Welcome to Argalax


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...


Meeting Kosovo's clickbait merchants [Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:37:56 GMT]
Western web-users lap up misinformation online - these are the shady "merchants" who push it on Facebook.
Chinese headmaster fired over secret coin mining at school [Fri, 09 Nov 2018 10:05:52 GMT]
A stack of crypto-currency mining machines was found after teachers complained about excessive noise.
Man sent letter bomb to Bitcoin firm 'over password reset' [Fri, 09 Nov 2018 14:48:21 GMT]
UK police believe the Swede sent the "potentially lethal" bomb after a password reset request was refused.
US man pleads guilty to game hacking charges [Fri, 09 Nov 2018 12:06:22 GMT]
Gamers were prevented from playing for hours by attacks that targeted popular titles
China's Xinhua agency unveils AI news presenter [Thu, 08 Nov 2018 11:31:16 GMT]
The state news agency Xinhua says the nameless presenter will help reduce news production costs.
The gamer who spent seven years in his dressing gown [Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:28:27 GMT]
A gamer who spent years adrift in an online world has developed a board game to help isolated young people.
Netflix chief Reed Hastings ready for Disney Plus battle [Fri, 09 Nov 2018 07:30:14 GMT]
Reed Hastings says the firm does not fear the launch of Disney's new online streaming service next year.
YouTube U-turn over Red Dead Redemption 2 suffragette clips [Thu, 08 Nov 2018 11:10:40 GMT]
The site says it made a mistake when it wiped videos of a women's vote campaigner being murdered.
Byte: Vine creator to launch new video-looping app [Fri, 09 Nov 2018 09:53:30 GMT]
It's been two years since Vine was binned by Twitter, but its creator says the successor is coming.
China's Xiaomi enters UK with phones, wristband and scooter [Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:00:27 GMT]
The world's fourth bestselling smartphone-maker aims to win consumers by maintaining tight margins.


The 'painted wolves' of Zimbabwe [Fri, 09 Nov 2018 22:29:40 GMT]
The endangered African wild dog will enthral TV viewers when it features in David Attenborough's new Dynasties series.
EU moves to protect large carnivores [Fri, 09 Nov 2018 20:56:33 GMT]
Farmers will receive 100% compensation for any damages caused by bears, wolves and other wild carnivores.
ExoMars: Life-detecting robot to be sent to Oxia Planum [Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:20:10 GMT]
The joint Europe-Russia mission to the Red Planet in 2020 will investigate an ancient water-altered terrain.
Antarctic: Nasa shares close-up photos of big PIG iceberg [Fri, 09 Nov 2018 13:12:50 GMT]
Scientists get a decent look at the large new iceberg that's broken away from Pine Island Glacier.
Climate Change: Arctic 'no safe harbour' for breeding birds [Fri, 09 Nov 2018 08:18:14 GMT]
Climate change could be behind declines in birds that lay their eggs on Arctic shores, a study says.
Keystone XL Pipeline: US judge orders halt on construction [Fri, 09 Nov 2018 19:06:59 GMT]
Trump administration "discarded" facts about climate change when it approved the Keystone XL, says judge.
Sutherland spaceport project to move to next stage [Fri, 09 Nov 2018 16:30:16 GMT]
The backers of the proposed satellite launch site are to hold further discussion with those who live in the area.
Sir David Attenborough lends voice to Netflix's Our Planet series [Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:44:52 GMT]
The documentary will "showcase the planet's most precious species and fragile habitats", Netflix said.
Finland: Where second-hand comes first [Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:42:32 GMT]
As concern grows about climate change and resources, is it time to re-use more of our junk?
Stephen Hawking personal effects fetch £1.8m at auction [Thu, 08 Nov 2018 22:07:13 GMT]
A copy of the physicist's signed PhD thesis sells for £584,750, nearly four times the guide price.