Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #62

2012-01-013Monday afternoon and it’s time for weekly round-up.  If you follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL), you’ll know that throughout most days I tweet out links of things I find interesting.  While these links aren’t the answer to life, the universe, and everything, they often share a few things about SQL Server and related technology topics that others 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 that I shared last week is a link to an artist that pours molten aluminum into ant hills.  It’s pretty cool to see the tunnels and rooms that come out of the structure once the aluminum hardens.  Take a look at this if you haven’t, it’s pretty cool.

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 More Job Search Behaviors To Avoid [21 clicks]
  2. Myths and Misconceptions about Hekaton [20 clicks]
  3. Cloud – the forecast is improving | Rob Farley [19 clicks]
  4. 20 Things to do When the Boss is Wrong [18 clicks]
  5. What Virtual Filestats Do, and Do Not, Tell You About I/O Latency [18 clicks]
  6. The Modern Data Warehouse [18 clicks]
  7. Document Your SQL Server Databases with Extended Properties [15 clicks]
  8. What the Hekaton? [13 clicks]
  9. Powershell in a Month – Day 2, Help [13 clicks]
  10. The Cloud Is Scary – #TSQL2sDay #49 [12 clicks]
  11. How It Works: SQL Server (NUMA Local, Foreign and Away Memory Blocks) [12 clicks]
  12. Spatial Indexing: From 4 Days to 4 Hours [11 clicks]
  13. Automated Job Activation with Mirroring and Availability Groups [10 clicks]
  14. Powershell in a Month – Day 3 – Commands [10 clicks]
  15. T-SQL Tuesday 48: Expectations, Widgets, and APIs [9 clicks]
  16. T-SQL Tuesday #48 – Cloud that Broke the Camel’s Back [8 clicks]
  17. Understanding hardware still matters in the cloud [7 clicks]
  18. Filtered Indexes and Dynamic SQL [6 clicks]
  19. Windows Azure HDInsight Thoughts [6 clicks]
  20. T-SQL Tuesday #48 Roundup [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. What You Get When You Pour Molten Aluminum Into An Ant Hill [119 clicks]
  2. What Happens When A Black Man Brings His White Girlfriend Into A Harlem Barbershop? [50 clicks]
  3. Outrage follows probation for teen who killed four in crash [28 clicks]
  4. Creepy, Crusty, Crumbling: Illegal Tour of Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans [20 clicks]
  5. My Bitcoin Bummer — World’s Virtual Currency Plummets in Price (Again) [19 clicks]
  6. Super Selfie – The Father and The Son feat. Gary Valenciano [18 clicks]
  7. The “Ghost Ship” [10 clicks]
  8. The 31 Best Kanye West Quotes of 2013 [10 clicks]
  9. The Haunted Hotel at Tequendama Falls [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.