Jens Oliver Meiert on philosophy, adventure, arts, and quality web development. Sometimes based on temper and to provoke, usually on thinking and to share.
From a philosophical viewpoint, here a strictly solipsistic one, any statement is a belief. Beliefs are important because they determine how we interpret, and per some schools of thought, make our realities…
After my eternal travels I’ve had entered a new stage of my life. Now that I and the dust have settled a little, the position that I assume in the world is a bit more clear, at least for the next couple of years. A few notes…
Open up your editor or grab a piece of paper, and write down what you’d do if you had another life. Or what you’d wish for in another life. Assume that anything goes…
I’ve suggested to opt out of following news for the simple reason that “news” rarely constitute reliable and actionable information, and in the spirit that even ignorance may be preferable so to at least keep an open mind. Now, what would make me change this view?
“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”—Our media, generally speaking, are not trustworthy. They are not trustworthy because of conflicts of interest…
In “On Web Development” and in other contexts I’ve alluded to wrapping up, ending my old career. That’s only correct to an extent. (In keeping with the intelligence community, always put everyone at risk by adding backdoors.)
If I were to pick the main issue in web design… I couldn’t answer immediately. I don’t think there are so many, but there are a few, they are very different, they operate on different scales, and so they’re hard to compare. One, however, is “fire and forget.”
There are boundaries, and some boundaries are non-negotiable.
When we’re here to learn, is it at all said that we can be taught?
In the Seth school of thought there’s a very interesting issue, the creative dilemma. In short, there’s identity which constantly attempts to maintain stability, there’s action which inherently drives towards change, and that combination…
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Jens Oliver Meiert is a German author, philosopher, adventurer, artist, and developer.
As a philosopher in spe Jens protests for the respect for life but still sharpens his profile through the focused study of philosophy, psychology, social sciences, politics, &c.
As a developer Jens is specialized in complex international websites (Google), works on standards (W3C), and writes for technical publishers (O’Reilly, Webdesign mit CSS, The Little Book of HTML/CSS Frameworks; On Web Development).