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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...


Data breach hits agency overseeing White House communications [Thu, 20 Feb 2020 20:59:48 GMT]
The personal data of about 200,000 people is exposed in a cyber-attack.
Samsung explains mystery alert sent overnight [Thu, 20 Feb 2020 10:54:36 GMT]
The company says it sent the strange "1" alert to Samsung devices by mistake.
MGM hack exposes personal data of 10.6 million guests [Thu, 20 Feb 2020 03:36:00 GMT]
Celebrities including Justin Bieber were among those whose data was stolen, one report said.
Thousands of UK government devices lost or stolen [Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:28:43 GMT]
At least 2,004 government mobiles were lost or stolen in a year, more than a third from the MoD.
Larry Tesler: Computer scientist behind cut, copy and paste dies aged 74 [Thu, 20 Feb 2020 03:54:07 GMT]
Larry Tesler was responsible for many of the innovations that made personal computing accessible.
ISS World hack leaves thousands of employees offline [Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:30:00 GMT]
ISS World, a major facilities provider, has been hit by an apparent ransomware attack.
UK says Russia's GRU behind massive Georgia cyber-attack [Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:12:45 GMT]
The UK Foreign Office said October's attack was designed to undermine Georgia's sovereignty.
Skin-detection software could improve smartphone security [Wed, 19 Feb 2020 20:59:08 GMT]
TrinamiX has developed a facial recognition software that they say could provide better security.
Ransomware-hit US gas pipeline shut for two days [Wed, 19 Feb 2020 17:45:49 GMT]
The entire pipeline was closed after the cyber-security incident.
Facebook boss faces 'blow-dried armpit' jibes [Thu, 20 Feb 2020 01:04:09 GMT]
Mark Zuckerberg faced jibes on social media over a claim that he has staff blow-dry his armpits.


'Astonishing' blue whale numbers at South Georgia [Thu, 20 Feb 2020 03:00:45 GMT]
The biggest animal on Earth is returning to waters where it was nearly driven to extinction.
Conservation: New protections for jaguar and Asian elephant [Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:04:55 GMT]
New measures to protect migrating species have been agreed at an international summit in India.
'Birdgirl' Mya-Rose Craig receives Bristol University honorary doctorate [Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:03:23 GMT]
Mya-Rose Craig has been campaigning for equality in the environmental movement since 2015.
Heather Couper: Broadcaster and astronomer dies at 70 [Thu, 20 Feb 2020 10:27:51 GMT]
She appeared on TV shows ranging from Blue Peter to The Sky At Night, as well as documentaries.
Climate change: Fertiliser could be used to power ocean-going ships [Wed, 19 Feb 2020 09:13:33 GMT]
Ammonia, the key ingredient of fertiliser, can be burned in ships’ engines in place of polluting diesel.
Nasa's 2020 rover: Can we finally answer the big question about Mars? [Tue, 18 Feb 2020 15:00:31 GMT]
The US space agency's next rover will hunt for life's traces among the rocks of the Red Planet.
Neanderthal 'skeleton' is first found in a decade [Tue, 18 Feb 2020 15:21:39 GMT]
Researchers describe the first "articulated" remains of a Neanderthal to be discovered in a decade.
British radio antenna arrives at space station [Tue, 18 Feb 2020 09:11:52 GMT]
The UK's first industrial contribution to the orbiting platform will improve its communication links.
Locust swarms: South Sudan latest to be hit by invasion [Tue, 18 Feb 2020 17:37:09 GMT]
The ravenous pests have devoured crops and pasture threatening a food crisis in East Africa.
Coronavirus: Largest study suggests elderly and sick are most at risk [Tue, 18 Feb 2020 11:20:51 GMT]
The deadliness of the virus advances progressively with the age of the patient, research suggests.