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:

  • 2019-11-07: Note to myself: "Start before you think you’re ready" https://t.co/8kqXdylOjU
  • 2019-11-01: "I really want kids. [...] The only thing I want more [...] is to not have kids." —Tom Bilyeu https://t.co/icS4oJ5ZRK
  • 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

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.

2019-11-12 - How to Feel Nothing Now, in Order to Feel More Later
2019-11-10 - The Tiny Swiss Company That Thinks It Can Help Stop Climate Change
2019-10-26 - A diet guru explains why you should eat dinner at 2pm
2019-10-08 - Do psychedelics trigger neurogenesis? Here's what we know.
2019-10-01 - Time anxiety: is it too late?
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
2019-11-03 - JazzOnze+ Festival Lausanne - Salle Paderewski, Casino de Montbenon, Lausanne, Switzerland
2019-11-01 - Charles Lloyd & Kindred Spirits - Salle Paderewski, Casino de Montbenon, Lausanne, Switzerland
2019-11-01 - District Five - Salle Paderewski, Casino de Montbenon, Lausanne, Switzerland
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
2019-11-09 - Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland - Rodin – Giacometti
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
2019-11-08 - Bobbie Peers - To Plant a Flag
2019-10-26 - Charles Chaplin - The Great Dictator
2019-10-15 - Ari Aster - Midsommar
2019-10-13 - Todd Phillips - Joker
2019-10-12 - Roberto Benigni - Life Is Beautiful
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
2019-11-10 - Making Sense with Sam Harris - Life & Mind - A Conversation with Richard Dawkins
2019-11-08 - The Happiness Lab - Choice Overload
2019-11-07 - The Peter Attia Drive Podcast - AMA #2: the Nothingburger — results from Peter’s week-long fast between two weeks of nutritional ketosis — and answering questions on all things fasting
2019-11-04 - Peach & Black Podcast - The NPG Review And Interview at Caloundra Music Festival
2019-11-01 - Very Bad Wizards - At Least We Didn't Talk About Zombies (Nagel's "What is it Like to be a Bat?")
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
2019-10-20 - The Twilight Zone (season 2)
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)