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location Sydney, Australia
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seen Apr 10 at 22:41

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
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accepted Is there a limited character set for European loanwords?
Mar
25
awarded  Editor
Mar
25
comment Is there a limited character set for European loanwords?
@hippietrail European words were transliterated into Chinese, and then borrowed from Chinese by Japanese?
Mar
25
revised Is there a limited character set for European loanwords?
Explain why I'm asking about traditional Chinese
Mar
25
asked Is there a limited character set for European loanwords?
Jan
27
comment Advantages and disadvantages of learning Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese Hokkien for visiting Taiwan
@hippietrail what does the tag "Taiwanese" mean?
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28
awarded  Student
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awarded  Scholar
Jun
23
comment Advantages and disadvantages of learning Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese Hokkien for visiting Taiwan
+1 for useful information, and also being unbiased enough to not just advocate the dialect that you're currently learning.
Jun
23
accepted Advantages and disadvantages of learning Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese Hokkien for visiting Taiwan
Jun
21
asked Advantages and disadvantages of learning Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese Hokkien for visiting Taiwan
Oct
31
comment Are there standard dictionaries for Chinese?
I was wondering why online dictionaries weren't mentioned in this question. Then I found they were hiding in chinese.stackexchange.com/a/1195/200
Dec
25
comment Where to practice speaking Chinese?
Unless you feel it's inappropriate, consider using Chinese in some of the less upmarket Japanese restaurants as well - in Australia at least, some of them are staffed by Chinese.
Dec
25
comment Where to practice speaking Chinese?
There are websites dedicated to meetups in general, and foreign language speaking groups are some of the most popular groups (at least for Sydney, Australia).
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25
awarded  Supporter
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25
awarded  Autobiographer