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...


Google tracks users who turn off location history [Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:28:27 GMT]
A study from Associated Press suggests that users are still tracked even if they turn off location history.
Instagram hack sees accounts replaced with film stills [Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:39:13 GMT]
Affected account holders are seeing random film stills replacing their profile photos.
Monster Hunter World sales yanked by China [Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:46:31 GMT]
The Chinese publisher of Monster Hunter World is forced to stop selling the monster-slaying game.
Amazon's one-day delivery ad banned as 'misleading' [Tue, 14 Aug 2018 23:16:59 GMT]
The UK advertising regulator received 280 complaints about the online giant's one-day delivery claim.
Tinder's founders and former boss sue dating app owners [Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:17:02 GMT]
Tinder's owners are accused of undervaluing it, cheating executives out of shares worth billions.
Fortnite used by company for job interviews [Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:09:10 GMT]
An advertising agency is conducting job interviews in the video game Fortnite.
Why some computer viruses refuse to die [Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:04:00 GMT]
Like zombies, malware dating from decades ago is still roaming the net looking for fresh victims.
Nintendo cracks down on retro games downloads [Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:36:09 GMT]
Three sites offering retro games have gone offline following legal action.
Sainsbury's supermarket goes 'till-free' [Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:01:36 GMT]
The retail giant is running a trial in one store where shoppers scan items and pay with their phone.
Malicious faxes leave firms 'open' to cyber-attack [Mon, 13 Aug 2018 02:20:23 GMT]
Hackers can send booby-trapped faxes to gain access a computer network, researchers warn.


Being human: Big toe clung on longest to primate origins [Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:35:32 GMT]
Our big toe was one of the last parts of the foot to become human-like, as our early ancestors evolved to walk on two legs.
Palm oil: A new threat to Africa's monkeys and apes? [Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:16:23 GMT]
Large-scale expansion of palm oil in Africa will very likely risk the lives of primates, a study finds.
Next few years 'may be exceptionally warm' [Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:31:54 GMT]
The next few years could be "anomalously warm", according to a new study.
Tax haven link to rainforest destruction and illegal fishing [Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:00:41 GMT]
Deforestation of the Amazon and illegal fishing have both been linked to tax havens according to a new study.
Winged reptiles thrived before dinosaurs [Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:20:39 GMT]
A newly discovered species of pterosaur that lived about 210 million years ago has been found in the Utah desert.
Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world [Sun, 12 Aug 2018 23:10:14 GMT]
With frequent floods, sinking markets and engulfed homes, by 2050 parts of Jakarta will be underwater.
Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to 'touch the Sun' [Sun, 12 Aug 2018 09:03:19 GMT]
The US space agency launches a probe that aims to travel closer to the Sun than ever before.
The Meg: the myth, the legend (the science) [Fri, 10 Aug 2018 15:33:34 GMT]
What to we really know about the giant prehistoric shark reincarnated by Hollywood?
Killer whale mother finally lets dead newborn calf go, after 17 days [Sun, 12 Aug 2018 21:11:40 GMT]
After 17 days, the orca at last stops carrying her newborn and begins chasing salmon off Canada.
Hippo bite kills Taiwan tourist in Kenya [Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:50:14 GMT]
The animal turned on the Taiwanese man after he got too close with his camera at Lake Naivasha.