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bio website andrewjgrimm.wordpress.com
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
8
revised Why was Tokyo sometimes called “Tokio”?
edited title
Sep
26
revised The usage of “banzai”
deleted 136 characters in body
Sep
13
revised What does “media (news) disruptor” mean?
added 54 characters in body
Sep
13
revised The usage of “banzai”
added 151 characters in body
Sep
13
revised The usage of “banzai”
added 73 characters in body
Jul
14
revised Adding “-ing” to a verb ending with a pronounced “e”
I've encountered silent "e"s before, but not invisible ones!
Jun
15
revised What is the name of someone who was something before you?
deleted 11 characters in body; edited tags
May
9
revised What does “Chinese theater” mean?
added 41 characters in body
Nov
30
revised Is “gaijin” considered offensive?
Oops - finally fix spelling
Apr
10
revised Does the noun “stable” have meanings other than “place for animals”?
Showing a general reference that didn't mention any metaphorical meanings
Jan
14
revised What does humor-challenged mean?
edited tags
Jan
12
revised Do “asymmetric” and “dissymmetric” have different meaning?
edited tags
Jan
9
revised How did “Jew” become pejorative?
Fix typo that might make the sentence hard to understand for a non-native speaker
Jan
3
revised
added 214 characters in body
Jan
3
revised
added 88 characters in body
Dec
21
revised Referring to adult-age sons and daughters as children
Add context to question
Nov
25
revised Is ‘Today, Japan’s old age social security system is running at a deficit, is the whole country” in Forbes magazine a right sentence?
edited tags
Nov
24
revised When is “-less” used, and when is “-free” used?
edited tags
Nov
6
revised 'Each' with plural or singular verb
edited tags
Nov
4
revised In British English, do you favorite or favourite a post?
Fix hyperlinks caused by new user restriction