September 20th, 2006

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Can't help helping yourself

A guy at work is looking into switching his group from CVS to subversion, and sent an email to the java-developers list asking about a couple things he felt trepidatious about. I like subversion, so I piped up and opined about how cool it is, and ended up spending a decent amount of time looking things up to answer various questions he had, because, y'know, helpful.

The cool thing about this is that in the process of doing all this research, I figured out a number things I hadn't grokked very well before, and also figured out how to upgrade my repositories to a better backend format, which let me reorganize them in a more convenient layout while I was at it. So that's what I did today.

I guess sometimes virtue really is its own reward. Just like the Avenue Q song: "When you help others, you can't help helping yourself..."