I have been ordered to post something, and so I shall.
I returned from Santa Barbara yesterday night. Alas, I was forced to deal with stubborn bureaucracy yet again. Professor Ryavec told me to sign up for Real Analysis, Modern Algebra, and Geometric-Algebraic Topology, but all those are graduate classes, and for some reason, the UCSB computer feels that freshmen can’t handle graduate math classes, so it would not let me enroll in them. It’s a lot harder dealing with computer bureaucracy than with human bureaucracy because it is not possible to negotiate with the computer. Oh well. All shall be straightened out at some later time, and hopefully by about 1PM on Friday, since otherwise I will have to wait until September.
I must read Calculus on Manifolds by Michael Spivak before school starts in the fall (uh oh). I’m not sure if I can get through that book on my own, since it isn’t exactly easy reading.
What else? Nothing else, I imagine. I shall now retreat to my routinely boring life.