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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.


Jan
13
accepted Is “root access” acceptable in a professional setting in Australian English?
Dec
30
accepted Is “Perl Monger” derogatory when used by non Perl programmers?
Nov
24
accepted Hit and miss, or hit or miss?
Nov
22
accepted Why was Tokyo sometimes called “Tokio”?
Oct
18
accepted Is “German measles” regarded as offensive?
Oct
16
accepted Are new diseases without “Syndrome” in its name being added to English?
Sep
26
accepted Is “Drop the big hammer” American slang?
Sep
24
accepted Is the acronym “PET” only used in some countries?
Sep
15
accepted What is the etymology of “Pasifika”?
Sep
10
accepted Is “Goldbrick” commonly used in American English?
Sep
10
accepted Does “exotic” have any connotations of sexiness?
Sep
10
accepted Antonym of “Device” in computer terminology
Aug
19
accepted What does “so many men, so many minds” mean?
Aug
7
accepted What does “[Country] out” mean in the context of a photo description?
Jul
30
accepted In which countries are sentence diagrams used in teaching English?
Jul
13
accepted Meaning of “Cheeky” in Australian Aboriginal English
Jun
28
accepted Does “Asbestos sandwich” have nuances of bad health?
Jun
28
accepted Should “et al.” be in italics?
Jun
13
accepted What's the metaphorical meaning of “Tone-deaf”?
May
29
accepted Differences between “A beautiful photo of an X” and “A photo of a beautiful X”