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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.


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awarded  Good Question
Dec
12
comment Why is Santa Claus a man but Santa Maria a woman?
Are you talking about the place in Arizona, Georgia, or Indiana?
Dec
5
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
2
accepted American English equivalent of “revise” (as in studying)
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1
asked American English equivalent of “revise” (as in studying)
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revised Is “gaijin” considered offensive?
Oops - finally fix spelling
Nov
30
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
24
asked Why is butcher paper spelt without an apostrophe?
Nov
20
accepted Onomatopoeia for foxes
Nov
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asked Onomatopoeia for foxes
Nov
19
comment What is it called when someone says something like: “I'm not a racist, but…”
TV Tropes has Suspiciously Specific Denial, but nothing more specific.
Nov
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Popular Question
Oct
30
comment What word describes a policeman who is not wearing a uniform?
I remember "Mufti" from "Mufti day": en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mufti_(dress)#Mufti_day
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23
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
12
comment When describing a person, should “Valentine” be capitalized?
@MετάEd good suggestion. NGrams suggests they're neck and neck, but when I look at individual results, a lot of them seem to have "Be My Valentine" in the title of the book.
Oct
12
asked When describing a person, should “Valentine” be capitalized?
Oct
12
accepted Is “specialness” a mock euphemistic noun form of “mentally retarded”?
Oct
10
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