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Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #77

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

This weeks most popular item from last week is a ZDNet article on common phrases from the pundits of Microsoft on the future and prospects of Microsoft.  Most are pretty amusing and have shown over time that they were not quite the best statements.

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 shared 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. 10 amazingly stupid things the ‘experts’ will try to tell you about Microsoft [37 clicks]
  2. Top 3 Features I’m Excited About in SQL Server 2014 [24 clicks]
  3. Amway sees 100 percent availability with hybrid data-recovery solution [18 clicks]
  4. B-Tree Visualization [16 clicks]
  5. Data Visualizations [15 clicks]
  6. Power BI Training [14 clicks]
  7. SQL Server Diagnostic Information Queries for March 2014 [12 clicks]
  8. Scans are better than Seeks. Really. [12 clicks]
  9. Microsoft Brings Innovations From SQL Server To Hadoop With Stinger [11 clicks]
  10. Three Imperatives for Good Project Managers [11 clicks]
  11. Managing Windows Azure SQL Database’s newest feature – Premium Database [11 clicks]
  12. Bigger Database Servers Get Faster [10 clicks]
  13. An Overview of Hulu’s Data Platform [10 clicks]
  14. Finding Mistakes [10 clicks]
  15. Big Data: Dead By Definition, Alive In Practice [9 clicks]
  16. SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP: What exactly is a “dusty corner”? [9 clicks]
  17. sp_reset_connection – Rate Usage (Don’t fight over the grapes) [8 clicks]
  18. An Appetite For Leadership [6 clicks]
  19. sp_updatestats Is Not Smart [6 clicks]
  20. Approachable? Sometimes. [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. U.S. States Most And Least Likely To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse [42 clicks]
  2. Photographing A Town That Never Was [28 clicks]
  3. James Franco, Seth Rogen Photoshopped Kim Kardashian’s Vogue cover [28 clicks]
  4. Guy comes out of closet on Facebook to friends who are entirely too geeky to care. [23 clicks]
  5. George R.R. Martin Has a Detailed Plan For Keeping the Game of Thrones TV Show From Catching Up To Him [15 clicks]
  6. Girl Shaves Head to Support Pal With Cancer, Gets Kicked Out of School [14 clicks]
  7. New Doctor Who monster spotted filming with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman [8 clicks]
  8. Could ‘Dr. Who’ Meet The Doctor? [8 clicks]
  9. Light Speed: From Minecraft to Reality [8 clicks]
  10. Doctor Who: Cakes get the Time Lord treatment [4 clicks]
  11. How Safe Is Your Data From Theft? [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?


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