Me

My name is Zhigang Shang. I am currently a senior undergraduate in UESTC, China. I major in Software Engineering.

This Site

When I started writing on this website, I wanted to share notes on what I have learned. I benefited a lot from many insightful blogs and now I have something to give back. Watching my notes published on websites also gives me motivation and a strange consolation.

I also realized that this website can be used as a billboard of my professional backgrounds. This is a great proof for what I have learned.

Posts

The posts are at different status.

Status Meaning
Completed This post is considered completed, but I might edit it when I came up with something new.
Writing This post is being actively edited.
Paused This post is considered of low priority. I will come back to this post later.
Archived This post is outdated and I probably won’t update it anymore.

The Name

I named this website “A Finger Pointing to the Moon”, as in the Buddhism story:

佛告阿难。汝等尚以缘心听法。此法亦缘。非得法性。

若复观指以为月体。此人岂唯亡失月轮。亦亡其指。何以故。以所标指为明月故。

岂唯亡指。亦复不识明之与暗。何以故。即以指体。为月明性。明暗二性。无所了故。

Which has been beautifully put by Bruce Lee:

It’s like a finger pointing away to the moon. Don’t concentrate on the finger or you will all that heavenly glory.

Contact

The best way to reach me is via email: 1249571973@qq.com or szgtql@outlook.com or 2017221101005@std.uestc.edu.cn