Met my student guide/councellor today. She went pretty easy on the fact that I haven't done much the last two months. Deadline for a new version of the essay will be 20th of December.
Improvements will be adding some more content according to the new outline (suggestion for solution and comparison of solutions). Also adding some more to the problem description.
After that, I might be able to use the essay as a chapter or two in the final thesis.
Going to Germany from the 12th-19th of December. Will bring the Boiko-book along for inspiration. Will do the work there.
I shall also produce and workplan for the final semester. Was just confirmed by the institute that all thesi for the class of '01 must be done by 1st of May, 2006!