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There is a famous definition of games by Jane McGonigal. She says that:

“When you strip away the genre differences and the technological complexities, all games share four defining traits: a goal, rules, a feedback system, and voluntary participation.”

— Jane McGonigal, Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better…


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I observed something interesting about myself. I want to write about the books I love reading, but I resist writing book reviews.

It took me some time to realize that I didn't want to analyze the book but simply share the feelings that the story and the words telling it…


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We often complain about our lives. And we often want to escape the way they are. We escape the everyday tasks by watching dramas on TV, reading thrilling novels, or picking up a controller and playing a video game. There are so many great ways to escape reality.

But why…


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Self-management is often regarded as a necessary chore and met with inner struggle. Oxford Dictionaries define self-management as follows:

“management of or by oneself; the taking of responsibility for one’s own behavior and well-being.”

Taking such responsibility might appear daunting, especially when self-management results in the outcome of our motivation…


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I love designing self-motivational games for myself. I already have many in my collection. Some, I don't play anymore and might some other times, others I only play when I need them, as they are short. And there are long, epic games. …


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I developed many self-motivational games over the years. One of the more epic ones and currently one of my favorites is the Super Sleeper game. It is about maintaining the healthy habit of getting enough sleep. …


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Safety is a crucial and significant factor to be taken care of in a technical publication. S1000D defined several constructs with corresponding elements and attributes to capture and manage this information efficiently. The safety information is spread and “sprinkled” all through a technical publication. …


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Apart from attributing your S1000D data modules to specific security classification, there are more factors to define regarding handling the information these data modules and the overall technical publication they make part of contain. These factors are defined as data restrictions:

“The element <dataRestrictions> contains the instructions and information, applicable…


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Technical publications produced in conformance and compliance with S1000D often describe machinery, vehicles, and other hardware used in defense and large industrial areas such as aviation, shipping, construction, etc. That is why security is one of the essential criteria for defining and handling the technical information in focus.

Here is…


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There is no technical publication produced in conformance with S1000D that doesn’t contain at the very least data modules and one or more publication modules. These and a couple of other information objects are essential.

But there is one which is both handy and fantastic in its brilliance. …

Victoria Ichizli-Bartels

Life gamer, life coach, top writer, author, engineer; originator of Self-Gamification — an art to turning life into fun games → optimistwriter.com

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