Is that guy still around? When I first started checking out USENET he seemed to be everywhere. Had an uncanny ability to make thousands of people tear their hair out at any one posting.
I believe he posted from an MIT (Dartmouth?) account though it was suggested that he was actually employed as a janitor there rather than being a student.
Also heard in passing that the idea for the movie Good Will Hunting pinched the idea of a janitor genius at a ivy league school was based Archimedes Plutonium. Personally I think it's urban net lore.