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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.


Jul
29
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
29
asked Exact meaning of “Tyranny of Distance”
Jul
21
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
26
comment Why “Koran” changed to “Quran”?
Somewhat similar question on English Language Learners: ell.stackexchange.com/q/823/54
Jun
26
answered Why “Koran” changed to “Quran”?
Jun
5
comment Is verbing in “I medalled in volleyball” correct?
Is there a term for "gramatically correct, but really annoying"?
Jun
3
awarded  Popular Question
May
13
comment Does one eat soup or drink soup?
Interesting - I thought it was only in Japanese that you drank a soup!
May
9
comment Is “paiement” an english word?
Have you tried using one of the dictionaries suggested by meta.english.stackexchange.com/a/2574/1420 ?
May
9
comment Is the game, “go,” a proper noun? What about “checkers” or “chess”?
"Go" is also mentioned in english.stackexchange.com/a/113499/1420
May
9
accepted Should words be capitalized because they're loanwords?
May
8
comment When should the word “English” be capitalized?
+1 I recently came across someone saying that "English" was incorrect for the language, and that it ought to be "english".
May
8
asked Should words be capitalized because they're loanwords?
May
3
awarded  Popular Question
May
3
comment Is there a term which covers ATM cards, credit cards, and debit cards?
@hippietrail especially if they think you mean a "loyalty card"!
Apr
30
awarded  Convention
Apr
26
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
21
accepted Does “Chinese laundry” have any non-literal meaning?
Apr
21
accepted Are “Czech Republic” and “Chechnya” cognates?