Graphic Design

I typically use Inkscape to draw these. Refer to this GitHub repo for the SVG sources. See here for more art.


Driving into the night...
Mountain explorer
A hero holding up a sword
An explosion?
Perspective drawing of a tower

Quote Drawings

These are also posted on Instagram @q.e.quotes

Success is directly proportional to how many awkward conversations you're willing to have.
Some men just want to watch the world burn.
It's not always rainbows and butterflies, it's compromise that moves us along
Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds

Abstract Art

This was generated with a CPPN. I have created an online CPPN image generator, as well as a Python notebook. This video was made with the notebook. The video shown below is a lower-quality version. For the original video (or if the video is not showing up for you), click here.

Here is a video using the same kind of CPPN to generate abstract art for the song “Blue Jeans” by Lana Del Rey. Source code is available here.


Filmed with a DJI Spark.

Modular Origami

Each object is composed of up to several hundred pieces of paper.

Menger Sponge, n=1
An assortment of modular origami
A small cube for ACM@UCI

Competitive Programming

I have used these sites when practicing for competitions such as ICPC.

TypeRacer scorecard for user btjanaka


Pronouncing My Name

Bryon is pronounced exactly the same as Brian. Notably, my name has been known to magically change its ordering to Byron from time to time.

Tjanaka is pronounced like chuh-NAH-kah. Just imagine the tj as a ch, and you’ll be well on your way.


Audentes fortuna iuvat.

Life is about waiting for the right moment to act. So relax. You are not early. You are not late. You are very much on time.

Success is about being at the right place at the right time, and knowing it.

You can do anything, but not everything.

David Allen

A friend to all is a friend to none.


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you have imagined.

Henry David Thoreau

If greedy doesn't work, the input is wrong.

Karthik Gajulapalli

The hardest choices require the strongest wills.


The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Aldrich Killian

We live in the age of information, not the age of knowledge.

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

Wayne Gretzky

Consistency and repeatability is a hallmark and pillar of all engineering, and I don't know if I could have seen a more inopportune time for something not to work.

Success is directly proportional to how many awkward conversations you're willing to have.

Tim Ferriss

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.

Robert Frost


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