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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:

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?
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
revised Wild Reaper (druid variant) skill priorities
fix list formatting, misc. copyedits
revised Intellego Imaginem - What feedback do I get from manipulating my sense of touch?
don't abuse code formatting
revised Can Bards attack while Performing?
ceci nes't pas un code block
revised Prices/rules for intentionally buying cursed items
added 1499 characters in body
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
revised Does the spell Nondetection offer protection against all divination spells?
fix spelling