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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'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:

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.


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comment What memories does your clone have when you die?
From the title, I totally assumed this was a paranoia question.
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Jan
27
revised Using AnyDice to determine the odds of getting a specific number sequence on multiple dice
rewrite code to be independent of sort order
Jan
27
answered How do you handle long, thin Shape Land uses in Dawn of Worlds
Jan
26
revised Using AnyDice to determine the odds of getting a specific number sequence on multiple dice
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Jan
26
revised Using AnyDice to determine the odds of getting a specific number sequence on multiple dice
added 3783 characters in body
Jan
26
revised Using AnyDice to determine the odds of getting a specific number sequence on multiple dice
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Jan
26
answered Using AnyDice to determine the odds of getting a specific number sequence on multiple dice
Jan
22
comment What is the average roll of a die with an expanded explosion threshold as compared to one with an expanded success threshold?
@SevenSidedDie: No problem, that happens. Actually, that literal 6 in the code was kind of ugly anyway, so I just added an extra parameter for it to make the code more generic and, hopefully, self-explanatory.
Jan
22
revised What is the average roll of a die with an expanded explosion threshold as compared to one with an expanded success threshold?
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Jan
22
comment What is the average roll of a die with an expanded explosion threshold as compared to one with an expanded success threshold?
You could also consider keeping the restriction, but letting the "explosion expander" allow a reroll on an initial roll of 4+; see edit above.
Jan
22
revised What is the average roll of a die with an expanded explosion threshold as compared to one with an expanded success threshold?
added 630 characters in body
Jan
22
answered What is the average roll of a die with an expanded explosion threshold as compared to one with an expanded success threshold?
Jan
12
comment If two hostile players approach, why the fastest one gets to attack in second place?
Waiting is only a good option if you have some reason to believe that the other character can't or won't also wait. Otherwise you'll both just end up standing there, staring at each other. Which, I suppose, might be realistic and/or dramatically appropriate in some situations, but you do need some way to break the stalemate if you want any actual combat to occur.
Jan
1
reviewed Reject How long till I can use the property of a magic item again?
Jan
1
reviewed Approve Are feats only included in the PHB?
Dec
5
comment How do I keep the game moving without undermining player agency?
@DCShannon: This answer doesn't seem too long to me -- to badly misquote Tolkien, it's just as long as it needs to be. But yes, if I had to distill its key point into just one sentence, it would be exactly the one you picked out.
Dec
2
revised How does a dire toad's tongue attack work?
improve list formatting
Oct
28
awarded  Yearling