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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...


Were Taylor Swift fans tracked at her gig? [Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:28:35 GMT]
A stadium in LA confirms it uses facial recognition technology at pop concerts.
New Facebook bug exposed millions of photos [Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:26:36 GMT]
Photos of up to 6.8 million Facebook users, including ones they never posted, could be accessed.
Tumblr returns to App Store after porn ban [Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:26:02 GMT]
The social network has returned to Apple's app store after revealing plans to ban adult content.
Amazon uses dummy parcels to catch thieves [Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:36:05 GMT]
The online retailer has teamed up with police in New Jersey to fight parcel theft with dummy packages.
Grace Millane: New Zealand anger over Google naming murder suspect [Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:38:38 GMT]
Google named the man accused of killing UK backpacker Grace Millane in an email, which could be illegal.
Wetherspoons fake accounts to be exposed [Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:59:52 GMT]
Twitter must reveal the identity behind two parody accounts, the high court rules.
Half of UK homes could get faster broadband [Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:00:03 GMT]
New research suggests that people have not taken up faster services, even though they are available.
Bieber fans help YouTube Rewind become 'most disliked' [Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:23:20 GMT]
Beliebers voting against YouTube Rewind seem to have helped the video rack up negative feedback.
Apple to create $1bn Texas base [Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:23:12 GMT]
The company says it expects to become Austin's biggest private employer.
Uber told self-drive cars unsafe days before accident [Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:51:49 GMT]
A leaked email sent to Uber bosses by a staff member arrived days before a car hit and killed a pedestrian.


Climate change: COP24 deal to bring Paris pact to life [Sat, 15 Dec 2018 21:57:02 GMT]
Nearly 200 nations agree rules on implementing 2015 Paris agreement at UN climate talks in Poland.
What chance has Nasa of finding life on Mars? [Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:16:13 GMT]
When the US space agency's next rover gets to Mars in 2021, it will seek evidence of ancient life.
'Miracle' six-day-old baby survives Ebola [Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:12:31 GMT]
It took five weeks of round-the-clock treatment to keep Benedicte alive after her mother died.
Plan for food waste to be separated [Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:40:50 GMT]
Councils will have to offer separate food caddies in a bid to combat methane emissions.
Nasa's Jupiter mission Juno reveals giant polar storms [Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:27:47 GMT]
Stunning images from Nasa's Jupiter "JunoCam" show huge, "endless storms" at the planet's poles.
Branson's Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space [Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:26:46 GMT]
The latest test flight by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic makes it to the edge of space and back.
Parker Solar Probe: Sun-skimming mission starts calling home [Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:16:24 GMT]
Having become the closest-ever human-made object to our star, the Parker spacecraft returns its first data
Climate change: Failure to tackle warming 'suicidal' [Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:22:59 GMT]
UN secretary general tells climate negotiators in Poland that failure to make progress would be a desperate blow for the planet.
Climate change is 'shrinking winter' [Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:49:22 GMT]
Snowy mountain winters are being squeezed into shorter periods, threatening water supplies and increasing wildfire risk.
'Planet of the chickens': How the bird took over the world [Wed, 12 Dec 2018 03:20:37 GMT]
With around 23 billion chickens on the planet at any one time, the bird is a symbol of our times, say scientists.