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...


US mugshot website owners face criminal charges [Fri, 18 May 2018 11:41:47 GMT]
The site published images of people taken by police after arrest and asked for cash to remove them.
Smart luggage firms close because of airline battery rules [Fri, 18 May 2018 12:19:10 GMT]
Two firms have closed this month, citing changes in airline policies on carrying batteries.
Cambridge Analytica starts bankruptcy proceedings in US [Fri, 18 May 2018 09:31:27 GMT]
The firm at the centre of the Facebook data row has filed legal papers that will see it wound up.
Broadband speeds 'far slower than in ads' [Thu, 17 May 2018 23:03:02 GMT]
The findings from Which? come ahead of a major overhaul in how providers can advertise broadband speeds.
Airbnb to report homeowners' income to Danish tax authorities [Fri, 18 May 2018 10:56:57 GMT]
The rental site will report homeowners' income to the Danish tax authorities in the first deal of its kind.
PayPal acquires Swedish payments firm iZettle [Thu, 17 May 2018 23:02:54 GMT]
The move will boost PayPal's in-store presence as competition in the digital payments sector grow.
How VR could bring Glastonbury into your living room [Thu, 17 May 2018 22:42:01 GMT]
Concerts in your living room and other ways tech is changing music.
China car app Didi updates safety measures after murder [Thu, 17 May 2018 10:37:34 GMT]
The country's equivalent of Uber is overhauling a service following the murder of a female passenger
Ocado shares rise 44% on news of Kroger tech deal [Thu, 17 May 2018 16:12:45 GMT]
The online grocer has signed a deal to supply its technology to US retail giant Kroger.
YouTube unveils new music streaming service [Thu, 17 May 2018 08:54:03 GMT]
The new app will combine millions of official songs with all the music already on YouTube.


'Shocking' human impact reported on world's protected areas [Thu, 17 May 2018 18:12:14 GMT]
One third of the world's protected lands are being degraded by human activities, says a new study.
Madagascar emerges as whale shark hotspot [Thu, 17 May 2018 16:42:26 GMT]
The endangered whale shark has been hiding in plain sight off Madagascar, say scientists.
Scientists detect oxygen legacy of first stars [Thu, 17 May 2018 09:58:43 GMT]
The very first stars to shine in the Universe left a tell-tale trace in a far-distant galaxy.
How physics gender gap starts in the classroom [Thu, 17 May 2018 00:28:05 GMT]
Some progress has been made in encouraging girls to study A-level physics, but not enough, says report.
UK referred to Europe's top court over air pollution [Thu, 17 May 2018 11:14:41 GMT]
Britain is being taken to the European Court of Justice over persistent breaches of pollution limits.
Fracking planning laws should be relaxed say ministers [Thu, 17 May 2018 16:11:53 GMT]
Critics say it will be as easy to get the go-ahead to do a test drill as it is for a home conservatory.
Bee crisis: EU court backs near-total neonicotinoids ban [Thu, 17 May 2018 09:52:32 GMT]
Three insecticides blamed for bee colony collapses will be restricted to greenhouses.
Mysterious rise in emissions of ozone-damaging chemical [Wed, 16 May 2018 18:38:52 GMT]
Researchers discover an unexplained rise in a compound that is highly destructive to the ozone layer.
1,600 IT workers and engineers denied UK visas [Wed, 16 May 2018 04:59:02 GMT]
More than 1,600 IT specialists and engineers offered jobs in the UK were denied visas between last December and March, BBC News has learned.
Copy of BepiColombo Mercury mission goes on display [Wed, 16 May 2018 13:42:00 GMT]
London's Science Museum unveils a replica of the probe Europe will send to the inner-most planet.