I went back to Sunnyvale for a few days, but I returned to Santa Barbara this morning. Thanksgiving always feels so short — there is so much with which to reacquaint myself, but I only have a few days to do so. Nonetheless, it was nice to get far away from Santa Barbara, and I returned much more relaxed as a result of having solved four of my five ring theory problems.
This week is going to be busy. In addition to four assignments, I have to give a talk to the functional analysis seminar on Wednesday, book a flight home (which is much harder than it sounds given that I need a seat for my cello), and be perfectly calm before sunrise on Saturday.
I also need to get UCSB to change the calendar for 2006-2007. I think I can do it, but I need to work very quickly if I want to have any chance at all.
Incidentally, the abc conjecture is amazing. The interesting thing is that its interesting consequences are all extremely easy, unlike those of the Riemann Hypothesis. It deserves more of my study when I finish with more pressing tasks.