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location Sydney, Australia
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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.


Oct
22
answered '-gate' as a suffix to coin words related to scandals and corruption cases
Oct
22
comment “Unexpected” quotation marks: Why?
From "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Word Crimes" I hope you never use "quotation marks" for "emphasis"
Oct
18
accepted Is “German measles” regarded as offensive?
Oct
18
comment Is “German measles” regarded as offensive?
@medica A google search for "German roundworm" didn't get any hits other than how to translate roundworm into German. Is it a hypothetical example?
Oct
18
asked Is “German measles” regarded as offensive?
Oct
16
accepted Are new diseases without “Syndrome” in its name being added to English?
Oct
12
comment Word or expression for guys who slept with the same woman(prostitute)?
I hope that English has a semantic gap here!
Oct
12
asked Origin of the phrase “social justice warrior”
Oct
4
asked Are new diseases without “Syndrome” in its name being added to English?
Sep
26
accepted Is “Drop the big hammer” American slang?
Sep
26
revised The usage of “banzai”
deleted 136 characters in body
Sep
26
asked Is “Drop the big hammer” American slang?
Sep
25
awarded  Yearling
Sep
24
accepted Is the acronym “PET” only used in some countries?
Sep
24
asked Is the acronym “PET” only used in some countries?
Sep
15
accepted What is the etymology of “Pasifika”?
Sep
13
revised What does “media (news) disruptor” mean?
added 54 characters in body
Sep
13
answered What does “media (news) disruptor” mean?
Sep
13
revised The usage of “banzai”
added 151 characters in body
Sep
13
comment The usage of “banzai”
@Frank "total commitment" is a good way of putting it.