Knowing that there are young people like this in the world is exciting. Not only does she do math, she does APPLIED math and can clearly articulate the vision and application of the science. Network Designers could learn a lot from watching this. ISEF ’08 Winner: Knot Theory Mathematics Via Boing Boing.
When working through the creative phase of a design, I use colour pencils to layout diagrams and think through issues.
I have a number of favorite RFC’s. Management of IP addresses by peg-dhcp is a testimony to solving a problem the simplest possible way
When it comes transferring large files or data sets ( say bigger than 10 Gigabytes), many people forget that the transfer time becomes significant.