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...


Linus Torvalds returns to head Linux coding community [Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:18:58 GMT]
Mr Torvalds took a short break from the Linux world to get help to become more polite to engineers.
Mobile app data sharing 'out of control' [Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:15:31 GMT]
Nearly 90% of apps on Google Play share data with Google parent Alphabet, researchers say.
Elon Musk says Twitter blocked him after Bitcoin tweet [Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:57:45 GMT]
The entrepreneur says Twitter believed his account had been hacked.
London Uber drivers to charge electric car fee [Tue, 23 Oct 2018 11:00:27 GMT]
The 15p fee will be handed to drivers to help them pay for an all-electric car, says ride-hailing firm
'Instagram used more than Snapchat' by US teens [Tue, 23 Oct 2018 11:58:44 GMT]
Instagram has overtaken Snapchat as the most used social media app among US teens, says a study.
Self-driving school bus test halted in US [Tue, 23 Oct 2018 10:01:52 GMT]
The test, which involved transporting schoolchildren, was irresponsible, the NHTSA says.
Five things to know about Red Dead Redemption 2 [Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:32:01 GMT]
The hotly anticipated video game is released this week.
John Lewis pulls the plug on DVD players [Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:46:46 GMT]
Slump in sales sparks move by department store chain, which will continue to sell Blu-ray players.
US teen is new Tetris world champion [Mon, 22 Oct 2018 17:59:44 GMT]
A 16-year-old boy from California has won the grand final of the Classic Tetris World Championship
New York police body-worn cameras recalled after explosion [Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:36:03 GMT]
Police in New York are told to stop using some body-worn cameras out of "an abundance of caution".


Nasa 'fixes' Hubble malfunction [Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:27:07 GMT]
Nasa believes it has fixed a malfunction with the Hubble telescope which threatened to limit the orbiting observatory's performance.
Shipwreck found in Black Sea is 'world's oldest intact' [Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:03:01 GMT]
A Greek merchant ship dating back more than 2,400 years is found almost perfectly preserved.
Nasa photographs rectangular iceberg [Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:47:38 GMT]
Nasa has released a striking photo of a rectangular iceberg floating in the Weddell Sea off Antarctica.
'Super-sized' mice threaten seabird colonies with extinction [Sun, 21 Oct 2018 23:45:40 GMT]
Overgrown mice are killing millions of chicks on the remote Gough Island in the South Atlantic.
Anti-plastic focus 'dangerous distraction' from climate change [Mon, 22 Oct 2018 17:41:35 GMT]
Riverford vegetable box boss says more focus should be on cutting carbon, not demonising plastic.
Blast-off for BepiColombo on mission to Mercury [Sat, 20 Oct 2018 01:57:11 GMT]
Europe and Japan celebrate the successful launch of a quest to visit the closest planet to the Sun.
Legendary team's 1921 Everest album [Sun, 21 Oct 2018 13:30:14 GMT]
Newly digitised pictures shine light on the first British reconnaissance trip to Everest, in 1921.
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.
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.
Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market [Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:13:28 GMT]
The Environment Agency is probing claims exporters are abusing the recycled plastics market.