You can has polyphasic pie chart too!

Polyphasic Pie Chart

I recently came across the image above from Patrick Moberg. Click on it to see Patrick’s comments about polyphasic sleep (btw, he’s a great illustrator). After viewing his image, I was inspired to hack up a Polyphasic Sleep Pie Chart Creator.

I’m no javascript guru, so it’s not that elegant. It took me a good 3 days to get it functioning, and it works for me using Firefox 3.0.1 on a Mac 10.5.4. Your mileage may vary. It doesn’t seem to work on Internet Explorer or Safari. If you’re a programmer, the program is part of the public domain so feel free to hack up the code to your liking.

Here’s how to use it:

  1. Visit this link
  2. Input up to 6 nap times (if you have less than 6, leave the rest alone)
  3. Refresh the page
  4. Scroll down and right-click the resulting image to download it or get its url
  5. Put the image on your site!

Here are some example images that I made using the creator:






Adventures in Polyphasic Sleeping

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4 Responses to You can has polyphasic pie chart too!

  1. jorel314 says:

    Just got done corresponding with Patrick (see transcript below). Super nice guy he is.

    Forwarded conversation

    Subject: Thanks for the inspiration!

    From: Jorel Pi
    Date: Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 10:07 AM
    To: patrick

    From: Patrick
    Date: Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 10:22 AM
    To: Jorel Pi

    Dude! That’s excellent. I’ve sort of slipped into the Everyman schedule lately.

    I’m having trouble getting it to show up on refresh, but let me play with it more. I think I must be doing something wrong.

    From: Jorel Pi
    Date: Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 10:38 AM
    To: Patrick


    I’m monophasic right now, but I’ll be attempting the Batman Sleep Schedule in the near future:

    Some people have reported the chart creator not working for their particular browser. I’ll have to make it more compatible for version 2.

    btw, diggin your artwork.


    From: Patrick
    Date: Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 12:20 PM
    To: Jorel Pi

    Works like a charm in ff3. Beautiful work.


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  3. jorel314 says:

    Check out retrospect416’s super cool pie chart she made based on the program I created.

    If you understand the Google API, you can have custom colors and labels like hers too. I’ll try to make those options available on version 2 of the creator.

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