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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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accepted In which countries are sentence diagrams used in teaching English?
Jul
26
answered When did the expression “Poor man's <noun>” originate?
Jul
24
asked In which countries are sentence diagrams used in teaching English?
Jul
17
comment Is “I believe x does not equal y” the same as “I don't believe x equals y”
In other languages (such as Japanese), people would only say the equivalent of "I believe x does not equal y", whereas English speakers would frequently say "I don't believe x equals y". This indicates it's not purely about logic, but is also about the English language.
Jul
14
revised Adding “-ing” to a verb ending with a pronounced “e”
I've encountered silent "e"s before, but not invisible ones!
Jul
14
comment Adding “-ing” to a verb ending with a pronounced “e”
I realise I'm asking about the appropriate spelling of a somewhat appropriate gerunding of an inappropriate verbing of an inappropriate form of entertainment, but I couldn't come up with a better example.
Jul
14
asked Adding “-ing” to a verb ending with a pronounced “e”
Jul
13
accepted Meaning of “Cheeky” in Australian Aboriginal English
Jul
10
comment Why do people say “to be honest”?
Is "awhile" used correctly in this question?
Jul
6
asked Meaning of “Cheeky” in Australian Aboriginal English
Jul
2
awarded  Inquisitive
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
28
accepted Does “Asbestos sandwich” have nuances of bad health?
Jun
28
accepted Should “et al.” be in italics?
Jun
26
comment Is the word “Galapagos” transferable into adjective and verb to mean “outdated, fossilized” in English?
English language Wikipedia article on Galapagos syndrome: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galápagos_syndrome
Jun
25
comment Should “et al.” be in italics?
@TimLymington the accepted answer of that question has only a single sentence on italicisation of foreign words.
Jun
24
asked Should “et al.” be in italics?
Jun
15
revised What is the name of someone who was something before you?
deleted 11 characters in body; edited tags
Jun
15
answered “Battled-hardened,” Is this one of New Yorker's renowned idiosyncrasies?
Jun
13
awarded  Popular Question