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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.


Oct
18
accepted Are times after noon expressed in military time?
Oct
12
accepted Is the term 舞妓 used in all of Japan, or only in certain dialects?
Sep
1
accepted What words are used for dolphin meat?
Aug
11
accepted What is “kanji illiteracy” (kanji yomenai) in the context of native Japanese speakers?
Aug
6
accepted Did any writing systems exist before kanji was imported?
Jul
23
accepted Change of kanji like 大坂 to 大阪
Jul
17
accepted Is いらっしゃいませ only used by staff?
Jul
17
accepted When is マイ・ワイフ used?
Jul
15
accepted Why is the Japanese government considering adding kanji such as “cancer” to the jinmeiyō kanji?
Jul
14
accepted Specify who is fond of something
Jul
12
accepted Does ネガティブ mean “negative”, or “bad”, when describing a person?
May
11
accepted Is タオル used for the towels used at onsen?
Apr
29
accepted Address someone by their first name, or their last name?
Apr
13
accepted Can I refer to the March 11 earthquake without mentioning the word earthquake?
Apr
13
accepted Are the names of some food items written in katakana?
Apr
12
accepted How do I spell “So! So! So! So! So!”?
Apr
8
accepted Is “flyjin” a Japanese word, and if so, does it have an antonym?
Apr
4
accepted What's the difference between いいえ and English's “no”?
Apr
2
accepted Do viruses あります or います?
Mar
13
accepted Why was both katakana and hiragana created?