A beginning coder's guide to structural design patterns with an alternate telling of Cinderella.
I’m Max Antonucci. I write code, blog posts, notebooks, and musings.
As a writer, I like explaining tough topics in simple, weird ways. I also write about random lessons and philosophies to avoid relearning them later.
As a chainsaw juggler, I don't do anything since I don't exist. I don't juggle chainsaws since '06.
If you're a white man or otherwise privileged person reading someone's painful lived experiences, don't respond in these ways.
America could use a holiday like Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. It’s a Mexican holiday where people remember the lives of who they lost, put up their photos, give them offerings, and many other traditions that focus on giving to the dead.
Most importantly, it exposes people to ideas of death and mortality early and positively. Death is inevitable, so getting too fearful and anxious over it (after a point) just damages one’s sense of self. A holiday like Dia de los Muertos in America could help remove the excessive fear and self-preservation from America’s culture.
If our loved ones can visit us in the living world like in Coco, well, that’s just a bonus. One I absolutely want.
For a long time, I’ve believed a person’s value is directly proportional to the value they bring others. So only someone with money and useful skills is remembered, helped, and fought for.
I blame America’s capitalism culture for putting this view in me, since Millennials are all about blaming capitalism.
Then I realized being a productive robot isn’t how to build good relationships. Why? People don’t befriend robots; people befriend compassionate, friendly people.
So take that, capitalism. I finally freed myself a little more from your clutches.