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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.


Sep
14
comment Is it unusual to have the ga particle with a negative verb?
Would someone asking "what tv shows do you watch?" be enough to bring "television" into the universe of discourse?
Sep
13
comment Counter for 熊 (bears): ひき or 頭?
Now I'm wondering about koalas and drop-bears.
Sep
13
comment Why is マシ written using katakana?
In response to one of my questions on gairaigo, @sawa commented on Nihon-jin not knowing that certain loanwords were from non-English European languages, so I'm a little surprised by his comment. At first I wondered if he was joking.
Sep
12
comment Is it unusual to have the ga particle with a negative verb?
@Lukman: I've expanded my question a bit. Does it help explain what I mean?
Sep
12
revised Is it unusual to have the ga particle with a negative verb?
Expand on question yet again :(
Sep
12
revised Is it unusual to have the ga particle with a negative verb?
Expand background further
Sep
12
comment Is it unusual to have the ga particle with a negative verb?
My usage was like that in the third paragraph. So a different particle is used for saying something doesn't exist to saying that it does?
Sep
12
comment Is B2F, B1F, 1F, 2F, … wasei-eigo?
RF is another term, which is short for Rooftop Floor, according to Google Translate's translation of ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/RF
Sep
12
asked Is it unusual to have the ga particle with a negative verb?
Sep
10
comment Can counter words also be nouns?
@sawa: Should it be katakana instead?
Sep
10
accepted Can counter words also be nouns?
Sep
10
comment Can counter words also be nouns?
@sawa: Does the rewording I've done make it better?
Sep
10
revised Can counter words also be nouns?
Reword in response to comment
Sep
9
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
8
comment Can counter words also be nouns?
@Lukman: Thanks! イソターネット desu. :(
Sep
8
revised Can counter words also be nouns?
Hiragana katakana fail
Sep
8
asked Can counter words also be nouns?
Sep
7
comment Are foreign personal names usually written in katakana rather than Romaji?
This is the best possible answer I could hope for! It means I was correct in using romaji in my RubyKaigi talk, but that a schoolkid I was talking to wasn't wasting his time learning his name in romaji.
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?