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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.


Apr
9
accepted Why aren't マンション mansions? Or are they?
Apr
7
asked Why aren't マンション mansions? Or are they?
Apr
6
comment Polite way of asking if someone's received an email
Your "extended comment" was helpful. If I was better at Japanese, or less nervous about this request, I'd follow your suggestion about calling them. If I needed to make a phone call for this specific scenario, I'd be likely to go to a Japanese-speaking travel agent, and pay them to make the call. So thanks for the suggestion of how to do it in writing.
Apr
5
revised Why is the Japanese government considering adding kanji such as “cancer” to the jinmeiyō kanji?
edited tags
Apr
5
comment Can Japanese names be anything?
Also related, though not the best of my questions: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/6134/91
Apr
5
asked Polite way of asking if someone's received an email
Mar
31
accepted Are all words stripped of bikago when listed in dictionaries?
Mar
30
asked Are all words stripped of bikago when listed in dictionaries?
Mar
10
accepted Is punning with homophonic kanji common?
Mar
10
accepted Do demons get any special honorifics?
Feb
12
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
6
comment What is a クリームパン in English?
I tried asking on English Language Learners before asking here. It's currently the second most downvoted question there! ^^ ell.stackexchange.com/q/205/54
Jan
28
asked Is punning with homophonic kanji common?
Jan
28
comment Do demons get any special honorifics?
@Chocolate the Japanese edition of Wikipedia also claims that demons get "匹": link "鬼 - 一匹・疋(ひき)". Are you sure?
Jan
25
asked Do demons get any special honorifics?
Jan
25
comment Words made from strokes of a kanji like 女 toくノ一
And 森 (three kanji for trees) can mean forest.
Jan
24
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
24
asked What is a クリームパン in English?
Jan
23
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
21
awarded  Nice Question