In the last year, I have been pretty inactive here. On the other hand, I have been quite active in real life. Last November, I took a trip to the UK in order to present some of my work and to collaborate with some folk at the University of Warwick. The first result of that collaboration is the paper On the Assouad dimension of self-similar sets with overlaps, which has been submitted for publication.

In addition to spending some time on interesting problems, I have been teaching several sections of precalculus at UNR as an adjunct. While I recognize that my labour is being exploited, I really enjoy teaching and feel like I have finally gotten my trigonometry lectures down to something that are both engaging and instructive.

In other news, I have been offered (and accepted) a graduate student slot at the UC Riverside. I will be starting work towards a Ph.D. in mathematics in September. I am really excited about the work—there is a vibrant and active research community there with interests that seem to intersect my own quite well.

Finally, I have been playing with LEGOs. More on that later.

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