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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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Looking forward to an inspiring day at TEDx Auckland. Not often, ever?, I go to a church* all day! * Victory 'Conference' Centre Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I guess this isn’t strictly a Traffic Light Thought but anyway… My new commute has quite a few roundabouts. I don’t mind as they shift traffic much more efficiently than traffic lights but one thing annoys me. I know ‘the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Trimble featured in the Microsoft Build 2015 (Developer conference) Hololens demo today showing Building Information Models and augmented reality in action. When a model mixes with reality the results are stunning! There’s more info on the Hololens hardware — the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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I love podcasts and just found this one about Building Information Modelling technology and techniques. Bill Debevc, Aubrey Frederick and Carla Edwards have already posted six episodes covering software, collaboration and interviews with BIM’Stars like Jim Balding, Marcello Sgambelluri and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Was that really '95, feeling old now!
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Look what I found in my Subscription portal tonight Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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According to the news today quite a few NZ sites have not yet met Google’s mobile-Friendly Test. Glad of the new responsive themes in TypePad! Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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There are lots of plots with ornaments in Waikumete Cemetery but a small, lonely looking, dog — seen while I was walking the dog — made me wonder about the story behind these graves. it wasn’t new, but appeared less... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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That awkward moment when you realise it it's too warm to wear the top you had on when left home to walk the dog, then realise that means you're wearing "The Skeptics' Guide To The Universe Down Under Zombie Koala... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
I have successfully used a network drive. Used server/ namespace path rather than mapped drive letter, wonder if that makes a difference? From:
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I’ve been doing a few software installs recently; updates to Autodesk Building Design Suite 2015 at the previous workplace and a fresh install at the new one. As a result I’ve come to really appreciate Autodesk Application Manager; one of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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I’ve always liked the Suzuki Swift, especially the 2nd generation and newer in that mad bright yellow colour. Reminded me of the Fiat Punto which came in a similar eye searing hue. I was following one last evening on the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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It isn’t unusual to look forward to a long weekend but Easter 2015 will be particularly memorable for me. Last Thursday was my last day working for The Warehouse Limited (TWL) after seventeen, would have been eighteen in July, years.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
What the; of 4000 tracks my @windows @Xbox music app randomly picks 'Sun ain't gonna shine any more' followed by 'Here comes the Sun' while I'm watching lunar eclipse go total. Clear sky here, it looks stunning Sent from my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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The DUAL, officially “2015 Partners Life DUAL Motutapu - Rangitoto Traverse”, has been run a few times but this is the first time I’ve had a suitable bike. I’ve been to both islands before, by ferry and yacht, and walked... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I’ve really enjoyed testing Microsoft’s latest mobile operating system: MS-DOS Mobile. It runs incredibly quickly on my Lumia 1520, once the boot sequence is finished. Typing commands is quick, v1.0 even supports a swipe keyboard which is something Apple didn’t... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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I really like the HERE Drive+ GPS application on my Nokia phones. Although I usually know where I’m going I run it all the time for traffic and speed limit reminders. Recently swapping from Drive+ to any other app, even... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Thanks R. K. Robin Sent from my Lumia 1520 Windows Phone From:
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The end of March means it is blog’iversary time again. Eleven years since my first tentative post. If anyone is to blame, and thank, for all this it is Shaan Hurley. I read his Between the Lines AutoCAD blog before... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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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 Mar 24, 2015 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 Mar 23, 2015 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 Mar 22, 2015 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 Mar 20, 2015 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