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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 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.

Recent Writing

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Recent Notes

July 17, 2019

A recent article I read on burnout in hourly-wage jobs mentioned how often people overlook chronic stress and fatigue in these jobs. The American ideal of “just work hard” makes many see burnout as the price of a better life.

While true in an ideal world, today there are a few things wrong with that:

  1. These jobs rarely give employees a career ladder to “climb up.”
  2. Burnout causes long-term health issues like obesity and heart disease, which hurt workers and society long-term.
  3. So many workers are so desperate for work and/or to support their families, they’ll put up increasing abuse and can’t just “find another job.”

All that nuance is lost when others can simply chant “just work hard!” It’s today’s version of “four legs good, two legs bad” - oversimplified and now meaningless, but great for drowning out calls to do better.

July 15, 2019

As much as I try to move away from drawing, it always pulls me back.

My guess is while programming and reading stimulate my left brain, anime and drawing stimulate my right brain. I need something I can throw myself into entirely without worrying about calm puzzle-solving or writing unit tests.

Anime-style drawing of a woman with long hair.

Programming and reading work out my logical brain. Nothing seems to hit my creative brain like drawing. It’s short, intensive, and satisfying, like a round of boxing or an amazing unit test.

If a hobby keeps pulling you back no matter what else you try, it’s a safe bet it’s worth investing in.

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