Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #56

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.

Most Popular LinkS

Last week, Denny Cherry (Blog | @MrDenny) linked out an amazing World War II story, that I share out as well. It turns out others were interested in it as well and it was the most read item for the week. This is one of those stories that really show you the caliber of the generation during World War II.

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. Three More Tricky Tempdb Lessons [45 clicks]
  2. OMG! I can’t believe how much space the SAN admins gave me! [37 clicks]
  3. Five SQL Server Settings to Change [34 clicks]
  4. 10 Ways To Lose Your Best Employees [31 clicks]
  5. 10 Words to Cut From Your Writing [25 clicks]
  6. Take the First Step [22 clicks]
  7. Architecture Reasons for Putting BLOBs in the Database [22 clicks]
  8. Why Your Performance Review Sucks [22 clicks]
  9. Incorrect Results Caused By Adding an Index [22 clicks]
  10. Three More Tricky Tempdb Lessons [20 clicks]
  11. Does the order of columns in a PK index matter? [18 clicks]
  12. SQL Server significantly increases the unused space for some tables [13 clicks]
  13. Why a medieval peasant got more vacation time than you [10 clicks]
  14. sp_executesql, Parameters and Parameter Sniffing [10 clicks]
  15. Generate random integers without collisions [9 clicks]
  16. Brawny cores still beat wimpy cores, most of the time [8 clicks]
  17. Microsoft a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems [8 clicks]
  18. Logging Extended Events changes to the ERRORLOG [7 clicks]
  19. Classifying the SQL-on-Hadoop Solutions [6 clicks]
  20. How It Works: SQL Server (NUMA Local, Foreign and Away Memory Blocks) [6 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 Most Honored Photograph [47 clicks]
  2. The Meyers-Briggs-Ackbar Personality Chart [39 clicks]
  3. My Facebook Lockout [20 clicks]
  4. Max’s Life Hacks [19 clicks]
  5. A State-by-State Map of the Penalties for Texting While Driving [13 clicks]
  6. Snickers for Nerds #StarWars #DoctorWho [11 clicks]
  7. Star Wars Lightsaber Thumb Wrestling [8 clicks]
  8. Couple … wed despite all odds after groom’s debilitating accident [7 clicks]
  9. Captain America’s Back in the Badass First Winter Soldier Trailer [5 clicks]
  10. Bullet-Stopping Cellphone Saves Gas Station Clerk Held at Gunpoint [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.