My laptop has become a bit unstable these days.  I'm thankful to have a new one on the way.  But in the meanwhile, I must put up with random lockups and reboots.

Because of the way I roam all over the Internet when I'm looking for information, I actually had nineteen open IE windows and four open Firefox windows when I had to reboot a few moments ago.  With all of those open windows and a fickle attitude from my laptop, I've had to keep a running log of all of my open URLs.  That way, if my laptop crashes, I can quickly get back to where I was with all of those open windows.  Now, I'm just trying to figure out if there's a better way to do this!

Here's what my URL list looks like right now:  Benchmarking has become one of my passions these days.  This is Microsoft's take on SQL Server benchmarking.  I only recently learned that there's a website dedicated to telling you about Microsoft Knowledge Base alerts.  Yippee!  An interesting little tool that makes SQL Profiler traces easier to manage.  I love to see what the real human beings at Microsoft are up to.  Paul Flessner's recent email to the SQL Server community about the future of SQL Server in a post-relational world.  An article InformIT's about SQL Server performance.  What can I say?  I just like stupid user tricks! I like Men's Health magazine in general and their parenting section for men is pretty good reading too. my favorite parenting website  my personal blog

And finally, I have a series of articles about SQL Server performance found on the SearchSQLServer website:,295582,sid87_gci1176824_tax301330,00.html?track=NL-465&ad=549907&adg=301324&bucket=REF,289483,sid87_gci1185283_tax301334,00.html?track=NL-414&ad=549356&adg=301324&bucket=ETA,289483,sid87_gci1180698,00.html?track=NL-414&ad=549348,290042,sid87_gci1183089_tax301334,00.html?track=NL-415&ad=549350&adg=301324&bucket=REF

So what sort of URLs are on your must read list?  Do you find yourself coming back again and again?

Let me know!  Many thanks,