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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.


May
9
accepted What does “Chinese theater” mean?
May
9
comment What does “Chinese theater” mean?
@Kris my main concern is whether it has some sort of non-literal, possibly euphemistic meaning.
May
9
revised What does “Chinese theater” mean?
added 41 characters in body
May
9
asked What does “Chinese theater” mean?
May
9
answered Anglicize for Japanese
May
8
comment What do you call those man-made “wooden paths” that are usually found in mountains?
I'd call it a walkway as well, rather than a boardwalk. Just curious, do you use US English, or British or Australian English?
May
8
comment Is there a less colloquial word (noun or adjective) to describe an “attention whore”?
+1, I hate the use of the word "whore" as a pejorative.
May
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Vans or cars which sell breakfast, what is this called?
May
4
awarded  Custodian
May
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Any word for “made by combining parts of many things”?
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