I am referring to the thing at the bottom-right of every SE page. Clearly, the first three numbers are YYYY.M.DD, but I can't figure out what the last number is.

"rev 2012.2.21.1163"


That number is how many hamsters we have. As you can see if you watch the number over a period of time, they breed like crazy.

Alternatively, it's the number of dev builds we've had on our Team City build server.

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    See, now if you would upgrade to trained guinea pigs you wouldn't need so many. – voretaq7 Feb 21 '12 at 22:17
  • Hmm... but how do you count them all before they move and you lose track of which ones you've counted? – timothymh Feb 21 '12 at 22:22
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    Really? Wow! How do you manage to keep your hamster count and build count synchronized at all times? – Pops Feb 21 '12 at 22:23
  • @PopularDemand I'm pretty sure via the application of electricity. They shock them. – jcolebrand Feb 21 '12 at 22:50

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