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Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #99

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 is an article from TechCrunch discussing more problems in the industry regarding healthcare platforms.  In this case, this is Oregon versus Oracle.  Now, as a SQL Server professional, I got a chuckle that this is some bad press for Oracle.  But the real thing the article brings up is the ease in which Oregon got suckered into the idea of a perfect technology solution for a complicated problem.  I see this story play out over and over, as data professionals, we need to watch for this and make sure that we are fitting the right solution to the right problem.

Last week’s top 14 “Reading” Links

Along with the top link, here are the top fourteen 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. Oregon Sues Oracle [29 clicks]
  2. SQL Server Urban Legends Discussed [20 clicks]
  3. Grouped Concatenation in SQL Server [15 clicks]
  4. What I Wish I Had Known Sooner…as a DBA [15 clicks]
  5. Data Is The New Oil [13 clicks]
  6. Clustered Column Store Index: Bulk Loading the Data [11 clicks]
  7. I did my part – Helping others [9 clicks]
  8. The Windows Explorer experience for HDFS [9 clicks]
  9. Microsoft Azure (IaaS) Cost Estimator Tool [7 clicks]
  10. How to Use a Local Drive for TempDB in a Multi-Instance Cluster [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. 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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