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:

  • 2019-10-08: "The CD-ROM format is so incredibly unreliable that all of the layers of error corrections require 2.33 GB to encod… https://t.co/nqnDOGctrf
  • 2019-06-29: RT @AustinJ: TIL that if you go North of the Arctic Circle in the summer and bring a MacBook with Night Shift set to be triggered by sunris…
  • 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

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.

2019-10-08 - Do psychedelics trigger neurogenesis? Here's what we know.
2019-10-01 - Time anxiety: is it too late?
2019-09-27 - Thought Scripts
2019-09-17 - Want to Be Happy? Think Like an Old Person
2019-09-09 - What I Learned from Working 32 Hours a Week
2019-10-02 - Franz Kafka - La Métamorphose
2019-09-17 - Derren Brown - Happy
2019-08-06 - Douglas Adams - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
2019-07-12 - Annaka Harris - Conscious
2019-06-20 - Ursula K. Le Guin - The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
2019-09-27 - The Black Shoe's Button - La Cave du Bleu Lézard, Lausanne, Switzerland
2019-07-12 - Chick Corea - Montreux Jazz Club, Montreux, Switzerland
2019-07-12 - Linda May Han Oh - Montreux Jazz Club, Montreux, Switzerland
2019-06-28 - Sting - Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland
2019-04-12 - Emile Parisien Quartet - Chapiteau, Cully, Switzerland
2019-07-31 - Narvik War Museum, Narvik, Norway - Permanent exhibition
2019-07-25 - World Heritage Rock Art Centre - Alta Museum, Alta, Norway - Permanent exhibition
2019-07-22 - Polarmuseet, Tromsø, Norway - Permanent exhibition
2019-07-20 - Frognerparken, Oslo, Norway - Vigeland installation
2019-07-19 - Frammuseet, Oslo, Norway - Permanent exhibition
2019-10-13 - Todd Phillips - Joker
2019-10-12 - Roberto Benigni - Life Is Beautiful
2019-10-09 - Joon-ho Bong - Parasite
2019-10-02 - Masaki Kobayashi - Harakiri
2019-09-23 - Brian De Palma - Scarface
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
2019-10-10 - Making Sense with Sam Harris - Mind, space, & motion - A Conversation with Barbara Tversky
2019-10-08 - The Happiness Lab - The Unhappy Millionaire
2019-10-07 - Grand bien vous fasse ! - Pourquoi il ne faut plus avoir peur de vieillir avec Carl Honoré
2019-10-06 - Very Bad Wizards - Talking to Your (Alternate) Self [Ted Chiang's "Anxiety is the Dizziness of Freedom"]
2019-10-03 - Very Bad Wizards - Are You Free (to like the Chappelle special)?
2019-09-14 - 2019-09-14-2019-09-16: Leukerbad, Switzerland
2019-07-18 - 2019-07-18-2019-08-02: Oslo / Northern Norway
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
2019-09-28 - Hamilton's Pharmacopeia (season 2)
2019-09-04 - Hamilton's Pharmacopeia (season 1)
2019-08-16 - Bob's Burgers (season 5)
2019-08-08 - The Twilight Zone (season 1)
2019-08-11 - Black Mirror (series 5)