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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.


Dec
9
comment Is “part-time work” an accurate translation of バイト?
jekai.org/entries/aa/00/nn/aa00nn76.htm claims that パート basically means non-permanent, but because someone is a mother or a housewife or a woman, rather than because they're a student. Is that accurate?
Dec
8
asked Is “part-time work” an accurate translation of バイト?
Dec
7
accepted “Apple tax” in Japanese
Dec
7
asked “Apple tax” in Japanese
Dec
7
accepted Under what circumstances does Japanese read from right to left?
Dec
7
accepted Are the same terms for husbands and wives used for same-sex relationships?
Nov
14
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
9
asked Are the same terms for husbands and wives used for same-sex relationships?
Oct
15
accepted Are people named after prefectures, or are prefectures named after people?
Oct
13
asked Are people named after prefectures, or are prefectures named after people?
Oct
12
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
10
comment How to say Populations and Civilizations when talking about history?
I searched for "civilization" in jisho.org, and got several entries under both "words" and "sentences". "Civilisation" got some hits under "words", but none under "sentences".
Oct
10
asked Under what circumstances does Japanese read from right to left?
Oct
7
revised learning order for kana?
I used to mis-spell it that way too >_<
Sep
27
asked What geographical scope does アジア have?
Sep
21
comment I am wondering if someone can shed light on this tweet from Japan?
+1 for giving credit to your wife! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_Yoshimoto indicates that "Banana" is derived from the English word "Banana" (or the Japanese word バナナ), in case anyone's wondering.
Sep
21
comment Is the Ainu name for every part of the body monosyllabic?
I don't mind if this question gets closed, BTW. I thought I may as well ask it and see what the community decides, rather than ask on meta whether the question is allowed.
Sep
21
accepted Is the Ainu name for every part of the body monosyllabic?
Sep
20
revised ainu wiki excerpt
added 145 characters in body
Sep
20
wiki created ainu excerpt