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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:


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
Dec
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How about a fourth primary additive color?
Nov
21
comment Add transparency to an existing PNG
@Heather: Thanks for spotting that, I've added a note about it to the answer. In fact, converting to RGB is usually the first thing you want to do to indexed images in GIMP anyway, unless you want your edits to be constrained to the existing palette.
Nov
21
revised Add transparency to an existing PNG
note the need for RGB color per comments
Nov
21
comment When should I use rich black?
I'd say the answers (and comments) to the earlier question do explain it pretty well, you just have to read between the lines a bit. To summarize, use rich black for large black areas, key black for fine details like text (unless spot black is available, in which case you may want to use that instead).
Nov
20
comment What font is used in this CoffeeSmith sign?
Sure, go ahead.
Nov
19
comment What font is used in this CoffeeSmith sign?
Not a bad match for the general appearance, but the details are pretty far off. The font in the picture clearly has flare or spur serifs, somewhat like ITC Serif Gothic (which has the serifs and a similar "m", although it is not otherwise very similar at all) or Mythica (which is closer in general appearance, but still off in several details).