Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #52

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 was from Leo Babauta’s Zen Habits blog.  I read a lot of stuff from Leo and like his perspective on living.  When it comes to exercise, he has a great attitude and I recommend checking out the post.

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. 6 Blog Projects to Improve Your Writing [26 clicks]
  2. Find Skew in Distributed Tables [22 clicks]
  3. Execution Plan Analysis: The Mystery Work Table [22 clicks]
  4. Effective Clustered Indexes [19 clicks]
  5. Why Managers Should Care About Employee Loyalty [13 clicks]
  6. Query Plans: What Happens when Row Estimates Get High [13 clicks]
  7. T-SQL Tuesday #43 Crossing the Streams [13 clicks]
  8. Masterclass: A Day in the Life of a Database Transaction [12 clicks]
  9. Checking out Coreinfo [11 clicks]
  10. Five critical elements to create employee loyalty [11 clicks]
  11. Microsoft’s new 3D data visualization BI product – GeoFlow [11 clicks]
  12. Understanding What sp_updatestats Really Updates [11 clicks]
  13. SqlDev PowerShell 102: Working with Data and Variables [10 clicks]
  14. DBCC CHECKDB on VVLDB and latches (Or: My Pain is Your Gain) [10 clicks]
  15. CONTROL SERVER vs. sysadmin/sa [10 clicks]
  16. Using ‘dbghelp.dll’ version ’4.0.5′ error fixed in SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU6 [9 clicks]
  17. Wake BI Blog: Building a Technical Presentation – Part 1 [8 clicks]
  18. Converting SQL_VARIANT on PDW [8 clicks]
  19. Preventing Locking, Blocking and Deadlocks in the vCenter database [6 clicks]
  20. File in use by another process [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. Why the Fitness Habit is More Important Than the Plan [94 clicks]
  2. Marissa Mayer explains that infamous Vogue photo shoot [47 clicks]
  3. How To: Be More Happy [38 clicks]
  4. This is what I don’t want to have happen when ever I finish a project. [35 clicks]
  5. How movie theaters SHOULD be laid out – The Oatmeal [30 clicks]
  6. Google+ isn’t a social network; it’s The Matrix [9 clicks]
  7. Delta to Equip Its 11,000 Pilots With Microsoft Surface 2 Tablets [6 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.