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
2022-08-04 - Stefan Zweig - Le Joueur d'échecs
2022-07-31 - Mark Manson - Everything Is Fucked
2022-06-19 - George Orwell - Animal Farm
2022-05-28 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Les Rêveries du promeneur solitaire
2022-04-08 - Luke Burgis - Wanting
2022-07-23 - 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
2022-09-17 - Basel Paper Mill, Basel, Switzerland - Permanent exhibition
2022-08-09 - L'Envol des Pionniers, Toulouse, France - Permanent exhibition. Antoine de Saint Exupéry, Un Petit Prince parmi les Hommes.
2022-08-08 - Cité de l'Espace, Toulouse, France - Permanent exhibition
2022-08-07 - Halle de la Machine, Toulouse, France - Permanent exhibition
2022-05-27 - Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland - Permanent exhibition (incl. Encountering Böcklin)
2022-09-23 - Jim Sheridan - In the Name of the Father
2022-09-12 - John G. Avildsen - Rocky
2022-08-29 - Stanley Kramer - Judgment at Nuremberg
2022-08-18 - Damián Szifron - Relatos salvajes
2022-08-14 - John Krasinski - A Quiet Place Part II
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
2022-09-22 - Absolutely Mental - How can stories make us cry?
2022-09-22 - Hidden Brain - Work 2.0: The One-Room Commute
2022-09-20 - Violet - Le Podcast sur Prince et le Minneapolis Sound - The Rainbow Children : L’épisode en public
2022-09-06 - Mushroom Revival Podcast - Microdosing Psilocybin with Dr. James Fadiman
2022-09-02 - Making Sense with Sam Harris - The End of Global Order - A Conversation with Peter Zeihan and Ian Bremmer
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
2022-08-21 - Solar Opposite (season 1)
2022-08-05 - How to Change Your Mind
2022-06-22 - Inside No. 9 (series 7)
2022-05-25 - This Is Us (season 6)
2022-04-29 - Severance (season 1)