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Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #69

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 another of the DBA is dead type of posts that comes out from time to time.  It does a decent job of going through the changes that have been coming in the past few years.  While it assumes that everything will eventually be a service, DBAs should take the concerns from developers and look at how they can offer their value in a service type model, providing both data and customer service to users and developers.

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. The Database Administrator is dead [38 clicks]
  2. 10 Tips for the SQL Server PowerShell Scripter [33 clicks]
  3. How to fake a database design [29 clicks]
  4. 10 Monthly Maintenance Tasks for SQL Server [29 clicks]
  5. How to Stop Overthinking Everything: 9 Simple Habits [25 clicks]
  6. Unprofessionalism [22 clicks]
  7. Dissecting SQL Server physical reads with Extended Events and Process monitor [19 clicks]
  8. Beware the NOLOCK Hint [19 clicks]
  9. I am probably the worst content submitter for an event… [18 clicks]
  10. How to be Assertive Not Pushy [17 clicks]
  11. Why the registry size can cause problems with your AlwaysOn/Failover Cluster setup [14 clicks]
  12. The sorry state of server utilization and the impending post-hypervisor era — Tech News and Analysis [13 clicks]
  13. It’s Not About the Nail | Strate SQL [13 clicks]
  14. SQL Server Plan Cache: The Junk Drawer for Your Queries [11 clicks]
  15. Have a mentor, be a mentor [10 clicks]
  16. Finding Focus [10 clicks]
  17. The Top 10 Things to Know When Running SQL Server Workloads on Windows Azure Virtual Machines [9 clicks]
  18. Creating a Windows Azure Virtual Machine – the RIGHT Way [9 clicks]
  19. Missing Index DMVs and Indexed Views [6 clicks]
  20. SQL Server Backup and Restore with Windows Azure Blob Storage Service [6 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. Fridge caught sending spam emails in botnet attack [38 clicks]
  2. $8k in Image Copyright Infringement Penalties: Bloggers, Beware! [20 clicks]
  3. Taylor Swift Attacked at Grammys [20 clicks]
  4. Check out this crazy video of the demolition derby on I-35 near Forest Lake [16 clicks]
  5. Meet One of the Most Interesting Athletes Competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics [15 clicks]
  6. How to Get a Great Start to Your Day: 7 Simple Tips [15 clicks]
  7. Abandomed baby in a bag [14 clicks]
  8. How to Eat Real Food Without Spending Hours in the Kitchen [11 clicks]
  9. How I Learned to Stop Procrastinating, & Love Letting Go [10 clicks]
  10. A Guide to Practical Compassion [8 clicks]
  11. How Much Does An Epic Meal Time Meal Cost [8 clicks]
  12. Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey 2014 Calendar [6 clicks]
  13. Restore Net Neutrality By Directing the FCC to Classify Internet Providers as [5 clicks]
  14. A Guide to Practical Contentment [5 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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