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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.


Mar
3
revised Describing aptronyms (names that fit their owner)
Add Ohno
Jan
8
revised Why is saki in japanese written as さつき? there's other times I've seen the tsu in words without being pronounced. Why is this?
edited tags
Dec
21
revised Translation of metaphorical meaning of “hieroglyphic”
Thanks snailboat
Dec
21
revised Is の後で textbook-ish Japanese?
Thanks Tokyo Nagoya!
Dec
15
revised Why was は removed from this sentence?
Improving English of the question
Oct
7
revised learning order for kana?
I used to mis-spell it that way too >_<
Sep
20
revised ainu wiki excerpt
added 145 characters in body
Sep
18
revised Term for native Japanese speakers misspelling “R” and “L”
added 32 characters in body
May
7
revised Who are Mrs. Fuji and Mrs. Gas?
Typo
Apr
5
revised Why is the Japanese government considering adding kanji such as “cancer” to the jinmeiyō kanji?
edited tags
Jan
19
revised Why is ローマ字 spelt without an ン?
Add background
Jan
5
revised Do machine transliteration websites exist?
Fix spelling of romaji. Spelling as romaji rather than rōmaji because I'm using the English, not Japanese, word
Nov
10
revised What changes are made to the pronunciation of gairaigo?
Fix source error
Nov
7
revised Recent creation or adoption of hanzi characters into Japanese kanji
Revert one correction
Nov
6
revised Recent creation or adoption of hanzi characters into Japanese kanji
deleted 4 characters in body
Oct
17
revised Is there a list of kanji ordered by usage in novels?
edited tags
Oct
5
revised What words are used for dolphin meat?
edited tags
Sep
27
revised What is the breakdown of countries where loan words originate?
edited tags
Aug
24
revised Are times after noon expressed in military time?
added 14 characters in body; edited tags
Aug
13
revised What is “kanji illiteracy” (kanji yomenai) in the context of native Japanese speakers?
Make title more informative