I have seen this story linked in a few places. However, I’m not really sure why it has gained so much attention, unless it’s being presented as a warning to other developers to not be this guy.
The TL;DR version (or what I took from it anyway):
‘I wanted to do it all my own way, the same way I’ve been doing it for 20 years, paying no attention to any change in circumstance or platform, and I didn’t heed any warnings cause fuck that, they can sort it out later, but oh noes, my ignorance coupled with my arrogance has bit me. Woe is me.’