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Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #70

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 highlighted the top 10 speakers from last year’s PASS Summit.  The list includes:

Last week’s top 15 “Reading” Links

Along with the top link, here are the top fifteen items relating to SQL Server, technology and careers that were sent out last week.  (Seems I didn’t really tweet out as much last week as normal, guess being in Jacksonville at the home office kept me busy).  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. Best of PASS Summit 2013 [20 clicks]
  2. 3 Tips to Turbocharge Your Productivity at Work [14 clicks]
  3. Why So Many Successful People Were Bad Students [14 clicks]
  4. Observing SQL Server Transaction Log Flush Sizes using Extended Events and Process Monitor [12 clicks]
  5. Hyperemployment, or the Exhausting Work of the Technology User [12 clicks]
  6. Myths and Misconceptions about Hekaton [9 clicks]
  7. VMware CPU Hot Plug vNUMA Effects on SQL Server [9 clicks]
  8. In-Memory OLTP Common Design Pattern – High Data Input Rate/Shock Absorber [8 clicks]
  9. Where are the Windows Azure customer case studies – and why aren’t there more? [7 clicks]
  10. Restore Net Neutrality By Directing the FCC to Classify Internet Providers as ‘Common Carriers’ [7 clicks]
  11. Registry bloat after SQL Server 2012 SP1 installation [7 clicks]
  12. What’s New for Columnstore Indexes in SQL Server 2014 [7 clicks]
  13. K-means Clustering 86 Single Malt Scotch Whiskies [4 clicks]
  14. But what can I *do* with Windows Azure? Create (Free) Websites and Applications [3 clicks]
  15. Defeat Distraction: Refocusing with Purpose [2 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. Teenager Is In Hot Water After Posting A Selfie With A Dead Body On Instagram [39 clicks]
  2. At First You’ll Be Confused By The Story In The Beginning, But Then It Hits You Like A Ton Of Bricks [39 clicks]
  3. Canada Fires Back At Russia’s Ban On Gay Propaganda With Hilarious Homoerotic Commercial [27 clicks]
  4. What to Do When You Feel Unmotivated: My 3 Favorite Tips [23 clicks]
  5. Stop Doing That. Seriously! [15 clicks]
  6. 16 Surprising Lessons from My First 50-Mile Ultramarathon [14 clicks]
  7. When You Run Out of Ideas [12 clicks]
  8. Habits: A Simple Change in Mindset Changes Everything [10 clicks]
  9. Expanding the Envelope [10 clicks]
  10. Life Is Hard… Harder if You’re Being Stupid [10 clicks]
  11. Peeling Back the Ice of Antarctica [10 clicks]
  12. The Necessary Art of Subtraction [10 clicks]
  13. Jealousy & Suffering [9 clicks]
  14. A Method to Find Balance [9 clicks]
  15. Amazon Wants to Ship Your Package Before You Buy It [5 clicks]
  16. How Repetition Can Kickstart a Habit [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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