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I work at the University of New South Wales, where I use Ruby to analyze biological data.

In part of my spare time, I work on fun programming projects. One was trying to analyze what underlies Wikipedia's Get to Philosophy game. I also worked on one called the "Small Eigen Collider".

I'm currently learning Japanese, and I'm an active participant in lang-8.com, a website where you write journal entries in a language you're learning, and get corrected by native speakers of that language. In return, you correct people writing entries in your native language. Recently, I've been asking a few questions prompted by slightly incorrect English I've encountered on lang-8.


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comment A word for paying attention to detail
@Em1 maybe alliteration?
Nov
24
accepted Hit and miss, or hit or miss?
Nov
22
asked Hit and miss, or hit or miss?
Nov
22
answered What is a Metaphor for “Being Thrown Into a Completely New Environment”
Nov
22
accepted Why was Tokyo sometimes called “Tokio”?
Nov
22
comment Is “root access” acceptable in a professional setting in Australian English?
@JeremyMiles the XKCD sandwich cartoon doesn't mention "superuser".
Nov
22
asked Was West Germany commonly referred to as “Germany”?
Nov
22
comment Is “root access” acceptable in a professional setting in Australian English?
@JanusBahsJacquet "meat-packing district" sounds like an area with lots of nightclubs in it!
Nov
22
comment Is “root access” acceptable in a professional setting in Australian English?
@JeremyMiles that feels like having a Windows OS nuance to me.
Nov
22
comment What does “Obama goes big” mean?
"Go big" means to be ambitious. There's a related phrase "Go big or go home".
Nov
22
asked Is “root access” acceptable in a professional setting in Australian English?
Nov
9
comment Why was Tokyo sometimes called “Tokio”?
@Chenmunka it's asking why a word used in English is spelt the way it is.
Nov
9
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
8
comment Why was Tokyo sometimes called “Tokio”?
I mistakenly spelt it "Tokiyo" in the title, even though I meant "Tokio". Sorry about that.
Nov
8
comment Why was Tokyo sometimes called “Tokio”?
@JoeBlow Well spotted, fixed.
Nov
8
revised Why was Tokyo sometimes called “Tokio”?
edited title
Nov
8
asked Why was Tokyo sometimes called “Tokio”?
Oct
28
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
22
comment '-gate' as a suffix to coin words related to scandals and corruption cases
@TimLymington Possibly from Etymology, usage, and history of -gate from the Wikipedia article "List of scandals with "-gate" suffix".
Oct
22
answered '-gate' as a suffix to coin words related to scandals and corruption cases