AI-Powered Alt Text in PowerPoint

AI-Powered Alt Text in PowerPoint

I was working on a slide deck and did something I don't normally do - I added a photo. Usually the graphical content of my presentations involves diagrams or other vector art - I don't often have the need for actual photos. But this time I did, and I was really surprised to see that PowerPoint generated a text description of the photo and placed it in the alt text field. It also superimposed it on top of the image, which is how I discovered this was occurring to begin with. Well that's really neat. I don't know when this…
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T-SQL Tuesday #21: Bad Decisions

Howdy folks and Happy T-SQL Tuesday Wednesday! Contrary to popular belief, both myself and my blog are not dead, it's just that preparations for my upcoming wedding have taken up nearly all of my spare time. Once I return from my honeymoon I hope to be back to blogging as usual! This month's topic comes from none other than the founder of the T-SQL Tuesday movement, Adam Machanic (blog | @AdamMachanic). Adam's asking us to write about what he so eloquently describes as "crap code". We've all made poor coding and/or design choices at one pont or another, and even…
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Six Tips For Avoiding Bad Table and Column Names

Do you like it when your schemata are easy to understand and maintain?  If so, keep the following in mind when choosing names for tables and columns.  If you're feeling evil and want to inflict some frustration on others, this might give you some good ideas too... 1.  Data types make horrible names There's no rule that says you can't name a column after a datatype - it will just be awfully confusing.  The following code works perfectly: [crayon-5dca244356e93390676875/] The birth of the DATE datatype in SQL 2008 definitely throws a monkey wrench in the works as well.  How many…
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