1) freebsd is so damn cool compared to linux. hell, compared to anything.
2) rsync totally owns. i setup stan, started rsync'ed / to kyle:/, came back, changed two lines in the rc.conf, fastboot, and now we have two servers at exactly the same point.... nice new 4.2-stable kernel, tons of fun toys...
oh, and the one i'll never get tired of praising:
3) screen rocks.