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Max Antonucci

Journalist turned full-time coder, part-time ponderer.

Hello Readers.

I’m Max Antonucci. I write code, blog posts, notebooks, and musings.

As a programmer, I code for the front-end and back-end. For my work, I write a lot of JavaScript, Ruby, and Ruby on Rails. I'm also building more specialized knowledge in web accessibility and design systems.

As a writer, I write to remember lessons I've learned in programming, psychology, philosophy, and absurd topics that tend to confuse my friends.

As a human being, I enjoy reading, boxing, and some casual gaming. I don't enjoy paying bills, getting too little sleep, and fighting my inner demons of perfectionism and self-pressure.

As a chainsaw juggler, I don't do anything since I don't exist.

Recent Writing

My blog is where I keep my big lessons. Sometimes they're important code knowledge or concepts. Sometimes it's career or life lessons. Other times it's broad changes in how I think. But they're all short stories taken from the novel of my life.

You can read more of my blog here.

Recent Notes

Whatever I want to write but can't quite fit into my blog goes here. From the profound to the silly to the random, it shall be scribbled in a note.

You can read more of my notes here.

Note posted on October 14, 2021

The tech industry has many problems. Too many to list here. The big ones are diversity, bro culture, burnout, and people catching on to how we microchip them. But I'll focus on the diversity one here.

Maybe you're like me, a cisgender person that has never been personally affected by all this. If so, then you, like me, have a lot of research to do. I'd recommend these three resources:

As an added bonus, check out this cutesy romantic-comedy manga about high school students with various gender identities at a cross-dressing maid cafe. It's adorable and educational!

Also, when in doubt: stop talking, start listening.

Note posted on October 8, 2021

The question shouldn't be if something is already legal or not. The question should be if we're comfortable with society makes it legal.

How would you feel if murder was made legal, and people dismissed any claims of it being wrong? I can imagine someone saying "I didn't break the law at any point! It was within my legal rights to slit that person's throat." I can also imagine myself slowly backing away from that person, then running away from them.

This thought is brought to you buy a Planet Money episode about offshore companies in tax havens.