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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...


Twitter warns that private tweets were public for years [Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:54:09 GMT]
A security flaw meant many private messages were readable for years said Twitter.
Fortnite predator 'groomed children on voice chat' [Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:27:34 GMT]
A man is accused of using the hit video game Fortnite to initiate sexual activity with children.
Timeline: What's going on with Huawei? [Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:27:37 GMT]
The Chinese telecoms giant was the focus of international scrutiny even before a senior executive's arrest.
Zimbabwe blocks Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter amid crackdown [Fri, 18 Jan 2019 18:12:17 GMT]
A coalition of human rights groups says at least 12 people have been killed in a week of protests.
Future of airport security on show in London [Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:51:08 GMT]
A shoe scanner that works on passengers queuing at airport security is on show in London.
Facebook tackles Russians making fake news stories [Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:09:12 GMT]
The pages campaigned for months creating and sharing stories that were fake, said Facebook.
Fake BBC News page used to promote Bitcoin-themed scheme [Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:29:32 GMT]
The public is warned of an email-based campaign that uses a fake BBC News article to seek funds.
Netflix shows Bird Box and Elite drive subscriber growth [Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:05:16 GMT]
The streaming giant says the subscriber growth reflects the success of its original programmes.
Germany 'considers ban on Huawei' amid global backlash [Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:20:04 GMT]
Other countries have barred the Chinese firm from their network infrastructure over security concerns.
Oxford University suspends Huawei donations and sponsorships [Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:00:52 GMT]
The institution suspends donations from the Chinese telecoms giant amid continuing spying controversy.


Skywatchers await 'super blood wolf moon' [Sun, 20 Jan 2019 02:03:36 GMT]
Elizabeth Rizzini explains the 'super blood wolf moon' - and forecasts the weather for UK skywatchers on Monday.
Saturn's spectacular rings are 'very young' [Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:30:59 GMT]
One of the most distinctive features in the Solar System is no more than 100 million years old.
World's coffee under threat, say experts [Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:41:21 GMT]
Of 124 coffees in the world, we only drink two, but we need to protect all of them, say scientists.
Climate change: Is nuclear power the answer? [Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:57:17 GMT]
How green is nuclear power and what are the other options?
Cern plans even larger hadron collider for physics search [Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:01:16 GMT]
The Future Circular Collider could be Europe's £20bn successor to the existing Large Hadron Collider.
World's 'loneliest' frog gets a date [Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:02:40 GMT]
Scientists find a Juliet for water frog, Romeo, once thought to be the last of his kind in the world.
China's Moon mission sees first seeds sprout [Tue, 15 Jan 2019 11:08:01 GMT]
The seeds, inside a sealed container, are the first plants ever grown on the Moon's surface.
Concerns over increase in toxic brine from desalination plants [Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:39:53 GMT]
Operations to extract fresh water from the sea are now producing 50% more of this salty effluent than expected.
Watch how air pollution moves across Europe [Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:26:10 GMT]
See an animation showing the concentration and movement of nitrogen dioxide through the atmosphere.
Wood burners and open fires face restrictions in new clean air plan [Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:34:33 GMT]
Ministers hail the UK's "world leading" pollution plan, but green groups call it a missed opportunity.