When this comes to California (not if - this is the land of idiotic busy bodies) I'm going to bag up my trash and dump it at work. Let the trash spetsnaz ponder empty cans.
Back in the day local news used to actually do local and fairly decent investigative reporting. These days all they do is read propaganda badly disguised as press releases from city, state, federal and corporate officials. I'm going to miss the hottie weather trollops though.
Having had a few EXT3 filesystems go tits up because they've been quietly borking themselves on a 24/7/365 server being able to do a weekly "zpool scrub" in a 4TB array without the downtime is a beautiful thing. Kernel CIFS with proper ACLs and integration with ZFS snapshots is pretty great as well. When btrfs is released and gets a few miles on it I may switch back. But for now my file server stays OpenSolaris.
Make sure you don't have a "no moonlighting" clause. I used to work for a company that had one and vigorously enforced it. And I mean Security goon standing next to your desk with a box for your stuff and a quick frog march out the door style enforcement. It's a real bad time to be trashing a steady paycheck.
To think I was actually so paranoid that I missed our Datasafe offsite pickup thursday that I drove in, swapped the tapes out and took them home.
Earthquakes, building fires, meteor strikes, Super Volcano blowing. If you don't have offsite backup and redundant offsite servers Murphy's and Finagle's laws are going to spank you. Hard.