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I've actually heard this asked a few times on chat, and I'm downright curious - Who is this David, and why is his use of the SE Android app important?

  • That would be plausible, yes! Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 0:28
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    I can't tell if he's doing a 'yes' fist-pump in a "SE ANDROID APP IS AMAZING" way, or if he's threatening to punch me if i don't use it myself.
    – JonW
    Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 0:39
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    Neither can I! Its a great app, and you shouldn't need to be threatened with a facepunch to use it! Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 0:41
  • I had gloves like that.. in the 80's (sorry Dave :P)
    – James
    Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 1:32
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    Probably should have used a power glove instead.
    – user50049
    Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 5:23
  • @JonW Why not both? Commented Feb 16, 2014 at 0:45
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    @JonW I'm sure he loves punching people: StackExchange - Our Team - David
    – Pang
    Commented Feb 16, 2014 at 6:01
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    For the record, those gloves were a gift from Jeff Atwood back in the early days. It was part of a larger package that included every Rock Band game ever made, a drum set and stool, studded leather gloves, and a cowbell with the anarchy symbol on it. We eventually stopped playing Rock Band, but I kept the gloves... Commented Feb 17, 2014 at 16:54
  • Here's a blank. You all know what to do.
    – user1228
    Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 18:40
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    It took me awhile to realize that this ad was for a StackExchange app, since it doesn't actually mention the name StackExchange. And David's name is featured more prominently than that of the product being advertised, yet I had no idea who he was. Maybe he should take that fist and go punch the VP of Marketing. :-)
    – Wyzard
    Commented Mar 26, 2014 at 5:07

1 Answer 1

  • David was the Vice President of Engineering for Stack Exchange, Inc. Despite the name, this does not mean he is responsible for all engineering vices - it just means he directs all development work.

  • Unlike many of you poor, lost souls, David is proud to use something other than an iPhone.

  • As you can see from the picture, David is a very angry man.

  • David once had a desk that responded to his voice commands. Does your desk raise or lower itself in response to your utterances? I didn't think so.

  • A radioactive spider once bit David. Now it puts on a costume and pretends to be a Vice President. Unfortunately, it didn't read my clarification regarding the use of the word "vice" above - so be very careful if you ever encounter a spider wearing a hoodie.

The above are all of the primary reasons, but it all may make a smidge more sense (well, not really) to those familiar with the "Lucas uses Venmo" campaign that no one understands which is all over the NYC Subway system:

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    this is starting to sound like a Skeet-ism
    – user246806
    Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 0:37
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    If David and Jon Skeet got in a fight, who would win?
    – user213963
    Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 0:37
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    What's most weird about this answer is the link to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vice, it's almost as though it's expected this site is so full of moral people, who are so unaware of vice that they need it explained to them... but that can't be true :-). Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 0:38
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    +1 just for that second bullet point alone.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 0:38
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    I also wonder what poor, lost soul is going to be the one featured in the iOS app when it is released some day.
    – user213963
    Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 0:41
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    Or the windows phone app. You're going to hope you have one of the two people who use it working for SE ;). Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 0:42
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    What are some engineering vices? Is there a list?
    – Pekka
    Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 0:43
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    Ask on Server Fault, @Pekka. They're the ones with the order page for those 55-gallon drums of lube bookmarked.
    – Shog9
    Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 0:44
  • @JourneymanGeek those are just lost souls... those phones are much cheaper.
    – user213963
    Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 0:45
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    @MichaelT Neither. Chuck Norris would win. Even though he isn't there.
    – slugster
    Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 12:45
  • There is a use for 55-gallon drums of lube, though you may prefer not to know it.
    – TRiG
    Commented Mar 3, 2014 at 19:16
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    +1 for iPhone users being poor, lost souls ;)
    – psusi
    Commented Mar 6, 2014 at 1:18

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