Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #45

2012-01-013It’s Monday, it’s time for weekly round-up #45.  Technically, this should be #46, but since I went on vacation, I rescheduled all my blogs to have the blog on vacation as well.

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 from two weeks ago was from Mickey Stuewe (@SQLMickey | Blog) and her invitation for last week’s T-SQL Tuesday.

Last week’s top 24 “Reading” Links

Along with the top link, here are the top twenty-four items relating to SQL Server, technology and careers that were sent out two weeks ago.  It was a pretty link filled week, so the list got a bit longer this week.  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. T-SQL Tuesday #45 Invitation–Follow the Yellow Brick Road [26 clicks]
  2. Quit Working Late: 8 Tips [17 clicks]
  3. The Myth of the 5 9’s [17 clicks]
  4. FIX: SQL Server performance issues in NUMA environments [17 clicks]
  5. The Benefits of Loyalty: Employees and Employers [15 clicks]
  6. Samsung makes first PCIe-based SSD for Ultrabooks, we see one likely customer [15 clicks]
  7. Under rare conditions, using IN clause can cause unexpected SQL behavior [15 clicks]
  8. The Myth that DROP and TRUNCATE TABLE are Non-Logged [15 clicks]
  9. Microsoft Kerberos Configuration Manager for SQL Server [14 clicks]
  10. Non-Clustered Indexes on Table Variables in SQL Server 2014 [13 clicks]
  11. Prepare a new VM for SQL Server 2014 CTP1 [13 clicks]
  12. Flash breakthrough promises faster storage, terabytes of memory [12 clicks]
  13. Installing Reporting Services for SharePoint 2010 [12 clicks]
  14. Transactional Replication – Fixed in Minutes [12 clicks]
  15. Selecting a Processor for SQL Server 2012 [11 clicks]
  16. SQL Server 2012 Query Pagination [10 clicks]
  17. Silent Truncation of SQL Server Data Inserts [9 clicks]
  18. SQL Server–Storage Spaces/VHDx and 4K Sector Size [9 clicks]
  19. Taming Perfmon: Data Collector Sets [9 clicks]
  20. Using the OVER clause [9 clicks]
  21. Videos and Training on Windows Azure IaaS from TechEd New Orleans [8 clicks]
  22. Installing SQL Server in a Virtual World [8 clicks]
  23. CLR Stored Procedure to utilise more of the MailMessage .NET class rather than DB Mail. [6 clicks]
  24. DTA and Hypothetical Indexes [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 are interesting and worth a second look.

  1. US Department of Justice Proposes Odd Punishment for Apple Inc [18 clicks]
  2. Alien Orange Bubble Sky [14 clicks]
  3. Man, Watching Airplanes Take Off and Land Is Like Playing a Video Game [14 clicks]
  4. 11 Ways I’m Trying to Achieve a Sane Relationship With the Internet [13 clicks]
  5. Copyright Takedowns on Twitter Are Up 76 Percent [11 clicks]
  6. Zoo in China substitutes dog for lion [11 clicks]
  7. Twitter U.K. cracks down after threats against women [9 clicks]
  8. Andre The Giant – The Baddest Ass Drunk Of All Time [9 clicks]
  9. To Sell Anything You Need to Know What Makes You Unique [8 clicks]
  10. ‘The Butler’ Will Now Be Called ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ – MPAA Rules On Title Arbitration [8 clicks]
  11. 7 Real Natural Events that Inspired Works of Science Fiction [8 clicks]
  12. Improve Your Memory of People’s Names by Practicing with Celebrities at Home [7 clicks]
  13. Moffat Explains Older Capaldi Casting | Doctor Who TV [7 clicks]
  14. Extreme Idiots [6 clicks]
  15. Jay-Z to become Jay Z in massively disrespectful move against hyphens | Music [5 clicks]
  16. Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell [4 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.