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...


Mona Lisa 'brought to life' with deepfake AI [Fri, 24 May 2019 11:25:28 GMT]
Samsung makes a moving Mona Lisa from a single photo using AI technology.
Facebook: Another three billion fake profiles culled [Thu, 23 May 2019 19:06:33 GMT]
Mark Zuckerberg hits back at calls to break up Facebook, as it reveals it removed a record number of hateful posts.
SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites [Fri, 24 May 2019 04:44:22 GMT]
The California firm launches the first spacecraft in its multi-billion-dollar broadband project.
Google thwarts Baltimore ransomware fightback [Fri, 24 May 2019 10:18:46 GMT]
City set up GMail accounts to thwart hackers but Google suspended them, fearing spammers were at work.
DJI drones to come with plane detection [Thu, 23 May 2019 11:14:36 GMT]
From January, new DJI drones will be able to detect nearby planes and helicopters.
Trump says Huawei could be part of trade deal [Fri, 24 May 2019 01:51:12 GMT]
Huawei could feature in a US-China trade pact despite being "very dangerous", says the US president.
Nintendo removes mobile games in Belgium [Thu, 23 May 2019 11:11:34 GMT]
The two titles break local gambling laws that prohibit giving players random rewards in "loot boxes".
Amazon heads off facial recognition rebellion [Wed, 22 May 2019 17:44:51 GMT]
A group of investors had sought to stop the firm providing its Rekognition system to police.
Huawei: China warns of investment blow to UK over 5G ban [Thu, 23 May 2019 15:04:11 GMT]
A top Chinese diplomat tells the BBC there could be "substantial" repercussions if the UK bars Huawei.
Would you pay $1m for a laptop full of malware? [Wed, 22 May 2019 12:50:40 GMT]
The laptop is infected with six notorious strains, including WannaCry and ILoveYou.


School strike for climate: Protests staged around the world [Fri, 24 May 2019 16:12:10 GMT]
From Australia to Europe, school children are skipping classes to call for action on climate change.
'Sabotaged' tanker in Gulf of Oman leaked oil [Fri, 24 May 2019 10:52:38 GMT]
A satellite spotted an oil slick trailing from a tanker mysteriously attacked off the UAE on 12 May.
Everest: Three more die amid overcrowding near summit [Fri, 24 May 2019 16:28:39 GMT]
Seven have died climbing the world's highest peak in a week - more than for the whole of last year.
The man who made Einstein world-famous [Thu, 23 May 2019 23:30:12 GMT]
UK astronomer Arthur Eddington proved the German-born physicist's theory of relativity in May 1919.
SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites [Fri, 24 May 2019 04:44:22 GMT]
The California firm launches the first spacecraft in its multi-billion-dollar broadband project.
Climate change: Answers to your most asked questions [Fri, 24 May 2019 00:30:59 GMT]
You sent us thousands of questions about climate change. Here are some answers to the most common.
Ozone layer: Banned CFCs traced to China say scientists [Wed, 22 May 2019 21:31:56 GMT]
Atmospheric observations pinpoint eastern China as the source of a rise in ozone-destroying chemicals.
Letter makes plea to rich over climate [Thu, 23 May 2019 07:02:50 GMT]
Scientists' letter urges wealthy to help fight “ecological catastrophe”.
'Unique' Iron Age shield discovered in Leicestershire [Thu, 23 May 2019 15:26:02 GMT]
The British Museum, which will store the shield, described it as a "absolutely phenomenal object".
Straws: UK government to bring in new controls on plastic [Wed, 22 May 2019 00:10:13 GMT]
In a bid to limit ocean pollution, the government will introduce new controls on plastic next year.