ScottHanselmans 2009 Ultimate Developers ToolList


SQL Server Restrict Memory Usage

EXEC sp_configure ‘show advanced options’, 1


EXEC sp_configure ‘max server memory (MB)’, 200


Things to Adopt in Life

 1. Drink plenty of water.
 2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
 3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
 4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
 5. Make time to practice prayer, meditation and yoga.
 6. Play more games.
 7. Read more books
 8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
 9. Sleep for 7 hours.
 10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day. And while you walk, smile.


 11. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
 12. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present
 13. Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
 14. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
 15. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
 16. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
 17. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your
present happiness.
 18. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
 19. Smile and laugh more.
 20. You don’t have to win every argument.
Agree to disagree.


 21. Call your family often.
 22. Each day give something good to others.
 23. Forgive everyone for everything.
 24. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
 25. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
 26. What other people think of you is none of your business.
 27. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.


 28. Do the right thing!
 29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
 30. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
 31. The best is yet to come.

Excerpt: Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivation

There is a mismatch between what science knows and what business does. And here is what science knows. One: Those 20th century rewards, those motivators we think are the natural part of business, do work, but only in a surprisingly narrow band of circumstances. Two: Those if-then rewards often destroy creativity. Three: The secret to high performance isn’t rewards and punishments, but that unseen intrinsic drive. The drive to do things for their own sake.The drive to do things cause they matter.

Let me give you an even more radical example of it. Something called the Results Only Work Environment. The ROWE.  Created by two American consultants, in place at about a dozen companies around North America. In a ROWE people don’t have schedules. They show up when they want. They don’t have to be in the office at a certain time, or any time. They just have to get their work done. How they do it, when they do it, where they do it, is totally up to them. Meetings in these kinds of environments are optional.

What happens? Almost across the board, productivity goes up, worker engagement goes up, worker satisfaction goes up, turnover goes down. Autonomy, mastery and purpose, These are the building blocks of a new way of doing things

[via TedTalk]