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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.


Apr
29
comment What’s wrong with “After roasting the deer, the hunter extinguished the fire and then searched for a tree to hang it from”?
People mocked UK PM David Cameron the other day for using such a sentence: mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/…
Apr
14
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
13
comment Term for main part of desktop computer
Technically correct is not very useful if you aren't understood by other people.
Apr
13
comment Term for main part of desktop computer
This seems to be answering a different question to the one I asked.
Apr
13
asked Term for main part of desktop computer
Apr
10
comment News article: “Man sentenced for murdering his 10th wife”. What does this mean?
Sounds like clickbait: "An eyecatching link on a website which encourages people to read on. It is often paid for by the advertiser ("Paid" click bait) or generates income based on the number of clicks."
Apr
2
answered What would be a word for describing a tendency to take the literal meaning of words above the accepted meaning?
Mar
17
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
11
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
18
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
24
accepted Is “Missus” used as a word in American English?
Jan
24
comment What does it mean to have a 'saucy facial expression'?
Would meanings 2 to 4 of the Wiktionary entry for saucy make sense in the context of the comment?
Jan
24
comment “Muppet” in American English
"Million Muppet March" is probably in part a snowclone of the Million Man March
Jan
24
asked Is “Missus” used as a word in American English?
Jan
7
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
7
awarded  Popular Question
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?
Jan
1
comment What does the fox say?
Not a duplicate of english.stackexchange.com/questions/138272/…
Jan
1
comment Would the phrase “No worries!” be understood outside Australia?
I've come across Japanese people learning English who didn't know it was an Australianism. BTW, there's a Wikipedia article about the phrase!