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

Love Reciprocity

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.

Post from August 26, 2015, reflecting Jens the , or perhaps .

Several Lives

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.

Post from August 20, 2015, reflecting Jens the .

Two Realities

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.

Post from August 13, 2015, reflecting Jens the .

The One Belief to Cultivate

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.

Post from August 11, 2015, reflecting Jens the .

The cover of “Journey of J..”

New Book: Journey of J.

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…

Post from August 6, 2015, reflecting Jens the , or perhaps .

Meiert’s Law of User-Generated Code

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.

Post from August 4, 2015, reflecting Jens the .

Analytics: Only When We Use It

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…

Post from July 27, 2015, reflecting Jens the .

The cover of “On Web Development.”

New Book: On Web Development

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…

Post from July 1, 2015, reflecting Jens the .

On Traveling the World Solo—as a Woman

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…

Post from June 29, 2015, reflecting Jens the .

Travel Intelligence: Global Country Information for German Travelers

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…

Post from June 22, 2015, reflecting Jens the .

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Biography

Jens Oliver Meiert, photo of April 13, 2013.

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 an adventurer Jens explores all conceivable activities (100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer) and localities (Journey of J.).

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

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).

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Last update: August 26, 2015.

“To change the world for the better, you must begin by changing your own life.”