Another übergeek who lived in Baker House was David Plummer, who TAed 6.001. I remember asking him for help on the last assignment. (Yes, he's that David Plummer.) I was totally in awe of him as well. I vaguely remember him being part a group of people (including his girlfriend) who called themselves "munchkins".
I'm still reading up on Mac OS X networking but am also learning a bit about Linux Live CD distributions (these boot and run off portable media, not the hard drive). I remember about fifteen years ago, while working at TIS, creating boot SunOS floppies (full root filesystem) just for the heck of it to see if they would boot. They did, and it was fortunate I did this, because I once accidentally blew something away on a hard drive and would have had to do a complete reinstall if not for the ability to boot from floppy.