Pieter Hintjens

Ich habe Pieter Hintjens erstmals an der CodeMesh Konferenz 2013 gesehen, live, zufällig in seinen Vortrag reinspaziert.

Dadurch mit ZeroMQ in Berührung gekommen, sein Buch gekauft, seinen Blog gelesen.

Mitbekommen, dass der Krebs ihn wieder umschlungen hat. So war es absehbar, dass er gehen muss, und heute nun abgetreten, wie es seiner selbstbestimmten Art entspricht. Entsprach.

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Zu seinen Ehren ein Auszug aus einem seiner Blog-Posts: Ten Steps Towards Happiness, die Schritte 8 – 10:

8. Revalue your time

Stop wasting your time on commuting, boring jobs, meetings, TV. Do only things that you feel are worthwhile, with people you like. If this means a cut in income, so be it. Be the person you really want to be. Don’t take it all too seriously, we all die.

9. Travel light

Material possessions are more often a burden than a pleasure. Give away or sell anything you own that does not make you happy. Do not let your possessions define you. We live in a world of plenty. That means you can own less, not more.

10. Want nothing, accept everything

Above all, explore the world without desire or demand, and be tolerant of whatever happens. Most people are nice, and even the others teach us. When you want nothing, you cannot be disappointed. When you accept everything, you will see beauty in every moment.

Du wirst fehlen, Pieter. Ruhe in Frieden.

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