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:

  • 2019-05-25: "It is probably fair to say that Windows today uses backslash as a path separator because 50 years ago, TOPS-10 use… https://t.co/rM8d9KXzCr
  • 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!)

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.

2019-04-22 - Surprisingly Little Evidence for the Accepted Wisdom About Teeth
2019-04-20 - Why Calvin and Hobbes is Great Literature
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
2019-06-23 - Alain de Botton - The Consolations of Philosophy
2019-05-21 - Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson - It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work
2019-05-08 - Ernest Renan - L'Ecclésiaste
2019-04-23 - Milan Kundera - Le Livre du rire et de l'oubli
2019-03-29 - Matthew Walker - Why We Sleep
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
2019-06-08 - Sergio Leone - Once Upon a Time in America
2019-05-25 - Harold Ramis - Groundhog Day
2019-05-18 - Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained
2019-05-17 - Ridley Scott - Gladiator
2019-04-27 - Quentin Tarantino & Eli Roth - Inglourious Basterds
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
2019-06-21 - Very Bad Wizards - Total Recall
2019-06-19 - Very Bad Wizards - Choosing to Believe
2019-06-13 - Making Sense with Sam Harris - Conscious - A Conversation with Annaka Harris
2019-06-11 - Very Bad Wizards - Life With No Head (With Sam Harris)
2019-06-05 - Peach & Black Podcast - Jill Jones - Album Review
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
2019-06-07 - Chernobyl
2019-05-24 - Game of Thrones (season 8)
2019-05-22 - Broad City (season 5)
2019-05-17 - The Big Bang Theory (season 12)
2019-05-17 - Modern Family (season 10)