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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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awarded  Announcer
Apr
17
comment “Meat market” pubs in Taipei
(To pre-empt one criticism: I know that foreign women may want to meet Taiwanese men, or Taiwanese women, or foreign men may want to meet Taiwanese men. Or meet other foreigners. But what may be an optimal answer for my question may not be an optimal answer for what they're after, and vice versa)
Apr
17
comment “Meat market” pubs in Taipei
@uncovery I've now edited the question to try to make it more limited in terms of potential answers, and explicit about what it's asking for. How does it look now (apart from being more bogan than the original version)?
Apr
17
revised “Meat market” pubs in Taipei
Make this question more specific
Apr
15
awarded  Good Question
Apr
15
asked “Meat market” pubs in Taipei
Apr
15
accepted Are street numbers in addresses in geographic order in Taiwan?
Apr
14
revised Would China to Taiwan and back again count as another entry into China?
Let's see if this works
Apr
14
asked Are street numbers in addresses in geographic order in Taiwan?
Apr
13
revised Best way to bring Desktop CPU from to India?
deleted 12 characters in body; edited tags
Apr
9
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
6
comment Is it culturally acceptable for an American to visit the memorials in Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
+1, but I don't like the mention of "truthiness" and the like in the last major paragraph. It seems a little trivial.
Apr
5
answered Is it culturally acceptable for an American to visit the memorials in Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
Apr
2
accepted Optimal currency for cash passport in Taiwan
Mar
30
awarded  Custodian
Mar
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Practical aspects of security when travelling in India
Mar
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is a mosquito net strictly necessary when traveling through India in low cost accommodation?
Mar
30
asked Optimal currency for cash passport in Taiwan
Mar
30
comment Exchanging Albanian money into euros outside Albania
"Leks" sounds more like a NSFW verb to me! en.wiktionary.org/wiki/lek#Verb