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.

2021-07-16 - Protecting against hearing loss
2021-06-05 - MDMA for PTSD?
2021-05-26 - Psilocybin for depression?
2021-03-30 - How ecstasy and psilocybin are shaking up psychiatry
2021-03-08 - Seeking the Productive Life: Some Details of My Personal Infrastructure
2021-06-16 - Tara Brach - Radical Compassion
2021-05-24 - David Whyte - Consolations
2021-05-05 - Ted Chiang - Stories of Your Life and Others
2021-04-30 - The School of Life - The Joys and Sorrows of Parenting
2021-03-09 - Milan Kundera - La vie est ailleurs
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
2021-07-07 - Verkehrshaus, Lucerne, Switzerland - Permanent exhibition
2021-07-06 - Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland - Paul Klee - I Want to Know Nothing. Giant=Creation - The World of Adolf Wölfli.
2021-05-23 - Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, MCBA, Lausanne, Switzerland - Permanent exhibition
2021-05-21 - Barryland - Musée et Chiens du Saint Bernard, Martigny, Switzerland - Permanent exhibition
2020-09-20 - Spielzeug Welten Museum, Basel, Switzerland - Permanent exhibition
2021-07-10 - Martin Scorsese - Casino
2021-06-17 - Akira Kurosawa - Yojimbo
2021-06-08 - Richard Linklater - Before Midnight
2021-06-04 - Richard Linklater - Before Sunset
2021-05-31 - Paul Thomas Anderson - There Will Be Blood
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
2021-06-28 - Very Bad Wizards - What Is It Like To Be A Robot Fish Man? (with Ted Chiang)
2021-06-23 - Making Sense with Sam Harris - Are We Alone in the Universe? - A Conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson
2021-06-18 - Waking Up Conversations - William B. Irvine - The Art of Living
2021-06-14 - FoundMyFitness - Dr. Michael Snyder on Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Deep Profiling for Personalized Medicine
2021-06-10 - The Peter Attia Drive Podcast - Amanda Smith, M.D.: Diagnosing, preventing, and treating Alzheimer's disease, and what we can all learn from patients with dementia
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
2019-09-14 - September 14-16, 2019: Leukerbad, Switzerland
2021-06-02 - This Is Us (season 5)
2021-04-22 - The Twilight Zone (season 5)
2021-03-18 - Westworld (season 3)
2021-02-14 - Hamilton's Pharmacopeia (season 3)
2021-01-25 - Monstres et Merveilles