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...


Google hit with €4.3bn Android fine from EU [Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:40:46 GMT]
The European Commission has claimed Android unfairly cemented Google's dominance of search.
3D-printed gun blueprints given go-ahead by US government [Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:21:34 GMT]
After a four-year battle with the US government, Defense Distributed can publish blueprints for guns.
Roblox blames 'gang rape' on hacker adding code to game [Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:05:41 GMT]
The makers of the online children's game say a hacker uploaded malicious code to one of its servers.
Apple iCloud: State firm hosts user data in China [Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:45:57 GMT]
Privacy advocates have warned that storing iCloud data on Chinese servers will make emails and messages vulnerable.
Farnborough Airshow: Aston Martin unveils sports car for the skies [Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:05:30 GMT]
James Bond's favourite car company has plans to develop small aircraft with engine giant Rolls-Royce.
Elon Musk apologises to Thai cave diver for Twitter attack [Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:41:02 GMT]
The tech entrepreneur lashed out at a British cave diver in Thailand for mocking his mini-sub.
Abuse inquiry fined £200,000 for email data breach [Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:01:08 GMT]
A mass email using the "to" field instead of the "bcc" field identified possible abuse victims.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos beats Bill Gates in new rich list [Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:55:16 GMT]
The Amazon founder is now richer than Bill Gates has ever been.
'Netflix effect' poses challenge to British TV [Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:38:37 GMT]
Video streaming services now have more subscribers than traditional pay TV services in the UK.
Facebook moderators 'keep child abuse online' [Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:31:02 GMT]
An undercover film suggests moderators are routinely keeping up content that violates Facebook's policies.


Are young people going cool on cars? [Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:34:00 GMT]
More and more young people are living without the car. Will the government change its road-building plans?
Ecuador's colonial past 'written in soil' [Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:25:25 GMT]
The impact of European settlers on the country is preserved in a detailed soil record, researchers have found.
Welcome to the Meghalayan Age - a new phase in history [Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:25:51 GMT]
Geologists classify the last 4,200 years as being a distinct age in the story of our planet.
The real cabbage soup diet: What Britons ate down the ages [Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:34:16 GMT]
Ancient Britons were eating dairy, peas, cabbage and oats, according to gunk trapped in their teeth.
The new sharks coming to UK waters [Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:58:25 GMT]
Research suggests new kinds of shark could migrate to UK waters as the oceans warm.
UK to build record-breaking solar planes [Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:16:29 GMT]
The lightweight Zephyr aircraft could be used in communications and remote sensing.
Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport [Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:06:52 GMT]
The UK Space Agency backs Scotland's north coast as the place to launch satellites to orbit.
Arundel road scheme 'could harm ancient woodland' [Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:48:51 GMT]
Road builders planning a bypass in Sussex have been urged to find a way that doesn't cause damage to ancient woodland.
Nation's botanical treasures to go on display [Sun, 15 Jul 2018 00:58:21 GMT]
From Darwin's potato to the man who saved the daffodil. Pictures tell the story of the nation's plants.
Sir David Attenborough launches 'Boaty' polar ship [Sat, 14 Jul 2018 11:45:00 GMT]
The hull of the ship, which the public wanted to call Boaty McBoatface, is launched into the Mersey.