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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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Thanks R.K. Great to see you in San Francisco
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A 6-week sabbatical sounds great but then I realized we get 4 weeks + public holidays a year (by law for everyone) in NZ so that adds up to more... Enjoy New Orleans, have fond memories of my only visit there. Great to see you last week!
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Thanks Mike!
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Sadly I agree. Although my ATIV is going fine I have already switched to Nokia phone (had an ATIV S) and my next PC will likely be a Surface of some kind. Although Samsung make Windows Hardware you get the impression (especially with Windows Phone) they don't really care about it.
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March 31st means it is blog’iversary time again. I find it hard to believe a decade has passed by since that first tentative post. It was rather special to spend a few days last week with the Shaan Hurley (on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Autodesk invited bloggers from around the world to meet with AutoCAD product managers, specialists, AutoCAD team members and a gold beta user for a deep dive into the new AutoCAD 2015 release. I’d seen the beta before this trip but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Allowing some extra—and it turned out not needed—travel time for traffic, unavoidable road works and the slick check in process at Auckland Airport means I’m through security looking at a departure board which says ‘Relax’. Time to blog! I’ve been... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Second RUGAKL Meetup of the year but I’m going to miss it. Join fellow Reviteers as I wing my way to lovely San Francisco for a week of blog related activities, sightseeing and some hilly cycling! Show & Tell —... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Adventure South have launched a new website for their international tours. I really like the design but felt compelled to add a few annotations of my own. NZ & Vietnam done, Tibet/Nepal next in September 2014! Remarkable Adventures - Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
TypePad was briefly off-line this week but was pretty much fixed by the time I saw this tweet: We really appreciate our bloggers - through this frustrating downtime you have been gracious, witty, and tenacious. Thank you very much! —... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
It was written, in white vinyl lettering, on the back window of a black Commodore Ute: “Sometimes your the windshield, sometimes your the bug.” Sometimes you’re not quoting The Bug correctly. Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
They have the best phone(s)! Check out a Nokia 1020 or 1520 and make sure your weeping doesn't drown your iPhone : )
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While not CAD related thought this post by Dare might be of interest. Have you noticed adverts showing up that relate to other sites and wondered how that happens? How Facebook Knows What You Looked at on Amazon - Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
First meeting of the year tomorrow night. Be good to catch up with the Auckland Revit’eers for the first time since November. See you there? February Meeting - Welcome back, 2014 - Revit User Group Auckland (Auckland) - Meetup Wednesday,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Nothing against the car, or brand, but it is a bit sad to see, on the lunchroom table at work, that Citroën can use this brochure headline in New Zealand: At one time the Fiat car range in NZ was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
This news article about stray dogs in Arizona got my attention. You might doubt how stroppy a little Chihuahua can be? Meet Alfie, pictured below latched onto his favourite toy, in defence mode. He’s a Chion, Chihuahua & Papillion mix,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Great to hear, thanks for sharing Mary!
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2014 on The Warehouse Logo, a new look at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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32, I've only been using Autodesk products for about 30 years! Happy Birth’desk! Happy 32nd Birthday Autodesk - Between The Lines On this day January 30th, 1982, 32 years ago a small group of people held an initial meeting in... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 31, 2014 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
I was in the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art and puzzled by the meaning of a plain white wall with 3 coat hooks, like you see in a changing room, mounted too high to reach. Upon closer inspection the small plaque "textile exhibit removed for conservation work" explained it! That visit was memorable as saw a Flea Circus tribute to the great NZ mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary!
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It started as a day out, in lieu of to birthday present, for my Dad but had a surprise ending even I didn’t anticipate. The Whitianga (Mercury Bay Aero Club) Warbirds and Wheels Air show was the drawcard but our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Watching this puts a little bike ride from Lhasa to Kathmandu into perspective… Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
The video shows what Kiva microloans are about and some of the proceeds* from this blog are allocated to a Kiva Lending Team. 2013 was a big year for Kiva and closed with a significant milestone for the blog team.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
I visited the Autodesk Fusion 360 site today—documenting some changes to Autodesk Building Design Suite—and thought they were winding me up. Fusion 360 is part of the Autodesk 360 family and the page (below) features “3D CAD like never before”... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Haven't had that problem but don't use PDFs much. This is just a guess, maybe worth a try if nothing else worked. I wonder if SnagIt uses the SnagIt Printer to create PDF images. Try removing that from Devices & Printers and then do a repair/reinstall to re-install it.
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Good to hear, thanks for leaving a comment!
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2014 on The Warehouse Logo, a new look at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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