Jens Oliver Meiert on philosophy, adventure, arts, and web development. Sometimes based on temper, usually on thinking.
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…
Have we stopped killing yet?
There’s a particularly popular science teaser video out there, 10 Unanswered Science Questions. It raises 10 different problems which the producers of the sub videos then attempt to answer. When I first saw the video…
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.
Follow the documentation, don’t overwrite framework code. These two rules are golden.
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…
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…
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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, &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).