An image of a keyboard with some coins scattered across it makes more sense to me than a cat.
maybe we need a pic of a cat hunched over the keyboard typing furiously
in all seriousness - your point is valid wrt a LOGO - we could use a new one of those too,
but i was talking here about a mascot for fun stuff.
having the mascot part of the logo might be the best combo though, so you're point is not out of line.
im not at all fixed on the idea of a cat.. could be like a little robot.
anyone ever see the pictures in david ahl's famous "Basic Computer Games" (either new or old) - something like that might be fun, a happy computer on wheels or robot.
regarding logo, it would be nice if it captured the spirit of community idea - and not be so centered around the programmer.