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:

  • 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.

2020-02-28 - Dreaming about Better Sleep: Dreem, Oura and the Rest
2020-02-28 - Will Spotify Ruin Podcasting?
2020-02-21 - How to reduce 'attention residue' in your life
2020-02-07 - Hypnosis
2019-12-22 - The money, job, marriage myth: are you happy yet?
2020-02-17 - Gustave Flaubert - Madame Bovary
2020-01-19 - Agatha Christie - And Then There Were None
2020-01-07 - Voltaire - Candide
2019-12-27 - Milan Kundera - La Lenteur
2019-12-21 - John Armstrong - How to Worry Less about Money
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
2020-02-25 - Clyde Bruckman & Buster Keaton - The General
2020-02-22 - Marielle Heller - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
2020-02-17 - Akira Kurosawa - Rashomon
2020-02-08 - Sam Mendes - 1917
2020-02-07 - Joseph L. Mankiewicz - All About Eve
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
2020-02-24 - The Peter Attia Drive Podcast - AMA #3: supplements, women’s health, patient care, and more
2020-02-17 - Making Sense with Sam Harris - February 7, 2020 - A Conversation with Paul Bloom
2020-02-16 - Making Sense with Sam Harris - The Conversational Nature of Reality - A Conversation with David Whyte
2020-02-14 - The Peter Attia Drive Podcast - Richard Isaacson, M.D.: Alzheimer’s prevention
2020-02-13 - Very Bad Wizards - The Fraudulence Paradox (David Foster Wallace's "Good Old Neon")
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
2019-12-23 - Mr. Robot (season 4)
2019-12-12 - Silicon Valley (season 6)
2019-10-20 - The Twilight Zone (season 2)
2019-09-28 - Hamilton's Pharmacopeia (season 2)
2019-09-04 - Hamilton's Pharmacopeia (season 1)