Jason (jcreed) wrote,

Dammit. Every time I try to compute the fundamental group of the complement of the trefoil knot in R^3 with Siefert-van Kampen, it comes out Z, but Wikipedia tells me it's supposed to be <x,y|x^2 = y^2>, which I would expect, since it's not the unknot. I wonder what I'm doing wrong.

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    Didn't sleep well. Long day of work. Dinner with akiva at hanamichi.

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    K was going to do a thing for her dad's birthday, but scheduling kept slipping and slipping so I guess we're going to try doing it tomorrow instead.

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    Had a pleasant lunch with paul and gabe back from working-at-facebook times. Discussed the important issues of the day, by which I mean video games…

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