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:

  • 2020-06-27: A Guide to the Good Life: my notes
  • 2020-05-03: COVID-19 : le point après sept semaines de semi-confinement
  • 2020-04-22: Partager ses voyages
  • 2020-04-04: De l'inutilité de l'armée suisse
  • 2020-03-29: COVID-19 : le point après deux semaines de travail à domicile

Twitter

I'm also on Twitter since February 2008.

Here are my latest tweets:

  • 2020-11-25: @TheRobEsse I can't remember the last time I listened to an album, from start to finish, without doing anything else (e.g. driving, working, etc.). Maybe as a teenager? Or student? Listening to the latest episode of OBM made we want to do it again!
  • 2020-04-27: @captain_says You're not alone. :) I absolutely love "Funky Design", but it's the live version from 9 Sept. 1995 (a.m.) that does it for me. It was on "The Park, Vol. 2" from Moonraker. The studio version is missing the "complete chorus", as you said.
  • 2020-02-23: "Apparently very few people actually know how to program a computer" https://t.co/XKpA8HDBsa
  • 2020-02-14: RT @buster: Imagine if someone had a button that could automatically trigger your anxieties, fears, and anger whenever they wanted to. Each…
  • 2020-01-04: "Plants evolved caffeine to poison insect predators, and yeasts produce ethanol to destroy competing microbes." https://t.co/YH0Rpz8E5e #smbc

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.

2020-10-21 - I Was Isolated for a Year in Antarctica—Here's What Surprised Me Most When I Came Back
2020-10-10 - Can You Overdose on Happiness?
2020-09-05 - I miss Facebook, and I'm not ashamed to admit it
2020-08-15 - An Economist's Guide to Potty Training
2020-08-05 - Parenthood and Psychological Well-Being: Clarifying the Role of Child Age and Parent-Child Relationship Quality
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
2020-07-14 - Stephen Hawking - A Brief History of Time
2020-05-27 - Milan Kundera - L'Identité
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
2020-11-21 - Noah Baumbach - Marriage Story
2020-11-20 - Steven Spielberg - Jaws
2020-11-16 - Denis Villeneuve - Incendies
2020-10-30 - Francis Ford Coppola - The Conversation
2020-10-15 - Nathan Grossman - I Am Greta
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
2020-11-25 - The Peter Attia Drive Podcast - Vinay Prasad, M.D., M.P.H: Hallmarks of successful cancer policy
2020-11-25 - Obsessed by Music - Listening To Music Like Nothing Else Matters
2020-11-25 - Le point J - Pourquoi autant de boîtes résistent au télétravail ?
2020-11-24 - Superchuckamania - Episode 2
2020-11-24 - Superchuckamania - Episode 1
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
2020-10-19 - The Twilight Zone (season 4)
2020-07-14 - The Twilight Zone (season 3)
2020-06-27 - Breaking Bad (season 5)
2020-06-03 - Rick and Morty (season 4)
2020-06-03 - Breaking Bad (season 4)