tl;dr – “Wow, you make mistakes too… But you make them REALLY fast.”
Not really sure what category to put this in so I’ll just file it under “hacking”.
Back at Temple University I had been running MUDs (multi-user dungeon games) on
my machine, bigboy.cis.temple.edu. It was a great way to learn Unix IPC and
work on complex C systems, but I had a summer free to hack and I decided I wanted
to build an object-oriented adventure game development system. (The game would
be an environment supporting objects like places, monsters, players, etc, but it
was written in C.)