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Keep Digging, You'll Never Get There.

A simple motivation,
A thought resolved,
The colors have changed,
The past has returned.

I thought it made sense,
43,252,003,274,489,856,000 permutations,
How could I chose one,
And get here again?

The colors have turned,
but I am still here,
solved but unsolved,
One strategy fits it all.

Comienzo nuevamente,
Sin saber mi direccion,
Pero con esperanza,
de un mejor futuro.

No es de decir,
que no doy gracias,
por un pasado y presente perfecto,
Solo que deseo un futuro distinto.

I wisely walk a historic path,
To live a shining star,
Momentos que hemos vivido,
Los quiero denuevo, asi que,
volvere a hacer lo mismo.

Oh and Miss Purple, let me know if you figure out what that number is, Google it :).

-qk.

Silly Times

What do you want me to say,
That every night I drift away,
And settle for the spare change?
Perhaps I want a change.

That foreign concept and blurry word,
I know myself, but it seems I have failed this once, at knowing everyone else.

So as the gentle footsteps and an imaginary look back grab me for a roller coaster ride, I pull my main in hopes of a gentle landing, I pull the parachute to slow things down, and to hope that time does not drift our hearts apart.

Maybe in a different world and maybe at a different time, right now, its what you haven't done that is the biggest crime.

And as we whisper ourselves to lies, and look elsewhere for our cries, I dream and hope that one day in a foreign tongue, ill hold your hand as we look back at the silly times we had.

Four Quarters...

I worry, and I stress, I do everything, but i'm a mess. Give me a minute you say, 30 seconds, 60 at best, in between two things, i'll fit you in. I can't say I'll be on time, because frankly, I've lost track of it all.

Things have been beautifully weird lately. I feel like i'm walking the life I already lived once again, I feel like it's a looping circle and I'm starting over, and I must say, I'm pretty excited. I think i'm restarting, I think I'm flying back to two years ago, when I toured Amsterdam for a second time, I think I'm going back to a beautiful time.

I have lost track of some things, and forgotten others, I have been confused and afraid, but more so restrained. I have feared taking a step toward a better day, I have trembled, when I should have stepped.

But that is all laid out in our history, that is all laid out in the moments that we live to learn from. The step that I trembled now stands firm in the ground, and the moment…

plant it. then explain it.

Sometimes you don't realize or understand somebody until the setting and scenario change... Sometimes what you didn't know hurts so deeply, that everything changes. It's like a drop of oil in water, it's that drop that changes everything, that messes with the entire cup of water. It's a small seed that drops into every thought, it's the final puzzle piece that you lost under the couch and finally found. Everything locks in, it all makes sense, and sense makes you feel like you've been living a lie. But then you realize the drop of oil had long ago contaminated the water, and you were only now noticing what you always knew. You knew that puzzle piece existed, and you only noticed the seed because it's flowers had blossomed, it took you long enough to realize, but now, it's evident.

What can I say, reality doesn't hit you until it's a horse slapping you with a frying pan in the face. It's the lie that's always been there, the one you n…

Finishing my stuff.

1. Australian Visa BY MONDAY -- NEED TO PRINT DOCUMENTS, ALMOST COMPLETE.
2. Greenverse Website BY TUESDAY -- COMPLETED TASKS!
3. CS 3451 Graphics Assignment Due BY WEDNESDAY - NOT STARTED
4. UROC Symposium Research Presentation BY MONDAY - NEED TO COMPLETE POSTER, BUT PROTOTYPE IS DONE!

Really happy about what I have done so far.

As for this weekend, I was ridiculously productive, specially for the UROC Symposium, where Henry, Gaurav and I did admirable work to get our Kinect Hack working, in order to apply it to medical exercises. I was really proud of our work, and look forward to continue improving it.

I was sad that I couldn't go to a cabin with my friends, but the amount of work I did definitely leveled things out.

Gotta go print my Australian Visa documents, and finish the UROC poster tonight. Tomorrow and Tuesday night will be hectic with meetings, but i'll focus strictly on working on my Graphics assignment, as I want to get 100 since I didn't finish my Ray Trace…

Blah.

I was recently listening to the cover of Born this way by Aston. They are an absolutely fantastic band, and I can't express how pleasing their album is to my ears. Absolutely fantastic.

Anyways, here I go as my brain hurts slightly, as I keep working and keep moving forward, trying to finish everything that comes in my path.

This weekend, I have to complete my application to the Australian government for a visa in order to travel there. I must also provide them with an itinerary of what I will be doing while I am in Australia which I simply have not had time to plan for! I think it's best if I list off the things I have to do.
1. Australian Visa BY MONDAY
2. Greenverse Website BY TUESDAY
3. CS 3451 Graphics Assignment Due BY WEDNESDAY
4. UROC Symposium Research Presentation BY MONDAY

So, with the whole weekend to work, it does not seem like it is that much. I believe I will be just fine, but I will have to get my stuff together, and finish the website today, so that the only …

A change in direction...

Where are you headed? What path will you take in the next few years? Do these thoughts constantly run through your mind? Recently, they've run through mine...

I was born and raised in Panama City, Panama as a very independent and self driven child. My parents pushed me in a direction which has truly touched and changed me. As a 2nd year Computer Science major at the Georgia Institute of Technology, I became very passionate about my work and about CS in general after I began research and saw the opportunities that stemmed from it.

Now, after a few months of thinking, I had the privilege because of the TAPIA scholarship and the Georgia Tech CoC scholarship, to come to San Fransisco for the first time. After a few talks I was somewhat interested, but not entirely hooked. However, then I had the privilege of listening to a true person I admire, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, creator of Seadragon and co-creator of Photosynth. Now the architect of Bing Maps, Blaise has done some truly exception…