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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...


'Dangerous' carbon monoxide alarms removed from Amazon and eBay [Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:04:27 GMT]
Consumer watchdog Which? finds carbon monoxide alarms on sale online fail British safety tests.
The man who was fired by a machine [Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:48:29 GMT]
When a machine decided Ibrahim Diallo no longer worked at his office there was little any human could do.
Instagram star Daryl Aiden Yow used stock image photos [Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:52:14 GMT]
Big brands including Sony and Uniqlo had worked with Daryl Aiden Yow because of his online fame.
Fake Fortnite Android apps spread across internet [Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:06:56 GMT]
Security experts warns the fake apps look realistic but in fact only make money for scammers.
Xbox steps back on console VR plans [Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:19:56 GMT]
There are "no plans" for virtual reality on Xbox One X after all, Microsoft confirms.
Intel chief Brian Krzanich resigns over relationship [Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:36:43 GMT]
The company says Brian Krzanich is leaving because of "a violation of Intel's non-fraternisation policy".
Wimbledon tennis to be screened in 4K HDR by BBC [Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:00:34 GMT]
The World Cup 4K HDR trial is being extended to Wimbledon - Sky Q viewers will also benefit.
'Disastrous' copyright bill vote approved [Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:05:05 GMT]
Critics call it a "dark day" as an EU committee adopts two controversial changes to copyright law.
O2 changes post policy after racist hate mail sent out [Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:47:20 GMT]
The phone company acts after mail is addressed to "Mr Isis Terroriste" and "Mr Getout Ofengland".
The 'Baby' that ushered in modern computer age [Thu, 21 Jun 2018 07:33:08 GMT]
Scientists are celebrating the birth 70 years ago of a machine that kick-started the modern computer age.


Mystery extinct ape found in ancient Chinese tomb [Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:30:37 GMT]
The discovery of a prehistoric pet gibbon suggests humans pushed apes to extinction far back in history.
The 'Baby' that ushered in modern computer age [Thu, 21 Jun 2018 07:33:08 GMT]
Scientists are celebrating the birth 70 years ago of a machine that kick-started the modern computer age.
Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sleep [Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:15:03 GMT]
Adding or removing the colour cyan can have an impact on sleep, according to biologists.
Gene-edited farm animals are on their way [Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:00:16 GMT]
Scientists create pigs that are immune to one of the world's costliest livestock diseases.
Astronauts eject UK-led space junk demo mission [Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:50:46 GMT]
The RemoveDebris satellite will trial technologies for snaring broken hardware drifting in orbit.
Koko: Gorilla who mastered sign language dies in California [Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:03:29 GMT]
Koko is said to have been able to communicate thoughts and feelings using more than 1,000 hand signs.
Rover test: What's it like to ride a rocket to Mars? [Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:36:36 GMT]
European engineers shake their Mars rover to see that it can survive the violence of a rocket launch.
How hats were placed atop the Easter Island statues [Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:10:39 GMT]
It took only small teams using ramps and ropes to cap the giant statues of Rapa Nui, a new study says.
Puan, oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies in Australia [Tue, 19 Jun 2018 05:04:11 GMT]
Puan left an "incredible legacy" of descendants for the critically endangered species, keepers say.
'Dumpling-shaped' space rock comes into view [Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:27:13 GMT]
A Japanese space probe has been sending back images as it approaches its target, the asteroid Ryugu.