Shitposts Weekly

Medium articles neither rare nor well-done for the week ending 11th March 2022.

Apologies for the sparseness of this week’s digest, but that’s what happens when one cherry-picks the interesting articles sometimes.

Vladimir Putin Has Already Won, but Nobody Wants to Admit It: The ROI from last week shits out an even hotter take on the Russo-Ukrainian War. I am particularly annoyed by her insistence on referring to Putin as a psychopath, because psychopathy is not an ‘evil person’ or ‘asshole’ disorder. (Those don’t actually exist. People who are bad aren’t bad for things they can’t control, generally.)

The A-R-C Technique For Dealing With Toxic People In Your Life: A professional self-help booklet has advice on dealing with toxicity in personal life. Long story short: do you want to accept, reject, or change the bullshit you’re dealing with? Short story long: this shitpost.

Why I Quit a $450k Engineering Job at Netflix: An engineer lets rip a long, wet fart about why he quit working at the land of transphobic manglement. Long story short: don’t waste senior engineers’ time on shit a paid intern could do. Short story long: this shitpost.

Rare articles which are well-done.

What I learned about languages just by looking at a Turkish typewriter: A typographer at Medium has a fascinating article about Turkiye’s approach to keyboard design.

Want To Know Thyself? Get Thee A Dog: A writing teacher pens a touching article about the dog he adopted for his son.