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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...


Self-driving Waymo cars clog up dead-end San Francisco street [Fri, 15 Oct 2021 13:18:56 GMT]
Waymo says its automated vehicles are following traffic orders when they enter the dead-end street.
Apple takes down Quran app in China [Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:50:01 GMT]
The popular Islamic app was removed in the country, after an official request.
Microsoft shutting down LinkedIn in China [Thu, 14 Oct 2021 20:14:47 GMT]
The company will offer a jobs-only site with no social-media elements, instead.
Sunderland University cyber-attack fix date unknown [Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:29:10 GMT]
Officials say they "just do not know" when online services at Sunderland University will be fixed.
Facebook helps AI take a first-person view of life [Thu, 14 Oct 2021 17:12:29 GMT]
It hopes artificial intelligence may one day tell you where on earth you've put your keys.
US leads Bitcoin mining as China ban takes effect [Wed, 13 Oct 2021 13:40:17 GMT]
Research shows the US taking the top spot for global mining following a crackdown in China.
Neighbour wins privacy row over smart doorbell and cameras [Thu, 14 Oct 2021 12:01:59 GMT]
The Amazon devices were found to invade privacy and break data laws in a landmark UK case.
Apple shares drop on iPhone 13 production fears [Wed, 13 Oct 2021 00:17:52 GMT]
Reports suggest the firm could produce up to 10 million fewer iPhones due to the chip shortage.
NHS Covid Pass: Vaccine records access restored after outage [Wed, 13 Oct 2021 15:22:34 GMT]
The app widely used to prove vaccination status for travel suffered an outage Wednesday.
Magic Leap reveals new AR headset and fresh funding [Tue, 12 Oct 2021 14:28:53 GMT]
The firm secures an extra $500m in funding from investors as it announces a new headset.


Earthshot Prize: Costa Rica wins £1m from William's Earthshot prize [Mon, 18 Oct 2021 02:35:10 GMT]
Two friends growing coral and the country of Costa Rica are among five winners receiving £1m each.
Russian team back on Earth after filming first movie in space [Sun, 17 Oct 2021 08:24:57 GMT]
The Russian film crew return after an ISS shoot that had its own moments of drama.
Mark Hankinson: Top huntsman guilty of encouraging illegal fox hunting [Fri, 15 Oct 2021 15:19:08 GMT]
The senior huntsman gave the hunting advice in private webinars that were leaked online.
Climate change: Carbon emissions from rich countries rose rapidly in 2021 [Thu, 14 Oct 2021 04:00:15 GMT]
Emissions from the richest countries are going up again this year as the global economy rebounds.
One third of UK farmers could be depressed - survey [Thu, 14 Oct 2021 15:04:29 GMT]
Regulation, the pandemic and extreme weather are among factors causing high stress to farmers.
Nuclear fusion: Five sites shortlisted for UK energy plant [Thu, 14 Oct 2021 11:00:38 GMT]
A final decision for the location of the UK's prototype fusion energy plant is due in 2022.
Stranded 600lb turtle returned to Atlantic Ocean [Thu, 14 Oct 2021 21:04:18 GMT]
The sea turtle washed ashore a riverbank in Massachusetts this week.
Lords return Environment Bill to the Commons with big changes [Wed, 13 Oct 2021 16:47:48 GMT]
The government faces pressure to get the bill passed ahead of the COP 26 climate conference.
Waste electronics will weigh more than the Great Wall of China [Wed, 13 Oct 2021 14:00:06 GMT]
Discarded waste like mobile phones and TVs in 2021 could weigh more than 57 million tonnes.
Climate change: 'Adapt or die' warning from Environment Agency [Tue, 12 Oct 2021 19:46:01 GMT]
The Environment Agency says hundreds could die in a flooding event at some point.