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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
20
suggested suggested edit on ainu tag wiki excerpt
Sep
20
asked Is the Ainu name for every part of the body monosyllabic?
Sep
18
revised Term for native Japanese speakers misspelling “R” and “L”
added 32 characters in body
Sep
15
asked Term for native Japanese speakers misspelling “R” and “L”
Sep
12
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
9
accepted Are non-Japanese political party names translated, or transliterated?
Sep
8
asked Are non-Japanese political party names translated, or transliterated?
Sep
7
comment Does the word 津波 (tsunami) have negative connotations?
I heard about a twitter client called earthquake and thought "Why would someone call something that?", but it was built by Japanese people in response to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Aug
31
asked How similar is the Japanese spoken in Taiwan to the Japanese spoken in Japan?
Aug
12
accepted What kind of organisms can be covered by 益虫, 害虫 or 虫?
Aug
6
asked What kind of organisms can be covered by 益虫, 害虫 or 虫?
Jun
27
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
24
accepted Polite way of asking if someone's received an email
Jun
18
awarded  Popular Question
May
31
awarded  Yearling
May
7
revised Who are Mrs. Fuji and Mrs. Gas?
Typo
May
7
accepted Who are Mrs. Fuji and Mrs. Gas?
May
7
asked Who are Mrs. Fuji and Mrs. Gas?
May
4
asked Is ゴールデンウィーク wasei-eigo?
Apr
9
comment Why aren't マンション mansions? Or are they?
@ssb the Japanese Wikipedia page describes マンション as wasei eigo. If it's faithful to the British English term, shouldn't it be mere gairaigo, not wasei eigo?