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RobiNZ
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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Why would someone pull out of a petrol station directly in front of another car? Well after sundown and it had no lights on at all. Flashing headlights didn’t alert them, the world needs an agreed warning signal for “turn... Continue reading
Posted 20 hours ago at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Thanks Jack!
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Cyclists often moan about drivers, drivers about cyclists but in my experience the vast majority of road users respect each other. In this 101km road ride (apart from the Hwy16 path) around West, South East & CBD Auckland the only... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at RobiNZ Personal Blog
This is an email I attempted to send to a trucking company tonight. However all the contact us or info email addresses on their website failed so the video below isn't private. Subject: Just a reminder Hi, Just a reminder... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I spied something big in the rear view mirror and decided the road was not the place to be. It might, OK does, make you look stupid but the “Bicycle Peddler of Greeley Colorado Take A Look Mirror” clipped to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2018 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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A “The Conversation” tweet about weight loss caught my eye yesterday. I know, thanks to an old blog post, in November 2006 I weighed 68 kg. I also know, thanks to another old blog post, I also weighed ~68 kg... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
For years I have seen Corrections NZ Prisoner transfer vans on the motorway heading North in the morning commuter traffic. They are distinctive and all have a prominent identification in the form of the letters CAN followed by a number.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Congratulations. ln addition to sharing your own adventures you've inspired many others (including me) to follow your lead. Happy Blog'iversary
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Good to see actual proper pies and not misnamed pizza!
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RobiNZ is now following liza cowan
Aug 11, 2018
RobiNZ is now following Dwight Blood
Aug 11, 2018
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Normally a dusk dog walk in the cemetery would not worry me but I saw something rather spooky tonight. It wasn't supernatural but I did wonder what about a dozen cars cruising slowly around, seemingly following sat nav maps, was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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BIM AK August registration is open, see you there! Less than a month to go until the August 2018 BIM AK Event! Make sure you are registered! Thursday 23rd August, 5.30-8.00pm The August event will be focused on BIM in Construction featuring a presentation from Gabor Gulyas of PDC Group... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
It’s not quite Top Gear… Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Sad to see this news tonight about Sergio Marchionne: Sergio Marchionne, who engineered the merger of Fiat and Chrysler and revived their fortunes, died at the age of 66 https://t.co/94sQvzlLgt— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) July 25, 2018 Starting with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2018 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Rather than fix the problem - variation of bridge surface treatments from good anti-slip to none along the Henderson Cycle Path - the answer is a new "No Cycling" sign. Other stretches with the same surface further along have use... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Here's another great Surface 15 Blog post https://char.gd/blog/2018/the-surface-book-2-is-everything-the-macbook-pro-should-be-and-then-some
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It was more by chance, than planning, that I ended up in Jeff Stewart’s session at Autodesk University 2017 (AU2017) last November. I was talking to some Microsoft representatives in the exhibit hall and they mentioned it was on the following day. Somehow, I had overlooked it while setting up... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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As mentioned in the previous Aviation Overload post I rented a car to enable me to visit The Museum of Flight after the Boeing Factory tour. I had heard it was good, billed as “the largest independent, non-profit air and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Update 29/06/2018: Those replacement headphones are still going strong
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I saw a tweet comparing U.S.A. / U.K. road toll statistics: I'd say you wouldn't want to drive on US roads on holiday this summer. The UK has a population of 65m; the US is six times bigger at 325m.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I still use CorelDRAW for graphics, old habits die hard and I like it, but could not get my veteran 2012 version to run on my Surface Book (Windows 10 1803). It installed ok, started and displayed the splash screen for a while, then vanished. Since it was pretty old,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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After a night at Ahi Kaa Motel, a lovely breakfast at the “Flagship Café” it was time for a quick look around Gisborne then home via Taupo. Having been to the US Space port (Cape Kennedy) I think Rocket Labs... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Awoke to a nice day in Coromandel and after a cheapskate breakfast (Up & Go, coffee and an apple) headed for Driving Creek Railway for the 10:15 departure. This was short drive from the Anchor Inn Motel (nice) where I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Just got a letter from the Scientologists! Suspect an admin error as was to my address, but not using my name, asking if the book I purchased had helped. it was hand written, in hand addressed envelope. I haven't purchased a book but it was odd to hear from them 18 months after this.
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