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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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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 22 hours ago 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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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
Hi Carlos, From what you said try using the path 'G:\Documents\My Weblog Posts'. It should result in the folders below: G:\Documents\My Weblog Posts\Drafts G:\Documents\My Weblog Posts\Recent Posts
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Tomorrow evening’s Microsoft Cloud & Infrastructure Meetup is a look at Windows 10. Meetup at Microsoft Auckland from 17:00 for pizza, beer and networking followed by a demo and open forum discussion. I’ll be there, if you want to come... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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McLaren Auckland welcome Fernando Alonso to the 2015 Formula 1 team. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I mean, 6.66km around a cemetery? Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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This wasn’t my idea but I think it is a good one! AutoCAD Blogger Council member Melanie came up with the idea of tweeting the day in the life of a CAD Dork. You can find the others with the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 23-09-2014 – Tuesday. Back at the Radisson, Kathmandu. Last time I was here Kathmandu seemed rather strange, chaotic and exotic. The chaotic bit hasn’t changed but now it now seems reassuringly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 22-09-2014 – Monday afternoon. Such an action packed day I made it two posts (Monday morning is here) You can certainly see the difference between Nepalese and Tibetan (OK, Chinese) infrastructure.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 22-09-2014 – Monday morning. Such an action packed day I made it two posts After a forgettable hotel breakfast—really can’t remember what they had but when peanuts are the most viable... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 21-09-2014 - Sunday Todays ride descended from 3,700m to 2,200m in just 33km. Add little or no-pedalling needed 30-50km/h cycling to absolutely beautiful dramatic scenery as the road plunged down a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog