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Generating printable QR-coded story cards using Google docs

I’m playing around with the idea of creating an interactive storyboard for agile development, and one of the requirements that came up is the ability to easily track the physical cards in an electronic system. To that end I figured the easiest way would be to print out barcoded story cards.

Some quick Googling showed that this is not a unique problem – there are many solutions for Excel and Google docs. I actually use openoffice, and after a bit of fiddling, it looked like too much effort to get the Excel macros working in Openoffice, so I figured I’d go for Google Docs.

Why I don’t believe in new year’s resolutions

In a nutshell, what people call “New year’s resolutions” are usually more like “New year’s wishes”.

I wish to be thinner, richer, more successful, etc…

There are several problems with these, but I think it comes down to the fact that making new year’s wishes doesn’t set specific measurable goals and a plan to get there.

Time for polyphasic sleep again

I’ve decided that it’s time to live up to the tagline on this blog and go back to polyphasic sleep again. For the unenlightened, Polyphasic sleep is a different sleep cycle where you sleep for several short periods over the course of 24 hours, not just in one big chunk during the night.

There’s several different polyphasic sleep patterns where the most hardcore one allows you to sleep only 2 hours a night – This one needs you to have a 20 minute nap every 4 hours and is very inflexible. You can read more about polyphasic sleep on my previous blog post:

http://riaancornelius.com/personal/what-is-polyphasic-sleep/

For this attempt, I’ll tag all the posts with the tag Polyphasic sleep 2.0 to make the posts easy to find without wading through the previous posts, and I’ll do an index post again.

I’ll also cover some other information about Polyphasic sleep in some extra blog posts:

From my analytics, I see that people are finding my site when searching for:

  • Polyphasic headache
  • Puredoxyk
  • Zeo polyphasic sleep (and polyphasic sleep zeo)
  • Ubersleep

So let me address these as best I can.

Roatan, Honduras diving trip

About 6 Months ago we decided that we want to start Scuba Diving. Don’t ask me why… We bought a book on the best diving sites in the Caribbean when we moved to Costa Rica about 18 months ago (It was marked down to next to nothing), and the fact that my sister started diving at the beginning of the year or so all probably nudged us until we made the decision.