Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #50

2012-01-013Monday morning and it’s time for weekly round-up.  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.  This post is a summary of all of those links and a few others.

Third Most Popular Link

The most popular link last week dealt with what not to say while negotiating your salary.  While this is often associated with the start of your job.  You should also consider negotiating salary at performance reviews, because when you are offered a raise… you can choose to negotiate whether that amount is acceptable.

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, here’s the opportunity to get caught up on some items that other’s read after I linked them out.

  1. What Not to Say When Negotiating Your Salary [85 clicks]
  2. Argenis Fernandez : Paul Randal’s Disaster Recovery Step-by-Step Poster [21 clicks]
  3. Pattern searches beyond ‘%string%’. [20 clicks]
  4. Index Tuning [17 clicks]
  5. What does checkpoint do for tempdb? [17 clicks]
  6. System Center Advisor is now free [17 clicks]
  7. Bug: sys.dm_db_session_space_usage Reporting Extremely High Tempdb Allocations [16 clicks]
  8. Can I force a user to use WITH NOLOCK? [14 clicks]
  9. Automating SQL Traces [13 clicks]
  10. Don’t just blindly create those “missing” indexes! [12 clicks]
  11. Crypto Primer: Understanding Encryption, Certificates, Public/Private Key & Digital Signature [11 clicks]
  12. How Social Media is Changing Mentorship [10 clicks]
  13. The Accidental DBA (Day 28 of 30): Troubleshooting: Blocking [9 clicks]
  14. Backups & the Buffer Pool [8 clicks]
  15. Everyone Wants Better. No One Wants Change [6 clicks]
  16. July, the 31 Days of SQL Server DMO’s – Day 7 (sys.dm_exec_procedure_stats) [6 clicks]
  17. The Accidental DBA (Day 13 of 30): Consistency Checking [6 clicks]
  18. The Accidental DBA (Day 7 of 30): Backups: Recovery Models and Backup Types [6 clicks]
  19. Hex Editoring [5 clicks]
  20. How To: Troubleshoot Deadlocks In Windows Azure SQL Database (WASD) [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. Former FAMU player Jonathan Ferrell killed by Charlotte police [33 clicks]
  2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail Modern Trailer [13 clicks]
  3. Meet B-Girl Terra, the Flyest Six-Year-Old Dancer Around [11 clicks]
  4. Auto-Brewery Syndrome: Apparently, You Can Make Beer In Your Gut [5 clicks]
  5. Martin Garrix – Animals [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.