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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.


Jul
11
accepted Why is Typhoon Neoguri sometimes referred to as “ノグリー”?
Jul
10
asked Why is Typhoon Neoguri sometimes referred to as “ノグリー”?
Jul
10
comment Are there words or phrases that are commonly mistyped by native speakers on the Internet?
Related question: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/3176/…
Jul
2
awarded  Socratic
Jul
2
awarded  Inquisitive
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
28
accepted Are kanji typically used in times and dates?
Jun
28
accepted Is “田舎” a derogatory term?
Jun
24
comment Is “田舎” a derogatory term?
@Downvoter what additional research, if any, should I have done before asking this question?
Jun
24
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
23
asked Is “田舎” a derogatory term?
Jun
14
asked Are kanji typically used in times and dates?
Jun
14
revised About writing numbers using Japanese numerals vs using Arabic numerals
Change from "1 2 2" to "1 2 3"
Jun
14
revised About writing numbers using Japanese numerals vs using Arabic numerals
Fix confusingly similar word
Jun
6
comment Why is ホームシック a noun, not a な-adjective?
@Downvoter: What is wrong with my question? Is there an invalid assumption in it?
Jun
5
asked Why is ホームシック a noun, not a な-adjective?
May
31
awarded  Yearling
May
30
comment How do I look up this kanji?
Sawa again: On top of that, and most importantly, it is inconsistent to write "o" using a macron while writing the pronunciation "ee" as "ei".
May
30
comment How do I look up this kanji?
Sawa's activity stream: japanese.stackexchange.com/users/458/… . I wish he'd stop downvoting if he's not prepared to comment on this website, though.
May
30
comment How do I look up this kanji?
(2) > The renderings 'kyoo' and 'kee' are neither commonly used romanizations, nor proper pronunciation guides They are not most commonly used romanizations. Using macrons is outdated even in Japan. (3) > 'Kyoo' to most English readers would be /kjuː/, and 'kee' would be /kiː/. Given the kana renderings of きょう or けい, both pronunciations would be incorrect. Most English readers (especially Americans) would not even know a macron.