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.

shit happens

After Stephen Murray, who broke his back last year during a double backflip attempt at the AST Dew Tour finals, and after Jimmy Levan, who hit his head hard on the ground while fooling around on a skate (with all the crazy things he did on a BMX, it had to happen on a skate!), now Mike Aitken went down. He, too, smashed his head (not wearing a helmet, eh?) on the ground while riding some trails in Pennsylvania.

I’ve always had mixed feelings about the fund raisings that took place after those incidents. I’ve always thought that a BMX pro rider ought to have a solid insurance. It actually never occurred to me that it was the insurances that wouldn’t let them in. It seems that’s what happened to Mikey. This, and the fact that he’s got a wife and kid, but more importantly because I’ve always loved his riding (seen him live at the X-Games 2001 in Philly!!) made me make a donation. See, it’s a bit of a selfish move ;) I really really want Mikey to get out of coma and back on his bike so I can enjoy more of his awesomely flowing BMX riding.

…and wear a goddamn helmet!