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.

2022-04-25 - 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
2022-02-19 - The Banality of Genius: Notes on Peter Jackson's Get Back
2022-01-29 - How to Read Fewer Books
2022-06-19 - George Orwell - Animal Farm
2022-05-28 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Les Rêveries du promeneur solitaire
2022-04-08 - Luke Burgis - Wanting
2022-02-11 - Milan Kundera - Jacques et son maître
2022-01-29 - Oliver Burkeman - Four Thousand Weeks
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
2022-05-22 - Henri Dès - Le Zénith, Château-d'Œx, Switzerland
2022-04-06 - Lana Kostic - Le Club, Cully, Switzerland
2022-05-27 - Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland - Permanent exhibition (incl. Encountering Böcklin)
2022-05-26 - Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein, Germany - Plastic: Remaking Our World
2022-05-25 - Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland - Passages – Landscape, Figure and Abstraction. Gerhard Richter: "Mood".
2022-04-29 - Humboldt Forum, Berlin, Germany - After Nature
2022-04-27 - Humboldt Forum, Berlin, Germany - Berlin Global
2022-07-22 - Michael Cimino - The Deer Hunter
2022-07-01 - Martin Scorsese - Raging Bull
2022-06-05 - Jon Watts - Spider-Man: No Way Home
2022-06-03 - Alfred Hitchcock - Rebecca
2022-05-24 - Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert - Everything Everywhere All at Once
2022-02-13 - Chat Chat - Théâtre de Beausobre, Morges, Switzerland
2022-01-21 - Les Seigneurs des nanos - Pulloff Théâtres, Lausanne, Switzerland
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
2022-07-25 - Making Sense with Sam Harris - Why Wealth Matters - A Conversation with Morgan Housel
2022-07-18 - Nutrition Facts with Dr. Greger - How to Prevent Alzheimer's with Diet
2022-07-18 - Absolutely Mental - What makes us who we are?
2022-07-16 - Huberman Lab - The Science & Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
2022-07-03 - Absolutely Mental - Where does morality come from?
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
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
2022-06-22 - Inside No. 9 (series 7)
2022-05-25 - This Is Us (season 6)
2022-04-29 - Severance (season 1)
2022-03-03 - Curb Your Enthusiasm (season 11)
2022-02-01 - Sherlock (series 4)