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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...


Huawei chairman warns of end to global 'partnerships' [Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:14:38 GMT]
Chinese tech giant warns it might transfer activities to countries "where we are welcomed".
Tesla reverses charging prices hike [Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:27:19 GMT]
The prices will still go up but by 10% less than originally planned.
Has Fyre Festival burned influencers? [Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:16:24 GMT]
Two new documentaries about the failed event have thrown a spotlight on the influencers and celebrities who promoted it.
WhatsApp restricts message-sharing to fight fake news [Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:27:00 GMT]
The chat app will only allow users to forward messages five times to limit the spread of false news.
Rush to fix computers in England's courts [Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:35:23 GMT]
The IT failures have meant that trials have been delayed and jurors are unable to enrol, reports say.
Dyson to move head office to Singapore [Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:29:53 GMT]
Two senior executives will move from Wiltshire but no jobs will be lost in the process.
Facial recognition tool tackles illegal chimp trade [Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:39:37 GMT]
Automated software is now scouring social media posts looking for evidence of ape trafficking.
Google hit with £44m GDPR fine over ads [Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:13:44 GMT]
Google has been fined 50 million euros (£44m) by the French data regulator CNIL.
Amazon, Apple and Google face data complaints [Mon, 21 Jan 2019 15:08:42 GMT]
The entertainment streaming giants are accused of breaking the EU's data protection rules.
Prince Philip crash: Debris for sale on eBay [Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:31:07 GMT]
The seller says the parts "may even have Phil's DNA on it, if you wanted to clone him".


Experts call for review of quake limits on UK fracking [Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:28:29 GMT]
Researchers involved in monitoring fracking in the UK say the limits on seismic activity are "too conservative".
Research body to fund humanitarian efforts [Wed, 23 Jan 2019 01:43:38 GMT]
New science funding initiatives are accused of pandering to political imperatives.
Satellites saw rapid Greenland ice loss [Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:09:03 GMT]
Greenland went through an "unprecedented" period of ice loss in the last two decades.
Antarctic krill: Key food source moves south [Mon, 21 Jan 2019 22:58:45 GMT]
A warming climate shifts the distribution of the krill species eaten by whales and other predators.
Facial recognition tool tackles illegal chimp trade [Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:39:37 GMT]
Automated software is now scouring social media posts looking for evidence of ape trafficking.
He Jiankui: China condemns 'baby gene editing' scientist [Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:10:04 GMT]
Investigators say He Jiankui sought "fame and fortune" with his claim to have edited baby genes.
Fossil shark named after 80s video game [Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:04:10 GMT]
The shark's teeth resemble alien spaceships from the game, Galaga, according to US scientists.
We could wreck natural world, David Attenborough tells Prince William [Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:05:51 GMT]
The naturalist tells Prince William people must look after the natural world, or it will be wrecked.
Black Arrow: UK space rocket returns home from Australia [Mon, 21 Jan 2019 01:06:49 GMT]
The Black Arrow projectile had lain at its crash landing site in the outback for more than 48 years.
In pictures: 'Super blood wolf moon' [Mon, 21 Jan 2019 14:35:37 GMT]
Some stargazers struggled to see the rare lunar eclipse which makes the moon appear to glow red.