I played in a chess tournament Saturday. During a break, I talked with the director (who is taking some real analysis) about ideas he has for representing irrationals. It seems one of his issues may rely on Goldbach's conjecture.
I suggested Farey sequences, which he was unfamiliar with, as a possible resource for part of his concerns. I hope that's not tomorrow's topic.
Worst office moving experience: One August, some University workers showed up at the department offices to pack them up. "Why?" asked the profs and GAs? So we can renovate them--paint, new carpets, the works.
(Profs:) "We weren't told."
(Workers:) "Neither were we, until yesterday."
What neither knew at that point was that they were being redone for another department! Our department was moved across campus into a basement! And nobody bothered to mention this to _anyone_ involved, not even the other department!
To add insult to the whole situation, that Fall Faculty Program was on "Good Communication Practices"...
Well bmonk Math Jail!
I have a closet with 6 other grad students. It's sad how true this is. My goal is to get the one closet with a window... chances are slim.