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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.


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comment Eating cat meat as a tourist in Switzerland
@Thomas that tag was added by HippieTrail.
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comment Eating cat meat as a tourist in Switzerland
@MeNoTalk you upvoted travel.stackexchange.com/q/22137/324 . Also, there's a lot of other questions on this stack exchange about the eating of specific dishes, or meals involving particular meats - did you vote to close them?
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comment In what countries are tea towels available as souvenirs?
Here's the English SE question referred to, linking to an answer claiming they're not a thing in the USA. english.stackexchange.com/a/209924
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comment In what countries are tea towels available as souvenirs?
This was inspired by a recent English.SE question.
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asked In what countries are tea towels available as souvenirs?
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comment Are carnival-style games still available in Taiwanese night markets?
"Tamsui" and "Dan-shui" are different romanisations of the same location. "Tamsui District (Chinese: 淡水區, formerly Tamshui Township), also Danshui" link
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accepted Museums about Japan's World War II history
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accepted Can tourists meet mikos (Japanese Shinto shrine priestesses)?
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accepted Non-Japanese hot springs near Sydney
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comment Where can I rent and fly a kite in Singapore?
I did a quick google search to see if it's legal in Singapore.
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asked Can tourists meet mikos (Japanese Shinto shrine priestesses)?