After spending the weekend with my parents, proud new owners of a G4 14″ iBook, I realized why I get paid the big bucks for administering computers/servers. The biggest contribution to my wealth: I read manuals. I also frequent application specific support web sites, and I sign up for listervs. I have been working with Apache for four years and have been able to learn a lot about it through all of the usual support mechanisms, but Apache also offers something great for problems that cannot wait: an irc channel with some of the best and brightest Apache developers and users.
I have been in a jam with some SSL problems that needed to be solved within one business day and I would not have been able to do it without the help from the experts at the #apache channel on irc.freenode.net.
So if you ever need some Apache help, or have time to help others, jump on the #apache channel!