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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.


Sep
3
accepted Why is “UFO” pronounced as if it were a word?
Aug
20
accepted 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
3
accepted Why was “一匹” used for Godzilla?
Jul
11
accepted Why is Typhoon Neoguri sometimes referred to as “ノグリー”?
Jun
28
accepted Are kanji typically used in times and dates?
Jun
28
accepted Is “田舎” a derogatory term?
May
18
accepted When is “事” used instead of こと for past experiences?
May
12
accepted Is しゃぶしゃぶ typically written in hiragana rather than katakana?
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