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Mike Nowacki
Works at Sky-Fi Networks Inc.
Attended McMaster University
Lives in Dundas, Ontario
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Pictures from a house fire today on Orkney Rd. in Hamilton. It appeared to have started on the back deck and worked it's way inside. The wooden deck under and around the gas barbecue was the first to collapse, very likely the source. Luckily no one was home and the Hamilton Fire Department were there in minutes. Water was pumped from a local pond down the road to keep the pumper truck flowing uninterrupted.
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Enjoying a cappuccino while waiting for the perfect Reuben sandwich
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I had a Cuban sandwich for lunch today! Cafe Havana in Ottawa - 5 min from our house. Also Julies on Dovercourt I believe would probably do it... Damn it's good. Authentic cuban food is tasty!
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Really noisy snow.
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Not many people watching Spectre in the theatre tonight. We decided to hold off on Star Wars until we've had a chance to watch the old ones again over the holidays.
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I didn't have time this year to cut up deadfall around the property for firewood, so I had to buy someone else's. Luckily Bill deliverers. 
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The country slang we use for that is "bush cord"
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Gnocchi contenuti frigo
I'm not quite sure about the Italian translation, but it's supposed to mean gnocchi with whatever the heck I happened to find in my fridge. And damn was it good!

Chicken breast
Caramelized onions
Bacon
Artichoke hearts
Kalamata olives
Roasted red pepper
Green pepper
A splash of cream
Crushed garlic & basil
Salt, pepper & hot chili peppers
Parmesan cheese
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In the event of an Internet outage, break glass.
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With a little fire hydrant next to it for a pee stop.
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Cheaters
What on earth was I waiting for?
I've been ignoring my eye doctor for years and resisting the move to reading glasses. Well I finally gave them a try and wow! No more eye strain or fatigue, and now my 7" tablet looks almost as big as a small plasma TV.
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Yup, I was doing that a lot when reading fine print on the backs of electronic devices. 
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New Years Resolutions
I made a new years resolution yesterday morning and broke it later that afternoon. Being the shortest resolution I've ever kept, one might call that a personal best.

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Happy New Year, Mike! And congratulations on your.... achievement. 
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Tree skeleton
Top down view of a rotted tree trunk. Most of the wood has disintegrated; only the outer layer and the inner parts of the branches remain.
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wow ggreat perspective
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Video Recording capped at 7 minutes & 15 seconds
Nexus 6P  - Android 6.0
I'm recording 1080P video using the back facing camera on my phone and it automatically stops recording after 7 minutes and 15 seconds (give or take a second).  

Has anyone else noticed this? I've been pouring through the settings and also checking the online reviews but haven't seen anything to either suggest a hard coded limit or some setting that might control it. It's a new phone with tons of available storage.

Any suggestions?

#nexus6p   #androidmarshmallow  
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+Mike Nowacki thanks Mike,
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Pool closing day
My pool has been spotlessly cleaned and is about to be closed up for the winter. I thought about going in for one last swim, but that didn't seem like fun as it's only a few degrees above freezing. So I did the next best thing and had a beer beside it as the water drained.
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Founder & Chief Connection Officer @ Sky-Fi Networks
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Information Security, Enterprise IT Systems Management, Enterprise IT Architecture, Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Solution Selling, Public Speaking
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  • Sky-Fi Networks Inc.
    Chief Connection Officer, 2014 - present
    Details to follow
  • c0p3
    Co-founder. Director, Business Development, 2012 - 2014
    A small FinTech start up developing software for identifying suspicious stock market trading activity through pattern analysis of historical market data.
  • Microsoft
    Datacenter Solutions Specialist, 2005 - 2011
    Solution Sales: IT Infrastructure security, systems management, datacenter virtualization and cloud computing.
  • Microsoft
    Enterprise Group Security Lead, 2003 - 2005
    Security architecture: building solutions on the Microsoft platform. Educating customers and partners on security best practices.
  • Various niche IT security services companies
    Information Security Architect, 1998 - 2002
    - Directed the development of a private branded, managed security service including firewall, VPN, IDS, and reporting tools. - Managed and directed both inside and outside sales teams along with being responsible for vendor/channel relationships. - Became one of the very first CISSP certified security professionals in Canada
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Dundas, Ontario
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Build bridges not walls.
Introduction
I'm an IT Infrastructure Security and Systems Management Architect. For best results both of these fields need to work hand-in-hand, just like chocolate & peanut butter.

Geek! I am a dedicated gadget freak and recently changed religions having converted almost all of my computing needs over to Android, Chrome and Linux from Windows. I'm currently sporting a much loved Nexus 7 (2013), a Nexus 4 and a MacBook Air.

On a more personal level I'm an avid photographer and outdoor enthusiast who enjoys wilderness canoeing and backpacking.  My favourite home away from home is the interior of Algonquin Park. Three days in that park is more relaxing and revitalizing to me than a whole week at resort lying on the beach. 

Country Living! My wife and I live out in the country, with a network of 100's of kilometers of beautiful trails just a few steps from outside our door.  Almost every day I'm on one of them walking my dogs, riding my bike, or, in the winter, cross-country skiing.  Yet, we are less than 10 minutes away from a Costco, Home Depot, Vintages Wine Store and one of the best cafe's on the planet: Detour Cafe.  For business travel I even have quick access to three airports.

