About the Author

My name is Michael Krakovskiy. I am a web programmer. I grew up in Odessa, Ukraine. In 1992, at the tender age of 16 I emigrated into the United States. I live in Brooklyn with my wife and little daughter.

What I look like:

On a web cam

as a character in Wigu universe (graphic by Jefferey Rowland)

as a character in The Simpsons universe (graphic by John Ng)

Some of the places where I’ve worked:

Nathan’s Famous of Coney Island

Time Buying Services, Inc. (defunct?)

Citibank (as a consultant)

Morgan Stanley (also as a consultant)

UGO.com (then Actionworld) iXL (now engulfed by Avenue A/Razorfish)

TV Guide

Some of the schools that I attended:

Middle School #39 – Odessa, Ukraine

Sheepshead Bay High School – New York, NY

City University of New York – Brooklyn College – Brooklyn, NY

Miskatonic University – Arkham, MA


My native language is Russian. I write my blog entries in English as it gives me a wider audience, but if you want to talk to me, feel free to use Russian. If not, English or Ukrainian is always a good choice.

How to contact me: Send me an email

Or follow me on Twitter: @deadprogrammer

Linkedin profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/deadprogrammer