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:

  • 2019-02-25: 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
  • 2018-12-08: Seagate Reveals World’s Biggest HDD At 16 TB https://t.co/Mk16FbB1BJ (finally!)
  • 2018-10-06: What are the most important moral problems of our time? | Will MacAskill https://t.co/4xgWObtLlR #EffectiveAltruism

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.

2019-03-17 - There's a big problem with immortality: it goes on and on
2019-02-27 - How Dad's Stresses Get Passed Along to Offspring
2019-02-20 - I Don’t Know How to Waste Time on the Internet Anymore
2019-02-20 - Most lives are lived by default
2019-02-16 - Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction
2019-02-19 - Louis-Ferdinand Céline - Voyage au bout de la nuit
2018-12-31 - Yuval Noah Harari - Sapiens
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
2019-03-09 - Kenny Garrett - Théâtre Maurice Novarina, Maison des Arts du Léman, Thonon-les-Bains, France
2018-11-14 - Neneh Cherry - Alhambra, Geneva, Switzerland
2018-11-14 - The Fault - Alhambra, Geneva, Switzerland
2018-07-10 - Jack White - Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland
2018-07-10 - Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue - Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland
2019-02-09 - Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland - Trésors impressionnistes - La Collection Ordrupgaard
2018-12-22 - Musée Alexis Forel, Morges, Switzerland - David Lynch - Fire in City
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
2019-03-19 - Anthony Russo & Joe Russo - Avengers: Infinity War
2019-03-13 - James Cameron - Aliens
2019-03-07 - Christopher Nolan - The Dark Knight Rises
2019-03-03 - Rajkumar Hirani - 3 Idiots
2019-02-28 - Chan-wook Park - Oldboy
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
2019-03-21 - Making Sense with Sam Harris - Will We Destroy the Future? - A Conversation with Nick Bostrom
2019-03-19 - Making Sense with Sam Harris - The Map of Misunderstanding - A Conversation with Daniel Kahneman
2019-03-13 - Very Bad Wizards - Sore Losers (Does Sports Make Us Unhappy?)
2019-03-09 - Very Bad Wizards - You Have the Right to Go to Prison
2019-03-09 - Making Sense with Sam Harris - The Problem of Addiction - A Conversation with Sally Satel
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
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
2018-12-14 - Modern Family (season 8)
2018-12-05 - Le Coffret Magique
2018-07-12 - Westworld (season 2)
2018-06-15 - Fargo (season 3)
2018-05-29 - Silicon Valley (season 5)