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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.


Jun
12
asked Is “wanna” more common with non-native speakers?
Jun
12
asked What's the metaphorical meaning of “Tone-deaf”?
Jun
11
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
7
comment Is there a word for “people who are computer illiterate”?
People who have a dislike of technological progress, rather than a dislike of social progress, or humanity in general, can be more precisely called a Luddite.
May
29
accepted Differences between “A beautiful photo of an X” and “A photo of a beautiful X”
May
29
comment Differences between “A beautiful photo of an X” and “A photo of a beautiful X”
@JanusBahsJacquet the napalm attack was in Trang Bang. My Lai was the site of a massacre.
May
29
asked Differences between “A beautiful photo of an X” and “A photo of a beautiful X”
May
28
comment An expression or saying meaning “don't celebrate too early”
"I really didn't say everything I said" - Yogi Berra.
May
25
comment What is wrong with the word “performant”?
"Optimal" means "the best". "Performant" doesn't mean that it has the best performance, only that it has good performance. Also, just because something is annoying business-speak or tech-speak, doesn't mean that it's an "invalid" word.
May
10
awarded  Notable Question
May
9
accepted What does “Chinese theater” mean?
May
9
comment What does “Chinese theater” mean?
@Kris my main concern is whether it has some sort of non-literal, possibly euphemistic meaning.
May
9
revised What does “Chinese theater” mean?
added 41 characters in body
May
9
asked What does “Chinese theater” mean?
May
9
answered Anglicize for Japanese
May
8
comment What do you call those man-made “wooden paths” that are usually found in mountains?
I'd call it a walkway as well, rather than a boardwalk. Just curious, do you use US English, or British or Australian English?
May
8
comment Is there a less colloquial word (noun or adjective) to describe an “attention whore”?
+1, I hate the use of the word "whore" as a pejorative.
May
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Vans or cars which sell breakfast, what is this called?
May
4
awarded  Custodian
May
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Any word for “made by combining parts of many things”?