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...


Starbucks cafe's wi-fi made computers mine crypto-currency [Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:45:48 GMT]
Visitors to an Argentine branch of the coffee chain are targeted with crypto-currency malware.
Mirai botnet: Three admit creating and running attack tool [Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:07:22 GMT]
Three men admit creating and running Mirai, a botnet used to block access to much of the web.
Broadband over 'wet string' tested for fun [Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:29:48 GMT]
A small, independent ISPs manages to get speeds of 3.5 megabits from broadband over wet string.
Twitter 'baby poop' video launches spam [Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:35:52 GMT]
The video also gains permission to access Twitter account and can spy on private communications.
LinkedIn hosted jihadist lectures, Blair institute reveals [Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:29:24 GMT]
Lectures and essays by Islamist extremists have been shared on the Microsoft-owned social network.
'Meghan Markle' and 'fidget spinners' top UK Google search [Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:00:20 GMT]
Other most searched topics included the UK general election and the crypto-currency Bitcoin.
Google to open artificial intelligence centre in China [Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:33:01 GMT]
Silicon Valley giants are focusing heavily on artificial intelligence and its future applications.
Netflix defends A Christmas Prince tweet [Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:58:44 GMT]
The platform sent a tweet addressing the "53 people" that have watched the film 18 days in a row.
MoneyTaker hackers reportedly steal £7.5m from ATMs [Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:35:02 GMT]
The MoneyTaker group has also stolen banking documents that may be used in future attacks.
Does Bitcoin use more electricity than Ireland? [Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:25:02 GMT]
Does the crypto-currency Bitcoin really use more electricity than Ireland?


How Greenland would look without its ice sheet [Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:52:29 GMT]
Scientists stitch together decades of survey data to reveal a hidden world of mountains and canyons.
Hurricane Harvey rainfall 'weighed 127bn tonnes' [Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:57:26 GMT]
Scientists established how much rain fell by measuring how much the Earth compressed during the storm.
Sea reptile fossil gives clues to life in ancient oceans [Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:19:56 GMT]
A new fossil is shedding light on the marine reptiles that swam at the time of the dinosaurs.
Warmer Arctic is the 'new normal' [Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:50:31 GMT]
The reliably frozen Arctic is history, say scientists who warn of an unprecedented rate of warming.
Nasa's New Horizons probe strikes distant gold [Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:10:42 GMT]
New observations suggest America's Pluto probe will see more than one object on its next flyby.
Dracula ticks in amber tell ancient blood-sucking tale [Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:20:33 GMT]
Feathered dinosaurs were covered in ticks just like modern animals, according to fossil evidence.
Jupiter Great Red Spot has deep roots [Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:22:10 GMT]
Nasa's Juno probe begins to unlock the workings of the mighty storm that has raged on Jupiter for over 150 years.
Interstellar asteroid checked for alien technology [Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:51:30 GMT]
A project searching for life in the cosmos will scan the first interstellar asteroid for signs of alien technology.
Climate change: Trump will bring US back into Paris deal - Macron [Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:35:44 GMT]
But the French leader says he will not agree to a demand that America's terms should be negotiated.
'Worrying alarm call' for world's birds on brink of extinction [Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:09:15 GMT]
Seabirds such as the kittiwake are being pushed to the brink of extinction, say conservationists.