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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.


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?
Mar
31
accepted Are all words stripped of bikago when listed in dictionaries?
Mar
10
accepted Is punning with homophonic kanji common?
Mar
10
accepted Do demons get any special honorifics?
Jan
8
accepted Legibility of handakuten and dakuten in small font sizes
Dec
29
accepted Why is Jordan (the country) spelt ヨルダン?
Dec
26
accepted Can the term メリークリスマス be seen as politically incorrect?
Dec
26
accepted Equivalent of someone's valentine
Nov
1
accepted Was the の particle sometimes written in katakana?
Oct
27
accepted Describing my exact height
Oct
18
accepted Is one transcription of “Andrew” more standard than another?
Oct
18
accepted Is it normal to put さん after an internet handle?