Most welcome error message ever

22 10 2014

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A second before I emailed the nearly complete ANSC*4090 midterm exam to Mike and Hillary Dalton (my other TA), Luke leapt onto the coffee table and walked across the computer… and just after I’d pressed ‘send’, I realised he’d cat-typed, and changed Mike’s name from ‘mwalk04’ to ‘rtmwalk04’.

In the minute it took to get the error message, I actually did not breathe: if that had turned out not be a real person, we’d have had to re-write the whole exam …