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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
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?
Aug
1
accepted Exact meaning of “Tyranny of Distance”
May
9
accepted Should words be capitalized because they're loanwords?
Apr
21
accepted Does “Chinese laundry” have any non-literal meaning?
Apr
21
accepted Are “Czech Republic” and “Chechnya” cognates?
Apr
13
accepted Is “in in vitro” acceptable?
Apr
10
accepted Does the noun “stable” have meanings other than “place for animals”?
Apr
9
accepted Is “Dutch wife” one of those “Dutch words”?
Mar
20
accepted Is “geisha girl” used to refer to actual geisha?
Mar
20
accepted Is “cookie” a recent addition to Australian English?
Mar
13
accepted Is “great” used by native speakers to describe calamities any more?
Feb
15
accepted “Not so much” at the end of a sentence
Feb
11
accepted Has “Kinki” become less common than “Kansai” because of the word “kinky”?
Feb
4
accepted More specific antonym to “lodger” than “landlord”