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Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #98

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 Denny Cherry (Blog | @MrDenny).  As for tradition, Denny is hosting his annual SQL Karaoke party.  These are always a lot of fun and provide a great opportunity to network over drink and song.  The wristbands for the event are sold out, last I checked, but there’s always a chance you can suck up to Denny to get a wristband.

Last week’s top 10 “Reading” Links

Along with the top link, here are the top ten items (it was a slow week of reading) 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. SQLPASS SQL Karaoke Party Location Announced [15 clicks]
  2. How It Works: Maximizing Max Degree Of Parallelism (MAXDOP) [14 clicks]
  3. Should I Run sp_recompile After I Create An Index? [13 clicks]
  4. Slow query using non-deterministic user defined function [11 clicks]
  5. I can’t hear you over the sound of how small your fonts are [10 clicks]
  6. Effects of sp_rename on Stored Procedures [10 clicks]
  7. HOW TO: Find Currently Running Long SQL Agent Jobs [9 clicks]
  8. Scaling-out SQL Server disks and data files on Windows Azure Virtual Machines… a real-world example [5 clicks]
  9. What’s New at #sqlpass / 1st Timers Session TOMORROW!!! [5 clicks]
  10. Virtual Machines Best Practices: Single VMs, Temporary Storage and Uploaded Disks [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. If You Love Nutella, You Should Start Stocking Up Immediately [31 clicks]
  2. Report: Disney To Release Unaltered Original Trilogy On Blu-Ray [28 clicks]
  3. Doctor Who’s Jenna-Louise Coleman quits role as Time Lord’s assistant and will leave at Christmas [22 clicks]
  4. Bane, I am your father [16 clicks]
  5. AC/DC’s Phil Rudd: We’ll All Have to be Dead Before It Stops [8 clicks]
  6. Fear leads to anger [6 clicks]
  7. Bacon Pancakes Song [5 clicks]
  8. White Bear Lake area could draw water from Mississippi River [5 clicks]
  9. The 5 D’s of Dodgeball [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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