Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #41

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 is Brent Ozar’s (Blog | @BrentO) post about the “The 9 Letters That Get DBAs Fired”.  If you haven’t read this, I recommend it and if you aren’t acting on these letters, well, enjoy your job while it lasts.

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.  It was a pretty link filled week, so the list got a bit longer this week and I still cut some off the tail end.  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. The 9 Letters That Get DBAs Fired [46 clicks]
  2. 5 Things About Fillfactor [23 clicks]
  3. Why Microsoft Is Tech’s Last Grand Strategist [20 clicks]
  4. SQL Is Hard [19 clicks]
  5. I Failed [19 clicks]
  6. Five Ways to Improve Your Productivity with SSMS [17 clicks]
  7. Reducing SQL Server IO and Access Times using Bloom Filters – Part 1 (Concepts) [16 clicks]
  8. Exploring Hash Functions in SQL Server [15 clicks]
  9. Can I stop a System Admin from enabling SQL Server xp_cmdshell? [13 clicks]
  10. Rob Farley : Joins in single-table queries [13 clicks]
  11. Rob Farley: Spooling in SQL execution plans [12 clicks]
  12. Joe Chang : The Path to In-Memory Database Technology [10 clicks]
  13. Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work #TED [10 clicks]
  14. How to Keep Habits Going During Travel [9 clicks]
  15. Allen White : T-SQL Tuesday #41 – Presenting and Loving it! [8 clicks]
  16. How It Works: SQL Server 2005 NUMA Basics [8 clicks]
  17. PASSMN July 2013 Meeting [6 clicks]
  18. Microsoft Announces Power BI for Office 365 [6 clicks]
  19. What powers Power BI in Office 365? [5 clicks]
  20. Incorrect Results with Indexed Views [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.  It does seem that I was a little focused on the Xbox One, I’m really looking forward to that coming out.

  1. What Happens When You Microwave a Highlighter [45 clicks]
  2. San Francisco 777 Crash: Why Did So Many Passengers Evacuate With Bags? [42 clicks]
  3. 6 Things That Will Happen Now That The Sanctity Of Marriage Is Destroyed [41 clicks]
  4. Carb Porn: 15 Foods to Scare the Paleo Out of You [32 clicks]
  5. A Perfectly Timed Bolt of Lightning Makes Fireworks Even More Awesome [24 clicks]
  6. @DeathStarPR: How we make sure the Stormtroopers get out of bed in the morning. #StarWars [17 clicks]
  7. Sweet shirt material, might need to get some of these. [16 clicks]
  8. The massive European network of Stone Age tunnels that weaves from Scotland to Turkey [16 clicks]
  9. Five Reasons Why You Should Watch Tron: Uprising [15 clicks]
  10. Microwaves Ruin Everything [15 clicks]
  11. A Hypnotic Visualization of Everything Gmail Knows About You and Your Friends [14 clicks]
  12. Why Did Popeye Eat So Much Spinach? The Surprising Answer [14 clicks]
  13. ‘Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book’: The new warrior cop is out of control [13 clicks]
  14. The Habits of Happiness [12 clicks]
  15. Great artwork on a servers order pad [12 clicks]
  16. Microsoft: Xbox One advertising will integrate with Kinect [9 clicks]
  17. 7-Eleven’s Free Slurpee Day Goes Bigger Than Ever [6 clicks]
  18. Joshua Foer: Feats of memory anyone can do #TED [6 clicks]
  19. Sheena Iyengar: How to make choosing easier #TED [5 clicks]
  20. Calif. roller coaster screams exceed decibel limit [5 clicks]
  21. Duck Sauce – It’s You [5 clicks]
  22. Boy robs Colo. State Fair in Batman costume [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?  Then follow the links on my tumblr blog or subscribe to it’s RSS feed.