tinman spent a few years mucking around industry before going back to school for a Masters. Currently not enjoying the weather in North England..
He wrote Perl that looked suspiciously like C code in 1998, while working as an intern, and has been trying to cure that bad habit ever since.
So I switched from departmental sponsored CVS versioning to my own Subversion repository. It's not bad.
I've given it a moderate workout so far. Created repositories with the command-line (for some reason, the otherwise excellent Tortoise SVN was a bit unintuitive), added some source trees. So far, so good. I haven't used any features that make it wonderfully better than CVS, but my requirements from a versioning system are pretty modest anyway, so I don't expect a radical change in how I manage things
Also added my documents directory, and took a leap of faith by checking in the half done thesis proposal into it. No mishaps so far