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Breaking Through the DSL Barrier

Updated on May 22, 2008

TechnoWorld Has Digital Language

Need I dare? I'm technophobic...there you have it. Can't you not see behind this computer screen? I hope not! I shudder at the thought that one touch of the [wrong] key could make this whole box disappear...and I would have no way of retrieving it. How many days did I have to wander in this hub alone to get through this step? More days than anyone should, but those weren't futile days as I have gotten acquainted with the other sections of the hub, seen quite a number of hubbers, read some nuggets of wisdom, and learned things I never dreamed I would find in this digitized tangled web.

In this journey, I'm threading gently like someone learning a second language; thus the acronym DSL is not for the high speed internet connection. There's nothing here that's coming close to speed. DSL is grueling trek to find the niche I so desire in the new (at least to my aging brain) world of technology. In this search, I further encounter a humongous language barrier...something I need to learn: DSL--Digital as a Second Language--a course I must enrol in the school of hard-knocks where sometimes I feel like a little harebrained student.

My Initial Learning Process

The darkness captured here represents exactly how I feel at this point in time.
The darkness captured here represents exactly how I feel at this point in time.

What's next?

Amazing! Yay...I was able to get back. I decided to use another text capsule instead of figuring out how to edit the first capsule after I saved it. Along with this discovery, I was able to see the magic of reordering it. I'm now glad I was left no choice but to stop for awhile. I wasn't sure whether to leave it on my desktop...or Save!

I'm in the Land of Confusion, but somewhere in Lissie's hub, she said to break the text with photos. I tried to get her url here but I am not sure if I should ALLOW my clipboard to be accessed when I copy paste her address. It makes me a teeny-weeny qualmish as to what would explode next right in front of my face. Hhmmm! I see the link here...should I try it? I don't have that courage yet as my main purpose now is to just see how this first post might look when published, if I ever make the hurdle to the end. When the time comes I could follow her design steps, that would be a victory in my future hubbing career here. I know somewhere in me is an artistic nature lurking behind; however, I don't have that tech gadget that I can just touch and whisper, "Beam me up, Scotty!"

As a DSL learner, what should be my next lesson after blogging or hubbing? [It's like being hurled into space with a parachute that won't open.] Lissie also has an RSS instruction in her hub. Maybe one day, I will. Many times I dared clicking on the button when I came across some blogs I wanted to follow; sad to say, I always abandoned the thought after I got stuck. My 'Favorites' has a very long list of the sites I bookmarked that sometimes I wonder if I'll ever find anything there again. Overwhelming as it may seem though, the learning process brings a whole new world of fascinating discoveries and a reawakened zest for knowledge.

Adsense Not Making Sense to Me!

Whoaaa...I'm glad I haven't hit the PUBLISH button yet. I'm amazed how Adsense got in my unpublished post so fast; I'm amused how this post had gotten the 'tatoos' and 'hot videos' ads. Now, I have the second mystery to unravel. Not much in the help division of Adsense--all kinds of filters--I'm not sure I could use them here. Please...please...Adsense, if I'm not making sense, shouldn't you be sending me stuff that could probably contribute to my learning education?

The Art of Hub Designing

Oh, maybe...when I said artistic, you misunderstood me. I simply want this post to have a little bit of appeal. I even want to keep this capsule in two columns, but at this point, that would be some sort of ambitious thinking. I might never get anything posted before this week is over. My wish list for Adsense would include the following:

  1. Videos - something that would have some simple steps on how-to guides for technologically challeged 'dummies'.
  2. Tools, books, anything helpful in creating web designs or projects.
  3. Any boring stuff is preferrable. I don't need to earn millions; anyway... when I convert it to Philippine Peso, it might come close.

I am not trying to sound ungrateful. Indeed I am...I am...I am...for getting to the end of this post. I won't say anything more; lest I'll get something I am not wishing for--again!


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    • zylla3philippines profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Anaheim, CA

      Thanks for stopping by FOL. I just got hold of your comment as I just arrived here in the Philippines...and still having a jet lag.

      Indeed! For someone as technologically challenge as me, age is not an advantage either. I appreciate your letting me know I'm not alone.

    • franciaonline profile image


      10 years ago from Philippines

      Hi zlla3philippines,

      I been through your kind of experience when I started blogging. Reading your hub brought my much needed giggles. Yeah, I was giggling alone while readiing your hub. We always start somewhere. I have kept a number of blogs and my presence at hubpages just started a few days ago. When you have time, you may visit my hub at this address:

      Thank you for your elegant style of writing.


    • zylla3philippines profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Anaheim, CA

      Thanks for stopping by SS. I figured...if I'm going to lose something, it shouldn't be much--just my fears!

    • solarshingles profile image


      10 years ago from london

      I like this hub. It exactly express a feeling of an every newbie to the Internet world. We have all started in a quite similar way. I applaud to your courageous attempts which had been successfully published this hub. Keep hubbing...

    • zylla3philippines profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Anaheim, CA

      Thank you kind sir! Can you see the BIG smile on my face? I'm so happy Adsense heard my plea! Jenny was right...they'll somehow find the right ad. I'm sooo happy it happened sooner. I almost didn't want to publish this. Now I can sleep soundly. Tomorrow is another day...another trial, but it wouldn't be as taxing as it had been the past seven days.

    • Misha profile image


      10 years ago from DC Area

      Hey, pretty good for a first try :)

      Keep them coming!


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