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.


Something a bit strange just happened.

I’m using Reeder to aggregate feeds of about 300 sites. In the last couple of days, I “starred” 2 articles – in my workflow, this means “read later”. One is on kottke.org, a source of interesting reads I really appreciate: The impending Pacific Northwest earthquake. The other one is posted on daringfireball.net: Web Design: The First 100 Years. Whenever I appreciate a starred article, I then bookmark it on Pinboard, which is the service I selected when Google shut down Google Reader in 2013.

I read the article linked inside the earthquake story and bookmark it. Then I start reading the other article. About halfway in, I realize that the author, Maciej Cegłowski, is the creator of Pinboard. Also, the name of his website, Idlewords, sounds strangely familiar. Then I occurs to me that it’s one of those few sites I started following way back in 2002, when I started my blog. Crazy! I kinda feel stupid that I never made the connection.

Then I have a look at Idlewords’ archive, and what do I stumble upon? A post about the Cascade subduction zone, the thing I just read a freaking article about. Coincidences.

Both articles are awesome. Now go read them!