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Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #67

2012-01-013It’s Monday time for this week’s weekly link round-up.  If you want to catch these links “live” (so exciting), follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL).  And see these throughout the day as I tweet out links of things I find interesting.  While these links aren’t the answer to life, the universe, and everything, they often share a few things about SQL Server and related technology topics that others 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.

The Most Popular “Reading” Link

The most popular “Reading” item from the technical links last week is about getting divorced.  Getting divorced from your phone, that is.  The idea is to balance your life with your phone.  Instead of being chained to it non-stop, break away and live.


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. Why I’m Getting A Divorce In 2014 [78 clicks]
  2. Words DBAs Should Never Say to Developers [38 clicks]
  3. Why Most People Don’t Follow Best Practices [34 clicks]
  4. Questions I’m asking in interviews [20 clicks]
  5. CPU and Scheduler Performance Monitoring using SQL Server and Excel [19 clicks]
  6. Twitter Hashtag analysis using Excel 2013 [18 clicks]
  7. Using Power Query to Parse your Inbox [16 clicks]
  8. How to Level Up Your Wardrobe: A Primer on First Impressions [16 clicks]
  9. Paul White: Page Free Space : The “Segment Top” Query Optimisation [14 clicks]
  10. Encryption in SQL Server (Part 1) [12 clicks]
  11. Tracking execution stats of SQL Server 2014 natively-compiled sprocs [12 clicks]
  12. How to Find the Statistics Used to Compile an Execution Plan [12 clicks]
  13. AlwaysOn Availability Groups, Backup Checksums, and Corruption [11 clicks]
  14. Top 7 Things You Want To Do In Windows Azure SQL Database, But Can’t : SQLRockstar : Thomas LaRock [10 clicks]
  15. Inside the Optimizer: Constructing a Plan – Part 3 [10 clicks]
  16. Paul White: Page Free Space : Partitioning and the Common Subexpression Spool [8 clicks]
  17. What’s the Hidden Issue in the Recent PASS Bylaw Changes? [6 clicks]
  18. The ‘Segment Top’ Query Optimisation [6 clicks]
  19. Bug: log file growth broken for multiples of 4GB [5 clicks]
  20. Q: Can High MaxDOP make a query SLOWER? [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. I Love Optical Illusions, But This One Was SHOCKING. I Can No Longer Trust My Eyes… [74 clicks]
  2. 30 Kids Who Wrote The Meanest Notes Ever. I Should Feel Bad…But I Can’t Stop Laughing! [40 clicks]
  3. 19 Overwhelmingly Ridiculous Images of Hulk Hogan [35 clicks]
  4. How I Cut $205 from My Monthly Food Bill [29 clicks]
  5. McGangBang [29 clicks]
  6. Things Every Man Should Own [34 clicks]
  7. A Truly Absurd PSA With Zombies Makes No Sense Until You See The End. Then It’s Awesome. [25 clicks]
  8. No books, no clue at city’s worst school [22 clicks]
  9. Friendzone from random at best [21 clicks]
  10. Stop Burger Discrimination [18 clicks]
  11. Like Game of Thrones, Dead Soldiers Found Frozen in Melting Glaciers [17 clicks]
  12. The reluctant father [17 clicks]
  14. The McLand Sea and Air Burger [10 clicks]
  15. Reality shows give young viewers unrealistic ideas about teen pregnancy [10 clicks]
  16. Restore Net Neutrality By Directing the FCC to Classify Internet Providers as ‘Common Carriers’ [10 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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