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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:


Jun
24
answered Interpreting Physics Results Regarding Circuitry Analysis (Highschool Level Physics)
May
23
answered Symmetry arguments in solving problems
May
4
answered How does light bend around my finger tip?
May
1
answered Could a hard drive actually have been erased as described in Cryptonomicon?
Mar
6
answered How does a half-life work?
Jan
18
answered Why does tossing a coin in a train and on a train differ?
Dec
16
answered How to measure resistance of a piece of wire?
Oct
12
answered Why in Newton's law of gravity, we do $M_1 \times M_2$ and not $M_1 + M_2$?
Sep
9
answered Are the air particles in today's wind on earth (more or less) the same as the air 2/3 billion years ago?
Aug
29
answered Why is a hard sphere gas correlated?
Aug
27
answered Why do chimneys have these spiral “wings”?
Jul
23
answered Symmetry in resistor circuits
Apr
30
answered Does the unit of a quantity change if you take square root of it?
Apr
21
answered Is it possible that 5 planets can revolve around a single star in a single orbit?
Apr
21
answered Two planets in same orbit - not planets?
Mar
31
answered Is Feynman's explanation of how the moon stays in orbit wrong?
Jan
2
answered Why are expressions such as $\operatorname{ln}T$ used in thermodynamics where $T$ is not dimensionless?
Jan
2
answered How can the surface of a liquid exist if there are no attracting molecules above it?
Nov
12
answered Download only physics and maths wikipedia pages for offline use
Aug
11
answered Winding Rubber Band