Jens Oliver Meiert

Everything Else (4)

Presenting… the Google Shoe

They finally arrived, long longed for Google shoes, in this case the “Google j9t” model based on the Adidas ZX700. They’re not for sale but I might share the configuration I used to design them. The “Google j9t” may only be worn for dynamite fishing and important launches.

Post from March 16, 2009, filed under .

Merged RSS Feed for German Readers

A new merged feed featuring all entries of my site, English and German, is now available through Yahoo Pipes. Since both parts of my site are different in several regards, including separate feeds, English-speaking German readers tended to subscribe to two feeds…

Post from November 8, 2008, filed under .

Thoughts on Disclaimers

How awesome that these are particularly popular in Germany: disclaimers on both websites and emails. Recently I came across the German Wikipedia article on disclaimers which talks about the topic in detail, and I could not but go for yet another “thoughts” post…

Post from October 28, 2008, filed under . Survey Results

It’s one and a half months since I asked for your feedback on, and I finally decided to publish some of the results. I also wanted to reply to some responses I got via the “comments and suggestions” field. First, however, I like to thank everyone…

Post from October 13, 2008, filed under .

Asking for Your Feedback

I’d like to ask for 15 seconds (meaning exactly 15 seconds) of your precious time to take a really short survey related to this website, to learn about your perspective and ideas…

Post from August 28, 2008, filed under .

Expertise and the Inverted Parabola

I’m not a mathematician but it looks like applying one’s experience and expertise resulted in an inverted parabola of effort to be exercised. So knowledge or its use, respectively, seem to mean that beginners don’t know what to do and thus don’t do much, while true experts…

Post from July 18, 2008, filed under .

Thoughts on Email

Email was, is, and will stay the web’s true killer application, but spam, top-posting, incompetent use of newsletters, and the HTML email problem mean serious challenges.

Post from June 10, 2008, filed under .

The 1,000 Dollar Donation

A few minutes ago, I donated the 1,000 US dollars I offered in the 1,000 Dollar Comment Game. I rounded the 1,000 dollars to 700 euros and transferred the money to “Selbsthilfe für Wohnungslose e.V.”, Hanover…

Post from March 1, 2008, filed under .

Akismet Plugins Archive

Since no older versions of famous WordPress spam protection plugin Akismet seem to be available anymore, I decided to preserve the collection of Akismet plugins I could get my hands on. Get your API key all excited.

Post from February 27, 2008, filed under .

Meiert’s Law of Traffic Congestion

Meiert’s Law states that on motorways with a ban on passing on either side, driving on a passing lane while there is more than 4.167 times of speed (v in km/h) in meters room on the adjacent outer lane where ahead traffic participants drive at least v – 33.3% means traffic holdup and congestion.

Post from November 22, 2007, filed under .

Dark Days for Germany

Yesterday, on the historically significant November 9, the German government approved a law that requires telecommunications providers to retain all customer communication data for a period of six months, and allows authorities to gain access to stored communications…

Post from November 10, 2007, filed under .

3 Great Learning Strategies for Generalists

“Lifelong learning” sounds like some sort of buzzword but it is necessary to develop and progress, and awesome to master. Mistakes are great, too, as they are accelerating the learning process, and this needs to be kept in mind…

Post from November 2, 2007, filed under .

Cost of Solution vs. Cost of Problem

Problems cost money, and problems require solutions that also cost money. This is known in all industries, but in many cases, there is focus on only one side: What does the solution of the problem cost? This ignores the other side, the cost of the problem…

Post from September 20, 2007, filed under .

The 1,000 Dollar Comment Game

Finally, the remake of the infamous comment game. Easy money and link love.

Post from July 28, 2007, filed under .

Interview: Me on Blogs and Blogging

Bruce C. Brown interviewed me for his forthcoming book, The Secret Power of Blogging.

Post from July 17, 2007, filed under .

Me on Czech TV

Czech Nova TV phone interviewed me about The World’s Highest Website!

Post from May 14, 2007, filed under .

The Problem with Link Blogs (Plus Five Link Blogs That Rock)

Link blogs suck because they don’t provide any content. Link blogs suck because they just jump on the back of people who actually create content, with few exceptions. Link blogs nonetheless play an important role in the hypertext ecosystem…

Post from April 6, 2007, filed under .

Comment Game: 100 Dollars for Comment #100

I want to play a game.

Post from February 23, 2007, filed under .

QA: On Errors, and Why Paying for Errors Pays Off

A pseudo-scientific approach that is intended to improve websites and services, and which is applicable almost anywhere.

Post from January 20, 2007, filed under and .

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