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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.


Aug
8
revised What is the learning curve for learning Japanese writing?
Clarifying what I meant by "real text"
Aug
8
comment Was sake always called nihonshu?
Does sake-ya refer to the old meaning of sake, or the new meaning?
Aug
8
comment Was sake always called nihonshu?
This might be a separate question, but what was it called before it was called nihonshu?
Aug
8
asked Was sake always called nihonshu?
Aug
8
asked What is the learning curve for learning Japanese writing?
Jul
31
accepted Does the letter “C” attract any superstition?
Jul
31
asked Does the letter “C” attract any superstition?
Jul
31
awarded  Commentator
Jul
31
comment Does the Japanese language only have negative terms for flirting?
Does it still attract the death penalty?
Jul
23
comment What changes are made to the pronunciation of gairaigo?
@Tsuyoshi Ito: I got it from sarahmei.com/blog/2010/09/04/speak-ruby-in-japanese , though she admits she's still learning Japanese.
Jul
23
asked What changes are made to the pronunciation of gairaigo?
Jul
23
accepted When do you use -san about a company?
Jul
23
asked How can I research how a film quote was translated into Japanese?
Jul
23
comment Is there a specific term that refers to female sword fighting?
@Amanda S: It's from an iPhone app, rather than the internet. If you use Google with "lonely planet female sword fighting" (no quotes), you come across a result from Google Books, though.
Jul
23
revised Is there a specific term that refers to female sword fighting?
Give more details
Jul
23
awarded  Editor
Jul
23
revised Are there words so bad that they aren't allowed on television?
Corrected spelling
Jul
23
suggested suggested edit on Are there words so bad that they aren't allowed on television?
Jul
23
asked Is there a specific term that refers to female sword fighting?
Jul
23
accepted Is B2F, B1F, 1F, 2F, … wasei-eigo?