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New Zealand
A Kiwi who likes blogging about design, technology, cycling, autos and (a rather unexciting) life!
Interests: design, gps, cad, rally, cycling, formula one, computers and other stuff!
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If you understood that title you’re probably a Kiwi CAD geek. The long version is: Revit User Group Auckland September meeting is tomorrow (20/09/2017) evening. It is hosted by Warren and Mahoney at their office in Pakenham St, Auckland (not the usual Jasmax Parnell location). It is about Building Information... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Congratulations to all!
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I prefer Italian cars (for both irrational and rational reasons!) but if was in the market for a Japanese one the Suzuki Swift would have been top of the shopping list. After years of making worthy but dull small cars... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at RobiNZ Personal Blog
A bit embarrassed I just saw this, belated Happy Blog'day to the man who got me blogging too! Mine won't be 14 until March 2018, where has that time gone!
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The plan was to try and rendezvous with Mark Beaumont (who is cycling Around the World in 80 Days) as he approached Auckland Airport. But plans… I headed out from home on a nice sunny Saturday morning. I had been... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
A bit more light in the morning, a sign Winter is ending? But still can’t breathe out while taking the photo, Spring warmth yet to arrive… Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
It has been few years, 2011!, since I last attended Autodesk University Las Vegas but I have just registered for AU2017. I will be arriving* sometime Sunday 12th as added the Monday 13th Forge DevCon to my pass. Interested to see what is happening in that Quantum space. Because there... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Amazing photos, shows the art of photography is not all about the tech... Photographer Shoots Formula 1 With 104-Year-Old Camera, And Here’s The Result! – Into Our World Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
A fun bike ride, a fun drive, Formula 1 and brilliant weather made for a great ‘long’ weekend! The Karioi Cycle Classic is a (mostly) gravel road ride from Raglan south along the Whaanga Coast and back on inland roads.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Shaan Hurley recently asked: “35 years of AutoCAD, what is your favorite command?” Mine is an ancient one that doesn’t even have a button in the current ribbon user interface: OOPS! OOPS predates the current Undo/Redo commands and, from my sketchy memory, was used to restore the geometry AutoCAD deleted... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
What could possibly fill the empty tenancy between the existing Haircut and Beauty shops at the local mall? A Hair And Beauty shop... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
When you follow something just to see what garbage it is promoting, then the AI suggests more… Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Guess which.. The Fiat 500 acquired by The Museum of Modern Art in New York - Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
It was cool to get this email today; Yesterday, Kiva crossed $1 billion in loans to students, farmers, women, refugees and so many more entrepreneurs around the world. This milestone wouldn’t have been possible without our passionate community of lenders,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
I just saw the “New” NZ Herald news website and filled out their “What do you think of the new design?” survey. Comments in reply to: “Once the site is finalised and launched to the public, how likely is it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Since the last comment Trip Nine was a upper South Island tour: Port Hills & Diamond Point Christchurch, Hanmer & Lewis Pass, Moana to Westport (West Coast), Motueka (inc Takaka Hill), Nelson Lakes, Marlborough Sounds and Kaikoura. and then the epic one, Trip Ten: Tibet and Nepal including a visit to Mt Everest Base Camp (Tibet)
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2017 on Adventure South? at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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It is interesting to see BurgerFuel are taking on the USA. The little Kiwi burger company (if now 10% owned by Subway) are taking burgers to the land of burgers, which may raise the question: Why? I was going to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
I'm curious about the geometric forms. Were they human generated or the result of some code extrapolating geometry or linework?
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I had a “lifestyle leave” day off work today. It’s a great initiative where you ‘buy’ five or ten days extra holiday (with a pay reduction) to use however you want. Part of changing jobs is you go back to... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Software Updates, Service Patches, Bug Fixes. Call them what you will they come around fairly frequently. However, this AutoCAD 2018 & AutoCAD LT 2018 update for an earlier update comes with a rare instruction to install this month! Check out Heidi’s blog post for more details and how to install... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
This is more of a ‘cemetery dog walk thought’ but it occurred to me at the lights on the way home. It is surprising how many people in the cemetery didn’t die. They passed, rest in peace, joined [whatever version... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
While researching new bikes I found this article from 2015 about riding the Alps 2 Ocean Trail on an Avanti Giro AR C1 cyclo-cross (CX) bike. At the time I didn’t realise I would be buying one but was looking... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
A few dollars could change the world, save many lives, and you can help Join the fight against superbugs The world is running out of effective antibiotics. In fact, it is one of the greatest threats to health today. For... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
According to the owners manual a Fiat Bravo HGT has a 60 litre fuel tank. Today I proved after 638.8 kilometres commuting you can put 59.53 litres in so that capacity must be about right. I know you shouldn’t run... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
A day in a loan car, while the FSM had its 230,000km service, showed that BMW* turn indicators reliably indicate turns. The brakes are also sufficient to allow stopping for red intersection and motorway on-ramp lights. It also reminded me... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog