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.

2021-03-30 - How ecstasy and psilocybin are shaking up psychiatry
2021-03-08 - Seeking the Productive Life: Some Details of My Personal Infrastructure
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
2021-03-09 - Milan Kundera - La vie est ailleurs
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
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
2021-04-18 - Robert Eggers - The Lighthouse
2021-04-16 - Frank Capra - It Happened One Night
2021-04-07 - Steven Spielberg - E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
2021-04-06 - Kar-Wai Wong - In the Mood for Love
2021-04-02 - John McTiernan - Die Hard
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
2021-04-09 - Making Sense with Sam Harris - Food, Climate, and Pandemic Risk - A Conversation with Bruce Friedrich and Liz Specht
2021-04-09 - The Peter Attia Drive Podcast - Steve Levitt, Ph.D.: A rogue economist’s view on climate change, mental health, the ethics of experiments, and more
2021-04-04 - The Peter Attia Drive Podcast - Alex Hutchinson, Ph.D.: Translating the science of endurance and extreme human performance
2021-03-31 - Obsessed by Music - An Eye Mask For Music?
2021-03-31 - Making Sense with Sam Harris - A Few Points of Confusion
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
2019-09-14 - September 14-16, 2019: Leukerbad, Switzerland
2019-07-18 - July 18-August 2, 2019: Oslo / Northern Norway
2021-03-18 - Westworld (season 3)
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)