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:

  • 2017-03-28: RT @TeleportInc: A proportional pie chart of the world’s most spoken languages https://t.co/7fQOwz1S1i
  • 2017-03-28: So Ray Kurzweil started what some people call a "techno-religion" and Elon Musk is making it a reality. Exciting ti… https://t.co/yo6MYAuZJk
  • 2017-03-27: I say: let's eat tomatoes and drink wine. https://t.co/9d4IdTEoZq
  • 2017-03-16: This is huge. https://t.co/V8vqAMuqRf
  • 2017-03-16: Good bye, @Dropbox! https://t.co/9Gv0lPp3zZ

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.

2017-03-28 - Into the woods: how one man survived alone in the wilderness for 27 years
2017-03-24 - Repeat After Me: Cold Does Not Increase Odds of Catching Cold
2017-03-24 - London-Paris electric flight 'in decade'
2017-03-23 - Why Facts Don't Change Our Minds
2017-03-13 - Did the Oscars Just Prove That We Are Living in a Computer Simulation?
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
2017-03-26 - "La Bohème" opera - Opéra de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
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
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
2017-03-05 - Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund - City of God
2017-03-04 - Frank Capra - It's a Wonderful Life
2017-02-25 - Damien Chazelle - La La Land
2017-02-24 - David Fincher - Fight Club
2017-02-19 - Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester by the Sea
2017-02-24 - On purge bébé - Pulloff Théâtres, Lausanne, Switzerland
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
2017-03-27 - Waking Up with Sam Harris - Reality and the Imagination - A Conversation with Yuval Noah Harari
2017-03-24 - Very Bad Wizards - Authentic Apes and Infinite Torture
2017-03-22 - Very Bad Wizards - Tweenie Turing Tests, AI, and Ex Machina (with Joshua Weisberg)
2017-03-19 - Waking Up with Sam Harris - Meaning and Chaos - A Conversation with Jordan Peterson
2017-03-15 - Very Bad Wizards - Putting a Little Meaning in Your Life
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
2017-03-22 - Veep (season 2)
2017-03-02 - Veep (season 1)
2017-02-13 - Horace and Pete (season 1)
2017-01-16 - Broad City (season 3)
2017-01-15 - Black Mirror (series 1)