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:

  • 2017-02-18: Voyager : une source de créativité ?
  • 2017-01-22: 2016 en chiffres
  • 2016-12-20: Troublant Bernard Stiegler...
  • 2016-11-29: Végétarisme/véganisme : vers une démarche efficace
  • 2016-10-25: L'écriture spontanée : une alternative à la méditation ?

Twitter

I'm also on Twitter since February 2008.

Here are my latest tweets:

  • 2017-02-17: #TIL about the existence of Heligoland, "a small German archipelago in the North Sea [...] (population 1,127)" https://t.co/FjKJ6JDEu5
  • 2017-02-17: Is the Default Mode of the Brain to Suffer? https://t.co/ETttdsuL4g via @Instapaper
  • 2017-02-10: The science of Westworld https://t.co/DedeKEpf6x via @Instapaper
  • 2017-02-05: "Facebook is terrifying" https://t.co/rmTG2mA1hK (I'm not terrified. Is there anything wrong with me?) #privacy
  • 2017-02-03: RT @ebruchez: I really enjoyed this @a16z talk "16 Questions About Self-Driving Cars". Vast domain with lots of open questions. https://t.c…

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.

2017-02-20 - On Getting Old(er) in Tech
2017-02-17 - Is the Default Mode of the Brain to Suffer?
2017-02-15 - The Teletext Salvagers: How VHS is bringing teletext back from the dead
2017-02-15 - How Camus and Sartre split up over the question of how to be free
2017-02-13 - The secret to living a meaningful life
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
2017-01-01 - David Le Breton - Disparaître de soi
2016-12-09 - Arthur C. Clarke - Childhood's End
2016-11-17 - Amélie Nothomb - Les Catilinaires
2016-11-04 - Aziza - Salle Paderewski, Casino de Montbenon, Lausanne, Switzerland
2016-11-04 - Julian Sartorius - Salle Paderewski, Casino de Montbenon, Lausanne, Switzerland
2016-11-03 - David Sanborn & Christian McBride Trio - Salle Paderewski, Casino de Montbenon, Lausanne, Switzerland
2016-11-03 - Rosset Meyer Geiger - Salle Paderewski, Casino de Montbenon, Lausanne, Switzerland
2016-11-02 - Gary Peacock - Salle Paderewski, Casino de Montbenon, Lausanne, Switzerland
2017-02-19 - Nest, Vevey, Switzerland - Permanent exhibition
2017-01-03 - Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany - Hieronymus Bosch and His Pictorial World in the 16th and 17th century / Permanent exhibition
2017-01-02 - Pergamonmuseum, Berlin, Germany - The Heritage of the Old Kings. Ctesiphon and the Persian Sources of Islamic Art / Permanent exhibition
2017-01-01 - Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany - All about GOLEM! / Eran Shakine. A Muslim, a Christian and a Jew / Permanent exhibition
2016-12-30 - Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin, Germany - Permanent exhibition / Things to Come
2017-02-19 - Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester by the Sea
2017-02-18 - Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski - The Matrix
2017-02-04 - Mamoru Hosoda - Wolf Children
2017-01-21 - Tom Ford - Nocturnal Animals
2017-01-03 - Gareth Edwards - Rogue One
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
2016-11-11 - Blanc - Pulloff Théâtres, Lausanne, Switzerland
2016-03-16 - Caligula - Pulloff Théâtres, Lausanne, Switzerland
2017-02-20 - The Prince Podcast - Eric Leeds Interview Part 2
2017-02-16 - The Prince Podcast - Eric Leeds Interview Part 1
2017-02-13 - Very Bad Wizards - Douchebags and Desert
2017-02-10 - Waking Up with Sam Harris - What is True? - A Conversation with Jordan B. Peterson
2017-02-08 - Alex & Erik's Podcast - Democracy, a new era of demagoguery, or just a fluke?
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
2015-07-27 - 2015-07-27-2015-08-17: British Columbia / Alberta, Canada
2017-02-13 - Horace and Pete (season 1)
2017-01-16 - Broad City (season 3)
2017-01-15 - Black Mirror (series 1)
2017-01-06 - The Crazy Ones (season 1)
2017-01-04 - Modern Family (season 1)