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Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit
1 October 1973
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User Number: 922992
Date Created: 2003-02-27
Number of Posts: 1,025

By day, Dr. William H. Hsu ( ) is a mild-mannered associate professor of computer science at Kansas State University. By night, he is known to the weberati as Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit.
Strengths: Energetic, ambitious, perseverant, quick-witted, funny. Sincere and forthright. Always eager to learn about a variety of topics in science, especially theoretical CS, math, and AI; knowledgeable about a few of these.
Weaknesses: Easily distracted, hyper, spotty short-term memory, prone to typos, chaotic, catastrophic procrastinator. Can be very silly.
Special Skills: Can do a lot on very little sleep. Loves challenges and rises to the occasion. Unafraid of pressure.
Weapons: An unnamed green lightsabre, a cyan lightsabre named Polcrist the Boar-Cleaver, and a blue lightsabre named Ringil.
More about me: My biographical entry has more details, including my short bio, educational history, research, teaching, communities, fandoms, other blogs and social networks, Nanowrimo, friends list policy, and user name etymology.

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