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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 board delays decision about Trump's possible return [Fri, 16 Apr 2021 23:14:40 GMT]
Facebook's Oversight Board announced it will instead announce its decision "in the coming weeks".
Ocado in self-driving vans push with £10m stake in Oxbotica [Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:26:41 GMT]
The online grocery retailer has teamed up with Oxford self-driving firm Oxbotica.
Facebook faces mass legal action over data leak [Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:04:16 GMT]
Millions of the platform's users could receive compensation if it is successful.
TB Joshua: YouTube blocks Nigerian preacher over gay cure claim [Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:09:23 GMT]
TB Joshua is one of Africa's most influential evangelists, with top politicians among his followers.
US imposes sanctions on Russia over cyber-attacks [Fri, 16 Apr 2021 02:27:15 GMT]
Dozens of entities are targeted over attacks including alleged interference in the 2020 elections.
William Amos: Canadian politician seen naked in work Zoom call [Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:24:33 GMT]
Canadian MP William Amos apologises, saying he was changing after going for a jog.
Google Earth time-lapse feature winds clock back 37 years [Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:00:18 GMT]
Google says evidence of melting glaciers and deforestation will raise awareness of climate change.
Facebook urged to scrap Instagram for children plans [Thu, 15 Apr 2021 10:39:41 GMT]
A campaign group claims the "image-obsessed" platform is dangerous for children's health and privacy.
Instagram fixes mistake promoting harmful diet content [Thu, 15 Apr 2021 00:07:48 GMT]
Some users said they were offered "appetite suppressants" and "fasting" by the search feature.
Facebook faces investigation over data breach [Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:19:38 GMT]
The Irish Data Protection Commission is to launch an investigation into whether it broke GDPR rules.


Nasa chooses SpaceX to build Moon lander [Fri, 16 Apr 2021 22:51:50 GMT]
SpaceX will build a lander that the US space agency will use to return humans to the Moon this decade.
Human cells grown in monkey embryos spark ethical debate [Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:54:12 GMT]
Scientists confirm they have made "chimera" embryos from long-tailed macaques and humans.
'Whitest ever' paint reflects 98% of sunlight [Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:37:37 GMT]
Researchers hope their "ultra-white" paint can save energy by reflecting sunlight from buildings.
Google Earth time-lapses show a changing planet [Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:00:03 GMT]
Satellite images collected over 37 years are combined to show how Earth in a new way.
China 'can save $1.6 trillion by scrapping coal', report says [Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:16:43 GMT]
Beijing must close 588 coal-fired power plants in a decade to meet climate pledges, experts say.
Sir David Attenborough's new doc: 'Humans are intruders' [Thu, 15 Apr 2021 05:03:16 GMT]
Sir David Attenborough fronts a new documentary on lockdown's effect on the natural world.
COP26: Delaying key climate meeting preferable to 'messing it up' [Wed, 14 Apr 2021 07:52:31 GMT]
Further postponement of the UK climate summit would be better than a failed event, says an expert.
US envoy John Kerry woos China over climate [Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:41:35 GMT]
US envoy John Kerry will hold talks in Shanghai ahead of a climate summit hosted by President Biden.
UK woodlands 'at crisis point' amid wildlife decline [Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:02:39 GMT]
A review of the state of Britain's native woods and trees finds only 7% are in good condition.
St Vincent volcano: Island covered in layer of grey as La Soufriere erupts [Wed, 14 Apr 2021 09:53:18 GMT]
La Soufriere, on the island of St Vincent, has been erupting for the past five days.