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Hi, my name is Alexander and this is my website.

I live in Toronto, Canada, and work as a Senior IT Professional.

In spare time I enjoy writing some code, developing web applications, working on my robot, reading sci-fi, finance and technical books, visiting my cabin in the wilderness and travel when I can.

Here are some technical news to read...


Samsung's folding phone breaks for reviewers [Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:33:14 GMT]
Several outlets reviewing Samsung's ground-breaking new folding smartphone have reported major problems with its screen.
TED 2019: The online campaign that ended a beard ban [Wed, 17 Apr 2019 22:59:07 GMT]
The woman aiming to build "a labour movement for the 21st Century" shares her plan at TED.
UK to introduce porn age-checks in July [Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:34:17 GMT]
Sites that fail to comply will face being blocked by internet service providers.
TED 2019: Prize to online classes project causes controversy [Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:01:44 GMT]
Plans to give millions of dollars to a program for online learning for pre-schoolers has been criticised.
Notre-Dame fire: Assassin's Creed's maker pledges aid [Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:06:16 GMT]
Ubisoft is to donate money and offer use of its digital reconstruction of the cathedral.
Netflix to trial showing top 10 lists to UK users [Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:32:14 GMT]
Streaming company Netflix is to trial showing UK users its most-watched shows over a weekly period.
Google to police new app developers more closely [Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:34:22 GMT]
Apps from unfamiliar developers will be scrutinised more deeply before they go on the Play Store.
Xbox One with no discs: 'The way forward' or 'bad timing'? [Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:06:29 GMT]
Gamers give their verdict as Microsoft announces an "all-digital edition" of the console.
TED 2019: The $50 lab burger transforming food [Tue, 16 Apr 2019 23:07:15 GMT]
TED fellow Bruce Friedrich tells the TED conference about his vision for the future of food.
TikTok: Apple and Google block video sharing app in India [Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:09:57 GMT]
The move comes after a court called for a ban on the video app over concerns it put children at risk.


Evidence of rabbits in UK in Roman times, say academics [Wed, 17 Apr 2019 23:11:00 GMT]
Tests on a rabbit bone, found in West Sussex, show for the first time the animal was alive in 1AD.
Pig brains partially revived four hours after death [Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:00:27 GMT]
The study could aid medical research and fuel debate about the difference between life and death.
Extinction Rebellion London activists chained to Jeremy Corbyn's home [Wed, 17 Apr 2019 19:51:31 GMT]
Four Extinction Rebellion campaigners glued themselves together outside the Labour leader's home.
Light pollution not improving, says CPRE [Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:32:18 GMT]
Just one in 50 people in England experiences nights that are free from light pollution.
Rare kakapo parrots have best breeding season on record [Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:00:25 GMT]
Kakapos were one of New Zealand's most common birds, but they are now on the brink of extinction.
TED 2019: The $50 lab burger transforming food [Tue, 16 Apr 2019 23:07:15 GMT]
TED fellow Bruce Friedrich tells the TED conference about his vision for the future of food.
Early ocean plastic litter traced to 1960s [Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:48:49 GMT]
Scientists "accidentally" record the history of ocean plastic, including what may have been the first plastic bag to be fished out of the ocean.
Stonehenge: DNA reveals origin of builders [Mon, 15 Apr 2019 23:37:17 GMT]
Ancestors of the people who built Stonehenge travelled west across the Mediterranean to get to Britain.
Microplastics found in 'pristine' Pyrenees mountains [Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:26:07 GMT]
Scientists from Scotland and France spent five months monitoring the secluded site in the Pyrenees.
President's underwater plea for the oceans [Sun, 14 Apr 2019 10:53:03 GMT]
Seychelles' leader delivers a speech in defence of the Indian Ocean from inside a submersible.