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Do you hear what I hear?

It’s that special time of year again.

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December 8, 2008 | | Comments Off

Any Audiophiles Out There?

If you listen to a lot of music on your computer, you should definitely check out “scrobbling.” Basically you add a plugin to your media player and whenever you play a song, it sends that song’s information to a server, where they compile information about the music you listen to.

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November 19, 2008 | | 3 Comments

Thai Noodle House

As promised, I’m here with an update for one of the best places to eat near campus. Thai Noodle House, located behind Ming’s Cafe near Guadalupe and 27th street on the northeast side of campus. It’s nicely tucked away, with a modest sign near the side of the road pointing to the restaurant.

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November 9, 2008 | | 1 Comment

Early Voting

I voted on Friday. It’s kind of exciting that the year I’m eligible to vote is an election year. It’s one of the few responsibilities as a citizen of the United States. I mean even to the people who think your “vote doesn’t count,” it should still be your civil duty to go out and [...]

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November 2, 2008 | | 1 Comment

Night Market

Night markets (夜市) are like festivals in Taiwan. Except they happen every night. Amid the fun-filled activities and excellent food provided by the Taiwanese American Student Association, TASA’s annual night market had lots of entertaining performances.

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October 24, 2008 | | Comments Off


Got up early today to go to freshmen advising for the spring semester. My advisor’s appointment times were way early in the morning, my scheduled appointment was from 8:30 – 9:00. I arrived exactly on the minute, but I ended up leaving at 8:36. Luckily I had planned out all the classes I wanted to [...]

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October 21, 2008 | | 1 Comment

Raindrops are fallin’, they keep fallin’

The rain makes everything very complicated. Looking out of the McCombs Business Building, I anxiously wait for the rain to subside. Having been here all summer, I’ve only experienced Austin rain once. I didn’t bother packing an umbrella; I just walk through light drizzle. Luckily, I don’t have back-to-back classes today, I can wait a [...]

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October 15, 2008 | | Comments Off

The woman in the moon

I get out on Fridays at 11. I usually spend the rest of my day catching up with friends at Kinsolving Dining Hall. This particular Friday evening, Chinese Student Association organized a Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival festival on campus. Like any other college activity, free food and drinks were advertised, along with a chance to win [...]

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October 6, 2008 | | 2 Comments

Late nights and early mornings

It’s currently 4:45 in the morning. I’ve just finished up programming for my intro to computer programming class. I started working around 11, and I finished around 3:30. I don’t have a printer in my room, and I went down my AIM buddy list. Out of the three people awake, only one has a printer.

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September 30, 2008 | | 5 Comments

Who, me?

Hello to the all of you on the interwebs! My name is Joseph and I’m a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin. I’m here to give y’all a little peek at what goes on in the life of a Longhorn. If you’re reading this right now, then you’re probably already wondering who I [...]

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September 23, 2008 | | 6 Comments

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