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:

  • 2019-06-29: 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
  • 2019-01-23: "Uranus, once thought to be a featureless world, turns out to be incredibly rich and diverse." https://t.co/dqHKXVUuWN

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.

2019-09-17 - Want to Be Happy? Think Like an Old Person
2019-09-09 - What I Learned from Working 32 Hours a Week
2019-08-05 - Why You Should Stop Trying to Be Happy at Work
2019-08-28 - If You're Often Angry Or Irritable, You May Be Depressed
2019-08-25 - The Problem With Happiness
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
2019-06-23 - Alain de Botton - The Consolations of Philosophy
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
2019-04-12 - Yaron Herman - 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
2019-09-05 - Guy Ritchie - Snatch
2019-08-28 - Anthony Russo & Joe Russo - Avengers: Endgame
2019-08-19 - Nitesh Tiwari - Dangal
2019-08-17 - Stanley Kubrick - Full Metal Jacket
2019-08-16 - Thomas Vinterberg - The Hunt
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
2019-09-17 - The Tim Ferriss Show - Dr. Peter Attia vs. Tim Ferriss
2019-09-11 - The Tim Ferriss Show - Sam Harris, Ph.D. — How to Master Your Mind
2019-09-10 - The Tim Ferriss Show - Stan Grof, Lessons from ~4,500 LSD Sessions and Beyond
2019-09-05 - Very Bad Wizards - How Do You Solve a Problem Like Theodicy? (The Book of Job)
2019-09-03 - The Tim Ferriss Show - Psychedelics — Microdosing, Mind-Enhancing Methods, and More
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
2019-09-04 - 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)
2019-06-07 - Chernobyl