I'm Justin, a software engineer at Riot Games. I graduated from Columbia University in 2017 with a major in mathematics and computer science and a minor in art history. I like mathematics, computer science, art history, manga, video games, and books. Sections of my blog that I currently actively add content to are Personal, Tech, and Books & Podcasts.
This blog is a collection of some of my own thoughts and musings, so please forgive me for and correct any mistakes I might make.
The name of this blog is inspired by one of my CS professors at Columbia University, Professor John Kender. The quote goes something like this:
"The problem is you think literature is like an onion, and if you peel away the layers you will find a pearl."
"Well yeah, what else would you find?"
There are no pearls of wisdom on this site, just bits and pieces of onion that I find interesting.
* This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer.
"I'm not a machine. I feel and believe. I have opinions. Some of them are interesting. I could, if you'd let me, talk and talk. Let's talk about anything. I believe the influence of Kierkegaard on Camus is underestimated. I believe Dennis Gabor may very well have been the Antichrist. I believe Hobbes is just Rousseau in a dark mirror. I believe, with Hegel, that transcendence is absorption. I could interface you guys right under the table,' I say. 'I'm not just a creatus, manufactured, conditioned, bred for a function.' I open my eyes. 'Please don't think I don't care.”
- David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest