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:

  • 2018-11-24: Retraite Vipassana : après
  • 2018-10-17: Cheapest vegan omega-3 supplements on the market
  • 2018-08-22: Retraite Vipassana : avant
  • 2018-04-25: LASIK + 13 : retour aux lunettes
  • 2018-04-13: La vie est trop courte, mais de combien exactement ?

Twitter

I'm also on Twitter since February 2008.

Here are my latest tweets:

  • 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
  • 2018-07-31: RT @DanielMiessler: Reading gives you superpowers. https://t.co/2Ns7USsSH5
  • 2018-07-27: @epsitec J'ai pensé à toi en regardant "Paths of Glory" de Stanley Kubrick, cette semaine. ;-) https://t.co/UziJ52hUIO
  • 2018-07-23: RT @TheRobEsse: The new OBM podcast is out now :) Rob discusses his profound love for one of the world's greatest music festivals, the Mont…

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.

2018-12-15 - The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world
2018-12-05 - Ten simple ways to act on climate change
2018-11-25 - Improving Ourselves to Death
2018-11-14 - The backlash against overtourism
2018-11-10 - Most Initial Conversations Go Better Than People Think
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
2018-09-13 - Sénèque - De la brièveté de la vie
2018-09-12 - Milan Kundera - Risibles Amours
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
2018-07-06 - Jason Moran - Montreux Jazz Club, Montreux, Switzerland
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
2018-04-28 - Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland - Toulouse-Lautrec - A la Belle Epoque - French Cancans
2017-10-20 - The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA - Permanent exhibition / Items: Is Fashion Modern? / Max Ernst: Beyond Painting
2018-12-14 - David Lynch - Blue Velvet
2018-12-05 - Stanley Kubrick - A Clockwork Orange
2018-12-02 - Harley Cokeliss - The Glitterball
2018-11-21 - Robert Mulligan - To Kill a Mockingbird
2018-11-12 - Billy Wilder - Double Indemnity
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
2018-12-14 - Alex & Erik's Podcast - Journaling
2018-12-14 - Waking Up with Sam Harris - The Keys to the Mind - A Conversation with Derren Brown
2018-12-13 - Waking Up with Sam Harris - Is #MeToo Going Too Far? - A Conversation with Rebecca Traister
2018-12-07 - Waking Up with Sam Harris - The TED Interview
2018-12-06 - Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe - What is everything made of?
2018-09-07 - 2018-09-07-2018-09-16: Cala Mesquida, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
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
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)