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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.


Jan
23
accepted Words made from strokes of a kanji like 女 toくノ一
Jan
21
accepted Is こんばんは too formal for everyday conversation?
Jan
7
accepted Are honorifics used for dead people?
Jan
4
accepted Should I speak in the local dialect and/or accent of an area?
Jan
2
accepted Why has を been spared but ゐ and ゑ been deemed obsolete?
Dec
31
accepted Is it appropriate to use [先生]{せんせい} when addressing a ski instructor?
Dec
25
accepted Is メリー mainly used in the set phrase メリークリスマス?
Nov
29
accepted Would I have 牛乳 or ミルク with my cereal?
Nov
20
accepted Why is konnichiwa spelt こんにちは?
Oct
25
accepted Why is a place that sells さけ a さかや?
Oct
23
accepted Was desu and masu originally geisha-speak?
Oct
20
accepted In customer settings, is it ok to ask for keigo to be repeated in more “normal” Japanese?
Oct
3
accepted What romanization scheme is used by programmers?
Oct
1
accepted Why is the honorific o used for the bathroom?
Sep
27
accepted Are there any risks in self-learning the kana?
Sep
20
accepted Is Japanese that lacks proofreading likely to contain bad spelling or grammar?
Sep
14
accepted Is it unusual to have the ga particle with a negative verb?
Sep
10
accepted Can counter words also be nouns?
Sep
6
accepted Is there any gairaigo based on Australian English?
Sep
4
accepted Are foreign personal names usually written in katakana rather than Romaji?