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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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Seriously, System requirements, click… sigh… A bug in the installer? The install completed successfully, hopefully the actual software is less buggy! Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Or, how I went to buy sushi for lunch and ended up joining another CAD Meetup group! A chance meeting, at the sushi shop, with Fusion 360 guru Scott Moyse led me to his new Autodesk Fusion 360 Meetup for users of this Product Design/Simulation/CAM platform. Scott is launching the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Australia will never look the same (h/t @conradhackett)— Chris Bramwell (@ChrisBramwell) May 18, 2016 Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at RobiNZ Personal Blog
I don't disagree but thought it amusing this showed up in a Yahoo! Finance RSS search feed I've used for years: Autodesk CEO: Yahoo Is Becoming Increasingly Irrelevant | Watch the video - Yahoo Financeby Bloomberg Video 1:49 mins May 19 -- Carl Bass, Autodesk's chief executive officer, comments on... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at RobiNZ CAD Blog
From the RUGWELL Organisers: This months meeting is at Jasmax Wellington office. We hope you can make it along for another dose of Revit enlightenment Wed 25 May 2016 @ Jasmax Level 1, Grant Thornton House, 215 Lambton Quay 5.30pm – for a 6pm start Please do not arrive before... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Late last week I got a strange dizzy feeling walking up the stairs at work. Thought a bit odd as had just eaten lunch, so not low blood sugar, but it was more puzzling than disabling. I occasionally get mildly... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
I’m a bit late posting this, see you there on Wednesday! Material Magic, BIM Viewers, AGM - Revit User Group Auckland (Auckland) - Meetup When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016, from 5:30 PM Where: Jasmax, 2 Marston Street, Parnell, Auckland From the top of the stairs, turn right at reception, meeting... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Does this explain why I — who doesn’t like any other SUV (including the podgy Fiat 500x) — find the Cactus rather appealing? The 2CV is one of my favourite cars and certainly my favourite Citroën. That is saying a... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
This rekindled some memories, same route as our 2014 tour. Don’t know why but although carrying a HD capable smart phone didn't even think about shooting video! Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Getting the wheels refurb’ed, same again or dark? Must admit brake dust can mean dark irrespective of the actual wheel colour! Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
This kid had a scale model of the swing wing Boeing 2707, wish I still did! BBC - Future - The American Concordes that never flew It was one of the most ambitious aircraft design projects in history, so what... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
I fear satire becoming reality… Donald Trump is in the House | Radio New Zealand News A hundred days already. That went fast. Didn't it, though? But here we are, at the end of April 2017, 100 days into the... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Details on the May BIM AK Event, see you there! BIM AK - MAY 2016 EVENT , Thu, 26/05/2016 at 5:30 PM | Tickets @ Eventbrite The May BIM AK event will be hosted by GHD. Arrival is from 5.30pm with presentations kicking off at 6.00pm. Attendance is FREE. Food... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
@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 Apr 29, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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
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 - 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
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
It was interesting to try Microsoft Cognitive Services & Bots after seeing the keynote presentation* from the recent Build conference. I thought 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
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
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
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