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Monday, August 20, 2018

Easy video editing in Windows 10

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  1. Right click on the video and choose open with Photos. 
  2. Once Photos is open, click on the upper right "edit and create." 
  3. Choose "trim." 
  4. Drag the left handle to the starting place. (Leave the pin alone)
  5. Drag the right handle to the ending place. 
  6. What's in between will be your movie.
  7. Click "save a copy."

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Amazon Chat



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Me:I recently bought two swimsuits, and returned one. But I got a refund from both, and an amazon email shows you're expecting the second one! I do not know how this happened. So please cancel the still-pending return for Order # 111-7877988-1905033, and please re-charge my credit card in the amount of $19.99. I have an excellent relationship with Mazon, and don't want anything to get in the way of that.
You are now connected to Kyle from Amazon.com
Kyle:Hello, my name is Kyle. I'm here to help you today.
May I have the name on your account please?
Me:Linda Moran
Kyle:im sorry but that is not the name on the account
Me:Mike Moran? Dwight Moran?
My name is Linda E. Moran
Kyle:Okay thank you for that but the amazon account has a name and i need to enter it into the system so that we can locate the account i tried the names you have given me and it states it is incorrect
Me:geekandglitter?
Kyle:let me check
Me:If I click on the order number I gave you, I see my name. Linda E. Moran. Can't you click on the order number I gave you?
Kyle:Thank you geekandglitter is the name
Me:Wow, that should not have been necessary but okay
Kyle:the reason your name came up on the order it is because the order is being shipped to you
one moment while i investigate this matter please
Linda we do apologize for this inconvenience but i went ahead and disarmed the retro-charge for and updated the system that you have returned the items so you can ignore the notification :)
Is there anything else that i can assist you with today Linda?
Me:That's incorrect! I only returned one of the swimsuits.
But Amazon reimbursed me for both, and is now waiting for the second one.
Kyle:oh i see my apologies let me go ahead and correct that for you
Me:SO this means I owe amazon $19.99
Please make sure amazon keeps track of my efforts to pay them money. I dont
Now I'm concerned that this chat will be filed away as me getting free money that I am not owed!
Kyle:one moment im just sending this information over to account to have the one swimsuit charged
Me:Please do it carefully so that I am charged the $19.99 only once, and not twice, due to your initial error.
And you need to tell them that I am not returning the second swimsuit and never intended to, and only wanted the refunded for one of them.
Kyle:All done Linda i made sure to inform accounts for you to only be charged once and have also updated your account stating you never intended to return both items
you will be charged within the next 24 hours
Me:I am still here...
Kyle:Is there anything else that i can assist you with today?
Me:Well done, Kyle. Thank you for fixing this. I am trying to keep my good standing with Amazon so let me say this: I don't know if honest customers happen often enough for Amazon to care about this, but I find that resolving a problem in Amazon's favor feels a little punitive because of the amount of time it takes. Would you send this comment up the chain?
Kyle:I definitely will Linda thank you for informing us about this issue we do highly appreciate your honesty and will try our best to improve on this in the future. For the inconvenience i am issuing you a $5 promotional credit to be added to your amazon account :)
Me:Ha ha. Okay, thanks. I'm laughing. Have a good day.
Kyle:Please click on the "End chat" button at the upper right corner of this window and have a great day further :)

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Amazon chat

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Me:I recently bought two swimsuits, and returned one. But I got a refund from both, and an amazon email shows you're expecting the second one! I do not know how this happened. So please cancel the still-pending return for Order # 111-7877988-1905033, and please re-charge my credit card in the amount of $19.99. I have an excellent relationship with Mazon, and don't want anything to get in the way of that.
You are now connected to Kyle from Amazon.com
Kyle:Hello, my name is Kyle. I'm here to help you today.
May I have the name on your account please?
Me:Linda Moran
Kyle:im sorry but that is not the name on the account
Me:Mike Moran? Dwight Moran?
My name is Linda E. Moran
Kyle:Okay thank you for that but the amazon account has a name and i need to enter it into the system so that we can locate the account i tried the names you have given me and it states it is incorrect
Me:geekandglitter?
Kyle:let me check
Me:If I click on the order number I gave you, I see my name. Linda E. Moran. Can't you click on the order number I gave you?
Kyle:Thank you geekandglitter is the name
Me:Wow, that should not have been necessary but okay
Kyle:the reason your name came up on the order it is because the order is being shipped to you
one moment while i investigate this matter please
Linda we do apologize for this inconvenience but i went ahead and disarmed the retro-charge for and updated the system that you have returned the items so you can ignore the notification :)
Is there anything else that i can assist you with today Linda?
Me:That's incorrect! I only returned one of the swimsuits.
But Amazon reimbursed me for both, and is now waiting for the second one.
Kyle:oh i see my apologies let me go ahead and correct that for you
Me:SO this means I owe amazon $19.99
Please make sure amazon keeps track of my efforts to pay them money. I dont
Now I'm concerned that this chat will be filed away as me getting free money that I am not owed!
Kyle:one moment im just sending this information over to account to have the one swimsuit charged
Me:Please do it carefully so that I am charged the $19.99 only once, and not twice, due to your initial error.
And you need to tell them that I am not returning the second swimsuit and never intended to, and only wanted the refunded for one of them.
Kyle:All done Linda i made sure to inform accounts for you to only be charged once and have also updated your account stating you never intended to return both items
you will be charged within the next 24 hours
Me:I am still here...
Kyle:Is there anything else that i can assist you with today?
Me:Well done, Kyle. Thank you for fixing this. I am trying to keep my good standing with Amazon so let me say this: I don't know if honest customers happen often enough for Amazon to care about this, but I find that resolving a problem in Amazon's favor feels a little punitive because of the amount of time it takes. Would you send this comment up the chain?
Kyle:I definitely will Linda thank you for informing us about this issue we do highly appreciate your honesty and will try our best to improve on this in the future. For the inconvenience i am issuing you a $5 promotional credit to be added to your amazon account :)
Me:Ha ha. Okay, thanks. I'm laughing. Have a good day.
Kyle:Please click on the "End chat" button at the upper right corner of this window and have a great day further :)

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Alexa, turn on Answer Update

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If you ask Alexa to "turn on answer update," she will reply with, "Okay. If you ask me a question, and I don't know the answer, but I find out later, I'll notify you."

I belong to a private, fee-based group of Pythonistas 

If you would like to know more about a group of Pythonistas who share thoughts, ideas, fixes, and a sense of courteous community, look to Dan Bader, who started it all. He also offers free tips by email. Oh, and if you take an interest in good marketing writing, read his stuff for that reason too.