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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!
Recent Activity
Software Updates, Service Patches, Bug Fixes. Call them what you will they come around fairly frequently. However, this AutoCAD 2018 & AutoCAD LT 2018 update for an earlier update comes with a rare instruction to install this month! Check out Heidi’s blog post for more details and how to install... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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This is more of a ‘cemetery dog walk thought’ but it occurred to me at the lights on the way home. It is surprising how many people in the cemetery didn’t die. They passed, rest in peace, joined [whatever version... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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While researching new bikes I found this article from 2015 about riding the Alps 2 Ocean Trail on an Avanti Giro AR C1 cyclo-cross (CX) bike. At the time I didn’t realise I would be buying one but was looking... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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A few dollars could change the world, save many lives, and you can help Join the fight against superbugs The world is running out of effective antibiotics. In fact, it is one of the greatest threats to health today. For... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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According to the owners manual a Fiat Bravo HGT has a 60 litre fuel tank. Today I proved after 638.8 kilometres commuting you can put 59.53 litres in so that capacity must be about right. I know you shouldn’t run... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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A day in a loan car, while the FSM had its 230,000km service, showed that BMW* turn indicators reliably indicate turns. The brakes are also sufficient to allow stopping for red intersection and motorway on-ramp lights. It also reminded me... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I read this article ages ago and couldn’t find it again. Then, there it was referenced in an article by ExperiencePlus cycle tours. Filed here for future reference! Perfect Pedaling: Get a Better Pedal Stroke - www.bicycling.com Get the most... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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It has been like this a while, so eventually had to stop and take a photo of this sign. Not funny in itself, but they are a fastener company… UPDATE 2017-05-05: After seeing this for several weeks (on my morning... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Nice to see science based car badging on the morning commute. My FSM Fiat was following a Honda Jazz with a Darwin Fish badge down Rosebank Rd. It helped provide a data point for my hypothesis that light controlled motorway... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I’m not really a gear freak, as will become apparent, but decided it was time for a new bike. How hard could that be… What did I want, why? My dear (as in endearing, not expensive) old Avanti Triplo is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Although I didn’t attend a memorial service the day does not pass without remembering those who have served, one in particular. My Mum never knew her Grandfather who died on the battlefield in the last few weeks of World War... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Excuse the rubbish photo but good to see (in the window of the local orchard) my favourite Westie Artist has an exhibition coming up. She has an amazing ability to capture the essence of this dramatic landscape. April 29 -... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Tomorrow, April 22nd, is Earth Day and The March for Science. As The March for Science calls on our governments this Earth Day to face the facts, in its policy-making, a parallel movement gives you way to directly support reductions... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
This tweet caught my eye, it had the look. Remember when architectural design was an art not a mouse click? While we were in Melbourne - the old man drew some brilliant aerial views from our 17th floor apartment #perspective pic.twitter.com/pM4j1YShn4— Jenny Eclair (@jennyeclair) April 20, 2017 @jennyeclair Was he... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Tomorrow evening, see you there? Revit Data Structure - BIM past, now and future and Updates on the BIM Handbook When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 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)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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An Easter surprise ‘present’ from Autodesk! Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Thanks Scott
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Any chance of a vector version of that diagram, would be useful to explain to our IT folks how BIM 360 Team fits into Forge but is a bit fuzzy to put full screen
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It’s the middle of April and, thanks to a blog anniversary post from Scott Sheppard, I realised I overlooked my own March 31st blog’iversary! It is now thirteen years since that first tentative post. I must have hit dismiss (not snooze) on the calendar reminder when it appeared a week... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Good to see so many getting the influenza vaccination at work this week. I’m reminded what harm ‘a bit of flu’ can do, when passing this memorial, walking the dog in Waikumete Cemetery. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Unfortunately it isn't just a matter of people not moving to the cloud. In many respects, impressive though 360 is, there is a lot the cloud platform does not provide. Glad to see ADR is back but a pity, years later, it is still needed even if you do use 360. http://rcd.typepad.com/rcd/2017/04/autodesk-design-review-is-dead-long-live-autodesk-design-review.html
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Like a forgotten child, Autodesk Design Review (ADR) has been ignored since it was updated to the 2013 version (so really 2012). It was so forgotten the installer offered by Autodesk until today came complete with a security flaw that required an immediate additional ‘hotfix’ upon first use of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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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 Mar 29, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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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 Mar 22, 2017 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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