Welcome to Argalax


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...


World's biggest music labels sue over AI copyright [Mon, 24 Jun 2024 19:20:43 GMT]
Sony, Universal and Warner claim AI software steals music to "spit out" similar work.
Apple in breach of law on App Store, says EU [Mon, 24 Jun 2024 11:38:19 GMT]
It is the first time a company has been found to be in breach of the Digital Markets Act (DMA).
Exploding batteries spark deadly S Korea factory fire [Mon, 24 Jun 2024 11:16:23 GMT]
At least 22 people have been confirmed dead while eight others were injured, local authorities say.
TikTok confirms it offered US government a 'kill switch' [Fri, 21 Jun 2024 11:43:01 GMT]
The platform made the disclosure as part of its legal challenge against a law forcing its sale in the US.
Stolen test data and NHS numbers published by hospital hackers [Fri, 21 Jun 2024 16:29:06 GMT]
Experts say the hack is one of the most "significant and harmful" cyber attacks ever in the UK.
The screen tech that can do almost anything [Mon, 24 Jun 2024 23:02:12 GMT]
New technology promises TV and phone screens that use much less electricity than current models.
Microsoft back as most valuable firm as Nvidia slips [Fri, 21 Jun 2024 00:06:36 GMT]
The artificial intelligence chip giant briefly took the top spot from the software company this week.
US bans Kaspersky software for alleged Russian links [Thu, 20 Jun 2024 23:17:45 GMT]
Government says Moscow's influence over the company was found to pose a significant risk to US infrastructure.
Booking.com warns of up to 900% increase in travel scams [Thu, 20 Jun 2024 10:20:50 GMT]
The online travel firm says generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, are driving the explosive rise.
Don't blame us for people suffering - London hospital hackers [Wed, 19 Jun 2024 11:23:21 GMT]
They claim the cyber attack - which has disrupted more than 1,000 procedures - was politically motivated.


Resting cuckoo bees win insect photo competition [Tue, 25 Jun 2024 03:13:47 GMT]
The winning images from this year's Royal Entomological Society Insect Week photography competition.
Chimpanzees ‘self-medicate’ with healing plants [Thu, 20 Jun 2024 23:59:17 GMT]
Wild chimpanzees seek out medicinal plants to eat when they are sick or injured, a study says.
Monkeys got along better after hurricane - study [Thu, 20 Jun 2024 18:07:48 GMT]
Scientists say the disaster changed ‘rules of the game’ in monkey society as sharing shade became vital.
Key oil project must count full climate impact - court [Thu, 20 Jun 2024 10:37:06 GMT]
Supreme Court has ruled Surrey Council should have considered the climate change impacts of new oil wells.
How Hollywood star Sheen helped uncover a dark secret [Mon, 24 Jun 2024 05:00:13 GMT]
A chance scroll on the internet led the actor Michael Sheen on a journey to uncover a dark secret.
Are animals conscious? How new research is changing minds [Sat, 15 Jun 2024 23:04:14 GMT]
A series of experiments have led a number of scientists to say animals may be conscious.
Drones reveal Antarctic whale 'acrobatics' [Sat, 15 Jun 2024 00:20:02 GMT]
Aerial footage of humpback whales shows how efficiently they can twist and turn their huge bodies.
Crossbows and eerie silences – following Antarctic whales for climate change clues [Sat, 08 Jun 2024 00:06:47 GMT]
How scientists are discovering secrets of Antarctic climate change in the bodies of giant humpback whales.
Nature groups launch legal bid over wildlife loss [Fri, 07 Jun 2024 10:46:20 GMT]
Countryside and wildlife conservation groups want a judicial review of government action on nature loss.
Call for UK agency to regulate harmful chemicals [Wed, 05 Jun 2024 09:12:02 GMT]
The Royal Society of Chemistry says the current regulation of chemicals is 'not fit for purpose'.