[Courses] [Careers] Maria finds academia

Maria Mckinley maria at shadlen.org
Tue Mar 1 12:30:29 EST 2005

I keep very good notes, send myself reminder emails, and try to jot 
down memory-jolting phrases.  Actually, having to switch gears a lot 
has really improved my documentation.  I tend to keep much more 
up-to-date and clearer documentation now.  It usually does not take me 
too long to remember where I was.


On Feb 28, 2005, at 2:13 PM, Mary wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 27, 2005, Maria Mckinley wrote:
>> I guess if I could get a variety of programming work that would be my
>> preference.  I like working in two labs, because I am dealing with
>> different problems, but it doesn't have to be both sysadmin and
>> programming to get the variety, the programming is varied as well.
> How do you deal with the "task switching" problem, or is it not an 
> issue
> for you? I know when I was working on two very different tasks
> reghularly (each had 2 days a week of my time) I had a lot of trouble 
> on
> the first day of each task trying to remember where I was up to. I 
> ended
> up requesting that I do a fortnight long cycle (4 days on one task one
> weke, 4 days on the other task the next week).
> -Mary
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