Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A new blog!

Sorry to anyone who was confused by my latest post in my native language. I've decided to create a new, separate, blog for all my ramblings in Irish. It's called Grá agus Gaeilge and you can find a link in my blog list or just go direc to gaeilgelecaitlin.blogspot.com if you're interested.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Deora agus ceol

Le deanaí bhí mé ag éisteacht le cheol 08 ar 'youtube'. Is breá liom an idirlíon :) Tháinig mé trasna 'playlist' duine éigin a bhfuil go h-íontach.

Bhí mo dhreathair ag obair mar Chinnire an samhraidh seo chaite igColáiste Sheosaimh, áit a chaith mé an-chuid ám blianta ó shin. Thaispeáin sé dom an t-amhrán seo de Seán ag canadh ar an oíche deireanach den chúrsa. Tháinig na cuimhní go léir ar ais agus na deora leo. Níor thuig mé go dtí an buamaite sin nach mbeadh Dónal ann aris go deo. Fuair sé bás i rith mo scrúdaithe agus ní raibh seans agam glacáil leis ag an ám. Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís.

Getting Places

Had a very exciting day yesterday, mathematically. I think the insomnia gave me lots of time to think things over so that I came up with ways to solve the problems I was working on. Then proceeded to show all sorts of wonderful correspondances between the ring and the algebra I'm working with. Hooray! Plodding throught the details today and hopefully there'll not be too many fiddly bits. One of the best meetings with my supervisor I've had in a while. He had vision and I had an idea of how these things connected. Great Stuff! If I've it all written up my friday I can have a fun weekend of LaTeX :)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Mathsoc library

As mathsoc librarian I feel obliged to provide the current list of available books belonging to mathsoc. If anyone would like to borrow any of these books just contact me, eg by leaving a comment to this post, and I will arrange it. After October 1st you will need a current mathsoc membership number. Or maybe just a chocolate brownie for me...

Anyone willing to loan items from their personal collection to mathsoc members just email me the details of the book: title, author, publisher etc and I will arrange it to be added to the list as appropriate. Lending will be on your terms only and you may choose on each occasion if you wish to lend it or not.

Radical excitement

Ok, I think I have the radical of the algebra in terms of the radical of the underlying ring. Hooray! A tiny step along the way but it might be as far as it's possible to go so I'm pleased, provided it's all correct of course and I don't wake up in the middle of the night realising I've made a mistake somewhere along the way....*fingers crossed*

Now just the invisible theorem and the tricky review to finish...