Monthly Archives: January 2004

More math stuff


Yesterday was quite a math day. In particular, it was largely a topology day. After classes, I went to Annalies’s house to get half the topology homework done. Then we went over to the Math Department Mailroom for the first … Continue reading

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Déjà vu: stupid people with too much power


I was hoping that I had dealt with stupid people with too much power for the last time in high school. Apparently, I was far too idealistic. Apparently, the university is threatening to do evil things to me if I … Continue reading

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I had quite a productive morning. I did my differential geometry homework and then learned how to make commutative diagrams in LaTeX. Unfortunately, I can only do arrows. I still need to figure out how to do lines and lines … Continue reading

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The intersection of my sleep time and my roommate’s sleep time is now the empty set. He’s still up writing a paper. Actually, I can’t verify that. He might just be pretending to write a paper. (How would I know?) … Continue reading

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Field Trip


The most interesting and unusual thing that happened today happened in topology, so I’ll write about that at the end. Agboola drew lots of commutative diagrams in class today, and I don’t know how to TeX them. Now I finally … Continue reading

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For the second time since my new regime started, I failed to get up early. My alarm clock went off at 4:30, and I promptly turned it off and went back to sleep. I hope that does not happen in … Continue reading

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Labutin approved my project on Haar Measure, and he even said that he thought it was a great idea. He doesn’t usually say things are good. At best they’re usually not that bad or something like that. Perhaps that means … Continue reading

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Demise of Technology


I don’t think my alarm clock went off this morning. Now I have to figure out what’s wrong with it. As a result, I didn’t wake up until just after 7. My emails also aren’t coming in. It seems that … Continue reading

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I spent much of the weekend doing math. On Sunday, Jon, Jeff, and I worked through last Tuesday’s algebra lecture. On Monday, I did much more math than that. I met with Ryavec twice to discuss Haar measure and to … Continue reading

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Yi came to visit UCSB today. As usual, Ryavec gave Yi all his usual favorite unsolved problems, namely his (3n+j choose n) Hankel determinant problems and Danzer’s Conjecture. For some reason, Ryavec thinks that I am good at doing arithmetic, … Continue reading

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