Taking the day off to study is paying dividends. The three remaining algorithms I have to re-learn as part of my review of my discrete optimization course--they're coming along nicely. In fact, they're not taking as long as I thought, which will leave more time to study some other material.
So I decided to take a "check email" break--and I received an email from the Royal Canadian Mint. I took one look at this and placed my order. As my birthday was two days ago, this will be my present to myself!