Here are the links for this week
Are certification exams useful for experienced people?
LINQ Terminology 101 for DBAs and Others Puzzled
How SQL Server short-circuits WHERE condition evaluation
SQL Down Under show 32 - Dr Michael Rys - SQL Server and XML
usp_helpindexusagestats: a helpfull index analysis script
SQL Server 2008 – iFTS New features
Non DB tech
Adobe AIR Released
Writing User Stories for Back-end Systems
Monkeypatching is destroying Ruby
Robert Sedgwick's Left Leaning Red-Black Trees: Self-balancing binary trees with less of the code complexity [PDF]
The Forgiving Tree: A Self-Healing Distributed Data Structure
The worst PHP code in the world
You may be cool..but you'll never be 4 popped-collars cool
What is a Teenage Pregnancy Implementation Manager?
xkcd: Fuck Grapefruit
Wow: Hong Kong at night [pic]
What do you see in this Photo?
Wind powered turbine out of control