During lockdown, I could not sit around in a confined space and endure such restrictions. I was happy to stay home but could not sit around and be idle for an unknown amount of time. I needed to do something. I needed to create something. I don’t have state of the art machinery, but I had some woodworking machinery available to me and some space in the large basement. All that was lying around in the basement were scraping Oregon Pinewood from old roof timber. I had some wood glue, wood stain, and wood sealer. I had an idea, did some research, and started making a lot of sawdust. It took me some time to build the jigs to cut diamond-shaped slices of wood.
Three diamonds each with different shades glued together made up one flat hexagon. Then many more diamonds to make many more hexagons that were all glued together.
Days of cutting and gluing turned into weeks. I knew it was a good-sized project and each day was an accomplishment.
I had such fun sending photos out to my friends, asking if they could guess what I was making. I asked, “What do you see?”
They all saw blocks and cubes, however the hexagons were actually flat.
The time came for the big reveal. My table could be set high or low as a coffee table.
I enjoyed doing the project. Loved the fact that scrap pieces of wood could be turned into something useful and some art.
Above all, I thought it was worthwhile to create an article that we would enjoy for a long time, and some day my children and grandchildren would also use it.
Building Blocks of Compumatrix
I started thinking about how many Blocks have been built behind the scenes in our Compumatrix business. I enjoy working with my hands and could never do what the Development team does in coding. I do not understand what they are working at, and I can’t help them. My assistance would be futile. I have no understanding of the skills needed to write coding.
We have seen some of the results of what they have already built, and it is stunning. I can understand how to move around the sites and push the correct buttons and tabs to make a living off the Blocks they have built for us. The outcome of what they are building will thrill our members when we all use the dynamic machinery.
I admire what others can do that is so different from what I can. What a wonderful world we live in. We are interdependent with each other. We need each other to use the Blocks we all have built to help ourselves and others.
I like to think my table in some small way resembles the incredible BlockChain that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been built on. At certain angles, my table looks like cubes or blocks. At other angles, it looks like stairs. BlockChain is also thousands of blocks built on top of each other. The Open Ledger can trace every transaction ever made on it. What a marvel that is changing the world. A masterpiece of art and ingenuity. When we start cashing out, every Bitcoin transaction will be recorded and traceable on the BlockChain. That record is extremely important because you need to keep very good track of every transaction for proper bookkeeping.
I just have one question for you. “What do you see?”