How to waste time and abuse Google Sheets for personal amusement

Lately I’ve been doing some spring cleaning of my computer and uncovered a few gems that were sitting around for a long time. A demo I wrote for the Sheets API a few years back was one of my favorite little hacks that was never released as an API sample. I thought it was time to revisit it.

This original demo was simple — it treated a sheet as a canvas for drawing images, with each cell as a pixel. While not so useful in the real world, it produced some cute results and was useful for testing out the API. It just so…