Graphic Design

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

Mountain explorer (Guess Who?)
A hero holding up a sword
An explosion?
Perspective drawing of a tower


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 cause temporary cases of dyslexia, and many have mispronounced it as Byron.

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.

The hardest choices require the strongest wills.


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 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.

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

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

Wayne Gretzky

You can do anything, but not everything.

David Allen

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.

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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