I am happy to announce that my thrist paper I've been working on more than a year is now complete, and downloadable from my ad-hoc web directory. Completeness does not mean absence of errors or lack of room for improvement. If you like my paper and would like to improve the presentation please contact me. You can find my e-mail address in my profile. I am happy for every comment, though I cannot guarantee that I will pick it up. Please consider that this is still a draft so it should not be passed on and also please do not cite or link to it, as all links will break when the final version comes out.
It has been quite a fight to get this far. I started out April 2007, and the initial e-mails turned into a paper of several pages. But then life took over. My wife in final days of pregnancy needed my support, my daughter was born. Everybody who has been through such events knows that it is a different mode of living. Sleep deprivation and all that...
Also, while I have started several papers already, I have never gotten around to finish one. This was quite traumatic, and this time I had sufficient resolve to get through. Hopefully more follow.
A final word: the formatting of source code sometimes line-breaks in ugly ways. The reason is that the format may change to one column page and then all is right. This depends on the channel how the paper gets published. Updates may happen next week, but July 18 is my absolute deadline.