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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
11
reviewed Close what is SALSA20 Nonce and its requirements
Nov
11
reviewed Close Pros and cons between HOTP and TOTP
Nov
11
reviewed Reviewed IPsec authentication and encryption lgorithms
Nov
11
reviewed Reviewed Can hashing become encrypting?
Nov
11
reviewed Reviewed openssl - Recommended way to encrypt and sign S/MIME messages using openssl
Nov
11
reviewed Reviewed ASCII input to HMAC weaker than raw bytes?
Nov
11
reviewed Reviewed what are the security benefits of LUKS?
Sep
26
reviewed Close Base64 for a hash algorithm
Sep
26
reviewed Leave Open Question about the security of Substitution-Permutation Network
Sep
25
reviewed Leave Open Why are we advising PKI if we know that quantum computers will break them?
Sep
25
reviewed Leave Open stream cipher computation cost
Sep
25
reviewed Leave Open Using modulus in one time pad?
Sep
25
reviewed Satisfactory Is SRP post-quantum secure?
Sep
25
reviewed Satisfactory Combining two keys
Sep
25
reviewed Satisfactory Can you fake messages from recorded message-history?
Sep
25
reviewed Satisfactory ECDSA with SHA256 and sepc192r1 curve: Impossible, or how to calculate $e$?
Sep
25
reviewed Satisfactory MAC using a modified CBC mode of operation
Sep
25
reviewed Excellent Point addition equation in projective co ordinates
Sep
25
reviewed Satisfactory Elliptic Curve Cryptography
Sep
25
reviewed Satisfactory Secure MultiParty Computation with secret inputs for secret outputs