Re: Test bed
Sometime in the early 2000's I think. We pulled a server from a hosting company somewhere in London after they had repeatedly dropped the ball etc.
On getting the server back to the office [we jumped in a taxi to their site, unplugged it and legged it out the door] a cursory examination showed it was full of ripped DVD's of films etc. Interesting as it all it did was host a rather large website.
Now I know for a fact none of us did it [why ?] - turned out the "Admin" staff at the facility has used it for storage. That was quite useful as we were in dispute about the remaining bill.When presented with displays of the files, who created them according to the logs and dark threats of suing them [the organisation I worked for was 90% lawyers] they suddenly decided not to pursue payment.
There were so f***ing hopeless they couldn't even cover their tracks properly.