Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Farewell Figrolls

I just ate my last figroll. Apparently there is a shortage of figrolls in England, according to an article in the Guardian. While the shops on campus still have limited supplies of figrolls I wonder how long this will last. Perhaps Irish figroll makers have different suppliers. For the benefit of Cormac I've included a picture of a fig and figtree.

Monday, April 21, 2008


I came home lastnight to find 20/30 ants crawling over my desk and under my bed. A killing spree ensued and today has been decreed extermination day. Pesky ants!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ring Linear Coding

I am giving a short talk on ring-linear coding today. I have put the pdf of my talk on my website for anyone who might be interested in learning about rings, codes and Mac Williams' Equivalence Theorem extended to codes over Frobenius rings. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sarcastic e-cards

I want to send you all one from