Saturday, October 16, 2010

Are you a programmer+sysadmin+support person at a small company? You need to read this.

I'm a sysadmin, developer of in-house software, and end-user tech support person at a small company. I wear a lot of hats, and do everything from Java EE applications to data recovery from crashed user laptops. If you can't open that email attachment or get to that website, I'm your man.

Needless to say, this makes the programming side rather challenging. I've always thought of interruption as the enemy of effective programming, and I've observed my effectiveness falling as the rate of interruption increases.

This article gives me reason to reconsider that idea, and consider trying to plan for and work with interruption instead. I cannot recommend it enough.

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