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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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Back in the day I would have stayed around home all day to see Bathurst. Today I went for a bike ride and watched all of Bathurst! I went into the city to check out the Grafton Gully cycle path... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
I arrived back from Tibet to find some very welcome news from Shaan Hurley. Autodesk now provides students, teachers and schools WORLDWIDE with free* access to Autodesk software: 3-year licenses of 80 titles of the exact same software that our... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Why put pull handles on a door you can only push to open? Gets me every time. Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Beef Beans (green) Broccoli Bok Choy B'Hokey B'Pokey B'ice-cream * http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokey_pokey_(ice_cream) Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Sep 10, 2014
B's email said it all: ------------------ This does not look good... http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/world/asia/landslide-in-nepal.html?_r=0&referrer= Landslide in Nepal Kills at Least 8; Hundreds Are Missing KATMANDU, Nepal — A major landslide early Saturday morning near Nepal’s border with China killed at least eight... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Took the opportunity to explore some parts of Auckland which were new to me, after 48 years!, and accessible on an off road bike. From home it was the usual route up Konini Rd to the scenic drive, then via... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Somehow I had it in my head that was flying around midnight Saturday. The itinerary said Saturday but it was late Thursday night that it dawned on me 00:15 is actually bloody early Saturday, more like Friday night! Luckily I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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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 Aug 18, 2014 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