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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:


Aug
8
revised Why does this PNG image on twitter look different when clicked?
use the actual PNG image instead of letting imgur convert it to JPEG; better title
Aug
8
comment Why does this PNG image on twitter look different when clicked?
See also this answer to another question, where I describe how pictures like this work and how to create them.
Jul
11
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
27
answered How is this product box with windows / hologram effect created?
Jun
25
answered How to select color with gimp
Jun
25
comment Can anyone help me identify the font for these house numbers?
The "9" looks a lot like Helvetica, or one of the many similar sans-serif fonts, but the "8" is pretty funky. Off the top of my head, I can't think of any font with an "8" like that, and neither can any of the search tools I tried.
Jun
17
answered How to colorize an image as in the example?
Jun
16
answered When should someone use ligatures?
Jun
16
comment When should someone use ligatures?
You should've just told them that "it's deliberate, to make it look better." No need to go into details about ligatures -- just let them assume that you customized the text yourself.
Jun
12
comment Find the font from a single character
@Tracy: WhatTheFont is a great tool, but I do wish people recommending it on a specific font-identification question with a clear sample image would at least try it first. It shouldn't take too many seconds to paste the image URL from above into WhatTheFont and to observe that, no, in this case none of the returned matches are anywhere close to correct.
Jun
11
comment Trying to identify a font or typeface with a letter “A” shaped like a triangle
@travelsonic: Based on this photo, I'd say it's similar, but not quite the same; the 7 looks very close, but the 5 has some obvious differences, like the hook at the bottom end and the fact that the white centerline doesn't seem to stay at the center.
Jun
10
revised Trying to identify a font or typeface with a letter “A” shaped like a triangle
"specifically shaped" isn't really that specific; + misc. copyedits
Jun
10
answered Text-based maze drawing
Jun
10
answered Cutting a path with a horizontal line in Inkscape
Jun
9
comment How to comply with sharealike clause when using creative commons cc-by-sa licensed images in commercial work?
@THoldaway: Unlike, say, the GPL, the CC licenses don't contain any requirement to distribute the "source code" of derivative works. So you don't really need to distribute anything but the T-shirt itself. You do need to comply with the attribution and licensing requirements; depending on how one interprets the license, you might need to print this information on the shirt itself, or maybe on a label sold with the shirt.
Jun
9
comment Trying to identify a font or typeface with a letter “A” shaped like a triangle
Also, FWIW, the new logo appears to be based on a Helvetica-like font; WhatTheFont suggests Nimbus Sans P Black Italic as the closest match.
Jun
9
comment Trying to identify a font or typeface with a letter “A” shaped like a triangle
+1, well spotted. Specifically, the Univers Extended ExtraBlack Oblique cuts are a pretty good match.
Jun
9
revised Name this ultra-bold geometric display font with triangular letter shapes (W and F)
added 694 characters in body