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I like programming in Perl and C. I know Java and PHP too (I'm a MediaWiki developer), but I can't really say I like them. I keep meaning to learn Python some day, but never seem to get around to it.

I'm working on a Ph.D. in biomathematics. I also like programming puzzles and cryptography.

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.


Jan
10
awarded  Yearling
Jan
10
answered What's a good way to shuffle small decks of cards?
Jan
10
comment What's a good way to shuffle small decks of cards?
Do you trust the person doing the shuffle? A lot of methods for shuffling small decks have the issue of being too controllable -- with a bit of skill and math, you can predict or even choose where each card ends up if you do them just right.
Jan
10
answered Is Mana Weaving ok if it's followed by a thorough shuffle?
Sep
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
27
revised Do I win or lose if I play “Trade Hands” while tied for “10 Cards in Hand”?
better title, include wording from 10 Cards in Hand, misc. copyedits
Aug
27
suggested suggested edit on Do I win or lose if I play “Trade Hands” while tied for “10 Cards in Hand”?
Aug
27
answered Do I win or lose if I play “Trade Hands” while tied for “10 Cards in Hand”?
Mar
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
27
comment Does a winning strategy exist for Don't Break the Ice?
Ah, OK, I interpreted your question as referring to actual physical friction. So we should assume that the blocks are really sticky?
Dec
26
answered Does a winning strategy exist for Don't Break the Ice?
Dec
24
awarded  Yearling
Nov
13
comment Is there a mis-print on the Grabby Guts card?
BTW, the Two-Handed Sword from Munchkin 3: Clerical Errors works exactly the same way: it takes up a total of -1 hand, on account of having two hands of its own.
Dec
29
awarded  Editor
Dec
29
revised Munchkin as a two player game
added 1208 characters in body
Dec
28
awarded  Teacher
Dec
27
answered Munchkin as a two player game
Dec
26
comment When is the winning condition checked in Fluxx?
A more common situation where that rule comes into play is when someone plays several goals from their hand consecutively. This is almost equivalent to playing one goal and discarding the others (assuming no Double Agenda in play) -- except that, if someone else happens to meet one of the intermediate goals, they've won and the game ends.
Dec
24
awarded  Supporter
Dec
24
comment Munchkin as a two player game
Jadasc: You can ask for help in a two-player game too. You may have to bribe the other player to do it, but then, that's not exactly unusual in multiplayer games either.