Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #35

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 link this week was about Patrick Stewart and his answer to a question about his work with violence against women campaigns.  A truly remarkable and amazing answer and story follows.

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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 sent out last week. Usually, I do a top ten, but I really like the items that were in the top twenty.

  1. 10 Twitter Mistakes That Harm Your Personal Brand [Infographic] [25 clicks]
  2. Changes to MCM SQL Server 2008 Exam retake policy [24 clicks]
  3. T-SQL Script for Estimating Compression Savings [18 clicks]
  4. Top 3 Performance Killers For Linked Server Queries [18 clicks]
  5. Do I like Speaking? — T-SQL Tuesday #41 [16 clicks]
  6. T-SQL Tuesday #42–The Long and Winding Road [16 clicks]
  7. Do You Enable “Optimize for Ad Hoc Workloads”? [16 clicks]
  8. The AlwaysOn Health Model Part 1 — Health Model Architecture [15 clicks]
  9. Microsoft answers Google’s Windows Phone YouTube app ban request: We scroogled you [12 clicks]
  10. Class of 2013: You Can’t Make a Living Just by Solving Problems [12 clicks]
  11. Morphing Microsoft [11 clicks]
  12. McDonald’s Theory [11 clicks]
  13. Len() and DataLength() [10 clicks]
  14. How to Move Away from the Victim Mentality [10 clicks]
  15. Does it matter if your SQL is bad? [10 clicks]
  16. Conor vs. SQL Azure Optimizer Hotfix Traceflag 4199 [9 clicks]
  17. Extend SQL Server DDL Triggers for more functionality: Part 2 [8 clicks]
  18. Are You Making Your Communications Stick? [5 clicks]
  19. NomCom Applications Open June 12 [5 clicks]
  20. Emotional Sales Buying Decisions [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 sure are entertaining and interesting.

  1. Let me tell you a thing, about an amazing man named Patrick Stewart [195 clicks]
  2. Craziest Things In Nature You Won’t Believe Actually Exist [33 clicks]
  3. 25 Ways to Celebrate Geek Pride Day [15 clicks]
  4. Xbox One: Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft’s New Console [15 clicks]
  5. From Google Reader to Feedly [13 clicks]
  6. 5 Grisly Decades of Workplace Safety Posters [11 clicks]
  7. Watch Manhattan’s Boundaries Expand Over 250 Years [10 clicks]
  8. Electric Avenue is Closed [10 clicks]
  9. What a Facebook Re-Design Would Be Like in Real Life [10 clicks]
  10. Everything You Need to Grill Everything But Steak [9 clicks]
  11. The trouble for Marco Polo [9 clicks]
  12. Five Best External Battery Packs [7 clicks]
  13. Farmer WIN [6 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.