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Kevin Xu is a self-proclaimed tech geek going to Stanford, trying to make a name for himself.

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    Nov 30

    Auld Lang Syne (The Millennium Mix)

    I’ve probably listened to this about 50 times already, still gives me goosebumps every time. What a crazy century it has been.



    Oct 9

    Redesign Coming Soon

    Hey everyone,

    Hiatus for now. I’ve been working on a lot of various projects such as the Designer Fair and StartupDigest VIP ever since I got back from China that I haven’t been able to do much (virtual) house-cleaning. But it has been truly exciting learning so much and gaining tons of experience. In particular I’ve taken a huge liking to design and frontend development and am continually learning tons of things (tons of bookmarks to read) and working on cool projects.

    I’ve been meaning to apply my newfound design skills onto my personal website consolidating my homepage, tumblr, wordpress, and other scattered profiles but this quarter looks to be absolutely brutal (4 CS classes). So it looks like I won’t be able to do much until winter break but expect some queued up blog posts about my time in China in the meantime!

    Until then, I’m still active on Facebook and Twitter and email is still the best way to reach me! (Finally at Inbox Zero, hope it stays that way (^◇^;)



    Oct 7

    The last 10 seconds… I really teared up



    Steve Jobs Presents New Apple Campus (6/7/11)

    This is Steve’s last public appearance and it’s a rare glimpse into a man that appears to be a god on stage but a funny and down-right good person off-stage. His vision for the new Apple Campus is perfectly composed, pitched, and will be implemented in his honor.

    It is sad he could not see it to its completion but I hope to spend many days walking through their beautiful courtyard. He estimated completion for 2015.

    Thank you Steve.



    Oct 5

    
(via Robert Scoble and teresawu)
Flags at half-staff at Apple HQ in Cupertino, and a sadness felt all around the Valley world today.

    (via Robert Scoble and teresawu)

    Flags at half-staff at Apple HQ in Cupertino, and a sadness felt all around the Valley world today.



    Oct 3

    StartupDigest VIP Redesign

    The awesome Chris McCann brought me on board during the summer to give the VIP site a total face-lift and here was the result. My focus was on making it as easy as possible to search for the right talent and then making them look as attractive as possible, akin to a dating website but for startups and talent.

    The best part was the freedom to play around with anything and everything. I intended to focus on frontend but ended up being all-stack, coding and refactoring everything from the models to the activation userflow to the main site. Fantastic experience, check it out and apply to be a VIP yourself! http://startupdigest.com/vip/



    Sep 10

    Woah Mac has asian smilies built-in! 1) Switch your keyboard to Chinese-Simplified. 2) Press Shift+6 (up arrow ^) and check it out!Not sure if its OSX Lion only…

    Woah Mac has asian smilies built-in! 1) Switch your keyboard to Chinese-Simplified. 2) Press Shift+6 (up arrow ^) and check it out!

    Not sure if its OSX Lion only…



    Aug 25

    The countdown begins! Designer Fair in one more day :) (via designerfair)

    The countdown begins! Designer Fair in one more day :) (via designerfair)

    (Source: designerfair)



    Aug 10

    Designer Fair, a science fair for kickass designers
Checkout the Designer Fair, a science fair for kickass designers Friday, Aug 26, 4-6pm @ 500 Startups HQ! Also my first website coded from scratch, let me know if there are any bugs! Major thanks to Enrique Allen and Mary Tao for all the help :)

    Designer Fair, a science fair for kickass designers

    Checkout the Designer Fair, a science fair for kickass designers Friday, Aug 26, 4-6pm @ 500 Startups HQ! Also my first website coded from scratch, let me know if there are any bugs! Major thanks to Enrique Allen and Mary Tao for all the help :)



    Aug 1

    Skydiving video! Holy crap I still get the chills watching that… skip to 5:30 for the jump!