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:

  • 2021-03-03: Placebo Effect May Explain Reported Benefits of Psychedelic Microdoses https://t.co/gMwxP2i5oS (I knew it!)
  • 2021-03-03: "Bruce Friedrich, executive director of the Good Food Institute, said in comments sent to AFN that the two deals represent “the clearest sign yet that the future of meat will be plant-based.”" https://t.co/wVD1O8AMHR (this is really good news!)
  • 2021-01-06: Encore for Keith Jarrett - E. D. Faulkin https://t.co/INsD097Azh
  • 2020-12-28: RT @PeterAttiaMD: Psychedelic Santa; The dog that didn’t bark - https://t.co/jfMcdG4xyz
  • 2020-12-02: @GregBanderet Ça n'est pas parfait, mais ça répond à mes besoins pour l'instant. (Et aussi à mon côté obsédé du rangement. 😀)

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.

2021-01-20 - Covid-19 : la saga du vaccin à ARN messager désormais dans le sprint final
2020-12-31 - (Very) Basic Intro To Elliptic Curve Cryptography
2020-12-27 - Back pain is a massive problem which is badly treated
2020-12-20 - We Had the Vaccine the Whole Time
2020-10-21 - I Was Isolated for a Year in Antarctica—Here's What Surprised Me Most When I Came Back
2021-02-07 - Phoenix Kaspian - MDMA solo
2021-01-15 - Ted Chiang - Exhalation: Stories
2020-11-27 - Milan Kundera - La Valse aux adieux
2020-10-12 - David Andrew Sinclair - Lifespan
2020-09-06 - Youssef El Baba - The Art of Living
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
2020-09-20 - Spielzeug Welten Museum, Basel, Switzerland - Permanent exhibition
2020-08-03 - Port musée, Douarnenez, France - Permanent exhibition / Hent
2020-02-20 - Maison d'Ailleurs, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland - Mondes (im)parfaits
2019-11-09 - Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland - Rodin – Giacometti
2019-07-31 - Narvik War Museum, Narvik, Norway - Permanent exhibition
2021-02-25 - Peter Farrelly - Green Book
2021-02-17 - John Carpenter - The Thing
2021-02-11 - Satyajit Ray - Pather Panchali
2021-02-05 - Maja Gehrig - Average Happiness
2021-01-21 - Steven Spielberg - Duel
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
2021-02-21 - Making Sense with Sam Harris - Another Call from Ricky
2021-02-21 - FoundMyFitness - Dr. Dale Bredesen on Preventing and Reversing Alzheimer's Disease
2021-02-19 - FoundMyFitness - Judith Campisi, Ph.D. on Cellular Senescence, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Cancer & Aging
2021-02-17 - FoundMyFitness - Refined Sugar and Its Effects on Mortality, the Brain, Cancer, Hormones, & More
2021-02-14 - The Peter Attia Drive Podcast - Richard Miller, M.D., Ph.D.: The gold standard for testing longevity drugs: the Interventions Testing Program
2020-09-19 - September 19-21, 2020: Basel, Switzerland
2020-07-25 - July 25-August 11, 2020: Bretagne / Brittany, France
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
2021-02-14 - Hamilton's Pharmacopeia (season 3)
2021-01-25 - Monstres et Merveilles
2020-10-19 - The Twilight Zone (season 4)
2020-07-14 - The Twilight Zone (season 3)
2020-06-27 - Breaking Bad (season 5)