I finished my last class for the semester, algebraic number theory, today, with a two-hour final exam. No combinatorics midterm was this—I finished with only a few seconds to spare.

In a demonstration of spectacularly fast grading, I learned my grade on it a few minutes ago; I did indeed solve all five problems. Since no one else in the class submitted more than three and two halves out of five, I think I broke the curve; oops.

I’m used to TeXing my notes in class and take-home exams, but this was the first time I actually TeXed an in-class exam. (Internet off, open notes allowed.) It didn’t feel much different from smearing graphite on dead trees, actually.

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