History is important. It is VERY cool to see DaveG posting old 8LGM memorabilia. Thanks !
I have to hit the train now. Will read this
on the train -- skimmed it in the subway, and it looks ridiculously interesting (if you happen to be into solving systems of multivariate polynomial equations or into classical algebraic geometry in general). It claims to contain a bridge between multivariate polys over finite fields and univariate polynomials over certain extensions of the same field. We'll see how good it actually is.