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location Sydney, Australia
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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.


Nov
20
accepted Onomatopoeia for foxes
Nov
19
asked Onomatopoeia for foxes
Nov
19
comment What is it called when someone says something like: “I'm not a racist, but…”
TV Tropes has Suspiciously Specific Denial, but nothing more specific.
Nov
9
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
5
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
4
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
30
comment What word describes a policeman who is not wearing a uniform?
I remember "Mufti" from "Mufti day": en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mufti_(dress)#Mufti_day
Oct
23
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
12
comment When describing a person, should “Valentine” be capitalized?
@MετάEd good suggestion. NGrams suggests they're neck and neck, but when I look at individual results, a lot of them seem to have "Be My Valentine" in the title of the book.
Oct
12
asked When describing a person, should “Valentine” be capitalized?
Oct
12
accepted Is “specialness” a mock euphemistic noun form of “mentally retarded”?
Oct
10
awarded  Popular Question
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