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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
10
accepted What's an オウンキー? Why does the term exist?
Jan
28
accepted How does the derogatory term “小便芸者” work?
Jan
11
accepted Is there a Japanese phrase that gets translated into English as “Steel and rice” coalition?
Jan
5
accepted What's the difference between 話せる and 話す?
Dec
28
accepted Is “着物” the most suitable Japanese translation for the English word “kimono”?
Dec
28
accepted Translation of metaphorical meaning of “hieroglyphic”
Dec
23
accepted Is の後で textbook-ish Japanese?
Dec
19
accepted What's the difference between 女性 and 女の人?
Dec
18
accepted Difference between 店 and ショップ
Dec
12
accepted Is “part-time work” an accurate translation of バイト?
Dec
7
accepted “Apple tax” in Japanese
Dec
7
accepted Under what circumstances does Japanese read from right to left?
Dec
7
accepted Are the same terms for husbands and wives used for same-sex relationships?
Oct
15
accepted Are people named after prefectures, or are prefectures named after people?
Sep
21
accepted Is the Ainu name for every part of the body monosyllabic?
Sep
9
accepted Are non-Japanese political party names translated, or transliterated?
Aug
12
accepted What kind of organisms can be covered by 益虫, 害虫 or 虫?
Jun
24
accepted Polite way of asking if someone's received an email
May
7
accepted Who are Mrs. Fuji and Mrs. Gas?
Apr
9
accepted Why aren't マンション mansions? Or are they?