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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
22
accepted Why is 渡部 累 transliterated/translated to “Lui Watanabe” with an “L”?
Mar
19
accepted Is バッチリ a generally accepted term?
Mar
19
accepted Difference between 母語話者 and ネイティブスピーカー
Mar
17
accepted Is “げえしゃ” a valid pronunciation of “芸者”?
Mar
12
accepted Is オージー understood by non-Australian Japanese speakers?
Feb
22
accepted Is レリゴる likely to be understood, and what does it mean?
Jan
21
accepted What does the term “prenominally” mean?
Jan
20
accepted Different kanji forms for “みる”
Jan
20
accepted Japanese for “Chinese Opera”
Jan
13
accepted Why are long vowels represented differently in hiragana and katakana?
Jan
13
accepted Do Japanese people use quotation marks for emphasis?
Jan
9
accepted Is ありす a traditional girl's name?
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?