The word “rock” (today’s prompt for Inktober) has a pretty strange role in the modern lexicon. As a noun, it refers to a stone, which is immobile and resistant to change. As a verb, it has the opposite meaning — to rock is to shake, to dance to music. So how can a word mean to move and to not move? Why is it so drastically different “to be like a rock” than “to rock”?
I'm currently a software engineer at Dropbox. Previously, I studied computer science at Columbia University, did a couple internships (at D.E. Shaw, Dropbox, and Amazon), and worked in robotics under Prof. Peter Allen. I'm generally interested in robotics, computer vision, and machine learning. I spend my free time experimenting with new technologies and learning as much as I can. Some of my other interests are reading, photography, music, and the outdoors, though not necessarily in that order.