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:

  • 2021-09-29: MILES DAVIS - Thirty Years On: The musical legacy of his final decade https://t.co/LdCPDyHxiX
  • 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

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.

2022-01-02 - Is lab-grown meat the 'meat of the future'?
2021-12-03 - MDMA Reopens Child-like "Critical Periods" in the Brains of Mice to Promote Mental Healing
2021-11-26 - What Becoming a Parent Really Does to Your Happiness
2021-07-26 - 30 Years Since the Human Genome Project Began, What's Next?
2021-07-21 - Final thoughts
2021-12-30 - Milan Kundera - L'Immortalité
2021-11-25 - Ray Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451
2021-10-29 - Umberto Eco - Le Nom de la rose
2021-08-03 - Duane Tudhal - Prince and the Parade and Sign O' The Times Era Studio Sessions: 1985 and 1986
2021-06-16 - Tara Brach - Radical Compassion
2021-10-23 - Médéric Collignon - Chorus, Lausanne, Switzerland
2021-09-09 - Vincent Peirani & Emile Parisien - Salle Paderewski, Casino de Montbenon, Lausanne, Switzerland
2021-09-09 - JazzOnze+ Festival Lausanne - Salle Paderewski, Casino de Montbenon, Lausanne, Switzerland
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
2022-01-05 - Le Manoir de la Ville de Martigny, Martigny, Switzerland - Womanhouse 2021
2021-12-12 - Beaulieu, Lausanne, Switzerland - Van Gogh Alive
2021-11-13 - Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland - Caillebotte - Impressionniste et moderne
2021-10-28 - Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland - Hans Emmenegger
2021-10-24 - Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, MCBA, Lausanne, Switzerland - Francis Alÿs. As Long as I'm Walking
2022-01-09 - Katerina Vykhodseva - Pirouette et le sapin de Noël
2022-01-05 - Jean-Jacques Annaud - The Name of the Rose
2022-01-03 - Marie Amiguet & Vincent Munier - La panthère des neiges
2021-12-20 - Ingmar Bergman - Höstsonaten
2021-12-11 - François Truffaut - Fahrenheit 451
2021-08-14 - Sektor1 - Carrière des Andonces, St-Triphon, Switzerland
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
2022-01-14 - Making Sense with Sam Harris - On Disappointing My Audience
2022-01-14 - Violet - Le Podcast sur Prince et le Minneapolis Sound - Emancipation : Part 2, le présent
2022-01-12 - Making Sense with Sam Harris - What Have We Learned from the Pandemic? - A Conversation with Nicholas Christakis
2022-01-02 - Very Bad Wizards - A Terrible Master (David Foster Wallace's "This Is Water")
2021-12-22 - Violet - Le Podcast sur Prince et le Minneapolis Sound - Emancipation : Part 1, le passé
2021-07-19 - July 19-August 2, 2021: Schaffhausen / Saint Gall / Grisons, Switzerland
2021-07-05 - July 5-9, 2021: Vallorbe / Bern / Lucerne / Interlaken, Switzerland
2021-04-06 - April 6-8, 2021: Leukerbad, Switzerland
2020-09-19 - September 19-21, 2020: Basel, Switzerland
2020-07-25 - July 25-August 11, 2020: Bretagne / Brittany, France
2022-01-14 - The Beatles: Get Back
2021-12-28 - Sherlock (series 3)
2021-12-05 - Sherlock (series 2)
2021-11-16 - Sherlock (series 1)
2021-10-24 - Inside No. 9 (series 6)