Hard to over-estimate the impact the migration to Git as (local) version control management tool has had. Given the fact that I am spending a considerable fraction of my time traveling on the train, still being able to commit source code changes (and revert changes if need be) is quite essential.

    * commit a66c29b1942dd826daa43d4dbb922ce2ec0e45c9
    | Author: Lars Baehren <lbaehren@gmail.com>
    | Date:   Mon Feb 23 09:15:28 2015 +0100
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    |     Quicklooks need to be generated per CKD index and measurement campaign
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    * commit 0aa9ee8fac43dbafbf2a5890e890639ab12de03c
    | Author: Lars Baehren <lbaehren@gmail.com>
    | Date:   Mon Feb 23 08:58:05 2015 +0100
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    |     More generic configuration setup, allowing to test processing using different
    |     CKD index files/sets

The above would not be possible if I would be doing a straight SVN checkout of the original Subversion repository – using git-svn provides me with the additional comfort layer and security layer, which enables me to continue working while traveling.

Probably the only (considerably small) draw-back of this setup is, that it works quite well, making it harder to find some motivation and use case for testing other tools, such as e.g. Fossil which every since listening to the episode on FLOSS-Weekly is high up on my list of software tools to play with).