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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.
In an early job I skipped writing tests, thinking it would make my code more flexible and maintainable. I slowly found it did the exact opposite.
In 2019 I focused on numbers for doing better in work and play. That focus caused most of my past year's regrets, and I plan to take a much different approach for 2020.
Webpack is great, but too big a tool for my personal site. This is how I viciously murdered my Webpack processes for NPM scripts.
Every now and then I remember that at any moment, some uncontrollable or unpredictable event could upend my life and set me on an irreversible new path.
It could be something good. It could be a new job, a new partner, a new family, sudden superpowers, or getting whisked away to a secret society that maintains orders in society’s shadow.
Or it could be something bad. I could be thrown in poverty, important family and friends could die, I could lose limbs or senses in an accident, or be psychologically scarred for life by something like my apartment burning down.
All these bad possibilities make me want to chase lots of short-term pleasure. But if none of them do, I’d be destroying all the good long-term possibilities instead. I have surprisingly little knowledge or control over my future, and I need to make decisions for it all the time.
We are all in uncontrollable ships flying in the chaos of the universe with no idea where we’re headed, why we are, or when the ship will explode.
But at least we have peanut butter. That always helps.
One of the most important yet bitter lessons of adulthood I’ve found is this:
Maturing is realizing how many things don’t require your comment.
This quote tears me between “write more” and “don’t write unneeded things.” It brings up lots of stress, so I make the pill easier to swallow with some quote art.
When in doubt, add some good anime.
A common talking point in politics is along the lines of “give Americans their freedom and they’ll solve it all. Their productivity and motivation are just waiting to be let loose.”
To that I respond, seriously? From what I see, most are happy to put their extra time towards noise and distraction. There’s a time and place for those, I admit. But they’re taking up a lot more than I’d expect is needed. If people had more time, many would just put it towards those distractions.
It’s good to compare the books “1984” and “Brave New World” here. The former argued freedom must be taken by force. The latter argued people given so many pleasurable distractions willingly give up their freedom.
Which one is closer to most societies today?