So let's say that you worked your rear off for a "technology" company for 5 years- did everything you could to move them up from what they were trying to sell as was cutting edge 1994 methods when you got there in 2005. Classic asp with frame sets and beveled drop shadow buttons anyone? You were really making great progress despite the owners unwillingness to change ANYTHING. You unwillingly played the office politics game- and got nothing but resistance. And one day you decided you had enough and gave your notice. Nothing malicious- you even gave 30 days and all of the documentation they would need to give to the replacement. They then tanked your local career by contacting all of your professional contacts and talking trash, sending emails that questioned your rep and CALLED your ex to let them know your were unemployed and wouldn't be able to take care of the kids anymore. Nice. You, of course were pissed, but did the best damage control you could. You couldn't salvage all of your rep, you paid a small amount in court fees as the ex tried to get custody, and you stewed in rage for a few months. Too much time being pissed made a very depressing life - After a while, you washed your hands and moved on. Still being friends with some of the developers there, you hear about a year later that the "technology" company put up a new site. So you check it out- curious to see what they've accomplished. Nothing spectacular- just rehashed text from the old site. AND a forum using captcha - which had 80+ spam ads/links in it. So you laugh. And take a little personal joy in the irony. Not like they got hacked- just made yet another stupid decision. Good thing they are a tech co. This morning, you were curious if they snapped to the fact that they were promoting viagra, por_ (animal and people) and other random spam links instead of their products/services- and all the msgs were gone, except 1. So you check their reg form thinking they had to have made the smart decision to upgrade to recaptcha and make it a bit harder. Nope- same form. So you check some of the older sites you weren't allowed to try and secure when you were there- and look at that- still using the same easy UID/PW combos for all the old stuff. There are a number of email lists of w/ 30K+ in there in some good niches. Hmmm.... You spent all this time "getting over it" and now you see there is a bit of a chance to benefit (or maybe even up the score a bit)... So.... at this point- what would you do?