While working on this problem, I started to feel uncomfortable. My stomach started bothering me. I thought it might be gas. It didn't subside until after I went to sleep. I was feeling somewhat stressed, as the confusion regarding this issue was very reminiscent of past stressful situations at AV. So, despite being away from the stress for nearly a year, it still affects me. That's not a good sign, especially since I'm still pursuing employment at Y! I didn't sleep so well last night, and am feeling somewhat tired now as a result.
Thanks to a poster in sci.math, I found Dijkstra's archives, containing his thoughts on various topics in computer science including how it is taught. I've read a few of them so far, and found them interesting. He foresaw much of the situation the computer industry is in now. Some of the articles are in the original Dutch.
Piano is going ok; keeping me busy as usual. I sometimes put too much staccato in some sections of the Tarantella. It's not intentional. Part of the problem is adjusting to my teacher's acoustic grand.