So what’s it like in the Texas valley?

Local board member calls out the city of Mission for “holding” $3 million in tax revenue for 7 months instead of giving it to the org it was budgeted for.

The city finally releases the money, but then fires the board member.

Welcome to the Texas Valley!

Adobe CC starting “generative credits” for AI use in apps

Adobe CC users: “Starting January 17, we will begin enforcing generative credit limits on select plans.. since generating content with AI models requires significant computational resources, we have updated our plans to include a monthly allocation of generative credits.”

Generative credits will renew each month based on the CC plan’s original billing date. Using any generative function will generally cost 1 credit: Generative Fill, Generative Expand, Text to image, etc.

Credits will not roll over monthly.

If you have a CC “all apps” plan, you get 1,000 credits per month. For individual CC app plans, the credit allowance varies.

Adobe is not strictly enforcing limits on PAID CC plans until March 1.

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Wrong key, Windows

Microsoft announced they’re adding a new key to all keyboards for AI integrations. I think they missed a huge opportunity to leverage decades of existing branding. Instead of a new key, why not make the *existing* Windows key *also* mean AI access? Add it all in there!

Easy pitch – show a wide range of consumers pressing the windows key and creating AI music, art, etc. The voiceover “it’s not just the windows key now. It’s the key to new windows. New worlds. New creations. It’s advanced AI. Windows.” End the ad with the windows logo.

Why make consumers learn something new when they have something very familiar right in front of them? The windows logo is well known, and is already on most of the keyboards already in the customer’s home!

The “new” key is nothing but a launcher. Drop all the AI additions into the existing Windows start menu and watch everyone associate AI with Windows.