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Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #68

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 last week was a post by Robert Davis (Blog | @SQLSoldier) on DMVs and how using them cost him his job.  Or rather how the desire to upgrade his skills and how that led to a new job.  It’s a good post and something that people should all think about, it really boils down to evaluating to determine if your job is good or bad for your career.

Last week’s top 25 “Reading” Links

Along with the top link, here are the top twenty-five 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. When DMVs Cost Me My Job [37 clicks]
  2. Looking for Buried Treasure in the Transaction Log [19 clicks]
  3. Design a good alert system is hard but worth well [18 clicks]
  4. SQL Server DMVs that Lie [17 clicks]
  5. 5 Things Every DBA Needs To Say To A Developer [16 clicks]
  6. 7 Can’t Miss Sites for the Digital Job Seeker [15 clicks]
  7. Unicorn Jobs [15 clicks]
  8. Indexes on forign keys can make a big difference [15 clicks]
  9. SQLskills holiday gift to you: all 2012 Insider videos [13 clicks]
  10. Statistics Maintenance [12 clicks]
  11. Why would I want to use a non-durable in memory table? [12 clicks]
  12. Why We Love Top 10 Lists [11 clicks]
  13. SQL Server Simple and Forced Parameterization [10 clicks]
  14. Analyst Calls Russian Teen Author of Target Malware [10 clicks]
  15. SQL Simplicity Methods [9 clicks]
  16. How to Drop One Plan from Cache [9 clicks]
  17. Using Power BI to plan a roller coaster vacation [8 clicks]
  18. Access Trumps Ownership [7 clicks]
  19. Disorderly Conduct [7 clicks]
  20. Time for a Quick Rant [7 clicks]
  21. Hadoop for Windows with Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0 [6 clicks]
  22. SQL Server Diagnostic Information Queries for January 2014 [6 clicks]
  23. Sequential Read Ahead [6 clicks]
  24. 5 Simple Ways to Harness The Power Of Gratitude At Work [6 clicks]
  25. AlwaysON – HADRON Learning Series: lock_redo_blocked/redo worker Blocked on Secondary Replica [5 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. The Joy of Tech comic… Google+Nest switches the market! [19 clicks]
  2. One Direction Without Autotune Video [19 clicks]
  3. New video footage of world’s tallest waterslide is absolute insanity [17 clicks]
  4. The Push Up Muscle Shirt | The Flattering Man [12 clicks]
  5. Building the ultimate paper airplane, one manila folder at a time [11 clicks]
  6. Help me raise money for the Special Olympics –> 2014 Polar Plunge [9 clicks]
  7. r´ha – Alienz Vs machine [8 clicks]
  8. Six Ways to Deal with Messy People [8 clicks]
  9. Coca Cola Life [7 clicks]
  10. Stormtrooper Secrets: Hip Hop Twerk [2 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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