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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:


Mar
1
comment What font does Safe Host use for their logo?
Ps. The small www.safehost.net text is Eurostile Extended or some clone of it.
Feb
28
answered What font does Safe Host use for their logo?
Feb
28
comment What font does Safe Host use for their logo?
I couldn't find a good match for the font, but at least I found a bigger version of the logo where you can actually see the details; see above. (Tip for anyone else who ever needs to find a print-quality logo for an organization that doesn't provide a convenient visual identity kit online: try looking inside PDF files.)
Feb
28
revised What font does Safe Host use for their logo?
found a bigger version of the logo
Feb
25
answered Autoconverting PNGs to sRGB
Feb
7
comment Bug with cutting shapes?
When you zoom in, does the space also widen? If not, it's probably not a real gap, but simply an artifact of the imperfect rendering of coincident edges in vector graphics.
Jan
14
comment Identify the font in the King's Hawaiian logo
Agreed, this is a better match than my answer. I was misled by the fact that ITC Garamond has a symmetric apostrophe -- but it turns out that "apostrophe" in the logo isn't really an apostrophe at all, but a right single quote.
Jan
13
revised Identify the font in the King's Hawaiian logo
title spelling
Jan
13
answered Identify the font in the King's Hawaiian logo
Jan
13
comment Making the background of an image transparent in Gimp
@hippietrail: The levels tool generally does a pretty good job: just move the rightmost input slider left until it looks good, or use the white eye-dropper. If the cutoff looks too sharp, you can switch to "Edit these settings as Curves" and smooth it out there. (Basically, what you usually want is a curve that's mostly linear, but bends a bit near the top edge to meet it gradually rather than in a sharp corner.)
Jan
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
30
comment Batch oilify in GIMP
@pbs: Sounds like a good case for answering your own question, then.
Dec
30
comment Can anyone identify the font in this image?
@AdamD: While that's excellent advice in general, it's unlikely to help the OP is this case. (I just tried it, and got no results even remotely like the font in the picture.)
Dec
24
awarded  Yearling
Dec
23
revised Using GIMP to extract foreground objects using layers
edited tags
Dec
23
answered Using GIMP to extract foreground objects using layers
Dec
15
comment How to keep only the visible parts of the every object/path of a SVG image? Like “flatten” all the SVG
Why do you want to do this? I've pointed out one reason why it may not be a good idea in my answer, but I'm curious about whether you have some specific reason you want to do this for, and whether there might be some other way to accomplish it.
Dec
15
answered How to keep only the visible parts of the every object/path of a SVG image? Like “flatten” all the SVG
Dec
15
answered GIMP: Trying to move selected text layer but moves background layer
Dec
15
awarded  Custodian