Hi, I’m Manu.

I used to have a blog a couple of years ago. I have to admit that I missed it a little, so I decided to go back at it in 2014. I write about a bunch of different topics.

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

a plot hole, or plothole is a gap or inconsistency in a storyline that goes against the flow of logic established by the story’s plot, or constitutes a blatant omission of relevant information regarding the plot, sometimes even contradicting itself. These include such things as unlikely behaviour or actions of characters, illogical or impossible events, events happening for no apparent reason, or, statements or events that contradict earlier events in the storyline.

This definition suits my life pretty well.

Here are a couple of links if you want to know more about me:

And last but not least, here is my resume.

Thanks for reading.

N.B. this site has been tested on the most recent versions of Safari and Chrome on Mac OS X, as well as Safari on iOS. If something seems broken on one of those browsers, shoot me an email. If you’re using another browser, I’m sorry. I don’t find fixing browser quirks very interesting, I do enough of it professionnally.

blog unavailable

for those of you who have noticed the unavailability of my blog these couple of days (actually it was available under another url… ), here the reason. i wanted to change my blog system from a full custom to an opensource solution (plog) for reasons such as : lazyness, automatic thumbnail generation, private blogs, etc.

BUT the multi-language options in plog are very badly written. in fact, it requires too much memory. php limits the memory allocation for each script to a certain amount of MBs (specified in php.ini). it is sometimes possible to override this value in the script itself by adding an ini_set(… ) command, OR by adding a .haccess in the directory where the script is run, containing the line “php_value memory_limit 8M” for example. BUT it doesn’t work at my provider/host’s server! here’s me emailing them :


j’ai le problème suivant :

je souhaite utliser pLog (http://www.plogworld.org/) comme moteur de blog sur mon compte free.fr . Après installation des BD et des fichiers, lors de l’accès au site, le serveur Apache me répond : “Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 5242880 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 221 bytes)”, ce qui, après m’être documenté un peu, vient du fait que certains scripts de pLog ont besoin de plus de 5MB pour tourner. En effet, en exécutant phpinfo() sur mon site, les propriétés me disent que : “memory_limit 5M”. En me documentant un peu plus encore, j’ai vu qu’il devrait être possible d’exéder cette limite en plaçant un .htaccess contenant “php_value memory_limit 8M” (par ex.) dans le bon répertoire. Cependant, votre config d’Apache semble ne pas aimer les .htaccess, puisque le serveur répond : “The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.”

Que puis-je faire? Merci de votre aide.


and them answering :

Monsieur HITZ


Si votre script PHP consomme trop de memoire , c’est a vous de l’optimiser en consequence par rapport a nos restrictions :


Cordialement, Germain - SUPPORT PAGES PERSOS FREE -