The idea that someone sent an errant message to the entire Internet and then a personal apology note to everyone who replied is so charming in this moment, where countless sources scream continuously at you in the hopes of punching through the noise and heuristic filters that define your personal Internet bubble.
That time will likely never come again until we find ourselves the recipient of an rwall-equivalent via SETI.
The “offender” was jkh, of FreeBSD fame.
He always came across as quite friendly and personable while working on the FreeBSD project.
FreeBSD Project co-founder, Director of UNIX Technology at Apple (part of the reason MacOS X looks as it does today). Now at NVidia. Quite a career!