So it doesn’t get lost in translation…

wood 2If you’re older than, say, 15, you may have realized that what you mean to communicate is not always the message that is received.  Now, when my dog wants to go outside for some biological necessity, he is fairly clear in his insistence; there’s just not a lot of ambiguity to his request.  And a similar scenario happens in the afternoon when he thinks it’s time for me to put his premium brown crud into his food bowl.

Oh!  That it were so easy with humans!  Alas!  The ability to clearly transfer (I do like that word) what I’m thinking, wanting, needing to someone else is a skill that takes a lifetime to master, if then. 

And if it can be that difficult to communicate what’s really going on inside of me to another human, I can only speculate how my Continue reading “So it doesn’t get lost in translation…”

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Bells and whistles abound

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I have so many bells and whistles on this computer, I could take a 5-credit hour class just to learn it all, if I even have the mental capacity for such an undertaking.  So I have done the next best thing via this wonderful search engine which has now become a verb in our vernacular: I just “google it”!  Lo and behold, up comes YouTube tutorials, text steps one through ten, and various others educational DYI for techno-dummies (like me).  It takes a little wading through, as in when I bump into a term I don’t understand, at which point I have to back up further by looking that one up (read: “google it”), and then go back to where I was. 

It is laborious.  I did this to learn several Continue reading “Bells and whistles abound”