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location Sydney, Australia
age 35
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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
6
asked Meaning of “Cheeky” in Australian Aboriginal English
Jul
2
awarded  Inquisitive
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
28
accepted Does “Asbestos sandwich” have nuances of bad health?
Jun
28
accepted Should “et al.” be in italics?
Jun
26
comment Is the word “Galapagos” transferable into adjective and verb to mean “outdated, fossilized” in English?
English language Wikipedia article on Galapagos syndrome: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galápagos_syndrome
Jun
25
comment Should “et al.” be in italics?
@TimLymington the accepted answer of that question has only a single sentence on italicisation of foreign words.
Jun
24
asked Should “et al.” be in italics?
Jun
15
revised What is the name of someone who was something before you?
deleted 11 characters in body; edited tags
Jun
15
answered “Battled-hardened,” Is this one of New Yorker's renowned idiosyncrasies?
Jun
13
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
13
asked Does “Asbestos sandwich” have nuances of bad health?
Jun
13
accepted What's the metaphorical meaning of “Tone-deaf”?
Jun
12
asked Is “wanna” more common with non-native speakers?
Jun
12
asked What's the metaphorical meaning of “Tone-deaf”?
Jun
11
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
7
comment Is there a word for “people who are computer illiterate”?
People who have a dislike of technological progress, rather than a dislike of social progress, or humanity in general, can be more precisely called a Luddite.
May
29
accepted Differences between “A beautiful photo of an X” and “A photo of a beautiful X”
May
29
comment Differences between “A beautiful photo of an X” and “A photo of a beautiful X”
@JanusBahsJacquet the napalm attack was in Trang Bang. My Lai was the site of a massacre.
May
29
asked Differences between “A beautiful photo of an X” and “A photo of a beautiful X”