Andrew Hume andrew at humeweb.com
Mon Jan 18 00:57:20 AEST 2021

i have probed recently about the origins of the “EGREG” (its all greg cession’s fault) error in Research Unix.
alas, i recall nothing about this, and can’t recall ever getting the message.

however, courtesy of Dave Presotto (i am fairly sure), there was an equivalent error
in Plan 9, where more or less randomly, if your user id was ‘andrew’, system calls would fail.
and yes, i did feel special; this was one of my lesser contributions to Plan 9.
this stopped after a while (several to many months, maybe).

andrew hume

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