Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #61

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

The most popular link that I shared last week was from a writer who converted his closet into a fairly awesome Doctor Who themes office.  The article includes a number of pictures from the project and the end result.  The Doctor Who bits are just the door to the office, but its pretty great.

Since most of the items I share from week to week are technical, I”ll also mention the most popular of the technical links.  This one is from Steve Jones (Blog | @way0utwest) and he talks about the recent uptake in discussing the MVP program and the SQL Server community.  If you didn’t get a chance to read it, I’d recommend checking it out.

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. Becoming an MVP [42 clicks]
  2. The T-SQL Paradigm [21 clicks]
  3. Why IT Infrastructure sucks [20 clicks]
  4. SQL Server 2012 Install Gotcha [19 clicks]
  5. Oops… I forgot to leave an empty SQL table partition, how can I split it with minimal IO impact? [17 clicks]
  6. Memory Manager Configuration changes in SQL Server 2012 [17 clicks]
  7. If you could give an aspiring DBA just one piece of advice what would it be? [16 clicks]
  8. Data Warehouse Maturity Model [15 clicks]
  9. 5 Resume Tips from a (Formerly) Unsuccessful Job Seeker [15 clicks]
  10. Windows 8.1: Read this BEFORE updating – especially you, IT admins [15 clicks]
  11. Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse Using the Kimball Approach [15 clicks]
  12. TempDB latch timeouts with lots of RAM [14 clicks]
  13. Check for Instant File Initialization [14 clicks]
  14. Limiting error log file size in SQL Server 2012 [13 clicks]
  15. How to Optimally Use SQL Server with SSD’s Without Burning Them Out [12 clicks]
  16. The Lessons Of Shame [11 clicks]
  17. Whitepaper: Troubleshooting Performance Problems in SQL Server 2008 [9 clicks]
  18. CPU Ready Time in VMware and How to Interpret its Real Meaning [8 clicks]
  19. More Azure Goodies [7 clicks]
  20. Using Solid State Disks in SQL Server Storage Solutions [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. Author Turns His Closet Into the Best Home Office Ever [95 clicks]
  2. Woman Kills Three For Last X-Box at Chicago Wal-Mart [77 clicks]
  3. Amateur Photographer Shoots Largest Ever True Color Photo of the Night Sky [53 clicks]
  4. Mom to son: Get ‘yes’ text before sex [44 clicks]
  6. Carrie Underwood Parodies Miley Cyrus’ AMA Performance On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon [15 clicks]
  7. The Blues Brothers’ mall car-chase scene, perfectly recreated in Lego [14 clicks]
  8. Our letter to the Beastie Boys [12 clicks]
  9. Goldieblox: erasing the line between [11 clicks]
  10. Famous Novelists on Symbolism in Their Work and Whether It Was Intentional [11 clicks]
  11. The Trouble with GoldieBlox [5 clicks]
  12. The Power of Breathing: 7 Helpful Ways to Use It in Your Daily Life [4 clicks]
  13. Unlicensed to shill: Adam Yauch’s will says no to Beastie Boys songs in advertising [3 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.