Welcome to Argalax

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Hi, my name is Alexander and this is my website.

I live near Toronto, Canada, and work as a Senior IT Professional / Software Engineering Manager.

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, playing drums, travel when I can, and especially love sailing.


Here are some technical news to read...

Technology

Apple unplugs electric car project, reports say [Wed, 28 Feb 2024 04:42:46 GMT]
The firm never acknowledged the project publicly but had recruited about two thousands workers.
PlayStation to axe 900 jobs and close London studio [Tue, 27 Feb 2024 17:06:23 GMT]
The layoffs are the latest to hit the tech sector, which has seen big cutbacks worldwide since 2023.
Why Google's 'woke' AI problem won't be an easy fix [Wed, 28 Feb 2024 00:01:18 GMT]
The firm paused its AI image generation tool after claims it was over-correcting against the risk of being racist.
Elon Musk eats humble pie over unpaid bakery bill [Tue, 27 Feb 2024 12:49:57 GMT]
The world's richest man steps in after his car firm Tesla U-turned on a request for 4,000 pies.
Pokémon Day reveal reignites Switch 2 rumours [Tue, 27 Feb 2024 17:58:45 GMT]
News about the next game in the popular Nintendo series gets fans talking about its next console.
More music leaving TikTok over Universal row [Tue, 27 Feb 2024 12:41:45 GMT]
At first artists signed to the label were removed, but now writers are being taken off the platform.
Meta forms team to stop AI from tricking voters [Mon, 26 Feb 2024 13:35:14 GMT]
The owner of Facebook and Instagram says the group will tackle AI content in the June 2024 EU elections.
Work to do on smart mouthguards - Townsend [Sun, 25 Feb 2024 17:46:17 GMT]
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend says "more work" is required to make smart mouthguards "correct" after an alert prompted the temporary withdrawal of prop Zander Ferguson against England.
Oprah and Nigella deepfaked in influencer 'manifestation' ads [Sat, 24 Feb 2024 00:03:30 GMT]
Piers Morgan and Oprah have criticised the use of AI deepfake ads used to promote a "manifestation" guide.
AI chip firm Nvidia valued at $2tn [Fri, 23 Feb 2024 18:07:12 GMT]
Booming business at Nvidia sees investors bet the AI revolution will live up to its "hype".

Science

Catalonia's farmers demand more help over drought [Wed, 28 Feb 2024 00:05:18 GMT]
As Spain continues to be blighted by a lack of rain, farmers want more government assistance.
Apple unplugs electric car project, reports say [Wed, 28 Feb 2024 04:42:46 GMT]
The firm never acknowledged the project publicly but had recruited about two thousands workers.
'Ice bumps' reveal history of Antarctic melting [Tue, 27 Feb 2024 00:25:33 GMT]
Satellites reveal a 50-year record of climate change by tracing the lumpiness in ice surfaces.
Gills Aloud? Tiny fish found making very big noise [Tue, 27 Feb 2024 03:41:33 GMT]
A miniscule, transparent fish makes drumming sounds as loud as a jackhammer, say researchers.
Japan Moon lander survives lunar night [Mon, 26 Feb 2024 15:01:50 GMT]
Space agency Jaxa said the craft re-established communication after the equivalent of two Earth weeks without Sun.
Odysseus Moon lander 'tipped over on touchdown' [Fri, 23 Feb 2024 22:39:26 GMT]
The history-making robot likely caught its foot on contact with the lunar surface and fell sideways.
Astronomers crack 37-year cosmic 'murder mystery' [Fri, 23 Feb 2024 13:01:17 GMT]
Scientists say they have discovered what lies at the heart of the cosmos's most famous explosion.
Why firms are racing to produce green ammonia [Tue, 27 Feb 2024 00:04:21 GMT]
Ammonia is essential for fertiliser production but producing it is carbon intensive.
Mystery over persistent mercury levels in tuna [Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:41:08 GMT]
Pollution controls have seen mercury emissions plummet - but levels in tuna have remained stable.
'Pirate of the seas' in big decline after bird flu [Tue, 13 Feb 2024 02:02:24 GMT]
Sea-bird counts after avian flu show serious declines in three species, the charity RSPB says.

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