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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...


Facebook in fresh video metrics row [Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:36:49 GMT]
Legal action brought by advertisers claims the social network knew about problems in metrics in 2015.
Tiny companion phone released in Japan [Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:15:02 GMT]
The mobile is designed as a companion device for those who already own bigger smartphones.
Mitsubishi windows shine 'alarmingly realistic' fake sunlight [Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:15:08 GMT]
Mitsubishi has developed a new indoor lighting system that mimics blue skies, sunrises and sunsets.
Grand Theft Auto 'cheats' homes raided [Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:27:11 GMT]
A court grants search warrants and freezes the assets of five people accused of making cheat software.
Twitter's 'Russia-Iran' troll tweet trove made public [Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:48:29 GMT]
Millions of tweets published by suspected state-linked accounts are made public by Twitter.
Google unshackles Android-device firms [Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:26:46 GMT]
Phone and tablet companies will be able to experiment with alternative versions of Android.
eBay files lawsuit against Amazon over 'seller recruitment' [Wed, 17 Oct 2018 22:23:36 GMT]
In a lawsuit, eBay says the retail giant used its internal message system to recruit sellers.
Spotify ad banned for causing 'distress' to children [Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:04:35 GMT]
The advert mimicked a horror movie and was likely to scare youngsters, the ad authority says.
Huawei's Watch GT has no time for Android's Wear OS [Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:31:15 GMT]
The Chinese technology company ditches Google's Wear OS in favour of its own smartwatch operating system.
Tiny Palm smartphone baffles gadget fans [Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:29:27 GMT]
The credit-card-sized device is designed to help people take a break from their main phone.


Jurassic-era piranha is world's earliest flesh-eating fish [Fri, 19 Oct 2018 03:08:58 GMT]
A 150-million-year-old, sharp-toothed fossil is believed to be the world's oldest piranha-like specimen.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Gazing monkeys image wins [Tue, 16 Oct 2018 21:52:24 GMT]
Two snub-nosed monkeys sitting on a stone is the top shot at Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018.
Ian Kiernan: The man who wanted to clean up the world [Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:48:33 GMT]
Ian Kiernan's iconic anti-litter campaign, begun in Australia in the 1980s, became a global success.
A long walk: New insight into history of dogs and humans [Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:53:29 GMT]
A study of ancient dog DNA shows man's best friend has been at our side for at least 9,000 years.
Pompeii: Vesuvius eruption may have been later than thought [Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:25:13 GMT]
Mount Vesuvius erupted on 24 August, 79 AD - or at least, that's what historians thought until now.
The 'ugly duckling' fossil from the deep [Tue, 16 Oct 2018 01:10:23 GMT]
Meet the baby reptile that is shedding new light on the giants that lived at the time of T. rex.
US senator Elizabeth Warren faces backlash after indigenous DNA claim [Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:41:00 GMT]
President Donald Trump goes on the attack after the Cherokee nation dismisses Elizabeth Warren's claim.
Bloodhound supersonic car hits financial roadblock [Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:29:09 GMT]
The UK-led supersonic car project goes into administration. There are just weeks to save the venture.
Would you eat slaughter-free meat? [Mon, 15 Oct 2018 22:53:07 GMT]
There's a looming crisis over the world's appetite for meat. This chicken nugget may be the answer.
Fracking starts at landmark Lancashire site [Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:34:57 GMT]
It is first time fracking has occurred in the UK since it was linked to earthquakes in 2011.