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...


10 years of Grindr: A rocky relationship [Mon, 25 Mar 2019 01:07:40 GMT]
A look back at the highs and lows from the first 10 years of dating app Grindr.
How Pope Francis could shape the future of robotics [Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:26:36 GMT]
Pope Francis hosts discussions on the future of robotics and ethics at the Vatican in Rome.
Facebook staff 'flagged Cambridge Analytica fears earlier than thought' [Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:54:43 GMT]
Facebook says concerns raised about data-scraping were not related to the previously reported scandal.
Why bots probably aren't gaming the 'Cancel Brexit' petition [Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:39:46 GMT]
Questions have been asked about whether all the 3m signatures on the petition are genuine.
Autonomous shuttle to be tested in New York City [Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:46:02 GMT]
The self-driving shuttle will be available to workers at a large site in Brooklyn.
Uber 'picks New York Stock Exchange' for stock listing [Fri, 22 Mar 2019 02:10:17 GMT]
The firm's public stock offering is expected in the coming months and may be one of the biggest in 2019.
Security flaw put RBS customers at risk of cyber-attack [Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:17:40 GMT]
Software designed to prevent cyber-attacks had a bug that could have let hackers get at machines.
Millions of Facebook passwords exposed internally [Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:30:18 GMT]
Developers working for Facebook logged the passwords in plain text as they wrote code for the site.
Health apps pose 'unprecedented' privacy risks [Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:01:38 GMT]
Data is being shared with companies, including Amazon and Google, a study of popular apps finds.
Arrests shut down illegal TV streaming gang [Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:49:38 GMT]
The gang behind the net TV services offered access to hundreds of channels in 30 countries.


Exoplanet tally set to pass 4,000 mark [Sat, 23 Mar 2019 16:35:14 GMT]
The number of planets detected around other stars - or exoplanets - is set to hit the 4,000 mark.
Huge fossil discovery made in China's Hubei province [Sun, 24 Mar 2019 08:39:39 GMT]
The fossils found on a river bed in eastern China are estimated to be about 518 million years old.
Sir David Attenborough to present climate change documentary [Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:00:35 GMT]
The broadcaster's film will explore potential threats to our planet and the possible solutions.
Smuggled orangutan seized at Bali airport [Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:59:17 GMT]
A Russian is arrested on suspicion of trying to take it back home to keep as a pet.
Planet Venus: Hopes rise of new mission to the hothouse world [Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:45:59 GMT]
New science is ending the longstanding perception that Venus is a dead planet.
Planet Jupiter: Spectacular picture of Jupiter's storms [Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:21:22 GMT]
Three images of Jupiter are combined to make a striking new image of the planet and its famous spot.
Night parrot finding in Australia not backed up by evidence [Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:23:07 GMT]
Conservationists retract their findings, after evidence for the bird's discovery is disputed.
Mount Everest: Melting glaciers expose dead bodies [Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:24:50 GMT]
The remains of mountaineers who died on the world's highest peak are being exposed as its ice melts.
Bloodhound: Land speed record car is relaunched [Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:31:37 GMT]
The Bloodhound supersonic car is back and preparing to renew its pursuit of the land speed record.
'Baby Grady' gives fertility hope to boys with cancer [Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:52:06 GMT]
A new approach could preserve fertility for boys having cancer treatment - thanks to a baby monkey.