Coffee! Does it really taste that good, or does the caffeine simply trick our brains into thinking that it is? Doesn't matter, I love it anyway. I'm very fussy about the beans that I buy; I get them from a local roasters and prefer them between 8 to 10 days off roast. I hold them there for as long as possible by splitting the package up then vacuum packing and freezing them. Would you believe that I'm still enjoying espresso from a dry processed Yirgacheffe that I bought and packaged this way over three years ago!? The trick is to keep the whole beans in the freezer until the night before you need them, maintaining the vacuum seal until they come up to room temperature. My standard drink in the morning is a cappuccino, in the afternoon a mochaccino.

Wine! I have this crazy memory for the wines that I drink. You know how some people never forget a face? Well, I never forget a wine or the label on a wine bottle. I'm into big, heavy, meaty, almost chewy reds. In general I prefer Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from California, Malbec from Argentina, Shiraz from Australia, Brunello di Montalcino from Italy, and Margaux from France. Locally, we have some outstanding wineries in the Niagara Region, less than an hours' drive from home. For now they are just local secrets, but soon you'll be hearing more about them.

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  • Android / Mobility / BYOD
  • Technology / Gadgets 
  • InfoSec / Enterprise Systems Management
  • Post-PC Era  (yes it's already here)
  • Adventure Travel / Canoeing / Backpacking
  • B&W Photography
  • Cooking / Food / Recipes / Sous Vide
  • Home Brewing: Wine & Beer
  • Coffee / Espresso
  • Wine tasting
  • Atheism
Are You Still Here?  If you've gotten this far then you may be interested in watching this 3 minute video that I recently shot of myself. It highlights some of my professional background as well as some of the challenges that I see with securing/managing mobile devices in the Post-PC Era.  Me in a nutshell
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Perfected maple infused, white chocolate & vanilla bean creme brulee. (the secret is a splash of Cointreau)
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  • McMaster University
    B.Sc., 1985 - 1988
  • Bishop Ryan High School
    1980 - 1984
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Girl Crush- Little Big Town Cover by The Dukes, Country music from Hamilton, ON, CA on ReverbNation

CBC Sports – Android Apps on Google Play
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Welcome to the new CBC Sports app where you can watch live video from the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games and get the latest news, schedules and r

Coles banned for three years from advertising 'freshly baked' bread
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Federal court also orders the supermarket chain, which faces $3m fine, to display notice in stores

Why this tiny Italian restaurant gives a discount for bad Yelp reviews
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"We do amazing food, if you don't like it you don't have to come here."

First Android apps available for Chromebook | ZDNet
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Summary: Google promised it would bring Android apps to the Chromebook, and the first apps are now available.

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The Ultimate Ears 900s Noise-Isolating Earphones were designed to make your music come alive–to reveal layers and details you never knew wer

The NSA's Cyber-King Goes Corporate
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Here's why Keith Alexander thinks he's worth a million dollars a month.

Review: Acer C720 Chromebook with Core i3, best value yet | ZDNet
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Summary: The C720 is one of the first Chromebooks to ship with an Intel Core i3 processor. We go hands on to see if all the excitement is ju

Obama administration says the world’s servers are ours
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US says global reach needed to gut "fraudsters," "hackers," and "drug dealers."

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A Trip in a Self-Driving Car Now Seems Routine
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A test ride of the latest version of Google’s self-driving car could be best characterized as underwhelming. And that is not a bad thing.

A Eulogy for Twitter
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The beloved social publishing platform enters its twilight.

The Loyal Users of Google Plus Say It Is No Ghost Town
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Some people who use Google Plus say it is a thriving social network, useful for photography, video chats, in-depth online conversations and

Yunio - Cloud Storage for Everone
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Yunio is a simple and free online storage service that perfectly combines file backup with sync, which lets you put all your photos, music,

Keurig Will Use DRM In New Coffee Maker To Lock Out Refill Market | Tech...
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The single coffee cup craze has been rolling now for several years in both the United States and Canada, with Keurig, Tassimo, and Nespresso

Trial and errors? Mac, HHS sued over drug safety
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McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences are facing lawsuits in the United States over the safety of the drug Pradaxa

17 Tree Houses For Adults
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Forget wanting to be a kid again, these are way better for grown ups.

Watch how this firefighter is doing awesome work with Google Glass
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Google's latest addition to its Explorer Story's is this, the tale of firefighter Patrick Jackson from North Carolina. Patrick is also a Goo

Star Trek Into Darkness
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When a ruthless mastermind, Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch,) declares a one-man war on the Federation, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary

A fabulous tapas style menu. Everything I ate was amazing, including the garlic shrimp, gnocchi and foie gras & fig pizza.
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Great coffee, delicious scones.
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A 1950's style diner, that looks like it hasn't been cleaned since the 50's. I have no idea how this place hasn't been shut down by public health. It appears that every decade or two they slap on another coat of paint, and its probably all of those layers of paint still holding the place upright.
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reviewed 5 months ago
Fabulous coffee! Easily the best in town. No place to sit, just come for the aroma and taste.
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reviewed 9 months ago
Great service, fast, knowledgeable, reasonably priced and no appointment necessary.
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