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Long time no post...

Hello again!
It's been over a month since my last post, and I just want to let you know what I've been up to:
I've been travelling a lot, a couple of short trips to Belgium (bank holiday weekend) and Italy (to the wedding of a friend), and then a week off to Maldives, celebrating my wife's 30th birthday.
All this left me with little time to spend on side activities, if you don't consider bicycle riding under the rain, highway driving to get to the airport when your flight is already boarding, snorkelling, sunbathing and eating a lot activities worth mentioning in this blog...

Cycling in Belgium
Driving in Italy
Snorkelling in Maldives

I have been working too -in between trips :P -, and that lead to some development on the Genetic Design problem that will publish as soon as I have a spare moment under the title "Success of Failure"... because it's proving extremely interesting and moving in the right direction but yet far from practical... Also at the office I will be trying to contribute to a very interesting initiative, the Lecture Junkie.

Last but not least, I am preparing two presentations for this year's Autodesk University in Las Vegas. For the first time they are introducing a virtual format in multiple languages, and I am presenting two classes in Spanish: "BIM en Práctica: el Ejemplo de HOK usando Autodesk Revit Architecture" (BIM in Practice: HOK's case-study using RAC) and "Modelado Paramétrico con Autodesk Revit Architecture" (Parametric Modelling using RAC). If you are planning to attend AU Virtual in Spanish sign up for them, they will be interesting! People going to Vegas drop me a line, I'd love to meet you guys there!

That's it for now, I'd like to thank the comments received in the other posts and welcome the new followers (in particular plug who left 2 comments, setting a new record :D ).


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