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!

groot is gone,…

…long lives groot. i went through a whole year of IM, and here is a sample of the sample of the best ones :

[11:48] Alexander Groothaert: if you were gonna get stranded on an island, and you had to choose one person to get stranded with, but it had to be a person of the same sex, who would it be?
[11:49] NicknameNoGood: bin laden
[11:49] Alexander Groothaert: interesting
[11:49] NicknameNoGood: so the world would be safe =P
[11:50] Alexander Groothaert: hahahahaha
[11:50] Alexander Groothaert: i said mcgyver
[11:50] Alexander Groothaert: or wilson from cast away
[11:50] NicknameNoGood: the holder of the long distance swimming world record… duh
[11:51] Alexander Groothaert: good thinking…
[11:51] NicknameNoGood: or Bush, coz fbi & co would start looking for him
[11:51] Alexander Groothaert: wow, you’re good at this
[11:51] Alexander Groothaert: haha
[11:55] NicknameNoGood: yeah… the problem with mcgyver and wilson is they are not real, coz then i would take superman
[11:57] Alexander Groothaert: hmm, good point
[11:57] NicknameNoGood: hehe
[11:57] Alexander Groothaert: i would still take mcgyver over superman
[11:58] Alexander Groothaert: and for the record
[11:58] Alexander Groothaert: wilson is real
[11:58] Alexander Groothaert: you can purchase him at any sporting goods store
[11:58] NicknameNoGood: ok ok
[11:58] NicknameNoGood: any = in US
[11:59] Alexander Groothaert: alright dude, stop being so fucknig complicated
[11:59] Alexander Groothaert: haha
[11:59] NicknameNoGood: dammit groot, stop touching everything
[11:59] Alexander Groothaert: hahaha
[11:59] Alexander Groothaert: i told him my story of the handlebar and my finger
[12:00] Alexander Groothaert: answer: “im not surprised”
[12:00] NicknameNoGood: true

[18:09] Alexander Groothaert: i think i have to take jan to the hospital…
[18:09] NicknameNoGood: what has he done?!?
[18:09] Alexander Groothaert: i dont know, he’s not moving
[18:10] Alexander Groothaert: but he’s laughing now
[18:10] NicknameNoGood: wtf
[18:10] Alexander Groothaert: thats a good sign
[18:10] Alexander Groothaert: haha, i should help him instead of talking on IM
[18:10] Alexander Groothaert: hahahahahahahaha
[18:10] NicknameNoGood: yeah… prolly

[22:08] NicknameNoGood: ever listened to the cd ‘short music for short people’ ?
[22:09] Alexander Groothaert: hehe, nope
[22:09] Alexander Groothaert: but i sound like the target market

…and the rest