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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.


Dec
5
asked Japanese for “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” (the Richard Flanagan novel)
Sep
5
asked Is は used when asking if something already discussed exists?
Sep
3
asked Why is “UFO” pronounced as if it were a word?
Aug
19
asked What difference is there between ディスカウント and バーゲン?
Aug
16
asked Is “フリーマーケット” sometimes assumed to be derived from “Free”?
Aug
3
asked Why was “一匹” used for Godzilla?
Jul
10
asked Why is Typhoon Neoguri sometimes referred to as “ノグリー”?
Jun
23
asked Is “田舎” a derogatory term?
Jun
14
asked Are kanji typically used in times and dates?
Jun
5
asked Why is ホームシック a noun, not a な-adjective?
May
17
asked When is “事” used instead of こと for past experiences?
May
11
asked Is しゃぶしゃぶ typically written in hiragana rather than katakana?
May
5
asked What nuance does ガールフレンド have?
Mar
9
asked What's an オウンキー? Why does the term exist?
Jan
30
asked Is 芸姑 a real word?
Jan
27
asked How does the derogatory term “小便芸者” work?
Dec
31
asked Is there a Japanese phrase that gets translated into English as “Steel and rice” coalition?
Dec
28
asked Is “着物” the most suitable Japanese translation for the English word “kimono”?
Dec
27
asked Is ありす a traditional girl's name?
Dec
21
asked Translation of metaphorical meaning of “hieroglyphic”