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.

2023-01-20 - Non-caffeine components of coffee and their effects on neurodegenerative diseases
2022-12-06 - How Friendships Change in Adulthood
2022-04-25 - David Allen guides you through a Mind Sweep
2022-04-16 - Keith Jarrett, les mains du miracle
2022-04-16 - Everything you need to know about psychedelics and mental illness
2023-03-21 - Cal Newport - Deep Work
2023-01-28 - Kieran Setiya - Midlife
2022-12-29 - Jack Schafer & Marvin Karlins - The Like Switch
2022-11-03 - Aldous Huxley - Heaven and Hell
2022-10-31 - Aldous Huxley - The Doors of Perception
2022-11-20 - Aziza - Théâtre Le Reflet, Vevey, Switzerland
2022-11-06 - JazzOnze+ Festival Lausanne - Salle Paderewski, Casino de Montbenon, Lausanne, Switzerland
2022-07-23 - Thomas Quasthoff - Salle des Combins, Verbier, Switzerland
2022-07-20 - Verbier Festival - Église de Verbier, Verbier, Switzerland
2022-07-04 - Björk - Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland
2023-02-26 - Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts (MUDAC), Lausanne, Switzerland - A Chair and You
2023-02-25 - Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland - Léon Spilliaert. Avec la mer du Nord...
2022-10-30 - Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland - Achille Laugé
2022-10-16 - Musée de Bagnes, Le Châble, Switzerland - Pauline Julier - Meadow
2022-09-17 - Basel Paper Mill, Basel, Switzerland - Permanent exhibition
2023-03-27 - Terry George - Hotel Rwanda
2023-03-18 - Gottfried Mentor - Lämmer
2023-03-18 - Ana Chubinidze - Le Petit Bonhomme de poche
2023-03-18 - Yulia Aronova - Eskimo
2023-03-18 - Sami Guellaï & Mohamed Fadera - Tulkou
2023-03-07 - Circus - Pulloff Théâtres, Lausanne, Switzerland
2023-02-26 - Tout bêtement - Petit Théâtre, Lausanne, Switzerland
2022-12-18 - Pinocchio - Théâtre du Martolet, St-Maurice, Switzerland
2022-12-10 - Le Livre de la Jungle - Salle Métropole, Lausanne, Switzerland
2022-11-18 - Charlie - Théâtre Kléber-Méleau, Renens, Switzerland
2023-03-29 - Violet - Le Podcast sur Prince et le Minneapolis Sound - Musicology : Retour à l'école
2023-03-22 - The Peter Attia Drive Podcast - How nutrition impacts longevity | Matt Kaeberlein, Ph.D
2023-03-15 - Making Sense with Sam Harris - The Long Game - A Conversation with Robert Waldinger
2023-03-10 - Very Bad Wizards - Keeping It Surreal (Kafka's "The Trial" Pt. 1)
2023-03-07 - Absolutely Mental - The certainty (and uncertainty) of death
2022-09-17 - September 17-19, 2022: Basel, Switzerland / Europa-Park, Germany
2022-07-27 - July 27-August 10, 2022: Le Boucanet / Montpellier / Carcassonne / Toulouse, France
2022-07-09 - July 9-16, 2022: Turin / Milan / Verona / Stresa, Italy
2022-05-25 - May 25-27, 2022: Weil-am-Rhein, Germany / Basel, Switzerland
2022-04-25 - April 25-29, 2022: Berlin, Germany
2023-03-27 - Rick and Morty (season 6)
2023-03-25 - Better Call Saul (season 4)
2023-03-18 - The Last of Us (season 1)
2023-01-29 - Better Call Saul (season 3)
2023-01-19 - Better Call Saul (season 2)