Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #37

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 last week was a post by Melissa Coates (Blog | @SQLChick) on preparing for the PASS Summit this year in Charlotte.  While it might seem too early to start planning, October will be upon us soon.  And since this will be a new city for many of us, it’ll be a good idea to get a lay of the land so that you will know where to find all of the SQL folks in town.

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. If you missed them throughout the week, now’s a good opportunity to get caught up on some items that other’s read after I linked them out.

  1. Tips for Getting Around Charlotte at PASS Summit [39 clicks]
  2. Why Being Selfish Leads to Career Success [24 clicks]
  3. Allen White : Are We Losing a Standard (Edition) Data Recovery Technology? [23 clicks]
  4. Sidelines no more! Speaking at the PASS Summit! May 28, 2013 [23 clicks]
  5. SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition High Availability – SQL Server with Mr. Denny [21 clicks]
  6. The Bucket List – Item #1 is (finally) finished [17 clicks]
  7. How to Sell Your Roadmap Without Selling Your Soul [16 clicks]
  8. Better Coding, More Savings [16 clicks]
  9. AlwaysOn and High Availablity [15 clicks]
  10. 51 Questions About Your #SQLPASS Summit Submission [14 clicks]
  11. Hekaton Breaks Through [13 clicks]
  12. PAGELATCH_EX Contention on 2:1:103 [12 clicks]
  13. Getting Information from a Database using Dynamic SQL [10 clicks]
  14. “The SQL Guy” Post #15: Best Practices For Using SQL Server Service Accounts [10 clicks]
  15. Myself in 2004 [10 clicks]
  16. Louis Davidson : Why We Write #5–An Interview With Jason Strate [9 clicks]
  17. SQL Server–Storage Spaces/VHDx and 4K Sector Size [8 clicks]
  18. Wait statistics, or please tell me where it hurts [8 clicks]
  19. Disaster Recovery Starts with Backup and Recovery [8 clicks]
  20. More businesses than you think are on the cutting edge [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 sure are entertaining and interesting.

  1. BBC still at start of search for new Doctor Who despite reports Rory Kinnear already has the role [22 clicks]
  2. Who’s bringing the balloons? [7 clicks]
  3. Daft Punk – Lose Yourself To Dance [6 clicks]
  4. In startling twist, M. Night Shyamalan reveals he ghost-wrote She’s All That | Film | Newswire | The A.V. Club [5 clicks]
  5. Steve Aoki & Laidback Luke ft. Lil Jon – Turbulence [2 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.