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


From my Feedly: Cash Rules Everything Around Me


Cash Rules Everything Around Me:

There is no place with more personal debt and heavier patterns of obligation than the Land of the Free. We are free to try to get expensive degrees to get jobs that barely exist, we are free to spend most of our lives paying student loans, we are free to lose everything we may have gained the moment we get sick. Along the way we can buy more things and get into more housing debt than almost anyone in the world, making our freedom one of consumption — consuming and being consumed by the systems we are born to.

We are free to vote in gerrymandered districts, and free to vote for two federal parties that are largely identical. We are free to vote on machines and systems that it is often illegal to audit for security purposes. We are all free to talk at once, and listen to no one at all. We are free, ever free, to chase as many dollars as we can, all the way to Hell.

from i never knew – mini http://bit.ly/1sASbfv

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!