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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:


Sep
22
answered What is the average outcome of this opposed roll resolution mechanic?
Sep
15
answered How did D&D end up so focused on fighting, when its inspirations weren't?
Aug
28
answered How do I deal with players that pick very situational skills for a Campaign?
Aug
21
answered Can a bard directly take the Improved Familiar feat?
Aug
19
answered How to handle a Summoner with his Eidolon having too much “stage time”?
Aug
19
answered Complicated Homemade Game dice odds, AnyDice or Troll formula help required
Jun
19
answered How should I stat very powerful artifacts that the party acquires too early?
Jun
3
answered Ways to minimize the negative effects of miniature use on immersion
May
22
answered How do you play D&D when we don't have dice to play with?
Apr
20
answered How to help a player to roleplay the character he created?
Apr
17
answered Chess Trap Variant
Feb
24
answered Turning a Campaign Evil Leads To “Problems”
Nov
12
answered Prices/rules for intentionally buying cursed items
Oct
29
answered How do I escape the Quicksand Box?
Oct
28
answered How do you present plot hooks to string together premade adventures?
May
20
answered How can I run games in Shadowrun, without going overboard?
Apr
24
answered How do I deal with these crazy PCs?
Jan
10
answered When GMing in a high-tech game world how do you handle potentially disruptive tech?
Dec
25
answered How do significantly differing male and female lifespans change my setting?