I have taken a long hard look at sim software but I have reluctantly come to the conclusion I’m too old to start learning how to use a new piece of software just now when a solution is urgently required. I hope people don’t think I didn’t take the task seriously because I did and I read many of the comments about simming on Besslerwheel forum. I was initially determined to take the advice offered but in the end I realised it was going to take too much time to understand and learn to use it and trust what I was seeing. I think my time would be better spent building my new wheel. Despite the seeming setback that wubbly’s sim presented I am still feeling positive and optimistic that I can succeed in this venture.
Those of you who build will probably know how, at one or more points during a build, you may be considering two or more options about how to proceed. Which ever path is taken can sometimes prove wrong or not as efficient as the alternative one you dropped. Which ever path you take can lead to more choices to make. In my case I followed one path which led me via several branches, to the wrong conclusion literally, resulting in my faulty sim. My selfconfidence over-rode the analytical part of my brain and in hind sight I can see where I went wrong......I hope!
So hands-on building works for me, well I enjoy it, even if it hasn’t worked yet. Someone suggested it’s the journey I enjoy, but I’m not sure I agree, I look forward to reaching my goal and not having to work with pieces of metal and wood that have been used many times.
Back in mid 1990’s, having spent more than ten years researching his life, I was writing my first book, a biography of Johann Bessler called, “Perpetual Motion; An Ancient Mystery Solved?” I wrote it on an early Amstrad, a nightmare of utter slowness but it was incredibly popular and I thought it was just amazing at the time. We played computer games on the ZX Spectrum which was basic compared to a calculator today, Jetset Willy I remember fondly.
My point is I had to teach myself about computers, publishing and subsequently self publishing, the internet, print on demand and arrange radio and magazine interviews at a time when all of the above was just beginning. Such information was hard to find, usually in the local library. All this, while holding down my job at Rolls Royce Aero-engines, but although I’m getting older, I still have all my faculties, and I’m sure that after I’ve finally solved or stopped trying to solve Bessler’s wheel, I’ll take a more leisurely look at the sim software, and learn all about it.
I would understand if many people think I’m deluding myself because I believe I can still solve this puzzle and that’s fine, I have a number of tricks up my sleeve that I shall explain later, but for now I must press on and finish this wheel. I’m also still writing my book detailing all of the clues I have actually deciphered. I accept that there may be some scepticism about my interpretation, but my previous post about the pentagon hidden within the Apologia Poetica wheel certainly seems to have gained acceptance for the logical explanation even if not my interpretation of its meaning.
I like to busy and ever since I began writing my bio of Bessler I used to get up at 5 am to write for an hour or so before getting ready for work. Unfortunately that habit of waking at 5am has never left me, so I still wake at 5 every morning, and have done so ever since. Plenty of time for thinking!