Welcome to Argalax

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Hi, my name is Alexander and this is my website.

I live near Toronto, Canada, and work as a Senior IT Professional / Software Engineering Manager.

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, playing drums, travel when I can, and especially love sailing.


Here are some technical news to read...

Technology

Government should counter misinformation on TikTok - MPs [Thu, 11 Apr 2024 23:08:02 GMT]
A committee says the government should be more relatable in its communications with the public.
Baldur's Gate 3 wins big at Bafta Games Awards [Thu, 11 Apr 2024 21:21:27 GMT]
Super Mario Bros Wonder won two, while Star Wars Jedi: Survivor missed out despite six nominations.
Regulator fears big tech firms' power in AI market [Thu, 11 Apr 2024 15:23:32 GMT]
CMA points to "interconnected web" involving Google, Apple, Microsoft, Meta and Amazon.
Instagram trying nudity blurring to stop 'sextortion' [Thu, 11 Apr 2024 11:38:20 GMT]
The platform will use AI-powered systems to detect nude images and identify sextortion accounts.
Elon Musk to visit India for meeting with PM Modi [Thu, 11 Apr 2024 05:30:59 GMT]
The Tesla boss is expected to announce major investment plans in India as the firm faces slowing demand.
All you need to know for tonight's Bafta Games Awards [Wed, 10 Apr 2024 23:08:40 GMT]
Zelda, Baldur's Gate 3 and Spider-Man 2 are among the frontrunners at this year's ceremony.
Apple sparks Palestinian flag emoji controversy [Wed, 10 Apr 2024 15:12:08 GMT]
iPhone users noticed a Palestinian flag emoji is being suggested when users type "Jerusalem."
World of Warcraft to return to China [Wed, 10 Apr 2024 04:46:07 GMT]
China's NetEase and games publisher Activision Blizzard end their feud which had angered fans.
TikTok to take on Instagram with photo app [Tue, 09 Apr 2024 16:07:09 GMT]
Some TikTok users have received notifications about a new app for photo posts "coming soon".
Tesla to settle over fatal Autopilot crash [Tue, 09 Apr 2024 05:18:02 GMT]
The trial, brought by the family of Apple engineer Walter Huang, was scheduled to begin this week.

Science

UK food production at threat after extreme flooding [Thu, 11 Apr 2024 23:58:17 GMT]
Record-breaking rainfall leaves fields under water, threatening this year's harvest yield and quality.
Four-minute showers - a parched Bogota rations water [Fri, 12 Apr 2024 01:05:57 GMT]
The reservoir that provides around 70% of water in Colombia's capital is at less than 17% capacity.
'Forever chemicals' limited in US tap water [Wed, 10 Apr 2024 14:44:57 GMT]
Officials finalise a new federal rule for drinking water - designed to protect people from toxic substances.
Peter Higgs - the man who changed our view of the Universe [Tue, 09 Apr 2024 20:17:32 GMT]
The renowned scientist came up with revolutionary ideas in the 1960s, sparking a 50-year search for evidence.
Parched and shrinking - vital Moroccan dam dries up [Wed, 10 Apr 2024 00:31:31 GMT]
Satellite images reveal the impact of the long drought on one of the country's main water sources.
Was an extinct fox once man's best friend? [Tue, 09 Apr 2024 23:29:01 GMT]
Our ancestors may have kept foxes as pets long before domestic dogs, archaeological evidence suggests.
Record hot March sparks 'uncharted territory' fear [Tue, 09 Apr 2024 02:00:06 GMT]
Monthly hot streak continues in March with scientists struggling to explain the scale of recent heating.
First ever climate change victory in Europe court [Tue, 09 Apr 2024 16:24:42 GMT]
"We are not made to sit in a rocking chair and knit," said one of the older Swiss women who won.
Together in wonder: North America awed by total solar eclipse [Mon, 08 Apr 2024 23:04:53 GMT]
Stunning spectacle is witnessed by millions across the continent. Here are some of the stories.
Hottest February marks ninth new monthly record [Thu, 07 Mar 2024 03:06:49 GMT]
It's the ninth month of global temperature records in a row, driven by climate change and El Niño.

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