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:

  • 2017-05-26: RT @DanielMiessler: Priorities. https://t.co/cIHvLzP2Rq
  • 2017-05-17: My iPhone in airplane mode (wi-fi off+no carrier) displaying notifications that can only come from the Internet. Has anybody seen this bug?
  • 2017-05-15: RT @Distinctboxes: Mt Fuji, from the International Space Station. https://t.co/1wdjGnqXM4
  • 2017-05-14: @DanielMiessler Re. "Watch Less TV, Read More Books". I'm struggling to read more books. I'm currently at 10-12 a year (mostly non-fiction).
  • 2017-05-10: RT @Oatmeal: You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you https://t.co/XwFjK9EOyl https://t.co/QRSalVfuKK

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.

2017-05-25 - What Mirrors Tell Us About Animal Minds
2017-05-20 - Why Stoicism is one of the best mind-hacks ever devised
2017-05-11 - Don’t Let Facebook Make You Miserable
2017-05-11 - Reading Is Forgetting
2017-05-10 - Being A Developer After 40
2017-05-21 - Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2017-04-30 - Susan Wolf - Meaning in Life and Why It Matters
2017-03-31 - George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four
2017-02-08 - James A. Lindsay - Life in Light of Death
2017-01-20 - Mark Manson - The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
2017-04-04 - McCoy Tyner - Chapiteau, Cully, Switzerland
2017-04-04 - Colin Vallon - Chapiteau, Cully, Switzerland
2017-04-02 - Autour de Chet - Chapiteau, Cully, Switzerland
2017-03-26 - "La Bohème" opera - Opéra de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
2016-11-04 - Aziza - Salle Paderewski, Casino de Montbenon, Lausanne, Switzerland
2017-04-21 - Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kyoto, Japan - Permanent exhibition
2017-04-21 - National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan - Postwar German Posters for Films / Permanent exhibition
2017-04-15 - Design Festa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan - Many small exhibitions
2017-04-15 - Nezu Museum, Tokyo, Japan - Permanent exhibition
2017-04-15 - Ghibli Museum, Tokyo, Japan - All Aboard! The Cat Bus to the Ghibli Forest / Permanent exhibition
2017-05-20 - Tim Burton - Sleepy Hollow
2017-05-06 - Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders - How to Train Your Dragon
2017-04-23 - Pedro Almodóvar - Julieta
2017-04-23 - Morten Tyldum - Passengers
2017-04-23 - Sebastian Hilger - Wir sind die Flut
2017-05-19 - A number - Pulloff Théâtres, Lausanne, Switzerland
2017-02-24 - On purge bébé - Pulloff Théâtres, Lausanne, Switzerland
2017-01-13 - L'enculé au chapeau - Pulloff Théâtres, Lausanne, Switzerland
2016-12-01 - Une femme à Berlin - Pulloff Théâtres, Lausanne, Switzerland
2016-11-25 - Dom Juan - Salle Charles Apothéloz, Théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne, Switzerland
2017-05-24 - Waking Up with Sam Harris - The Path to Impeachment - Conversations with Anne Applebaum and Juliette Kayyem
2017-05-25 - Very Bad Wizards - Shame on You (with Jennifer Jacquet)
2017-05-18 - Waking Up with Sam Harris - Ask Me Anything 7
2017-05-17 - Unsupervised Learning with Daniel Miessler - Unsupervised Learning: No. 78
2017-05-17 - Waking Up with Sam Harris - What Should We Eat? - A Conversation with Gary Taubes
2017-04-08 - 2017-04-08-2017-04-23: Tokyo / Kyoto, Japan
2016-12-29 - 2016-12-29-2017-01-03: Berlin, Germany
2016-07-30 - 2016-07-30-2016-08-17: Namibia
2016-05-03 - 2016-05-03-2016-05-06: Copenhagen, Denmark
2015-09-19 - 2015-09-19-2015-09-21: Giessbach / Bern, Switzerland
2017-05-14 - The Big Bang Theory (season 10)
2017-05-10 - Veep (season 3)
2017-03-31 - Black Mirror (series 2)
2017-03-22 - Veep (season 2)
2017-03-02 - Veep (season 1)