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...


Samsung reveals Galaxy Fold and S10 5G [Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:13:58 GMT]
The "luxury" foldable-screened phone can run up to three apps at once when opened up into tablet mode.
Galaxy Fold: The internet reacts to Samsung's flexible phone [Wed, 20 Feb 2019 23:04:06 GMT]
The handset-maker wows with its phone-tablet hybrid, but many struggle to get over its price.
Facebook 'failed to protect’ health data in private groups [Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:35:41 GMT]
A complaint says Facebook should have told users of their data being downloaded from private groups.
Nestle and Epic pull YouTube ads over abuse claims [Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:52 GMT]
Several big firms pull ads after they appear next to sexualised comments left on children's videos.
Could Huawei threaten the Five Eyes alliance? [Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:06:15 GMT]
Different views about the threat posed by the Chinese firm pose risks to the intelligence alliance.
Cyber-thieves set sights on hijacking payment data [Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:00:49 GMT]
Cyber-crime gangs are injecting their own code on to websites to steal payment data, an annual study suggests.
UK 4G 'slower than most of EU when busy' [Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:05:36 GMT]
In a table of 77 countries, the UK ranked 35th for download speeds, a report finds.
Russia bans smartphones for soldiers over social media fears [Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:15:59 GMT]
The decision comes after social media use by soldiers raised national security issues.
Child abuse images being traded via secure apps [Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:00:44 GMT]
Stolen credit cards and other illegal material are also on sale, a File on 4 investigation discovers.
Fortnite Live Norwich festival to be sued by game creator [Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:48:59 GMT]
Epic Games says it has filed a claim in London's High Court against Exciting Events.


CO2 emissions from UK housing 'go up' [Thu, 21 Feb 2019 01:56:13 GMT]
Greenhouse gas emissions from your heating boiler are fuelling climate change.
How your weekly shop affects the environment [Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:35:10 GMT]
BBC Radio 5 Live's Sam Walker looks at which foods are better for the environment.
'Brexit gap' over wildlife protection is looming [Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:10:41 GMT]
Eighty per cent of Wales' environmental laws are tied to the EU and must be replaced, charities warn.
Neolithic skull found by Thames 'mudlarkers' [Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:11:52 GMT]
A 5,600-year-old skull fragment discovered by Thames amateur archaeologists goes on display.
Climate change: Death of the 'grandfather of climate science' [Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:37:15 GMT]
Wallace Broecker, the scientist who helped popularise the term "global warming", has died at the age 87.
Cultured lab meat may make climate change worse [Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:03:56 GMT]
Growing meat in the laboratory may damage the climate more in the long run, than meat from cattle.
Mystery disease killing beech trees [Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:20:44 GMT]
A mystery disease that is killing beech trees could cause widespread die-offs unless more is done to halt its spread, warn scientists.
Fast fashion: 'Penny on a garment' to drive clothes recycling [Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:18 GMT]
Clothing brands and retailers should pay per item to fund a ÂŁ35m annual recycling scheme, MPs say.
Chinese 'Ivory Queen' Yang Fenglan jailed in Tanzania [Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:22:58 GMT]
The Chinese businesswoman was sentenced to 15 years in prison for operating an ivory-smuggling ring.
Stores accused of 'watering down' bottle deposit scheme [Mon, 18 Feb 2019 02:32:50 GMT]
Campaigners say retailers want fees to apply only to smaller containers, rather than all plastic bottles.