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Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #79

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 summary of Satya Nadella’s week of changes at Microsoft.  The article gives him the credit, but really his main role was probably not stopping the changes in progress.  That said, whether you want to credit Ballmer or Satya, these are a great set of changes.  This makes a great continuation on Microsoft has been changing over the last few years, I am glad to see these changes.

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. In A Six-Day Period, Microsoft’s New CEO Satya Nadella Completely Changed The Company [40 clicks]
  2. The Signature File that got me Chewed Out [33 clicks]
  3. Blog Post: Third Time’s A Charm: Lessons from Exam Failures [18 clicks]
  4. How to Answer 4 Types of Oddball Job Interview Questions [18 clicks]
  5. SQL Saturday: You can’t have it all. [16 clicks]
  6. Blog Post: Microsoft is Trying NOT to Trick You: Question Clarity [15 clicks]
  7. Update on Stack Overflow’s Recovery Strategy with SQL Server 2014 [15 clicks]
  8. Encrypting SQL Server Traffic With SSL [14 clicks]
  9. Shut-Up and Do It Yourself [12 clicks]
  10. Top Big Data Executives and Experts to Follow on Twitter [12 clicks]
  11. SQL Server 2012 Tabular versus Multidimensional [11 clicks]
  12. When should I use Analysis Services Tabular mode or Multi Dimensional mode? [11 clicks]
  13. Mirroring and different sector sizes? BAD IDEA! [11 clicks]
  14. 5 Ways to Move Momentary Contacts to Meaningful Relationships [8 clicks]
  15. Service Broker: Performance and Scalability Techniques [8 clicks]
  16. 13 Reasons Teams Lose Momentum [8 clicks]
  17. Auto-Scaling SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups with Virtualization [7 clicks]
  18. Gartner: 10 Critical Tech Trends For The Next Five Years [7 clicks]
  19. How to tell a great story, visualized [7 clicks]
  20. Coping with Presentation Anxiety & “Stage Fright” [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. 20 Creepiest Things To Whisper In Someone’s Ear When Hugging [49 clicks]
  2. 10 Fantastic Movie Scenes That Were More Real Than You Knew [43 clicks]
  3. Growing Up Unvaccinated [42 clicks]
  4. Jawdropping views of cozy homes built in an abandoned office tower, a lagoon, a recycling heap and more [37 clicks]
  5. Dear parents, you are being lied to. [34 clicks]
  6. 17 GIFs of Terrified Children for Your Adult Amusement [31 clicks]
  7. 5-year-old hacks Xbox, now he’s a Microsoft ‘security researcher’ [27 clicks]
  8. This Family rescued a nearly-dead whale,but What happens after it gets rescued is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! [27 clicks]
  9. Pinball stuck perfectly between bumper and kicker [26 clicks]
  10. No Laptops, No Wi-Fi: How One Cafe Fired Up Sales [25 clicks]
  11. Yale student , 92 lbs., stuffed her face with Cheetos, ice cream to pacify school officials [21 clicks]
  12. 9-month-old booked on attempted murder charge [18 clicks]
  13. 30 Totally Rotten Things Parents Do That Are Ruining Their Kids’ Lives [18 clicks]
  14. It’s Bliss: behind the iconic Windows XP photo [16 clicks]
  15. Triple H’s Wrestlemania entrance is stupid and amazing [15 clicks]
  16. Minnesota State Fair’s new foods announced [11 clicks]
  17. Pooping on Bluebonnets [10 clicks]
  18. Why You Should Stop Buying Spreadable Butter—And How to Make It Yourself [9 clicks]
  19. The less Americans know about Ukraine’s location, the more they want U.S. to intervene [8 clicks]
  20. OneNote Mac – The Song [Parody of One Day More from Les Misérables] [5 clicks]
  21. DPS Launches Campaign To Crack Down On Distracted Driving [5 clicks]
  22. Edith Widder: How we found the giant squid [4 clicks]
  23. ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Adds Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca (Exclusive) [3 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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