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:

  • 2020-04-04: De l'inutilité de l'armée suisse
  • 2020-03-29: COVID-19 : le point après deux semaines de travail à domicile
  • 2020-03-22: Point méditation : début 2020
  • 2020-02-28: Les podcasts que j'écoute (encore)
  • 2020-02-17: Ecrire plus librement

Twitter

I'm also on Twitter since February 2008.

Here are my latest tweets:

  • 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
  • 2019-12-23: I'm not completely sure about that (is the recording complete?), but Miles Davis' last song ever played live could be a Prince song. Nice. https://t.co/PfGddeucRx
  • 2019-12-06: Même en Suisse, ça va dans le bon sens. :) https://t.co/1h9HwUfbuM #modernité

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.

2020-03-29 - Boredom is but a window to a sunny day beyond the gloom
2020-03-22 - Why Is Uranus The Only Planet Without Interesting Features On It?
2020-03-15 - Dopamine and temporal difference learning: A fruitful relationship between neuroscience and AI
2020-02-28 - Dreaming about Better Sleep: Dreem, Oura and the Rest
2020-02-28 - Will Spotify Ruin Podcasting?
2020-03-30 - Milan Kundera - Une rencontre
2020-03-24 - David Whyte - David Whyte: Essentials
2020-03-24 - Denis Diderot - Jacques le Fataliste et son maître
2020-02-29 - F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
2020-02-17 - Gustave Flaubert - Madame Bovary
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
2020-02-20 - 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
2019-07-25 - World Heritage Rock Art Centre - Alta Museum, Alta, Norway - Permanent exhibition
2019-07-22 - Polarmuseet, Tromsø, Norway - Permanent exhibition
2020-04-05 - Billy Wilder - The Apartment
2020-04-05 - Stanley Nelson - Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
2020-03-31 - Ingmar Bergman - The Seventh Seal
2020-03-17 - Yasujirô Ozu - Tokyo Story
2020-03-15 - Ivan Reitman - Ghostbusters
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
2020-04-06 - Making Sense with Sam Harris - Meditation in an Emergency
2020-04-05 - Making Sense with Sam Harris - Wealth & Happiness - A Conversation with Scott Galloway
2020-03-28 - The Happiness Lab - Coach Yourself Through a Crisis
2020-03-25 - The Happiness Lab - Beat Your Isolation Loneliness
2020-03-25 - Peach & Black Podcast - Prince 1999 Super Deluxe Review - Part 5
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
2020-04-05 - Curb Your Enthusiasm (season 10)
2020-03-25 - This Is Us (season 4)
2019-12-23 - Mr. Robot (season 4)
2019-12-12 - Silicon Valley (season 6)
2019-10-20 - The Twilight Zone (season 2)