Making good web designs is not easier. That's why the best starting point for them is usually stealing another design.
I’m Max Antonucci. I write code, blog posts, notebooks, and musings.
As a writer, I write to remember lessons I've learned in programming, mental health, philosophy, and life in general. Or random things I need to get out of my head.
As a chainsaw juggler, I don't do anything since I don't exist. I don't juggle chainsaws since '06.
With the number of confirmed coronovirus cases accelerating, I try to remember what I can and can't control .
Fear isn't in short supply with Coronavirus hitting the United States. For me, hygiene and social distancing are easier than managing the fear.
Nickel and Dimed is a must-read looking at the struggles the working poor face every day. These are the best lessons I pulled from it and don't want to forget, for my empathy's sake.
Watching cars pass on a highway captures one of the most important, if also the most damaging, mental shortcuts our minds make.
I don’t understand why people play video games with any type of grind. Whether it’s a grind to gain levels, gather items, or decorate a virtual space you can only enjoy from a couch. Isn’t there enough of that in real life?
I want video games for quick, fun, borderline surreal experiences I could never get in reality. Like fast-paced racing with crazy karts and items in Mario Kart Deluxe 8. Or wall-to-wall fighting in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Or spreading ink across a cityscape with a giant paintbrush in Splatoon 2. Or watching anime characters jump between a dystopian authoritarian hellscape and nuclear armageddon via time-traveling text messages in Steins;Gate Elite.
Call me a simple-minded or casual gamer if you want. I call myself someone who wants their escapist entertainment to be a real escape.
We are living through the coronavirus pandemic.
We are living in the moments that could define the country for years. Moments that will have potentially seismic shifts in culture and economics. Moments that future adults will parse apart in infinite ways. Moments that will become history people imagine living through. Moments they wish they could have experienced.
This pandemic makes me feel a lot. Knowing I’m living through moments add in some fascination. That spoonful of fascination makes the fear, anxiety, and bitterness go down easier.