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.

Sneaky Buying Bug (SBB)

If you take the train somewhat frequently in Switzerland, you should have a half-fare travelcard which gives you a 50% rebate on ticket prices. On nationwide travels at least. I have previously noticed this on the swiss railways’ ticket vending machines: the order of the button rows for regular and half price fares are inverted between local and national transit. I thought to myself that this surely isn’t a bug, but is intended to trap people.

National ticket: full price on top, half price on bottom
National ticket: full price on top, half price on bottom
Local ticket: half price on top, full price on bottom
Local ticket: half price on top, full price on bottom

And sure enough, last week I accidentally bought a full price ticket for a local destination.