Some might say that he was trying to steer Peter into not doing as he would do, but he also tended to end up in weird situations. Like when he stole a poncho from a wooden Indian. This sort of hack job might come in handy someday.
"Not bad at all. You are going into programming, right? Gotta school picked out yet?" He kept one eye on Ned as he took another long, fortifying drink of coffee.