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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.


Aug
19
asked What does “so many men, so many minds” mean?
Aug
18
asked English name of “Maegami tomeru” (前髪とめ〜る)
Aug
7
asked What does “[Country] out” mean in the context of a photo description?
Jul
26
answered When did the expression “Poor man's <noun>” originate?
Jul
24
asked In which countries are sentence diagrams used in teaching English?
Jul
14
asked Adding “-ing” to a verb ending with a pronounced “e”
Jul
6
asked Meaning of “Cheeky” in Australian Aboriginal English
Jun
24
asked Should “et al.” be in italics?
Jun
15
answered “Battled-hardened,” Is this one of New Yorker's renowned idiosyncrasies?
Jun
13
asked Does “Asbestos sandwich” have nuances of bad health?
Jun
12
asked Is “wanna” more common with non-native speakers?
Jun
12
asked What's the metaphorical meaning of “Tone-deaf”?
May
29
asked Differences between “A beautiful photo of an X” and “A photo of a beautiful X”
May
9
asked What does “Chinese theater” mean?
May
9
answered Anglicize for Japanese
Apr
13
asked Term for main part of desktop computer
Apr
2
answered What would be a word for describing a tendency to take the literal meaning of words above the accepted meaning?
Jan
24
asked Is “Missus” used as a word in American English?
Jan
1
asked Is “Wrong side business” used in real life?
Dec
1
asked American English equivalent of “revise” (as in studying)