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:

  • 2019-12-06: 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
  • 2019-10-08: "The CD-ROM format is so incredibly unreliable that all of the layers of error corrections require 2.33 GB to encode 650 MB of usable data." https://t.co/ytzQfQbOIg
  • 2019-06-29: RT @AustinJ: TIL that if you go North of the Arctic Circle in the summer and bring a MacBook with Night Shift set to be triggered by sunris…

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.

2019-12-03 - 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
2019-11-12 - How to Feel Nothing Now, in Order to Feel More Later
2019-11-21 - Jay Earley - Self-Therapy
2019-11-16 - Paul Verlaine - Poèmes saturniens
2019-10-02 - Franz Kafka - La Métamorphose
2019-09-17 - Derren Brown - Happy
2019-08-06 - Douglas Adams - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
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
2019-11-27 - Akira Kurosawa - Ikiru
2019-11-16 - Steven Spielberg - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
2019-11-13 - Sergio Leone - For a Few Dollars More
2019-11-08 - Bobbie Peers - To Plant a Flag
2019-10-26 - Charles Chaplin - The Great Dictator
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
2019-12-06 - Making Sense with Sam Harris - Psychedelic Science - A Conversation with Roland Griffiths
2019-12-03 - Prince: The Story of 1999 - The Idolmaker
2019-12-03 - Waking Up Course - Live at the Wiltern - A Conversation with Mingyur Rinpoche
2019-11-30 - Making Sense with Sam Harris - Knowledge & Redemption - A Conversation with Lynn Novick and Jule Hall
2019-11-29 - Prince: The Story of 1999 - Rearrange
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
2019-10-20 - The Twilight Zone (season 2)
2019-09-28 - Hamilton's Pharmacopeia (season 2)
2019-09-04 - Hamilton's Pharmacopeia (season 1)
2019-08-16 - Bob's Burgers (season 5)
2019-08-08 - The Twilight Zone (season 1)