09 Jun 2018, 08:20

mt3 history in Japanese

08:20 Saturday 09 June 2018 JST

10年前二番目のビーだせんは六ヶ月で作りました。 Ten years ago, I made Marble Track 2 in 6 months.

いじめる人が「六ヶ月は無駄でした」だって。 Trolls said I wasted 6 months.

ファンの人が「すごい!どうやって作った?」だって。 Fans asked how I made it.

だから、去年新しいビー玉線路「三番目ビーだせん」を作り始めました。 Therefore, last year I started a new marble track, Marble Track 3.

予定は毎週二時間以上「三番目ビーだせん」を作ります。 The plan is to work on it at least 2 hours per week.

今も作ろうと思ったんだけど日本語の宿題も大切です。I was going to work on it now, but I should also write Japanese.

一年かかったんけど5〜10パセントしか終わっていないと思います。 It has taken a year, and is 5 to 10% complete, I think.

08 Jun 2018, 21:52

mt3 history

21:52 Friday 08 June 2018 JST

I started a channel on YouTube for my latest passion project: Marble Track 3, which is being built to show people exactly how to make a marble track out of wooden sticks and glue.

It all started 10+ years ago when I showed Marble Track 2 to the world. https://mt2.robnugen.com/ As you can see in the comments, trolls were like “you wasted 6 months of your life!” Fans were like, “wow! how did you make that??”

So, to answer them both, I have embarked on a multi-year project, Marble Track 3 Construction. You can see the snippets I have so far via https://mt3s.robnugen.com/ I have spent a bit over a year so far, and guess it is about 5 to 10% done.

Eventually I will make a website for it (looking for a designer now), and add music, background video, etc. For now, step by step, frame by frame, the longest stop action animation I have ever attempted.

08 Jun 2018, 15:16

mt3: adding small curve

15:16 Friday 08 June 2018 JST

In addition to creating frames for the movie itself, I have been creating a curved track to be the stand-in track for the large marble to spiral around the whole stage.

08 Jun 2018, 09:51

last night

09:51 Friday 08 June 2018 JST

昨日は大変ダメな事をしちゃった。超恥ずかしいです。

駅から歩いて帰る時日本語の授業を覚えいていたけど、「只今」の時妻とお喋りし、日本語の授業を忘れちゃった。

アラームを設定しました。これから覚えやすいかな。

07 Jun 2018, 08:28

too busy recently

08:28 Thursday 07 June 2018 JST

最近忙しすぎてあまり宿題しなかった。先生がダメダメって。

現在ノセさんはなんか紙を歩く人に配っています。

乾杯の前にお酒を配る

毎日酒屋の前で乾杯の前にお酒を配っている人を無視します。

06 Jun 2018, 21:33

work

21:33 Wednesday 06 June 2018 JST

I worked for JB at three different locations around Kawasaki Station today, as I do every Wednesday, at Solid Square, SSC, and JB main office. Solid Square lesson went pretty well; we drew mind maps of our favorite places and then said a few sentences about them. Then I had a break during which I Marco Poloed with Richard from ae911truth a bit and then worked on AB, nearly finishing this ticket since it received a bit higher priority at our last meeting.

SSC featured lunch with Tomoko and then she reminded me of M’s birthday yesterday and bought a present “from me” which I wrapped. Then lesson with Tomoko and head out to JB (via bus cause it’s kinda raining) and I spent some time working on AB and nearly nearly got the ticket finished.

Four JB lessons each Wednesday: two lessons with kids and then two with adults. New student in the kids lessons is pretty genki, and may have a good effect on the others. We had them write some letters N+1 times and then practiced language “I have a _____” using different plastic fruit. We had tried “I have a _____” and “I want a _____” but they kept getting “have” and “want” mixed up, so I switched it to only “have” because I remember not being able to distinguish the words for library and post office for a long time because I had learned them on the same day.

In second class I used the same fruit to lay out a fake city, hoping they would enjoy giving directions with fruit as landmarks. It did not work as well as I hoped; they prefered playing various sports with the plastic fruits (which I can understand, but was frustrating for a bit). They finally got into it a little bit, but then really got interested with Kazu brought in his computer with an animated game version of giving directions.

In the third class, we used past perfect(?) e.g. “I have worked in _____ for ____” and “I have lived in _____” because the language pattern came up in their banter at the beginning of classes.

In the fourth class, they were not saying much, and I was getting tired, so I invited them to tell me their favorite fairy tale in Japanese. They told me the story of Peach Boy. Their version seemed to be missing a lot of possible sub-plots; I wonder how it was originally written.

