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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...


Russia 'meddled in all big social media' around US election [Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:10:43 GMT]
YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter were targeted in the 2016 US election, a report says.
Twitter warns of 'unusual activity' from China and Saudi Arabia [Mon, 17 Dec 2018 22:16:07 GMT]
Twitter says "unusual" activity from China and Saudi Arabia followed a users' country code bug.
Kiwibot delivery robot catches fire after 'human error' [Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:15:03 GMT]
University of California has had the robots for two years, but "human error" is blamed for the fire.
Xiaomi told to be clearer after £1 phone complaints [Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:06:31 GMT]
The UK ads watchdog received 24 complaints about smartphone "flash sales" in November.
Apple FaceTime car crash lawsuit dismissed [Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:01:35 GMT]
Appeal court dismisses case alleging Apple's responsibility in Christmas Eve crash in Texas in 2014.
PewDiePie printer hackers strike again [Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:59:05 GMT]
The perpetrators are urging victims to support the YouTube star and protect their systems.
YouTube Rewind backlash sparks unofficial Best of 2018 videos [Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:59:37 GMT]
After YouTube Rewind 2018 becomes the most disliked video in history, YouTubers make their own.
Bloodhound supersonic car project saved [Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:17:57 GMT]
The supersonic vehicle could still race at 1,000mph after an entrepreneur bought the business.
Facebook temporarily bans Israeli PM's son over posts [Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:00:55 GMT]
Yair Netanyahu blames the "thought police" after posts against Palestinians and Muslims are removed.
Central London in facial recognition trial [Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:50:52 GMT]
The Metropolitan Police Service is testing the technology around Soho on Monday and Tuesday.


Waste plan floats bottle deposit scheme [Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:27:28 GMT]
People will have to pay a returnable deposit on bottles, cans and disposable cups in a new strategy.
Pterosaurs: Fur flies over feathery fossils [Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:17:35 GMT]
The flying reptiles had feathers, and looked like brown bats with fuzzy wings, say scientists.
Hastings dinosaur footprints exposed by cliff erosion [Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:12:44 GMT]
Dozens of well-preserved dinosaur footprints from at least seven species have been uncovered.
Bloodhound supersonic car project saved [Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:17:57 GMT]
The supersonic vehicle could still race at 1,000mph after an entrepreneur bought the business.
Climate change: The massive CO2 emitter you may not know about [Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:21:04 GMT]
Cement is the source of about 8% of the world's carbon dioxide emissions. How can this be changed?
Five key takeaways from climate summit [Sun, 16 Dec 2018 01:13:13 GMT]
The BBC's Matt McGrath looks back at key developments at UN climate talks that have ended in Poland.
What chance has Nasa of finding life on Mars? [Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:16:13 GMT]
When the US space agency's next rover gets to Mars in 2021, it will seek evidence of ancient life.
'Miracle' six-day-old baby survives Ebola [Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:12:31 GMT]
It took five weeks of round-the-clock treatment to keep Benedicte alive after her mother died.
Katowice: COP24 Climate change deal to bring pact to life [Sun, 16 Dec 2018 08:28:25 GMT]
Nearly 200 nations agree rules on implementing 2015 Paris agreement at UN climate talks in Poland.
Plan for food waste to be separated [Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:40:50 GMT]
Councils will have to offer separate food caddies in a bid to combat methane emissions.