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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...


WhatsApp changes: Signal messaging platform stops working as downloads surge [Fri, 15 Jan 2021 22:27:17 GMT]
Signal has been downloaded millions of times since WhatsApp unveiled new privacy terms last week.
WhatsApp extends 'confusing' update deadline [Fri, 15 Jan 2021 19:29:29 GMT]
The Facebook-owned platform still says its users must accept the update or stop using the service.
CES 2021: 'Wearable tech that’s like using the Force’ [Sat, 16 Jan 2021 13:56:35 GMT]
Omar Mehtab tries a wristband that allows you to control your laptop and a smart fitness ring.
Biden Twitter account 'starts from zero' with no Trump followers [Fri, 15 Jan 2021 12:52:02 GMT]
Joe Biden's presidential Twitter account launches with no followers transferred from President Trump.
Poland proposes social media 'free speech' law [Fri, 15 Jan 2021 18:32:02 GMT]
The law would see social networks fined if they ban a Polish user who has not broken local laws.
Fortnite-maker Epic Games sues Apple and Google in UK [Fri, 15 Jan 2021 15:21:55 GMT]
Epic Games escalates a row over the fees Apple and Google charge app developers.
Australia rebukes Google for blocking local content [Fri, 15 Jan 2021 00:13:43 GMT]
The tech giants are fighting the Australian government over plans to make them pay for news content.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Does stylus spell end of the Note? [Thu, 14 Jan 2021 15:00:18 GMT]
The S21 Ultra's support for an S Pen will fuel speculation that the Note range's days are numbered.
TikTok level crossing stunt 'staggeringly stupid' [Thu, 14 Jan 2021 21:27:08 GMT]
Police and rail bosses condemn a social media post featuring a car parked on a level crossing.
Trump blacklists smartphone giant Xiaomi [Fri, 15 Jan 2021 02:59:30 GMT]
With just days left, the US president continues crackdown on Chinese firms with more sanctions and bans.


SLS: Nasa's 'megarocket' engine test ends early [Sun, 17 Jan 2021 03:02:58 GMT]
A critical engine test for Nasa's new "megarocket" - the Space Launch System (SLS) - ends early.
Climate change: 'Exceptionally hot' 2020 concludes warmest decade [Thu, 14 Jan 2021 16:04:07 GMT]
The years between 2011 and 2020 were the hottest on record, and 2020 was among the warmest of all.
Electric eels work together to zap prey [Thu, 14 Jan 2021 16:03:36 GMT]
The electric predators work in groups to herd and "zap" their prey in unison, scientists shocked to discover.
Government defends Cumbria coal mine green light [Thu, 14 Jan 2021 17:10:06 GMT]
Climate change: Cumbria coal mine "risks making Britain a laughing stock"
Indonesia: Archaeologists find world's oldest animal cave painting [Thu, 14 Jan 2021 07:33:32 GMT]
The life-sized picture of a wild pig found in a remote cave is thought to be 45,000 years old.
Honey detective work raises fears for bees [Thu, 14 Jan 2021 12:38:56 GMT]
Pollinators risk running short of food as wildflowers disappear in a "green desert", experts warn.
Growing food: Call to give vegetable growers public cash [Thu, 14 Jan 2021 06:48:21 GMT]
An alliance of food experts want more public funds to go towards Wales-grown produce.
Past Covid-19 infection may provide 'months of immunity' [Thu, 14 Jan 2021 10:13:24 GMT]
But researchers warn there is still a risk of catching and passing the virus on to others again.
ÂŁ3bn UK climate finance to be spent on supporting nature [Mon, 11 Jan 2021 15:58:05 GMT]
The PM says investment is needed to protect marine life, forests and sustainable food production.
Climate change: US emissions in 2020 in biggest fall since WWII [Tue, 12 Jan 2021 11:12:54 GMT]
US greenhouse gas emissions tumbled below their 1990 level last year, because of Covid-19 shutdowns.