21:51 Wednesday 06 June 2018 JST

I have been writing this on the train from Yako to Tsudayama, and am feeling super tired.

If I had my way, I would be magically transported home from here. Thank god for Lin who usually picks me up from our station on Wednesdays.

06 Jun 2018, 06:51

15 men in Tokyo Integration group

06:51 Wednesday 06 June 2018 JST

I did not keep careful track, but I believe we had 15 men in Tokyo men’s circle (Integration group) last night. According to A Circle of Men we should think about splitting the group if the group is larger than about 12 men.

I wonder about splitting the circle into two groups on the same evenings, or possible begin a circle on another evening of the week.

04 Jun 2018, 05:06

recently

05:06 Monday 04 June 2018 JST

最近何もできない。 Recently I cannot do anything.

そうでもないけど、日本語で日記書いてない。 Not actually, but I ain’t written in Japanese.

実は英語でも書いてない。 I can’t even write in English.

暑いし、忙しいし、It’s hot; I’ve been busy.

もぉ〜. バテバテ Bah.

02 Jun 2018, 00:55

State of My Life Address

00:55 Saturday 02 June 2018 JST

  1. I just got home from Apocrypha #15

09:13 Saturday 02 June 2018 JST

  1. Was up too late last night and did not do much good for myself (porn), but I on the productive side I read some of MJG’s new book The Rot’s War Ignifer Cycle Book 2
  2. co-gender circle seems to have come back to meeting after a significant dip in attendance over winter holidays
  3. men’s circle has had pretty solid attendance, often with 7 men. I might start tracking the numbers of attendees to see if there are any useful patterns

13:41 Saturday 02 June 2018 JST

  1. today I got a good start on the outer spiral for the large and medium marbles for Marble Track 3

05:12 Monday 04 June 2018 JST

Good grief I did not write much.

18:09 Monday 04 June 2018 JST

  1. Still have my MacBook Pro, like 4 or 5 years old now
  2. Lin and I have lived in our house for 2 years yay
  3. Jennie is good and has a cat door so she can come in and go out on her own schedule
  4. I have been talking to Kristen via Marco Polo recently
  5. I have not been talking to Richard via Marco Polo recently.
  6. Just met T from AB to figure out the next priorities for the site. Good meeting, and good to meet with them regularly.
  7. I applied to “conduct” a symphony orchestra for some event at Muza on July 1st. Will find out around 15 June if I got it.
  8. Still have not made any more LINE stickers beyond the first two I made for Jennie, including “Jennie says what” which is no longer for sale (Lin did not like one of the pictures) and “Jennie says yeah”
  9. Maybe I will make “Jennie says Tomoko” and have the name Tomoko written in various ways around Jennie posed in various ways.
  10. Monday noon lessons at U in Nishi-Azabu are getting better; I seem to have found a good groove with the students.
  11. dev on ConSwi for Godot has stalled in past couple of weeks. ugh.
  12. Co-gender group meets on Mondays and men’s circle meets on Tuesdays (since early 2018)
  13. I have been studying on Thursday nights with Mel in Chicago for a while.
  14. I have been teaching on Sunday nights with Sarumama near Shinjuku for a much longer while.
  15. Last week I had a meeting with Michael in UK to talk about ways to create a program for corporate team building.
  16. Been going to SOGO each Sunday, and Lin’s friend Aki has started to come as well. She has attended twice in past two weeks and seems keen to continue.
  17. She asked Junyu how to get more physically fit; he talked for 15 or so minutes in Japanese and I understood 80 or 90 percent.
  18. I could probably say 5% or 10%
  19. I have been using my waterproof Aquos phone for a while.. maybe 2 years
  20. M$ is going to buy Github, which is good for the Github peeps I guess, but likely bad for open source. I will move my junk off to something else. Maybe. Fred recently installed Gitlab on one of his servers. Maybe I can use it.
  21. Each Monday I have been chilling in Saizeria between Nishi-Azabu lesson and co-gender circle. Time to head to co-gender circle soon.

31 May 2018, 09:33

funny quotes from mens group

09:33 Thursday 31 May 2018 JST

A: “B, can you lead us in a grounding?”

B: “Yes, but C said he had some business first.”

C: “Yeah I was just going to say I have to leave early tonight”

B: “No problem.”

D: “Was that the grounding?”

B: “Haha not yet, but I have some sage here, maybe you can smell it in your mind’s nose..”