My homepage is at www.stanford.edu/~zhangxh
My name is Xiaohu Zhang and
my English name is Tom. I am from China, and I came to USA to pursue PhD study in
statistics in 1999. So now I am in my 6th year in Stanford University, Statistics Department
and I will finish soon.
I fell in love with the game minesweeper when I was in my 2nd year in college.
That was the Win 3.0 version. The best time I got in China was 91 sec for expert.
After I came to USA, under all the stress,
pressure etc from school work, life change, etc, my interest in minesweeper
persists. I don't play a lot during the busy days or the "down" days.
The improvement of scores has been steady but very slow. I managed to improve in
the path of 72-66-62-60-58-56-54-53-52 in about 4 years. I don't expect to
become the real top sweepers, because I feel my absolute speed of hand movement
and finger clicking is too slow. I feel happy that I rank 1st in efficiency for
the clone version. And I think I can sub-50 some day.
Besides being a minesweeper, I am a peace-lover, advocator of using "Beijing University" over "Peking University", advocator of the
"Purifying Chinese Language Movement", believer in
human-beings-are-machines, inventer of the board game
"six-in-a-row", fan of John Lennon, Andre Agassi,
and Yao Ming's NBA team Houston Rockets.