Chen Xu

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What I Do

My name is Chen Xu, I graduated from University of Waterloo, majoring in Computer Science, and currently I am a master student at Yale University. This is my homepage containing my research and professional information.

I love programming and work hard. I have over 5 years experience on software development, I have done 4 Safari Web Games: Brawing Board, Renju Room, Sudoku Planet, Memory Cards, and 1 web shortest path solving tool Shortest Path Solver. Also, I have released 1 iPad application Daily Travel, and 1 iPhone application, The Beer Store. I am always passionated about new technologies.

I have worked for 8 different companies:, Jingu Inc., Mappedin Inc., Minted Inc., IMVU Inc., QuinStreet Inc., Xtremes Labs Inc., You're Next! Inc.. You can find out more information about my previous work experience here >>.

My Favourite Quotes

You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'
By George Bernard Shaw

"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is."
By Yogi Berra

If your ship doesn't come in , swim out to it!
By Jonathan Winters

Whenever you have an aim you must sacrifice something of freedom to attain it.
By William Somerset Maugham

Computer Science Humor

Why computers are like men:
    1. In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.
    2. They have a lot of data, but are still clueless.
    3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they are the problem.
    4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have had a better model.

There are only 10 kinds of people in this world: those who know binary and those who don’t.

APPLE: Arrogance Produces Profit-Losing Entity
IBM: I Blame Microsoft
MICROSOFT: Most Intelligent Customers Realize Our Software Only Fools Teenagers

A man is smoking a cigarette and blowing smoke rings into the air. His girlfriend becomes irritated with the smoke and says, “Can’t you see the warning on the cigarette pack? Smoking is hazardous to your health!”

To which the man replies, “I am a programmer. We don’t worry about warnings; we only worry about errors.”