Jens Oliver Meiert

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

On the Limits and Problems of Science

Science can’t explain everything. It never could. It never will. Yet science is run as if it could explain everything. It is run completely unchecked. And this unchecked pretense of omniscience and omnipotence is a problem for us for a number of reasons.

Post from March 31, 2015, reflecting Jens the .

The Two Ground Rules of Using a Framework

Follow the documentation, don’t overwrite framework code. These two rules are golden.

Post from March 26, 2015, reflecting Jens the .

Remember: April 9 is CSS Naked Day

CSS Naked Day is coming up! Why the excitement? Because CSS Naked Day is a magnificent custom; the magnificent custom to, on one day of the year, strip websites of all styling. It’s awesome because…

Post from March 19, 2015, reflecting Jens the .

What to Carry When Traveling the World

For my 557-day journey around the world I had prepared thoroughly. Emphasis had been on light luggage, and so I had focused on necessities and gear that didn’t weigh much and, for clothes, could dry quickly. Here I’ll share some parts of my inventory…

Post from March 16, 2015, reflecting Jens the .

180 Little Stories After Traveling the World for 18 Months

It’s over. A couple of weeks ago I came to a halt, after traveling the world for what now feels like a lifetime. Here’s one way to tell the story.

Post from March 13, 2015, reflecting Jens the , or perhaps .

The Truth About !important

Sometimes I wake up at night, full of agony, tears in my eyes. The Holiest Alliance Against !important is haunting me. I see their countless crusaders gallop at innocent web developers with merciless force, incessantly blowing their deafening horns…

Post from March 10, 2015, reflecting Jens the .

The cover of “The Little Book of HTML/CSS Frameworks.”

New Book: The Little Book of HTML/CSS Frameworks

It’s out! My new book, The Little Book of HTML/CSS Frameworks, is now available. I myself have been surprised by the sudden release, and while I’m still unsure about how print copies can be obtained, the book can now be downloaded for free at O’Reilly…

Post from March 4, 2015, reflecting Jens the .

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 .

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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 and The Little Book of HTML/CSS Frameworks).

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Last update: March 31, 2015.

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