is a weblog by Mike Nowak. posts categorized: self

September 24th, 2013


Here we are in this post Google Reader world wondering whether our RSS feed url was transferred over to any of the replacement services (I’ve been using myself but the user interface is losing me) or if it is being published to an audience of none. Many weblogs have long since shuttered but I’m… Read more »

February 21st, 2013


2012 was a confounding year, the majority of which was spent in Mexico for reasons previously described, but an amazing one too for nothing else than because I got married to an wonderful woman. We’ve been inseparable. I love her. In 2012 we’ve split our time between Queretaro and Mexico City, with a honeymoon sojourn… Read more »

October 25th, 2011

Elzbieta Kocot-Nowak: 28-04-56 — 24-10-11

My mother passed away peacefully yesterday evening, just before 17:40 on Monday October 24th, at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital with my father, my sister, and myself at her side. She was 55. Elzbieta was a proud and caring mother to the end, never wavering in her love and devotion for her children. Even in the… Read more »

May 10th, 2010


As part of a Kickstarter backer reward, I have received a download code for the PC indie game Crayon Physics Deluxe (previous entry about it here). It follows. First person to claim it has it: GONE If you do grab it and it works, let me know. As a side note, as of last week… Read more »

May 2nd, 2010

Flight Game

We boarded the plane at high noon. By three in the afternoon I was on the ground again, nearly ten hours passed. A direct flight from Paris to Toronto is eight hours long, but this one had a stop-over in Quebec to let off all the Quebecois. The final one hour stretch from Quebec City… Read more »

January 13th, 2010

Story Time

This story kind of spontaneously happened over instant messenger, but it turned out decent enough so I’m posting it here with a few additions and cleanups. It is 100% true. Once upon a time not too long ago there was a solitary nomad who said “to the south I’ll go!” He found himself a new… Read more »