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Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #89

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 link last week is from a blog post written by Jason Brimhall (Blog | @sqlrnnr)  titled To DBA or Not to DBA.  This post was part of the DBA JumpStart series that John Sansom (Blog | @JohnSansom) put together late last year.  It’s a good post and if you are new, or old, to your DBA career, it is worth checking out.

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. To DBA or Not to DBA… : SQL RNNR [64 clicks]
  2. Optimizing T-SQL queries that change data [20 clicks]
  3. T-SQL Tuesday #49: Using CXPacket Waits to Detect Query Bottlenecks [18 clicks]
  4. One Piece of Advice for the Aspiring Junior DBA [15 clicks]
  5. T-SQL Tuesday #49 : Why was SQL waiting? [15 clicks]
  6. Advice for Aspiring DBAs: Reach Out and Teach [14 clicks]
  7. SQL Server Performance Tuning – Index Tuning [13 clicks]
  8. Performance Tuning SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 [13 clicks]
  9. Documentation: It Doesn’t Suck! [11 clicks]
  10. Performance Information from the Default Trace [10 clicks]
  11. SanDisk to buy flash maker Fusion-io for $1.1B [10 clicks]
  12. A few reflections on RBAR by a weary application developer [10 clicks]
  13. Advice for Aspiring Data Professionals [8 clicks]
  14. Keep it Constrained [8 clicks]
  15. Make Sure That You Really Love Doing It [8 clicks]
  16. Microsoft updates its terms and policies, says it won’t look into your emails [6 clicks]
  17. Can I recover from a secondary replica COPY_ONLY full backup? [6 clicks]
  18. IMDb Analysis with Microsoft Power BI [5 clicks]
  19. Protecting Against SQL Injection [5 clicks]
  20. Windows 8.1 Upgrade And SQL Server Configuration Manager [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. ‘My kids suck’: Bitter dad creates epic Craigslist ad [57 clicks]
  2. Revolting Photos From Inside A Chinese Noodle Factory [45 clicks]
  3. Magician Makes Dog Treats Vanish In Front of Them. Dog Reactions Are Priceless! [41 clicks]
  4. Awesome Lara Croft Cosplay Goes Back To Basics [33 clicks]
  5. Microsoft’s updated terms of service is a direct shot at Google [29 clicks]
  6. Family says girl scarred by pit bull attack asked to leave restaurant [23 clicks]
  7. Massive ‘ocean’ discovered towards Earth’s core [21 clicks]
  8. 10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing [19 clicks]
  9. The Joy Of Leaving An Arranged Marriage — And The Cost [18 clicks]
  10. This Painstaking Recreation of Star Trek Redefines ‘Obsession’ [15 clicks]
  11. A Man Added Himself to Every Frame of a Britney Spears Music Video [14 clicks]
  12. The Three Biggest Airlines Just Made Carry-On Sizes Even Smaller [14 clicks]
  13. Aisha Tyler Tells Us The Real Problem With Gaming And Diversity [12 clicks]
  14. Guy gets revenge prank on his buddy after dealing with a scare prank of his own [11 clicks]
  15. Tesla Release Electric Car Patents To Public [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?

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