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RobiNZ
New Zealand
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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Headed for Muriwai, via the back roads, in search of gravel and hills. I knew there would be hills but found somewhat less gravel than expected as several roads had been sealed. I suppose the folks who live there don’t... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Had my first real gravel road ride on ‘Rapid Rob’ today. From home headed into the Waitakere Ranges and along the Exhibition Drive track. Then it was back on the road following the Manukau Harbour coast to Huia. There are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Just finished watching 'The Wildest Dream: Everest' (recorded from Sky NZ BBC Knowledge recently) and it was magnificent. Still surreal to think I will be there*, gasping that air, looking at that mountain in a few weeks... When it finished... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Last time I saw this 'Miss Dixon' was a collection of parts in a hanger. Although it looks like a Mustang this is 3/4 size Titan T-51 kit aircraft. Well, to be more accurate, was a Titan T-51 kit as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Took 'Rapid Rob' on our first real ride yesterday. From home headed up to the Scenic Drive where I went off road on the centennial Exhibition Drive track. It is a closed well formed gravel road which follows a water... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
@CARmagazine New issue, fitting that Porsche GTS advert ‘wrap band’ was as arrogant as most Porsche. In the bin, now onto the great contents @CARmagazine new issue, shame no current Fiat (or even Fiat Group) hot hatches good enough to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I hope trip leader Bas approves because it’s too late if he doesn’t and who knows where in the world (on his bike) he is! My weapon of choice for the worlds steepest downhill* and a few uphills on the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Noticed this change appeared this morning. #OneBigDrive #OneDrive Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Life is just an endless nested =IF statement*. Guess who's been looking at @Microsoft Excel too long today. * INDEX & VLOOKUP wouldn't work Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Took a friend, and Alfie, for a walk around Hobsonville Point recently. We stumbled upon the Farmers Market (now in the old flying boat hangers by the boat ramp) and k9-doggy-deli’s “Bone Appetite” stall. I must say I didn’t buy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Might be able to avoid the Rugby section in the NZ Herald Windows Phone app but can't escape the Rugby news. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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While buying my ticket to TEDx Auckland 2014 remembered I’d never gotten around to writing a post about the 2013 event. Earlier this year there was some flack about TED, prompted it seems by some ‘dubious’ TEDx events. From my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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My first impression of AutoCAD 2015: This looks different! A couple of presentations at the AutoCAD Blogger Day gave an insight into how changes in development methods, hardware/operating system capabilities and cloud infrastructure have driven evolution of the AutoCAD “platform”... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Amazing visualisation of Kiva Loans Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance from Kiva on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Thanks to the workshop at Cycle City Manukau. Was cycling while a quiet country road near Auckland Airport and heard a strange 'ping'. Soon after what felt initially like a flat tyre turned out to be a broken spoke on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Glad it helped, I post this so when I forget can find the solution again. If it helps others all the better1
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Details for a couple of upcoming RUG meetings in New Zealand. I’ll be at the Auckland one, see you there? Revit User Group Auckland - Wed 21 May 2014 Please join us from 5.30pm: 6:00pm: Presentation: NZ BIM Handbook Andrew... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Autodesk are taking their 3D design/print efforts in, literally, new directions with a road trip and entry into the hardware business. The 3D RV road tour Imagine being given a snazzy Recreational Vehicle and told to drive off into the... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Back in 2006 I wrote a post “ What’s in a name” asking is “CAD BIM or is BIM CAD?”. A web image search for BIM turned up this rather unusual, if appropriate, image. It is the cover of a... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Maybe it is the season, winter gloom approaches, or just the time of my evening commute? Every night I see several cars with no headlights, barely visible in the dark. It can be easy to overlook if you drive out... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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If you are interested in learning about laser scanning, photogrammetry or other reality data with Autodesk ReCap (part of Autodesk 360 & Building Design Suites): There is a free webinar series being hosted by the Autodesk Reality Solutions team. If... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Must have strayed into the smokers section of rush hour* this morning. Sitting at the on-ramp lights at Rosebank Rd three cars had drivers smoking, hanging their arm or puffing smoke out of an open drivers window. Seems odd that... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Sadly I won’t be there but, having attended RTC Au/NZ last year (see posts here), know I will be missing a fabulous event. If you can get to Melbourne, my favourite Aussie city, hurry up and register! RTC Australasia 2014... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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I don’t miss Windows XP but my current Windows 8 lock screen reminds me of that iconic XP Bliss background, with a twist. The sculpture is “Horizons” by Neil Dawson from the Gibbs Farm Sculpture Collection, Kaipara, New Zealand. This... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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It’s always good to find fresh new edition of Car magazine in the post. Even better to find my photo in the May 2014 Issue My Month section! “Saw this duo from the road and had to stop for a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog