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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
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?
Sep
4
asked Are foreign personal names usually written in katakana rather than Romaji?
Sep
3
comment Is it possible to tell whether a word is kanji or hiragana without reading it?
Wow, I didn't know about the etymology of "goodbye"!
Sep
3
asked Is there any gairaigo based on Australian English?
Sep
3
comment What is the meaning of all those “w”s in email and SNSs?
Do you mean SMSs?
Sep
3
comment Is it possible to tell whether a word is kanji or hiragana without reading it?
What do you mean by non-particle words that perform a grammatical function?
Sep
3
accepted Is it possible to tell whether a word is kanji or hiragana without reading it?
Sep
2
comment Is it possible to tell whether a word is kanji or hiragana without reading it?
I didn't anticipate this scenario (of words being represented sometimes one way, sometimes the other)!
Sep
2
revised Is it possible to tell whether a word is kanji or hiragana without reading it?
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