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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:


Nov
5
wiki created commutative-encryption description
Nov
5
wiki created commutative-encryption excerpt
Oct
20
answered How vulnerable is RSA when using it to encode ~1000s of datasets with 500bytes each? How easy can the private key passphrase be hacked?
Oct
20
answered Does MAC provide origin authentication? Why not just use symmetric encryption?
Oct
18
answered What is the difference between a 'cipher' and a 'mode of operation'?
Oct
18
answered How do these figures represent a boolean function?
Oct
17
answered Increasing number of rounds in AES
Oct
8
answered How does redundancy in a file effects performance and security of encryption?
Oct
8
answered How does one use AES block cipher modes of operation?
Oct
7
answered Making counter (CTR) mode robust against application state loss
Oct
1
answered Shamir's Secret Share Over the Reals
Sep
30
answered Are NIST's changes to Keccak/SHA-3 problematic?
Sep
19
answered How would I make a secret notation alphabet more secure?
Sep
18
wiki created lightweight excerpt
Sep
18
wiki created lightweight description
Sep
18
answered Which encryption method supports random reads?
Sep
17
answered Fast post-processing for broken RDRAND
Sep
5
answered Who uses Dual_EC_DRBG?
Sep
5
answered Is it possible to anonymize web traffic so that the IP Address cannot be determined while still being able to determine distinct IPs?
Sep
3
wiki created key-reuse excerpt