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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.


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?
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”?