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I'm a PhD student in biomathematics, working on stochastic individual-based models of evolution in spatially structured populations. My other interests include cryptography, programming games and puzzles, photography and graphic design.

I started programming (in AmigaBASIC) when I was 10 years old. Nowadays, I'm most comfortable using Perl, C and JavaScript. I know Java and PHP too, but I can't really say I like them. I also know some Python, but not as much as I'd like.


CC-Zero Please consider any (original) code I post to Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites to be released under CC-Zero unless stated otherwise. You may do whatever you want with it and don't have to credit me in any way, although of course that would be nice.


I'm the main author and maintainer of the Stack Overflow Unofficial Patch (SOUP), a user script for browsers with GreaseMonkey-compatible user script support (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, possibly Safari) that fixes or works around a number of outstanding issues with the Stack Exchange user interface.

I tend to answer a lot more questions than I ask. Some answers I'm rather proud of:


Aug
21
revised If a baby is born mid-flight, what happens visa-wise for them when they land in a foreign country, sans-passport?
add link, fix quote formatting to match original text as closely as possible
Jan
30
revised How do I prevent my head from drooping while trying to sleep on a plane?
fix link rot
Jan
22
revised Is it fair to buy a return ticket I know I will never use just because it's cheaper?
thou shalt not use backticks for emphasis; it is an abomination. (also, some grammar/style copyedits)
May
6
revised What can I use instead of a corkscrew?
edited tags
May
5
revised Are hospitality-exchange services reasonably safe to use in first-world countries?
edited tags