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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.


Dec
17
answered Word for grieving parents?
Dec
12
comment Better term than “off label” to describe something used other than as stated
And no, "stupid", "idiotic" or "reckless" doesn't fit the bill either.
Dec
12
asked Better term than “off label” to describe something used other than as stated
Nov
29
comment Is “software” singular or plural? Can “softwares” be used instead?
I come across people mistakenly using "softwares" reasonably often. I sometimes see it being used by Japanese people, so it's not a mistake only made by people from the subcontinent.
Nov
29
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
26
comment A word for paying attention to detail
@Em1 maybe alliteration?
Nov
24
accepted Hit and miss, or hit or miss?
Nov
22
asked Hit and miss, or hit or miss?
Nov
22
answered What is a Metaphor for “Being Thrown Into a Completely New Environment”
Nov
22
accepted Why was Tokyo sometimes called “Tokio”?
Nov
22
comment Is “root access” acceptable in a professional setting in Australian English?
@JeremyMiles the XKCD sandwich cartoon doesn't mention "superuser".
Nov
22
asked Was West Germany commonly referred to as “Germany”?
Nov
22
comment Is “root access” acceptable in a professional setting in Australian English?
@JanusBahsJacquet "meat-packing district" sounds like an area with lots of nightclubs in it!
Nov
22
comment Is “root access” acceptable in a professional setting in Australian English?
@JeremyMiles that feels like having a Windows OS nuance to me.
Nov
22
comment What does “Obama goes big” mean?
"Go big" means to be ambitious. There's a related phrase "Go big or go home".
Nov
22
asked Is “root access” acceptable in a professional setting in Australian English?
Nov
9
comment Why was Tokyo sometimes called “Tokio”?
@Chenmunka it's asking why a word used in English is spelt the way it is.
Nov
9
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
8
comment Why was Tokyo sometimes called “Tokio”?
I mistakenly spelt it "Tokiyo" in the title, even though I meant "Tokio". Sorry about that.
Nov
8
comment Why was Tokyo sometimes called “Tokio”?
@JoeBlow Well spotted, fixed.