Kodi Arfer

Microblog

These pages mirror my Facebook status updates.

#425 |

What's the difference between a geek and a nerd? Well, consider the name Wronski, in its various spellings. If it makes you think of linear algebra, you're a geek. If it makes you think of Anna Karenina, you're a nerd. If it makes you think of an incredibly obscure Harry Potter character, then I don't know what you are, but it's terminal.

#424 |

I was excited when I heard that BuzzFeed had published a listicle of the top 10 albino statisticians born on a Sunday who dislike peas, but less so when I learned that it had me as an "honorable mention".

#423 |

Here are some notable prompts and error messages from video games. (N.B. All of these are real.)

#422 |

"My worse-is-better is better than your worse-is-better because I'm better at being worser!" —Larry Wall (2007)

#421 |

We all have our own idea about who the best Democratic candidate for president is, but if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that there isn't enough candidates. To that end, I'm happy to announce that I'm throwing my hat in the ring. Here's my platform:

#420 |

Video-game testers used to be paid, but thanks to "early access", you can now pay a company for the privilege of testing their half-finished games.

#419 |

I can believe that Bill Burr's slow-witted, petulant, yet spineless personality is just part of his shtick. He's obviously a talented comedian. It's just that I'm not sure how many of his fans are in on the joke, the same way that Archie Bunker had a lot of fans who didn't quite get the point. If the Internet has taught me anything, it's that extensive roleplaying as an idiot, or a jerk, or a racist, tends to attract the genuine article. In the words of the great sage Michael Jackson, "be careful of what you do, 'cause the lie becomes the truth."

#418 |

"The smallest thing can make somebody sexually unappealing. A misplaced mole or a particular hair pattern can do it. There's no reason for this but it's just as well." —Jenny Holzer (1989)

#417 |

This is so sad. Alexa, play the one about the smart guy who got lost after he blew up Troy.

#416 |

Proof that Julius is the most powerful Belmont of them all: he can stand exactly one pixel above the ground. http://arfer.net/microblog/img/julius.png

#415 |

I'm 30 and I still feel like I'm lying when I tell a website that I'm over 18.