Eh, I remember when I was on Creature Creations team ( It's a Creature fansite, a game by Creature Labs. It's offline now, but it was a nice site when the Creature Community wasn't among the undead ) ...
Before we began using NewsPro ( and later our own .php script ) , one member of the team was sometimes uploading index.htm in binary instead of ASCII and the whole darn site became unreadable! It was hilarious
We just can't imagine the wonders MySQL & PHP/Perl give us before using them I guess