Welcome to Argalax


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...


Facebook stops sending staff to help political campaigns [Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:18:41 GMT]
The social network will no longer send employees to work at the offices of political campaigns.
Amazon makes Alexa-controlled microwave [Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:40:22 GMT]
Amazon has unveiled a microwave that can be controlled using its Alexa voice assistant.
Tech Tent: Do the police have your biometric digits? [Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:05:18 GMT]
Zoe Kleinman explores concerns that law enforcement agencies are collecting too much biometric data.
China blocks Twitch game-streaming service [Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:45:29 GMT]
The service's website and app is no longer reachable from mainland China, gamers report
Instagram's IGTV recommended 'abusive' videos [Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:26:59 GMT]
Sexually suggestive clips featuring children were recommended to users, an investigation finds.
Internet regulator considered for UK [Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:27:29 GMT]
The government is considering "all options" to keep UK citizens "safe" online.
GoPro Hero 7 camera films smooth videos without gimbal [Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:26:10 GMT]
The latest action cam automatically stabilises footage without separate equipment.
John Hancock adds fitness tracking to all policies [Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:32:14 GMT]
One of the largest life insurance providers in North America will now sell only "interactive" policies that collect health data.
Vote Leave data firm hit with first ever GDPR notice [Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:46:10 GMT]
AggregateIQ is appealing against the accusation that it mishandled personal data and broke GDPR rules.
3D-printed gun pioneer Cody Wilson charged with sexual assault [Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:21:40 GMT]
Cody Wilson flew to Taiwan before he could be detained, police in Texas say.


Hayabusa-2: Japan's rovers send pictures from asteroid [Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:52:04 GMT]
Pictures have emerged from the surface of an asteroid after Japan landed two robotic rovers on it.
All the plastic you can and cannot recycle [Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:04:55 GMT]
England is recycling more plastic than ever - but for this trend to continue, the system needs to change
Who was the mysterious gardener Miss Harrison? [Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:48:21 GMT]
A box of archives reveals the story of a pioneering 19th century gardener who blazed a trail for women.
Earliest animal fossils are identified [Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:45:48 GMT]
Scientists have identified the earliest known animal in the geological record.
Report slams 'high flying' UN environment chief [Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:49:18 GMT]
Erik Solheim is criticised for risking the UN's reputation by extensive use of expensive air travel.
Giant pandas can tell a mate from their calls [Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:20:23 GMT]
Pandas have to be within 20 metres of each other to identify each other's calls in their bamboo forest home.
Cane toad DNA breakthrough 'may help stop' toxic pest [Thu, 20 Sep 2018 03:21:13 GMT]
It may help stop the animal's rapid and destructive march across Australia, researchers say.
Why do we hate wasps and love bees? [Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:03:45 GMT]
Both are as ecologically useful, say scientists, and the same effort must be made to protect them.
RemoveDebris: UK satellite nets 'space junk' [Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:04:05 GMT]
A British satellite successfully deploys a net in orbit to demonstrate how to capture space debris.
Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop' [Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:57:41 GMT]
The first private passenger to fly around the Moon with SpaceX will be a Japanese billionaire.