Shitposts Weekly (2018/11/17)

Medium articles neither rare nor well-done for the week ending 16 November 2018.

The 12 Things You Need to Consider When Evaluating Any New JavaScript Library: A webshit tries to stem the rising tide of webshit the only way they know how: by telling you how to select premium webshit. My advice? Write actual fucking software, not the fuckbillionth webapp.

How wasting time at work (properly) increases productivity: A webshit feels the need to remind us that taking a break is important for productivity. Even more important: limiting yourself to 8 hours of work per day, not that the webshit mentions this.

Two Years of Functional Programming in JavaScript: Lessons Learned: A webshit shits webshit about their experience forcing a desktop application into running inside your browser.

Why I use NodeJS for basically everything I do.: A webshit justifies shitting webshit everywhere to the point of constantly breathing in the stink of webshit. Elixir can do all of these things and more.

What Is Clean Code?: A developer reads a book. The problem with the review, and the book itself, is that management doesn’t give a shit.

NodeJS as an… Operating System?: Oh my fucking god.

Apple’s ‘Recycled’ Macs Aren’t What They Seem: A writer points out that Apple’s latest ‘green’ initiative is a publicity stunt. I would never have guessed that the company chiefly known for deliberately engineering their devices to be as difficult to repair as possible would be blowing smoke up consumers’ asses about their supposed environmental friendliness.

The Power Struggle for Dungeons & Dragons’ Soul: A writer explores the consequences of a tabletop gaming company learning that computers are excellent tools for automating away the tedium of character management. The real issue, as usual, is intellectual property, a capitalist word meaning “I own this idea, pay me or get fucked”.

Never Be Late Again: A self-help booklet offers tips on how to avoid being late. Long story short: plan the fuck ahead. Short story long: this shitpost.

Rare articles which are well-done.

The Books That Saved My Life in Prison: A former inmate reflects on the power of books to help one shape one’s future.

The Queer Movement Changing Hearts on Christian Campuses: A writer explores the rise of LGBTQ+/SAGA on conservative college campuses.

Vampires, Great Men of Letters, and Me: A writer explores her history with a Nobel Prize winner.

Dylan​ Fontaine: Computer Enthusiast, Survivor: A writer interviews a teenager.

‘Wireless Charging’ Is a Scam — But That’s About to Change: A writer reminds us that inductive charging, contrary to its branding as ‘wireless’ charging, isn’t actually wireless in any particular way. Following this reminder, the writer examines ‘true’ wireless power.

How to Know When It’s Time to Show People Your Creative Work: A writer points out that sitting on ideas until they hatch is a good way to be mediocre.

The Bad Apple Theory: A writer explores the unfortunate human nature of needing to blame someone for misfortune.

Stop Trying to Flip Female Trump Supporters: A writer has a request. Please don’t try to cater to white women. They are more than willing to throw other women under the bus if it means they (white women, that is) get personal comfort & safety out of it.


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