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:

  • 2018-10-06: What are the most important moral problems of our time? | Will MacAskill https://t.co/4xgWObtLlR #EffectiveAltruism
  • 2018-07-31: RT @DanielMiessler: Reading gives you superpowers. https://t.co/2Ns7USsSH5
  • 2018-07-27: @epsitec J'ai pensé à toi en regardant "Paths of Glory" de Stanley Kubrick, cette semaine. ;-) https://t.co/UziJ52hUIO
  • 2018-07-23: RT @TheRobEsse: The new OBM podcast is out now :) Rob discusses his profound love for one of the world's greatest music festivals, the Mont…
  • 2018-06-18: @LaPierraz Ouch...

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.

2018-11-14 - The backlash against overtourism
2018-11-10 - Most Initial Conversations Go Better Than People Think
2018-11-03 - What Comes After the Roomba?
2018-10-28 - Lavender's Soothing Scent Could Be More Than Just Folk Medicine
2018-10-28 - 'Microdosing' is touted by 'shroomers and Reddit users. Science is starting to test their claims — and finding some truth
2018-11-08 - Peter Singer - Ethics in the Real World
2018-11-05 - Michael Pollan - How to Change Your Mind
2018-09-16 - Randy Pausch & Jeffrey Zaslow - The Last Lecture
2018-09-13 - Sénèque - De la brièveté de la vie
2018-09-12 - Milan Kundera - Risibles Amours
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
2018-11-11 - Maison du Diable, Sion, Switzerland - David Lynch - Dreams - A Tribute to Fellini
2018-08-02 - Musée de Bagnes, Le Châble, Switzerland - Julian Charrière - An Invitation to Disappear
2018-07-20 - Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland - Soulages
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
2018-11-12 - Billy Wilder - Double Indemnity
2018-10-30 - Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
2018-10-23 - Billy Wilder - Sunset Boulevard
2018-10-01 - Billy Wilder - Witness for the Prosecution
2018-09-23 - Wolfgang Petersen - Das Boot
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
2018-11-13 - Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe - Is the Higgs Boson useful?
2018-11-09 - Peach & Black Podcast - The Time - Ice Cream Castle Review
2018-11-07 - Waking Up with Sam Harris - Live in Toronto with Brian Greene
2018-11-02 - Waking Up with Sam Harris - Live in Philadelphia with Janna Levin and Maria Popova
2018-10-31 - Alex & Erik's Podcast - It's ethical for me to be unethical
2018-09-07 - 2018-09-07-2018-09-16: Cala Mesquida, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
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
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)