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Hello Readers.

I’m Max Antonucci, a front-end developer in New Haven, CT. My code obsessions include CSS, web accessibility, dashes of Ruby, and however much JavaScript my brain can handle.

I'm working at SeeClickFix, an app that helps citizens report local issues to municipal governments. You can see other work I've done at my Github and CodePen profiles, and my online notebook. In my spare time I write about coding, my life, and random musings.

Recent Writing

Five Programming Lessons from a Journalism Major

My journalism background taught me many things that still help me as a programmer. They cover workplace conversations, managing knowledge, making well-informed decisions, and the benefits of sprinting across campus in a blind panic.

Recent Notes

April 15, 2019

Most people know that, as children, we may have repressed memories into our unconscious mind. This seems obvious enough today, but thinking about it now, I find it unsettling. Someone’s immature brain basically said “this kid can’t handle this memory, better hide it from them and maybe reveal it later.”

Someone brain made a decision separate from whoever owned the brain itself, with maturity the owner lacked. Honestly, how different is this from a random adult reaching into our brains and making the change for us?

The worst part is, this could be happening all the time and we’d never be consciously aware of it. We could wake up one day, all our unconscious memories flooding to the surface, and realize our entire lives were a lie.

Happy Spring, everyone!

April 11, 2019

On one of my favorite episodes of “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me,” guest Nora Roberts dropped this wisdom:

There are 88 keys on the piano, but do you run out of music?

For a creative pursuit like writing (and programming), a lot of my creativity combines what I know and what I find. For example, what about combining programming and camels? It’ll be the start of a new generation of coders who can work remote in a desert without a beer keg!

Correction: creativity is about new and good idea combinations. Take one idea, research a new one, and see how well they fit. Rinse and repeat until famous.