I did a decent amount of study over the weekend, but I have to talk to someone to figure out one or two problems. I did make a sort of plan though. I’ve decided that if I can finish here knowing everything in the Handbook of Formal Languages on regular languages, context free languages, context sensitive languages and the class notes on CD grammar systems I’ll be happy. This means that I won’t be concentrating on things like combinatorics on words, so if the exam is mainly combinatorics, I’m screwed. My decision is based on the presumption that I’m better off studying subjects that will be directly useful for my research and the fact that there is not enough time to study everything. I’ll see how it goes though.
A few of us brought Benedek’s son and daughter to the beach yesterday. Benedek’s son is about five and also called Benedek, his daughter is about three and is nicknamed Pishu which is Hungarian for “little one”. They don’t speak English or Spanish but Benedek (Jr.) speaks a few words of Catalan. Even so, they’re quite funny. Szliard translated some of what they said into English. Anyhow, I only stayed an hour and had a good swim.