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Hello Readers.

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

As a programmer, I code for the front-end and focus on JavaScript and web accessibility.

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.

Recent Writing

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Recent Notes

October 21, 2019

One of the toughest questions I’ve heard is “where do you want to be in five to ten years?”

It’s hard to answer since there’s little about our future we can seriously control. Any number of outside events influencing our career, family, home, or love life. We just choose which events or opportunities to go with when they arrive.

I’d prefer to set broader goals or preferences for how to approach the future. Goals like “I want to work in this general field” or “I want to make family the main priority.” But the more specific I set them, the more I risk setting myself up for failure. So I’ll avoid too-specific future goals for now.

Besides, I’m not sure what those specific goals would be right now. I’m lucky I’ve still got time to figure it out.

October 16, 2019

Lots of people (mostly well-off white men) complain making sites accessible is tough and they don’t want to do it.

I have many guesses for why they respond this way. Many guesses. Guesses I sometimes feel like yelling. Or guesses I want to spray paint on their garage doors. But I think the most powerful reason is they find it boring.

I’ll concede things like semantic HTML, readable text, and keyboard interactions aren’t as sexy as new JavaScript frameworks or GraphQL. But they’re still part of the job. Our job as web developers is to, you know, do the damn job.

A quote image saying "Accessibility can be tough, but being a web developer is also tough. Get used to it."

It’s frustrating since I made this same point in a past article and need to keep sharing it.

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