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So whilst SE is going completely mental an error occurred I came across this non-feline engineer working on the SE server.

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I was wondering who this is? Is he an employee of SE? Is he a ♦ user? But more importantly - why is he not a cat?

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    You sure he's not a cat? He sure seems to be playing with that mouse...
    – Shog9
    Mar 28, 2016 at 17:03
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    Clearly, Nick Craver is a cat in a human-shaped mech suit. I'm sure most/all employees of Stack Overflow Inc are.
    – Kendra
    Mar 28, 2016 at 17:21
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    @Kendra We get standard-issue human suits because it's hard to work without opposable thumbs. Now if only I could figure out if I want my office door open or closed...
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Mar 28, 2016 at 17:46
  • Just fit a flap. Problem solved.
    – Turnip
    Mar 28, 2016 at 17:49
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That's me when I first started at Stack Overflow. I didn't yet know what a mouse was.

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    I see from your hand that the SO Fight Club rumours are true!
    – Turnip
    Mar 28, 2016 at 17:15
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    I know that Stack Exchange doesn't emphasize exact tech matches when hiring people (e.g. you don't need C# experience specifically), but never knew this took it this far... Mar 28, 2016 at 17:17
  • And you had one single computer, shared by all developers... awesome! :D Mar 28, 2016 at 18:00
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    @Carpetsmoker rather than hiring for a particular "technology" or "basic understanding of how to use a computer", we hire for pure untapped talent. This allows us mold any new hire into our ideal developer, sysadmin, or barista, based on whichever is most needed at the time. Mar 28, 2016 at 18:12
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    If I recall, you used to be an avid PC gamer before joining Stack Overflow... you must have really known your keyboard shortcuts well :D Mar 29, 2016 at 1:22

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