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RobiNZ
New Zealand
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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Damn! I didn’t think to repurpose this, created in 2001 for Chris Sayer’s Open 50 sponsorship proposal, into a flag contender. Given the current “keep the old”, what about the Union Jack, maybe Southern Cross Stars, or a Fern kerfuffle... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at RobiNZ Personal Blog
While there are lots of examples of using point clouds for modelling reference I thought this example using them to avoid modelling was impressive. Why model if it isn’t needed? Hear from SSOE Group how they are using ReCap for breaking up scans in order to simplify projects and to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Almost a novelty to see these days. The family in front of me at the supermarket paid in cash. Nearly $300 in $20s. Operator had to count twice :) Remember going to supermarket (with Mum) as a kid and everyone... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Today’s news reports of Cilla Black’s funeral and this random Windows desktop background selection (from thousands of possible images) seem worth a mention. Although not really my generation I grew up more than aware of Cilla Black. My parents liked,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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The new @Windows Phone 10 Build still has set-up screen gears that spin but don't mesh. Pedantic perhaps, but not that hard to get right! Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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This is the New Zealand Herald application today with the “Rugby” category turned off. Perhaps it slips through because there is no religion filter? Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
The Hillary Trail is a linked series of walks in the beautiful Waitakere Ranges. Have explored most of these places, many are regular ‘Alfie walks’ or road cycles from home. Amazing to think all this just a few kilometres up... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I once had a drawing board, I want one again. This one: Ideum’s Multitouch Platform Drafting Table Via arch-student.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Details of RUGWELL July meeting: First presentation: The Productspec team will demonstrate the brand new Revit families for the MonkeyToe Systems range of roof access, plant mounting, barrier and personal protection systems. Second Presentation: Dynamo 101 By Chris Welch - Productspec Suitable for all levels of expertise, Full Revit A... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Details of the upcoming RUGAKL July meeting, see you there? Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | Jasmax, 2 Marston Street, Parnell, Auckland Join us from 5:30 for 6:00pm : Welcome and Introduction 6:05pm : Presentation: Geo-referencing a Revit project with C3D using Autodesk Shared Reference Point by Chris Forster 7.00pm: Wrap... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Lake Panorama, Plumer Bush Reserve (Henderson Park) and a TV inspired road intersection on today's 9km dog walk. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Only about $15.00 per 100. Disposable Gloves are a great thing to carry when you have to deal to that greasy muddy bike chain after a wheel change or derailleur mishap. Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I really like the Weekend Variety Wireless “Outsiders” feature. Gerard Hindmarsh shares tales of Kiwis who have chosen to opt out and live, often alone, in remote places. There is an audio archive if you want to hear them but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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The summit of Waikumete Cemetery! Sent from my Lumia 1520 Windows Phone Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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If, like me, you didn’t get to the reality capture conference Real2015 you can view the sessions on demand. An amazing collection of topics, see a sample in the summary video below. Real2015.com/on-demand/ Get Ready for REAL 2016 by taking a look back at last year’s ground breaking summit. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Did you wonder why — as of January 20, 2015* — Google Earth Pro licenses were made free? I don’t use Google Earth often and, although happy not to have to deal with disappearing Earths, didn’t really think much about it. Last week I got a link to a blog... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Details of tomorrows* RUGWELL June meeting: First presentation: Managing Linked Files in Revit by Greg Burr - Designgroup Stapleton Elliott Suitable for all levels of expertise, Full Revit & Revit LT Learn how to control the visibility of linked Revit and AutoCAD files in your views to get them looking... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
There is a way to get a list from std windows but also includes the folder path. Select the Folders/Files (can be both) in Explorer In Windows 8+ there is a \\... Copy Path button in the Ribbon. In Windows 7 (and 8+) HOLD Shift and right click to see the "Copy as path" option on the right click menu. Paste into an editor to get a list of the files with path. Does need some cleanup if you just want file names but works on any PC
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Details of the upcoming RUGAKL June meeting, see you there? Dynamo and Revit - June Meeting Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 5:30 PM Jasmax Offices, 2 Marston Street, Parnell, Auckland (From the top of the stairs, turn right at reception, meeting space past the café area. Please join us from 5.30pm:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Hi Earl, good to hear from you! Not a bad thing, just been scanning some old slides, some I took, some my parents and revisited to see how things had changed. In many ways not much, apart from the trees.
Toggle Commented Jun 13, 2015 on How to feel old at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Farewell James Last, reckon I was 7 when I heard you play my favorite movie theme via @youtube James Last, bandleader, dies 86 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news/11664590/James-Last-bandleader-dies-86.html Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Nice to see Benjamin used one of my photos, the beach highway at Muriwai, in his infographic. Have done most of these except a lap of Waiheke (which I have visited often) by scooter. The chocolate boutique is sometimes visited... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Played in this park as a kid. Remember these trees being planted... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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My blog email inbox gets a fair amount of PR stuff. Most of it is easily ignored but occasionally something catches my attention. I haven’t used a CadCARD, don’t really have a need for it, must admit was rather surprised there is still demand for this kind of analogue calculator.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog