Shitposts Weekly (2018/11/03)

Medium articles neither rare nor well-done for the week ending 03 November 2018.

Focus and Deep Work — Your Secret Weapons to Becoming a 10X Developer: A webshit passes a long, wet fart about how to become a thing HR apparatchiks with zero understanding of software engineering need to stop demanding: a ‘rockstar developer’. The whole concept is flawed, and usually what you get when you hire a ‘rockstar developer’ is an egotist with shit for brains.

The 2018 DevOps RoadMap: A Java developer showcases their ability to write terrible English and explain a chart they totally didn’t just shit out via Inkscape. There’s a lot of shit to wade through and none of it is really organized with a view toward helping people develop their careers.

Lessons learned from mapping the mobile gaming market: A product manager at a company chiefly known for producing that game Microsoft preinstalls on Windows 10 in lieu of a decent free Solitaire game lets out a long, wet fart about the worst gaming market in the world. What this shitpost says is that mobile gaming companies don’t care about producing high-quality original content if they can make more money shitting out syntheses of existing content.

It’s Too Late to Stop Trusting Facebook: A Medium claims it’s too late to stop trusting Facebook since the data breach earlier this year. I think it’s never too late to demand that Congress take effective action regarding social media’s inability to keep tabs on their hen houses.

Rare articles which are well-done.

#MeToo Will Not Survive Unless We Recognize Toxic Femininity: A writer points out that feminist campaigns like #MeToo need to be careful to prevent toxicity from destroying the movement from within. I’d add that such campaigns also need to exclude TERFs(Feminism-Appropriating Radical Transphobes), since those people will gleefully ruin feminist campaigns if it means denying rights to trans women.

Europe Just Screwed over Android: A writer looks at the results of the EU’s recent investigation in to Google’s practices regarding Android, and points out that the resulting decision, like every other tech decision the antitrust regulators have made, is actually pretty bone-headed.

Tech Companies Are Getting Free Work Out of Job Applicants: A designer takes issue with HR apparatchiks insisting on working in interviews.

Don’t Stop Procrastinating, Just Get Better at It: A journalist suggests taking control over your laziness. I approve.

To Take Control of Your Time, Ditch the Scarcity Mentality: Another writer suggests ensuring you have time to get shit done so you’re not feeling rushed. This kinda ties in with the above article, so…again, I approve.

This Simple Yet Powerful Weekly Planning Routine Puts You in Control: A rich asshole shares their planning process. It looks pretty reasonable, all things considered.

Uber’s Valuation Is Insane: A professor of con artistry marketing states the obvious.


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