Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #71

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2012-01-013It’s Monday time for this week’s weekly link round-up.  If you want to catch these links “live” (so exciting), follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL).  And see these throughout the day as 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.

The Most Popular “Reading” Link

The most popular “Reading” item last week was an interview review from Brent Ozar (Blog | @BrentO), on some things that Staya Nadella had to say about the upcoming release of SQL Server.

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 shared 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. Satya Slips a SQL Server Standard Secret? [28 clicks]
  2. 5 Critical Job Interview Questions to Ask Your Would-be Boss [21 clicks]
  3. From Unemployed to Infinitely Employable: It’s All About Skills [17 clicks]
  4. How Technology Is Destroying Jobs [16 clicks]
  5. The Three Power-People You Need on Your Team [13 clicks]
  6. When You’re Feeling Self-Doubt & a Lack of Motivation [12 clicks]
  7. Watch the Growth of Walmart and Sam’s Club [11 clicks]
  8. What’s Wrong with Job Interviews, and How to Fix Them [9 clicks]
  9. Thanks to geotagged photos, are you sharing too much? [9 clicks]
  10. New Data Science – What’s Next? [8 clicks]
  11. How to troubleshoot merge replication performance issues by using trace flag 101 [8 clicks]
  12. Using the Output Clause with T-SQL Merge [7 clicks]
  13. The Urban Legends of Big Data [7 clicks]
  14. Here’s-s-s Jimmy! [7 clicks]
  15. A visual exploration of refugee migrations [6 clicks]
  16. Three Things To Do Before Starting Hadoop Project [5 clicks]
  17. Microsoft to Join the Big Data Conversation as an Elite Sponsor at Strata, Santa Clara, CA [5 clicks]
  18. The Secret to Focusing on What Matters [5 clicks]
  19. ‘Little Data’ Matters, Too [3 clicks]
  20. Scaling Pinterest – From 0 to 10s of Billions of Page Views a Month in Two Years [3 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. 8 Sodas and Their Drug Equivalents [38 clicks]
  2. Pediatrician: Vaccinate Your Kids—Or Get Out of My Office [24 clicks]
  3. ‘Sherlock’ Season 4 Might Not Premiere For Another 2 Years [11 clicks]
  4. Has Matt Smith Really Left The Tardis? [11 clicks]
  5. The Ultimate (Free) Virus Protection Guide [10 clicks]
  6. What If ‘Doctor Who’ Was American? [10 clicks]
  7. Millennials in the Workplace Training Video [9 clicks]
  8. ‘Dad Metal’ from Funny or Die [8 clicks]
  9. Imperial March (of the Floppies) [8 clicks]
  10. Alleged Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht pleads not guilty [2 clicks]
  11. Debunking Princeton [4 clicks]
  12. Using disease models to forcecast the end of Facebook [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?