Sharing Photos of Technical Books Is a Good First Step

Reading Time: 2 minutes A strange trend has developed on social media where people share pictures of technical books they have recently purchased. Sometimes, they share photos of shelves of books they’ve accumulated over the years. This technique obviously works better in print because there are not many people sharing screenshots of digital books. It’s also very difficult to…

A Primer for the Microsoft Power BI Color Picker

Reading Time: 3 minutes With the December Power BI Desktop update, users are introduced to a new color picker when customizing theme colors. The new color picker is much more versatile than the original when selecting colors. Power BI’s new custom color picker (seen in theme customization preview): Power BI’s original custom color picker (currently seen everywhere else):  …

Exclusive! Power BI Quest II: The Quest for Power

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today marks the release of the successor to the award-winning* Power BI Quest text adventure for Power BI. A lot has changed in gaming as the 1980s have progressed, opening up key advancements in graphics from the original. In this new adventure, you can choose to play as either Bridget, Chad, Faith, or Raul. Search…

Animated GIF Backgrounds in Power BI

Reading Time: 2 minutes Although I hesitate to publish this post, did you know that Power BI allows animated GIFs as backgrounds for report pages? I’m not advocating the use of animated GIFs in data visualization. Instead, I’m simply pointing out the possibilities in the tool. There are small variations between the image formats and behavior when inserting an…