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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...

Technology

Why popular YouTubers are building their own sites [Sat, 06 Mar 2021 00:07:58 GMT]
Some big YouTube names are building their own video sites on the side - just in case.
Microsoft hack: White House warns of 'active threat' of email attack [Sat, 06 Mar 2021 20:56:39 GMT]
The tech giant says a state-sponsored group operating out of China is breaching email servers.
Jack Dorsey: Bids reach $2.5m for Twitter co-founder's first post [Sat, 06 Mar 2021 18:35:40 GMT]
The Twitter co-founder has listed his first ever tweet for sale as a form of digital memorabilia.
Oppo's expanding phone can grow and shrink on demand [Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:47:32 GMT]
The concept phone has a flexible display that rolls up inside the device.
John McAfee charged with fraud over cryptocurrency [Sat, 06 Mar 2021 03:19:36 GMT]
The businessman is accused of promoting cryptocurrency to his followers to inflate prices.
Myanmar coup: YouTube removes channels run by army amid violence [Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:11:19 GMT]
The armed forces are accused of spreading disinformation online amid a violent crackdown.
Valve abandons Artifact card game despite promised reboot [Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:56:26 GMT]
The troubled card game is the latest promised rework to be abandoned by a major developer.
Facebook rainforest ads: Inquiry ordered into Amazon land sales [Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:01:21 GMT]
A Supreme Court judge in Brazil orders an investigation following the BBC's report into the trade.
YouTube to lift Trump ban if violence threat falls, says CEO [Thu, 04 Mar 2021 23:23:58 GMT]
Chief executive Susan Wojcicki says there's a way back for the former president on YouTube.
Reddit chief: I was late to spot GameStop stock mania [Thu, 04 Mar 2021 21:12:31 GMT]
Steve Huffman says he supported the aims of a Reddit group taking on the hedge funds.

Science

Government has no climate change plan - MPs [Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:09:23 GMT]
Two reports from MPs cast doubt on the government's approach to meeting its climate change goals.
National Trust maps out climate threats to historic places [Fri, 05 Mar 2021 07:02:35 GMT]
The map will help to plan interventions such as tree planting and peat bog restoration.
Then and now: A 'megadrought' in California [Thu, 04 Mar 2021 01:16:52 GMT]
See how extreme weather has affected an vital reservoir in California.
World's oldest known wild bird has another chick at age of 70 [Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:24:14 GMT]
Wisdom is believed to have had more than 30 chicks in her life so far, and several partners.
Food waste: Amount thrown away totals 900 million tonnes [Thu, 04 Mar 2021 15:14:12 GMT]
Every year, 23 million truckloads of food go straight into the waste bin, according to the UN.
Facebook rainforest ads: Inquiry ordered into Amazon land sales [Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:01:21 GMT]
A Supreme Court judge in Brazil orders an investigation following the BBC's report into the trade.
Lab-grown wood could be future of furniture [Thu, 04 Mar 2021 17:59:56 GMT]
American scientists are working on a plan to "grow" wood in a laboratory without sunlight or soil.
UK found guilty of dirty air breach by EU court [Thu, 04 Mar 2021 14:33:07 GMT]
The UK is found guilty of “systematically and persistently” breaching air pollution limits.
Climate change: Will China take a 'great leap' to a greener economy? [Thu, 04 Mar 2021 07:49:55 GMT]
A new five-year plan may signal a switch from fossil fuels, but economic worries could limit change.
The Himalayan hazards nobody is monitoring [Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:59:29 GMT]
Retreating Himalayan glaciers can become hazardous but such dangers are not being monitored, experts say.

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