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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.


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comment Why is the Japanese currency pronounced “yen” in English?
"Yen" is also mentioned in en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_kana_orthography#Romanization
Aug
25
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
20
accepted What difference is there between ディスカウント and バーゲン?
Aug
19
comment [因果]{いん・が}: A bass-ackwards contraction?
Haven't come across the autological spoonerism "bass ackwards" before!
Aug
19
asked What difference is there between ディスカウント and バーゲン?
Aug
17
accepted Is “フリーマーケット” sometimes assumed to be derived from “Free”?
Aug
16
reviewed Leave Open Japanese kanji with different meanings in Chinese
Aug
16
asked Is “フリーマーケット” sometimes assumed to be derived from “Free”?
Aug
4
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
4
comment Difference in word use: 父親 母親 両親 父母
Why would you use 父親 rather than 父{ちち} when talking with your boss?
Aug
4
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
3
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
3
accepted Why was “一匹” used for Godzilla?
Aug
3
asked Why was “一匹” used for Godzilla?
Jul
11
accepted Why is Typhoon Neoguri sometimes referred to as “ノグリー”?
Jul
10
asked Why is Typhoon Neoguri sometimes referred to as “ノグリー”?
Jul
10
comment Are there words or phrases that are commonly mistyped by native speakers on the Internet?
Related question: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/3176/…
Jul
2
awarded  Socratic
Jul
2
awarded  Inquisitive
Jul
2
awarded  Curious