Jens Oliver Meiert

2016 (2)

Problems, No Problems, Desires

In my own non-academic studies I’ve found common definitions of “problem” unsatisfying. So I’ve tried to redefine “problem” for something more flexible, and I believe there’s a redefinition that holds for common scenarios. Philosophize together with me.

Post from June 1, 2016, filed under .

The Two Legs of Personal Reality

On resting and moving, or accepting and learning.

Post from May 25, 2016, filed under .

“HTML 5,” “CSS 3,” and Expert Web Developers

These days, when we hear people speak of “HTML 5” and “CSS 3,” it’s useful to be skeptical. We’ve long decided for the living standard model, meaning we simply refer to HTML and CSS…

Post from May 20, 2016, filed under .

That’s in a Guideline

About two weeks ago I ended a little lottery to give away signed copies of my last book, The Little Book of HTML/CSS Coding Guidelines. Here are feedback and winners.

Post from May 17, 2016, filed under .

What’s in a Guideline? Win a Copy of the Little Book of HTML/CSS Coding Guidelines!

I give away five signed copies, and to win one just comment or tweet (to @j9t), until April 30, why you deem coding guidelines important or what you find to be the most useful coding guideline.

Post from April 14, 2016, filed under .

Interlude

Minding the gap.

Post from April 13, 2016, filed under .

Can We Prevent Terrorism?

Thoughts on violence, leadership, and civil rights.

Post from April 12, 2016, filed under .

198 Methods of Nonviolent Protest and Action

Just when one wonders how many options there are exactly.

Post from April 6, 2016, filed under .

Conditional Boycott

There are countries and corporations that violate even the most basic human rights, that neglect and sometimes sabotage even the most basic principles behind all human togetherness and solidarity. In an increasingly connected world…

Post from March 29, 2016, filed under .

10 Photos II

Some more of my EyeEm photos, published over the last few months, that have become others’ or my own favorites.

Post from March 25, 2016, filed under .

The Most Important Thing We Can Do with Our Lives

“The person who doesn’t read is no better off than the person who can’t read,” goes a saying. A dogmatic tweet suggested, “if what you’ve been doing in the last hour doesn‘t serve a clear constructive purpose, stop immediately.”

Post from March 18, 2016, filed under .

The Reminder Trick

This tool is so powerful and at the same time so trivial to make a routine that I ask everyone who regularly employs it to transcend their disappointment—I’m mentioning it for the people I meet who don’t.

Post from March 1, 2016, filed under .

It’s Not Too Late

…to contribute to good causes.

Post from February 5, 2016, filed under .

Stream Theory

Not just since the Law of Attraction is there this idea of “like attracts like,” of self-fulfilling prophecies, of better being “careful” what we wish for. There’s another concept that I do like to work with though, in another thought experiment.

Post from January 31, 2016, filed under .

Trust

We must.

Post from January 22, 2016, filed under .

Coding Guidelines, the Gist

What’s not to ♥ about coding standards.

Post from January 13, 2016, filed under .

The Law of Maintainability

One cannot not maintain. This is an important axiom to understand, critical even when we recognize how little understanding and prioritization this topic enjoys in our industry…

Post from January 6, 2016, filed under .

Endless Peace

Amidst all the wars we never wanted but our governments and industries wage and participate in regardless of our will, we threaten to lose sight of our goal. That goal, surely, is peace. That goal, clearly, is durable peace. That goal, indeed, is endless peace.

Post from January 1, 2016, filed under .

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