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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.


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!
Jan
1
asked Is “Wrong side business” used in real life?
Dec
17
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)
Dec
1
asked American English equivalent of “revise” (as in studying)
Nov
30
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?