Where did my summer go? o.O


Soooooooooooo. It’s almost the end of August, and no update from my part here. What a busy summer it had been!

Started a new job in June, and got another episode of zona in the last two weeks (this one pretty painful, a first).

Still running like a chicken without a head around, running after my time and the daughter.

On the social life front, thought, it’s been pretty quiet: a couple of nights out with friends, but since I started my new job, I was pretty much too tired to go out a lot. It was mostly a “cocooning” summer at home.

And now, what’s next this fall for me? A first: no university, no back-to-school fever for me! I know, some of my friends have bets going on, on when I’ll be back in school (seems like I can’t stop loving school), but seriously, I think I’m done for at least 5 years: just enough time for the “study itch” becomes too intense for me :P

Otherwise, I’ll also be starting a new personal project, related to my field of work. More info on that later this fall :D


Looking for new opportunities


Aujourd’hui, je fais appel à mon réseau! Today, I’m making a call to my network! (English message below the French one):

Après plusieurs années à travailler avec mon excellent patron sur ses projets web (Branchez-Vous!, TabTimes,…), le temps est venu, pour moi, de diversifier mes talents d’intégratrice/développeuse web et apprendre de nouvelles technologies, pousser mes compétences actuelles à un autre niveau. Bref, il est temps pour moi d’aller voir ce qu’il y a d’intéressant, de nouveau, de rafraîchissant, pour faire fleurir mon talent web vers de nouveaux horizons.

Je me cherche donc de nouvelles opportunités de travail en tant que développeuse Web (front end), à Montréal. Mon CV est bien sûr présent en ligne ici http://ca.linkedin.com/in/debbierouleau/, et on peut me contacter par courriel (deborah.rouleau [ at ] gmail [le point] com).

Merci de partager dans vos réseaux!

After many years working for my boss on his projects (Branchez-Vous!, TabTimes, …), the time has come for me to diversify my skills as a web integrator / developer and learn new technologies, see what else I can do and learn. It is time, for me, to see what else is interesting, new, and refreshing, to flourish my web skills to new horizons.

So, I am looking for new work opportunities as a web integrator / developer (front end) in Montreal. You can view my profile here http://ca.linkedin.com/in/debbierouleau/, and people can contact me by email ( deborah.rouleau [ at ] gmail [dot] com).

Thank you for sharing on your network!


From my Tumblr: smegmarc: pardon-the-interruption: missanniehall: Galaxy…





Galaxy Quest (1999)

I had originally not wanted to see Galaxy Quest because I heard that it was making fun of Star Trek. Then Jonathan Frakes rang me up and said ‘You must not miss this movie! See it on a Saturday night in a full theater.’ And I did, and of course I found it was brilliant. Brilliant. No one laughed louder or longer in the cinema than I did. – Patrick Stewart

Actually one of my favorite movies.

never give up, never surrender.

Best. movie. EVER!

from Tumblr http://bit.ly/OdaryN


From my Tumblr: R.I.P. Everyone



I used to write a website about movies and television with the occasional Think Piece on Gwyneth Paltrow’s spending power. It is a website that just happens to be closing up shop for good tomorrow, unfortunately. Ours was a love the world could not understand. R.I.P. 

By the end of my tenure at the soon (so soon) to be defunct pop culture website, it genuinely felt like I was reading the Entire Internet every day, and the only takeaway one can have from reading the Entire Internet every day is that the Internet is 100% Horrible. There’s a common sense that the Internet is just a collection of sad adolescent trolls hiding in their parents’ basements throwing digital feces through the proverbial bars, but the truth is much worse. Everyone is throwing the digital feces. The trolls just enjoy it a little more.

So, one of the most wonderful aspects of stopping writing for that website on a daily basis was that I also stopped reading other websites on a daily basis. With rare exception, I haven’t LOOKED at a blog in six months, much less read one. I still look at Tumblr most days, but Tumblr might as well be Instagram. It hardly counts.

And yet, I somehow have not managed to escape Blog Culture, because Blog Culture has become so pervasive that we are all doomed to a wasteland future of ad hominem non-jokes, knee-jerk unreflective judgements punched out on iPads during commercial breaks, and a Smithsonian’s worth of #selfies.

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from Tumblr http://bit.ly/1dpXjzC


New hair colours



I was supposed to go with Green and Blue, but after my bleach, I just loved the orange hue I managed to have (a nice orange like Leeloo in the movie The Fifth Element), so I added some fuschia at the root, to make a nice gradient.

Just <3 my hair!