Unwarranted Pride

I had nothing to do with it, so there’s no basis for me to bask in their glory, but I nonetheless take pride in my alma mater Bowdoin College’s triumph in the international 4-legged soccer tournament Robocup. (Back when I went to Bowdoin, I hacked the campus mainframe version of STRTRK, first to replace the various galactic locations in the array with place names from campus, then to eliminate the annoying flaw in the game architecture that squandered energy by firing phasers at Klingons that were hiding behind planets. In those days, hacking was made simpler by the fact that security consisted to a large extent to “no one knows how to do that,” “nobody would try that,” or “no one knows where we put it.”)

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