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Hi, my name is Alexander and this is my website.

I live near Toronto, Canada, and work as a Senior IT Professional / Software Engineering Manager.

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, playing drums, travel when I can, and especially love sailing.


Here are some technical news to read...

Technology

PSNI could be fined £750k over data breach [Wed, 22 May 2024 23:02:14 GMT]
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) could be fined £750,000 for a major data breach last year.
Scarlett Johansson's AI row has echoes of Silicon Valley's bad old days [Wed, 22 May 2024 23:04:48 GMT]
A clash with the actor has echoes of the macho tech giants of the past, says Zoe Kleinman.
BT to refund EE & Plusnet customers over exit fees [Wed, 22 May 2024 14:52:35 GMT]
The telecoms giant did not provide clear details of contract lengths and exit fees to customers.
UK watchdog looking into Microsoft AI taking screenshots [Tue, 21 May 2024 23:00:11 GMT]
The ICO wants to know the safeguards around Recall, which can take screengrabs of your screen every few seconds.
Scarlett Johansson 'shocked' by AI chatbot imitation [Tue, 21 May 2024 07:18:11 GMT]
The star says she is "shocked" after OpenAI launched a chatbot with a voice "eerily similar" to hers.
Mind games: Hellblade returns to explore psychosis [Mon, 20 May 2024 23:38:55 GMT]
An acclaimed video game series returns to shine a light on a misunderstood mental health condition.
Electricity grids creak as AI demands soar [Tue, 21 May 2024 01:03:48 GMT]
Data centre electricity demand is forecast to double in four years, putting energy grids under pressure.
BT scraps digital landline switch deadline [Mon, 20 May 2024 12:03:53 GMT]
BT has ditched its timetable to move landline customers from copper wire to digital.
Grand Theft Auto maker firms up GTA 6 release date [Fri, 17 May 2024 10:55:55 GMT]
The latest instalment of the hugely popular series will be released in autumn 2025, its publisher says.
Pornhub partners with UK child abuse fighting charity [Thu, 16 May 2024 23:06:29 GMT]
They want porn sites to adopt new voluntary standards on fighting online child abuse.

Science

Airbus UK to build satellite to monitor Sun storms [Wed, 22 May 2024 15:47:44 GMT]
The spacecraft will give earlier warnings of conditions that produced the recent auroral lights.
UK breakthrough could slash emissions from cement [Wed, 22 May 2024 15:01:10 GMT]
Scientists from Cambridge University find an ingenious way to decarbonise one of the world's most polluting materials.
Climate change made UK's waterlogged winter worse [Wed, 22 May 2024 06:05:51 GMT]
One farmer in Lincolnshire told the BBC that a third of his farm could not be planted in time this year.
Eagles changed migration route to avoid Ukraine war [Tue, 21 May 2024 13:20:17 GMT]
Scientists believe they avoided perils including artillery fire on their way to their traditional breeding ground.
Isle of Wight-size iceberg breaks from Antarctica [Tue, 21 May 2024 17:11:01 GMT]
Another big iceberg breaks from in front of the UK's Halley research base - the third in three years.
Top engineers urge action against faeces in rivers [Mon, 20 May 2024 23:06:52 GMT]
A team of Royal Academy of Engineering scientists say the risk from human faeces is increasing.
Electric pulses may ease paralysis after broken neck [Mon, 20 May 2024 15:00:23 GMT]
One patient who lost movement in her hand can now use it to scroll on a smartphone.
27 new wild swimming sites for England - but are they clean? [Mon, 13 May 2024 01:04:27 GMT]
Twenty-seven new sites have been designated for summer pollution monitoring.
Together in wonder: North America awed by total solar eclipse [Mon, 08 Apr 2024 23:04:53 GMT]
Stunning spectacle is witnessed by millions across the continent. Here are some of the stories.
Hottest February marks ninth new monthly record [Thu, 07 Mar 2024 03:06:49 GMT]
It's the ninth month of global temperature records in a row, driven by climate change and El Ni√Īo.

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