30 Aug 2019, 00:30

Business Proposition
00:30 Friday 30 August 2019 JST

From Emmanuel

Hi there,   <--- no name

My name is Emmanuel, and I run a popular adult review site.  I
love the content on your site, and I’d really like to buy a guest
post. I can offer:

• Top quality content. I work with highly regarded copywriters who
  produce amazing, engaging articles.

• Topics to suit your requirements. Feel free to choose the topic,
  or we can come up with something for you.

• Explicit or non-explicit keywords. Whichever works for you;
  we’re flexible.

Do let me know if you’re interested – I look forward to hearing
back from you.

All the best,

My reply, 35 minutes later:

Thanks Emmanuel

Getting a slot on my site is pretty expensive; low-end is around
20k, but you can go up from there if you want a top page slot.

Let me know
- Rob

29 Aug 2019, 16:58

scc lesson with Lily
16:58 Thursday 29 August 2019 JST

Lily had not seen the (silent) video snippets for Marble Track 3, so I sent her a link on LINE after we finished looking at her study material. I told her about cases of normally countable words used as adjectives, (e.g. “He has a 3 year old.” vs “His kid is 3 years old.”)

29 Aug 2019, 13:21

Affirmations 101

Growing up, we are taught various things in order to guide us toward being a fully functioning adult. Some of the messages we got as children do not serve us as adults (and some didn’t serve us a children!) so affirmations are an easy way to help retrain our brain to have positive messages rolling through.

I had heard of affirmations many times before, but my coaching sessions with Rin really helped me see the value of affirmations. Rin helped me uncover some of the messages that were unconsciously reverberating in my mind, and helped me write messages that would serve me instead of keep me stagnant.

Some of them were basic, and would probably serve most people.

"I love myself"
"I accept myself"

Some others were more specific to me and my situation.

"I smile freely"
"I love expressing myself"
"People are interested in what I have to say"
"It’s safe to express who I am"

Some came from intuition and memory.

"My heart is connected to my abundance"
"I have plenty of work I love"
"I trust the world"
"I trust my guidance"

I have affirmations listed in my daily R.O.B.O.T. pages, and just recently moved one to the top:

"I smile freely"

and added a ringer

"God dwells in me as me."

29 Aug 2019, 13:17

13:17 Thursday 29 August 2019 JST

I got AB’s DB on RDS, but had it in a different AZ than the server (oops) which caused some slowness that AB noticed. I turned on Multi-AZ and rebooted the RDS instance with “failover” selected and now AB’s RDS in AB’s EC2’s AZ makes it noticably faster. Yay!

25 Aug 2019, 19:23

The Law of Attraction is real

draft: true

The Law of Attraction is real, but maybe not in the way you’ve heard portrayed. “Think of something and it comes to you” brings to mind people thinking of a new fancy car, but still not see it in their driveway so assume LoA is a LoAd of Hooey.

But let’s go to a more subtle level. In the same way that my focus matters, I tend to bring experiences to myself based on my intention or attention. Focusing on the good parts of my day allows me to see more good parts to my day, and keeps me in a happier state of mind.

24 Aug 2019, 13:18

barefoot in Yurigaoka
13:18 Saturday 24 August 2019 JST

Today I met a woman who asked if I was from New Zealand. We were in a clinic for meds; Lin and I are sick; the woman had hives. She said she had just started studying English, but I didn’t think quickly enough to see if she’d like to take lessons with me.

Email me at rob α𝐭 robnugen.com, if you like!

08 Aug 2019, 17:22

State of My Life Address
17:22 Thursday 08 August 2019 JST
  1. My old thunderrabbit router conked out so now we are using a new one with three antennas and mutiple channels and all that good stuff.
  2. The conking coincided with new printer disallowing login so I reset the networking and therefore lost the few scan-to-ssh profiles I had set up. I have half of them restored and a few new ones planned.
  3. This allows me to scan A4 pages and upload to my b.robnugen.com server (b stands for binary). Most of them are going to be in https://b.robnugen.com/robot/ (where robot represents for R.O.B.O.T., which stands for my personal religion I made after reading Shaving the Inside of your Skull by Mel Ash) whereas others will be in other directories
  4. I have started writing my dreams and scanning them to https://b.robnugen.com/journal/2019/dreams/ In the future I hope to have an automagic way to display thumbnails, allow paging through the images, transcribing them, and naming the files nicely.
  5. For now, the filenames created by the scanner include date, name, topic, and a counter which shows the order in which they were scanned.
  6. I recently discovered I apparently applied to JB in October 2014 (I think)
  7. I have recently scheduled two (2) workshops. Oh snap I should invite people to them.
  8. August 17th https://www.facebook.com/events/2465227863708851/, which will allow people to really connect deeply to themselves and others in a safe heart-filled space
  9. The next workshop is scheduled for September 7th, a past life memories workshop.
  10. It’s been several days since I started item 9 above, and I just finished it by adding the link.
  11. The past several days have been filled with working on AB. I am pretty close to having a migration path to get them onto RDS with almost no downtime. After that will be to have their web server deployable via script. Thank you Travis for having introduced me to Ansible some years ago.
  12. Rainy season has finished so now it’s typhoon season. wait, what?
  13. 11 people are signed up for the workshop on Saturday. I’m super looking forward to having a great experience with everyone.
  14. I got my Daily ROBOT page fixed enough that I am thinking of taking the time to make an HTML version so I can track its history. I used Libre Office to make the PDF so I wouldn’t have to muck with CSS, etc. But now I want to make a clean CSS version. Possible? Nah forget it. PDF versions are fine for now.
  15. Our cat Jennie is doing fine. She sleeps like a log instead of a bun because it’s summer.
  16. Just yesterday or so I started listening to my CDs from The Monroe Institute which I bought after taking the week long Gateway Voyage back in 1996 or 1997. It still works!
  17. Marble Track 3 most recently got the Lower Zig Zag 3ban Lower Support, and the Lowest Largest U-turn Berm glued into place. I plan to work on it a bit more today.

08 Aug 2019, 17:05

good lessons at SCC
17:05 Thursday 08 August 2019 JST

Liliko and I talked about the best way to support one of her staff who wants to guide tours in English, but does not yet have the basics of English conversation down. In the past some guides just straight memorize the scripts but do not fully understand what they are saying. We are trying to avoid that if possible. I suggested er-central.com and mylanguageexchange.com

I also told her about Dean Ramsden; I am looking forward to working with him.

08 Aug 2019, 13:07

How to set the server key on Brother scanner
13:07 Thursday 08 August 2019 JST

Dreamhosts lists their server key as something like

canyonville.dreamhost.com, ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABA……

But in order to install it on my Brother printer for its scan-to-sftp function, the key needed to start with ssh-rsa. So I removed “canyonville…..21” from the front of the key and it works fine.

ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAABAQCnJdr5AbHwfaU+F+pv4BzcgNnPBBvbCh7……

Is Dreamhost confused about how to show their server keys? Is Brother behind the times in accepting latest standards?

Dunno, but the printer can scan to my image server again.

07 Aug 2019, 22:30


Rob Nugen facilitates peer counseling circles in Tokyo using processes from Mankind Project.

Rob also does workshops, ranging from Eye Gazing to Past Life Regressions.

For questions or to book a session, email Rob at rob α𝐭 robnugen.com

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