A viral video on Tuesday in which a Texas lawyer is seen hilariously trying to disable a cat filter had millions of people asking the question of the century: How can I be an adorable kitten during Zoom meetings too?
Sadly, the answer is more complicated than it sounds. A few savvy internet sleuths were quickly able to determine that the filter in question was part of very old, no-longer-supported software for Dell laptop cameras, and in fact a blogger complained way back in 2013 about how difficult the filter was to disable.
With the Kitty Lawyer story in the news, here is my old account of blowing a Skype interview for a professor position because I appeared as the same kitty (in 2012).— ChemBark (@ChemBark) February 10, 2021
It was a DEFAULT setting on Dell's webcam software.https://t.co/sapGxuW4dZ
Instead of bringing it back, Dell is just offering a specialized coupon code:
#TFW one of your old filters goes viral.— Dell (@Dell) February 11, 2021
While the cat filter was so 9 lives ago, you can still get a nice purrrrk ➡️ https://t.co/7j53YWBQUc #FUTUREisMEOW 🐱 pic.twitter.com/K0qvm4ljvY