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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.


Mar
17
asked Differences between “atomic bomb” and “nuclear weapon”
Feb
26
answered Is “Grey tsunami” a mere metaphor, or acknowledged phrase to represent for accelerated global increase of old age population?
Feb
26
answered What does “cheffed-up” in “Traditional ramen that hasn’t been cheffed-up” mean?
Feb
26
answered What does “sunset” mean when used as a verb?
Feb
11
asked Term for a television event that causes you to be awake during sleeping hours
Feb
9
asked Is “preference” a recently verbed noun?
Jan
29
asked Is “fatah” an alternative spelling of “fatwa”?
Jan
28
asked How to pronounce (OS X) Yosemite in Australian English
Dec
30
asked Is “Perl Monger” derogatory when used by non Perl programmers?
Dec
17
answered Word for grieving parents?
Dec
12
asked Better term than “off label” to describe something used other than as stated
Nov
22
asked Hit and miss, or hit or miss?
Nov
22
answered What is a Metaphor for “Being Thrown Into a Completely New Environment”
Nov
22
asked Was West Germany commonly referred to as “Germany”?
Nov
22
asked Is “root access” acceptable in a professional setting in Australian English?
Nov
8
asked Why was Tokyo sometimes called “Tokio”?
Oct
22
answered '-gate' as a suffix to coin words related to scandals and corruption cases
Oct
18
asked Is “German measles” regarded as offensive?
Oct
12
asked Origin of the phrase “social justice warrior”
Oct
4
asked Are new diseases without “Syndrome” in its name being added to English?