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:

  • 2018-06-17: @DanielMiessler Are you still using Blinkist? Would you still recommend this service 9-10 months later?
  • 2018-06-11: RT @jonatanpallesen: Genetic correlations with IQ. (Data from Savage et al, 2018) https://t.co/IUQg0R8PiV
  • 2018-06-10: Cyclists https://t.co/5EfpjcAYxt (poke @LaPierraz) #pearlsbeforeswine https://t.co/h7SikN2M6s
  • 2018-04-26: "Do We Need Another Miles Davis Box Set?" https://t.co/W7UxWOsybB Hint: yes!
  • 2018-04-15: "I think Miles Davis is a reason to live." https://t.co/2zoyTQmYNZ

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.

2018-07-06 - The Psychology of Dread Tasks
2018-07-06 - A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention
2018-07-05 - The tools humanity will need for living in the year 1 trillion
2018-07-01 - A Layman’s Intro to Western Classical Music
2018-06-24 - The Bullshit-Job Boom
2018-07-15 - Susan Cain - Quiet
2018-06-09 - Christopher Hamilton - Middle Age
2018-05-11 - Max Tegmark - Life 3.0
2018-05-10 - Charles Baudelaire - Les Fleurs du mal
2018-03-29 - Milan Kundera - Le Rideau
2018-07-10 - Jack White - Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland
2018-07-10 - Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue - Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland
2018-07-06 - Jason Moran - Montreux Jazz Club, Montreux, Switzerland
2018-07-03 - Brad Mehldau - Montreux Jazz Club, Montreux, Switzerland
2018-07-01 - Stanley Clarke - Montreux Jazz Club, Montreux, Switzerland
2018-04-28 - Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland - Toulouse-Lautrec - A la Belle Epoque - French Cancans
2017-10-20 - The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA - Permanent exhibition / Items: Is Fashion Modern? / Max Ernst: Beyond Painting
2017-10-19 - Frick Collection, New York, USA - Permanent exhibition
2017-10-17 - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA - Permanent exhibition / The Theater of Disappearance / Rodin at The Met
2017-10-14 - National WWII Museum, New Orleans, USA - Permanent exhibition
2018-07-06 - Orson Welles - Citizen Kane
2018-06-30 - David Fincher - Se7en
2018-06-26 - Alfred Hitchcock - Vertigo
2018-05-04 - Michel Gondry - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2018-04-29 - Jonathan Demme - The Silence of the Lambs
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
2018-07-13 - Very Bad Wizards - The Psychology of Personality
2018-07-11 - The Tim Ferriss Show - Daniel Pink — How to Make Better Decisions and Be More Creative
2018-07-07 - The Tim Ferriss Show - Are Psychedelic Drugs the Next Medical Breakthrough?
2018-07-04 - Waking Up with Sam Harris - Dictators, Immigration, #MeToo, and Other Imponderables - A Conversation with Masha Gessen
2018-07-03 - Peach & Black Podcast - Non-Album Tracks Vol. 2
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
2017-04-08 - 2017-04-08-2017-04-23: Tokyo / Kyoto, Japan
2016-12-29 - 2016-12-29-2017-01-03: Berlin, Germany
2018-07-12 - Westworld (season 2)
2018-06-15 - Fargo (season 3)
2018-05-29 - Silicon Valley (season 5)
2018-05-17 - Modern Family (season 7)
2018-05-17 - The Big Bang Theory (season 11)