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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
8
reviewed Leave Open What does '-' mean?
Mar
8
comment Why is ホワイト spelled as it is?
I'm doubtful about some of the info in this answer. Wiktionary says that ガラス comes from the Dutch word glas, rather than English.
Mar
7
comment How to tell if a word is Sino-Japanese or Yamato
@Earthliŋ what I know about Japanese is largely based on what I've learnt in the classroom (I'm half way through JFBP II), what I've come across on Japanese SE, and what I came across on the tv version of 日本人の知らない日本語. If there's a naive answer, it's probably what I'm after.
Mar
7
comment How to tell if a word is Sino-Japanese or Yamato
@Earthliŋ how is it now?
Mar
7
revised How to tell if a word is Sino-Japanese or Yamato
added 323 characters in body
Mar
7
comment Is くろじん a word?
Not really relevant, but according to Liza Dalby 玄人{くろうと} is a word, and that word gave rise to はくじん (which I think is written 白人 based on the disambiguation at ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%99%BD%E4%BA%BA ).
Mar
7
asked How to tell if a word is Sino-Japanese or Yamato
Feb
22
accepted Is レリゴる likely to be understood, and what does it mean?
Feb
21
asked Is レリゴる likely to be understood, and what does it mean?
Feb
21
comment What exactly is this ※ symbol, and what does it mean/how is it used?
What's a coin operated rice washing machine? Is it used by farmers, or by people about to eat rice?
Feb
18
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
15
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
14
asked Is さようなら still used in real life?
Feb
14
asked Nuance and current-ness of “ぼくとお茶しませんか”
Feb
4
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
28
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
23
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
23
asked Nuance of “クソ” within “クソコラグランプリ”
Jan
21
accepted What does the term “prenominally” mean?
Jan
20
comment What does the term “prenominally” mean?
So you can't say "Xは手の込んだです"?