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My real name is Patrick K. Wong. My website is at [ext] but I'm going to warn you right now that it tells a lot more than you really need to know about me.

I'm a young college student, nineteen years old. I am majoring in Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. My personal interests could best be summed up as "God, girls, and guitars." This is because I'm a Christian, I'm the only child of my family who is interested in getting married, and I love playing the guitar.

My favorite game is not Go, but rather, the arcade fighting game series King of Fighters. I enjoy playing fighting games (especially those made by SNK), first-person shooter games (looking forward to Doom 3), and strategy games (especially the legendary X-COM series and Jagged Alliance series). I learned how to play Go in college and my interest has been increasing dramatically. However, it is unlikely that Go can derail my interest in less thoughtful, more adrenaline-based games.

I enjoy Go because, somehow, the game is very representative of how I often think of strategy. I hope to remain a lifelong amateur, since as I grow older, I would most definitely not want a career in playing Go. My lifelong goal in terms of Go skill is to defeat gnuGo, since it seems like I should win at the beginning yet it comes back and destroys me later.

Go has influenced the way I think about computer science, mainly when thinking about efficiency and what is truly necessary to be put into a program. I used to code in a style that was just for finishing assignments or emphasizing some kind of programming approach - even if the approach should not be taken too far.

SSFSX 17 last edited by Dieter on July 25, 2008 - 09:45
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