And yes, I've left off the name since it was 17 years ago after all and we were all Young and Stupid once (would that Google would show me the same courtesy...).
It continues to amaze me how often the obvious thing to do
never occurs to me. And so, of course, I find out that not only is he somewhat older than me, but also Still Stupid
, and if anything, has gotten Even Worse
If there's nothing else that I can thank the spammers and trolls for, at least they broke me of my Usenet habit back in 1994 -- although to be completely fair, maybe I should be giving Microsoft and Xenix the lion's share of the credit for that one. I never once looked back.
(now if only I could get back my RvL years...).