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Mike Nowacki
Works at Sky-Fi Networks Inc.
Attended McMaster University
Lives in Dundas, Ontario
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For Sale: 2010 Mini Cooper Clubman - $14,000
Odometer: 63,000 km
Warranty: 200,000 km (or Nov. 30th 2016)
Clean inside & out
Located in Dundas, Ontario - local buyers only
More details: http://hamilton.craigslist.ca/cto/4891216368.html

This is a wonderful little car that is in excellent shape. We are only selling it because our needs have changed and have to move to something bigger.

#usedcars   #usedcarsforsale   #minicooper   #hamilton   #hamiltonon   #dundas   #brantford   #burlington   #oakville   #mississauga   #cambridge   #kitchener   #guelph   #niagarafalls   #london  
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Thanks Bill. I've given up on trying AutoTrader as I get nothing but calls from people trying to sell me something or otherwise trying to scam me. Lets see how well the local hashtags help making it visible to people doing Google searches for used cars. #fingerscrossed  
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My two dogs playing in the snow today.
At one point today the snow was so light and fluffy it seemed to float in the air and was barely moving. The dogs loved it and didn't want to come back inside.
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Great pics of Emma & Sasha!
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I was clearing snow off the pond with my tractor to make a skating rink when this happened.

It had been -10C or colder for weeks so it was more than thick enough to support the weight. But all it takes is a hairline fracture to let up a little bit of water. In no time the hole expands letting up more and more water, flooding the rink.

Sadly, no skating tonight. But it will be extra smooth when it refreezes overnight. 

#winter   #canada   #onfrozenpond   #iceskating  
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I was in Canada last year... We had snow on Mothers Day in Canmore! 
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This is what happens when it is -30C outside. Even though the air temperature inside the house is +20C your hand can still stick to the door knob.
#Canada #winter #fuckitscold 
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I'm glad that's rough
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One of our water pipes froze last night even though it was toasty warm inside. It obviously needs more insulation between it and the outside wall. 
#canada   #winter #fuckitscold   #frozenpipes  
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+Gareth Sargeant​ it is called 1Weather, it is a beautifully designed app. I find that forecast.io is more accurate for my region, but I prefer the functionality and look of this app.
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This bull is fascinated with my ladder. Unfortunately I'm still on top of it.
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I climbed up into the rafters and listened to some music on my phone until the coast was clear.
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Washing your car in -20C weather; you have to be quick between the soaping and rinsing. Otherwise you get soapcicle streaks that take some work to rinse off. When you are finished you have to get into your car right away before the door freezes shut. Then drive around for a while to let sublimation work it's magic allowing you to get back out of the car. Hopefully it's still clean.

#canadianwinter   #fuckitscold   #winter   #canada  
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You think your in Winnipeg or something. ;-)
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I will never list another used vehicle for sale in AutoTrader. I'm being constantly bombarded with scammers. Some are professional listing agents that provide a variety of services and guarantee that you'll get your full asking price within so many days. Others are buyers willing to pay more than the asking price sight unseen, payment through PayPal.

Just for fun I'm going to play along with these two and see what happens next. 😝

#scam    #usedcar #autotrader #paypal
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At this time of year, if you're sailing anywhere on the prairies, the ice floes can be dangerous!
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Cool shades. Warm ears.
#Canada #winter #fuckitscold 
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Nutella inventor dead at 89. The recipe was originally developed as a cost saving measure when cocoa was expensive and still under wartime rations.

The New York Times: Michele Ferrero, Pioneer Who Gave the World Nutella, Dies at 89. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwv8PsvyA
Mr. Ferrero was widely regarded as the richest man in Italy and he presided over a vast international confectionary empire.
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Gonna go make a sandwich now, in his honor. 
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I'm loving this wine tonight. Listening to music and watching videos on YouTube, waiting for Thai delivery.

#redknot #wine
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I felt like a pro opening it. I much prefer that over a screw cap like most Australian wines.
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Negotiating with Dolly Llama
I had to climb into a cattle pen to measure up an anchor point for the wireless internet tower that I'm setting up at a neighbouring farm. The farmer told me that the llama was in charge, so I showed up with a little bribe in return for some protection from the longhorns. 

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  • McMaster University
    B.Sc., 1985 - 1988
  • Bishop Ryan High School
    1980 - 1984
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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)
Work
Occupation
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
Employment
  • Sky-Fi Networks Inc.
    Chief Connection Officer, 2014 - present
    Details to follow
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    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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A fantastic place with great atmosphere, wonderful service and everything was delicious. We'll be going back again and again.
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reviewed a month ago
Outstanding. If you love real espresso coffee then this new cafe in Hamilton is well worth a visit. Recently opened, welcoming, comfortable, friendly, delicious, AND free parking & Wi-Fi.
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reviewed 4 months ago
If you are anywhere near the Hamilton General Hospital this place is a must visit for either lunch or dinner. It's clean, fast, reasonably priced and the Lebanese style food is outstanding.
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reviewed 2 months ago
Renovated and re-opened (August 2014) after a fire. The best barbecued chicken I've ever had! The place is a local favorite so get there a bit early if you can.
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reviewed 5 months ago
Great place for lunch, good food and very cheap. If it's your first time going the lineup on the right is for hot food and the one on the left for cold.
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