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RobiNZ
New Zealand
A Kiwi who likes blogging about design, technology, cycling, autos and life!
Interests: design, gps, cad, rally, cycling, formula one, computers and other stuff!
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I'm walking Alfie, in damp wintry West Auckland, and a buzz on my wrist* lets me know exactly where B is cycling in Japan. I remember, and it wasn't that long ago, when this was science fiction. Isn't technology wonderful.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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The new formed Auckland Fusion 360 Meetup has announced its first meeting, see you there: Meet & Greet, Fusion 360 Introduction When: Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Where: CADPRO Systems Limited, 527b Rosebank Road, Level 1 Avondale, Auckland (map) The main intention of this meetup is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Last Sunday I saw a tweet from Jonathan giving this Saturdays winning Lotto numbers #SpoilerAlert Next Saturday’s Lotto numbers are: 3, 5, 16, 22, 37, 39, 43; bonus number: 7; Powerball number: 4— Jonathan Bell (@torpidkiwi) June 12, 2016 I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Ten minutes before the Canadian Grand Prix start I noticed Sebastian’s brilliant new PitlaneOne F1 app was showing an incorrect lap count on the live timing. The race hadn’t started but the counter showed Lap 2/70 (left). I grabbed a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I was a bit slow posting this one, see you tomorrow night! BIM costing demo with CostX - Sponsored by Exactal Pacific When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 5:30 PM Where: Jasmax, 2 Marston Street, Parnell, Auckland. (from the top of the stairs, turn right at reception, meeting space past the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
The ‘new’ (not by the time I posted this) Fiat 500 TwinAir meets its older sibling. While the new one would be fine as an everyday car the old 500, or Bambina as it was known in NZ, is one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Took Alf for a 7.5km (return) walk along Muriwai beach this afternoon. Managed to avoid the rain, met a few dogs for him to play with and wore one out which was the goal! Tried out the slow motion video... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Seems the NZ Skeptics Conference “will be held somewhere in Queenstown on the first weekend of December, 2016”. Might take my mountain bike (or rent one there) to experience some more* of this! NEW ZEALAND. PROVEN HERE. from Yeti Cycles... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
A great, albeit long, discussion with Sam Harris on "The Joe Rogan Experience" episode entitled "#804 - Sam Harris Thursday, 02 June 2016 1:02 PM " The discussion on food ethics, at what point does killing to eat become acceptable,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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This was nice to see today. Some bank admin meant there never was an 002 Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Seriously, System requirements, click… sigh… A bug in the installer? The install completed successfully, hopefully the actual software is less buggy! Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Or, how I went to buy sushi for lunch and ended up joining another CAD Meetup group! A chance meeting, at the sushi shop, with Fusion 360 guru Scott Moyse led me to his new Autodesk Fusion 360 Meetup for users of this Product Design/Simulation/CAM platform. Scott is launching the... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Australia will never look the same (h/t @conradhackett) pic.twitter.com/Y144EWNSWi— Chris Bramwell (@ChrisBramwell) May 18, 2016 Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
I don't disagree but thought it amusing this showed up in a Yahoo! Finance RSS search feed I've used for years: Autodesk CEO: Yahoo Is Becoming Increasingly Irrelevant | Watch the video - Yahoo Financeby Bloomberg Video 1:49 mins May 19 -- Carl Bass, Autodesk's chief executive officer, comments on... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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From the RUGWELL Organisers: This months meeting is at Jasmax Wellington office. We hope you can make it along for another dose of Revit enlightenment Wed 25 May 2016 @ Jasmax Level 1, Grant Thornton House, 215 Lambton Quay 5.30pm – for a 6pm start Please do not arrive before... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Late last week I got a strange dizzy feeling walking up the stairs at work. Thought a bit odd as had just eaten lunch, so not low blood sugar, but it was more puzzling than disabling. I occasionally get mildly... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I’m a bit late posting this, see you there on Wednesday! Material Magic, BIM Viewers, AGM - Revit User Group Auckland (Auckland) - Meetup When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016, from 5:30 PM Where: Jasmax, 2 Marston Street, Parnell, Auckland From the top of the stairs, turn right at reception, meeting... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Does this explain why I — who doesn’t like any other SUV (including the podgy Fiat 500x) — find the Cactus rather appealing? The 2CV is one of my favourite cars and certainly my favourite Citroën. That is saying a... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
This rekindled some memories, same route as our 2014 tour. Don’t know why but although carrying a HD capable smart phone didn't even think about shooting video! Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Getting the wheels refurb’ed, same again or dark? Must admit brake dust can mean dark irrespective of the actual wheel colour! Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
This kid had a scale model of the swing wing Boeing 2707, wish I still did! BBC - Future - The American Concordes that never flew It was one of the most ambitious aircraft design projects in history, so what... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
I fear satire becoming reality… Donald Trump is in the House | Radio New Zealand News A hundred days already. That went fast. Didn't it, though? But here we are, at the end of April 2017, 100 days into the... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Details on the May BIM AK Event, see you there! BIM AK - MAY 2016 EVENT , Thu, 26/05/2016 at 5:30 PM | Tickets @ Eventbrite The May BIM AK event will be hosted by GHD. Arrival is from 5.30pm with presentations kicking off at 6.00pm. Attendance is FREE. Food... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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@pirellisport Amusing conversation link glitch by the Twitter app tonight during #F1 FP1 This was my actual response It's really hard for a woman to be friends with a man, because 99% of the time they want more than friendship.—... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I couldn’t stop to take a photo when the odometer clicked up 200,000 km tonight so captured something a bit more symmetrical. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog