I’m taking a class on [[http://www-cse.ucsd.edu/users/mihir/cse207/index.html|Modern Cryptography]] this quarter, and it is //so// cool. Its not easy, mind you. I have problems doing almost all homeworks, but nonetheless its fun. For one, it gives me a chance to excercise the grey cells a bit, otherwise I feel I’m just rusting out, you know. Secondly, I’ve been meaning to learn some cryptography for quite a while now and this seemed like a good starting point.
Besides, [[http://www-cse.ucsd.edu/users/mihir/|Mihir]] is an excellent teacher. He’s a bit particular about the writing though — it has to be formal, concise, with all notation and formalisms — which is nice, actually. Just today Kashi and I were discussing how such formal writing is useful in writing up systems material as well.
Ok, back to work now. 6 days to go.