Jens Oliver Meiert on philosophy, adventure, arts, and web development. Sometimes based on temper and to provoke, usually on thinking and to share.
It’s a problem to just change specs. But it’s an increasingly bigger problem not to clean and prune them. The intimidating complexity of web standard specs should precisely be a motivation, not a threat, to come up with a plan. It follows the populist version.
There is one thing every web developer should aspire to: writing the most minimal, semantically appropriate, valid HTML, and then never changing it. “Never” not in a sense of denial and refusal, but in the sense of a guiding light…
I love the idea of caring, of loving technology. I believe we need technology that is loving. I think we have ample possibilities to envision and build technology that is loving. Here I’ll be brief and merely bring up the concept.
Ideas for the next performance review.
It has become very interesting to follow how brazenly our governments misrepresent and ignore our interests, to faithfully serve the true ruling class of banks and corporations. Liberation tribunals would have field days jailing these politicians for treason…
The observation that there seem to be good reasons to allow most photography—to charge extra for it if necessary—, but none to offend visitors by banning it.
Some of my favorite and most popular photos lately.
I believe that we should all have equal rights and responsibilities. That we should all care for and watch out for each other. That we need to govern what is unacceptable but leave room for creativity, experimentation, and mistakes. And that feminism attacks all of this.
Many a time have I cussed during my journey and accompanying studies. I have cussed about how little I really knew about life, whether practically or philosophically. Which in my view boiled down to poor guidance…
A few weeks back I read this security article about how it’s odd that no one has ever suspected and detected anything related to all that mass surveillance we learned about through Edward Snowden. In particular, physical manipulation of devices…
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Jens Oliver Meiert is a German author, philosopher, adventurer, artist, and web developer.
As a philosopher in spe Jens protests for the respect for life but still sharpens his profile through the diligent study of philosophy, psychology, social sciences, politics, &c.
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).