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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
10
answered Difference between “read-only” and “write-protected”
Oct
10
comment People who sell their virginity for money
@StewardGodwinJornsen Sayo Masuda's virginity was sold five times‌​. That makes me wonder if there's a word for fraudulently selling someone's virginity ...
Oct
5
comment Word for “Woman Who Hates Men”
@user49727 it's assumed that a misandrist is female. A male misandrist would probably have its own term, like "self-hating man".
Oct
5
comment Word for “Woman Who Hates Men”
@TylerJamesYoung I don't think an anti-feminist who was engaging in such dog-whistling would acknowledge the existence of the word "misogynist".
Oct
5
answered Word for “Woman Who Hates Men”
Oct
5
asked Is a closed question “opened”, or “re-opened”?
Oct
5
comment What do Australians mean when they say 'He came a gutsa'?
If you rely on urban dictionary as a general reference, you're gonna have a bad time.
Oct
5
asked Word for sex discrimination issues with holding work-related duties in saunas
Sep
25
asked Is “specialness” a mock euphemistic noun form of “mentally retarded”?
Sep
25
awarded  Yearling
Sep
23
comment Differences between “fortification nouns”
A fortress is a female fort.
Sep
18
comment Does “Japanese tourist” have any meaning other than a tourist from Japan?
Related questions about "Dutch date" and the like: english.stackexchange.com/q/8511/1420 and english.stackexchange.com/q/110497/1420
Sep
15
asked Does “Japanese tourist” have any meaning other than a tourist from Japan?
Sep
15
comment Does “hieroglyph” only refer to the ancient Egyption form of writing or to any writing system whose basic elements represent words?
I assume you mean the technical term, not the term of abuse for anything that's hard to comprehend.
Sep
1
comment What does “wooden clothes” contained in “Comfort bag (assorted present kit) and the sender of it “have had themselves” mean?
+1 partially for the question, and partially for restoring my faith in humanity.
Aug
31
comment What does “wooden clothes” contained in “Comfort bag (assorted present kit) and the sender of it “have had themselves” mean?
I just came across the Japanese language Wikipedia article ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%BE%85%E7%B4%97%E7%B7%AC , which Google translate describes as "Woolen cloth spring", and it talks about prostitutes or concubines. Is this somehow related?
Aug
13
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
4
accepted In an Australian context, should “Aborigine” be capitalised?
Aug
2
asked In an Australian context, should “Aborigine” be capitalised?
Aug
1
accepted Exact meaning of “Tyranny of Distance”