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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
22
asked Why is 渡部 累 transliterated/translated to “Lui Watanabe” with an “L”?
Mar
22
comment Is it true that all Japanese words end in a vowel when transliterated to English?
@Tim if this question appears more than once, you can close one of them as a duplicate.
Mar
19
comment Is バッチリ a generally accepted term?
So that explains why there isn't a kanji form for the word!
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
19
comment Difference between 母語話者 and ネイティブスピーカー
What's meant by "real Japanese word"? :)
Mar
19
asked Is バッチリ a generally accepted term?
Mar
17
accepted Is “げえしゃ” a valid pronunciation of “芸者”?
Mar
16
comment When to use 「は」and when to use「が」?
Related question: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/22/…
Mar
15
comment Is “げえしゃ” a valid pronunciation of “芸者”?
@BrianChandler you could be right. :(
Mar
15
comment Is “げえしゃ” a valid pronunciation of “芸者”?
@snailboat I haven't learnt IPA, unfortunately.
Mar
15
asked 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?
Mar
12
comment Difference between 母語話者 and ネイティブスピーカー
More of a cultural than linguistic question: if my profile on a website had a photo of my tall, white, and handsome self, and indicated that I'm Australian, would the average Japanese person assume that I'm a native speaker of English?
Mar
12
comment Difference between 母語話者 and ネイティブスピーカー
@Downvoter: What's wrong with this answer?
Mar
12
asked Is オージー understood by non-Australian Japanese speakers?
Mar
12
asked Difference between 母語話者 and ネイティブスピーカー
Mar
8
awarded  Custodian
Mar
8
reviewed Looks OK What's a nice way to say “fingers crossed”?