Jens Oliver Meiert

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Jens Oliver Meiert on philosophy, adventure, arts, and web development. Sometimes based on temper, usually on thinking.

News Headlines I Want to Read

A brainstorming with assumptions and implications. We shouldn’t use our creativity to come up with ever horrid scenarios; we should use it to envision awesomeness.

Post from March 2, 2015, reflecting Jens the , or perhaps .

A Population Control Primer

An incomplete, roughly sorted sketch of actions and developments that don’t serve us, that instead divide, distract, confuse, manipulate, exploit, demotivate, control, and dominate us. We have a lot of work to do.

Post from February 24, 2015, reflecting Jens the .

On Taking Life

We cannot accept killing. The default must be to respect, to cherish life. We should get help to those who suggest to take lives. Eight theses on a most critical matter.

Post from February 14, 2015, reflecting Jens the .

On Age

Age is wonderful. Aging is wonderful. Age is wonderful for in a life reasonably lived, in a life not exclusively spent idly or hedonistically, age signifies the accumulation of experience and knowledge, and perhaps even wisdom.

Post from February 4, 2015, reflecting Jens the .

On Gender

There are differences between men and women. There are differences between the sexual orientations of people. There are many differences between us. These differences don’t make anyone “better” than the other. These differences are. They are fine. But…

Post from February 2, 2015, reflecting Jens the .

Web Design and Principles

Web design has become complex. More people, more ideas, more use cases, more technical innovations, more design variations, &c. pp. More makes for more complex. However, there’s a life line helping us with this complexity, as well as trends.

Post from January 30, 2015, reflecting Jens the , or perhaps .

Web Frameworks in a Nutshell

My next book is coming! “The Little Book of HTML/CSS Frameworks.” I’m wrapping it up with the team of O’Reilly as we speak. In the book, I share much of my experience architecting, developing, and maintaining web frameworks, as I’ve done for Google, Aperto, and GMX…

Post from January 24, 2015, reflecting Jens the .

On the Deterioration of HTML/CSS Practices

Presentational markup for everyone.

Post from January 22, 2015, reflecting Jens the .

Love

Love is vulnerability. First and foremost, love is vulnerability. It took me many years to recognize this. Many years in which there wasn’t much love in my life, even permitted in my life. I had locked it all out, out of fear to be seen… vulnerable.

Post from January 15, 2015, reflecting Jens the .

Character

A couple of weeks ago I read Samuel Smiles’ Character, a book extraordinarily useful and important. I think you’d like it. “Character is one of the greatest motive powers in the world. In its noblest embodiments, it exemplifies human nature in its highest forms…”

Post from January 12, 2015, reflecting Jens the , or perhaps .

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Biography

Jens Oliver Meiert, photo of April 13, 2013.

Jens Oliver Meiert is a German author, philosopher, adventurer, artist, and web developer.

As a philosopher in spe Jens still sharpens his profile through the respectful study of philosophy, psychology, social sciences, &c.

As an adventurer Jens explores all conceivable activities (100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer) and localities (until recently on the second world trip).

As an artist in spe Jens experiments with conventional and animated photography, technical curiosities, and performance art.

As a web developer Jens is specialized in complex international websites (Google), works on standards (W3C), and writes for technical publishers (O’Reilly, Webdesign mit CSS).

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Last update: March 2, 2015.

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