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.

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And last but not least, here is my resume.

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tech reading

to make the time go by a bit faster on the train ride to zurich, i read a couple of chapters of noam chomsky’s rogue states (yes, in german… kinda tough in german :S) . among the huge amount of interesting facts, there is this one about the irak war I (get a translator!) :

[…] John Kerry fügte hinzu, dass es für die USA “legitim” wäre, in den Irak einzumarschieren, falls Saddam “halsstarrig bleibt, die UN-Resolutionen verletzt und weiterhin eine Bedrohung für die Weltgemeinschaft darstellt”, ganz unabhängig davon, wie der Sicherheitsrat die Lage einschätzt. Ein derartiges unilaterales Vorgehen läge “durchaus im Rahmen des internationalen Rechts”, wie Kerry es begreift. Der Senator, der zur Fraktion der liberalen “Tauben” zählt und als Gegner des Vietnamkriegs zu nationaler Berühmtheit gelangte, sah keinen Widerspruch zwischen seiner jetzigen Haltung und seinen früheren Anschauungen. Vietnam habe ihn gelehrt, dass Gewalt nur eingesetzt werden solle, wenn das Ziel “erreichbar ist und den Bedürfnissen des Heimatlandes dient”. Insofern war Saddams Einmarsch in Kuwait nur aus einem einzigen Grund falsch : Er konnte, wie sich herausstellen sollte, sein Ziel nicht “erreichen”. […]

…hhhmmm… makes me think that Kerry is no better than Bush… people should realize that they don’t vote by putting a cross or a hole next to a candidate’s name, BUT by pouring GASOLINE into their car tanks, setting their AIR CONDITIONER on FREEZE level, etc.