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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...


Spotify and Joe Rogan under fire over Alex Jones role [Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:50:12 GMT]
After Spotify paid $100m for Joe Rogan's podcast, some staff object to the appearance of Alex Jones.
Diet app promoted by Apple harmful, say campaigners [Thu, 29 Oct 2020 17:18:53 GMT]
Carrot Fit has been condemned for language that experts say could trigger eating disorders.
Wisconsin Republicans say hackers stole $2.3m [Thu, 29 Oct 2020 15:44:37 GMT]
Republicans in the battleground state says hackers stole millions from efforts to support Donald Trump.
NHS Covid-19 app to issue more self-isolate alerts [Thu, 29 Oct 2020 12:08:21 GMT]
Officials have decided to lower the threshold at which stay-at-home notifications are served to users.
BBC issues staff with new social media guidance [Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:56:29 GMT]
Staff will not be allowed to express a personal opinion on politics or other controversial subjects.
Facebook, Twitter and Google face questions from US senators [Wed, 28 Oct 2020 17:59:49 GMT]
Heads of Facebook, Google and Twitter defend a key piece of internet law, in front of senators.
Facebook sued over Cambridge Analytica data scandal [Wed, 28 Oct 2020 18:32:48 GMT]
The company is accused of misusing almost one million users' data in England and Wales.
Samsung sees sales surge from rival Huawei's ban [Thu, 29 Oct 2020 03:12:37 GMT]
The tech giant's business was likely boosted by US sanctions against its Chinese rival Huawei.
Trump campaign website hacked in 'cryptocurrency scam' [Wed, 28 Oct 2020 12:04:30 GMT]
The US president's re-election campaign insists there was "no exposure to sensitive data".
BT signs 5G deal with Ericsson to help ditch Huawei [Wed, 28 Oct 2020 09:00:06 GMT]
The move means its EE mobile network will be powered by both Ericsson and Nokia's products.


Dogs are humans' oldest companions, DNA shows [Thu, 29 Oct 2020 19:58:49 GMT]
A study of dog DNA patterns shows that our "best friend" among animals is also our oldest one.
UK fusion experiment used in hunt for clean energy [Thu, 29 Oct 2020 22:55:42 GMT]
A pioneering nuclear fusion experiment based in Oxfordshire has been switched on for the first time.
Cheaper to prevent pandemics than 'cure' them [Fri, 30 Oct 2020 00:44:39 GMT]
Preventing pandemics could be more than 100 times cheaper than tackling their deadly effects.
'Moderate to strong' La NiƱa weather event develops in the Pacific [Thu, 29 Oct 2020 11:01:36 GMT]
The phenomenon results in the large scale cooling of ocean surface temperature.
Light pollution's wasted energy seen from space [Thu, 29 Oct 2020 06:40:12 GMT]
Entire city dims its streetlights, enabling scientists to measure light pollution from space.
Climate change: China's forest carbon uptake 'underestimated' [Wed, 28 Oct 2020 16:06:54 GMT]
Scientists put new numbers on Chinese trees' ability to pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Fears over 'weakening' of UK green watchdog [Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:08:29 GMT]
Campaigners fear that a body designed to protect the environment is being undermined.
Great Barrier Reef: Scientists find reef taller than Empire State Building [Wed, 28 Oct 2020 10:01:30 GMT]
Standing 500m (1,640ft) tall, the "blade-like" reef was found off Australia's far north.
Water on the Moon could sustain a lunar base [Mon, 26 Oct 2020 16:02:37 GMT]
The "unambiguous detection of water" will boost Nasa's hopes of establishing a lunar base.
Climate change: 'Dangerous and dirty' used cars sold to Africa [Mon, 26 Oct 2020 09:48:26 GMT]
Millions of polluting and unsafe used cars from rich nations are exported to Africa and Asia.