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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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@pirellisport Amusing conversation link glitch by the Twitter app tonight during #F1 FP1 This was my actual response It's really hard for a woman to be friends with a man, because 99% of the time they want more than friendship.—... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I couldn’t stop to take a photo when the odometer clicked up 200,000 km tonight so captured something a bit more symmetrical. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Nat Twiss of Petrolicious wonders if the Chris Bangle penned 90s Fiat Coupé style has “come of age’'? Has The Chris Bangle-Designed Fiat Coupé Finally Come Of Age? – Petrolicious Have you heard of the Fiat Coupé? I’ll admit, before... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
It is a confirmed security risk. Apple confirms that it is no longer supporting Quicktime for Windows - engadget.com Apple confirms that it is no longer supporting Quicktime for Windows If you somehow still have it installed, get it off your machine pronto. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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This month we have a presentation from Sam Macalister, Autodesk Australia, on soon to be released Autodesk BIM 2017 products. Can’t be any more specific that that as some are not yet announced! What's new: Autodesk BIM 2017 - Sponsored by A2K Technologies When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Where: Jasmax... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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It was interesting to try Microsoft Cognitive Services & Bots after seeing the keynote presentation* from the recent Build conference. I thought www.captionbot.ai did quite well with this photo of Alfie considering the mix of elements in the image. Writing a caption for a dog photo is amusingly impressive but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
My FSM Fiat Bravo HGT has no cup holders* but the door handle works just fine for safely transporting noodles, even on the twisty roads! * I remember a reading about an Alfa Romeo launch when questioned about the lack... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I've been listening to old BBC Desert Island Discs recently. Heard this one featuring Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown on the way to work this* morning (recorded when he was 95). Kirsty Young's guest is former Royal Navy test pilot Captain... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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There aren't many places in Auckland where you can still buy orchard fresh fruit — grown, picked and sold at the gate — but Dragicevich Orchard, Oratia near my home, is one. Along with freshly picked apples, pears, plums and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I first heard this when it was uploaded in February 2016 but it’s timely to share given the recent news of her death. I was familiar with Dame Zaha Hadid’s work but Desert Island Discs gives some insight into Zaha Hadid, the person. Due to copyright restrictions her chosen eight... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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The end of March means it is blog’iversary time again. Twelve years since that first tentative post. A new job has kept me busy and has given some interesting new perspectives(see photo). That has been reflected in a relative lack of activity here and almost no participation in the software... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Another batch of Kiva (re)loans wing their way across the world and I got an email reminder that it has been eight years since the first. Who’d have thought a bunch of little micro-loans, reinvested as they are repaid, would... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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From the RUGWell, and now BIM.well, organisers: Born out of the successful BIM focused meetings held by RUGwell (Revit User Group Wellington) last year, BIM.well is a new group formed to accommodate people interested in BIM no matter what industry segment they are in or what software they use. BIM.well... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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This month we have a discussion on Precast Panel Modelling in Revit. When: March 16, 2016 5:30 PM Where: Jasmax 2 Marston Street Parnell Auckland (From the top of the stairs, turn right at reception, meeting space past the café area) Please join us from 5.30pm: 6:00pm : Welcome and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Nice to see the new Patiki underpass open. This replaces an over-head bridge; narrow, steep and bumpy. The underpass looked quite low, tight, during construction but the final result is a nice open swoop under the Patiki interchange. Pity they... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Evening walk on the Mercer Bay loop. Out near Piha, turn left at the top of the hill. Awesome sheer cliffs with Tasman Ocean views. Alfie’s sometimes scared of heights but it didn’t worry him here*. * Although it looks... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
A work colleague is trekking to Mt Everest Base Camp (and beyond) fundraising for the Humane Society of NZ. Support Ramesh at Givealittle: Hi, I'm Ramesh and I'll be trekking/climbing up to Mt Everest Base Camp (and beyond) this March... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Although the GPS tracked 76km this is a 73km ride. I joined the North Western cycle path in Henderson and headed for the city. Apart from crossing St Lukes road (near Western Springs) you can ride all the way to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
UPDATE 02/14/2016: Those replacement headphones are still going strong
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Returned to my parked car to find it had attracted a younger relative. Not just a camera/perspective distortion that the Panda appears taller. A high seating position gives more space in a small car. Bravo Panda Length 4030 3653 Width... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
First RUGAKL for the year: 5D BIM Quantity Surveying - Sponsored by Exactal Pacific Wednesday, February 17, 2016, from 5:30 PM @ Jasmax, 2 Marston Street, Parnell, Auckland (From the top of the stairs, turn right at reception, meeting space past the café area) Our first meeting for 2016 will... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Interesting article about the infamous Mont Ventoux* Bert Wagendorp’s novel approach to cycling summit is a Tour de force | Richard Williams | Sport | The Guardian This summer’s Tour de France returns to Mont Ventoux, which is the title... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog