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Monday Morning SQL Break – July 27, 2015

unicorn pirateIt’s past time for the Monday blog and twitter round-up for last week, but better late than never (or not). If you haven’t already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This is a good chance to catch up on data platform technology and career related information I’ve shared in the last week and activity on this blog.

Most Popular Article Shared

Last weeks most popular link is an flowchart on HubSpot that I received a link to from Adam Jorgenson (Blog | @wadamj).  If you haven’t checked it out, I’d recommend doing that.  And, as I was reminded on twitter, if everyone you work with is an A-hole, then maybe just you are the A-hole.

Last Week’s Popular Posts

The most popular posts on this blog in the week are:

  1. 31 Days of SSIS – The Introduction (666)
  2. Get Just The Tools: SSMS Download (460)
  3. 31 Days of SSIS – Raw Files Are Awesome (1/31) (363)
  4. 31 Days of SSIS as a Book (332)
  5. The Side Effect of NOLOCK (201)
  6. Looking to SQL Server 2014 High Availability In Standard Edition (171)
  7. XQuery for the Non-Expert – Value (153)
  8. Determining Filegroup for a Table (149)
  9. Security Questions: Difference Between db_datawriter and db_ddladmin? (141)
  10. 31 Days of SSIS – Using Breakpoints (2/31) (129)

Last Week’s Top 18 “Reading” Links

Along with the most popular link, here are the top eighteen (because that’s what I got) 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. Is Your Coworker Actually an A-hole? [Flowchart] [40 clicks]
  2. Some Non-Obvious Advice on Thought Leadership [29 clicks]
  3. 2 Emails That Can Shrink Your Workload By 20% [26 clicks]
  4. Ex-Googler says she exposed company-wide pay inequality with crowdsourced spreadsheet [23 clicks]
  5. My Top Four Books for the MS Business Intelligence Professional [19 clicks]
  6. How to Ruin Your Company with One Bad Process [15 clicks]
  7. Announcing Power BI general availability coming July 24th [11 clicks]
  8. Preparing a Technical Session Part 2: Coming Up With a Title [10 clicks]
  9. The End of an Era – SQLFool scripts are now open-sourced [8 clicks]
  10. Knee-Jerk Wait Statistics : CXPACKET [8 clicks]
  11. Learn Designing a Data Warehouse from the Ground Up at SQL Saturday 442 Orlando, FL [7 clicks]
  12. Refresh for on-premises sources is here! [5 clicks]
  13. ‘Humblebragging’ is a Bad Strategy, Especially in a Job Interview — HBS Working Knowledge [5 clicks]
  14. Disaster recovery 101: fixing a broken boot page [5 clicks]
  15. How PowerPoint Kicked Off A Revolution In Military Affairs [5 clicks]
  16. Windows 10 will get automatic updates for 10 years [3 clicks]
  17. 6 Easy Places to Find Data For Infographics, Charts and Other Visual Content [2 clicks]
  18. Over 500,000 unique users from 45,000 companies across 185 countries helped shape the new Power BI [2 clicks]

Last Week’s Posts From Previous Years

Sometimes the most useful content on a blog wasn’t written in the past week, it’s often other articles shared in the past that resonate with readers. Check out the following links that I published in past years over the past week:

  1. Analyzing Your Indexes with a Custom Report (2009-07-20)
  2. Management Data Warehouse Whitepaper (2009-07-22)
  3. Security Questions: Granting Access with Jobs (2013-07-22)
  4. Apply Those Updates (2009-07-23)
  5. Security Questions: Recommended Security Book (2013-07-27)

Other Items 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. Man goes down waterslide backwards, regrets it immediately [81 clicks]
  2. 15 Embarrassing Moments You Should Be Counting Your Blessings Didn’t Happen To You [66 clicks]
  3. The Internet liked Amy Schumer’s ‘Star Wars’ photoshoot. ‘Star Wars’ did not [47 clicks]
  4. Picture of spaceship size comparison with the Death Star [45 clicks]
  5. Arya Stark’s yearbook quote is exactly what you’d expect [41 clicks]
  6. The biggest comparison of sci-fi spaceships ever is complete at last [31 clicks]
  7. Watch: The physics behind this crazy basketball trick [30 clicks]
  8. 9-year-old eats world’s hottest chili pepper, immediately regrets life [24 clicks]
  9. Fastest Ship in the Universe: How Sci-Fi Ships Stack Up [21 clicks]
  10. Ian McKellen almost didn’t play Gandalf or Magneto because of Tom Cruise [20 clicks]
  11. Lego ‘promoting unrealistic body image’ [18 clicks]
  12. Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It [18 clicks]
  13. Astonishing LEGO Optimus Prime Actually Transforms! | Nerdist [16 clicks]
  14. INSANE Toilet Paper PRANK!! [14 clicks]
  15. Sitting Is Bad for You. So I Stopped. For a Whole Month. [11 clicks]
  16. ‘It was bizarre,’ says disabled vet shot while guarding sea turtle nest [7 clicks]
  17. ‘Destiny’: The Most Painful Weapon Nerfs In The 2.0 Update [7 clicks]
  18. Ugly Kid Joe – Everything About You [6 clicks]
  19. Paul Rudd Continues His CONAN Tradition with an Exclusive ANT-MAN Clip | Nerdist [5 clicks]
  20. Faster pussycat – House Of Pain [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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