Hi, I’m Manu, a biking web developer. I’ve been writing on here since June 2002 about a bunch of different topics. My favorite posts are tagged with ✪.

Why “plothole.net”? As defined on wikipedia,

a plot hole, plothole or plot error is a gap or inconsistency in a storyline that goes against the flow of logic established by the story’s plot. Such inconsistencies include such things as illogical or impossible events, and statements or events that contradict earlier events in the storyline.

This definition suits my life pretty well.

Thanks for reading!

100 days at Bestmile

I’ve done this kind of flashback for my last 2 software engineering jobs at ELCA/SecuTix and Doodle, so I’m maintaining the tradition. Albeit with a 4 weeks procrastination delay, as my 100th day at Bestmile was end of May.

Again, here’s a list of random thoughts:

ELCA/SecuTix 2004–2012, Doodle 2014–2017, Bestmile 2018
ELCA/SecuTix 2004–2012, Doodle 2014–2017, Bestmile 2018
  1. go check out swisstopo’s Journey through time! It’s awesome!

  2. at Doodle, we had time zones. At Bestmile, we have map projections. Both have their fair share of WTFs. For example, the most relevant map projections have their origin in the European Petroleum Survey Group: EPSG:4326 (used by GPS for example) and EPSG:3857 (Web Mercator, used by most online map providers).