Jens Oliver Meiert on philosophy, adventure, arts, and web development. Sometimes based on temper and to provoke, usually on thinking and to share.
Love! What a wonderful topic. My mind would instantly turn into a good number of directions, from love in our personal lives to different forms of love, to the powers of love, to the possibly universal character of love. Let’s be more specific.
I have no doubt that we live several lives. I have no doubt for there’s an entirely different belief system, an entirely different thought framework, that supports this view. Here, though, I want to isolate a single idea, the one of multiple lives, as opposed to one life.
Wundt wrote in 1911 how “a human being is a psycho-physical and not only a physical unity,” and here we’re thinking about that a little, aloud.
There’s a particularly important belief, habit, or trait for us to cultivate: that whatever it is we want to be or master, we can learn how to be or master whatever it is we want.
Mostly for planned closure, somewhat for playful curiosity, I wrote another book. “Journey of J.—Around the World in 557 Days, 1,017 Photos, and 291 Personal Notes” is about the long and eventful trip…
Whenever you allow your users to edit the code of your website, you’re doomed. It’s only a matter of time until you need to rewrite the whole service—and alienate all those users.
Here’s something so obvious, it isn’t anymore. Which is: We should only use analytics software when we actually use it. Not when we think we could might want to need it. And not when we only glance at it…
I wrote another book. On Web Development. On Web Development is an e-book that collects most articles about web development (and web design) that I wrote between 2005 and 2015. Most articles as in most useful, most important, and also most controversial…
Both during and after my travels have I had conversations about traveling—a number of them with women, about traveling alone in foreign, very foreign, countries. If there was a single question…
Traveling the world one inevitably runs into places one cannot simply enter. Other places one doesn’t want to simply enter. For purposes of tracking both I had, during my 18-month world trip, set up a special country intel sheet…
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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).