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Simon C. Tremblay

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Elle est bien bonne!
Today is a good day. I just had a call from a telemarketer. Did I yell and scream at them, you ask? Certainly not. Like a good IT administrator I put my skills to use for their benefit. Here's how the conversation went:

Computer: "Press 9 to not be contacted in the future. Press 4 to speak to someone about your mortgage issues"
<presses 4>
TM: "Hello, are you having problems paying your mortgage?"
Me: "Hi, this is the IT department. We intercepted your call as we detected a problem with you phone and need to fix it."
TM: "Oh... ok, well what do we need to do?"
Me: "We're going to need to fix the settings by pressing 4-6-8 and * at the same time"
TM: "Ok, nothing happened."
<alright, so he's not using a Polycom>
Me: "Are you using the new Polycom phones that we deployed?"
TM: "No, it's a Yealink"
Me: "Ok, I see. You haven't had the new Polycom phone deployed to your desk yet. Let me check our technical documentations for the Yealink."
<did a quick Google search, "yealink phone factory reset">
Me: "Alright, do you see an "OK" button on your phone?"
TM: "Yes I do"
Me: "Alright, you're going to press and hold that button for 10 seconds."
TM: "OK, pressing it now"
Me: "Perfect, let me know if you get a password request"
TM: "OK, nothing has popped up ye----"

That's right. I made a telemarketer unwittingly factory reset his phone which means he will be unable to make anymore calls until someone is able to reconfigure his phone and that will take at least an hour or longer if they can't do it right away!

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OK, Auto-enhance a fait une bonne job.

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Since I’m so good at directions, let me direct you over to I got 23 right. Beat that!

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Simon C. Tremblay commented on a post on Blogger.
Those film containers were quite useful . I often use the cap of the film container as a tiny cup to mix a small batch of a specific colour, or of magic wash.
I also kept wargame tokens in them.

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Simon C. Tremblay commented on a post on Blogger.
For a watering cup, I use the measuring cup from a jug of laundry detergent.  It's not too big on the painting table, but It has strait sides and a wide base so it won't tip over. I use it mainly to clean my brushes.

I also use a 35mm film roll canister (hard to find these days, but I have a couple around with clean water in it.  I use a dropper (from the drugstore) to transfer water from it into paint pots that have thickened too much.

I like these tip sharing posts, keep them coming.


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Catan, Argument simulator :-)
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