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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:


Oct
13
revised How can a level 11 druid have a Dire Tortoise as an animal companion?
how many ways can we spell "tortoise" in this thread? I count three, so far...
Sep
25
revised What is the average outcome of this opposed roll resolution mechanic?
don't apply the skill+1 cap for crits
Sep
22
revised What is the average outcome of this opposed roll resolution mechanic?
deleted 1 character in body
Sep
22
revised What is the average outcome of this opposed roll resolution mechanic?
edit per clarified spec
Sep
4
revised When is each skill used when searching for hidden objects like traps?
fix "Perception only [if] you can't use Perception", add commas to clarify sentence structure, misc. spelling / grammar fixes
Aug
31
revised Letting PCs be the target of a skill challenge
this question is not really about preparing for a session, except insofar as *all* questions here are
Aug
30
revised gm wiki excerpt
rewrite excerpt to emphasize that this tag shouldn't be sprinkled as a meta-tag on e.g. rules questions just because you happen to be the GM
Aug
30
revised Can you light magically created grease on fire?
this has nothing to do with being a GM
Aug
28
revised How do I deal with players that pick very situational skills for a Campaign?
add roll for shoes example from comments
Aug
28
revised How do I deal with players that pick very situational skills for a Campaign?
added 325 characters in body
Aug
19
revised How to handle a Summoner with his Eidolon having too much “stage time”?
added 139 characters in body
Aug
19
revised Complicated Homemade Game dice odds, AnyDice or Troll formula help required
improve output, calculate expected number of attempts
May
22
revised How do you play D&D when we don't have dice to play with?
um, wait, that's backwards... why did I write that?
May
22
revised How do you play D&D when we don't have dice to play with?
add a few more methods from other answers, to make this an actual summary
Apr
30
revised Wild Reaper (druid variant) skill priorities
fix list formatting, misc. copyedits
Apr
9
revised Intellego Imaginem - What feedback do I get from manipulating my sense of touch?
don't abuse code formatting
Mar
22
revised Can Bards attack while Performing?
ceci nes't pas un code block
Nov
13
revised Prices/rules for intentionally buying cursed items
added 1499 characters in body
Jan
6
revised What simplified house rule grappling systems exist for AD&D 2nd edition?
fix broken link; change a hyphen into an em dash to pass the 6 char minimum edit limit
Aug
31
revised Does the spell Nondetection offer protection against all divination spells?
fix spelling