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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:


Sep
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reviewed Reviewed What is the relation between hash chaining and chosen prefix attack
Aug
31
comment Why is the complexity of RSA-1024 80 bit and not 86 bit?
@user129789: Essentially, yes.
Aug
30
revised password-based-encryption wiki description
rewrite and expand
Aug
30
revised password-based-encryption wiki excerpt
rewrite and expand
Aug
30
revised random-oracle-model wiki description
rewrite and expand; deleted 5 characters in body
Aug
30
revised random-oracle-model wiki excerpt
rewrite and expand
Aug
30
revised statistical-test wiki description
added 16 characters in body
Aug
30
revised statistical-test wiki excerpt
added 139 characters in body
Aug
30
revised shamir-secret-sharing wiki description
rewrite and expand; no need to define secret sharing in general in the excerpt, since we have another tag for that
Aug
30
revised shamir-secret-sharing wiki excerpt
rewrite and expand; no need to define secret sharing in general in the excerpt, since we have another tag for that
Aug
30
revised protocol-analysis wiki excerpt
copy D.W.'s edit to main wiki also to excerpt
Aug
30
revised order-preserving wiki description
added 466 characters in body
Aug
30
revised order-preserving wiki excerpt
added 175 characters in body
Aug
30
revised encoding wiki excerpt
copy main tag wiki text to excerpt
Aug
30
revised CKM_RSA_PKCS vs CKM_RSA_X_509 mechanisms in PKCS#11
edited tags
Aug
30
revised Winternitz One-Time Signature
edited tags
Aug
30
revised hash-signature wiki description
rewrite; the previous tag wiki did not reflect the way the tag is used here
Aug
30
revised hash-signature wiki excerpt
rewrite; the previous tag wiki did not reflect the way the tag is used here
Aug
30
reviewed Reject suggested edit on encoding tag wiki excerpt
Aug
30
reviewed Reject suggested edit on order-preserving tag wiki