About me

My name is Olivier Bruchez. To make it short, here's my Twitter bio*:

"Software engineer living in Switzerland, working at EPFL, passionate about software development (incl. Scala), science, technology, philosophy, music, and more."

You can find more information about me on my profile page or in my CV / résumé.

* Dynamically retrieved from Twitter, of course!

About this website

This site is meant as a central repository for my public lists and documents, which were previously stored on Github, Google Drive, etc. It was also an excuse to start a new programming project, using Scala, Play, Akka, and more.

Most of the content on this site is stored on Github, but some of it also comes from external APIs such as the Blogger API or the Twitter API.

Blog

I have a blog on Blogger since September 2006. It is not completely integrated with this website yet, but I'm working on it.

Here are my latest posts:

Twitter

I'm also on Twitter since February 2008.

Here are my latest tweets:

  • 2019-02-25: RT @paulg: Predictions about the future often turn out to be false, but I'm going to risk predicting a rapid switch away from meat at some…
  • 2019-02-05: @dnaplaya I still don't hear the "ding dong" in "Pope". :) Do you have a timing? I do hear the single muted trumpet… https://t.co/sFhR1Vu8qk
  • 2019-01-23: "Uranus, once thought to be a featureless world, turns out to be incredibly rich and diverse." https://t.co/dqHKXVUuWN
  • 2018-12-08: Seagate Reveals World’s Biggest HDD At 16 TB https://t.co/Mk16FbB1BJ (finally!)
  • 2018-10-06: What are the most important moral problems of our time? | Will MacAskill https://t.co/4xgWObtLlR #EffectiveAltruism

What have I done lately?

The last books I read, concerts I went to, movies I saw, etc. Yes, I'm a list addict. This is a recurrent theme on this site.

2019-04-02 - Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain
2019-03-27 - There Are No Dream Homes
2019-03-27 - My Life at 47 Is Back to What It Was Like at 27
2019-03-17 - There's a big problem with immortality: it goes on and on
2019-02-27 - How Dad's Stresses Get Passed Along to Offspring
2019-03-29 - Matthew Walker - Why We Sleep
2019-02-19 - Louis-Ferdinand Céline - Voyage au bout de la nuit
2018-12-31 - Yuval Noah Harari - Sapiens
2018-11-08 - Peter Singer - Ethics in the Real World
2018-11-05 - Michael Pollan - How to Change Your Mind
2019-04-12 - Emile Parisien Quartet - Chapiteau, Cully, Switzerland
2019-04-12 - Yaron Herman - Chapiteau, Cully, Switzerland
2019-04-12 - Andreas Schaerer & A Novel Of Anomaly - Chapiteau, Cully, Switzerland
2019-03-09 - Kenny Garrett - Théâtre Maurice Novarina, Maison des Arts du Léman, Thonon-les-Bains, France
2018-11-14 - Neneh Cherry - Alhambra, Geneva, Switzerland
2019-02-09 - Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland - Trésors impressionnistes - La Collection Ordrupgaard
2018-12-22 - Musée Alexis Forel, Morges, Switzerland - David Lynch - Fire in City
2018-11-11 - Maison du Diable, Sion, Switzerland - David Lynch - Dreams - A Tribute to Fellini
2018-08-02 - Musée de Bagnes, Le Châble, Switzerland - Julian Charrière - An Invitation to Disappear
2018-07-20 - Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland - Soulages
2019-04-15 - Jean-Pierre Jeunet - Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain
2019-04-13 - Aamir Khan & Amole Gupte - Like Stars on Earth
2019-04-08 - Sam Mendes - American Beauty
2019-04-06 - Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey & Rodney Rothman - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
2019-03-31 - Fritz Lang - M
2018-01-12 - Lucrèce Borgia - Pulloff Théâtres, Lausanne, Switzerland
2017-12-01 - L'Avare - Salle Charles Apothéloz, Théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne, Switzerland
2017-11-11 - Le Direktør - Salle Charles Apothéloz, Théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne, Switzerland
2017-10-27 - En découdre - Pulloff Théâtres, Lausanne, Switzerland
2017-10-19 - Wicked - Gershwin Theatre, New York, NY, USA
2019-04-17 - Very Bad Wizards - Everything is Meaningless: The Book of Ecclesiastes
2019-04-12 - Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe - Is Anti-Matter a Real thing?
2019-04-11 - Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe - How will the Universe die?
2019-04-11 - Very Bad Wizards - Reach-Around Knowledge and Bottom Performers (The Dunning-Kruger Effect)
2019-04-09 - Peach & Black Podcast - Shelby J. Interview
2018-09-07 - 2018-09-07-2018-09-16: Cala Mesquida, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
2018-03-09 - 2018-03-09-2018-03-11: Leukerbad, Switzerland
2017-10-07 - 2017-10-07-2017-10-22: Chicago / New Orleans / New York, USA
2017-08-25 - 2017-08-25-2017-08-27: Adelboden, Switzerland
2017-07-28 - 2017-07-28-2017-08-04: Alcúdia, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
2019-04-04 - This Is Us (season 3)
2019-04-01 - Modern Family (season 9)
2018-12-14 - Modern Family (season 8)
2018-12-05 - Le Coffret Magique
2018-07-12 - Westworld (season 2)