Hi, I’m Manu, a biking web developer. I’ve been writing on here since June 2002 about a bunch of different topics. My favorite posts are tagged with ✪.

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

a plot hole, plothole or plot error is a gap or inconsistency in a storyline that goes against the flow of logic established by the story’s plot. Such inconsistencies include such things as illogical or impossible events, and statements or events that contradict earlier events in the storyline.

This definition suits my life pretty well.

Thanks for reading!


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!