Hi. I’m Joe.
I live in a little, old house in Portland, Oregon with my lovely wife Bev and our son Zeke.
I’m a “software” “engineer” for AppNexus, Inc.
Like any good Portlander, I enjoy drinking good coffee, eating well, and commuting by bicycle.
In my free time I try to read, write (both prose and code), and climb rocks whenever I can.
I was born in Seoul, S. Korea, but immigrated to the US at two months old.
In September of 2002, I enlisted in the US Marine Corps Infantry. I served two tours in Iraq, and one in the West Pacific.
I earned my B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Washington in Seattle on the Montgomery GI Bill.
about this site
I built this site with Clojure and ClojureScript.
This is my dotfiles repo. There are many like it but this one is mine.
I write about various (mostly nerdy) things on my blog.
I’ve also somehow managed to get a few pieces published on The Atlantic’s Technology Channel.
As a Comparative Literature major, I did a lot of writing. Here’s some of it:
- Problems in the Publication of In-Flight Magazines — 2009-01-01
Reflective essay on internship experience at a small publishing company.
- A Hospital Visit — 2008-06-01
Final paper for a Narrative Journalism course, winner of the Deb Kaplan Narrative Journalism Award 2008 for "Story that Illuminates an Important Public Issue."
- Achilles' Armor and Identity in The Iliad — 2008-03-01
Final paper for an Epic Tradition course.
- Concrete and Abstract Adaptation in Adaptation — 2007-09-01
Critical essay on the film Adaptation (2002)
I kept a blog during most of my enlistment as a U.S. Marine Corps infantryman.
I collected posts from my second deployment here.
The final entry was published in the University of Washington Comparative History of Ideas Department Publication The Anthology Project (June 2007).