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RobiNZ
New Zealand
A Kiwi who likes blogging about design, technology, autos and life!
Interests: design, gps, cad, rally, cycling, formula one, computers and other stuff!
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I’ve got photos of my 2nd car somewhere but they are from a pre-digital era, possibly even some 35mm transparencies! Until I find them the articles and brochures on this site are a great reference: www.mirafiori.com - 128 Brochures &... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Details of this Wednesdays RUGWELL March meeting: This months meeting is at GHD Wellington. I apologise for the late notice, but we hope you can make it along for another dose of Revit enlightenment, even if it is just to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Imagine the ultimate workshop… A place to think, dream, tinker and play with ideas that could change the world. Imagine it packed with all the design and manufacturing technology you could desire. Imagine the ultimate location for your ‘shop’: harbour... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Time flies. I’ve only been using the 2015 release full time for a few months* and 2016 arrives! Shaan shared a link to a YouTube playlist with highlights of the new release. Check it out while you download the install... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at RobiNZ CAD Blog
I just got new glasses too. My (lifelong bad) prescription is actually improving. Optometrist said if I live to about 250 years old wont need specs!
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Details of the upcoming RUGAKL March meeting, see you there? Case Study - Information Driven Design, Modelling and Documentation Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 5:30 PM | Jasmax, 2 Marston Street, Parnell, Auckland Join us from 5:30 for 6:00pm : Welcome... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Saw this in Waipu near the end of my Pedal for Plunket ride. Had to take a photo of this tribute to Kiwi slang captured in a sign. Nice one www.azscaffolding.co.nz! Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Kiva is a great way to support people around the world through microloans. Kiva gives you the power to help someone work towards improving their life through entrepreneurial activities or education. For a limited time new Kiva users can try... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Today I rode Ruakaka to Wellsford for the Pedal For Plunket 2015 ride and it went well. Although State Highway One is busy we had a support car & van following warning of cyclists ahead. The traffic was great, quite... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Both of these are just a way to have fun on the water, but I think the foreground one is more my style (and budget). ‘Serene’ is 133.9m long (439’3” of those other lengthy measure units for US readers) and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
I'm listening to "NZ Motoring Podcast 5: The Luxury Car Special", which was recorded in a Rolls Royce. You can listen to it directly here: http://www.globalvoicemedia.com/stats/nzmotoringpodcast005.mp3 View the podcast's website from here http://nzmotoringpodcast.com/ Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Thanks to @noahcole for noticing one of my photos appears in this article on a air travel related site he reads. No problem with it being used, with the link my creative commons license requires, but didn’t realise until he... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Greymouth was booked out so got a chance to see the beach wildlife at Hokitika Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Details of the upcoming RUGWELL February meeting, the first for 2015. To kick off the RUGwell year, we are at Wellington City Council RSVP via the link on this page which also has full meeting details Wed 25 February @... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Don't know why you'd go to a gym to exercise. This is much more fun. Seven Kilometres of bush, tunnels, tracks and 12,000 steps*. Quite a few of them up steep hills (about 400m elevation change on this loop) *12,000... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Details of the upcoming RUGAKL February meeting, the first for 2015, see you there? ACADIA 2014 Architecture/Technol­ogy Conference Insights - Revit User Group Auckland (Auckland) – Meetup Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Please join us from 5.30pm: • 6:00pm : Welcome... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Kean. Put in a ticket requesting LinkedIn share and got positive response. You should too, help bump up the priority list :)
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Well, ~1/4 chance of this (~90,000 applications for 25,000 spots) but it came through! "Congratulations! Your entry for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, August 2015 has been provisionally accepted" http://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
If you're still on 2012 apply the patch to prevent it in future. You'd have to resort to the .bak (change extension to .dwg) file or a backup to restore the file. Right click on the file (in explorer) and look for a previous versions tab. If enabled you'll see older copies of the file to restore.
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Going for a little bike ride on March 6th, Ruakaka to Wellsford (which includes a bump called the Brynderwyn Hills!). All donations greatly appreciated Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Good point, a LinkedIn share would be good and it isn't there at the moment so will suggest it. I'd also like to see a proper icon for meetup in the social icons as just gets a generic 'head' icon at the moment
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I’ve updated my blogs to a new responsive layout using a beta TypePad Responsive Theme Builder. Responsive Design lets the site to resize and reflow to a variety of screen sizes (below right). The old template just cropped the view... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Another year has flown by and it is 2015. Time to look back at 2014 from a bloggy (not just CAD) perspective: Best Blog Event: It was great to meet fellow AutoCAD bloggers in March for an introduction to AutoCAD... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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It was an early start for a call to learn about some big changes to Autodesk software purchases from 1 February 2016 onwards. New commercial seats of most stand-alone desktop software (not Design Suites) will only be available on ‘pay... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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I remember making that first Kiva loan and didn’t think that seven years later would have made over 500 loans (many reinvested). What I find amazing, given the tough circumstances of many borrowers, is less than 1% default. Thanks to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog