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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
1
revised Is it possible to shield a camera so as to record from the inside of a running microwave oven?
this has nothing to do with thermodynamics
Jun
24
revised Interpreting Physics Results Regarding Circuitry Analysis (Highschool Level Physics)
OK, let's use vertical fractions for display math (+ misc. corrections)
Jun
24
revised Interpreting Physics Results Regarding Circuitry Analysis (Highschool Level Physics)
OK, let's use vertical fractions for display math (+ missing comma)
Jun
24
revised Interpreting Physics Results Regarding Circuitry Analysis (Highschool Level Physics)
paste in additional details from dupe at http://physics.stackexchange.com/q/121590 and the edit history of this question
Jun
9
revised Is magnetic force non-conservative?
added 37 characters in body
Jun
9
revised Is magnetic force non-conservative?
add in the conditions referenced in the quoted text, fix reference links
May
19
revised Perturbation metric problem
improve TeX formatting, misc. copyedits
May
13
revised What is the symbol Å?
fix repetition created by previous edits, expand a bit
May
8
revised Toroidal magnet in Tonomura et al. demonstration of Aharonov-Bohm effect
make image clickable
May
7
revised How does light bend around my finger tip?
addendum 2
May
6
revised How does light bend around my finger tip?
got the photos swapped; thanks, Tim S.
May
5
revised How does light bend around my finger tip?
added 232 characters in body
May
5
revised How does light bend around my finger tip?
added 831 characters in body
May
3
revised Could a hard drive actually have been erased as described in Cryptonomicon?
needs a tag
Apr
20
revised Birds sitting on electric wires: potential difference between the legs
copyedit
Jan
25
revised Why do chimneys have these spiral “wings”?
use protocol-relative links to avoid mixed content warnings when using https
Aug
27
revised Why do chimneys have these spiral “wings”?
added 1242 characters in body
Jul
23
revised Symmetry in resistor circuits
copyedit for clarity
Jul
23
revised Symmetry in resistor circuits
minor tweaks
Apr
30
revised Does the unit of a quantity change if you take square root of it?
added 274 characters in body