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:

  • 2020-01-04: "Plants evolved caffeine to poison insect predators, and yeasts produce ethanol to destroy competing microbes." https://t.co/YH0Rpz8E5e #smbc
  • 2019-12-23: I'm not completely sure about that (is the recording complete?), but Miles Davis' last song ever played live could be a Prince song. Nice. https://t.co/PfGddeucRx
  • 2019-12-06: Même en Suisse, ça va dans le bon sens. :) https://t.co/1h9HwUfbuM #modernité
  • 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

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.

2019-12-22 - The money, job, marriage myth: are you happy yet?
2019-12-03 - The People Who Eat the Same Meal Every Day
2019-11-30 - Productivity
2019-11-21 - Free Will's Absurdist Paradox
2019-11-19 - Aviation Is on a Low-Carbon Flight Path
2020-01-19 - Agatha Christie - And Then There Were None
2020-01-07 - Voltaire - Candide
2019-12-27 - Milan Kundera - La Lenteur
2019-12-21 - John Armstrong - How to Worry Less about Money
2019-12-19 - Prince Rogers Nelson & Dan Piepenbring - The Beautiful Ones
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
2020-01-26 - Billy Wilder - Some Like It Hot
2020-01-18 - Carol Reed - The Third Man
2020-01-11 - Steven Spielberg - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
2020-01-11 - Victor Fleming, George Cukor & Sam Wood - Gone with the Wind
2019-12-28 - Nadine Labaki - Capernaum
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
2020-01-24 - The Happiness Lab - Think Yourself Happy (LIVE from Yale)
2020-01-23 - The Happiness Lab - Grateful Expectations
2020-01-23 - The Happiness Lab - A New Hope
2020-01-22 - Very Bad Wizards - Pure Linguistic Chauvinism
2020-01-17 - Making Sense with Sam Harris - The Unquiet Mind - A Conversation with Judson Brewer
2019-09-14 - September 14-16, 2019: Leukerbad, Switzerland
2019-07-18 - July 18-August 2, 2019: Oslo / Northern Norway
2018-09-07 - September 7-16, 2018: Cala Mesquida, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
2018-03-09 - March 9-11, 2018: Leukerbad, Switzerland
2017-10-07 - October 7-22, 2017: Chicago / New Orleans / New York, USA
2019-12-23 - Mr. Robot (season 4)
2019-12-12 - Silicon Valley (season 6)
2019-10-20 - The Twilight Zone (season 2)
2019-09-28 - Hamilton's Pharmacopeia (season 2)
2019-09-04 - Hamilton's Pharmacopeia (season 1)