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I love turning my life and anything that composes it into fun games. I call the result of this process a self-motivational game.

My newest self-motivational game design is the “Instead Of” Game or simply Instead Game. I played it for the first time on November 6, 2021.

After playing…

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The beginning of a new year can be challenging even without New Year’s resolutions.

A new period often starts with hopes and expectations — for ourselves, for those close to us, for communities we live in and interact with, for the world in general. So even without intentional resolutions, there…

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There is no human being on Earth who hasn’t experienced conflicting emotions inside themselves at least once in a while. And most of us experience them every day. Often in almost unrecognizable dimensions and situations and at times of the epic and intimidating scale.

The internal struggles

We doubt, criticize, and defend ourselves…

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The writing was the first activity I turned consciously into games.

There are many ways to turn writing into games. In the article above, it was using a timer. Writing sprints is a great gameful activity and motivator.

Another possibility to add a gameful rule to your writing process is…

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I am a big fan of business rules. It was almost seventeen years ago when I heard the term for the first time. My understanding of their definition changed over the years, but not of their importance. Here is an article where I addressed both the importance and meaning of…

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In the article following this paragraph, I shared the importance of publication modules for a technical publication produced in conformance and compliance with S1000D. That article also listed the Business Rules Decision Points (BRDP) concerning the coding of publication modules.

This article groups the BRDP on the XML Schema dedicated…

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Are you offering something for sale? A product or service? Would you like it to sell well and for a long time? If you answered “Yes,” then it is essential to define business rules for your product or service as well as for your organization.

Business rules are guidelines designed…

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This article groups the Business Rules Decision Points (BRDP) on Data Management Lists. This construct is one of my favorite defined by S1000D because it is a management tool and supports those who implement S1000D.

Data management list XML Schema supports, in fact, two constructs:

  • Data management requirement list, and

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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