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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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Traffic was lousy this morning, in part due to the wet weather, but I really didn’t care. I had downloaded Joe Rogan’s latest podcast featuring theoretical physicist Prof. Lawrence M. Krauss*. The topic was (nominally) his latest book—The Greatest Story... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Tomorrow evening, a week later than the usual time slot but worth the wait! Phil Read presents Enscape (sponsored by Read | Thomas) When: Thursday, March 23, 2016, 5:30 PM Where: Jasmax, 2 Marston Street, Parnell, Auckland (From the top of the stairs, turn right at reception, meeting space past... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at RobiNZ CAD Blog
It appears those glasses may have a design flaw, the seem to have gone from full to empty...
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Sitting at the lights I glanced to the right and did a double take. In profile the gentleman at the wheel of the Mazda beside me could have been Leonard John Kensell Setright, albeit in the days when his beard... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Got to Wellsford ok, now to get back! Check out my ride on Strava: Robin Sent from Outlook for Android Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Looking at the forecast I think Friday might be another “Seal Skinz* rule!” day. 100% chance of rain and thunder storms. On well, soaking wet, riding an alloy bike, over a high’ish (300m) hill, in a thunder storm… What could... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
On Friday I’m Pedalling for Plunket (Ruakaka to Wellsford). Having hardly moved the previous weekend—my Band recorded just 911 steps one day!—thanks to a head cold last Sunday I decided a bit of practice might be a good thing. A... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Found this amazing fellow warming up in the sun on Exhibition Drive. . Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
I’m cycling from Ruakaka to Wellsford* (the red line below) to help raise funds for Plunket NZ Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
I’m a bit late, OK very late, posting this but there is still time to register for tomorrows BIM AK event. Always a good event, I recommend attending for the speakers, networking and this month a great prize draw. Note the venue shift to Jasmax for this event. Full details... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
'Rapid Rob' won’t be quite as rapid but will be a bit more versatile for short tours and (maybe) commuting. Got an accessory I should of had for Tibet, no more riding with a back pack! A beam rack, bag... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
The first RUGAKL meeting of the year (next week) is all about virtual reality and Revit. Come along, meet some new Reviteers and try the latest tech: Virtual and Assisted Reality with Revit/BIM sponsored by CADPRO Systems Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 5:30 PM @ Jasmax The first meeting for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Sorry; this cancellation only works for the recording, not the reality, of this administration Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Nice clear evening to see the Space Station, lower of the two 'stars' on this phone snap, pass over Auckland tonight! Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
See 2016 Blogging Highlights on the CAD blog Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Another year has flown by and it is 2017 already. Time to look back at 2016 from a bloggy (but not just CAD blog) perspective: Best blog related event(s): I didn’t get to any of the big international CAD/BIM events (AU or RTC) but there were some great local RUGAKL... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Anthony Bourdain on Trump, America and the places he’s visited (inc Russia): Anthony Bourdain: The Post-Election Interview - "We are a violent nation, from the beginning." and Sarah Kendzior writes about something I never even considered: Trump and Putin:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Great new(ish) podcast where Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews famous women about their life and the cars that had been a part of it. Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
On the way home from BimAkl happened to notice, and pull over for a photo, when the Bravo odometer hit 222,222km! Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Registrations have opened for the November BIM AK event. Always a good event, I recommend attending for both the speakers and networking! This is our final event for 2016, with more planned for 2017 - be sure to secure your place! Registrations are now open for the November BIM AK... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Cute, but don't really see the point of compromising to get a small form factor with a desktop machine.
End of year social event for 2016, note the new venue (not far from the usual one). RUGAkl End of Year Social Event When: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 5:30 PM Where: Windsor Castle 144 Parnell Rd, Auckland. Just up the road from the Jasmax offices at the corner of Parnell... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
I’d like to shake Carl Bass’ hand, or (and this is way out of character for me) hug him, for this tweet (below) soon after the first presidential campaign debate: Just to remove any doubt which candidate Carl was referring to this re-tweet and earlier tweet make it clear: I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Way back in 2009 I wrote a spec for a design PC. It was inspired by the discovery of my 1980s design toolkit in the back of a wardrobe. + + + Long made obsolete by computers there are still some aspects of these tools I miss. Today Microsoft released... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
A couple of years ago I wrote about a relatives amazing retirement project. After a lifetime of amateur and professional flying yesterday John made his last flight. Don’t really know the details yet, beyond what was in the newspaper report,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog