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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.


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”
May
9
accepted What does “Chinese theater” mean?
Jan
24
accepted Is “Missus” used as a word in American English?
Jan
5
accepted Does “Japanese tourist” have any meaning other than a tourist from Japan?
Jan
1
accepted Is “Wrong side business” used in real life?
Dec
2
accepted American English equivalent of “revise” (as in studying)
Nov
20
accepted Onomatopoeia for foxes
Oct
12
accepted Is “specialness” a mock euphemistic noun form of “mentally retarded”?
Aug
4
accepted In an Australian context, should “Aborigine” be capitalised?