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:

  • 2018-04-15: "I think Miles Davis is a reason to live." https://t.co/2zoyTQmYNZ
  • 2018-03-25: L’opéra, c’est beau. https://t.co/iE5MrQexdP
  • 2018-03-23: RT @DeepMindAI: Using neuron deletion to analyse neural networks, we find: 1) interpretable neurons ("cat neurons”) are no more important t…
  • 2018-03-07: RT @ismonkeyuser: Focus (https://t.co/iTAKTXeIdu) https://t.co/pYsIiayNIz
  • 2018-02-26: RT @waitbutwhy: Never thought of it this way. https://t.co/k7GtaiBUOU

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.

2018-04-14 - GTD in 15 minutes – A Pragmatic Guide to Getting Things Done
2018-04-04 - Les vertus thérapeutiques des activités manuelles
2018-04-03 - The Case for the Self-Driven Child
2018-03-31 - The diabolical genius of the baby advice industry
2018-03-21 - Retweets Are Trash
2018-03-29 - Milan Kundera - Le Rideau
2018-03-10 - Chris MacLeod - The Social Skills Guidebook
2018-02-05 - Milan Kundera - La Fête de l'insignifiance
2018-01-28 - Armin A. Brott & Jennifer Ash - The Expectant Father
2017-12-28 - Duane Tudhal - Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984
2018-03-25 - La clemenza di Tito opera - Opéra de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
2017-10-15 - The Preservation All-Stars - Preservation Hall, New Orleans, LA, USA
2017-10-13 - Washboard Chaz Blues Trio - The Spotted Cat Music Club, New Orleans, LA, USA
2017-07-10 - Mike Stern & Randy Brecker - Montreux Jazz Club, Montreux, Switzerland
2017-07-10 - Saxophone Summit - Montreux Jazz Club, Montreux, Switzerland
2017-10-20 - The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA - Permanent exhibition / Items: Is Fashion Modern? / Max Ernst: Beyond Painting
2017-10-19 - Frick Collection, New York, USA - Permanent exhibition
2017-10-17 - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA - Permanent exhibition / The Theater of Disappearance / Rodin at The Met
2017-10-14 - National WWII Museum, New Orleans, USA - Permanent exhibition
2017-10-11 - Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago, USA - Permanent exhibition
2018-04-07 - Isao Takahata - Only Yesterday
2018-03-30 - Greta Gerwig - Lady Bird
2018-03-23 - Lee Unkrich - Toy Story 3
2018-03-18 - Luca Guadagnino - Call Me by Your Name
2018-03-18 - Pablo Martín Torrado - El amor ciego
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
2018-04-19 - Philosophy Bites - Simon Blackburn on Plato’s Cave
2018-04-19 - The Tim Ferriss Show - How Philosophy Can Change Your Life, Alain de Botton
2018-04-17 - The Tim Ferriss Show - 5 Tools I Use For Faster And Better Sleep
2018-04-17 - The Partially Examined Life - "The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living." (part 2)
2018-04-16 - The Partially Examined Life - "The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living." (part 1)
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
2016-12-29 - 2016-12-29-2017-01-03: Berlin, Germany
2018-04-09 - Fargo (season 1)
2018-04-06 - Modern Family (season 6)
2018-03-18 - Inside No. 9 (series 4)
2018-03-15 - This Is Us (season 2)
2018-03-15 - Broad City (season 4)