Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #44

2012-01-013It’s Monday, it’s time for weekly round-up #44.  As an introduction, if you follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL), you’ll know that throughout the day I tweet out some links of things I find interesting.  While these links aren’t the answer to life, the universe, and everything, they do share a few things about SQL Server and other topics that people that follow me may find useful.

The links included in this summary are those prefixed with “Reading” 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 one three things that should never say in an interview, brought to us by Kendra_Little (Blog | twitter).  One of the things that I like about this post is that it just doesn’t apply to interviews for new jobs, but to any time you are looking for more responsibilities at work.

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. Three Things You Should Never Say in a Technical Interview [76 clicks]
  2. Junior DBA Interview Questions – Updated [31 clicks]
  3. Free Tools for the DBA: PAL Tool [22 clicks]
  4. SSIS Performance Tuning: Max Default Buffer Rows [17 clicks]
  5. A Simple Rule to Eliminate Useless Meetings [17 clicks]
  6. The SSD write cliff in real life [15 clicks]
  7. Why You Suck at Networking – And How to Do it Right [14 clicks]
  8. What is the difference between sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats and sys.dm_db_index_operational_stats? [14 clicks]
  9. Natural Born Killers (The series) – Day 7 Table Variables vs Temp Tables [13 clicks]
  10. Recommendations and guidelines for the “max degree of parallelism” configuration option in SQL Server [10 clicks]
  11. The Elephant and the Mouse, or, Parameter Sniffing in SQL Server [10 clicks]
  12. Do You Want a Meritocracy at Work? [10 clicks]
  13. The Tipping Point Query Answers [10 clicks]
  14. Understanding Non-uniform Memory Access [10 clicks]
  15. Unintended Consequences of Scalar-Valued User Defined Functions [9 clicks]
  16. SQL Server 2014: What’s vNew For vNext [9 clicks]
  17. PASS Board Applications Now Open [8 clicks]
  18. Achieve Better Performance [8 clicks]
  19. Virtual Machines Series: Running SQL Server in a Windows Azure Virtual Machine [7 clicks]
  20. How Data Quality can make you feel less of a [7 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 are interesting and worth a second look.

  1. The Chicago Tribune Has Made the Best Internet Mistake of the Day [42 clicks]
  2. Coke: Wait, People Thought Vitaminwater Was Good for You? [29 clicks]
  3. Sick systems: How to keep someone with you forever [27 clicks]
  4. Making a Stunning, Glow-in-the-Dark Fountain Is Surprisingly Simple [14 clicks]
  5. Go and Stand on Hallowed Ground [12 clicks]
  6. Terminally ill ‘Simpsons’ co-creator donates millions to charity [11 clicks]
  7. Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy (1988) HD [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.