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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:


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30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
6
comment Do strong Go players play simuls, like in chess? Do they ever play blindfolded?
I'm pretty sure that blind go is a thing. In fact, I've watched my amateur friends play it, although they used a pretty small board.
Jul
20
revised Does heroic trigger when the creature is in a graveyard?
I have no idea why the original Disentomb link shows a card with German text, but using [mtg:] links seems to fix it
Jul
20
answered What happens to “usable once only” cards when Illusion is played?
Jul
20
suggested suggested edit on Does heroic trigger when the creature is in a graveyard?
Jun
12
revised Do gods keep their +1/+1 counters if they stop being creatures?
use [mtg:] link syntax
Jun
12
suggested suggested edit on Do gods keep their +1/+1 counters if they stop being creatures?
Jun
1
revised What is this game called?
add pagat.com link, keep the Wikipedia link too
Jun
1
revised What is this game called?
added 1050 characters in body
Jun
1
answered What is this game called?
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awarded  Quorum
May
16
awarded  Enlightened
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16
awarded  Nice Answer
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?
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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