer a pregnant woman a seat? [38 clicks]
  2. Artist Creates “Normal Barbie” Using Official CDC Measurements [25 clicks]
  3. Confederate flag was the flag of traitors [14 clicks]
  4. COPS: HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN VICTORIA’S SECRET SHOPPING BAG [13 clicks]
  5. Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes #TED [12 clicks]
  6. Why Sugar is Worse than Darth Vader [10 clicks]
  7. Has anyone ever told you? [10 clicks]
  8. How Long Can Netflix’s Amazing Run Last? [6 clicks]
  9. Rest easy, mainstream media – the Oreo secret is out [6 clicks]
  10. UNDEAD TEDS – ZOMBIE TEDDY BEARS [5 clicks]
  11. Bobby’s Lighter Tastes Like Lasagna Soup [5 clicks]
  12. Dutch Supreme Court: Dog tax is not discrimination [4 clicks]

Got something you think I should read and share, leave a comment below.  Also, if you want to see all of the links that were tweeted out last week?  Then follow the links on my tumblr blog or subscribe to it’s RSS feed.

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