22 Aug 2017, 08:14

mt3 while ma watched

08:14 Tuesday 22 August 2017 JST

Ma watched while I added about 100 frames to the video.

00:58 Wednesday 23 August 2017 JST

I have spent 1 day 8 hours on MT3 so far.

19 Aug 2017, 19:00

fireworks from highway

19:00 Saturday 19 August 2017 JST

89975 / 8272.8 Fireworks just started over yonder near the highway.

According to Underneath It All (NIN podcast) I should listen to the Phoenix 1991 Lollapalooza Nine Inch Nails show where something melted and killed their audio so they just destroyed equipment.



19 Aug 2017, 18:56

uploadcare email

18:56 Saturday 19 August 2017 JST

I am using my phone to give my PC access to the web, but it isn’t working, so I’ll save this email here.

Hi Alex

This URL describes the directory structure that I would like to backup.  http://helpwiki.evergreen.edu/wiki/index.php/Folder_Structure_-_Dragonframe

I am currently using rsync over ssh to save it to my server, but I am open to having it backed up to mutlple places.  I guess uploadcare uses its own filenames for each file that is uploaded.

My use case requires the filenames not change, so let me know if that is / is not possible with uploadcare.

    best regards
    - Rob

18:57 Saturday 19 August 2017 JST

Ha nevermind. It sent.

19 Aug 2017, 17:52

traffic while driving home

17:52 Saturday 19 August 2017 JST

According to the signs, we will have 2 hours worth of traffic to travel 17 kilometers. As I write this, we are still traveling 90 km/h, but we shall see.

18:10 Saturday 19 August 2017 JST

Headed into 4km a tunnel at 89941 / 8239.1 kilometers on odometer / trip meter.

18:13 Saturday 19 August 2017 JST

89946 / 8244.0 out of tunnel. Wow long!

18:32 Saturday 19 August 2017 JST

We just got to traffic at 89970 / 8268.2. Three lanes merged down to two lanes.


89977 / 8275.0 still in traffic. Closing my computer now because low battery.

19:45 Saturday 19 August 2017 JST

89991 / 8288.9 out of traffic jam.

19 Aug 2017, 17:46

glass museum

12:46 Saturday 19 August 2017 JST

Allow more time when going to the glass museum in Azumino. Or maybe just go early. We went around 10:45 and there was a queue for blowing glass until 1pm.

I did get to talk to a couple of guys down in the glass blowing room. Was soooo happy that they did not turn me away for being barefoot. I could easily imagine a rule, but apparently there was not. Anyway I had no problem with glass so it was fine. Anyway, I also had no time, so did not get to make a bottle or glass or anything. Not sure what I would have made. Probably a glass, since it would be most useful for me.

19 Aug 2017, 16:51

wasabi place

16:51 Saturday 19 August 2017 JST

We are on the way home now after having gone to a wasabi restaurant and museum next to a wasabi farm and a river of clear water. Actually two adjacent rivers, one of which seemed to be slightly higher than the other.

19 Aug 2017, 11:04

made pottery

11:04 Saturday 19 August 2017 JST

We just made some pottery with an chill old man sensei. I made a mobius strip for Fred, an upside-down plate for me, a dice shaker and two dice for my students.

18 Aug 2017, 19:30

beads for sale

19:30 Friday 18 August 2017 JST

This is the first time I have worked with glass. Basically melted the end of a glass rod and tacked some colors onto it after the sensei wrapped it onto some sort of ceramic to which the glass apparently won’t adhere.

Lin took pictures during the process and then when I finished was like お疲れ様です。 and I was like まだまだ and asked the sensei if I could make another. She was like, “of course” and Lin was like “bye”.

For the second one, I asked if I could use two colors within one bead. She was like …. and I was like pleaseee and she agreed 頑張ります。 Yay!

When rolling it onto the ceramic stick, she did a few different layers, so it will look kinda like a candy cane. Yay!

Hmm I wonder if I should do one more with opaque glass and clear glass. Hmm I think I will. But she is only here tonight so I have to do it now.

20:52 Friday 18 August 2017 JST


After a woman made her own bead, she and her, um, friend watched me attempt my idea of clear glass surrounding blue glass with yellow stripes in between both.

Sensei fixed it after I gooped it all up, but I hope it works out nicely.

23:15 Friday 18 August 2017 JST

They are alright.

18 Aug 2017, 15:27

Nagano View Hotel

15:27 Friday 18 August 2017 JST

I am not sure of the hotel name (yet?) but there is some kinda glass bead making thing downstairs starting at 4pm so I am tooootally going to be down there for that. Hopefully there will not be a long line. (There are only 4 desks so I kinda guess I will have to wait.)

They offer free hard apple cider from 3pm to 5pm. I had a bit and Francois had some according to a photo I took.

18 Aug 2017, 08:36

recently (soml)

08:36 Friday 18 August 2017 JST

  1. Ma is in town!
  2. We are going to Nagano today
  3. Still don’t feel completely resolved regarding Renee and Gunma

20:43 Saturday 19 August 2017 JST

  1. Lin, Ma, and I just got home from Nagano
  2. it’s raining harder than it does during the misnamed/mistimed “rainy season” of the past couple of years.
  3. I recently created https://tokyo.mypowercircle.org/ to be the MKP website for Tokyo / Japan.
  4. Takeshi has talked about starting a Japanese-language men’s group (on Saturdays)
  5. I need to sort out different languages for the site (currently compiled by Hugo)
  6. mypowercircle.org is currently only in English. I do not know what Japanese content I can add while testing, but I think Takeshi will be the first to write Japanese for the site.
  7. I will email him now.
  8. Have recently re-started messing with XCode and trying to get our apps to work in latest iOS garbage version
  9. Hugo keeps saying too many open files and the solutions here don’t help https://github.com/gohugoio/hugo/issues/168
  10. Yay I got it working with hugo server --watch=false
  11. We have one cat (Jennie) and no other animals nor kids
  12. We have lots of plants though. I basically just have Alex and his progeny
  13. One of Alex’s leaves seems to be taking root near the corner of the park at the top of the steps
  14. The new Odakyu Line in Noborito had rails but recently removed them again!!
  15. We talk to Ma about once a week
  16. We talk to dad less frequently; he always seems to be busy
  17. We may go see Lin’s dad this year
  18. I have the AB hard drive to try to get old data off the drive
  19. I am sure the data does not exist, but gosh if it does that would be great
  20. At this point, Marble Track 3 movie is in two parts, totaling like 1 minute 50 seconds https://new.robnugen.com/journal/2017/08/16/mt3-playlist-mt3-movie-so-far/
  21. The playlist in the link above may get more / longer videos.
  22. https://mt3.robnugen.com should show the latest video or news
  23. I plan to work on MT3 a bit tomorrow.
  24. Ma is leaving on Tuesday. It has been such a quick visit!
  25. I just emailed Takeshi and note that I am 25 messages behind inbox 0 (not counting 173 starred messages
  26. bah
  27. About to try first attempt at Japanese on mypowercircle site via https://gohugo.io/content-management/multilingual/