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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...


Google restricts Huawei's use of Android [Mon, 20 May 2019 03:26:43 GMT]
New US restrictions were placed on the Chinese tech giant last week over cyber-security fears.
Minecraft Earth: Minecraft's answer to Pokemon Go [Fri, 17 May 2019 13:29:52 GMT]
Newsbeat is one of the first to get a look at the newly announced Minecraft augmented reality game
Grumpy Cat internet legend dies [Fri, 17 May 2019 18:17:21 GMT]
Hers was the feline face that launched a thousand memes, but Grumpy Cat is no more.
Tesla Model 3: Autopilot engaged during fatal crash [Fri, 17 May 2019 10:35:03 GMT]
The driver had not had his hands on the wheel for 10 seconds, a report has found.
American man accused in $9m net address theft [Fri, 17 May 2019 12:45:43 GMT]
US prosecutors claim a "deceptive" scheme was used to take control of valuable net addresses.
GozNym cyber-crime gang which stole millions busted [Thu, 16 May 2019 12:44:28 GMT]
Prosecutions are announced in four countries over the scam, which hit thousands of bank accounts.
Amazon invests in Deliveroo food courier [Fri, 17 May 2019 08:57:22 GMT]
Deliveroo says it is looking forward to working with "customer obsessed" Amazon.
Boeing completes 737 Max software upgrade [Fri, 17 May 2019 07:32:35 GMT]
The firm will seek certification from the US regulator which grounded the jet after two crashes.
Facebook bans "inauthentic" accounts targeting Africa [Fri, 17 May 2019 02:48:52 GMT]
Facebook blocked an Israeli firm it said was behind fake accounts mostly targeting elections in Africa.
Trump declares national emergency over IT threats [Thu, 16 May 2019 11:49:17 GMT]
The executive order to protect US networks from "foreign adversaries" is believed to target Huawei.


Mars: The box seeking to answer the biggest question [Fri, 17 May 2019 17:00:34 GMT]
Europe prepares to send technology to Mars to look for evidence that there is life on the planet.
Compassionate conservation is 'seriously flawed' [Sat, 18 May 2019 00:29:16 GMT]
The idea that you cannot kill any animal is "fatally flawed" as a conservation concept, scientists argue.
Crickets have hit the high street - can they save the planet? [Fri, 17 May 2019 07:30:10 GMT]
A London food chain is now including insects on its menu but can eating insects help save the planet?
Spain alarmed by French bear's attacks on sheep [Fri, 17 May 2019 11:23:27 GMT]
France released two brown bears in the Pyrenees - but one has now killed eight sheep in Spain.
Brazil's Vale warns another mining dam at risk of collapse [Fri, 17 May 2019 10:10:47 GMT]
A mining dam could collapse as early as next week, months after a similar disaster killed 230 people.
Will India energy pledges lead to CO2 rise? [Fri, 17 May 2019 07:32:32 GMT]
India's political parties promise free electricity to farmers and ambitious infrastructure projects.
Bedbugs survived the dinosaur extinction event [Thu, 16 May 2019 15:04:47 GMT]
The much-maligned bedbug has been around for 115 million years - since dinosaurs ruled the Earth.
Plastic pollution: Flip-flop tide engulfs 'paradise' island [Thu, 16 May 2019 13:07:35 GMT]
Up to a million shoes are among the tide of plastic debris washed up on an Australian island say scientists.
Artificial life form given 'synthetic DNA' [Thu, 16 May 2019 13:23:52 GMT]
UK scientists have created an artificial version of the stomach bug E. coli that is based on an entirely synthetic form of DNA.
Antarctic instability 'is spreading' [Thu, 16 May 2019 10:35:38 GMT]
Almost a quarter of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is now unstable, according to a new study.