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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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Revit User Group Auckland’s next meeting is its tenth birthday. A lot has changed since then but people still want to learn about Revit and related BIM applications. This month is about Revit and 3D Printing. Revit and 3D printing, and RUGAkl's 10th birthday! When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
It was sobering reading an email today (reproduced below) from Tibet Watch marking the 30th anniversary of the 1987 Lhasa protest uprising. It is impossible to visit Tibet without confronting the oppression Tibetans live with and wondering if you are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Siemens Catchbook is a sketch application for iOS, Android and Windows 10. I first saw it a year or so ago and was intrigued by the way it interpreted sketch input (pen or mouse on Windows) and captured sketched relationships. Unfortunately Catchbook was not available in New Zealand at the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
I wonder how many can get a message like this and know it is spam* because it is years since have had any form of Apple account bill or purchase? * Like the poor writing and bogus link weren’t already... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
And it is official Anna presented Mark with his official certificate, announcing to the crowd that the cyclist had broken the record for the Fastest circumnavigation by bicycle (male) by an incredible 43 days. Finishing the trip in just 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes, Mark became the first person to ever to officially circumnavigate in under 80 days.
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If you understood that title you’re probably a Kiwi CAD geek. The long version is: Revit User Group Auckland September meeting is tomorrow (20/09/2017) evening. It is hosted by Warren and Mahoney at their office in Pakenham St, Auckland (not the usual Jasmax Parnell location). It is about Building Information... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Congratulations to all!
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I prefer Italian cars (for both irrational and rational reasons!) but if was in the market for a Japanese one the Suzuki Swift would have been top of the shopping list. After years of making worthy but dull small cars... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
A bit embarrassed I just saw this, belated Happy Blog'day to the man who got me blogging too! Mine won't be 14 until March 2018, where has that time gone!
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The plan was to try and rendezvous with Mark Beaumont (who is cycling Around the World in 80 Days) as he approached Auckland Airport. But plans… I headed out from home on a nice sunny Saturday morning. I had been... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
A bit more light in the morning, a sign Winter is ending? But still can’t breathe out while taking the photo, Spring warmth yet to arrive… Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
It has been few years, 2011!, since I last attended Autodesk University Las Vegas but I have just registered for AU2017. I will be arriving* sometime Sunday 12th as added the Monday 13th Forge DevCon to my pass. Interested to see what is happening in that Quantum space. Because there... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Amazing photos, shows the art of photography is not all about the tech... Photographer Shoots Formula 1 With 104-Year-Old Camera, And Here’s The Result! – Into Our World Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
A fun bike ride, a fun drive, Formula 1 and brilliant weather made for a great ‘long’ weekend! The Karioi Cycle Classic is a (mostly) gravel road ride from Raglan south along the Whaanga Coast and back on inland roads.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Shaan Hurley recently asked: “35 years of AutoCAD, what is your favorite command?” Mine is an ancient one that doesn’t even have a button in the current ribbon user interface: OOPS! OOPS predates the current Undo/Redo commands and, from my sketchy memory, was used to restore the geometry AutoCAD deleted... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
What could possibly fill the empty tenancy between the existing Haircut and Beauty shops at the local mall? A Hair And Beauty shop... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
When you follow something just to see what garbage it is promoting, then the AI suggests more… Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Guess which.. The Fiat 500 acquired by The Museum of Modern Art in New York - Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
It was cool to get this email today; Yesterday, Kiva crossed $1 billion in loans to students, farmers, women, refugees and so many more entrepreneurs around the world. This milestone wouldn’t have been possible without our passionate community of lenders,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
I just saw the “New” NZ Herald news website and filled out their “What do you think of the new design?” survey. Comments in reply to: “Once the site is finalised and launched to the public, how likely is it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Since the last comment Trip Nine was a upper South Island tour: Port Hills & Diamond Point Christchurch, Hanmer & Lewis Pass, Moana to Westport (West Coast), Motueka (inc Takaka Hill), Nelson Lakes, Marlborough Sounds and Kaikoura. and then the epic one, Trip Ten: Tibet and Nepal including a visit to Mt Everest Base Camp (Tibet)
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2017 on Adventure South? at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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It is interesting to see BurgerFuel are taking on the USA. The little Kiwi burger company (if now 10% owned by Subway) are taking burgers to the land of burgers, which may raise the question: Why? I was going to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
I'm curious about the geometric forms. Were they human generated or the result of some code extrapolating geometry or linework?
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I had a “lifestyle leave” day off work today. It’s a great initiative where you ‘buy’ five or ten days extra holiday (with a pay reduction) to use however you want. Part of changing jobs is you go back to... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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 May 23, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog