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...


Prince William criticises social media firms [Thu, 15 Nov 2018 21:46:55 GMT]
Prince William and Catherine were at the BBC to discuss its work on combating cyber-bullying.
'How Amazon helped me transition to a woman' [Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:04:49 GMT]
Sophie Roberts is a software developer at the tech giant who came out at work in October.
Google's Alphabet gives up on rescue robots [Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:37:29 GMT]
The technology giant will close its Schaft robotics division after failing to find a buyer.
Facebook accused of dark PR tactics [Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:49:02 GMT]
Facebook is embroiled in a new controversy over the tactics it used to discredit its critics.
MiSafes' child-tracking smartwatches are 'easy to hack' [Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:09:34 GMT]
Researchers find a way to reveal the locations of children wearing MiSafes watches and call them.
Japan's cyber-security minister has 'never used a computer' [Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:08:54 GMT]
Yoshitaka Sakurada is responsible for ensuring the 2020 Olympic Games are not hacked.
Apple Stores to employ human trafficking victims [Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:12:59 GMT]
The technology company's retail chief reveals the initiative as she is given the Stop Slavery Award.
Call of Duty 'swatting' death prankster pleads guilty [Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:01:04 GMT]
The 25-year-old had fooled police into thinking a father-of-two had murdered a family member.
Google accused of 'trust demolition' over health app [Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:05:53 GMT]
DeepMind now wants its health app to become an AI assistant for nurses and doctors around the world.
US asks London court to hand over two alleged hackers [Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:01:20 GMT]
The men are accused of helping cause $530m of losses to banks and other businesses.


Definition of kilogram set to change [Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:30:29 GMT]
Scientists are set to change the way the kilogramme is defined.
Greenland ice sheet hides huge 'impact crater' [Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:35:01 GMT]
Scientists find evidence that an iron asteroid slammed into the Earth deep inside the Arctic Circle.
Climate change: Worries over CO2 emissions from intensifying wildfires [Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:18:01 GMT]
Rising numbers of extreme wildfires could result in a significant increase in COâ‚‚ emissions, scientists have warned.
Exoplanet discovered around neighbouring star [Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:01:26 GMT]
Astronomers have discovered a planet around one of the closest stars to our Sun.
Climate change: Report says 'cut lamb and beef' [Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:44:42 GMT]
The number of sheep and cattle in the UK should be reduced to help combat climate change, a report says.
'Conservation successes' bring hope for mountain gorilla [Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:12:34 GMT]
Mountain gorilla: Conservation efforts appear to be paying off for large, charismatic animals.
South Pole: Rock 'hotspot' causes ice sheet to sag [Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:31:24 GMT]
A large area of warm rock is melting the base of the Antarctic Ice Sheet at the South Pole.
Climate change: Heatwaves 'halve' male insect fertility [Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:00:39 GMT]
A study of beetles could explain global decline in insects - and how heat can damage male fertility.
Badger culling has 'modest' effect in cutting cattle TB [Tue, 13 Nov 2018 01:12:21 GMT]
An independent scientific review says badger culling can have a modest effect in reducing cattle TB.
Mystery monkey: history of unique Xenothrix fossil revealed [Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:03:10 GMT]
A now-extinct monkey from Jamaica had South American roots, according to new DNA evidence.