Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #24

2012-01-013For those that follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL), you’ll know that throughout the day I tweet out some links of things I find interesting.  These tweets include “Reading” in the message 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.

Most Popular Link

The most popular item tweeted out last week was:

Last week’s top 20 “Reading” Links

Along with the top link, here are the top twenty other items that were sent out last week:

  1. Nine Practices to Help You Say No Without Feeling Like a Jerk [126 clicks]
  2. The Four Habits that Form Habits [88 clicks]
  3. How Does the Cloud Change a Database Administrator’s Job? [44 clicks]
  4. Breaking Down 18065 [31 clicks]
  5. Focus on Fast Track : Understanding the –E Startup Parameter [19 clicks]
  6. Behind the scenes of PowerShell and SQL [18 clicks]
  7. Overconfidence – How it Almost Cost Me and What You Can Do to Avoid It [17 clicks]
  8. Have you checked up on your SQL Servers? –> Monthly SQL Server Checklist [16 clicks]
  9. Ready for Those Oddball Job Interview Questions? [16 clicks]
  10. Something Smells: Parameter Sniffing [16 clicks]
  11. Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master – James Skipwith [14 clicks]
  12. SQL Server Naming Standards [14 clicks]
  13. ABCs of CDC with SSIS 2012 [12 clicks]
  14. Registry bloat after SQL Server 2012 SP1 installation [11 clicks]
  15. DBA Best Practices – A Blog Series: Episode 3 – Use a Wiki for Documentation [10 clicks]
  16. Slow source? Make your data flow buffers smaller! [7 clicks]
  17. Day 24 of 31 Days of Disaster Recovery: Handling Corruption in a Clustered Index [6 clicks]
  18. A Month of PowerShell – Day 4 (Scripting) [6 clicks]
  19. When Designing Logon Systems, Pay More Attention To Password Questions. [6 clicks]
  20. Obtaining rowcounts when using Composable DML [T-SQL] [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 sure are entertaining and interesting.

  1. Doctor Who Timeline Infographic [70 clicks]
  2. Don’t Buy Gas on April 15 [53 clicks] (I’m not advocating this, just sharing the link on the idea)
  3. What if Superheroes were Sponsored? [41 clicks]
  4. These Taxidermied LEGO Insects Are Creepy Cool [16 clicks]
  5. I’m a hardcore Christian Bale fan! [13 clicks]
  6. The top secret drum corps (Video) [10 clicks]
  7. Donkey Kong: Pauline Edition [5 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?  Then follow the links on my tumblr blog or subscribe to it’s RSS feed.