A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of conversing with a UT alumna of the School of Pharmacy (class of '65) at the Quacks Bakery on Duval and 43rd street one evening. A very pleasant figure, she saw that my friends and I were UT students and talked for an hour and half about the "good ole' days of UT. Despite her admiration for the ambitions and drive of the current UT student population, she did have a few critiques on how campus has changed. Along with stern opinions on today's fashion, she also felt that the current UT student population had lost its sense of one another.
I remember my 2011 freshman orientation like it was yesterday. It was extremely hot, crowded, and I was uncertain about the year ahead. My original academic hopes of getting into the Cockrell School of Engineering did not come true, and I was enrolled in my back up choice of chemistry in the College of Natural Sciences. Although I had admiration for the subject of chemistry in high school, my time in a computer science course in my last year of high school produced fond memories, and I knew I wanted to continue my focus on computer science into college.
There are plenty of definitions of noise in our modern day. Meriam Webster dictionary defines noise as "a loud and unplesant sound" and as "irrelevant or meaningless data or output occuring along desired information." While PC magazine defines noise as "Extraneous, unwanted signals that invade an electrical or optical system." In general, noise can be some trivial unwanted interference.
"Its the most wonderful time of the year..."
With classes closing and everyone telling you be of good cheer, it may be not Christmas in July, or April for that mattter. Yet, many would agree that there might as well be a holiday for registration at UT.
As everyone has registered and is looking toward dead days and finals, many of us may still have questions over the registration period and how we can still change our course selection before next semester.
"Don't be a professional minority, be a professional who happens to be a minority." - Richard Tapia
T minus 55 days and counting...until the the summer break begins. Of course as members of the UTCS community we actually have finals and hence I have included those days for your convenience.
A screen without error messages to a programmer is as pricelesss as the thrill of running one's first program. It can be a moment of accomplishment, exhilaration, and perhaps euphoria. However, it can also be a reflection of how many hours you spent trying to solve a simple problem that really would only have taken you 10 minutes.
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