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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:


Apr
26
answered Scaling image in gimp without losing definition of characters
Apr
26
answered Any good example of electric waves incorporated in a web design?
Apr
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
26
comment Any good example of electric waves incorporated in a web design?
What, exactly, do you mean by an "electric wave"? I'm pretty sure it's not this, even if that's the first thing that came to mind for me.
Apr
25
revised Name this ultra-bold geometric display font with triangular letter shapes (W and F)
less generic title
Apr
25
answered Should fonts always be very “formal” on a legal page?
Apr
25
comment How can I symbolize credit?
There actually is such a thing as a generic international currency symbol, but, well, nobody really uses it. That said, in the absence of a suitable local currency symbol, you might be able to get away with just using the dollar sign; it's pretty well recognized worldwide.
Apr
25
answered DejaVu Sans Condensed not showing up in Inkscape, despite installed
Apr
24
comment How to calculate the best type colour for a random background colour?
Note how, in your examples, the black text looks OK on most of the 100% brightness/saturation colors, but really bad on the blue. That's because 100% blue only has about one tenth of the perceived brightness of, say, 100% green, which is something to take into account when choosing the text color. (See my answer for details.) Basically, you never want to use black text on a saturated blue background.
Apr
24
answered How to calculate the best type colour for a random background colour?
Apr
24
comment Name this ultra-bold geometric display font with triangular letter shapes (W and F)
@AndrewLeach: If you mean this logo (which was, apparently, actually used by F-Secure for several years after the two product lines split), I actually had the exact same initial reaction, but on closer inspection they're really not that similar -- except, that is, for the obvious matter of being a letter F drawn in the shape of a triangle.
Apr
24
answered Name this ultra-bold geometric display font with triangular letter shapes (W and F)
Apr
23
comment Can anyone identify the font in this logo we just bought?
Tangentially, I'd do something about that black-and-white version, it just looks messy. Maybe draw the ovals with a white interior and outlines of varying thickness to simulate the fade-out?
Apr
23
revised GIF animation skipping immediately to last frame
better title, copyedit
Apr
23
answered GIF animation skipping immediately to last frame
Apr
23
comment Is there a good way to establish a Green-Yellow-Red colour scheme?
You know, if you'd made that blue-green just a little bit bluer yet, you could've had #C0FFEE for the hex code. :)
Apr
23
awarded  Civic Duty
Apr
15
answered GIMP: Using Channels Independently
Apr
6
comment Make part of image transparent in GIMP
Short version of the answer Cust0dian linked to: select the part you want to make (semi)transparent, then use Color to Alpha.
Apr
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is there a way to interactively rotate the canvas in Photoshop?