Collocation Access

chuck goolsbee chucklist at
Thu Dec 28 01:54:43 UTC 2006

>I've never been asked to allow someone else to
>>  retain my passport or driver's license.
>Exodus used to do this.

...and look where that got them!

They (Exodus) also had, at least here in Seattle at the 12301 Tukwila 
facility, the grungiest palm scanner in the world. Thankfully I never 
had to use it. I'm not a paranoid germ-phobe, but that thing looked 
downright dangerous.

I often wonder if anyone from C&W, and now Savvis have ever cleaned it.

>These places are making you hand over
>something of value to lessen the likelihood that you'll leave without
>following their sign-out procedures.

Indeed. The usual "rent-a-cop" (or as I recently heard them called by 
another Seattle facility: "Techno-guard"(!)) could care less about 
actually identifying you so much as make sure you don't abscond with 
"company preoperty" or pull your equipment if your invoices aren't 


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